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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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • The American Jobs Plan Will Invest in America in a Way We Have Not Invested Since We Built Interstate Highways and Won the Space Race

    While the American Rescue Plan is changing the course of the pandemic and delivering relief for working families, this is no time to build back to the way things were. This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update 3/28/2021

    The next meeting of the Independent Redistricting Commission is March 30rd at 9:00 am.   Watch:   https://youtu.be/xCAsnCXseqc  Submit public comments:  https://forms.gle/gZcq7AeScdqqbZoY7  (The link will be activated at about 9:10 am and remain open until just before the meeting ends.)   Agenda:  https://irc.az.gov/sites/default/files/meeting-agendas/3.30.21%20IRC%20Agenda.pdf Main agenda items:  Discussion and Possible Action on …Read More »
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Update 3/28/2021

    1. $5000 given to Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival; $1000 from District 1 and $4000 from District 3 2. Last meeting for outgoing and retiring County Manager, Jim Jayne; Steve Peru will now be our  County Manager. 3. Update on Covid 19  a. Positivity rate has dropped to 3.2% from 10% a …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – 3/28/2021

    The Arizona Legislature is in a state of flux this week. The only committees in session are Rules and Appropriations. RTS is possible for these committees but RTS is largely ignored in these committees unless the specific RTS comments deal with constitutional or legal issues. A better use of your …Read More »
  • When the House Is on Fire, Don’t Waste Water on the Shed

    Ann Heitland is Chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party. Her views may not be the views of all Democrats. We can agree that the country is polarized but we may disagree about the degree of polarization and its causes. Large majorities support policies like free, quality public education; equal …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert- 3/26/2021

    Produced in cooperation with Democrats of the Red Rocks For Senators Kelly and Sinema:  Gun control:  SB763 regulating assault weapons and SB591 re background checks.  This is a must given the recent horrific shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. Enough is enough!  Join Biden has called for the Senate to pass …Read More »
  • FAST ACTION 3/21/2021

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: EDUCATION / CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SB1529 – SUPPORT – Would extend county jail education programs to all inmates 21 years old and younger, regardless of …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 21, 2021

    Produced in cooperation with Democrats of the Red Rocks Voting Rights and Filibuster AGAIN (Yes, we’ve done it before but super important, timely, and coming to a head:) For Senators Kelly and Sinema:  Please contact both Senators AGAIN and ask them to co-sponsor the “For the People Act” and the …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update 3/21/2021

    The next meeting of the Independent Redistricting Commission is March 23rd at 9:00 am.  One of the agenda items is to discuss options for securing legal counsel.  They can continue with representation from the Attorney General’s Office or “hire legal counsel, that is already procured, from the Attorney General’s Outside …Read More »
  • Coconino County Update 3/21/21

    There was no BOS meeting this week. However, for the first time, the County is now publishing a weekly update for the Covid-19 virus in the county. It is 10 pages long and includes several types of stats including hospitalizations, cases by ethnicity and age, deaths, doses administered, etc. It’s …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert 3/21/2021

    Legislature Overview: Budget – Currently being negotiated in secret, as usual.  Expectations are that it will contain a $1 Billion tax cut and a move to a 2.5% flat income tax – both efforts that will clearly exacerbate already underfunded government services. Democracy – The anti-protest bill has passed the …Read More »
  • What’s in the American Rescue Plan?

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have undermined the health andeconomic wellbeing of American workers. Millions of Americans, many of whom are people of color,immigrants, and low-wage workers, continue to put their lives on the line every day to keep thecountry functioning through the pandemic. And more than …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update 3-14-2021

    The Independent Redistricting Commission will interview their top five candidates for Executive Director on March 16, starting at 9:00 am.  If you would like to submit public comments, this link,  https://forms.gle/azyUptsqP2JMKuqY8  will be activated shortly after 9:00 am, and remain open until just before the meeting adjourns.   The link to the …Read More »
  • Coconino County BOS Update 3-14-21

