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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.

  • FEDERAL and AZ ACTION ALERTS – Oct. 23, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:    Arizona Redistricting – Time to Step Up  Filibuster Reform after defeat of Voting Rights bill ALL IN ON SINEMA:  Aggressive Messaging for Sen. Sinema to stop sabotaging President Biden’s …Read More »
  • GOP Commissioners Prioritize Partisanship over Independence

    As the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) deliberates the next ten years of political representation in Arizona, this week’s meetings have shown that the Republican commissioners are prioritizing the input of land developer association Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) over the voices of citizens of the Navajo Nation and Latinos in …Read More »
  • Rogers and Blackman Unfit for Office

    The following letter was published in the Arizona Daily Sun this week. We agree. Arizona has gained a worldwide reputation for having the nuttiest state Legislature in the U.S. We in LD6 have two of the wackiest legislators of all: Sen. Wendy Rogers and Rep. Walt Blackman. They are cartoonish …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Oct. 16, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Push the compromise Freedom to Vote Act finally supported by Sen. Manchin, the Native American Voting Rights Act; ALL IN ON SINEMA:  Aggressive Messaging for Sen. Sinema to stop sabotaging President Biden’s agenda; Pass the …Read More »
  • Broad Support for Build Back Better Continues

    The agenda President Biden ran and won on in 2020 continues to be broadly popular but only 35% of Americans are “hearing a lot about it,” including only 13% of Independents. That’s a problem. Coconino Democrats are going to do their part to overcome the communication gap by holding a …Read More »
  • Bears Ear and Grand Staircase-Escalante Restored!

    In proclamations signed Friday, President Biden reestablished the original boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Elections do matter. “We are here today…bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice,” Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said at Friday’s signing ceremony. Secretary Haaland thanked President Biden for his profound action to restore Bears Ears and “permanently protect …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Oct. 10, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS: The focus is on Senator Sinema, who has become central to progress on the Build Back Better/reconciliation bill and other popular proposals currently held in checkmate by the threat of Senate filibuster. Choose one of the …Read More »
  • Jobs Report

    Employers added 194,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, from 5.2 percent in August. It fell for good reasons, not bad — the number of people unemployed dropped by a whopping 710,000 while the number of people working rose by a robust 526,000. This represents a remarkably …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Oct 2, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Aggressive Message for Sen Sinema objecting to her working against President Biden’s agenda; Pull out the stops on the social and climate provisions in the Reconciliation Bill; Push the compromise Freedom to Vote Act …Read More »
  • Strong Majorities Favor Passing the Build Back Better Agenda

    By a 30-point margin, most Americans continue to support President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. 61 percent of Americans, including nine in ten Democrats (89 percent), three in five Independents (60 percent), and nearly a third of Republicans (30 percent) support Biden and Democrats’ new economic plan that will “provide paid family and …Read More »
  • Referenda Update

    Tax and Education Education groups delivered two moving vans of petitions to the Secretary of State’s Office yesterday to force a public vote on Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers’ $1 billion income tax cut plan.  The so-called “flat tax” proposal (SB1829) was Ducey’s crowning achievement seven years after he first ran for governor …Read More »
  • Arizona Democrats threaten no confidence vote against Sinema

    The Arizona Democratic Party on Saturday passed a resolution threatening a no-confidence vote against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema if she does not support President Biden’s agenda and the elimination of the filibuster to accomplish that agenda. Eighty-one percent of the State Committee Members present voted in favor of the resolution, which …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Sept. 24, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Push the compromise Freedom to Vote Act finally supported by Sen. Manchin, and the Native American Voting Rights Act; pull out the stops on the social and climate provisions in the Reconciliation Bill; use …Read More »
  • Fraudit Ending?

