JULY 2020 #4 - 100 Days Out


100 Days Out
Do you know what you’ll be doing?

Do you like to make phone calls?  Like to text?  Is writing postcards your thing? Want to help deliver yard signs?  Want to help put up road signs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then now’s the time to get involved!  It’s a great way to help get our legislative candidates over the finish line.

We NEED your help!



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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] and provide your name, address, & phone #.  Thank you.

CD6 & MC Attorney Candidate information on YouTube

We have a Democratic primary for the CD6, CD8, and Maricopa County Attorney races.  The Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) hosted a candidate forum for the MC Attorney and CD6 races as seen on YouTube.  Here’s your chance to listen to these candidates if you couldn’t attend the various LD20 Coffee events.  

For the MC Attorneys, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6waE3O8VrYc

For the CD6 Candidates, visit: https://youtu.be/h6PVUMfa2Nw

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 [email protected] for more information.

Maricopa County Voter’s Guide:

Have you seen the new Maricopa County Voter’s Guide? The guide lists out all of the county candidates, including contested races. Learn more about our candidates by visiting: https://maricopadems.org/voting-guide-2020


A Collector’s item at a Discounted Price - Did you know that the LD20 t-shirt is a comfortable cotton shirt which will soon become a collector’s item? You may be wondering why? Scheduled to happen sometime in 2021, we could be re-districted into a different Legislative District (note: the precincts remain the same). To make it even more enticing – we are discounting our last batch of t-shirts to the amazing price of $12. We have limited sizes available in S, M, L, and XL. To purchase any quantity, contact Hazel Chandler at 602-363-2510.

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 [email protected], if interested.

07/25 – Virtual Phone bank for Doug Ervin and Judy Schwiebert run by Mission for AZ – 11:30am – 3pm - https://www.mobilize.us/missionforaz/event/287662/

07/25 – Maricopa County Democratic Party Summer Convention via Zoom at 1pm.  Must pre-register ahead of time. Sign up at: http://www.Maricopadems.org/convention

07/29 – 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 [email protected]

07/29 – Still holding onto your primary ballot?  This is the last day to safely drop it in the mail in order to get counted.  Don’t come up with excuses not to have your vote tabulated.  Proudly wear that voting sticker!

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

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected].


Election Dates


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.



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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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