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White Mountain Dems Help Knock on 1,200 LD6 Doors on Saturday

White Mountain Democrats helped to knock on more than 1,200 doors on Saturday to help win the Legislative District 6 race which is critical to winning control of the Arizona Legislature.

Helping Wade Carlisle defeat State Sen. Sylvia Allen is our key goal for 2018. We are also supporting Bobby Tyler and Felicia French for the Arizona House seats in the district.

White Mountain Dems helped Payson Democrats plan the day of action and promised to provide experienced canvassers. Payson Democrats responded to the offer with an overwhelming turnout. Together, 32 of 40 Payson neighborhoods were canvassed, amounting to more than 800 doors knocked. Canvassers found that a surprising number of Independents were willing to support the Carlisle-Tyler-French ticket.

In addition to the local Democrats, representatives of Save Our Schools/No On Proposition 305 joined the effort, as well as the campaign of Dr. David Brill for Congress. (Payson is in Congressional District 4)

Meanwhile, more than 400 homes were canvassed in Flagstaff to bring the day's total to more than 1200.

Increasing the Democratic share of the vote in Payson by 10 percentage points has been identified as one of the keys to winning Legislative District 6 and putting Democrats in control of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in more than 50 years.

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White Mountain Legislators

White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood (second from left) met with the three Democrats who will represent the White Mountains in the Arizona Legislature during 2019 and 2020. Arlando Teller (left) is deputy director of the Navajo Transportation Department and is running for the Arizona House of Representatives. State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, (second from right) a Gulf War veteran from Cameron, is running for re-election. Myron Tsosie, (right) a member of the Chinle School Board who has been involved in education at public schools through the college level, is running along with Teller for the two seats in the House of Representatives. On July 11, they met with the Tribal Council to discuss areas ranging from education to highways and rural airports. They stressed the need to vote No on Proposition 305, which would take money from hard-pressed rural schools and give it to exclusive schools for the wealthy in the Valley.
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Families Belong Together Rally
On Saturday over 60 enthusiastic, dedicated, and quite creative sign making individuals participated in an event in support of the nationwide effort in over 700 cities to protest the current administration's effort to separate families at the border in front of the Pinetop Post Office. Quite an uplifting experience for all in the group with the many cars honking, waving, and giving a thumbs up to the signs and people gathered in our community.
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Stop Political Dirty Money Initiative
Come by our office at 1400 E White Mountain Blvd in Pinetop to sign the initiative. Open 10-3 Monday-Friday. The Stop Political Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment establishes your Right to Know the identity of all major contributors who are trying to influence the outcome of Arizona elections. Contributors will no longer be able to hide by transferring their money through intermediaries. Anyone spending more than $10,000 to oppose or support candidates or ballot measures must disclose everyone who contributed $2,500 or more promptly, publicly and under penalty of perjury. The money must be tracked back to its original source. Violators will be subject to fines. Rules to implement this Amendment will be written and enforced by a nonpartisan commission.
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Invest in Education Initiative
Come by our office at 1400 E White Mountain Blvd in Pinetop to sign the initiative. Open 10-3 Monday-Friday. The Invest in Education Act increases the classroom site fund by raising the income tax rate by 3.46% on individual incomes over a quarter million dollars (or household incomes over half a million dollars), and by 4.46% on individual incomes over half a million dollars (or household incomes over a million dollars); designates 60% of new funds for teacher salaries and 40% for operations; adds full day kindergarten and pay raises for student support services personnel as permitted fund uses; requires governing boards seek teacher and personnel input on fund use plans; defines teacher and student support services personnel.
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Clean Energy for Healthy AZ Initiative
Come by our office at 1400 E White Mountain Blvd in Pinetop to sign the initiative. Open 10-3 Monday-Friday. The Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona Amendment requires affected electric utilities to provide at least 50% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The Amendment defines renewable energy sources to include solar, wind, small-scale hydropower, and other sources that are replaced rapidly by a natural, ongoing process (excluding nuclear or fossil fuel). Distributed renewable energy sources, like rooftop solar, must comprise at least 10% of utilities' annual retail sales of electricity by 2030. The Amendment allows electric utilities to earn and trade credits to meet these requirements.
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Summer Fellow with the Arizona Democrats!
White Mountain Democrats! Do you know a friend or family member looking to learn about campaigns and organizing? A college student or high schooler who needs a great way to spend the summer making a difference in their community? Apply TODAY to be a Summer Fellow with the Arizona Democrats! Visit: https://bit.ly/2rX11gY in order to submit an application and to help elect Democrats in Arizona in 2018!
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Urgent Help Needed: Nominating Our Candidates
Please take a few minutes to go to this link to sign petitions online. (If you have not already signed paper petitions.) https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx After entering your driver's license number, date of birth and name, and confirming your address, you will get to a page where you can sign the petitions.
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Arizonans on the hook a trillion dollars with GOP Tax Scam
PHOENIX - The Executive Committee of the Arizona Democratic Party released the following statement just hours after Senate Republicans passed a massive tax giveaway for the very rich on the backs of hardworking Arizonans:

“Just in time for the holidays, the very rich and large corporations got exactly what they wanted -ankara dershane a massive tax giveaway - and all it took was a billionaire to become president, and threats of Republican donors withholding political contributions. Arizonans should be outraged, especially our younger generations, as this Republican tax bill would saddle them with a trillion dollars in debt just to benefit these billionaires.
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Steve Farley for Governor of Arizona

On November 18th Steve Farley, our State Senator and Assistant Minority Leader, spoke and answered questions frpm a gathering of folks at the home of Brad Carlyon and Anna Atencio of Show Low.
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Tom O'Halleran spoke and answered questions at the Show Low VFW on Friday-11/10/2017-afternoon.

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Trump Begins to Circle the Drain
A number of things have happened over the last 24 hours that indicate that the end for Trump is getting near.

--He issued an anti-transgender tweet and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the military to ignore the tweet. That is a pretty big deal.

