Starting now, I will be blogging on the LD9 Facebook – about news that I get as a delegate to the Democratic National convention — along with my awesome fellow delegates from LD9 Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, Candidate for Pima Recorder and JP Martin.

Jeff Jeans, a former conservative Republican who will tell his Affordable Care Act story during the 2020 Democratic National Convention.


Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ)

I just learned that 2 people from Arizona will speak at the convention – Jeff Jeans of Sedona, a former conservative Republican, and Tucson’s own Gabby Giffords.

  • Yesterday, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were briefed on the coronavirus by public health experts, and delivered remarks during which they called for a three-month nationwide mandate to wear a mask. The campaign also released a new ad echoing Biden’s call for 50 state mandates.
  • On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Joe issued a statement stating that in a Biden-Harris Administration, closing the pay gap will be a top priority. He wrote: “We will build back better because Black women are the backbones of their families, communities, our economy, and our country.”

  • Joe released a statement on the agreement between Israel and the UAE, recognizing the historic step they have taken in bridging the deep divides of the Middle East.
  • A Marist poll has Biden with a significant lead at 53% and Trump at 42%.


@JoeBiden: .@KamalaHarris is going to stand with me in this campaign — and all of us are going to stand up for her. Together, we’re going to make history.

@JoeBiden: There’s no better partner than @KamalaHarris to help me beat Donald Trump, but we can’t do it without your help. Chip in today to help us win in November:

@JoeBiden: The hard truth is Black women still only get paid 62 cents for every dollar white men make. It’s unacceptable. My administration will work to close the pay gap for Black women and create an economy where everyone gets a fair return for their work. #BlackWomensEqualPayDay

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Larry Bodine
Democrats of Greater Tucson