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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.

  • Arizona Legislative Alert – May 22, 2022

    AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160  President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 The following voter suppression bills are due to be voted on in the Arizona Senate on Monday, May 23!  Please contact Karen Fann – Senate President and our AZ …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 22, 2022

    Produced by the Coconino Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:A. Support the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022B. Information on the “nondelegation doctrine” and its threat to ourgovernmentC. Support a call for an investigation into the death of an American journalistby Israeli forcesContact information for …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 16, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   The roadblocks and obstruction of key legislative priorities is hugely frustrating – not to mention the looming threat of the loss of our rights to bodily autonomy, privacy, and other protections. But still the …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – May 8, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:A. Reproductive rights and the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion: urge passage of theWomen’s Health Protection ActB. Join the National Day of Action to demonstrate how radically the leaked Supreme Courtdraft opinion differs from public support …Read More »
  • It’s Not the Democrats Who Have Lost Touch with Voters

    It is not Democrats who have lost touch with the voters, but the Republicans who are adopting an unpopular and extreme agenda. The most vital question is whether Democrats can convince the voters in time. Bear with us here. The current polling would indicate that the public wants Republicans in …Read More »
  • What the Events of the Last Day Mean for Democrats

    It’s an election year and Democrats have struggled for a message. If we didn’t recognize it before, we now clearly have one: Do Americans want to hand the direction of the country over to a party that is likely to outlaw or severely restrict abortion, make it harder to vote, …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 30, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:    Ban members of Congress from trading stocks to decrease potential conflicts of interest. Urge President Biden to declare a climate emergency and push our elected representatives to support that executive action.   Encourage the Bureau of …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – April 25th, 2022

    CONTACT HOUSE SPEAKER OR SENATE PRESIDENT TO DEMAND THAT THESE BILLS NOT COME UP FOR A VOTE AT ALL!!! SENATE President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 HOUSE Speaker Russell Bowers 602-926-3128 HB 2119 – Steve Kaiser (R-15) – OPPOSE   – Would ease the automatic restoration of firearm possession rights after …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 25th, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS: Urge our Representatives to support the Babies Over Billionaires Act to require those who have over $100 Million in assets to pay their fair share of taxes. Ask our Representatives to support the G.I. Bill …Read More »
  • Early Voting Has Started for May 17 Special Election

    The Coconino County Recorder’s office has mailed 65,300 early ballots to registered voters for the upcoming May 17 Special Election.  The Coconino County Democratic Party urges a “Yes” vote on Prop 438. Early voters that are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) and have not received their ballots by Tuesday, April …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 18, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:A. Encourage our representatives to support the portions of President Biden’s proposedFY 23 budget investing in climate, clean energy, and environmental justice.B. Provide comments to the US Department of Transportation about the many challengesand rights violations …Read More »
  • Democracy Is A Moral Position

    Democracy is a moral position. Defending the right of human beings to control their own lives is a moral position. Treating everyone equally before the law is a moral position. Insisting that everyone has a right to have a say in their government is a moral position. Insisting that your …Read More »
  • U.S. House Is in Our Hands

    The most competitive House race in the nation is right here in Arizona. We have the best candidate for the job. Now it’s up to us. Congressman O’Halleran as featured in the New York Times.Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 10, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:    Support legislation protecting the welfare of outdoor workers in dangerous heat extremes. Encourage our representatives to support Federal protection for our election workers. Thank our elected representatives for being strong supporters of environmental and environmental …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – April 10th, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – April 3, 2022

    Produced by Coconino County Democratic Partyand Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:    The federal budget proposal should reflect our values and priorities. Urge Senator Sinema to commit to supporting Judge Ketanji Jackson for the Supreme Court Protecting our democracy is more important than ever. Environment: The Saving America’s …Read More »
  • County Seeks Election Workers for May 17 Special Election

    The Coconino County Elections Administration has reached out to us about Election Board Workers (EBW) in preparation for the May Election. EBWs serve as poll workers at different polling locations in administering elections. EBWs are members of the political parties, but on Election Day, they represent the County. There are …Read More »
  • Urgent Push for LD6 Candidates

    We’ve got one Legislative District in Coconino County that is sure to deliver three Democrats in our statewide push to take back the legislature. But that can only happen if we get our Democratic candidates on the ballot by collecting enough signatures for them THIS WEEK (not next weekend — …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 27, 2022

