Coconino County Democratic Party Newsletter

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Roosevelt-Kennedy Celebration Recap

Thank you to everyone who made our Annual Roosevelt Kennedy Celebration and Fundraiser a huge success!  Because of the generosity of our community, we will be able to continue building for the 2024 election and beyond and swing our beautiful state blue.  
We’d like to congratulate the 2023 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Dr. Cathy Small.  Thank you for your work within our community and county party.  

We have a few fantastic items left in our online store!  We will be discounting them and updating the store in the next few days.  Any additional items will be brought to our monthly meeting on May 13, 2023 at the Murdoch Center.

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Governor Katie Hobbs addresses attendees at the Roosevelt-Kenedy Gala at Twin Arrows

Flagstaff City Council Action Alert for Tuesday May 2

If you are able to, please attend the Flagstaff City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:00 PM and on May 16 at City Hall and express your opinions on the proposed NAH (Northern Arizona Healthcare) new hospital north of Ft. Tuthill. On these dates the city council will review and decide whether to grant a request for a zoning map amendment of 98 acres on which to build a new hospital. The Flagstaff Planning and Zoning Commission has already denied approval of such a rezoning action.

If you are unable to attend in person, send your comments to the city council at

May 13, 2023 – Monthly Action Meeting

Join us May 13, 2023 in-person at the Murdoch Center or via Zoom (link here)
As always, we’ll have a fantastic line-up of guest speakers, opportunites to volunteer for upcomming events and of course….donuts!

This Edition’s Blog Post – No Off Years for Election Protection

by Laura Huenneke

Those who work for the integrity, openness, and security of our elections are already preparing for 2024. Secretary of State Adrian Fontes brought several staff members to Flagstaff on April 26, as he toured the Coconino County Elections Warehouse and visited with the County Elections Department. Coconino Democrats Chair Laura Carter and Secretary Laura Huenneke joined Republican counterparts in representing the voices of poll workers, observers, and voters in a lively discussion of all things election in our county. The Secretary delved into security measures, facilities and equipment needs, and the logistics of providing everything from secure ballot transport to ADA parking to portable toilets in our most remote polling places. Our County Supervisors provide the budget for the operation of elections, but the Secretary of State’s office sometimes has grant funding to share with counties – for example, assistance through the Help America Vote Act. Secretary Fontes shared his passion for ensuring that every eligible voter is able to register and to exercise their right to vote without harassment or undue burden.

As noted in our last newsletter, Laura Huenneke is a member of Coconino County’s focus group advising the Elections Department on guidelines for polling places and vote centers for Election Day voting. If you have priorities or suggestions, based on your own observations and voting experiences, please let Laura know by emailing

Read all of this edition’s blog post here.

If you’d like to contribute a piece to the CC Dems blog, please contact us.

Defenders of Deomcracy, Laura Huenneke and Bob Tures at our Earth Day table.

Save the Date & Find the Coconino Dems at:

The sun is out, the snow has melted and we’re out and about in the community!  We’ll have booths throughout the county and plenty of opportunities to register voters, speak with constituents about the issues that impact them, and ultimately continue turning AZ BLUE.  

  • Flagstaff Hullabaloo is right around the corner and we’re looking for volunteers to help us manage the our booth.  If you’re planning on going to the festival, why not help out your local Dems while having fun?  We’ll have a fun kids activity and more!  Click here to sign up for a shift!
  • You certainly don’t want to miss out on the Democrats of the Red Rocks, Dancing with the Democrats fundraiser on May 20, 2023!  Click here to RSVP and reserve your spot today 
  • Interested in helping out at a future festival? Contact us here and we’ll be in touch!

Upcoming Events of Coconino County Democratic Party

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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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