Some folks have been wondering what I've been up to since the primary, thinking that I've disappeared in to the inky night.
Well, nope. I've been doing my best to help Terry Goddard and all of the other Democratic state-wide candidates on this November's ballot.
We have a HUGE opportunity to change this state for the better. I know you've heard that before. So have I, and I don't always believe it either.
But I've seen the numbers and I know if Democrats and change-minded INDs and Reps come out this November, we can see a shift back to the world of the rational and reasonable.
This year, its about Arizona's business climate. Year after year, we hear about how our economy grows slowly in Arizona. But this year it is very clear that businesses avoid Arizona because of the terrible reputation we've created for ourselves. Or, rather, the terrible reputation that the legislature has given us.
So, join me as I walk for our great candidates. Here are your opportunities:
1. Thursday, October 2, at 5:00 pm, launching from Democratic HQ at Thomas and Central
2. Sunday, October 5th at 10:00 am I will be walking with the Eric Meyer crew to help make certain Eric wins his re-election. We need his leadership and we need his knowledge. I'm putting a team together with the help of my former field director (who is now helping Eric in his district), Cara Coleman. If you'd like to join us, please contact Cara at (480) 600-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 am, launching from Democratic HQ at Thomas and Central. This is the one that really counts for our state-wide candidates. Ballots will drop this weekend. Of course, we will support our local candidates (Katie, Lela and me). But I know that we can win IF we get people to the polls.
4. Thursday, October 16th at 5:30 pm, a bunch of great folks, such as Ret. Congressman Sam Coppersmith, Ret. Sen. David Lujan and Ret. Rep. Ruben Gallego, and many others, are hosting an event at Bliss/Rebar in support of my campaign. We are building a new model for public participation in LD 24 and I will tell you about it at this special event. Check out the Facebook invite here. Please save the date!
And here's an event that is NOT a political canvass, but which you might find interesting, too. The ASU Morrison Institute is hosting an roundtable discussion of Proposition 487 on Thursday, October 2nd. I know where I stand on this proposition. I don't know how anybody can suggest eliminating public sector retirement programs after we saw what happened to 401k programs all over the country during the recession. I'm sure if you attend this, you will feel the same way. The event is at 4:30 at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at 411 N. Central AVe, Suite 900. RSVP at email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing you out to help us drive change in Arizona.