May 15 saw the reopening of businesses in Prescott and surrounding areas with the loosening of restrictions for restaurants and other services. Per CDC recommendations we suggest that you remain cautious, continue to wear masks in public, exercise social distancing and avoid groups of more than ten people.
On the political front,Mark Kelly is polling ahead of Martha McSally (R) by a stunning 5%.
The Judy Stahlcampaign has vigorously embraced digital and virtual platforms to share her “common-ground” message and has a beautifully updated website!
In LD6 Felicia French is volunteering her services as a nurse at the Tuba City Regional Health Care facility. We honor her service, thank you, Felicia! Coral Evans continues to be a leader demonsrtating integrity and common sense by leading the state in calling for responsible protocols for reopening during this crisis. Both LD6 candidates’ campaigns are working hard to reach voters through actions like “Canvass from Your Couch.”
CD4 candidates Delina DiSanto and Stu Starky are primaried on August 4, each battling hard to unseat Rep Paul Gosar (R).
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors campaigns include Democratic candidates John Lutes D1 and Donna Michaels D3, the only Democrats in those races. The Lutes campaign is reaching out to voters through a series of neighborhood discussions, Our Yavapai, Our Future, focusing on listening to voters’ concerns about County government.
Goodnews in the Corporation Commission race: Incumbent Boyd Dunn (R) was removed from the ballot for falsification of petition signatures. Kim Owens (R) was also disqualified from the race, ensuring a seat for one of the three Democrats, Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, in the general election in November.
Here at YavDems we can’t emphasize enough the importance of requesting a Ballot-by-Mail or listing on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL).
It is your constitutional right to vote and you should expect to be able to do it without risking your life or anyone else’s.
Please be sure to do the following:
Finally, take an extra step and pledge to register four new voters by July 6!
- Did you know only 23% of Yavapai residents aged 18- 29 voted in the last election?
Know a Millennial or GenXer? Get them registered to vote by mail by July 1!
There is much work to be done in the coming months, and it will literally take every one of us to win in November. The polls show Democrats across the country taking the lead in elections up and down the ballot, especially in the Senate races. The work we do here in Yavapai County amplifies throughout the state and the nation, bringing hope that there is a light at the end of this. So take a deep breath and commit to being part of the solution. Even a small contribution, putting a campaign sign in your yard or writing postcards for a candidate, can make a big difference.
Words cannot express our gratitude for your continuing support, hard work, and belief that democracy is for all the people.
Yavapai County Democratic Party
Press release, May 30, 2020
Lesley Aine Mckeown
Yavapai County Democratic Party
MVD Website Changes Blocking Voters from Address Changes
Currently in our state, voters must change or update their registered addresses through ServiceArizona.com. New changes to that website now direct us to AZ MVD NOW. The changes require that a voter create an account and go through a three-step verification process to access personal information and change or update their address — a process that doesn’t actually work on the site.
In that office, Senior Election Data Specialist Yolanda Morales explained that the malfunctions in the site are causing problems across the spectrum of government services, including police and courts, adding that the problems have been flagged and all branches of state government have been alerted to the problems, including the Governor’s Office. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has requested the MVD revert to the old site, but has been given no timeline for when this might occur.
Currently, a voter attempting to change their address through the site will be unable to do so. A press release from the Secretary of State’s office is in the works, but due to the complexity of the problem they are waiting to release it until it is fully corrected.
The Secretary of State’s Office directed me to tell voters who need to make address changes to contact their County Recorder office and submit a new voter-registration form to update their information.
In Yavapai County this form can be obtained by calling the Yavapai County Elections Office at 928-771-3250 and asking that the form be mailed to you, or downloading the form in PDF format, completing it and mailing it to:
Yavapai County Elections
1015 Fair St., Room # 228
Prescott, AZ 86305
You can download the file here: Voter Registration Form
Please share this information, and together we can help voters through this challenging time.
Please direct questions to Yolanda Morales, Senior Election Data Specialist, Office of the Arizona Secretary of State, 602-899-5285.
