On the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, Kirkpatrick (at right) joined students across the country in walking out to protest lax gun laws. She was invited by the students of Rincon & University High Schools to be a part of their protest.
Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who once supported the NRA, has emerged as a leading gun safety candidate in Tucson’s CD2 Congressional primary race. Among her supporters:
- She was just named a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Candidate. The group pressures lawmakers to improve gun laws, raises awareness about gun violence and educates the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
- She is endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It announced the goal to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025 through background checks that are applied to all gun sales; to “Stop ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers” – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and to change social norms around the real dangers of guns.
- She’s endorsed by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Founded by shooting survivor and former Congressman Gabby Giffords, the center’s legal experts research, write, and defend the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.
Democrats Matt Heinz and Mary Matiella are also Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense candidates. All seven of the Democratic primary candidates support gun safety measures.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Races, Campaigns, Crime, Giffords, Gun Policies, Larry Bodine
Tagged Barbara LaWall, Be Smart program, Brady Campaign, Giffords Law Center, gun safety, gun show loophole, JuRoll, Martha McSally, Matt Heinz, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, NRA, President Trump
After a 7 month hiatus, Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott has returned to the radio today on KEVT, 1210 AM, advertising as “progressive voices” of Southern Arizona. He defined progressive as “moving forward and onward”, talking about “progress through political reform”. His show will be M to F, 3 to 5 p.m.
On his premier show today on KEVT he interviewed:
— Jim Small, reporter at Arizona Capitol Times (they discussed the Hillary vs. Donald campaign in Arizona, early voting, close races in the Arizona State House and Senate, Propositions 205 and 206, Hispanic voting power).
— Dr. Matt Heinz, candidate in CD 2 House (talked about his opponent freshman Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, etc.)
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Barbara LaWall, Dr. Matt Heinz, Dylan Smith, Jeff Rogers, Jim Nintzel, Jim Small, KEVT, Matt Laos, Progressive voices, Sharon Bronson
Emil Franzi, publisher/editor of the conservative online Southern Arizona News Examiner has endorsed a few Democrats in Pima County, for the upcoming General Election 2016:
Recorder – F. Ann Rodriguez, incumbent
Attorney – Barbara LaWall, incumbent
Assessor: Bill Staples, incumbent
Supervisor District 1: Brian Bickel
Supervisor District 3: Sharon Bronson, incumbent
LD 9 House – no to Anna (sic) Henderson (R). (The candidate’s first name is spelled Ana.)
Otherwise, the rest of the S.A.N.E. endorsements are Republicans including the U.S. President, except for the nonpartisan TUSD School Board (Mark Stegeman, an Independent).
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged Barbara LaWall, Bill Staples, Brian Bickel, Emil Franzi, F. Ann Rodriguez, general election endorsements, Mark Stegeman, Sharon Bronson, Southern Arizona News Examiner
Metro Week (AZPM Channel 6 on PBS) last night conducted a joint interview of both Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall (D) and her Green Party challenger attorney Cyndi Tuell. Incumbent LaWall is seeking her 6th term, first elected in Nov. 1996.
Also interviewed separately were appointed Democratic Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and his Republican challenger Mark Napier, who ran for this seat 4 years ago against then-Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Nanos was appointed to Sheriff in July, 2015 by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Watch these Metro Week interviews here: https://www.azpm.org/
Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016. Early ballots go out next week (Oct. 12).
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged AZPM, Barbara LaWall, Channel 6 PBS, Chris Nanos, Clarence Dupnik, Cyndi Tuell, General Election, Mark Napier, Metro Week, Pima County Attorney, Pima County Sheriff
radio host Matthew Laos
hosted by Matthew Laos
“What Matters will be discussing the relevant Issues of the Day from the Economy to Entertainment to politics to education to the arts with great guests discussing “What Matters” and how it impacts our daily lives.”
Carolyn’s note: Just found out about a new radio talk show hosted by young Democratic activist Matthew Laos. It’s on KVOI The Voice 1030 AM on the dial, every Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m.
I just listened to Matt’s two previous shows (Aug. 27 and Sept. 3). He interviewed economists, educators, politicians (i. e. Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kovachik) and even former radio talk show host John C. Scott (former campaign manager for Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, who recently won her Dem primary on August 30, 2016).
Podcasts here: http://www.kvoi.com/podcast-window/?yourKey=1363784
Good luck to Matt on his new radio show. Let us know “what matters” in Tucson and Southern Az.
On Friday July 29, 2016 Arizona Public Media (AZPM, PBS Channel 6) hosted a debate between 5 term Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and her challenger political newcomer Joel Feinman, who worked for 8 years in the Public Defender’s office. Both candidates are Democrats, so this is a primary election race (August 30), to face off with Green candidate Cyndi Tuell in the General election.
Pima County Atty. Barbara LaWall
Watch the debate online here: