Sharon Wolcott Wins!
Sharon Wolcott won 71% of the vote in her election to the Surprise City Council. “We worked really hard,” said Wolcott. “We are thrilled with the results…and the size of the results.” Wolcott, a former Minnesota state legislator and a long time political activist is now the first pro-choice Democratic woman member of the Surprise City Council. Arizona List congratulates Sharon and the residents of Surprise on their wise choice for the city council.
Dana Kennedy Wins a Spot On The Ballot in November!
Dana Kennedy was the second top vote getter in the Phoenix City Council race for District 6. Her 25% kept her opponent from winning 51% of the vote and forced a runoff in November. This is the only Phoenix city council primary that’s ending in a runoff, due to Dana’s hard work and Arizona List’s assistance. Dana was outspent by her opponent 5 to 1, but had the right message and worked hard to deliver her message to many voters. Dana needs the help of Arizona List members to counteract the “good old boy” network in Phoenix. Make a contribution by going to http://www.kennedyforphoenix.com/.
Get Out The Vote Walk in Tucson
Show up to walk for the Democratic candidates for Tucson City Council at the Arizona List sponsored Get Out The Vote walk on Saturday October 31. This is one of the most important walks of the campaign. Mark your calendar now to help push Nina Trasoff and Karin Uhlich over the line to victory. Please RSVP to info@ArizonaList.org to join us.
Both Nina and Karin are still collecting contributions under the Tucson Clean Elections system. Another Arizona List endorsed Council Member, Regina Romero, wrote a very moving appeal for Nina which you can read here. Make a contribution to Nina Trasoff at http://trasofffortucson.com/ and to Karin Uhlich at http://www.karin2009.com/.
Arizona List Board Working For You!
The Arizona List Board heard good news at its second meeting in August. Our PAC war chest is ahead of where it was last year. The Board is aggressively working on creative plans to make sure Arizona List is a formidable force in the elections in 2010.
Help Us Fill The Loft on October 11
We are honoring the national non-profit media arts organization Women Make Movies at the Loft Cinema in Tucson on October 11th. In addition to a montage of Women Make Movies’ most controversial films, we will screen the remarkable story of Patsy Mink, the first Asian-American and woman of color in Congress who redefined American politics and was responsible for being a tenacious fighter for women’s equality. We can thank her for the passage of Title IX. This is an important event for Arizona List. We are marshaling the resources needed to provide extra professional campaign assistance to our candidates who will be running tough campaigns in 2010. We can’t allow this miasma in our state house to continue. We must elect more pro-education pro-choice women to the state legislature next year and we need your help to do that.
Become a sponsor or be a host and help us sell tickets by clicking here. This is an inspirational movie to bring young women to see. Tickets are only $10. Think about sponsoring some young women to attend. Buy tickets by going to www.ArizonaList.org.
Our Women Legislators Still Need Your Help
We need to support our endorsed legislators more than ever as they face the ideologically driven representatives who passed anti-choice pro-gun legislation this year. Because the legislature spent so much time in special session our endorsed Democratic women legislators have not had the time to raise the funds that allow them to communicate with their constituents. As you can imagine, this communications is vital to their re-election efforts in 2010. We are counting on our members to support our incumbents. Click here to see the list of our women who need your money and the addresses where you can send a check. Small donations make a big difference in this account. Please take a moment today and send a small check to one or two of our women.
Plans are in the works for a very special large event in Phoenix in the fall. If you would like to be a host for that event in Phoenix or to a host a house party please contact us at info@ArizonaList.org.