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When Democrats join Republicans to put Business over Health, Arizonans will Suffer

Last Wednesday Governor Ducey extended his stay at home order by two weeks. He received praise from some Republicans and many Democrats. But when taking a closer look, we should be concerned. The order indicated a willingness to ease restrictions including modifications for retail and restaurants. Scaling back public health protections before we have clear …

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Southern AZ Small Businesses Stiffed While Big Companies Rake It In

The news hit that a majority of the funds meant for small businesses went to many publicly traded companies worth hundreds of millions (see table 1. below) and included some larger chains restaurants and hotels, who were allowed to apply as locations and subsidiaries. The GOP including our own Senator, Martha McSally, blamed banks but the loophole was the result of provisions included in the package after some heavy lobbying by the restaurant and hotel industries.

Martha McSally Claims Credit for Unemployment Benefits She Voted Against

What to do when you are a conservative Republican who believes unemployment payments are “asking people not to work” but you lose your battle to cancel higher unemployment benefits within the CARES Act (meant to provide economic relief due to the impact of COVID-19)?  Well, if you are McSally, you shamelessly take credit for the …

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Anatomy of McSally’s Disingenuous Republican Spin Job

Part 1: Trump Attacks Democrats with False Information Part 2: McSally makes a rare appearance on a legitimate news show to plead for the public to unify to combat COVID-19. Part 3: Trump continues his partisan attacks on Democrats–continuing his explicitly divisive behavior. McSally ignores *Trump’s* attacks, therefore enabling Trump’s deliberate belligerence. Part 4: As …

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McSally and Trump Offer Giveaways for the Rich | Cut Assistance for Everyone Else

McSally, is enthusiastic about providing socialism to the wealthy and corporations (hello tax giveaways), and embracing enormous golden parachutes for executives, no matter their behavior or harm they have done to their companies and employees. At the same time, McSally is positively outraged about the possibility of providing assistance for those in the rest of society. (See her latest false fear mongering ads against Mark Kelly for proof of this concept.)

Criticism of Kyrsten Sinema isn’t an Attack – It is Our Democratic Responsibility

by Marion Chubon Who does Kyrsten Sinema work for? I’m not trying to be hyperbolic here. I want us all to start asking ourselves this question. Not as a challenge from the left, as the press and other Democrats have tried to frame any criticism of Sinema over the years, dating back to when she …

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Call Your Legislator Now!

by M. Chubon This is nuts. The AZ GOP is literally trying to destroy voters’ rights to pass laws that the legislature doesn’t like. Here’s a scenario:1. AZ Legislature is full of people beholden to ALEC/Koch “kill public education-don’t tread on my right to be an unqualified service provider and pay zero taxes” Also the …

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Activism is the Winning Formula for Good Policy

Dearest CD2 Constituents: Please consider this – your advocacy and activism made a difference. Let me explain: if you remember back in July 2018, the front runner in our congressional race, Ann Kirkpatrick, signaled that she was not in favor of Medicare for All. She said she couldn’t figure out how to pay for it. …

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