JULY #5 - Let's Make History

NEWS

Let’s make some history!

It’s time we focus on all of the great things going on in our county and LD20. Did you know that we have broken our all-time high number of elected Democrat PCs for the upcoming cycle? LD20 broke their own record for highest number of elected PCs to start the cycle at 71. This is the first time ever where we have Democrats running for all of the Board of Supervisor positions along with County-wide positions. We continue to break records in LD20 with our Primary turnout at 26.5% landing us in the middle of the pack for all of the county districts which is an improvement from prior cycles.  If you know someone with a ballot, tell them to turn it in. Let’s continue to make history in LD20 for the General Election, too.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.


Contact LD20 Voters who don’t receive a ballot in the mail – Help with Mark Kelly’s campaign

Sign up to phone bank with the Mission For AZ campaign to encourage AZ Voters in LD20 to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). Every Wednesday at 3pm there is a brief training and then volunteers make calls to these voters to inform them about the benefits of voting by mail. To participate, contact: Eliza Fox at efox@missionforarizona.com or call her at 520-261-0619


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.


Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) is hiring!

PTP is the largest grassroots funded field program in the country. Their mission is to turn out the Democratic Vote in November 2020 in 17 battleground states! AZ has been picked as one of the battlegrounds for change! Their goal is to turn out the progressive vote in LD20.  PTP is hiring passionate advocates for field representative roles. The job includes healthcare benefits starting day one and LD20 Democratic supporters share the same goal as PTP to increase voter turnout for a better Arizona.  Contact Shari Griswold at 631-741-3664 or shari.griswold@votingmatters.org for more information.

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.

08/01 – LD20 Legislative Candidates Virtual Meet and Greet from 2:30-3:30pm.  RSVP at: www.ErvinForAZ.com or www.JudyForAZ.com

08/04 – Primary Election Day.  If you have your primary ballot – DO NOT MAIL IT!  You must bring it to one of the many voting centers – locate them at: https://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/.  In LD20, you can visit Glendale Community College / Student Union building to drop off your ballot. Proudly wear that voting sticker!  

08/05 – 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

08/09 – 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

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

08/22Black Lives Matter Car Caravan – 3-5pm – Reserve this date and time in your calendar for our next BLM Car Caravan.  Sign-making starts at 3pm and we start the car caravan promptly at 4pm.  We will be leaving from the MetroCenter library (Cholla).  The details are still being worked out.

08/26 - In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, Arizona List is hosting an exclusive members only webinar featuring special guest Maria Kumar of Voto Latino on Wednesday, August 26 starting at 6 pm. To make the guest list, be sure to renew your membership now at http://arizonalist.org/renew. For questions, please contact Claire@arizonalist.org.


KEY ELECTION DATES

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

While we hope you didn’t miss our July 21st monthly meeting, the news is so exciting in LD20, it bears repeating.  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 for turnout.  We heard how voter turnout in LD20 has improved in 2020 when compared to the same time in 2018 and 2016.  In fact, Democrat turnout at the time of our meeting was at 12.7% while Republican turnout was at 11.5%.  The turnout for those in the oldest age category (65+) is doing the best at 25.8% while the youngest age category (18-24) is the lowest at 4.1%. Statewide, 195,000 Dems returned early ballots as contrasted to 193,000 Reps.

We also heard from some of our PCs who made us aware of some exciting activities and worthwhile organizations. In particular, PC Malicki reported on the meaningful work being done by the Tiny House Developers based in Phoenix run by Elizabeth Singleton. More info at the Tiny House Developers website.

If you know someone with a ballot, tell them to mail it now!

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