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No Money for AZ Teachers

Original article by Craig Harris, a senior investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic Gov. Doug Ducey awards hefty pay raises to his staff, but has no money for AZ teachers who rank 48th-50th in the country in teacher pay Craig Harris, a senior investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic, in his article ‘Gov. Doug Ducey, […]

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Save our Schools Arizona

Our Public Schools Breathe a Bit Easier….For Now

Our Public Schools Breathe a Bit Easier….For Now   Original article by Gabe Acosta Volunteers and activists with Save Our Schools delivered 111,540 signatures to the AZ Secretary of State in hopes of stopping SB 1431, Arizona’s school-voucher law. If they are successful, the decision to implement the school-voucher programs will be put in the […]

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July 15th Pima County Drive-in & Sign Day of Action!

This is the most important thing you will do today! Save Our Public Schools! This is the only concrete way to stop this. Show Up & Sign on July 15th, 9-2pm. Volunteers will have SOS buttons or shirts on and are waiting for you at each of these locations Click locations below to view maps: […]

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Stop DeVos/Trump Education Cuts

This morning Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Education Committee about the budget she and Trump are promoting. It’s awful. Will you call your reps today and urge them to Vote NO on the proposed Trump and DeVos education budget? Their budget cuts $10.6 billion from public school funding and eliminates numerous programs that support […]

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Save Our Schools Petition

AZ School Vouchers, SB 1431 & Petitions. What you should know.

We support this effort: Save Our Schools (SOS) We support our public schools! View More Articles About This Issue   Petitions are now available from SOS.This is in response to the AZ Legislature passing and Governor Ducey signing SB 1431, ramping up the process of bankrupting our public schools and shifting our public education dollars […]

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Tucson City Council Primary

The City Council Race heats up Original article by Gabe Acosta During the month before August 29th, the people of Tucson will be voting on candidates in Wards 3, 5, and 6. We wanted to break down these races and provide information on the Democratic candidates.    Ward 5 and 6 In both of these […]

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Troubles With The Corporation Commission

Troubles With The Corporation Commission Original article by Gabe Acosta The Corporation Commission, Arizona’s 4th branch of government, has come under recent scrutiny for its regulatory and electoral dealings. This branch of government, which plays an understated role in everyone’s lives, has been accused by some of unethical, if not unlawful, dealings with those who […]

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AZ National Monuments being reviewed. Make your voice heard.

By Carmen Duarte, Arizona Daily Star Four sites in Arizona are among 27 across the country identified for review by the Interior Department for possible changes to their protections. Most of the national monuments in are in Western states and have protections created over two decades by presidential administrations. President Trump ordered the review of […]

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The Future of Arizona Solar

By Nick Arnold Arizonans are no stranger to the sun. With a statewide average of 286 sunny days a year, it makes sense that former Governor Jan Brewer made pushes to expand solar energy that elevated the state from sixth to third in the nation during her term. While we focus on the many other […]

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Found Paradise. Put Up A Chemical Plant and GMO Seed Factory.

The argument goes, “It’s an enclosed 7-acre greenhouse, and Monsanto is here. It’s a done deal.” However, the majority of area residents share a united front at recent District meetings and have a clear mandate: NOT SO FAST. It’s not just 7 acres. Monsanto is mum when it comes to its plans for the other 148 acres […]

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The Future of Arizona Solar

By Nick Arnold Arizonans are no stranger to the sun. With a statewide average of 286 sunny days a year, it makes sense that former Governor Jan Brewer made pushes to expand solar energy that elevated the state from sixth to third in the nation during her term. While we focus on the many other […]

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The Benefits of The ACA

The ACA is benefits thousands of Arizonans daily – whether they are covered through work, Medicare, or the Medicaid Expansion. To Repeal and take away life saving from our families and communities is callous & irresponsible that puts partisan policies ahead of the health , well-being ,and economic security of Americans. Arizona citizens like the […]

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Native American Woman by Fred Dunn

American Indian Women and Violence

Original article by National Organization for Women Our country is entering a time when sexual predators are being exposed, and a time where women hope justice will be served in all cases of violence, sexual assault and abuse. However, some communities face more difficult battles, including American Indian women. The article American Indian Women and […]

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DACA. Make your voice heard.

By Tamar Rala Kreiswirth DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, provides security to almost 800,000 young immigrants that were brought to the United States as children and for most of them, the United States is the ONLY home they know. Pamela Powers Hannley provides her opinion in this article. This quote from her article is […]

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No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act Original article by Gabe Acosta In an attempt to crack down on “illegal migrants”, the Trump administration has been working with Congress to pass the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. The aim of the bill would be to take away some of the powers of municipalities to determine their own […]

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Arizona Desert

No Word For Wall

On January 25th, President Trump signed a broad ranging executive order meant to curb “illegal immigration”. This order covers countries overseas in the Middle East, as well as countries south of the U.S. border. A key part of his presidential platform, this order is intended to start the planning of a wall on the southern […]

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A Muslim Ban… Maybe?

As many of you have heard by now, on January 27th President Donald Trump has signed a so called “Muslim ban” that stops all travelers and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. In addition, this order suspends the admission into the U.S. of all refugees for 120 days. This […]

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Voting Rights

How do we Eliminate Dirty Money in Campaigns

Original article by Howard Fischer, a journalist for Capitol Media Services Terry Goddard, a former state attorney general, is drafting an initiative which would “constitutionally ban anonymous donations from political campaigns”. Goddard is working to collect the necessary signatures by July 5th to add this initiative to the 2018 ballot. What does this mean? Individuals that […]

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HB2404-Prevents paid signature gatherers from working for initiative or referendum groups

Summary: HB2404: This bill would prevent paid signature gatherers from working for initiative or referendum groups. PASSED! Signed by Gov Ducey 3-23-17 Explanation: Under the current law, groups that work in support of initiatives or referendums are allowed to pay people to collect signatures for them. For many initiatives, this is crucial for that issue […]

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HB2260-College students not allowed to register to vote using dormitory address

Summary: HB2260: College students would not be allowed to register to vote using their dormitory address. This bill died. Thankfully. Explanation: Explanation: Bob Thorpe (R- Flagstaff) has recently introduced House Bill 2260 in the Arizona Legislature. This bill would amend the requirements to register to vote in Arizona, adding a clause that reads, “Notwithstanding any […]

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HCR2002 and HCR2007 – Repeals 1998 Proposition 105

Summary: HCR2002 and HCR2007: This would remove the provision that the legislature can only amend or repeal any initiative with a minimum of 3/4ths vote. BOTH OF THESE TERRIBLE BILLS PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE! THEY NOW AWAIT SIGNATURE BY GOV DUCEY. FYI: The citizens of AZ called into the Request to Speak system […]

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SB1142-(failed) Trying again! – Adds rioting to list of offenses that can be pursued under racketeering statutes!

Summary: SB 1142: Expands the definition of racketeering to include planning to protest When this post was updated, SB 1142 failed. The information below is still relevant and gives you a good overview of this bill they are trying to resurrect. According to this AZ Daily Star report, thanks to the public getting “all riled […]

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