Running for Congress in CD2, Kirsten Engel Seeks a Thriving Economy and Infrastructure Development

Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel (D-LD10) has an impressive resume that checks all boxes as a Democratic Congressional Candidate looking to succeed the retiring Ann Kirkpatrick in 2022. Senator Engel has been: A staff attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency. A staff attorney for the Sierra Club. The acting chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Division. Visiting Associate Law Professor at Vanderbilt, University of California, and Harvard. Professor of Law/Environmental Law at the University of Arizona (a position she still holds.) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona from 2012 to 2015 A member of the Arizona State [...]

It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over!

As of October 22, almost 53% of the registered Democrats in Pima County have voted, thanks to Democratic PCs and volunteers to educate and motivate voters to vote. But it would be folly if we assumed that this election is all but over. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure that every voter is able to vote here in Pima County. Things you can do to Get Out The Vote (GOTV): Contact cevans54@email.arizona.edu to make LD9 targeted virtual phone calls for our candidates. Mission for Arizona/coordinated campaign to elect Biden/Harris, Mark Kelly, Ann Kirkpatrick, and all Democrats on the ballot. [...]

By |2020-10-23T13:19:05-07:00October 23rd, 2020|Elections, Uncategorized|

Shot down: Freedom Center’s Bid to Make Pro-Republican Course a General Education Course

UA’s University-wide General Education Committee voted not to approve the course PPEL 101 for general education status after presentations on Sept. 16 by David Schmidtz, Director of UA’s Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, and David Gibbs, UA Professor of History. UA Professor David Gibbs PPEL101 is the same course as the high school course “Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship,” which Kochs Off Campus successfully got removed from Tucson’s public high schools in 2018 and 2019. "The Freedom Center receives a dedicated line item grant of $2.5 million or more each year from the Arizona State Legislature.  Republican legislators [...]

By |2020-09-21T10:58:56-07:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|

On This Day 55 Years Ago, the Voting Rights Act Was Signed Into Law

In our lifetime Americans have been beaten, bloodied, and murdered because they wanted to vote. For Black Americans, their fundamental right was denied by white supremacy hiding behind white hoods and in plain sight in legislatures, police stations, and courtrooms. But those torches and burning crosses, the batons, fire hoses, attack dogs, and unfair laws and trials could deny that right for only so long. On March 7, 1965, John Lewis and hundreds of brave and righteous souls risked their lives to cross a bridge in Selma named after a Klansman to reach the other side of justice. The blood [...]

By |2020-08-07T11:49:14-07:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Video: Andrea Dalessandro, Candidate for AZ House in LD2

Andrea Dalessandro, Candidate for AZ House in LD2, spoke at Democrats of Greater Tucson on June 29, 2020. Andrea is currently an Arizona state Senator, and she discusses her work in the Arizona House and Senate at the Legislature. Andrea was a career educator for over 25 years. Her second career was as a CPA/Tax Accountant. She has run for the legislature to fight against the systemic defunding of public education. She serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee where she fights for Charter School reform and against the expansion of vouchers. Andrea’s work on the [...]

By |2020-07-02T14:55:41-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

My Statement on the Trump Administration Stopping Funding for Federal Testing Sites Amid Climbing COVID-19 Cases

On Saturday, President Trump told America that he wants testing to be slowed down for the sake of craven political optics. This week he doubled down, and we’re painfully learning more about what that looks like. Now, on the very same day that America marked a record high for new COVID-19 cases, the Trump Administration announced that it was going to quickly strip funding from all federal testing sites nationwide — even from seven testing centers in Texas, a rapidly growing hotspot. President Trump thinks that if he just ignores COVID-19 it will go away. It’s the exact same tactic [...]

By |2020-06-26T14:06:08-07:00June 26th, 2020|President, Uncategorized|

New Black Lives Matter Video

This is our moment.In response to continuing state violence toward Black communities, we have taken to the streets and are demanding more from our neighbors and our elected officials. We can feel the energy shifting. Our voices have spread to every corner of our country and all across the globe -- and we’re only just getting started. We are making our voices heard. We are making ourselves seen. We are making our pain felt. And we are demanding the change we deserve. Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues on, and together, we can -- and will -- transform. [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:50:37-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Racism, Uncategorized|

New AD: Lindsey Graham Loves Joe Biden

In one of the more effective, and ironic, political ads so far this year, the group Republican Voters against Trump has released an ad called “Lindsey Graham loves Joe Biden.” In the video you have South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham in the 2016 campaign calling Mr. Trump: “Race-Baiting.” “Xenophobic.” “Religious Bigot.” This portion of the video has Graham saying “You know how to make America Great Again? Tell Donald Trump to go to Hell.”

By |2020-06-15T16:12:56-07:00June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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