DWPA News – October 9, 2020

Do you feel that you will be volunteering as much as possible for a campaign? I sure hope so, because there is still a lot of phone calling and texting to do.
If you haven’t yet stepped up, here are the contacts for the various campaigns:
Amy Hurst, Phone Banking for John Lutes (YC Board of Supervisors, District 1)  msamyjhurst@gmail.com  Donate HERE. Listen to John’s radio spot, The Grouch vs. the Justice Center. John’s 9 year old granddaughter is the first voice on the spot.
      Matt Werner, Volunteer Coordinator for Donna Michaels (YC Board of Supervisors, District 3) ematt5@icloud.com
.  – Donate HERE.
      Kelsey Wilkes, Volunteer Coordinator for Judy Stahl  (AZ House, LD1) –  kelsey@judystahl.com  DonateHERE. Check out her upcoming events.
      Derrick Honeyman – derrick.honeyman@2020Victory.com or Nicola Phillips – nicola.phillips@2020Victory.com for Mission Arizona that includes Biden/Harris, Mark Kelly and other state candidates, including the AZ Corp. Commission candidates.
      Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, the 2020 Solar Team (AZ Coporation Commission Candidates) – spread the word how important it is to elect the team. Watch this
short video so you can explain to others why this is critical. 
      Delina DiSanto asks you to amplify her messages when you see them on Facebook and twitter. Donate

Please continue to support Judy Stahl’s campaign and let’s nail down a seat in the AZ House. Here is a suggestion from one of our Board Members:
I have given to campaigns in other states, where it is critical.  I did message friends who are out of state who do the same, forwarded them Judy’s polling information and asked if they were able to give even a small amount like $5 or $10 dollars.  I explained that this race helps us flip the AZ legislature blue and that with two seats open, Judy has an excellent chance of being elected.  If anyone is comfortable sending this to activist friends not in LD1 or AZ via their personal email, it will help Judy get donations through Act Blue. (If you are comfortable with cutting and pasting, here is the link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/judy-for-arizona-1)

If you have not stepped up and helped out, or if you can use a boost – watch this podcast by our member Rosemary Dixon and friend, Ren Manning. How to Get Off the Couch through RocketFeather.

Info re In-person Voting at the County Office Bldg., Fair St., Prescott – On the 8th and 9th, lines were substantial, moved along quickly; process took under 30 min.  Some people have to go in person and others prefer to.  Note: if you vote in person and opt to use the touch screen, at the end of the selection screens, if you only voted for ONE candidate (Judy Stahl) and are advised to vote for two–DO NOT DO IT, follow the screen prompt to accept your selection.  I expect this warning will also occur if you vote TWO PUSD Board members, instead of three (Cannizzaro and Fraher) and in PV, Town Coucil David Dohm ONLY.

As we move forward, if there is voting information you want to share with our members, please send to dwpa@dwpaaz.org.  New Official Drop Boxes are included on the image at the bottom of this newsletter.

DWPA Events Coming up! Hint for Zoom meetings – copy and paste the meeting info – link and passcode directly into your online calendar.  Set your alert for 5-15 min. prior and you’ll have this info handy when signing into zoom..  

Tues. Oct. 13, 5:00pm.  Your Voice/Your Vote–a special AFDW Presentation. (if you are a DWPA Member, you are also a AFDW member)  From Carol Comito, AFDW President:
We are in the fight of our life to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.  As a strong women’s organization we have the power to be sure we support our NFDW sisters in their fight to be elected to defend our democracy. Being in the Western Region and working closely with my friend Pam Cordova, our Regional Director (https://www.pamcordovaforsenate.com/), I would like to ask for your support to get Pam elected to the New Mexico Senate.RSVP HERE. Toni Denis recommends attending to hear Pat Spearman, the key-note speaker. She was instrumental in getting the ERA passed in Nevada and is dynamic. DWPA represents 80% of the AFDW membership, so please support if possible.

.Wed. Oct. 14 at 4pm  Drink Liberally – our last zoom before the Election – Join our casual get together, decompress and find out what others are doing. Vivian Perry, YCDP Election Coordinator, will be on hand to answer questions about poll watchers, poll workers and what has been done to make sure the polls are monitored and safe. Our candidates have been invited to show up and give an update, but no promises.
Zoom Meeting ID: 810 9395 2179   Passcode: 986718
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Wed. Oct. 28 at 1pm our Monthly Meeting via Zoom –  Take a short break from your texting and calling efforts and join us. October is National Domestic ViolenceAwarenessMonth, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. 
We will have a guest from Stepping Stones in Prescott Valley discuss domestic violence and what the quad-cities offers victims and their families. Carmen Frederic, Prescott Area Shelter Services, will bring us up to date on their services. 

You can purchase your 50/50 Opportunity Drawing tickets here. The winner will share 50% of the proceeds with the DWPA Scholarship Fund..
Meeting ID: 828 7553 5465   Passcode: 398884
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2021Membershipsfor DWPA available now!  Renew by 12/31 and you will be put in a drawing for four free Opportunity Drawing Tickets. We will be having our meetings, events and annual fundraiser via Zoom for the foreseeable future–at least until a proven vaccine is out there. Anyone have a crystal ball? Encourage your friends to join us!    

Other Events from our Friends

Mon. Oct 12, 1-3p  Climate Change: What’s Gender Got to Do With It? How Women Will Lead Us to a More Sustainable Future. Dr. Frances Julia Riemer will explore and discuss the many issues of social justice and gender inequity in a changing climate. She is Professor of Educational Foundations and Associate Faculty, former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Northern Arizona University.  Sponsored by the No. Az. Climate Change AllianceMonday, October 12th @ 1pm  Online zoom presentation – Register Here:   For future events, videos of past presentations, go to https://www.nazcca.org/ 

Fri. Oct. 16, 10:30-noon  League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley/OLLI Yavapai College – a talk by nationally-known author David Daley as he discusses how “Saving Democracy is Everyone’s Fight.”  Open to everyone. To register for the event and receive the Zoom link, please contact lwvgvv@gmail.com.

Fri. Oct. 16, noon-3p  Food Choices & Climate Change: Diets That Make a Difference  Dr. Jolene Bowers is a public health scientist with a PhD in molecular biology, specializing in the impact we have on our environment and influences our environment has on us, as we are all in a “One Health” ecosystem. In her research, she has discovered that switching to a whole food, plant-based diet is a powerful way to help curb most, if not all, of our major public health threats, including our current climate crisis. Sponsored by NAZCCA. Register here.

Sat. Oct. 18, 4pm Judy Stahl & Experts – Education Town Hall   Register | Submit Questions

Wed. Oct. 21, 2pm Judy Stahl & Experts – Healthcare Town Hall   Register | Submit Questions

Thurs. Oct. 29, 5:30pm – Move to Amend special presentation: Corporate Rule vs. We The People:  How our courts have paved the road for Private Prisons, and What We Can Do Now. Milly Harmon, Outreach Coordinator, will speak about the scandal of private prisons and the legal system that makes them possible. Discussion will follow. ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89375224305. Contact naz@movetoamend.org to have a Zoom link sent to your email.