May 2020 Newsletter

Keeping you up to date on the Democratic Party
in Yuma County, Arizona, and the Nation!

Yuma County Central Committee
Zoom Meeting
Thursday , May 14th 7:00 pm
     May's Central Committee Meeting will be held Via Zoom. This is an important meeting for all PCs and Volunteers to attend as we will be explaining the Special Executive Board Election for Chair and 1st Vice Chair. 
  1.  Sign up for Zoom by Clicking the Zoom Logo above
  2. Download Zoom to your Smartphone or Computer with camera and microphone.
  3. RSVP for the call and add it to your zoom calendar by clicking the button below.
  4. Join the meeting by opening Zoom and "Join Meeting" at 7:00 on Thursday, May 14th.
Please RSVP Here
ATTN: Precinct Committeemen
Renew Your PC Paperwork Now!!

     With Canvassing canceled  and events involving large groups suspended until further notice, the YCDP Executive Board is instructing all Precinct Committeemen, new and old, to run as Write In Candidates for this election cycle
     Next Steps.
  1. Download and complete the "Write In Candidate" form. No signatures are necessary.
  2. Return the completed form to the YCDP office, in a sealed envelope between April 1st and May 16th. Our address is 290 S 1st Ave, Yuma, AZ, 85364 
Download Your PC Paperwork

     Social Distancing practices will likely continue throughout the rest of 2020, making our ability to have in-person meetings impossible. The DNC has approved Google Forms as a secure method for Democratic organizations to conduct business in the age of COVID-19. With the need to hold a special election for Chair and 1st Vice Chair, we will use both Google Forms and mailed paper forms/ballots to conduct the election.

Special Election Process
  1. Check your mail for the election notice and nomination form. Forms will be mailed to all PCs on May 7th. This form is to make nominations for the positions of Chair and 1st Vice Chair. A link will be included to submit a digital Google Form, please only submit one.
  2. Return envelopes must be postmarked by Monday, June 1st or earlier, P.O. Box 681, Yuma AZ, 85350. Digital Forms must be submitted via the linked Google Form by Sunday, May 31st, 11:59 PM.
  3. Nominees will be announced by the meeting on June 11th. Instead of nominations from the floor, 2 nominations and an acceptance are required to qualify for the final ballot.
  4. Ballots will be mailed to PCs by the June 11th meeting. A link to vote via Google Form will be included (and is preferred) with the paper ballot as well. Please only vote once.
  5. Digital ballots must be submitted by Tuesday, June 30th 11:59 PM, envelopes for paper ballots must also be Postmarked June 30th or earlier.
How to prepare for the Zoom Meeting
  1.  Sign up for Zoom by Clicking here.
  2. Download Zoom to your Smartphone or Computer with camera and microphone.
  3. RSVP for the call and add it to your zoom calendar by clicking the button below.
  4. Join the meeting by opening Zoom and "Join Meeting" at 7:00 on Thursday, May 7th.
Local Government Meetings
Yuma County Board of Supervisors
Currently, meetings are be broadcast on their website and channel 77.  There is also a big screen outside meeting chambers.  Those that need to speak sit outside, come in to speak and leave as well as call to public.
5/04/20 & 5/18/20 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:59 p.m.  
Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 198 S. Main St., Yuma

Yuma City Council
(1st & 3rd Wed each month @ 5:30 p.m.)
5/06/20 & 5/20/20 - 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers
One City Plaza, Yuma

San Luis City Council
Due to Covid-19 threat San Luis City Council Meetings will be held via teleconference.
For more info click here.
Somerton City Council
(1st & 3rd Tuesday each month @ 7:00 p.m.)
5/05/20 & 5/19/20 - 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall, 143 N. State Ave., Somerton

Wellton Town Council
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 p.m.)
5/05/20 & 5/19/20 - 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 28634 Oakland Ave., Wellton
     The AZ Democratic Party has made their online academy of courses available for free to help train Democrats to be ready to do everything that needs to be done in 2020. The courses cover everything from how to talk to undecided voters, canvasing, how to register voters and more! We highly recommend that all Yuma County Democrats take advantage of the opportunity to hone your organizing skills. 
Click To Register for Classes >>
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We'd love to hear from you. Our office hours are 10 am - 2 pm, Thursday through Saturday at
290 S 1st Ave, Yuma, AZ, 85364  Phone: 928-783-4673

Paid for and authorized by the Yuma County Democratic Central Committee. Treasurer Xanthe Bullard. 
Bryan Rasmussen-- Acting Chair,Mary Barkley-2nd V. ChairXanthe Bullard--TreasurerMark Newton-Secretary

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 681 
Yuma, AZ  85366
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