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These posts provide information about activities of the Coconino County Democratic Party, Democratic candidates, and other newsworthy items related to our mission. Also, consult our Action Alerts for news of current activity in the nation and state, recent issues of our e-Newsletter, and Talking Points for articles with more in-depth analysis of issues.

  • Trump and COVID-19

    (Impeachment is mentioned only because he claims it’s relevant.) Dec 18th – House Impeaches Trump Jan 8th – First CDC warning Jan 9th – Trump campaign rally Jan 14th – Trump campaign rally Jan 16h – House sends impeachment articles to Senate Jan 18th – Trump golfs Jan 19th – …Read More »
  • Action Alert: All Mail Election

    We join Maricopa County Democratic Party Chair Steve Slugocki in this Call to Action: During this difficult period, the government’s number one priority should be the health and the safety of our community. That is why we cannot force voters to choose between voting in-person at a polling location and …Read More »
  • COVID Action and News

    In this pandemic, there are daily changes and much to advocate for. Please take time to take actions mentioned and consider donating or volunteering with these organizations. If you have additions or corrections, please email  National Advocacy Call the White House 202-456-1111 Demand our federal government to implement the National …Read More »
  • Action Alert: April 3, 2020

    TODAY:  Call and email our legislators. Tell them to return to session to address the COVID-19 crisis. Two specific things they can do: Allocate money from the Rainy Day Fund. So far, they have only appropriated $50 million(with an M) for COVID relief. The State Government has $1 billion (with …Read More »
  • Take Action: April 2

    There is much to advocate for and we’ve been posting a lot of suggestions for action on our Facebook page. We’re going to try to break down some specific Calls to Action by day so as not to overwhelm you with requests. Ask Governor Ducey to Send Funds for Shelter …Read More »
  • Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

    The “Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act” is Nancy Pelosi’s response to the disastrous proposal from the Senate (“disastrous” because of the slush fund; disastrous because it can’t pass). Increases the amount of money being offered to individuals to $1,500, and up to $7,500 for a family of five. The same …Read More »
  • AZ House Democrats Statement on Passing Bi-Partisan COVID-19 Crisis Budget

    House Democrats were ready to pass this compromise “skinny” budget last Thursday but Republicans adjourned for a three-day weekend in the middle of this public health crisis. This pared-down state budget that includes a bi-partisan deal for $50 million to aid Arizonans with rental and foreclosure assistance, homeless services and …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts: Environmental Actions for the Week

    Contact our state legislators and oppose HB 2084.  This bill, which exempts property owners from obtaining building permits to construct a border wall, is ready for a final vote in the Arizona Senate. FIND OUT HOW THE STATE IS RESPONDING TO THE NEW CLEAN WATER ACT WOTUS RULE: Sign up for …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert – Coronavirus Emergency

    ACTION: Contact our House representatives (and the House Speaker, Bowers) and demand they pass a real relief package that helps those in actual need.  Calling once per day may not be enough – try calling several times each day until they act. Thank our LD-7 Legislators for supporting good bills. …Read More »
  • Action Alert: Senate COVID-19 Relief Bill

    The current proposal by Republicans in the Senate and Secretary Mnuchin for the COVID19 Emergency Bill includes: No Requirement that companies receiving aid maintain payroll or benefits No requirement to reduce executive pay Limited restrictions on stock buybacks (that Mnuchin can waive) No oversight What the proposal does NOT include: …Read More »
  • Why I Volunteer!

    By Mardi Devolites For months after the 2016 Presidential Election, I could not bear to watch the news. The 2018 Midterm Election finally did create some hope, so in April 2019 when I received an invitation to a Region 9 meeting of Precinct Committee people and volunteers, I decided to …Read More »
  • Action Alert: All Mail Election

    Arizona was the only presidential primary state to show an increase in voter turnout from 2016. Surely, the fact that more than half of our voters receive their ballots by mail played a role in that. Given the current environment around COVID-19, holding in-person elections appears problematic.  Let’s make sure our …Read More »
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed today.

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has passed, and it’s on it’s way to Trump’s desk for signature. Last Friday after midnight, when the House passed the bill, this looked like a big deal. In the racing tragedy that is the coronavirus epidemic, this legislation now seems relatively small. The …Read More »
  • Election Tomorrow! Here’s What You Need to Know.

