Wednesday, November 22, 2017

STATEMENT: Indigenous Peoples Caucus Marks National Native American Month

Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval

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.”


Friday, November 17, 2017

STATEMENT: Democrats Applaud Arizona Supreme Court Upholding Medicaid Expansion

Nov. 17, 2017
Contact: Robbie Sherwood

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.”


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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

Contact: Robbie Sherwood

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.”