The year after a presidential election is usually a period of rest and recovery. Last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol changed that.
Now, Sun Lakes Democrats are gearing up for what promises to be one of the most hotly contested non-presidential election years ever.
“This is not the time for people to stay on the sidelines,” Carol Maas, one of the leaders of the Sun Lakes Democratic Club, says. “We have a wide variety of ways for people to get involved. 2022 has to be a ‘no excuses’ year. Too much depends on it.”
The Sun Lakes organization is 25 years old. It set membership records in 2019-20, but membership dipped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, monthly meetings are still via Zoom, but the club hopes to return to in-person meetings very soon.
“We know some Sun Lakes senior citizens may feel their time for political involvement has passed. We also know these same people bring a wealth of abilities, knowledge, and experience crucial in close elections,” says Weldon Knape, another club leader.
Participation opportunities include everything from addressing envelopes and making phone calls, to door-to-door distribution of campaign materials. “If you’re willing to help, we’ll have a way,” Weldon said.
Democrats, independents, and disenfranchised Republicans who would like more information about the club and its activities should contact Carol Maas at [email protected] or 480-895-4821.