Democratic Club Sun City AZ Newsletter/Blog June 2017
LD21 & SCDC
LD21 Bill Bercu on WORKING Together
Bill Bercu, , Chair of AZ Legislative District 21 (LD21) will speak to us on Thursday, June 1st, 6pm at Fairway Recreation Center (107th Ave & Peoria). We all need to be aware of what LD21 does for our area and how to work together to achieve common goals.
LD21 Info and facts at your fingertips:
Bill Bercu is Chair, Becky Sayler 1st Vice-Chair, Bobbie Kettles is 2nd Vice-Chair, Kazumi Ross is Secretary, & Michael Powell is Treasurer. Marvin McCollum is in charge of Voter Registration.
LD21 meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00 (social hour) 6:30 (meeting) to 7:45 p.m.
During the school year LD21 meets at Centennial High School, 14388 N 79th Ave Room 500, Peoria 85381; During June & July LD21 will meet at the New Life Community Church, 8155 W Thunderbird, Peoria 85381.
The June Speaker is Jodi Liggett, VP of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood AZ.
AZ Legislative District 21 covers Sun City, Youngtown, El Mirage, Surprise and Peoria. Meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Centennial High School, 14388 N. 79th Avenue is the locarion during the school year but for June and July they will meet at New Life Community Church, 8155 W Thunderbird, Peoria 85381. For more information please visit their website https://azld21.nationbuilder.com/
See you at the SCDC Meeting on June 1st (6pm) at Fairway Recreation Center for this important meeting.
Great Programs ALL SUMMER
Our summer is filled with exciting and interesting events and programs.
In July we will have an imminent climate change scientist speak with us. Jeff Gibbs is the author of an important book on climate change, Planning and Development in the Southwest.
The book covers how our growth here in the Southwest will change the area and how sustainability needs to be addressed from the aspect of water.
"How communities can establish a vision as a guide for the planning for their future direction. How creating a sense of place can promote sustainability in a community. How communities can plan for sustainable supplies of water. How street trees can support the establishment of complete streets and car-optional communities. How regional solutions can be established for the regional sustainability challenges in the years ahead. How home owners associations can participate in the design of our communities. How green conversions can be used to repurpose excess golf course properties."
Water is a serious issue globally. We desert dwellers understand that all too clearly.
Our speaker in August is Bernadette Mills who is a serving member in Peoria on the Arts Council. She will address how the arts directly correspond to economic success. More on Ms Mils in the next newsletter. As you are probably aware the current administration is very interested in de-funding the arts. So, this information is relevant to our intersects
Our program chair, Marsha McGovern, is working hard on securing candidates for our September Ice Cream Social. She has secured David Schapria and Kathy Knecht and hopes to receive confirmation from David Garcia.
Stay informed and meet your candidates. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions.
Coffee EVERY Monday....
See you EVERY Monday for Democratic Coffee at the Starbucks (99th Ave & Bell) beginning at 9am. A lively and convivial group always gathers to discuss the latest issues, events, and meet new friends.
Our group takes over the Star Bucks as we meet new friends and organize many different activities to promote Democratic policies and activities. You will find an activity and a new friend on Monday mornings with the SCDC.
No matter what the holiday or the weather there is always someone there to have a cup of coffee, or tea with. See you there EVERY Monday at 9am!
Take Pictures for the SCDC
Do you like to take pictures? Can you email them? We are looking for somone to take pictures of our events and share them.
We can work with pictures taken by phone and uploaded on Facebook as well. What we want is to show how active we are and all the events that we are doing.
(We would also love articles if you like to write!)
So, if you can help, let us know, take some pictures and send them to the SCDC email. suncitydemocraticclubof az.com
Impeachment Watch at 78% as of May 25th
Here are two interesting websites that curate Trump 45 Impeachment Watch:
Monday –Trump leaked classified info to Russian officials in the Oval Office meeting. (Washington Post)
Tuesday – Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation against Michael Flynn. (New York TImes)
Wednesday – The Justice Department assigned Robert S. Mueller as Special Prosecutor to oversee the Russian investigation, which also included the White House’s recent behaviors. The New York Times also reported Michael Flynn had told the Trump transition team that he was under investigation before he was given the job of National Security Advisor. It was further reported by McClatchy that Michael Flynn stopped a military plan developed by the Obama administration, which would have gone against Turkish interests. Michael Flynn at the time was an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey.
Thursday – Flynn and Trump still in contact. Trump Twitter claims investigation by Special Prosecutor is a witch hunt. (Yahoo news)
Friday – Trump informed Russian officials (in Oval Office) that James Comey was a “nut job” and how he had relieved a “great pressure” on the Russian investigation by firing Comey. Also,a Senior White House official has been identified as a Person of Interest in the FBI’s Russian investigation. Russian officials bragged that they could use Michael Flynn to influence the President. (New York Times and Washington Post) and CNN)
Latest on Thursday, May 25th, is that Trump told Philippine Strongman Dictator Rodrigo Duterte the location of 2 nuclear submarines. This is highly classified and the Pentagon is not reacting positively on this breach of confidential material.
Also, on morning round up is the story that Great Britain as well as Israel are not taking steps to NOT share confidential information with the USA due the information being leaked by Trump.
As of vital importance to OUR community is the fact that Trump lied about protecting Medicare, Social Security, and health insurances.
This site will outline this information succinctly for you and can act as your one stop 45 watch: http://trump45impeachmentwatch.com/
CALL JEFF FLAKE AND TELL HIM TO VOTE NO!