PHOENIX WALMART WORKERS TO STRIKE ON BLACK FRIDAY TO PROTEST RETALIATION, LOW PAY

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Contact: Joe Murphy, UFCW 602-291-2419 or Robbie Sherwood, ProgressNow Arizona 480-246-7944 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Workers, Faith Leaders, Immigrant Rights Activists, Elected Officials and Students Join Largest Black Friday Mobilization Ever, Intensify Calls for Walmart Owners to Commit to Paying $15 and Providing Full-Time Work  PHOENIX — Up to 100 Walmart workers and community members in Phoenix will join the biggest strikes … Read More

Civic Engagement Groups respond to viral video of volunteer dropping off ballots

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Oct. 22, 2014 For immediate release Press contact: Robbie Sherwood, 480-246-7944 Civic Engagement Groups respond to viral video of volunteer dropping off ballots   PHOENIX – The One Arizona Coalition, Arizona Advocacy Network and The League of Women Voters released the following statements today regarding a viral video of a volunteer dropping off ballots. From Sam Wercinski, executive director of … Read More

It’s a conspiracy! Tea Party tinfoil hatter Sylvia Allen mounting comeback

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For immediate release: 8/30/2014 It’s a conspiracy! Tea Party tinfoil hatter Sylvia Allen mounting comeback PHOENIX –John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver beware, Arizona’s notorious tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist Sylvia “The Earth is 6,000 Years Old” Allen is ready to make her political comeback. Earlier today Republican officials in Arizona’s Legislative District 6 placed the controversial former state senator … Read More

Arizona Political Candidates Hobnob with Cliven Bundy at GOP Picnic

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PHOENIX – Outlaw Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed posse hobnobbed with numerous Arizona Republican political candidates last weekend at the70th annual Mohave County Republican Party Picnic. Stumping politicians who attended the Aug. 16 picnic along with Bundy included: Gubernatorial candidates Treasurer Doug Ducey, Christine Jones and Secretary of State Ken Bennett; Secretary of State candidate Michelle Reagan; Attorney … Read More

Hidden cameras catch lobbyists, AZ lawmakers wining and dining

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PHOENIX (CBS5) – CBS 5 Investigates rolled hidden cameras during a membership drive for one of the country’s most secretive and controversial organizations. Lobbyists and state lawmakers mingled over steaks and drinks in a private room at the Valley’s exclusive Donovan’s Steakhouse.  

Arizona Lawmakers See the Country, ALEC Picks Up the Tab

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PHOENIX — The American Legislative Exchange Council has spent at least $41,000 over the past three years hosting Arizona legislators on lavish out-of-state policy retreats – including $3,800 for House Speaker Andy Tobin alone — according to records obtained by ProgressNow Arizona. An analysis of public financial disclosure statements found 36 Arizona lawmakers – all Republicans — took 82 separate … Read More

Arizona Progressives Stood Tall in 2014 Legislative Session

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It’s over! While progressives, working families and supporters of public education, voting rights and equality were under constant attack during this legislative session, we should be very pleased with the results. The 2014 Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die early this morning with minimal damage done. Working and standing together, Arizona’s growing progressive community stood up and – with a few … Read More

Who Does Huppenthal Serve?

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Who Does Huppenthal Serve? The American Federation for Children, a right-wing anti-public education organization promoting private school vouchers, made a heavy investment in John Huppenthal back in 2010 when he was the Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. That investment appears to be paying off. Huppenthal ran as a publicly funded “Clean Elections” candidate to lead Arizona’s public school … Read More

AZ Central: Remember Brewer v. Burns?

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Here we go again?…Remember the Battle of the Budget? That struggle back in 2009 when Gov. Jan Brewer, so incensed that lawmakers would not send her the state budget, that she went to court? The upshot of that legal battle before the Arizona Supreme Court was that, in the future, the Legislature must send bills to the governor promptly and “without further … Read More

Statue of Liberty Sunset

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