June 15, 2018
Our campaign has received a summons that two registered voters have challenged approximately 546 of our 1483 signatures. This is a clear attack on one of most inspiring grassroots efforts I have ever been a part of in my decades of activism, and an insult to the effort, energy, and diligence that went into each of those approximately 1,500 signatures. The fact that the major parties want to and have the resources to erase that with a little bit of rules lawyering and a team of resources combing through our signatures is disappointing, but not surprising considering the pushback we’ve received throughout this campaign.
While we are incredibly disappointed at the notion of not being a part of the election in November, we are
galvanized by the fact that our campaign is a real threat to their business-as-usual politics. The duopoly simply could not accept the Secretary of State’s affirmation that almost 1,500 Arizonans, and potentially thousands more, wanted more than what the establishment is willing to give them. This challenge is the most compelling evidence that they are afraid of the true will of the voter and would rather use technicalities to try to limit your options instead of running campaigns which would really inspire and serve their voters.
Our campaign is currently weighing the merits of all possible responses. However, as a grassroots campaign, we are much more interested in leveraging our resources to combat injustice than in a meritless court battle. Whatever comes next, we cannot thank you enough for your support, and promise that we are still committed to the fight to make the each of your voices heard. This struggle does not end with the election in November but will be a painstaking process in which we inch closer and closer to the country we all deserve.
Who is Eve Reyes-Aguirre?
Eve is an Indigenous woman who has fought on behalf of the community and the land for over 20 years. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Eve moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 where she and her husband, Billy Aguirre, raised four wonderful children. Eve is proud to run for the U.S. Senate as a member of the Green Party because she believes that government should work in the best interests of the people they represent, as well as for the future generations. She does not accept funding from special interests or corporate giants.
OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD!
We can no longer ignore the damage that we have caused to our environment. Our land, air, and water have reached their breaking points. We must do all that we can to reverse the harm done by our reliance on fossil fuels and the toxic extraction methods used to obtain them. In areas where the damage cannot be undone, we must not allow this exploitation of our environment to continue. In the U.S. Senate, I will vote to divest from any projects that contribute to the depletion of our planet’s resources. Our future generations depend on sustainable, renewable solutions to our energy crisis.
In the U.S. Senate, I will fight against racism, sexism, classism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and any legislation that seeks to undo the progress we have made towards equal treatment and equal protection for all people. While oppression and marginalization never went away, in the past few years we have seen an explosion of violence and hateful rhetoric. We can only make progress by addressing the root causes of oppression. I will work directly with those who are most impacted by these social issues to develop and implement real solutions.
As establishment politicians continue to treat corporations as people, they have allowed those corporations to violate both our natural and constitutional laws. This has included the militarization of our borders, an unreasonable bolstering of the prison-industrial complex, and a reduction of the right to work for our people. In the Senate, I will not only fight to restore the rights of the worker over the rights of the corporation, but I will oppose any legislation that prioritizes the rights of mega-corporations over individuals.