Best Wishes to Our Friends and Supporters
It’s been a busy (may we say exhausting?) year for all of us and we’re looking forward to a little time off this week. Our office will close Tuesday at 2 pm as usual and not reopen until Monday at 10 am.
We hope all of you can kick back and enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for all you do to support and defend democracy and our Democratic Party.
Black Friday Shopping
Shop online and benefit the Coconino County Democrats by purchasing items that have been donated to us. Coconino Democrats Store (prices do not include shipping).
Is someone in your house an enthusiastic Democrat? The perfect holiday gift could be some of our Coconino Dems gear. Look over the selection of our Building Back Better line of tee shirts, iPhone cases, and more here.
Submit Written Comments to the IRC
If you get a bit bored with all the relaxation time available this week, the IRC website will be open to receive your comments. The IRC’s Congressional and Legislative District Draft Maps for Northern Arizona create districts that are so uncompetitive it will be hard to find candidates and hard to motivate voters.
Legislative Map Written Comments: https://tinyurl.com/AIRCLegMap
YOUR COMMENTS AND TESTIMONY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AS A CITIZEN. We can provide you information about the issues and process but your testimony and written comments are your own and not those of the Democratic Party. Be sure they reflect your own beliefs.
Our blog posts:
(Note: Districts have been renumbered as part of the redistricting process so these numbers are switched from our current district numbers.)
Bilingual Discussion of Redistricting
Supervisors Patrice Horstman and Jeronimo Vasquez joined County Party Chair Ann Heitland last week for a bilingual discussion of redistricting. View it here.
Future IRC Hearings
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Hondah Casino Conference Center
777 AZ-260, Pinetop, AZ 85935
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, 6:00 pm — two locations
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541
Navajo Nation Training Center
Morgan Blvd. Bldg. #2740, Window Rock, AZ 86515
A full list of Draft Map Hearings can be found on the IRC website. Please consult it to confirm locations and times.
Trainings in advance of these hearings will be available next Monday at 10:00 am and an evening hour yet to be determined. If you know someone who would benefit from the training, please write to Chair@CoconinoDemocrats.org.
The last hearing is on December 4. The Commission then intends to deliberate and adopt final maps by December 22.
Federal Action Alerts!
We need to pass the voting rights protections at the federal level! Our legislative committee has some scripts for you on this and other issues:
Sign Candidate Petitions
You can now sign local candidate petitions online through the Arizona Secretary of State just as you do for statewide candidates!
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