Prescott Indivisible Newsletter – March 17, 2021

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Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Senate Bill 1457 is a Sweeping Bill that would:

  • Criminalize physicians who perform an abortion that is sought due to a “genetic abnormality” of the fetus;
  • Force individuals to carry to term pregnancies that are not viable;
  • Give the same legal status and rights to fetuses as children and adults;
  • Ban public organizations from contracting with abortion providers, and;
  • Prohibit public schools and universities from referring people to abortion providers or counseling people about their right to an abortion.

SB1457 is scheduled to be discussed in the House Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, March 17, at 8:30am.

Click HERE to send a message to your legislator.
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ESA Voucher Mega-Expansion Bill is Ba-aack!
 This bill is set to rob hundreds of millions of dollars from Arizona’s underfunded public schools, and will all but undo the efforts of thousands of volunteers who fought to get Prop 305 onto the ballot and voted it down.
SB1452 will be heard in the House Ways & Means Committee this Wednesday, March 17. Click HERE to read the SB1452 ESA Voucher Expansion Fact Sheet
Click HERE to read SOSAZ Weekly Education Report – 3/15/2021

Click HERE for the AZ Legislature Weekly Update – March 15, 2021

Help Save The Dells put two candidates on the ballot for the upcoming Prescott City Council elections– Eric Moore (R) and Brandon Montoya (Ind). 1,200 signatures on petitions are due April 1st.  Check out the following locations and times to sign (Prescott City residents and registered voters only).   
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, from 1-4 pm on the SE corner of the Courthouse Square (Goodwin Street and Cortez).  ALSO pick up petitions at this event for circulating among your friends or neighborhood.

Jay’s Bird Bard, 1046 Willow Creek Road, Suite 105 (Safeway Shopping Center):  Sign and pick up petitions
Help with Brandon Montoya signature drive– Contact Lori Dekker, Campaign Manager,

Interested in volunteering at these events or circulating your own petition sheets?  Contact Tom Rusing at or (928) 713-3736.

Prescott Indivisible has not endorsed any candidates.



JOIN US in a perfectly legal, absolutely fun, clandestine action challenging the AZ GOP’s refusal to address the #BigLie, Insurrection support, and White Supremacy.  We are gathering to do a festive protest and video shoot in support of #RemovePaulGosar on and hope you can join us for a 90 minute action plus a bit of travel.  To get involved contact Rosemary Dixon at

 Catch Up With #REMOVEPAULGOSAR Twitter Campaign

Chi’chil Biłdagoteel (Oak Flat) is a sacred site for the San Carlos Apache—a place to pray, collect water and medicinal plants, gather acorns, honor the people who are buried there, and perform sacred ceremonies. In 2014, the United States government promised the land to a copper mining company to build a two-mile wide mine. Wendsler Nosie Sr. returned home to this space in November 2019 and asks us to join him in prayer and action to prevent the destruction of Oak Flat. The Resolution Copper Project would create one of the largest copper mines in the United States.
 Click HERE to learn ways to help save Oak Flat.

The League of Women Voters of Northern Arizona Presents
“Wicked Water Problems”
Monday, March 22, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM via ZOOM 
To register and receive the ZOOM link,
please send an email to

Dr. Sharon Megdal, Director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, will speak on complex water issues in our region and efforts to address them.  She notes, “These problems are too big for easily identifiable and/or ‘standard’ solutions and may reflect underlying societal or political issues. There are often differing viewpoints as to the causes and/or potential pathways to mitigating the challenges.” Co-sponsors for this event include OLLI at Yavapai College, Friends of the Verde River, Keep Sedona Beautiful, and Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance.

Announcing a Four-Part Webinar/Podcast Series by the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club

Irreplaceable:  Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a webinar and podcast series focusing on ongoing threats to the Grand Canyon region, including place, people, water, and wildlife.  Free and open to the public.
The webinars are scheduled to be held the next four Tuesdays starting at 5:00pm MST/AZ.  Each webinar will provide time for audience questions.  TV podcasts will be available on multiple platforms.

Pre-Registration is required: Visit and select the event by date. 

For more information regarding the Grand Canyon series, please contact:
Alicyn Gitlin, (928) 774-6514,, or
Gary Beverly, (928) 308-1003,
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Website: 

UA College of Science Lecture
Series on Water in April

 “Join us virtually every Thursday in April at 6 p.m. MST for five free lectures exploring the science of water. 

In the 16th annual College of Science Lecture Series, our distinguished faculty will take the audience on a journey through water, its history and its future. From the comfort of your home, you can watch the virtual premieres of lectures on the cosmic origins of water, the essential role of the Colorado River in the arid Southwestern United States today, and the next great challenges of water for future generations. We will lay the foundations for understanding the water all around us, from the ocean to the groundwater beneath the surface.

Click HERE for more information.


Beware of Stimulus Scams

Scammers are using these stimulus payments to try to rip people off. They might try to get you to pay a fee to get your stimulus payment. Or they might try to convince you to give them your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number.

4 tips for avoiding a Coronavirus stimulus payment scam: Only use to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text, or email. The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information. You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money. The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.

Vaccination Appointments

From the AZ Dept. of Health –
Those without computer access or those who need extra help to register can call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-844-542-8201. Specialists will ask screening questions to determine county of residence and age. If you are eligible for available appointments in the Patient Portal, they will complete a warm handoff to ADHS Navigators. If you do not currently meet the eligibility criteria, the specialist will provide information on Vaccine Finder (go to

From Spectrum Healthcare – 
55+ and Phase 1c Vaccine Appointments are Available
Click HERE for phase designations ( )
Click HERE to schedule an appointment ( )

Additional Covid-19 Resources

2-1-1 can provide information and referrals including assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.

GYCC has a Covid Response Action Plan that provides support boxes for Covid-positive families who are being asked to isolate/quarantine at home to avoid overflowing hospitals. Contact them at:



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Prescott Indivisible was founded in 2017, when Paul Hamilton and Nicole Romine put an ad in the local paper, requesting local progressives to show up at the library. Over 100 people lined up. In short order, we had formed a local chapter of the national Indivisible movement. Within six months we adopted a set of Guidelines that sets the framework in which we work, designed a logo and printed and sold t-shirts. Our mailing list quickly expanded from 100 to over 1,200. We usually have 100 or more attend our general monthly meetings.

Prescott Indivisible has a strong track record of activism. We adopted the team concept: Communication/Events; Voter Education and Elections; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Immigration and Peacekeepers to assist with safely issues. Initially we had a steering committee that consisted of volunteers. After our guidelines were adopted, the steering committee is made up of elected officers and members at large and the heads of the various teams, or their designees. A diverse group of community activists, social justice advocates and others that have volunteer ties to non-profits and religious organizations, the steering committee assists the teams when asked and sets the agendas.

Our teams and their members have worked diligently to make their voices heard. We have made thousands of calls, mailed hundreds of postcards to our legislators in Arizona and in congress. We have collaborated with like-minded organizations to advocate for issues of crucial importance to Arizona and the nation.

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