Governor’s 2019 State Address
Friday January 18, 2019
If you were unable attend Gov. Ducey’s state address in Tucson this week, or able to see it in Tucson. Here is a transcription of the governor’s address, in which he lays out what he wants to see happen this legislative session and more in 2019.

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Podcast Episode 8: Lola Rainey
Thursday January 3, 2019
By Mari Herreras w/ Lola Rainey
The Arizona People's Report sat down with Tucsonan Lola Rainey, attorney, poet, writer, activist and executive director of the Tucson Second Chance Bail Fund. The Fund is an outgrowth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Tucson's May 2017 "Mama Bailout Campaign," established to address the disproportionate impact of the cash bail system on communities of color and vulnerable populations in Pima County.

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Podcast Episode 6: Josh Rubin
Thursday December 27, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin is a New Yorker horrified by the events taking place at the U.S.-Mexican border of children being separated from their parents as they arrive to seek asylum. He came to Texas to see it for himself, and decided to stay in Tornillo. He lives in an RV parked across from a children's detention camp to observe the daily operation of a facility that may be housing more than 1,700 children. To see what Rubin witnesses daily and other updates, join the Facebook group Witness: Tornillo.

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Podcast Episode 4: Deedra Abboud
Thursday December 20, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Deedra Abboud
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with former U.S. Senate candidate Deedra Abboud about the challenges she faced during her unique and inspiring campaign, as well as the inspiration she found on the road all throughout the state.

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Podcast Episode 3: Tiera Rainey
Monday December 17, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Tiera Rainey
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Tiera Rainey about her work with the American Friends Service Committee Arizona (AFSC-Arizona). At heart, Rainey is about more than criminal justice, she's an abolitionist eager to bring the system to its knees. Follow her on Twitter @TBiz30.

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Podcast Episode 2: Zaira Livier
Thursday December 13, 2018
By Mari Herreras w/ Zaira Livier
Arizona People's Report sat down to talk with Zaira Livier about organizing in Southern Arizona, as well as her latest project with the People's Defense Initiative. After our conversation, PDI released their new project, Tucson Families Free and Together. You can read about the initiative here www.familiesfreeandtogether.org, as well as visit www.peoplesdefenseinitiative.org.

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2018 Midterm Election Recap…
Thursday November 15, 2018
By Mari Herreras
For those who compare politics to a spectator sport, the 2018 Arizona General Election is a final championship that has had almost all of us paying closer attention and sitting on the edge of our seats as the number of votes have been counted, well, daily since the Nov. 6 election.

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Tents, Kids, Money & God
Tuesday October 30, 2018
By Hannah Adair Bonner
After the weeks I spent sitting at the gate of the tent city for kids in Tornillo, Texas, I realized I was having a hard time seeing the forest for the trees. I texted friends asking them to give me the big picture. Accustomed to trench work, to being close to the ground, I often

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YWCA Southern Arizona Statement on Separating Migrant Families
Monday June 4, 2018
Last year, the STAT team conducted a statewide survey and traveled over 3,000 miles to find out what issues matter most to Arizonans. The top 3 issues that showed up were improving public schools, access to physical and mental healthcare, and immigration reform. In 2013, YWCA Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors adopted a policy on

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Being At Eloy Detention Center
Monday June 4, 2018
By Alejandra Pablos
March 7, 2018 “You told me you wouldn’t go back, I don’t have another two years to give them.” This is what my mamí told me, crying, after I told her that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) confirmed they would be re-detaining me at my check-in that morning. I had already been detained at Eloy

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