Anthony Kern’s Fearmongering Crosses the Line

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For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Guzman, 928-341-5411, Jenny@ProgressNowArizona.org Phoenix – Representative Anthony Kern, infamous for being fired from his police department for lying, made excessive and baseless fearmongering comments on Wednesday about schools and the LGBTQ+ community.  Rep. Kern has lied to the public by attempting to scare the community by spreading transphobic and homophobic conspiracy theories that not only … Read More

Senator McSally Facing TV Ad Campaign Over Watered-Down Support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Progress Now Arizona launches TV  ads critical of the Senator’s position Phoenix, AZ: Progress Now Arizona is launching a new $125,000 TV ad campaign calling on Senator Martha McSally to fully support permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  The TV ads are the latest in a months-long campaign that has also included radio ads, billboards, op-eds … Read More

Progress Now Arizona Calls on Senator McSally to Block Attempt to Defund Land and Water Conservation Fund

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Emily Kirkland, 646 623 5271, emily@progressnowarizona.org PHOENIX, ARIZ. (OCT. 30, 2019) Today, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is under attack in the U.S. Senate. An amendment introduced by Senator Lee (R-UT) would divert funds away from the LWCF and further endanger the natural spaces that so many in Arizona love. The Senate is expected to vote … Read More

ProgressNow Arizona Launches The Progress Score to Hold Legislators Accountable

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Phoenix–Today ProgressNow Arizona, in collaboration with Arizona Advocacy Network, LUCHA, Indivisible Arizona, Sierra Club, CHISPA AZ, Planned Parenthood Arizona and many more, released its first ever Progress Score, a report card grading Arizona state legislators on how courageously they represented their constituents against the corporations and special interests in the 2019 legislative session. The Progress Score allows Arizonans to see … Read More

Arizona Republican State Representative Caught on Tape Making Bigoted Comments

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Says African-Americans “Don’t Blend In” and English Language Learners Are a “Burden” Phoenix–Another day, another bigoted remark from an Arizona Republican. Today, the Phoenix New Times reported that it received a recording of Republican state representative David Stringer saying a number of racist comments. On the recording, Stringer can be heard saying African-Americans “don’t blend in,” non-native English speaking students … Read More

New Arizona Republican House Speaker Has History of Attacking LGBTQ People and Supports Conversion Therapy

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An article published on the website ThinkProgress details how the new Republican House Speaker has a well-documented history of attacking the rights of LGBTQ people, and even supports the archaic and damaging practice of conversion therapy. House Speaker-Elect Rusty Bowers has opposed numerous policies that would give equal protection under the law to LGBTQ people, including opposing a policy that would … Read More

Arizonans demand accountability from Ducey ahead of Trump’s Arizona Ral

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PHOENIX – Ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s campaign rally in Mesa on Friday, October 19th, Josselyn Berry, Co-Director at ProgressNow Arizona released the following statement: “President Trump’s rally to be held in Mesa is part of a politically driven, anti-immigrant agenda that is both mean-spirited and costly. The Trump administration has ordered hundreds of families arriving at the Arizona/Mexico … Read More

Doug Ducey Should Stand With Women, Survivors and Revoke His Support for Brett Kavanaugh

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Phoenix–Statement from Josselyn Berry, Co-Director at ProgressNow Arizona: “With Brett Kavanaugh now facing four possible allegations of sexual misconduct, it is crystal clear that he should not be named to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court. Doug Ducey said last week that he supports Kavanaugh, and Ducey recently appointed Jon Kyl, who played a key role in steering Kavanaugh’s … Read More

BREAKING: New Poll Shows David Garcia Neck and Neck With Doug Ducey in Arizona Governor’s Race

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Despite millions in outside dark money, the Arizona Governor’s Race is Competitive Phoenix- A new post-primary poll, commissioned by ProgressNow Arizona paints the picture of an incredibly competitive state and highlights clear opportunities for multiple statewide Democratic victories. Most compelling is the governor’s race, which has Governor Doug Ducey and Democrat David Garcia neck and neck, with Garcia capturing 48 … Read More

Arizona Republican Legislator On Tape Saying “There Aren’t Enough White Kids to Go Around”

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“There aren’t enough white kids to go around.” “Immigration today represents an existential threat to the United States.” “Immigration is politically destabilizing.” These are some of the racists and xenophobic comments that Republican Legislator David Stringer was recently caught making on camera.  The video was shared on Facebook by David Schapira. In the video, Representative David Stringer claims there are … Read More