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Arizona

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Arizona is a must-win state for Democrats. In 2020, Democrats have the best chance of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes than any Democrat since 1996.

Because the demographics in Arizona are changing fast, this could be Democrats’ strongest opportunity to take back the state (including the Arizona State Legislature) for the first time in a generation. We need your help to do it!

Our Targets:

3

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

2

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

1

UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT

11

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

Arizona’s state legislature (currently held by the GOP) is the most flippable in the country. To win a majority, Democrats only need to take two seats in the Arizona House and three in the Arizona Senate.

What's at stake

Gun Violence Prevention

Every year, an average of 244 gun homicides, 669 firearms suicides, 582 nonfatal shootings, and 553 accidental shootings tragically affect Arizonans.

The state has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. It gets an F from the Giffords Law Center for state gun laws, ranking 46th out of 50. Plus, firearms bought in Arizona are found at crime scenes in other states at two times the national average.

This election is our chance to stand up to the gun lobby by electing Democrats to who will pass common-sense gun laws.

Gerrymandering

Since 2010, Republicans have gerrymandered electoral districts across Arizona. The courts stopped the GOP but, without a Democratic majority in the legislature, fair maps remain at-risk.

Education

Arizona is in the bottom three states in the country for per-student funding. Arizona spends an average of just $8,123 per student—compare that to 4th-ranked New Jersey, which spends $20,171 per student on average.

In college readiness, Arizona’s public pre-K through 12 education is second-to-last in the country. They are also 45th in the country for average teacher salary at $48,723 per year.

Democrats will fight to make real change for Arizona’s students and teachers.