RedForEd Rally & Stand-Out

One year after our historic walk-out, our state legislature is STILL failing AZ teachers and families by refusing to properly fund education. Our students are STILL sitting in overcrowded classrooms with outdated materials, in buildings that are falling apart. Teachers are STILL barely surviving with salaries that are some of the lowest in the nation. […]

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Vote for French’s commitment to education

Thank you, Karyn, for this letter — and vote for Tyler, too! There are two House seats in LD-6 and we need to flip them both! As the #RedforEd movement has made abundantly clear, Arizona ranks in the very bottom tier when it comes to school funding. #RedforEd’s massive influence has dramatically focused public attention […]

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Facts Not Slogans Support Invest in Ed Initiative

A letter written by Ann Heitland and published in today’s Arizona Daily Sun lays out the arguments on both sides of the Invest in Education initiative, for which petitions are circulating now. On the one side, there are fiscal facts; on the other are tired old slogans: The opponents of the Invest in Education Initiative have […]

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Update on Ballot Initiatives: Supporting Democratic Values

Newcomers to Arizona from eastern states often wonder what all the fuss about ballot initiatives is. Arizona became a state at the height of the Progressive Era in American history so the populist principle that citizens could initiate their own laws was enshrined in our State Constitution. Republicans in the legislature have tried to undermine […]

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House Democrats Support Educators, Vote to Reject Inadequate and Unsustainable GOP Budget

The Arizona House and Senate Democrats fought hard last night for education in this state. They lost every vote. Ducey calls what came out “bipartisan” — which would be laughable if the lie didn’t fall off his lips so easily.  What really happened is that Republicans in the Arizona Legislature tried to scam the people […]

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What Is the “Invest in Education” Ballot Initiative?

It’s a gamble on a tight deadline. An advocacy group has filed an initiative with the Secretary of State called the “Invest in Education Act” that would go on the ballot in November if 150,642 signatures are raised between now and July 5.  That’s a lot of signatures! The Dark Money ballot intiative has been […]

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