--The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee warned that if Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions there is no way a new attorney general would be confirmed this year. (Leaving the Department of Justice in the hands of the deputy attorney general who hired special counsel Robert Mueller in the first place.)
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Flake, McCain Must Choose Between Nine Billionaires or 669,912 Arizonans Who Would Lose Health Care
Arizona has nine billionaires who would benefit from the tremendous tax breaks for the super rich in TrumpCare. It has 669,912 who would lose their health insurance. How will Flake and McCain vote? Ask them.
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White Mountain Democrats Petition Kelly to Run for US Senate
White Mountain Democrats and others in Pinetop enthusiastically signed petitions to encourage Commander Mark Kelly to run for the U.S. Senate.

Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, is a retired astronaut.
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O'Halleran Encourages Dems to Get Behind a Message

Tom O'Halleran encouraged Democrats to get behind a message that will speak to the American people.

He addressed the White Mountain Democrats, members of Indivisible and others on Sunday.
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Democrats March for Science in Show Low
Two hundred people turned out for a well-planned march for science in Show Low on Saturday. In addition to the march up and down the Deuce of Clubs in Show Low, the downtown park was lined with booths from many organizations in support of science.
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Trump Dropping Like a Rock

Trump is dropping like a rock, falling to 58% disapprove and 37% Approve in the latest Gallup poll.

This is dangerous territory for someone who has been in office for only two months.

There is nothing to catch his fall between where he is today and the sidewalk, which is coming up fast.
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Cast of Characters of Trump Russian Conspiracy

It is astounding to see how extensive the connections are between Trump and Putin. This is only what is known so far. A thorough investigation would undoubtedly disclose many more.

The Wikileaks Connection

Guccifer 2.0, an alias for a Wikileaks agent, believed to have played a role in providing information stolen from the Democratic National Committee by Russian Intelligence to Wikileaks for release to the media. Spoke to Roger Stone of the Trump campaign.
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Item by Item Background on Impeachment Petition
1. Emoluments from foreign dictators: Trump violates this clause by maintaining hotels and other operations (without a blind trust) in many countries, doing business with Russian dictator Putin’s government and others in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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Petition to Congress: Impeach Trump

To the Congress of the United States of America, assembled in the District of Columbia in the City of Washington.

We the People of the United States demand the impeachment of Donald Trump.

1. He has accepted emoluments from foreign dictators in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

2. He has insulted our noble allies of long standing, and undercut the sanctity of the Atlantic Alliance built through the sacrifice of so much blood and treasure.

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Trump Continues to Fall Fast

Here is a scale of what the approval level in the Gallup poll means.
60s and above: Public admiration
50-60: Strong leader
40-50: Weak leader
30-40: Ineffective leader
20s: Impeachment
Trump just fell into the 30s with a rating of 38. At the current rate of fall, he will be in the 20s in early March.

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Conway Gaffe Memorialized
Conway's false reference to a Bowling Green Massacre is not memorialized in this fake sign. It's not just that Trump is suffering from several severe mental illnesses and taking the country on the wrong path. In addition, he has placed complete incompetents in many high offices.
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13 Canvassers Working Today, 9 in Holbrook
Navajo County has 13 or more people going door-to-door today in this winnable election.

Of the total, at least nine are in Holbrook, including our state Representative-elect Winona Benally.

Get involved, call Keith at 928 358-6843.
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Nevada Going for Hillary and Arizona Can Too
Nevada is voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton and Arizona can do the same with good voter turnout. With approximately 65% of the total votes already cast in Nevada, Democrats are leading in turnout by 6%.
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Romney Comments on Trump Appear in Holbrook

Mitt Romney's comments on Trump appear on five signs near the Stake Center in Holbrook.
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Trump, McCain Tearing Fabric of American Democracy
Donald Trump and John McCain are tearing the fabric of our Democracy.

First, John McCain says he will block the Constitutional process of appointing justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Then, Donald Trump says he may not abide by the people's decision in the coming election.
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Hillary Takes Lead in Arizona
Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in Arizona, 44-42, according to a new survey by Emerson College. Emerson is considered to have a slight Republican bias by Nate Silver's 538 website.
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KC Clark, Tom O'Halleran Rally Rocks Whiteriver
Seventeen people registered to vote at a KC Clark, Tom O'Halleran rally on Tuesday in Whiteriver.

The event, sponsored by White Mountain Democrats, featured a live DJ and food for the community.
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Voters Eject TEA Party from Control Of Arizona Town
A coalition of Democrats and Republicans ejected the TEA Party from control of the Town Council of a small Arizona mountain community in an overwhelming election sweep this week.

The TEA Party had dominated the Pinetop-Lakeside Town Council in recent years with Councilwoman Dara Vanesian championing causes like taking the National Forests from the federal government and supporting the Bundy family in their disputes over grazing rights.
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Trump’s Brain
This is not an official scan of Trump’s brain, but a drawing based on the best available information.
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Our Jonathan On Nationwide TV
Jonathan Nez, vice president of the Navajo Nation and former supervisor for Navajo County, made it onto national TV. He was behind 102-year-old Jerry Emmett when she announced Arizona's votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening.
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Keith Hangs Sign at New Democratic Office in Pinetop
Field Coordinator Keith Brekhus hangs the sign at the new Democratic field office in Pinetop. It is at 1450 E. White Mountain Suite 101, next to Cellular One. A grand opening is planned for Tuesday, July 19. at 5 p.m.
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Arizona Trusts Obama over Trump to Pick Judge
Arizona voters trust President Obama to pick the next U.S. Supreme Court judge rather than Donald Trump. (If Trump is getting beat by Obama in Arizona, that is the definition of Loser with a capital L.)
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Trump Appears in Phoenix in Klan Robe
A larger than life Donald Trump appeared in Phoenix wearing a Klan robe. It's interesting that Arizona, a state on the back burner as far as the national race is considered, has two and a half times as many campaign staffers as Trump and the Republicans have in the entire country. (75 vs. 30).
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Leading Political Analyst Doubtful on McCain
We asked Larry Sabato, one of the top three political analysts in the United States, why his website Sabato's Chrystal Ball, rated John McCain's race against Ann Kirkpatrick for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat as "lean Republican." Here is what he said:
"We have his rating lower than anyone else and did it early. It's June. We're watching."
Dr. Larry J. Sabato
Director, Center for Politics
University Professor of Politics
University of Virginia