    The grifters and conspiracy theorists running the so-called “Arizona Audit” will have a press conference tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m. to announce their findings. (But not to release a written report.) As Arizona Mirror journalist Jeremy Duda tweeted today, quoting David Becker of The Center for Election Innovation and Research: …Read More »
  • Federal Alert – September 17, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party Important Note: SIGN THE PETITIONS – ONE WEEK LEFT! While the struggle for voting rights at the federal level is critical, there is something you can do right now here in Arizona:  Sign the petitions to reverse the …Read More »
  • Remember September 11

    Today marks 20 years since the attacks on September 11, 2001. The adrenaline shock of that morning has long worn off, leaving behind only the horror, the loss, and two decades’ worth of grief. All Americans’ lives changed forever on that day, but for those who lost a loved one, …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Sept. 10, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party Important Note: While the struggle for voting rights at the federal level is critical, there is something you can do right now here in Arizona:  Sign the petitions to reverse the voter suppression legislation passed by the Arizona …Read More »
  • Time to Build Back Better

    Seven in ten Americans support President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. 70 percent of Americans are in favor of “new legislation to provide paid family and medical leave, establish a universal Pre-K program, expand Medicare coverage for seniors to include dental, vision, and hearing coverage, lower health care costs by allowing …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Sept. 3, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks Important Note: While the struggle for voting rights at the federal level is critical, there is something you can do right now here in Arizona:  Sign the petitions to reverse the voter suppression legislation passed by the …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert– August 27, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks This week Afghanistan for Pres. Biden, Infrastructure linkage in the House for O’Halleran, and John Lewis Voting Rights Act carve-out to the filibuster rule for Sinema. TO PRESIDENT BIDEN ON AFGHANISTAN:   Urge President Biden to cut the …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – August 20, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks This week: S1 and John Lewis Act and modified filibuster; passing the bipartisan bill with $3.5 billion social and climate/environment infrastructure;  Modify the War Powers Act  Modify the filibuster – pass voter protection bills.   Congress is …Read More »
  • Time to Deliver on “Build Back Better”

    On Monday, the U.S. House returns (early) from its August recess to take up President Biden’s campaign promise to “Build Back Better” as well as historic voting rights legislation. In recalling the House, Speaker Pelosi told her caucus, “this is no time for amateur hour” and we know that Pelosi …Read More »
  • Afghan Withdrawal

    “95% of American’s who just heard President Biden’s speech will agree with him. 95% of the media will not.” Nicole Wallace The United States went to Afghanistan 20 years ago for one reason: to defeat the forces that attacked this country on September 11. We succeeded in doing that. That …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – August 13, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks This week: S1 and John Lewis Act and modified filibuster; passing a bipartisan bill with $3.5 billion social and climate/environment infrastructure  Modify the filibuster – pass voter protection bills.   Congress is in recess and its first …Read More »
  • Biden’s Border Policy

    Migrants who cross the border are immediately required to wear masks. Although they are not tested at Customs and Border Patrol unless they show symptoms, all are tested if they move into the system, and those who test positive for coronavirus are quarantined. Due to the pandemic, most are simply …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – August 6, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks This week: Senator Sinema and Rep. O’Halleran on the $3.5 billion social infrastructure; reform the War Powers Act returning essential war powers to Congress  Social Infrastructure:  While we can commend Sen. Sinema for her role in the …Read More »
  • Is It Finally Infrastructure Week?

    Update August 2: Weekend negotiations eliminated user fees that were troublesome to Democrats, according to AP, leaving the bill in precarious straights with deficit hawks. This will be an exciting week for infrastructure priorities — and probably will not be the end of the story. Original Post Published July 29: …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – July 31, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks SUPPORT THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT!! Republicans know they can’t win on their bigoted, unpopular platform alone. It’s why they’ve returned to Jim Crow tactics — gerrymandering election maps, rewriting voting rules, denying voters access to the ballot, …Read More »
  • AMR Did Come To the Rescue

    A new study released this week shows the tremendous impact of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed earlier this year with not a single Republican vote in favor. That $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package was projected to reduce the annual poverty rate to 8.7% for 2021—it had been 13.9% …Read More »
  • The Coconino County Democratic Party Welcomes the Independent Redistricting Commission to Flagstaff, Tuba City, and Page

    On Thursday, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to hold its first public hearing in Coconino County. The Coconino County Democratic Party is excited to welcome the Commission to our County and encourages all residents to take part in this exciting, once-in-a-decade democratic process. NAU High Country Conference Center …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – July 23, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks This week: Lobby Sinema on not caving in on bipartisan infrastructure bill; Monday march on Sinema’s office with Rev. Jesse Jackson; support legislation eliminating racially discriminatory sentencing for crack vs powder cocaine and support federal legalization of …Read More »
  • Six Months of Building Back Better

