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Grijalva: On César Chávez’s 95th birthday, President Biden must deliver for farmworkers

On his 95th birthday, we are far from the justice César Chávez sought. But President Biden has a chance to be the leader who delivers fair wages, compensation, and justice for farmworkers by updating our labor laws and declaring a national, permanent heat standard.... Read more»

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Cdad. de Tucson cerrará oficinas el lunes, el Día de César Chávez

Las oficinas del gobierno de la ciudad de Tucson estarán cerradas el lunes para honrar los derechos civiles y al César Chávez, el líder de los United Farm Workers (Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos).... Read more»

Tucson city offices closed Monday for César Chávez Day

Tucson city government offices will be closed Monday to honor civil rights and United Farm Workers leader César Chávez.... Read more»

Az Democrats call on Republicans to support paid leave, affordable housing

Arizona Democrats urged their Republican colleagues to support legislation that would ensure paid family and medical leave and greater access to affordable housing at a Tuesday press conference in front of the state Capitol. ... Read more»

Arizona state lawmakers in D.C. lobby for voting rights legislation, end of filibuster

Arizona Democratic lawmakers traveled to the nation’s capital this week to lobby members of Congress to pass voting and election reform legislation and end the Senate filibuster, which has prevented important reforms to Democrats from passing with a simple majority. ... Read more»

Ducey signs bill recognizing validity of consular ID cards

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would end a ban on state agencies and local governments recognizing the validity of consular identification cards. The proposal earned broad bipartisan support, and Ducey said Senate Bill 1420 “enhances public safety by offering a secure, reliable form of identification to be accepted in Arizona.”... Read more»

Ethics committee tosses Finchem’s complaint against Democrats

The ethics complaint filed by Rep. Mark Finchem against the Democratic caucuses of the Arizona legislature for asking the FBI to investigate him after he attended the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has been dismissed. “The ethics committee is not an arena for waging political contests,” Republican Committee chair Becky Nutt said in dismissing the complaint.... Read more»

Dems want OV Rep. Mark Finchem expelled from Arizona Legislature

Arizona Democrats introduced a resolution Monday to expel a Republican state lawmaker for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, his ties to extremist groups and for spreading misinformation about the election.... Read more»

Guest opinion

MLK and ignorance of history

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues.... Read more»

Az House Democrats: ‘Offensive and wrong’ to assume we won’t be unified

Responding to a column this week, every Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives pledged to vote for one of their own to lead the chamber if Democrats take control of the legislative chamber in this year's elections.... Read more»

Monday musings: Analysis

Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control Az Leg in 2021?

Some deep blue Dems in the Legislature are being recruited to defect and vote for a Republican state House speaker, including Alma and Daniel Hernandez of Tucson. Plus: the 2020 presidential race all comes down to Wisconsin and Arizona.... Read more»1

City offices closed Friday for Cesar Chavez Day

Tucson city offices will be closed Friday in honor of civil rights and labor leader César Chávez. The city established the paid holiday in 2014.... Read more»

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta says she wants to build a wall in Congress

Dolores Huerta is a woman of many facets. Political activist, union leader, mother and a civil and women’s rights icon. She is also one of the most underrated public figures in recent history.... Read more»

Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

A Phoenix immigration attorney is leading an international campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of corn from the U.S.... Read more»

Helen Chavez, widow of late labor leader Cesar Chavez, dies at 88

Helen Chavez, the widow of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, died in California at age 88 on Monday, said the United Farm Workers of America, an labor organization that her husband helped start. ... Read more»

City offices closed to honor Cesar Chavez

Most city workers have the day off Monday, as Tucson marks its first municipal holiday honoring labor leader César Chávez. The holiday was unanimously approved by the City Council last year.... Read more»

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