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These posts provide information about activities of the Coconino County Democratic Party, Democratic candidates, and other newsworthy items related to our mission. Also, consult our Action Alerts for news of current activity in the nation and state, recent issues of our e-Newsletter, and Talking Points for articles with more in-depth analysis of issues.

  • Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits

    As President Trump faces Constitutional challenges over his private businesses, taxpayers get the bill for government lawyers to protect his profits. Source: Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profitsRead More »
  • Economy Not Working For Arizonans

    Arizona’s year-over-year employment rate went up slightly but is far below projections made by the state’s Office of Economic Opportunity a year ago. Governor Doug Ducey continued to cling to the notion that it’s a nice place to live in his remarks following the release of the new economic figures. …Read More »
  • Two Institutions — and You — Are Saving America

    The President is unfit for office and Congress is failing to use its oversight abilities to check him. We are living in a worst-case scenario. What happens when two branches of our government are missing in action? Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, from California’s 28th Congressional District, said on October 14 …Read More »
  • Take Action: Stop the Tax Bill

    (This article has been updated with additional information and references.) Republicans plan to ram a tax bill through Congress before Thanksgiving. We need to give this as much protest as we gave to their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Call, write, and fax every day between now and …Read More »
  • Ballots Mailed for the Town of Tusayan, Tusayan Fire District and Williams Unified School District November 7 Special Election

    Ballots for the November 7 Town of Tusayan, Tusayan Fire District and Williams Unified School District Special Election have been mailed to all registered voters residing within the boundaries of those jurisdictions.  This is a ballot-by-mail election so there will not be any polling places on Election Day. Tusayan Town and Fire District and …Read More »
  • Demand Congress Protect the Mueller Investigation

    “The Trump political and legal strategy is about to get very radical.”1 While we have been celebrating the revelations from the Papadopoulos guilty plea and the hints of Mueller’s strategy contained in the Manafort/Gates indictment, Fox News listeners and Wall Street Journal readers have been hearing a very different perspective.  …Read More »
  • Giant Wet Kiss to Wall Street

    While the media were falling all over Jeff Flake for his harsh words toward Trump, Senate Republicans voted to reverse a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that would have made it harder for large financial institutions to block class-action lawsuits from Americans who use credit cards, auto loans, student loans, …Read More »
  • GOP Tax Plan: Just Another Scam

    Trump tapped two former Wall Street executives, Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, to secretly craft a tax plan and force a partisan vote without the American people knowing how much they’ll be harmed. This plan was written by Wall Street, for Wall Street. Trump is blatantly lying about his tax …Read More »
  • Arizona Heads the Way of Kansas Thanks to Republican Corporate Tax Cuts

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts on Thursday predicted a budget shortfall that could top $100 million in the current and coming year as the impact of corporate Source: Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts predict 2018 shortfall | State and Regional | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • Sylvia Allen’s Charter School Gets F Rating in 2017 School Letter Grades Report

    Phoenix­–The 2017Arizona school letter grades have been released and LD-6’s Senator Sylvia Allen’s charter school, the George Washington Academy, received an F grade. Senator Allen is the co-founder of the George Washington Academy, a kinder-6th grade school in Snowflake, Arizona, as well as the head of the Senate’s Education Committee. …Read More »
  • Position Available: Operations Manager

    The Democratic Party of Coconino County is looking for an Operations Manager to assist the Executive Committee in executing the Mission of the Party. Applicants should be self-motived and organized. Excellent interpersonal skills a must. This salaried position requires an average of 25 hours per week. The Operations Manager assists …Read More »
  • Trump’s Tax Plan: Net Nothing for Middle Class, Big Cuts for the Rich, Adds to Debt

    Trump released a nine-page tax plan today. That’s like doing the architectural drawings for your house on a napkin. A small napkin. What we do know: The plan will likely add to America’s $20 trillion debt. There are lots of tax cuts spelled out. There are almost no loopholes eliminated. The …Read More »
  • Don’t Be Distracted by Trump’s Noisy Nationalism

