Release: “Sen. Allen Doubles Down On Opposition to Unemployment Benefits as Arizona’s Jobless Rate Skyrockets to 17%”

Arizona Daily Star: “600,000 unemployment claims filed in Arizona during coronavirus pandemic” AZCentral: “Majority of Arizonans support increase in state unemployment benefits, Morrison Institute-Republic poll finds” Phoenix — Just over 600,000 Arizonans have filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s joblessness rate has skyrocketed to 17%. Yet Sen. Sylvia Allen has opposed increases to Arizonans unemployment benefit since the Read more about Release: “Sen. Allen Doubles Down On Opposition to Unemployment Benefits as Arizona’s Jobless Rate Skyrockets to 17%”[…]

Release: Nearly 24 Hrs After A Shooting In Arizona, AZGOP Remains Silent

 Phoenix — A suspect is in custody after three people were shot Wednesday evening, May 20th, at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona. Democratic state Sen. Martin Quezada witnessed the shooting and tweeted at 7:38 pm “I just witnessed an armed terrorist with an AR-15 shoot up Westgate. There are multiple victims.”  As many in our community Read more about Release: Nearly 24 Hrs After A Shooting In Arizona, AZGOP Remains Silent[…]

Release: Halfhearted GOP Plan That Will Gouge Arizonans With A Pre-Existing Condition, Advances

AZMirror: Sen. J. D. Mesnard states “It doesn’t seek to solve all problems” “The plan fails to require insurance companies to cover Essential Health Benefits, including emergency room and prescription drug coverage” PHOENIX — Wednesday, House Republicans passed SB1397, a watered-down preexisting conditions bill, with vehement objections from House Democrats. SB1397 is a halfhearted effort Read more about Release: Halfhearted GOP Plan That Will Gouge Arizonans With A Pre-Existing Condition, Advances[…]

RELEASE: National Unemployment Rates Soar, Rep. Kern says, “I think [Trump] is doing a fantastic job.”

Phoenix — Nearly 92% of Arizona rent relief hasn’t gone to renters, small businesses are still waiting for relief, college students have not received support from the CARES ACT, about 500,000 Arizonans filed for unemployment in the last eight weeks. Yet Rep. Kern stated yesterday during the House Rules Committee Meeting “I think [Trump] is Read more about RELEASE: National Unemployment Rates Soar, Rep. Kern says, “I think [Trump] is doing a fantastic job.”[…]

“State Senate Candidate Col. (Ret.) Felicia French Provides Support as a Nurse with Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 Response”

Phoenix — While Native Americans make up only about 5% of Arizona’s population, they account for 16% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths. In fact, the Navajo Nation now has the most coronavirus cases per capita of any state in the U.S.To help provide critically needed screening, testing, and contact tracing support for Navajo and Hopi Read more about “State Senate Candidate Col. (Ret.) Felicia French Provides Support as a Nurse with Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 Response”[…]