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Native Americans Turn Out To Nominate Democrats
In three highly successful events, Native Americans have given overwhelming support to the nomination of Democratic candidates throughout northeast Arizona. Starting in Whiteriver, White Mountain Apaches lined up to give an unprecedented 100 signatures plus to county, state and federal candidates.
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Democrats Plan Benefit for Love Kitchen, Meals on Wheels
The White Mountain Democrats will sponsor a major fund-raiser for Meals on Wheels and the Love Kitchen at the Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall on Saturday, May 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Kayenta Event A Smashing Success
Navajo County Democrats had a smashing success with an event Wednesday in Kayenta. A number of candidates collected more than 100 signatures for their nominating petitions while new voters were registered. Candidates spoke to the crowd in English and Navajo. More than 500 hotdogs were served.
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White Mountain Dems Successful in Signature Collection
Campaign field director Keith Brekhus works with members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in collecting signatures for federal, state and county candidates at an event in Whiteriver. Some of the many candidates attending were able to collect more than 100 signatures and meet many voters on the day of the Tribal election.
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We Believe

In the Constitution of the United States of America

From the Preamble which defines the purpose of government

“We the people of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect Union…

“Establish Justice…
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Support the Constitution, Dump McCain
New button design urges voters to Support the Constitution, Dump McCain because of his decision to violate the U.S. Constitution by blocking U.S. Supreme Court appointments.
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Calif. Foreclosure Magnate's Group Throws Dark Money Support to Floundering McCain
A secretive dark money group, founded by a California "Foreclosure Magnate" and run by a former clerk to Clarence Thomas, is spending heavily to support John McCain as he flounders and flipflops in an unConstitutional attempt to shut down the U.S. Supreme Court for more than a year. The "Judicial Crisis Network" is a dark money group founded by Robin Arkley, who made a fortune aggressively foreclosing on people behind in their mortgages. It is run by Carrie Severino, a former law clerk to Clarence Thomas.
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Turncoat Explores Democratic Congressional Nomination
Catherine Miranda, a supporter of Republican Doug Ducey, is discussing a run for Congress in the 1st District as a Democrat.

Miranda supported the Republican governor in the 2014 election and as such, should own up to all the devastation that crazed Republicans have visited on our schools and colleges.
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Kirkpatrick Announces Senate Run vs. McCain
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced today she was running for the U.S. Senate. She did not mention the age of John McCain, who would be 86 at the close of his sixth term.

"I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life," Kirkpatrick said in an email to supporters. "I’ve seen it go through boom-and-bust cycles, and I see opportunities ahead. Our state is changing. And I think Arizonans deserve a real choice in the next election."
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White Mountain Dems Raise $4,300 for Meals on Wheels, Love Kitchen
The White Mountain Democrats raised more than $4,300 for Meals on Wheels and the Love Kitchen in their fifth annual benefit to help feed people in the community.

In addition to the cash, the group collected more than 600 food and personal care items to help distressed families.
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Service Dogs Howl, Rep. Thorpe Loses With Dopey Bill
Rep. Bob Thorpe of Legislative District 6 again made a fool of himself by introducing a bill that would allow restaurant owners to ban service dogs.

It was laughed out of the Legislature and discarded.

The Arizona Republic called it a dopey bill.
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Navajo County Shined in Democratic Turnout
A new analysis of the 2014 election shows Navajo County as one of only three counties in the state that beat the turnout projections of the Democratic party.

Navajo County Democrats exceeded turnout by 3.2% while Cochise was up 2.9% and Gila was up 2.1%.

Meanwhile, Maricopa was 6.6% below the expected Democratic turnout and Pima underperformed by 10.5%.
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Kirkpatrick Stands Up for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., denounced Republican attempts to tangle up funding for the Department of Homeland Security with partisan schemes to punish immigrant children.

Kirkpatrick issued a statement after voting no on several amendments and final passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015.
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Blue Ridge Override Wins
Voters in the Blue Ridge School District have approved an override that will allow the hard-pressed school to spend more money.

The vote is currently 2014 yes with 1967 no. There are only 10 more ballots that could be potentially counted, if the individuals produce their picture ID by the close of business on Wednesday.
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How Native Americans Beat the Kochs in ‘America’s Most Competitive’ Congressional District
Cook, Rothenburg and other pundits had labeled Arizona Congressional District 1 as one of the most competitive in America, and the Koch Brothers and others poured in nearly $10 million to affect the outcome. But when the dust settled early Wednesday morning, Ann Kirkpatrick had comfortably retained her seat, trouncing state House Speaker Andy Tobin by nearly 9,000 votes.

This story is told from the perspective of Navajo County. Though it is almost exactly the size of Massachusetts, it is a relatively small part of the district -- which is actually the largest district in the U.S. that is not an entire state. The county takes in portions of the Apache reservations in the south (the size of Connecticut) and stretches into the Navajo Nation (the size of West Virginia) in the north. Between them are off-Reservation towns, with some infused with Mormon TEA Party craziness. Surrounded by the Navajo Nation is the Hopi Reservation, the size of Delaware.
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On Tough Day For Dems, Navajo County Goes Blue
Despite a strong showing by Republicans in many areas in the 2014 elections, Navajo County went for the Democrats, thanks to excellent work by volunteers and our campaign staffers.

Here is an explanation from Keith Brekhus, our organizer commenting on Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick's win.

Ann carried Navajo County by almost 1800 votes. A county that Romney carried 53-45 in a much friendlier year for Democrats. In almost every precinct in our area she improved upon her 2012 numbers.
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Dems Work on LD6 Campaign
Eighteen White Mountain Democrats met in the Pinetop office to produce 2,000 pieces of mail to voters in Legislative District 6, which includes Holbrook, Snowflake, Taylor and Heber-Overgaard, as well as Flagstaff, Payson and Sedona.

Democrats in the district are urged to "single-shot" for Lanny Morrison. Though the ballot allows individuals to cast votes for two candidates, selecting only Lanny improves his chances.
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Navajo County Democrats Busy from Black River to Monument Valley
The station manager of KNNB gives a live remote broadcast as Democrats serve foot to Apaches who have voted at an early polling place in Whiteriver.

