First Amendment Upheld in Coconino County
The injunction that Wendy Rogers filed against the Capitol Times reporter, Camryn Sanchez, was overturned last week by Flagstaff Justice of the Peace, Howard Grodman. This was a win for the First Amendment and investigative reporting which is a vital component of a healthy democracy. Also, it appears from the reporter’s testimony, that Wendy Rogers lives in Tempe and not Flagstaff! Read more about the story from the Arizona Agenda Substack here.
Latino Voter Research Findings
Thank you to Dr. Stephen Nuño-Perez for presenting at our May Monthly Action Meeting on his analysis of Hispanic voter attitudes on a host of issues. In a survey taken in the fall of 2022, Dr. Nuño-Perez noted that the top 4 issues among Hispanic voters were: cost of living/inflation, abortion access, mass shootings and gun safety policy & wages/jobs. See the breakdown below. Dr. Nuño-Perez noted that the Hispanic population skews much younger than the population of Arizona as a whole. We look forward to supporting this work and the prospect of future collaborations.
This Edition’s Blog Post – Flagstaff Hospital Move
by Ann Heitland
Contributors to our blog, do not necessarily represent the views of the Coconino County Democratic Party.
The shortage of buildable land in and around Flagstaff has caught up to the needs of the community, bringing a tough decision before Flagstaff City Council. I’m no expert on the details but I do know a tough call when I see one, and I’ve been through several similar choices with clients over the years. Here’s what I wrote to Flagstaff Mayor and Council: continue reading here.
Flagstaff City Council will voting for or against the hospital move at the Tuesday May 16 council meeting. A required second vote if approved will happen at a future council meeting. Send your email comments to all council members and the mayor at Council@Flagstaffaz.gov.
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The 23rd Roosevelt-Kennedy Celebration – A Great Fundraising Success!
Our Treasurer, Bill Wade has crunched the numbers and is thrilled to report that our annual RK Gala, online store and day sponsor event raised over $28,000! Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event so successful. In addition to our staff and office expenses, these funds will go to supporting our work educating and registering new voters at festivals, fairs and community events throughout the county. We’ve got a few remaining items in the RK Online Store. Grab them now before they’re gone!
If you’d like to see where we will be tabling in June, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to sign up for a shift, click on the event you’re interested in below:
- Hullaballoo – June 3rd & 4th
- Flagstaff Blues and Brews – June 9th & 10th
- Pride in the Pines – June 17th
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