Meeting Announcement and Other News

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Last week, one of the Republican speakers at an IRC meeting in Payson invited all present to attend a “Celebration of Pearl Harbor,” tonight. This shocked me: I’ve never thought to “celebrate” Pearl Harbor. As FDR said, I’ve remembered it as a day of “infamy.” We honor the service members who fought back. A visit to the USS Arizona is a solemn occasion, not a celebration. This is just one more example of the terrible divisions that have grown in our country, it seems to me. 

~Ann Heitland, Chair.


Quarterly Business Meeting

Saturday is our final monthly meeting of the year and our quarterly business meeting. All PCs please plan to attend as we review the year and preview the work on 2022. 

The meeting will kickoff with State Senator Martin Quezada, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Candidate for State Treasurer.

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Holiday 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.


Federal Action Alerts!

We need to pass the voting rights protections at the federal level!  Our legislative committee has some scripts for you on voting rights, Build Back Better, and other issues. Place some calls this week!

Federal Action Alert – Dec. 4, 2021


Not Too Late to tell the IRC What You Think

The Independent Redistricting Commission is allowing public comments as they deliberate on Final Maps. 
 Legislative Map Written Comments: https://tinyurl.com/AIRCLegMap

Congressional Map Written Comments: https://tinyurl.com/AIRCCongressionalMap
General Comments: https://irc.az.gov/contact-us

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:

IRC: Stop Packing and Cracking (New)

Comment Period Ticking on Draft Maps for the Next Decade 

On Competitive vs. Safe Districts and Balancing

Draft Legislative District Map for Northern Arizona a Slap in Voters’ Faces

View Maps:

View the Draft Congressional and Draft Legislative maps here.  

Good alternatives:

View Coconino Supervisors Map for LD6

View Coconino Supervisors Map for LD7

View Navajo Nation Congressional District Map 

(Note: Districts have been renumbered as part of the redistricting process so these numbers are switched from our current district numbers.)


Native American Organizing

We continue to work closely with Navajo and Apache county parties to organize among Indigenous populations in northeastern Arizona, who were so important to flipping Arizona in federal races in 2020. For the last few weeks, we’ve worked hard together to generate comments to the Independent Redistricting Commission. 

This Friday, 9 am – 10 am, join Navajo County Democratic Party Executive Director Jaynie Parrish (Diné) of the Northeast Arizona Native Democrats & our team of Native organizers to get a special preview of our plan for the 2022 Midterms races.

We’ll share how you can support the work of our Native organizing team as we fight to flip Arizona’s Governor, Attorney General, and Corporation Commission blue and defend the statewide gains made in 2018 and Mark Kelly’s hard-won Senate seat – all while fighting the blatant attacks on our voting rights coming from the radical GOP state legislators.Mobilize link:  https://www.mobilize.us/aznativeorganizingcampaign/event/428579/

Can’t attend but want to support the work of the Northeast Arizona Native Democrats? Commit $5 a month here to help our Native organizers empower voters in their communities. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/navajoconativeorganizing


Sign Candidate Petitions 

You can now sign local candidate petitions online through the Arizona Secretary of State just as you do for statewide candidates!

Plus, you can make $5 donations to Clean Election Candidates such as Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and our Corporation Commission candidates through the same system!


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.

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