YCDP – September 2020 Newsletter

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What’re we doing for Democratic wins in November? Lots!

We have received many emails and calls this past month from folks wondering what we’re doing to ensure a Democratic victory in November. We understand that many of you are feeling isolated and frustrated with the restriction the COVID crisis has put on normal campaign and election work.

We want to assure you that we are working tirelessly to get out the vote, register people to vote and provide the same election information we’ve always done in the past, with the hard-eyed determination and focus this election requires.

Last year was a great year! Thanks to many of you who so generously contributed in 2019, we are able to implement a robust voter-outreach strategy. This includes phone-banking and texting to over 125,000 voters in Yavapai County, direct mailings reaching over 60,000 targeted voters, and the Arizona Democratic Party mailed over 450,000 Permanent Early Voter List forms (PEVL) to voters across the state.  This alone resulted in a record-breaking 91 percent early-ballot turnout in the primary! This is 52 percent more than in 2018 midterm elections.

Hundreds of volunteers across northern Arizona are working double-duty, phoning and texting Democrats and Independents, and believe us when we say it will take every single one of these voters to swing Arizona. 

With all that said, there is still so much work to do. We need more people to make phone calls and texts.

Results show that with the pandemic, reaching out personally to voters by phone is highly effective. Phone-bankers are speaking to many Independents who are disenfranchised with the Republican party and will vote blue in November. A call could change the mind of a voter. 

Sign up to make calls today! Contact Derrick Honeyman at derrick.honeyman@2020victory.com.

So get active, because Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Be safe, be well and vote blue all the way down the ballot November 3.

2020 Yavapai Democratic Candidate
Virtual Rally!

Join us in welcoming Yavapai county Democratic candidates.

  • Speakers include Delina DiSanto, Felicia French, Judy Stahl, John Lutes and Donna Michaels
  • Video presentation by Coral Evans

Register to attend here: YavapaiCandidateRally

A word about campaign signs

This election season has seen an unusual number of campaign sign thefts and vandalism. The Yavapai County Democratic Party condemns in the strongest terms the theft, moving, destruction or defacing of any political sign, for any party, issue or candidate.

We teach our members and volunteers that this kind of behavior is immature and counterproductive for our cause. It is a felony that our local law-enforcement agencies take seriously. We report every incident we see involving sign abuse to the local police agency or the Sheriff’s Department, and we encourage every citizen to do the same. We call on all politically active groups to join us in protecting our right to speak as citizens by providing clear and firm guidance to members about this, and to work actively to prevent sign-tampering.

Report campaign sign violations to:
Prescott Police Department

To find your polling station download this printable list of polling centers in Yavapai County. Note: If you are voting in person, be sure to bring a mask. See safety guidelines here.

If you have questions regarding the upcoming election, your ballot
or how to vote please contact Director of Elections Lynn Constabile, Yavapai County Elections Office:  (928) 771-3250 or web.voter.registration@yavapai.us.

For more links and information about voting, please visit our website: www.yavdem.org.

Help support Yavapai county candidates

Make phone calls to voters.
Every Tuesday – 4 pm 

Contact Amy Shunk – amy.shunk11@gmail.com

Mission for Arizona is the Arizona Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign to elect Joe Biden, Mark Kelly and Democrats up and down the ballot. Through unprecedented voter mobilization and engagement, we’re building a ground game that wins. Help us on our mission to turn Arizona blue by checking out one of the following volunteer opportunities.

HELP NEEDED: Primary Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

Want to help voters return their ballots for the primary election? We need your help! Join Mission for Arizona for our all-virtual primary get out the vote! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/289485/

Virtual Phone Bank Training

New to phone-banking with Mission for Arizona? Join us for a quick training!Sundays at 3 pmWednesdays at 5 pm Sign up today at https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/276473/

Daily Virtual Phone-Banking

Making calls is the way we’re going to #FlipTheSenate and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. With the importance placed on Arizona this year, we need to continue to reach out and talk with voters about Joe Biden, Mark Kelly and other Democrats, even as we practice social distancing. Phone-banking opportunities are available every day of the week, please sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/276639/

Want to Chat or Unsure How to Get Involved?

I am always happy to chat about our campaign to elect Joe Biden, #FlipTheSenate, and elect Arizona Dems! Feel free to email Derrick Honeyman at dhoneyman@missionforarizona.com or call/text (720) 496-7946.

