Who are the District 24 Democrats?

District 24 Democrats is an organization of elected officials, party leaders, and volunteers. Contact us to learn how to get involved with the District 24 Democrats!


  • Featured event

    SWEET SYNERGY 2017: ON TOP OF THE WORLD

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    Join your friends, VIPs, and Honored Guests as we celebrate District 24 Democrats!  Play casino games!  Nibble on delicious hors d'oeuvres.  Listen to live music.  Experience live art!  Bid on fabulous prizes!  And enjoy the cash bar with creative cocktails!  All for a great cause - supporting the work of District 24 Democrats.  We are so glad you are in the PARTY!

    Purchase Your Tickets Here NOW!

    WHEN
    April 22, 2017 at 7pm
    WHERE
    The Rooftop of The Clarendon Hotel
    401 W Clarendon Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    United States
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    Getting Started As A PC

    If you’re new to being politically active, or new to “formal” party politics, it can be confusing even to figure out where to start. Here’s a very quick primer of the first steps. (Some of these details are specific to LD24, but the overall concept applies to most places in the U.S.)

    What is a Precinct Committeeperson (PC)?

    The PC is the most locally elected official in a given neighborhood and the foundation of grassroots democracy. PCs represent the party to their neighbors, and in turn are the eyes and ears of the Democratic Party throughout the district.

    What does a PC do, exactly?

    The PC helps achieve the goals of the district, and the party. Specifically:

    Help elect strong, progressive Democrats to public office.

    This needs a solid organization of capable and experienced leaders and volunteers in the district. Some of the activities include:

    • Organizing at the precinct level to recruit new PCs and volunteers
    • Registering voters
    • Raising funds
    • Participating in public events
    • Communicating our message
    • Listening to voters regarding their concerns about local issues
    • Recruiting candidates
    • Supporting current Democratic office holders that share our values and goals

    Make our communities stronger and meet the needs of people now, regardless of election timetables.

    Some activities that work towards these aims include:
    • Organizing food bank donation drives, baby supplies and diaper drives, etc.
    • Doing neighborhood cleanups
    • Assisting with homeless shelters and supply needs
    • Holding community events focused on learning about the people and their needs
    • Having community workshops or seminars about public works and issues
    • Fostering a more inclusive and accessible city and community

    Connect the people in the precinct to the Democratic Party, and the Party to the people.

    At the Party level, PC duties include:

    • Participating in District/County Democratic Party meetings, events, and activities including providing assistance to your local Democratic Party by staffing registration drives and tables, supporting local candidates, and taking part in local fundraising efforts
    • Recruiting new PCs and other volunteers in your Precinct and communicating with them regularly. Adding volunteers means you can divide the Precinct for more personal 6 contact with the voters. It also means providing additional support and backup for each other and for your candidates. Develop winning strategies by utilizing the group's collective skills, best practices, contacts, and energy to get the job done!

    There are legal roles, too

    • In case of a vacant Legislative seat, elected PCs will meet with interested candidates, and forward a slate of 3 candidates to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to fill the appointment.
    • In Presidential Election years, PCs are responsible for electing the Presidential Convention Delegates at the District Level Convention.
    In short, we support—and more importantly, shape—the larger goals of the Democratic Party by acting locally, as productive and helpful members of our own community, and actively participating in Party decision making.

     

    While the 2017-2018 PC Election, is complete, you can still become an appointed PC. 

     

    OK, but what is a precinct?

    Precincts are the smallest political units in the country. A precinct is where elections are won or lost. Most importantly, it is your neighborhood. A precinct is made up of one or more Precinct Committeepersons. They lead the precinct working with other volunteers as a team to promote Democratic values and elect Democrats to office.  To determine what Precinct you are in click here to go to the LD24 Precinct Map page.

    Each precinct has an allotted number of PC slots, based on the number of registered Democratic voters. 

    What if my precinct has already maxed out its PC quota?

    You can still be active! Come to meetings, volunteer at events and voter registration campaigns, and even join a subcommittee. Next time there is a PC election, you can run for the position.

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  • Latest from the blog

    Activism: There's An App For That

    At times even an active, enthusiastic civic participant such as myself can suffer a bout of cynicism. I begin to wonder if all my calls, emails and submitted contact forms are actually doing anything.  But it turns out the half hour I block out for civic activism before I start my work day matters after all,    according to a recent report by the Congressional Management Foundation. The report, one of the most comprehensive studies of civic engagement conducted in recent history, assesses the impact of constituent correspondence with Congress. One of its main findings is that number of people who contact members of Congress has increased exponentially over the past decade. Researchers also found  elected representatives value feedback and input from their constituents, although some forms of communication may have a greater impact than others. That said, it’s also important to keep in mind that staffing shortages (Congressmen are only allowed to hire 18 staffers each) and outdated technology make responding to constituents challenging for congressional offices.  Before one can engage, however, one needs to know what to comment about. That means tracking legislation, which can be a daunting prospect even for seasoned political junkies. Fortunately, technology is here to save us. 
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    Being a woman. One of those women.

    by Kathy Coleman (Ruby Precinct) We have a magnet on our refrigerator which reads, “When women vote, Democrats win.” It’s not one hundred percent true, of course. There are plenty of Republican women. Still, it rings true when one considers the importance of basic human rights which are put in jeopardy for an individual simply because she happens to be of the female gender, and the truth that Republicans clearly see women as subhuman (no matter what they say, actions speak far louder than words).
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  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 36 rsvps

    Platform planning

    "What do you stand for?" is the most common question fielded by PCs and other active Party members. The Democratic Party is a big tent, so it's not always a simple question to answer.

    We in LD24 want to answer it for ourselves, and that means working together to construct a platform. This will be a living document that will evolve over time, but we have to start somewhere. Come to this facilitated session as we start identifying key issues and positions that will allow us to tell the world what LD24 represents, and what we will be looking for in candidates seeking office. 

    It's an important task, and we really need your help with it. 

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps

    New & Prospective PC Get-Together

    Join us for our monthly New & Potential PC Get-Together! We will be going over Precinct Committeeperson (PC) basics, what it means to be a PC, and work on telling your "story of self." 

    It's a fun and informative way to meet fellow politically-engaged neighbors and getting some basic practice for outreach efforts. Hope to see you there!

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