2019 SPIRIT OF ARIZONA ORGANIZATION HONOREES
REPRESENT ME AZ
Frustrated with Congresswoman Martha McSally’s lack of representation and by the refusal of the media to fact-check her lies, Represent Me AZ was determined to set the facts straight for Southern Arizona. They declared that we deserve better and organized around demanding accessible, transparent representation.
Initially the group did this by hosting a town hall highlighting McSally’s failings; posting facts on their website and on social media; letting the media know about McSally’s real goals and actions; and by holding four well attended Candidate Forums. At the same time, they were also talking about issues and values that are important to Southern Arizona; issues that are often ignored when politics are reduced to conversations of electability.
Represent Me AZ will continue to challenge the long held principles of how people are elected and what their role is once elected by questioning norms and educating and empowering voters. They are helping to shape the narrative of what we can expect and achieve within our political system.
PIMA AREA LABOR FEDERATION (PALF)
The Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, works tirelessly to represent the interests of working families, immigrants, the poor, seniors, veterans, and the vulnerable in Southern Arizona.
Allied by common purpose, in mutual reliance, they affirm dignity and achieve security through solidarity and the power of collective bargaining.
The federation works relentlessly to create empowered community coalitions, bargaining for the collective good in policy and electoral campaigns. Si se puede!