    Today marks the six-month anniversary of President Biden taking office and, thanks to his historic agenda, Democrats are delivering for American families and building back better than ever.  With checks in pockets, shots in arms, and huge middle-class tax cuts, hardworking American families are optimistic about the future and overwhelmingly …Read More »
  • Our Petition Drive: Voting Rights and Tax Referenda

    We are fortunate in Arizona that our State Constitution allows Arizona voters to veto bad legislation through a process called referendum.  Volunteers with the Coconino County Democratic Party are joining with citizens across the state to exercise this constitutional right. We are collecting signatures to reverse some of the damage the …Read More »
  • Regulatory Alert – Canyon Uranium Mine (now called Pinyon Plain Mine)

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in the process of renewing air and groundwater quality permits for the Pinyon Plain Mine (formerly the Canyon Mine), a uranium mine located south of the Grand Canyon National Park, 6.5 miles south of Tusayan. URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!! PROPOSED AIR QUALITY PERMIT RENEWAL …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – July 18, 2021

    Produced by The Coconino County Democratic Party & Democrats of the Red Rocks RE: Demand our Senators to Publicly Support the $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint Plan via Reconciliation.  This is the first step to getting to the social infrastructure and environmental legislation.  President Biden and Senate Democrats have just announced a …Read More »
  • American Rescue Plan Delivers Tax Relief for Families with Children

    The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet. Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half. Not a single Republican voted for this law. Democrats deliver. The Child Tax Credit …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – July 11, 2021

    Coconino County Democrats and Democrats of the Red Rocks RE: THANKS JOE FOR ISSUING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF JULY 9, 2021 PROMOTING ACCESS TO LOWER-PRICED CANADIAN DRUGS.  On July 9, 2021, Pres. Biden signed a large executive order which, among other things, directs the federal government to work with states …Read More »
  • 2021 AZ Legislative Session Summary

    The First General Session of Arizona’s 55th Legislature is OVER – for now – these same awful Legislators will get another chance in the Second General Session that begins in January 2022. Here’s a summary of what this Legislature actually did: Some GOOD: Allowing excused student absences for mental health …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Week of July 4, 2021

    FOR OUR SENATORS: SUPREME COURT ATTACK ON VOTING RIGHTS/END FILIBUSTER/PASS S1 AND S4.   On Thursday, July 1, 2021 the US Supreme Court gutted one of the only remaining provisions of the Civil Rights Voting Act of 1965.  It upheld an Arizona law criminalizing the act of a non-family member or …Read More »
  • Voting Rights Slammed by High Court

    The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee is not conservative – it destroys rather than preserves. It rips power from Congress instead of limiting court intervention. This is the work of an activist court, hell-bent on making America an authoritarian state ruled by a white, wealthy …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – June 27, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks For Both Senators:  Announce Support for the Human Infrastructure Now, not Later The bipartisan infrastructure deal, negotiated in part by Sen. Sinema, is only half the battle.  President Biden’s social infrastructure plan needs to be passed by all 50 Democratic Senators through the …Read More »
  • State Legislative Alert – June 27, 2021

    Unfortunately, both the Arizona House and Senate have passed a budget that includes the 2.5% flat tax along with a number of other reprehensible provisions.  There are some slight differences and the legislature will reconvene on Monday, June 28 at 11:00 AM to work on establishing a reconciled common budget …Read More »
  • That lasted a hot minute

    After the announcement on the White House driveway Thursday, this weekend the bipartisan infrastructure deal seems to be on the rocks. Meanwhile, Biden’s American Jobs Plan is advancing in the Senate with the introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act This bill is one of several that will become …Read More »
  • Forward Movement on Biden Agenda

    The bipartisan infrastructure deal made at the White House today moves a piece of the Biden agenda forward on what will be a long road ahead. Hopefully, the speed will pick up now that a start has been made. President Biden supports the bill but says he will not sign …Read More »
  • URGENT! Arizona Legislative mid-week update 6/23/2021

    URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!  Need people to call/text/fax/email Legislators to tell them to vote NO on the current budget package!  They will be voting tomorrow (Thursday).  Democrats walked out yesterday to block the budget bill that includes a massive tax cut, inadequate funding for education and other public services, and also …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert for June 20th, 2021

    Happy Father’s Day! Friends, the legislative session is still ongoing but there hasn’t been much activity due to a Special Session to deal with Wildland Fire issues.  In this alert we won’t list the multiple bills that are DEAD, that is bills that have died in the legislative session.  There …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – June 18, 2021

    For Sen. Sinema:  John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.   While Sen. Sinema and Manchin have to date blocked reform of the filibuster, this week we prod Sen. Sinema to prove herself by corralling 10 Republicans to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4).   In fact, all …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – June 13, 2021

    For Sen. Sinema:  John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.   While Sen. Sinema and Manchin have to date blocked reform of the filibuster, this week we prod Sen. Sinema to prove herself by corralling 10 Republican’s to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4).   In fact, all …Read More »
  • Flagstaff City Government – Legislative Alert 06/13/2021

    COCONINO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY JUNE 13, 2021 The Flagstaff City Council will consider the Flagstaff Carbon Neutrality Plan at the City Council meeting this Tuesday, June 15.  The proposal includes a commitment by the city to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030.  It is an ambitious and challenging goal.  Citizen …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 06/13/2021

    Once again, the big issue with the AZ Legislature is the budget.  Governor Ducey and the Legislative leadership are firmly advocating the 2.5% flat tax to be in the budget.  This week, the temporary focus will be on legislation to support the effort to fight wildfires in the state but …Read More »
  • Senator Sinema’s Twisted Logic

    Senator Sinema continues to staunchly defend the Senate filibuster, most recently claiming the filibuster is the key to “comity” in the Senate. We wonder if she looked up the meaning of that word. Courtesy and considerate behavior is the last thing Senate Republicans seem interested in, and the filibuster — …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – 6/06/2021

    AZ House is scheduled to reconvene Monday, 6/7 to further attempt to get the budget with the 2.5% flat tax included passed.  It does not look likely but we need to keep up our resistance. FLAT TAX IMPACT Here is a partial summary of what the 2.5% flat tax would …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – June 6, 2021

    JANUARY 6 COMMISSION FAILURE – END FILIBUSTER.  Important to use the successful Republican filibuster of the bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission to urge Sinema in particular to end her refusal to reform the filibuster.  Even Sen. Manchin was disgusted by the successful filibuster tweeting last Thursday that the commission met all …Read More »
  • COVID Relief Successful

    Early reviews suggest that the policy of trying to help people in crisis has been a success. A study from the University of Michigan reveals that the December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill and the March 2021 American Rescue Plan dramatically improved American lives. Food insufficiency fell by more than 40%, …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – June 01, 2021

    The Budget is the sole focus of the AZ Legislature lately.  The House and the Senate have adjourned until June 10 (could resume with 24 hours-notice if something changes).  Passage of the budget that includes the 2.5% flat tax seems problematic.  The Legislature is temporarily adjourned and the President of …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – June 01, 2021

    JANUARY 6 COMMISSION FAILURE – END FILIBUSTER.  Important to use the successful Republican filibuster of the bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission to urge Sinema in particular to end her refusal to reform the filibuster.  Even Sen. Machin was disgusted by the successful filibuster, tweeting last Thursday that the commission met all …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert – Supplemental (STATE BUDGET!!)

    MAY 25, 2021 SORRY FOR THE LATE NOTICE BUT THESE THINGS MOVE FAST AT THIS POINT IN THE LEGISLATIVE CYCLE!! We oppose all of these budget bills listed below. Basically, they’re creating a 2.5% flat tax over 3 years, which will cut state revenue by $1.9B in the first year, more …Read More »
  • Flagstaff City Council Climate Action!

