OCT 09 2020 #2 - Week In Review

LD20 - NEWS - 10/09/2020

The Week In Review

One week later and so much has happened. We were treated to the fly who parlayed 2 minutes and 3 seconds of the spotlight at Mike Pence’s expense into a trending twitter feed along with two important debates. We also saw the Voter Registration deadline extended from October 5th to October 23rd. And there’s more….

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office mailed out over two MILLION ballots to voters on Wed, Oct 7th which is an amazing feat. As you can imagine, not everyone will have received their ballot the next day. In fact, the ballot could take up to a week for you to receive it. If you want to track your ballot, you can do so from your cell phone by texting: JOIN to 628-683.

Two days into our historic election and we’re already setting records in Maricopa County. Day One of the 2016 election resulted in 847 ballots cast whereas Day One in 2020 we saw 2,922 ballots recorded. Day Two resulted in more of the same with 393 ballots in 2016 contrasted to 2,369 in 2020. Let’s set some records in LD20, too!

We are fortunate to have a vote center in LD20 which has been open during the first day of the election from 9am-5pm (M-F). The location of this center is: 2814 W Bell Road (just West of I-17). In fact, we have made some big enhancements to our website in regards to all things pertaining to voting as we try to make this easier for all.  We’ve added more FAQs and other  information pertaining to voting along with a map of the voting locations in LD20: https://www.ld20democrats.com/voting_locations. Great work by Eric Shelley and Whit Johnson for putting this together.

If you ever have a question regarding the voting process, please drop us a line at info@ld20democrats.com and we’ll do our best to address your question.  Now get out there and VOTE!

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.


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.


Want to unleash your creativity?

We are in need of some volunteers who would like to make signs which will be used for our Oct 17th BLM/Vote car caravan.  We will supply the materials, you just have to supply the manpower.  Please contact LD20’s Dems Give Back Committee Chairperson: Chris Gehlker at 602-370-0128 or canyonrat@icloud.com to find out more.   


Be a poll observer – help preserve Democracy!

Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) is looking for volunteers who can help out at the polls by being a Poll Observer.  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 sign-up at: www.azdem.org/pollobserver

EVENTS & MISCELLANEOUS

10/09 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/10 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/11 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/12 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  See a pattern emerging?  Don’t regret not helping out in any capacity.  This election is too important to just sit by the sidelines. Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/14 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/15 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/15 – Second Presidential Town Hall Debate in Miami, FL, moderated by Steve Scully of C-SPAN.  Time will tell if the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) who released a statement saying it will consider changes to the debate format will in fact be able to make changes.

10/16 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/17 – Make GOTV calls for LD20!  Sign-up for the link at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/312834/

10/17 – Black Lives Matter / Vote Car Caravan – 3:30-5pm – Reserve this date and time in your calendar for our next BLM / Vote Caravan.  Check-in at 3:30pm.  Bring your own sign or use one pre-made by volunteers.  We’ll tape signs to our cars and add flags before the caravan.  Caravan starts promptly at 4pm.  We will be leaving from the MetroCenter library (Cholla) and traveling through Phoenix and Glendale.  For more information, contact Chris Gehlker at 602-370-0128 or canyonrat@icloud.com 

10/20 – LD20 Monthly meeting – 7-8:30pm – see below for details

10/22 - Third Presidential Debate at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker

10/23EXTENDED!  Last day to register to vote!  Will you be turning 18 before November 3rd? Request to vote by mail by signing up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL).  Don’t miss this historic election! Sign-up at: www.servicearizona.com before 5pm

10/23 – Last day to request a ballot by Mail!

10/27 – Absolute last day to mail in your ballot!

11/03 – Election Day. Lyft will be offering discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.

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.


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Maricopa County Election Info

For everything you need to know about the 2020 election in Maricopa County go to MARICOPA.VOTE!

NEXT LD-20 COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th

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

Please register for the meeting by clicking the link below.
After registering you will be automatically sent the Zoom connection info.
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REGISTER HERE

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We’re just beginning to work out the details for our Oct 20th monthly meeting.

This month’s meeting will be a little different than the others where we will conduct all of our business part of the meeting at the beginning and the rest of our meeting will be dedicated to the candidates on the ballot.  We’ll hear from our next LD20 House and Senate representatives: Judy Schwiebert and Doug Ervin.  Find out how we can flip our state legislature as the LD20 House and Senate are two of the key notable races this cycle.  Do your part and be informed and get involved.

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