AUGUST #1 - Let's Make More History!

NEWS

Let’s make some more history!

In LD20, I am happy to say we had 46.55% of our Dems (18,786 of our 40,358) cast their votes in the Primary.  We were very close to the countywide turnout of 47.91% (366,376 out of 764,774).  If you compare these numbers to 2018 and 2016, we have been breaking lots of records.  However, there is still more work which needs to be done.  To that end, I’m happy to say that we have eight PCs who have assumed the role of LD20 Regional Team Leads to help drive more of our D’s to come out to vote.  Please give congratulations to: Scott Sawottke, Chris Gehlker, Evan Short, LeeAnn Medlock Short, Linda Dooling, Rivko Knox, Cindy Malicki, and Sharon Haynes.  If you’re a PC, you will likely receive a call from one of them to find out what you can do to help drive up our percentages.  We’ll be sharing more about this in upcoming newsletters and LD meetings.

Let’s continue to make history in LD20 for the General Election! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Canvass from Your Couch for our LD20 Legislative candidates!

Tell the world (okay, maybe just LD20 voters) about our LD20 Legislative Candidates from the comfort of your own home.   What’s a phone bank?  What’s a canvass?  What if I’ve never made a call?  LD20’s Field Organizer Extraordinaire will get you started.  Simply sign-up for the training ahead of time.  Visit: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/or contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org, if interested.


Help our Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) HQ rebuild from the fire: 

The fire at MCDP HQ may have burned the Office building and the memorabilia inside of it, but our mission continues to turn our state blue.  If you can help out with funds, consider donating to a special fire relief fund which has been setup to help us rebuild.  http://Maricopadems.org/recoveryfund


Yard Signs for our LD20 Legislative candidates!

Get your very own set of yard signs which you can proudly display on your front yard or along your patio balcony at any time. Contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org and have it delivered to your front door! Dog not included.


Be a poll worker – help preserve Democracy!

Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) is looking for volunteers who can help out at the polls by being a poll watcher. Your role would be to observe the activities at the polls and report back any incidents of voter intimidation. It’s imperative that everyone who wants to vote, be able to vote and not feel threatened by anyone. MCDP will provide training. This year, more than ever, this activity will be critical to preserve our democracy. If you can help out, please contact: Janet Wilson at wilsonjanet@hotmail.com and provide your name, address, & phone #.  Thank you.


Food & Resource Donation Drop-off

Can you help your fellow neighbor with a donation of food and resources at Carl Hayden HS?  Collections are now Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm at 3333 W Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, 85009.

EVENTS & MISCELLANEOUS

On-going – Canvass from Your Couch events - Phone-banking from the comfort of your own home. Unsure of how to do this? No worries – sign-up for their training ahead of time. Signup online at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/ or contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org, if interested.

08/09 - Pop-Up Yard Sign event – 6:30pm-7:30pm – Cactus Park; 3801 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix 85029.  Pick up postcards and yard signs for Doug and Judy.  We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  Look for the yard signs 😊 

08/09 – Listen to Sandra Kennedy and our three Corporation Commission Candidates – 3-4pm.  Come hear their views and understand how critical it is for our state to elect our candidates.  REGISTER HERE

08/12 – Help at Desert Mission Food Bank (Marley House) – 9am-11am – Wednesday mornings.  Join your friends of LD20 to help our neighbors.  Highly rewarding! Contact Chris Gehlker to sign-up at canyonrat@icloud.com

08/18 – LD20 August 18th Monthly Meeting – 7-8:30pm.  See below for details.

08/19 – Help at Desert Mission Food Bank (Marley House) – 9am-11am – Wednesday mornings.  Join your friends of LD20 to help our neighbors.  Highly rewarding! Contact Chris Gehlker to sign-up at canyonrat@icloud.com

08/19 – LD20 Legislative Candidates Virtual Meet and Greet from 6-7pm.  RSVP at: www.ErvinForAZ.com or www.JudyForAZ.com

08/22 – Black Lives Matter Car Caravan – 3-5pm – Reserve this date and time in your calendar for our next BLM Protest Car Caravan.  Bring your own sign or have fun with our sign-making station which runs from 3pm to 3:45pm.  Car caravan starts promptly at 4pm.  We will be leaving from the MetroCenter library (Cholla).  Contact Chris Gehlker to RSVP at canyonrat@icloud.com

08/26 – Help at Desert Mission Food Bank (Marley House) – 9am-11am – Wednesday mornings.  Join your friends of LD20 to help our neighbors.  Highly rewarding! Contact Chris Gehlker to sign-up at canyonrat@icloud.com

08/26 – The Big Quiz Thing Political Trivia Game – 6-7:30pm – Join your friends or play solo against others in this fun online trivia contest.  Test your political acumen for all the bragging rights of the LD20 Political Trivia champ.  Suggested donation of $20 for this fundraiser to benefit our LD20 legislative candidates.  You don’t have to live in LD20 to play.  Sign-up now at: https://www.facebook.com/events/734433913957478/  or https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bqtjsde1

09/02 – Help at Desert Mission Food Bank (Marley House) – 9am-11am – Wednesday mornings.  Join your friends of LD20 to help our neighbors.  Highly rewarding! Contact Chris Gehlker to sign-up at canyonrat@icloud.com


KEY ELECTION DATES

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

LD20 Candidates

LD-20's candidates for the Senate (Doug Ervin) and House (Judy Schwiebert) have web sites with very important information (www.ErvinForAZ.com and www.JudyForAZ.com).  Sign-up online to help out with their campaign.

 

NEXT LD-20 COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th

COMMUNITY MEETING
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Please register for the meeting by clicking the link below to be automatically sent the Zoom connection info.

REGISTER HERE

BOD

We’ve got a great meeting lined up.

This meeting will feature future Congresswoman for CD-6: Hiral Tipirneni, future Maricopa County Attorney: Julie Gunnigle, future Congressman for CD-8: Michael Muscato, along with our next LD20 House and Senate representatives: Judy Schwiebert and Doug Ervin. If the voter turnout during the primaries for LD20 is any indication of what’s in store for the general election then we won’t be in the last third of the LDs in Maricopa County.  Find out how we did in the Primary and what you can do to help us in the General election.  

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