Signature Update

We are very close to having all three of our Governing Board candidates on the ballot.  Please help get them across the finish line!   

We’ve set a pace that will reach our goal, but we must maintain our momentum or we could fail.  We need you to help us ensure that we capitalize on everyone’s efforts and get Marie Sullivan, Donna Davis, and Kelli Butler on the ballot.

Will you help?

With only TWO weeks left, we need volunteers to give just one hour outside libraries in District 3 (Marie Sullivan) and District 4 (Donna Davis).  It’s easy:  volunteers just ask patrons who are visiting the library if they would be willing to sign the nominating petition to get these non-partisan, education-friendly candidates on the ballot so that voters have good choices in the fall.  Their signatures on the petition are all we need to get our candidates on the ballot.

Directions:

  1. Go to our “sign-up” page.
  2. Sign up for a slot to gather signatures.  Encourage a friend to join you and fill both slots!
  3. We will provide a table and chairs, petition sheets, pens, and water for the volunteers and collect the sheets at the end of the session.  You just need to show up!
  4. If you have questions or need to submit signature sheets that you’ve gathered, please call for assistance.

Can’t make the scheduled time but want to do your part to put Marie and Donna on the ballot? Why not spend an hour or so at a library when it’s convenient for you?  Here are some great places to show up and gather signatures for Marie:

And for Donna:

If you already have petitions with signatures – even a single one – please put them in the mail NOW (520 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282).  Make sure you have filled out the back of the petition before you put it in the mail.

Thank you for your support!

Barry F. Vaughn
FacPAC Chair

Urgent Signature Gathering Help!

Colleagues, 

Last weekend two of our faculty sat in front of a public library in District 3 and gathered 50 signatures each for two of our endorsed candidates in a few short hours! Wow!! That helps us out a lot, but we have many more signatures to go.  

Imagine how many we could collect if there were 10, 15, or 20 of us out there gathering signatures these next few Saturdays!

How Much Time Do We Have?

We have about 4 weeks left to collect approximately 1,000 signatures for each candidate PLUS another 400-ish for a margin of error to offset any signature challenges. That’s about 1,400 signatures for each candidate to ensure we have great candidates on the ballot for these crucial seats on our Board. Unfortunately, we are not as close to these goals as we would like to be.  We still need 500 signatures for Marie Sullivan and 300 signatures for Donna Davis, so every signature that you can collect in the next four weeks makes a difference. Your efforts here will determine whether we lose in July or win in November.

What Can You Do to Help?

It is absolutely essential that we have as many volunteers as possible collecting valid signatures at every opportunity:

  • Help canvas in front of libraries in District 3 (Marie Sullivan & Kelli Butler) and District 4 (Donna Davis & Kelli Butler).
  • Circulate signature sheets to your friends and neighbors who reside in District 3 and District 4. This is really easy if you’re having a BBQ for July 4th and can hit up 15-20 of your family and friends to sign for our candidates. 
  • Knock on the doors of 20 of your voting-eligible neighbors and ask for their signatures.

Showing up to do this work not only gets this critical job done, but it sends a powerful and important message to our candidates that we are organized, we are capable, and we will have their backs.

Next Steps

View our Upcoming Events. Pick the events you will attend and register. If you want to circulate petitions among your people, download the petitions and carefully read the instructions

Please forward this along to people you know. Help everyone who cares about students and the future of the Maricopa Community Colleges understand what’s at stake. Make this a priority.  Make this happen. It’s up to you.

Barry F. Vaughan
FacPAC Chair

Governing Board Election Results – 1/7/2020

Below if a recording of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board election for president and secretary.

Marie Sullivan was elected as president and Laurin Hendrix as secretary.

Defend Your Pension Event

“Pension Reform” has arrived. Proposals are being floated to fundamentally weaken ASRS by turning it into a defined contribution (401k-style) system. Let’s get INFORMED and ORGANIZED, before it’s too late!

JOIN US for a presentation from the Arizona Retirement Security Coalition (with Q&A).

ALL Maricopa Employees who pay into ASRS and ALL Maricopa Retirees in ASRS are welcomed.

Non-exempt (hourly) employees should seek approval from their supervisors or take personal time to attend if this event is during your work hours.

Where: Phoenix College, Willow Conference Center

When: Thursday, January 9, 4-5:30 PM