My dear fellow Democrat,
I'm looking forward to our YavDem monthly online meeting and to returning to holding our annual picnic in person.
We have some great events coming up and I eagerly anticipate them all.
I am so very proud of the community that we have all made visible and stronger. Again, I can't wait until we meet in person and hope that you reach out and invite a friend to join us.
My dear fellow Democrat,
Our Thursday, May 13th Yavapai Democrat meeting will feature Athena Salmon and Judy Schweibert, AZ Representatives, who will discuss The Assault on Education, Voting Rights and Women’s Rights. (Link here - see more info below).
We encourage Democrats and their friends to attend our monthly meetings and inform themselves about important issues and candidates so they can help in 2022. Another way to help is to join the Yav Dem Circle of Friends, our newly inaugurated monthly sustaining membership program.
YCDP is excited to annouce the new Circle of Friends sustaining membership program! We're a leader in Yavapai County and we want you to join us!
Join and receive an official Circle of Friends enamel lapel pin!
Redistricting information and more!
This month we celebrate Women's history month. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) was joined by lead cosponsor Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) in announcing the introduction of H.J. Res. 28, reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Celebrate with us in honoring the women thorough out history and those continuing the fight today for equality under the law for women and all marginalized genders. Find more information about Women's History Month events here.
We did it! We made it through January 20th and now it’s time to build back better.
Many of you have asked about the upcoming city and state elections. We have created a "Run for Office" page on our website where you can learn all you need to know about how to run for office. We encourage you to consider who you may know that would be of service or perhaps you have a vision and want to help!
While the State legislature is busy rewriting election law in the state, it is imperative we find qualified candidates to run against the Republican incumbents.
Yavapai Dems are looking for creative, self-motivated people to help us with our work. Please consider upping your involvement and volunteer to work more closely with our dedicated team.
Contact us to volunteer here.
It has been a long, difficult year, and we all deserve a moment to breathe and relax. We owe thanks to many who sacrificed much to bring about this victory.
Let's remember the candidates, volunteers, and supporters who in 2018 paved the way and began a grassroots revolution that was the cradle of this victory, many of whom went on to serve as campaign staff and volunteers for the last two years.
Our thanks to all of you!
November 9, 2020
This morning the nation and the world learned that Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the 46th president-elect of the United States. Kamala Devi Harris is the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect. This is a stunning victory for the country, the world and the planet.
We all breathed a sigh of relief.
This afternoon voters delivered Arizona for Joe Biden, a win for Democrats that has not been seen since 1996. Every single voter, volunteer campaign worker and candidate is to be applauded for this victory!
Congratulations to all the winners here in Yavapai County and deep gratitude to those who did not win. We are all in your debt for your sacrifices and hard work, thank you!
We all deserve to celebrate!
October 1, 2020
Dear Yavapai Democrats,
Early Ballots Drop this week!
If you don't receive your ballot by Oct 12, contact the Yavapai County Elections Office at 928-771-3250.
We strongly recommend you vote your ballot promptly and mail or drop it in any official ballot box by Oct 16.
If you want to request an early ballot you still can! The deadline is October 23 call 928-771-3250 or go to ServiceArizona.com
If you wish to vote your early (PEVL) Ballot in person you can! Simply bring your early ballot and ID to any polling place on election day and cast your ballot. If you want to vote your Early ballot in person before election day go to the following two Early Voting In-Person places: Yavapai County Recorders Office locations
Prescott - 1015 Fair Street -Room #228
Cottonwood - 10 S. 6th Street
September 1, 2020
We have received many emails and calls this past month from folks wondering what we're doing to ensure a Democratic victory in November. We understand that many of you are feeling isolated and frustrated with the restriction the COVID crisis has put on normal campaign and election work.
We want to assure you that we are working tirelessly to get out the vote, register people to vote and provide the same election information we've always done in the past, with the hard-eyed determination and focus this election requires.
Last year was a great year! Thanks to many of you who so generously contributed in 2019, we are able to implement a robust voter-outreach strategy. This includes phone-banking and texting to over 125,000 voters in Yavapai County, direct mailings reaching over 60,000 targeted voters, and the Arizona Democratic Party mailed over 450,000 Permanent Early Voter List forms (PEVL) to voters across the state. This alone resulted in a record-breaking 91% early-ballot turnout in the Primary! This is 52% more than in 2018 midterm elections. Hundreds of volunteers across northern Arizona are working double-duty, phoning and texting Democrats and Independents, and believe us when we say it will take every single one of these voters to swing Arizona.
August 1, 2020
We were saddened to learn of the deliberately set fire that caused the total destruction of the Maricopa County Democratic Headquarters last Friday, July 24. The Arizona State Democratic Party Offices also suffered massive and devastating damage. Both offices will be forced to relocate completely. Thankfully no one was injured.
This appalling act is an attack on Democracy itself and will only strengthen our message. We stand united and resolute with our partners throughout Arizona. We will join together even stronger and help our friends in Phoenix rebuild, never wavering from our goal.
Total and unassailable victory in November!
In the newsletter:
State Party update
Much More! Read it here
July 1, 2020
Only 35 days until the primary election! In this issue you'll find all the information you will need to vote in the August 4 primary. The Clean Elections Voter Education Guide will arrive in your mailbox this week.
To view a sample ballot, click here.
Early mail-in ballots will begin to arrive in our mailboxes on July 8.
Early voting begins July 8, and you can vote in-person at these locations:
June 1, 2020
May 15 saw the reopening of businesses in Prescott and surrounding areas with the loosening of restrictions for restaurants and other services. Per CDC recommendations we suggest that you remain cautious, continue to wear masks in public, exercise social distancing and avoid groups of more than ten people.
On the political front, Mark Kelly is polling ahead of Martha McSally (R) by a stunning 5%. The Judy Stahl campaign has vigorously embraced digital and virtual platforms to share her "common-ground" message and has a beautifully updated website!
In LD6 Felicia French is volunteering her services as a nurse at the Tuba City Regional Health Care facility. We honor her service, thank you, Felicia! Coral Evans continues to be a leader demonstrating integrity and common sense by leading the state in calling for responsible protocols for reopening during this crisis. Both LD6 candidates' campaigns are working hard to reach voters through actions like "Canvass from Your Couch."CD4 candidates Delina DiSanto and Stu Starky are primaried on August 4, each battling hard to unseat Rep Paul Gosar (R).Yavapai County Board of Supervisors campaigns include Democratic candidates John Lutes D1 and Donna Michaels D3, the only Democrats in those races. The Lutes campaign is reaching out to voters through a series of neighborhood discussions, Our Yavapai, Our Future, focusing on listening to voters' concerns about County government.