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 state.
Date: Wednesday, February 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
Our invited speaker is Chief Deputy David Rhodes from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. He will discuss the programs that are in place for prisoners and what is being done to assist them in entering back into the community. His discussion will focus on women.
Date: Thursday, February 14th, 5:30pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Meals on Wheels room at the Prescott Adult Center
Cost: $10.00 donation / $5.00 if you bring a dish to share (entrees for 8 preferred)
Donation waived for first-time attendees
Jarvell Williams, Glenn Miller, Terry Goddard
Friday, March 8, 2019
To be held at:
because - Space for Life
3419 East University Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
We are expecting 100 - 150 women in attendance.
We are inviting all legislators who are supportive of
women’s issues to also attend.
Event Registration cost is $20.
Our first “Drink Liberally” will take place in Prescott Valley on Thursday, March 7th from 4:30 pm -6:00 pm at Rafter Eleven, so teachers and other working women can join the group.
Drink offerings will include wine and coffee and tea (iced or hot); appetizers will be available.
For those unfamiliar, Rafter Eleven is located in the Entertainment District in PV, adjacent to Buffalo Wild Wings and Harkins Theaters, with ample parking and easy access off Glassford Hill Road. The shop itself is unique for the area in that it provides a "tasting experience located in the heart of PV featuring wine, coffee, olive oil and spices.” The Rafter Eleven name pays tribute to the Fain family ranching legacy (it is the Fain brand) and the owner’s goal is to provide a place where community can connect.
This location and partnership is a great first building block as we reach out in the Prescott Valley area
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.