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Advisory: Legislative vacancy and appointment of three-member citizens’ committee

Posted on 03/14/2014 @ 09:22 PM

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors to appoint three-member citizens’ panel for legislative vacancy

Richard de Uriarte 602-506-7232 
March 14, 2014

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to name a three-member citizens panel Monday to consider the legislative vacancy in the state House of Representatives created by the resignation of state Rep. Ruben Gallego.

The citizens’ panel, consisting of Rosie Lopez, Susan Avelar and Warren Stewart, will submit the names of three qualified persons to the Board of Supervisors for appointment. The nominees must be qualified electors, residents of Legislative District 27 and members of the Democratic Party. The board will hold a special meeting Monday, March 17 at 4 p.m. to appoint the citizens panel. After receiving the list of nominees from the panel, the  board will appoint a replacement.

Those interested in being appointed to the vacant Legislative District 27 seat Arizona House of Representatives can apply to Fran McCarroll, Clerk of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.  They should send a letter and a resume to Ms. Fran McCarroll, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 85003. Ms. McCarroll’s e-mail address is fmccarroll@mail.maricopa.gov.

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HB2305 Update. Let AZ Vote!

Posted on 02/14/2014 @ 09:02 PM

We need your help TODAY, Monday, Feb. 17

Thanks to your help, and the signatures of over 144,000 Arizonans, the harmful anti-voter bill HB2305 was referred to the November 2014 ballot.

Now the same politicians who passed HB2305 are trying to repeal it in a desperate attempt to circumvent the referendum process. First they thought they could pass this harmful bill without the scrutiny of voters, now they think they can kill the referendum to avoid being held accountable by the voters.

We think HB2305 is bad because it will hurt voters. Republicans now are trying to repeal it because they think it will hurt them politically. The Legislature has no right to do an end-run around the referendum and the Arizona Constitution, which gives the citizens the right to veto any bill from the Legislature. Additionally, without a referendum, Republicans will be free to pass more harmful anti-voter bills in the future. The Republicans in the Legislature cannot be trusted.

Join us at the State Capitol as we let the Republicans in the Legislature know that we will hold them accountable for taking away the right of the voters to weigh in on this important issue.

What
:

Day of Action to demand that the voters are not silenced and allowed to vote on HB2305 in November

When
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TODAY, Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Where
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Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol
Directions



Click Here to SHARE and JOIN our Facebook event for the HB2305 Day of Action

On Twitter, use #LetAZVote 

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Let's Punish the Cheaters!

Posted on 02/10/2014 @ 07:21 PM

Dear Friend:

We've all watched Tea Party Republicans in the legislature try to rewrite the rules that govern our elections to their benefit:

  • They've tried to make it harder for everyone but Republicans to get on the ballot.
  • They've tried to make it a crime to go door to door and collect vote by mail ballots.
  • They've written rules to kick voters off the permanent early voter list.

When I was growing up, we called this "cheating," and cheating was punished.

Wanna punish these cheaters?

Then click here to go online and get our Democrats qualified for the ballot.

Help Fred DuVal get on your ballot to run for Governor. Help Felecia Rotellini qualify for the ballot for Attorney General. Help Democrats up and down the ticket, get on the ballot so we can go into the campaign season strong and ready to win.

This online system, called E-Qual, is quick and easy. All you need is your Arizona Drivers License or state-issued ID card and you're ready to sign.

For more information and detailed instructions, Click Here. We can punish the cheaters at the ballot box, but the first step is getting Democrats on the ballot.

Thank you for all that you do,


DJ Quinlan,
Arizona Democratic Party

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Important Information for Filing Your Taxes!

Posted on 02/04/2014 @ 05:19 PM

Dear Friend,

As Treasurer of the Arizona Democratic Party, I want to share with you some important information regarding your upcoming tax return.

Did you know that your AZ State tax form offers you the opportunity to donate to the Arizona Democratic Party?

Line 43 on your AZ Form 140, provides you the opportunity to make a political gift to the Arizona Democratic Party. You can enter ANY amount into this box and mark 'Democratic' on line 49; the State will then send us a check for that amount. But if you're using the short form, Form 140A, you can enter in ANY donation amount you prefer on line 41 and then mark 'Democratic' on line 42.


