Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rep. Bolding responds to reports of confederate monument vandalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 17, 2017
Contact: C. Murphy Hebert
602-926-5848



STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix (District 27), released this statement after the vandalism of confederate monuments in Arizona:

“Vandalizing these monuments is not productive. This will not lead to the civil discourse and debate that we have been calling for. It is a short-term action that does not help the long-term goal of having these offensive monuments removed from state property.”

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ICYMI:Community Leaders Celebrate #DACA Anniversary

ICYMI: Community leaders today marked the anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Blanc, community leaders to hold press conference to mark anniversary of DACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 10, 2017
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval
602-926-5848
jsandoval@azleg.gov


MEDIA ADVISORY: Blanc, community leaders to hold press conference to mark anniversary of DACA

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe (District 26), and other community leaders will mark the anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.

"We will celebrate the success of DACA, while acknowledging that the future of the program is in jeopardy. We need tell our leaders to protect the economic benefits this program brings to our state," Blanc said.


Who:   Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe (District 26)
       Daniel A. Rodriguez, attorney, DACA recipient
       Lorenzo Sierra, vice-chair, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
       Lydia Guzman, director of advocacy, Chicanos Por La Causa
       Rep. Cesar Chavez, D-Phoenix (District 29)
       Alejandra Gomez, co-executive director of LUCHA 
       Other community leaders

When: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
      8 a.m.

Where: Arizona House of Representatives, 
       Rose Garden   
       1700 W. Washington
       Phoenix, Arizona 85007



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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

STATEMENT: Clark responds to recent court decision on HB 2244

Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24), today responded to a Superior Court ruling on HB 2244, a bill that will make it more difficult for citizens to put initiatives on the ballot. 


Monday, August 07, 2017

Arizona's Emerging Workforce – Our Strength

It is no secret the Trump administration is driving an anti-immigrant agenda by pushing for an immigration bill that would limit family reunification and dramatically cut legal immigration.  Instead of catching criminals, some Republicans are more interested in punishing immigrant families that are making valuable contributions to Arizona's economy. A recent study released by the New American Economy shows immigrants contributed $3.1 billion to our state's economy and paid nearly $390 million in local, state and federal taxes in Arizona alone.

We will continue to stand with the immigrant communities that enrich Arizona every day.  Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, was put into place, the economic impact on Arizona has been tremendous. This program has allowed hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. to work or earn an education.  As a border state, we cannot stand to lose this emerging workforce. They have shown, if given the opportunity, they will embrace our values and strengthen our economy.

On Tuesday, August 15, Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe (District 26), along with other community leaders, will stand together to mark the anniversary of DACA. They will celebrate its successes, while acknowledging that the future of DACA is in jeopardy. We need you to tell our leaders to protect DACA and the economic benefits the program brings to our state.



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