Arizona Democrat Nominee Katie Hobbs Supported by Organizations Pushing to Defund Police, Abolish Border Patrol

Hobbs is endorsed by Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), a leftist group advocating for the total defunding of the police, border patrol, and ICE. The organization received $250,000 from George Soros in 2017, and $1.5 million in 2019.

From Fox News:

LUCHA has attended Phoenix defund police rallies and, on several occasions, has called to strip law enforcement of their budgets.

"Phoenix has one of the deadliest police forces," the group tweeted in 2020. "They do not protect the community. Phx needs to defund police and invest in programs that create healthy communities."

"In the midst of the Black Lives Matter protest... there is a growing awareness in the immigrant and Latino communities that calls to defund police also can apply to law enforcement resources used for separating children from parents, detaining and deporting," they said that same year.


Additionally, LUCHA has received money passed through the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a nonprofit incubator at America's largest dark money network managed by the Washington, D.C.-based Arabella Advisors consulting firm. Between 2019 and 2020, the Sixteen Thirty Fund passed nearly $250,000 to LUCHA, the fund's tax forms show.