Wednesday, November 22, 2017

STATEMENT: Indigenous Peoples Caucus Marks National Native American Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 22, 2017
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval
602-926-5847
jsandoval@azleg.gov

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Members of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus today released the following statement in solidarity with fellow Indigenous Peoples across the nation and world recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. Arizona is home to 22 sovereign Indian Nations:

"November marks the recognition of National Native American Heritage month. This month, we honor the cultures, traditions and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. We also reaffirm our commitment to the advancement of the rights and dignity of Indigenous Peoples in Arizona and across the world. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus is committed to fostering a national dialogue on the economic, social and cultural rights of Indigenous Peoples and to work to empower the next generation of Indigenous leaders.”


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Friday, November 17, 2017

STATEMENT: Democrats Applaud Arizona Supreme Court Upholding Medicaid Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 17, 2017
Contact: Robbie Sherwood
480-246-7944
rsherwood@azleg.gov


STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson (District 9), who is also a trauma surgeon, released the following statement regarding the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision on Medicaid:


“Today the Arizona Supreme Court upheld what we have known all along -- that Medicaid expansion is a legal, affordable and effective means to provide healthcare for hundreds of thousands of low-income working Arizonans. The bi-partisan effort to expand Medicaid in Arizona has saved lives and strengthened our economy. Medicaid is still under attack in Washington, D.C., but our members will continue to defend it with all we have because it’s smart policy that works for Arizona families.”


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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

STATEMENT: House Democratic Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Appropriations Chair Don Shooter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2017
Contact: Robbie Sherwood
602-926-5848


STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX -- House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27), released the following statement this morning in response to recent reported allegations by Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita of sexual harassment against House Appropriations Chairman Don Shooter:

“These allegations are very serious. We are calling on the Speaker and House Leadership to convene a bi-partisan investigation team that will thoroughly investigate these allegations, as well as hear the concerns of other people about their own experiences with Rep. Shooter. The investigation must allow everyone impacted to feel comfortable and safe in coming forward with information without fear of reprisal. We look forward to participating in that process and in working with the speaker on continuing to create a safe and productive workplace.”
  

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hiring: House Democratic Caucus Policy Advisor

The House Democratic Staff is hiring an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Policy Advisor.

Please share the job announcement with your networks.  The full job posting is attached or can be viewed at https://www.azhouse.gov/career-opportunities/. Specific policy experience in the areas of environment, water and natural resources is preferred but not required. Resumes must be submitted to Cynthia Aragon at caragon@azleg.gov by November 1, 2017. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Butler urges Congress to support kids’ health care


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2017
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval            
602-926-5848

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Today, Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), delivered a letter to the Arizona congressional delegation, with bipartisan support, urging it to support the reauthorization of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Here is an expert from the letter:

“During last year's legislative session, we saw the broad and intense support of Arizonans across the state for KidsCare coverage for children. Arizonans will be paying attention to see if our congressional delegation will stand up for children in our state by renewing federal funding. Without reauthorization prior to September 30, 2017, the healthcare of over 23,000 children in Arizona will at risk. We are counting on you and your colleagues in Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and continue to prioritize the health of children over partisan politics.”





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Monday, September 18, 2017

We're Hiring: Communications Director

Our current Communications Director C. Murphy Hebert has accepted a new position with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.