Nov. 1 – Flagstaff
Nov. 8 – Yuma
Nov. 29 – Phoenix
Nov. 30 Tucson
Specific location information for each is on our Blog for Arizona calendar for each of these dates: http://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/.
Two Democratic candidates running for Governor: LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley and Dr. David Garcia, education professor at ASU, who ran for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction in Nov. 2014.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Education, Tucson
Tagged AEA, Arizona Education Association, David Garcia, Democratic Gubernatorial candidates, education town halls, Flagstaff, Phoenix, public education, Steve Farley, yuma
LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley
“Save the date! June 5. Come join us and several very special guests to hear an exciting announcement from Senator Steve Farley. Come join us for refreshments and to hear Steve and special guests speak about the future of Arizona!”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., at Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. in Tucson. Event from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/250667338670455/
Crossposted at DemocraticDiva.com
Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns & Money wants Democrats to stop trying to woo old white people who hate them:
So what’s up? I think there are a few really important points. Democrats need to just stop trying to appeal to old white people. White men voted for the GOP 64-34. It is a loser strategy. This demographic overwhelmingly votes GOP. Alison Grimes, who ran an utterly pathetic and embarrassing campaign, refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama is the prototype of how not to do it. No one is going to believe you. Heard a bunch about the North Carolina race last night and all the discussion about how Ebola, ISIS, and immigration dominated voters’ agenda. When I hear those three things in this context, I hear three words: racism, racism, and racism. And the Supreme Court supporting racist policies to restrict blacks from voting by eviscerating the Voting Rights Act allowed racists to indeed restrict black voting in meaningful ways that may well have swung North Carolina to the execrable Thom Tillis. Developing entire political campaigns to swing a few of these voters to the Democrats isn’t going to work–as we saw quite clearly last night. Continue reading
Posted in Activism, Arizona State Legislature, Campaigns, Civil Rights, Donna Gratehouse, Education, Elections
Tagged 2014 midterms, arizona democrats, ballot splitting, David Garcia, erik loomis, Fred DuVal, lawyers guns & money, new york times, Terry Goddard, ticket splitting
Vote for the party of the people– the Democratic Party– not the party of dark money.
Gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal and candidate for public instruction David Garcia will be doing a “thank you” tour of Pima County on Sunday, Nov. 2. Here are times and locations. Find out about volunteer opportunities here.
Posted in Campaigns, Civil Rights, Economics, Education, Elections, Governor, Pamela Powers Hannley, Party Politics
Tagged 2014 elections, dark money, David Garcia, felicia rotellini, Fred DuVal, Terry Goddard
If Tea Party Republicans can’t bother to come to Tucson to meet us, they don’t deserve our votes!
It was bad enough when Republican gubernatorial candidate Dicey Doug Ducey decided to duck debates in Tucson, but now the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) has reported that only ONE of the invited Republicans– Corporation Commission candidate Doug “I Heart APS” Little– will participate in a televised LWVGT debate in Tucson. All of the Democratic candidates agreed to the LWVGT debate invitation, along with Libertarian Barry Hess and “Independent Constitutionalist” J.L. Mealer.
“Dark Money” Ducey, Attorney General candidate Mark “Nullify the Constitution” Brnovich, Diane “Tea Party Tool” Douglas, and Tom “I Heart APS” Forese have all decided that debating in Arizona’s second largest city is not worth their time. These cowardly Republicans are taking a page from the playbooks of Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain: don’t go south of Oro Valley, unless you have to rush to the border for a photo opp.
Was it something we said? Or something they’re afraid we’ll say? Did someone tell them that every old hippie artist in Tucson has protest signs tucked behind the couch? Let’s face it. These bought-and-paid-for Koch Brothers candidates can’t hold a candle to the Democratic Party’s slate, and they know it. They don’t want to look stupid on camera. They prefer to hide and hope no one will notice. (Remember Jan Brewer’s on-camera brain fart in 2010?)
Posted in Campaigns, Civil Rights, Community, Corruption, Debates, Economics, Elections, Ethics, GOP War On..., Governor, IOKIYAR, Justice, Pamela Powers Hannley, Party Politics, Pima, Scandals, Taxes, Tucson
Tagged #Bad4AZ, David Garcia, Diane Douglas, Doug Ducey, Doug Little, Felecia Rotellini, Fred DuVal, Jim Holway, mark brnovich, Snadra Kennedy, Tom Forese