Category Archives: Announcement

March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. and around the nation (Updated with additional protests)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, appeared on the the Sunday morning bobblehead shows and announced “March for Our Lives,” a demonstration for new gun control legislation scheduled for Saturday, March 24, in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country.

The students have set up a web site, https://www.marchforourlives.com, and a Facebook page.

On March 24 we will take to the streets of Washington, DC and our communities across the country. We will be the last group of students who have to stand up for fallen children due to senseless gun violence. March with us. Sign up at marchforourlives.com.

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Tucson demonstration against Gov. Ducey’s State of The State Address today

Governor Ducey will be in Tucson today to deliver a warmed-over repetition of the pablum he served up in his State of The State Address to the legislature on Monday to the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Progressive Democrats of America plan to demonstrate Against #DoubleTalkDucey:

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Gov. Ducey will be giving a Tucson version of his State of the State speech at a $110-per-person luncheon hosted by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. We’ll be waiting outside to show him that we’re done with his double talk, and ready to demand something better.

Frustrated by the way that Ducey claims to support public education — while refusing to pay teachers anything close to what they deserve? Infuriated by the way Ducey claims to stand for inclusivity — while continuing to support people like Joe Arpaio? Fed up with the way Ducey pretends to champion Arizona’s middle class — while supporting tax cuts for his rich friends? Join us! Bring signs and come ready to chant and speak out.

Thanks to ProgressNow Arizona, Indivisible Southern Arizona and Mi Familia Vota for organizing this action. They are asking that we meet on the sidewalk near 215 S. Granada at the Convention Center at 11:00 am on Tuesday morning.

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Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development: Legislative Update at DGT, Dec 4

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley at the recent joint health committee meeting.

Economic Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development will be the focus of my Legislative update at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting on Monday, December 4.

Come on down and hear how Arizona could lessen economic inequality and improve access to care while developing new career paths. Also, hear about new legislation being proposed in these areas in 2018.

Mingling starts after 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at noon on the dot. For $10, you can enjoy the Chinese buffet at the Dragon View Restaurant.

If you live in LD9 and have not donated $5 to support my Clean Elections campaign, please bring an extra $5 to the luncheon. Can’t make it on Monday? You can donate $5 online here and watch my blog for more on this topic.

200 Stories: Tucson Healthcare Forum, Oct 29

200 Stories: Tucson Healthcare Forum

Do you have concerns about the Affordable Care Act and repeal attempts; about the future of Medicare and Medicaid; or about access to care or the cost of drugs?

Whether you are a patient or a provider, we want to hear your medical and health insurance stories. The LD9 and LD10 Legislators are holding an open mic forum in which we listen, you talk, and we all learn.

This is a free educational community event for residents of Pima County. It’s about listening and learning from each other. Senators David Bradley and Steve Farley and Representatives Kirsten Engel, Randy Friese, and Pamela Powers Hannley have confirmed their attendance. (Rep. Todd Clodfelter was invited but has a scheduling conflict.)

In the news, we hear what politicians and big corporations think should be done with our country’s overly complicated and extremely expensive health care system. At this event, the people of Southern Arizona will have an opportunity to tell us their stories and help shape future policy.

Mark your calendars for October 29, 2017. The event will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St.

Please take a few minutes to register with EventBrite by clicking here. We want to make sure we have enough seats.

Watch Facebook and other social media for updates.

Save Our Schools Town Hall Today

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Are you concerned about funding for public education? Do you want to help protect our schools? Join Sen. Steve Farley, Rep. Dr. Randall Friese and others this Saturday for a panel-style education town hall.

WHERE: St. Francis In The Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718.

***This will be an interactive event! What do you want to ask our panel? Send those questions to nikkileeaz@gmail.com so we can make sure you have the opportunity to get answers.***

Come talk to your elected officials and speak with education experts from around the state. Discuss the Arizona teacher crisis, the economic impact of defunding public education, and more. Learn about Save Our Schools Arizona, a group of concerned parents and teachers organizing around the clock to stop voucher expansion and demand that our legislators protect public schools. Receive training on how to gather signatures for SOSAZ, check out petitions, get completed petitions notarized, and drop them off to be turned in!

There is limited seating, so please reserve your free ticket to this event today!

 Click Here to Reserve Tickets 

The Big Bad Wolf Food Truck & Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food Truck will be on-site with delicious breakfast and lunch food for purchase. 


Agenda:

9:30 – Check in, mingle, and sign the SOS AZ petition to put SB1431 on the Nov 2018 ballot.

10:00 – 10:45 – Hear from your elected officials, Senator Steve Farley & Rep. Dr. Randy Friese

10:45 – 11:30 – Interact with your elected officials and a panel of education experts and discuss topics like the Arizona teacher crisis, the economic impact of taking more money out of public education, and more!

11:30 – 12:30 – Enjoy some local eats from some great Tucson Food Trucks & come back inside to get training and support on SOS AZ petitions. We will have training, notary, pickup, and drop off services on-site.


Speakers & Panelists:

Steve Farley – Gubernatorial Candidate & State Senator from LD9

Dr. Randall Friese – AZ House of Representatives from LD9

Katie Rogerson – Chief Operating Officer for Tucson Values Teachers

Jen Darland – VP of the Arizona Education Network

Jason Freed – Public School Teacher, President of Tucson Education Association

Moderator: Nikki Lee – Parent & Community Organizer

Rep. Martha McSally ‘chicken bunker’ tele-town hall tonight (Updated)

UPDATE:  Rep. Martha McSally on Wednesday morning announced she has canceled a telephone town hall later today that was set to give constituents a chance to talk to her directly about health-care legislation. Rep. Martha McSally cancels today’s phone-in town hall due to emergency trip:

In a brief statement, McSally’s office said the congresswoman was traveling to Tucson because a man described as a father figure is gravely ill.

“The man who has been a father figure in Rep. McSally’s life for the last twenty (years) took a turn for the worse this morning in his battle against cancer and his health is rapidly deteriorating,” read the statement from her spokeswoman, Kelly Schibi.

“Rep. McSally has to urgently fly back to Tucson this afternoon. She regretfully will have to reschedule the health care telephone town hall for the next available date. Due to this emergency, the Congresswoman will also miss votes on Wednesday and Thursday. Rep. McSally has already informed the Speaker of this unfortunate circumstance. She appreciates her constituents’ understanding during this difficult time.”

The Arizona Daily Star reports, McSally to hold phone-in town hall Wednesday evening:

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally announced she will hold a telephone town hall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, giving constituents a chance to talk to her directly about health-care legislation.

To participate in the call, dial 877-229-8493 and enter the code 114341.

Our “cowardly lion“ congresswoman Martha McSally is too afraid to meet her constituents face-to-face to explain her votes in a public forum.

The tele-town hall comes nearly three weeks after McSally rallied the GOP troops to “Let’s get this fucking thing done!” in voting in favor of the “Zombie Trumpcare” American Health Care Act, which narrowly passed on a party-line vote.

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According to FiveThirtyEight’s Congressional Tracker (last updated May 18), Rep. McSally stands by her man Donald Trump 100% of the time.

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