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.
Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State
Executive Board, Arizona High School Democrats
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:
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.
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!
Forward any good information about legislation or issues to your contacts via email.
Use RTS (Request to Speak) to make your views known about pending legislation.
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:
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
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
The GOP in the AZ Legislature continues to push Jim Crow era voter suppression bills through state congress. Notably;
SB1485would purge the Permanent Early Vote List, possibly kicking hundreds of thousands of voters off of the PEVL.
SB1713would 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.
Kyrsten Sinema - United States Senate
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