    Who is eligible to vote:  Only Registered Democrats.  Independents, Libertarians, Republicans and unaffiliated voters are not eligible to vote in the PPE. Deadline to return voted early ballot:  March 17, 7:00 pm Locations to drop off voted early ballots:  Coconino County General Services Building, 110 E Cherry Ave, Flagstaff.  There will be drive up/ballot drop …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert ~ Week of March 16, 2020

    Contact our Legislators Directly or Use RTS to Express Your Position on These Bills! Please watch for alerts related to the budget throughout the week. EDUCATION SB1357 – OPPOSE – would require all books, instructional aides, mandatory and optional reading materials to be pre-approved the year before school starts, before teachers …Read More »
  • Emergency Early Voting Extended

    From the Coconino County Elections Office, 3/14/2020: Coconino County voters that may have health concerns or worry about the coronavirus can participate in emergency early voting on Monday, March 16. Because of heightened health concerns about the spread of the coronavirus County Recorder Patty Hansen asked the Board of Supervisors …Read More »
  • COVID-19 Impact

    Our primary concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic is the health and safety of our volunteers, precinct committee persons, employees, and interns. We are considering advice from the Coconino County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are coordinating activities with campaigns, the Arizona Democratic Party, and the …Read More »
  • Yáadiláh Vote!

    The first issue of our newsletter to Navajo constituents is arriving in mailboxes now. This is part of our continuing effort to reach out to the large number of Coconino County Democrats who are Navajo. The overall effort includes the Tuba City Democrats Facebook Page and regular meetings of our …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts ~ Week of March 8, 2020

    These bills pending in the Arizona Legislature deserve your action. Get on the AZ Legislature website and RTS, call, and email. Contact info for our Coconino County representatives is below. EDUCATION SB 1061 – OPPOSE – Mandates a Parental Bill of Rights – puts these “rights” into statute and increases …Read More »
  • Little America Offers Discount for Roosevelt-Kennedy Weekend

    Our 20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner is our largest fundraising effort of the year. It’s going to be amazing this year. We’ve got inspiring speakers and gorgeous auction items. Get your tickets for the event now! Our event hotel, Little America Flagstaff, is offering a special discounted rate for guests attending …Read More »
  • Deadlines for PPE Early Ballots

    The Coconino County Elections Office wants to remind early voters that voted early ballots must be received no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day, March 17.  Early voters should put their voted early ballot in the mail no later than Wednesday, March 11 to ensure that the ballot is …Read More »
  • Want to Shape the Democratic Party of the Future? Now’s the Time to Take Action.

    Don’t like how the Democratic Party works? Or do you just want to be of service? Either way, the way to make change and help Democrats get elected is to join the County Party Committee by becoming a precinct committeeperson. If you act now, your term as an official precinct …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts ~ Week of March 1, 2020

    There are actually more new bills this week than last, & the majority of them are not good. Get on the AZ Legislature website and RTS, call, and email. Contact info for our Coconino County representatives is below. GOVERNANCE/VOTING RIGHTS HB 2054 – OPPOSE – Creates a partisan gubernatorially-appointed commission empowered …Read More »
  • How Does the Presidential Preference Election Work?

    On March 17, registered Democrats will go to the polls to indicate their preference for the Democratic Presidential Nominee (or, if they receive ballots by mail, the ballots must be returned to an elections office by 7 pm on March 17). Early voting is now underway — we’ve published information …Read More »
  • Now’s the Time to Be Passionate

    Now’s the time to be passionate about your favorite candidate for president. Get out there and work your heart out to give them Arizona’s delegates on March 17. After that, aim that passion at the orange ball in the White House. Any of our candidates can beat him — and …Read More »
  • Chief Health Officer Fumbles

    In an exchange yesterday between Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf (another acting secretary, rather than a permanent one), at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Wolf got the statistics for the death rates of coronavirus and influenza wrong (it appears to be around 2% for …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 24, 2020

    Most of these bills are not available for Request to Speak since there are only a few committees meeting this week.  The bills are transitioning from one house to the other this week so most of these are scheduled for floor votes this week.  We recommend that folks e-mail or …Read More »
  • Early Voting Underway for Presidential Preference Election

    The Coconino County Elections Office has mailed 23,670 early ballots to Democratic voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). Early voting in person is now also underway. The Election Day is March 17 and all ballots must be returned to elections offices by the close of business that …Read More »
  • RTS Victory!

