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September 2014 Newsletter

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D26 Democrats Monthly Meeting

What: We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month
When: Tomorrow, September 9th 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.

Guest Speaker: Secretary of State candidate Terry Goddard

D26 Democrats Happy Hour Fundraiser

What: Randy Keating, D26 Chairman invites you to support our local down-ballot candidates. They face fierce tea-party opposition and need your help!
When: Monday, September 15th, 5:00 to 7:00pm
Where: Handlebar on Mill - 680 S Mill Ave, Tempe
Host Committee: Harry Mitchell, State Senator Ed Ableser; State Representatives Juan Mendez & Andrew Sherwood; Council Members Elect Lauren Kuby & David Schapira; D26 Chair Randy Keating, Sean Bowie, D18 Chair Darin Fisher, Ernesto Fonseca, Karyn Gitlis, Jevin Hodge, David Lucier, Ron Pies, Sam Pstross, Austin Stumpf
RSVP: On the D26 Website or on Facebook.
Donations: Please donate $26 (or whatever you can) to D26 Democrats and/or one of the following candidates:

Tempe Union High School Governing Board
Berdetta Hodge
Veekas Shrivastava
DeeAnne McClenahan

Tempe Elementary District 3
Patrick Morales

Kyrene School District
Allison Ewers

AZ State House of Representatives
Mitzi Epstein


D26 Day of Action

What: With the electoral victories in Tempe, it's time to shift focus to turning out the "Rising American Electorate" in Mesa. Join us for a canvass in the 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 our Beer Summit. Lunch will be provided.
When: Saturday, September 13th.
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
RSVP: On our Website, or on Facebook.

PEVL Chase 2014 Phone Banking

What: RAE and drop-off voters in Mesa have been, or will be sent 3 rounds of pre-filled out PEVL sign up mailers. We need to chase these down, and encourage people to return them. Being on PEVL greatly increases a voter's likelihood of casting their ballot. This program will greatly benefit our statewide candidates. Please help us make follow-up calls to these highly targeted Democrats! Dinner will be provided!
When: Weekdays for the month of September, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: D26 Democrats / Sinema for Congress Field Office - 1730 E Apache Blvd Tempe
Please Sign Up: Email Randy Keating
On our Website, or on Facebook.

D26 Slate Debates the D26 Republicans

What: Come cheer on our D26 legislative slate as they debate the D26 Republicans in what is sure to be an entertaining exchange of ideas.
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00pm
Where: ASU Memorial Union, Room 236.
On our Website, or on Facebook.

Tempe Tardeada Tabling

What: A D26 tradition! Tempe Tardeada is a celebration of Tempe Hispanic Heritage and we need volunteers to staff our booth at this fun event. Register voters before the deadline and educate voters on our candidates. Several volunteer shifts will be available and Spanish-speaking volunteers are always needed! Can't volunteer? We need donations of water and (non-melting) candy!
When: Sunday, October 5th, 11:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: Tempe Community Complex - 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
RSVP: On our Website, or on Facebook.

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


Featured PC - Shirley McKean

Shirley's PC Story

I think I was born interested in politics. If not, I learned at an early age that politics had a direct impact on my life and how important it was to have the best possible political leadership. My father was career Army and I remember hearing my mother and other wives talking with fear in their voices during the Cuban Missile Crisis, worried about the real possibility of war with the Soviet Union.

» Read her full story here.


Democratic Blogs

Random Musings:

Arizona Election 2014: Ballot questions

This year, this is going to be a simple post - there are only three state-level ballot questions*, and none were proposed through the petition process, In contrast, in 2006, there were 18, with only six of the questions referred to the ballot by the legislature.

» Read More

The Arizona Eagletarian:

Need to know what it means that DuVal is a problem solver? Check this out!

The key takeaway from this interview, as I see it, is that DuVal has a demonstratively better grasp on the complex issues facing our state today and absolutely IS the best candidate to address those issues as the chief executive of Arizona State Government.

» Arizona Public Media's Lorraine Rivera interviewed Fred DuVal.

Democratic Diva:

The Sinema Vet As is Wonderful so Step Off, Haters

I happen to think this is one of the best political ads I've ever seen. The reason for that is, quite simply, that I believe Sinema. There's no reason outside of sheer cynicism to assume that the Congresswoman is "exploiting a veteran's suicide", as her Republican opponent harrumphed into a press release.

» Read More

Democrats in the News

Tempe voters opt for change with Kuby, Schapira

In an apparent Election-Day upset that will shift the political make-up on the City Council, Tempe voters opted for challengers Lauren Kuby and David Schapira for two of three seats in a crowded field that included two incumbents, seeking their second and third terms.

» Read More

Richardson: Tempe voters indicate desire for change on council

Tempe voters have spoken. Lauren Kuby and David Schapira are the newest members of the Tempe City Council after handily beating incumbents Robin Arredondo-Savage and two-term incumbent Shana Ellis.

» Read More

30 in 30: Women Candidates to Watch in 2014 - Kyrsten Sinema

Women are at the forefront of many of this year's critical and most-watched races. From candidates for governorships making waves from red-to-blue states, to game-changing senate seats up for grabs, women are making their voices heard now more than ever.

» Read More


Support Our Election Efforts

Big Goals Require Big Money

Our ambitious field/Beer Summit plan for West Mesa is expensive, and several campaigns are sharing the cost with the districts. This means we will need to bring in more money than anticipated in order to keep the office running and our volunteers fed. Please consider making a donation today, every dollar will go to maximizing the number of Democratic votes for all of Arizona's Democrats.




We have 2 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!


Water the Grassroots

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

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