Prescott Indivisible – Calls for Action!
July 18, 2021
                                                Attend and Give Testimony at the
                           IRC Public Hearing on Tues., July 27 5-7pm
We are asking you to take ACTION! The fight against gerrymandering is coming to Yavapai County! The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is holding its local public hearing on Tuesday, July 27 from 5-7pm, and they need to hear from you!  You can participate by testifying or being present.  Here are the details.Inour county the hearingwill be held in Prescott at Yavapai College, Community Meeting Room, Building 19, Room 147, 1110 E. Sheldon St (No social distancing in seating so bring a mask if appropriate) and in two satellite locations: Sedona, Yavapai College campus4215 Arts Village Dr., and Congress,at the Elementary School, 26400 S. Tenderfoot Hill Rd.  We urge you to be present at these.  Arrive early–doors are to open at 4.  Let us know you’re coming bysigning up on Mobilize.This will be the first in a series of IRC hearings across the state. On the 27th, those who testify will inform the Commissioners about our Communities of Interest.  Your community of interest is your community – it can be a neighborhood, network or group of people who have common interests who would benefit from being grouped into a single district. You can refer to the Common Cause Community Testimony handout for suggestions. Read a comprehensive overview of the IRC and the Redistricting effort by the Arizona Center for Public Integrity.

This is our once-in-a-decade opportunity to make a major impact in the fight for fair elections. Fair elections cannot happen without fair congressional and legislative maps. We must keep gerrymandering OUT of Arizona! Remember, we need your support on Tues. July 27, 5-7pm. If you don’t want to give testimony, please show up!If you have questions, please contact Maria-Elena Dunn (med4others@gmail.com) or Maria Lynam 928-533-1618/maria488@icloud.com.

Attend a COMMUNITY OF INTEREST WORKSHOP with Indivisible’s Redistricting Team, Sunday, July 18, 5-6 pm (other dates available)  Register HERE

Rural Engagement of Arizona is providing a presentation about giving testimony on July 20. Sign up HERE.                                                                                        Help Out! – Stop Voter Suppression – Save Our Schools!!
Saturday, July 24th 

 11am-3pm – Yavapai Co. Democratic Headquarters, 1555 Iron Springs Rd., Prescott 
11am-3pm – GPUUC (Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation), 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.
11am-3pm – Cottonwood Petition Hub (Mike Cosentino, 1130 South Eighth St.)
   9am – 11am  Camp Verde Public Library – 130 Black Ridge Loop Rd.
10:30-1:30pm – Mayer/Dewey/Cordes Lakes (Home of Vivian Perry, Mayer) C
Contact Vivian for directions, vivianperry45@msn.com   928-830-9165 
11am-3pm – Democrats of the Red Rocks Headquarters
105 Roadrunner Dr., Suite 2A, Sedona                                    Contact Diane McQueen, mcq4356@gmail.com, 928-699-4308 to assist.     COVID Surges Again in Yavapai County
 COVID Stats –  Please share this information from this article dated 7/16/21, dailyCourier:

Arizona Department of Health updated the community transmission dashboard on Thursday indicating the increase in transmission in Yavapai County from July 4 to July 10. The county is now seeing about 77 cases per 100,000 — an increase from 45 the week prior, and an 8.2% positivity rate compared with 4.7 the week prior. The CDC COVID Data Tracker indicates 39.2% of Yavapai County residents age 12 and older are fully vaccinated. https://www.dcourier.com/news/2021/jul/16/yavapai-county-substantial-transmission-category-c/Parents should be aware of their community’s rate of transmission of COVID-19, as the school year is about to begin. Navigating kids and COVID is complicated. Your child’s risk goes up depending on the community you live in or go to school in. If your community has a low vaccination rate and high infection rate, there’s a greater risk your child will get sick. It is important to consider the amount of time you and your children could be out of work/school due to having to isolate if exposed to the virus. If a parent should become infected with COVID, and the family is exposed, children will mostly likely have to be out of school for 17 days — and 7 to 10 days if they are exposed at school. That means not going to class at school, not playing sports or going to the movies, and not seeing friends.The easiest way to protect everyone in your family is to encourage the adults to get vaccinated and to ensure their tweens and teens are fully vaccinated before school begins. Now that students as young as 12 can get a coronavirus vaccine, doctors say parents should get their children vaccinated before they go back to school. For students to be fully vaccinated before school starts, they only have until about mid-July to get their first shot. In Yavapai County, the Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 12 years and older at CVS, the Little Clinic at Fry’s, Safeway and other pharmacies — go to www.vaccine.gov to find the one most convenient for your family.Back-to-school immunizationsYCCHS will offer appointments for back-to-school vaccinations for the upcoming school year in all three locations — Prescott Valley Fridays; Aug. 6, 13 and 20; Prescott Tuesday, Aug. 10, and Thursdays Aug. 19 and 26, and in Cottonwood on Tuesdays Aug.17, 24 and 31. Call 928-771-3321 to make an appointment.• COVID-19 Information en Español: https://www.azdhs.gov/COVID19/es/index.php• CDC COVID Data Trackerhttps://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccination-equity
Thanks to Ordell Nelson for bringing this article to our attention. UPDATE FROM THE STATEWIDE INDIVISIBLE FEDERAL TEAM.

Thanks to Kathleen O’Halleran for being our representative on this team.

The Federal Team has a meeting scheduled with Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s staff on August 2. They are currently working to schedule a follow-up meeting with Senator Mark Kelly’s staff.

Last week, the Federal Team participated in a meeting with members of Indivisible in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia. All of these states have moderate Republican Senators who are members of the G20 – a group of Democrat and Republican Senators working together to pass bipatisan legislation. Senators Sinema and Kelly are members of the G20. Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible, led the discussion and stressed the importance of passing the For The People Act (S.1) prior to the August recess. The Indivisible members were asked to call their Republican Senators and urge them to partner with Senator Sinema to help get it done. Stay tuned.

Keep calling Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and ask they pass S.1 and eliminate the filibuster.The more sustained pressure we can build, the more senators will realize we demand real action. So keep calling every single day, and send the link to your friends too. (Contact info below).
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
SENATOR MARK KELLY
Hart Senate Office Bldg., Suite 516, Washington, DC 20510     202-224-2235
https://www.kelly.senate.gov/
Prescott Office – 107 N. Cortez, Prescott 86301                       928-420-7732

SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510     202-224-4521
https://www.sinema.senate.gov/
Phoenix Office – 3333 E. Camelback Rd., Ste 200
   Phoenix, AZ  85018                                                          602-598-7372 

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GOSAR
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515                           202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118             480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301                    928-445-1683
http://paulgosar.house.gov/contact/

Arizona
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007      602.542.4331
http://azgovernor.gov/governor/form/contact-governor-ducey

Legislature     http://www.azleg.gov/
Senator Karen Fann          kfann@azleg.gov                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Judy Burges              jburges@azleg.gov              602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen         qnguyen@azleg.gov           (602) 926-3258
 
Prescott
MAYOR GREG MENGARELLI
201 S. Cortez  St. Prescott  928.777.1248  Start a discussion on: TWITTER @IndivisPrescott
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