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court; restore funding for COVID-19 response and pandemic prevention efforts; support the Rural Prosperity Act; make plans for the nationwide Election Heroes Day of Action; petition US …Read More »
  • ADP Memo to Party Activists

    In keeping with the national Republic campaign to undermine confidence in our secure election systems, Arizona GOP state legislators this year have introduced over 100 bills that would make it harder for Arizonans to vote. In a normal legislative session, we would see only 30 to 40 election-related bills. This …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – Mar. 27th, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …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 five nominees. Our Executive Committee faced a tough choice. Their decision will be announced and the award presented …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 22, 2022

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:    Support the Rural Prosperity Act of 2022.  Preserve our Constitutional Right to Boycott – Even If Against Israel.  Support Pres. Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee.  A.  Support the Rural Prosperity Act of 2022.  This act is …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – March 21, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Announcing Keynote Speakers for Roosevelt-Kennedy

    Our 22nd Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraiser event culminates on April 3 with an in-person event featuring the Honorables Sandra Kennedy and Lauren Kuby: A Team of Strong Women running for Statewide Office in Arizona’s 4th Branch of Government — the Corporation Commission. Sandra Kennedy started her public service when she was elected …Read More »
  • We Endorse Prop 438 for CCC

    At last Saturday’s County Democratic Party Meeting, our Precinct Committee Persons voted unanimously to endorse Prop 438 to support Coconino Community College. The election is May 17 and we urge everyone to vote “Yes” for Prop 438. Prop 438 is a smart and fiscally responsible reset of the property tax …Read More »
  • County Defends Mail-In Voting

    We’re extremely proud that our County Board of Supervisors is one of two counties in the State to join a host of others defending early voting by mail in the Arizona Supreme Court. The Arizona Republican Party filed an extraordinary lawsuit directly in the Supreme Court arguing that anything but …Read More »
  • Why I’m a Democrat

    Adapted from a report by our County Party’s Chair’s report to County Committee on March 12. If you want to see the message(s) of the day, please look at our account on Twitter. Or, if you are not on Twitter, look at the bottom of the home page on our …Read More »
  • 3.7 million American Children Fall into Poverty

    The American Rescue Act, which was signed into law in March 2021, expanded the child tax credit for one year. The credit was expanded in three ways: 1. The amount of the child tax credit was increased from $2,000 per child to $3,600 for each child 5 or younger and $3,000 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 13, 2022

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Agencies to Contribute to in Ukraine War; Urge O’Halleran on the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act; Push Now for a Climate Change Bill that has Manchin’s Support!; Push Senators to approve the nomination of Judge …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – March 14, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Be A PC!

    The most constructive way you can change politics is to become a Precinct Committeeperson (PC) in the Democratic Party.  PCs are the grassroots of the party. We are currently engaged in the biannual activity of PC recruitment. The Coconino County Democratic Party is entitled to 383 precinct committee members, and …Read More »
  • Some Good News

    Not all conspiracy-inspired election bills get passed. These bad elections bills were shot down in the legislature this week, with all Democrats voting no and 1 or 2 Rs joining them. A Sharpiegate-inspired bill to prevent Sharpie markers from being used to fill out ballots (even though that’s the preferred …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – March 6, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – March 6, 2022

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Fund Ukrainian Resistance Efforts; Support Temporary Protected Status for Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees; Support the Affordable Insulin Now Act; Support Climate Change! A.  SUPPORT $10 BILLION IN DEFENSE AID TO UKRAINE The Russian invasion …Read More »
  • Pro-Democracy Candidate for AZ Senate

    Kyle Nitschke announced his run for AZ State Senate, LD 7 as a clean election candidate for the Democratic Party, running against incumbent Republican Wendy Rogers. Press release from Nitschke campaign follows: Kyle was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in …Read More »
  • Censure of Wendy Rogers

    Statement of the Coconino County Democratic Party: Today, the Arizona Senate finally had enough of Wendy Rogers and censured her. Some Republicans even joined in — it’s about time. Senator Rogers’ behavior has been deplorable for a very long time. The fact that she appeared in Florida at a convention …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – Feb. 28th, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Feb. 27, 2022

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Support Pres. Biden’s Ukraine Strategy; Prod Homeland Security to Streamline Parole Process for Admitting Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees; Urge a Ban On Congressional Stock Trading: Support the Climate Solutions Act A.  THANK OUR CONGRESSIONAL …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – 2/20/2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – 2/20/2022

    Produced by Coconino Democrats and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS: LET’S STAND UP FOR WOMEN THIS WEEK!  REAUTHORIZE VAWA, SUPPORT THE PREGNANT WORKERS PROTECTION ACT AND THE PUMP ACT ALLOWING EMPLOYEE BREAKS FOR BREASTFEEDING. SUPPORT THE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS ACT. A.  URGE SENATORS TO REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST …Read More »
  • Wait Months for Election Results?