    Bob Thorpe withdrew his voter suppression bill thanks to quick action by many concerned citizens. Thanks for responding to yesterday’s Call to Action. Here’s what the RTS report looked like after your good work. And, many of you called and used Resistbot!Read More »
  • Urgent Action Alert: Bob Thorpe Dirty Trick

    Bob Thorpe is sneaking his voter suppression bill — aimed at college students but also applying to snowbirds or folks who go north in the summer and military personnel – into the House Technology Committee for a vote tomorrow morning. He couldn’t get it through a committee that has jurisdiction …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 17, 2020

    The Legislature is reeling with nearly 900 bills dropped in the final day to file bills for consideration in this legislative session. Of particular concern this week are voter suppression bills which are set to be heard in committee on Tuesday afternoon. If you can join Progress Now and Arizona …Read More »
  • Voter Registration Deadline for PPE is February 18

    If you have not registered to vote and are interested in voting in the upcoming March 17, 2020, Presidential Preference Election (PPE), you have until midnight on Tuesday, February 18 to register to vote. The PPE is not a primary election. This means Arizona’s open primary law does not apply …Read More »
  • Speakers for RK Dinner!

    The Coconino County Democratic Party is honored and excited to announce the speakers for our 20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner. Our keynote speaker is The Honorable Charlene Fernandez, Arizona House Minority Leader. This highlights our determination to “Flip LD-6” and turn the Arizona Legislature Blue in 2020. In addition, both Democratic …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 10, 2020

    The Legislature is on high speed in an attempt to adjourn early and get out on the campaign trail. When things go fast, bad things can happen. So please pay attention and lobby regarding for or against these bills. Many are ripe for RTS. HEALTHCARE CHANGE FROM LAST WEEK!!! SB …Read More »
  • County Recorder Opens Elections Office at Flagstaff Mall

    The Coconino County Recorder has opened a temporary elections office at the Flagstaff Mall.  The office will be open through the November 3, 2020 General Election.  The office is located next to the Dillard’s department store.  The Mall office hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  The …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts – Week of February 3, 2020

    Contact our Coconino County Legislators and use Request to Speak regarding these bills. Our Legislative Committee has reviewed and evaluated to make these recommendations. We also have a new post this week explaining how to use the Request to Speak system. Election Integrity / Voting Rights  SB1020 – OPPOSE – …Read More »
  • The DNC Will NOT Change the Rules on Superdelegates

    A Politico article has whipped up a storm of outrage on social media in the last few days. Here’s a perfect example of social media run amuck. The problem was the misleading headline, “DNC members discuss rule changes to stop Sanders at convention.” Almost nothing could be more inflammatory with …Read More »
  • RTS: How to Use the Magic Lobbying Tool

    Our Legislative Committee offers help sessions on Sunday afternoons at the Cornish Pasty. Learn to use the Arizona Request to Speak system to lobby our legislature! (Contact Marie Sansone at (928) 380-7105,  if you have any questions re these tips, or find any errors). RTS = Request to Speak BSI = …Read More »
  • Coconino Report on State Committee Meeting

    by Shannah Redmon, Chair Coconino County Democratic Party Your intrepid state committee members, Phil Dudas, Frank Brahnam, Matt Capalby, Pat Carr, Cathy Rutherford, and Mary Landahl made the trip to Yuma, Arizona to attend the January 25th Arizona Democratic Party State Committee meeting, carrying our Coconino proxies.  Fellow travelers (not State …Read More »
  • Court Strikes Down Voter Suppression Laws/Hobbs Opposes Appeal

    This week the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down two Arizona voter suppression laws on the ground that they violate the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against Hispanics and Native Americans. The 2016 law prohibited anyone other than family members and caretakers from delivering a voter’s mail-in ballot. Ballot harvesting, …Read More »
  • Sharp Contrast in LD-6 on Education Funding

    The sharp contrast among LD-6 candidates was evident in their reactions to Ducey’s education budget: Republican incumbents Sylvia Allen, Walt Blackman, Brenda Barton refuse to talk with the press. Mayor Carol Evans — running for an open House seat — called the increases “a drop in the bucket,” that doesn’t …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts for Week of January 27, 2020

    Election Integrity / Voting Rights SB1092 update – As reported last week this bill, sponsored by Michelle Ugenti-Rita, would have required additional early voting ID requirements.  However, it was tabled.  We have heard it was in response to RTS comments.  What we are doing here matters!  But remember, nothing is …Read More »
  • Update: Navajos, Apaches Working to Turn AZ Blue

