Arizona 2022

We are losing our Freedoms!

Our freedoms are on the ballot: the right to vote, the freedom to decide about parenthood,  the right to be safe in our schools and communities. Only Democrats are protecting our freedom to thrive and prosper. Vote BLUE!

Statewide Candidates


Vote for Democrats to protect and reclaim our freedoms.

State LEGISLATIVE District Candidates

State legislatures control our right to vote, our right to protect the vulnerable, and even our rights to our own bodies. It's time to take back the Arizona state legislature and prevent the rising tide of those spouting hate and harmful misinformation that simply does not represent decent Arizonans.



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JEANNE CASTEEN


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State House

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JUDY SCHWIEBERT




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CHRISTINE MARSH



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State House

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LAURA TERECH


 

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EVA BURCH



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LORENA AUSTIN


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SETH BLATTMAN




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CINDY HANS



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State House

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JENNIFER PAWLIK


 

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TAYLOR KERBY



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State House

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KEITH SEAMAN




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DR. EVA DIAZ



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LEEZAH SUN


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State House


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Arizona VOTER GUIDE

ONLY DEMOCRATS WILL PROTECT YOUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.
If Republicans win, here’s what you will lose:
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Pre-existing condition insurance coverage
  • Birth control
  • Affordable drugs and healthcare
  • Voting Rights & Fair Elections
  • Funding to fight Climate Change
  • Birth control
  • Safe, legal abortion, even for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, and rape
  • Women’s freedom to make decisions about their own body
Your Freedoms are being taken away by Extremist Republicans.

Arizona is an increasingly Democratic but very gerrymandered state that needs your vote to correct the imbalance in the state legislature and end the Republican trifecta. Unfortunately, redistricting has favored the Republicans again so Democrats need to work twice as hard to get their voters to fight back.

HEALTHCARE

MAGA Republicans are planning to gut Medicare and Social Security. They are criminalizing doctors helping women with miscarriages. They will reverse the $35/mo insulin and block lower drug prices. Only Democrats are protecting Affordable Healthcare and pre-existing condition coverage.

ECONOMY
Republicans have wrecked our economy with discredited trickle-down economics that only takes money from workers and gives it to the wealthy few. They support price gouging by their corporate interests instead of tackling inflation. Every Republican in Congress voted against the Inflation Reduction Act. Only Democrats are looking out for American workers and families.
DEMOCRACY AND VOTING RIGHTS
Republican state legislators are working on legislation to overthrow the will of the voters; giving THEM and their wealthy corporate funders the power to decide the outcome of elections regardless of the vote tally.  

81% of elected Republicans in AZ tried to overturn the 2020 election.

ENVIRONMENT
Republicans prioritize money over protecting the environment. They block laws that protect rivers and streams, the air, and the vulnerable. Every Republican in Congress voted against the largest environmental bill in the history of the US (the IRA).  Meanwhile billionaires prefer to colonize a radioactive vacuum on Mars than reduce greenhouse gas emissions on planet earth.
ABORTION AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Abortion is now banned in Arizona.  Planned Parenthood and others have re-started providing abortion again but as they are defying the Attorney General, this may be temporary. The Arizona Supreme Court denied a ballot initiative to codify abortion and birth control in their constitution.

ALL REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR OFFICE believe there should be NO abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Most believe birth control should be illegal. Many have tried to scrub their websites because of the unpopularity of their extremist positions.

BIRTH CONTROL

Most Republicans in the state legislature have voted against keeping birth control legal.  And, most Republicans running for office in AZ in 2022 believe birth control should be illegal. Many have tried to scrub their websites because of the unpopularity of their extremist positions.

Democracy

Republican state legislators are working on legislation to overturn the will of the voters; giving THEM the power to decide the outcome of elections regardless of the vote tally.   

81% of elected Republicans in AZ tried to overturn the 2020 election.

Historic Biden and Democrat Bills in US Congress

Every single Republican US Representative voted AGAINST historic legislation to bring money and resources to Arizona. Now they tout the money in their ads.  Thanks, Democrats!

  • American Rescue Plan ($4.2 Billion for AZ)
  • Infrastructure Bill ($5 Billion for AZ)
  • Inflation Reduction Act ($4.1 Billion for AZ )
  • PACTS Act for Veterans hurt by toxic burn pit exposure
  • CHIPS and Science Act

American Rescue Plan – $4.2 billion for Arizona for broadband, healthcare, education, COVID Relief, small business support and tourism.  Not ONE Republican voted for this legislation.

Infrastructure Bill – $5 billion for Arizona to build bridges, repair highways and roads, upgrade water systems, and expand high speed internet.  Not ONE Republican voted for this legislation.

Inflation Reduction Act – $4.1 billion for Arizona for caps on prescription costs ($2000 max/yr for Medicare), caps on insulin at $35/month, caps on health insurance premiums for 1.4 million Arizonan Medicare recipients and those with Affordable Care Act insurance. Also, clean power tax credits to fight Climate Change & create JOBS. Not ONE Republican voted for this legislation.

Corporations pay their fair share – Democrats made sure that corporations pay their fair share of taxes (minimum 15%). 40 of the richest companies pay nothing in income taxes. It’s time they did! Not ONE Republican voted for this legislation.

PACTS Act – Ensures veterans receive health care screenings and services related to potential toxic exposure.  Expands access to VA health care.  Not ONE Arizona Republican voted for this legislation.

CHIPS AND SCIENCE ACT – Ensures semiconductor chips – used in everything from cars to computers to TVs – are made in the USA, lowering costs AND MAKING AMERICA COMPETITIVE AGAIN.  Not ONE Arizona Republican voted for this legislation. Instead, the Republicans voted to send jobs to communist China.


Arizona Election Information


Arizona State Legislative Districts with Maricopa County Outset


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Our Latest Research Reports

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AZ-LEGISLATION

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AZ-Thwarting the will of the Voter

Republican legislators have ignored the will of Arizonans on a number of issues. Among those issues are the minimum wage, school funding, ease of voting, the ability of localities to tighten rules where appropriate, and the initiative process itself. This has been going on for a long time. Even the voter-initiated Arizona Voter Protection Act―passed in 1998―has not deterred Republicans; they have repeatedly ignored its provisions.  

Thwarting the Will of the Voters - July 7, 2022

AZ-CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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Photo by AJ Colores on Unsplash

BACKSLIDING ON POLICE REFORM IN ARIZONA

The Republican-controlled Arizona legislature has voted down bills intended to increase police accountability and instead has passed bills further shielding police officers and departments from oversight and accountability. So, while most of the country is moving forward on police reform and addressing racist and excessive use of force, Arizona has been backsliding to even further shield police officers accused of unnecessary violence against the public they are supposed to serve.

Backsliding on Police Reform in Arizona       -       May 20, 2022

AZ-ELECTIONS

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REPUBLICANS SUPPRESS VOTING & SILENCE CITIZENS

The United States is a backsliding democracy. Arizona Republicans have introduced about 10% of all voter suppression legislation in the country. Republicans don’t want you to vote—especially if you are young, a person of color, or poor. The Republican attack on voting rights is not just anti-Democrat; it is anti-democracy. Gutting the citizen initiative process, raising barriers to voting by mail, severely reducing the number of polling places, limiting acceptable forms of voter IDs, disenfranchising former offenders—these are just some of the ways that Republican policies are undermining the fundamental democratic institution of a citizen’s right to vote.