    A note on our Senator Wendy Rogers from Arizona Agenda today: If you like waiting months to hear the results of the election, then you’ll love Senate Bill 1338, which would send Arizona back decades as far as election technology is concerned.  The bill — sponsored by none other than …Read More »
  • Legislative Alert – Feb 14, 2022

    COCONINO COUNTY DEMOCRATS ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE ALERT February 14, 2022 Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE:                         LD 6 – Wendy Rogers                        602-926-3042                          LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie                    602-926-5160  President         Karen Fann                                         602-926-5874  Majority Ldr     Rick Gray                                            602-926-5413  AZ HOUSE:                         LD …Read More »
  • Federal Alert – Feb 12, 2022

    FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Feb. 12, 2021 Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   PASS VAWA REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2022; PROD SENATE TO PASS A CLIMATE PROTECTION BILL; URGE EPA TO DO ITS JOB ON CLEAN AIR; SIGN THE PETITION TO END …Read More »
  • Call for Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominations – 2022

    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 »
  • Family Votes!

    Pinetop, AZ February 7, 2022 – Navajo County Democratic Party Chair Missa Foy today proudly announces the new “Family Votes” program which is aimed at recruiting, training, and supporting matriarchs as they register their families and communities to vote. This new program is an extension of year-round community organizing efforts …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – Feb. 07, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Feb. 5, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   SUPPORT THE ELECTORAL COUNT REFORM ACT; PROD SENATE TO PASS A CLIMATE PROTECTION BILL; THANK REP. O’HALLERAN ON CLIMATE PROTECTION; URGE NEW CLEAN WATER ACT REGULATIONS A.  SUPPORT AND …Read More »
  • Ridin’ With Biden

    According to political consultant Dan Pfeiffer, “Democrats can maintain the Senate and expand our majority without competing in a single state Donald Trump won in 2020. All of the key governor’s races are happening in Biden country. The House map is more complicated and we have some Democrats running in …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Jan. 30, 2022

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and the Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   To President Biden – Thanks for nominating an African American Woman to the Supreme Court and Why Are You Giving Human Rights Violator Egypt Billions in Weapons When …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – Jan. 30th, 2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Just Say “No” to Lori Matthews for City Council

    There is a saying, “tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are.”  City Council Candidate Lori Matthews’ financial disclosure tells us who she is. Lori Matthews just broke fundraising records for City Council candidates thanks to two couples who don’t live here, each of …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – 01/23/2022

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks LET’S THANK SEN. KELLY FOR HIS COURAGEOUS STAND ON THE FILIBUSTER AND VOTING RIGHTS.   We are all disappointed with Sen. Sinema.  When she cast her vote against any modification of the filibuster on …Read More »
  • Arizona Legislative Alert – 01/23/2022

    Here is the contact information for our Legislators: AZ SENATE: LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042 LD 7 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160 President Karen Fann 602-926-5874 Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413 AZ HOUSE: LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043 LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421 …Read More »
  • Wendy Rogers Watch

    This week the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee passed these bills: SCR1008 labeling Antifa a terrorist organization S1123 allowing college students to carry concealed guns on campus S1165 banning trans girls from playing on K-12 girls teams (an act of terrorism directed toward children) State Senator Wendy Rogers is a radical …Read More »
  • Voting Rights Failed. What’s Next?

    by Ann Heitland, Coconino County Democratic Party Chair Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema got their way. The filibuster lived. Voting rights legislation died. (Senator Sheldon Whitehouse thinks otherwise and it would be nice if Leader Schumer could pull off that plan. But don’t hold your breath. It’s not in our …Read More »
  • Year One Was Great

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Biden Administration. Remember where you were one year ago today. The pandemic was one year old. Unemployment was disastrous. Schools and businesses were closed. Only a few healthcare workers had gotten COVID vaccines. What a difference a year makes! Here’s some of what …Read More »
  • Two Constituents Discuss Sinema’s Hypocrisy on the Filibuster

    Did you know that Senator Kyrsten Sinema supports federal legislation to abolish the filibuster? No Way! Why just the other day, Senator Sinema was saying in connection with federal voting rights legislation that there was no need for her to restate her “long-standing support for the 60-vote threshold to pass …Read More »
  • URGENT ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE ALERT

    January 14, 2022 PRODUCED BY THE COCONINO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE While we continue to urge you to take action in support of the federal Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act before Tuesday, January 18, 2022, when the U.S. Senate is scheduled to …Read More »
  • The Right to Vote Is Fundamental. The Filibuster is NOT.

