Progressive Groups Pretending to be Non-Partisan Launch Intimidation Campaign in Arizona to Stop Proposed Voter ID Law that Will Cut Down on Cheating

This is part of a national intimidation campaign by the left to stop State legislation that would prevent voter fraud.

The non-profit Progress Arizona has been putting doorknob hangers on Arizona homes to stop SB1713.

This new AZ bill requires voters to include ID with early mail-in ballots. It includes nearly a dozen ways to comply. The hanger front says “I Love PEVL”. Some laughingly say this stands for “Progressives are EVIL”. But it actually stands for “Permanent Early Voting List”. This 2007 AZ law allows voters to be on a list to permanently receive mail-in ballots. The Democrat messaging is that SB1713 reverses the 2007 (PEVL) law.

In addition to ground and social media campaigns aimed at voters, Progress Arizona is pressuring businesses too. They currently target corporations who supported BLM by throwing that past support back in their face. Their message to these corporations is essentially this: Since you supported BLM and said you were against systemic racism, then you must publicly oppose Republican voter fraud bills because they are attacking communities of color. You must also stop all donations to any Republicans involved. Progress Arizona was one of 30 organizations that signed intimidation letters sent to executives at Allstate Insurance, CVS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Farmers’ Insurance, and so on.

The backside of the hanger contains propaganda to scare citizens: “SB1713 creates barriers for all voters, especially people of color” and so on. But it also has a very tiny “Allied Printing Trades Council” logo at the bottom. Only two printing shops in all of AZ are licensed to use this logo because their employees are members of the Printing & Publishing union (PPMWS), which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Hmm!

Progress Arizona claims to be a 501(c)4 and their sister organization, Progress Arizona Institute, is a 501(c)(3). However, there is no record of either in several non-profit search tools (, Guidestar, Melissa). They do have a solid presence on social media and a YouTube channel started in January 2021. Progress Arizona promotes messaging from CAIR and seems closely connected to Instituto. This non-profit Instituto was founded by Luis Avila. He was born and raised in Sinaloa, Mexico and then moved to America to attend Arizona State University.

Avila was a Field Organizer for Obama and then Organizing Director for Hillary’s campaign. He has an extensive and impressive background having worked for and associated with many left leaning organizations. Avila has been an instructor and speaker at ASU, a CNN correspondent, and is Vice Chairman of the Board for UnidosUS (formerly LaRaza). He is the founder (2015) and current President of Iconico Campaigns in Phoenix, a marketing company that appears exclusively for liberal causes.

Jennifer Guzman, a former ASU student, is the Legislative Communications Director for Progress Arizona. She was recently accepted to Instituto’s Monzon Fellowship program. Instituto provides managerial type campaign training to those who work in organizations that advance leftist causes. Progress Arizona’s current stream of propaganda is promoting HR1 and has extensive attacks aimed at Senator Sinema for not supporting removal of the filibuster. Jennifer is also a former employee of Iconico.

Those who provide information to the Progress Arizona website should be warned. The links for their “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” take you to Latin gibberish text. This is generic placeholder content found on brand new websites. Without stated policies they can do whatever they want with any personal information gathered by subscribing or cookies placed on the devices of site visitors.

As usual, it’s hard to decipher the spider web of non profits that push Democrat causes. They all use the same buzzwords: adversity, advocacy, communities of color, social justice, etc. Some push leftist agendas because they have been indoctrinated. Others seem to just be chasing the endless cash provided by the lefts donors. Either way, they are tearing our country apart. The GOP still does not have an effective solution to getting the truth to “communities of color” on regular basis.

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