    We may or may not agree with the conclusion by The Atlantic writer about #TakeAKnee, but we should note the summary of this week’s current issues and be inspired to continue our resistance and work to win in 2018: Trump had another of his bad weeks last week. His secretary of health …Read More »
  • Staff Change

    The Executive Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party has accepted Charlie Burgin’s resignation. Charlie has accepted a position with one of our candidate’s campaigns. This is a promotion for her and we are pleased for her. We are grateful for all the hard work Charlie has put in during her …Read More »
  • Update on Graham-Cassidy: Looming Threat to Healthcare

    Mitch McConnell says he won’t go through the embarrassment of another floor vote unless he can count 50 votes. Good news is that Rand Paul has declared he won’t vote for this one. If McCain, Murkowski, and Collins hold firm — or if we only lose one — we’ll be …Read More »
  • Action Alert: Another Run at Repeal and Replace

    Republicans are taking another run at “repeal and replace.” It must be stopped just like their attacks this summer on the ACA were stopped. The “Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson” bill would radically change our health care system and cause millions to lose their health care coverage. The bill will hurt low and middle-income Americans.  The …Read More »
  • Rename the Jefferson Davis Highway, Arizona Segment

    UPDATE 9/21/17:  The board meeting is now set for next Monday at 10:00 a.m. If you have not emailed per this Action Alert, please do so today or Friday: Your message can be short: “Please remove the name “Jefferson Davis Highway.” Give reasons if you have time. Here is …Read More »
  • Arpaio Pardon an Insult to Our Constitution

    Statement from the Coconino County Democratic Party: We condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio. It is an unprecedented abuse of executive power that signals Trump’s support of white supremacy and will encourage unlawful behavior by the minority of deplorable elements in law enforcement and our society. It furthermore demonstrates that Trump has …Read More »
  • Monsoon Picnic Report

    About 80 Democrats turned up for the first Monsoon Picnic in memory that wasn’t rained on! After conducting our quarterly business meeting, Party Chair Nathan Jones introduced January Contreras, who is running for Attorney General of the State of Arizona. We also heard from Superior Court Judicial Candidate Ted Reed …Read More »
  • Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018 | Business |

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. Source: Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018 | Business | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • Sinclair = Trump News

    In April, Sinclair hired former White House aide Boris Epshteyn, who had organized Trump’s TV surrogates, as an on-air political analyst. Now, the FCC is set to bend the rules to allow Sinclair to buy 42 Tribune-owned TV stations, vastly expanding its audience. Sinclair is known for requiring local stations …Read More »
  • Perez: Trump is breaking the federal government’s promises to Native Americans

    When Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans, he drags us all backward. Read Tom Perez’s Op-Ed in the LA Times: Trump is breaking the federal government’s promises to Native Americans – LA TimesRead More »
  • Arizona Democratic Party Says Defending Choice is Non-Negotiable – We agree.

    In reaction to a statement from the leadership of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), today the Arizona Democratic Party issued the following statement reiterating our commitment to defending women’s right to make their own reproductive decisions: Arizona Democrats, Yesterday, the leadership at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) indicated …Read More »
  • The Battle for the ACA and Universal Coverage Is Far from Over

    While we celebrate the defeat of repeal and replace last week, we must recognize the battles for affordable, universal coverage are far from over and demand our continued attention and activism. Thank you to all who showed up at the Our Lines on the Line Rally on Saturday! Thank you …Read More »
  • DNC Statement on Senator Flake’s Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    In response to Senator Flake voting for the Republican health care repeal that would have stripped health care from thousands of Arizonians, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Last night, when he thought no one was watching, Senator Flake broke his promise to improve health care for his …Read More »
  • O’Halleran Votes to Fund Military, VA, and Critical Arizona Water Projects After Voting Twice to Amend the Bill to Eliminate Funding for Border Wall

    WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, a bipartisan spending bill that funds military operations, veterans programs, and water projects. “Congress took bipartisan action today to invest in our troops and ensure our military has the resources they need to …Read More »
  • Bigoted Executive Order By Tweet

    President DJT issued another executive order – this one banning transgender folks from serving in the military, “in any capacity.” According to the Washington Post,  “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was supposed to be examining whether to continue former President Barack Obama’s policy of allowing transgender service, and Mattis’s review was due …Read More »
  • ACA Repeal Is a Jobs Killer (as well as a people killer)

