Here’s Your Chance-Stop Predatory Payday Loans Once and For All!

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Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced proposed rules to protect consumers from the debt-trap harm of payday and car title loans. Since Arizona voters voted to end payday lending in 2008 and the authorizing law sunset in 2010, why are federal rules for payday loans important to consumers in Arizona? Arizona Consumers need a Strong CFPB Rule because Payday Lenders are … Read More

New Poll: McCain’s re-election prospects are rocky

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New Poll: McCain’s re-election prospects are rocky. U.S. Sen. John McCain has been bracing for a tough re-election battle and a new poll from a Democratic firm released Tuesday indicates the veteran Arizona Republican’s political predicament.

Progress Now and One Arizona Host Know Your Vote Town Hall

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Community Leaders and Activists Address Problems, Solutions to Election Issues In Arizona Phoenix, AZ– Arizona’s March 22 Presidential Preference Election was a fiasco by every standard. Five hour wait times, inadequate polling locations and incorrect voter registrations were only a few problems voters experienced and it’s not over yet. Arizona is now embroiled in two pending lawsuits and an investigation … Read More

Confidential Koch Brothers Document Details Takeover of Public Universities

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Phoenix, AZ- When the first drafts of the proposed state budget came out there was something odd. Someone had inserted $5 million into the budget for universities, but the money, which would automatically be appropriated every year, is earmarked only for “economic freedom schools.” That’s code for Koch Brothers University. Although no one at the Capitol will say who inserted … Read More

Our Turn: Arizona’s perfect storm of voter suppression

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Politicians at every level are taking a death-by-a-million-cuts approach to voting in Arizona Published in the Arizona Republic on March 29. The entire article can be viewed here On Monday, the Arizona House Elections Committee held a 3-hour-long hearing on the Arizona primary-election fiasco. Testimony was heard from Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, Secretary of State Michele Reagan and a number … Read More

New Poll: 70% Of Arizona Voters Oppose Dark Money, Citizen Referendum and Redistricting Bills

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PHOENIX- A new Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by Progress Now Arizona,  finds that a trio of bills under discussion in the Arizona legislature related to campaign finance, overriding citizen initiatives and changing Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission are supported by fewer than one in four voters, and large majorities of voters between 66 and 78 percent of voters say they oppose … Read More

Former Chair of AZ GOP and candidate for state treasurer wants to “take guns away from blacks”

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Phoenix, Ariz. – October 14, 2015 – Randy Pullen, former Chair of Arizona’s Republican party, sent out a tweet during last night’s debate in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Pullen’s tweet received several responses from activists and local reporters. “You knew all this ‘Second Amendment’ posturing was always about white people only having guns, right?” tweeted local blogger … Read More

More bad news for education: Arizona ranks in the basement on list of worst states for teachers

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Phoenix, Ariz. – September 28, 2015 – In a new ranking of the nation’s best and worst states to be a public school teacher, Arizona ranks third from the bottom among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings by WalletHub, an online personal finance information clearinghouse, are based on public education investment and teacher salary statistics from … Read More

Arizona is AWESOME

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Governor Ducey put out an email recently—AZ Awesome–highlighting stories that show how awesome it is to live and work in Arizona. The Governor wants to rebrand our state and focus on good news, not bad. And while we’d love to jump on the bandwagon, we think it’s more important to fix our flaws through better policy-making rather than covering them … Read More