A list of groups and initiatives for Pima Dems to explore. These are not sanctioned or endorsed by PCDP, but we recognize they are doing good work to further engage voters. You may choose to volunteer with them or donations are appreciated. Clicking on the listing will take you to their website for further investigation. If not based in Tucson, these groups have active branches in Pima County. Listed in no preferential order.
Please make your suggestions of groups to add here.
A comprehensive and ever-expanding list of Black-owned businesses and organizations.
WHO ARE WE?
BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS AND CREATIVES:
ASHLEY LA RUSSA, (ROUX EVENTS), SEANLOUI DUMAS (BLACK RENAISSANCE), KHAILILL KNIGHT (KPMADMAN/BLAX), SHANNOAH GREEN (CURATEDCOLOUR), TERRELL HENRY (CREATIVE COLLABS), AND CRUIZ (CRUIZ PHOTOS)
STARTED ORGANIZING A PLATFORM TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON TUCSON’S BLACK BUSINESSES.
- TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE LIST OF LOCALLY BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES FOR ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO REFERENCE AND SUPPORT. THEN CREATE A RESILIENT WEBSITE & APP
- TO CREATE AN ONLINE EVENT OF INTERESTED BLACK BUSINESSES TO SPOTLIGHT: BLAX FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH, FILLED WITH BUSINESS VIDEOS, PITCH CONTEST CALLED “ PITCH BLAX” AND POSITIVE NEWS. THE EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND AND WE ENCOURAGE ATTENDEES TO SUPPORT THE FEATURED BUSINESS OWNERS
- AWARD ONE OF THE FEATURED BUSINESSES DURING THE BLAX FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE EVENT WITH A CASH PRIZE
The Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund (TSCCBF) was established to address the disproportionate impact of the cash bail system on communities of color and vulnerable populations here in Pima County. This effort is an outgrowth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Tucson’s May 2017 “Mama Bailout Campaign.” That campaign raised money to free mothers in jail as part of a national effort by BLM to raise awareness about the inequities and immorality of using cash bonds to secure the court appearance of defendants. The “Mama Bailout Campaign” was a success, and it helped illuminate the persistent and ongoing need for continued cash bail assistance initiatives here in Pima County. As a result, the Second Chance Bail Fund Coalition (made up of local lawyers, activists, and concerned citizens) was created to manage and facilitate the creation of TSCCBF, in an effort to help end the criminalization of poverty in Tucson.
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Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.
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We believe in the principle of representation by the people, for the people. We hold that evidence and values should influence decision making, not money. We focus on issues that concern Southern Arizonan voters.
Civic Engagement Beyond Voting is a small group of women working to empower Arizona’s citizens to exercise their voices at the state level.
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.
Our mission is to encourage active citizenship through neighborhood building and public policy education.
The Invest in Education Act will restore $940 million annually in education funding through a small income-tax surcharge on only the highest earners and ensure, by law, that those dollars are spent where they’re needed most — on teachers, counselors, aides, support services and career and technical education.
It will take the signatures of 357,000 Arizona voters to put the non-partisan Outlaw Dirty Money Initiative on the November 2020 ballot. When that happens, Arizona voters can outlaw dirty money in Arizona for good.
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Arizona List was founded in 2004 by a group of Arizona women determined to make significant change in their communities by electing more pro-choice, Democratic women. Arizona List is a powerful force in statewide politics due to it’s well funded political action committee solely dedicated to electing women in Arizona.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a membership-led, grassroots organization that builds power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all. Through grassroots campaigns, leadership development, advocacy and civic engagement, we work to create an Arizona in which every person enjoys equal rights, opportunities and protections.