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

2018 Legislative Session in Review: All The Ways We Won

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Sine Die season is finally upon us! We can all rest easy now knowing that the Arizona legislature has finally adjourned and we can no longer worry about their shenanigans-Like attacking womens’ right to abortion, or going after street vendors who just want to sell us tasty treats. It was a long and historic session. We saw a vibrant and … 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

BREAKING: #InvestInEd initiative filed!

Josselyn and Emily#RedforEd

It's Time to #InvestInEd

Yesterday, 75,000 people marched on the state capitol in the largest teacher walkout in national history. Teachers, parents, school staff and community members spoke up together to demand the resources our children need to succeed. And how did our legislature react? By adjourning early for the weekend. Enough is enough. We cannot wait for the day when our elected officials … Read More

Ducey’s Empty Education Promises

Emily Kirkland#RedforEd

Teachers across the state of Arizona are rallying, protesting and speaking out on a scale that hasn’t been seen in decades. And Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are absolutely terrified. Last week, after massive teacher-led walk-ins across the state, Governor Ducey spoke at a hastily-arranged press conference and told Arizona teachers that they’d be getting a 9{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1} raise … Read More

Gov. Ducey Is Terrified of #RedforEd

Josselyn and Emily#RedforEd

Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are absolutely terrified of the power of the grassroots #RedforEd movement. Yesterday afternoon, after massive teacher-led walk-ins across the state, Governor Ducey spoke at a hastily-arranged press conference and told Arizona teachers that they’d be getting a 9% raise this year and a 20% raise in the next three years. Quite an about-face from … Read More

New education ads aren’t telling the whole truth

Josselyn#RedforEd, DoubleTalkDucey

They say you can’t always trust what you see. In the case of a new education ad campaign hitting the airwaves, that’s definitely true. A nonprofit called the Arizona Education Project claims it’s led by Arizona moms, when in fact its biggest funders are APS and the Chamber of Commerce. Surprise-Both are big supporters of Governor Doug Ducey. They’re dropping six figures … Read More