Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Welcomes the Expansion of Paid Parental Leave for City of Phoenix Employees

Effective October 1, 2022, City of Phoenix employees, thanks to actions taken by Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council, are now eligible to receive up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave over a year period. In a news release from the City, this new program: “…Demonstrates the City’s commitment to creating an environment … Read more

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Salutes and Helps Activists that Aid Cancer Victims and People Who Are Prone to Fall

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego spent some of her time last week, saluting and helping activists who devote their time and resources to helping cancer victims and individuals who are susceptible to falling. On September 28, 2022, the Mayor joined activists from the Joy Bus, an organization dedicated to delivering meals to homebound cancer patients, and … Read more

West Point Graduate Lt. Colonel (Retired) Dana Allmond Wants to Protect Democracy and Serve the People in the New LD 17

“Duty, Honor, Country.” Those are not just words to West Point Graduate, Wife, and Mother of Four Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dana Allmond. This is a social and moral code to live by when working for and serving others. A retired 23-year Army veteran who has declared Trump Republican Secretary of State Mark Finchem “a clear … Read more

Book Burning

I Read Banned Books, AKA Book Banning is a Shanda

This November, before you vote in the midterms, perhaps blissfully unaware that all elections matter, consider this. Book banning initiatives – or, as I call them, “virtual book burnings” – have cast a shadow over the future of public education. Arizonans will soon elect new public school board members. By voting for the wrong candidates, … Read more

Kevin Walsh Wants to Stay on the Kyrene Elementary School Board to Help Maintain Strong Public Schools

Kevin Walsh has had four years of experience on the Kyrene Elementary School Board. He has been the Board President for the last two. In that time, he has continually visited all the schools in the district and participated in celebrating child and school achievements while also listening to community concerns and suggestions for improvement. … Read more