Can We Get a Message, Please?

Ann Heitland, Communications Chair, Coconino County Democratic Party. Republican President Lincoln is famous for speaking the line, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” A few decades earlier Abigail Adams was more specific, writing  “… A house divided upon itself – and upon that foundation do our enemies build their hopes of subduing us.” These […]

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Quotations of the Week

Here’s our challenge these next two years: We must scrub the stains of Trump’s corruption from our democracy. BUT we must not be so jaded by that duty that we stop believing our future can be brighter than our past. It still is. ~ Rep. Eric Swalwell Richard Nixon obstructed justice to cover up a […]

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Judge’s Ruling on ACA Lands Like a “Stink Bomb”

The Associated Press reports:  “A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.” Last Friday’s decision by a […]

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The Caravan

An Editorial in last week’s Daily Sun challenges Democrats to talk about “the caravan.” I will. The Editorial concedes “The country’s strength is derived from the fact that it has been home to those in peril,” adding, “[t]his does not mean open borders but a smart and lawful methodology for determining who should be allowed […]

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Human rights, property rights are intertwined

When analyzing the essence of our current political world, we see a conflict that has always roiled America: the clash between property rights and human rights. When analyzing the essence of our current political world, we see a conflict that has always roiled America: the clash between property rights and human rights. When the Constitution was […]

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Issues and Values at Stake in the 2018 Election

Democrats believe America is a great country that can become even better. Therefore, our mission in 2018 is to elect leaders who will protect the American Dream, the American Worker, and the Future of our Children. Democrats are a diverse group — often called a “Big Tent” — nonetheless, there are certain values we share. […]

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Orwell Warned Us About This

Outraged by Helsinki? Please be equally outraged by what has happened this weekend with the Carter Page FISA warrants. And spread the word. Here’s the threat: “If you repeat a falsehood enough times, many people will believe it. Especially if you have 53.2 million Twitter followers, the bully pulpit of the presidency and some media […]

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Creeping Authoritarianism Can Be Stopped — if people vote

The Trump Administration is quickly moving to consolidate power without regard to the rule of law. This is why Jeff Sessions remains as Attorney General in spite of the misstep of recusing himself from the Mueller Investigation. Thursday night, in the face of objections by three career Justice Department attorneys, the Justice Department filed a […]

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Facts Not Slogans Support Invest in Ed Initiative

A letter written by Ann Heitland and published in today’s Arizona Daily Sun lays out the arguments on both sides of the Invest in Education initiative, for which petitions are circulating now. On the one side, there are fiscal facts; on the other are tired old slogans: The opponents of the Invest in Education Initiative have […]

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Significant Policy Statements from Arizona Democrats in the Legislature

We need more Democrats in the Arizona legislature to work on policies like these: “Nothing this administration hopes to gain from this draconian policy is worth the cost to a child who now must live in fear of never seeing his or her parents again.” Excerpt from AZ House Democrats’ letter to Department of Human Services […]

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