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REMINDER
Please join us on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 7:00PM for our District 12 Democrats community meeting. 
D12 Democrats have now gone to a registration process for our monthly community meeting.  

Register in advance for the meeting by clicking here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsce2gpzMqH9E_C2WIOLTvuTekl_9iDYDy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Meeting Agenda:
  • Welcome
  • Chair’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Featured Speakers:
    1. Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State
    2. Executive Board, Arizona High School Democrats
    3. Bob McWhirter, Law Offices of Robert J. McWhirter
Being a Precinct Committee Person (PC) in a Pandemic!
Carrie Goode, D12 1st Vice Chair/PC Sponsor

What does it mean to be a PC in the age of a pandemic?  Before COVID-19, we focused on reaching out to democrats and left-leaning independents in person, by knocking on doors, hosting gatherings, inviting folks to attend our events and our monthly meetings.  Happy hours in backyards and neighborhood ice cream socials were a great way to reach out and connect with our fellow Dems.  Then, it all stopped.  We had to communicate via text, email and phone calls.  Dropping literature without knocking on doors, not knowing if anyone would even see it.  It’s been difficult!

So how do you participate as an active PC in this situation?  Here are some ideas: 
  1. Make a point of attending our monthly LD12 meetings and events.  There is now a registration link on the invite, which allows you to add to your calendar and will generate a reminder! As a PC you are expected to attend these meetings.
  2. Create phone lists of the democrats you know in your neighborhood.  Call them to invite them to the monthly LD12 meetings or special events and follow up with a reminder text.  If you have a list of 10 people, multiplied by all our PC’s, that equals a big turnout!
  3. Forward any good information about legislation or issues to your contacts via email.
  4. Use RTS (Request to Speak) to make your views known about pending legislation.
  5. Call and email our elected representatives so they know we are watching and listening!  Call to thank them when they act appropriately, not just to complain about their support of awful bills.
We are hoping that we can all get back to in-person meetings and social events soon, but in the meantime, take some time to get organized, and do the things we can do right now!  That is my plan to do this week!
We have a LOT of work ahead of us for 2021-2022, and D12 is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator.  Many of you might remember Bruce Flocken fulfilled this role for 2020, however, he has been promoted to the board, so now we need a NEW volunteer. 

Volunteer Coordinator Job Description:

General Requirements
  • Good people skills
    • Experience working with groups of people.  Patience and understanding dealing with different types of people.
    • Volunteers are not paid and therefore aren't motivated that way.  They can stop whenever they feel like it.
  • Good organization skills and tool knowledge
    • Skills in tracking efforts and volunteers
    • VAN skills are a hard requirement.  Training is needed and available.
    • Microsoft Office or equivalent tools for communications
    • Email and social media skills to contact volunteers
    • Good security practices.  Volunteer's privacy needs to be protected
  • Regular availability & free time to keep up with the efforts
General Requirements:
  • Identify Volunteer Activities and which to emphasize in D12 with the Board's input.
  • Recruit additional Volunteers
  • Create/Update or improve training documents and tools to help volunteers get up and running.
  • Match volunteer interests with efforts to get volunteers working on them.

Save the Date for Wise Wednesday

A discussion on Managing Environmental Resources in Arizona

When:  Wednesday, April 21
Time:    6:00 -7:00PM


Featuring: Heather Macre, Central Arizona Water Conservation District 

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuCqrz4tEtHnvV4ZT0iKDnZyTUaFgKiI
The GOP in the AZ Legislature continues to push Jim Crow era voter suppression bills through state congress.  Notably; 
  • SB1485 would purge the Permanent Early Vote List, possibly kicking hundreds of thousands of voters off of the PEVL.
  • SB1713 would force Arizona voters to include personal information on their ballot envelopes, exposing them to unnecessary identity risk and making it harder for people to vote by mail. (Sponsored Sen. JD Mesnard.)
WHAT YOU CAN DO!!
  • Contact Gov. Ducey (@dougducey or 602-542-4331) to veto HB2111 ASAP, and if they pass, SB1485 and SB1713 
  • Make sure YOU are signed up for PEVL to show your support. 
  • GET INVOLVED. Make your voice heard on future bills that attempt to suppress our Arizona voters.  Sign up for Request to Speak.
AZ Legislative Updates
 
Don’t miss out on the nonsense currently taking place in the GOP-controlled Arizona legislature and your opportunities to keep informed and have your voice heard.
Civic Engagement Beyond Voting (www.cebv.us) is an indispensable resource that provides concise information about bills making their way through the Arizona Legislature, and how you can make your voice heard by using the online Request to Speak (RTS) system.  Sign up to receive their "Arizona Legislature Weekly Update" (published every Sunday), register for a Request To Speak (RTS) account, then sign in to comment on bills at apps.azleg.gov. 
US Congress

Kyrsten Sinema - United States Senate
Phoenix:  602-598-7327
Washington D.C. 202-224-4521


Mark Kelly - United States Senate
Washington D.C. 202-224-2235


Andy Biggs - US Representative - Congressional District 5
Washington D.C. 202-225-2635
Arizona Legislature - LD12

Warren Peterson - Arizona State Senate
Phone:  602-926-4136
Email:
  wpetersen@azleg.gov

Travis Grantham - Arizona House of Representatives
Phone:  602-926-4868
Email:
  tgrantham@azleg.gov

Jake Hoffman - Arizona House of Representatives
Phone: 602-926-3292 
Email:
  jake.hoffman@azleg.gov
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Alex Cardona, Chair  |  Bruce Flocken, Treasurer






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