Advocates for social justice organizations will assemble at the Capitol in Phoenix on the opening session of the legislature, Monday, January 8, 8:30 am to 10 am. https://www.facebook.com/events/537388449946360/
DEM HQ IS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The office at 190 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma, will be closed the weeks of December 18 and December 25. Dem HQ will reopen starting Thursday, January 4.
The staffers at Yuma County Democratic headquarters get a week off for the holiday. Local HQ will be closed November 23-25 and will be back to regular hours starting November 30.
Burritos & Champagne is a very enjoyable way to meet your candidates: Live music, dinner and brief addresses by Dem candidates (local & state)—in the backyard of Val & Ray Drysdale’s home with the green expanse of the CC Golf Course in the background. Tickets are only $30—firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, October 27, 6 pm to 9 pm, 3011 S. Arizona Avenue, Yuma. Support your local party in ALL its endeavors.
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 email@example.com
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.”
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