Women have always been a key part of Arizona politics. Jerry Emmett, the founder of the DWPA, who is now 104 years old, reminds us that in Arizona, women had the right to vote and hold office in 1912 as part of the state's constitution eight years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The DWPA seeks to encourage women to participate in all levels of service and government whether running for office, or assuming support roles and leadership positions in our community and in our state.
The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area's mission is to engage, unite, and empower women to promote the principles of the Democratic Party and to attain public office and leadership positions in Arizona.
In the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area’s annual effort to promote the college educations of young people, the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) plans to award two high school college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship each. This year the same application will be used to award general scholarships and DACA scholarships. Please read the application carefully to complete it correctly for the chosen scholarship.
Applications will be provided to all high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in the Prescott Valley and Chino Valley city limits.
This paragraph is not applicable to those applying for the DACA scholarship. To be eligible, the high school student must be applying or has been accepted to a college or university, be a registered Democrat or reside in a home where one parent or a guardian grandparent are registered Democrats. The student may not have a prior internship or work affiliation or other involvement with a Republican politician or the Republican party. Those who do will be disqualified.
The senior will also need to provide a completed application, reproducible picture, two letters of recommendation as well as a complete a one-page, double-spaced essay on, “How I Will Change the World.”
The DWPA Scholarship was established with hopes to encourage our youth to become active participants in our community and to have a positive impact in our country’s future.
Graduating seniors are encouraged to pick up an application in their high school counselor’s office in January or they may click on the DWPA eMAIL link Info@demwomenprescottaz.com for an application to be emailed to them.
Applications must be postmarked, or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, 2019 to:
Democratic Women of the Prescott Area
c/o Yavapai County Democratic Party,
P.O. Box 1644, Prescott, AZ 86302.
Applications may be dropped off at 1555 Iron Springs Road, Suite 1, Prescott, AZ 86305
eMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Failure to submit all requested information will result in rejection of the application.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 11:30am-1pm (Doors open at 11:15am)
Location: Centennial Center
1989 Clubhouse Drive in Prescott, AZ (Near airport)
Cost: $17 for DWPA Members, $20 for Non-members
Payment Type: RSVP’s and credit card payment may be made through Act Blue by clicking on the below link,
or at the door by Credit Card,
CHECK (made payable to DWPA),
or with CASH.
Cancellations for reservations must be received
24 hours in advance!
Attendees will be billed if they cancel
on the day of the event
Miriel Manning is the Social Justice Coordinator at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation and a mentor at Prescott College. She has been active in the immigrant justice movement for the last few years and is currently building a collective creating capacity for deportation defense work.
Miriel has also been involved in a wide variety of social justice activism, including labor, lgbtq, and food justice. Miriel served as the Coordinator for the Cornucopia Community Advocates Food Recovery Program, rescuing food waste and donating it to local emergency food providers.
Approximately 1 out of 3 youth, 1 of 5 adults, and 1 out of 6 seniors experience food insecurity in Yavapai County. Miriel will be presenting a number of aspects surrounding food justice in our community.
The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area hosts luncheons featuring political speakers from across Arizona. Past speakers have included Katie Hobbs, Senior Democratic State Senator currently running for Arizona Secretary of State, Deedra Abboud, Democrat candidate running for the U.S Senate, Dr. David Brill, Democrat, running for Arizona's 4th Congressional Dristrict, Jo Craycraft, Democrat, running for Arizona State Senate representing LD1, and Jan Manolis, Democrat, running for Arizona State House for LD1. We’ve also hosted speakers on women’s reproductive rights, domestic violence and healthcare. Our newsletter, email and presentations inform members on critical issues. We organize petition drives, rapid response campaigns and demonstrations, as well as talking to our elected officials about issues that matter. Our members often volunteer for local, state and national campaigns
Another key mission is to provide educational scholarships. Each year we provide at least one competitive scholarship to a graduating senior, as well as a scholarship to the Emerge Arizona program, which trains Democratic women to serve as leaders.
DWPA members are like-minded people who help define party issues. We host luncheons, parties, and other social events. Benefits include membership in the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women and the National Federation of Democratic Women as well as discounts at DWPA events.
We'd like to thank all of you for your enthusiasm for the Democratic Party this past year. Your presence at the DWPA luncheons and your involvement in the numerous Democratic activities that have occurred in the Prescott area have been inspiring. Because of you we think the Democrats of Arizona have made great progress.
In 2018 we gave three college scholarships to Elena Kaoni, Miranda Todd, and DACA College Scholarship to Kim Zamora Delgado. We sent Jo Craycraft, who is challenging Karen Fann for the AZ Senate seat in LD1, and Jan Manolis, running for LD1 House of Representatives seat against David Stringer and Noel Campbell, to Arizona Emerge's candidate training for dynamic Democratic women to gain the training and skills to prepare then to run for public office.
The 2019 Membership fee is $20.00 and may be paid by clicking on the Act Blue Express Payment Button and selecting the DONATE $20.00 BUTTON.