Thu, May 12|
Fountain Hills Community Center
The Fountain Hills Democratic Club May Meeting
Time & Location
May 12, 2022, 6:00 PM
Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, USA
About the event
Fountain Hills Democratic Club May Meeting
Thursday May 12 at 6:00 PM
At the Fountain Hills Community Center
Social time is 6:00-6:30 and the meeting begins at 6:30.
Dave Long, President –
Welcome everyone. SPEAKER(S): BEGIN AT 6:30 p.m. SHARP We have a very engaging speakers and program planned for our May meeting:
1. Aaron Lieberman, Candidate for AZ Governor - Aaron Lieberman came into the state legislature armed with a life-long commitment to service and fearless approach to problem-solving. Now he wants to bring that same results-oriented focus and track record of success to the governor’s office. During his time representing Legislative District 28, Aaron has developed a reputation as a leader more interested in finding common sense solutions than playing political games. He isn’t afraid to question the status quo or have difficult conversations.
Aaron has been a tireless advocate for his constituents. When seniors in Legislative District 28 identified overly burdensome state regulations that were stopping their bingo games, Aaron got “good government” legislation enacted to help them get back to playing bingo - and supporting local nonprofits with the proceeds.
Aaron helped found Jumpstart—a national nonprofit with the vision to ensure that all children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. Aaron then built off of his experience at Jumpstart to found Acelero Learning, a company focused on closing the achievement gap for Head Start children and families. The opportunity to have a meaningful impact in people’s lives and on a large scale are two key reasons Aaron entered politics - and a driving factor in running for governor.
2. KRIS MAYES, Candidate for AZ Corporate Commission - During her time as an Arizona Corporation Commissioner, Kris Mayes’ leadership helped create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs, saved Arizona consumers tens of billions of dollars, and fought climate change by requiring utilities to produce more clean energy -- including solar, wind and energy efficiency. Kris worked to preserve Arizona’s increasingly threatened water resources by overseeing one of the largest expansions of utility water conservation programs in state history. Kris also pushed utilities to stop spending rate payer money on corporate bonuses and advertising, in an effort to keep rates low.
In 2002, Kris joined Janet Napolitano’s campaign for Governor as press secretary. Kris took a senior role in the Napolitano Administration in 2003. Later that year, Governor Napolitano appointed Kris to serve as Corporation Commissioner. Since 2010, she has worked as a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Sustainability and teaches a course on energy law for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
3. State Senator Martin Quezada, Candidate for AZ State Treasurer - State Senator Martin Quezada has dedicated his life of public service to fighting for an Arizona that works for all of us, not just a wealthy few. He is widely considered one of the most passionate, reliable and impactful advocates for progressive values in the State Legislature. He is a product of AZ’s public schools and as a professional, he’s served as a judicial law clerk on the AZ Court of Appeals, a research analyst in the State Legislature, as an attorney practicing criminal defense, domestic relations, civil litigation and election law, and he also teaches courses on business organizations and family law at the ASU College of Law. Senator Quezada’s heart and soul have always been as a public servant and has a long track record of community activism, serving on numerous boards and commissions in the community.
4. Lauren Kuby, Candidate for AZ Corporate Commission - Lauren is a two-term councilmember and former vice mayor of Tempe, has spent her career standing up to special interests and fighting for consumer, environmental, and worker protections in Arizona. She is a sustainability scientist at Arizona State University and a recognized national champion for climate action and clean energy.
Lauren is a longtime Tempe change maker with a track record of putting people first and getting things done. As a councilmember, she has led reforms in pursuit of social, economic and environmental justice, spearheaded a Tempe ballot initiative to drive dark money out of politics (that over 90% of voters supported!), and created the Tempe Sustainability Commission, which empowers residents to have a say in their city’s climate policy.
An advocate for fair, equitable worker protections, Lauren spearheaded an initiative through the Tempe City Council to arm marginalized workers with salary negotiation skills and help businesses meet equal pay goals. She also championed the creation of the Tempe Family Justice Commission to promote access to just, safe avenues of care for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.
* Candidates petitions will be available for signatures.
* Dark Money petitions will be available for you to sign and have your voice heard.
FOOD DRIVE FOR FH EXTENDED HANDS FOOD BANK: Please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the FH Extended Hands Food Bank.
For more info and membership, please visit https://www.fhdemclub.org.
We look forward to seeing you in person Thursday at our May meeting. Your FH Dem Club.