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BMD&F August 2022 Monthly Bulletin

Mission: Focusing on the principles of the Democratic party, we strive to educate, inspire, and motivate local residents to vote in regional, state and national elections.

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WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT ISSUES ARIZONA FACES IN THE 2022 ELECTION? 

When: Saturday, August 20
Where:  Desert  Foothills Library
38443 N School House Rd, Cave Creek, AZ
Time: Social time 10:15 - 10:30 am
Meeting starts 10:30 - 11:30 am

You can also join us on-line via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4209640134?pwd=cjVLYkNDTjAyOC92SThvZjhVVHJXUT09

Meeting ID: 420 964 0134
Passcode: 2020    


The Arizona Voters' Agenda Speaker: Evelyn Casuga


What do Arizona voters want candidates to discuss as they compete for votes in this election that is consequential to Arizona’s future?

  • What is the plan to ensure that students have high-quality education?

  • What should we do to protect our long-term water supply?

  • How can we keep our election process secure, while at the same time preventing barriers to participation by all citizens?

  •  What is our vision for immigration reform?

  • How can we foster a high quality of life for all

The best way to understand how Arizonans view their community and our state — and what they want for the future — is to ask them.

                                This is the power of the Gallup Arizona Project conducted by the Center for Arizona’s                                    Future.  Evelyn Casuga will help us understand what matters most to Arizonans                                                
across a broad range of critical issues.                

                                A partnership with Gallup provided the opportunity to build a citizens’ agenda, the first in the nation. The Gallup Arizona Poll captured a realistic and contemporary picture of what citizens think about life in Arizona communities and what they want for the future.
 

Evelyn serves part-time as a Director of Community and Economic Prosperity for the Center for the Future of Arizona.  She is Vice Chair on the Central Arizona College Governing Board.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR  

 


THE ROUNDTABLE
TUESDAY - AUGUST 9 – 9:00 AM
LOCAL JONNY’S - 6033 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ


                                The usual gathering for The Roundtable discussion is on the first Tuesday of the                                                month.  That is ELECTION DAY.  Therefore, the Roundtable will meet on the second                                            Tuesday, August 9th.  Preliminary results of the Primary Election will be known. Our discussion will focus on the outcomes and where we go from this date forward to win in the General Election in November.  We had a large gathering for our discussion in July and look forward to seeing everyone again. Bring a friend!
 


SPECIAL EVENT IN SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 11:30 AM

DESERT FOOTHILLS LIBRARY - 38443 N School House Rd,


                                     Civia Tamarkin, an Arizona-based former broadcast journalist, filmmaker and                                                 reproductive rights activist—spends much of her time these days strategizing how                                       to block the harmful anti-abortion and anti-democratic legislation that barreled                                           through the Arizona state legislature. In particular, she testified in front of lawmakers, speaking out against the dozen anti-abortion bills that were introduced this year.

 

"[With Roe v. Wade]. we thought we had won in the Supreme Court the highest court in the land, so there was the assumption that when you attain a right it is sacrosanct and you're not going to lose it. We were wrong."
 

Is HIPPAA, a Federal Law, in jeopardy due to the recent ruling by The Supreme Court?
FYI: Candidates for Attorney General, KRIS HAYES, and County Attorney, JULIE GUNNIGLE, have pledged NOT to prosecute any abortion provider or recipient of an abortion.

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PUBLIC EDUCATION UPDATE

66% of AZ voters believe                     78% of AZ voters believe
that schools are underfunded.           teacher salaries are too low.
From : Education Forward Arizona
                                                                                                                         

SIGN THE PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION 
STOP ESA VOUCHER EXPANSION

 

In June 2022 the AZ Legislature voted to allow students/parents to use state funds in the form of a voucher to attend the school of their choice, including private and religious-affiliated schools.  In fact, parents can use the $7500 per child for ‘educational’ experiences, including taking the family on a trip. 
 

We must stop this bill from going into effect. We can do this by passing a referendum, in November.  To get this issue on the ballot, we must get 118,823 signatures before September 24th.  This would put the law on hold until the November 2024 election, allowing AZ voters to decide whether tax dollars should fund any type of non-public school.  Current voucher eligibility would remain.  Learn more at www.teamsosarizona.com


You can sign petitions to stop expansion of vouchers at these location

 

Cave Creek 

Tuesdays, Aug. 9th - 30th (5-7 PM)
Starbucks - 5310 E. Carefree Hwy

Thursdays, August 4 - 25th  (9-11 AM)
Desert Broom Library 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd.

 

Anthem / Tramonto


Mondays, Aug. 1st - 25th (5-7 PM)

Starbuck’s 3460 W Anthem

 

Wednesdays Aug. 3rd - 31st (8-10 AM)

William’s Coffee 3170 W. Carefree Hwy  

         
You can also schedule an appointment by calling:

 

Anthem:  Ruth Lambert   623-256-2518 or Connie Henry   623-680-4011

 

Cave Creek / Carefree: Marcia Stewart   602-316-0112


Tramonto: Liz Clark 602-327-0372

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            ACTION FOR STUDENTS PAC
 

Inviting you to a volunteer open house to learn about the
Cave Creek Unified School District M&O Override   

 

August 11 from 4 – 6 PM

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral  - 6895 E Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek

 

Voters in the Cave Creek Unified School District will be asked to approve a 15% override in November to fund:

