Arizona Department of Transportation: There is No “Jefferson Davis Highway” In Arizona

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  The Arizona Department of Transportation has officially determined that there is no “Jefferson Davis Highway” in Arizona. ADOT found that the name, which was given to portions of U.S. Highway 80 in the early 1960s, was made obsolete when U.S. Highway 80 was decommissioned and turned into a state highway in 1989. ADOT’s determination comes in response to years … Read More

Community Groups Deliver 1,000+ Signatures to Gov. Ducey Calling on Him to Take Down Confederate Monuments

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On Monday, ProgressNow Arizona, the Arizona Coalition for Change and other organizations will deliver 1,000+ petition signatures to Governor Doug Ducey demanding that he advocate for the removal of Confederate monuments on state property and for the changing of the name of the Jefferson Davis Highway.  Also to be delivered are 100 letters from Arizona NAACP chapters, religious leaders, and multiple … 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

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

HIRING! Executive Director for ProgressNow Arizona

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About the Position The Executive Director of PNAZ will lead the organization and it’s allied organizations and coalitions in developing a strategy to change the landscape of Arizona Politics through strategic communications. This should entail developing a narrative that is visible to voters statewide about progressive policy solutions. This narrative should support the work of coalition organizations by engaging voters … Read More

Our Response to Senator McCain Announcing Republicans Will Continue Obstructing Supreme Court After Election

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Phoenix­–In response to Senator John McCain’s statement that he would not support any Supreme Court nominee if Hillary Clinton becomes the next President of the United States, Progress Arizona Executive Director Josselyn Berry stated: “For months John McCain has insisted that he’s holding open a Supreme Court seat for the next president to fill and that voters should get to … 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