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    DEMOCRACY For the Left Coast of Arizona!

    Update 8/25/14:
         "On the eve of the primary ...
    THANK YOU, DEMOCRATS!!

     I want to try to thank all the Democrats & other friends from around the state who have helped with this incredible adventure. From Beth and Victoria, to Joe and Jon Longoria, Bill Gauslow, Toni & Andy Denis, Barney Blashill, Dennis Duvall, Scott & Cara Prior, Maynard & Barba Njos, Dante Mitchell, Paul Moreno, Sarah Lydick, Mike Cosentino, Gary Lamaster, Chris Tilley, Mavis Denofsky, Pat Daly-Carle, Darcy Weiner, Archy, Julie & Perry, Demitri, Bob Clark, Ken Lakind, David & Susan Cloud Hall, Jesse Dowling, Hilary & Joel Williams, John Vick, Chris Martin, James Woods and staff, Mary Desio, Nancy Hamilton, John Rowan, Mark Johnson, Frank Copple, Kathy Svendsen, Marty Luna Wolfe, Michelle Moore, Donna Cat Campbell, Alan Bensch, Mike Means & Juanita Colucci, Marshall Knauf, Jerry & Judy Stone, Valerie, Blossom & Scarlet, Frank Cuccia, Lindsay, Labeth &  Jo, Denis Bohlke, Jonnie West, Steve Brittle, Nina Smith, Jim Holway, Rita Jo Anthony, Dan O'Neal, Joe Murphy, Karyn Lathan and on and on and that's just since the end of the 2nd quarter, just a few names across a few cities; & doesn't even include donors or party staffers (Hi Jackie!) or officers or the dozens of volunteers I've barely met, or the thousands of people I have spoken to by phone. I am leaving out so many people ... sigh. 

     Let there be no doubt, though, while I have not named all the folks who have kept me on the road and fighting, I always remember what you have asked me to fight for.



    We have felt the love and support of Democrats and citizens around the state and even around the country as more and more people have learned of our work. It has made so much difference for Arizona and so much difference in my life. YOUR efforts have made this difference. Like my speech below for the Pinal County insists: my campaign is exactly a campaign of the people. It does not happen without your faith in me and your personal belief in the importance of your own personal campaigns. If my campaign has a clear message (besides that bit about the Right being Wrong and all), then it is the importance of individual action for the common good without reservation, that an individual can make a difference through their actions and inspire others to act and that we, as persons and as a people, are enriched each time we try, every time we reach to make America better through our effort, through our faith in the common good. 

     You can change the world through the difference you can create. Amaze yourself, amaze your friends. I ask you each to start your own campaigns.I thank you all for where you have brought me with mine.

    THX, Aug. 25th, 11:51pm
    (photo Toni Denis)



    Update 8/21/14:
    (PS: This posting means that 3 weeks in I still need transportation help, thx)
    928-234-5633
    Update 8/9/14:

    "If I Have to Walk ..."
    Ladies and Gentlemen, with the retirement of the Weisser Campaign Van, I am currently depending on the Kindness of supporters for all out of area events. Please help us solve this campaign crisis.


    CONTACT the Mikel Weisser for US Congress--1) If you can assist w loan/purchase of a replacement vehicle for the remaining 3 months of the campaign; 2) If you can assist w transportation to or from events or cities where events are being held. 3) If you can donate $$$ or time or expertise to help us solve this critical problem.

                MIKEL WEISSER FOR US CONGRESS
                928-234-5633
                mikelweisser@gmail.com

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    Update 7/22/14:




    Update: 7/17/14: 


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    Update 7/12/14:


    YouTube Video


    (Now, I could link you to my boring old boilerplate "official" statement, 
    ***
    NEW! Guest Column by W John Williamson: 



    Update 7/12/14:


    Till It is Done, till the wheels fall off, or till I run out of road ...
    & then I'll STILL keep walking. 


