Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Every Day is a Winding Road"--Our Final District Wide Canvass

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I want to thank you all for joining me in the culmination of the 2014 petitioning season. It is your faith that has put me here. This cycle the Mikel Weisser for US Congress campaign has already collected nearly 1000 signatures for our campaign, in addition to collecting over 1500 signatures for other candidates around the district, in keeping w the Arizona Democratic Party’s effort to run in every race.

Along the way our campaign has collected signatures for nearly all of our statewide candidates Fred DuVal, Felecia Rotellini, Terry Goddard, Jim Holway, Sandra Kennedy & my great friend Sharon Thomas. In addition, our campaign has also served as support for legislative candidates in legislative districts 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 16, & 22, as well as consulting in one school board race and  two legislative races outside my area as well as a fellow congressional candidate’s run in CD5. How did we do this in a beat-up van w no paid staff? THX to you, we have created a regional grassroots network across the entire Congressional District and we are proudly marching on the GOP on our way to Congress.

Congress, AZ, that is.

 As many folks know, Congress, AZ is a small Yavapai County town on Highway 89, just north of Wickenburg. Spared by the Yarnell Hill Fire, the community served as a staging ground for the displaced families after last summer’s fire disaster that killed 19 Granite Mountain HotShots and leveled much of the Yarnell community. Jerry and Judy Stone run the Congress Mercantile, a craft mall & antique center that is itself so unusual the building itself is turning the town into a tourist attraction. Ever the lover of art, you know I had to do at least one day’s canvass in Congress.

SO, starting months back volunteers around the district began consulting w me about the best way to wrap up petitioning season w a trip that will cover most of the district. Many places wound up being left out, not all roads could be traveled in a timely fashion.

But when we began assembling the final schedule, it turned out among our network of volunteers in just the 27 cities we could logistically visit, there are more than 50 people on the email list of candidates and community leaders who are helping make this grand tour work.

You will notice the itinerary below includes all 9 LDs, 7 counties, 27 cities and will take 8 days. In many places volunteers have been collecting petitions and donations for me. If you wouldlike to donate online to do your part to make this process work click here.

& feel free to contact me for a visit: 928-234-5633,

PS: On Friday, in Verado in LD13, an LD candidate, the LD13 chair and two statewide candidates are joining me to canvass in support of my campaign. You are of course invited to join. If it is possible to have local volunteers work w me at any of these stops your please get back to me asap. 

THX again for being part of this, for having faith in my ability to make this extra-ordinary & having faith in our cause.


WednesdayLD5: Dolan Springs, Golden Valley, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Topock, Lake Havasu
ThursdayLD5: Lake Havasu, Parker, Quartzsite, LD13: Yuma
FridayLD13: Tonapah, Verado, North Buckeye, LD22: Wittman
SaturdayLD13: Wickenburg, LD1: Congress, Prescott, Prescott Valley
SundayLD6: Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood, Payson, LD16: Apache Junction
Monday—Assist other candidates outside of district TBA
                   OR, LD8: Florence, San Tan Valley for me & Carmen Casillas, &                       
                    LD12: San Tan Valley for me & Scott Glover
TuesdayLD23: Scottsdale & Turn in, then Assist other candidates
Wednesday--Assist other candidates after turn-in

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