We want to hear why you believe the Arizona Democratic Party plays an important role in moving Arizona forward. During the month of July the ADP could select your idea, story, or issue to send out to our email list of more than 100,000 people! Don’t worry if your first draft is not perfect or complete. I will be reviewing each submission and am excited to work with you to complete a polished final email that could be sent out under your name!
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In a strong blow against conservative efforts to restrict access to voting, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday to strike down Arizona Proposition 200, which required people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote under the federal “motor voter” registration law.
College Democrats of America Western Regional Video Chat - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Join CDA’s Western Regional Video Chat (encompassing our Southwest, Mountain West, and Pacific regions) for a conversation about how to continue the momentum following the historic progress made in 2012. This is an opportunity to collaborate on organizing techniques and share updates from your state federation or College Democrats chapter.
We will meet via Google + Hangout on Wednesday, March 20 at 10pm EST. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/13HlUvc
By John Powers | Photographed by Norman Jean Roy | Vogue
When Gabrielle Giffords heard about the shooting of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last December, she decided enough was enough.
Like everyone else that day, she knew that gun violence is a national epidemic—the Sandy Hook massacre came in the wake of the theater killings in Aurora, Colorado, five months earlier (not to mention fourteen other mass shootings last year alone). But unlike most of us, Giffords knew firsthand how guns can change your whole life in an instant. Her authority was born of cruel experience. She and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, concluded they could no longer delay confronting the issue. “We realized,” he tells me, “that now is the time. We have to do something.”
The interview with Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly appears in the March issue of Vogue.
Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) enthusiastically called for a government shut down:
SALMON: I was here during the government shutdown in 1995. It was a divided government. we had a Democrat [sic] President of the United States. We had a Republican Congress. And I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise. I think it drove Bill Clinton in a different direction, a very bipartisan direction. In fact, we passed welfare reform for the first time ever, and we cut the welfare ranks in the last decade and a half by over 50%. These are good things. We also balanced the budget for the first time in 40 years in 1997, 1998, 1999. And when I left we had an over $230 billion surplus. This was with a Democrat [sic] president, A Republican —
HOST: You think that’s a good idea?
SALMON: Yes, I do. I really do. I think it’s about time!
Pema Levy | TPM
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will sit down for a joint interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that will air Monday, Jan. 8, the anniversary of the mass shooting Gifford’s survived two years ago.
"Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly will speak exclusively to “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer about an important new initiative they are launching," ABC News announced Sunday. "The interview will also be featured on ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Nightline,’ as well as ABCNews.com, Newsmakers on Yahoo!, ABC News Radio, and ABC’s local affiliates."
Giffords recently visited Newtown, Conn., where she met with the families of those killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, has won a full term in Congress after defeating Republican Martha McSally in a closely contested race.
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