Democratic Heroes of Tucson: Selim Franklin

While people are focused on public servants who strive to move communities forward, it is important to remember Democrats who came before and paved the road for all of us to walk on. Selim Franklin, an early Democrat in Tucson, is one person that citizens of Tucson should honor for his contributions to Arizona before … Read more

What’s Our Water Future?

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Voter Education Program Saturday, March 20 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Online Registration link: https://bit.ly/lwvtucson_waterfuture FREE Virtual Public Webinar The future is likely to bring a hotter, drier climate, resulting in projected reductions in Colorado River flows. Population growth in the state will create an increased demand for water. We need … Read more

WATCH: Ann Chanecka, Tucson Housing and Community Development

Ann Chanecka, Deputy Director Tucson Housing and Community Development, spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on March 8, 2021. She described numerous projects tackling: Poverty rates, low incomes, and economic disparities; Education and economic mobility, Health disparities, Homelessness, Housing instability and Neighborhood inequities. In terms of Public Housing, the city has: 550 Multifamily units for Older Adults and … Read more

VIDEO: Lane Santa Cruz, Tucson Council Member, Announces 2021 Plans

Lane Santa Cruz has represented the Westside, Southside, and Downtown of Tucson in Ward 1 since 2019. She is a second-generation Tucsonan, born and raised in the Southside. As a council member, Lane’s mission is to serve as the bridge between working families and city hall. She has a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural … Read more

Pima Dems Chair Bonnie Heidler on Removing Finchem, Ballot Harvesting and Redistricting

[fusion_youtube id=”h0kxLKrTnS8″ alignment=”center” width=”700″ height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube] Many thanks to video producer Anne Simmons for editing this recording. Elected as Pima Country’s Chair in December, Bonnie Heidler spoke before the Democrats of Greater Tucson on January 11. At Monday’s meeting, she discussed: The indictment by the Republican attorney general of two Democratic … Read more

Council Member Nikki Lee Spotlights 2021 Goals for Tucson

[fusion_youtube id=”wLF97O8hmco” alignment=”center” width=”700″ height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube] Many thanks to Anne Simmons, our Video Production Editor, for editing this video. Tucson City Council member Nikki Lee spoke at Democrats of Greater Tucson on January 4, 2020, and outlined her three-pronged plan for 2021: A stronger Tucson: investing in roads, first responders, parks, … Read more

Historic Swearing-In of Gabriella Cazares-Kelly as First Native Elected to Pima Countywide Office

[fusion_youtube id=”SrxcQ_pP9gQ” alignment=”center” width=”650″ height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube] Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, the first Native elected to Pima Countywide office, was sworn in on December 30, 2020, as the new County Recorder. In November 2019, Cázares-Kelly filed her candidacy as a Democrat and in November 2020, she won with a convincing 60% of the vote. … Read more

Stop Talking About Homelessness and Start Doing Something About It

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Steve Farley Helps Homeless Pets as CEO of the Humane Society

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