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News from the Coconino County Democratic Party

March 31, 2021

We couldn’t possibly succeed without the generosity of the people who have stepped up to match donations on many days of this fundraising drive. Today, our Treasurer, Bill Wade, and his wife Ellen have pledged $1000 to double your donations.

Thanks, Bill and Ellen!


Monthly Action Meeting – April 10

Our monthly action meeting will feature three guest speakers:

Stephen Nuño-Perez  —  Communications Director & Senior Analyst at Latino Decisions

Mark Robert Gordon — Democratic National Committee

Bryan Bates — Flagstaff Water Group

We’ll also make time to talk about the status of redistricting and voting rights and other bills moving through the legislature and Congress. 

Bring your questions and thoughts!

Join Zoom Meeting
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Coming Back from the Pandemic

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News from the Coconino County Democratic Party

March 31, 2021

We couldn’t possibly succeed without the generosity of the people who have stepped up to match donations on many days of this fundraising drive. Today, our Treasurer, Bill Wade, and his wife Ellen have pledged $1000 to double your donations.

Thanks, Bill and Ellen!

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Monthly Action Meeting – April 10

Our monthly action meeting will feature three guest speakers:

Stephen Nuño-Perez  —  Communications Director & Senior Analyst at Latino Decisions

Mark Robert Gordon — Democratic National Committee

Bryan Bates — Flagstaff Water Group

We’ll also make time to talk about the status of redistricting and voting rights and other bills moving through the legislature and Congress. 

Bring your questions and thoughts!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84074979496

Meeting ID: 840 7497 9496
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84074979496# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,84074979496# US (Tacoma)


Coming Back from the Pandemic

Last year while Republicans continued in-person events, door-knocking, and voter registration, Democrats put the health of our communities first and went almost entirely virtual. Locally, our County Party did literature drops, socially-distanced sign distribution, small neighborhood parades, and boosted our mail outreach. Otherwise, our conversations were on the phone and on Zoom. The race where this probably hurt us the most was LD6; there was plenty of money in that race but there is no substitute for meeting the candidates and having conversations about the candidates in person. 

As we gear up for 2022, we will continue to respect science. For the time being, our office continues to be open only by appointment. Nonetheless, we are beginning to engage in outdoor, in-person actions with our allies and, in June, we will begin literature drops for voter registration. For now, our committees and regional groups continue to meet virtually, but as more and more of us are vaccinated, we will get back together in-person — probably beginning with outdoor meetings this summer. Yesterday, we participated in a “Save PEVL” literature drop with the Associated Students Association.

Saturday, we are supporting the Statewide Save our Schools event here in Flagstaff with the Arizona Education Association. Come out and drive through to have your car windows painted in support of public education! 

Watch our website calendar for more events – in-person and virtual. 


We May Never Win Another Election

Both Republicans and Democrats are thinking that right now as voter suppression bills advance in legislatures around the country and the “For the People” and “John Lewis Voting Rights” acts face an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate. These bills known as S.1 and S.4 now that they have passed the House and moved to the other side of the Capitol for consideration, could mitigate most of the harm done by state legislators. With a party bankrupt of ideas for governing, Republicans are counting on making voting so difficult that Democratic voters won’t turn out as they did in 2020. Democrats are counting on finding a way to pass the federal laws in an evenly split Senate with a 60-vote majority required to get the bills to the floor for a vote. 

Republicans know these proposed federal laws are popular — even with conservatives. They have been unable to find a suitable test message to run in commercials opposing the bill so they are counting on high pressure on individual Senators.  Our goal over the next few months will be to counter that pressure. As Senator Rev. Warnock has said, don’t ask Democrats what they are going to do about the filibuster, ask Republicans what they are going to do about voting rights. But, we need to do both. Watch for calls to action!


Where Are Those Calls to Action?

Your county party has scores of volunteers working on policy issues right now. Our legislative committee, working in cooperation with Democrats of the Red Rocks and others around the state, is monitoring bills in the Legislature and Congress to prepare concise summaries and specific actions you can take to lobby on these bills. Follow the Latest News column on our website for these alerts. In addition, a volunteer watches the County Board of Supervisors meetings and summarizes the action for publication. Our platform committee has divided itself into subject matter subgroups to write a platform and the work and research coming out of that effort is already informing our actions. 

Two amazingly dedicated volunteers are following and reporting on the work of the Independent Redistricting Commission. These two, and your County Chair, have been working with staff of the Arizona Democratic Party and the ADP Election Integrity Committee since last fall to prepare for lobbying action that will be critical to our representation in Congress and the Legislature over the next 10 years. Please follow their reports and requests for you to take action by making public comments. The reports appear in that Latest News column.


Live Auction This Sunday!

Although we were a little nervous about doing “live” auctions virtually on Zoom, the first two were great successes. So, plan to tune in on Sunday at 4:30 as our Indigenous Voter Committee hosts one hour in support of the 21st Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraiser. Join on Zoom.

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