Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Democratic Club                              

You found us.       NOW DO SOMETHING!             (updated Feb 18th, 2:00 pm)         

One of the largest Democratic clubs in Arizona with over 330 members and growing.   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@SBDemClub).  Like us.  Join us.

Go to our Action Center page.

 Arizona: Republican legislators just won’t give up in their fight gain the ability to engage in partisan gerrymandering by dismantling Arizona’s independent redistricting commission. They recently advanced a proposed state constitutional amendment out of a state Senate committee that would dramatically reorganize the commission in a way that would render it toothless. If the voters approve this in a November ballot referendum, the commission would effectively be neutralized, giving the GOP-majority legislature the power to pass its own gerrymanders. This isn’t the first time that Arizona Republicans have gone to extremes to fight for the ability to gerrymander,...[read more]
ALERT–ALERT–ALERT   New Voter ID Cards Coming  VERIFY YOUR INFORMATION

[Feb 18, 2018]  Pinal County is mailing out new Voter ID Cards due to the redistricting of the JP Courts. We need to get the word out to everyone that if they don’t get their new Voter ID Cards in the mail they should call the Recorders Office (520-866-6854) to see what the problem might be.

Also they should check their cards for proper listing as a Dem and other relevant data.

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This isn’t over unless Congress refuses to do anything about it.
Net Neutrality under attack–AGAIN!  Tell Congress to leave it alone!!

Don’t think you care?  You will when you can’t get cable or satellite TV, because the internet is too slow.  Or, when your smart phone won’t download your emails or an important web site you need because you didn’t agree to a 300%, 400%, 500% (?) increase in your cell phone bill.  When companies start bidding up prices to get a piece of the bandwidth, everyone else loses!

From the NYTimes:  “The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.

The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibited high-speed internet service providers from blocking or slowing down the delivery of websites, or charging extra fees for the best quality of streaming and other internet services for their subscribers.” [read more]

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Meetings & Events

We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 P.M., (except in July-5:00PM–see below) at the HOA 1 Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane (off Ridgeview), Tucson, AZ.

Mar 13th, Activity Center, 3:30 PM
We’ll hear from and about Deedra Aboud, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona.
Previous Meetings:
Tues., Nov 14th, 3:30 PM
Fabulous presentation by Senior Staffer for Congressman Gallego, Luis Heredia:  “The Arizona We Bought.”    Take a look at how it describes how the power players in right-wing politics in Arizona buy and hold their power.

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Keep Up the Pressure!!  

There are lots of us quietly taking action after action.

Don’t lose focus.  Pace yourself.  And don’t follow “the shiny object” (wiretapping accusations, etc.) they are waving in front of you.  We will help you keep the focus on the right places.  Visit our Action Center page.  See how to contact our State legislators and National representatives under our Links You Can Use page.

Democratic groups are rising up all over Arizona.  Every Democratic leader in the State is being asked to reach out and help another group get started or give a group some guidance or focus on taking action.

Join the Arizona Democrats’ Rapid Response team, and get emails about what’s happening and what you can do and say to resist and restore reason.

The Arizona Legislature is only in session for approximately 100 days, until about the end of April.  Spend some of your time contacting your legislators and telling them what you expect from them:

– “Support public, district schools and our teachers, so they can give our
        children the best possible educational opportunities.”
– “Make voting easy and accessible for everyone, including young people and
      the disadvantaged.  That’s the democracy that America represents!”
– “Close corporate loopholes in our state tax code and start investing those
       dollars into our schools and infrastructure.  It will put people to work and
       will prepare our children for the dynamic economy.  The thriving state that
       Arizona will become will attract new businesses and grow even more.”
Call one of your members of Congress every day!  Just make a schedule to call Sen. Flake; then Sen. McCain, then Congressman O’Halleran.  Download the App “5 Calls” to your smart phone.  It will help you make it easy.

INDIVISIBLE: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

This publication, written by experienced staff working in Congress, is a practical guide for groups to influence the particular member of Congress in their own district.  The strategy and tactics were those used by the Tea Party, and serve as a primer for effective action.