    Flagstaff City Council will have a work session on May 25, beginning at 3 pm, to have a community conversation about the Carbon Neutrality Plan. The agenda will be posted here in the week prior to the meeting.This is our opportunity to reignite the energy and support we showed in January 2020, when we had 300 …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 3/23/2021

    Monday, 5/24, budget bills will be released.  These are likely led by a massive tax cut of $1.9 billion in the form of a “flat tax” which slashes income tax on higher-income earners in direct defiance of voters’ clearly expressed will via Prop 208. We will issue another Legislative Alert …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 23rd, 2021

    President Biden – Leadership role in Middle East conflict Script: “Thank you to you and your administration for all you did to bring about a ceasefire in the Middle East conflict. I continue to be concerned about renewed attacks that may cause further loss of life. As our President, I …Read More »
  • State GOP Offers Welfare for the Wealthy

    Ducey and Republicans in the legislature struck a budget deal this week which proposes a radical flat tax proposal that includes $3 billion in tax cuts that would cost the state nearly $2.6 billion in only three years. Even former GOP Governor Jan Brewer thinks this is nuts. Yet, this …Read More »
  • Congressional Republican Negotiations

    Senators Sinema and Manchin have made repeated calls for bipartisanship. Meanwhile Republican Leader McConnell in the Senate says not a single Republican will support the Biden agenda. This week we’ve seen a how Republicans negotiate in the House. Republican Leader McCarthy authorized one of his members to negotiate the formation …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert for May 16, 2021

    Friends, the legislative session is typically over by this time each year but there are a large number of bills that are still alive because of party-line votes in which just one vote pushes forward bills that we do not support as Democrats. It’s important to contact Governor Ducey to …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 16, 2021

    FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN on Middle East Peace: email to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ or leave a message on the comment line at (202) 456-1111. Re: Time to Take a Leadership Role in Middle East Peace.  Proposed script/email:  “I am a solid Democrat living in XXXX, Arizona.  I am very concerned about the seemingly …Read More »
  • For the People Act in Detail

    State legislators have introduced at least 361 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 47 of the 50 states. Some of these bills have already been enacted, including in Arizona. That’s why we need the US Senate to approve the For the People Act (SB1), which will standardize fair voting procedures for the …Read More »
  • GQP Gaslighting Alert

    The Republican Party stands for nothing but clinging to power. Because they advocate for no policies that benefit ordinary people the only means available to them to stay in power are voter suppression and lying to their base voters. The lies become more extraordinary day by day. During yesterday’s  House …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 9, 2021

    DC Statehood: S. 51 would make Washington DC a state.  DC is primarily African American and has a greater population than three other states.  S. 51 is co -sponsored by 44 senators BUT NOT OURS. Sample voice mail for either Senator:  “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX.  …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 5/09/2021

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! Here are some bills that support women that would have moved in the AZ Legislature IF we had voted in a Democratic Majority but have NEVER seen the light of day.  Call our legislators and let them know that their days are numbered!! SCR1012 – Would have …Read More »
  • Book Study — Join Us!

    Why do many working people vote for candidates who oppose raising wages, universal health care, and raising taxes for the rich?  Heather McGhee, in her book The Sum of Us, makes the case that racism plays a major role in why many people vote against their own interests. Join us …Read More »
  • Biden’s Modest Tax Proposal

    To judge by the screams coming from certain parts of the corporate world and the GOP side of Congressional aisles, Biden is demanding a “jobs-killing” confiscatory tax that will bring a screeching halt to our economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s call this out. If all of …Read More »
  • The American Families Plan

    A bit over a month ago, we wrote about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Today we turn to another bold economic plan — The American Families Plan. Biden’s Families Plan invests in our kids, families, and economic future. Together with The American Jobs Plan, Joe Biden is on course to …Read More »
  • LEGISLATIVE ALERT

    Our legislators are clearly not representing all of us!  Here’s some evidence:  Arizonan’s support tougher gun control laws by an 8 to1 margin. Yet our legislators want to indemnify gun makers from any and all lawsuits. More than half of Arizonans support increasing unemployment benefits.  Yet our legislators refuse to …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT

    For Senators Sinema and Kelly and Representative O’Halleran:   Support and Co-Sponsor the “Remove the Stain Act” and Rescind Award of 20 Medals of Honor to those responsible for the Wounded Knee Massacre.    On December 29, 1890, U.S. soldiers slaughtered hundreds of unarmed Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded …Read More »
  • Joint Meeting of BOS and City of Flagstaff Council