    Update 7/07/14:

    (Is the candidate a Flagwaver? Sings point to "Yes."--photo at Prescott Rodeo grounds)

    THX for all the support. Don't forget to friend us on Facebook:

    & Laugh along on Twitter:

    Update 6/30/14:


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    Update 6/21/14:




    "Ah, THX I guess. I would like to thank all the little people who made this possible ... lol"


    Update 6/18/14: 



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    Update 6/15/14
    Happy Flag Day/ Happy Fathers Day

     

    On June 14th, 2014, the Mohave County Democratic Party and the Kingman Democratic Women’s Club helped bring Kingman’s Flag Day to life at last. The town had not been holding a Flag Day celebration so in 2013 the women’s group, led by Carol Decker-Noli, created an event at Metcalf Park; but the park had no flagpole. County chair Joe Longoria said there had to be a way and the process began. One year later, after dozens of meetings w the city and dozens of flag pins sold by the women’s club to get the entire community involved, Kingman got to hold a true Flag Day with a massive flag which had flown over the US Capitol and been donated to the Democrats by Ms Flor Reyes. The Boy Scout color guard is as proud as can be and note the little kid in the center of the first two pictures. I wish we all could focus that intently on honoring our country. Imagine the world we could have if we’d each tried this hard to uphold the flag--


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    Update 6/2/14:

    THX to You,
    We Did It!

    1,276 miles, 986 petition signatures, 22 cities visited, 9 legislative districts, 8 days, 7 counties; 12 legislative district candidates, 7 statewide candidates, & 10 PCs collected for. 
    AZ-04 Represents Like Never Before!
    Special THX to:

    BethWeisser, Joe n Jon Longoria, Michelle Moore, Marty n Maria, Carol, Danny & Ed. Archie & Julie, Judith Lee & her son, Chris Wampsher, Perry, Theo n Russell, Gerald, Pete, Pat, Mike n Juanita, Aaron Marquez, Sam Lindamanis, Mike Mazilla, Mr & Ms. Radic, & Nicole Rudolph, Marshall, Megan, Lando & Hans, The Ben Franklin Plumber guy, Joan, Jade, Jack, Dante, Karen & Michael + Trixie, Brian & Sarah, John n Terri, Jim, & Rita, Woody, Bill & Kathy, Marcus Ferrell, Sharon & Darlene, Sarai, Frank, Nikki, Judy & Jim, Cheryl Tupper, Andy & Toni, Valerie, Blossom, Hannah, Israel & Forrest, Kathy & Bill, Paul, Hanne, Gretchen, Mark, Christina, Travis & Azellia, Jesse, Gary, Jan, Michael & Nancy & Butch, John Zigler & Johnny Lingo Trio, Dave, Manny, Chris, Chris, Barb & Maynard, Wheatie, Scott again, Jerry, Janet, Eric Meyer, Janie & Frank, Ron, Dj, Dj, the incredibly amazing Jackie Adams, Bill Roe, Chis & Sam. Sharon & Chris and Gracie, Barry, Barbara Kelly, Henry Wade, Battlin' Barry McCain, Dan O'Neal + Boots, Megan & Lilli, Cynthia + Guy & William, Jerry & Max, Ron, and the folks I am grateful to, though currently forgetting.


    Best Part of the Trip?

    Coming Home!


    Thank You My Love!

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    Explanation of  Gap in Story of the Great Canvass Quest:

    After setting up the whole elaborate stage dressing of keeping a roving blog while completing the mammoth trip first my phone, then my computer died right about the time my phone limped back to life. All in all it became another matter of it being more important to live life than write about it. So the rest of the tale of the travel has been reduced to the acknowledgements above for now. THX for following along. We'll try to meet that travel blog challenge on our next big trip!

    Update 5/23/14: 
    The Great Canvass Quest Day Three:
    "The Buddha Says--"


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    Update 5/11/14:
    HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!
    (from our Kingman 1st Friday performance, 5/2/14)

    From the Mikel Weisser for US Congress Campaign
    Thanks again to all the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters who help make the difference everyday!


