Public Defender Joel Feinman and community organizer Zaira Livier propose to put a ballot initiative before Tucson voters in November that will make Tucson a sanctuary city, like San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
“We envision a Tucson that serves as a safe refuge for all people regardless of their immigration status, race, color, age, gender identity, ethnicity, ability to speak English, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status,” according to the People’s Defense Initiative, which Feinman and Livier co-founded last April.
Titled the Tucson Families Free & Together initiative will prohibit city police officers from detaining people on the basis of immigration status, and from assisting in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, and minimize record-keeping of communications between Tucson and federal authorities. Continue reading →
Now that Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero (D) announced her bid for Mayor of Tucson, I wondered how many other women have run for this top position. Here’s the stats from the past (not including write-ins):
November 2011 General – Mary DeCamp (G) who lost to Jonathan Rothschild (D, political newcomer). She got 4.94% of the vote.
November 2003 General – Kimberly Swanson (L) lost to Mayor Robert Walkup (R). She got 2.67% of the vote.
November 1999 General – Molly McKasson (Ward 6 Councilmember, D) lost to Robert Walkup (R), political newcomer. She got 39.45% of the vote.
Primary 1999 – Betsy Bolding (D, got 34.09%), Ward 2 Councilmember Janet Marcus (D, got 11.96%) , Ward 6 Councilmember Molly McKasson (D, got 44.84%) all ran for Mayor in Dem primary
November 1995 General – Sharon Collins (R) lost to Mayor George Miller (D). She got 33.92% of the vote.
November 1991 General – Gay Lynn Goetzke (L) lost to George Miller (D, Ward 3 Councilmember). She got 10.06% of the vote.
Primary 1991 – Emily Machala (D) also ran in the Dem primary and got 4.34% of the vote, lost to George Miller.
Should Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero win the Democratic primary against former LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, and then the General Election, she will be the first woman Latina Mayor of the City of Tucson. There may still be other candidates announcing for Mayor, as it is still early in this race.
In the past Ward 2 Councilmember Janet Marcus and Ward 6 Councilmember Molly McKasson ran for Mayor, and both lost.
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“I am very excited to share that I have decided to run for Mayor of the City of Tucson! (from 1/9/19 FB page)
I have been serving Tucson residents in my capacity as Ward 1 Council Member for the last 11 years. I am strongly committed to continue moving our great city towards prosperity and to lead as Mayor of Tucson. See press release below for details and visit my Facebook campaign page to learn more: Regina Romero.
Carolyn’s note: After 12 years in the Arizona House & Senate, former LD 9 Senator Steve Farley is considering a run for Mayor of the City of Tucson, since current Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is not running for his 3rd term. Steve just lost in the 3 way Democratic August 2018 primary for Governor, to Dr. David Garcia. Steve first ran unsuccessfully for Ward 6 City Council primary in August 2005.
UPDATE: Steve Farley will be announcing his bid for Mayor of Tucson tonight. Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero announced her campaign for Mayor yesterday. So there will be a Dem primary on August 27, 2019.
BEYOND IS ABOUT MOVING FORWARD—AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A COMMUNITY.
“What started out as a single day of commemoration has grown to a year-round commitment to public health.
Following the tragic shooting on the morning of January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress On Your Corner,” the Southern Arizona community spontaneously came together to honor, remember, and show solidarity for those that were killed, injured, or traumatized by the event.
As the first anniversary of the tragic day approached, Family members of slain congressional aide Gabe Zimmerman saw an opportunity to not only pay tribute to their son and the other victims, but to provide meaningful activities for community members to reconnect with each other while participating in health-related outdoor activities.
In January of 2012, they launched the inaugural BEYOND event, which included as many as 36 individual events spread across the entire greater Pima County region on a single day—including hikes, fun runs, bike rides, scavenger hunts and outdoor dance opportunities.The annual tradition has continued each year thereafter.
Since that time, through the growing support and collaboration of its community partners, BEYOND has evolved—literally going “beyond” its initial mission—and has now formed into its own 501c3 organization whose mission is to promote the use of good science and rational analysis to improve individual and community health.
· Hosted by Tucson Refugee “Learn the facts about refugee resettlement and gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American. What’s the difference between a refugee, asylum-seeker and other kinds of immigrants? Is the vetting process really … Continue reading →
Tucson Premiere! You Racist, Sexist Bigot THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS & STUDENTS WITH VALID ID: $10 Don’t miss the Tucson Premiere of the award-winning, made-in-Arizona documentary, You Racist, Sexist Bigot, featuring a … Continue reading →
Hosted by Jewish History Museum “What do white nationalists phrases like “Jews will not replace us” mean? What are our responses to it or our tools to dismantle it? Join us for a Gallery Chat with Josie Shapiro, activist and … Continue reading →
Voter Education Program. 2020 U.S. Census + Why Should You Care?OPEN to the PUBLIC Location: Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 http://lwvgt.org/calendar.htmlShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWhatsAppTumblrMorePrintPocketRedditGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...
“Greetings from your Women’s March: Phoenix organizers! We are excited to be back in action and to begin organizing the 2019 event. This event is in its infancy, and more details will become available in the coming months. As national … Continue reading →
Hosted by TEDxTucson “Join us on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to explore these “ideas worth spreading” at our day-long TEDxTucson Conference at the Berger Theater. Spend a day to explore the most profound scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical … Continue reading →
Hosted by Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors andIndigenous Women for Equality “A platform for Indigenous People has been created at the 2019 Tucson Women’s March. As Native communities on traditional Tohono O’odam land, we will gather to utilize this platform to … Continue reading →
“The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues, and creating … Continue reading →
REE ADMISSION The Lavender Scare SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 3:00pM | FREE ADMISSION Government persecution shattered lives but ignited a movement for LGBTQ rights. In person: Lavender Scare filmmaker Josh Howard The Lavender Scare documents the vicious “witch hunt” … Continue reading →
“Monday, January 21, 8:00 a.m.: Annual Martin Luther King Day March in Tucson. Begins at MLK Way at The Bridges in the UofA Tech Park (S. Kino Parkway and 36th Street), march to Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 … Continue reading →
Jeremey Lasher, 2018 DNCC National Canvass Director will speak on his experiences in the Primary and General of 2018. He is the past President of DGT. UPDATE: This DGT event has been postponed to Jan. 28 due to MLK Day … Continue reading →
Hosted by Pima County School Superintendent’s Office and 2 others “Please join us for a FREE film screening of TEACHING IN ARIZONA and a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Lisa Molomot, and the three featured teachers from the film. Featured … Continue reading →
Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy “According to a recent UN report, we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. So what are we going to do? The Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy … Continue reading →
“Tucson Great Decisions Association announces its annual Kick-Off breakfast program, to be held on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at the Viscount Suites Hotel. Great Decisions is a nonpartisan program of group discussion about foreign affairs, sponsored nationally by the Foreign … Continue reading →
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