     The County Board of Supervisors and Flagstaff City Council Met in Joint Session on April 28, 2021 Legalization of Recreational Marijuana State vote: yes: 60% no: 40%, County vote: yes: 65% no:35%.  Everyone 21 yo and over can possess 1 oz on their person. Individuals can grow, cultivate and transport up …Read More »
  • Urgent Redistricting Call To Action

    The issue before the Independent Redistricting Commission right now is the choice of a mapping firm. Three firms have submitted proposals: HaystaqDNA LLC Taylor English Decisions LLC Timmons Group/NDC It is the opinion of the Arizona Democratic Party that HaystaqDNA is the best-qualified. Indivisible Arizona concurs. While our strike force …Read More »
  • Video: Coconino Earth Day Tabling

    To honor Earth Day, we thought there would be nothing better than to gather all the groups in Coconino County which are fighting for climate and environmental protection for a virtual tabling. It turned out to be a wonderfully informative and inspiring event. If you missed the live presentation, you …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert 4-26-21

    It has been a busy week!! Gov Ducey banned “vaccine passports” and revoked his executive order requiring masks in public schools (provoking orders to mask by many school districts), he vetoed the sex ed bill, SB 1456 – (effectively erasing LGBTQ+ people from history, the arts or literature) – but …Read More »
  • We’re Hiring!

    The Coconino County Democratic Party is seeking a highly motivated and passionate Organizer to work primarily with our Indigenous Committee. The Indigenous Committee is a group of active Precinct Committee Members and volunteers dedicated to engaging voters and addressing issues specific to the various tribal communities that reside and vote …Read More »
  • GOP AG Brnovich Refuses to Stand Up for Election Integrity

    When voters complained about sharpies last November, Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich was all over it. However, when Secretary of State Katie Hobbs asked him to investigate whether Cyber Ninjas are breaking state laws, he said the media reports she cited “does not meet the standard of a credible allegation.” …Read More »
  • ADP Files Lawsuit to Stop Fake Audit

    PHOENIX – Arizona Democratic Party Chair, Raquel Terán released the following statement. “From the day President Joe Biden won the election in Arizona, far-right Republicans have relentlessly taken any and every opportunity to try and rewrite reality to fit the narrative that the election was stolen. “It was not. “The 2020 …Read More »
  • EARTH DAY LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

    Seven Actions that You Can Take to Conserve Nature and Protect Human Health HR 803 – PAW+ – SUPPORT: Two decades in the making, the sweeping Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW+), HR 803, a collection of eight public lands bills, that would protect more than 1,000 miles …Read More »
  • Urgently-Needed Federal Environmental Health Legislation for Northern Arizona

    Passage of these bills would directly benefit our rural and tribal communities, workers, and their families: The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), due to expire in July 2022, provides compensation to individuals suffering from cancers and other diseases associated with radiation exposure who worked in uranium mining, milling, and ore …Read More »
  • Action Alert: Voter Suppression

    SB1485, the so-called PEVL Purge Bill, has passed the Senate and is headed to Governor Ducey’s desk for signature. Contact Ducey now to tell him to veto. While shutting down debate in the Senate, GOP Leader Rusty Bowers admitted that at bill impacting people of color to a greater degree …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 18, 2021

    For Senator Sinema:  Oppose the TRUST ACT and Filibuster Reform.  The Trust Act, just reintroduced by Mitt Romney, would create a fast track, closed door process, allowing a simple majority to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare all under the guise of solvency.  Sen. Sinema was a co-sponsor in …Read More »
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Update 4-18-21

    There are two major requests for rezoning for development.  1. Windmill Ranch Resort, a proposed 300 unit RV park at Newman Park just east of I17. The request asks for a change from G-10 acre minimum parcel site to Resort project, including environmental impact, water and flooding plan, density, etc. …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 4/18/21

    Currently, much of the action in the Arizona Legislature is happening behind closed doors.  There are at least 78 bills that are very worrisome and that could make their way to a floor vote in either the House or the Senate (and then proceed to the Governor for signature) at …Read More »
  • 30 x 30: Biden’s Bold Conservation Plan

