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May 2014 Newsletter

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Featured Events

D26 Democrats Monthly Meeting

What: We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month
When: Tuesday, May 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Escalante Center (Brio Bravo Room) - 2150 E Orange St
Guest Speaker: Chrystal Snyder, Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, Climate Change: Transforming Carbon into a Solution
Future PCS: We will have a notary there to notarize your PC forms!

Two to Tie: An Event for Kristie O'Brien
and Paula Pennypacker

What: This year, we have an opportunity to replace two Tea Party Republican Senators with two strong pragmatic women.
When: Tuesday, May 6th, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Boulders on Broadway - 530 W Broadway Rd, Tempe
More Information: Facebook Event


3rd Annual Udall Dinner and Spirit of Arizona Awards

What: Pima County Democratic Party Annual Fundraiser
When: Saturday, May 10th, VIP Reception 5:00pm, Registration 5:30pm
Where: Desert Diamond Casino - 7350 S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson
Tickets: $75 Precinct Committee Person, $85 General Admission
RSVP: Purchase your tickets online

Emerge Arizona 10th Anniversary Green Tie Gala

What: Honoring the contributions of our founding board, including Rebekah Friend, Cristina Arzaga-Williams, and Dana Marie Kennedy
When: Friday, May 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel - 340 North Third St, Phoenix
Tickets: Prices Vary
RSVP: On our website

D18: Cookies, Conversation and Candidates

What: Drop by anytime to munch on cookies, like Hillary Clinton's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and meet Democrat candidates and like-minded neighbors.
When: Sunday, May 11, Noon - 5:00pm
Where: At the home of Alison Porter - 616 East Julie Drive, Tempe

Become a PC

Precinct Committee Member

"The most important job I ever had was Precinct Captain."
- President Truman

Be the go-to Democrat in your neighborhood. Take ownership in the direct of our state. Participate as a voting member of the Arizona Democratic Party. There are many benefits to being a precinct committee member (PC), but most important is the chance to be a leader in your neighborhood and our community.

The office of precinct committee member is entirely what you make of it, and the sky is the limit. Want to get involved? Run for party leaderships? Run for elected office? It all starts in YOUR precinct.

» Read more about being a D26 Precinct Committee Member

» Download your nomination petition

» Download your PC affidavit

» Request a walk list of Dems in your neighborhood

Clock is Ticking

PC Filing Deadline Fast Approaching

May 28th is the PC filing deadline, so email Randy Keating to get started!

We will provide you a list high-efficacy Democrats living in your neighborhood so getting nominated is as easy as possible. You are only 10 signatures and 3 weeks away from being a voting member of the Arizona Democratic Party and a shareholder in Arizona's soon-to-be progressive dawn.


Featured PC - Carol Berg

Being a PC is what you make of it, and Carol has really hit the ground running.

Carol Berg has quietly become one of the most reliable volunteers in D26. Not surprisingly, she was one of the first to finish her PC signatures, and has become leader in her neighborhood by canvassing her neighbors and educating them on the issues facing Arizona. In addition, Carol can usually be found collecting signatures for Democrats up and down the ballot at the Tempe Library on Saturday mornings. Thank you for your dedication, Carol. Our District is lucky to have you!


Democratic Blogs

Random Musings:

Mocking victims of violence? That's low, even for Constantin Querard and other Republican "opinion makers"

Once in a while, something comes along that reminds me (and I hope, all of us), of the profound difference between the "opinion makers" in the GOP and the members of civil society (aka - the rest of us)...

» Read More

The Arizona Eagletarian:

Redistricting -- Judge Silver's opinion on the Harris case

Together with Judge Wake's dissent, this may be where, why and on what basis we'll see Cantelme appeal this judgment to the Supreme Court.

» Read More

D26 Democrats in the News

Senate fails to revive Grand Canyon University tax break

"This bill is a tax shift, it's a tax increase on homeowners that cannot afford the grave costs it is going to cause," said Sen. Ed Ableser, D-Tempe. "Do we want to raise taxes on good-old 80-year-old grandma who lives near Grand Canyon University?"

» Read More

Lauren Kuby Flexes Campaign Muscle as First to File in Tempe City Council Race

26-year Tempe resident and community leader Lauren Kuby announced today that she has officially filed with the City Clerk's office to run for Tempe City Council. Delivering 2,257 signatures, the maximum allowed, Kuby was the first candidate to deliver her petitions on the first day allowable to do so.

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2014 Chili Cook Off

Thank you to our sponsors, special guest Felecia Rotellini, candidates, our volunteers, the eboard, and everyone who came to the 2014 Chili Cook Off. A good time was had by all, and the money we raised will go toward registering, PEVLing, and turning out key demographics in D26. We are going to have a big year, and it wouldn't be possible without the financial support many of your provide. Thank you all very much!

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Sign Our Slate's Petitions

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

For the first time ever, you can sign online to nominate our incumbent D26 Democratic slate on the ballot for 2014. Let's get Ed, Juan, and Andrew re-elected! You can also make your $5 Clean Elections Qualifying contributions for each of our clean-running candidates online!

If you have completed petitions or Clean Elections Qualifying $5s, please bring them to meeting so we can get them turned in.

Sign Today



D26 Tabling in Mesa and Tempe

Volunteer to collect signatures for our candidates for City Council, School Boards, Justice Courts, and statewide candidates (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General), our incumbent state lawmakers.

10:00am to 5:30pm, EVERY Saturday (until June)

Tempe Library - 3500 S Rural
Mesa Center for the Arts - 1 E Main St

Contact Sam Pstross for more information and to sign up!
Email or call, 480-619-3911.


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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