Mohave County Democratic Central Commitee
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 9:44 am MST
Resistance to Republican intransigence must continue. Senate Republicans, ever the regressive opportunists, are now seeking to hide their malevolent ?health care? in the shadow of the natural disaster coverage that is overtaking broadcast media. Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose, and the earthquake in Mexico City have provided welcome cover for their shameless attempt to deny Americans reliable, life-saving medical care with the Graham-Cassidy bill designed to demolish the ACA and enrich their wealthy donors and the corporate interests that own them. Contact Senator McCain and Senator Flake every day to voice your disapproval and urge them to vote against this heartless bill. We will survive! Join us. Enlist to Resist! Resistance to the new Republican administration in multiple forms is the order of the day and will continue for four years. Call us at 928.753.0006 or click on the Resist! link to get started.
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Well, That Happened!

Hang on tight, folks. It's going to be a rough and tumble ride through the next two years till November of 2018. We have our work cut out for us, and we will flip both the house and the senate. There will be a national braying of our Democratic donkey. Those of us who live in Mohave County know what a ruckus our beloved wild burros can put up when things don't go their way. Mourning is not an option; morning is. A new morning every day till 2018 and a steady slog through to 2020. Hang on, it will be bumpy, but we will make it.

Shameless Opportunists

Resistance to Republican intransigence must continue. Senate Republicans, ever the regressive opportunists, are now seeking to hide their malevolent "health care" in the shadow of the natural disaster coverage that is overtaking broadcast media. Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose, and the earthquake in Mexico City have provided welcome cover for their shameless attempt to deny Americans reliable life-saving medical care with the Graham-Cassidy bill designed to demolish the ACA and enrich their wealthy donors and the corporate interests that own them. Contact Senator McCain and Senator Flake every day to voice your disapproval and urge them to vote against this heartless bill.

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations!

Rosemary Tunnell

Lake Havasu City

$500 Gift Card

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September 4, 2017

President Carter on Unions

Republican Neglect

Resistance to Republican intransigence must continue. When the water recedes and Houston dries out, when the media and their cameras leave; the underlying infrastructure insufficiencies and stalled regulatory processes will remain. Everyone will take comfort in the loving display of neighbors helping neighbors and all the agencies that worked tirelessly to rescue and recover the devastated people of this city. But will the political shortcomings that enabled this disaster be resolved? Will forgetfulness and glib promises of better days ahead rule the day and impede the necessary work of rethinking and renovating the role of governmental responsibility? For more about this dire status of Houston Read Charles P. Pierce in Esquire

He Ain't Hillary!

I know many of you will not approve of the of this article; however, this needs to be said. It is about correcting what I believe is wrong today! If you choose to take it personally, don't — it is about being part of the solution! We have to get to the place where we stand and stand and stand!

My Mother was a character and I'm not sure that I was convinced she loved me — until I became a mother myself. Then and only then did I get what she was trying to tell and show me when I was a child. Being a parent is just exactly like being a leader; oh sure, the goals are different but whether you are measuring yourself as a parent, a CEO or a nation's leader — the overall measuring stick is marked with hash marks that indicate your subject's moral growth. If the subject doesn't grow into someone with the morals of a democracy, then you have failed. In my opinion, donald trump has failed miserably in leading this country!

As a compassionate liberal and democrat that is living in the hell that is the United States created by trump as this country's president, I think back to my Republican friends, some of my extended family members and some enemies who told me time and time again after the election:

"Well, at least, he ain't Hillary!"

Well, after watching trump's news conference yesterday, I can wholeheartedly agree with them.

He ain't Hillary!

He can't even come close to being Hillary!

Everyone who lives in the United States who believes that to be white is to be just one of the many beautiful myriad of colors that make our nation up; and who believes that without the rest of the colors and the beliefs and the ethics that make up our nations — then we would become a nation that is just white! We would become a nation that is pale and devoid of beauty! To you who believe that it is all the colors and beliefs that make up our beauty, then I applaud you and applaud you and applaud you! And I ask you to become part of the solution if you are sitting on the sidelines just watching!

And to those 58,282 people who live in Mohave County and in 2016 voted for trump for president then I tell you now that I hold you accountable for every bit of hatred, lies, and nationalism to the exclusion of all others that exist in our country today. I hold you accountable for the 150 plus extremists group that have formed since 2014.

Most importantly, I hold those accountable who voted for trump and believed him to be the lesser of two evils or those who just didn't give a darn about our country's future. You are accountable if you couldn't be bothered to stand up for what you might believe in — or if you were too engrossed in your "stuff" to be bothered with standing up for anything.

I hold accountable those of you who have left the Democratic party because you think it is broken, but you left the party because you can no longer "stomach" political involvement. You became part of the problem.

