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Ray & Val Drysdale BURRITOS & CHAMPAGNE

Posted on: September 11th, 2017

October 27, 6 pm to 9 pm, 3011 S Arizona Ave, Yuma. This friendly, backyard celebration is an annual tradition—now rechristened with the names of the couple that have hosted it for over 20 years.  Fiesta apparel is encouraged. Tickets are $30 per person and include a burrito plate &–of course–champagne. Soft drinks and other beverages are also available. Social hour with live music from TRIO DEL SOL starts at 6 pm…dinner at approximately 7.  In election years, Democratic candidates are invited to attend and briefly address the group.  A beautiful night under the stars at the Drysdale home on the Yuma Golf & Country Club links. TICKETS: Dem HQ, 783-4673, Thursday-Saturday, 10-2 or burritos@yumademocrats.com

Dr. Geraldine Peten joins AZ House of Representatives

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – On August 25, Dr. Geraldine Peten, D-Goodyear (District 4), took the oath of office and will represent the people of Legislative District 4 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Her addition to the Legislature increases female representation at the Capitol to 40 percent, a historical high point for the state according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Peten’s seatmate, House Democratic Whip Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4), encouraged the celebration of this historical moment.

“I am honored to mark this occasion with Dr. Peten, and pleased to welcome a woman who has shown so much commitment to our community to the House of Representatives,” Fernandez said. “She is an asset to our team.”

Peten, a retired school superintendent and educational consultant who earned a doctorate in education, curriculum and instruction, said education policy will be her major focus at the Legislature.

“I am excited to work with this group of passionate, dedicated individuals who want to continue to make Arizona a better place to live, learn and raise a family,” Peten said. “I am also pleased to join Rep. Bolding in increasing the representation of African Americans at the Legislature. My background and experience will allow me to serve my district and the state well.”

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler (District 17), also welcomed Peten.

“I am happy to welcome Geraldine Peten to the Arizona House of Representatives, and I’m pleased to have the House back in full membership as session approaches,” Mesnard said.

House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27), looks forward to the insight Peten will bring to the policy-making process.

“Dr. Peten is a professional and an academic who will bring a unique perspective on the effects of education policy on our classrooms,” Rios said. “We are fortunate to have her joining us at the Capitol.”

CITY OF YUMA ELECTION – TUESDAY 8/29

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

Tomorrow is the Primary Election please do not forget to vote or turn in your early ballot. Polls open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM. There are three voting locations open tomorrow where you can vote or drop off your ballot. Vote for 2 — Karen Watts and Leslie McClendo. This will increase their chances of being elected tomorrow. Tell your friends and family to vote because city government matters!
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center – 300 S. 13th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
-Yuma Civic Center – 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365
-Community Christian Church – 6480 E. Highway 95, Yuma, AZ 85365

SUBSCRIBE TO THE YCDP NEWSLETTER

Posted on: August 25th, 2017

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You’re Invited: Sept. 14

Posted on: August 24th, 2017

Democrats and like-minded individuals are welcome to the monthly meeting of the YCDP Central Committee. The meeting is 7 pm to 8 pm and the office opens at 6 pm for coffee, iced tea and refreshments.

The Yuma County Democratic Party meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 290 S. 1st  Avenue #1, Yuma, AZ 85364.

DAY of ACTION – Yuma – 8/19

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

As a part of the state party’s 15-county organizing plan, we’re teaming up with candidates for local office this Saturday for a statewide Day of Action.

In several Arizona cities, elections for City Council and Mayor are on August 29th. We want to give them the support they need to win. We’re counting on volunteers like you to make it happen. 

It’s now more important than ever to make sure we elect the right people to every office.

Join us this Saturday from 10-2pm at our office, 290 S. 1st Avenue, #1, Yuma,  to make phone calls for city council candidates Karen Watts and Leslie McClendon. BRING YOUR PHONE.

Conact Xanthe Bullard for information.

Sign up and get more info here:http://my.democrats.org/page/event/detail/4vllr

August 8 TOWN HALL – Yuma

Posted on: July 26th, 2017

Sen. Lisa Otondo and Rep. Charlene Fernandez, both LD 4, host a legislative town hall….taking your questions and talking in detail about current action in the Arizona legislature. 5:30 pm to 7 pm at Yuma Heritage Library, 350 S. 3rd Avenue, Yuma.

Facebook event here.

 

Schapira-Watts-McClendon–THURSDAY

Posted on: July 12th, 2017

Join us as we meet-and-greet Karen Watts and Leslie McClendon 6:30pm at the Democratic Party office. Our monthly meeting begins at 7pm and Former state Rep. David Schapira and current candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction will be our guest speaker. He will talk about Save Our Schools and his plans to put Arizona schools back on track! Please attend it will be fun and informative with refreshments.

Local Leaders Address Healthcare Repeal

Posted on: July 6th, 2017

Local leaders in Yuma have called a press conference on Friday, July 7th at 10:30am at the Littlewood Fine Arts & Community Co-op in Yuma (1480 S 2nd Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364). It will offer the rural and border community of Yuma an opportunity to share the impact that health care repeal would have on their lives. Featured speakers include Amanda Aguirre – Former State Senator, President/CEO Regional Center for Border Health Inc.; State Representative Charlene Fernandez, Legislative District 4; Raquel Teran – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona; David Rogers – Executive Director, Sunset Community Health Center, Inc.

St. Sen. Steve Farley – Yuma, July 9

Posted on: July 1st, 2017

Sunday, July 9th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm. Littlewood Fine Art & Community Co-Op, 1480 S. 2nd Avenue, Yuma.

Please see complete information on the accompanying flyer.Farley Yuma 7.9-sml