Kirsten Engel Campaigns to Restore Abortion Rights in Congress

Siding with the majority of voters, Congressional candidate Kirsten Engel said she will work to restore reproductive rights. She is running for the open seat in Tucson's Congressional District 6, and she spoke at the September 12, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "I am committed to guaranteeing women's fundamental freedom," she said. "It is a freedom for women to make their own health care decisions, their own decisions about whether or not they want to follow through with a risky or unwanted pregnancy. And I believe strongly that we have to respect people who are pregnant to make [...]

By |2022-09-14T19:07:36-07:00September 12th, 2022|US Congress|

Engel and Hernandez Exchange Views in CD Six Debate

This article originally appeared in Blog for Arizona on May 20, 2022 and is repeated here in its entirety. I am glad I live in Tempe and not any of the areas in the new Arizona Congressional District Six. Why? Because it will be a difficult choice to make between Democratic Congressional Candidates Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez. Appearing in a debate (more like professional discussion) sponsored by Arizona PBS on May 19, 2022, both candidates ably presented themselves as viable future members of the House of Representatives as they discussed district needs,  inflation, abortion, border security and immigration, and [...]

By |2022-05-25T20:37:23-07:00May 25th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections, US Congress|

State Rep. Daniel Hernandez for Congress in Tucson’s CD6

Daniel Hernandez is a state representative, former school board president, and lifelong Arizonan running for Congress in Tucson’s CD6. Taking office in 2017, Daniel was one of the youngest legislators elected and is a co-founder of the House LGBTQ caucus. He spoke at the May 2, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. In the House, he has worked with both Republicans and Democrats to pass bills protecting survivors of sexual assault and to secure $20 million for school resource officers, counselors, and social workers. He also led the fight against legislation that would discriminate against LGBTQ Arizonans. He fought [...]

By |2022-05-04T10:40:13-07:00May 4th, 2022|US Congress|

Kirsten Engel Challenges GOP Candidates to Disavow Jan. 6 Coup Attempt as “Legitimate Public Discourse”

"I am calling on State Sen. Kelly Townsend and Juan Ciscomani to immediately and unequivocally disavow this reprehensible vote," Engel said. Former State Senator Kirsten Engel challenged Juan Ciscomani and State Senator Kelly Townsend to disavow the Republican National Committee’s recent statements calling the January 6th attempted coup a “legitimate public discourse.” “We all saw what happened 13 months ago. Barricades were toppled, police officers beaten, and the halls of Congress stormed by insurrectionists attempting to prevent Congress from doing its job. The building was overrun, lives were lost, and millions around the world watched an angry mob seize control [...]

By |2022-02-08T13:25:28-07:00February 8th, 2022|US Congress|

Juan Ciscomani, a Trumper and Ducey Crony, is wrong for Congress in CD2

Juan Ciscomani, an advisor to Governor Doug Ducey, is the leading Republican candidate vying for his party’s nomination to be the US Congressman for Southern Arizona in Tucson's CD2. "We don’t need a Ducey crony representing Southern Arizona in Congress," says Senator Kirsten Engel, running for Congress in Tucson's CD2 But is he the right person for the position? Let us see where he stands on the issues. He opposes a woman’s right to choose.He favors guns everywhere, all the time.Juan opposes "extreme ideas like Critical Race Theory," and wants to eliminate teaching students about racism.He wants to lock down the [...]

By |2021-10-27T10:29:35-07:00October 27th, 2021|US Congress|

Kirsten Engel Leads Fundraising in Race for Tucson’s Congressperson

Former Arizona LD10 State Senator Kirsten Engel’s team has raised $265,000 for the third quarter. So far, her campaign has received more than $600,000 in campaign donations. 87% of the donations came from Arizonans.85% percent came from small donations of $100.00 or less. Arizona LD2 State Representative Daniel Hernandez’s team conveyed that he garnered just under $240,000 in campaign donations. To date, the Hernandez Campaign has received more than $500,000 in donations. In the press release announcing the new totals, former State Senator Engel commented: “I am incredibly thankful for the depth of support behind our grassroots campaign. Whether it’s [...]

By |2021-10-19T07:41:54-07:00October 19th, 2021|US Congress|

Kirsten Engel Emerges as the Frontrunner in the Race to Succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in Congress

State Senator Kirsten Engel claimed the title of the front-runner in the race to succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in what is now Arizona Congressional District Two. Supported by many endorsements, she's running on popular issues such as ensuring Arizona's water supply, protecting reproductive freedom, and supporting voting rights. Now that Dr. Randy Friese has dropped out of the race, Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez are contesting each other for the Democratic Party nomination of that pivotal House seat in the 2022 elections.  Engel has also been acquiring several endorsements from former colleagues inside and outside the State Legislature including: State Senator [...]

By |2021-09-15T10:41:50-07:00September 15th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Congress|

Rep. Daniel Hernandez Calls for Progressive Action in Run for Congress

State Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D-LD2) is running for Congress in Tucson's CD2. The district is 27% Latino but has never had a Latino member of Congress, he pointed out at the September 30, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. In the past, Hernandez ran the national Latino outreach program at Planned Parenthood and aims to bring Latino immigrants "from out of the shadows and into a pathway to citizenship." He supports HR1, the For the People Act, to protect Latino voting rights. His sister Alma Hernandez is also a state House member from LD3 and his other sister Consuelo [...]

By |2021-09-08T14:30:40-07:00September 6th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Congress|

Democrats Running for Congress Align Perfectly with Arizonans’ 7 Shared Public Values

The three leading Democratic candidates for Congress in Tucson's CD2 align perfectly with the seven public values shared by Arizona's 7.4 million residents, as determined by a new Gallup survey. This is a very positive sign for primary challengers Rep. Randy Friese (D-LD9), Sen. Kirsten Engel (D-LD10), and Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D-LD2). In fact, Democratic candidates statewide reflect the shared public values of Arizonans. Seven in 10 (70%) Arizonans are proud to live in Arizona, however, only 44% of respondents agree the state is heading in the right direction. College-educated millennials and people under age 35 are less likely than [...]

By |2021-07-26T09:54:55-07:00July 26th, 2021|US Congress|

Dr. Randy Friese on the 2021 AZ House Session and Running for Congress

Video editing by Ann Simmons. Rep. Randy Friese (D-LD9) actually got three bills passed into law in this year's Republican-dominated legislative session. He attributed his success to his unique skills as a critical care physician. "When you take into account more viewpoints, your solution is more robust," he said. Dr. Randy Friese is a veteran, doctor, and educator who spoke at the July 19, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson to discuss the recent legislative session and his bid to be elected to Congress in Tucson's Congressional District 2 to replace retiring US Representative Ann Kirkpatrick.   You can [...]

By |2021-07-30T18:03:22-07:00July 22nd, 2021|US Congress|
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