Stories tagged: "Mark Kelly"


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Activists Call on Sinema to Support $15 Minimum Wage

Women make up more than two-thirds of workers with tipped jobs, which have a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

Voters stand in line outside a polling station, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The For the People Act Can Stop the Arizona GOP’s Voter Suppression Efforts

The law would allow automatic voter registration, set unified early and mail-in voting standards, and modernize elections while ensuring their security.

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For Survivors of the Jan. 8 Tucson Shooting, Every Week Is National Gun Violence Survivors Week

By early February, the United States has more gun deaths per capita than other developed nations see during the entire year. Pam Simon wears a gold necklace around her neck in memory of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Green was the youngest victim of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting at a Safeway just outside Tucson that would...

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‘Tucson Never Stops Fighting’: 10 Years Later, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly and Other Arizonans Reflect on Fatal Shooting

In 2011, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot during an event in southern Arizona, just outside of Tucson.

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Gabby Giffords Was Shot 10 Years Ago This Week. Today, She Waited for News That Her Husband Was Safe at America’s Capitol.

Ten years ago this week, Mark Kelly learned his wife Gabby Giffords, then a representative in Congress, had been shot during a meeting with constituents just outside of Tucson. The shooting at a Safeway parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011, would take the lives of six people and injure 13 more, including Giffords. On Wednesday,...

Julian Rosales poses for a portrait dressed as then-candidate Mark Kelly for Halloween on the last day of early voting at Fowler Elementary Early Voting Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly went on to win his bid for US Senate, and was sworn in on Dec. 2, 2020.
Though Not the ‘Blue Wave’ They Hoped for, Arizona Democrats Made Gains in 2020

While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats made smaller gains in state, local, and congressional races.

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Arizona Political Donations Nearly Doubled for 2020 Elections

The surge in giving was driven by unusually high interest in the presidential and Senate races and Arizona’s newfound status as a battleground state. Arizonans were heavily invested in this fall’s elections in more ways than one, donating a total of at least $110 million to support candidates and high-profile ballot initiatives. That was a...