From social worker, to involved parent, to Arizona Senate Deomcratic Leader, Katie Hobbs has been leading her community and Arizona to a brighter future.
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Katie Hobbs is Leading Arizona to a Brighter Future
Senate Democratic Leader Katie Hobbs has dedicated her life to improving our community. She has worked tirelessly to fight back against the extremists trying to take over our state. As a native of Phoenix and lifelong resident of Arizona, she knows what's at stake. That's why she will continue fighting for every resident in District 24 and across Arizona.
Katie has a long record of supporting Democratic values such as equality for all, strong public education, and healthcare for low income families. Katie has fought hard against cuts to K-12 schools and higher education, and worked to restore funding to career and technical education programs. She has also sponsored bills to implement measures to better protect domestic violence victims, require rape kits to be tested, and equal pay measures for women.
As a social worker, Democratic leader and equal rights champion, Katie Hobbs is well equipped to continue to lead Democrats at the Arizona State Senate.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016
WASHINGTON – A state task force said Arizona has thousands more untested rape kits than originally thought, a problem that advocates fear could undermine efforts to get victims to come forward while giving serial offenders a “free pass.”
Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, worked with victims of sexual violence as a social worker and knew there were rape kits that were going untested.
"I knew it was an issue, but I didn't know the extent of it," she tells New Times in an interview this week.
Hobbs learned just how bad the problem was three years ago when an ABC 15 investigation revealed that there were at least 3,000 untested rape kits in the Phoenix metro area. Today, there are more than 6,400 untested rape kits across Arizona, nearly 4,400 of them in Maricopa County.
PHOENIX - Ahead of Trump's visit to Arizona, U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick and female legislators are denouncing the presidential candidate and what they call his long history of disrespecting women.
The Arizona democratic leaders stood together, calling on Arizona women to come together and vote for Hillary Clinton, they say for fear of what could happen if Donald trump is elected.
“Donald Trump’s values don’t represent who Arizona is," Kirkpatrick said.
PHOENIX — Arizona is going to restore a program it shelved six years ago to provide health care to the children of the working poor.
Without comment, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday to allow Arizona to accept federal dollars to restart the KidsCare program. Backers say it could help about 30,000 children.
The governor’s action came just hours after the Senate, over the objections of Republican legislative leaders, voted 16-12 to restore the KidsCare program in Arizona. The House had given its blessing Thursday night.
Arizona lawmakers’ effort to avoid an open discussion about whether gay couples can adopt children has apparently ended up killing an urgently needed overhaul of the regulations of foster care and adoption.