    The Navajo County Chair, Eric Kramer, came up with a wonderful idea for fundraising a few months ago: He wrote about how to win Arizona by increasing turnout on the Navajo Nation. His article in the Daily Kos exploded the coffers of the Navajo County Democratic Party, which has been …Read More »
  • Legislative Alerts for Week of January 20

    Contact our Coconino County Legislators and use Request to Speak regarding these bills. SB 1035 – SUPPORT – Bill allots $15Million to build a bridge over Tonto Creek – about 1500 people live on one side of the creek and all amenities and first responders live on the other side.  …Read More »
  • Take Action: NEPA

    The White House’s efforts to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) regulations is one of many significant items that threaten to slip by under the radar. The Council on Environmental Quality, the federal agency responsible for implementing NEPA, is part of the Executive Office of the White …Read More »
  • Take Action: Oppose Senator Allen’s Sex Ed Bill

    Are you ready for Request to Speak? Well, it’s ready for you! And we have a great bill to start with: Senator Sylvia Allen (R-LD 6) has introduced SB 1082, which would prohibit any sex education before 7th grade, strips the word homosexuality, and mandates a focus on abstinence. Instead …Read More »
  • Another Day in Gaslit Nation

    Reposted from “Letters from an American,” historian Heather Cox Richardson This entire day felt like an exercise in gas lighting. From this morning’s statement by the president to the announcement tonight that Vice President Mike Pence has indefinitely postponed a Monday speech on Iran policy, we seem to be operating …Read More »
  • Facts You Need to Know As We Move to the Senate Trial

    Compelled by our duty to Constitution and country, the House impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate must now do its duty and conduct a fair trial. These are the key facts you need to remember about Trump's misconduct: — Adam Schiff …Read More »
  • Let’s Get to Work

    Author: Heather Cox Richardson, Historian Published on her blog. Emphasis added here. 2020 will be the year that determines whether or not American democracy survives. Our system has never lived up to its fullest potential, but until recently, its aspirations have driven us to fight to perfect it, guaranteeing everyone …Read More »
  • Tax Cut “Nothing Burger”

    Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune Decades from now, many Americans will have to consult history books to gain an appreciation of the lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency: His impeachment. But they will be able to feel the effects of his highest point: the 2017 tax bill, which he signed into law two …Read More »
  • Schumer Request for Fair Trial Denied

    This past weekend, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent this letter to Majority Leader McConnell (click to read full letter): This morning, McConnell rejected the call for the four key witnesses. Over the weekend, he admitted to coordinating with the White House on trial planning, saying he’s  “taking my cues” …Read More »
  • Judiciary Committee: Grounds for Impeachment

    The U.S. House Judiciary Committee issued this 658-page report laying out the grounds for impeachment of the President.Read More »
  • 2020 Election and Voter Guide

    The Coconino County Recorder’s office has mailed a 2020 Elections & Voter Guide to all registered voters in the county.  The guide contains important voting information about upcoming elections that will be held next year.  2020 is going to be a very busy election year with three countywide elections.  The …Read More »
  • The Articles and the Evidence

    Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued two Articles of Impeachment. In announcing them, Chairman Nadler said this: “Over the last several months, the investigative committees of the House have been engaged in an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s efforts to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 elections—efforts that compromised …Read More »
  • USMCA?

    Republicans are bashing House Democrats for not approving the Trump-negotiated replacement for NAFTA known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Here are the facts: USMCA as drafted last year left US workers exposed to losing their jobs to Mexico, included unacceptable provisions to lock in high prescription drug prices, fell …Read More »
  • Thank You, Navajo Nation

    Thank you, Chair Shannah Redmon for representing the Coconino County Democratic Party at this meeting in Window Rock. Twenty-percent of the Navajo population resides in Coconino County and is very important to us. Our Chair and team had a wonderful time with the Navajo Nation this past weekend. Arizona Democrats …Read More »
  • “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You, But What You Can Do for Your Country.”

