What we're about

   Are you new to the area and looking for other Democrats? Have you lived here for a while and thought you were the only Democrat in the area? You've found your people!
Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, Legislative District 18 includes West Chandler, South Tempe, Southwest Mesa, and Ahwatukee in Phoenix. LD 18 is in Congressional District 9. Our district is also part of Maricopa County Supervisorial District 1.
The LD 18 Democrats are part of the Maricopa County Democratic Party and the Arizona Democratic Party. As Democrats who are proud of our values, we work to:
• guarantee human and civil rights for all through great public schools, quality healthcare, women’s rights, and workers’ rights;
• leave our state and world a better place by addressing climate change and stewardship of human resources, education, and the environment;
• move forward with immigration reform, campaign finance reform, and separation of church and state;
• achieve economic security through equal opportunity, a livable minimum wage, and a strong middle class;
• celebrate our diversity;
• honor and serve our service members and veterans; and
• expand Social Security and Medicare.
As one of the strongest and most active legislative district parties in the state, we work to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We're proud of the hard work we put into electing Sean Bowie to the AZ Senate, and Mitzi Epstein and Jennifer Jermaine to the AZ House in 2020! LD18 is a blue district with all 3 of the legislature seats held by Democrats, and we're working to keep it that way.
We have multiple meetings, coffee events, huddles, and activities planned each month, and would love for you to join us at our next meeting. Our monthly meeting is on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 pm. We meet virtually via Zoom during the pandemic. You can find how to register for meetings and everything else about us on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. If you live in LD18 and want more information about our group, sign up for our newsletters. Visit our Linktree for info on current meetings and all the social media links.

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Upcoming events (4+)

LD18 Dems Friday Breakfast Club

Online event

Guest Speaker: Kevin Walsh, President of the Kyrene School District Governing Board, State Committee Member, PC in Waggoner Precinct. He has two children attending Kyrene Public Schools. He’ll talk about the recent issues at school board meetings. We will also welcome LD18 Dems Chair Alison Porter with a brief overview of redistricting results.

Please Note: You must register for the Zoom link. Joining the Meetup event alone is not enough. Register for Zoom link here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/ME9ehDZkbEKOLrY38lFxpw2

Party in the Park: Candidate Meet & Greet

Carriage Lane Park

Come on out to Mesa’s Carriage Lane Park to hang out, meet candidates, sign petitions, and get your PC petitions signed! Learn about the SRP Board Election and what’s on the ballot in 2022!

RSVPs so far include: AZ SOS Candidates Adrian Fontes and Reginald Bolding, AZ Treasurer Candidate Senator Martín Quezada, AZ Corporation Commission Candidate Lauren Kuby, AZ Attorney General Candidates Diego Rodriguez, Kris Mayes and Robert McWhirter, Candidate for AZ Senate Rep Mitzi Epstein, SRP Board Member and Candidate Randy Miller, Candidate for SRP Board Dr. Kathy Mohr-Almeida, LD18 (LD12) House Candidates Patty Contreras, Ajlan "AJ" Kurdoglu, Stacey Travers, & Paul Weich, AZ State Mine Inspector Candidate Bill Pierce, Judge Tyler Kissell, candidate for reelection, Constable Karyn Lathan, candidate for re-election, and Bridget Bellavigna, candidate for Kyrene Constable. More candidates will be added as they confirm.

We will have snacks & beverages to share! Please stop by and join us!

Sponsored by the East Valley Environmental Club and LD18 Democrats.

Masks are optional but encouraged. We are requesting that attendees are vaccinated.

For more information: Call or text Rebecca (602)[masked]. Email: [masked]

LD18 Dems Work/Play Wednesday!

Online event

Breakout rooms to be announced.

Please Note: You must register for the Zoom link. Joining the Meetup event alone is not enough. Register for Zoom link here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/vaWVr6g7102nLKI1zDEeXQ2

Work/Play Wednesday is a virtual hub with multiple Zoom breakout rooms for training, workshops, workgroups, team meetings, and a fun game room. Contact Janet via Slack or [masked] to reserve a breakout room, preferably at least one week in advance. Last Wednesday of the month, 6-8pm.

Dobson Ranch Democrats & Friends

Online event

** Our monthly meetings are currently being held online due to COVID-19 **
Welcome to Dobson Ranch Democrats & Friends! We stand for Democratic values in Mesa, the East Valley and Arizona!

Speakers for this month to be announced.

Questions: George Tihanyi (480)[masked] or Robert Doyle (602)[masked]
We accept donations via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/drd20

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DobsonRanchDemocrats
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DobsonRanchDems
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/LD18-Dems/
Email: [masked]

Past events (543)

SRP Governance & Elections: What YOU Need to Know

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