Wednesday, June 27, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
RSVP cutoff Sunday, June 24th, at midnight
Check-in begins at 11:15 am
Guest Speakers at June 27th Luncheon:
Delina DiSanto, Candidate U.S. Congress for AZ Congressional District 4
Delina is running because Congress is trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA), give corporations huge tax cuts, putting gun control to the side, attacking seniors with Medicare cuts and social security cuts, taking aggressive action against women’s rights, civil rights and more. She is ready to bring these and other democratic issues to the forefront. Paul Gosar hurts the citizens of Arizona and the United States of America with his lack of care and lack of representation. It’s time for a strong, caring woman to be the leading voice we have been waiting for.
Dana Kennedy, State Director of AARP
Dana Marie Kennedy has been State Director for AARP Arizona since 2015. Kennedy has more than 25 years as a leading advocate for working families, retirees, and women at the local, state and national levels. Prior to joining AARP, Kennedy was District Senior Advisor and Casework Director for U.S. Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. Kennedy has also worked with the Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the Alliance for Retired Americans, National Council of Senior Citizens and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council.
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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.
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 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.
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