Don't Get Complacent!
Keep the Wave Going
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MCDCC's Blue Wave Dinner
February 23, 2019
$40.00 per Person
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Stand and Speak
From Our Platform
"Democrats know that Americans' right to vote is sacred and fundamental. We believe that we must protect Americans' rightlol elections. We must rectify the Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, which is a profound injustice. We will stop efforts by Republican governors and legislatures to disenfranchise people of color, low-income people, and young people, and prevent these voters from exercising their right to vote through onerous restrictions. We will ensure that election officials comply with voting protections, including provisions mandating bilingual materials and voter assistance. And we will fight to reform our broken campaign finance system, which gives outsized influence to billionaires and big corporations. It's time we give back control of our elections to those to whom it belongs—the American people.
"The Democratic Party was founded on the promise of an expanded democracy. The right to vote is at the heart of our national vision. It is a core principle of the Democratic Party to maximize voter participation for all Americans. Our democracy suffers when nearly two thirds of our citizens do not or cannot participate, as in the last midterm elections. Democrats believe we must make it easier to vote, not harder.
"We must restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. We will bring our democracy into the 21st century by expanding early voting and vote-by-mail, implementing universal automatic voter registration and same day voter registration, ending partisan and racial gerrymandering, and making Election Day a national holiday. We will restore voting rights for those who have served their sentences. And we will continue to fight against discriminatory voter identification laws, which disproportionately burden young voters, diverse communities, people of color, low-income families, people with disabilities, the elderly, and women.
"Republicans have enacted various voter suppression tactics from Ohio to Florida, and even though some federal courts have already found that these measures go too far, Democrats will continue to fight these laws to preserve the fundamental right to vote. We support efforts to defeat ill-motivated voter suppression tactics. We also support Ohio's proposed Voters Bill of Rights amendment, North Carolina's Moral Monday movement, and similar initiatives to permanently safeguard this inalienable right."
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As part of my continued trips to rural communities, I spent the last two days in Kingman and Lake Havasu City. In my fifth visit to Mohave County, #TeamHoffman texted over 500 voters, met with educators and families, and canvassed with the Mohav Democratice County party. In Lake Havasu, I met teachers who are eager to work with me as State Superintendent to ensure that their students are not forgotten about in the next legislative session. I understand the importance of collaborating wth our rural educators and will continue to elevate the voices of all teachers because I know that our schools are not one size fits all.
Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
and Susie Gestrine
Chair, District 1
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.
The MCDCC Executive Committee voted to support an observance of the 2018 International Day of Peace at Locomotive Park in Kingman on Friday, September 21. Thank you to all who showed up to represent Mohave County Democrats. I was unable to be there since as county chair I needed to attend the the September meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party in Nogales to share your thoughts and ideas and 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.
"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
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.
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!
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.