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Former Tucson mayor Jonathan Rothschild highlighted several of his upcoming activities during his talk at Democrats of Greater Tucson on January 25, 2021:
He is leading a discussion on January 26 with Eddie Glaude Jr. who is a Princeton professor and author. They’ll be discussing Democracy and Race as the kickoff for the Arizona Law Speaker Series at the University of Arizona law school. Upcoming speakers include Janet Napolitano, Lawrence Lessig, and Ezra Klein. Register below for:
Eddie Glaude, Jr – Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Ezra Klein – Tuesday, Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m.
Lawrence Lessig – Tuesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.
Janet Napolitano – Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m.
- He supports the new Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. It is a nationally recognized law related education program that promotes democratic engagement, constitutional literacy, and legal advocacy by placing talented upper-level law students in high schools to teach yearlong courses in constitutional law and oral advocacy. The Project supports law students in developing foundational lawyering and professionalism skills by giving them the tools they need to address the well-documented constitutional illiteracy and civic disengagement of America’s high school students. Fellows support their high school students in developing 21st Century skillsets of creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.
- He is working with Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) to teach local leaders how to become involved in local government, by becoming active in a political party, school board, city council, or the board of supervisors. The non-partisan program has trained people in city and county management, Tucson’s three school superintendents, utility managers, the Arizona Corporation Commission, and the Central Arizona Project. Since 1980, GTL has graduated over 1,000 participants and expanded its leadership pursuits.
- Rothschild has partner with Pima Community College to promote economic development. The school has programs in engineering, advanced manufacturing, and aviation, to name a few. The idea is to bring in businesses to support students. The program will offer companies a trained workforce in exchange for opening a company location in Tucson.
He is supporting Democratic Congressman Greg Stanton for Governor in 2022. Stanton now represents CD-9 in Maricopa County and was the mayor of Phoenix from 2012 to 2018. “He should be the front-runner,” Rothschild said, noting that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is also considering running. The Democrats may face Republicans including unpopular Attorney General Mark Brnovich – who has indicted Democrats in a ballot collection case – or Arizona Board of Regents Secretary Karrin Taylor Robson.