State Sen. Reagan voted to end registration of charities
PHOENIX – With anonymous corporate cash already flowing into Arizona, the legislature voted last year to strip the Secretary of State’s authority to make charities register – removing one of the only tools the Secretary of State had to shed light on Dark Money.
Despite opposition from the Arizona Nonprofit Alliance and numerous legitimate charity organizations, state Senator Michele Reagan voted to remove these powers from the office she now seeks.
In an op-ed in the Green Valley News on Sunday, Terry Goddard outlined why this vote has been so detrimental to Arizona.Read more
Today's legal decision isn't just a victory for gay and lesbian Arizonans whose equality under the law is rightfully being recognized. Today is a recognition that basic fairness trumps short-term political interests and crass attempts to divide our state.
It was only nine months ago that the Arizona legislature voted to legalize discrimination by passing SB1062. Today, we're celebrating diversity and equality.
I want to congratulate every Arizonan who fought for this day. When I first started working and campaigning with LGBT groups in the early 1980s, it was hard to believe this day would come. I can't express how glad I am that it has.
I hope today's news gives politicians more courage in the future to stand with communities who aren't being treated fairly -- no matter what the political pressure.Read more
Early voting is underway and we've cranked up the Get Out The Vote effort across Arizona!Read more