Arizona

More endorsements! Read more about our great candidates.

Progressive Majority is working to elect progressive champions to state-level offices around the country. So today we're excited to announce another great group of future leaders -- our June and July batches of candidate endorsements for 2012. Here's more about three of them:

Celebrating an important victory, and keeping the heat on in Arizona

Exciting news today from President Obama! He will stop the deportations of many DREAMers, immigrants brought into this country as kids. As a result, many children who grew up in this country and serve in the Armed Forces or attend college will no longer have to fear a knock in the middle of the night, and deportation to a country they may have never known.

What a contrast with Mitt Romney's record.

Exciting news… in Arizona??

We're excited to announce we're working with a new social justice national PAC, called PAC+, to elect more progressives in Arizona and across the country. PAC+ is a national network of leaders focused on democratizing money and politics to give voice to America’s New Majority by focusing on many donors, not mega donors.

PAC+ was launched on March 21st by a National Board of over 70 community and political leaders in 16 states. Even though it is brand new, PAC+ already has a record of success: going 3 for 3 in the Texas primary -- supporting and endorsing bold progressive candidates Mary Gonzalez, Mary Ann Perez, and Marc Veasey.

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 8/5/11

It may be August recess, but politics never rest! Here's what's happening in Progressive Majority's 9 target states this week:

State level is where it's at! State legislation round-up 7/28/11

It seems that everywhere you turn this week, all you hear about is the federal debt ceiling debate. If I hear "Gang of 6", "default", or "Boehner" one more time, I might explode. Take a break from the looming national crisis and brush up on the legislation that's being talked about in the states!

It's Not Nice to Gloat, But So What?

I don't really have an extensive post to write about this (I'll save that for fellow Arizonan Craig McDermott), but I'd like to gloat for a bit on the ongoing success of the Russell Pearce recall campaign.

Clean Elections: Bloodied but Unbowed

The sky hasn’t fallen quite yet, but it is in poor repair.

It’s tortured metaphor day. I just declared it.

You all have, no doubt, read the articles claiming that the US Supreme Court “struck down” Arizona’s Clean Elections system. They invalidated an important part of it, but the law still stays in place.

Quick update from Arizona: Recall of Senate President proceeding

Well, it hasn't received as much publicity as the Wisconsin recalls, but the organizers of the recall petition drive against Republican Russell Pearce, the president of the Arizona State Senate submitted four crates of petitions to the Arizona Secretary of State last week.

Pimeria Alta Dispatch: They Are Coming After Clean Elections...Again!

Let's start with the full disclosure: I ran as a Clean Elections candidate for state legislature in 2010, and I'm signed on as a plaintiff in the lawsuit that I am talking about.

Arizona: Well, at least it isn't boring here

Over the last few years, Arizona's two biggest exports have been some of the most misbegotten pieces of legislation since the Jim Crow era, and punchline material for late night comedians.

I've been covering Arizona politics, particularly the Arizona Legislature, for over five years now, and I can truly say that while the political tone in Arizona during that period could never be described as "moderate," the situation has deteriorated steadily.

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