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AZ Asian American Pacific Islander Dems Election kickoff & New Year Social

“Join the AZ Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus to kick off the 2018 Election Season in conjunction with the start of the Lunar New Year. Enjoy delicious food, meet local Democratic candidates and learn about important issues. Visit their FB page for updated information on confirmed guests and key information.

This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is appreciated! RSVP on the FB page or call (520) 309-6114.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1561942400549342/

Come meet and mingle! Updated attendees …

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Arizona House Dems Drop 2018 ERA Bill

ERA in Arizona House

Arizona House representatives dropped the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) into the hopper on January 11, 2018.

In 2017, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in eight states, debated in three, and ratified in one– Nevada. The Arizona Legislature was one of the bodies that debated the ERA. (Watch the video.) I have vowed to introduce the ERA every year until it is ratified by the states. Only two more states are needed. This could be the year the ERA is finally sent back to Congress to become an amendment to the US Constitution.

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, I dropped the ERA– with the help of some of my Democratic sisters. All of the House Democrats signed the bill. I stopped asking Republicans to sign the ERA, when I confirmed that Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita also has introduced the ERA this year.  Ugenti-Rita and Rep. Heather Carter were the only two Republicans who voted to hear the ERA in 2017 (rather than shutting down debate, as the Republican leadership wanted to do.)

You’ll remember that in 2017 the Democrats forced the ERA debate by using parliamentary procedures. We did this because Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, chair of the Judiciary Committee, refused to hear it in committee. (Committee chairs often kill bills with this parliamentary procedure.)

In 2018, the ERA is coming in the front door of the Arizona Legislature.

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Cooperation Unconference at City High School

City High School is at 47 E. Pennington, between Stone Ave. and Scott Ave. Hosted by Election 2016: Now What?

“Worried, upset or heartsick about what is happening to our country? Feel a need to ‘Do Something’ about it?

Come to the Cooperation Unconference to find a supportive community of creative, effective people who want to hear your ideas and how you want to be involved. If you’ve never been to an ‘unconference’ its a great experience, fun, fast-paced and participatory. You help shape the sessions and choose things you are comfortable with and interested in.

It will be fun. We have live “Music for a Change” with Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey at lunchtime, and some pretty cool panel discussions to kick us off:

Running for Office with Steve Farley, Victoria Steele, Ralph Atchue, and Randy Moody

Journalism and Public Engagement with Mari Herraras of the Weekly and Jeff Weber of CreativeTucson/Channel 20

Counteracting Political Despair with Dr Suzi Dovi of the UA Political Science dept.

Effective Activism with Vanessa Richter of Stronger Together AZ, Anna E. Dolak J.D. of the League of Women Voters, Gina Santos of Progressives of SoAZ, and Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson.

Its free, but please Register at the Eventbrite url because space is limited:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooperation-unconference-registration-31573577420

Optional small donation to City High School for hosting. Please come and connect. We can’t wait for “them” to fix things. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for !”

https://www.facebook.com/events/577771432420623/

 

Watch CD 2 Democratic candidate debate on AZPM

Arizona Public Media (AZPM, PBS Channel 6) hosted a debate  on August 5, 2016 between the two Democrats vying for Congressional District 2 House of Representatives seat — both former AZ House Representatives Dr. Matt Heinz and Victoria Steele.  They face off in the August 30 primary, one to challenge incumbent Republican Congresswoman (1 term) Martha McSally in the General Election.

Watch the debate online here:

https://originals.azpm.org/p/on-metroweek/2016/8/5/93222-two-democrats-compete-to-face-mcsally-in-2nd-district/

Dr. Matt Heinz

Dr. Matt Heinz

Victoria Steele

Victoria Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Heinz’s campaign website:  http://www.heinzforarizona.com/#intro. Dr. Heinz ran unsuccessfully before in the August 2012 primary for this same seat against Congressman Ron Barber.

Victoria Steele’s campaign website:http://www.victoriasteeleforcongress.com/

Vote wisely on or before August 30, 2016.  Early ballots went out on August 3.

PDA Tucson endorsements for Arizona primary

TUCSON CHAPTER PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA AND PEOPLE DEMANDING ACTION

People Demanding Action (PDAction) Tucson, a 501 (c) 4 sister organization of Tucson Progressive Democrats of America is proud to announce the endorsements of:

  • Joel Feinman for Pima County Attorney, http://joelfeinman.com/
  • Bill Mundell for Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Tom Chabin for Arizona Corporation Commission, http://www.tomchabin.com/newsroom/2016/6/23/chabin-mundell-outline-a-code-of-ethics-for-the-acc

Progressive Democrats of America-Tucson is proud to announce the endorsement of:

  • Victoria Steele for AZ Congressional District 2, http://www.victoriasteeleforcongress.com/

Each of the candidates completed a questionnaire prepared by PDA Tucson.  The responses were reviewed by PDA members and found to be in strong support of our progressive values. The completed questionnaires are available for review on request to pdatucson@gmail.com

You can find more information about each of the candidates at their websites and you can contact them for information about scheduled house parties and/or candidates forums if you wish to meet them in person and become more familiar with their stance on issues.

Each of them needs our support in volunteer time and/or money. Each of them will move our County, State, and Country in a progressive direction.

An organizational meeting for People Demanding Action Arizona, a statewide organization, will take place on Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm at Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar, 220 N. 4th Avenue. Everyone is welcome to join the planning to move progressive issues forward in Arizona. The revolution continues.

Jenise Porter was recently chosen by the PDA Tucson Steering Committee to be the new Chapter Coordinator. I will remain an active member of the Steering Committee.

Phil Lopes
http://pda.nationbuilder.com/

Council Aide Matt Kopec appointed to LD 9 House seat by Pima County Bd. of Supervisors

Last Friday January 15,  the PCs (Precinct committee people) in LD 9 selected 3 Democrats to send to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, to choose one for appointment to a vacant LD 9 House seat at today’s regular board meeting.  Victoria Steele, twice elected to that position resigned last week to run for CD 1 House, currently held by freshman Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally. (Steele  faces opposition in the Dem primary on August 30 for that seat from Dr. Matt Heinz, who also served in the Arizona State House.)

The 3 people nominated were:

Pamela Powers Hannley, managing editor (now part time) of the American Journal of Medicine, blogger here at Blog for Arizona and her own blogsite Tucson Progressive;

Matt Kopec, Pima County Dem Party Treasurer and Council aide to Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich;

and Ted Prezelski, Council aide to Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham, founder of blogsite Rum, Romanism & Rebellion (inactive), who also ran for LD 28 House in the Democratic primary of August, 2010.  He is the twin brother of former LD 29 House Rep. Tom Prezelski, who served 2 terms in the Arizona State House.

Matt Kopec, Ward 3 Council Aide

Matt Kopec, Ward 3 Council Aide

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