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News from Your County Party

October 17, 2021

We Said We’d Slow Down, but…

We said we’d slow down after the 90-day petition drive, but there is still much to do. Here’s what October brought:

At our monthly County Party meeting last Saturday, Congressman O’Halleran spoke about events in Congress including the urgency of passing voting rights legislation and both infrastructure bills which embody the agenda that he and President Biden and so many other Democrats campaigned on last year. He urged Americans to “take to the streets” in support of the Build Back Better economic package, so that’s what we’re doing next Saturday.

Many of our precinct committee members and volunteers continue to follow the Independent Redistricting Commission‘s work closely and several of us spoke at the IRC hearing at High Country Conference Center on October 7. (More on IRC below.)

And, by the way, our Western Region will be doing highway cleanup on the morning of October 23.

Check out our complete month of activities


The Independent Redistricting Commission held its first two map drawing meetings this past week. These meetings continue this week Monday-Thursday, beginning at 8 am each day, with a scheduled ending time at 4 pm. For political junkies, this is like watching the World Series. What happens in the next few days may well determine the fate of Arizona politics for the next decade. See the agendas and links to tune in here. During the meetings, the public is able to make comments via a Google form linked from that site. 

The IRC is expected to formally approve draft maps as early as the end of this week. The Commission is expected to hold public hearings over the month of November. These hearings are critically important and are the last chance anyone will have to address the commission before they approve the final maps. To prepare for these not yet scheduled hearings, the Arizona Democratic Party invites you to join a Zoom session that will cover everything you need to know about your final chance to shape Arizona’s legislative and congressional maps! Sign up for a Training

If you do attend the ADP Training and/or decide you want to attend a public hearing and testify, please contact our County Party Chair, Ann Heitland, or one of our redistricting liaisons, Sharon Edgar or Laura Huenneke, to learn more about our local redistricting issues. You can get in touch by writing to or calling the office at 928-214-0393

Read more: 

Legislative control may hang in the balance as redistricting rekindles competitiveness fight

AIRC must draw fair districts that properly balance criteria, including competitiveness

More News

Broad Support for Build Back Better Continues

Voting Rights in the Senate This Week

Bears Ear and Grand Staircase-Escalante Restored!

Jobs Report

Pramila Jayapal Won’t Let the Biden Presidency Fail

Action Alerts!

Visit our website for scripts prepared by our Legislative Committee for phone calls and emails to our Senators and Congressman. You’ll find them in the righthand column of the homepage and under the menu “News.”

Please Help

It’s been a big year and we have an even bigger one facing us next year. We maintain an office. We pay an office manager and Indigenous and Latino organizers. Our communication expenses (including flyers, door hangers, letters, signs, technical tools) make our party grow larger and stronger. 

Please help if you can


Looking for a perfect gift for your favorite Coconino Dem?  Check out our new tee shirts and other gear.  Some samples are available in the office. Online orders are usually delivered in 7 days.

Coming Next Month

Calendar of Coconino County Democratic Party

Here’s How to Reach Your Executive Committee Members


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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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