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|

Joe Biden: How the White House Coronavirus Response Presents Us With a False Choice

The coronavirus, to date, has taken the lives of more than 79,000 Americans. One of every 5 U.S. workers has filed for unemployment — with the unemployment rate now the highest since the Great Depression. It is an extraordinary moment — the kind that begs for urgent, steady, empathetic, unifying leadership. But instead of unifying the country to accelerate our public health response and get economic relief to those who need it, President Trump is reverting to a familiar strategy of deflecting blame and dividing Americans. His goal is as obvious as it is craven: He hopes to split the country into dueling [...]

By |2020-05-11T11:04:56-07:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect yourself from scams

There has been an explosion of scams including robocalls, texts, and emails with people posing as government officials or businesses offering refunds for missed vacations or virus-testing kits. Financial regulators and consumer groups are warning people about scams disguised as social security, medical, charity, and stimulus check information. It is disheartening knowing that there are people out there trying to scam our vulnerable communities during this public health crisis, but by raising this issue and informing our relatives and friends we can prevent them from being successful. Southern Arizonans should be mindful about where we get our information and vigilant about [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:25:30-07:00April 28th, 2020|Commentary, Uncategorized|

New Poll: Biden Beats Trump 52% to 43% in Arizona

From OH Predictive Insights Biden has expanded his lead over Trump in the April edition of OHPI’s Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP), now leading the president 52 to 43 with 5 percent of voters undecided. As Arizona residents endure a stay-at-home order and thousands of people suffer from coronavirus, President Donald Trump continues to fall in a head-to-head matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden. This nine-point advantage for Biden is a sign the former vice president continues to gain traction in a historically ruby-red state. After a December poll showed Biden trailing the president, capping off a summer and [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:58:08-07:00April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

ACLU Wins Injunctions to Permit Abortions in Ohio and Alabama

Hours after the ACLU and Ohio abortion providers asked a federal court for relief, the court granted their request for a temporary restraining order today to allow abortion procedures to continue for the time being during the COVID-19 pandemic. A U.S. District Court in Alabama also granted a preliminary injunction today blocking an extreme Alabama law that would have banned abortion in nearly all instances and that threatened doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion. An Iowa judge has set a hearing for Wednesday to consider whether to block an order by Gov. Kim Reynolds that [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:41:52-07:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Border Activists Demand “Stop the Wall” During Pandemic

Leaders from 109 state and national civil rights, immigration, religious and environmental organizations sent a letter to US leaders demanding they halt land possession and construction related to the border wall during the COVID-19 national emergency. In the last week, the federal government has filed new condemnations and a motion for immediate possession, arguing that they need access to landowners’ property urgently, to send surveyors and contractors to their house in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In eminent domain cases such as these, the government sues the landowner for rights to their land. Efrén Olivares, the Legal Director [...]

By |2020-03-27T09:23:56-07:00March 26th, 2020|Immigration/Refugees, Uncategorized|
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