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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

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

Posted on: June 3rd, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Yuma County Democratic Party is Thursday, June 8, from 7 pm to 8 pm. This meeting is not high-minded, complicated strategy funded by million dollar PAC’s; it’s nuts-and-bolts community activity fueled by the time and effort of ordinary people.

Your time and effort are urgently needed. Lawmakers in Phoenix and Washington DC are undoing the progress of the last sixty years.

There are tens of thousands of registered Democrats in Yuma County. About 20 attended last month’s meeting. Those of us there wonder what the rest of you are waiting for.

Thursday, June 8, we’ll open the office early at 6 PM for free coffee, soda, ice tea and other refreshments. Please come…..290 S. First Avenue, Suite 1, Yuma.

GRIJALVA in Yuma – JUNE 1

Posted on: May 26th, 2017

Grijalva-June2017

HEY DEMOCRAT–Attend the CC meeting

Posted on: May 5th, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 7 pm to 8 pm, 290 S. 1st Avenue, Suite 1, Yuma.  What happens at a Central Committee meeting of Yuma County Democratic Party?

Usually, Martin Porchas chairs the meeting and he’s been ruthlessly efficient about completing it in one hour.  There’s some dry business stuff–sharing reports, state meeting attendance, voting to accept yada yada–but maybe the best part is being in a room with excited and energized Democrats. They’re not just TALKING about the sad state of affairs, they’re WORKING to change it.  Democratic candidates are there, your friends from Yuma County Indivisible and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona…

We’re informal. We laugh. We’re definitely friendly folks. Wear shorts and a T….we do.

There’s always more to do than there are people to do it. What are you waiting for?

 

WHOA–you missed Spring Fling?

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Yuma Democrats held their annual Spring Salute on Friday, April 28….a pleasant & successful evening at Gowan Patio. About 100 people attended to enjoy a cocktail hour and then a delicious meal catered by Bob Nidifer. The DeDecker duo entertained with songs from the 70’s-and 80’s and helped to remind us of the decades when we all knew changes needed be made, much like our political situation now.

V. Chair Thelma Lundy opened the evening with a welcome to guests and introduced elected officials past & present in attendance, including Supervisor Lynn Pancrazi, Yuma County Treasurer Angela Moreno, Hon. Maria Elena Cruz, AZ, State Senator Lisa Otondo, Judge Tom Thode, and Judge Jeffries.

Guest speaker State Senator Katie Hobbs talked about the problems our state schools are facing and the need to reimburse public schools for the monies taken by the state. She spoke of her campaign for Arizona Secretary of State, saying while many people run for Secretary of State as a jumping off spot to the governor’s office, she will run the office as it was meant to be run, efficiently encouraging government transparency, regulating elections and campaign finance.

Door prizes were awarded and the annual appreciation certificates were awarded. The honorees were Lenore Stuart, Gail Beeler, Colby Girard and Judge Maria Cruz. The 50/50 raffle winner was announced.

YCDP V. Chair Dante Mitchell closed the evening with a talk about the need for all of us to become activists in order to make our democracy strong and good.

THANK YOU to the staffers who helped—Thelma Lundy, Dante Mitchell, Lenore Stuart, Xanthe Bullard, Cindy Kypros, Beverly Frame, Karen Watts, Jeanne Glover, Jason Bradley & Mark Newton. Say THANK YOU to the 2017 Spring Fling director MARY BARKLEY at spring@yumademocrats.com.

RISE UP 5K RUN in Yuma July 1

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

Yuma is a part of the nationwide Rise Up 5K in 306 U.S. cities on July 1, 2017.  The goal is to continue the momentum of the Women’s March while raising money for civil liberty charities.  They’re on pace now to have tens of thousands of participants. 100% of the net proceeds are going to the nine benefiting charities.  To learn more or to register today, visit http://riseup5k.org.  Rise Up, Run, and Be Heard!

TWISTED TYCOON BUYS TRUMP

Posted on: April 12th, 2017

The New Yorker: The Reclusive Hedge Fund Manager behind the Trump presidency

APS COMMENT SESSION – YUMA

Posted on: April 7th, 2017

APS Customers: Two More Public Comment Opportunities

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has one more public comment session for the Arizona Public Service (APS) rate case. If you are an APS customer, we strongly encourage you to attend and to provide oral comments! It is vital for the ACC to hear from the people who will be affected by the outcome of its decision.

APS Rate Case Public Comment Session

Monday, April 10
6 p.m.
The Historic Yuma Theatre
254 S. Main Street, Yuma (map)


The proposed settlement agreement would increase the monthly service charge for most APS customers by 87.5%, a big and unjustified increase that would discourage energy efficiency. Please ask the ACC to modify this rate and to better adapt enrollment in time-of-use rates, so customers can choose what best fits their schedules.

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We also encourage you to sign on to a letter to the ACC on this important matter.