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 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. 

Coming Events

January Monthly Luncheon Meeting

  

Date:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Time:   11:30am-1pm (Doors open at 11:15am)


Location:  Centennial Center - 1989 Clubhouse Drive in Prescott, AZ (Near airport)


Cost:    $15 for DWPA Members, $17 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



Act Blue RSVP and Payment

January's Luncheon Meeting Guest Speaker

Carol Comito President, AZ Federation of Democratic Women and Founder & Chair Arizona Women’s Conference

Carol has served in several capacities with the Democratic Party in AZ for the last 14 years. As a state committee person for that time, as District Director in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills - LD 23, and with the AZ Federation of Democratic Women as Vice-President and currently President. She is currently serving as Vice-President for the National Federation of Democratic Women for a 2-year term. 


Her dedication and service has been as a volunteer for the past 25+ years with several women’s organizations, and serving on several boards. Currently for the ERA Task Force, the AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment, Liberal Ladies and Reinventing Reentry to name a few.


She has a Masters in Social Work and a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership. 


Carol works at Arizona State University as an Academic Advisor. She has taught classes and mentors students. Carol serves on some of the boards at ASU as well.

Carol has received several awards including an Outstanding Achievement and Contribution award from the Commission on the Status of Women at ASU.


Carol is looking forward to continuing to serve the Federation and working to improve the lives of women and families. She believes we are in a crucial time for women and we can be strong and move forward as long as we “Stand Up & Stand Together.” 

Yavapai County Women March On

The Women’s March exists to fight bigotry and discrimination in all their forms — including homophobia and anti-semitism — and to lift up the voices of women who are too often left out. We believe in a world where women from all backgrounds are equally represented in government, media, politics, and everywhere and invite everyone who shares these values to join us.  


It’s become clear, amidst this media storm, that our values and our message have — too often — been lost. That loss caused a lot of harm, and a lot pain. We should have been faster and clearer in helping people understand our values and our commitment to fighting anti-semitism. We regret that.  


Every member of our movement matters to us — including our incredible Jewish and LGBTQ members. We are deeply sorry for the harm we have caused, but we see you, we love you, and we are fighting with you.  


Trying to dismantle oppression, while working within systems of oppression, is hard. We are deeply invested in building better and deeper relationships with the Jewish community. And we’re committed to deepening relationships with any community who has felt left out of this movement. We want to create space where all are welcome.  


We are trying to build an intersectional women’s movement. That is a monumental task that is hard, it is messy. We are here for every hard conversation, we are thankful for the folks who have reached out to us directly, and who have spoken up more broadly, and we extend an invitation to everyone who has not yet reached out to do so.

2019 Women In Blue Annual Event

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 Event Registration cost is $20. 

Click her to register

About Us

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 2019 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 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.


2019 Memberships purchased October, November, and December 2018 will be effective through December 2019.


2019 Membership Payment

DWPA Brochure and Application for Membership

Click on the DWPA Brochure to download and print