Voter Education Ramp Up!

Elections Team
At the March 2 General Meeting of Prescott Indivisible, the Elections Team was unanimously voted as a permanent team.
Responsible for voter outreach, including voter registration, they are planning training sessions on how to register voters, including questions most frequently asked.  They plan on working with other organizations to register voters.   If you want to join this new, dynamic team, contact Joyce van Walsum (jvwresearcher@gmail.com) or Suellen Lemay (slemayus@gmail.com).
Peacekeepers Team
The Peacekeepers have a new leader, Gail Cook. If you wish to assist in the peacekeeping arena, please email Gail at  gacook@commspeed.net

RED ALERT! AZ Lawmakers Want to Cut Teacher Pay by $14 Million

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The Arizona Legislature is trying to fast track a permanent tax cut that will cost the state budget $120 million and another $14 million from Prop 301 revenues, a direct cut to teacher pay. The Senate is planning a vote on Monday for Senate Bill (SB) 1392, a permanent tax cut for digital goods and services. The House version of this bill (HB 2479) has already passed.

CALL NOW: Senator Karen Fann: (602) 926-5874; Find your Senator: azleg.gov; At a time when we are facing a severe teacher shortage crisis, we should be investing in public education, not cutting their salaries. Contact your senator today to stop SB1392!  If the Senate version passes, then it goes immediately to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk.  Be ready to write and call the governor. engage@az.gov / 602.542.4331

AND THERE’S MORE! 

Red Alert Issues!

The March PI Monthly Meeting – 3/2/18

Prescott Indivisible meets the first Friday of each month from 6- 7:30 PM  at Granite Peak Uniitarian Universalist Congregation (GPUU), 882 Sunset Ave, Prescott.  Click here for directions & a map.

Next Meeting- 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 @ GPUU

Meeting will be chaired by John Lutes, Treasurer and Rosemary Dixon, Steering Committee Member-at-Large

Meeting Agenda 2/2/18

  • 1. Greeting/Introductions
  • 2. Speakers –   Bill Mundell and Sandra Kennedy, candidates for the AZ Corporation Commission Haryaksha Gregor Knauer, Green Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Jo Craycraft, LD1 candidate for AZ Senate
  • 3. Treasurer’s Report
  • 4. Discussion and vote re New teamElection Team–   The Elections Team will be a permanent team. Responsibilities include voter outreach efforts through education and training, assist in county-wide voter registration and arrange for special presentations to raise awareness about issues effecting voters. They will assist in getting out the vote prior to elections.
  • 5. Information on “Evict Gosar” Rally on Wed., March 7, 5pm, Prescott Courthouse Square (Human Rights Team)
  • 6. Information and Update on March for Our Lives, March 24, noon-1p Prescott Courthouse Square (Communication and Events Team)
  • 7. Team Interaction Opportunityour teams need your support!!!!

     

    *  Election Team, lead by Lois Case, will present information re voter outreach efforts. Peacekeepers has a new leader, Suellen Lemay – find out what you can do to help her. Education Team has two new leaders – LaBeth Pondish and Julia Watson. Find out what the AZ legislature is doing and how to help!

    *  Human Rights Team, Jennifer Masse, Leader – find out about their efforts and special events
    If interest in joining a team, or finding out more about a team, here is your chance.

    *  Immigration Team, new leader, Maria-Elena Dunn, will talk about on-going efforts and future needs.

     *  Environmental Team, Karen Goldstein, discusses upcoming Earth Day, March for Climate Change, etc.

    *  Communication and Events Team – needs technology assistant, event planning (short term and long term needs)

AND NOTE: For general update on the activities of Prescott Indivisible, Upcoming Events, and important topics of the week, click on Prescott Indivisible Newsletter, February 26, 2018. You can subscribe here for weekly updates

ALSO: Check out all the events on the  Prescott Indivisible Calendar!

 

 

No more Massacre! March (2/19) at Courthouse Square – 1pm!!

In case you haven’t heard, there will be a march on Prescott Courthouse Square at 1:00 TOMORROW to promote reasonable gun laws, AND to put a dent, at least, in the terrible massacre of our children. We will meet at the corner of Montezuma and Gurley. We have a 2:00 meeting so will only march about a half hour but would love to have a crowd for this important issue. Bring a sign if you can—if not, come anyway!
-sent by Jan Lynne-

Voter Registration – Help educate new or inactive voters on the Democratic process!

Prescott College Student Activities Fair – 2/21 11am

Prescott Indivisible will sponsor a Voter Registration table to encourage students and others to participate in the Democratic process.

Anyone who can help with this event, please contact Joyce van Walsum at jvw.gtd@gmail.com. We will be coordinating with Planned Parenthood’s Community Action initiative, and will provide all materials.

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Crossroads Commons

(Get Directions)
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott AZ 86301

Voting is Essential!

PI Voter Registration Group!

The first meeting was very productive, with input from Planned Parenthood, and from OneArizona, a non-profit interested in increasing voter participation! We will work now to provide training and support for voter – groups interested in spreading the processes to improve constituent participation in the democratic process!

 

“Why I March”

Women of the Greater Prescott Area speak out. What motivates them to march? What changes do they hope to bring about through peaceful demonstration? See what they have to say, then join us for the 2018 WOMEN’S MARCH ON PRESCOTT, Saturday, January 20, noon-1:30, Courthouse Plaza.

Read on:  “Why I March”

Second Women’s March on Prescott is Jan. 20  The Daily Courier, January 13, 2018