Newsletter: Referenda and Redistricting — Get active!

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90-Day Campaign for Voting Rights and Fair Taxation

This weekend the Coconino County Democratic Party launched an unprecedented campaign to overturn bad legislation passed by the GOP-controlled legislature in the session that ended in June. Our campaign supports the referenda sponsored by two organizations — Arizona Deserves Better and Invest in AZ. Please join our precinct committee members and volunteers in door-to-door canvassing and tabling events from now through the third week of September. The Arizona Constitution gives voters a powerful tool to stop bad legislation — but the work must be done quickly. There is no time to lose.

Learn about the issues, our work, and how you can help:  Our Petition Drive: Voting Rights and Tax Referenda

As with any effort, this takes money as well as volunteers. Help if you can by donating today.

IRC Public Hearing in Coconino County

The fight against gerrymandering is coming to Coconino County at the end of this month. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is holding its Coconino County public hearing on Thursday, July 29, and they need to hear from you!

On Monday, July 26 join the Arizona Democratic Party, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and Democrats and progressives from across Coconino for a Zoom session that will cover everything you need to know about this exciting chance to shape the future of Arizona elections. Sign up for admission to the training session here.  (There is currently a misstatement of the date of the public hearing in the first paragraph of this Mobilize link. As stated later in the link, the date is July 29, not the 28th. We expect ADP to correct this soon so you may not notice as you sign up.)

The in-person public hearing on July 29 begins at 5 pm (get there early to get a seat) at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.  Remote participation in the hearing will be simultaneously available at Page City Hall and the Tuba City Chapter House.

This is our once-in-a-decade opportunity to make a major impact in the fight for fair elections. Fair elections cannot happen without fair congressional and legislative maps. We must keep gerrymandering OUT of Arizona!

July 4 with Us

Since we last wrote, we were in the Flagstaff 4th of July Parade, where we had a great reception from the crowd. Democratic officials and candidates who joined us: Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (who is running for Governor), Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7), Representative Jasmine  Blackwater-Nygren (LD-7), County Superintendent Cheryl-Mango Paget, and Justice of the Peace Howard Grodman.  Others who stopped by to say hello during the float assembly time: Marco Lopez, candidate for Governor, County Supervisors Patrice Horstman and Jeronimo Vasquez, and City Council Members Jim McCarthy, Miranda Sweet, and Becky Daggett. The campaigns of Rep. Reginald Bolding (running for Secretary of State) and Senator Mark Kelly and Congressman Tom O’Halleran were also represented by staff. We had fun. Check out our photos.

Save These Dates

Sunday, August  8: The Monsoon Picnic is on!  We’ll be at a ramada in Bushmaster Park with guests from around the state as well as our favorite local Democrats. 

The next County Party Committee Meeting — Coconino County Democratic Action Meeting — is Saturday, August 14 from 10-Noon.  We will be in person at the Murdoch Center with a Zoom option. Guests include Gubernatorial Candidate Marco Lopez, County Supervisor Jeronimo Vasquez, and a representative from Mission for Arizona with an intriguing request for assistance. Plan to join us! 

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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Video of Biden’s Speech on Voting Rights

Judge Orders Arizona Senate to Release Records of Fraudit

Watch our website for news bulletins, Action Alerts as well as reports on the activities of our County Board of Supervisors and the Independent Redistricting Commission. You will also see our Twitter feed on the homepage or you can follow us on Twitter directly @CoconinoDemocrats. 


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We work to protect the American Worker, the American Dream and the Future of our Children. The Mission of the County Party is to elect Democrats to public office who embrace the values of the Democratic Party.

The Coconino County Democratic Party is one of the 15 county organizations of the Arizona Democratic Party (ADP). The ADP is an arm of the National Democratic Party. We are committed to the continuing growth of a strong grassroots organization that takes action in support of local, state, and national Democratic candidates and issues consistent with our Mission.

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