    Update 5/4/14:


    Update 5/4/14:
    New Video: 
    Update 4/19/14:



    In the Blog







    Update 4/9/14:
    THX 2 ALL 
    4 a Wonderful KABAM!


    Now It's back to the Fight!







    (Luca Zanna the survivalist, weapons-enthusiast, right-wing musician and talk show host leads the attack on liberal values, as he interviews Mikel Weisser for his gun-focused talkshow, Love, Guns & Freedom--NEW IN THE BLOG)








    Update: 2/27/14:

    The MIKEL WEISSER FOR US HOUSE Campaign
    is proud to have been part of the push against SB1062 

     Congratulations Arizona and America,
    With Liberty & Justice for All!

    Update 2/27/14 - 

    "The Truth About SB1122 (Kelli Ward's "hemp bill') 
    & Other Updates"
    A You Tube Video Report

    Safer AZ Feb. Report: The Truth About AZ's SB1122 - YouTube Video


    (in the blog)



    (At ADP Press Conference on voter suppression bill HB2305 Feb. 17, 2014 at state capitol)




    (Artwork by Yuma County Dem Chair Jesse Lugo)







    YouTube Video

















    Weisser to Deliver Kingman Lecture 

    on Tea Party Lies


    (From the August 2009 Protest of Trent Franks)






    Update 12/31/13:


    The true adventure of our 2014 campaign begins tomorrow. I would like to try to thank all the wonderful souls who have helped me during this year in no certain order:

    Thank You, Julie Thompson, Cynthia Engstrom, Brian Scully, Bill Gauslow, Kathy Svendsen, Dennis Bohlke, Eugenio Cifelli, & Perry Wickerd. 

