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“Bon Voyage” This week, Trump took his first trip abroad. He reportedly was not excited about the trip and wanted it shortened. He managed to get through the trip with very few mistakes and was able to shift the narrative away from Russia… at l…

Be Mindful of Fake News:

What do Andy Biggs, Donald Trump, and your Drunk Uncle have in common? They shoot the messenger when they don’t like the message, claiming “Fake News,” while quoting legitimately fake news sources. Don’t fall into the same trap by relying on …

Andy Biggs’ defense of Trump

Representative Andy Biggs (An Arizona Congressional District 5 original) penned an opinion piece for right-wing publication The Washington Examiner.You can read the piece here. His arguments can be summed us as misrepresentations, misdirection, half-…

We the People Summit

We the People Summit June 24th, 2017 Phoenix Convention Center Over the last few months, Arizona has been experiencing a political awakening with citizen involvement growing and outrage reaching a high. We the People Summits are designed to provide e…

Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/12 “Let

It was another blistering week for the fledgling Trump administration. With a series of hits on the President’s credibility and even more evidence and focus into the Russia Investigation, the biggest bombshell came from a memo written by James Come…

AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY 5/14

Never mind! The Legislature adjourned last week! See what’s new – The Arizona Activist: Civic Engagement Beyond Voting realized a need for a weekly news round-up of all the Progressive news in Arizona. We have created The Arizona Activis…

WEEKLY WRAP-UP “COMEY”

Weekly News Wrap Up May 5 “Comey”   Very little surprises me anymore. However, when the NPR news alert hit my phone on Tuesday afternoon, as I worked out of a client’s office, I audibly said, “OH MY GOD!” There it was, the director of …

PC TRAINING AT MCDP HEADQUARTERS

  Danielle from LD16 and Kristen from LD12 were representing AZCD5 at the Maricopa County Democratic Party Headquarters in Downtown Phoenix Saturday morning. Both Danielle and Kristen have committed themselves to becoming Precinct Committeeperso…

ARIZONA DIE IN EVENT RECAP

5/11/2017 – Arizona residents from Prescott to Tucson convened on their Members of Congress’ offices Wednesday, May tenth to send them a message: We can do better than Trumpcare. The statewide “Die-In” protest was planned by nineteen sepa…

AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY 5/08

CLICK HERE to get the AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY UPDATE  •  WEEK OF MAY 08, 2017 Thank you to the dedicated folks over at Civic Engagement Beyond Voting! If you’d like this newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly, please subscribe through their pa…

AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY 5/01

CLICK HERE to get the AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY UPDATE  •  WEEK OF MAY 01, 2017 Thank you to the dedicated folks over at Civic Engagement Beyond Voting! If you’d like this newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly, please subscribe through their pa…

AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY 4/24

CLICK HERE to get the AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY UPDATE  •  WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017 Thank you to the dedicated folks over at Civic Engagement Beyond Voting! If you’d like this newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly, please subscribe through their …

WEEKLY WRAP-UP “CREDIBILITY GAP”

Lauren’s Weekly News Wrap-Up • Week of April 14 “Credibility Gap” Last week Trump told the world that an armada of Naval war vessels were heading to the Korean peninsula as a show of force against North Korea. As we all braced for WWIII, …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 4/17

TOMORROW IS OUR COMMUNITY TOWN HALL! Please reach out to friends and neighbors to see if they’d like to attend this special event with you. No RSVP required. We’re very pleased to have Ken Clark from LD24, Dr. Randall Friese from LD9, Mit…

AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY 4/17

CLICK HERE to get the AZ LEGISLATURE WEEKLY UPDATE  •  WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2017 Thank you to the dedicated folks over at Civic Engagement Beyond Voting! If you’d like this newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly, please subscribe through their …

#WHYIRESIST A LETTER TO THE

Dear fellow Constituent who emailed AZCD5.org after Biggs’ Sun Lakes Town Hall to say “Shouting over the speaker’s responses because you don’t agree is very rude and unproductive. My 2 cents.” I first replied to your ema…

#WHYIRESIST SANDI’S STORY

As a child I was taught that certain American values were fundamental to American prosperity. I was taught to believe if you worked hard and did your best, you could achieve anything. I was taught that as time moved forward our country continually im…

#WHYIRESIST BETH’S STORY

On November 9, 2016, I woke up with feelings of despair.  And embarrassment. I was literally embarrassed that SHE lost to THAT. I wrote her a letter.  I thanked her for her service and fortitude. And I apologized. For the 52% of women voters who ca…