Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Democratic Club

You found us.                  NOW DO SOMETHING!

One of the largest Democratic clubs in Arizona with almost 300 members and growing, literally every day.   We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@SBDemClub).  Like us.  Join us.

Go to our Action Center page.  Tues., writing exercise phrases/addresses document here.

Meetings

We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 P.M. at the HOA 1 Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane (off Ridgeview), Tucson, AZ. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

We’ve invited St. Sen. Steve Farley to give us an update on the AZ Legislature–if it has gone sine die.  If not, and regardless, we’ll do some more writing; this time to Gov. Ducey.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez rally in Mesa with aim of unifying Democrats

, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 9:20 p.m. MT April 21, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez presided over a raucous gathering of Democratic faithful in Mesa on Friday night, keeping the crowd on its feet and cheering by highlighting the party’s values and slamming President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

The duo touched on the party’s core 21st-century priorities such as health care as a right, public education and free public college tuition, comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women, supporting labor unions and working families, criminal-justice reform, and confronting climate change and discrimination.    [Click headline for more]

Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight, April 19, 2017

Take-away is that we still have a lot of work to do to flip Congress, House or Senate, in 2018.

Every Presidential mid-term election, except two, in the last 100 yrs., has seen the President’s party lose in mid-term elections, by various degrees.  Silver rates them as “Pretty Badly,” “Really Badly,” and “Catastrophic.”  Right now, he rates Republican losses in 2018 at “Pretty Badly.”

Remember, these elections are 18 months away.  A lot can change in the next 18 months, and we can make them change our way!  Then, there will be the 2020 Presidential elections.

Keep in mind, this is a marathon, not a sprint.

Group Produced More Than 200 Post Cards!!
The meeting on Tues., Apr 11th, was very productive.  Our resident expert on business seminars, career coaching, and inspirational speaking led the group through several issues and how the GOP-dominated, wealth-driven AZ Legislature is damaging our state and citizens.  We wrote to Legislators, Members of Congress (MoCs), and Governor Ducey about vouchered education, hands off the citizen initiative process, clean energy, and more.  All-in-all, and worthwhile.
Trump’s Credibility Crumbling

From CNN, Mar 21, 2017:  Monday was a turning point for Donald Trump’s credibility. He had fibbed about crowd numbers, and pushed crazy conspiracy stories aboutillegal voters. But continuing to claim that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower, even after the sitting FBI and NSA directors made clear it was false, was a new low.

From NYTimes, Mar 20, 2017:  The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.  [more]
      But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before. He has lied about —
Hosted Our Democratic Congressman

Rep. Tom O’Halleran and his wife visited with a packed house of voters from SaddleBrooke, Oracle, Oro Valley and  Catalina on Sunday afternoon, March 5th.  After a few minutes of introductory words, he spent 30 minutes answering questions about what’s really going on in D.C.  As the meeting closed, he was given a standing ovation.

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.

Welcome to our New Officers

The following candidates were elected for two year terms  beginning January 2017  at our December meeting:

Chairman: Holly Lyon
Vice-chairman:  Tim Koch
Treasurer: Sue Ayers
Secretary: Rollie Prager

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.