Navajo County Democrats have been busy from the Black River marking the southern tip of the county to Monument Valley in the north, canvassing, calling, turning out the early vote and preparing for a big push on Nov. 4.

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Keith Leads One of Most Successful Dem Offices in AZ

Keith Brekhus, our field organizer for Navajo and Apache counties, runs one of the most successful campaign offices in Arizona, organizing the work to make it easy, comfortable and fun for the volunteers.

We are on track to produce our "win number" of votes needed by the congressional and statewide campaigns. But we could use more volunteers in the final weeks to run up the score in case other areas fall short.

Contract Keith at keithbrekhus@gmail.com.
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First poll shows DuVal ahead, while Ducey leads most others
For the first time, a publicly released poll of the Arizona governor’s race showed Democrat Fred DuVal in the lead.

The live-caller poll, conducted on Oct. 7-8 by Oregon-based Moore Information, a respected GOP pollster, showed DuVal leading Republican nominee Doug Ducey 39-36. Libertarian candidate Barry Hess had 3 percent of the vote, Americans Elect candidate John Lewis Mealer had 1 percent and 21 percent were undecided.
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Hopi Early Voting Increases 1900 Percent
Early voting on the Hopi Reservation increased 1900 percent thanks to a coordinated effort by the Ann Kirkpatrick campaign, the Hopi Tribe voter registration office, the Arizona Democratic Party and the Navajo County Democrats.

Only four people took advantage of early voting during the primary, but the number increased to 83 for general election early voting on Thursday, Oct. 9
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Apache Spirit Headlines Voter Rally in Whiteriver
Apache Spirit headlined a voter registration rally in Whiteriver on Saturday. White Mountain Democrats also served food and checked voter registrations. The rally was one of several events held on the reservation in the runup to the voter registration deadline.
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Navajo Dems Busy Putting Up Signs

Navajo County Democrats are busy helping candidates put up their signs. The picture shows signs in Kykotsmovi on the Hopi Reservation.

As the county has a land area almost exactly the size of the entire state of Massachusetts, volunteers would be appreciated. Contact Eric Kramer erickramer@cableone.net or Shane Burnett shaneburn8@gmail.com if you would like to help.
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Chamber Endorses Garcia for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Phoenix, Ariz. – September 10, 2014 – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced its endorsement of Dr. David Garcia for Superintendent of Public Instruction today.

“We are excited to endorse a candidate who shares our mission of advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating for a world-class education system and policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans,” stated President and CEO Glenn Hamer.
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Tobin, a Legend in His Own Poll
Republican Andy Tobin's controllers are out with a new poll that shows he is in good shape in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

Unfortunately, the push pollsters forgot to call Native Americans. Whoops!

Native Americans represent 25% of the district, but Tobin's pollsters reached only 6% of them in their sample.
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Local Dems Turning Arizona Blue
Arizona's 1st Congressional District is one of the ten most competitive Congressional races in the country. The statewide races in Arizona are also hyper-competitive, with two polls released in the past week showing the Governor's race between Fred Duval and Doug Ducey a statistical tie.

The Pinetop campaign office is working hard to identify Democratic voters and turn them out on election day and as much as possible through early voting immediately after the ballots drop. We are working on two key strategies to ensure victory in Novemnber....1. Getting high turn out swing voters to choose our candidates over theirs and 2. Getting low turn out Democratic leaning voters to cast ballots.
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Democrats March for Kirkpatrick, DuVal in Whiteriver
Democratic supporters of Ann Kirkpatrick and Fred DuVal enjoyed a great day at the annual Labor Day parade in Whiteriver.

Apaches lining the parade route were excited about seeing Ann, who grew up on the reservation.

In the last election, the White Mountain Apache Reservation voted 94% for Kirkpatrick, accounting for 3,000 votes of her total 7,000-vote margin of victory.
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Kirkpatrick Says VA Legislation is a First Step
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., said newly passed Veterans Administration legislation tackles head-on the problems of "a corrupt scheduling system, a persistent staffing shortage and an outrageous lack of accountability."
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Dems Join Hopi At Election Center Opening
Navajo County Democrats and candidates joined Hopi Tribal officials at the opening of the tribe's new election center in Kykotsmovi.

Sandra Kennedy, candidate for the Corporation Commission, met with Tribal Chairman Herman G. Honanie and others.

County Supervisor Jesse Thompson spoke, along with County Sheriff K.C. Clark, County Attorney Brad Carlyon and others.
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Dr. Garcia Criticizes Huppenthal's Offensive Blogs on State Computers
Phoenix, Ariz. – June 19, 2014 – In response to recent reports that state schools superintendent John Huppenthal has been leaving anonymous and offensive comments on blog sites, David Garcia responded, “This isn’t the first time John Huppenthal’s fitness for office has been questioned.”

“Four months ago, Mr. Huppenthal used his position as state superintendent to make robocalls on behalf of private school vouchers, encouraging public school parents to send their children to private schools. Now, we learn he is using department of education computers to troll blogs, using language unfit for an elected official and unfit for someone in charge of our children’s education."
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House Leaders Appoint Kirkpatrick to VA Reform Conference Committee
WASHINGTON – U.S. House of Representatives leadership announced that Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., will serve on the bipartisan conference committee tasked with finalizing major VA reform legislation – the first time the House has gone to a conference committee on VA legislation since 1999. Kirkpatrick was one of just 14 members of Congress chosen for the committee because of their leadership on veterans’ issues.
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Hopi, Navajo, Apache Work With DuVal, Goddard, Rotallini To Solve Problems

Caption David Garcia, center with hand on chin, candidate for superintendent of public instruction, meets with tribal members, school superintendents and teachers, as conference co-host Dawnafe Whitesinger (standing) looks on.

Native American Issues Conference in Winslow

Hopis, Navajos and Apaches worked with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal and others on Friday to develop solutions to problems ranging from jobs to reservation roads.

