|DICK, as Trump traveled to Arizona to gawk at his non-existent “new” border wall and hold a racist-fueled rally for his rabid fans, the ground was shifting under his feet. |
Until recently, Arizona was a reliable red state in presidential elections. However, Trump’s antagonizing of immigrants and other marginalized groups is turning it decidedly purple–even light blue. According to the latest 538 average, Joe Biden actually leads in Arizona by 4.7%!
Trump thinks he can win Arizona by holding a rally in a megachurch and getting his base riled up. However, antagonistic, racist rallies don’t win elections but strong, competent organizing across communities can.
Thankfully, progressive leaders in Arizona are already on the ground working to register, educate, count, protect, empower, and mobilize frontline communities to help kick Trump out of office in November.
Daily Kos has teamed up with six local and statewide organizations in Arizona to help turn this long-time red state blue. Please contribute $1 to each of these organizations to help them build a progressive Arizona.
Arizona Advocacy Network is devoted to defending and deepening Arizona’s commitment to democracy. They believe the cornerstones of a vibrant democracy are meaningful voting rights and access to the ballot, political decisions driven by voters instead of money, and a fair and independent judiciary.Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE) is a grassroots movement of young people and working families committed to achieving economic, social and immigrants’ justice in Arizona. They strive to increase civic and political participation, seek to end the scapegoating and political attacks against immigrant workers, and work to reverse the trend in Arizona’s economy toward low-wage service industry jobs.Equality Arizona uses a variety of strategies to build the political and cultural power of LGBTQ communities for our full inclusion in the social, economic, and civil mechanisms of our society.Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a member-led, grassroots organization that builds power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all. Through grassroots campaigns, leadership development, advocacy and civic engagement, they work to create an Arizona in which every person enjoys equal rights, opportunities and protections.One Arizona includes more than 20 organizations representing diverse communities across the state, working side by side to build a culture of civic engagement and democratic participation and registering 190,000 people to vote in 2018 alone. By working together, they’ve created deep and lasting change.Our Voice, Our Vote Arizona is a member-led organization committed to advocating for lasting progressive public policies. They are building power by mobilizing voters, training the next generation of leaders, electing champions into office, and holding elected officials accountable. By putting people first, they are working to develop and lift up voices of communities to take on our nation’s most pressing issues.
If we can turnout the vote in Arizona, not only can we kick Trump out of the office, but we also have a shot at flipping the U.S. Senate — AND the state legislature. Support these six organizations that are working day in and day out to make Arizona more progressive by giving $6 now.
Amanda McKay, Daily K
Sat 15 August 2020 4:21 AM