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Standup For Freedom

As residents of SaddleBrooke, we realize the good fortune that comes from living in America. But as we look around our state, we are concerned that our children and grandchildren may miss essential opportunities.

 

That’s why we are launching the Stand Up for Freedom campaign! We vow to protect fundamental freedoms, including:

As residents of SaddleBrooke, we realize the good fortune that comes from living in America. But as we look around our state, we are concerned that our children and grandchildren may miss essential opportunities.

That’s why we have launched the Stand Up for Freedom campaign! We vow to protect fundamental freedoms, including:

Protect Reproductive Rights

  •  Enshrine Abortion Rights in the Arizona Constitution

          Access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care is essential to women’s health and well-being. Sadly, the conservative members  of the U.S. Supreme Court chose to overturn Roe v. Wade. This fifty-year precedent recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an   abortion. We are joining Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom to enshrine abortion rights in the Arizona state constitution. 

  • Address Reduced Combat Readiness

           According to Stars & Stripes Magazine, the reversal of Roe v. Wade has resulted in “diminished combat readiness, recruitment woes,   and lower retention of service personnel.” “Analysts with the RAND Corporation estimated that 80,000 female active-duty troops live in states that ban abortion or have plans to curtail it.”

 

  • Eliminate Unnecessary Restrictions to Abortion

           Abortion restrictions make this form of healthcare less safe and disproportionately impact the same people who consistently face   systemic barriers to care — communities of color, low-income people, young people, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with        disabilities

 

Defend Public Education

  •  Stop Underfunding Public Schools

            Demand legislators stop underfunding Arizona public schools by moving public funds to pay vouchers for private schools.

  •  Provide Free Kindergarten

            Countless research shows that the earlier we begin educating young children, the longer they stay in school and the higher their grades and test scores. We must stop thinking free kindergarten is an “extra” and force school districts to fund free full-day kindergarten through overrides and grants.

  • Demand Equal Accountability

           All schools receiving public money should be accountable. While public and charter schools do administer state and federal assessment tests, we must require any school receiving public money to conduct the same testing. We must also demand the same level of teacher credentials to ensure every Arizona student receives a quality education.

 

Safeguard Healthcare            

 

  • Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

          Health & Human Services released a new report projecting that nearly 19 million seniors will save approximately $400 per year on prescription drug costs when the $2,000 out-of-pocket prescription drug spending cap from the Inflation Reduction Act – President Biden’s historic lower cost prescription drug law – goes into effect in 2025.

  •   Help Seniors Retire with Dignity

          Protecting essential programs that seniors depend on, including Social Security and Medicare, is to fulfill an obligation to all Americans: that if you work hard and pay your taxes, these programs will be there for you in your retirement.

  •  Increase Healthcare Affordability

          With our American Rescue Plan, Democrats expanded the promise of the Affordable Care Act to make healthcare more affordable and accessible than ever before – saving a family of four an average of $2,400 in annual premiums.

 

Stop Climate Change   

  • Reverse Pinal County Becoming Unlivable

          According to a study by ProPublica and Rhodium Group, Pinal County is the second most at-risk county in the United States of being uninhabitable in the near future due to climate change. The county faces major challenges regarding heat, farm crop yields, wildfires,  and economic damages.

  • Protect Precious Water Supply 

          Stop the purchase of water rights by foreign countries and venture firms who want to sell our resources out of state.

  • Reduce Rising Utility Costs by Adding More Democrats to Arizona Corporation Commission

           Utility-scale photovoltaic solar is now one of the cheapest forms of energy generation, and even without government subsidies can cost less than natural gas generation, according to U.S. Department of Energy data. Unfortunately, Arizona Electric Power continues adding more natural gas to its generating portfolio and plans to add 180MW of new fast-starting gas-fired turbine generators.

Secure Voting Rights

  • Elect Leaders Who Respect the Will of the People

          We value our freedom to elect leaders who respect our will. Multiple grand juries of everyday Americans across races, backgrounds, and   parties have indicted former President Donald Trump with 78 felonies in 3 different jurisdictions. Trump incited supporters in the               deadly    January 6th assault on our country, attempting to overthrow the people’s vote.

  • Stop Election Interference

          Arizona leads the nation in the number of election interference bills introduced since 2022. New restrictive voting bills introduced in  Arizona include provisions to limit the availability of mail ballot drop boxes, tighten voter ID rules, and expand voter purge practices.

  • Allow Voting by Mail

          As many SaddleBrooke residents travel, we must allow voting by mail or in person in advance or on the day of election by registered  Arizonans.
 

Enable Economic Equality

 

  • Stop Thinking Supply-side Economics Work

          Under Reagan, Bush, and Trump, giant tax cuts exploded the federal debt, fueled huge profits in the most prominent firms and financial institutions, and stoked a surge in billionaire wealth but did nothing for the average working person. Trickledown economics has not worked for the vast majority of Americans.

  • Invest in Higher-Paying Jobs

          Manufacturing construction in high-tech electronics quadrupled; tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure spending funneled to states’   road, water systems, and internet upgrades. More clean-energy manufacturing facilities were announced last year than in the previous seven combined.

  • Reduce Economic Worries

          According to CNN, the US economy appears to enjoy a soft landing, which many argued was nearly impossible last year. Inflation has cooled dramatically, unemployment remains low, and the Federal Reserve could deliver rate cuts as soon as March. Plus, US stocks ended 2023 with a bang.

Get the facts behind our key positions. Read the Fact Sheets below, then share them with people who need to know the essential voting issues.

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