Three Statewide Ballot Initiatives Worthy Of Your Support
The Coconino County Democratic Party recommends a “yes” vote on each of the following three statutory initiatives. All three are currently under court challenge, but if cleared to appear on the ballot, they are expected to have the proposition numbers indicated in parentheses. STOP SURPRISE BILLING AND PROTECT PATIENTS ACT (Prop. 208) Arizonans Fed Up […]Continue reading
Most Urgent Issue in Arizona: Back to School in the Era of COVID-19
As parents, students, and educators, with all their unique circumstances, contemplate returning to school, COVID-19 presents major challenges for K-12 education. Other countries that have reopened schools successfully have much lower rates of community transmission than found in the United States, along with robust testing and contracting tracing programs. Even so, some of these schools […]Continue reading
Should We Open Our Schools?
By Carrie Sampson First, let me position myself. I am a mother of two school-aged children, an incoming kindergarten and third grader. I am an educator. As a faculty member at Arizona State University, I teach and research educational equity, leadership, and policy. I am mixed-race, with Latinx and Black heritage, born and raised in […]Continue reading
Will COVID-19 Hospital Data Disappear?
It Already Has. How the Trump Administration Is Denying Access to Critical COVID-19 Information. On July 10, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered hospitals, hospital laboratories, and acute care facilities as of July 15 to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (the primary […]Continue reading
World-Class Education in Every ZIP Code: The Biden-Sanders Unity Platform
Highlights: It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that every child, everywhere, is able to receive a world-class education that enables them to lead meaningful lives, no matter their race, ZIP code, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or household income. Guaranteeing Universal High-Quality Early Childhood Education. Democrats support: working with states to offer pre-K […]Continue reading
Latinos for Black Lives Matter
by Sarah Benatar Our separate struggles are really one – a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity . . . You and your fellow workers have demonstrated your commitment to righting grievous wrongs forced upon exploited people. We are together with you in spirit and in determination that our dreams for a better […]Continue reading
Happy Birthday, CFPB!
Ten years ago today, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It had been a long, tough fight, in the wake of the financial crisis — and it’s important that we never forget what brought us to that fight. Like so many of our nation’s problems, the financial […]Continue reading
Combating the Climate Crisis: The Biden Sanders Unity Platform
Highlights: “Climate change is a global emergency….Thousands of Americans have died. “Like so many crises facing the United States, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed…. “Democrats believe there is a better way. We can and must build a thriving, equitable, andglobally competitive clean energy economy that puts workers and communities first and […]Continue reading
Corruption Reeks in Fed COVID Aid
UNIMAGINABLE BUT TRUE FOR TRUMP >> Billionaire Kanye West and Jared Kushner’s family got PPP loans intended for small businesses. WORST OF THE WORST >> On top of Kanye and the Kushners, the Trump administration gave PPP money to Grover Norquist, Devin Nunes’ winery, companies owned by billionaire GOP WV Gov. Jim Justice, and even […]Continue reading
Barton Lying About Nurses Association Endorsement
Republican LD-6 House Candidate Brenda Barton has come under fire for misusing the endorsement logo of Arizona Nurses Association PAC on her campaign website. Barton was endorsed by them in 2016, when she last ran, but hasn’t earned their endorsement this time around because of her rejection of science related to COVID-19. (Barton termed out […]Continue reading