1st Republican Breaks from the Party-Line: Calls Trump’s Conduct Impeachable

Rep. Justin Amash, Michigan, became the first Republican congressman to say the president “engaged in impeachable conduct.” Amash is an attorney and styles himself as a Libertarian. He made his announcement on Twitter: Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of May 13, 2019

We are in day 120 of the legislature session – it is nominally supposed to last 100 days.  The delay is due to disagreements over the budget.  Remember to send your ideas on budget priorities to your representatives. SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE STRONGLY – These bills & continuing resolutions […]

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Pay Attention to State Politics!

The Arizona Legislature will be in the red zone of its session this coming week — this is the time that critical budget decisions are made and “strike-everything” amendments rear up without notice. “Strike everything” means bills that don’t really matter to the Republican majority get amended to strike all of their original language and […]

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2020 Democrats Unite

DNC Chair Tom Perez published this post on Medium on May 9. His post is reproduced below. With a historic number of Democratic presidential candidates competing for the nomination and a deeply troubling Republican presidency threatening our democracy, Democratic unity has never been more important. That’s why we committed to creating a fair, transparent, and […]

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Convention Delegate Selection Plan – Comments?

The Arizona Democratic Party has published a first draft of the “Arizona Delegate Selection Plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.” The forty-three page document is currently on the ADP website and the ADP is accepting public comment until June 1. The Arizona Plan is subject to rules of the national party, which can be […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT ~ IMMEDIATE ACTION

SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE – These bills & continuing resolutions would make it almost impossible to get ballot initiatives onto the ballot by making the petition process very complex and difficult.  These measures would require 10% of signatures on a citizen’s initiative be collected from every single county in […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of May 6

All the bills listed below could be submitted for floor votes at anytime.  Be prompt with your contacts with our representatives. Education bills appear in a separate list at the end after the general list. The budget is being worked on now in the Legislature.  Contact your representatives and let them know your priorities.  Some […]

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It’s Healthcare…

Two years ago today, the GOP and Trump tried to repeal Obamacare. The House passed a full repeal bill that was later stopped in the Senate by one vote — John McCain’s. Now Senator McSally sits in McCain’s seat but then she was a Congresswoman in the House who said, as the vote was about […]

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Democratic AGs Stop Trump’s Title X Gag Rule

Democratic AGs across the country fought back and filed lawsuits against Trump’s extremist Title X “gag rule”, which restricts access to women’s health care and undermines funding for family planning programs. First, a federal judge in Washington state issued a NATIONWIDE preliminary injunction that blocked this rule from going into effect on May 3. Then, […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 29, 2019

SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Allows purging of Permanent Early Voting List, taking the “Permanent” out of what voters anticipate in their voter registration.  Would decrease voter participation. SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Puts a cap the School Tuition Credits from Corporations.  These credits take money out of the general fund which supports public schools. […]

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