Democrats Cheer the Arizona House Finally Repealing the Civil War Abortion Ban

The third time is the charm. As Michael Bryan and other media outlets across the country reported yesterday, the Arizona State House of Representatives finally, with all Democrats and three Republicans, voted to repeal the Civil War Era Abortion Ban by passing Representative Stephanie Stahl Hamiliton’s one sentence bill (HB2677.) Before the vote, the Representative, … Read more

AZ House Votes to Repeal Abortion Ban, Sends Bill to Senate

In an often emotional and contentious Committee of the Whole meeting today in the AZ House, House Bill 2677 passed by 32/28 in a largely party line vote, opening the way for the AZ Senate to act to repeal the 1864 abortion ban. Most of the GOP caucus seemed determined to keep and seek to … Read more

Jonathan Nez is Running to Become the First Native American from Arizona to Serve in the House of Representatives

Opening Doors.  Listening to and Serving the People. Those are two of the reasons former Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is running to become the next House Representative from Arizona Congressional District (CD) Two.  CD Two is comprised of all or parts of Apache, Gila, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Pinal, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties.  The … Read more

Time to ‘Un-Elect’ Supreme Court Justices Bolick and King… and Montgomery, Lopez, and Beene!

Progress Arizona has launched a campaign to NOT RETAIN Arizona Supreme Court Justices Bolick and King for their judicial performance review by voters this November. It’s time to clean the Court of justices who vote to take away the rights of our citizens. I generally do not feel that policy disagreements would merit non-retention, but … Read more

Meet the “Man” Who Helped Lead the Way to Passing the 1864 Civil War Era Abortion Ban

If William Claude Jones were alive today, he would undoubtedly be in jail for pedophilia and statutory rape. Unfortunately for history and Arizona’s women today, this “man,” a person who had wives aged 12, 14, and 15 while moving westward for political advancement and, in the case of the 12-year-old bride, running away from the … Read more