The AZ GOP Continues to Attack Voters

    Today in the Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee, over 100 community members and advocacy groups signed in to speak in opposition to HCR2028, which would make it difficult for workers to prove their employer fired them after using paid sick-leave, asking for a wage increase, or requesting health benefits. Just over a[…]

Why We Cannot Forget

It has been 25 days since the February 14th, school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. 25 days since Republican Rep. Payne passed a bill in the Arizona House of Representatives that will make it legal for foster care parents to have loaded firearms in their household, without securing the firearm in a storage locker.[…]

One to Watch

Yesterday, SCR1034 was held on the House Government Committee agenda after a long day of testimony on other bills. However, this bill will be back next week and we have a chance to have our voices heard. Sign our petition today! GrassrootsActions.org/HandsoffOurVote Make sure JD Mesnard knows how you feel about this bill, and why[…]

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

On this #internationalwomensday the ADLCC is proudly celebrating our current and past legislative candidates that have run for office in Arizona! Arizona already has a larger number of female legislators than any other state, now its time for the #womeninblue to take over the House and Senate. With the appointment of Rep.Geraldine Peten to the state legislature last year, Arizona jumped to the[…]

More Goverment Overreach from the AZGOP

The ADLCC has been down at the Capitol tracking the hundreds of legislative bills introduced. Most of these bills have made no progress, especially groundbreaking and progressive legislation introduced by Democrats. We have shared with you before the bills and progressive issues Democrats are championing this session, but now it is time to take a look at[…]

Hands Off Our Votes!

Last Week SCR1034, the “Republican #Powergrab” Sponsored by Sen. Yarbrough, passed the Senate on a party-line vote. While several of our Democratic Caucus members gave strong speeches as to why this legislation is unnecessary and severs to empower politicians, not voters; several Republican Caucus members spoke on the Senate floor as to how the Democrats “hijacked” the Independent Redistricting[…]

What are they really afraid of?

    Last week, Republican Rep. Coleman passed HCR2007 out of the House of Representatives, which would make it illegal to make a donation to a political party as a Clean Elections candidate unless it is for access to voter data and illegal to donate money to nonprofits that engage in political activity. This bill[…]

The Weekly Round-Up, Week 3

As of Friday, the Opioid Special Session has concluded sine die. During the week we saw Democrats working diligently to pass the Opioid Epidemic Act, which is an initial step to address an ongoing crisis in Arizona. Through strong leadership from House and Senate leaders, Rebecca Rios and Katie Hobbs the Opioid Epidemic Act passed unanimously through the[…]

THE ARIZONA WE DESERVE

The 2018 Legislative Session is off and running! Although this is a Campaign year with many Legislative District seats up for grabs, the Democratic Caucus is still focused on pushing forward progressive legislation that moves Arizona forward. At the start of the session, the Democratic Caucus announced their priorities for the session led by Minority Senate Leader, Sen. Katie Hobbs,[…]