Unfortunately, this option is not currently available if you file the using the 1040EZ form.

This is a GREAT way to donate to the Party because it eliminates most of our processing and bookkeeping costs! Plus, it saves you a stamp—and can make tax season a little less painful because you know you will be helping Arizona Democrats fight to improve our state.

Please take this easy step while you're filing out your taxes to support the Arizona Democratic Party. Also, please forward this information to your friends, relatives and coworkers.

Thank you for all you do.

Sincerely,

Rick McGuire
Treasurer, Arizona Democratic Party

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2014 Diamonds & Denim Event Flyer: Feb 1, 2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 @ 01:14 PM

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The 2014 Arizona Progressive Candidate Training

Posted on 12/19/2013 @ 01:55 PM

Planned Parenthood Arizona, Leading for Change and the Arizona Education Association have once again partnered to provide a training program for progressive individuals planning or thinking about running for an elected office in the near future.

This intensive three weekend-long training will give future candidates the opportunity to explore what it takes run for office.

Topics will include:

Exploring Your Vision for Change
Fundraising For Your Campaign
Developing and Delivering a Campaign Message
Analyzing your Strengths and Challenges as a Candidate
Understanding Your District and Constituent Issues
PLUS lots more!

Workshop Details:

Training Weekends are:
February 15 & 16
March 22 & 23
April 19 & 20

at the Arizona Education Association 
345 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Workshops will run from 8:30 am—5:00 pm.
Participants MUST attend all six days.
Registration Fee: $300

For more information or to register contact:

Beth Meyer
Phone: (602)253-0119
Email: bmeyer@azleadingforchange.org

Registration Deadline is February 8 and space is limited so apply today!

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We Were Lucky Enough to Call Fred von Blume Our Friend

Posted on 12/17/2013 @ 04:56 PM

Over the weekend, the wonderful heart of Fred von Blume that gave so much time, energy and love to the Arizona Democratic Party became still. His wife Diane lost her companion; The Party lost part of its soul.

We lovingly called Fred “our geek”, for he did so love computers and gadgets of all kind. He relied on that expertise and attention to detail in the many years he represented the party as an election observer at Maricopa County Election Headquarters. It was only fitting that Fred also served as party Parliamentarian since he virtually memorized Roberts Rules of Order. He kept many a state committee meeting on track with his quick, insightful answer to the most complicated of questions.

Fred was an amazing man. Most of us will remember Fred as that cheerful face behind the desk at the Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters where he volunteered. For more than 30 years, Fred proudly served the party well as a volunteer in a variety of tasks. The party was able to say Thank You last month by inducting Fred and Diane into the party’s Hall of Fame. Fred’s last major volunteer effort was helping coordinate the verification of thousands of petitions as part of the successful campaign to refer HB 2305 to the ballot.

Chances are every time you saw Fred, you also saw his wife, Diane. They were inseparable. Diane says that after living as a single woman for so long, she never thought someone new would come into her life. But then she met Fred. Diane says the 13 years they spent together, the last nine months as husband and wife, were the best part of her life. We know what she means.

We will miss Fred, but we are richer for knowing him. Details on a memorial are pending; we will keep you updated as more information is made available. If you would like to send your condolences to Diane, please address them to 7235 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

Fred was our colleague and our friend. We love you Fred. Rest in Peace.


Bill Roe,
Arizona Democratic Party

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Listen Up!

Posted on 11/25/2013 @ 07:15 PM

Dear Friend:

If you're like me, you've known for a long time that Jan Brewer has failed Arizona time and again, but this latest revelation, that 6,000 cases of child abuse were never investigated, is the worst we've seen.

We Democrats need to speak out and demand accountability. And one Democrat, Fred DuVal, our candidate for Governor, is doing just that.

Please take a moment to hear what Fred has to say. We'll be hearing a lot more from him in the coming months, and you're going to like what you hear. 

Thanks!

Dacey Craig,
Arizona Democratic Party

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Pinal Counties 'Women Who Rock' fundraiser

Posted on 10/29/2013 @ 03:22 PM

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DORR & DOVV Picnic!

Posted on 10/03/2013 @ 03:00 PM

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