Prescott Indivisible Newsletter – April 15, 2021

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Matching Funds for Prescott Indivisible April 5-May 30

This is a great opportunity to increase your donation dollars!

Click HERE to donate
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Any donations made to Prescott Indivisible via ActBlue will be matched by National Indivisible from April 5-May 30. Every dollar (up to $500) gets matched. PI will spend this money on public education, voter registration and group building. These efforts are what PI does so well, so please donate! 

We are looking forward to meeting in person again!  Be sure to receive your vaccination(s)!
Thank you for your support!

Prescott Indivisible Website

Survey for Pride Education Week
The Young People Committee of Prescott Indivisible is planning an LGBTQ+ Education Week and would like to narrow topics down to ten educational facts.  With your help we can let the community’s voice be heard.  Please complete the survey to let us know what matters to you the most!  The survey results will be disseminated around Prescott through posters and pamphlets the first week of June.Click HERE to take the survey.

Contact Riley Harrington, Young People Committee 
PIYOUNGPEOPLECOMMITTEE@gmail.comPrescott Indivisible Website

Assist With The
Independent Redistricting Commission
 If you want to support a statewide Indivisible effort, contact an ADP Redistricting Liaison: Maria Lynam (,Maria Elena Dunn ( or Holli Ploog ( and find out how you can comment to the Independent Redistricting Commission.

The IRC Tuesday meetings are open for public written comment starting at 9:30 am.  What would a volunteer have to do? You will be sent a weekly email with talking points that you can rewrite and submit during the meeting via an on-line form. Your input will make the Independent Redistricting Commissioners understand that the public is listening! You do not have to listen to the meeting unless you so desire. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Website – Current
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Website – Archived

Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
“No Questions Asked Food Pantry”

882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86305, 928-541-0000

Open 10:00am-noon Monday-Friday to accept donations
(they will also accept checks payable to GPUUC and cash to purchase supplies)
Their current needs: 
Non-food items:  toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap;  
Food items: rice (white, please); pasta/noodles; fruit, canned; vegetables, canned (no green beans please); refried beans; tomatoes, canned; canned meats/beef stew; soup (canned and dry packets); jelly/preserves; honey; flour; baby food/baby cereal; cookies; pudding; tuna; stuffing mix; dried potatoes;
Condiments:  cooking oil; salt/spices; ketchup/mustard; hot sauce/salsa; coffee; cocoa/hot chocolate mix; nondairy creamer.
Note for our new members: GPUUC has welcomed us over the past four years. We have used their main meeting room and the building across the street, Faith Development Center, for our activities.Granite Peak UU Congregation Website

Support Needed for Guatemalan Refugees
Please call Jane Ryan at 928-778-7079
or email – 
janeanddick50@yahoo.comJane will happily meet with you to pick up your donations!
Donations are now being collected and will be delivered to the shelter in Agua Prieta, Mexico across the border near Douglas, AZ. The Guatemalan refugee shelter project is a partnership between Sagrada Familia Catholic Church and Frontera de Christo a Presbyterian Church. Both churches work closely with the Migrant Resource Center.  Click HERE to read about Frontera de Cristo and Migrant Resource Center.

Calling for Donations of:Men’s clothing (T-shirts w/ sleeves, boxers size 28-30)Shoes (NO size large) Toiletries (toothbrushes and toothpaste)Coffee!These refugees have walked thousands of miles fleeing gang violence, genocide and drought. This project brings badly needed resources and supplies to those so far from loved ones and all that they know.

Fight for Public Education!

Read the full SOSAZ Weekly Education Report HERE 

Legislators are spending a lot of time discussing the budget right now, and all signs point to very little in additional funding for public schools. Instead, they’re proposing more massive tax cuts for the rich at a time when many Arizona families are struggling to make ends meet. 

SOSAZ has been speaking up at rallies and press conferences at the State Capitol. Their Statewide Day of Action drew thousands for car painting and postcard writing from around the state. But lawmakers still aren’t listening – we need your help!

Contact our legislators –
Senator Karen Fann                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Judy Burges                  602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen            602-926-3258

Save Our Schools Arizona Website

House Committee Approves DC Statehood Bill
The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved legislation today Wednesday, April 14, that would make Washington, D.C., a state, sending the measure to the House for a vote later this month.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee passed H.R. 51, also known as the Washington, D.C., Admission Act, in a 25-19 party-line vote.  The legislation, which has 215 co-sponsors, is likely to pass the House on a narrow, party-line vote, with all Republicans voting against it.

Click HERE to tell your representative to support D.C. Statehood.

D.C. statehood would give voting representation in Congress, among many other rights, to more than 700,000 residents, a plurality of whom are Black, many of whom have lived in D.C. their whole lives, giving equal representation to those residents and overturning hundreds of years of voter suppression and racism.

Read The Hill Article HERE
Read National Indivisible Letter HERE.
Read Democracy Labs Article HERE

Tell President Biden:  End DAPL!

On April 9, 2021, in a federal district court proceeding in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers balked at stopping the oil flow through the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The Corps officially refrained from taking a position by saying they need more time, which will allow the pipeline to continue operating illegally, without a valid permit.

That decision temporarily kicks the decision back to Judge James Boasberg, who says he intends to make a ruling by April 19 on the matter. We only have a few more days to let the White House know we don’t accept DAPL’s continued operation. Click HERE to sign the petition to President Biden. It’s now or never! 

Lakota People’s Website

Call Senator Sinema 
To Demand an End to the Filibuster
 This archaic Senate rule has become a brick wall for progress on immigration reform, gun safety, and now voting rights. Many policies heavily favored by the majority of Americans of all political stripes fail to progress because a single Senator can object. It’s time for the filibuster to go!
 We need to let Senaator Sinema know that voting rights at home are undergoing an unprecedented assault. Take these easy actions today!