Other candidates attending the Northeast Arizona Native American Issues Conference included Terry Goddard, secretary of state; Felecia Rotallini, attorney general; David Garcia, superintendent of public instruction; Jim Holway, corporation commission; and candidates for the Legislature.
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Kirkpatrick Calls For Additional VA Audit, Criminal Probe
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., called for further and more detailed investigation of the Veterans Administration, especially the VA Hospital in Prescott.

“In May, I requested a nationwide audit of VA medical facilities, and today, the VA has released its initial findings," Kirkpatrick said in a statement. "Based on the disturbing findings in today’s report, I am calling for a more in-depth audit of facilities flagged as problematic, including the one in Prescott that serves so many of our northern Arizona veterans. I ask the Inspector General to engage immediately with the Prescott VA to investigate wrongdoing and determine if a criminal investigation is needed.
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After Shinseki Resignation, Kirkpatrick Presses for Focus on Veterans Care
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., gave the following statement in response to the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki: “General Shinseki is a great man who has served our country with honor and bravery, but accountability and leadership start at the top. I understand his decision to resign, but I am not satisfied it will solve problems that have infected the VA system for at least a decade."
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House Passes Kirkpatrick’s Veteran Jobs Bill
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., to help veterans transfer their military skills towards civilian licenses and find jobs with employers who want to hire veterans.

After leaving the military, many veterans face obstacles finding jobs because they lack a civilian license or certification – even though they may have the same skills and training as civilians. In a tough job market, this creates one more barrier for our transitioning military men and women that can mean the difference between finding a job or not.
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Apache Veterans Attend Memorial Day Ceremony in Pinetop-Lakeside

White Mountain Apache Veterans attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Pinetop-Lakeside.
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Kirkpatrick Tells How to Help Fire Victims
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick offered advice on how to help victims of the Slide Fire which has burned more than 13,000 acres and has displaced homeowners in areas between Sedona and Flagstaff.

While many of us were preparing for this holiday weekend, firefighters have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of area neighborhoods and businesses. The area in the fire’s path is not only home to many in AZ01, but one of the most scenic areas in the entire nation.

Please join me in keeping first responders and residents in your thoughts and prayers.
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Koch Brothers Get Their Money From Us
While they are busy fouling American democracy with their dark money campaigns in favor of the most crazy candidates, the Koch brothers are busy collecting money from all of us.

If you want to avoid giving money to the Koch brothers, you could avoid these products.
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Kirkpatrick Demands Action for Veterans
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick spoke out for veterans, demanding facts and action on delays in care.

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Springerville GOP Candidate Says 99% of Mass Shooters are Dems
A congressional candidate for Arizona's first district seat on Saturday said that most people who carry out mass shootings are Democrats, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

"It is totally ridiculous if you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people. So I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans," candidate Gary Kiehne said during a debate, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
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NE AZ Hispanics Gather for Democratic Festival

Several hundred Hispanic people from throughout northeast Arizona attended a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Holbrook sponsored by the Navajo County Democratic Committee.

In addition to the fun of watching folkloric dancers, listening to top bands and breaking piñatas, the crowd checked their voter registrations and signed nominating petitions for democratic candidates ranging from clerk of the superior court to Congress.
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Kirkpatrick Issues Statement on Phoenix VA Hospital
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick issues the following statement:

“In light of today’s Arizona Republic story, I want to strongly reinforce that anyone – employees, patients or others – with information that gets us closer to the facts with the Phoenix VA allegations should come forward. As a former prosecutor, I would add that if anyone is hiding information or destroying documents, they will be exposed and held accountable. Delayed care is denied care, and in many cases these are life and death matters for our veterans. We will get to the bottom of this.”
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Kirkpatrick To Hold Hearings on Phoenix VA Deaths
(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Chairman of the House Veterans’ Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), and the ranking Democrat, Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) announced that the Committee would hold a hearing on the recent allegations of preventable deaths of veterans who were patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Phoenix.

"We owe it to our veterans to get to the bottom of what happened in Phoenix," said Kirkpatrick. "If these allegations are true, this is appalling and unacceptable. And it's our job to ensure there is full accountability and that something like this never happens again.”
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Kirkpatrick’s Hearing Examines Veterans’ Access to Care
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick hosted a congressional field hearing in Tucson to explore the challenges facing veterans who need treatment for traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, joined Kirkpatrick, the panel’s ranking member, to conduct the hearing. Also attending was Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.
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Obamacare Covers More Than 19 Million
The Affordable Care Act now brings health coverage to more than 19 million Americans, making a huge dent in its first year of operation in the 45 million people who have suffered without insurance.

Republicans who want to repeal Obamacare face the difficult task of taking health care away from 6 percent of the entire population.
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Kirkpatrick secures funding for Winslow Levee study
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has secured $750,000 in the president’s 2015 budget to complete the feasibility study of the Little Colorado River Levee at Winslow. It’s the first time this critical infrastructure project has been included in the president's budget.

Since taking office, Kirkpatrick has worked with Navajo County to push for the feasibility study, which is the first step to removing Winslow residents and businesses from a 100-year flood plain. Kirkpatrick serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has oversight of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Unable to Govern, Tobin Seeks Conflict, Advocates Hate
Led by Speaker of the House Andy Tobin, the Arizona State Legislature passed a bill -- S.B. 1062 -- that would allow business owners to freely discriminate against or deny service to folks they disagree with.

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick said: "Make no mistake, Speaker Andy Tobin is one of the architects of this heinous piece of legislation. Sources are now saying that Speaker Tobin 'slammed through' this horrible bill in less than 24 hours and that his strategy was meant to silence opposition from the business community and activist groups. In my opinion, his decision to 'ram-rod' this hateful piece of legislation through the Arizona Legislature is a disqualifying act. He needs to be held accountable."
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Congresswoman Kirkpatrick to Tell MSNBC of Tobin Mess
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is appearing on MSNBC Tuesday evening to discuss the latest mess Andy Tobin has created for Arizona -- national outrage over a pointless attempt to legislate discrimination.

Business in Arizona is outraged over Tobin's decision to push the bad law through the Legislature without allowing for adequate debate and consideration.
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Kirkpatrick Takes Leading Role in Helping AZ Businesses with ACA
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick took a leading role in helping to make the Affordable Care Act simpler for Arizona businesses.

