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BMD&F September 2022 Monthly Bulletins

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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MEET THE CANDIDATES BEFORE THE BALLOTS DROP


When: Saturday, September 17th
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  

 

 
 

         

 

 

 

 

MEET OUR GUEST CANDIDATES
 

                                             Martin Quezada           State Treasurer

                                             Lauren Kuby                 Corporation Commission

                                             Tom Dugger                 State Senate LD3 

                                             Cindy Cummens          CCUSD Governing Board

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DO NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT!

 

COLLATERAL DAMAGE

(The War on Women’s Health and Lives )

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Desert Foothills Library

38443 N School House Road, Cave Creek 

 

                             Civia Tamarkin 

                             International Journalist, Filmmaker and Reproductive Freedom Activist        

The Supreme Court Dobbs Decision and What it Means for American Women and the 2022 Election   
        

Judicial, political, religious, and corporate factions in this country are waging a war on women. They are not just battling over abortion; they are fighting over a person’s basic human right to maintain sovereignty over their own body and make their own medical decisions. This decades-long war has reached a crucial point. The US Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a 1973 ruling that gave women the right to choose if and when they wanted to be pregnant.

The states now can enshrine reproductive freedom in their constitutions or enact Draconian laws forcing pregnancy on unwilling women even in cases of rape, incest or threats to a woman’s life or well-being. Arizona is one of numerous states whose legislatures and/or constitutions will criminalize any attempt to terminate a pregnancy even in the case of miscarriage or lack of fetal viability. Many methods of contraception and restricting the ability of women to cross state lines to receive healthcare are also on the line. 


This is your opportunity to learn what is being done nationally and in Arizona to protect women’s rights and what you can do to help.
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                    The monthly "Roundtable" will return on the first Tuesday, October 4th at 9 AM so stay tuned.

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                         The Arizona We Want:  The Decade Ahead.

                                  At the August BMD&F meeting Celia Casuga presented the results of a study,  The                                            Arizona We Want, The Decade Ahead, conducted by the Center for the Future of                                                Arizona.  The study asked over 3000 citizens to indicate their satisfaction level with                                              several important issues we are facing, from education to immigration.  For key findings                                    of this study, go to www.arizonafuture.org

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We need YOU!
VOLUNTEER
WITH US to help retain our Democracy

 

We need help going door to door to talk with Democrats and Democrat leaning Independents to encourage them to vote, hand out literature and make sure they are registered.  Training will be provided and you never go alone.


We also need people to make phone calls to a similar audience ask if they plan to vote, provide candidate, and judge information and give links to important websites.  Scripts are provided.

 

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/3bvrf4f2 or call/text Phyllis Smith @
602 818-5035.


PLEASE JOIN US

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IT'S A FACT

  • 61% of Republicans believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. (The New York Times, August 15, 2022)

  • Nine of the 10 poorest states in America are Republican states, and 95 of the 100 poorest counties are also in red states. (Politifact.com)

  • 90% of registered Democrats in our Legislative District (LD3) turned out to vote in the Primary Election. (Emily Wilson, LD3 Data Analyst)

  • 65.9% of eligible voters in AZ voted in the 2020 Presidential election, and 14.5% did not vote because they believed their vote didn’t matter.   (Center for the Future of Arizona)

  • 68.1% of respondents reported that they do not often discuss politics with their family or friends.  (Center for the Future of Arizona)    

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How do I register to vote?

  • Online – If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration.

  • By Mail – You can either print off a form online or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your County Recorder’s office.

  • In-Person – You may visit your County Recorder’s office and fill out a registration form in person.

The voter registration deadline for the General Election has been extended to 5 p.m. on October 15, 2022. After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks. 
 
If you want to sign up to receive your ballot by mail or to verify your registration information
go to www.BeBallotReady.com. 
 
Deadlines

  • October 11, 2022                Voter Registration forms must be received to vote in November              

  • October 12, 2022                Early voting begins for the November 8, 2022 General Election

  • October 28, 2022                5 p.m. deadline to request Ballot-by- Mail  to vote

  • November 8, 2022              State General Election                                                           

 

What’s on the Ballot?


The November ballot, in addition to candidates for offices, will include critical initiatives that voters must decide on.  For details about each of the initiatives and the impact it will have on you, click here

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PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION 
STOP ESA VOUCHER EXPANSION



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.  You can sign this petition at the BMD&F monthly meeting on September 17th.  Learn more at www.teamsosarizona.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Your Local School Board -  Attend Monthly Meetings

 

         Cave Creek USD                                 Deer Valley USD        
             33106 N 60th Street                               20402 N. 15th Ave         

                     First Monday of the month                  First Tuesday of the month     

 6:00 PM                                               7:00 PM

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BMD&F WEBSITE

If you haven’t looked, we have a new website:

blackmountaindems.com

 

Politics: Info for the open-minded

 

The place to go for needed information on candidates, judges, propositions to help you with the November 8, 2022 ballot.


Check it out!!!

