Failure of Leadership

1. TRUMP IS IGNORING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AS HIS ACTIONS THREATEN TO MAKE THE OUTBREAK WORSE.  Americans isolated themselves for months to give Trump and his administration time to come up with a plan and prepare the country to defeat the pandemic, but Trump has failed to deliver and largely given up on fighting coronavirus. Yesterday […]

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Letter to the Editor: Proud of Mayor Evans for gutsy decision early on

The coronavirus is real and it is now everywhere. Research on how this terrible virus spreads is now clear and national and state news outlets have explained them to us over the past month plus well. If everyone takes this pandemic seriously and does what is necessary to keep not only themselves, but all of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Silver lining is in our behavior

In the current pandemic, state elected leaders should do everything possible to help citizens survive, economically manage and reduce stress. However, State “House Speaker Rusty Bowers refused to take up Thursday’s Senate package [on tens of millions of dollars to prevent foreclosures, evictions and help small businesses] and instead adjourned the House …”. “The action […]

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t listen to the President’s COVID-19 cure claims

COVID-19 is a NOT a Chinese Virus. It is a coronavirus that has mutated to become one of the most lethal respiratory infections of this generation. There has been discrimination throughout our country against Chinese and Asian-Americans as a result of President Trump’s racist rhetoric. Though there is some information about using chloroquine phosphate, an […]

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Legislative Alert – Coronavirus Emergency

ACTION: Contact our House representatives (and the House Speaker, Bowers) and demand they pass a real relief package that helps those in actual need.  Calling once per day may not be enough – try calling several times each day until they act. Thank our LD-7 Legislators for supporting good bills. These are the bills we […]

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed today.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has passed, and it’s on it’s way to Trump’s desk for signature. Last Friday after midnight, when the House passed the bill, this looked like a big deal. In the racing tragedy that is the coronavirus epidemic, this legislation now seems relatively small. The bill expands Medicaid and unemployment […]

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COVID-19 Impact

Our primary concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic is the health and safety of our volunteers, precinct committee persons, employees, and interns. We are considering advice from the Coconino County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are coordinating activities with campaigns, the Arizona Democratic Party, and the Arizona Legislative Campaign Committee. This […]

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Chief Health Officer Fumbles

In an exchange yesterday between Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf (another acting secretary, rather than a permanent one), at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Wolf got the statistics for the death rates of coronavirus and influenza wrong (it appears to be around 2% for coronavirus; the death rate from […]

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