She and a number of colleagues asked for improvements in the reporting requirements, and the Treasury Department responded with a one-year delay for businesses from 50 to 99 employees. (Businesses with fewer than 50 people are exempt.)
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Apaches Sign In Droves To Re-Nominate Ann Kirkpatrick
White Mountain Apaches signed up in droves to re-nominate Ann Kirkpatrick for Congress. In addition to nearly 100 nomination signatures, more than 50 people registered to vote at an event held in Whiteriver by the White Mountain Democrats and Kirkpatrick's campaign staff.
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Kirkpatrick Praises Farm Bill Passage, Funding for District
“This is a good day for rural Arizona," Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said after passage of the Farm Bill today. "My district has a long history of farming and ranching – my family had a ranch in the White Mountains – so we know firsthand the importance of a Farm Bill to our local economies."
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Obamacare Approaches 14 Million; Republicans Deny Coverage to 5 Million
Obamacare Approaches 14 Million Insured; Republicans denying health insurance to 5 million.

3.01 million signed up for insurance
7.43 million covered by Medicaid expansion
0.29 Off-exchange signups
3.1 million people under 26 covered on parents' policies.

Republicans are denying coverage to 5 million by refusing to accept fully-funded Medicaid expansion in 22 states.

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Congresswoman Kirkpatrick Nominates Two Navajo County Students For Military Academies
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has appointed Megan G. Lymer of Winslow to the U.S. Naval Academy and Valendria J. Malone of Shonto to the Air Force Academy and West Point.

Lymer is a product of Winslow High School and Malone studied at Monument Valley.
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Obamacare Reaches 11.95 Million Insured
Obamacare coverage has reached the 11.95 million milestone. Republicans are denying health insurance to 5 million.

2.53 million signed up for insurance.
6.32 million covered by Medicaid expansion
3.1 million people under 26 covered on parents' policies.

Republicans are denying coverage to 5 million by refusing to accept fully-funded Medicaid expansion in 22 states.

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The Score: ObamaCare Plus 9.79 Million, GOP Minus 5 Million
ObamaCare 9.79 Million Covered, GOP 5 Million Denied Coverage
2.2 Million signed up through Marketplaces
4.45 Million covered through Medicaid Expansion
3.1 Million children under 26 covered on parents' policies
5 Million Denied Care By GOP By Denying Medicaid Expansion Out of Spite

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Kirkpatrick’s VA backlog legislation becomes law
WASHINGTON, D.C. – VA CORE, the bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., to help tackle the massive claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is now a law. It was included as an amendment in the Department of Defense reauthorization bill signed by the president at the end of 2013.

The passage is a key victory from Kirkpatrick’s work in the 113th Congress on behalf of veterans, and it builds on her veterans-related accomplishments from the 111th Congress. She is Arizona’s only member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and serves as Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
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News From Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick
Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for helping out before our fundraising deadline — because of your support, we reached our goal! I can’t thank you enough!

Here is the latest edition of my Monthly Update. I hope you can take a look!

Budget Deal

I was glad to see both sides of the aisle finally come together in December to pass a budget. I have always advocated for bipartisanship and this was a step in the right direction. While not a perfect bill, this budget agreement was good for AZ01. Avoiding another government shutdown benefits national parks and monuments, tribal communities, highways and schools that are all vitally important to our district’s local economies.
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Kirkpatrick Attacked by Koch Brothers, TEA Party
Monthly Update from Congresswoman Kirkpatrick

Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly update. It has been quite a month. Not only do I have the Koch Brothers already attacking me on television, but we now have three Tea-Party opponents determined to unseat me!

Recently, we’ve seen Washington create mess and after mess, but thanks to you, I’ve stood strong by fighting against the nonsense. I’m not buying into the partisan games and political posturing plaguing the halls of Congress. Instead, I’m focused on creating jobs and opportunities for the working families in my district. That is why I was sent to Washington, and that is exactly what I am committed to doing.
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Tobin's Role in Child Services Scandal
Phoenix, AZ--Try as he might, Andy Two-Faced Tobin can’t hide his complicity in the current scandal at Child Protective Services. More than 6,000 reported cases of suspected child abuse were not investigated and Tobin dares to call the problem systemic.

“Andy Tobin and the Republican super majority in the legislature blew a chance to prevent this tragedy from ever happening,” said State Senator Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix. “Was it a 'systemic' problem that kept Tobin from appointing legislators to a CPS oversight committee for more than a year as he was required to do by law?”
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Navajo County Democrats Support Wolves
A number of Navajo County Democrats attended a U.S. Fish & Wildlife hearing at HonDah on Dec. 2 to support the wolves.

Despite 15 years of effort, only 75 wolves are living in the wild in the Southwest.

Because of the success of Gray Wolves in northern states, the agency has decided to remove them from the Endangered Species List.

The agency is proposing that the Mexican Gray Wolves in the Southwest remain protected as a separate subspecies.
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Kirkpatrick bill would help rural veterans access mental health care
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has introduced a bill that would strengthen mental health services for rural veterans and their families. About 6.1 million veterans live in rural communities, according to federal estimates. Arizona’s mostly rural Congressional District One has more than 65,000 veterans.

“Simply because of where they live, rural veterans may lack access to quality mental healthcare through VA,” said Kirkpatrick, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “These men and women have served our country, often in dangerous, faraway places, so it’s our duty to ensure they can get quality care when they come home.”
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Whiteriver, Kayenta Help to Nominate DuVal, Kirkpatrick
Events in Whiteriver, Holbrook and Kayenta gathered more than 150 signatures to re-nominate Ann Kirkpatrick for Congress and nominate Fred DuVal for governor.

Events were held at the Safeway parking lot in Holbrook on Wednesday, Nov. 13; the shopping center parking lot in Whiteriver on Friday, Nov. 16 and at the flea market in Kayenta on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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Community Celebration Raises $5,453 for Meals on Wheels, Love Kitchen
A community celebration at Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall raised $5,453 for Meals on Wheels and the Love Kitchen through donations and a silent auction.

