We are less than two weeks away from the 2020 general election! This year’s primary elections results proved that there is an unstoppable blue wave running through Arizona. However, we are still at the front lines in the battle against Donald Trump, Martha McSally, and the conservative agenda as our champions of reproductive rights within the Democratic Party are being targeted by challengers from the right. Therefore, it’s time to rally behind legislators who support our cause and other progressive values. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is proud to support endorsed candidates’ Ajlan Kurdoglu, Jennifer Pawlik and Julie Gunngile vying for Senate, House and Attorney positions and who will fight for progressive causes.
We are quickly approaching the 2020 general election and we want to highlight three endorsed candidates for their prioritization of equity in terms of voting access, education, and community funding, among other things. PPAA is proud to endorse Gabriella Cazares-Kelly for Pima County Recorder, Jeanne Casteen for Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools and Whitney Walker for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Every day, new headlines make it painstakingly clear that the majority of our current elected officials is out of touch with the needs of Arizonans today. If you are tired of having elected officials that don’t represent your communities, vote on November 3rd for these candidates who will fight for inclusivity and accountability.
This election there is so much at stake. Arizona in particular needs leadership that they know will be dedicated to furthering the cause of reproductive justice and progress for all. We at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are excited to endorse Jevin Hodge and Patrice Horstman to their respective Boards of Supervisors races, Anna Tovar for Arizona Corporation Commissioner and Mayor Gallego for re-election in Phoenix. Arizona’s challenges are many, and time is short--this is a time to elect leaders who will get things done and defend our communities. Let’s show them our support by making a plan to get out the vote today!
It’s officially October, which means early voting starts next week (October 7th) for this year’s 2020 general elections! Reproductive health has been under attack, both nationally and statewide, especially for Arizona where abortion access is on the line. If we want to make sure reproductive health measures are protected we need to elect officials in state and local office that share our values. That’s why we at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are proud to endorse Adelita Grijalva for Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 5 and Betty Guardado for Phoenix City Council, District 5, two candidates who put our health and rights first.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is proud to endorse these school board candidates from the Roosevelt and Chandler Union School Districts running for their respective governing boards as write-in candidates.
School boards are not all identical. They represent multiple stakeholders and institutions within the community, such as parents, guardians, students, and educators. They represent nonprofit workers, health care workers, and business leaders. This varied set of perspectives allows for a more comprehensive ability to approach issues and concerns within schools and the community. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is proud to endorse a diverse range of candidates running for K-12 school and college board districts in Maricopa County. This November, it’s our job, every one of us, to ensure that we elect school board members that represent our communities and are working with and for us!
In these final 55 days leading up until election day, there is still time to learn about the candidates, and initiatives, running to help shape Arizona’s public schools. We are excited to share some of our 2020 endorsed school board candidates running in Pima County and a ballot initiative that will take action for students and teachers across Arizona.
The debate surrounding schools reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light just how powerful school district governing boards are. As a voter, you help elect governing board members for the school district in which you live. School board members are the unseen decision makers in your child’s schooling and have the power to shape your child’s education.
August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the amendment that finally recognized women’s right to vote. Although women should have already been included in the U.S. Constitution when it was adopted in 1789, it took suffrage workers 131 years to get the 19th Amendment ratified.