    A third of all jobs created in the United States in the past decade have been in health care. America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth …Read More »
  • A Better Deal Is Launched

    Congressional Democratic leaders launched their “Better Deal” for 2018 this week. It’s designed to be a rolling set of legislative proposals and “Contract with America”-style plans to explain to the American people what they would do if they gain control of Congress in 2018. In an Op-Ed for the New York …Read More »
  • Free Community College – Not a Radical Idea

    Here’s an op-ed from Gubernatorial Candidate David Garcia. He points out how state-supported free community college is an economic booster. Other states, including Republican dominated states, do it. Arizona should not be left behind: My Turn: Free community college in Arizona if I’m elected governor via @azcentralRead More »
  • Trump, The Great Negotiator, Fails Again

    The Trump administration’s 100 days of trade talks with China ended with a whimper on Wednesday, as the two sides failed to reach a breakthrough agreement. The Washington Post’s Ana Swanson reports: “The United States unsuccessfully pressed China to make a substantial commitment to cut its steel production, according to people …Read More »
  • Made in America Week: “We’ll Get Back to You on That.”

    This week the Trump administration highlights U.S. manufacturing, the latest of its theme weeks orchestrated by aides while Trump sits on the couch and tweets nonsense. On Monday, the White House held a craft show, featuring products from all 50 states. Wednesday, the President himself is scheduled to make a statement related to …Read More »
  • Just Sayin’

      Steve Dennis is a reporter for Bloomberg News who covers the Senate.Read More »
  • Why “The Cruz Amendment” Will Kill the Insurance Market

    Experts say the idea added to GOP plan by Sen. Ted Cruz endangers poorer, sicker Americans. It’s “Insurance 101” that the Cruz Amendment will kill the insurance market. That’s why Blue Cross/Blue Shield and America’s Health Insurance Plans, the leading industry trade group, wrote a strongly worded letter to Mitch …Read More »
  • Health Care — The Latest

    The new Senate health care repeal bill is the same as the old Senate bill, including the disastrous cuts, cost increases, and the millions who would lose their health insurance.  The old bill is the most unpopular bill in three decades.  The new bill shouldn’t stray far from the mark, given …Read More »
  • Incredible Story Line from White House

    [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “Here’s what the White House is asking us to believe about the Don Jr. meeting” on Storify</a>]Read More »
  • Which Party Was More Secretive in Working on Its Health Care Plan?

    The New York Times counted the number of days that the five House and Senate committees directly involved in drafting legislation held public hearings or markups, as well as floor activity such as debates and consideration of amendments, in both chambers.  For the Republican bills, “the House committees held four hearings …Read More »
  • Scariest Tweet Yet

    What does this even mean? Grammatically, it would mean the hacking will be protected by a joint effort of Russia and the United States acting through a new bi-lateral agency.   We will never know what went on in the meeting between Putin and Trump unless one of the translators …Read More »
  • Overhauling the tax code is more complicated than the Trump administration expected. 

    Who knew taxes were so complicated? Certainly not POTUS 45. Source: The Finance 202: Overhauling the tax code is more complicated than the Trump administration expected – The Washington PostRead More »
  • Thorpe Says College Students ‘Dilute’ the Vote But What About Snowbirds?

    Rep. Bob Thorpe wants to crack down on ‘temporary’ residents like left-wing college students, but not right-wing snowbirds.  Bye-bye, Bob in 2018. Source: Republican Says College Students ‘Dilute’ the Vote and He Wants to Stop ThemRead More »
  • The Horror Show That Is the Republican Health Care Plan

    The Senate bill came out of hiding on Thursday, promising big gifts to the rich: It would cut taxes on investment income (retroactively), wages above $200,000, medical devices, prescription drugs and indoor tanning. It also eliminates penalties for large employers’ failure to provide employees with health insurance and, though a …Read More »
  • What’s in the Senate Obamacare replacement bill.

