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Notes from the Chair | August 4, 2022

PCDP would like to congratulate all Democratic candidates who have secured their nomination in the primary thus far. More on that after some very exciting news: we are in escrow to sell our Headquarters building. It was a difficult but necessary decision to put the...

Director’s Cut | September, 2022

PCDP Director Miranda Lopez With 34 days left to register voters for the midterm election, let’s take a moment to reflect on everything that Democrats have achieved over the last few months, and the work that we still have to do. President Biden’s administration has...

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Last Call for Petition Signatures

This is it. We can’t underscore this enough: in two days we will either have enough signatures to stop the universal ESA vouchers which will decimate our public schools, or we won't and this destructive expansion will devastate our state. If you haven’t signed, please...

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Director’s Cut | September, 2022

Director’s Cut | September, 2022

PCDP Director Miranda Lopez With 34 days left to register voters for the midterm election, let’s take a moment to reflect on everything that Democrats have achieved over the last few months, and the work that we still have to do. President Biden’s administration has...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Helen S. Schaefer

In Memoriam: Dr. Helen S. Schaefer

Dr. Helen S. Schaefer, a champion of arts and cultural organizations and endeavors at the University of Arizona and across Southern Arizona, as well as a prolific supporter of the Pima County Democratic Party, and the namesake of the Poetry Center's Helen S. Schaefer...

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In Memoriam: Deborah Martinez-Garibay

In Memoriam: Deborah Martinez-Garibay

Born on September 2nd in 1978, Deborah Martinez-Garibay was killed in the line of duty on August 25th, 2022 while serving an eviction notice as a Pima County Constable. She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a US veteran, a community organizer, and a public servant who...

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GOP Extremists Harass Save Our Schools Petition Circulators

GOP Extremists Harass Save Our Schools Petition Circulators

Hecklers have been harassing volunteers collecting signatures for the Stop Voucher Expansion petitions at libraries & business locations. They carry signs that say “Decline to Sign.” “I never in all the years that we have been working on initiative campaigns have...

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Notary Hours Update

Notary Hours Update

We've had a recent change in our notary schedule. A newsletter post sent on 8/4 said that we would have a notary in the office every Friday from 10am-12pm. That has now changed. We will now have a notary in the office every Monday from 10am to 12pm. Thank you for your...

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Notes from the Chair | August 4, 2022

PCDP would like to congratulate all Democratic candidates who have secured their nomination in the primary thus far. More on that after some very exciting news: we are in escrow to sell our Headquarters building. It was a difficult but necessary decision to put the...

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Stop Universal School Vouchers

Stop Universal School Vouchers

What happened in the legislature https://sosarizona.org/ As you may already know, HB2853 was signed into law. This universal school voucher expansion program, if it isn't stopped, will be the first of its kind in the United States and the death knell for public...

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Volunteer Spotlight | Mary Ellen Martinez

Volunteer Spotlight | Mary Ellen Martinez

I began volunteering in March of this year, and I'm in my observation stage at this point. We get a lot of questions from people in Pima County. If I were to pinpoint the task I enjoy best, it would be dealing with the public and coming to the plate for them along...

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Notes from the Chair | July, 2022

The temperature outside is letting us know summer has begun. Not only is the temperature heating up, but so are the midterm elections. This midterm election, and every election for the next 10 years, Pima County Democratic candidates are going to be challenged. No...

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The last of the petitions – check back for updates

Thank you for your patience. We have been scrambling over the last 48 hours to get volunteers to help us with staffing the office over the long holiday weekend. As of 6/30 at 12pm 1:15pm, these are the updated hours and information for PCDP headquarters regarding...

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Rock for Roe Rally at Club Congress

Rock for Roe Rally at Club Congress

We had a fantastic time representing Pima Dems at Rock of Roe the evening of June 28th. Club Congress and Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom sponsored this event which featured live bands and testimonials from women and men about abortion access and justice. There was...

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June 24 Protests and Events

We'll be updating this post throughout the day as we get more information about events going on around Pima County. Most recent update: 6/24 12:55pm Click here to read our Chair's statement on today's SCOTUS decision Click here to see protests and petition events in...

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Press Release: SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

TUCSON – PCDP CHAIR, BONNIE HEIDLER released the following statement on the Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: The Supreme Court has taken a giant step backward for human rights in its ruling on the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health...

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Additional Office Hours

Additional Office Hours

Since we are rushing to get in signatures for ALL the initiatives we have at the office, starting THIS WEEK Pima Democrats will have extra office hours available this Friday (June 17) and next (June 24). The purpose of these extra hours is to give volunteers extra...

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In Memoriam: Barbara Jo Cain

In Memoriam: Barbara Jo Cain

Barbara Jo Cain, political activist, friend and mentor, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 after a lengthy illness. She was 85 years old. Barbara was related on her mother’s side to Harry Truman and her father was a precinct committeeman in Phoenix. Naturally, she grew...

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Director’s Cut | June, 2022

Director’s Cut | June, 2022

PCDP Director Miranda Lopez Can you believe we are already halfway through 2022? With less than six months until the midterms, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the work you have done this year. Through our office’s efforts, we have not only ensured...

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Memorial Day – PCDP Office Closed

Memorial Day – PCDP Office Closed

The PCDP office will be closed today in honor of Memorial Day. We will re-open tomorrow with our normal hours. Please take a moment to check for NEW notary office hours on our Calendar.

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In Memoriam: Herschella Horton

In Memoriam: Herschella Horton

Credit: Arizona Daily Star Democratic lawmaker and Tucsonan, Herschella Horton truly made a difference in the lives of Arizonans. In 1989, there were only a handful of women elected to the Arizona State Legislature; Herschella was one of them. Herschella Horton called...

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