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Fred DuVal Applauds Decision to Halt Callous Driver's License Ban

Phoenix, AZ -- Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, released the following statement today applauding the Court of Appeals decision to block Governor Jan Brewer’s executive order barring driver's licenses for DREAMers.

“Governor Brewer’s executive order barring DREAMers from receiving driver’s licenses is callous; it hurts families and local businesses, and it makes our streets less safe,” said DuVal. “Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and blocked her callous policy.”

Fred DuVal Urges Overdue Reforms to Protect Vulnerable Children

Phoenix, AZ -- Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, released the following statement today urging overdue reforms to protect Arizona’s most vulnerable children.

“As a parent, I was horrified when I learned that more than 6,500 allegations of child abuse and neglect were swept into a drawer marked “Do Not Open,” said DuVal. “Years of bad budgets forced us into a crisis situation, and the response from our leaders in the wake of the tragedy at CPS has been sluggish and insufficient.”

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly endorse Fred DuVal

Gabby Giffords is one of Arizona's brightest stars, and I joined Team Gabby years ago before she went to Congress. Seeing her win her election was one of my proudest moments. And watching her recovery has been an inspiration -- to all of us.

Gabby and her husband Mark Kelly took some time to record a short video about our campaign to move Arizona forward, and I'm grateful to have their support. Please take a look.

New Poll Findings Show Fred DuVal in STRONG Position to Win

Phoenix — The campaign of business and education leader Fred DuVal released a recent polling memo today, showing DuVal in a strong position to win. The February poll of the 2014 general electorate shows DuVal tied with State Treasurer Doug Ducey, and within the margin of error with Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The findings also show an electorate ready to support an education-focused Democrat. 

Fred DuVal Commends Brewer’s Veto of Legalized Discrimination

February 27, 2014 Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona Governor, released the following statement commending Governor Brewer for her veto of SB 1062, a bill that would have legalized discrimination in Arizona: “I have to give the governor credit – following Medicaid expansion, this is the second major issue where she’s taken a principled stand against Cathi Herrod and the Tea Party extremists in her party to make a decision that’s right for all Arizonans. “But we never should have had to endure this ‘dog and pony show’ in the first place.

Fred DuVal’s Statement on the Arizona Republican Party’s Censure of Senator John McCain

January 25, 2014
Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona Governor, released the following statement regarding the Arizona Republican Party’s move to censure Senator John McCain:

“Moments ago, John McCain was censured by the elected leaders of Arizona’s Republican Party. What an outrageous response to the good work Senator McCain did crafting a reasonable solution to fix our broken immigration system.

Fred DuVal’s Statement on the Arizona Republican Party’s Move to Censure Senator John McCain

January 24, 2014
Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal released the following statement regarding the Arizona Republican Party’s move to censure Senator John McCain:

“It’s outrageous that John McCain is being threatened with censure by reckless radicals in the Republican Party. I don’t see eye to eye with Senator McCain on everything, but I respect him, and he has done a good job crafting a reasonable solution to fix our broken immigration system.

Keep Moving Forward

January 20, 2014
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these words America was a different place. In much of the South, state-sponsored racism was encouraged; school and workplace discrimination was part of everyday life, and electoral success could be won with rancid declarations of “segregation forever.”

Fred DuVal responds to Governor Brewer’s State of the State Address

January 14, 2014
If Governor Brewer believes that Arizona’s economy has had a “comeback,” then she needs to come back to reality. Too many of our people are still stuck in a reality where wages are stagnant but the cost of living is going up. Arizona unemployment is a full point higher than the national average. Jan Brewer should’t be popping the champagne when it comes to our economy. We have a lot of work to do.

The first job of the Governor is building an environment that drives job growth – period.

DuVal: Mandela’s inspiration endures

December 10, 2013 In October 1994, I had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Nelson Mandela for a few days, when he visited the United States. He had recently been inaugurated as president of South Africa, and was in the process of reconciling generations of deep racial division and healing the wounds of apartheid. He had come to Washington, the first post-apartheid president of South Africa to meet with President Bill Clinton and address a joint session of Congress. My job was to oversee the visits of foreign leaders to the United States, so I was his official host.

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