Only days before ballots drop and we have so much to do. This midterm election is probably the most important one for AZ in over 50 years. Don’t get me started about the state government’s control to women’s bodies and then there is the threat to our democracy and taking away mail-in ballots and then…. The list goes on. You know it’s bad when even Liz Cheney is urging Arizonans to back Democrats in the Governor and Secretary of State races.

The time period from when early voting begins and Election Day is called “Get Out The Vote” (GOTV). Historically, Democrats don’t always turn out to vote which is why we need to give them some encouragement such as making it easier for them to vote. I’m a big proponent of making sure everyone has the necessary information to vote. We need to make it easier to vote!

Hope you’ve been saving up your energy for these last 35 days and have replenished your supply of caffeine because we’re going to need all hands on-deck! So, what can you do to help us? Of course, you can knock on your LD2 neighbor’s doors (also called canvassing) to ensure our Democrat voters who receive their ballot in the mail also cast their ballot by mail or go to the polls (there are several which open early) to drop them off. What if you can’t do the walking, but you’re willing to make phone calls (also called phone banking)? What if you want to help us put up signs in the major thoroughfares in LD2 this Saturday (see next section)?

Visit: MOBILIZE LD2 for a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities and events.


Don’t make excuses.

Whatever you do, just DO SOMETHING!


Last Call: Come join us on Oct 8th from 4-7PM at Moon Valley Park (502 W Coral Gables Dr) for LD2’s Subs, Streets, and Signs event. Rather than have our candidate yard signs collect dust at the LD2 sign depots, we’ve got a fun activity planned for all of the remaining yard signs. Help us “plant” all of these yard signs in high traffic areas on the LD2 roadways so that we can “sprout” votes for our Democratic candidates. 

We will meet at Moon Valley Park where we will nourish you with subs, provide you with instructions and guidance, and a list of where to place the signs before setting off in pairs.  Some tips: wear reflective / bright clothing, bring a mallet and screwdriver or a drill (we live in Phoenix – the ground is pretty hard) to facilitate getting the signs installed. Take pictures. Have fun. 



LAST CALL! Our three LD2 Sign Depots are OPEN until Oct 7th! You can pick-up yard signs for some of your favorite Democratic candidates including Adrian Fontes, Kris Mayes, Julie Gunnigle, Jevin Hodge, Judy Schwiebert, Jeanne Casteen, and more. As we heard during the Sept LD2 meeting, any signs not picked up will be used for our Subs, Streets, and Signs event on Oct 8th.

  • East section of LD2: Janet Wilson - 602-432-7796
  • West side of LD2: Rivko Knox – 602-942-6436
  • North side of LD2: Meg Patel – 602-741-2373

Yard signs are a very effective way to show your neighbors who you support. Sometimes it’s a great conversation starter. Do your part to help our candidates! 


Get ready to gear up for Get Out The Vote (GOTV) by brushing up on your canvassing skills. Each of the LD2 Organizers are available in the evening Monday to Friday from 4-7pm to work with you individually to erase any trepidation you may have. To sign-up, visit the mobilize link found below.

Special highlight of upcoming events:

  • 10/08 – Canvass with our next Secretary of State Adrian Fontes & our LD2 candidates. Meet at Paseo Highlands Park at 9:30am - noon, talk with persuadable voters in the surrounding precincts

For a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities and events, visit: https://www.mobilize.us/ld2democrats/


Some folks seem to think that with official announcements that the pandemic is over we can stop caring about hunger in our community. Nothing could be further from the truth, Inflation has pushed more people into food insecurity.

The good news is that the collection at our last meeting was the biggest ever. Some of the weight was a large bag of dog food but the staff at PV Community Food Bank was very enthusiastic because they had run out of dog food and didn’t know what they were going to do the next day. 


Ballots drop in just a few days. Visit our Election Guide on our website to help you complete your ballot: LD2 Website. This website is tailored specifically for registered Democratic and Other like-minded voters in Legislative District 2.

Our Election Guide webpage currently includes the following:

  • Links to very useful election tools from the Maricopa County Recorder's office and others.
  • A gallery of most every candidate you’ll see on your LD2 ballot (both Democrats and down ballot, like-mind, people running for other positions including the incredibly important school boards). This section includes links to the candidate’s websites and social media accounts. Don’t forget to donate to them or volunteer for them soon!
  • A current election calendar showing the date ballots will be mailed, the last day to return them, and more.

Please send this link azld2dems.org to all your LD2 friends and neighbors and ask them to do the same.


Are you interested in learning more about how ballots are counted through the tabulation process, and the safety and security surrounding it? Do you want to more about when election results are posted and what are the processes involved to post final election results? Then join the Maricopa County Elections Department on October 19 from 11-11:45 a.m. for more insights and information into the tabulation process with our elections experts. RSVP below to attend this Virtual Workshop.



