democracy, Second Amendment, guns, schools
Jul 14, 2023

Violence is being used to destroy democracy

The Second Amendment was originally written so that state militias could respond in defense of democracy if the government turned into a tyranny. Now the Second Amendment has been perverted to give individuals guns so they can overthrow the government and create a tyranny.

Democrats, Republicans, protest
Mar 1, 2023

House Dems vote ‘no’ on all bills to protest Republican approval of their bills 

Democrats in the state House of Representatives voted “no” against every single bill up for a floor vote on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest Republican leadership.  

Jun 28, 2022

Activists, lawmakers divided on officers’ response to protests

Arizona Department of Public Safety officers fired tear gas at pro-abortion protestors at the Capitol after some in the crowd attempted to enter the Senate, drawing praise from some legislators and criticism from protestors and civil rights advocates. 

Feb 18, 2022

School protest measure gets Senate panel OK

A bill intending to protect the right of “peaceful protestors” to protest at school board meetings passed out of committee this week, though Democrats raised concerns about vague wording and liability.  Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s SB1617 would keep schools and school districts from kicking “peaceful protestors” out of a governing board meeting or other school-related meeting […]

Feb 4, 2022

Voting bills unite faith leaders to oppose AZ Super Bowl

Faith leaders from around the country are calling for the NFL to move the 2023 Super Bowl out of Arizona, citing several bills they characterize as voter suppression.  “We all would love for Arizona to see that kind of revenue, to bring that many people here to invest in our state, but I think there […]

Jan 27, 2022

Senate panel rejects partisan school board mandate

State senators on January 25 quashed legislation designed to ensure that parents and others can protest outside school board meetings without fear of arrest.

Jan 20, 2022

Woman acquitted in protest of border wall

A Tohono O’odham woman was found not guilty Wednesday on federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest of border wall construction on her tribe’s ancestral land.  The acquittal of Amber Ortega came after a magistrate judge reversed her previous ruling that Ortega couldn’t use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as her defense. After Ortega’s lawyer […]

May 31, 2020

Ducey places Arizona under statewide emergency following protests

Gov. Doug Ducey today declared a sweeping statewide emergency and imposed an 8 p.m. curfew that will last at least one week.

A member of Patriot Movement AZ, a controversial group of President Trump supporters, argues with Red for Ed protesters while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers keep the two groups separated on April 30. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

Photos: Red for Ed protests at the Arizona Capitol dwindle but persist

Public schools across Arizona remained closed for the third day as Red for Ed protesters descended again on the state Capitol.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 16: Strike everything

Tens of thousands of Red for Ed supporters marched on the Capitol last week, and they say they'll stay out of schools until Gov. Doug Ducey and the Legislature come up with a plan for education that satisfies them.

(Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

Legion of striking teachers descend on Capitol as Senate adjourns

As more than 40,000 teachers and their supporters marched from downtown Phoenix to the Arizona Capitol the next morning, the state Senate adjourned for the week and rank-and-file members left without a vote on a budget that could boost teacher pay.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

Photos: Thousands join Red for Ed march on the Arizona Capitol

To say a sea of red descended on downtown Phoenix on April 26 may be cliche, but there's hardly a better way to describe the scene that began at Chase Field.