Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30pm

Our next in-person/virtual meeting will be this Wednesday, Aug 17th at 6:30pm at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) Conference Center (parking lot at: 32nd St and Grovers). We're calling this month's meeting our "Back-to-School" meeting where we are showcasing all eight of our Democratic School Board candidates. We have four school boards within the LD2 boundaries and we'll learn about each of our school board candidates to understand why they are running and what they plan to do when in office. Even if you don't have kids, a healthy school district retains your property's value and makes for a safer neighborhood. We'll also hear from our retired school teachers and great candidates: Representative Judy Schwiebert who is running for re-election and AZ Senate candidate Jeanne Casteen.

Special petition notary at our Aug meeting from 5:30-6:15PM only! Attend early to get your Repeal HB2853 petition notarized and collected by LD2 Secretary, Rivko Knox. Meet your neighbors, talk with candidates, and grab a cookie (but please bring your own non-alcoholic drink).

Please make sure to bring your non-perishable food & pet food to the meeting where we are continuing our food drive collections to the PV Food Bank. We will be doing this at all of our monthly meetings because at LD2 we care about all of our neighbors.  

Don't forget to register for the meeting if you will be listening via Zoom and remember, if you are visiting us for the first time, we are at: 17811 N 32nd St. We're looking forward to seeing everyone.


We are starting to amass a list of folks who want to help out with affixing postage and labels to our single shot postcards. The expectation is that we will have them back from the printer towards the latter half of August and will need to strategically mail them out towards the end of September. Perhaps you can arrange a postcard party with your Democratic neighbors to help us with this endeavor? We are projecting to have 20,000 postcards.  Please email us at chair@azld2dems.org if you want to help.


Have you seen our new YouTube channel for LD2? Subscribe to it so that we can make more content. 


We use it to review the “single shot” political strategy in very basic terms to win the State House for LD2. We explain to voters to “throw away” their second vote to help increase the chances of getting our candidate elected.  We explained in more depth the strategy in last week’s edition of the newsletter. This time, visit our YouTube channel and tell your friends about it. It would be awesome to increase the number of subscribers so that we can add more content.


Last call: Take out your frustrations by pounding rebar for our LD2 Candidates this Saturday, Aug 13. We are looking for volunteers who can help with installing street signs (the ones on the street corners). If you can assist with pick-up and/or installation, please contact Mary Fortney at: mfortney@azdem.org

Candidate yard signs will be available at the LD meetings and other on-site events. Want to make phone calls, write postcards, or help with canvassing?

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

Special highlight of upcoming events:

  • 08/12 – Evening Canvass from 5-7PM at Starbucks, 2350 E Deer Valley Dr
  • 08/13 – Canvass with special guest Kris Mayes from 9:30am-noon, meet at a private home, talk with persuadable voters
  • 08/13 – Street Sign Installation from 5-7pm at Starbucks, Deer Valley Park, 19602 N 19th Ave
  • 08/14 – Evening Canvass from 5-7pm at Starbucks, 2350 E Deer Valley Dr
  • 08/15 – Evening Canvass from 5-7pm at Starbucks, 2350 E Deer Valley Dr
  • 8/23 - A Night of Music 7pm at Valley Bar 130 N. Central Ave

For a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities, please use the button below.



Our LD2 PC Ginger Lane who is also with the Communications Workers of America made us aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program to help connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. Please share this vital information. To find out more about the program and to determine eligibility, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/acp

Join ADLCC and Focus Action Network for an encore Zoom of Flip the Arizona State Legislature on Thursday, August 18th at 5pm. This is not a fundraiser, it's a chance to learn how, simply by reaching out to people you already know, you can make a difference.

After nearly three decades of a Republican-controlled State legislature, we are very close to flipping the State House and State Senate. There will be a brief presentation by Dr. Eric Meyer, Former Arizona Democratic House Minority Leader about the stakes of this midterm election and how we can win, and we'll meet some of the Candidates who are running in swing Districts in Arizona.