American Dental Association Still Silent on Gosar

The American Dental Association claims to care about health, safety, and racism and building a peaceful and just society. Yet, they still support insurrectionist and white supremacist advocate Paul Gosar.

Please join us in calling the ADA and asking them to #RemovePaulGosar from their funding list.

Call 312 440 3520 for the ADA Government Affairs office.

Say something along the lines of:
     “Hi. My name is [FIRST NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY] [STATE] to urge the American Dental Association to stop supporting Rep. Paul Gosar. Your association with Rep. Gosar – an openly racist politician who tried to overturn the election results – is an embarrassment for the ADA.
     Will you publicly state that the ADA will no longer support Rep. Gosar?”

  • Please be respectful in all communications
  • If you are not able to reach someone, please leave a message
  • If the line is busy, try calling back later

#CallYourDentistWatch the video and share “Enabling Paul Gosar Facebook”  or  “Enabling Paul Gosar Twitter

Prescott Area Move To Amend Monthly Zoom Meeting
Thursday, April 15, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Topic:  What’s happening to Arizona public schools?

Move to Amend special presentation guest speakers:
Sharon Kirsch and Beth Lewis, co-directors of Save Our Schools Arizona Network

This easy-to-understand, nonpartisan presentation demystifies education funding, breaks down Arizona’s classroom crisis, and uncovers the facts about school privatization to help all audiences understand why their organization is fighting to protect public education.
Click HERE  to attend the Zoom meeting
Or write to and they will email you the Zoom linkNational Move to Amend Website

NAZCCA Earth Week
Thursday, April 15 – Saturday, April 24Click HERE for Details and to Sign Up for ALL Events


Thursday, April 22 / 2:30pm – 4:30pmDowntown Prescott

Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance Website

Colorado River Shortage and the Challenge Ahead
Tuesday, April 20, 8:00am
Presented by CAP, EPCOR & SRP
 All signs point to a Colorado River shortage in 2022. How is Arizona preparing for this challenge? What conservation efforts are being explored? What steps can Arizonans take to prepare for less water and carve a sustainable path? Send in your questions! Tune in – it’s free to attend!
Click HERE to register for the Zoom meeting.
Click HERE for more information.


Vaccination Sites
Yavapai County: 
1. Spectrum is taking walk-ins between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. next Saturday, Sunday and Monday (April 17-19) at 3001 North Main Street, Suite 1A in Prescott.  Click HERE.
2. Yavapai County Healthcare.  Click HERE
3. J&J* Vaccines – J&J vaccines are available in Camp Verde on Thursdays through Northern Arizona Healthcare.  Click HERE.  
*Read the Prescott Daily Courier article about J&J vaccine pause.

Coconino County:
1. AZDHS will open a new vaccination site at the Field-house on NAU campus beginning April 19 for anyone in the county 16 yr and older. The Pfizer vaccine will be available. The facility will operate 7days/week from 7am-5pm. Click HERE beginning April 16 or call 1-844-542-8201.
2. Coconino County vaccine sites.  Click HERE .  Continue to Stay Safe and Wear a Mask!

City of Prescott Launches Prescott CARES Program

The city has been awarded a $427,000 grant to help Prescott residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic. Funds will help qualifying Prescott residents with rent, mortgage and utility payments and support struggling businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic uncertainty to many individuals, families and businesses in the Prescott area.  Beginning April 19, 2021, Prescott residents and businesses can apply for emergency funds through the new Prescott CARES program. The program was created to help individuals and families maintain stable housing and keep businesses viable within the community. Click HERE for Information on how to apply for a grant.  Prescott Cares Website

Ducey Signs Bill to Let Businesses Ignore Mask Mandates;
Law Won’t Take Effect for Months

Governor Ducey signed a bill on Friday, April 9 that lets businesses require customers to wear masks to  prevent spreading COVID-19 if they like, but they also can allow people to go maskless even if a city, county or the state tries to require face coverings. This follows the executive order he signed on March 26 that rolled back COVID-19 restrictions on businesses even as cases in Arizona continue to decline and vaccinations continue to rise. 
Read Article:
~Randazzo, Ryan, ‘Ducey signs bill to let businesses ignore mask mandates; law won’t take effect for months‘, azcentral, 9 April 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Content Warning: The first section of this email discusses police brutality, the murder of Daunte Wright, and a school shooting in Knoxville, TN.


Today all of us, and especially black Indivisibles and the black community at large, are grappling with tragically familiar news of loss and violence as we once again spend a heartbreaking, infuriating day learning details about the murder of a young black man by police. 20-year-old Daunte Wright was killed Sunday by Minneapolis police after he was pulled over for having an air freshener hanging from his rear view mirror. His murder came midway through the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd just a few miles away.

Let us be unequivocal: these are not isolated incidents. The police in this country, like American society more broadly, are systemically racist. Click here to read our resource on solidarity with the movement for black lives, then click here to donate to black-led organizations fighting for justice.

. . .

One rung of the fight is D.C. statehood: enfranchising the plurality-Black, majority-minority city that has been taxed without representation for 230 years. And this week is a big week for statehood: there’s a hearing on H.R. 51 in the House on Wednesday, and Friday is Emancipation Day, the day when Abraham Lincoln signed the bill that ended slavery in D.C.

We expect the Republicans use the same ridiculous arguments they used at the last hearing, making claims like D.C. can’t be a state because it doesn’t have a car dealership (it does). Democrats will be focused on the real issue: that 700,000 Americans, mostly black and brown, are being denied basic democratic rights, and Congress has the power to fix it.

Read the entire article HERE.



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State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007      602.542.4331

Senator Karen Fann                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Judy Burges                  602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen           (602) 926-3258

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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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