Less than Two Days to get Invest in Ed and Second Chances on the November Ballot

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Dear Arizona Voters

Petitioners will be submitting signatures for both the Invest in Ed and Second Chance Ballot Initiatives on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Please click on the below link to find locations where you can go and sign the petitions for both initiatives.

https://secondchancesaz.com/sign-now/

As mentioned below in an article written on June 19, 2020: 

The Second Chance Initiative, if passed this November, would enable nonviolent prisoners to earn release credits towards leaving prison after serving 50 percent of their sentences, provide for sentencing reform for nonviolent offenders, and “establish a fund for victims of violent crime.”

The Invest in Ed initiative, if successful, would “generate about $940 million in additional funding for the state’s schools by charging a three-point five percent income tax surcharge on the families making $500,000 a year or individuals making $250,000.”

Non-Violent Prisoners do not deserve to needlessly rot in prison. It is better to transition them to return as productive members of society. The Second Chances Initiative will help accomplish that.

Arizona public schools desperately need funds to attract high-quality instructors, and school leaders, address the teacher shortage and provide innovative college and career ready programs for children. The Invest in Ed initiative will help provide a solution to remedy the funding shortfall Arizona schools have endured since 2008.

Please go out and help get these needed measures on the November ballot by July 2, 2020.

This is your chance to make Arizona better for this generation and the next.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.