Phoenix/Maricopa County, AZ Focus
Some info on the embattled, corrupt, useless so-called "sheriff" Joe Arpaio
WHY ARPAIO'S GOTTA' GO!
With Arpaio, real community law enforcement takes a backseat to publicity stunts.
Joe Arpaio's Office Accused Of Misspending Nearly $100 Million...sheesh! How many jobs could $100 Million create? But Sleazy Joe has to waste it!
Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.
In most areas Current TV is available on:
DIRECTV Channel 358
DISH Network Channel 196
Comcast Digital: Channel 107
AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189
Check out their program schedule here.
Arizona has been practically ruined by short-sighted, right wing Republican policies, as outlined in considerable detail in this Daily Kos article.
Thing about Arizona is it is one of the most ideal places in the world for solar energy. This should be blatantly obvious. I think re-energizing Arizona into the world leader in Solar Energy could well be a major part of solving Arizona's financial crisis.
Below are a few resources for people interested in Alternative energy for Phoenix in particular and Arizona in general.
Join the Nation's Largest City-Sponsored Residential Solar Financing Program!
Solar Phoenix is a collaboration among the City of Phoenix, National Bank of Arizona, APS and SolarCity.
$0 Down to Get Started
The program can allow qualifying Phoenix homeowners to install solar systems with no upfront investment and a monthly solar lease payment that is lower than their previous electricity bills.
Affordable Solar Power
The average Phoenix homeowner can save 15% on monthly electricity costs. Click below to speak to a solar advisor, or request a no-obligation quote for your home.
Click here to sign up or for more info
Thousands of utility customers throughout the U.S., who were tired of the high cost of electricity have taken advantage of generous rebates and tax credits which are available for the installation of solar electric systems on their homes and businesses.
The State of Arizona is currently offering a cash rebate 25% (up to $35,000.00) for the installation of a solar system for your home or place of business !. And unlike the old solar systems of yesteryear that only produced hot water, these new systems actually produce electricity ! Clean reliable electricity to run lights, TVs, pumps, refrigerators, computers and many other appliances, all with free energy from the Sun.
Call Toll Free: 1-877-498-6527
The Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup Group
All Alternative Energy Meetups are scheduled to meet at 1:30pm on the second Saturday of each month. We are searching for a permanent location. Event fee: $1.00 per person
Please join us for discussions and activities on various subjects related to energy use and alternatives to our current carbon-based system.
For more info, sign up here.
HISPANIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE:
The Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) was founded in 1981 as a result of a series of meetings among Latina women whose shared experiences sparked recognition that Latinas have unique social concerns, cultural challenges and opportunities requiring exploration. Their diverse backgrounds in corporations, government and educational institutions led to the establishment of the HWC leadership and professional development institutes for women and students. HWC now has become a national force drawing over 2000 women to the Executive, Professional and Youth Leadership Institutes. Mis Negocios en Español will be a special Institute dedicated to the Spanish-speaking/bilingual entrepreneur. Continuing our HWC Youth Leadership Institute is imperative as we focus on the future of our 500 young Latinas annually in their high school years for higher education academic preparation and career initiatives.
Find out about their important scholarships here.
For more information:
P.O. Box 20725
Phoenix, Arizona 85018-0725
And for those who are interested in combining social events and politics, here are the Drinking Liberaly events in Arizona:
* Every other Thursday, 5:30-9:00 pm
* Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub, 906 E Camelback Rd (9th St & Cameback on the North Side)
* Hosted by Stuart Dollar, phoenix (at) drinkingliberally.org
* First Saturday of each month, 5:30 to 8:30
* Epicurean Wine Bar, 7101 E Thunderbird Rd (Southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd & T'bird)
* On T'bird at the west end of the retail area. It's tucked away and not hugely visible from the road.
* Starting in February, we will be meeting the first Saturday of each month.
* Please join us for a quick drink or the entire evening as we unite in promoting democracy one pint at a time! Cheers!!!
* Hosted by Vicki Billing, Susan Fletcher and Maureen Young, scottsdale (at) drinkingliberally.org
Maricopa County NAACP
For years, the Maricopa County NAACP Branch has been following through on the promise of equal rights for all miniority communities of Maricopa County, Arizona. The branch has been actively fighting civil rights issues for decades. Today, our branch is proud to carry on the goals and objectives of the National Office for all citizens of Maricopa County, Arizona.
Maricopa County NAACP
P.O. Box 20883
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Telephone: (602) 252-4064
Fax: (602) 252-2954
Maricopa NAACP Youth Council
PO BOX 20883
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Democracy For America – Maricopa County:
Usually meet on the first Wednesday, but at either the Old Spaghetti Factory downtown OR at El Penasco in Tempe. Check the website to confirm
Or Contact Us:
P.O. Box 32653
Phoenix, AZ 85064
info at dfamc dot com
An all volunteer Democratic club serving the greater Phoenix metro area. Founded in April 2004 by supporters of Gov. Howard Dean, we are the populist, self-empowered practitioners of democracy from the small to the large scale and we stand strong as pragmatic, undaunted, mainstream LIBERALS.
