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 the same ballot, at the […]Continue reading
Coconino County Elections Urges Voters to Request Early Ballots
The Coconino County Elections Office urges voters to request an early ballot for the upcoming August 4 Primary and November 3 General Elections. “Our office wants to make sure these two important elections are conducted in the safest manner possible for our voters, poll workers and staff,” stated County Recorder Patty Hansen. “Voting by mail is […]Continue reading
Take Action for Healthy Elections!
State: Telephone or email our state legislators to reconvene and protect voters and election workers: Support SB1077, “Countywide Elections; Vote by Mail.” This bill, introduced by Senator Sean Bowie, has not yet been heard in committee, but could be revived. It would allow counties to conduct a mail ballot election for any election, provided that 60% […]Continue reading
Action Alert: All Mail Election
Update: April 8: All 15 Arizona County Recorders have called on the Legislature to allow them to mail ballots to all registered voters for the 2020 Primary and General Election. We join Maricopa County Democratic Party Chair Steve Slugocki in this Call to Action: During this difficult period, the government’s number one priority should be […]Continue reading
How Arizona spent your tax dollars in the new state budget
Now that the Republican legislature has passed its budget and Ducey has signed it into law, let’s take a look at some of the worst of it. If you’re interested in what alternative priorities the Democrats proposed, we’re sponsoring an event on June 13 with Democratic House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez and other Democratic legislators […]Continue reading
The Power of Presidential Primaries
Ann Heitland, First Vice-Chair, Coconino County Democratic Party Less than one year from today, voters in nine states will cast their ballots in one of the biggest single days of the 2020 Presidential primary season. Two weeks later — on St. Patrick’s Day — we in Arizona will cast our votes in the Arizona Presidential […]Continue reading
Thank you. Now, we move forward.
Thank you to the folks of Coconino County who came out to help our party move our City, our State, and our Nation in the direction of justice, fairness, and opportunity. To everyone who served as a precinct committee person or outreach volunteer or financial donor over the last 2 years and to everyone who […]Continue reading
How Many Signs Can I Have in My Front Yard? Can My HOA Stop Me from Having Signs?
We’re getting these questions. Let’s deal with the HOA statement first: They can’t do that. Arizona Revised Statutes 33-1808 (C) prohibits any HOA from preventing you from putting out a political sign in the last 71 days before an election — we’re well within that time now! (You do have to take it down three […]Continue reading
What Democrats Still Don’t Get About Winning Elections
Wonk Alert! An article published in the Washington Monthly bears the unfortunate title, “What Democrats Still Don’t Get About Winning Back the White Working Class.” Your editor, Ann Heitland, has modified that to the title you see above this post because the article is well worth reading for it’s broader point: The debate over moderate versus progressive policies is […]Continue reading
ICYMI: North Carolina’s gerrymandered map is unconstitutional; judges’ ruling may affect control of the House
Update September 1: While the district court had said it might consider implementing new districts this year, that’s unlikely, as the plaintiffs told the court in a Friday filing that doing so would be too disruptive. Original Report: A panel of three federal judges held Monday that North Carolina’s congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans over […]Continue reading