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

ProgressNow Arizona Reaction to Governor Ducey’s Teacher Pay Proposal

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Today Governor Ducey announced a last minute funding proposal to appease Arizona educators. Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are clearly terrified of the power of the grassroots RedforEd movement. However, the Governor made no mention of how he would pay for his proposed 20 percent over three years salary increase for teachers. As of now, Republican House and … Read More

Top Lobbyist Recorded on Tape Admitting Real Goal of School Vouchers To Shift Taxpayer Money to Enrich Private Schools

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One of Arizona’s most powerful lobbyists has been caught on tape saying Arizona’s school voucher program should come with as little student accountability as possible, and telling private-school operators how they can benefit from the program that uses taxpayer dollars. Cathi Herrod is a lobbyist for Center for Arizona Policy and is close to Governor Doug Ducey. Listen to the … Read More

Emails reveal Doug Ducey and Uber kept self-driving program secret

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A cozy relationship with governor Doug Ducey enabled an autonomous program with limited expert oversight – one that ultimately led to a fatal crash -The Guardian, March 28   A shocking report from the Guardian has revealed that Governor Doug Ducey purposefully and deliberately mislead the public on Uber’s self-driving program–a program that had almost no regulation and led to … Read More

Governor Doug Ducey Signs Pro APS, Anti Clean Energy Bill

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Today Governor Doug Ducey signed the anti-clean energy bill, HB2005. Voters deserve the chance to make their voice heard on whether they want clean, renewable energy. Instead, APS has once again thrown its weight around at the Capitol to protect its own profits. APS has already donated at least $186,500 to Ducey’s 2018 campaign, as well as spending hundreds of thousands more on outside … Read More

Prop 301 Renewal is Too Little, Too Late from Legislature and Governor Ducey

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Phoenix– It seems like Republicans in the legislature and Governor Ducey have finally been scared into listening to the hundreds of Arizona teachers right outside their doors. Today as they work to fast-track Prop 301 renewal, they may avoiding another devastating blow for our schools, but their solution is too little, too late. Prop 301 renewal does nothing more than maintain Arizona’s education … Read More

Teachers and Parents Demand Pay, Not Peanuts from Governor and Legislature

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Arizona teachers have expressed outrage over the lack of respect given to our state’s educators after news that Governor Ducey gave his staff hefty salary increases after giving teachers only a 1% stipend this year. Arizona has some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, and this latest insult shows that addressing the state’s teacher shortage crisis is not … Read More