Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on COVID Emergency Relief Bill

APRIL 21, 2020 PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this statement after an agreement was reached with the Administration on an interim emergency relief package: “Congressional Democrats are proud to have secured an agreement on an interim emergency funding package that has been transformed to provide real […]

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COVID Advocacy & Action Call

Please join us for our upcoming COVID-19 call on Tuesday at noon. This week we’ll be joined by Supervisor Matt Ryan and Mayor Coral Evans. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97346978483 Meeting ID: 973 4697 8483 One tap mobile +19292056099,,97346978483# US (New York) +13126266799,,97346978483# US (Chicago)

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It’s the Economy, and Trump is failing

Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the economy is on the rise. A month ago, Trump’s net approval on the economy was +10 (53-43%); now, it’s even (48-48%). Approval among independents has also dropped 14 points in the same period. The economic crisis sparked by coronavirus is actually fueled by years of President Trump’s conservative economic […]

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Most Back Stay-At-Home Orders

By 32 points (60-28%), Americans are more concerned that social distancing will end too soon than go on too long — the latest indicator that the right-wing protests against stay-at-home orders are widely out-of-step with public opinion. Despite Trump’s messaging, even Republicans oppose the protests 47% to 36%. 76% of Republicans believe we are currently […]

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Action Alert: Tell Ducey To Follow the Science

Yesterday, a small group of protesters circled the empty Arizona Capitol demanding that Governor Ducey lift his stay-at-home order. These small protests seem not to be spontaneous, grassroots movements but rather something egged-on by Trump re-election operatives, and, of course, by Trump’s own Tweets. Still, these are the Republican base and while Ducey is not […]

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Letter to the Editor: Local governments should make additional precautions

In light of the coronavirus crisis both globally and locally spreading, I urge the Coconino National Forest to keep all gated forest roads closed or close the gates on them now for the entire summer or longer. All motorized vehicles should be prohibited from accessing large areas of the forest to prevent further spread of […]

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Letter to the Editor: For those fortunate, spend relief checks locally

Within a short amount of time, the majority of us will start receiving COVID-19 federal relief checks. My family, like other individuals/families, have been fortunate enough to be employed during this crisis. I believe that we have a responsibility to spend a large amount of this money within our community. Our families, businesses and nonprofits […]

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Latest on our COVID and Turn AZ Blue Actions

This is the latest e-newsletter sent to our subscribers on April 18. Dear Coconino Democrats, It’s been a very busy few weeks. Here’s the latest we have to share: We’re past the stage of candidates qualifying for the primary ballot and we have a Democratic field to be proud of.  Thank you to all of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s remember what we have learned

It is Important that we learn from this pandemic. Our failed federal response, the shutdown of our economy, the loss of jobs, online schooling for our children, our medical system strained to the max and the vulnerable members of our society facing homelessness and food insecurity. Let’s also remember how we checked in on our […]

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COVID Is Exposing the Underlying Weakness of Our Healthcare System

Two issues came to our attention this week which demonstrate the need for big, structural changes in our healthcare system. COVID-19 didn’t cause these problems; it merely exposed them. Nursing Shortage First, in our COVID Action Call on Tuesday, we heard from the Chief Medical Officer at Tuba City Regional Heath Center that the most […]

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