We are excited to announce the launch date of The Ferris Wheel Project! Uplift a different campaign each week to bolster the efforts of the candidates in Yavapai County. The Ferris Wheel Project is a rotating, weekly phonebanking event sponsored by YavDems that connects our volunteers with guest campaigns. Each guest campaign will provide the training, lists, and calling script. YavDems organize and provide the volunteers.
The Ferris Wheel Project kicks off on June 2 at 4pm. Current guest campaigns in June include Judy Stahl for LD1, Lutes for Supervisor, and the LD6 race. Eligible campaigns include any Democratic race in Yavapai County that is not engaged in a primary. It is important to note that the participants are volunteers for that particular candidate for the night.
In this time of heightened fear and anxiety we must continue to organize for our shared vision of a more Democratic Northern Arizona. Stay tuned for more information about how to get involved!
For more information or to register please email Madison Lisle, our Digital Field Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest speaker Charlene Fernandez,Democratic Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives.
Vota Azul – Latinx Community Democratic Meeting
June 4 – 6:30pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/6997214146
Meeting will be conducted in Spanish.
For more information please contact:
Franceny Gardea – YCDP Lanitx Outreach Coordinator
Mission for Arizona is a joint effort by Arizona Democrats
to elect Mark Kelly and Democrats up and down the ballot
Upcoming MFA events:
Virtual Phone Bank Trainings: We need your help talking to voters about Democrats up and down the ticket. A phone bank is a great way to reach voters and talk about issues we all care about. Virtual training sessions are held on Sundays at 3pm and Wednesdays at 5pm. To sign up, please visit this link:
Virtual Phone Banking: Mission for Arizona is running virtual phone banks almost every day of the week! With the importance placed on Arizona this November, we need to reach out and talk to voters about Mark Kelly and Democrats now, even as we practice social distancing. To sign up, please visit this link: https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/276639
Weekly Virtual Coffee/Strategy Session: Join Derrick Honeyman, Prescott organizer with Mission for Arizona, for a virtual coffee/strategy session to talk about our campaign to get Democrats elected up and down the ballot. This election is going to take all hands on deck. We meet every Wednesday at 10am and you can RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/276360
Want to Chat? Feel free to contact Derrick by email at
email@example.com, or call/text 720-496-7946. He’d love to chat!
Wear your BLUE Loud & Proud!
New Yavapai Democrats Awesome Logo T-shirts!
We’re excited to announce you can now
shop online at YCDP!
Men’s and Women’s T-shirts in preshrunk 100% combed cotton.
Buy a T-shirt and get a Free Bumper Sticker!
Get your YCDP Swag delivered to your home!
400,000 Democratic-leaning voters in Arizona not currently registered for Early Ballot-by-Mail or the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) were mailed early ballot registration forms three weeks ago.
Now the chase to get those ballots mailed in
This is vital work and a huge investment has already been made to reach these voters.
We need volunteers to make calls to these voters and ensure they got their ballot and have mailed it back.
We need Vote-Warriors to step up and ensure that everyone has the opportunity for virus-free voting!
Want to be a Vote-Warrior? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up on our website volunteer page.
Join these events virtually!
June – Ferris Wheel Project. Each Tuesday at 4 pm
Weekly phone bank — Adopt-a-candidate campaign.
June- Canvas from Your Couch – LD6 Candidates Felicia French
and Coral Evans
Thursdays 2-5 pm, Saturdays 9-12 pm. Sign up:
Mobilize! Info at email@example.com.
