Mr Navarrete, 34, is running unopposed for re-election next month as a senator in Arizona’s legislature, but his campaigning is about more than his own position. He is out to ensure that people in this predominantly Hispanic constituency help vote Joe Biden into the White House.
“This is a historic moment and we can’t sit on the sidelines,” said Mr. Navarrete, who is part of a new wave of Hispanic politicians and organizers in the state. “We will turn out.”Continue reading »
"The reason I'm voting 'no' today isn't because I don't believe in the work the department is doing. It really is about making sure that we are holding the agency accountable and that we are being accountable to our constituents," Navarrete said.Continue reading »
en. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, who is openly gay, said he might have been able to come out sooner had his Arizona teachers been able to answer his questions about homosexuality.
“This is really a health issue,” he said.Continue reading »
Navarrete said increasing minority representation on police forces and in government will lead to better policing.Continue reading »
“We’d like to partner more with the state to better educate our communities about testing opportunities and how people can better protect themselves,” said state Sen. Tony Navarrete, one of the Latino lawmakers and health care leaders who discussed the issue with Gov. Doug Ducey’s staff in a recent online conferenceContinue reading »
Another theme from speakers this weekend was combating apathy among young voters.
State Sen. Tony Navarrete (D-Phoenix) said that speaking to community leaders was key in getting people involved.Continue reading »
State Sen. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, sits on the Health and Human Services Committee. While he is being briefed on the state's response to coronavirus, he claims Governor Doug Ducey and the State Health Director Cara Christ are not transparent about the data driving their decision-making process.Continue reading »
"This tax cut was really for the millionaires, the billionaires and the wealthy corporations, and the rest of the American families, about 100 million, are left to fend for themselves," Navarrete says.Continue reading »
A new bill in the Arizona legislature would expand the state’s nondiscrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
On Monday, Daniel Hernandez introduced the legislation, HB 2586, alongside fellow Democrats Reps. Cesar Chavez and Tony Navarrete and Sen. Kate Brophy-McGee, a Republican.Continue reading »
Arizona Democratic Rep. Tony Navarrete, from Phoenix. (PHOTO: Courtesy Arizona Legislature)
"I think that takes away the freedom of the voters to choose who they want in their primary voting. If someone is able to collect the signatures that they need, if someone is able to garner the support that they need, they are obviously being responsive to some extent," Navarrete said.Continue reading »
"Whether we get it passed this next coming session or whether we get it passed two years from now, we are developing a road map of how we are going to make sure that Arizona is more inclusive," Navarrete said regarding Arizona protections on sexuality.Continue reading »
Today is #NationalComingOut Day and this morning, Senator Meza, Representative Chavez, Representative Daniel Hernandez, and myself launched the Arizona State LGBTQ Caucus. Our mission is to provide a space to discuss #LGBTQ priorities and provide community-led legislative solutions.Continue reading »
Families or young people who live paycheck to paycheck can’t come up with $500 on the spot, Navarrete said.
“That’s a bunch of money for working families paying their car payments and insurance ... and their rent at the beginning of the month,” he said. “We don’t want them to feel that burden really impact their lives.”Continue reading »
“The fact that he was convicted of racial profiling. The fact Maricopa County voters and Maricopa County families had to pay his legal bills over and over and over again – people are not going to forget that,” Narvarrete said.Continue reading »
"The fact that this story broke is really important for this community, because it also puts companies on notice that they can't just give up guest information for the cruel intention of them getting detained and eventually deported," Navarrete said.Continue reading »
"I think these courses really allow our community constituents to really come together, to talk about the issues in a safe environment," Navarrete said.
“Esta elección para nosotros fue muy importante por que se demostró que cada voto sí cuenta”, dijo Navarrate, de 30 años. “Sabemos que estamos registrando personas para votar y estamos sacando los votos de las personas que nunca han votado, y me da tanto orgullo mi equipo”.Continue reading »
“All it's going to do is make our communities less safe because families are going to continue to feel afraid to make a call to law enforcement," Navarrete said. "Law enforcement continues to be against this.”Continue reading »
"I am humbled and honored to join the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Executive Committee," Navarrete said. "This organization has represented and supported Hispanic communities for decades and I look forward to representing Arizona while I contribute to that mission."Continue reading »
“Queremos más leyes justas, We want more just laws,” wrote the Melendez family to Rep.Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix and former Promise Arizona leader.Continue reading »
“I represent West Phoenix and Glendale; this is the most diverse district in the state of Arizona … so there was a huge outpouring of concern over this legislation,” Navarrete said. “I stood by with the community on this issue because it’s the right thing to do and we have to make sure that bills like this don’t go anywhere.”Continue reading »
"The message is: How do we continue to protect workers? How do we continue to protect immigrant families? And how do we make sure that we are working towards a more just state and a more just country," Navarrete saidContinue reading »
“Es el área en la que nací y crecí, en la que he trabajado y tocado puerta por puerta y estoy muy orgulloso de que mi equipo de campaña es también gente trabajadora de ésta misma área, por lo que tenemos confianza de ganar la elección primaria en agosto y luego la general en noviembre”, afirmó NavarreteContinue reading »
"I intend to be a strong voice for safe neighborhoods, improved schools, economic growth and job development for the West Valley. I want to help serve as a catalyst for progress.” - Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
"Tenemos cuatro elecciones este año y puede ser muy confuso, lo que recomendamos es que las familias crean una cultura de hablar de los temas juntos y que votan." - Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
"..dedicated to empowering Arizona"- Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
“In the country that I live in, that I was born in, I do not want to see two different classes of individuals.”- Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
"They are coming up with laws that discriminate against the LGBT!"- Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
“We’re still here, we’re not going anywhere, we’re going to continue to fight … and let our legislators know that the time is now,” said Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
"It's a non-story. Nothing that they did was illegal," said Tony Navarrete,Continue reading »
“To put into law a policy that creates a two-tiered system, that does scare me,” Navarrete said. “We’ve never done that as a country — to completely ban any type of citizenship. So if the proposal does not ban a pathway to citizenship, then I think that’s a good start for us to begin having a conversation.”Continue reading »
"Estas mujeres están en solidaridad con otras mujeres que se encuentran en Washington D.C. haciendo lo mismo", dijo Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
“We came here alone today with our families and members of the communities and advocates, but there is a huge segment of Arizona that stands behind immigration reform, that stands behind our undocumented families,”- Tony NavarreteContinue reading »
"This time around, it's more about keeping elected officials accountable,"- Tony NavarreteContinue reading »