Showing Governor Ducey That Tucson is Still #RedforEd

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In the span of just a few weeks, #RedforEd successfully pushed Governor Ducey to go from offering 1{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1} teacher raises to calling for 20{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1}. But that doesn’t mean the movement is over. Ducey’s plan isn’t a long-term solution: it’s full of budget gimmicks and empty promises, not to mention an extra tax imposed just on Tucson residents. On Thursday, Ducey … Read More

Sylvia Allen Gives Teachers The Thumbs Down

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It seems like Sylvia Allen forgot her manners yesterday on the Senate floor. Video of the LD6 Senator shows her shouting at #RedforEd teachers who were sitting up in the Senate Gallery. “You don’t represent all of my district either! I’m here representing my district and a lot of my teachers today are in their schools teaching…So like I said … Read More

The astonishingly close margin in last night’s CD08 race

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“Republicans shouldn’t be hitting the alarm, they should be slamming it. This district isn’t supposed to be competitive” -GOP pollster based in Arizona Last night, we saw something incredible—in a district that Trump won by 21 points, the Republican party spent nearly a million dollars, only to barely win a race that should never have been competitive in the first place. Dr. … Read More

BREAKING: Ducey Gives Teachers 100% Raises!

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April Fools! We know Ducey would never do that. We wish Ducey would give teachers raises and fully fund our schools to pre-recession levels, but sadly he refuses to do anything about Arizona’s education crisis. Here’s what Ducey has actually done for education: Gave Arizona’s low-paid teachers a one-time, two percent pay increase — while giving his own friends in … Read More

Overworked and Underpaid: Our Favorite Signs from #RedforEd Rally

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Yesterday, thousands of teachers and education supporters descended on the state Capitol to protest years of low pay and underfunded schools. Chants of “What’s the Plan Ducey” and “Overworked and Underpaid” reverberated around the Capitol and could be heard from inside the Capitol buildings. Check out favorite signs from the rally.

Doug Ducey and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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Doug Ducey must not be having a great week. On Monday, 300 Arizona teachers gathered to protest Governor Doug Ducey and his continued failures on teacher pay and public education funding. While Ducey was giving his weekly radio interview at KTAR, teachers outside chanted “What’s the plan, Ducey, what’s the plan,” and held signs that debunked Ducey’s lies on teacher … Read More

Hundreds of Arizona Teachers Protest Doug Ducey, Demand Action on Teacher Pay and School Funding

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Arizona teachers we’re seeing #RedforEd again yesterday. 300 Arizona teachers gathered to protest Governor Doug Ducey and his abysmal record on teacher pay and public education funding. While Ducey was giving a weekly radio interview at KTAR, teachers outside debunked Ducey’s lies on teacher pay and demanded better funding for schools. Arizona continues to rank near the bottom in the nation … Read More

Governor Ducey Won’t Return Corrupted AZWategate Money

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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