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We're Officially on the Ballot!

We have some big news!! 7,764. Seven thousand, seven hundred and sixty four.  That's how many of you signed my petition.  When I started this campaign over a year ago, critics said we’d never even make the ballot. Fortunately I didn’t listen to the critics, I listened to the people! I knew it would take an incredible amount of effort, but I knew it could be done and we did it. 34% more than the required 5,801 signatures. This validates what we have been saying all along. If we work together, we can achieve it. We do not need corporate donors, we don't need PAC money. We need the people, we need passion, and we need to do the work. August is FAST approaching. Will you help me win this race?  Skip that morning latte and donate that $5 to my campaign That goes towards travel and marketing, two important things that help to spread my message. Click the “share” button on Facebook If you like what I have to say, share it with your friends! Word of mouth goes a long way to winning elections. Come out and talk to me If you want to hear more of what I have to say and how I plan to help you once elected, attend one of my many statewide events. You can find one near you at deedra2018.com/events. United, We Rise!

My Story is the American Story

My story is the quintessential American Story. My journey is your journey. I was born and raised in Arkansas, the youngest of four girls raised by a single parent. My mom worked two or three jobs to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. I remember her always being tired, so tired. But even three jobs were not enough to afford health insurance, so my mother lived in constant fear, knowing we were one ER visit or serious illness away from being homeless.  

A Campaign Free of Corporate Money

Campaign finance reform is a must. Citizens United was a disastrous 2010 Supreme Court decision that allowed big business to pour unlimited money into the political landscape, eroding the power of the people and giving special interests a direct highway to influencing our government. Corporations want there to be only one way into Washington, and it’s a toll road.

We're Officially on the Ballot!

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We have some big news!!

7,764.

Seven thousand, seven hundred and sixty four. 

That's how many of you signed my petition. 

When I started this campaign over a year ago, critics said we’d never even make the ballot.

Fortunately I didn’t listen to the critics, I listened to the people!

I knew it would take an incredible amount of effort, but I knew it could be done and we did it. 34% more than the required 5,801 signatures.

This validates what we have been saying all along. If we work together, we can achieve it. We do not need corporate donors, we don't need PAC money. We need the people, we need passion, and we need to do the work.

August is FAST approaching. Will you help me win this race? 

  • Skip that morning latte and donate that $5 to my campaign
    • That goes towards travel and marketing, two important things that help to spread my message.
  • Click the “share” button on Facebook
    • If you like what I have to say, share it with your friends! Word of mouth goes a long way to winning elections.
  • Come out and talk to me
    • If you want to hear more of what I have to say and how I plan to help you once elected, attend one of my many statewide events. You can find one near you at deedra2018.com/events.

United, We Rise!


Our Responsibility as a World Leader

 

The United States Government's decisions, statements, and actions affect the lives of people all over the world. 

 


Hate Crime

 

Two women recently took their children to vandalize a Tempe, AZ mosque for the ‘good of America’ and recorded the entire abhorrent act. Days later they targeted me and several other people, including a child, as we simply walked along the sidewalk. For those who do not believe hate groups are becoming bolder, I hope this evidence of such boldness serves as a wake-up call.

 

 

More unsettling than words of hate is the lack of condemnation from Arizona’s elected leaders on the state and federal level. While the women in Tempe were arrested for crimes that will include a ‘Hate Crime Enhancement,’ Arizona’s highest lawmakers have remained silent.


The CFAR

I really believe in doing what you say, saying what you do, and holding people accountable, including myself.

As an attorney, I also really believe in the power of contracts.

I have now signed the Contract For American Renewal (CFAR). The CFAR contract is based on a, "paradigm-shifting, game-changing way to introduce honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability, into our electoral process, putting people — the vast majority of U.S. citizens — back in the driver’s seat." 

 

 

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#VOTERPROCHOICE Endorsement

I am extremely proud to announce that I was recently endorsed by #VOTEPROCHOICEan extraordinary national organization dedicated to mobilizing voters to support candidates that reflect the values of supporting women and minorities’ choices in healthcare and life.  They provide reproductive rights support (and accountability) to partners while generating connections and collaborations across movement.
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Their partners include:

  • The Women’s March
  • Indivisible
  • United States of Women
  • Planned Parenthood
  • NARAL
  • Lady Parts Justice
  • Our Revolution
  • Credo Mobile, and more.

 

 


Deedra Abboud for U.S. Senate