ARIZONA: Primary Elections are TODAY (August 26)
ID: All voters are required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter must announce his/her name, place of residence and present photo identification.
Just two weeks after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer struck down the horrendous “License to Discriminate” bill, Senator Gallardo came out as gay.
Arizona is the first state to pass a law sanctioning discrimination if motivated by religious belief.
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!
Unlike many candidate campaigns, the Arizona Democratic Party has significant year-round expenses and we rely on the grassroots online contributions to cover our ongoing costs each month. Putting together an email that gets attention is vital to our success and now is your chance to write one!
Demand a Plan - Roxanna Green
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.
“Obama has demonstrated leadership by signing equal-pay legislation, creating a $10,000 college-tuition tax credit, ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” and including contraception in medical coverage provided by nonreligious employers. Obama understands that reproductive health-care choices belong to an individual and her medical provider, not politicians.
Obama sees so-called “women’s issues” as what they are: economic, family and community issues.
And when Obama has changed a position, as he did this spring when he announced his support of same-sex marriage equality, for example, he explained his reasons clearly. America needs a leader with a strong moral compass who is steadfast but not rigid - a leader whose views evolve within a consistent and inclusive world view.
The foundation Obama has built has kept the nation steady.
Obama projects a vivid image of hope. We still have that hope in his leadership. Hope is by nature an ambitious agenda. Hope 2.0 requires a renewed American purpose that lifts an economy as much as it lifts the people and businesses making it possible.
Recovery is an American responsibility and not that of one man.
Four years ago we said in our endorsement of Obama, “Like a race car driver going into a turn, a leader must see not only what confronts our nation today but envision where we come out on the other side.”
Our journey on that road has been slowed by economic obstacles, but our nation will press forward.
The Arizona Daily Star endorses Barack Obama for president.”