    As of 3/13/21, Coconino County has had 16,851 cases of Covid. The number of deaths is 317. The number of Covid Tests is 89,420. The number of new cases reported today is 27. The number of new deaths reported today is 1. The total percent positive is 11.6%.  Hospitalizations by …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 14, 2021

    We continue push our two Senators to do the right thing:  For Senators Kelly and Sinema:  Gun control:  SB763 regulating assault weapons and SB591 re background checks.   These bills have just passed in the House and the push is to have the Senate address.  If they fail because of the …Read More »
  • Fast Action Alerts 3/14/2021

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: HEALTHCARE CONSUMER PROTECTION HB2585 – SUPPORT – Would require applicants for occupational therapy licenses to possess a valid fingerprint clearance card. Supported by the Arizona …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 3/14/2021

    Bills not eligible for RTS – to be heard on the House Floor on Monday, 3/15/21.  Call our legislators and let them hear your opinion!! HB2570 – OPPOSE – Would ban state agencies, cities, and counties from revoking the license of a business that defied an executive order unless they …Read More »
  • Facts About Border Migration

    From historian Heather Cox Richardson, “Letters from an Amercian, March 13.” Republican pundits and lawmakers are, once again, warning of an immigration crisis at our southern border. Texas governor Greg Abbott says that if coronavirus spreads further in his state, it will not be because of his order to get …Read More »
  • The American Rescue Plan and Native Communities

    The American Rescue Plan and Native Communities Native Americans face persistent and systemic inequities, and COVID-19 has exacted an especially high toll in Indian Country. People living on reservations are four times more likely to have COVID-19 and American Indians and Alaska Natives are nearly twice as likely to die …Read More »
  • Stop Voter Suppression

    With the American Rescue Plan set to address the economic and health crises, it’s now time to turn to the For the People and John Lewis Voting Rights Acts. The bills pushed by Republican legislators to suppress votes create the same level of crisis for our constitutional democracy as COVID …Read More »
  • Remove Gosar – Update and Action!

    Our neighboring county, Yavapai, has been engaged in an intense series of actions regarding District 4 Congressman Paul Gosar. Here’s the latest: #RemovePaulGosar Update and Further Action Paul Gosar is in the news for supporting the #BigLie, organizing Insurrection, and advocating White Supremacy. The media has not been revealing his relationship to his funders. But….all …Read More »
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Update 3/07/2021

    Below is a great link to get the most up to date info about the virus for our county: Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard  The dashboard is updated daily and contains the following info about our county as well as the state status on covid stats: …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update 3/7/2021

    March 9th Meeting at Noon At this week’s meeting, the IRC will be selecting about five candidates to interview for Executive Director, from about 40 applications.   The names will not be made public at this meeting.   Also at this meeting, will be a presentation from the Attorney General’s office on …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 3/07/2021

    EDUCATION MARCH 4 WAS A VERY BAD DAY!!!!! March 4 was a bad day and this day might go down as the beginning of the end of Arizona public education if we do not draw the line, right here, right now. Governor Ducey issued an executive order opening all schools …Read More »
  • Fast Action Alerts 3/07/2021

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS sidebar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: DISABILITY RIGHTS HB2533 – SUPPORT – Would appropriate $100,000 and one full-time employee position to the Office of the Governor to hire a statewide …Read More »
  • Good News: COVID Bill Advances Without Destructive GOP Amendments

    The Senate approved a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Saturday, as Democrats fought through a marathon debate — and overcame dissent from moderates within their own ranks — to move one step closer to delivering President Biden his first legislative victory. Democrats voted to adopt the bill without any Republican …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert 3/7/21

    FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN: email to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ or leave a message on the comment line at (202) 456-1111. Re: Failure to sanction killers of Jamal Khashoggi.  Proposed script/email:  “I am profoundly dissappointed that Pres. Biden has disregarded his campaign promise to hold Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince accountable for the murder of …Read More »
  • Mitch McConnell Was Wrong

