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Monthly Message from the Chair 

By | 2018-01-06T20:34:54+00:00 January 6th, 2018|From the Chair|


Democrats Can Learn From the Star Wars Resistance

In the latest entry of the Star Wars saga, “The Last Jedi,” the wise master Yoda makes a guest appearance in which he tells Luke, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

If Yoda were here in Arizona, he might have said the same thing to the Democratic Party. To put it bluntly, we’ve had several years of failure in terms of electing our candidates and getting our causes a fair shake.

We’ve learned a great deal from the experience, more than we would have had if we were with the other party, which relies on millions of dollars of dirty money, the influence of a handful of powerful people and the reliability of an aging conservative populace to vote.

We know we have to make the most of the resources we have: people. We may not be the party of the wealthiest or the most powerful people, but we are powerful in our numbers, our drive and our belief that we can achieve great things when we work together, not against each other.

When Democrats vote, […]

Active & Proactive

By | 2018-01-06T20:31:25+00:00 June 8th, 2017|From the Chair|


The times, they are a changin’. Even though Im referencing a song that was popular in 1964, Im referring to the present in what I expect to be a new wave of upheaval and growth, not always for the better, but as unstoppable as a tsunami.

Heres a link to a 2012 version of the song performed by the band Flogging Molly for Amnesty International. I like it because it takes an old standard and revs it up in a way that changes it.

Often, as a response to great change, people are swallowed up by fear or pain and fail to think rationally. Eventually those emotions overcome inertia to find ways to adapt. Or a leader helps to make […]