With the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to knock the Invest in Ed and Outlaw Dirty Money initiatives off the November ballot, the stakes in the election became much higher. Progressive and Centrist Democrats need to unite with Independents and disaffected Republicans on a forward-looking program that votes out the reactionary zealots in the Party of the KKK-endorsed candidate starting with the Governor, all the Republican state officeholders, and Republican legislators.
They do not even hide their contempt for democracy, clean elections, or people that are not white. It is time to rally and turn out in November and launch an Arizona Blue Wave.
Posted in Abortion, Activism, Arizona State Legislature, Ballot Referendas and Initiatives, Budgets, Campaigns, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Commentary, Community, Corruption, Crime, David Gordon, Economics, Editorial, Education, Elections, Energy, environment, Gender Equality, Governor, Healthcare, Immigration, Infrastructure, Justice, Law Enforcement, Legislation, Mexico Border, Party Politics, Political Events, Poverty, President, Racism, Science, Taxes, Transportation, Veterans, Voting Rights, Water
Tagged Bill Pierce, David Garcia, January Contreras, Kathy Hoffman, katie hobbs, Kiana Sears, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Manoil, sandra kennedy
|For Immediate Release MEDIA Contact: Laura Enriquez
July 18, 2018 520.358.3331 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix, Arizona – Las Adelitas Arizona PAC – a political action committee that encourages Latinas in Arizona to participate in the political process and support progressive issues – today announced their endorsements of several candidates running for office throughout Arizona.
“Today, we are pleased to announce Las Adelitas Arizona PAC’s endorsement of 21 outstanding candidates,” said Las Adelitas Arizona Board Chair Jennifer Allen. “These candidates have all demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of Latinas and their families.”
For the past 12 years, Las Adelitas Arizona PAC has been working to open up the political process for Latinas in Arizona to ensure that political leaders are more reflective of the racially diverse communities they represent.
“In 2018, more than ever, Arizona is poised to elect the most diverse representatives in state history. We at Las Adelitas are proud to endorse candidates who will fight for job equality, health rights, quality education and a government that is open to all,” said Allen. “They are leaders on the critical issues facing our community and we are proud to consider themAdelitas.”
Las Adelitas were the women soldiers who fought along men during the Mexican revolution of 1910. These women sacrificed their lives to fight for and defend their beliefs. Today, the spirit and image of Las Adelitas has come to represent the broader struggles for social justice and equality that Las Adelitas Arizona works for every day by recruiting, educating and mobilizing Latinas to participate in the political process and supporting progressive issues of impact to Latinas in Arizona.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Endorsements
Tagged David Garcia, January Contreras, Jennifer Allen, Kiana Sears, Las Adelitas Arizona, Las Adelitas Arizona PAC, Laura Enriques, sandra kennedy
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
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
Dark money has the power to make a lot happen!
Last Saturday the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy hosted an event, “Delivering Democracy Lecture 2015”, headlined by Anderson Cooper. I know many people who attended it and, from what I understand, it was a fine presentation. One of the main sponsors was Arizona Public Services (commonly known as APS, the state’s largest private utility company), which was apparently lauded several times during the event for its generosity. Which is interesting because it was only a few months ago, during the 2014 midterms, that APS (under the rubric of “independent expenditure” Save Our Future Now) dumped an astounding amount of dark money into Corporation Commission races to defeat Republican candidate Vernon Parker in the GOP primary and Democratic candidate Sandra Kennedy. What the aforementioned people have in common is that they are both African-American and also that the hit pieces and ads run against both were crudely obvious Willie Horton-style racist characterizations as far as many people (myself included) were concerned. Continue reading
Posted in Campaigns, Corruption, Donna Gratehouse, Elections, Energy, Ethics, Racism, Scandals
Tagged Anderson Cooper, APS, Arizona Public Service, ASU, az corporation commission, dark money, Jim Holway, lucy mason, sandra kennedy, Vernon Parker
Vote for Fred, Felecia, Terry, David, Sandra, Jim, Ron, Victoria, Randy, and Steve. Vote for an Arizona where we all win.
It’s time to dump the failed Tea Party policies that have left Arizona deeply in debt, sparked countless frivolous lawsuits that waste taxpayer money, created a laughing stock of our state, and left us at the bottom of most state rankings.
Check out this video created by a volunteer for Dr. Randy Friese, LD9 candidate for the Arizona House. (Obviously, if you don’t live in LD9 and CD2, you’ll have to swap those last 4 names, but you get the idea.) Let’s move forward with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal and his team– instead of moving not backward with Doug Ducey and the Teapulbicans.
Why would Arizona elect an incompetent State Treasurer with a bankrupt track record to be governor?
Posted in Activism, Arizona Congressional Delegation, Campaigns, Community, Congress, Economics, Elections, Giffords, GOP War On..., Gun Policies, IOKIYAR, Justice, Labor, Pamela Powers Hannley, Pima
Tagged Dr. Randy Friese, Felecia Rotellini, Fred DuVal, Jim Holway, Ron Barber, sandra kennedy, Steve Farley, Terry Goddard, Victoria Steele
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
Candidates Forese and Little in front of a sign that was not paid for until a month later.
With all the important midterm races going on in Arizona this year, you may not have been following the shocking and brazen behavior of the Republican candidates for AZ Corporation Commission. Doug Forese and Tom Little are the favored candidates of Arizona Public Service (APS), which is the state’s largest utility (and is really a private corporation despite its name). But Forese and Little are running under the state’s Clean Elections funding, which means they have to pretend they aren’t wholly owned subsidiaries of APS for the duration of the election season. This has apparently not been as easy for them to pull off as one might think, since Forese and Little are the subject of complaints to the Clean Elections Commission about their highly dubious campaign activities and finance reporting. Continue reading
Posted in Campaigns, Crime, Donna Gratehouse, Elections, Ethics, GOP War On..., Primaries, Scandals, Uncategorized
Tagged az clean elections, az corporation commission, doug forese, Jim Holway, lucy mason, sandra kennedy, tom little, Vernon Parker