Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
RSVP cutoff Sunday, May 20th, at midnight
Check-in begins at 11:15am
Candidate for Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction
David Schapira is a Democratic candidate running for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. David began his career as a high-school teacher and later taught at Arizona State University (ASU). For the last four years, David has worked as a high-school administrator. In addition to his career in education, David served on the Tempe City Council and in the Arizona House of Representatives and as Minority Leader in the State Senate.
Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Sandra Kennedy was first elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2008 on a platform of promoting solar energy in Arizona, and as a fierce consumer advocate. She started her public service when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1986, served for six years before successfully becoming a state senator in 1992. When elected, Sandra Kennedy pledges to restore integrity to the Arizona Corporation Commission. She is running as a Clean Elections candidate.
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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.
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.
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