June – Mission for Arizona
Virtual Phone Bank Trainings, Sun 3 pm or Wed 5pm
Virtual Phone Banking every day. Contact for
more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Virtual Coffee/Strategy Session Wed 10am
June – Judy Stahl Campaign — Trivia Tuesdays
Every Tuesday starting June 9, 5pm
Virtual Phone Banking Wed 4pm, Sun 1:30pm
June 4 – Prescott Indivisible General Meeting via Zoom
6-7:30pm Contact here for information
June 11 – NAZCCA – Threat Multupier -COVID & Climate Impacts
on Northern Arizona Fire Season – 1pm
June 16 – Verde Valley Yavapai Democrats – Monthly Meeting 5-6pm. Join Zoom meeting here:
June 18 – Democrats of the Red Rocks Breakfast 8am
Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. Information
June 24 – DWPA Monthly Virtual Meeting 1pm
Speakers Delina DiSanto and Stu Starky for CD4
Please contact these organizations for up-to-date information on their events
- Voter Value Project – Information
- League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County – Information
USPS Under Attack
The current administration’s attempt to privatize the USPS is nothing less than voter suppression, unnecessary and politically manufactured. Hobbling the Postal Service by withholding critical crisis funding could result in the USPS running out of funds by September. This is a clear threat to the November election, especially in the six states voting exclusively by mail. Currently over 75% of Yavapai County voters vote by mail. There is a national call to action to save the Post Office. You can help by signing this letter.
By phone: Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach your senators and representative.
Contact your Senators and House Representative:
Use this easy fillable letter. Fill, Print, Mail!
Fill and Print Here
Use these addresses to fill in your letters:
Senator Martha McSally
404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Senator Kyrsten Sinema
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Paul Gosar – CD4
2057 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Update on Candidate Campaign Signs
Mark Kelly – Available mid-August – email@example.com
Delina DiSanto – N/A – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stu Starky – Available – Contact email@example.com
Coral Evans – N/A download digital image to print
Felicia French – N/A – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Putzova – N/A –email@example.com
Tom O’Halleran – Available mid-June – firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Stahl – N/A –email@example.com
Shea Stanfield – N/A: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Mundell –N/A Info@mundell2020.com
Anna Tovar –N/A – email@example.com
John Lutes – Available – contact Larry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Michaels – N/A – donnafordistrict3
DWPA’s Covid-19 Fundraiser for Stepping Stones and Prescott Area Shelter Services was a success. The organizations will share the proceeds of $4,010.
DWPA is also participating in collecting masks for the various Indigenous Nations in AZ. This past week the members joined with Prescott Indivisible and other community supporters to provide 1,310 masks, 70 face shields to the Hopi of Upper Moenkoepi, Lower Moenkoepi, Shungopavi; Navajo-Apache of White Mtns; Navajo and Yavapai-Apache Nations.
There are many places that still need them, especially Navajo Nation. We have the contacts, now we need supplies.
Contact: Maria Lynam – email@example.com or text 928-533-1618.
Visit our website and fill out a volunteer form.
Contact information for your elected representatives:
KYRSTEN SINEMA, 825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Call: 202-224-4521 firstname.lastname@example.org
MARTHA MCSALLY, B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Call: 202-224-2235 email@example.com
PAUL GOSAR, 2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515. 202-225-2315
499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 Call: 480-882-2697
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301 Call: 928-445-1683
GOVERNOR, Doug Ducey, State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.4331 Contact here
Senator Karen Fann Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5874
Rep. Noel Campbell Contact: email@example.com 602-926-3124
Rep. Steve Pierce Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5584
YAVAPAI COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Rowle Simmons – Dist. 1 Supervisor
Thomas Thurman – Dist. 2 Supervisor Contact:email@example.com
Randy Garrison – Dist. 3 Supervisor
Craig Brown – Dist. 4 Supervisor
Mary Mallory – Dist. 5 Supervisor
YAVAPAI COUNTY DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES – Leslie Horton, Director
Call: 928) 771-3122
PRESCOTT – Mayor Greg Mengarelli – 201 S. Cortez St. Prescott
Call: 928-777-1248 Cell: 928-777-1255
Your local Democratic Party is a group of hardworking volunteers with a passion for responsive, responsible and effective government. We rely on your support to ensure we can be effective.
In this most important year, we know you have countless options for ways to contribute. We ask that you give generously to your local party to enable us to do the work we need to win this year and to continue providing you with the information and
support you value. Thank you!
Want to mail us a check?
Make check payable to YCDP and mail to:
PO Box 1644
Prescott, AZ 86302
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newsletter please contact: Lesley Mckeown at firstname.lastname@example.org
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