    Last week Senate Minority Leader McConnell claimed the only reason 7 in 10 Americans supported the American Rescue Plan was because they didn’t know what was in it. New polling shows that as Americans have learned more about the bill, their support for it holds. 71 percent of Americans support …Read More »
  • Hope for Unions

    What follows is based on a piece published to private subscribers by Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Krugman. Joe Biden gave a speech on Sunday that could be a beacon of light for unions after forty-plus years in darkness. He spoke via video expressing solidarity with Amazon workers in Alabama, who are attempting …Read More »
  • Independent Redistricting Commission Update

    The Independent Redistricting Commission has a new website.  It is not fully built out, but meeting notices and agendas are available.   The link is irc.az.gov.   The next meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m.   Here’s a link to watch it:   https://youtu.be/DKd5Uy2gvlM   The link for public comments will …Read More »
  • Fast Actions (State Legislature)

    February 28, 2021 BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up: CHILDREN HB2410 – SUPPORT – Would help prevent the injury and death of newborns and infants by increasing the age of infants who qualify …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert 2/28/2021

    Provided with the help of the Democrats of the Red Rocks FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – For Senators Kelly and Sinema: Thanks on Sponsored Bills, Filibuster Removal, Covid-19 relief bill:  Please call and thank both Senators for Co-Sponsoring the Equality Act and the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Equality Act that would …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 2/28/2021

    It’s a light week right now as the AZ Legislature shifts bills between houses.  Next week will see a return to the flurry of activity.  Be alert for a number of very bad bills to resurface as they make their way through their sister chamber.  This might be a good …Read More »
  • Wrong-Headed Way to Reopen Economy by AZ Legislature

    The Arizona legislature, dominated of course by Republicans, wants to prevent lawsuits against businesses that have ignored commonsense health guidelines during the pandemic, Lobbyists claim these restrictions are “key to Arizona’s comeback.” But if the normal disincentives for negligent behavior are removed during a pandemic, won’t that discourage people from …Read More »
  • Haaland Commits to Work With Manchin on Mutual Priorities

    At her confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland reminded Senator Manchin that her home state of New Mexico, and she, know something about mines polluting water supplies. To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s questioning, please click here. Today, the …Read More »
  • Call for Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominations – 2021

    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. The Executive Committee is now accepting nominations for this award to be presented at the Grand Finale of our Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraising Drive …Read More »
  • Fast Action (State Legislature)

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: ANIMAL WELFARE SB 1238 – SUPPORT – Bans Animal and Cockfighting Paraphernalia. This bill would prohibit a person from knowingly possessing, purchasing, or selling equipment …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert 2/21/2021

    Provided with the help of the Democrats of the Red Rocks FEDERAL ACTION ALERT For Senator Kelly:  Senator Kelly has not expressed a position on four crucial areas of concern to Democrats that would protect voters’ rights, make Washington DC a state, and on removing the filibuster.  Please urge him …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert 2/21/2021

    NOTE TO EVERYONE!!  We have made recommendations on these alerts for 165 bills, both for and against.  We have seen two very bad bills fail committee vote – SB1419 and SB1482 and killed dozens more before they were discussed.  A total of 32 of the bills we support have successfully …Read More »
  • Americans Haven’t Heard Much About Biden Rescue Plan But They Like What They Have Heard

    Seventy-three percent of Americans support aspects of the American Rescue Plan — compared to just 19 percent who oppose it — including 71 percent of Independents and 53 percent of Republicans. This level of support is nearly identical to the 72 percent supportive of the Rescue Plan just two weeks …Read More »
  • Why the Minimum Wage Hike Belongs in the COVID Relief Bill

    Let’s start with an important statement laid out by Paul Krugman over a month ago: “There is indeed a radical party in America, one that, aside from hating democracy, has crazy ideas about how the world works and is at odds with the views of most voters. And it’s not …Read More »
  • Fast Action

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS COMMUNITY HB 2755 – SUPPORT – Would appropriate $5 million to the Arizona Arts Trust for grants to assist …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert 2/14/2021

