YCDP – April 2020 Newsletter

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Navigating these uncertain times can leave us feeling isolated.  Keeping in touch with friends and neighbors has been relegated to phone calls and online communications. We are inundated with conflicting information and images that result in more fear.

In any situation, there is always a silver lining. Looking for the positive during our lifetime’s most unprecedented, unsettling experience is crucial to our mental survival. Humans are resourceful, inventive, and compassionate. That adversity breeds creativity is evident everywhere these days. From our local restaurants offering free delivery and curbside pick-up to virtual book clubs, we have found ways to stay connected.
YCDP still working to support our state and local Democratic candidates, reach out to voters and keep you abreast of issues you care about.  

We ask that you let us know how we can be of further service and if you feel the call to help we would deeply appreciate it.
To keep out volunteers and the public safe we closed the YCDP office on March 8th until further.

Contact us anytime at info@yavdem.org

We Are Here… for You. 

We are dedicating this newsletter to providing you with accurate information about the current health crisis and the changing political landscape.

March 31 Governor Ducey issued a “Shelter in Place” order. Please read the official order: “Shelter in Place”

The Yavapai County Health Dept. website provides clear and accurate information daily on the pandemic in Yavapai County.
Please visit the website: Yavapai County Health Services

Please visit the CDC website for ACCURATE information on the Covid-19 virus and what to do if you suspect you may be ill.

Below is link to CDC Self-Checker survey

Prescott Indivisible and Persist & Resist published this Community Update and Requests for Assistance newsletter.

We thank them for this concise and helpful information!

YCDP’s own Marion Pack, is stuck in India. She was due to return to the US on April 13, but the entire country is in lockdown. She is staying in a little closed hotel and receiving care packages of food from her local friends. Apparently the US will be sending charter flights to retrieve Americans stranded out of the country, so we are putting together an effort to inform all those who know and love Marion to please contact our senators and representative to secure her a safe flight home. The more pressure they feel, the more likely it is that they will respond.

Please show Marion how much we miss her and hope she returns to the US soon!

Write your representatives today!

Rep.Paul Gosar   

Website Contact
Prescott Office: (928) 445-1683 
Washington Office: (202)225-2315  

Sen. Krysten Sinema:
Website Contact
Phone: (202) 224-4521

Sen. Martha McSally:
Website Contact
Phone: (202) 224-2235

Due to the current health safety protocols, all canvassing and petition signature gathering door-to-door has been suspended.

Many candidates still need signatures to qualify for the upcoming election and the
deadline is April 6!

It is crucially important for these candidates to get these signatures or they will not qualify to be on the ballot in August.

Please follow the link below to sign these petitions online.

Here is a list of candidates still seeking signatures to qualify for the election.

You can only sign one petition per office, except for Corporation Commissioner, where you can sign up to three petitions.

U.S. Senate Candidates – District 
Mark Kelly – US Senate

Congressional District 1 Candidates
Tom O’Halleran
Eva Putzova

U.S. Representative in Congress – District No. 4
Delina DiSanto 
Stu Starky

State Representative  – District No. 1
Judy Stahl

State Representative  – District No. 6
Coral Evans
Felicia French

Corporation Commission
Shea Stanfield 
Bill Mundell 
Anna Tovar 
Bridget Bellavigna
John Dougherty III
Paul Newman

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Saturday 9:00 am to 12pm

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Schedule your own shift by contacting jruby@azdem.org

Press Release

March 31, 2020

PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is still standing by as her party “plows forward” with its lawsuit to end pre-existing condition coverage protections, while Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and national Republicans continue their efforts to let insurance companies charge older Arizonans and people with pre-existing conditions more for coverage.
Read more.

March 25, 2020

 Recently, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini sat down over breakfast with Washington Post columnist George Will to discuss the political landscape in Arizona, our status as a battleground state and our path to victory in 2020. 

Read More.

Yav Dems is super excited to announce
our new T-shirts are here!

Wear your BLUE support Loud & Proud!

Get yours at info@yavdem.org

Men’s and women’s styles available $20

Most public events have been cancelled until June 1st.

Please visit the organizations below for up-to-date information on their events

Visit our website and fill out a volunteer form.

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To promote the vision of the Democratic Party by developing and supporting Democratic candidates seeking local offices within Yavapai County, Arizona, and more broadly, Arizona state and national offices.

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