    Josh, Jay, Jean, Joe Longoria (& Jon), Danny Baker, La Deana, Dean, Archy, Aidan & the bug, Mert & Kari, Carol & Susie, Ed, Flor, Betsy, Chris & Will, George & Leonard, Jeanie-Michelle, Butch, Butch & Andy, & Denise. Joan Lewis, the late great Jim Kanelos, Capt. O'Donoughe, Kim Alsheimer, Pete, Tamara Kelly, & Gary, Bruce, Trish, Celestine Stoltenberg, Wayne Wissinger, Angela, Randy & Heather, Scott & Nancy, Michael Packer, Donna Cat, Donna Grenek & Alan, Evan & Theo.  Geo Oceguerra, Audrea Cardoza, the Colemans, Chris Ash, CJ Love, Cristian Curiel, Chad Starr, Lorena Quinones, Bryan Ayala, Kai Mayer. Cheryll Zapp, Tuttie & Ms. Bennett. Pete & Carol, Hillary & Joel, Alice, Julie, Alberta, Mark, Dave Hamilton, Darcy, Pat Daly-Carle & Pat Coburn, Jon Vick, Ed Carlson, Michael & Juanita. Vicky & Long & William & the dogs, Patty Anchondo. Marshall, Kay (though you moved), Natalie, Al, Joan McDermott, Dave & Rosemary, Jim McCullough, Merritt & Paul. Ed Foster, John & Jade Jones. Tim Corrimal, Lou Show, Laffy, & Marnus3. Tucson Miles & guitar playing Miles, Joe Thomas, Andrew Morrill, Chris Mayer  & John Campbell. William Morse. Lindsay Bell, LaBeth Pondish, Jo Kelleher, Toni Denis, Ellie, Sandy, Jim Pullaro, Maggie Garvey & her folks, Ralph Hess, Dawn, Gwen & Jeri, Dick & John, James Kimes, Frances & Joel, Toni & Andy, Dennis Duvall, Jackie Zeigler, Paul Mitchell, Valerie & Joe and the all Wiesner girl choir, Glenn Miller, & Margaret & Jon Fullen. Ryan Brown, Josh Wiss, Even Dissinger, Jackson, Gabbie, Sunshine, Wildflower & her folks Maple & Sarah & Joe, Harriet Young, Steve Peru, Doug & Louisa, & Eva & Joe. Andy & Ginger & Brian's dad & sister, Vogue, Al Moyer, & all the crowd at Human Experience. Jay Cravath. Wendy & Mudje. Mark Johnson, Teri Conrads & Byron, Crystelle & Byron, Barbara Tellman, Barbara Kelly, Barbara Luben, Barbara Njos & Barb Olbinski, Donna Wickerd, Donna Crouse, Donna Crane Donna Gratehouse & Donna Stebbins. Mark, Ken, Larry, Ruthana, Arky, Rhonda and Roma. Woody, Bill Ford, & John & Teri. Jesse, Sarah Lydick, Paul Moreno, Dante Mitchell & his mom, John & Jody, Adele, Ira Bohm-Sanchez, Colby, Alicia, & Karl. Kevin, Henry, Maynard, David Coward, Mary Desio, Mike Weaver, Roberto Reveles, Carolyn Cooper, & Carolyn Gordon, & mah man Barry McCain! Rebecca DeWitt, Olga, Belen Sisa & Joel & her folks, Yanet & the AZ Original Dreamers, Randy, Beto, & the good folks at CBA, the good folks at PDA including Dan & Randall, Viriginia Hauflaire, Joe Murphy, John Gallagher,Toby & Hal, John & Mary, Deborah Curtis, John Rider & Rome,  Karyn & the good folks at DFA too. Alison Porter, Jim Parker, Lizzy AZ, Janey & Frank, & Janet Tillitson. Marcus, Ferrell, Luis Heredia, Fred DuVal, Felecia Rotellini, Steve Brittle, Jim Holway & Rita, their friend Guy, Guy the dog at Cynthia's house, William too of course, here daughters too. Chris Campas. Barb Meyer & Michelle Steinberg & Dr. Julie from training. Sen Shooter, Sen. Ward, Sen. Pancrazi, Sen. Hobbs, Sen. Bradley, & Sen. Crandall. Rep. Dial, Rep. Otondo, Rep. Quezada, Rep. Gallego (& Kate), Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Steele, Rep. Mach, Rep. Myers, Rep. Carter. Rep. Sherwood, Rep. Mendez, Rep. Larkin, Rep Fann, Rep. Goodale, Rep.  Borrelli, Rep. Wheeler, & Rep Pierce. The incomparable Jackie Adams & DJ Quinlan, Chris, Frank, Sam, Dan, the late great Fred. Eli Blake. Bill Roe,  Adam Kinsey & Emily, Jim & Pam, Michael Gordy, Audra Antone, Bob Clark & Shawn Earl, Tom & John, Ezra Letra (u rock!). John Howlett, Eric Johnson, Rain, Kimmie, Aari, Russel Davis, James Davis, Krissy, Krystine Kuhl & Damien, & Michael. Alison, Alice, Jeff, Geoff, Geoff, Jeff & Karen. CJ, Eddie & Cj's puppies, Sharon, Ben, Aurora & Sharon's puppies, Mike Mogliotti & Ray, Peter Wilson & Brooklyn. (Bo & Cindy) Kathy & Dave, Andrew Myers, Steve Muratore, Thomas Meadows, Ray Chubb, & Dave W, Michelle Anderson, Jon Tackett, Howlett's kids, Jerry & Sue, Jonne, Brittany, Lori Justus, Christie. Seth Walker, Jese Parent, Jessica Standifird, Aaron Johnson, Carol Hogan, Chrissy, Bill Campana, Jack Evans, Shawnte Orion, Klute, Rowie, Tristan, Crystal, Lauren, CFG, Azami, Gary Every, Carol Fish, Chris Harbster, Angela, Susan Cloud & David, Gary, Michael & Steve. S.A. & Lorraine, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Michael C Ford, Angel & Nick, Ellyn, Murray, Richard, Matt, Phillip, Elaine, & Beyond Baroque. Ethan, Al, Scott Simpson, Joe Coffey, Christine Collins & the dozens of donors & all the other super important people I can't list right now.

