Thinking About Volunteering? Democrat Nathan Bacall says, “DO IT”

"Do it!" says Nathan Bacall to Democrats thinking about campaigning actively. Nathan is a precinct committeeman, First VP of LD9 Democrats, and member of the LD9 Communications Team. "What do you think about phone banking? Or non-contact literature drops? This is a big thing I see happening now. I've always found that the LDs are very welcoming. Starting out as a volunteer will lead to more opportunities, just like it did for me." Today, Nathan is the re-election campaign manager for Dustin Williams, the Superintendent of Pima County Schools. In fact, it was at an LD 9meeting that [...]

By |2020-09-29T17:37:00-07:00September 29th, 2020|Arizona, Local Activism|

Preparing for a Post-COVID New World Order in Pima County

I would argue that Pima Community College could and should play a key role. History is riddled with periods of war, famine, natural disasters, plague, and pestilence that swept nations, only to simmer and die with varying degrees of death and destruction.  Today, in addition to being at the precipice of the most emotionally laden Presidential election of our lives, we are in the midst of a historic period of a global pandemic and social upheaval, indeed by any measure, of biblical proportions. There will be more death. There will be more destruction—social, cultural, economic, and political.  It will end.  [...]

VIDEO Interview: Alison Jones, Chair of Pima Dems, on How to Win the Election

Alison Jones, the Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party, talked with Larry Bodine to describe her new strategy to turn Arizona Blue in 2020. This article was first published on The Blog for Arizona, Jones, elected to Chair in 2018, outlined a new strategy to elect Democrats to support legislative districts financially. The county party will devote its three social media experts to pursue online campaigns and create talk-show style interviews with candidates -- now that the pandemic has eliminated face-to-face campaigning. Bodine is a PC in LD9, a national convention delegate and president of [...]

By |2020-08-16T15:51:10-07:00August 16th, 2020|Arizona, Joe Biden, Local Activism|

Replace Postmaster Louis Dejoy Immediately

Millions of Americans are counting on the USPS Governing Board to use their authority to replace Louis Dejoy as Postmaster General.  In the military, no one rises to the rank of general without deep knowledge and understanding of the job—and the wisdom to anticipate the consequences of actions being considered.  It is this wisdom that minimizes the likelihood of unintended consequences.  We cannot eliminate the possibility of unintended consequences totally, but we should do whatever we can to minimize them, especially in cases where the consequences have the potential to do so much harm. One arena where we continue to [...]

By |2020-08-17T19:07:13-07:00August 16th, 2020|Arizona, Commentary, Economics, Local Activism, Uncategorized|

WATCH Barbara Eiswerth, Director of the Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Since 2003, refugees and Iskashitaa Refugee Network volunteers have worked together to harvest over a million pounds of produce from backyards, farms, and orchards, which is then donated to food banks, schools, soup kitchens, and hundreds of refugee families. By marrying these two challenges, we are able to break down the social isolation many refugees face, increase self-sufficiency and food security, and reduce Tucson’s food waste. For more info, visit The network, made up of refugees, immigrants, and volunteers, is called Iskashitaa Refugee Network, which means “working cooperatively together” in Somali. Dr. Barbara Eiswerth, Executive Director,  received her [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:02:20-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Arizona, Local Activism, Tucson|

DGT President Bodine Supports ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner on City Hall

Larry Bodine is a writer for the Blog for Arizona Tucson Mayor Regina Romero unveiled the Black Lives Matter banner on Juneteenth, a celebratory day commemorating when U.S. slaves were freed in 1865. "I think it's an entirely appropriate use of public funds," Larry Bodine, President of the Democrats of Greater Tucson said. Bodine said the banner is a way for the city to show support for Black people and demand police reform. "You're not gonna cause any change or call things to the public's attention if you don't something dramatic," Bodine said. "This banner is [...]

Barack: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

"If we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots," says former President Barack Obama. As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation [...]

By |2020-06-02T18:45:39-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Commentary, Local Activism|

Black Lives Matter

We have each been sickened by the video of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers last week. From Mr. Floyd’s family, to his community, to public officials, to crowds of protesters in cities across the U.S. and as far away as Berlin, people are calling for accountability and a stop to the police brutality that has victimized the Black community. We join those voices. The number of incidents where Black people, usually men, have been harassed, injured, or lost their lives after interactions with law enforcement is large, disturbing, and undeniable. It also cuts close to [...]

By |2020-05-31T16:53:36-07:00May 31st, 2020|Local Activism, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Get Yourself a Handmade Democratic Face Mask

Campaign t-shirts are so last season. It wasn't long ago that face masks weren't the sort of thing we'd all given much thought to. Today, they're a health necessity. Now, you can order Democratic Party themed masks made by LD3 Secretary Andrew Gardner. At the May meeting, LD3 voted to devote a part of the proceeds to materials to make masks for people experiencing homelessness here in Tucson, as well as people that need masks at the Tohono O'odham and Navajo Nations. Click now to buy a mask. They're only $15 each and benefit a worthy cause. 2020 is strange, but the [...]

By |2020-05-24T13:32:56-07:00May 24th, 2020|Elections, Healthcare, Local Activism|
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