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Special Edition – January 20, 2021
VACANCY ON PRESCOTT CITY COUNCIL
Courtesy of Save the Dells, 1/18/21
OUTCRY MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR A PUBLIC FEBRUARY 9TH MEETING. WE WANT THE INITIAL DELIBERATIONS ON FEBRUARY 2ND TO BE PUBLIC, TOO! Initially, all meetings on the council seat decision were to be held behind closed doors, but your letters, Rants, and phone calls influenced the council to voice support for conducting the interviews with finalists on February 9 in public.
POOR DECISIONS FOR REPLACEMENT ARE EXPECTED –We expect that the majority of the current council will choose someone who will not put the best interests of the people first. Contrary to Steve Blair’s suggestion, former councilmember Jim Lamerson would be unsuitable, as he had already served for 16 years and was voted out of office by the public in 2019. Appointing him would be blatant disregard for the public’s choice for a council seat.
TELL CITY LEADERSHIP TO DO THE RIGHT THING –Because the public will not choose the appointee, and the appointment will last for 33 months, it is even more critical that this person represents the general public. Insist all candidate meetings are public, so we will know that all applicants were considered fairly. A decision to fill the seat will most likely be finalized on February 23, 2021. We strongly encourage you to follow the process closely. We will keep you updated as much as possible through newsletters and on social media. As always, your participation is integral to our success.
DO YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE VACANCY? Interested citizens may access the application on the city website at the following link: Prescott City Council Details or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office. The application filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2021. For more information on the vacancy, visit the City’s website at www.prescott-az.gov or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 928-777-1245.
#RemovePaulGosar from Congress
By refusing to recognize the results of the certified election and supporting allegations without evidence Congressman Paul Gosar encouraged the terrorists and seditionists disrupting our constitutional process. Furthermore Paul Gosar encouraged the rally~riot~insurrection~coup attempt that stormed the capital building. He continues to agitate against the norms of our democratic republic.
Please help Prescott Indivisible and the Yavapai Democrats encourage current members of Congress to expel Paul Gosar
Please sign and share the #RemovePaulGosar Petition which will be presented to House leadership and the Arizona Congressional delegation. Signers do not have to be from CD4, or Arizona. Please send to your friends and family.
The video, Sedition Must Be Punished is a production of thirdeyepushpinmedia. View a follow up video on their website: AZ is a frontline community in the struggle against misinformation and extremist fringe groups. “Big Questions” addresses the context of local source material in the original “Sedition Must Be Punished” video and addresses the questions, Who provides media platforms for the Oathkeepers to peddle their civil war vision? Did Paul Gosar provide financial support or tours of the Capital building to insurrectionists? (thirdeyepushpinmedia encourages donations so they can continue their important work).
We’ve been watching our countdown clock for the
U. S. Presidential Inauguration for
Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
Wed., January 20 at 10am (MST)
Join an afterparty!
4pm – Sedona Women’s March Group Celebration
INAUGURATION PARTY ON ZOOM
Join them for a REAL HAPPY HOUR – Music, trivia, prizes and special guests!
Meeting ID: 816 2843 9724 Password: 760992
Please wear Red, White, and Blue, Google “Facts” about Joe, Jill, Kamala, and Doug to prepare for Political Trivia.
Prizes will be given out!!! Be a winner!!!
6:30pm – DWPA/YavDem Joint Inauguration Party
Bring your champagne, hang out with other Dems – Zoom Meeting ID: 895 8864 5363
Prescott Area Move To Amend – This month’s meeting (Thursday, January 21, at 5:30 p.m.) will feature activists from Move To Amend of Utah, who will discuss with us how they managed to get a resolution passed in Salt Lake City. Come join the discussion! Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/99237460603?pwd=eElkREJidEttSEdaWmVsTWZSYk9yUT09 Friday, January 22 at 4pm
Climate Change: What’s Gender Got to Do With It
Partners: No. AZ Climate Change Coalition, Prescott Indivisible and
Yavapai Co. Women March On
Dr. Frances Julia Riemer will explore and discuss the many issues of social justice and gender inequity in a changing climate. This will include examining the higher risks and greater burdens on women from the impacts of climate change and the ways in which unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound these effects and prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.
Dr. Frances Julia Riemer is Professor of Educational Foundations and Associate Faculty, former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Northern Arizona University. In January, concerned people from around the world have marched in sisterhood and solidarity for the equal rights of women. After this presentation, join us for a Social Hour to share
your stories from past Women’s marches and events. This zoom presentation is open to the public and you need to registerhere to receive the link to join.
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