Timely Reads

Today, Trump launches his re-election campaign (we thought that started a while back — seems it’s all he’s been doing). Rally in Orlando where the Orlando Sentinel greeted him this morning with this Editorial: Our Endorsement for President: Not Donald Trump. Meanwhile, a freshman representative from a purple district became the 67th Congressperson to call […]

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Arizona’s Budget Signals the Parties’ Differing Values

On Thursday, June 13, we were honored to host Arizona Democratic House Leader Charlene Fernandez, House Co-Whip Athena Salman, and Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7) for a public town hall at Coconino High School. The group explained the 2020 budget as passed by the Arizona Legislature in the session which just closed — and how the […]

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Climate Debate Ruckus

The demand for a Presidential Debate focused exclusively on climate change is turning into another test of grassroots power in the Democratic Party. The Democratic National Committee set up a series of 12 debates for the 2020 cycle, none with a single focus. In the face of pressure to hold a single-issue debate focused of […]

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Presidential Debate Update

Five NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo stars will put questions to 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls later this month at the first 2020 primary debate. This week the network announced that “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow, and “Noticias Telemundo” and “NBC […]

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2019 Legislative Wrap up — the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We believe that your advocacy through Request to Speak and with phone calls, emails, letters, and in person meetings with legislators made a difference in the 2019 session — mostly in stopping some very bad bills. Let’s keep it up next year! POSITIVE RESULTS: Delivered on the promise of a second installment of 20×2020, which […]

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The Danger of Trump’s Mexican Tariff Stunt

There are lessons for China, the European Union and Japan. This column appeared in the Washington Post. Leaders in foreign capitals are likely updating their trade war strategies after watching how President Trump handled his confrontation with Mexico.  The episode provides a couple of important lessons for governments (think: China, the European Union and Japan) still […]

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Coral Evans Jumps into LD-6 House Race

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans announced today that she will run for Arizona House from Legislative District 6. She’s the first Democratic candidate to announce for the House race. Felicia French is running for the Arizona Senate seat, having made her announcement in February before hitting the Arizona Trail. In making her announcement, Evans said: There […]

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New Evidence Reveals Republican Mendacity on Census Question

Back in March we wrote that Trump’s Commerce Department plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is “craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities,” and  laid out the reasons why. This week we learned that Trump Administration officials withheld evidence and committed perjury in court cases […]

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How Arizona spent your tax dollars in the new state budget

Now that the Republican legislature has passed its budget and Ducey has signed it into law, let’s take a look at some of the worst of it. If you’re interested in what alternative priorities the Democrats proposed, we’re sponsoring an event on June 13 with Democratic House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez and other Democratic legislators […]

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Presidential Primary Debate Update

Because of the large field, the first Presidential Primary debate will be held over two nights on June 26 and 27, broadcast from Miami, Florida. Which candidates appear which night will be determined by random drawing. The debate will be hosted by NBC, in partnership with MSNBC and Telemundo. The debate will also stream online free on […]

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