60 Plus Anything But a “Non-Partisan Seniors Advocacy Group”
PHOENIX – In an op-ed for the Tucson Weekly, Terry Goodard highlights how Dark Money organizations like the 60 Plus Association are structured to deceive voters.
60 Plus describes itself as a “non-partisan seniors advocacy group,” but as Goddard points out, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
“The 60 Plus Association, in fact, is a Koch Brothers-backed front group that floods our airwaves with political ads paid for with anonymous corporate cash designed to distort our elections and deceive voters,” Goddard writes.
The only priority 60 Plus has when it comes to seniors, Goddard writes, is “to advocate for the privatization of Social Security.”
Further, 60 Plus – along with scam artists who prey on seniors through fake charities – has benefited from the removal of the requirement that charities register with the Secretary of State’s office. That requirement forced transparency on both charitable organizations and the Dark Money groups structured as charities.
“Only in the twisted world of Dark Money does it makes sense that a ‘non-partisan seniors advocacy group’ would want to privatize Social Security and make it easier for fraud to be committed against seniors,” Goddard writes. “Dark money is a fraud on Arizona voters and we must work together to stop it.”Read more
Goddard plan will kick Dark Money out of Arizona
PHOENIX – Terry Goddard today announced the support of a coalition of Arizona legislators who will work to turn Goddard’s plan to stop Dark Money into law.
Goddard announced the support of Sen. Katie Hobbs, Sen. David Bradley, Sen. Steve Farley, Rep. Bruce Wheeler, Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, Rep. Eric Meyer, Rep. Lela Alston, Rep. Mark Cardenas, Rep. Andrew Sherwood, Rep. Stefanie Mach, Rep. Victoria Steele and Presumptive Reps. Ken Clark and Reginald Bolding today at a press conference at the Goddard campaign headquarters.
“Terry’s bill to stop Dark Money is the best strategy I’ve seen to stop the anonymous corporate cash hijacking our elections,” said Sen. Hobbs. “We need Terry as Secretary of State so we have someone committed bringing transparency to all political contributions.”
Goddard’s proposed legislation can be viewed here. It is based on his plan to stop Dark Money, which Goddard announced earlier in his campaign.Read more
PHOENIX - Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett endorsed Terry Goddard today for Arizona Secretary of State. Barrett's is the latest in a long line of bipartisan endorsements from community leaders like Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott (I), Cochise County Attorney Ed Rheinheimer (R) and former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley (R).
"I am honored to have Mayor Barrett's support," said Goddard. "The Secretary of State needs to treat all voters fairly, regardless of party and my experience working across the aisle demonstrates that ability."Read more
Says all voters should be treated fairly
PHOENIX – Responding to reports that some legislators are looking to introduce a new version of the infamous right to discriminate bill, Terry Goddard today pledged to fight any attempt to deny Arizonans equal treatment under the law.
According to a report in the Arizona Republic, some legislators who supported SB1062 are now encouraging individual county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples. Those same legislators are considering introducing “legislation similar to SB1062” in January.Read more
More than 600,000 Independents on PEVL
PHOENIX, AZ – Michele Reagan wrongly claimed today that Independents are not on the Permanent Early Voter List, a stunning comment from the head of the Senate Elections Committee.
In an exchange over Reagan's attempt to suppress Independents through her support of HB2305, Reagan erroneously tweeted: “Impossible! IND’s can’t be purged from the PEVL because they aren’t even on it! #NoClue"