    In a speech on the Senate floor today, Senator Sinema said she listens to Arizonans and will not alter her position and vote to end the filibuster. Our precinct committee people and volunteers have listened to more Arizonans than the Senator has in years. We support the Freedom to Vote …Read More »
  • Rogers Raises $2.5M. Spends With Her Nephew.

    Dillon Rosenblatt, a journalist with KJAZZ, reports that State Senator Wendy Rogers broke another record for Arizona legislative fundraising. In 2021, she garnered $2,500,000 to support her effort to keep her $24,000 per year job in the Legislature, raising more than any AZ GOP Gubernatorial candidate. Not surprising since she …Read More »
  • EMERGENCY FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Jan 12, 2022

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and the Democrats of the Red Rocks ALL HANDS ON DECK! – LET’S DO THIS BEFORE MONDAY!  FILIBUSTER DEBATE JAN 17 AND  VOTING RIGHTS.  THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE SEND IT OUT OF OUR USUAL SCHEDULE AS A …Read More »
  • ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE ALERT – Jan. 8, 2022

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks A. OPTIONS FOR ACTION TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY:  Did you participate in any of the public vigils or other demonstrations for democracy on January 6th, the anniversary of the insurrection at the US Capitol …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – January 8, 2022

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks “I know these are challenging times but we are better than this! This is the time for each of us to show up and speak out.”….. “Do not make excuses that your Senator …Read More »
  • New Senator for LD7

    The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has selected a new Senator for Legislative District 7 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Jamescita Peshlakai. After interviewing the three nominees of our LD7 precinct committeepersons today, the Board selected Theresa Hatathlie. We congratulate Senator Hatahlie and look forward …Read More »
  • Results of the LD7 Meeting to Nominate Candidates for Appointment to State Senate

    The resignation of State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai triggered a statutory process by which the Coconino County Board of Supervisors appoints someone to fill the vacancy. The first step in the process was for our LD7 Precinct Committee Members to nominate three qualified candidates to the Board of Supervisors. This was completed Tuesday, …Read More »
  • Now Hiring: Executive Director

    The Coconino County Democratic Party will hire its first Executive Director this winter. This move will allow us to continue the tremendous expansion of party work that we have achieved over the last 4 years and lay the foundation for new leadership at the officer level beginning in 2023. Our …Read More »
  • Arizona Will Pay for It

    Arizona Agenda reports that Sen. Wendy Rogers wants Arizona instead of Mexico to pay for the border wall —at least a few expensive miles of it. After failing last year to get the legislature to spend $300 million of state funds to build a border wall, she’s upping the ante this year with her SB …Read More »
  • 2022 Must Be Different

    Our 2018 theme was “Midterms Matter.” This year the midterm election may determine whether we have democratic elections in 2024. So, in 2022, the Midterm Election really matters. We must and we can win our statewide offices: U.S. Senate, Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer. The Republican candidates, whoever …Read More »
  • Lerner Explains “No” Vote on IRC Maps

    Final redistricting maps are out. After making huge compromises on the Congressional map, the Democratic Commissioners had finally had enough when it came to the legislative map. Nonetheless, Legislative Map was approved by a 3-2 vote over Democratic objections. Here, Commissioner Lerner explains her “no” vote on the Republican gerrymander …Read More »
  • Senator Peshlakai Resigns

    Senator Jamescita Peshlakai has served our County and the State in the legislature as a Representative and the Senator from Legislative District 7 since 2013. In the 2018 session, she was co-Minority Whip in the Senate. She is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a graduate of Northern …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Dec. 18, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and the Democrats of the Red Rocks FOR BOTH SENATOR SINEMA AND SENATOR KELLY:             Sample script: “I’m astounded and extremely disappointed that the Senate has recessed for the holiday break without first addressing the two most urgent issues …Read More »
  • Consider Running for Flagstaff City Council