I believe all of you are the reason we are living in a country that is becoming full of domestic terrorists -- people who protest by waving flags with swastikas on them, confederate flags (and yes, that war was about state's rights but mostly it was about black people who were living as slaves because they were someone's property), and those who carry the torches of the KKK or run cars into a crowd because you don't believe in what they believe in!

I want to be clear that those who voted for trump because you believe in his morals and ethics and type of leading, I do not hold you accountable — I hold you clueless!

I believe there is a solution. I believe that we must come together with the strength of inclusion of all, tolerance of others' beliefs; and we need to use the mechanisms available to us. We need to use the press, civil disobedience, and the systems inside the Democratic party (including changing what we don't like). We need to teach our nation to knock it off and pull this nation back from the brink of destruction that a nationalist, wealthy, businessman who holds nothing sacred other than the $$$, advocates.

Because as you say:

He ain't Hillary!

I believe in the inherent goodness of people and I believe strongly in the call of accountability on all of us to make a difference, to be part of the solution!

Marty Luna-Wolfe
MCDCC Chair

Continue for Heather?s Sake

Resistance is working, yet we have seen too dear a price paid. Hatred has taken the life of Heather Heyer. Say her name and let us carry her spirit with us as we ramp up the pressure on the Trump administration. And share her memory with her mother, Susan Bro, as the protests continue. With nationwide outrage growing protesters are in full force in cities and towns against the imminent threat of White Supremacist Extremists, encouraged by Trump's feckless indifference to civil order, his disregard for honorable American values of equality before the law for all of us. Join us. Enlist to Resist! Resistance to the new Republican administration in multiple forms{} is the order of the day and will continue for four years. Call us at 928.753.0006 or click on the Resist! link to get started.

Senate Immorality

Uncertain, fearful, frightened, bewildered, confused, and angry. That is the state of mind the senate Republicans under the mesmeric sway of Mitch McConnell have created in the American public. Millions of people: children and their parents, disabled citizens, low income workers, unemployed persons, homeless veterans, and more; all of them face the prospect of life without health care access along with the imponderable threat of an early death. This is the dream of the Republicans and they simply cannot wait to make it a reality. Contact Jeff Flake and John McCain and protest their participation in this vile attempt to destroy the lives of our neighbors. Join us. Enlist to Resist! Resistance to the new Republican administration in multiple forms is the order of the day and will continue for four years. Call us at 928.753.0006 or click on the Resist! link to get started.

From the Trenches. . .

So far, the Senate's version of Trumpcare has failed to pass! now it is Trump's move to just completely repeal the ACA and let the cards fall wherever they may. The cards will fall squarely on the backs and lives of the 98% who can't afford health care without some assistance. Do not relax on this issue; let your legislators know that repealing the ACA is not a good idea.

Today is a good day: there is a Precinct Committee Person (PC) in the Headquarters office making phone calls on their VAN lists. It is always a good day when one or more of you volunteer at the party, volunteer as a PC, or volunteer in any number of ways to assist, is busy in our office advancing our goals of getting more Democrats elected and getting more Democrats to vote!

I had a conversation this morning with a PC about how to control the anger they feel at the insane actions of the holder of the office of president. I wish I had a stellar answer because this is something that bothers a great many of us. For me, I have to take time to breathe and remember the Democratic principles that I believe so deeply in, especially the one that all of us are equal. Just because I am not a billionaire doesn't mean I am not of the same value that the billionaire claims to be; and that under the laws of the United States, I am an equal to all, never rising above, but an equal.

I think we sometimes need to take a break, not a permanent break, but a short time out: a mental health time so to speak, to practice the disciplines that empower us, whatever they may be. For instance, at our house, Maria laughs at me a lot because I am an ardent fan of the Bachelorette TV show; but when I am watching it, I'm not angry at the man who is doing a very bad job of being the president, or frustrated at the lack of volunteers in our office, or more than frustrated at the actions of our state elected officials.

My question to you is: Whatfind does your relaxation method look like, and more importantly, do you have a method for leaving the insanity of our national political offices behind?

Marty Luna-Wolfe
Chair, MCDCC

Jobs, Livelihood, & Children

So, the call goes out for Indivisiblegroups and activists to hold our legislators? feet to the fire. And while we're at it, we need to let those elected representatives and senators know that we as Democrats are bound and determined to see that America's politicians work to promote policies that address everyone's jobs, livelihood, and children. Join us. Enlist to Resist! Resistance to the new Republican administration in multiple forms is the order of the day and will continue for four years. Call us at 928.753.0006 or click on the Resist! link to get started.

