With early ballots arriving in the mail the next couple of days, we have included links to all the articles pertaining to profiles compiled on the federal, state, and local Democratic nominees running for office this year. Please review them so they can help you make the best decision when voting these next two and a half weeks.
Furthermore, please consider the following when deciding whether or not to vote this election:
If you think we can do better than one in four children in Arizona living in poverty, then vote in November.
If you think we can do better than being near the bottom in the nation in education funding, then vote in November.
If you agree with gubernatorial candidate David Garcia that “no one should be left behind,” then vote in November.
If you agree with Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Kathy Hoffman that the “future of Arizona is in our schools,” then vote in November.
If you agree with Attorney General candidate January Contreras that public service should be about the “little guy and democracy” and the people, especially the most vulnerable (like those with pre-existing health conditions), need to be protected, then vote in November.
If you agree with Treasurer candidate Mark Manoil that local and state Arizona economic development would be better served with local community banks than Wall Street banks, then vote in November.
If you agree with Mining Inspector candidate Bill Pierce that uranium should not be mined for in the Grand Canyon where any contamination into the Colorado River would make that water undrinkable for millions of citizens across several states, then vote in November.
If you want Arizona to be the solar capital of the country and greater utility investments steered towards solar, water, and wind like Corporation Commission candidate Kiana Sears, then vote in November.
If you want the stench of Dark Money removed from the public arena as most of the Democratic local and state candidates want, then vote in November.
If you want public servants like this year’s Democratic candidates that listen to their constituents and show up to public forums and debates, then vote in November.
If you want our borders secured, like our Democratic candidates want, with smart technology and smart policies geared towards capturing criminals, drug dealers, and human traffickers, then vote in November.
If you want all civil rights protected, including the right for women to choose and the newly recognized rights for members of the LGBTQ community, then vote this November.
All elections are important. The 2018 elections may be more so because if the forces of reaction, intolerance, and backwardness are allowed to prevail, it may be a long time before we recover.
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Monday, October 22, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Sam Almy, AZ Democratic Party Data Director. Next Week: Councilman Paul Cunningham on Preparing for GOTV.
It is with great sadness I have to post that a cherished member of the Democratic Party family has passed away. Carolyn Warner was one of the nicest, warmest and funniest people you would ever meet. She will be greatly missed.
Carolyn Warner, an education leader and advocate who nearly became Arizona’s first female governor, died of cancer Tuesday.
She was 88.
“Arizona has lost an icon,” Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams said in a statement Wednesday. “A trailblazer in her own right — Carolyn Warner leaves a legacy of tireless dedication and advocacy for public education that will always be remembered.”
The chairwoman and founder of Corporate Education Consulting began her political career nearly 50 years ago as a Phoenix Union High School District board member. The mother of six said she was approached to run after moving to Phoenix from Oklahoma in 1953.
She became the first non-educator elected as state superintendent of public instruction, a post she held for 12 years. She ran for U.S. Senate in 1976 but lost the Democratic primary to Dennis DeConcini.
A decade later, Warner became the second woman in Arizona history to win her party’s nomination in the governor’s race, only to lose in the general election to Republican Evan Mecham.
Below are some of the comments made by Arizona Democratic Nominees on the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. These sentiments should serve as a warning to all future attempts to ram through any nomination along largely base partisan lines without care to the wishes of the majority that opposed this nominee.
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McCain’s body will rest under the copper-domed rotunda at the old state Capitol building, located at 1700 W. Washington St. It’s not yet known which entrance the public will use to enter the building.
How will the memorials begin?
A private ceremony is planned in the Capitol rotunda at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Speakers will include Gov. Doug Ducey and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will offer a benediction, and former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe will present a wreath.
Can the public attend Wednesday’s events?
Yes. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects during a public viewing starting at 2 p.m. The Capitol will stay open until everyone in line has had a chance to participate.
