Arizona Republican State Representative Caught on Tape Making Bigoted Comments

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Says African-Americans “Don’t Blend In” and English Language Learners Are a “Burden” Phoenix–Another day, another bigoted remark from an Arizona Republican. Today, the Phoenix New Times reported that it received a recording of Republican state representative David Stringer saying a number of racist comments. On the recording, Stringer can be heard saying African-Americans “don’t blend in,” non-native English speaking students … Read More

New Arizona Republican House Speaker Has History of Attacking LGBTQ People and Supports Conversion Therapy

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An article published on the website ThinkProgress details how the new Republican House Speaker has a well-documented history of attacking the rights of LGBTQ people, and even supports the archaic and damaging practice of conversion therapy. House Speaker-Elect Rusty Bowers has opposed numerous policies that would give equal protection under the law to LGBTQ people, including opposing a policy that would … Read More

Last Week This Morning: Blue Wave Rising

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It’s hard to keep up with all the important happenings in this era of the 24-hour news cycle. That’s why we at ProgressNow Arizona want to make it easy for you to catch up on all the Arizona progressive news you can use. Whether it’s about how the craziness in Washington, DC affects us here in Arizona, what’s happening on … Read More

Last Week This Morning: Republican Amnesia

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It’s hard to keep up with all the important happenings in this era of the 24-hour news cycle. That’s why we at ProgressNow Arizona want to make it easy for you to catch up on all the Arizona progressive news you can use. Whether it’s about how the craziness in Washington, DC affects us here in Arizona, what’s happening on … Read More

Last Week, This Morning: 16 Days

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It’s hard to keep up with all the important happenings in this era of the 24-hour news cycle. That’s why we at ProgressNow Arizona want to make it easy for you to catch up on all the Arizona progressive news you can use. Whether it’s about how the craziness in Washington, DC affects us here in Arizona, what’s happening on … Read More

Arizonans demand accountability from Ducey ahead of Trump’s Arizona Ral

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PHOENIX – Ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s campaign rally in Mesa on Friday, October 19th, Josselyn Berry, Co-Director at ProgressNow Arizona released the following statement: “President Trump’s rally to be held in Mesa is part of a politically driven, anti-immigrant agenda that is both mean-spirited and costly. The Trump administration has ordered hundreds of families arriving at the Arizona/Mexico … Read More

Governor Doug Ducey: The Trump Administrations Governor

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Doug Ducey has gladly and warmly supported Trump since he was the nominee for president. He attended the Republican National Convention and applauded Trump’s nomination. When Trump was in Phoenix on August 22, Doug Ducey warmly greeted him at the airport and after the rally said he was “very supportive” of many parts of Trump’s agenda. In a July 2016 … Read More

Flake or Fluff: An Open Letter to Senator Jeff Flake

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Today we gathered outside of Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office, while miles away in New Hampshire he was giving a speech, on of all things, “A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle.” Granite State Progress, our New Hampshire partner, held a simultaneous action with the same theme outside Flake’s speech. We will continue to call on Flake to match … Read More

The 5 Biggest Lies Ducey Told at Tonight’s Debate

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Last night was the first debate in the Arizona governor’s race, featuring David Garcia (Democrat), Angel Torres (Green Party), and Doug Ducey (Republican). The debate was full of political spin and outright lies from Governor Doug Ducey, who often appeared frustrated and balked on hard questions on education and his record. Here are the top five biggest whoppers and most … Read More