Our purpose is to build civic participation aimed at electing progressive Democrats to office and to promote progressive policies on major issues.
Our mission is to boldly uphold the principles of equality, justice and the democratic process by supporting socially progressive and fiscally responsible candidates and issues, providing training, getting out the vote, and offering public forums and other resources aimed at open political discourse.
MARICOPA COUNTY HISPANIC NETWORK:
The Maricopa County Hispanic Network was the first chapter affiliate of the National Hispanic Network of the International City/County Managers Association. The objective of the Network is to help each individual member to achieve their full potential, both personal and professional, by proving positive example of self-improvement through education, mentoring, an active work place, and community involvement. The Network also promotes cultural awareness and enhances communication among all Maricopa County employees.
For more info contact:
The East Valley Young Democrats meet every second Thursday at Chevy’s, 1335 S Alma School Rd, Mesa. Join us for happy hour at 6pm and our business meeting at 7pm.
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Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Greater Phoenix Chapter
We come from all 50 states and a wide variety of religious, political and philosophical backgrounds. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
For more details about our activities or events, email AUArizona@gmail.com or call (602) 492-3133.
Maricopa County Democratic Party:
Welcome to the lifeline for Democratic action in Maricopa County. We are the fifth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and we are a hotbed for Democratic change.
Farm team building happens here and we take the lead in recruiting and supporting candidates from school board to city council to county supervisor. We are intent on electing more Democrats who will support PUBLIC EDUCATION and AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE in 2010. Your support now will make an impact.
We have doubled the number of Democratic Precinct Committeepersons in recent years. Our goal is to continue to recruit, train and support even more active Democrats.
Check out our activities at: MaricopaDemocrat.com
Recurring donations are strongly encouraged. As little as $5 a month makes a huge difference when every concerned Democrat steps up.
Be a part of a flourishing Democratic team. Please donate generously today
Arizona Biodiesel: AZ BioDiesel produces ASTM Certified B99 BioFuel from reclaimed oil at our processing plant in Gilbert, Arizona. Our goal is to reduce air pollution in Phoenix by introducing 1 million gallons of BioDiesel in 2009.
New Extended Hours: 7AM-7PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat.
FREE Delivery to most of the Phoenix Metro with orders of 250 or more gallons of biodiesel.
Call our facility at 480-344-1480 Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
Fuel Purchasing Options:
Option 1: We can fuel your vehicle and/or we can fill up your fuel containers.
Option 2: We can provide a 55 gallon barrel (small deposit required) for your fuel.
Our Gilbert Fueling Facility Address and Map (Click here)
All major credit cards accepted.
GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE PHOENIX AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Green Home Properties
An EcoBroker Certified® REALTOR® with a goal to get buyers and sellers to think in terms of energy efficiency to reduce their utility bills.
39021 N 21st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Earth Maids, Inc.
Eco-friendly, nontoxic professional cleaning serving the greater Phoenix area. All biodegradable, allergy-safe products used. Committed to you and our planet. Affordable, high quality.
A wide range of utilitarian wares for every day life--from kitchen to furniture, jewelry to clothing--handcrafted by regional artisans.
5070 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
ecoLingo: earth friendly graphic design
Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: 10% off.
Eco-conscious design, education, mentoring, and consulting for visionary projects and businesses who share a caring commitment to the environment, good causes, and the community.
3104 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Wright Choice Promotions
Earth-friendly promotional products to market and promote your earth-friendly business. Including: corn plastic pens, recycled plastic mugs, recycled paper notepads, and much more.
150 W. Wood Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Kushtush Organics Eco Sleep Shop
Organic bedding essentials, organic cotton linens. Comforters, organic cotton sheets, duvets, organic and vegan mattresses, mattress pads and bed pillows. Heirloom quality, naturally.
13625 S. 48th St. #2089
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Illuminated Funds Group
Private fund management, including the structuring and creating of funds using investor designated strategies. Due diligence for venture capital and real estate investment. Member, First Affirmative Financial Network.
P.O. Box 7950
Cave Creek, AZ 85327-7950
Ethos Green Energy Asset Finance, LLC
Extends collaterized loans to renewable energy projects. Our borrowers use our loans to create clean energy, create jobs, and protect the environment.
11111 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
An eco-friendly building and design center providing outstanding products, consulting, architectural and interior design, and education for homeowners and business and industry professionals.
8100 E. Indian School Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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