More Responses to Current Events

More comments from LD28 constituent Andrew March:

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Northwest Democratic Breakfast Club Meeting

The Northwest Democratic Breakfast Club welcomed our LD28 “stars” to their December gathering at the Beatitudes campus. Aaron said it was “courageous” for Kelli to agree with our district that “this was the year” to run a second House candidate and he said that he was grateful to our district for knocking on more doors than any other legislative district — or any congressional district — in the state. Although we have more Democrats in the House than we’ve had since 1966, Kelli explained that the majority party still controls committee assignments and that committee chairs decide which bills are scheduled for hearings. There are disparities in staffing — 29 for the Republicans and just 12 staffers covering 29 committees for the Democrats — though Democratic leadership is lobbying the speaker for more equity.

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Letters to the Editor - Published Here!

To the Editor:

This election, the most important in our lifetimes (true every two years), will be decided by who does and, especially, by who does not vote (as always).

To our prospective nonvoters I would say you are not "above it all." You haven't "washed your hands" of the dirt of politics. You haven't "stood on principle." It's not even neutral. One side is happy you didn't vote.

If you don't vote seriously (for major candidates who have a real chance of winning) you are responsible for everything that goes wrong, because you did nothing to prevent it. And you get no credit for anything positive because you did not contribute anything.

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Sample Some Responses to the News

Here are some reactions to the Kavanaugh hearings, the InvestinEd Initiative, Identity Politics, John McCain and more.


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LD28 Newsletter

LD 28 Monthly Meeting

Our LAST regular meeting for 2018 is tomorrow!  Bring a friend to meet our three fabulous candidates, as well as Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela running for Mayor of Phoenix. Ben Graff from the Central Arizona Water Conservation Project will be giving us a report on the water issues facing Arizona. Also an update and info about the propositions that will be on the ballot.

6:30pm socializing, 7pm call to order

Shadow Rock Church 

12861 N 8th Ave

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Lawmakers Press DHS to Protect Detained Kids After AZ Finally Cracks Down on Southwest Key

Arizona House Democrats
Rep. Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27), Democratic Leader
Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson (District 9), Assistant Democratic Leader
Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4), Democratic Whip


Contact: Robbie Sherwood

Sept. 21, 2018


Lawmakers Press DHS to Protect Detained Kids After AZ Finally Cracks Down on Southwest Key

PHOENIX State Capitol – Democratic lawmakers today pressed state officials to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of detained immigrant children after the Department of Health Services moved to revoke the licenses of 13 Southwest Key shelters this week. Democrats had been pushing Governor Ducey for months to investigate and inspect the shelters, and finally saw a response when it was revealed in August that an employee at a Mesa Southwest Key facility had been accused of sexually abusing eight boys and had no required background check.

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Lawmakers Press for State Investigation of MVM Facilities Holding Separated Children in Phoenix Office Buildings

July 18, 2018

Lawmakers Press for State Investigation of MVM Facilities Holding Separated Children in Phoenix Office Buildings
PHOENIX – Reps. Kelli Butler and Kirsten Engel are pressing for a state investigation after legislators learned this week that MVM -- the federal contractor that recently admitted secretly holding children overnight in an office building in Phoenix -- is continuing to hold children overnight while transporting them in Arizona.

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Voting Info

Be sure to VOTE! If you need to register to vote or update your existing registration, you can get more information here:

The deadline to register to vote in the August 28th primary is JULY 30th

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Arizona House Democrats Press Release


Contact: Robbie Sherwood



Engel and Navarrete: Criminal Justice Reform Committee Should Continue

PHOENIX-- The two House Democratic members of the recently-appointed Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Justice Reform, Reps. Kirsten Engel and Tony Navarrete, strongly criticized the decision of Speaker J.D. Mesnard to disband the committee in the wake of Republican Chairman David Stringer’s offensive remarks made at a recent luncheon. Mesnard appointed the five-member bipartisan committee earlier this month and members held a highly successful first meeting last Wednesday at which they unanimously agreed to an ambitious scope of work designed to tackle Arizona’s fourth-highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and its high recidivism rate.

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Arizona News MyLocalNews Discusses Prop 305

Dive into the details about why we should vote "NO" on Prop 305

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