Let’s Get to Work

Author: Heather Cox Richardson, Historian Published on her blog. Emphasis added here. 2020 will be the year that determines whether or not American democracy survives. Our system has never lived up to its fullest potential, but until recently, its aspirations have driven us to fight to perfect it, guaranteeing everyone equality before the law and […]

Continue reading

Hot Topics: Should We Want More Democracy or Less?

Voter suppression and gerrymandering seem undemocratic. Some argue for the elimination of the Electoral College, which has seated five presidents that lost the national popular vote. Newly piloted vote-counting proposals, like ranked-choice voting, may better express popular will. Many have railed against the success of small minorities in blocking popular proposals on health care, gun […]

Continue reading

Democrats on the Issues: Democracy and Political Reform

by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice separate from their party activities. Here […]

Continue reading

Democracy fails if you don’t do your civic duty

I’m starting to hear that self-defeating refrain, “I will not under any circumstances vote for X.” It’s your civic duty to vote. No candidate is going to perfectly match your special interests, but one candidate will surely be at least slightly better than the other. If you don’t carry out your duty, democracy will fail. […]

Continue reading

Democrats smart enough to counter Republicans’ money

Flagstaff folks may not have “ungodly” amounts of money, as the Republican National and State Party has targeted us with, but we do have brains and we do have numbers: Over 500 locals attended the Democratic Governors Debate at Sinagua Middle School on Tuesday. The “Blue Wave” are smart enough to know that Republican leadership […]

Continue reading