Tucson Waiting for McSally Town Hall

Tucson Waiting for McSally Town Hall

Accurate Representation
McSally's Last Public Town Hall in Tucson On June 30th, 2015 Martha McSally held her last advertised, open to the public event in Tucson at her office. Then on February 7th, 2017, we delivered 1300 signatures to her office requesting that she attend a Town Hall, that was scheduled according to her available dates after consulting with her scheduler. She was invited in January the moment we set the date. She chose to "ambush" her Tucson constituents using "political theater" and announced a conflicting Town Hall in Sahuarita, AZ (20 miles away in the middle of the work day) for the same day, making it impossible for people to attend both. Following that Town Hall, she told reporters that it was positive, she could handle the rowdy crowd and that…
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McSally Lost Her Voice – Charlottesville

McSally Lost Her Voice – Charlottesville

Equality
Aug 15, 2017 Rep. Martha McSally’s constituents have been calling her office repeatedly, imploring her to speak out and condemn the horrific acts of domestic violence visited on Charlottesville, VA this weekend by Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Her response: total silence. It’s baffling. Where is the woman who promised, over and over, she’d be “an independent voice” for Southern Arizonans? Where is the woman who insisted she could provide leadership in Washington, D.C.? Of the 30 members of the House Homeland Security Committee, only 4 have refused to condemn the despicable acts of terrorism visited on Charlottesville by Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Three of the holdouts, unsurprisingly, come from safe red districts in the former Confederate South. Mike Rogers (AL), Clay Higgins (LA), John Rutherford (FL). The last is Martha McSally.…
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McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy

McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy

Accurate Representation, Fact Checks, Jobs & Business, National Politics
McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy Aug 9, 2017 It’s a challenge to get Rep. Martha McSally to answer questions about where she stands on important issues. But when we do get an answer, and it turns out to be no answer at all, then its easy to understand Southern Arizona voters’ growing frustration with her. Take for example her vote to overturn Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations on internet privacy. This spring, McSally joined other Republicans in Congress to approve a bill that lets internet service providers such as Comcast, Cox, and Verizon gather highly personal information from you without your permission. That info includes what web pages you visit, what apps you use, and information about your finances. The companies can then use that data to bombard you with…
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Working Meeting – August 15th

Working Meeting – August 15th

Events
Join us for the first organizational meeting of your Grassroots Political Action Committee. Come find out about our next steps and discover the different ways you can get involved. We will be planning our next Candidate Forum, strategizing for social media, newsletters, rapid response and more. Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 PM St. Mark's Presbyterian Church - Tucson 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson, Arizona 85716 Parking is in the lot on 3rd Street. The meeting is in the Knox room which is on the West side of the campus, facing the basketball court. We will have light snacks.
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McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

Fact Checks, Healthcare, National Politics
Aug 2, 2017 Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02) has a request to make. Please forget she ever voted for the Republican health care bill. That’s going to be very important for her reelection bid in 2018; polling shows people who’ve heard about that vote view her less favorably. Did you happen to see the two-page letter she sent out defending her vote? If so, she’d like you to forget that, too. Especially the part where she claimed she only had two options - keeping the Affordable Care Act as is, or voting for the AHCA. Now that she’s openly admitting she had a 3rd option all along - working in bipartisan fashion with Democrats - it would be most inconvenient for you to remember she used to pretend otherwise. If you…
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McSally on Equal Pay for Women

McSally on Equal Pay for Women

Equality
Jun 6, 2017 While campaigning in 2014, Martha McSally promised to vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act: “As someone who has fought for women my entire life, I know first-hand that women are still not treated equally in the workplace, and if I was in Congress, I would vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act because it's the right thing to do… Sometimes the 'best man for the job' to fight for women is a woman. When I replace Congressman Barber, I'll wake up fighting for women in this community everyday."[1]   She ran ads with the line: “Martha is standing up to her own party - supporting equal pay for equal work.”[2]   But in April of 2015, McSally voted to block consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act.[3] The bill…
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McSally on Gun Control

McSally on Gun Control

Gun Control & Rights
UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS Jun 5, 2017 Martha McSally not only opposes universal background checks, she considers them unconstitutional.   When asked about the “gun show loophole” that allows buyers to purchase guns without a background check at gun shows or on the Internet, McSally had this to say:   “That’s not a loophole. It’s freedom. And absolutely, it needs to stay that way, because any restrictions on that, at gun shows or other places, is just absolutely unconstitutional.”[1]   The Supreme Court disagrees with her on that. In the DC vs. Heller ruling, Justice Scalia specified that laws intended to prohibit felons and the mentally ill from purchasing guns are “presumptively lawful.”[2]   A majority of her district disagrees with McSally, too. A 2014 survey of likely voters in AZ…
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McSally on LGBTQ rights

McSally on LGBTQ rights

Equality
WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS Jun 5, 2017 Rep. McSally has a score of 48 from the Human Rights Campaign. To put that in context, all the Democratic representatives from Arizona have a score of 100, and all the other Republican representatives have a score of zero. [1]   A representative from the HRC explained the mixed results to us this way: generally McSally will vote in favor of workplace protections for LGBTQ people, but then will vote for broad religious exemptions that undercut those same protections.   For example, in May of 2016, McSally was one of only 29 Republican members who voted for the Maloney amendment to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination by federal contractors in military construction.   But she also voted for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that…
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