    Provided with the help of the Democrats of the Red Rocks PENDING FEDERAL LEGISLATION For Senators Sinema and Kelly: End the Filibuster:  Senator’s Sinema and Kelley’s support for S1 (For the People Act) and for the John Lewis Voting Right Advancement Act is meaningless  without ending the Filibuster.  These bills, …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert 2/14/2021

    Request to Speak is a unique tool that the AZ state legislature has available for Arizonians to make comments opposing or supporting bills making their way through the legislature. To learn more about Request to Speak visit https://www.cebv.us/rts.html To use Request to Speak visit https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak URGENT! SB1452 is scheduled for full Senate …Read More »
  • Criteria for District 2 Supervisor

    The leadership of our LatinX Voter Committee has submitted the following letter to the County Board of Supervisors: The Latinx Voter Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party, as advocates for substantive and descriptive representation for Latinx residents of Coconino County, write to suggest a set of criteria for the …Read More »
  • American Rescue Plan

    Here’s a quick summary of what’s in Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan — and what shouldn’t be added. What’s in the American Rescue Plan Get $1,400 direct relief checks to Americans, on top of $600 checks previously approved for a total of $2,000 in direct aid Enhance unemployment benefits and extend pandemic …Read More »
  • Fast Action (AZ Legislature Continued…)

    BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. THESE BILLS ARE NOT RTS QUALIFIED BUT YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR POSITION  Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: ANIMAL WELFARE SB1238 – SUPPORT – Bans Animal and Cockfighting Paraphernalia. …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alerts + Action for AZ IRC

    COCONINO COUNTY DEMOCRATS WITH DEMOCRATS OF THE RED ROCKS PENDING FEDERAL LEGISLATION For Senators Sinema and Kelly:   Support: S. 53 For an increase in the federal minimum wage eventually to $15 per hour.   Sen. Sinema:  Call (202) 224-4521 (DC) or (602) 598-7327.  Email via her website at  “http://www.sinema.senate.gov”  Tag the …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert 2/7/2021

    Request to Speak is a unique tool that the AZ state legislature has available for Arizonians to make comments opposing or supporting bills making their way through the legislature. To learn more about Request to Speak visit https://www.cebv.us/rts.html To use Request to Speak visit https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak NOTE: Even if you use RTS to …Read More »
  • Apply for Supervisor!

    The County Board of Supervisors has opened the application process for replacement of Liz Archuleta, former District 2 Supervisor, who has resigned to become Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The position is open to any Democrat living in District 2 (Sunnyside, Southside, Greenlaw, Timberline. (Check …Read More »
  • Resignation of Supervisor Liz Archuleta

    Ann Heitland, Chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party, issued the following statement addressed to the remaining four County Supervisors on the night of February 3, 2021. Sent to Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at If anyone wants to comment, they can send an email to the same …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert + AZ IRC Meeting this week

    Coconino County Democratic Party with Democrats of the Red Rocks issues these calls to action FEDERAL 1.   CHANGING SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA ON THE FILIBUSTER:  Sen. Sinema has just stated she is NOT receiving significant numbers of calls to eliminate the filibuster.  Let’s prove her wrong.    Contact the Senator BY …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert 1/31/2021

    Request to Speak is a unique tool that the AZ state legislature has available for Arizonians to make comments opposing or supporting bills making their way through the legislature. To learn more about Request to Speak visit https://www.cebv.us/rts.html To use Request to Speak visit https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak NOTE: Even if you use RTS to …Read More »
  • Worst Economic Year Since 1946

    The U.S. economy shrank by 3.5 percent last year as COVID upended American businesses and households, making 2020 the worst year for U.S. economic growth since 1946. In 1946, the economy shrank as the country demobilized from World War II. Hundreds of thousands of GIs were discharged, factories stopped making …Read More »
  • Democrats Battle for Democracy

    An Arizona perspective on the filibuster: It need not be all or nothing, but Congress needs to do big things. Eric Levitz published an intriguing article in The New Yorker this week. He opens with this: For the Democratic Party as an institution, the stakes of enacting major reforms over …Read More »
  • 50 Things That Are Better Already

    Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist President Biden has not completed his first week in office, but already there is much to celebrate. Let’s count the ways: 1. You can ignore Twitter 2. The White House briefing room is not an Orwellian nightmare of lies 3. We are now confronting white domestic terrorism 4. We …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert + Updates on AZ IRC

    Coconino County Democratic Party  with Democrats of the Red Rocks issues these calls to action. FEDERAL CONTACT SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA:  Sen. Sinema has just stated  she is against ending the filibuster.  (Politico Jan. 21, 2021)  Contact the Senator to  say: “It’s a mistake to take filibuster off the table.  Please …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert 1/24/2021

    Request to Speak is a unique tool that the AZ state legislature has available for Arizonians to make comments opposing or supporting bills making their way through the legislature. To learn more about Request to Speak visit https://www.cebv.us/rts.html To use Request to Speak visit https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak CLIMATE CHANGE SB 1175 and HB 2248 …Read More »
  • Blackman and Barton Clueless About the Constitution

    Our LD-6 State Representative Walt Blackman, R-Snowflake, jumped right into the new legislative session pushing his number one priority — which is no one else’s as people die, lose their jobs and homes, and suffer in isolation in a once-in-a-century pandemic. Blackman has introduced a plainly unconstitutional bill that would …Read More »
  • Open Letter to Senators Sinema and Kelly

    January 17, 2021 Senator Kyrsten SinemaSenator Mark KellyUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. Dear Senators: On January 6th, our nation’s Capitol was attacked by a mob of armed insurrectionists. This was a horrible moment for us all.  Both of you quickly condemned the violence. Senator Sinema went so far as to acknowledge …Read More »
  • Federal/County Legislative Alert

    Coconino County Democratic Party with Democrats of the Red Rocks issues these calls to action. FEDERAL PLEASE CONTACT OUR SENATORS FOR THE BELOW ITEM: 1.  Impeachment Conviction:  Most Democratic Party senators have expressed their desire to convict President Trump under the Article of Impeachment allegation of “Incitement to Insurrection”.  Senator Mark …Read More »
  • AZ Legislative Alert- 1/17/2021

    Request to Speak is a unique tool that the AZ state legislature has available for Arizonians to make comments opposing or supporting bills making their way through the legislature. To learn more about Request to Speak visit https://www.cebv.us/rts.html To use Request to Speak visit https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak CLIMATE CHANGE SB 1175 and …Read More »
  • Hoffman Responds to Ducey’s Budget

  • IRDC Today: First and Perhaps Most Important Meeting

    The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is set for its first meeting at 11:15 today. The meeting starts with the four partisan members, whose first job is to pick the Independent Chair. But are there any true “independents” to pick from? The Commissioners will accept public comment from noon-3:30. Comments are …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert: Oppose Today

    Please use RTS to oppose the bill below: HB 2014 – OPPOSE – Would allow anyone to ask the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) to review a Clean Elections practice, action or rule, based upon nothing more than the person’s belief that it exceeds the agency’s authority or violates Arizona’s Constitution.  A …Read More »
  • LEGISLATIVE ALERT

    The Arizona Legislature convenes Monday and it’s already a threat. Urgent action needed on one Resolution. Be alert on other specific issues. Read more below. USE RTS FOR THIS RESOLUTION!! HCR 2002 – OPPOSE – Non-binding resolution that declares Arizona Legislature’s support for a constitutional amendment limiting the U.S. Supreme …Read More »
  • Firm Response to Attack Needed

    CCDP Chair Calls for Firm Response to Wednesday’s Attack at U.S. Capitol Ann Heitland, Chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party, issued the following statement on Friday, January 8, 2021: The January 6 attack on our Nation’s Capital and assault on Members of Congress is the culmination of decades of …Read More »
  • Take Action: Impeach Now

    TEXT “IMPEACH NOW” to 50409 Trump presents a clear and present danger. Congress declared war one day after Pearl Harbor; 1 hour after FDR’s “Day of Infamy” speech. In 2021, Congress should not dawdle through a weekend. They must take action today. “The assault was fueled by more than four …Read More »
  • Are You Ready to Run for Office?