Register for Zoom HERE


Remember when Prop 305 was overwhelmingly rejected by the voters in 2018? Unfortunately, the AZ Legislature voted to effectively dismantle public education by passing HB2853 Universal ESA Voucher Expansion. We’ve proven in the past how those of us who believe in properly funding public education can mobilize and do what needs to be done. To that end, we must collect 118,823 valid signatures before September 24, 2022 to stop universal ESA voucher expansion from going into effect. This referendum will then go on the Nov 2024 ballot where AZ voters can reject it once and for all.

At the August LD meeting, we will be bringing this petition for PCs to check out their own petition so that they can collect signatures from their neighbors.

To learn more, visit www.teamsosarizona.com


You can now order LD2 business cards at $30/box of 100 cards & name badges at $15/badge. We are using J & R Printing (a Union Printer in Phoenix) for our needs. As was demonstrated during the July LD2 meeting, please visit this link to submit and pay for your order: http://azld2dems.org/order/

If you have any issues with ordering them, please contact Whit at whit@azld2dems.org


You may wonder, what do we do with these funds? Since this is the first year we’ve been LD2 and now that we have our new logo, we need to create new marketing material. In addition to paying for our new meeting location, during this cycle, we will be making it easier for voters in our district to “get out the vote” (aka: GOTV) by crafting campaign literature. Are you a recurring donor to LD2? If not, it’s fast and easy and you will be automatically entered to win a gift card for your recurring donation? 

Anyone can donate - you don’t have to live in LD2.

How about $22 for LD2 in 2022?

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

Easy-peasy with the button below!





Civic Engagement Beyond Voting happy hours are back for the election season!

Join them on Zoom every Sunday at 4pm for camaraderie, trainings, and phone banking.




Aug 13: Campaign Launch Event & School Supply Drive

Moon Valley Park, 9am-noon

Official campaign launch for Kyle Clayton for WESD Governing Board. Teacher supply drive including pencils, sanitizer, tissues, and other supplies for donation. Local Ice Cream truck, iced coffee, and water. https://facebook.com/events/s/campaign-launch-event/1120268112200096/


Aug 15: Learn About Living in the age of Megafires, on Zoom, 5PM

Join Lauren Kuby, candidate for Corporation Commission and noted author and fire historian Dr. Stephen J. Pyne. Dr. Pyne spent his career documenting our society’s transition to fossil fuels and our relationship with fire. As out of control wildfires dominate the headlines, join them for this historical perspective. Register and get the zoom link: Living in the Age of Fire | Facebook 


Aug 17: LD2 Monthly Meeting at Paradise Valley Community College Conference Center, 6:30PM

LD2 is holding their monthly meeting at the PVCC Conference Center (17811 N 32nd St) on August 17th at 6:30pm.

This will be our “Back to School” themed meeting where we will hear more in depth from our Democratic school board candidates running throughout LD2.

The PVCC Conf Center is located off 32nd St, just South of Grovers. You’ll see a separate parking lot from the main campus.

Agenda will be sent to PCs in advance of the meeting.

Reminder: LD 2 has resumed our monthly food drive to be donated to a local Food Bank. Please bring your non-perishable donated items. We will also be collecting non-perishable pet food.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.


Aug 20: Campaign KickOff Event, Washington Park, 6655 N 23rd Ave, 5:30PM

Campaign kickoff for Tamillia Valenzuela for WESD Governing Board. Facebook


Aug 23: Songs for Jeanne, Judy, Laura, & Christine, Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave, 7-9PM

Attend this evening event to hear music and support our LD2 and LD4 candidates. This will be an outdoor event at Valley Bar. The venue asks that you be vaccinated and wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Sign-up HERE


Aug 27: Unite for AZ Rally, Location TBD, 4-6PM

Join the AZ Dems and our statewide candidates for this inspiring event. Bring non-perishable food for donation. Sign-up HERE


Aug 30: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, on Zoom, noon-1:30PM

Speakers include: US Senator Mark Kelly, CAWCD Candidates: Alexandra Arboleda & Jim Pederson, and AZ Senator Sean Bowie. To sign up, send email to: bluetuesdayluncheon@gmail.com


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. In-person seating will be limited to 40 people. Meetings are live streamed.

Governing Board / Governing Board Meeting Schedule (wesdschools.org)


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!

Facebook  Twitter