Watch Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini

DWPA hosts Felicia Rotellini, chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.
Also featuring local county candidate and Mission for Arizona
coordinators Nicola Philips and Derrick Honeyman.


Join these events virtually!


Ferris Wheel Project – Every Tuesday 4-6 pm
Register:  https://www.mobilize.us/yavapaicounty/event/289152/
Contact Amy Shumk – amy.shunk11@gmail.com

Canvass from Your Couch – LD6 Candidates Felicia French and Coral Evans
Thursdays 2-5pm, Saturdays 9 pm – Midnight
Sign up:  Mobilize! Info at jruby@azdem.org.

Mission for Arizona
Virtual Phone-Bank TrainingsSunday 3 pm or Wednesday 5 pm
Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/285901/
Virtual Phone-Banking every day
Contact Derrick Honeyman: dhoneyman@missionforarizona.com
Weekly Virtual Coffee/Strategy Session Wed 10 am

John Lutes
Chat with John every Wednesday, 4:30 pm
Join Zoom chat here: https://zoom.us/j/6997214146
Volunteer: www.votejohnlutes.com

John Lutes
Phone Banking every Monday, 3:30-6:30 pm
Hosted by DWPA member Amy Hurst.
To register please sign up on Mobilize

Sept  8         
Ferris Wheel Project Spotlights John Lutes
Contact Amy Shumk – amy.shunk11@gmail.com

Sept 9
Drink Liberally Happy Hour- DWPA – 4 pm
Get Zoom link here – www.dwpa.org 

Sept 15
Ferris Wheel Project – Spotlight Judy Stahl

Sept 15
Verde Valley Yavapai Democrats Monthly Meeting, 5-6 pm
Guest speakers- Donna Michaels -YCBOS. Prop 208

Sept 17
Clean Elections Candidate Debate
Featuring Legislative District 1
Live Youtube event: https://www.youtube.com/c/AZCCEC/live

Sept 17
Democrats of the Red Rocks – 10am
Join the meeting here

Sept 22
Ferris Wheel Project

Spotlight Corla Evans and Felicia French

Sept 23
DWPA – General Meeting
– 1 pm
Candidate presentations with Q&A
More information here: www.dwpa.org

Please contact these organizations for information on their events:

Joe Biden – Available – $20.00 (These will be available Sept 19)
Mark Kelly – N/A– https://bit.ly/KellySign
Delina DiSanto – Available – dakotajeane@gmail.com
Coral Evans – N/A  download digital image to print 
Felicia French – N/A – nburdick@azdem.org
Eva Putzova – N/A –info@evaforcongress.com 
Tom O’Halleran – Available mid-June –  jon@tomohalleran.com
Judy Stahl – Available –amber@judystahl.com
Shea Stanfield – Availablesheastanfield@yahoo.com
Bill Mundell – AvailableInfo@mundell2020.com
Anna Tovar – Available– info@tovarforarizona.com
John Lutes – Available – contact Larry, azdaystx@gamil.com
Donna Michaels – N/A – donnafordistrict3

Contact information
for your elected representatives

KYRSTEN SINEMA, 825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Call: 202-224-4521  contact@sinema.senate.gov

MARTHA MCSALLY, B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Call: 202-224-2235    contact@mcsally.senate.gov

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
Contact here

GOVERNOR, Doug Ducey, State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007  602.542.4331 Contact here

LEGISLATURE:  http://www.azleg.gov/
Senator Karen Fann  Contact: kfann@azleg.gov                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Noel Campbell  Contact: ncampbell@azleg.gov          602-926-3124
Rep. Steve Pierce     Contact: spierce@azleg.gov               602-926-5584

Rowle Simmons – Dist. 1 Supervisor    Contact: web.bos.district1@yavapai.us
Thomas Thurman – Dist. 2 Supervisor  Contact:web.bos.district2@yavapai.us
Randy Garrison – Dist. 3 Supervisor     Contact: web.bos.district3@yavapai.us 
Craig Brown – Dist. 4 Supervisor          Contact: web.bos.district4@yavapai.us
Mary Mallory – Dist. 5 Supervisor          Contact: web.bos.district5@yavapai.us 

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
Community Resources Link 

Update on Community Resources and
Requests for Assistance
from Persist & Resist and Prescott Indivisible

Thank you for your great work!

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