SEPTEMBER 2020 #3 - Get Involved

NEWS

Don’t Sit on the Sidelines
Get Involved!

As it has been said many times, 2020 will be known as “the” year.  In addition to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, this was also “the” year where we broke records for the most days in a calendar year where we reached or exceeded 110 degrees.  This was “the” year where in Maricopa County we broke both voter registration and voter turnout records for the August primary.  Lastly, this will be “the” year where we make real change in AZ with what will undoubtedly be a historic election.  What are YOU going to do in 2020?

During our September LD20 meeting, we heard about the ways you can directly help with the November election.  Perhaps you’ll want to consider being a Poll Worker (must be a registered voter) which is a paid position through the County Recorders office? More info HERE. Or, maybe you want to be a Poll Observer where you would report on issues affecting our voters – becoming the eyes and ears across the state.  If so, visit: www.azdem.org/pollobserver

The simplest way you can help is to ensure your friends are voting this year.  If you hear them say, “my vote doesn’t count,” remind them that elections have been won/lost by only a handful of votes.  Help them make a plan to go to the polls.  In LD20, we will once again be fortunate to have one of the Vote Centers open on the first day of in person voting and for the duration of the voting period.  No excuses for not voting in LD20 for 2020!

Lastly, this is not the year to sit on the sidelines.  Help our candidates by dialing a few numbers during a phone bank and/or dropping off literature at front doors of our voters in LD20 – see below for the various ways you can help out.  Let’s make 2020 end on a positive note.  Do YOUR part and get involved!

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.


Do you like making signs? Want to show your support of Black Lives Matter?

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. Release your inner creativity during this fun event. 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.  

EVENTS & MISCELLANEOUS

09/19 – Joint Phone Bank with our next Maricopa County Board of Supervisor, Dist 3 - Whitney Walker and our LD20 Candidates from 11am-2pm.  Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/313204/  

09/20 – Joint Phone Bank with our outstanding Maricopa County Recorder who is seeking re-election: Adrian Fontes and our LD20 Candidates from 2pm-5pm. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/321442/

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

09/26 – ADP State Committee Meeting – 10am-1pm.  The business meeting will be virtual.  There will be some guest speakers.  Sign-up at this link: https://www.mobilize.us/azdems/event/317557/

09/26 & 09/27 – Get your walking shoes ready for some no-door knocking and contactless lit drops for our LD20 candidates. We will be launching from Moon Valley Park – 502 W Coral Gables Dr.  Shifts are 7am-10am, 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm (Sat) or 3pm-6pm (Sun).  Sign-up for any number of shifts at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/318828/   

09/27 – Joint Phone Bank with our next Maricopa County Superintendent of Public Instruction – Jeanne Casteen with special guest: AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kathy Hoffman and our LD20 Candidates from 2-5pm.  Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/326222/

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 week two of some no-door knocking and contactless lit drops for our LD20 candidates. This time we will be launching from Cactus Park – 3801 W Cactus Rd.  Shifts are 7am-10am, 10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm (Sat) or 2pm-5pm (Sun).  Sign-up for any number of shifts at: https://www.mobilize.us/arizonald20/event/318829/   

10/07 – Vice Presidential Debate at University of Utah

10/15 – Second Presidential Debate in Miami, FL

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.  Bring your own sign or use one pre-made by volunteers.  We’ll tape signs on our cars before the caravan from 3:30-3:55pm.  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

10/22 - 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.


Training Opportunity

What’s a miniVAN? The miniVAN is a smartphone application which enables you to record your activity at an address.  We will be using this application to keep track of the literature being dropped at a door.  If you want to learn more about the miniVAN application visit: https://vimeo.com/293011493

NEXT LD-20 COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th

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

BOD


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