SEPTEMBER 2020 #1 Voter Tsunami

NEWS

Worried about our November elections? 

We want a tsunami of voters to turn out for the November 3, 2020 election, right? We can do it! The Post Office and the Maricopa County Elections Dept are ready and able. How do we know? Because Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes says so!

As Maricopa County’s recorder, he improved an outdated electoral system ensuring voter access, safety, and security. He has made it his priority to bring a renewed energy, purpose, and vision to the office of County Recorder. There was a record-breaking turnout for the Primary elections in August. The election went very smoothly and the results were in early, thanks to the innovations implemented by Adrian Fontes. We expect the same for the General elections in November.

Join us for an enlightening discussion with County Recorder Fontes to answer our questions about what’s going on, and what we Arizonans can do to mobilize an army of voters making their voices heard and having their votes counted November 3rd. Adrian Fontes is the Recorder for Maricopa County, this discussion is for all of Arizona voters.

Please invite your friends, your groups, your clubs, your organizations to participate in this conversation.  LD20 is a co-host for this event. Watch on Facebook Live or register for the Zoom Webinar.

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.


LD20 Postcards are here! 

Sign up now to help us promote our one house candidate and one senate candidate to our Democratic voters.  If you attended the August LD20 meeting, you caught a sneak preview of the postcard which will be used along with our digital campaign to reinforce our Just Vote for One campaign.  If you can help out, please contact: Janet Wilson at wilsonjanet@hotmail.com or contact your Regional Team Leader.


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.


Calling all Generation Z folks for assistance 

Do you know someone who is turning 18 before election day or someone who will be a first time voter this election?  We are looking for members of Generation Z who are interested in learning about their ballot and how to decide who and what to vote for. You will be able to speak to our LD 20 candidates Doug Ervin for state senate and Judy Schwiebert for state house about how the Arizona legislature works and what their plans are.  You can also register to vote or update your registration.  How many friends can you bring?  Let’s get the next generation of voters registered and ready to vote for your future.  Contact Mary Fortney mfortney@azdem.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.

09/09 – 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

09/12 – LD20 Legislative Candidates Virtual Meet and Greet from 9am-10am.  Come share your morning beverage and get your questions answered by Doug and Judy.  RSVP at: www.ErvinForAZ.com or www.JudyForAZ.com

09/12 Joint Phone Bank with guest speaker Jevin Hodge and our next Maricopa County Supervisor, Dist 3 – Whitney Walker and our LD20 Candidates from 11am-2pm. Contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org, if you want to help out.

09/13 – Letters to the Editor Virtual Workshop focusing on the Corporation Commission – 3-4pm – sign-up on our LD20 FB page or HERE 

09/13 - Pop-Up Yard Sign event – 5:30-6:30PM – Acoma Park; 14421 N 39th Ave; Phoenix 85053.  Pick up postcards and yard signs for Doug and Judy.  Details still being worked out.  We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  Look for the yard signs 😊 

09/22 – LD20 Legislative Candidates Virtual Meet and Greet from 5:30-6:30pm.  Get your questions answered by Doug and Judy.  RSVP at: www.ErvinForAZ.com or www.JudyForAZ.com

09/23Massive Election Turnout with Adrian Fontes – 6-7:30pm. Can the Post Office handle our ballots? What about the Maricopa County Elections Department – can they handle the volume of ballots? Find out more during this informative meeting which will be held online. ZOOM REGISTRATION HERE

09/26ADP State Committee Meeting – reserve the date.  The meeting will be virtual.  More details forthcoming.

09/26 & 09/27 – Get your walking shoes ready for some no-door knocking and contactless lit drops for our LD20 candidates. Several shifts.  More details forthcoming. Contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org, if interested.   

09/29 – First Presidential Debate at Case Western University, Moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News

10/03 & 10/04 – Get your walking shoes ready for some no-door knocking and contactless lit drops for our LD20 candidates. Several shifts.  More details forthcoming.  Contact Mary Fortney at mfortney@azdem.org, if interested

10/07 – Vice Presidential Debate at University of Utah

10/15 – Second Presidential Debate in Miami, FL

10/22 - Third Presidential Debate at Belmont University in Nashville, TN


KEY ELECTION DATES

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, SEPTEMBER 15th

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

BOD


AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kathy Hoffman

This meeting will feature AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. Kathy has addressed the COVID challenges by using data before making decisions affecting our schools, teachers, and students. 

We will also have Michael Slugocki, Director of Voter Protection for the Maricopa County Democratic party who will explain the need for Voter Protection, especially in Maricopa County during this historic election.

We will also 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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