Prescott Indivisible Newsletter:
March 25, 2021
Prescott Indivisible General Meeting
Thursday, April 1st
Social time– 5:30-6 pm
Arizona Redistricting Matters: Facts
Followed by Q & A
Presented by Diane McQueen and Deborah Howard
Diane is the Ground Game Coordinator for Outlaw Dark Money and is a member of the statewide Indivisible Team on Redistricting.
Deb is the Volunteer Lead, AZ Indivisible Redistricting Team
Brandon Montoya is seeking a place on the ballot for the Prescott City Council. Introduction and questions.
Antinuclear Movement Report, from Marion Pack.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
More On AZ Redistricting
Redistricting takes place after every decennial Census and involves drawing election boundaries for elected offices in federal, state and local government. Congressional districts as well as city councils and school boards must be redrawn to comply with equal population, the Voting Rights Act, respect for communities of interest, other principles and state-specific criteria.
On March 16, the AZ Independent Redistricting Commission that consists of two Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent (who is the Chair), hired Brian Schmitt as the Executive Director. The chair and the two Republican members were in agreement. This was the first time that an IRC Executive Director was hired without receiving a unanimous vote from Commissioners.
Schmitt was the most partisan, least experienced candidate among the five interviewed. In addition, after questioning, Schmitt disclosed he was paid $63,000 for services rendered to the McSally campaign. He stated that he was helping a friend, it was a “one-off” and all he did was coordinate the event on the Yavapai County Courthouse steps on the evening of November 5, 2020.
You can help take action and ask that the IRC hires impartial and experienced staff by signing and sharing All On The Line’s petition.
Learn more at the April 1st General Meeting.
To reach our goals on democracy reform and enable all our other progressive priorities, we have to remove one of our biggest roadblocks — the filibuster. And that means building pressure on key senators in as many ways as we can while they’re home and listening to their constituents.
The filibuster is an anti-democratic tool that’s been used for years to hold back progress on civil and human rights. Mitch McConnell and the GOP are intent on keeping it that way so they can block all our priorities (remember when McConnell called himself “the Grim Reaper” of progressive legislation?).
For a little more context on why democracy reform is so important, check out this article from Mother Jones on the massive wave of voter suppression bills rolling through states across the country — and how senators like Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona refusing to eliminate the filibuster puts voting rights in their own states at risk.
RemovePaulGosar Update and Further Action
#RemovePaulGosar action in Payson on Saturday.
The Gila County GOP held their ‘Lincoln Day Luncheon’ fundraiser on Saturday 3/20 with Rep. Paul Gosar, Sen. Karen Fann, and Rep. Walt Blackman listed as speakers.
Honest Abe rallied constituents from around AZ District 4 to Payson to let Paul and the GOP know how we feel about the #BigLie, INSURRECTION, and white supremacy.
Please retweet and share the videos!
#AbeSaysNO videos on Twitter
#AbeSaysNO video on Facebook
Announcing a Four-Part Webinar/Podcast Series
by the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club
Irreplaceable: The 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.
Webinar/Podcast Programs & Schedule
- Tuesday, March 30, 5 to 6:30 PM: Little Colorado River
- Tuesday, April 6, 5 to 6:30 PM: Proposed Development at Tusayan
- Tuesday, April 13, 5 to 6:30 PM: The San Francisco Peaks Traditional Cultural Property and Arizona Snowbowl
Visit https://www.sierraclub.org/arizona/events-activities and select the event by date.
The Flawed History of US Plutonium Pit Production
Do we really need them?
This issue of The Nuclear Resister provides more information on the history of plutonium pits. It makes the case for why we don’t need new plutonium pits. Tell President Biden we need to end the arms race, not throw fuel on it by developing new weapons.
Now is the time to act! Read the entire column HERE.
President Joseph Biden
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GOSAR
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301 928-445-1683
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.4331
Senator Karen Fann firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5874
Rep. Judy Burges email@example.com 602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 926-3258
MAYOR GREG MENGARELLI
201 S. Cortez St. Prescott 928.777.1248
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