What we're about

Women have always been a key part of Arizona politics. Jerry Emmett, the founder of the DWPA, who is now 103 years old, reminds us that in Arizona, women had the right to vote and hold office in 1912 as part of the state's constitution eight years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The DWPA seeks to encourage women to participate in all levels of service and government whether running for office, or assuming support roles and leadership positions in our community and state.

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area hosts luncheons featuring political speakers from across Arizona. Past speakers have included Jean Wilcox, Prescott City Council and 2017 candidate for Prescott’s Mayor. We’ve also hosted speakers on women’s reproductive rights, domestic violence and healthcare. Our newsletter, email and presentations inform members on critical issues. We organize petition drives, rapid response campaigns and demonstrations, as well as talking to our elected officials about issues that matter. Our members often volunteer for local, state and national campaigns as well.
Another key mission is to provide educational scholarships. Each year we provide at least one competitive scholarship to a graduating senior, as well as a scholarship to the Emerge Arizona program, which trains Democratic women to serve as leaders.

Why should you join?
DWPA members are like-minded people who help define party issues. We host luncheons, parties, and other social events. Benefits include membership in the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women and the National Federation of Democratic Women as well as discounts at DWPA events.

Upcoming events (1)

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Monthly Luncheon Meeting

Contact us at [masked] to reserve your place or call Jan at[masked] Doors open starting at 11:15am, lunch is served at 11:45 and the meeting begins at noon. Cost is $17 for members, $20 for non-members. RSVP and credit card payments may be made through ACT Blue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/monthly-lunch Cash and checks accepted at the door for those on the RSVP list. Attendees will be billed if they cancel the day of the event. Important—reservations must be made no later than midnight Sunday, April 21st Amber Fields, Save the Dells Chair, will be our featured speaker at the April 24 Luncheon. Amber Fields is a forester, an educator, an herbalist, and a lover of Prescott. She received a B.S. in Forestry from NAU, where she worked at the Ecological Restoration Institute, completed an internship at the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and did field work for the Grand Canyon Trust. She went on to become a Licensed Forester in the State of New Hampshire, and also became a USDA Certified Technical Service Provider. Recently, she’s worked for the U.S. Forest Service, the Arizona Wilderness Coalition, and frequently teaches at Prescott College. Amber’s also a Certified Herbalist and teaches for the Herbal Wisdom Institute in Prescott Valley. Amber developed a love for the outdoors as a young girl, exploring Prescott’s open spaces. She began volunteering for Save the Dells in 2017 and now serves as Chairman. Amber’s been integral to Save the Dells’ operations, and she’s looking forward to securing the best outcome for people, wildlife, and our community.

Past events (30)

January Monthly Luncheon and Meeting

Centennial Center

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