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Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe

Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe

Rep. Athena Salman is the House Democratic Co-Whip, ranking member on the House Elections Committee and representative for District 26.

COMMENTARY

What’s Arizona got to do with D.C. statehood? A lot, actually.

By: - July 12, 2021

All eyes were on the U.S. Senate as it considered the For the People Act (S.1) to protect voting rights, reduce the influence of money in politics, and raise the standards for ethics in government.

COMMENTARY

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must appoint a reform-minded prosecutor

By: and - September 24, 2019

Local prosecutors wield extraordinary, often unchecked, power that extends beyond their counties and reaches the entire state of Arizona. Prosecutors decide who gets charged with a crime and, because the vast majority of criminal cases end in a plea deal, who gets convicted.

COMMENTARY

We need the whole truth on Montgomery and Martinez

By: , , , and - August 22, 2019

Montgomery chose this weak response – chose to protect a powerful man over the women in the County Attorney’s office and the entire justice system – despite a written record that Martinez’s misconduct goes back 30 years.

COMMENTARY

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. Why do some legislators want it to be harder to vote?

By: and - February 18, 2019

It’s Election Day, and all over the country, people are casting their ballots, based on a principle as simple as it is radical: no matter who you are or where you live, if you’re eligible, you have the right to vote.