Teachers and Parents Demand Pay, Not Peanuts from Governor and Legislature

Arizona teachers have expressed outrage over the lack of respect given to our state’s educators after news that Governor Ducey gave his staff hefty salary increases after giving teachers only a 1% stipend this year. Arizona has some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, and this latest insult shows that addressing the state’s teacher shortage crisis is not … Read More

Sylvia Allen’s Charter School Gets F Rating in 2017 School Letter Grades Report

The 2017 Arizona school letter grades have been released today and Senator Sylvia Allen’s charter school, the George Washington Academy, received an F grade. Senator Allen is the co founder of the George Washington Academy, a kinder-6th grade school in Snowflake, Arizona, as well as the head of the Senate’s Education Committee. Senator Allen is also on the payroll of … Read More

Community Groups Deliver 1,000+ Signatures to Gov. Ducey Calling on Him to Take Down Confederate Monuments

On Monday, ProgressNow Arizona, the Arizona Coalition for Change and other organizations will deliver 1,000+ petition signatures to Governor Doug Ducey demanding that he advocate for the removal of Confederate monuments on state property and for the changing of the name of the Jefferson Davis Highway.  Also to be delivered are 100 letters from Arizona NAACP chapters, religious leaders, and multiple … Read More

Governor Ducey Won’t Return Corrupted AZWategate Money

Governor Ducey is refusing to return $14,000 in donations from those charged in the AZ WaterGate federal indictment alleging bribery to price gouge utility taxpayers. The Arizona Republican Party says donations from those indicted on bribery and fraud are “perfectly acceptable.”  SIGN THE PETITION Governor Doug Ducey has no problem taking money from corrupt donors who price gouged unsuspecting taxpayers. The AZ WaterGate … Read More

House Majority Leader: Teachers Get Second Jobs to Buy Boats

Yesterday House Majority Leader John Allen (LD15) said Arizona teachers should have two jobs. While on the House Floor debating SB1042, the teacher de-certification bill, Representative Allen said of teachers working two jobs, “Most of us in this room have a second job. Good for them… That’s America. The idea that we are somehow torturing somebody if they have a second job … Read More

Arizona House Majority Leader: Teachers Should Work Two Jobs Because “This is America”

Yesterday afternoon House Majority Leader John Allen (LD15) said Arizona teachers should have two jobs. While on the House Floor debating SB1042, the teacher de-certification bill, Representative Allen said of teachers working two jobs,“Most of us in this room have a second job. Good for them…That’s America. The idea that we are somehow torturing somebody if they have a second job is … Read More

HIRING! Executive Director for ProgressNow Arizona

About the Position The Executive Director of PNAZ will lead the organization and it’s allied organizations and coalitions in developing a strategy to change the landscape of Arizona Politics through strategic communications. This should entail developing a narrative that is visible to voters statewide about progressive policy solutions. This narrative should support the work of coalition organizations by engaging voters … Read More

Our Response to Senator McCain Announcing Republicans Will Continue Obstructing Supreme Court After Election

Phoenix­–In response to Senator John McCain’s statement that he would not support any Supreme Court nominee if Hillary Clinton becomes the next President of the United States, Progress Arizona Executive Director Josselyn Berry stated: “For months John McCain has insisted that he’s holding open a Supreme Court seat for the next president to fill and that voters should get to … Read More