It was five years ago that I joined Blog for Arizona, after being “Carolyn’s Community” for the online Tucsoncitizen.com for over 4.5 years. So now I’ve been longer at this blog site, mostly posting progressive events (3,092 to date) on our image Calendar, but also posting articles – 1,135 so far according to Word Press.
The huge Resistance movement started up a little over 2 years ago, after Republican U.S. President Donald Trump took office, starting off with the gigantic Women’s March all across America (and the world) in January 2017. My husband and I just attended the one here in Tucson at Jacome Plaza (outside the Joel D. Valdez main library), attended by about 3,000 people, mostly women. American women have gained more voice and power in 2018, also due to the long overdue “Me Too” movement.
Progress has been made in Arizona in 2018 with the election of 4 Democratic women to statewide offices: senior U. S. Senator Kirsten Sinema, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, and Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy. All other statewide offices are held by Republicans.
And Democrats won back the Southern Arizona Congressional seat in CD 2 with the election of Ann Kirkpatrick. 5 of the 9 U.S. Congress seats are now held by Democrats in Arizona. Pima County had a high voter turnout in the General Election of Nov. 2018 at 70.55 % of the registered voters.
More progress for Democratic values can be made in 2020, the next US Presidential election. Is Arizona turning purple?
Where now? There are more bloggers currently at Blog for Arizona than when I started 5 years ago, and more areas of resistance against the current Administration. I see my unpaid volunteer job as needed, to continue to inform you readers of what’s happening in Southern Arizona and often the entire state.
Here at Blog for Arizona, we have a new look/theme, so hope you will continue to read our posts and Calendar, and support our progressive efforts and values.
Onward. Adelante. Imua.