    Mitch McConnell is more clever than Paul Ryan — that makes his bill more dangerous. He slow walks the cuts to healthcare subsidies and Medicaid so that their impact won’t hit until after the next election, yet budget rules allow him to grab the funds from those cuts for tax …Read More »
  • Red Alert: Protect Our Health Care

    Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared a “red alert” on health care. He said we are not doing enough. The phones are silent in Congress, he said. This allows the Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, to keep drafting their revisions to the “mean” House bill (to quote …Read More »
  • Sessions’ Obstruction

    After Sessions’ performance yesterday, can anyone be surprised that Special Counsel Mueller is looking into obstruction of justice charges? Thanks to the Washington Post 202 for these citations and quotations: HOW THE HEARING IS PLAYING: Matt Zapotosky: “Sessions finds a shield in executive privilege — but it might not be …Read More »
  • Action Alert: Demand “Regular Order” on Healthcare Bill

    While DC and the world were distracted by James Comey this week, Republicans in the Senate pushed ahead with their closed-door drafting of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, Senator Claire McCaskill reacted during a heated exchange with Senator Hatch in the Senate Finance Committee.  We’re asking …Read More »
  • Save Our Schools

     Dear Fellow Democrat, Last session the legislature passed SB1431(the voucher bill) despite being opposed by all legislative Democrats and thousands of voters. This measure will take funding from our classrooms and give it to private schools. A group of statewide, grassroots parents and teachers formed Save Our Schools Arizona to circulate a …Read More »
  • As White House promotes plan to privatize air traffic control, Democrats propose bill to protect rural air service – The Washington Post

    House Democrats have a bill that would reform the FAA and its funding while keeping 30,000 FAA workers on the federal payroll. Source: As White House defends plan to privatize air traffic control, another proposal is unveiled – The Washington PostRead More »
  • Contact Senators re Wall Street Regulation

    One more thing Republicans are trying to sneak under the radar:  Repeal of regulations of big banks and Wall Street. The House passed a bill today (while we’re watching commentary on Comey’s testimony). Now it goes to the Senate. Contact Senator McCain and Senator Flake and tell them “NO” to …Read More »
  • What Is “Obstruction of Justice?”

    (THREAD) Do NOT watch tomorrow’s historic Senate hearing without understanding Obstruction of Justice. This thread explains it—please share. — Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 7, 2017 Click for point-by-point explanation of the legal definition of “obstruction of justice,” showing the snags Trump-apologists will hit in their disinformation campaign.Read More »
  • Roberts: Can Doug Ducey be beaten in 2018?

    Here’s a bleak assessment of the governor’s race. But pay attention to the first barrier to Democratic victory: Historic low voter turnout in off year elections. That is something we can fix. Source: Roberts: Can Doug Ducey be beaten in 2018?Read More »
  • Congress Reconvenes: Healthcare and Budget Issues at Top of Agenda — Here’s What You Need to Know

    Congress reconvenes this week after a two-week recess. Comey testifies on Thursday — that’s important. But we can walk and chew gum at the same time, right? Maybe the Republicans can’t. So far, they haven’t shown much capacity for governing. The Republicans need to pass a health care bill which cuts …Read More »
  • Trump Puts America Last, Not First, on Energy Jobs

    While other countries will lead the global transition to clean energy, particularly China and the European Union, Trump and his allies in Congress are undermining America’s innovative businesses and workers. Renewable energy supports between 4 million and 4.5 million jobs in the United States, and renewable-energy capacity has more than …Read More »
  • The Latest on Trump/Russia

    News broke last Friday that the President’s son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, is under scrutiny by the FBI for attempting to set up a back channel to Russia. That news received so much attention that some may have missed that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has also become a …Read More »
  • City Council Moves on Affordable Housing

    Led by the Democratic majority, the Flagstaff City Council moved forward with bi-partisan support to address the lack of affordable housing in Flagstaff.  Council designated three pieces of city-owned property totaling five acres for what could become 65 units of subsidized rental housing. Details in this Arizona Daily Sun article. …Read More »
  • Montana Special Election

    Rob Quist ran an impressive grassroots campaign in a tough state. He stayed true to himself and stood up for working families. It’s been more than 20 years since a Democrat won in the deep-red District of Montana (the entire state makes up one Congressional District). Trump won Montana by …Read More »
  • Immigration arrests in Arizona soar under President Donald Trump

