2020 Election Update from Your County Democratic Party
Report from Your Chair
I’m sure this past week was not all about signs, but it sure feels that way, especially when I look at my rebar-torn hands. On both Friday and Saturday, I received deliveries of Biden/Harris yard signs and large street signs. The trick is that these need to get from my garage not only to your yards but locations throughout our large county and even into the next county over. To top things off, I spent the week receiving reports of stolen yard signs — but the folks from whom those signs were stolen came up even more determined to display for their candidates. (I think the saying goes something like, “We’re not letting the bastards get us down.”) Special thanks to Nancy and Frank Branham and Bryan Bates who have been wrestling the big signs and getting them installed in the Flagstaff and Williams areas.
The Biden/Harris campaign also sent us boxes of literature. Our volunteers are launching this week to target that literature at the homes of registered voters who likely will vote for Biden if they vote, but often they don’t. This lit piece tells them where and when to vote (early) and that Joe and Kamala will “build our country back better,” by creating jobs, expanding the Affordable Care Act (rather than tearing it down), strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and care for our veterans.
Meanwhile, in our race to win LD-6, volunteers have made over 7,500 calls and talked to just under 700 voters over the last week. But this race is going to be VERY tight and we must keep working the phones for our candidates, Felicia French and Coral Evans. There are phone bank shifts every day now and you can sign up through the links on our home page labeled “LD-6 GOTV from Your Couch.” If you have questions about this campaign, the LD-6 staff is available to talk Tuesday afternoon. And, with regard to LD-6, I hope you’ve seen our ads opposing Wendy Rogers and Walt Blackman in the Daily Sun and on Facebook. With advice and consent from the Gila County Chair, these are also running in the Payson Roundup.
Many volunteers also joined the Mission for Arizona’s first week of the GOTV ballot chase. We’ve also got phonebanks going for Supervisor candidates Judy Begay and Matt Ryan. Please consider doing some phone banking in the next 21 days.
On very short notice, the Biden/Harris campaign bus came to town last Wednesday. Thanks to County Treasurer Sarah Benatar for giving a rousing speech from the fire stairs overlooking Heritage Square while Mission for Arizona field organizers passed out Biden signs and took pictures. Photo album.
NBC was in town and interviewed Coral Evans and Sarah Benatar!
GOTV Parades On Saturday Supervisor Candidate Judy Begay hosted a car parade through the Doney Park, Sunset Crater, and Winona precincts of District 4 in which many of our PCs and volunteers participated.
On Sunday, Flagstaff PCs combined forces and paraded to the dropboxes to highlight their locations and encourage early voting. Here’s First Vice Chair Allan Gersten’s car, which put on miles in ALL the weekend parades.
Ask Five Friends To Vote
It’s often surprising who doesn’t vote. Do a friendly check-in with as many friends as you can to make sure they have voted. Don’t make assumptions – they may not understand that they can vote NOW even if they don’t get their ballots by mail.
Share this information: CoconinoDemocrats.org/Vote
Share a picture of yourself dropping your ballot into one of the many drop boxes around the county, or entering an early voting site.
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