Progress Now and One Arizona Host Know Your Vote Town Hall

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Community Leaders and Activists Address Problems, Solutions to Election Issues In Arizona Phoenix, AZ– Arizona’s March 22 Presidential Preference Election was a fiasco by every standard. Five hour wait times, inadequate polling locations and incorrect voter registrations were only a few problems voters experienced and it’s not over yet. Arizona is now embroiled in two pending lawsuits and an investigation … 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

BREAKING: School funding talks break down

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Education advocates end negotiations on the Prop 301 lawsuit. Proposition 301 was passed by us—the voters—to mandate the legislature fund schools for inflation every year. Since 2009, the legislature has refused to follow the law, even after the courts ruled in favor of schools. Enough is enough. With $785 million in reserves, our legislature has more than enough money to … Read More

Week In Review: Smells like 2010

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It’s like 2010 all over again Many thought Donald Trump’s highly offensive comments about undocumented immigrants as murderers and rapists would have been enough to end his presidential ambitions. Instead, it seems to have energized the base, leaving other candidates scrambling to find their inner racist. This week, Jeb Bush said it wasn’t at all wrong to call American citizens … Read More

Show your support for Planned Parenthood

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The shady anti-abortion group, deceivingly named “Center for Medical Progress,” is planning more video releases and demonstrations this week as part of an effort to discredit Planned Parenthood and intimidate and harass their patients and doctors. Don’t believe the lies. These videos are part of a long-term, concerted campaign to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that has helped nearly 1 in … Read More

Shooter Can’t Shoot Straight on Debunked Vote Fraud Story

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  PHOENIX – When it comes to telling the truth about Arizona’s virtually non-existent voter fraud one powerful Arizona Senator just can’t shoot straight. Sen. Don Shooter continues to distort and exaggerate a 2010 early vote project in his Yuma district to scare Republicans into supporting his bill to make volunteer ballot collections a crime. Election officials, including then Secretary … Read More

Help fight the zombie apocalypse at the Arizona Capitol

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Friend, Last night was The Walking Dead’s penultimate episode of the season and a whole lot of zombies bit the dust. There must be something in the air. At the Arizona Legislature a horde of “dead” bills – bad, smelly ones — are still getting up and trying to stagger to the Governor’s Office. Last week Arizona Progressives struck back. … Read More

Text of Sen. Steve Yarbrough’s March 10 Email:

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On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:54 PM, Steven B. Yarbrough <SYarbrough@azleg.gov> wrote: Thank you for your recent email regarding the state budget relative to K-12 education funding.  I apologize for not being able to respond sooner and for doing a general response.  However, the process was all-consuming in recent days.  I did read every email I received and they … Read More

Happy Holidays! Westboro Wackadoodles Bringing Hate Parade to Arizona

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small posse of hate-peddlers from the odious “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church will roll through Northern Arizona this weekend to denounce – oddly enough — another Christian church. For garbled reasons perhaps only they truly understand, the Westboro gang will protest Christ’s Church in Flagstaff at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The unlovable hatriots from Kansas seem … Read More

Arizona Gripped by the Kochtapus as New Gov. Ducey Installs Koch Dark Money Bag Man as Chief of Staff

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PHOENIX – Arizona Governor-elect Doug Ducey is repaying his out-of-state dark-money backers today by hiring controversial Koch Brothers bag man Kirk Adams as his new chief of staff. Former House Speaker Adams, who helped orchestrate a campaign-style war on Arizona’s emerging rooftop solar energy industry on behalf of mega-utility Arizona Public Service, has been a top Koch operative since his … Read More