The event, sponsored by the White Mountain Democrats for the third year, was held on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Meals on Wheels, which brings hot meals to people who often live alone and cannot travel, received $3,188 and the Love Kitchen, which serves meals and provides food boxes to community residents, received $2,265. Two barrels of canned goods were also collected for the Love Kitchen.
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Tobin Proposes To Repeal Key American Freedoms
Andy Tobin, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Arizona’s first Congressional District, has proposed repealing the very words in the U.S. Constitution that make all Americans citizens regardless of race.

In a Graham County appearance, he recently proposed repealing the opening words of the 14th Amendment which say: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
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White Mountain Dems Update From Congresswoman Kirkpatrick

I was pleased to announce this week that our district offices have closed at least 360 constituent cases resulting in more than $1.1 million worth of savings and assistance! A few of the top categories with the most savings were Veterans’ Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please feel free to reach out to my Show Low office. We are always here to serve you!
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Navajo County Dems Help Force Referendum on Bad Law
Navajo County Democrats turned in a surprisingly accurate set of petitions to force a referendum on a Republican-sponsored law aimed at voter suppression.

Statewide, more than 146,000 signatures were turned in to meet the legal requirement of 86,000.

Of the total, 30 were sent to the Navajo County Recorder for spot checking. Of those, 28 were valid for an amazing 93% success rate.
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Rep. Kirkpatrick Pleased To Avert Default, Deeply Concerned
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., released the following statement about the upcoming House votes to reopen the government and to avert a debt-ceiling default:

“I look forward to a bipartisan vote tonight to finally reopen the government and to avert a debt-ceiling default. And while I hope this signals the end of recklessness and the start of responsible leadership, there is reason to be deeply concerned. With just a few months until the next budget and debt-ceiling deadlines, this Congress is flailing from crisis to crisis – with barely a stitch of common sense or concern about the economic damage.

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DuVal Promises Cabinet Post On Native American Affairs
Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for governor, emphasized education as his top priority in a speech to the Navajo Tribal Council in which he also laid out plans for a cabinet-level agency within Arizona on Native American affairs.

He said the new agency would help tribes deal with problems of jobs, crime, drugs and threats to traditional ways of life.

"Having a Cabinet position will make your needs a priority by getting the attention they deserve and the manpower to see that those needs are dealt with," he said. "And this is how it should be if, together, we are to undertake such enormous problems. Also, because of my ties at the highest levels of the Federal Government, another commitment I make to you is that I can, and will, press the White House and Administration to keep their commitments, to be fair, and look to how we work to change laws that so many layers of make bureaucracy on Dine lands so difficult."
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Navajo County Dems Take Early Lead On Voting Rights Petition
The successful drives to collect signatures in Kayenta and Whiteriver have given Navajo County Democrats an early lead in the petition drive for a Referendum on HB 2305, according to the state party office.

The bill, enacted by the Republican Legislature, would purge early voting lists, make it harder for the elderly and disabled to turn in their ballots and limit the constitutional rights of Initiative, Referendum and Recall.

In addition to the two events, a number of individuals are circulating petitions.
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White Mountain Democrats Work To Protect Voting Rights

Sheryl Eaton, president of the White Mountain Democrats, collects signatures in Whiteriver on Friday to help protect voting rights.

The Republican-controlled Legislature enacted an omnibus voting suppression measure called HB 2305. Democrats are collecting signatures to force a referendum that would allow for repeal of the measure.
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Kayenta Area Residents Petition to Protect Voting Rights

KAYENTA – Navajo County Democrats helped more than 100 residents of the Kayenta area signed petitions to overturn a recent attempt by the Arizona Legislature to limit voting rights.

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a portion of the Voting Rights Act, the Arizona Legislature took the opportunity to quickly lump a number of changes into HB 2305 and pass it during the closing days of the legislative session.

The drive Wednesday in Kayenta, which obtained 108 signatures, was one of the largest so far in the statewide Referendum petition effort to block the new law until it is placed on the ballot in the November 2014 election.
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First They Came for the Libertarians
First they came for the Libertarians. The Arizona Legislature has decided to suppress the Arizona Libertarian Party, a small group that has contributed to the national political debate since 1971.

By using tricky editing in their new HB 2305 voter law, the Legislature changed the number of required signatures for statewide Libertarian candidates from 250 to more than 10,000. The base was changed for calculating their signature requirements from the Libertarians own 25,000 members to the entire 3.2 million registered voters in Arizona.
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Democrats Raise $1,077 for McNary Library

LAKESIDE White Mountain Democrats sponsored a community celebration of frybread at the Larson Library in Lakeside, raising more than $1,000 to help re-open the McNary Library.

The festivities, which included frybread cooks, showing the movie More Than Frybread and a talk by actor Isaiah Lee, raised $1,077. The event was held on May 11.
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Congresswoman Kirkpatrick Explains Veterans, Farm Bills
In her monthly update, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick points out she is the first member of Congress from Arizona to have a bill signed this session, and it helps veterans.
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Protect Your Right to Vote Effort Certified for Ballot
PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett today certified that the Protect Your Right to Vote Committee’s referendum of House Bill 2305 will be on the 2014 ballot.

Bennett confirmed that the Committee gathered just under 111,000 valid signatures -- far eclipsing the necessary 86,405 to qualify -- and that the Committee’s validity rate was an astounding 80 percent. A broad and diverse coalition of more than 25 non-profit civic engagement organizations worked to gather the signatures in just three months after the Legislature narrowly passed the controversial effort to get tough on voters in June.
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Building on 2012 Strength to Elect Democratic Governor
With the second inauguration of President Obama, Navajo County Democrats have much to be thankful for: a strong Democratic president, a Democratic Congresswoman and good Democratic leadership in the key posts of county government. We will need to build on that strength to elect a Democratic governor and Democratic Legislature in 2014.

