ICYMI: ProgressNow Arizona hits for the cycle in January

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PHOENIX — ProgressNow Arizona has hit for the cycle in January, establishing the year-old organization as the go-to progressive voice holding elected leaders accountable in several television, print and radio interviews on the state’s biggest political stories.

Executive Director Robbie Sherwood has provided commentary in response to Gov. Doug Ducey’s inaugural speech, led a massive press conference and rally pushing common-sense budget solutions ahead of Ducey’s “State of the State” speech, broke down Ducey’s anti-education budget plan and stood up for President Obama’s accomplishments after his State of the Union address.

And most recently ProgressNow Arizona went head to head with Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity in Sunday’s Arizona Republic on the critical need to raise the federal minimum wage. Please check out and share that article by clicking here.

Other examples of ProgressNow Arizona in the news this month include:

  • Provided progressive analysis and response to Gov. Ducey’s inaugural address and preview of State of the State on National Public Radio’s Here and Now.
  • Organized #NoCrAZy Rally for Common Sense Solutions attracted more than 28 progressive organizations and 200 participants. Coverage here and here.
  • Broke down Gov. Ducey’s budget, which slashes universities and economic development to finance a $100 million boost to private prisons, on KTVK’s Politics Unplugged (second segment).
  • Responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address, going head-to-head with Republican operative Lisa James on KPNX-TV 12 news.

To reach Robbie Sherwood for media interviews or speaking engagements, call 480-246-7944. Please follow on Twitter @RobbieSherwood or Facebook.

To support ProgressNow Arizona as a donor, please click here.

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