Turning Arizona Blue

Rural Arizona Democrats Fight Against The Odds and Extreme Divisiveness

September 17, 2021 Ron Williams Host Season 2 Episode 14
Turning Arizona Blue
Rural Arizona Democrats Fight Against The Odds and Extreme Divisiveness
Show Notes

Arizona was a "swing state" in 2020  -- capable of delivering votes nationally to either party -- in part because of the increased Democratic turnout in rural areas. While accounting for only nine percent of voters in Arizona, eight of the thirteen rural counties in Arizona increased Democratic vote margins from zero (remained even) to five percent from the 2016 to 2020 elections.

In this episode, we talk with three people who represent hundreds of Arizona Democratic activists in very Red rural districts who fight against divisive and sometimes threatening political environments to increase Democratic voter registration and turnout.

Matt Capalby, a Carpenters Union consultant from Flagstaff, provides a statewide perspective on the history and future of turning rural districts more Blue. Karen Ann Moscato, president of the River Valley Democrats in Mohave County, is raising the visibility of Democrats despite the intimidation of right-wing extremists. And Jay Ruby, from Yavapai County, is connecting with Democrats to show they are not alone in rural Arizona.   

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