Welcome to Democratic Women
of the Prescott Area

Future DWPA Events

July Monthly Luncheon and Meeting

 Wednesday, July 25, 2018

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Centennial Center

1989 Clubhouse Drive

Prescott, AZ 86305

RSVP cutoff Sunday, July 22nd, at midnight

Check-in begins at 11:15 am

Guest Speakers 

Kelly  Fryer, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Arizona

Kiana Sears, Candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission


Yavapai County Democrats Annual Picnic

Watson Lake Park Ramada

July 22nd

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great venue at Watson Lake Park in the Ramada for our Annual Picnic featuring speeches from state and local candidates, buffet lunch, music, raffles, pie auctions and lots of fun.

Cost is $15.00 per person and $25.00  per family.  Parking is included in the price.  A separate tent overlooking the Granite Dells will be set up for music and entertainment.

Why We Need Ratification of the ERA Amendment NOW

Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 - 12:00

Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon Street

Building 3, Room 119

Prescott, AZ

There will be a short video "Legalize Equality" pointing out the Consequences of the unequal treatment of women under the law with comments by  Dr. Frances Julia Reimer, Assoc. Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies, NAU, Flagstaff.

About Us

Meet our Board: Jo Craycraft, Toni Denis, Jan Manolis, Nancy Scharff, Susan Lanning, Kari Hull, and Sandy Baggenstos

Women have always been a key part of Arizona politics.  Jerry Emmett, the founder of the DWPA, who is now 103 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 state.

We invite you to make a difference

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 

as well.

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.

Why should you join?

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.  

DWPA 2018 Membership Drive

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 2017 we gave two college scholarships: one to Fiona Hull of Tri City Prep HS and one to Anna Miller of Prescott HS.  We also sent Jo Craycraft, who is challenging Karen Fann for the AZ Senate seat in LD1, and Jan Manolis, who is 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 skills and training to prepare then to run for public office.

Thanks to you, our membership in 2017 increased from 75 members to 155 members. Our membership drive is DWPA’s main fundraising source, we hope you will continue your 

membership in 2018.  

The 2018 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.

DWPA Brochure and Application for Membership

Click on the DWPA Brochure to download and print