Category Archives: Grijalva’s Weekly Update

Rep. Grijalva to Host Forum with Immigrant Rights and DACA Experts

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva will host a public forum on Saturday, Sep. 23, with immigration and DACA experts to discuss the rights that immigrants and DACA recipients have in the United States.

This will be an opportunity for Tucson’s immigrant community to learn more about their rights as immigrants.

Speakers include:

  • Billy Peard – ACLU Arizona
  • Margo Cowan – Immigrant Rights Advocate
  • Rep. Grijalva’s Immigration Casework Team

Congressman Grijalva and guest speakers will also discuss current legislative proposals in Congress to codify DACA into law. Rep. Grijalva’s casework team will be available for private consultation after the forum.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

WHERE: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd. Bldg. 1, Tucson, AZ 85714

Please confirm attendance to Sayanna Molina at Sayanna.Molina@mail.house.gov or 520-286-6963

 

Live Blogging Election Results

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In an hour, the polls will close. The big question is: Will dark money from the Koch Brothers and their multinational corporate brothers win or will the people win? Will millions of dollars — more than $25 million to buy each Senate seat for Republicans and more than $15 million in Arizona for Republicans — take this election? Or will the “little guy” (as my Mom would say) win?

Watch this post on Blog for Arizona as we fan out and cover the elections. Most of the bloggers here volunteered their time today to win this election for the people, for the Democratic Party, the party of “the little guy”. Tonight we will be working (actually volunteering) to give you interesting tidbits and photos from the parties and results as they come in.

Look for comments to this post and look for other stories later as results come in. On Facebook and Twitter look for Tweets and photos from @P2Hannley, @Good4AZ, @Bad4AZ, and @BlogForArizona. (Tweets are below for those of you not on Twitter.)

According to the Pima County Democratic Party, local Dem volunteers have made more phone calls and knocked on more doors than anyone else in the US. Since October 1, Pima Dems volunteers have made 80,000 phone calls and led the nation in door-to-door canvassing. This is something we can be proud of. (So, why is the national media ignoring Arizona?) From the Dems…

Since October 1, Pima County has led the way in Southern Arizona with a record-breaking 80,000 phone calls and we led the NATION in canvassing with 80,000 door knocks. We have out-planned, out-paced and out-worked our competition in every measurable way and we have you to thank for that. From food donations to lit drops to sign installations, it has been a team effort— start to finish.

We may not win every race, but as members of the Pima County Democratic Party we can hold our head up high with the knowledge that we gave it our all. Our cause is just, our goals are worthwhile and the arc of History bends toward progress. We will prevail because we will persist.

It is great to be a Democrat.

Look for live blog the election results here tonight at Blog for Arizona. The bloggers will post comments to this post which will stay at the top of the blog. Follow the comments to this post for updates of resuls.

Arizona early ballot counts will be posted after 8:00 p.m.

Congressman Grijalva’s weekly video update

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Congressman Raúl Grijalva has launched a weekly video update on current affairs. This week's video update is on the DREAM Act and rising gas prices.

Congressman Grijalva’s weekly video update

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Congressman Raúl Grijalva has launched a weekly video update on current affairs. Here is the first video on bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq, and promoting the Congressional Progressive Caucus' People's Budget. Maybe the Clueless reporters at the Arizona Daily Star can simply watch and file a report… or we will simply bypass your lack of news reporting.