meet fred Duval … for Gov. Democratic Party, AZ

  • AZ Illustrated Politics: Fred DuVal Says Legislature Flunked the Session

    Posted By on Sun, May 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    On Friday’s AZ Illustrated Politics: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal said lawmakers earned between a D (for “disappointing”) and F (for “failure”) for recently completed legislative session. DuVal called for more dollars for education and child-welfare programs; said he was opposed to expanding programs that provide public dollars for private schools; criticized lawmakers for passing anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation; and promised to reverse Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to deny driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for DREAM Act kids.

    Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash and Pima County Democratic Party chairman Don Jorgensen tackled immigration issues, the latest skirmish over equal pay in the race between Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally, and the legislative session.

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  • Jobs

    “If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be paid enough to live on.”

    Business and education leader Fred DuVal has experience in the renewable energy industry, helping get U.S. trucks off of foreign oil and onto American natural gas. Read Fred’s detailed blueprint to grow good-paying jobs in Arizona.

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  • Opportunity

    “It’s time to stop fighting and start fixing.”

    The culture of corruption and polarization at the Capitol is hurting Arizona’s national reputation and holding back our economy. Read Fred’s plan to clean up the Capitol and introduce a new Ethics Commission, so we can put aside the political polarization.

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  • Education

    “Read my lips — no new cuts to our kids’ schools.”

    Restoring funding to our children’s schools is the most important thing we can do to move Arizona forward. Learn about Fred’s experience helping run our public universities and keeping the doors of higher education open to everyone.

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  • George Takei Endorses Fred DuVal for Arizona Governor

    Phoenix, AZ — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, today announced the endorsement of actor, author, activist, and social media mega-power George Takei.

    “I’m incredibly grateful to have the support of an influential and prominent American and part-time Show Low resident like George Takei,” said DuVal. “George has dedicated his life to advancing equality, and together we’ll work to move Arizona Forward.”

    Fred DuVal: When Will Brewer Stop Fighting DREAMers?

    Phoenix, AZ — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, released the following statement today criticizing Jan Brewer’s decision to re-litigate the Ninth Circuit’s decision blocking her callous prohibition on driver’s licenses for DREAMers.

    “When will Jan Brewer stop fighting DREAMers? Her callous ban on driver’s licenses for DREAMers has already been thrown out, but she continues to do everything in her power to make it difficult for them to succeed.”


    Resource: Fred Duval website …

Moms V NRA

Everytown for Gun Safety
The NRA’s leadership has a long history of sexism, but this one really takes the cake.

The latest issue of the NRA’s magazine1 portrays Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts as a paper doll surrounded by pots, pans, an iron — and even a feather duster — offensively suggesting that women belong in the home.

If you’re sick and tired of the NRA’s insulting, sexist tactics, click here to donate $15 to help Everytown and Moms Demand Action take them on in the 2014 election.

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This magazine piece is just one part of an established pattern of the NRA leaders’ misogyny. Earlier this year, NRA lobbyists were caught explaining how domestic violence is just “disputes between family members.”2

But this latest smear sickens me. It’s an affront to all women whose top priority is keeping their families safe — whether they work at a paying job or stay at home working hard to care for their families.

It proves beyond a doubt that the NRA’s leadership just doesn’t get it. And the moms, dads, grandparents, and brothers and sisters that make up our movement aren’t going to be intimidated.

Make a donation of $15 or more right now to help rebut the NRA’s attack in the media, online and at the ballot box:

With your help, we can make sure the NRA’s lies never go unanswered.

Thanks for standing up against them,

Jennifer Hoppe
Deputy Director
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

1. “Moms Push Back Against ‘Sexist’ NRA Attack,” Huffington Post, June 2014.
2. “NRA Fights For Convicted Stalkers’ Gun Rights,” Huffington Post, June 2014.

My sister was arrested for going to a volleyball game

.@David_Cameron + @HassanRouhani Bring my sister home #FreeGhonchehGhavami

Iman Ghavami
London, United Kingdom

Virginia Cop Sentenced To A Mere 3 Years For Killing Unarmed Woman

Originally posted on Blackbutterfly7:

When policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law – just a fight for survival. Billy Jack

(Hat Tip to Joseph Norton for the following case)

She has a name; Patricia Cook. She was killed in Culpeper, Virginia on February 9, 2012.

patricia-cookPatricia was 54 years old. No one knows why she was in the parking lot of Epiphany Catholic School, but while there, she was approached by Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright.  Officer Harmon-Wright said he received a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Wright fired two shots into Patricia’s vehicle. The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Patricia managed to drive away, but Harmon-Wright did not stop shooting. He shot Patricia 5 times; a round entered her brain, and the another round severed her spine and veered into her heart.

Harmon-Wright claimed that he shot Patricia in self-defense, opening…

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Mitch McConnell’​s Groundhog Day

Jon Soltz,

According to census data, Mitch McConnell represents over 300,000 veterans in the U.S. Senate. So why did he vote against legislation to fund veterans’ health care during a time of crisis?

As leader of the Tea Party Caucus, Senator McConnell blocked a $21 billion lifeline for veterans in need of care and turned it into a partisan football. We’re dead-set on making him pay for it.

Name: Carmen C
Deadline: Midnight Tomorrow Night
Suggested Contribution: $5.00

Can we count on you to contribute $5 to VoteVets ahead of tomorrow night’s fundraising deadline?

Our ad featuring Vietnam Veteran Charles Erwin lays out the case quite clearly, and we hope Mitch McConnell sees him walking up that sidewalk, cane hitting the ground, over-and-over again… his own personal groundhog day.

Thank you for standing with VoteVets.

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman