Mary McCord Robinson and J'aime Morgaine are proud to announce their endorsement by Teamsters Local 104, headquaurtered in Phoenix. They have earned the right to display the Teamsters union logo in their campaign. Congratulations to you both!
From the Chair. . .
Hello to all of our fellow members of the Democratic Party in Mohave County. As the new Chair for Mohave County, I would like to encourage everyone to put our maximum effort into this election cycle. We don?t just need you, but also your friends and family in this historic election that we have in front of us. MCDCC can offer training and assistance with any and all of your questions and concerns. I am excited for the chance we all have together to make a difference.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated because everyone can contribute in one way or another. We will need volunteers to assist Allen Tempert, Mohave County Elections Director, in the hand counting of the general election ballots on November 14th, 2018. Please let your district chairs know if you'd like to participate.
Friday, September 21, 2018 is International Peace Day and will be held in Locomotive Park in Kingman at 10:00 am. The Executive Committee has voted to support this event. Please show up to show support and represent Mohave County Democrats. Note: I will not be able to be there because I must attend the September Arizona Democratic Party meeting in Nogales. As the Chair I want to hear all of your thoughts and ideas so that I can let the state know what is on our minds.
In closing I want to say keep your heads up because good things are coming and we can do this! Thank you for all the work we have done together and will continue do together.
Stand and Speak
From Our Platform
We will appoint judges who defend the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, and will protect a woman's right to safe and legal abortion, curb billionaires' influence over elections because they understand that Citizens United has fundamentally damaged our democracy, and believe the Constitution protects not only the powerful, but also the disadvantaged and powerless.
Democrats understand responsible fiscal stewardship is key to American democracy and to the country's long-term economic prosperity. We believe that by making those at the top and the largest corporations pay their fair share we can pay for ambitious progressive investments that create good-paying jobs and offer security to working families without adding to the debt. This stands in contrast to Donald Trump, whose plans could add more than $30 trillion to the debt and who casually suggests defaulting on America's debt, ending more than 200 years in which the full faith and credit of the United States has been sacrosanct.
Democrats believe that, in general, the most effective way to identify problems facing our country and develop good solutions is by enacting evidence-based public policy. We recognize the value of data in allowing us to count and carefully consider the needs of different communities. That is why we will preserve and enhance the integrity and accuracy of the census and the American Community Survey (ACS). We will equip the Census Bureau with the resources needed to prepare for and conduct a cost effective, complete and accurate census, as well as improve counting segments of the population that are historically and persistently undercounted, specifically communities of color, immigrants, LGBT people, young children, those with disabilities, and rural and low-income populations. We will also maintain the legal requirement for the public to participate and be counted.
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"Don't miss another election! Sign up to be on the Permanent Early Voting List & receive an early ballot for every election you are qualified to vote in! You can vote in the comfort & convenience of your own home—no traveling to your polling location or waiting in line!" — Mohave County Voter Registration
We Have a Winner
The Arizona Clean Elections Commission sponsors candidate debates in the leadup to the General Election. Statewide candidate debates will be broadcast on KAET, Channel 8. Legislative district debates will be held in each respective district. For a complete list of dates, times, and locations visit the commission's website: Debate Schedule
Kicking off the 2018 Coordinated Campaign. Felecia Rotellini, Chair of the Arizona Democratic party, joined a fired up crowd of volunteers to launch a winning Get Out The Vote workshop. Pictured here Felecia consults with Kelly Lindsey, Chair of the Mohave County Democrats.
Felecia lends her support to J'aime Morgaine, candidate for State Senate, and Mary McCord Robinson, candidate for State Representative. Both are seeking election in Legislative District 5.
One Shot Voting
It's a strategy for maximizing your vote in races where there are three candidates. Mary McCord Robinson will be running against two republicans. The ballot says you may vote for two candidates. Here's how one shot voting works:
When there are three choices, the top two vote getters get elected. If for some reason you vote for Mary and also one of the republicans, you will increase the chance that one of the republicans can win second place. So, vote only for Mary. You are not obligated to vote for two. One Shot Voting for Mary can give her an edge in the vote count.
Brush up your General Election plans:
Last day to register to vote.
Last day to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting
Permanent Early Voting ballots go out in the mail.
Early voting begins at three locations
Kingman: Kathryn Heidenreich Center
Bullhead City: Bullhead City Library
Lake Havasu City: Lake Havasu City Library
□ Visit the candidates' websites and facebook pages. Click on Slate in the menu at the top of this page to see the links.
□ When your sample ballot comes in the mail, make your choices ahead of time so there are no surprises at the last minute.
□ Encourage friends and members of your family to vote.
□ Consider voting straight ticket to reduce the republican vote.
□ Mark your ballots correctly.
□ Watch the countdown clock on this page.
□ Use the One Shot Voting strategy when it will improve Democratic candidates' chances of winning.
Ode to the New Welfare State
GOP: The Talk
Father, am I to work my life away?
Oh no you privileged son of mine,
You're born rich above the fray,
To live the life of wealth so fine.
We're on the dole for fat cats now,
We pay our tiny taxes for a show
As workers feed the rich man's cow
And give their all to fund our tax cut dough.
Ours is all the wealth of this great Nation
'Cause Congress, our ally, is really us.
We live on unearned income and donations
From lobbyists and leave them just a crust.
We're righteous rulers by Kochs and Dow
Whose money buys everything, even men
Who do our bidding by sweaty brow
And follow the falsehoods that we send.
So don't you worry golden child
The workers won't rise up to overthrow
Though they are many, and many wild
We'll just use God and fear to keep them low.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
What a great event the Lincoln-Obama dinner was last Saturday night in Lake Havasu. We had ticket sales for 101 people, the food was great as were the servers and cook. The room was awesome and the Gateway Band was wonderful.
A great big out-of-this-world thank you to the MCDCC events committee: Danny, Ginny, Deni and Marianne, and to the officers and people of the Lake Havasu Democratic Association; and to our speakers, Carol Comito and Dr. David Brill. Another thank you to the District for the raffle prizes — what a wonderful, awesome job by all!
And then there was the band, "Gateway Band" — weren't they just wonderful? I, personally, loved the "special" song they did for us. We are going to try to book them for our annual picnic!
As soon as Danny Baker finalizes the event's records, we will report the results to you.
From my heart and from my heart full of pride in you all, as chair of MCDCC — thank you!
From the Trenches. . .
We have turned the corner and we are solidly into the 2018 election cycle. Our country has the opportunity to change the political climate of this nation. We have to focus on registering voters, listening to our candidates, and then making the best personal choice for each of us in selecting our candidates and Getting The Vote Out!
Towards that effort, we at MCDCC, are having a county-wide meeting open to anyone who represents a progressive political agenda in the county to join us in an alliance with one focus in mind — and that is to register voters and turn out the vote. That meeting will be in the last part of March and we will let you know more about it as the time gets closer.
It is time for all of us who believe in a progressive America to stand up and quit putting up with the nonsense that is coming out of Washington DC. It has long been known that absolute power corrupts and our current government is corrupt! Absolute power has taken over Washington DC: one party controls the White House (if control is what you call it) and the Congress. And now the disease of "oneness" is creeping into the judicial branch.
I, for one, am done and I'm not going to take it any more! (as my friend Mark says). I'm committed to getting out the vote, registering others, and putting reason and freedom for all back in the government of this country.
Please join me in this effort because we are the hope of a floundering nation. We don't have to like the current system for getting people into office, but we are the solution — not the problem. We become the problem if we don't participate!
Ask yourself, are my neighbors, my family, my co-workers registered to vote? Join me please in putting our shoulders to the wheel of change and starting it to roll back toward equality for all.
From the Trenches. . .
Have you heard, #45 has instructed the Pentagon to prepare a military parade honoring him showing off America's military might?
How absolutely stupid! And doesn't that just smell funny and bring to memory the strutting military parades of the 3rd Reich, the Russians, the North Koreans and other world dictators
In a time when we already are at an all-time low in the world as to how people view us — he wants a military parade — and yet, tomorrow night, we face another government shutdown — and trump's reaction to that — "bring it on" unless he gets a wall.
I just can't wait until 2020 and the opportunity to bring back class, intelligence, government understanding of governing for all people back to the white house. Do you know where that starts? It starts right here, right now with the 2018 elections.
We have to get out the vote, get people registered, get out and see the candidates (our officer's are bringing them in droves to Mohave County), support them financially and then and only then will we turn the tide back to a government that is based more on:
● government for the people —
● government by the people —
● government with the people —
In the meantime, call your congressmen and women, and senators. Ttell them your do not want another government shutdown and we do want a solution to the DACA issue that is equitable to all.
In short, we deeply and vehemently disagree with the "bring it on" style of government. That is just plain stupid!
From the Trenches. . .
This week as the world is in the process of celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa I have been thinking about life and things in general.
I think about going on vacation; we will leave tomorrow. I will be out of town from Friday the 22nd through 6:00 pm on 3rd of January. Danny Baker will be in charge of the office and the acting MCDCC chair until my return. Remember the office will be closed for the holidays and will reopen on January 3.
Maria and I have packed, hired the house and dog sitter, and are so looking forward to getting away. Also, at the end of our vacation I will be meeting some of my family that I have never met; it's amazing to me how family becomes more important as one gets older. One of the very special gifts I am receiving this year is that family has never been close to me and now that we siblings are down to two — they have become very important.
I guess it's in the same way that what I believe in gets more important as I get older. I believe so solidly in the principles of the Democratic Party that I am almost giddy, excited about the opportunity to challenge the narrow mindedness in Washington during the 2018 elections and beyond. I believe that the governing party, and in part the Democrats, have made a mess out of government by and for the people: The Republicans for becoming the party of the very rich and to hell with our natural resources or the little guy or the disadvantaged; and the Democrats for falling on our noses during the 2016 elections. Also, I believe compromise in the capitol is dead — we haven't seen it since the work of Ted Kennedy. And that my friends is our fault. We did not care enough to send the very best to Washington during the 2016 elections and 2018 is our opportunity to fix it. I'm excited.
I'm excited because we have an infrastructure in MCDCC to support our PCs and to get people registered.
I'm excited because Arizona has been recognized by the DNC and ADP as one of the top five states in the 2018 elections and are providing the money and personnel it will take to pay attention to Arizona.
I'm excited because there is absolutely no reason we should not be able to send a Democratic senator to Washington in 2018 due to Flake's retirement.
I'm excited because we will be electing a new ADP chair in January and I believe that whoever that is will have the support and talent to lead us forward in this state.
In case you haven't figured it out, I'm excited because opportunity liess all around us and it is just ours to pick up and run with it.
And yes, I'm excited to know and serve all of you!
Happy Holiday to all!
From the Trenches. . .
Marty Luna-Wolfe, our beloved MCDCC Chair died Monday in Sunrise Hospital after a severe stroke following surgery for removal of a Pituitary tumor. Her wife, Maria and close family members were at her side. Marty was a strong and vibrant, smart, caring, loving person to us all. She loved people, was a champion for the rights of those oppressed, was a staunch Texas Democrat who loved the political fray. Our extended family and this community has lost a shining star.
Lest We Forget!
We the People of the United States,
● in Order to form a more perfect Union,
● establish Justice,
● insure domestic Tranquility,
● provide for the common defence,
● promote the general Welfare,
● and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity ,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.