Reflection on Rebecca Traister by Evy Wyman

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege to work an event hosted by Arizona List promoting the incredibly sharp feminist writer, Rebecca Traister. The event was filled with the unbelievable joy that comes from like-minded individuals coming together to support a righteous cause. Throughout the event I could barely stop smiling; every moment was embedded with … Read more

The Cost of Gun Violence

Mr. Chair and Members,  Thank you for this opportunity to be heard today. I’m Jennifer Longdon – a mom, a hockey fan, a home cook, a gun owner and a Member of the Arizona House of Representatives. Once upon a time, I was an entrepreneur, an avid hiker, in training for my first world title … Read more

Gun Violence – What am I doing?

Mass shootings in public places scare us.  It could happen to anybody, any time.  We are brought to tears reading about these tragedies, time and again.  6-year-old Stephen Romero at the Garlic Festival and 15-year-old Javier in El Paso were described as happy kids. We must remember their stories and we must work together to … Read more

Kirsten Engel: For criminal justice reform, it is ‘maybe next year’ again

Arizona voters overwhelmingly support criminal justice reform, regardless of party lines and demographic groups. According to the bipartisan advocacy organization, FWD.us, four out of five voters believe it important to reduce the number of incarcerated people and only 1%want to spend additional tax dollars on jails and prisons. Nevertheless, for yet another year, the Republican … Read more

Supt. Kathy Hoffman’s Statement on Proposed Sex Ed Amendments

Today during our State Board of Education meeting, we heard nearly four hours of public comment regarding proposed amendments to board policies about sex education. I greatly respect that parents came to this meeting to advocate for their families and I appreciate the sensitivity that surrounds this topic. While I have many takeaways from the … Read more