Daily Archives: April 3, 2018

Hear Candidate for US Senate, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, at Democrats of Greater Tucson

The program at the Democrats of Greater Tucson will be held on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N Bonita Ave) and is from 12 – 1 PM.

As this program is expected to see higher than usual turnout, we recommend showing up early to claim a seat.

Kyrsten Sinema knows firsthand the challenges everyday Arizonans face.  Born in Tucson, Kyrsten went through some tough times growing up.

Her family struggled to make ends meet, and for a while they were even homeless. But they got by thanks to family, church, and hard work. Kyrsten’s childhood experience showed her the power of hard work and the importance of helping others.

Education was Kyrsten’s ticket to a better life. With the help of student loans, academic scholarships, and financial aid, she went to BYU and then ASU, where she now teaches as a proud Sun Devil.

After graduating, she worked with students and families in Arizona who faced some of the same challenges she did. Kyrsten’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona Legislature, where she passed a law to help veterans get in-state tuition at all Arizona public universities, cracked down on sex trafficking, and advocated for children’s health care and education.

Now Kyrsten works every day to deliver for Arizona families – expanding access to quality, affordable health care, helping veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating good-paying jobs for Arizonans, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad.

Kyrsten feels a duty to serve and give back to the communities and country that gave her so much. She got her shot at the American dream, and she’ll keep working to make sure all Arizonans get theirs too.

We ask that all guests patronize our host, $10 for buffet & drink or $3.50 drink (additional charges for card).  

Militarize the border? Has this fool ever heard of posse comitatus?

FOX & Friends and FOX prime time pundits (aka presidential advisers) have our nativist racist Twitter-troll-in-chief all worked up about a “caravan” of Central American refugees coming to America. Why Is Trump Still Obsessing About a Caravan of Migrants?

But the truth is that, according to the Washington Post, Trump’s ignorance about what is going on is even worse than we thought. Here are some things he doesn’t seem to know:

  • “The Mexican government on Monday evening moved to break up the caravan of migrants moving through southern Mexico”
  • This is an “annual caravan intended to raise awareness about the plight of people making the dangerous trek across Mexico toward the United States”
  • “Mexico deported 16,278 people during the first two months of 2018; 97 percent of them were Central Americans, according to the Washington Office on Latin America, a human rights group.”
  • “Mexico increased its immigration enforcement in 2014, when it enacted a “Southern Border Plan” in response to a flood of unaccompanied Central American children who were transiting the country and arriving in the United States.

While Trump is rage tweeting, this is happening:

On Monday, Mexico’s interior minister, Alfonso Navarrete, said he and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had spoken. “We agreed to analyze the best ways to attend to the flows of migrants in accordance with the laws of each country,” Navarrete tweeted.

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Tonight: Dark Money, Charles Koch, and the UA Freedom Center

TONIGHT: April 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, April 3rd, there will be a panel discussion open to the public in Room 211 of the Education Building on the UA campus.

“The discussion will cover

  • Campus organizing and its successes against some of the academic centers that the Koch donor network has insinuated into hundreds of colleges and universities around the U.S.;
  • The intrusion by the UA Freedom Center of biased economics courses into high schools in Arizona, notably in Tucson;
  • The recent expansion of the Freedom Center’s beachhead at UA into a freestanding academic department, called the “Department of Political Economy and Moral Science;”
  • The Koch donor network’s longstanding project to subvert democracy in this country.

As Prof. Nancy MacLean explained in her appearances at the Tucson Festival of Books on 3/11/18 and in a subsequent lecture sponsored by the UA History Department on 3/12, our country is in grave danger. The UA Freedom Center and its activities are one small part of the far-right libertarian effort to win by stealth what they have been unable to win at the ballot box. Come to the discussion on 4/3 and learn more about the local Freedom Center, the Koch donor network, and the threat that they constitute to all but the super-rich in our land.”

Prof. David Gibbs will be the moderator, and the four panelists will be as follows:

  • David Gibbs, Professor of History, moderator
  • Samantha Parsons, UnKoch My Campus, Grassroots Campaign Strategist
  • David Safier, a regular contributor to Tucson Weekly
  • Douglas Weiner, Professor of History
  • Jeremy Vetter, Associate Professor of History

For further info call 520-323-0555.