House Majority Leader: Teachers Get Second Jobs to Buy Boats

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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”

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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

My Turn: Why Flake should withdraw his support of Sessions

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Daniel Ortega: A vote for Jeff Sessions is an endorsement of this country’s unraveling civil rights protections. Our country’s attorney general is meant to be the “people’s lawyer,” someone who protects the civil liberties of all Americans and acts as the country’s head law-enforcement officer. But President-elect Donald Trump announced recently that his pick for attorney general would be Sen. … Read More

Modernize Elections now

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Maricopa County sent two ballots — yes, TWO BALLOTS — to some voters for the August primary. Enough is enough. Call on Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell to modernize our elections >> goo.gl/xbGBRT

Senator John McCain in Tumultuous Interview: Merrick Garland “Not Well-Qualified”

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August 5, 2016- Arizona Senator John McCain gave a tumultuous interview on Phoenix’s NPR station, KJZZ  today. Interviewer Phil Latzman even called the interview “feisty.” Listen to the full KJZZ Interview here. Progress Now Arizona tweeted at KJZZ Phoenix to ask Senator McCain about why he continues to block Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court. When asked, “why is … 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