From Mavis Brauer, Prescott Indivisible Chair…
The Daily Courier
The headlines in the Daily Courier on Sunday, May 10, read, “Mayors: No face mask requirements, healthy optimism laced with caution.” In the second paragraph of the same article, “The CDC made that suggestion (for masks). It’s just a suggestion,” Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli said.
I think these are reckless guidelines. The guidelines, starting at the White House, have been more concerned about restarting the economy and less on the health of our citizens. If people in our community do not continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently, then the virus will continue to increase and more people will die unnecessarily. Regardless of what the mayor of Prescott or the POTUS says, we are going to be in this pandemic until an effective vaccine can be developed and distributed which has been estimated to be 1 to 2 years. Please continue your safe practices!
Prescott Indivisible General Meeting
We had our second PI General Meeting (GM) via Zoom last Thursday. The announcement was made that Rosemary Dixon was resigning as PI Chair because of health reasons. After 18 months as a passionate leader, it’s time for her to focus on recuperating and returning to good health. To take her place, I was elected as the new PI Chair by the Steering Committee on April 28. Rosemary will remain as a member-at-large and participate in PI in a new, and less stressful, capacity. Thank you for your service, Rosemary. It’s greatly appreciated!
Main program: Tricia Sauer, Regional Indivisible Coordinator, and Dani Negrete, Indivisible’s Political Manager, spoke on the activities of National and Arizona Indivisibles. Bottom line: there are lots of organizations, including Indivisibles, that are kicking into high gear with phone banking, texting, writing letters to the editors, contacting our representatives, sending Tweets, going on Facebook and even more. One thing that came through loud and clear: WE ALL NEED TO BE INVOLVED!
The action that came out of that presentation is that the volunteer coordinators are starting to contact you, our PI members, to find out how you would like to participate. So when you get an email asking you to call them back, please do. We can make a much bigger impact with all of us pitching in. Thank you ahead of time for your participation.
The next PI GM will be on June 4 from 6:00 to 7:30.
The next PI Steering Committee is on May 12, 4:00-5:30 via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Fundraiser for Voter Values Project: Selling Masks
Two of our VVP Volunteer Coordinators, Louise Clara and Candy Atkinson, have volunteered to make masks and sell them for a suggested donation of $10 each to help pay for the VVP mailing costs. Each time the VVP mails out another 1,000 postcards to encourage people to enroll in PEVL (Permanent Early Voting List) , which is going to happen within the next couple of weeks. It costs $350. Louise and Candy have sold enough masks to almost pay for the second mailing. Isn’t that amazing!
If you would like to order masks, go to prescottindivisible.org, hit the Donate button and under Notes, state that this payment is for masks for the VVP stamps. Louise or Candy will then contact you and arrange delivery. This is a great program to raise funds for the VVP and to help keep people safe!
Join the “PEVL Chase”Mission for Arizona/The Mark Kelly campaign is kicking off a two-week push to get as many people as possible registered for the Permanent Early Voting List. This is critical if Democrats want to flip Arizona. We need as many people as possible to join our “PEVL Chase.”
The Plan: Early next week, 400,000+ PEVL forms are going out to likely Democratic voters who are not already signed up. The “PEVL Chase” will start Wednesday. Volunteers and organizers will contact everyone who received a mailer making sure to catch the voters before they throw it out.
The Strategy: The most effective way to make these calls is by using a dialer system that automatically dials a list of phone numbers and connects answered dials to people making calls. The more people who jump on the system at the same time, the better it works.
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The first statewide dialer training/shift is Wednesday from 3-5.
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STAND INDIVISIBLE AZ COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION 2020: 176 Days
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It CAN be done, but YOUR help is needed. We need to get likely Democratic voters registered, encourage Arizona Democrats who are registered to vote to get on the PEVL (Permanent Early Voting List), keep them engaged, and inspire them to vote! Become a home activist; it’s never been easier.
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#AZREADY: GIVING ARIZONANS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED IN THIS ELECTION
People of all backgrounds and experiences are coming together to build power in our first time as a battleground state. It will take all of us to make this a reality, from the Navajo Nation to Yuma. We’ll be opening offices statewide, hiring and training organizers, and creating on-and-offline communities where volunteers can build the infrastructure we need to beat Trump and those who are pushing his agenda. Arizona will be at the forefront of this battle.
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FROM INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL
The Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic hasn’t done nearly enough to help working people. We’re calling on members of Congress to vote against the next coronavirus relief package (COVID 4) unless it is a true People’s Agenda for relief. That means the next relief package must keep people on payrolls, provide financial relief, protect public health, defend elections, ensure the next package provides relief to every person in this country, regardless of tax or immigration status, age or disability.
Every day, we post a new call script that focuses in on one of the key principles of the People’s Agenda. Plug in your info and get a script to guide a call with your representative demanding that they take the People’s Agenda Pledge: CLICK HERE
SAVE THE USPS
House Democrats are close to releasing new legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic—and there are two absolutely non-negotiable points that must be in the bill:
(1) We must save the U.S. Postal Service from bankruptcy, and (2) We must ensure that every eligible American can safely vote in November by expanding vote-by-mail to all who want it.
Call Representative Paul A. Gosar at (202) 225-2315, Senator Martha McSally at (202) 224-2235, and Senator Kyrsten Sinema at (202) 224-4521. When you reach an aide, leave the following message:
Hello, my name is ___________ calling from zip code 86323 in Chino Valley. The next stimulus bill must save the U.S. Postal Service from financial collapse, and provide funds for every American to safely cast their ballots. These two points are absolutely non-negotiable.
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Contact Your Members of Congress
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301 928-445-1683
Governor, Doug Ducey
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.4331
Mayor Greg Mengarelli
201 S. Cortez St. Prescott 928.777.1248
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