I am especially proud of the strength and unity shown by the White Mountain Apaches who voted 94% for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and provided her with nearly half of her overall margin of victory of 7,000 votes. Having just moved from a leadership role in the White Mountain Democrats to the position of county chairman, I look forward to having more opportunity to work with our Navajo and Hopi neighbors in the next election.
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Message from New White Mountain Democrats President
Dear White Mountain Democrats,

Thanks to Holly Hanson and Dave Berry, especially, and to all who attended and brought wonderful food and beverages to the party last Saturday. It was fun! Thanks also for showing your confidence in me (Sheryl Eaton) by electing me President of the Club. Others elected members of the Board were Holly Hanson, Barbara Teague, David Widmaier, and Don Wise. Jan Newton continues as Vice President and Ginny Dotson as Secretary, both members of the Board. Eric Kramer, Past President, continues as a member of the Board, and Eduardo Coronado continues as a member of the Board. We are thinking of creating a new position, Financial Coordinator. If that position is created, someone will be either appointed or elected to it.
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Navajo Dems Emphasize Native Empowerment, Education, Environment and Jobs

Navajo County Democrats considered a draft plan for the coming year that emphasizes native empowerment, education, environmental issues and economic development as they elected new officers.

Eric Kramer or Pinetop was elected chairman, while current chairman Eli Blake of Joseph City was selected as vice chairman. Eduardo Coronado of Pinedale was named treasurer while Brenda Manthei of Winslow will continue as secretary.

In addition to those officers, the Navajo County delegation to the State Committee will include Allan Affeldt of Winslow, Robert Bumgardner of Pinetop, Sheryl Eaton of Lakeside, Holly Hanson of Lakeside, Jerome Helm of Pinetop and Prescott Winslow of Winslow.

The group, meeting in Show Low on Sunday, also discussed finances and success and failures from the recent campaign.

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Benefit Raises $2,800 for Meals on Wheels, Love Kitchen

A highly successful fund-raiser at Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall on Saturday raised more than $2,800 for Meals on Wheels and the Love Kitchen.

The event, sponsored by White Mountain Democrats, also gathered nearly 100 cans of food for the Love Kitchen.

John Graham of Meals on Wheels explained that the program is a vital tie to the outside world for elderly people who stay in their homes, noting that drivers for the program are sometimes the first to realize that someone on their route has passed away.

Meals on Wheels delivers to about 75 people in the area daily. The Love Kitchen provides meals for about 200 people a day.

Gift certificates for local restaurants were extremely popular at the silent auction, often going for a premium to their face value. They included Cafe Bocado, Los Corrales, Lotus Garden, Moose Henri's, Red Devil and Pizzeria Venti.
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White Mountain Democrats call for Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Congressional Election.
White Mountain Democrats participated in a phone bank on Thursday, for Jon Ossoff, a Democrat who is seeking Newt Gingrich's old Congressional seat in suburban Atlanta.

Local Dems had arranged to have phones with Georgia's 404 area code and learned to use the virtual phone bank, a tool that makes calling lists available online.
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White Mountain Democrat Work Pays Off In Big Wins

Hard work by the members of the White Mountain Democrats paid off in big wins on election day. Not only did Dawnafe Whitesinger win the county supervisor seat for southern Navajo County, but her candidacy helped significantly to return Ann Kirkpatrick to Congress representing our area.

Dawnafe won in all seven precincts in her districts, running up substantial margins in Pinetop and Lakeside and taking approximately 99% of the vote in Cibecue, Hondah and Whiteriver. Her strong performance, and the work of White Mountain Democrats, helped to deliver more than 94% of the reservation vote for Ann Kirkpatrick, 2,371 to 132. That margin of nearly 2,250 votes was a very significant share of Ann's overall margin of victory.

Strong turnout on the reservation also helped Democrats to win all the countywide offices. This is a significant accomplishment in a year when the Republican communities of the county were buoyed by LDS candidates both for President and Senate.

The post card project supported by White Mountain Democrats contributed to the victory of President Obama. The cards written by our local members were mailed to voters in key swing states, contributing materially to the victory.

We were not as successful in partnering with our colleagues from central Navajo County. We were not able to sway the Legislative races in District 6 which takes in Snowflake, Holbrook and Flagstaff.

Arizona is turning blue. We will need your help and support to make that happen as quickly as possible. Holly will be sending out an invite soon to our organizational meeting in December. Again, thank you for your help and support that brought significant results.
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Garcia Calls on Huppenthal to Renounce Vouchers, Support Public Schools
–“Taxpayers are being scammed by Arizona vouchers, and Public Schools Chief John Huppenthal is at the forefront of the scam,” said Dr. David Garcia, candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Garcia notes recent news reports that reveal the true cost of “Empowerment Scholarships,” otherwise known as Arizona vouchers.

“The public was sold on vouchers as a way to save the state money, but the reality is that vouchers actually cost us more money than a traditional public education,” said Garcia.
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Dems to Host Major Cinco de Mayo Event for NE Arizona
People from throughout Northeast Arizona will converge in Holbrook on Saturday, May 3, for free live music and dancing at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in a day-long “Culture Fest and Rally for Respect” to mark Cinco de Mayo.
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Kirkpatrick and Veterans' Affairs panel vote for additional subpoena
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., and her colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to authorize an additional subpoena for three top VA officials if they do not comply by Thursday, May 29, with a request that they appear and testify before the committee.
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Kirkpatrick Blasts EPA for Mine Spill
FLAGSTAFF – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., issued the following statement about the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for negligence related to the disastrous Gold King Mine spill in August 2015.

“I am proud to represent the Navajo Nation in Congress, and I stand firmly with them in this lawsuit against the EPA. The Gold King Mine spill was catastrophic for the Navajo people. Not only was it an environmental and economic disaster, it was a failure by the EPA on several fronts. First, the agency failed to respond swiftly and transparently. It failed to immediately engage the tribal government. And it failed to fully address the disaster’s short- and long-term burdens on the tribe.
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McCain Campaigns Shocking, Tasteless Attack
Last week, the Arizona Republican Party delivered a “Wanted” poster with Ann’s face on it surrounded by multiple photoshopped bullet holes to her campaign office in Tempe.

This attack is appalling, tasteless, and ignorant -- particularly in a year where there have been multiple acts of senseless violence and in the state home to Gabby Giffords.

Despite the attack being denounced by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and former Rep. Ron Barber -- both victims of the tragic shooting in Tucson -- as well as Gabby’s husband, retired Navy Captain Mark Kelly, Ann, and the thousands of you who signed our petition, John McCain has not said a word.
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