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Civics 2.0 Report | Fall 2019

Civics 2.0 Report | Fall 2019

Civics 2.0 is a series of free talks, open to and aimed at the general public, offering topics of interest and relevance to Pima County residents.

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Join the Canvass Team

Join the Canvass Team

Starting this Sunday through the General Election, join us every Sunday to get out the vote! More info on the calendar.

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September 11, 2019

September 11, 2019

Most everyone in the United States can tell you precisely where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard what was happening in NYC and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  The generation of my parents can all recall precisely where they were when Pearl...

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Notes from the Chair | Sept 2019

On August 27, Tucson Councilwoman Regina Romero triumphed in the Tucson mayoral primary, winning more than 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race with record voter turnout. Councilwoman Romero’s positive message of economic sustainability and environmental stewardship energized her supporters, and emphasized her City Council experience.

Councilwoman Romero – and Tucson – made history, and Tucson became national news, as our city came one step closer to electing the first Latina mayor in Tucson history. It is, indeed, an exciting time to be in Tucson!

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What’s Happening at HQ? | Sept 2019

What’s Happening at HQ? | Sept 2019

August in Tucson brought the heat – and thankfully, monsoon rains to cool it. It also brought heated Democratic mayoral and city council primaries. Now we’re gearing up to support our candidates in the November general election. Regina Romero is poised to make history as Tucson’s first Latina mayor! We at HQ could not be prouder and more excited. Congratulations to Lane Santa Cruz for running a beautiful campaign in Ward 1, to uncontested candidates Niki Lee, in Ward 4, and Ward 2’s incumbent Paul Cunningham. There’s plenty to do between now and the November 5 general election. Ballots go out on October 10.

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Disability Caucus Update |Sept 2019

Disability Caucus Update |Sept 2019

The Disability Caucus met on August 8 at DIRECT Center for Independence. We discussed the Tucson mayoral candidates’ June presentations to the caucus. The main take-away is that all three candidates support hiring an ADA Coordinator to address access concerns in the city.

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LD2 Update | Sept 2019

LD2 Update | Sept 2019

At our August meeting, Merrill Eisenberg gave a thorough and inspiring presentation about the Outlaw Dirty Money ballot initiative.

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Community Action Committee | Sept 2019

Community Action Committee | Sept 2019

Photos from Sunday Aug 4th Paint Party for Casas Alitas. Nathan Davis and Diego Pina Lopez of Casa Alitas organized the work day at the new facility for Asylum Seekers. Hugo Torres, a professional painter, donated his time and told us all what to do.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Laray, PCDP HQ Ops

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Laray, PCDP HQ Ops

One of Bill Laray’s neighbors tells Bill that he has “failed at retirement,’’ for which the HQ staff is grateful. Bill, a Precinct 94 PC in LD 10, shows up three days a week to “square things away,’’ as the Navy calls it: “getting the place organized, everything...

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Local Opinion: Now is the time for ‘Medicare for All’

Local Opinion: Now is the time for ‘Medicare for All’

By Alison Jones Special to the Arizona Daily Star
My Republican counterpart’s letter regarding “Medicare for All” is filled with misinformation and fear-mongering. By reading HR 1384, the Medicare for All (M4A) bill, his points can be easily refuted. But first, let me be clear, M4A will not undermine our entire health-care system. The same doctors and hospitals will continue to practice and operate.

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Labor Day Update

Labor Day Update

Alison spoke at the Democratic Club of Santa Rita Area’s party on Labor Day. Click for video! Also see article in Green Valley News.

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