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July 2014 Newsletter

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Featured Events

D26 Democrats Monthly Meeting

What: We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month
When: Tuesday, July 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Escalante Center (Brio Bravo Room) - 2150 E Orange St
Guest Speaker: Sarah Kutzler, Wolf PAC.
Wolf PAC believes that we can no longer count on our Federal Government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We must reverse Citizens United, Restore our Democracy, and Save the Republic. Join the Fight for Free and Fair Elections in America!

D26 Field Office Grand Opening

What: Please join us and our candidates on Saturday, July 12th at 9:30am for a D26 Office Opening Kick-off Canvass. We will be talking to the Rising American Electorate to encourage a better Democratic turnout for the 2014 primary and general elections!
When: Saturday, July 12th at 9:30am (canvass), lunch at 12:30pm
Where: D26 Field Office - 1730 E Apache Blvd Tempe
Parking Information: On the D26 website, or the Facebook Event


Community Cheer for Kuby & Schapira

What: Join us for a Happy Hour to cheer on City Council Candidates Lauren Kuby & David Schapira just before the City Council Candidate Forum
When: Monday, July 7th at 5:30pm
Where: Gringo-Star - 501 S Mill Ave #101, Tempe
Donations: Not required, but greatly appreciated!
RSVP: Facebook Event

City Council Candidate Forum

What: You're invited to the most important candidate forum in the City Council race. Audience members will be encouraged to pose queries directly to the candidates. Wear your "Kuby for Council" or "David for Tempe" T-Shirt! The event will be televised by Channel 11 and re-broadcast several times.
When: Monday, July 7th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Tempe City Council Chambers - 5th Street, east of Mill Ave
Parking: Validated at the City Hall Parking Garage at 117 E 5th St
Email your question for the candidates to Dianna Nanez of the Arizona Republic.

Equality Arizona's Summer Launch Event

What: The event will be a fun, free and laid-back opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate this year's progress in the fight for equality and showcase EQ AZ's new website. We'll also be asking attendees to become members of EQ AZ (no pressure) and join us in our fight for equality in Arizona.
When: Wednesday, July 16 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: The Bar on Central - 718 N Central Ave, Phoenix
RSVP: To cohost Alexis Tamerón, or directly to EQAZ.

Solar Soiree for Lauren Kuby

What: A happy hour in support of solar champion, Lauren Kuby for City Council
When: Wednesday, July 30th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. It's the day before ballots drop!
Where: Handlebar Tempe - 680 S Mill Ave, Tempe
Donations: $25, but all donations gratefully accepted.

D26 Office is Opening

Please Help Supply It!

Our office will need a lot of supplies this cycle, can you help us keep it fully stocked as to minimize any downtime?

We will need:

  • Vacuum
  • Refrigerator
  • Pens
  • Printer paper
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Cleaning products
  • Clipboards
  • Snacks
  • Sports drinks
  • Water
  • Soda
  • Manila envelopes
  • Paper clips
  • Staplers/Staples

Email Randy Keating if you can provide some office supplies for our 2014 field effort, or you could donate to the D26 Democrats directly to help us cover the cost.


Featured PCs - Phil & Linda Amorosi

Phil and Linda's PC History

I came to Arizona in 1975 to attend Arizona State University. I moved into my precinct in 1985 and never left. I always voted but it wasn't until 1996 when I started proofing the ballots for Maricopa County that I noticed my precinct did not have a Democratic Precinct Committeeperson. This bugged me because my father was a PC in Philadelphia. I remember him taking me out to go door-to-door at election time and working the polls. I realized this is why Tempe was totally red, nobody was getting the word out. » Read their full story here.


Democratic Blogs

Random Musings:

AZ Ballot challenges summary

One of the biannual traditions in AZ politics is legal challenges to candidates' ballot eligibility. There is a short period after the final date to turn in nominating signatures to challenge a candidate's ballot eligibility. If no challenges are raised at that time, the candidate is presumed to be eligible.

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The Arizona Eagletarian:

AIRC to SCOTUS: Dismiss legislature's appeal

On Monday, June 30, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission filed a motion to dismiss or affirm with the Supreme Court of the United States in the Arizona Legislature v AIRC case. The legislature had previously appealed the ruling of the three-judge panel that had dismissed the lawsuit that had attempted to invalidate the vote of the People of Arizona to enact independent redistricting.

» Read More

Democrats in the News

City Council Candidates Question of The Week

This week's question is from JT Benton and is made up of three parts.

1. Describe your view of Tempe's relationship with Arizona State University. What improvements would you impart on the way the two entities engage?
2. With major improvements underway along Tempe Town Lake and at Mill Avenue/University corner, what do you believe should Tempe residents look forward to from an economic impact perspective? Is the city doing all it can to educate the residents of the impact? If not, how would you change that?
3. What is the city doing to attract new small businesses. Big job creators are fantastic, and very much needed. But innovation is also important. What are your thoughts around helping draw entrepreneurs to Tempe?

» Read our candidates' answers

AZ-GOV: Fred DuVal Leads Field in Cash on Hand, Donors

Phoenix, AZ -- The campaign manager for Fred DuVal's campaign for Arizona governor, Bill Scheel, released the following statement today announcing the campaign's first fundraising report of 2014.

"Fred DuVal is the fundraising leader for the 2014 general election, with more cash on hand than his opponents, and no expensive primary to drain his coffers," said Scheel. "We have more more cash on hand than every other candidate because our campaign is people-powered - more than 3,300 individuals have contributed to our campaign with a median contribution of just $150."

"Our campaign has more than $1.1 million reserved for the general election, while our nearest competitor has just $418,000 in his general election account. Yesterday's filing cemented our campaign's building momentum. It's proof that Fred DuVal is on track to win in November."


Embrace Clean Elections

Help our Slate Qualify for Elections by Giving $5 Qualifying Donation Online

Did you know that you can make your $5 Clean Elections Qualifying contributions for each of our clean-running candidates online?

If you haven't already given a $5 to our Democratic slate, please make a $5 Clean Elections qualifying contribution today.

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The D26 Office is Opening! Will you help us staff it?

We have our new office space, now we just need to staff it! We are jumping right into campaign season and will be doing weekly canvasses and nightly phone banks in support of all of our candidates and the non-discrimination ballot initiative in Tempe.

We will need canvassers, drivers, phone bankers, data managers, and chefs to cook dinner for our dedicated volunteers. There is a lot of work to be done, how will you contribute?

Please use this Google Form to join our 2014 team!


Water the Grassroots

Funds help us to feed our volunteers! Donate online today!



Contact Us: Randy Keating, Chair, D26 Democrats // 480-246-0509 //

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