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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 get come into our office TODAY 10am-4pm or TOMORROW 10am-12pm. Every single signature matters. A lot. If you need to turn in petitions, please do that NOW. Save Our Schools needs to have a handle on their counts to see if they are going to be successful.

Still need your signatures notarized? You can find a location at teamsosarizona.com

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 through the 2022 general election.

Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the schedules of our volunteers!

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 education in Arizona. It will subsidize private school education including elite and religious schools, and there are no constraints on who is eligible, with little accountability or transparency.

The group Save our Schools (SOS) is working to collect 118,823 signatures that will refer HB2853 back to the November ballot for voters to decide on whether to keep or remove this law. Signatures are due to the Secretary of State’s office (turned in all at once) by September 23rd. That means Pima volunteers will have until mid September to help collect signatures.

How you can help

Voters signing petitions back in March. Don’t worry, we are signing indoors right now!

The petition to refer HB2853 to the ballot is now available to sign and circulate at the PCDP office. We will not have regular office notary hours until after the August 2nd primary election, but signatures can be notarized by any notary in Arizona; it doesn’t have to be a volunteer notary with PCDP.

You cannot sign this petition online. It must be signed in person. You must be a registered voter to sign the petition. Any party affiliation can sign.

You must be eligible to be registered to vote in Arizona in order to circulate this petition as a volunteer.

Your signature may appear on a petition you circulate. If you are a notary, you cannot notarize a petition that you have already put your signature on.

The main point of contact for Save Our Schools in Southern Arizona is Christina Vazquez. Please call our office at (520) 326-3716 during our office hours to ask for Christina’s contact information.

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 time to turn in their signatures.

If you need your signatures notarized, we will try to have a notary present ALL day on both Fridays. However, due to COVID we have had several cancellations so far, and CANNOT GUARANTEE that a notary will be there when you come in.

Please call the morning of to determine whether a notary will be there.

If you are interested in volunteering as notary, please email director@pimadems.org

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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