December 2021

Bob McWhirter, Candidate for Attorney General, Vows to Protect Reproductive Rights

By |2021-12-03T20:16:59-07:00December 3rd, 2021|Attorney General|

Bob McWhirter, candidate for Arizona Attorney General and an attorney with more than 30 years of experience spoke about his campaign and the issues he’ll focus on at the November 29, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “We need to fight for what matters and not waver on what is right and what is wrong and what is a democracy and what is not a democracy,” he said. “It’s time that we fought for teachers, students, mothers, fathers, families who have been penalized and poorly resourced. It’s about justice, it’s about the rule of law, and that’s what I’ve [...]

November 2021

Andy Biggs Made Talonya Adams a Victim – Not Katie Hobbs

By |2021-11-25T07:49:58-07:00November 25th, 2021|Secretary of State|

Letter to Talonya Adams. Dear Ms. Adams, You were done an injustice. The courts have established that your pay was sexually discriminatory and you were wrongly terminated, and the jury has done what they could to rectify that wrong. But you are making an error: Katie Hobbs did not discriminate against you, and is not the cause of the injustice that was done to you. Secretary Hobbs took responsibility for her part in firing you – for cause – but she had no intent to retaliate against you. The court found there was a lack of sufficient procedure in place to document and escalate the causes [...]

Videos of Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson

By |2021-11-25T10:42:08-07:00November 25th, 2021|Immigration/Refugees, Labor, Law Enforcement, Local Candidates and Electeds|

To search, use Ctrl + F. Many thanks to Anne Simmons, our Video Production Editor, for editing the videos.  To candidates: If you are interested in speaking at a DGT meeting on Mondays at Noon, contact Program Director Mike Bryan via email: mbryan@gmail.com or phone (520) 425-5565. Please complete the Campaign Contact Information form.  Sandra Kennedy Pushes for Clean Energy on the Arizona Corporation Commission, November 22, 2021  Video & Transcript: Chris Mathis for State House in LD9, November 15, 2021  Kathy Hoffman, seeking Re-election as AZ School Superintendent, Overcomes Major Challenges, November 8, 2021  Democracy is Hanging in the Balance, [...]

Sandra Kennedy Pushes for Clean Energy on the Arizona Corporation Commission

By |2021-11-25T17:15:37-07:00November 24th, 2021|Environment|

Contribute to Sandra's Clean Elections Re-Election: Campaign:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ken... Sign Sandra's Petition and Contribute: https://go.azsos.gov/q6mjhttps://go.azsos.gov/q59v Turning Arizona Green Sandra Kennedy, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, said the agency is getting Arizona off fossil fuels. She spoke at the December 22, 2021, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Solar panels Kennedy said she spoke to Tucson City Council members, asking, "Can you encourage new developers to put in solar panels and battery back up? If you are doing new development, can you encourage the developers to put in battery backup or some renewable energy so that people can benefit from it?" [...]

Andy Biggs Made Talonya Adams a Victim – Not Katie Hobbs

By |2021-11-24T13:51:49-07:00November 24th, 2021|Secretary of State|

Letter to Talonya Adams, Dear Ms. Adams, You were done an injustice. The courts have established that your pay was sexually discriminatory and you were wrongly terminated, and the jury has done what they could to rectify that wrong. Talonya Adams is an African American attorney who was fired for cause from her job as a policy adviser for the state Senate in 2015. Today she is falsely accusing Secretary of State Katie Katie Hobbs of sex discrimination in the firing, even though Secretary Hobbs did not set her pay, nor her conditions of employment, nor the procedures to hire [...]

The Red Shirts are Coming! Democrats Must Rally at the Redistricting Commission

By |2021-11-23T07:15:01-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Elections|

CALL TO ACTION Democrats have two weeks left to make a case for fair and competitive voting district maps. Our last, best chance is for PCs and volunteers to attend the final public town hall in Tucson: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 Public Hearing begins at 10:00 am Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport 7060 S Tucson Blvd (off E. Valencia Road) Tucson, AZ 85756 If you haven't testified yet, you can take advantage of this final opportunity to make a difference. I have personally testified several times. Pima County redshirts are a different breed. They will not make our [...]

Video & Transcript: Chris Mathis for State House in LD9

By |2021-11-17T14:13:14-07:00November 17th, 2021|State Representative|

Watch the video with a word-by-word transcript! Try it out. Article by Maria Parsons Chris Mathis, a candidate for the open house seat in Legislative District 9, spoke about reproductive rights, voting rights, water resources, and the chronic underfunding of education, and the ongoing Republican assault on our public education system. He spoke at the November 15, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "I am a lawyer. I also have the legislative background and my personal background that position me to hit the ground running in Phoenix," he said. "What I do on a day-to-day basis is I help [...]

Kathy Hoffman, seeking Re-election as AZ School Superintendent, Overcomes Major Challenges

By |2021-11-11T17:58:45-07:00November 10th, 2021|Education|

Kathy Hoffman, Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, described her campaign for reelection and the state of education in Arizona. She covered Covid and schools, teaching about racism in school, attacks on school boards, funding public education, and a scandal-ridden Republican challenger. She spoke at the November 8, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. She is the first teacher and the first Democrat to be elected as the Superintendent. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public schools, first as a preschool teacher and later as a speech-language pathologist. She has fought for equal access to high-quality public [...]

Speakers at Redistricting Commission Reject Republican Voting District 17

By |2021-11-10T09:48:41-07:00November 10th, 2021|Elections|

The testimony of 50 voters rejected the gerrymandered voting District 17 that created a safe Republican district in a predominantly Democratic County. They spoke during a six-hour Virtual Town Hall held by the Independent Redistricting Commission on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. There was only one speaker who spoke in favor of draft map LD 17, the Chair of the Santa Cruz County GOP. About 250 people registered to testify at the statewide Zoom meeting. Legislative District 17 map was created to perpetuate the Republican majority in the state Legislature for the next decade. This sprawling district is split in half by [...]

Democracy is Hanging in the Balance, says Attorney General Candidate Kris Mayes

By |2021-11-03T15:02:56-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Attorney General|

"I don't know if we have ever, ever faced a year when it has been more important to elect a Democrat Attorney General. We absolutely know that democracy is hanging in the Balance in the state of Arizona," said Kris Mayes, who's running for Arizona Attorney General in 2022. "And it's not just hanging in the balance in Arizona. It's hanging in the balance in America." "Because what happens here, not just in 2022, but especially in 2024, is going to tell the tale for our next presidential election. And we know that the Republican Party is in full-fledged, full-on [...]

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