We are in the middle of the most important election year in Arizona. We have elections from the top to the bottom of the ballot and local elections have never been more crucial than they are this year. We also have more primaries than we’ve ever had before.
Primaries are exciting because we get to really see who our candidates are and how they perform under the pressure of being challenged…. and our candidates have the opportunity to become better because they are challenged.
Primaries are intended to give the voters options through which they can determine whom best aligns with their values and expectations.
Democratic organizations are intended to create a platform for candidates to reach voters, thus giving voters the opportunity to more closely inspect and question candidates.
But primaries also have challenges because we must make tough decisions between candidates from our same party.
It can be uncomfortable.
Primaries are exciting because we get to really see who our candidates are and how they perform under the pressure of being challenged…. and our candidates have the opportunity to become better because they are challenged. Not just challenged politically, but challenged on a deeper level because they are facing a candidate with many of the same values, from the same party platform.
Primaries are intended to give the voters options and to allow voters to determine whom best aligns with their values and expectations. Who represents what they want in a person asking for their priceless vote.
We have been under the illusion that Arizona is a prejudiced and conservative state. A ‘red’ state.
June 18th is political sign liberation day!
That means that as of June 18th, no local government entity or community association can prohibit signs inside or outside of your own home. But, there are some rules. Read on for more info.
Today marks the day that national net neutrality rules officially disappear.
As you may know, the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted six months ago to repeal the rules, which regulated major telecommunications companies and made the internet an even playing field for all. It is telling that more than 20 states have filed a lawsuit to stop the repeal from taking effect. The Senate also passed a measure to preserve the law a month ago but the House refused to act on it in time.
When will politicians begin to listen to their constituents?
What the repeal means for all of us is this: internet providers, rather than internet users, now control the web.
Internet providers will now have the opportunity to prioritize their own content and holdings above others, making it difficult for smaller websites to compete with the YouTubes and Googles of the world. Consumers will most likely be charged more for access to certain websites the providers don’t want us to see. These changes won’t happen overnight, but they will happen.
So, what can we do now?
August 28th is closer than ever!
I am on the campaign trail every single day, giving it my very all. But the truth is, I cannot meet every single person in Arizona.