    Statistics provided by ICE show the agency arrested 41,898 immigrants during the first 100 days of Trump’s administration, including 1,770 in Arizona. That is an increase of nearly 35 percent nationally and nearly 12.6 percent in Arizona, compared with the same period the year before. The sharp increase in arrests has drawn criticism from immigration lawyers and advocates. …Read More »
  • CBO Scores Trumpcare: 23 million will lose insurance

    WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of Trumpcare, the Republican health care bill:  “Trump and House Republicans threw themselves a party for passing this bill, and now we know exactly what they were celebrating: 23 million Americans potentially …Read More »
  • Priorities

    Budgets are about priorities, and Trump’s first full budget submission makes clear that he puts the interests of the wealthy — like the billionaires he has appointed to his cabinet — over working families.  Trump’s budget plan makes massive cuts to Medicaid, college loans, public schools, middle and working class …Read More »
  • DNC Invests in GA-6 Special Election

    To win back the house, we have to get back to basics: organize, organize, organize. And that is why the Democratic National Committee has made a major field investment in Georgia to boost John Ossoff’s bid. The DNC’s investment will allow the Democratic Party of Georgia to add to Ossoff’s …Read More »
  • ACA a Proven Life Saver

    There’s good news about improvements in our health care system, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (click on the links for source info): o    We’re diagnosing cancer earlier, meaning more lives will be saved. o    Low-income patients have increased access to better and more affordable health insurance. o    Medicaid expansion states have seen plummeting rates of uninsured residents as …Read More »
  • O’Halleran Joins 44 Other Dems in Calling for Infrastructure Bill

    The New Democrat Coalition, of which Rep. Tom O’Halleran is a member, sent a letter to President Trump calling for immediate action, tied to tax reform, to deliver infrastructure spending to rural and small town America. The letter notes that the American Society of Civil Engineers rates the nation’s infrastructure …Read More »
  • Lieberman for FBI Director?

    Some useful information on what Joe Lieberman has been up to since he was Al Gore’s running mate:Read More »
  • Today in the Economy

    Yesterday, the markets tanked – just the latest sign that the chaos of this administration is having a detrimental impact on the economy. Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency has been scaring Americans across the country for 118 days. The revelations of the last week, including Trump’s interference in the FBI’s Russia …Read More »
  • Senators Demand Answers on Emoluments Compliance

    Eight U.S. Senators — all Democrats — have signed a letter demanding that the President and the Trump Organization answer questions pertaining to profits they are deriving from Donald Trump’s occupancy of the Presidency. The Constitution, in two places, prohibits such profiteering while the President is in office: Article I, Section …Read More »
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran on Twitter: “I am proud to support legislation that expands medicare coverage for glasses, hearing aids, and dental care.”

    It’s about time. You won’t see this from a Republican.Read More »
  • Arizona Gov. Ducey, Legislature ignores education lawsuit, avoids tax reform

    The Legislature has adjourned but already has a laundry list of issues it will need to consider next year. Source: Arizona Gov. Ducey, Legislature ignores education lawsuit, avoids tax reformRead More »
  • Flagstaff Teachers Request Attendance at FUSD Board Meeting

    A resolution of interest to the community will be presented to the FUSD governing board on Tuesday, May 23. A group of teachers in FUSD began working on this as something specific to immigrant students, but it has evolved to also include other students/groups/families that are most vulnerable to discriminatory policies …Read More »
  • Montini: Revealing – in 2 words – how Trump’s voter fraud commission IS a fraud

    EJ Montini: This isn’t about preventing non-citizens from voting. It’s about preventing citizens from voting Source: Montini: Revealing – in 2 words – how Trump’s voter fraud commission IS a fraudRead More »
  • A Useful Summary of the Low Points in the 2017 Legislative Session

    Read this column and weep. Then get to work to elect three Democrats from LD 6 in 2018. Source: Roberts: Nightmare on West Washington: a look back at this year’s Arizona LegislatureRead More »
  • Democratic National Committee Names New CEO

    Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, sent the following announcement this week to the Democratic National Committee. We reprint it here, compliments of Doug Ballard, our DNC rep: Dear Fellow DNC Members, I am excited to inform you that after an extensive search and interview process, Jess O’Connell …Read More »
  • Alternative reasons for Comey firing grow

    Trump’s laughable story that he fired Comey because Comey improperly handled the Clinton email investigation last year began to crumble from its first release. Since then, things keep going downhill for Trump. Furor over Comey firing grows with news that he sought resources for Russia investigation before his dismissal – …Read More »
  • Support Schumer’s Demand for Classified Briefing

    This morning, Minority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer called for the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor and called for an immediate closed-door briefing of all Senators by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein (who recommended Comey’s firing). WAPO This morning we learned that in the …Read More »
  • News analysis: Did tax cuts sell state budget short? | Local |

    PHOENIX — The $9.82 billion state budget is being billed by Republican lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey as the best outcome given the money the state has to spend. Source: News analysis: Did tax cuts sell state budget short? | Local | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • Keep Up the Fight on Healthcare

     Here is where we are, as stated by Indivisible:   Today is a setback, but we always knew the House would be tough for us. We were never supposed to win the House. It’s a majoritarian institution—the party in power sets the rules and decides what gets a vote. Everybody assumed …Read More »
  • Repair backlog for schools isn’t due to trial lawyers | Editorial |

    Gov. Doug Ducey has it in for “trial lawyers” – unless they are working for him. The Governor’s budget priorities are wrong as is his memory about use of trial lawyers. Source: Repair backlog for schools isn’t due to trial lawyers | Editorial | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • GOP Health Bill Jeopardizes Out-of-Pocket Caps in Employer Plans – WSJ

    Many people who obtain health insurance through their employers could be at risk of losing protections that limit out-of-pocket costs due to a provision proposed in the House Republican health-care bill. Source: GOP Health Bill Jeopardizes Out-of-Pocket Caps in Employer Plans – WSJRead More »
  • Dems Flex Their Muscles in Legislature on Budget Deal |

    PHOENIX — A Republican budget plan set for its first vote today would give Arizona teachers a pay hike more than double what was proffered by Gov. Doug Ducey. Read full article: Teacher due bigger pay hike in budget deal | Local | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance | Reuters

    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration’s stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Source: U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance | …Read More »
  • ‘Skinny’ Plans Can’t Trim the Real Fat Under New GOP Health Bill: Experts

    Republicans are proposing letting states opt out of the requirement that insurance plans cover a specific set of benefits, but experts say the items likely to be dropped account for a small fraction of the cost of premiums. Source: ‘Skinny’ Plans Can’t Trim the Real Fat Under New GOP Health …Read More »
  • Trump Attack on Climate Moves Forward

    On Friday, the District of Columbia federal appeals court granted Trump’s request to halt a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s most important climate change regulation. This is a major victory for the anti-science, anti-climate Republicans, allowing the Trump administration to revoke the rule that would have required power plants to …Read More »
  • Trump’s Tax Plan DOA

    Arthur Laffer in 1974 sketched a curve meant to illustrate his theory that cutting taxes would spur enough economic growth to pay for the tax cut. More than 40 years after those scribblings, Trump announced a “yuge” tax plan that revives the so-called Laffer curve. Mr. Trump’s advisers argue that …Read More »
  • Tracking Sylvia Allen

    Where’s Sylvia? The “Bugle” Newspaper has a story that Sen. Sylvia Allen is going to be the guest speaker this Thursday evening at a joint meeting of all the Verde Valley Schools.  “Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen will be the guest speaker at this year’s joint governing board meeting of …Read More »
  • Why no state budget? Governor Ducey’s university bonding plan | Blog for Arizona

    County officials across the state are warning they could be on the brink of financial disaster if the state doesn’t stop stealing their revenues through “fund sweeps.” Source: Why no state budget? Governor Ducey’s university bonding plan | Blog for ArizonaRead More »
  • Gov. Doug Ducey’s education plan helps Arizona’s wealthiest

