The Central AZ Water Conservation District (CAWCD) seeks to ensure our state’s water supply is protected and resilient and is delivered to all of us in the Central and Southern AZ region. There are three individuals who are seeking election/re-election to another six-year term to the CAWCD and need our help to ensure their names are on the ballot: incumbents Ben Graff and Alexandra Arboleda along with Terry Goddard endorsed candidate: Ylenia Aguilar. Ben and Alexandra are both lawyers specializing in land use and water/natural resources law and Ylenia is a school board member with the Osborn School District. The future of water in AZ is an especially important topic in our desert state. 


School Boards & Community Colleges: At our April meeting, we heard from Kelli Butler who is running for our Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) regarding the importance of our Community College system and their lack of funding from the state. Kelli understands the value of education and will be a great advocate for the students of this institution. We also heard from LD2 PC Craig Beckman who will be running for the Deer Valley Unified School Board.

Hard to believe these important elected positions: CAWCD Board and MCCCD / local school boards are at the bottom of the ballot. All of these folks need to use paper ballots to obtain their signatures. Let’s make sure we help these candidates get on the ballot by using your local contacts to get signatures for them. We anticipate having everyone’s petitions available at our May 18th on-site meeting, but don’t wait until then to help them out!







Here’s a new ask – do you have a pick-up truck? Can you help bring folding chairs to various events for our LD2 candidates such as house parties and candidate in the park events?

If so, please contact Mary Fortney, LD2 Campaign Manager, at: mfortney@azdem.org or 602-376-7453 for more details

What are the other ways you can help? Can you make phone calls? Can you help knock on neighborhood doors? Can you drive a door knocker which is especially important in the summer? Can you host a house party with your neighbors? These are just some of the ways you can help our LD2 Candidates get their message out to our voters. This is especially important in the regions of our district where we don’t have any PC representation which we learned about our April meeting.

Please contact our LD2 Campaign Organizer, Taylor Nelson who will be able to find just the right opportunity where you can get involved; she can be reached at 515-822-4022 or tnelson@azdem.org

A small sampling:

  • 04/30 from 10am-12:30pm – Canvass, meet at Conocido Park, 3424 W Marconi Ave

  • 04/30 from 3-5pm – Virtual Phone Bank

  • 05/05 from 5-7pmNew: Weeknight Canvass – the campaign will be trying something new and will offer weeknight canvass opportunity.

  • 05/07 from 9:30am-noon – Canvass, meet at Reach 11 Sport Complex (east of Cave Creek Rd and North of SR-101)

For a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities, visit:




Thank you to all twenty of you who signed up to be a recurring donor to LD2. It’s fast and easy and you will be automatically entered to win a gift card for your recurring donation. To celebrate this inaugural event, our first drawing held during our May 18th monthly meeting will be for a $50 gift card from a local establishment for all recurring donors on record as of April 30th (future drawings will be for $25 gift cards). Anyone can make a donation - you don’t have to live in LD2. Don’t be the last kid on the block!

If you have any questions, please contact LD2 Treasurer Truly Bone at Treasurer@azld2dems.org

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Wanted: T-shirt designs for LD2 Democrats.

Do you want to help design our next t-shirt and win a gift card? Have you wanted to see your neighbors proudly displaying your artwork?  Can you design something which represents the spirit of our LD and our mission?

Here are the details:

  • Format of your submission: PDF

  • Design Criteria: Use no more than 3 colors. Provide a recommended T-shirt color to match your design. Consider a design that will inspire “virality” engagement and help get the conversation started. 

  • If we have an adequate number of submissions, voting will take place at June’s LD meeting and the winner will receive a gift card.

  • The LD2 Board reserves the right to reject submissions

  • Deadline for submission: May 31st 

Questions? Contact LD2 First Vice Chair Meg Patel at disruptivecharm@gmail.com

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Train the Trainer (T3) is a free six-week, twelve-part webinar course covering several aspects of grassroots campaigning. This program seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers. T3 Trainings are held Tu and Th from 7-8pm ET from May 24 through June 30th. Sign up for the 2022 T3 program HERE


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May 1: Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3:30-5:30pm

Former Congressional candidate Anita Malik is holding a very special fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sunday, May 1 from 3:30-5:30pm. Please join her to raise funds for a good cause, as well as have the opportunity to hear from CD1 candidates Adam Metzendorf, Jevin Hodge, and Ginger Sykes Torres. See below graphic for more info. Register: https://events.lls.org/az/FightingCancer

May 18: LD2 Monthly Meeting at Paradise Valley Community College Conference Center, 6:30pm

LD2’s first on-site, hybrid meeting begins on May 18th. The PVCC Conf Center is located at 32nd St and Grovers with their own parking lot. We are excited to return to on-site meetings at this great venue. We will have time for candidate meet and greets just before our meeting. Note the meeting time has changed to 6:30pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

May 19: Introduction to AZ State Committee Meetings via Zoom, 5:30-6pm

Are you unsure of the proper protocol of the AZ State Committee meetings? This informative zoom session is recommended for anyone who is new to the party and wants to learn about voting and Robert’s Rules. Contact LD2 Chair, Janet Wilson at: wilsonjanet@hotmail.com to find out more.

May 21 at noon: AZ Dem Party State Committee Meeting (hybrid mtg: zoom and on-site)

This meeting will be conducted in a hybrid manner. Designated locations for the on-site mtg and also via zoom. Day of Action will occur in the morning. To help with the Day of Action canvass, sign-up at: AZ Democrats' Day of Action · Project 15/30 (mobilize.us) All State Committee members please attend or submit your proxy. More information forthcoming.

June 25: MCDP Summer Convention at Central HS

On-site meeting. More information forthcoming.


There is a new Citizens Initiative creating a series of VOTING RIGHTS statutes that address both the AZ voting suppression bills passed in 2021 and some of those being considered in 2022 by the AZ Legislature.

The Initiative needs 237,645 valid signatures by early July. To help out with this group, contact Rita Meehan, Regional Director at rita@azfe.org or 415-748-2726.


Paradise Valley USD – District Administrative Center / 15002 N 32nd St; Phoenix – Typically the first and third Thursday of the month. Governing Board | Paradise Valley Unified School District (pvschools.net)

Deer Valley USD – 20402 N 15th Ave; Phoenix – Typically the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Governing Board / Governing Board (dvusd.org)

Glendale Union High School District – 7650 N 43rd Ave; Glendale – Typically the first and third Wednesday of the month. Meeting Dates 2021-2022 - GUHSD (guhsdaz.org)

Washington Elementary School District – 4650 W Sweetwater Ave; Glendale – Typically the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Not open to the public, but meetings are live streamed. Governing Board / Governing Board Meeting Schedule (wesdschools.org)


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th 6:30pm

LD2’s first on-site, hybrid meeting at the PVCC Conf Center.

Located at 32nd St and Grovers with their own parking lot. We are excited to return to on-site meetings at this great venue. We will have time for candidate meet and greets just before our meeting. Note the meeting time has changed to 6:30pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

More details to be announced.

Please keep an eye out for this newsletter and check out the LD2 WEBSITE for rapidly updating info!

Register to attend:

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A recurring monthly donation of $5, $10, or more to AZ LD2 Democrats will go a long way toward helping us finish the job of turning Arizona blue!
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