Social Justice

This is how voting by mail will look in Arizona in November

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Katie Hobbs explains how voting will look this November and the steps Arizonans must take to vote by mail.


Movement to defund police gains urgency in Arizona

Community members, activists and police experts discuss the movement of defunding the police departments as cities across the nation begin to reform their law enforcement.


State trooper who killed Dion Johnson will not face charges, county attorney says

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Trooper George Cervantes will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing Dion Johnson in late May. She said it was self-defense.


‘We get more followers in times of crisis’: As pandemic limits in-person action, activism goes digital

Online activism is on the rise as organizers find creative ways to replace in-person protests and still show their support for movements like Black Lives Matter.


As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

PHOENIX – Across the U.S., the number of COVID-19 cases in young people has passed 500,000. More than 26,000 cases are in Arizona, and experts say that’s partly because of the state’s large population of youth of color who are more vulnerable to the virus.


Arizona officials work to boost census responses with time running out

WASHINGTON - Arizona continues to have one of the nation's lowest Census response rates with as little as two weeks left for the count. With congressional seats and potentially billions of dollars at stake, state officials renewed appeals for Arizonans to respond.


Ivanka Trump stumps for father, attends business roundup hosted by Ducey

PHOENIX – In a roundtable hosted by Gov. Doug Ducey, Ivanka Trump speaks on business issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and hears from local business owners and leaders.


On anniversary of 2001 hate crime, Sikhs still fight for understanding

WASHINGTON - Mesa gas station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed in a Sept. 15, 2001, drive-by shooting, the first victim of a post-9/11 hate crime. But almost 20 years later, members of Sodhi's Sikh faith say they are still struggling for understanding.


Affirmative action on California’s ballot again, echoing Arizona’s debate in 2010

Affirmative action is on the ballot in California in 2020, and every professional sports team in Northern California recently endorsed Proposition 16.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

WASHINGTON - A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.


‘We 22’: Black leaders in ASU Athletics act to empower student athletes beyond the field

The death of George Floyd lent new urgency to a new pledge, We 22, named for 22 Black members of ASU’s athletic department who will undertake seven actions that include spurring voting and activism, encourage ethnic studies and bolster economic education.