"All politics are local"

Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr.

Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives


It is at the local level that politics works for voters or can influence those holding or running for office.

Arizona LD 17 Democrats are exactly that... your local Democratic Party for Chandler Gilbert and Sun Lakes.  As part of the Democratic Party, we are associated with the Arizona Democratic Party, and with the Maricopa County Democratic Party to insure Democrats run and win office.

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    September 2018 Newsletter

    Make a Pledge, Take Action Now! The primary is now over, and the Democratic nominees for offices up and down the ballot have been identified. Final analysis is still ongoing, but we can report that numbers are up: more people voted in this primary than the last, and that's encouraging. However, we can't become complacent because our opponents still have more people voting than we do. We know that the majority of Americans and Arizonans support Democratic values and positions. The struggle is that, in order to get those values and positions put into place, we must elect Democrats. To do that, we have to get out the vote. In addition to the primary, we also saw what happens when we don't elect Democrats into office. The Arizona Supreme Court has removed two voter initiatives from the ballot. This unexpected move painfully reminds us: If we had a Democratic-controlled Legislature, we wouldn't need to expend the hard work and effort necessary to get initiatives on the ballot, because our elected officials would already be representing our interests If we had a Democratic governor, we wouldn't have to worry about proper funding for education and leadership to move legislation to eliminate dark money from politics If we had Democrats in power, we wouldn't have had an unnecessary change to our Supreme Court that added two more justices to the court (who just happened to be ultra-conservative judges appointed by the Republican Governor of Arizona) If we had Democrats in power, we wouldn't have had bills passed that effectively removed the ability of citizens to drive and support initiatives in Arizona.  
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    August 2018 Newsletter

    Competition Is Good, but Remember Who Our Real Opponent Is If you're like me, you are inundated with phone calls, texts, social media posts and mailings asking for support for the many candidates running for office this election cycle. Getting to know candidates is important; it helps you decide which person will best represent you and your interests. In some of our races (particularly the statewide and congressional races), we have multiple candidates running in the primary. It's exciting to see so many step up to run and you should support the candidates. Spending your precious time, money and energy are great ways of demonstrating your commitment to getting that individual elected. Many of you post on Facebook or Twitter about who you are or aren't supporting. And sharing your opinions help educate other voters.   However, we can still support our candidate without being negative about the other primary candidate. Let's not give our opponents material to use when the general election happens.
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM

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