    Beth, Victoria & Shane, Valerie & Atlantis (& Robin), Jan & John, Sam & Ramie, Evan, Sean, Elise, Jo-Jo, Keith & Stacy, Madeleine & Pinky, Erin & Dave. Jack. Lefty, Bailey, Moose & even Wheatie. & yes, the cats (but not that one cat), the fish and the chickens, especially the ones we've eaten this year. Thank you.

    & thank YOU, whether you read through that list or not! 


    Be the change you want to see. You can make more difference than you could imagine.
    May 2014 transform you and our country for the better.
    --mikel


    Update 12/25/13:


    May you have Peace, Love & Beagles this holiday season. At times like this, I realize the gift your faith is for me. Thank You so much for this present. My wife & I thank you all for the wonderful times we've enjoyed so far & the Golden Times ahead. Merry Christmas!












    Update 12/02/13:



     








    Update 11/28/13:

    Weisser Campaign Kicks Off 
    Left Coast Statewide Dem Candidate
    Petition Drive!



    An Open Letter Dated 11/26/13:

     Dear Representatives of the Arizona Democratic Party 
    & the  DuVal, Taylor, Rotellini, Kennedy & Holway campaigns,


    I am very happy to inform you our campaign, Mikel Weisser for US Congress, completed the field work this weekend to assure statewide Dems had collected the minimum # of petition signatures from La Paz County in a timely manner. While I could not connect w all the statewide Democratic candidates before heading west, each candidate listed above now has 18 La Paz signatures, from Quartzsite and Parker.

    Being as there is no structured Democratic Party in La Paz (and that Mohave County and La Paz make up the LD5 legislative district), my county chair, Joe Longoria, & I discussed ways to show that LD5 Dems are ready to contribute our part to the statewide Dem movement.  In addition to collecting these pages, I have also made some connections that could work for the party as the season progresses. I heartily encourage ALL statewide Dems to make an effort to create a presence in La Paz and am prepared to help create events around the LD5 area to help spread the Dem message. 

    LEFT COAST REPRESENT!


    Update 11/12/13:






    Update 11/6/13:

    "Mikel Weisser Campaign Reaches 

    FEC Filing Threshold in AZ-04!


    For Immediate Release

    Date: 11/6/13
     

    Golden Valley, AZ - Today is an historic day for the Mikel Weisser for US Congress campaign and for Democrats all across Arizona’s 4th congressional district.  As of 11/6/13, Mikel Weisser has become the first Democrat in the 4th congressional district to raise enough money to file financial statements with the FEC. Having added professional congressional campaign staff and a robust fund-raising program, the 2014 Weisser campaign is poised to be the 1st major Democratic challenge to the Republican control of western Arizona. With hard work and diligence from Mikel Weisser, his campaign is stepping into a new territory on his quest to challenge Paul Gosar and his destructively wrong-headed policies. People in the 4th district are beginning to see that Representative Gosar and his Tea Party pals have no place in today’s Washington.Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, affectionately known as "the Left Coast of AZ," includes parts of 7 counties, or 9 legislative districts, and covers the western 1/3 of the state as well as rural Maricopa County, northern Gila County and the San Tan Valley area of Pinal County. Weisser himself, a former construction worker, history teacher, entertainer, and community activist, constantly travels this great district aiding local organizers and learning the needs of the people from Mohave to Yavapai to Pinal to Yuma counties and everywhere in between. Mikel is willing to answer the tough questions and ready to take on the challenge for the good of people.  A voice for western & rural Arizona, Mikel Weisser's filing with the FEC, to launch a full-scale campaign, is just the start of showing the people of the 4th congressional district what kind of candidate he is.

     
    --Brian Scully, Finance Manager

    For further information contact:
     
    attn:Julie Thompson, office manager
            Mikel Weisser for US Congress
            P.O. Box 22211
            Kingman, AZ
            928-249-0067


    Update 10/28/13:






    (This photo is NOT for from my DPOC, but sure looks goofy)




    Update 10/11/13:



    ALSO:
    Bye, Bye Pinkie

    On Sept. 30th my computer was stolen along w all my campaign notes since the last computer back-up in March. While this is a tremendous blow the campaign continues on. Thank you for your support and patience as we deal w this set-back. We are still operating w limited technical abilities and will do our best to keep you updated as to our progress.

    thank you


    Update 9/16/13:


    & There's this:

    The Mikel Weisser Campaign Does NOT 
    support armed intervention in Syria. 