    On the 56th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death, we are in an equally somber moment in American history; so, it seems appropriate to recall these words from his Inaugural Address.  And, what can we do?  1) We can tell our leaders to speak out on our behalf. That’s a quick …Read More »
  • Tax Scam – New Evidence

    We’ve written before how the benefits of Trump’s 2017 tax cut flowed mostly to the rich. Now we have some new numbers and one startling example. “In the 2017 fiscal year, FedEx owed more than $1.5 billion in taxes. The next year, it owed nothing. What changed was the Trump administration’s …Read More »
  • Former Republicans…

  • We Need Better Education Leadership

    We’re frankly embarrassed. Our State Senator is Republican Sylvia Allen. She’s head of the Senate Education Committee. We need to change that. We can by electing a Democratic in November 2020. Currently, there is one Democrat running for the seat — Felicia French. Why are we writing this now? Because …Read More »
  • Blueprint for the Public Hearings

    by Ann Heitland It’s impossible to overstate the significance of the impeachment hearing which will begin tomorrow. One signal is that all major networks have canceled their regular programming to televise the hearings, beginning at 8 a.m. Arizona time, Wednesday. For the Nixon impeachment, the networks rotated coverage so that …Read More »
  • A Year from Tomorrow…

    One year from tomorrow, you’ll wake up and the Election will be over. What you wake up to then will be determined by what happens now, and for the next year. Make the choice. Spend this time so you won’t regret what you didn’t do. In Arizona, this year has …Read More »
  • The next phase of impeachment

    There is still a lot of fact-gathering to do. Anyone familiar with trial work knows that depositions and document review take time and the work is tedious – not something suitable for public hearings. That work will continue but tomorrow the House will vote on a resolution that will layout …Read More »
  • “Unbelievable” Economic Claims Are Indeed.

    We need to be well-versed in the realities of our economy as we move into the 2020 Election. Trump and other Republicans will be distorting reality and claiming credit for a thriving economy. Thanks to a recent Washington Post Finance column, here are some facts to keep in mind. Median …Read More »
  • Trust the Woman!

    We aren’t endorsing any of the Democrats running for President because the job of picking the party nominee lies on the shoulders of voters in primaries and caucus-goers; however, when one of the candidates so clearly articulates one of the party’s values as Pete Buttigieg did on a Fox News …Read More »
  • What Do You Mean “Wealthy?”

    It’s not just Democrats who talk about income inequality, at least some of the wealthiest Americans are worried about it, too. That’s because they are smart enough to know that the path we are on is a serious threat. According to an article in MarketWatch, when hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio asked …Read More »
  • China Trade Deal?

    We’ve been saying ever since Trump trumpeted his new “deal” with China last week that nobody gets credit for partially fixing a problem they created themselves. Well, it turns out that it’s worse than that. Here’s the upshot from the Washington Post Finance people this morning: “[N]ews this morning that …Read More »
  • Building the Wave

    Our Monthly Action Meeting on Saturday, October 5, challenged our PCs to put to work the training we’ve received over the last few months. Each region broke into groups and began to make plans specific for their regions which will implement our overall Strategic Plan for the time leading up …Read More »
  • Educational Priorities for LD-6 Candidate Evans

    I have always said that an institution’s budget reflects our values…. Together, we can build the Arizona we want. Coral Evans Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans published a column this week in Flagstaff Business News which lays out her priorities for Arizona Education. Mayor Evans is the Democratic candidate for the …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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. …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • Remember and Recommit

    Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era. Addie Mae Collins and Carol Denise McNair were getting ready to sing in the choir. Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were going to be …Read More »
  • Fall/Winter Strategy

    We kicked off our Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Strategy at our Monthly Action Meeting on September 14. The goals are to register new Democratic voters and reach out to unaffiliated and infrequent voters during this time. We’ll win in 2020 by registering and motivating new voters. Our County Party leadership is committed …Read More »
  • Trump Is Destroying Our Land and Water

    Everything Trump does from now to November 3 is for his re-election campaign. Is he miscalculating? True, he’s fulfilling — or trying to fulfill — promises he made in his first campaign. But as he does so, will more people wake up to the horror of those promises than be …Read More »
  • The 3d Presidential Primary Debate: This Thursday!

