Mitch McConnell Was Wrong

Last week Senate Minority Leader McConnell claimed the only reason 7 in 10 Americans supported the American Rescue Plan was because they didn’t know what was in it. New polling shows that as Americans have learned more about the bill, their support for it holds. 71 percent of Americans support Biden’s rescue package, including two […]

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Hope for Unions

What follows is based on a piece published to private subscribers by Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Krugman. Joe Biden gave a speech on Sunday that could be a beacon of light for unions after forty-plus years in darkness. He spoke via video expressing solidarity with Amazon workers in Alabama, who are attempting to unionize one of the […]

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Independent Redistricting Commission Update

The Independent Redistricting Commission has a new website.  It is not fully built out, but meeting notices and agendas are available.   The link is irc.az.gov.   The next meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m.   Here’s a link to watch it:   https://youtu.be/DKd5Uy2gvlM   The link for public comments will be activated a bit after […]

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Wrong-Headed Way to Reopen Economy by AZ Legislature

The Arizona legislature, dominated of course by Republicans, wants to prevent lawsuits against businesses that have ignored commonsense health guidelines during the pandemic, Lobbyists claim these restrictions are “key to Arizona’s comeback.” But if the normal disincentives for negligent behavior are removed during a pandemic, won’t that discourage people from coming out of their homes […]

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Haaland Commits to Work With Manchin on Mutual Priorities

At her confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland reminded Senator Manchin that her home state of New Mexico, and she, know something about mines polluting water supplies. To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s questioning, please click here. Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural […]

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Call for Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominations – 2021

The Eleanor Roosevelt Award is presented annually to members of our community whose work and service to the people of Coconino County embody the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt. The Executive Committee is now accepting nominations for this award to be presented at the Grand Finale of our Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraising Drive on April 21. These nominations […]

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Americans Haven’t Heard Much About Biden Rescue Plan But They Like What They Have Heard

Seventy-three percent of Americans support aspects of the American Rescue Plan — compared to just 19 percent who oppose it — including 71 percent of Independents and 53 percent of Republicans. This level of support is nearly identical to the 72 percent supportive of the Rescue Plan just two weeks ago. And even among those […]

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Why the Minimum Wage Hike Belongs in the COVID Relief Bill

Let’s start with an important statement laid out by Paul Krugman over a month ago: “There is indeed a radical party in America, one that, aside from hating democracy, has crazy ideas about how the world works and is at odds with the views of most voters. And it’s not the Democrats.” In fact, it’s […]

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Criteria for District 2 Supervisor

The leadership of our LatinX Voter Committee has submitted the following letter to the County Board of Supervisors: The Latinx Voter Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party, as advocates for substantive and descriptive representation for Latinx residents of Coconino County, write to suggest a set of criteria for the Board of Supervisors to use […]

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American Rescue Plan

Here’s a quick summary of what’s in Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan — and what shouldn’t be added. What’s in the American Rescue Plan Get $1,400 direct relief checks to Americans, on top of $600 checks previously approved for a total of $2,000 in direct aid Enhance unemployment benefits and extend pandemic unemployment programs Increase the minimum […]

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