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GOOD NEWS


 

Are there moments when you could use a pick-me-up from negative News?  Then, go to "Month of Good News," updated most days, at  https://www.blackmountaindems.com/good-news.  Recent examples:


[Biden finally found his voice.]   On 8/25 (edited):  I want to be crystal clear what's on your ballot. Your right to choose, your Social Security, the safety of our kids from gun violence, the planet's very survival, your right to vote, even democracy.  Are you ready to fight for these things now?


Long bland White House tweets are now punchier, even viral.  Thank new hire Megan Coyne. The previous few thousand followers jumped to 200,000 retweeting and 700,000 likes. ~ Yasmeen Abutaloeb, Washington Post, August 6, 2022

 

“All the talk about the deficit from the same folks that gave an unpaid-for $2 trillion tax cut to the wealthy and big corporations. It makes you laugh. Under my Administration, the deficit is on track to come down by more than $1T this year”. ~  White House Tweet, August 28, 2022

 

To Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene's "it's completely unfair" condemnation of Biden's partial student loan forgiveness [up to $20,000]:  the White House tweeted:  "…Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans [Covid Paycheck Protection Program for businesses]  forgiven."August 8, 2022

 

"Hey, WH, if you’re going to continue to drag these hypocrites with clear and hard-hitting messaging, you run a serious risk of surging enthusiasm, electoral success, and continued improvements to the lives of millions of Americans,” ~ author Scott Lynch, Washington Post, August 26, 2022 

Biden’s Legislative Accomplishments

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                                President Joe Biden took the oath of office with the country facing challenges not seen in                                  generations. On top of a once-in-a-century pandemic, the new President inherited an                                        economy that had crumbled. In spite of those conditions, he has managed to get some of his top priorities passed through Congress. From time to time we need to be reminded of his successes.
Bidens Accomplishments click here

 

"We now have a presidency where the president has delivered the largest economic recovery plan since Roosevelt, the largest infrastructure plan since Eisenhower, the most judges confirmed since Kennedy, the second-largest health care bill since Johnson and the largest climate change bill in history… The first time we've done gun control since President Clinton was here, the first time ever an African American woman has been 

put on the U.S. Supreme Court… I think it’s a record to take to the American people,"

~ Ron Klain, Chief of Staff, told Politico (8/19/22)

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                                                                           On Liz Cheney’s Loss of Her House Seat:


                                         “ I hope she doesn’t disappear from public life. Although her views on countless                                                  substantive issues are the opposite of mine, I salute her. She has displayed more                                                  courage and integrity than almost any other member of her party — indeed, given the pressure she was under, perhaps more than any lawmaker now alive”.

Robert Reich 
Former Secretary of Labor
Clinton Administration 

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Urge Senators Kelly And Sinema To Pass These Bills

 

Thank our two Senators for passing the Inflation Reduction Act and the made-in-USA CHIPS Act. Then ask them to help pass three more bipartisan bills when the Senate reconvenes 9/6, most importantly, the Electoral Count Act reform.  If you already have, our thanks, but ask them again.

 

1. Reform of Electoral Count Act. It would fill in gaps for the 2024 presidential election certification that Trump-ites tried to exploit on Jan. 6, 2021. 

 

2. Respect for Marriage Act.  Affirms, AKA codifies, that same-sex marriage is settled law and all Americans be treated the same. Passed in July by the House 267-14, with 47 GOP votes.

 

3. Birth-Control Access Act. Codifies the right to birth-control protections. Passed by the House in July 228-195, with 8 GOP votes.

 

Contact Sen Mark Kelly (202-224-2235) or use the email form  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/   

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
 


Tuesday            September 13    Civia Tamarkin presentation at the Library  (11:30 AM)
Saturday           September 17    BMD&F Monthly Meeting at Library (10:30 AM)
Saturday           September 24    Deadline to get initiatives on the November ballot
Tuesday            October 4           Roundtable at Local Jonny’s (9 AM)
Thursday           October 6          Desert Hills, Clay Mine and Deadman’s Wash Precincts at Fire Station on                                                                Circle Mt. Drive (6 PM)
Wednesday       October 12        Early voting begins (9 AM)
Saturday            October 15        BMD&F Monthly Meeting featuring CCUSD Superintendent Dr. Cort Monroe
                                                      and What's at Stake this Election?

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 
Fire the Feds (Kari Lake video)
https://youtu.be/4KTgMBgmCX4  
White Extremists Have Found Their Guy for the Senate: Blake Masters 
Liz Cheney is no Abraham Lincoln
Click Here  
Why Trump voters are hurting their own cause in the mid-terms
Click Here
Why Abortion is Key to the Midterm Message
https://messagebox.substack.com/p/why-abortion-is-key-to-the-midterm


"Today, Arizona stands at the precipice of sending a fascist to the United States Senate and making a conspiracy loon its governor. It has become a red-hot center of not just political extremism, but a variety mixed with complete craziness.
Steve Schmidt, Consultant
The Warning    8/6/22

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Black Mountain Dems and Friends

updates@blackmountaindemsandfriends.com
Black Mountain Dems and Friends Website
blackmountaindems.com

LD3 Dems

https://www.azld3dems.org

Arizona Democratic Party

https://www.azdems.org

Maricopa County Dems

https://www.maricopadems.org

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