    (Please contact your elected Representative 
    and encourage them to resist the march to war)

    (seen in Tucson)

    Update 8/20/13:



    Update 8/11/13:




    Update 7/23/13:

    Mikel Weisser sez:

    THANK YOU YAVAPAI DEMOCRATS!
    (Photo of one of the numerous donkey pics in the Yavapai County party office)

    FOR A WONDERFUL PICNIC! 
       Sunday, July 21st, the beautiful Watson Lake Park just north of Prescott was the home of the annual Yavapai County Democratic Party Picnic. It was my 2nd year of attending and bringing music to the party, playing acoustic favorites and enjoying the wonderful BBQ feast, coordinated by Barnie Blashill and featuring terrific speeches by my fellow Democratic candidates,  Fred Duvall, Felecia Rotellini, Ellie Laumark, newly declared corporation commission candidate Jim Holway & Prescott's  best bet yet to get some good governance, my friend Lindsay Bell, who is running for mayor. I was honored to be in the company of such good Democrats. Go Team!






    Update 7/20/13:



    And...

    FIND THE HIDDEN PICTURE


    Just for Fun Count How Many Democratic Values Are Embedded in This Picture


    Update 7/14/13:
    The Mikel Weisser Campaign, Lake Havasu Democrats & the entire Mohave County Democratic organization owes a lifelong debt of gratitude to Kay Lilland, retiring at 76 after serving our county for decades. Kay was one of the first to support our campaign and we were just one of dozens of lives changed by Kay and her wonderful husband, Les Goldie. Thank you again & again!


    (photo courtesy of Al Garcia)

    Speaking of Thank Yous--
    Thank You Democrats for Joining the Dance!
    (photo courtesy of Vickie Hobbs)

    (While the pic is from Oatman and outrageously photoshopped, I am referring to the great fun this past weekend w Gary Lamaster, Mike Cosintino, Jan Graham, John O'Donnell, Jim & Rita Ledbetter & all the Smarties in the Democrats of the Verde Valley who just hosted the state quarterly convention.) 





    I did attend the Prescott Valley Yarnell 19 Memorial at Tim's Toyota Arena and had my camera die just as I entered. 

    But later in the day I visited the memorial wall people have made in Prescott across from Fire Station 7.  All the pomp & circumstance of dignitaries from across the nation could not match the heartfelt outpouring at Fire Station 7. There were a couple of film crews there, when we arrived. Prescott volunteer Bill Gauslow got shots of me adding the number "19" to my already busy back window.



    Update 7/4/13:
    Happy 4th of July!



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    JOIN THE

    BAND!

    Open Mic 6-8, 620 E Beale

    (Bring music, your voice, & suitable refreshments. We’ll Bring the Fun)

     

     

     


    First Friday Open Mic at The Dems

    Join the Band and step up to the mic as the Dems host a Hootenanny. Calling all musicians, spoken word artists or other-wise entertainers: show your stuff and join Kingman in celebrating the First Friday of July. ALL-AGES, all styles. Some amplification available. Spoken word/comedy: raunch-free only.


    Featuring Alan Bensch, Mikel Weisser & YOU!

    (NOTE: This month, due to the Rainbow Gathering, The Cellar Door will not be featuring live music and this could be your best bet for downtown 1st Friday musical fun. DISCLAIMER: Though this event is held in the courtyard at the Mohave County Democratic Party Headquarters, this is NOT a political event. All are Invited.)

    Mohave County Democratic Party Headquarters, 620 E Beale Kingman, AZ.

