I’ve been watching this story about forming a Tequila Party from the Las Vegas Sun go national and then international, even making it to CNN, so I want to jump in now.
Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times has this great story about the Arizona Democratic Party, and a bit of recent history.
There are a lot great information in his article, but one thing really stood out to me.
Tucson, Ariz. — Save Ethnic Studies hand delivered a letter to the Tucson Unified School District this morning in response to the calls by Tucsonans United for A Sound District (TU4SD), School Board Member Dr. Mark Stegeman, and School Board Member elect Michael Hicks for an Ethnic Studies “Review Panel.”
I created a battle map of all elected officials and their stance on HB2281, the Ethnic Studies ban.
John Pedicone is not elected by the people, but directly by the school board, and he was just unanimously selected to run TUSD for a whopping 2.5 years and over $500,000. Pedicone does not even live in the TUSD, but rather in Oro Valley, like many leaders in Tucson, but he is still a major player in this saga.
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