Crime and Coverup

When we made our call for impeachment on September 25, we knew about a single crime. Only the next day did the Whistleblower expose the coverup to that crime — and potentially others. Trump’s defenders are relentlessly attacking the Whistleblower. That’s distraction. They are also misrepresenting the evidence of the crime. That’s distortion. Let’s review […]

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Fear: The greatest Republican weapon

Republican Senator Sylvia Allen is ramping up her campaign for re-election by scaring parents about sex education. Other Republicans (in addition to Allen) rage about the terrors of socialism. Trump uses rhetoric to hype up several categories of visceral but remote threats, including MS-13 gang members and Islamic State jihadis. His favorite go-to, of course, […]

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Call for Impeachment

September 25, 2019 The Coconino County Democratic Party supports impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump. The Constitution of the United States of America gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach. (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5.) Yesterday, the Speaker of the House announced the initiation of impeachment proceedings. We support that […]

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Two Democrats Vie to Follow Evans as Flagstaff Mayor

Update 10/20/2020: Celia Barotz has withdrawn from the race. Over the weekend, former City Council Member and former Vice Mayor Celia Barotz announced she was in the race for Flagstaff Mayor. She joins current Flagstaff Council Member and former Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan in the race to succeed two-term Mayor Coral Evans, who has stepped […]

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Reflections on DJ Trump

Many of us in Coconino County know Don Howard. He has been a leader in the Coconino County Democratic Party for years. He was Chief of the Timberline/Fernwood Fire Department and then the Summit Fire Department and he is a hero as a wildland firefighter. His team stopped the Schultz Fire of 2010 and held […]

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ADP State Committee Meeting

The Meeting and Surrounding Events Nearly one-third of Coconino County State Committee Members attended the last Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting of the year on September 21, and nearly all attended when proxies are counted. The meeting was in Prescott. The Yavapai County Democratic Party did a wonderful job hosting the event as well […]

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Western County Work Takes Off!

The Coconino County Democratic Party has divided itself into a number of regions to facilitate organizing efforts. Here’s an encouraging report from the West Region: We may be small in terms of numbers but we are mighty in terms of activism in the Western region of the county. There are about 200 registered Democrats with […]

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Article VII of ADP By-Laws: Amendment Proposals

Update 9/21/19: We were able to reach a good compromise on this proposed amendment. The 2% requirement was deleted. The four-county requirement was adopted. The By-Laws Committee of the Arizona Democratic Party will be proposing an Amendment to Article VII of the State Committee By-Laws on Saturday, September 21. The proposal is here. https://www.azdem.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Caucus-bylaws-revision_for-Sep21.pdf If […]

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Abortion Rates Steadily Decline

From 2011 through 2017, abortion rates in nearly all states of the U.S. — and in all Census Regions — declined. The big news is that states where Republicans have successfully restricted abortion access showed no bigger declines than elsewhere. A key factor in the decline is that there were fewer pregnancies nationwide. This according […]

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4th Debate News

The DNC announced last week that CNN, in partnership with the New York Times, will host the fourth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH. This debate may occur over consecutive nights in prime time to accommodate a large field of qualifying candidates, with the first night on October 15 and the […]

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