Three Statewide Ballot Initiatives Worthy Of Your Support

The Coconino County Democratic Party recommends a “yes” vote on each of the following three statutory initiatives. All three are currently under court challenge, but if cleared to appear on the ballot, they are expected to have the proposition numbers indicated in parentheses. STOP SURPRISE BILLING AND PROTECT PATIENTS ACT (Prop. 208) Arizonans Fed Up […]

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Most Urgent Issue in Arizona: Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

As parents, students, and educators, with all their unique circumstances, contemplate returning to school, COVID-19 presents major challenges for K-12 education. Other countries that have reopened schools successfully have much lower rates of community transmission than found in the United States, along with robust testing and contracting tracing programs. Even so, some of these schools […]

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Should We Open Our Schools?

By Carrie Sampson First, let me position myself. I am a mother of two school-aged children, an incoming kindergarten and third grader. I am an educator. As a faculty member at Arizona State University, I teach and research educational equity, leadership, and policy. I am mixed-race, with Latinx and Black heritage, born and raised in […]

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World-Class Education in Every ZIP Code: The Biden-Sanders Unity Platform

Highlights: It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that every child, everywhere, is able to receive a world-class education that enables them to lead meaningful lives, no matter their race, ZIP code, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or household income. Guaranteeing Universal High-Quality Early Childhood Education. Democrats support: working with states to offer pre-K […]

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Zoom Town Hall on COVID-19 Impacts on Education in AZ

On Tuesday, July 21 Congressman Tom O’Halleran is hosting a Zoom town hall meeting to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education in Arizona that you may be interested in. You can join in from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM to share your thoughts and concerns directly, and discuss new updates in our state. Joe Thomas, […]

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Petition Drive: Invest In Ed!

We will be collecting signatures for the Invest in Ed ballot initiative and for any local Democratic candidates who need them.  There will be two tables on the porch on the east side of our building. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from others in the area (minimum 6 feet). We will […]

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Petition Drive: Invest In Ed!

We will be collecting signatures for the Invest in Ed ballot initiative and for any local Democratic candidates who need them.  There will be two tables on the porch on the east side of our building. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from others in the area (minimum 6 feet). We will […]

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Invest in Education Petition Signing Opportunity

How embarrassing! Arizona ranks 49th in our country when it comes to compensating educators in our public schools. Please join us at the Ice House in Flagstaff on Saturday, May 30 , 12PM -2PM to sign petitions to get “Invest in Ed” on the November ballot. Our location is at the corner of Birch St. […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 24, 2020

Most of these bills are not available for Request to Speak since there are only a few committees meeting this week.  The bills are transitioning from one house to the other this week so most of these are scheduled for floor votes this week.  We recommend that folks e-mail or call the legislators to express […]

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Letter to the editor: November results could improve state’s ranking

The state of Arizona was handed a dismal grade when it comes to raising families. WalletHub ranked the state 41st out of 50 in categories of Health & Safety, Education, Child Care, Affordability, Socioeconomics and Family Fun. The state ranked 48th in Health & Safety, Child Care and Socioeconomics. The state improved its rank with […]

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