Thirty years of poor investment in education leaves a workforce with few routes to the middle class.
An anti-immigrant law made Tony Valdovinos miserable, but he didn’t leave Arizona. Instead, he knocked on doors.
In this swing state, Phoenix’s Maricopa County will be the battleground within the battleground.
Co-published by Newsweek
The deepening fractures among Arizona Republicans, worsened by President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, bode ill for the state’s GOP in coming elections, especially if Trump’s popularity continues to decline alongside that of extremists like Arpaio.
Co-published by The Nation
Ordinary working people, especially the young and people of color, have been so much and for so long exploited in Arizona that for many, labor and political activism have become lifelong governing passions, not just a matter of phone-banking on a weekend or two in an election season. Their long misfortunes have galvanized labor into becoming a voter registration powerhouse and a formidable organizer in the fielding of candidates.