Get Trained

Help with ensuring our elections proceed without incident. Become a Poll Observer and get trained. Trainings are

conducted Mon, Wed, and Thursdays from 5-6:30PM



Get Paid

You can be a paid poll worker (several positions available) for the general election by applying online with the Maricopa County Elections Department.

There’s training is available online HERE.

Get involved and don’t sit on the sidelines!


March with other like-minded individuals who think it’s ridiculous that AZ is trying to enforce an abortion ban written before women could vote. It infringes on our basic human rights. We must elect pro-choice candidates.

Unite with women across the country for a national weekend of action to send a message: We demand our rights! We will not sit back and accept the attacks on our families, future, and our freedom.

Join us for a community rally and march with tabled organizations, sign holding, and opportunities for resources & networking!

Saturday, October 8 @ 10am

Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona Capitol



We’ve received inquiries from some of our active volunteers who are not PCs but want to take advantage of this opportunity. By all means, please feel free to purchase these items and wear/use them proudly! We validate the information before sending them to the printer. You can order LD2 business cards at $30/box of 100 cards & name badges at $15/badge.

Please use this link to submit and pay for your order: http://azld2dems.org/order/ 

The turnaround is pretty quick.

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


MCDP has setup an organizing training program for young volunteers, “MCDP Young Organizers Change Makers 2022”. No prior campaign experience required. Please forward the link to any high school or college aged student you know who may be interested in growing their skills related to canvassing, phone banking, and field organizing. This program will focus on improving people’s communication with voters to ensure those voters vote up and down the ballot. The application can be found at this link here: maricopadems.vote/students

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact careers@maricopadems.org


If you’re reading this newsletter, you know the importance of voting in all elections and understand the process. However, not all of our LD2 neighbors do, so one of the uses of our funds is for the purpose of creating literature and mailers to help educate the voters of LD2 about the importance of elections – especially down ballot local races. Consider becoming a recurring donor to LD2 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.




Oct 8: Women’s March, Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 10AM

March with other like-minded individuals who think it’s ridiculous that AZ is trying to enforce an abortion ban written before women could vote. It infringes on our basic human rights. We must elect pro-choice candidates. Join others in a rally and march and find ways to support the MUST-WIN candidates in AZ.



Oct 8: Subs, Streets, & Signs LD2 Event, Moon Valley Park, 4-7PM

Help us “plant” all of the yard signs we have remaining in our LD2 Depots in high traffic areas on the LD2 roadways. We will nourish you with Subs before setting off in pairs to install our collection of yard signs. 



Oct 10: Foothills Democrats Mtg with Chad Campbell, Modern Margarita at High St., 4-6PM

Listen to Chad Campbell share his insights into the upcoming election using the most recent polling information. Chad is co-founder of Lumen Strategies and is a former member of the AZ Legislature. RSVP to Elaine McGuire by text at 480-250-0646 or email mcguireelaine@hotmail.com


Oct 11: Last Day to Register to Vote!!!

Spread the word – Oct 11th is the last day to register to vote.


Oct 12: Latino Outreach GOTV Canvass events, locations vary, 5:30PM-8PM

Help out the Latino Outreach Committee with canvassing precincts with historically high voter drop-off percentages. LD24 / Desert Sky precinct on this evening. 



Oct 15: Debate of the Central AZ Water Conservation District (CAWCD) candidates, Zoom,2PM

Listen to the debate of the candidates for the CAWCD board, hosted by League of Women Voters. Must sign-up ahead of time at: Webinar Registration - Zoom 


Oct 16: Debate of the AZ Corporation Commission (ACC) candidates, Zoom,2PM

Listen to the debate of the candidates for the ACC board, hosted by League of Women Voters. Must sign-up ahead of time at: Webinar Registration - Zoom


Oct 19: Latino Outreach GOTV Canvass events, locations vary, 5:30PM-8PM

Help out the Latino Outreach Committee with canvassing precincts with historically high voter drop-off percentages. LD13 / San Marcos & San Pedro precincts on this evening. 



Oct 19: LD2 Monthly Meeting at Paradise Valley Community College Conference Center, 6:30PM

LD2 will hold their monthly meeting at the PVCC Conference Center (17811 N 32nd St) on October 19th at 6:30pm.

We are very happy to have Melinda Merkel Iyer, Co-Leader of Civic Engagement Beyond Voting who will discuss this year’s ballot measures and give clarity to all of these. Additionally, she will be available to answer your questions.

We will also hear from our Representative Judy Schwiebert who is seeking re-election along with Jeanne Casteen for State Senate.

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.

Meet your LD2 neighbors.

Get informed.

Get involved.




Oct 26: Latino Outreach GOTV Canvass events, locations vary, 5:30PM-8PM

Help out the Latino Outreach Committee with canvassing precincts with historically high voter drop-off percentages. LD22 / Stump & Cordes precincts on this evening.




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!

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