    Call 928-234-5633 for details



    Update 7/2/13:
    HONOR THE YARNELL 19
    (We are all inspired by your courage)


    Update 7/1/13
    New in the Blog




    Update 6/24/13:
             




    Update 6/19/13:






    Update 5/23/13:

    A Shout-Out to the 2013 Graduates of Mohave High School 
    (my students of 2008-2009)
    Your Accomplishment is Hope Made Real. Be a Great Future!

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    http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=797&ArticleID=56372


    Update 5/16/13:




    Update 5/16/13:
    Update 4/25/13:
    New in the Blog:









    update 4/22/13:







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    updates 4/18/13:





    New in Events: Kingman Dems Host a "Quartro De Mayo!" Celebration!









    update 4/10/13: 



    update 4/8/13:
    MEET N GREET IN KINGMAN, April 11th 
    5th St Books (Glancy's Books)
    5th & Oak
    6pm 
    Come Ask Questions, Come Bring Answers!


    update 4/6/13:

    New Alison McLeod Videos added below:

    update 4/3/13:

    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT/STATEMENT TO THE PRESS: 

    from Anti-SB1070 protests 2010


    "Arizonans have had enough of Tom Horne’s opinions wielding the force of law. Tom Horne has got to go. READ MORE ON MY STANCE:  Here

    VIDEO FROM THE HEATED BISBEE PUBLIC DEBATE (Courtesy of Alison McLeod):

    NEWAnother Kind of Preacher--Seth Polley at BISBEE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES CIVIL UNIONS

     http://youtu.be/EA_8fX0y2qs

    “You are making a civic and legislative decision, not a religious and theological one.” Episcopalian priest Seth Polley voices his support for civil unions at the controversial April 2 Bisbee City Council meeting.

     

    NEW Bisbee City Attorney's Statement on Civil Unions http://youtu.be/ibbWB6yAlZg

    Bisbee City Attorney John MacKinnon delivers his legal opinion – plus an offer to defend the city free of charge -  at the controversial April 2, 2013 Bisbee City Council session where the Council voted 5-2 to recognize civil unions in the city of Bisbee.

    NEW Doug Stanhope, Famous Comedian Who Lives in Bisbee, As Seen Through a Photographer's Backside at the Bisbee City Council   http://youtu.be/aYel_9svhoc

    I’ve had several requests for this video of Doug Stanhope’s speech at the controversial April 2 Bisbee City Council meeting, but it was standing room only when I got there. Thanks to my friend Tami Birch for getting me in.

    I Am Not an Abomination-- BISBEE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES CIVIL UNIONS http://youtu.be/7DqRcwqf8Mg After sitting through a series of condemnations from local churchgoers, Mark and Hywel make a simple and eloquent request of the Bisbee City Council.

    PREACH IT, MARIE--at Bisbee City Council Votes Yes on Civil Unions http://youtu.be/_6gRO8wvGOA

    After two hours of Old Testament quotes and predictions of blight and bestiality, the first person to speak in favor of Bisbee civil unions dropped her prepared speech and spoke from the heart.  Yes, the Spirit WAS in the room that night.

    Alex the Pride of Bisbee---at BISBEE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES CIVIL UNIONS http://youtu.be/1VQvz87lbeE

    He’s sixteen years old, and his astute observations made my heart glow with pride at living in this fantastic town.

     

     

    Alison McLeod, RN, BSN
    Southern Arizona Field Videographer
    Progressive Democrats of America

    update 3/28/13:

    CAMPAIGN SWINGS INTO THE BIG LEAGUES
    (Ladies & Gents, We Have Ourselves a Horse Race!)


    "...  I have a volunteer office manager, Julie Thompson, with non-profit and fundraising experience and we are lined up to hire a national level fundraising team, Dark Horse Campaigns ... Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of our country. This is a race that must be fought!"