  • Teacher and staff pay to ensure high-quality staff in every classroom

  • Career, Technical and Vocational Education

  • Student safety and counseling

  • Many other programs to directly support students

Members of the Action for Students PAC will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Light appetizers will be provided courtesy of Harold’s.
 

www.actionforstudents.com (coming soon)
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD
 

Cave Creek USD                               Deer Valley USD      
33106 N 60th Street                            20402 N. 15th Ave                             
Monday, August 8                              Tuesday, August 9
6:00 PM                                              7:00 PM

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MESSAGING

 

URGE SENATORS KELLY AND SINEMA TO PASS THESE BILLS

 

Incredibly, the possibility exists that at least four positive bipartisan Congressional bills could become law soon.  Congress just passed one.  More are in the wings.  Urge Senators Kelly and Sinema, who support (#1 - #4 below) to get 60 Democrat and Republican senators on board and do what's possible to put the remaining three on the President's desk.  Also urge them to line up the 50-member Senate Dem Caucus to support the Reduction Act (#5 below), a once-a-fiscal year opportunity to avoid a GOP filibuster. (List all five in your messages).. 
 

1. Same-Sex Marriage Act.  Affirms, AKA codifies, that same-sex marriage is settled law and all Americans be treated the same.


2. Reform of Electoral Count Act. It would fill in gaps for the next presidential election certification that Trump-ites tried to exploit on Jan. 6, 2021.   
 

3. Birth-Control Access Act. Codifies the right to birth-control protections. Sen. Joni Ernst (R - IA) blocked a unanimous-consent vote on 7/27, but the bill can still pass if 60 senators vote YEA.

4. Chips Act.  $280 billion to incentivize made-in-US chips, reducing acute shortages and dependence on China and other foreign suppliers.  On 7/27, the Senate passed the Act 64-33 with 17 Republicans on board. On 7/28 the House passed it, 243-187 with 27 Republicans FOR. Biden will soon sign.  THANK Sens. Kelly and Sinema for their support.
      

5. (Reconciliation) The $1 trillion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.   It must pass before Oct. 1 with all 50 Dem-Caucus senators supporting. This slimmed down package was just agreed to by Sens. Manchin and Schumer - final details are pending.  It still contains an extensive Dem Wish List including lowering prescription drug prices, a corporate minimum tax on revenues, extending Obamacare subsidies expiring this fall, climate ($370 billion) and energy initiatives, a $300 billion federal deficit reduction, etc.  The position of Sinema, who voted for the Mar. 2021 reconciliation American Relief Act after her demands were met, is not known.  When passed as seems likely, it goes to the House.
 

Contact Sen. Mark Kelly,  202) 224-2235,  or use the email form at https://www.kelly.senate.gov/contact/contact-form/

Contact Sen. Kyrsten Sinema,   (202) 224-4521, or use the email form at https://www.sinema.senate.gov/contact-kyrsten/

 
When you take time to contact them here's A BIG THANKS

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TRACK YOUR BALLOT


 

 

 

 

 

Receive ballot updates via text and/or email! Text JOIN to 628-683. You'll receive notification when your ballot is mailed to you, when it is received back at Maricopa County Elections, and when it is signature verified and sent to be tabulated!

 You can also check the status of your ballot and get other important voters’ information at www.beballotready.com

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VOTER REGISTRATION BREAKDOWN IN LD3


This Is The Pond We Swim In

  • 45% Republican

  • 35% Other/Unaffiliated – not swing voters
    20% lean D, 80% lean R

  • 20% Democratic 

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SIGN UP TO STUFF, SEAL, AND STAMP!


 

 

With hundreds of volunteers already addressing envelopes to registered Democrats and left-leaning independents across LD3, it's now time for the next step in our process, volunteering for our September extravaganza: stuffing, sealing and stamping! We will be taking sign-ups until August 15th.


Complete this Sign Up Form
 

Here are a few tips.  Shifts begin in early September.  Sign up soon as you can, but only sign for shifts at the location and time you expect to attend.  Also, sign up for the earliest sessions first.  We expect this to go quickly, and we may not need the later dates.


Field Directors will send you shift location information (street address, gate code, etc.) once you’ve signed up. Thank you for your work on this important project!

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                              THERE'S A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR BLACK MOUNTAIN DEMS AND FRIENDS

 


INTRODUCING  OUR  WEBSITE:


blackmountaindems.com


The place to go to get information on candidates, judges, propositions, talking points and your voting status.  Check it out!!!WANT TO KNOW MORE


The Arizona We Want:  The Decade Ahead
https://www.arizonafuture.org/media/unfojhmh/cfa_arizona_we_want_the_decade_ahead_digital.pdf.

Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/january-6-insurrection-trump-coup-2024-election/620843/

           

Mitt Romney:  America is in Denial
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/mitt-romney-republican-denial-biden-election/661468/
 
More Republicans are dumping Trump. But the GOP still imperils democracy.
Jennifer Rubin, July 26, Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/26/more-republicans-dumping-trumpgop-still-imperils-democracy/?utm_campaign=wp_follow_jennifer_rubin&utm_medium= -

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 

LD3 Dems

https://www.azld3dems.org


Arizona Democratic Party

https://www.azdems.org

Maricopa County Dems
https://www.maricopadems.org
Black Mountain Dems and Friends

updates@blackmountaindemsandfriends.com

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