    If you think you might run for office — or might want to manage a campaign — sometime in the future, take the 30-day Challenge.Read More »
  • Open Letter to ADP Leaders: Voter Registration Success Is Just the Beginning

    Dear Candidates for ADP Chair and Other Leadership Offices, Thanks for putting yourselves on the line for the Arizona Democratic Party. We need your help. Democrats registered more voters in the 2018-2020 election cycle than any other party in Arizona, but that’s just the beginning if we are to move …Read More »
  • #WendyRogersTales

    “Brace Yourselves. It is going to be a bumpy flight and the pilot, Colonel Rogers, looks like she is flying high altitudes without her oxygen mask.” That’s our LD-6 Senator-Elect whom David Gordon is blogging about. We’ve been tweeting #WendyRogersTales to highlight the far-right extremism – frankly craziness — that’s …Read More »
  • Post-Hoc Election Challenges Undermine Democracy

    It’s been sad to see the many lawsuits and many more Twitter attacks on the 2020 General Election — actually, only on the small piece of the ballot that relates to the election of a new President. We are astounded to see three radical Republicans elected in LD-6 — on …Read More »
  • Fear Itself

    By Ann Heitland I often see quoted out of context President Franklin Roosevelt’s statement “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The full statement is: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, …Read More »
  • Vaccine Distribution

    Information from Congressman O’Halleran’s office re vaccine distribution in Arizona: Statewide distribution will go to health care workers in the two metro counties (Maricopa and Pima) first. Pima and Maricopa counties will see the first 58,000 doses once the approved vaccine is made widely available, the governor’s office announced Wednesday, …Read More »
  • New Officers

    The Coconino County Democratic Party met this morning and elected the following leaders for the 2020-2022 term: Chair Ann Heitland First Vice Chair Aubrey Sonderegger Second Vice Chair Allan Gerston Secretary Jack Cahill Treasurer Bill Wade We also elected our full allotment of State Committee Members — 64!Read More »
  • Reorganization 2020

    Our County Party Reorganization Meeting is on December 12. (See the calendar item for connection information.) Pursuant to our by-laws, the following offices are up for election. If you would like to run for one of these offices, we encourage you to notify us and submit a candidate statement to be …Read More »
  • Redistricting

    Although the map drawing has yet to begin, the redistricting process is well underway! Over the summer, the Arizona Democratic Party held dozens of online information sessions about applying to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) (thank you to our locals who attended and applied!) The five-member commission has …Read More »
  • Request to Speak Training!

    The Legislature is coming back in early January so NOW is the time to get prepared to make your voice heard. We’ll be offering three training sessions in December using the resources of the organization  Civic Engagement Beyond Voting. If you’ve never used the Arizona Legislature’s Request to Speak system, …Read More »
  • State Committee

    The State Committee is the governing body of the Arizona Democratic Party. Members of the state committee are elected by precinct committee persons throughout the state. Our County Party is entitled to elect 64 members to the State Committee. We’ll do this at our Reorganization Meeting on December 12. There …Read More »
  • Trump’s Legal Effort Slowly Bleeds Out

    With a hearing in Trump’s frivolous suit to force a new hand audit in Maricopa County set for hearing tomorrow, let’s look at how his legal team has fared so far. Trump has racked up  a pathetic record of 1 win and 24 losses, with recent defeats in Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.  Forfeits are better …Read More »
  • What’s Next?

    We hope you’ve been able to take a deep breath following the election. Joe Biden’s win was a necessary step in preserving our democracy, but not a sufficient one. There is much work to be done. Let’s all be patient — and work on Georgia for now. As Joyce Vance …Read More »
  • Expectations

    In Coconino County as of yesterday, 58.7% of registered voters had cast their ballots. Those are the returns that will show up at shortly after 8 pm tonight. Our County Elections officials have spent a record number of days counting in advance of Election Day under the close eyes of …Read More »