    This Thursday’s Debate will be televised from Houston, TX on ABC (Channel 15 in Northern Arizona) and on Univision (with Spanish translation) beginning at 5 pm, Arizona Time. The broadcast will also be available on the network’s streaming channel and on the website and apps, as well as Hulu …Read More »
  • LD-6 In Motion to Win

    The Four-County-LD-6 Working Group held its second meeting on Saturday in Sedona. Thanks to Felicia French for AZ Senate and Coral Evans for AZ House for coming to inspire us. Representatives from all four counties that are part of LD-6 attended — party leaders, club leaders, and Indivisible leaders came …Read More »
  • Democrats on the Issues: Healthcare

    by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Editor’s Note: Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice. …Read More »
  • Presidential Debate Update

    The next Presidential Debate is September 12, starting at 5 pm Arizona time. Late last month, the Democratic National Committee voted to deny the request of many Democrats to schedule a climate-specific debate in addition to the 12 debates it announced in January 2019. Our local Democratic National Committee Member, …Read More »
  • “The Report” ~ Episodes 6 & 7

    The writers at the Lawfare Blog are publishing a podcast series to make the Mueller Report more available to a wide audience. Told in a careful, but dramatic fashion, these podcasts are worth the listening time. Episodes 6 & 7 are now available. Part VI: Back Channels It’s December 29, …Read More »
  • Lordy, Lordy, Mr. Comey

    The Twitter-verse has been wild today with comments on the Justice Department Inspector General’s long-awaited report on the supposed misconduct of James Comey, former FBI Director. We here at the Coconino Democrats are not big fans of Mr. Comey, having formed our unfavorable impressions when he jumped onto the national …Read More »
  • Our Weekend of Action: Huge Success

    Our goals for last weekend were (1) register students as they moved into their campus homes, (2) test-run some canvassing ideas, including student-focused literature, targeting apartment complexes, testing quality of existing data, and launching from a room with an outside door (our internal office space is a bit of a …Read More »
  • Democrats on the Issues: Democracy and Political Reform

    by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice separate …Read More »
  • Broken Promises

    The payroll tax supports Social Security and Medicare. Cutting it is a quick way to infuse money into a faltering economy because the cuts are most likely to be spent by consumers rather than saved or invested. But cuts also leave Social Security and Medicare underfunded and Republicans — notably …Read More »
  • Allen and Thorpe Get Orders from ALEC

    LD-6 Senate Candidates Sylvia Allen (R) and Bob Thorpe (R) went to Texas last week to get their marching orders from ALEC. LD-6 Senator Sylvia Allen (R) and LD-6 Representative Bob Thorpe (R) went on what was likely an all-expense-paid trip to Austin, Texas for the ALEC conference at the …Read More »
  • Medicare for All?

    “Medicare for All” is a bill pending in Congress. It’s never had a hearing. The “Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act,” introduced last year, also has never had a hearing. Nor have ” Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019,” ” Choose Medicare Act,” “Medicare buy-in for 50+.” Other plans with fancy names …Read More »
  • “The Report” ~ Episodes 4 & 5

    The writers at the Lawfare Blog are publishing a podcast series to make the Mueller Report more available to a wide audience. Told like a great trial lawyer would sum up a case — a careful, but dramatic — statement of the facts. Episodes 4 & 5 are now available. …Read More »
  • Wealth Tax?

    Adapted from The Arizona Legislative Alert UUJAZ / VUU, July 18, 2019. What is a Wealth Tax? A wealth tax is simply a tax on your accumulated assets – the net value of your house (appraised value minus what you owe), the net value of other property including a farm or business, …Read More »
  • Thankful for Sinema’s measured approach to policy

    I wanted to write a brief note to say that I believe Senator Sinema’s tenure in the Senate has been measured and focused. It’s something that is rare these days of partisan rhetoric and finger-pointing. Her demeanor has shown that she is the perfect person to fill Senator McCain’s centrist …Read More »
  • New DNC Website

    The Democratic National Committee has released a new website for 2020. It’s still at the old address: It’s worth a look. The site explains who the Democratic Party is and what it does, gives a tiny bit (of slanted) history, does a nice enough job of laying our our …Read More »
  • Quotation of the Week

    “This is not a referendum on one guy in one office,” Cory Booker said at the Iowa State Fair. “This is a referendum on us and who are we going to be to each other. This is one of those moral moments in our nation that’s going to define the character of …Read More »
  • The Report ~ Episode 3

    The third episode in the Law Fare series of podcasts that bring the Mueller Report to life is available now. It’s called The Campaign and the Leaks. From the producers: It’s July 27, 2016. Donald Trump has just given a press conference during which he suggests that Russia hack Hillary …Read More »
  • Sylvia Allen Can’t Hide Her Backward Views

    During a rambling, 25-minute speech peppered with religious and autobiographical references, Allen expressed a worldview that the founding principles of the United States are under attack by feminists, secularists, and immigrants. That happened on July 15, according to reporting by the Phoenix New Times. Then it got worse. Having experienced …Read More »