September 1, 2022



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Upcoming Programs

Beth Lewis

Christina Vazquez

Save Our Schools:  Stop Voucher Expansion

Saturday, September 10, 3 p.m.

Via Zoom

Beth Lewis, co-executive director and Christina Vazquez, Southern Arizona Coordinator of Save Our Schools Arizona will provide an overview of the petition drive to repeal the universal voucher legislation that was signed into law this past session.  The voucher bill undermines Arizona public education and diverts funds to private and religious schools.

In addition to our speakers from SOSAZ, Rachel DelRocco Terrazas the Field Organizer for Pima County will be presenting Mission for Arizona strategies, with a focus on how we get Democrats elected in Arizona in 2022. Mission for Arizona is the dedicated campaign organization for all Democrats in Arizona. 

Zoom link:

Adrian Fontes

Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Saturday, September 24, 3 p.m. 

via Zoom

Adrian Fontes is the Democratic candidate for Arizona Secretary of State. This position is critical to the protection of our free and fair elections. Adrian is committed to preserving integrity in our elections, increasing transparency in the Secretary of State’s office, making voting easier for registered voters, and ensuring that Arizona’s business community has a partner in the Secretary’s office. 

Zoom Link:

Call to Action
Protect Public Schools--Sign the Petition!

The Arizona legislature has passed a "universal voucher bill" (HB2853) which was signed into law by Governor Ducey on the last day of this session. This bill makes every school-age child in Arizona eligible for a voucher to attend a private or religious school. Our tax dollars will be diverted from our already underfunded public education system to this expanded voucher program.

Public school advocacy groups immediately began a petition drive for a "citizens' veto" which would put the measure on hold until a vote in November, 2024. Enough signatures must be collected by September 24th of this year.

Petitions are now available at Headquarters for your signature. This is a new petition--so even if you signed petitions previously at HQ, this was not among them. More information about the legislation and petition is available on our website at:

If you wish to circulate petitions, volunteer at:

Poll Monitors Needed!

Election Protection is back!  We need volunteers willing to step up to become poll monitors, people who will have the knowledge and the empathy to support our communities through what could be a confusing or stressful time. Join the Election Protection AZ team as a poll monitor and we’ll give you the knowledge and the skills to be one of the helpers that can make a difference in someone’s voting experience. There will be trainings in September and October to get everyone ready for Election Day. You don’t need any previous experience to join. Sign up now!

You can learn more about Election Protection AZ and other volunteer opportunities at their website.

Voting and Election Information

Check out our website for voting information, candidate endorsements, and recommendations on referendums and initiatives. Mail in ballots will be sent out beginning October 12th.

Upcoming Events

Dinner and Auction

with Auctioneer David Fitzsimmons


Democrats in Action 2022

Turning Arizona Blue


Friday, September 23rd 5pm

Quail Creek Ballroom


More Information and Tickets Here


Conversation and Coffee

Friday, September 9th

8:00-9:30 a.m.

at Headquarters

Donuts and Coffee Provided

Hosted by Arlynne Ostlund

Day of Action!

September 10th


You are invited to come and join with Mission for Arizona and Green Valley Democrats as we kick off Election 2022 with a Day of Action! Participate in part or all of the day!


9:00am Headquarters’ Conference Room: Canvassing


·        Learn simple techniques of door-to-door canvassing.

·        Pick up scripts, walk lists and campaign literature.

·        Go out in pairs, with a walk list, to canvas the neighborhoods in Green Valley area.


1:00pm in Room 203: Phone Banking


·        Learn the basic techniques of phone banking.

·        Participate together in phone calling to encourage and engage voters.


3:00pm in Room 203: Green Valley Democrats General Meeting (in person)


·        Rachel DelRocco Terrazas the Field Organizer for Pima County will be presenting Mission for Arizona strategies, with a focus on how we get Democrats elected in Arizona in 2022. Mission for Arizona is the dedicated campaign organization for all Democrats in Arizona.


·        Our program on school vouchers will follow her presentation.

Meet the Candidates, In Person!

Saturday, September 17

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Kino Conference Center at Quail Creek

Come out meet the candidates you will be voting for. The Democratic Club of Quail Creek and the Green Valley Democrats will be sponsoring a candidate Meet and Greet on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 3:00 to 4:30 PM Kino Conference Center at the Quail Creek Country Club, 1490 N Quail Range

Loop. Green Valley, AZ. 85614.

Candidates from LD19, CD6 and State candidates have been invited.

Discussion Group

Join the Discussion Group each Wednesday at 10 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 203 for open discussion on current events. If you would like to receive a zoom link to participate from home, please email

Save the Date

Halloween/El Dia de Los Muertos Party

Sunday, October 30, 2022

5:30 to 8:00 PM

CPAC, 1250 W. Continental Rd, Green Valley

Eat, Drink and be Scary

$50 for non-members, $40 for members. Open to everyone.  Look for more details in the October newsletter.



Thank you for the outstanding help in the 3-month WE HELP collection of art, craft, and school supplies! The red wagon was filled a number of times! Many area children will benefit from your kindness.


This month we will collect non-perishable food and household paper/plastic products for Sahuarita Food Bank. Suggestions for household items include paper towels, facial tissues, trash bags, toilet tissue, etc. Please bring items to HQ and put them in the little red wagon. The collection will end September 30.


Questions? Contact:

Becky McCreary,

Yard signs are available at Headquarters. Signs for Mark Kelly, Sanda Clark, Kirsten Engel, and Katie Hobbs are $20 each. Signs for Lauren Kuby/Sandra Kennedy and Kris Mayes are free.

Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

GVD President George McGaughey met with Representative Ann Kirkpatrick to present our petition on gun violence.

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Join or Renew Your Membership

Thanks to all of our members who make this such a vibrant part of the community.  Please encourage your friends and neighbors to join.  Going into this very tough election season, every person matters, every vote matters.   Nancy, Membership Chair

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