    A $38 million program Gov. Doug Ducey is pitching as a way to boost high-performing schools would most benefit the state’s richest district and charter schools. “A For Arizona,” an education advocacy group under the umbrella of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, appears to be the biggest voice …Read More »
  • Proud to have a Congressman who believes in Science

    Proud to have a Congressman who supports science and scientific endeavors. Now we need LD 6 representatives and a governor who do the same! Thanks, Tom Bean, for the photo! Read more: Flagstaff Marches for Science in Arizona Daily Sun.Read More »
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez rally in Mesa with aim of unifying Democrats

    “You do not have to have a Ph.D in economics to know you don’t give tax breaks to billionaires and cut programs for children,” Sanders said. “This first 100 days has been nothing less than carnage and chaos,” Perez said of Trump’s presidency. Source: Sen. Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez …Read More »
  • Voucher-backing group’s Capitol “Thank You” lunch canceled | State and Regional |

    The resistance continues. Thank you House Democrats! Democrats who opposed the voucher plan passed on April 6 continue to keep the issue in the forefront, reading letters from teachers nearly every day on the House floor. Source: Voucher-backing group’s Capitol “Thank You” lunch canceled | State and Regional | azdailysun.comRead More »
  • Payson Roundup Declares War on Allen, Thorpe, and Barton

    Here’s what a small town newspaper in the heart of the Republican sector of LD 6 had to say last week about our LD 6 Republican legislators, Sen. Allen, Rep. Thorpe (aka “Missing Bob“), and Rep. Barton (emphasis ours): “… all three voted for vouchers — which will probably do …Read More »
  • Shake Flake Theme Song

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award Puts Local Dems in the News

    The Arizona Daily Sun covered the story of our award to Eva Putzova, and noted in the last paragraph that we had a fabulous turnout for the Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner this year. Read the story here.Read More »
  • Congressman O’Halleran Holds Town Hall in Globe

    From Arizona Silverbelt, April 11, 2017: Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ, Dist. 1)  held a town hall at Globe City Hall on Sunday evening. O’Halleran expressed his frustration with Congress funding the government through continuing resolutions instead of by passing an actual budget. “That’s really been hurting our military and it costs …Read More »
  • Stay Woke

    Be Informed: This six-minute video is worth watching. What it doesn’t make clear is Russia’s interest in propping up Assad, namely that Russia’s only naval base in the Mediterranean is on Syrian territory and Syria and Iran are Russia’s only allies in the oil-rich Middle East. We have no idea …Read More »
  • Arizona Lawmakers Who’ll Make Your Jaw Drop

    Of course, LD 6’s own Bob Thorpe and Sylvia Allen on among the infamous seven. Here’s the article from Laurie Roberts detailing what makes them deplorable: Arizona lawmakers who’ll make your jaw dropRead More »
  • Putzova Wins Eleanor Roosevelt Award

      Eva Putzova was awarded the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Award on Saturday. In the words of Chair Nathan Jones, it takes a special person to campaign hard for an initiative, win, and then come back and lead a compromise for the welfare of the community. Eva has done that and …Read More »
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominees

      Eleanor Roosevelt Award Winner Will Be Announced Saturday Flagstaff, AZ, March 22, 2017 – 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. Though she never held elected office, Mrs. …Read More »
  • What Calling Congress Achieves

    Stay the course. We are in an historic moment and you are participating. What Calling Congress Achieves, Kathryn Schultz in the New Yorker.Read More »
  • Bob Thorpe in the News

    March 16, 2017 We need to say “Bye, Bye, Bob” in 2018. This LD-6 Representative is an embarrassment. In one day, we’ve got two reports that prove it. First, in it’s lead story for the day, the Arizona Daily Sun reports that Bob Thorpe claims to be coming out of …Read More »
  • March Newsletter

     Here’s a link to our March Newsletter.  If you’d like to be added to our email list, please write us at More »
  • February Roundup

    We emailed our February Roundup to our newsletter subscribers this week. Here’s a link to what we accomplished in February and what we plan to do in March.  If you’d like to receive our mid-month newsletter and end of month roundup emails, please write and asked to be added to …Read More »
  • Recess Actions!

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