Prop 306 a NO brainer

Voting No on Proposition 306 is a No Vote Brainer By David Gordon, LD18 Democrat Do you want the tentacles of Dark Money special interests regulating our Clean Elections Campaigns in Arizona? That is what could happen if Proposition 306 passes this November. Currently, the administration of Clean Election Campaigns is governed by the politically neutral Citizens […]

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Vote to end dark money influence in Arizona

Voters in Arizona face a stark choice between candidates for Attorney General (AG). January Contreras is running against the sitting AG, Mark Brnovich. The starkest contrast is dark money. What is Dark Money and why is it toxic to elections? Dark money comes through 501©(4) organizations that fund social causes that can be up to […]

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Corporations abusing powers granted to them

“I think it is a moral requirement to make money when you can,” Mulye told the Financial Times, “to sell the product for the highest price.” CNN, Sept. 11, 2018 This quote appears in a CNN article recently, encapsulating the flaw in the Milton Friedman mandate to corporate leaders that their only duty is to […]

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Money-filled campaigns ruin free market theory

I was about to write a critical analysis of the theory known as “free market economics” when I saw the front page of the Arizona Daily Sun. The picture of the dark money hired hands, lolling about, taunting Flagstaff, crystallized for me the main flaw of free market economics. In reality, nothing about this market […]

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Americans for Prosperity Has Money to Burn

Americans for Prosperity made a contribution to Flagstaff’s local paper last week: A full-page ad calling out our Democratic Congressman for alleged inaction on the trillion dollar national debt that’s coming down the pike due to Republican tax legislation enacted last December. AFP has money to burn for ridiculous propaganda, but Flagstaff Democrats aren’t taking […]

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Terry Goddard: Outlaw Dirty Money

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will be in Flagstaff on May 12th for a special event at the Cornish Pasty. Terry is leading the charge for the “Outlaw Dirty Money” ballot initiative. He’ll explain why this is so important and provide an update on progress toward getting the initiative on the ballot. Order off […]

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Senate: Campaign funds, dark money sources to stay anonymous

 Saying they’re protecting people from harassment, the state Senate  voted to block cities and counties from requiring “dark money” groups from disclosing their donors.  The Arizona legislature needs to change. When rich people and corporations participate in politics, the rest of us have the right to know it. Senator Sylvia Allen, LD-6 (Flagstaff, Sedona, Holbrook, […]

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Democratic Political Action! Strategy for Dealing with Dark Money.

Tom Collins, Executive Director of Arizona Clean Elections has agreed to speak at DPA! He’ll discuss the source of money for the 2014 Governor’s race so we can get an idea of what’s ahead in 2018. Democratic Political Action! meets monthly to discuss topics of current interest. The gathering is open to all Democrats and […]

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“Outlaw Dirty Money” Needs Help with Petitions!

Arizona deserves transparency in politics– and former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is leading an effort to achieve that.  The work is called Outlaw Dirty Money. The movement seeks a an amendment to the Arizona Constitution that gets rid of anonymity in large campaign donations. Outlaw Dirty Money needs 300,000 signatures to get the “Stop Political Dirty […]

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Letter to Editor: Sign petitions against dark money

On Sunday afternoon, I attended an extremely interesting, informative and well-attended presentation on Dark (Dirty) Money by former Arizona attorney general Terry Goddard. Goddard is pursuing a constitutional amendment to outlaw Dirty Money contributions in Arizona elections. He spoke eloquently about the corrosive and negative influence of undisclosed contributions to our elections from people like […]

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