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Yavapai Co. Democratic Party monthly meeting,
Thurs. Nov. 12 6:30-8:30pm 
Climate Change Policy Possibilities in Arizona – 2021
Guest speakers
Charlene Fernandez –  Democratic Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives
Bill Mundell – Former AZ House Representatives. 
Gary Beverly – Chair of the Yavapai Group of the Sierra Club Join Meeting on Zoom Here!
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DWPA Monthly Meeting
Wed. Nov. 18, 1-2:30pm
Our featured speakers are Rosemary Dixon and Jackie deSa of the Anti-Racism Education in Action Team, Prescott and Courtney Osterfelt, Director of the Launchpad. The Launchpad gives teens a place to congregate, physically and virtually, and offers them guidance for their future. Ms. Osterfelt recently organized the Better Together Teen Summit that will take place on Nov. 23. DWPA has sponsored this event along with other community organizations. To find out more about the program and the opportunity to donate, click on the link above.
To purchase your 50/50 Opportunity Drawing tickets, click Here . This month the winner will split the ‘take’ with the DWPA Scholarship Fund.
You can also renew your 2021 DWPA Membership Here. Renew by 12/31 and receive four free opportunity drawing tickets in January. You will be let into the meeting from a Zoom Waiting Room. Join the meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5047098428 Meeting ID: 504 709 8428
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A special thank you to all our Democratic candidates, but especially to: Delina DiSanto, Judy Stahl, John Lutes, Donna Michaels and David Dohm for bringing integrity and transparency to the voters. We thank them for their willingness to step forward to represent us, share their views and challenge the status quo.

Congratulations to Donna Michaels on a hard fought win! We look forward to her leadership on the YC Board of Supervisors. Toni Denis, former Chair and current Board Member of DWPA is the President-Elect of the AFDW (Arizona Federation of Democratic Women). The election will take place at the AZDP Women’s Caucus on Sat., Jan. 18 (it will be a virtual gathering).  More details will be forthcoming, but please mark you calendars. We should have a large representation of our membership present to elect and support her. 

I’m keeping tabs on the AZ election count for president – Biden remains in the lead by 12,803 with 40.565 votes left to be counted.  There have not been any updates today because it is a federal holiday.

Did you miss the significance of Kamala Harris’ white pant suit when she gave the victory speech and introduction to
President-Elect Joe Biden on Sat. evening?

Her white pants suit was a nod to the struggle to break the final glass ceiling, stretching from the suffragists through Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and the women of Congress. A garment in a color meant, as an early mission statement for the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage published in 1913 read, to symbolize “the quality of our purpose.” Latterly redolent with frustration; now, finally, transformed into a beacon of achievement.  The pussy-bow blouse: the quintessential working woman’s uniform in the years when they began to flood into the professional sphere; the female version of the tie; the power accessory of Margaret Thatcher, the first female British prime minister. And then, suddenly, a potentially subversive double entendre in the hands of Melania Trump, who wore a pussy-bow blouse after her husband’s “grab ’em by the pussy” scandal…
The point was not who made the clothes; it wasn’t about marketing a brand (though, on the subject of “building back better,” the suit was by Carolina Herrera, an American business). The point was that to wear those clothes — to make those choices — on a night when the world was watching, in a moment that would be frozen for all time, was not fashion. It was politics. It was for posterity. (NYTimes by Vanessa Friedman

Re Georgia’s Senatorial Race – Georgia has 2 undecided senate races because none of the candidates received a majority of the vote. The Democratic candidates are Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. If they both win, Democrats will have fifty senators (No more Republican majority!) and Kamala Harris (as the new VP) will decide tie votes in the Senate. You can sign up directly with the campaigns if you want to help.Jon Ossoff;  his Mobilize link. Rev. Raphael Warnock volunteer.
Both candidates are taking donations on their campaign sites. If you miss writing postcards, go to gapostcard.org and sign up.  Fill in their form and they will contact you.
    
We honor and thank those who served in the military–both at home and abroad and the families who supported them. Veterans Day should be celebrated every day; without our military, our security is at risk.  I’m sharing some ‘feel good’ info that has nothing to do with politics. If you are a rock and roll fan, or listened to it by virtue of having a teen totally immersed in it, check out this article from the NYT, “A Rock Bond Celebrates Joyful Noise“. Documenting the new friendship between Dave Grohl (51, of the Foo Fighters) and Nandi Bushell (10, drummer from Great Britain), the article has links to their “epic” drum battle. I found the poise and honesty of Nandi refreshing–here is their introductory meeting. You can also listen to her original song  – Rock n Roll Will Help Me Change the World here!

Look for the roll out of the DWPA Silent Auction that will take place Nov. 27 – Dec. 8 via 32auctions. We have a great deal to offer you and again look forward to your generosity that will make the continued expansion of our scholarship program a reality in 2021. Among the items that will be offered: a meal for four by Chef Molly Beverly (your choice of entrees); a gold leaf class for four by Maria Lynam at the Tis Annex (date/time TBD); a 5-piece sake set by Abby Brill, hand-woven pillow by Linda Schoenmaker and a “Blue Wave Basket” by Wendy Eckberg and her mother, that includes a crocheted afghan, crocheted hat and scarf and a handmade bear with a crocheted blue tie (adorable)!. More items will be mentioned in upcoming newsletters.

Keep blooming where you are planted (ie, stay home). Mask up! Social distance and keep those alcohol wipes handy. Covid stats are rising – Yavapai County reported 340 cases in ten days.

I look forward to seeing you next week!

Maria (Lynam)
Chair

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