from their website, www.alliance4action.org:
“Who We Are
We are an alliance of progressive individuals in southern Arizona working to ensure a caring and inclusive country. We will act together to protect and strengthen our values, human and civil rights.
The alliance4action (a4a) is a citizens activist group that has become a powerful agent for creating and transmitting responses to current and anticipated actions by our State and National governments.
Based in Green Valley, a4a was created by the leadership of changeishappening! (cih!) and the Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area (DCSRA) in November 2016. About 40 people, including leaders of several local organizations including faith based ones, attended the first meeting. By the end of January 2017, over 500 individuals had subscribed to the a4a email distribution list.
Recognizing that we will be more effective if we target our efforts, we formed action groups on the following immediate issues:
· Heathcare (including ACA, Medicare/Medicaid)
· LGBTQ Rights
· Election of Progressive Candidates”
Carolyn’s note: Uncontested Democratic races for the Primary: Sec. of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Mine Inspector and State Senate & House for LD 2. But there is Republican opposition in the General Election 2018.
Vote wisely on or before 8/28/18.
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Endorsements, Tucson
Tagged Alliance 4 Action, Andrea Dalessandro, Arizona primary endorsements, Bill Mundell, Billy Kovacs, changeishappening, Daniel Hernandez Jr., david schapira, Deedra Abboud, Democratic Club of Santa Rita Area, January Contreras, katie hobbs, Mark Manoil, progressive candidates, Rosanna Galbaldon, sandra kennedy, Steve Farley, William Pierce
“You can’t believe the corruption,” says Attorney Bill Mundell, candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Why isn’t Arizona the world capital of solar power? It’s a question that comes up all the time. The answer is that a five-man GOP board killed solar incentives while boosting rate hikes from dirty-technology electric companies.
The deceptively-named Arizona Corporation Commission, which is the state electric utility regulator, has been a cesspool of corruption that has crushed the incentives for homeowners to install rooftop solar panels.
Last year former Commission chairman Gary Pierce was indicted for taking bribes of $31,000 and property from a utility owner for Pierce’s vote in favor of a rate increase.
“It is the tip of the corruption iceberg. The Commission staff were calling me saying ‘you can’t believe the corruption and coziness between the commissioners and the utilities they’re supposed to be regulating,'” said Chandler attorney Bill Mundell, a former commissioner. He and former commissioner Sandra Kennedy are Democrats running for two open seats on the agency.
Been waiting to see whom the Tucson Weekly’s editorial board would endorse for the upcoming General Election of 2016. They say “Hell yes!” on both propositions 205 and 206, and endorsed the following candidates:
Pima County Supervisor D 1 : Brian Bickel (D)
Pima County Supervisor D 3: Sharon Bronson (D), incumbent
Pima County Sheriff: Mark Napier (R)
Pima County Assessor Bill Staples (D), incumbent
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, Bill Mundell, Bill Staples, Bob Burns, Brian Bickel, Cam Juarez, endorsements, General Election 2016, Kristel Foster, Mark Napier, Sharon Bronson, Tom Chabin, Tucson Weekly
TUCSON CHAPTER PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA AND PEOPLE DEMANDING ACTION
People Demanding Action (PDAction) Tucson, a 501 (c) 4 sister organization of Tucson Progressive Democrats of America is proud to announce the endorsements of:
- Joel Feinman for Pima County Attorney, http://joelfeinman.com/
- Bill Mundell for Arizona Corporation Commission
- Tom Chabin for Arizona Corporation Commission, http://www.tomchabin.com/newsroom/2016/6/23/chabin-mundell-outline-a-code-of-ethics-for-the-acc
Progressive Democrats of America-Tucson is proud to announce the endorsement of:
- Victoria Steele for AZ Congressional District 2, http://www.victoriasteeleforcongress.com/
Each of the candidates completed a questionnaire prepared by PDA Tucson. The responses were reviewed by PDA members and found to be in strong support of our progressive values. The completed questionnaires are available for review on request to email@example.com
You can find more information about each of the candidates at their websites and you can contact them for information about scheduled house parties and/or candidates forums if you wish to meet them in person and become more familiar with their stance on issues.
Each of them needs our support in volunteer time and/or money. Each of them will move our County, State, and Country in a progressive direction.
An organizational meeting for People Demanding Action Arizona, a statewide organization, will take place on Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm at Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar, 220 N. 4th Avenue. Everyone is welcome to join the planning to move progressive issues forward in Arizona. The revolution continues.
Jenise Porter was recently chosen by the PDA Tucson Steering Committee to be the new Chapter Coordinator. I will remain an active member of the Steering Committee.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged Bill Mundell, Ermanos Craft Beer &Wine Bar, Jenise Porter, Joel Feinman, PDA Tucson, People Demanding Action Arizona, Phil Lopes, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Democrats of America - Tucson, Tom Chabin, Victoria Steele