ICYMI: “Arizona Democrats’ No 1 message: ‘Republicans want to destroy our democracy’” [The Guardian]

For Immediate Release
Tuseday, December 19th, 2023
Contact: Victoria Opperman, communications@azdem.org

ICYMI: “Arizona Democrats’ No 1 message: ‘Republicans want to destroy our democracy’” [The Guardian] 

ARIZONA- Today, The Guardian released an extensive interview with Chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party, Yolanda Bejarano, on Arizona’s growing battleground status and how the party continues to build momentum after a historic 2020 and 2022 election cycle.

The Guardian: Arizona Democrats’ No 1 message: ‘Republicans want to destroy our democracy’
By: Lauren Gambino

Key Points: 

  • State party chair Yolanda Bejarano says Biden’s agenda of job creation and lowering family’s costs is a winner and recent polling does not capture where voters will be come election day.”
  • […]Arizona is at the center of the battle for the White House and for control of Congress, with a marquee Senate race and a pair of closely contested House races. At the state level, Democrats are attempting to wrest control of the Arizona legislature for the first time in decades. “

Key Interview Moments: 

  • Chairwoman Bejarano on polling: “The best predictor of how voters are feeling is how voters are voting. And we saw in the 2022 and 2023 elections when the Democratic party puts in the time, money and resources behind the president’s agenda, it really is a winning message.” 
  • Chairwoman Bejarano on our winning message: The number one thing is making the persuasive argument that Democrats want to protect our democracy; Republicans want to destroy our democracy. Democrats are helping working families bringing back jobs, Democrats are supporting small businesses, Democrats are bringing back manufacturing jobs, fixing our infrastructure, lowering the price of prescription drug prices that affects everybody, regardless of party affiliation.”
  • Chairwoman Bejarano on Abortion rights: “People in Arizona and across the country believe that everyone should be free to decide how and when to start and grow a family free from political interference. This is a big issue. It’s going to get on the ballot and we’re going make sure that a woman’s right to an abortion is enshrined in our constitution.”
  • Chairwoman Berjarno on Democracy: I think this is something that crosses party lines. People need that assurance, that stability, that when you vote that your elections are fair and they are transparent and that is what is happening. And we have people on the Republican side that are still perpetuating this ‘big lie’ and the election conspiracy theories that hurt our democracy and hurt our democracy.”


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