LD9 Update | Feb. 2020
Congratulations to our new LD9 EC Representative to Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Juan Pablo (JP) Martin!
Have you seen it?
Check out the Request to Speak (RTS) video on the LD9 website home page. It is a short You Tube tutorial to help you access the RTS system.
Additional training is available throughout February at PCDP Headquarters. Click on the link to go directly to the Events page: (Please Click Here) Unless you will be able to go to a kiosk in Tucson or Phoenix or stop by one of the “drop in” sessions at HQ to get help doing that, sign up with cebv.us(Click Here) to get your account activated.
RTS is a great way to join the fight for public education, voting rights, health care, etc. So far in this legislative session a few bills have been removed because of substantial opposition expressed via RTS. We encourage you to get started right away!
What we’re doing now….
For PPE, we are nearing completion. Check with Linda Horowitz firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Koff email@example.com or your precinct leader for information about this effort.
This is “Signature Gathering” season. The weather is perfect for walking, even among the hills, to get people thinking about the upcoming elections. Our candidates still need qualifying signatures, and Outlaw Dirty Money petitions are lagging behind. Our great candidates can’t win if their name isn’t on the ballot!
Voter Registration — Ellen Toigo and Mary Keerins have info about a variety of voter registration activities in our area. Contact Ellen to ask about opportunities. firstname.lastname@example.org
When we work hard, we can also play hard……
Join us for our LD9 Happy Hour, Monday, February 10, 4-7 PM, Seis Kitchen, 1765 E River Rd., just west of Campbell. Enjoy the company of like-minded Democrats and stay for a drink and dinner.
Saturday, February 22, 5 PM. The next movie in our PCDP/LD9 Platform Film series will be Backpack Full of Cash, narrated by Matt Damon. Please RSVP now, seating is limited! (Click Here To RSVP)
Make plans now to join us for our annual LD9/LD10 fundraiser, The George and Margie Cunningham St. Patrick’s Day Party, Saturday, March 14. Not only will you enjoy the best corned beef in town, you will be able to meet and visit with candidates and other like-minded Dems! To find out more (Please Click Here) and buy your tickets: (Click Her to Buy Tickets)
And more Good News…
The Arizona Democratic Party held a successful State Committee Meeting on Saturday in Yuma, their first of three gatherings in 2020. Joined by Congressman Raul Grijalva, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez – Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felicia Rotellini called for party unity.
Arizona Democrats elected a plethora of new leadership members:
● Debbie Nez Manuel – DNC Committeewoman
● Luis Heredia – DNC Committeeman
● Mark Robert Gordon – DNC Committeeman
● Patty Contreras – ADP Vice Chair
● Garrick McFadden – ADP Vice Chair
Arizona Democrats passed four new resolutions to the party’s platform:
● A Resolution Supporting Address Issues within Arizona’s Tribal Lands and Rural Areas
● A Resolution In Support of the “Stop Surprise Billing and Protect Patients Act”
● A Resolution to “Promote 2020 Census Participation”
● A Resolution from the Disability Caucus to ensure “compliance at venues”
Let’s turn Arizona Blue!
Let’s “Just Do It” (Thanks to Marlene Verdery for this quote!)
Kim Holaway, Chair
St. Patrick’s Day Party (Flyer)
St. Patrick’s Day Party (Buy Tickets)
Paid for by the LD9 Democratic Committee, Brian Bickel, Treasurer