REMINDER: WOMAN’S MARCH SATURDAY, JANUARY 20!

Women's March Prescott logoWhen: Saturday, January 20th, Noon – 1:30 pm

Where: Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Come all, rain or shine!

 

The Woman’s March is focused on encouraging women to register and vote, to make a difference in the elections of 2018.  Women have been protesting, marching, organizing and building power,  advocating legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. More women than ever before are running for public office.  The march is peaceful with signs to be focused on these issues.

For more information, contact womensmarchprescott@gmail.com, Jennifer Masse at jmanrm@yahoo.com or Maria Lynam, maria488@icloud.com.

This just in! Prescott, AZ, January 16, 2018– Thumb Butte Distillery, in Prescott, is honoring the January 20th Women’s March.  We will be closed on Saturday the 20th until 2 PM so that our employees can attend the march.  Dana Murdock, owner, states, “This is important to our staff, our city and our country.  Saturday is a busy day at the distillery, but we believe in community involvement”.

Ms. Murdock hopes that other local employers will allow their employees time to participate in this important event.  All people attending the event are invited to continue the discussion after the march, at Thumb Butte Distillery, for our  always delicious craft cocktails, and free hors d’oeuvres.

AND: JOIN THE FLASHMOB AT THE WOMEN’S MARCH The cast from the Vagina Monologues, Prescott, will be working with the Women’s March on Prescott committee to insure that the 20th will be memorable. In addition to performing their “One Billion Rising” routine, Vagina Monologues is offering you the opportunity to participate in a flashmob.

To learn the dance and song, Heidi Hampton, the director, has set up a practice session at The Hanger, on the Embry Riddle Campus Jan. 18th (Thur), from 5 – 9 pm. Arrive anytime and Heidi will include you in her instruction.

Directions to “The Hangar” on the Embry-Riddle Campus

Enter the University through the north entrance, which is off Willow Creek Road. The road will take you directly to several large parking lots BEHIND the Hangar, and a short walk will get you in the back doors!  Follow the signs to the bookstore/Student Union. “The Hangar” is also known as the Jack R. Hunt Student Union/WOW Cafe

Announcing the Candidacy of David Brill

Brill for Congress

David Brill and his wife, Abby, have been members of Prescott Indivisible since its inception. Abby is a member of the Human Rights team and David is a member of the Communication and Events team.

David announced that he is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressional District 4 at the Yavapai Democratic Party Monthly Meeting on Thursday, January 11.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY to collect petition signatures at both the Martin Luther King Walk on Mon. Jan. 15 from 9-11am and the Women’s March on Prescott, Sat., Jan. 20 from 11am-1:30pm.

ALSO NEEDED- Volunteers to help collect signatures beyond these dates
Volunteers to assist with his campaign in a number of other areas

Petitions can be signed online at the Arizona Secretary of State’s website: https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx

IMMEDIATE CONTACT: Abby Brill, 518-935-3806 or email abbrill@gmail.com
WEBSITE www.brillforcongress.com

This is an important opportunity to assist with a national campaign that is bound to be contentious considering Gosar’s ‘Freedom Caucus’ views and his unwillingness to listen to his constituents. Congressional District 4 ranges from Old Canyon City to the south, Yuma in the southwest and Lake Havasu in the west, the Arizona state border on the north, Anthem in the south. It was drawn in 2010 and contains portions of the old 1st, 2nd and 5th districts. It is 95.5% rural and has a population of approx. 750,000.

Express Your Opinion! RTS/Request to Speak Training in February

11 a.m., Saturday, February 3rd, 2nd Floor Computer Lab, Prescott Valley Public Library. Preregister by January 26.

Would you like to have a way to express your opinion to your Arizona elected officials in 2018 and beyond?  Then register for Prescott Indivisible’s training in RTS/Request To Speak.  RTS enables any citizen to comment on pending legislation. By signing up in advance, your email address can be input by proxy at the kiosk at the Capitol in Phoenix.  Then a brief training is necessary to familiarize yourself with the system before you can share your opinions on the issues with your representatives/senators. 

PI is offering training in RTS/Request To Speak.  To register for the PowerPoint presentation in the Prescott Valley Public Library computer lab, register for the session on Saturday, February 3rd, which starts at 11 a.m.  

Because the session has limited seating, YOU MUST PREREGISTER by emailing Julia Watson, empowermentaz2016@gmail.com.

Registration for the session in Prescott Valley on February 3rd is due no later than Friday, January 26th.

The 1pm., Saturday January 13th, Prescott Public Library RTS session has been CANCELED

Education Team Needs You

Prescott Indivisible’s Education team is in need of members, especially for the spring legislative term.  We are hoping to be involved in carpool trips to Phoenix to lobby our District 1 legislators on school funding, vouchers, and other education issues, and to be involved in committee hearings and monitoring business sessions at the legislature, both house and senate.  But we need active members who can do these things.  We also need a co-leader for the team since I will be staying in Phoenix approximately 5 days a week until May.  If you can step up, email me at lkally310@gmail.com

Peacekeeper Meeting to Prepare for the Women’s March

There will be a meeting of all Peacekeepers who will be attending the Women’s March as Peacekeepers on January 10, 5-6:30 pm. We will go over the purpose of the PKs, what you can, can’t and shouldn’t do, simple methods for de-escalating verbal confrontations, when it is appropriate to call the non-emergency Prescott PD number and when to call 911 and review of a draft script to follow regarding directions for all March participants and answers to likely questions.

New people interested in becoming a PK, please be at this meeting. Old PKs should also attend to get updated on information I obtained from Prescott PD.

As of Dec. 28, there are only six people who have indicated they will be at the March as Peacekeepers.  That is not nearly enough! Please contact Lois Case at lois.case@att.net and let us know if you will be able to help out at this March. There were 1,200 people at last years Women’s March. There is a chance there may be more this year. We really need as many of you as possible.

Join the Human Rights Tean!

All are welcome to join this enthusiastic PI team!

There are so many important issues right now. They impact the Human Rights of us all. DACA, LGBTQ rights, Children’s Healthcare (CHIP), ACA under attack in the current tax bill, unfit and biased nominees to the federal courts…..

Find one that speaks to you and call, call, call!  5calls.org will list all the issues to RESIST and provides great scripts if you need some inspiration.

For more information, contact Team Captain Jennifer Masse jmanrm@yahoo.com.

Next Human Rights Team of Prescott Indivisible Meeting: 5:30 pm, Monday, February 12, Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Faith Development building,  882 Sunset Ave, Prescott.  It is the yellow building on the left.