Voter Suppression: Republicans’ Favorite Thing
This week a new voter suppression bill reared up in the Arizona Legislature. This week Republican Rep. Townsend introduced a bill (HB2616), which would prohibit anyone employee of any organization (except political parties) from registering people to vote. This would include some of Arizona’s leading voter registration organizations and is yet another move by the […]Continue reading
USE Request to Speak or Contact Your Legislators by Email or Phone: SB1320 – Senate Finance Committee – Moves responsibility for Audits of ESA’s (Educations Scholarship Accounts) to the State Treasurer from the Department Of Education. Would significantly reduce the effectiveness of any audits done. OPPOSE SB1395 – Senate Finance Committee – Requires […]Continue reading
Republican Bill to Ban Dropping Off Mail-In Ballots in Arizona will Significantly Impact Coconino County.
Voters turned out in record numbers to exercise their rights as citizens to vote in the 2018 election in Arizona. Some races were not decided until the last ballot was counted. In some cases this took additional time after the election since many ballots were dropped off at polling places on election day or at […]Continue reading
Take Action: Sign Petition to Stop Voter Suppression!
In November 2018, over 220,000 Arizonans cast their ballot by delivering their mail-in ballot to their polling location instead of a mailbox. Now the Republicans in the Arizona Legislature want to change the law to require that all ballots delivered to a voter by mail must be returned to election offices by mail — no […]Continue reading
Voter Suppression Update – Voter Registration Deadline Nears
In a setback for voting rights, a federal judge has rejected a lawsuit aimed at forcing GOP Secretary of State Michele Reagan to send out notification letters to 380,000 voters whose registrations she refused to automatically update when they updated their address with the state Department of Transportation. The plaintiffs had argued this was a violation of the National […]Continue reading
Arizona Democratic Party Voter Protection
Are you interested in volunteering to watch for voter suppression or other issues at the polls on Election Day? The Arizona Democratic Party is recruiting NOW for training. While this is a minor issue for Coconino County, we still need a few good volunteers to be at the ready. Contact: Easha Anand, Arizona Director of Voter […]Continue reading
Women and the Vote
Join a community celebration to commemorate the 98th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Music, speakers and VOTER REGISTRATIONS in Heritage Square from 1-4pm on August 26. Groups present include NAACP, RedforEd, CCC, Together We Will, NAZ, Moms Demand Action, Planned Parenthood and many more!Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading