Senator Sinema’s Twisted Logic

Senator Sinema continues to staunchly defend the Senate filibuster, most recently claiming the filibuster is the key to “comity” in the Senate. We wonder if she looked up the meaning of that word. Courtesy and considerate behavior is the last thing Senate Republicans seem interested in, and the filibuster — which allows their minority to […]

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COVID Relief Successful

Early reviews suggest that the policy of trying to help people in crisis has been a success. A study from the University of Michigan reveals that the December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill and the March 2021 American Rescue Plan dramatically improved American lives. Food insufficiency fell by more than 40%, financial instability fell by 45%, […]

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State GOP Offers Welfare for the Wealthy

Ducey and Republicans in the legislature struck a budget deal this week which proposes a radical flat tax proposal that includes $3 billion in tax cuts that would cost the state nearly $2.6 billion in only three years. Even former GOP Governor Jan Brewer thinks this is nuts. Yet, this is what we have come […]

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Congressional Republican Negotiations

Senators Sinema and Manchin have made repeated calls for bipartisanship. Meanwhile Republican Leader McConnell in the Senate says not a single Republican will support the Biden agenda. This week we’ve seen a how Republicans negotiate in the House. Republican Leader McCarthy authorized one of his members to negotiate the formation of a Commission to investigate […]

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Legislative Alert for May 16, 2021

Friends, the legislative session is typically over by this time each year but there are a large number of bills that are still alive because of party-line votes in which just one vote pushes forward bills that we do not support as Democrats. It’s important to contact Governor Ducey to sign or veto any legislation. […]

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For the People Act in Detail

State legislators have introduced at least 361 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 47 of the 50 states. Some of these bills have already been enacted, including in Arizona. That’s why we need the US Senate to approve the For the People Act (SB1), which will standardize fair voting procedures for the nation. But what is in […]

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GQP Gaslighting Alert

The Republican Party stands for nothing but clinging to power. Because they advocate for no policies that benefit ordinary people the only means available to them to stay in power are voter suppression and lying to their base voters. The lies become more extraordinary day by day. During yesterday’s  House Oversight Committee hearing on the […]

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Book Study — Join Us!

Why do many working people vote for candidates who oppose raising wages, universal health care, and raising taxes for the rich?  Heather McGhee, in her book The Sum of Us, makes the case that racism plays a major role in why many people vote against their own interests. Join us for a 5-week book study […]

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Biden’s Modest Tax Proposal

To judge by the screams coming from certain parts of the corporate world and the GOP side of Congressional aisles, Biden is demanding a “jobs-killing” confiscatory tax that will bring a screeching halt to our economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s call this out. If all of Biden’s proposed tax increases passed […]

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The American Families Plan

A bit over a month ago, we wrote about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Today we turn to another bold economic plan — The American Families Plan. Biden’s Families Plan invests in our kids, families, and economic future. Together with The American Jobs Plan, Joe Biden is on course to do more for Americans than […]

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