Blocking H.R. 1 Proves the GOP Is Afraid of Democracy

For anyone who doubts that Americans are fighting a war today over the future of democracy, take a look at what’s happening in the U.S. Congress and Arizona Legislature. On March 8, the House of Representatives voted for the Democrats’ major reform bill, 234-193 — an important blow against the incessant erosions of our political […]

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The Power of Presidential Primaries

Ann Heitland, First Vice-Chair, Coconino County Democratic Party Less than one year from today, voters in nine states will cast their ballots in one of the biggest single days of the 2020 Presidential primary season. Two weeks later — on St. Patrick’s Day — we in Arizona will cast our votes in the Arizona Presidential […]

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What Democrats Tried to Do in the Legislature

With the deadline to move bills from their assigned committee gone, we thought we’d share a sample of what Republicans refused to hear in committee so far this year. A repeal of the “no promo homo” law, which would have allowed health education to be taught appropriately and stopped shaming LGBTQ youth. The Equal Rights […]

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Republican Bill to Ban Dropping Off Mail-In Ballots in Arizona will Significantly Impact Coconino County.

Voters turned out in record numbers to exercise their rights as citizens to vote in the 2018 election in Arizona.  Some races were not decided until the last ballot was counted.  In some cases this took additional time after the election since many ballots were dropped off at polling places on election day or at […]

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Guest Column: Shutdown is disrupting the park experience

While the government shutdown may seem abstract to many, it has very real and devastating consequences for national parks and the people who care for them. National parks protect our nation’s culture, wildlife, history, and natural beauty, and we need to protect them in return. During this government shutdown, it is estimated the national parks […]

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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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