The Phoenix New Times reports, Rally Against “crAZy” Planned Before Doug Ducey’s State of State Speech;
The event is billed as a rally against “crAZy,” and ProgressNow Arizona executive director Robbie Sherwood tells New Times it’s an opportunity for something of a “pre-buttal to Governor Ducey’s state of state address.”
The rally against “crAZy” will include groups involved in reproductive rights, environmentalism, education, immigrant rights, and more.
Although many of these groups have decried what this legislature has done before — and the party breakdown hasn’t changed with the recent election — Sherwood says the purpose of this rally is to focus on solutions, more than what the legislature has done in the past.
“We hope that [Ducey] will actually take some of these ideas and run with them,” Sherwood says, although he sounded as if he wasn’t counting on that happening.
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January 9, 2014
Media contact: Robbie Sherwood, (480) 246-7944
Media Alert: #NoCrAZy — Rally For Common Sense Solutions Monday at State Capitol
* Economy * Equality * Education * Elections * Environment
PHOENIX – Before Gov. Doug Ducey gives his first “state of the state” speech on Monday, dozens of Arizonans from a diverse coalition of organizations will stand together to offer common sense solutions for Arizona’s most pressing legislative issues.
With hopes of moving beyond the “crazy” brand of politics that has hurt Arizona’s image in the past, the coalition is asking Gov. Ducey and the Legislature to focus on the “The Five E’s” – Economy, Equality, Education, Elections and the Environment.
The rally begins at 10 a.m. (with press conference and speakers at 10:10 a.m.) Monday, Jan. 12 at the Rose Garden on the north side of the old State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.
Speakers will provide an early response to the Governor’s speech to present common sense solutions for Arizona’s most pressing needs for a strong economy, better schools, equality, protecting reproductive rights, immigration rights, clean water and air, fair pay and fair elections. Supporters can tweet their support on the hashtag #NocrAZy.
Participating organizations include: AFL-CIO Arizona; AFSCME; American Civil Liberties Union; Arizona Advocacy Network; Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans; Arizona Education Association; Arizona Education Association Retired; Arizona Federation of Teachers; Arizona List; Bill of Rights Monument Project; Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy; Citizens for a Better Arizona; Communications Workers of America Local 7019; Democracy for America – Maricopa County; Equality Arizona; League of Women Voters of Arizona, Living United for Change in Arizona; Mi Familia Vota Arizona; NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona; National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood Arizona; Promise Arizona; Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition; Secular Coalition for Arizona; Sierra Club Arizona Chapter and SIEU Local 48 Arizona.