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Hosted by Border Patrol Victims Network Red de Victimas de la Patrulla Fronteriza “We will gather on the sidewalk in front of Tucson Federal Court ( 405 W. Congress) on the first day of the retrial of Border Patrol agent … Continue reading →
University of Arizona GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by UofA Young Democrats Other speakers include:CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 10:00am Rally: 12:00pm … Continue reading →
Arizona State University GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by ASU Young Democrats Other speakers include: Congressman Ruben Gallego and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 3:00pm Rally: 5:00pm Media … Continue reading →
“Come learn from the City of Tucson’s Environmental Services Department about the do’s and don’ts of recycling and how you can be part of the solution to make sure our recyclables actually make it to market. Bring your questions!” https://www.facebook.com/events/329200600990595/Share … Continue reading →
“This will be an 1.5 hour training hosted by the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission meant to bring Tucson’s women together in a women only space to begin what role in Advocacy they can start playing after they cast their … Continue reading →
Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy and YWCA Southern Arizona “It’s General Election time, and once again the Pima County Recorder’s Office is joining us for a voting party to officially collect your ballots. Bring … Continue reading →
Hosted by Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce “You’re cordially invited to the 2018 State of the City Address to be delivered by Mayor John F. Doyle Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. Pierson High School Gymnasium 451 N. Arroyo … Continue reading →
“Join AFGE, The AZ AFL-CIO and other community groups to discuss privatization and union busting in the VA and other government workplaces.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1133141733506996/Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...
Hosted by Phoenix Democratic Socialists of Americaand 3 others “On Thursday, October 25 at 6:30pm, Michael Lighty, founding member of the Sanders Institute and leader in the Healthy California campaign, will be joining other labor leaders for a town hall … Continue reading →
“In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Southwest Fair Housing Council and our community partners will be examining the impact of the Act on Arizona. 8:00 – Registration and continental breakfast 8:45 – Opening Remarks, welcome … Continue reading →
ELEGY FOR AMERICAN DIPLOMACY OCTOBER 26, 2018 Ambassador David Dunford “Over the past three decades, American diplomatic successes have become increasingly irregular and the perception of the US has become less positive. More and more we look to our military … Continue reading →
Ninth Annual Spirit of Service Scholars Luncheon 10/26/2018 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ASU Downtown Campus – AE England Auditorium 424 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85004 “Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions is pleased … Continue reading →
“Join us at IBEW Local 570 for a discussion about Medicare For All. We’ll be joined by Michael Lighty, former policy director of National Nurses United, to talk about what universal healthcare for everyone in America will look like and … Continue reading →
Film and Discussion “Life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta, who with Cesar Chavez, founded and led the United Farm Workers Union for half a century. Sister Dolores dedicated her life to building a coalition of the labor and Chicanx movements, … Continue reading →
Join us for a Film & Forum honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WHAT: An award-winning short film followed by a panel discussion with community leaders who deal with domestic violence. WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 WHERE: Murphy-Wilmot … Continue reading →
October 27, 2018 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm Peace Center Event Celebrate Tucson Peace Center’s new office space in the Global Justice Center. We’re collaborating with other GJC tenants and our new neighbor The Gloo Factory to host a street … Continue reading →
Hosted by Social Roots, LLC and 3 others “Bring your ballots or vote early to this one-time, one day event and festival of culture! Show solidarity in your voting power! If you have a friend or two, bring them. All … Continue reading →
“Greetings, National Lawyers Guild members and supporters, The National Lawyers Guild is proud to be providing Legal Observers for the third annual School of Americas Watch Border Encuentro (www.soaw.org/border-encuentro). The Border Encuentro will be November 16-18 in Southern Arizona … Continue reading →
Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham will be speaking about Get Out the Vote efforts for the General Election on Nov. 6, 2018. His 2nd wife Alisa is running for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 against Republican attorney Doug Taylor … Continue reading →
“Resolve your active warrants! Justice Court Customer Service Windows: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tucson City Court Customer Service Windows: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s … Continue reading →
“Prepare for a spooky, adventure. Learn how our waste is safely entombed in the landfill while recyclables begin their journey to come back to life as new products. RSVP TO 791-3175.” https://www.facebook.com/events/2220747118159861/ Carolyn’s note: This is a Halloween “spooky” tour, … Continue reading →
“The Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified in 13 states, and ARIZONA, is one of them. Join us for a night of music, dancing, drinks, food trucks, speakers and local vendors. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome. Use … Continue reading →
“Comedy for Charity is proud to announce it is co-promoting and co-producing the hilarious Whose Live Anyway with The Fox Theatre on November 1st. Back by popular demand, this show sold out in 2016, so get your tickets early! … Continue reading →
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