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Nominations for board positions now

AZCD5 is having its first board elections next month. Nominations are currently open. If you would like to be a leader in AZCD5, or you know another group member who you think will be an excellent leader, now is the time to throw their name in Electi…

Opinion: Protest In Phoenix and

I arrived downtown at 1pm, even though the demonstrations were not supposed to start until 6. Primarily because I knew Trump’s supporters had been showing up since 6am. Lining up to get in and NOT seeing any one with opposing views. I felt like…

#WNWU 7/21 “Moving On”

Week of 7/21 “Moving On” In 2009 as the Affordable Care Act was being voted on, Mitch McConnell said if leadership was proud of the bill, they wouldn’t vote on it late at night. Last night, at about 1:30 a.m. EST, the Senate tried and failed fo…

AZCD5 Gives Back: Water Drive

It’s no secret that Arizona has hot summers and that dehydration is a problem anyone can encounter. Some members of our community are more affected than others. The homeless and the elderly are especially vulnerable. This year the need for bottled …

#WNWU 7/14 “Failure to Lead”

Week of 7/14 “Failure to Lead” Once again the news of the week was how the Republican held Congress and the Republican held Executive Branch were unable to accomplish the campaign promise they’ve been running on for eight years: repeal and repl…

Weekly News Wrap Up 7/7

Week of 7/7 “Emails” After months of swearing up and down that the Trump campaign didn’t have any contact with Russians, or met with any Russians, or had any idea that Russia wanted to ensure Trump won, Donald Trump Jr. just tweeted out an emai…

Bigg ignores issues in phony

On July 11, Arizona CD5 Congressman Andy Biggs held a last minute tele town hall. Teased the prior week in his newsletter, it was announced on his official Facebook page two hours prior to the scheduled start time. Mr. Biggs requested interested indi…

Weekly News Wrap Up 6/30

Week of 6/30 “Ethics” Donald Trump campaigned on the idea that Clinton, Obama and Democrats in general were corrupt and unethical, and promised that he would have the most ethical administration ever. Since those promises have been made, his admi…

Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/23 “Distractions”

Week of 6/23 “Distractions” I started the weekly news wrap-up right after Congress started its current session because I felt a lot of important stories were not getting attention. Every week I strive to develop a report that doesn’t just recap…

We the People Summit

The We the People Summit was created to bring together people from around the state at all levels of political involvement. Organizers of the event collected panels of experts to educate the public on several topics from creating sustainable organiza…

AZCD5 Day of Dinners Potluck

This year has been a whirlwind of actions from protests and sit-ins to calling our Senators en masse. We have all been working so hard for the things we believe are right and have had little time to really get to know each other. We’ve seen each ot…

Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/16 “Shut

Many bills are written in secret. However, many bills are also completely not on anyone’s radar. If a few senators get together and write a bill to close a tax loophole on alpaca farmers, you don’t have every news network and 87 other senators br…

Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/9 “Shots

Week of 6/9 “Shots Fired” Last night, Republican and Democratic lawmakers walked onto the field at the Washington National’s ballpark and played a friendly game of baseball. The event was in stark contrast to other events of the week, and recen…

Congressional Republican shooting response

Friends, Wednesday’s events at the Republican Congressional baseball practice were shocking and horrendous. Our hearts are with everyone affected by this horrible crime. The political climate in our country is beyond toxic, it is dangerous. Vio…

Senate Health Care Bill Update

Senate Republicans expect to finish their secret health care bill today and send it to the CBO for scoring, with no public hearings. CBO will take 2 weeks to evaluate it, after which Republicans plan to ram it through before the July 4th recess. Due …

Weekly News Wrap-Up “So Help

Week of 6/2 “So Help You God” This week Comey finally got to share his side of the story after being fired in mid-May. His testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee was widely anticipated. Thursday he confirmed many things w…

March for Truth Shines Light

Attendees were encouraged to bring flashlights, glowsticks, LEDs or any light conveyance mechanisms they could think of to attend first evening march in protest of President Trump.  The call for attendance to the March for Truth went out on Meetup, …

Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/26 “Power

Weekly News Wrap-Up Week of 5/26 “Power Shift” Thursday the United States became one of only three UN nations to pull out of the Paris Accord. Of the other two, one is in a civil war (Syria) and the other felt it didn’t go far enough (Nicaragua…