    We just received this excellent advice from Friends of Flagstaff’s Future! If you are willing to step up and serve your community (and you live in the City of Flagstaff), please read it. If you decide to take the plunge, we’re here to help.Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Dec. 11, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks. THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Protect Reproductive Health Care;  Oppose a Massive Increase in the Defense budget; Vote Before Holiday Recess on Voting Rights; Yes on Build Back Better; Get Ready for the Arizona …Read More »
  • Community of Interest Hypocrisy at Independent Redistricting Commission

    by Ann Heitland As I observe the final deliberations of the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), I revisited the Communities of Interest Report on the IRC website. The “overlap count” puts any connection between Eastern Arizona towns (like Snowflake and Eagar) and Coconino County (Williams, Parks, Kachina Village, Bellemont) at the …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Dec. 4, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Take action against Rep. Lauren Boebert for violence-promoting Islamophobic comments;  Vote Before Holiday Recess on Voting Rights; Yes on Build Back Better; Get Ready for the Arizona Legislative Session!  A.  For Rep. O’Halleran – …Read More »
  • IRC: Stop Packing and Cracking

    By Ann Heitland, Coconino County Party Chair This is a longer version of an Op-Ed published on December 5 on AZCentral.com The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) was established by the voters in 2000 to take redistricting out of the backrooms of the Legislature and place it in the hands …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Nov. 25, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS TO OUR SENATORS:   Voting Rights – Don’t Adjourn the Senate for Holiday Break until Addressed; Yes on Build Back Better; Ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on dangerous greenhouse gases. A.  Voting …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Nov. 20, 2021

    Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks and Coconino County Democratic Party THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Tell Kelly and Sinema to vote yes on Build Back Better; To O’Halleran – We’re watching the Jan 6th investigation for accountability; To our Senators: ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on …Read More »
  • On Competitive vs. Safe Districts and Balancing

    Op-Ed by William John Bowlus-Root, Yuma The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is busy redrawing the congressional and legislative districts under the changes to our constitution that resulted from the passage of Proposition 106 in 2000.  Before then, the legislatures drew those boundaries to create ‘safe’ districts, districts that virtually …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Nov. 13, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Filibuster Reform after Fourth Filibuster on Voting Rights; Tell O’Halleran to vote yes on Build Back Better without trying to change it at this late date; To O’Halleran and our …Read More »
  • Draft Legislative District Map for Northern Arizona a Slap in Voters’ Faces

    Comment submitted to IRC by Ann Heitland on behalf of herself as a resident on Coconino County The Arizona Constitution requires the Independent Redistricting Commission to accommodate the competitiveness goal while taking into account whether greater competitiveness would cause significant detriment to the other goals. There is no reasonable basis …Read More »
  • Federal Action Alert – Nov. 5, 2021

    Produced by Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Filibuster Reform after Fourth Filibuster on Voting Rights; Tell O’Halleran to vote yes on Build Back Better without trying to change it at this late date; ALL IN ON SINEMA; …Read More »
  • Comment Period Ticking on Draft Maps for the Next Decade

    Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission was created by a voter-initiated amendment to the Arizona Constitution in 2000. We are smack in the weeds on the work of the third Commission. The Commissioners unanimously approved Draft Maps last Thursday triggering a mandatory 30-day public comment period. After that, the Commissioners retreat to …Read More »
  • Ducey’s Own Judges Go “Rogue”

    When the lower court struck down Ducey’s anti-mask mandate, Ducey said this was just one rogue judge. Today, the Arizona Supreme Court, packed with Ducey appointees, affirmed that judge’s ruling. Also included were several very bad election laws that had been stuck into the budget bill (unconstitutionally). The budget bills …Read More »
  • FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Oct. 30, 2021

    Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks THIS WEEK’S ALERTS:   Filibuster Reform after defeat of Voting Rights bill; Support for Build Back Better!!:  ALL IN ON SINEMA:  NOW THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE TORPEDOED THE “FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT” IT’S TIME TO …Read More »
  • Williams School District Special Election – DEADLINE TO RETURN BALLOTS

    The Coconino County Elections Office would like to remind voters residing in the Williams Unified School District #2 that they have until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day — Tuesday, November 2 — to return their voted ballots.  As of Thursday, October 28, the Elections Office had received 1,003 voted ballots.  A total of 4,069 ballots …Read More »
  • 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 »