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October 2014 Newsletter

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Featured Events

D26 Democrats Monthly Meeting

What: We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month
When: Tuesday, October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: D26 Democrats / Sinema for Congress Field Office - 1730 E Apache Blvd Tempe
**Park in the lot to the west of the office. See this graphic.

Rally to Move #AZForward

What: A GOTV rally targeting the Rising American Electorate in West Mesa. Free to attend! There will be games, music, food, and beer. Completely family friendly, so bring the kids!
When: Saturday, October 25h, 4:00 to 7:00pm
Where: Mesa Riverview Park - 2100 W 8th St, Mesa
RSVP not required by helpful: On our website, or on Facebook.

Special Guests: Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema, Future Governor Fred DuVal, Future Superintendent of Public Instruction
David Garcia, Mesa City Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh, our slate, and more!


2014 Hall of Fame Dinner

What: We're proud to honor retiring Congressman Ed Pastor and very excited to have Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis as our keynote speaker for the dinner.
When: Saturday, October 11th, 5:30pm
Where: Talking Stick Resort - 9800 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale
Tickets: Available on ADP's website
RSVP: Facebook Event

Tortellini with Rotellini

What: A delicious fundraiser in support of Felecia Rotellini
When: Sunday, October 12th, 5:00 to 7:00pm
Where: Home of Lauren Kuby- 109 E Loma Vista Dr, Tempe
Cost: Any and all contributions will be gratefully accepted
RSVP: Facebook Event

31st Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Award Dinner

What: Congratulations to Neil Giuliano who has been named the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. Neil will be presented the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award at a ceremony and dinner in his honor. Also being recognized is the Kiwanis Club of Tempe - Guiding Light Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award, Gwen Hanna - Spirit of Tempe Karma Award and a high school student - Young Humanitarian Scholar.
When: Wednesday, October 15th, 5:30pm
Where: SRP PERA Club - 1 E. Continental Drive Tempe
D26 Will Have a Table, Tickets are $50 Each.
RSVP on our Website

Emerge Arizona Evening Information Session

What: Learn about the Emerge program, how to apply and get connected to our Council of Allies
When: Thursday, October 16, at 6:30pm
Where: Ticoz Resto-Bar - 5114 N. 7th St. Phoenix
Contact: Sam Pstross -

Move to Amend: End Corporate Personhood

What: Join National Speakers from Move to Amend for a public talk to learn how our community can be part of the national movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood!
When: Friday, November 7th at 7:00pm
Where: IBEW HALL - 5808 N 7th Street, Phoenix
Contact: DFA-MC at 602-741-9581 or email:


We only have 4 weekends left to the election and this weekend is the most important of the cycle. We need to have a good turn out, and make sure D26 carries it's weight in the statewide RAE turnout effort.

When we win for our slate, our congresswoman, and help deliever 4 statewide offices you will definitely want to be able to say you contributed to the campaign that finally, and permanently moves #AZForward. Please join us this weekend.

D26 Weekend of Action - Saturday

What: Join us for a canvass Saturday morning, and phone bank in the afternoon to encourage drop off voters to fill out the PEVL forms mailed to them, and invite them to the Rally to Move #AZForward.
When: Saturday, October 11th
Canvass: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Phone Bank: 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Where: D26 Democrats / Sinema for Congress Field Office - 1730 E Apache Blvd Tempe

D26 Weekend of Action - Sunday

What: Join us for a canvass Sunday afternoon, and phone bank in the afternoon to encourage drop off voters to fill out the PEVL forms mailed to them, and invite them to our Beer Summit.
When: Sunday, October 12th
Canvass: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Phone Bank: 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Where: D26 Democrats / Sinema for Congress Field Office - 1730 E Apache Blvd Tempe


Featured PC - Michael Martinez

Michael's PC Story

Many people would say that I have always been interested in politics. Thinking back, I would probably have to agree but I don't think that I fully understood the impact it had on my life until my mid-20's. Until then, I was apathetic. I knew things needed to change. I knew there was definite inequality in our society. Heck, I had experienced it myself numerous times while growing up. However, I never thought that I had the capability of influencing that change.

» Read his full story here.


Democratic Blogs

Random Musings:

Charles Boles: Campaigning to prove that he is unsuited for the job he is seeking..

And because it is an elected position, there are occasionally candidates for the job who don't seem to understand that, or at least who don't take it seriously. Charles Boles, the Republican nominee for Justice of the Peace in the University Lakes precinct of Maricopa County (east Tempe) seems to fall into that group.

» Read More

The Arizona Eagletarian:

Scrooge McDucey -- Beware of Bait and Switch

There are clues hidden in Scrooge McDucey's public statements during debates and other joint appearances with opponent Fred DuVal. Perhaps we should consider them Freudian slips in order to understand the significance.

» Read More

Democratic Diva:

Randy Kendrick will have none of your guff on dark money, peons!

Charles and David Koch are the source of much of this money and, boy, do they have a friend in Randy Kendrick, who serves on the board of the Goldwater Institute and is married to Ken Kendrick, co-owner of the AZ Diamondbacks (the Diamondbacks organization has a history of funding Republicans and right wing causes).

» Read More

Democrats in the News

Representatives Sherwood, Mendez Endorsed by Parenthood Advocates of Arizona

Andrew Sherwood just completed his first term representing his district in the Arizona House of Representatives, during which time he came out swinging against bills that were designed to marginalize the LGBTQ population and harass patients seeking reproductive health services. The 26th legislative district covers parts of Tempe and Mesa, and is currently represented in the House by both Mr. Sherwood and his seatmate Juan Mendez, both of whom have received Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona's endorsement for their commitment to reproductive justice, equality, and education.

» Read More

Steve Muratore's Arizona Eagletarian - Named Best Left-Wing Blog in Phoenix for 2014

Arizona Democrat Steve Muratore doesn't suffer fools gladly, whether he's wondering whether Attorney General Tom Horne is a "psychopath," accusing a spokeswoman for schools Superintendent John Huppenthal of polishing a piece of merde, or calling out the Capitol Times for kissing up to pro-plutocrat legislators.

» Read More



We have 1 months to win for our state wide candidates!

We have office space, and we just need to staff it! It's campaign season and will be doing weekly canvasses and nightly phone banks in support of all of our candidates.

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!


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