Endorsements

 

Sierra Club

Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter was formed in 1965 in order to focus attention on stopping dams in Grand Canyon. Our work to protect the Colorado River and Grand Canyon National Park continues today and has been joined by a number of programs to safeguard other areas and issues.
 
The Grand Canyon Chapter seeks to engage its members and the public in protecting our communities; public lands, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; rivers and streams; and wildlife. We also work to promote clean renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change and to support transit-, bike-, and pedestrian-friendly communities to reduce air pollution and energy use.
www.sierraclub.org/arizona

 

 

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
www.azaflcio.org

 

 

The Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) is a statewide membership-based professional association of licensed nurses. Founded in 1919, AzNA is the oldest and largest nursing association in Arizona.  Members represent all segments of nursing practice, bedside to administration, consulting to advanced practice, and education to legislation. AzNA members come from all practice settings: hospital, home and community health, public health, higher education, long-term care, school health, and policy.   As diverse as they are, AzNA members share a common purpose: Advancing excellence in nursing. It's a pursuit that requires commitment, involvement, and leadership - fortunately, these are inherent traits of nurses.
www.aznurse.site-ym.com

 

 

Moms Demand Action Designated Gun Sense Candidate

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

As the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, Everytown for Gun Safety’s tens of thousands of volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors and millions of supporters are dedicated to common sense reforms that make our communities safer and protect the 2nd Amendment. 
 
www.momsdemandaction.org

 

 

The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.
www.cwa7019.org

 

 

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents 50,000 union carpenters in six states. We are dedicated to raising area standards for all carpenters in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.

Skill and productivity are the keys to success as a carpenter and having access to experienced, well-trained craftsmen and women is a key to success for our contractors. To this end, the Southwest Regional Council, working in partnership with our union signatory employers, spends more than $20 million every year to provide training to our members. This training is provided through the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund and their 17 state-of-the-art training centers.

The Southwest Regional Council is proud to be affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC). 
www.swcarpenters.org

 

Humane Voters of Arizona (HVA) is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization that supports candidates who care about animals and animal protection. Electing those candidates is the most crucial step in enacting animal protection laws.
www.humanevotersaz.org

 

AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

AFSCME is a union comprised of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. For us, serving the public is not just a job, it’s a calling. An important part of our mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our communities strong. We also advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table — we fight for fairness in our communities and in the halls of government.
www.afscme.org

 

At Flippable, we believe in creating a government for the people. That’s why we focus on states, where the rules of our country’s democracy are written. Our community supports progressive candidates—and flips strategic states blue. Together, we’re building good government from the ground level up!
Of the over 6,000 state seats up for election nationwide in November, we are one of the only 100 chosen targets this year.
www.flippable.org

 

The Teamsters Union is North America's strongest and most diverse labor union. The Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector. The Teamsters Union also performs vital tasks in such areas as pension management, safety & health, community outreach, governmental affairs, and communications. For more than a century, the Teamsters have been a public voice for the rights and aspirations of working men and women and a key player in securing them.
www.teamsterslocal104.com

 

The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision completely changed the landscape of American politics -- it opened the door for billionaires, corporations, and special interests to spend unlimited, untraceable money to influence our elections. Fight For Reform is a project of End Citizens United that is focused on electing champions of campaign finance reform and passing reform ballot initiatives to create immediate change around the country.
www.fightforreform.org

 

The AEA Fund for Public Education is the political action committee of the Arizona Education Association to support candidates who support our public schools.  The AEA Fund is the largest and most effective statewide PAC working to elect candidates to the state legislature and Governor’s office who will fight to safeguard and strengthen public education for each and every Arizona student.
www.vote4schoolsaz.com

 

UA Local 469 Plumbers and Pipefitters was chartered in 1910, two years before the State of Arizona became the 48th state.  For more than 95 years, UA Local 469 has protected the health of our nation through our plumbing, pipefitting, and HVAC service work.

UA Local 469 members work in the heavy industrial, commercial, and residential sectors.  Members also specialize in HVAC service throughout Arizona where cooling systems are vital to the economy. UA Local 469 is extremely proud to be a productive member of the Arizona business community.  Since its inception, the local has taken an active role and will continue to play an even bigger role as Arizona continues to grow into one of the best places in the United States to work, live, and play!
www.ualocal469.org

 

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
www.hrc.org

The Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council is the state’s premier source for construction craftspeople in all trade areas. Whether your construction project is large, medium or small, we can build it from the ground up in partnership with owners and contractors.
www.azbuildingtrades.org

 

The Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is the largest professional association of social workers in Arizona with members from all over the state. The Chapter is dedicated to promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work practice in a state rich with diversity. Wherever you work, whomever you serve, the National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter is your link to ideas, information, resources and the brightest and best social workers in the state. 
www.naswaz.com

 

Future Now Fund is building the power to improve Americans’ lives – by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good. We win state legislative majorities by focusing on strategic races and chambers, crowdfunding with Giving Circles, and providing substantial-on-the-ground support.
www.futurenow.org

 

For more than 15 years, Gabby Giffords has been a dedicated public servant. Originally a registered Republican and later elected as a Democrat, Gabby is known as a political moderate and recognized for her steadfast bipartisanship across many issues. In 2000, Gabby was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. Elected to represent the 8th District of Arizona, Gabby served in Congress from 2006 to 2012. 

On January 8, 2011, Gabby was shot while meeting with constituents in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. The shooter killed six people and wounded 13 others. Despite her critical injuries, Gabby embarked on a courageous rehabilitation journey. 

Following the mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, Gabby and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, gun owners themselves, announced the formation of an organization to fight the gun violence epidemic. Originally named Americans for Responsible Solutions, the organization quickly became known as a leader in the growing movement to save lives from gun violence.
www.giffords.org

 

 


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