    As we approach Earth Day 2021, it’s time to talk about “30 by 30.” No, although we value STEM education, we’re not asking you to relearn your multiplication tables! For several years now, conservation and climate scientists around the world have recommended setting a conservation goal of protecting 30% of …Read More »
  • Coconino Democratic Party joins Arizona Groups to Call for Passage of D.C. Statehood Bill (S. 51)

    Today, a coalition of 35 Arizona groups and organizations, led by Indivisible Arizona, sent a letter to Senator Kelly and Senator Sinema expressing support for D.C. Statehood, and calling on them to co-sponsor the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (S. 51): “As one of the youngest states before Alaska and Hawaii, …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 4/11/21

    Currently, much of the action in the Arizona Legislature is happening behind closed doors.  There are at least 78 bills that are very worrisome and that could make their way to a floor vote in either the House or the Senate (and then proceed to the Governor for signature) at …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 11, 2021

    For Senators Kelly and Sinema:  Without filibuster reform and passing S1 and S4 all will be lost!  We need to keep hammering away.   Sample voice mail or email Senator Sinema:  “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  It has become painfully clear to me that your desire …Read More »
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Update 4/11/21

    The state will open a new vaccination site at the Fieldhouse on NAU’s campus beginning April 19th for anyone in the county 16 yo and older. The Pfizer vaccine will be available. The facility will operate 7 days/week from 7 am-5 pm. Visit podvaccine.azdhs.gov beginning April 16th or call 1-844-542-8201. …Read More »
  • Republican AZ Legislative Priorities

    Republicans control our Legislature by a thin margin. As a result, they can jam through some pretty awful legislation. Our Legislative Committee Chair provided this grim report at this morning’s Monthly Democratic Action Meeting. 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION SUPPRESS THE VOTE: 25 bills designed to make voting more difficult – particularly …Read More »
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominees

    The Eleanor Roosevelt Award is presented annually to members of our community whose work and service to the people of Coconino County embody the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt.  This year we have four nominees. Our Executive Committee faced a tough choice. Their decision will be announced and the award presented …Read More »
  • Biden’s Initial Actions on Guns

    Today, President Biden and Attorney General Garland announced the following six initial actions to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that our nation labors under: The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department, within 60 days, …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update

    The next meeting of the Independent Redistricting Commission is April 6 at 9:00 am.  It is expected to last well over four hours.  Watch:   https://youtu.be/DoKjOztKj1c Submit public comments:    https://forms.gle/frUZyE8efrcRUsKZ9  (The link will be activated at about 9:10 am and remain open until just before the meeting ends.)   …Read More »
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Update 4-4-21

    The last Board mtg was 3/23. What follows is part of the agenda items for the April 6th Board mtg:  Interesting that Coconino County Republican Party is submitting the following names for precinct members Consideration and possible action to appoint Heather Ruth Scott, Precinct 15; Amy Jo Tilly, Precinct 16; …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 4, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks For Senators Kelly and Sinema:  Pure filibuster elimination/reform:  The Senate comes back in session this Monday.  Let our senators know what you want with the filibuster.  We literally can’t get anything of importance done without eliminating or reforming the filibuster!   Sample voice mail …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – 4/4/21

    Over 300 bills have been introduced by Republican Legislatures across the country to suppress the vote.  Arizona is doing its share – at least 25 bills to suppress the vote in Arizona are being considered. Our efforts to let the legislators know how we feel about these terrible bills seems …Read More »
  • Action Alert: Keep the Pressure on for Voting Rights in Arizona

    It would appear that our advocacy – your direct calls and e-mails to legislators is actually having an impact in that some of these more awful voter suppression bills have met with some resistance.  However, they could be brought to a vote at any point while the legislature is in …Read More »
  • MID-WEEK UPDATE: LEGISLATIVE ALERT

    March 31, 2021 STRIKERS HAVE CHANGED OLD BILLS INTO TOTALLY NEW CHALLENGES! CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR OPINION ON THESE BILLS!! HB2140 – OPPOSE –  subject to a striker that would make it a class 3 felony for a doctor to provide an abortion after a …Read More »