Arizona’s Budget Signals the Parties’ Differing Values

On Thursday, June 13, we were honored to host Arizona Democratic House Leader Charlene Fernandez, House Co-Whip Athena Salman, and Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7) for a public town hall at Coconino High School. The group explained the 2020 budget as passed by the Arizona Legislature in the session which just closed — and how the […]

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Let’s Flip LD-6 Fundraiser

Republicans hold the Arizona Legislature by a slim margin. LD-6 (whose largest city is Flagstaff) is key to winning a majority. Arizona House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez and other Democratic Legislative Leaders are here to help us raise the funds to Flip LD-6. Proceeds will benefit the Coconino County Democratic Party and the Arizona Legislative […]

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Arizona Democratic Legislators’ Town Hall

We just finished an incredible legislative session where Democrats had a few successes but many disappointments. Come hear from our Arizona Democratic Legislative Leaders how their priorities differed from the Republican majority: House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez Assistant Leader Randy Friese Co-Whip Reginald Bolding Co-Whip Athena Salman   Coconino High School Mini-Auditorium. Free and open […]

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2019 Legislative Wrap up — the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We believe that your advocacy through Request to Speak and with phone calls, emails, letters, and in person meetings with legislators made a difference in the 2019 session — mostly in stopping some very bad bills. Let’s keep it up next year! POSITIVE RESULTS: Delivered on the promise of a second installment of 20×2020, which […]

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Coral Evans Jumps into LD-6 House Race

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans announced today that she will run for Arizona House from Legislative District 6. She’s the first Democratic candidate to announce for the House race. Felicia French is running for the Arizona Senate seat, having made her announcement in February before hitting the Arizona Trail. In making her announcement, Evans said: There […]

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How Arizona spent your tax dollars in the new state budget

Now that the Republican legislature has passed its budget and Ducey has signed it into law, let’s take a look at some of the worst of it. If you’re interested in what alternative priorities the Democrats proposed, we’re sponsoring an event on June 13 with Democratic House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez and other Democratic legislators […]

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Legislative Alerts: The Crucial Week

We are in week 19 of the current session. The State Budget will be introduced this week.  Word is that Ducey and the Republican leaders have an agreement, but whether the rank and file will fall in line is uncertain. Be sure to call your representatives to insist that education, among other priorities, gets fully […]

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Legislature 101

Have you ever wondered just how the Arizona Legislature actually works?  How do bills get started, reviewed, amended, passed or rejected?  What is a “strike everything” bill?  How can citizens influence this process?  What are the elements of Arizona’s constitution that we should all keep in mind as we consider what our Legislators are doing? […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of May 13, 2019

We are in day 120 of the legislature session – it is nominally supposed to last 100 days.  The delay is due to disagreements over the budget.  Remember to send your ideas on budget priorities to your representatives. SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE STRONGLY – These bills & continuing resolutions […]

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Pay Attention to State Politics!

The Arizona Legislature will be in the red zone of its session this coming week — this is the time that critical budget decisions are made and “strike-everything” amendments rear up without notice. “Strike everything” means bills that don’t really matter to the Republican majority get amended to strike all of their original language and […]

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