Let's Get Started

One of the responsibilities of the Chair of the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee is attending the various District meetings in Kingman, Lake Havasu, and Bullhead. I confess that this responsibility is one of the best parts of being the Chair. I like being out among you! In attending these meetings, I'm finding people are at all levels of recovering from election day; most of all I find a sense of "How did this happen?" And that's okay, we will all heal from the acute disappointment in our own way and style.

However, what I am also finding is a new sense of "Okay, what do we do now?" And in that sense of searching, I see an intense level of peaceful activism and civil disobedience sprouting up. That is the answer my friend to "What do we do now?"

We, at headquarters, are creating a new program of resistance based on the information and work found in the handbook "Indivisible." Look for it by the end of January, or if curiosity won?t let you wait; read it and download it at Indivisible Guide.

In addition to joining the Indivisible protest, thirteen of us will going to Las Vegas on Sarturday, January 21st, to join in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. Many of us are ready and already are calling Representative Gosar and Senators McCain and Flake to let them know we object strongly to President-Elect Trump's choice on his cabinet members. And we will do more as time goes by.

I just want all of us to remember that America's democracy is very unusual. It is driven by a constitution and rule of law. Unless we want to lie down and play dead, we can harness all of the things that we hate about the incoming presidency, and turn the tide back to a civil society. Is this a Pollyanna view on my part? No, I don't think so.

Senator Flake's re-election is in 2018; I think he will listen to his constituency now. Yes, for we Democrats and informed Independents are going to have a rough four years and will have our voices heard. We have lived through this before; we will do so again. The reason we need to be active now is that I believe the Republican majority that elected Trump will go through a horrible disappointment as it becomes clear that he is not qualified to govern from the White House. Our time will come again! We must continue to work for it and be ready for it. We must be able to challenge the Trump White House in ways that are sane, intelligent and polite, while avoiding ineffective gutter language and biting facebook posts. Remember: Our time will come again. Be ready for it and work now for change in 2020.

Marty Luna-Wolfe
Chair, MCDCC

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.

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The Current

Join the crowd to cheer on our Democrats.

Andy Devine Days Parade

Kingman

Saturday, September 23

10:00 am

Arizona Democratic Party

State Committee Meeting

Prescott Valley

Saturday, September 23

9:00 am

MCDCC

Kingman

Calico's

Wednesday, September 20

6:30 pm

Kingman Democratic Women's Club

Calico's

Wednesday, September 6

6:30 pm

Arizona Federation of Democratic Women

Officers Conference Call

Marty on call.

Monday, September 11

4:30 pm

District 1

Kingman

Calico's

Tuesday, September 12

6:30 pm

Lake Havasu City Democratic Association

Grace Episcopal Church

Wednesday, September 13

6:00 pm

Executive Committee

Kingman Office

Thursday, Septrmber 14

6:30 pm

Arizona Democratic Party

County Chairs Conference Call

Alexis Tameron

Marty on call.

Monday, September 18

River Valley Democrats

Bullhead City

Hope Methodist Church

Wednesday, September 27

5:00 pm

Events

Andy Devine Days Parade

Kingman

Saturday, September 23

10:00 am

Lake Havasu Veterans Day Parade

Lake Havasu City

McCulloch Blvd.

Saturday, November 11

10:00 am

Bullhead Veterans Day Parade

Bullhead City

Miracle Mile

Begins at Riverview Mall

Saturday, November 4

10:00 am

Midterm Election

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Your Precinct

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Meeting Places

Kingman

MCDCC Office, 212-B N. 5th Street

Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale Street

Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Rd.

Bullhead City

El Palacio, 1885 Hwy. 95

Hope Methodist Church, 1325 Ramar Rd.

Lake Havasu City

2041 Swanson Ave., #3

Red Robin, 70 Swanson Ave.

Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Bunker Dr.

Who's Running?

● U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud (D)

Attorney

Muslim-American Community Activist

Website

Jim Moss (D)

Businessman

Former Educator

Community Activist

Website

Chris Russell (D)

Attorney

Army Veteran

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● U.S. House of Representatives CD-1

Tom O'Halleran (D)

Congressman, Incumbent

Website

● U.S. House of Representatives CD-4

Ana Marie Perez (D)

Archhitect

Website

● Governor

Steve Farley (D)

State Senator

Businessman and Artist

Website

David Garcia (D)

College Professor

Former Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction

Website

● Secretary of State

Katie Hobbs (D)

State Senator, LD-24

Social Worker

Website

● Attorney General

January Contreras (D)

Attorney

Former Assistant Attorney General

Former Obama Administration Official

Website

● Superintendent of Public Instruction

Kathy Hoffman (D)

Teacher

Speech Therapist

Website

David Schapira (D)

Member, Tempe City Council

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● Corporation Commissioner

Kiana Sears (D)

Member, Mesa School Board

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● Mine Inspector

William Pierce (D)

Engineer, Certified by MSHA

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Rising Up!

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