We believe that every human being deserves to live with dignity by means of: equal justice, affordable healthcare, quality education, bodily autonomy, secure retirement, a healthy planet, and responsible government.
Every Arizonan – regardless of their background – should be guaranteed the right to choose if, when, and how they will become parents. The most basic human right is the right to autonomy over one’s own body. 71% of Arizona voters oppose banning abortion outright, and 80% of Arizonans believe that doctors should be able to provide appropriate care to their patients without the threat of jail or fines. Extreme Republican legislators in our state want to pass uninformed, cruel abortion bans against the will of the people.
Changes in climate affect every aspect of our lives from farming, to air quality, to access to water. Steady vigilance of our personal habits encouraged by common sense policy can reduce hazardous practices, but the work is far from over. Our water resources are not guaranteed. The shortages we face affect our health, our economy, and the survival of future generations. Now is the time for action on climate change.
The Arizona Department of Housing estimates we are short 270,000 housing units. During the pandemic, national homelessness rose by 1%, while here in Arizona homelessness rose by a stunning 23%.
It is completely unacceptable that hard-working Arizonans, many here in Yavapai County, cannot afford something as basic as a home. What is more unacceptable is that poor decisions from our government leaders have made the problem worse. Our leaders must prioritize the needs of many rather than a few. We need leaders who are willing to tackle all sides of the problem from unfair zoning laws and an unregulated vacation rental industry, to the lack of affordable housing rules for new developments. It’s time to elect Democrats who we know will fight for housing for all.
14 out of 15 Arizona counties have per capita income below (from 7% to 50% below) the US figure. The 2.5 million Arizonans who live outside Maricopa County are being starved of infrastructure improvement, educational and job opportunities, and meaningful economic development. They’re being left behind. From Bagdad to Black Canyon City, from Seligman to Sedona, it’s time to invest in every Arizona community, in every Arizona citizen.
The Social Security Board of Trustees estimates that based on current law, the Social Security Trust Fund will be depleted by 2041. American wage earners built this reserve only to have the federal government take from it for almost 50 years. No other developed country in the world threatens the well-being of its seniors this way. Financial stability and the resources to meet basic needs are critical for living life with dignity. Help us elect Democratic leaders who will address this national emergency and safeguard a better future for our most vulnerable.
Voting should be accessible, easy, and safe for anyone who is eligible. Arizona is home to 10% of all the proposed legislation restricting voting rights — despite no verified issues with the 2020 presidential election or the 2022 midterms. It is not reasonable to think that our elections were “rigged,” when there is no evidence. Republican legislators are fighting to get rid of mail-in voting before election day, without any consideration for those unable to stand in hours long lines. Electing Democrats is our first line defense for preserving our right to vote.