    Read More In The New Blog:


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    update 3/9/13:


    Catch Mikel in L.A. Next WeeK:
    Feral Fusion No-Ho 3/14
    Rapp Saloon Santa Monica 3/15
    Poetry Rodeo Venice 3/16

    Campaign Positions Interviewing: PHX, Yuma, Prescott, Mohave.
    Sign On Now:

    update 3/8/13:

    ACT BLUE  Partners With Mikel to Fund Campaign!
    Democratic fundraising powerhouse, ACT Blue is now listing the Mikel Weisser for US Congress campaign for the 2014 Democratic primary. The Finance Committee is interviewing prospective campaign managers. A network for Local  Campaign Committee is being formed. You can become part of the team in Kingman-Bullhead City-Lake Havasu, Prescott, Cottonwood, Payson, Yuma & Phoenix.



    Cinco De Mayo 2012, Dolan Springs, AZ




    update 2/22/13:

    F.E.C. paperwork updated,  ACT BLUE Reactivated
    (Actually, the Act Blue account may take a couple of days to be online; but if you are just so compelled to donate that you just can't wait, drive by the house and throw money at Beth. We have a leaf rake 
    and a shop vac if necessary)
    --mikel


    update 2/21/13:

    "Announced I have met w ADP & am filing my FEC papers at the monthly Mohave Dem meeting tonight. Oh Baby, Here We Go!"
    --sent into the Twitter-verse 12:15am 2/21/13

    "On the Road Again ..."


    More Details as They Develop!

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    update 2/3/13:
    IS IT 

    2014 yet?

    maybe.
    Keep Watching
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    near the stage area at Lawn Gnome Book 5th St & Roosevelt PHX
    Political News: December saw me elected to Mohave County Party Secretary  and in January i was elected northern vice chair for the ADP Progressive Caucus. Disorganizational meetings have begun. Make the decision to help make the difference today. AZ is as blue as we wanna make it. Let's make it happen.
    928-234-5633 for details. Check out this Congressional District map to see if there is a place for you to make a wiser difference in your neighborhood.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.azredistricting.org/Maps/Final-Maps/Congressional/Maps/Final-Congressional-Districts.kmz&hl=en&sll=34.168218,-111.930907&sspn=6.224465,11.876221&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=7
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    New-ish Articles:
    "If at First You Don't Secede!" 12/4/12

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Current-Comedy--If-at-Fir-by-mikel-weisser-121204-931.html

    "What Money Can't Buy" 11/15/12
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/What-Money-Can-t-Buy-by-mikel-weisser-121115-124.html


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    THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR
    Veterans Parade Kingman, AZ Nov.2012



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    What Does a Year of Campaigning in AZ 
    As a Progressive Look Like?
    Before & After: 1st Campaign Shot in Jan in Tucson & Last Shot in Sept. in Charlotte

    thanks again everybody.
    LET'S GET READY FOR 2014!


    Recount  Fails to Change Outcome

    http://www.mohavedailynews.com/articles/2012/09/18/news/local/doc5058270219d3e836215073.txt


    Thank you to everyone who stood up for me and stood up for progressive values. I  believe my campaign is about ideas that matter. And virtually half of the Democrats in AZ's Fourth Congressional District agreed. Join me as we reach out to that other half to unite with us to change our world. Share your voice, make a better world.



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    I am calling for a return to the ideas of the Preamble of the Constitution: unity, tranquility, justice, providing for a common defense and promoting the general welfare. I believe our country and our existing political process has been hijacked by the radical right and turned against the public interest for their own personal and political gain. I am a reform/protest candidate calling for a return to concepts of ethics in economics, social justice and equality of infrastructure. Win or lose, this message must go on--
    For the last 40 years our country has been dominated by an extreme Republican Right. And they are dead wrong for America. Their experts claim to know what they're talking about, but they obviously don't know what they're doing. WMDs, deregulation, slashing social services, destroying education, militarizing the economy with tax cuts for their friends, poverty for the rest of us and all the while stifling the majority for their zealots and bigots. They're running scared, trying to turn back time. I want a country for the world we live in today. I want us to build a future. America is changing. Share your voice--

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    * --for those who really care about such things, you already have probably figured out, I am clearly an Aquarius, With four houses in Aquarius, in fact. (Born Feb. 7, 1959, 9:15am Beaumont, TX for all you guys playing at home.)

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