About MCDP

Our VIsion

MCDP is dedicated to being a well-organized, effective political organization that is prepared to win local, state, and national elections.

Our Mission

MCDP works to elect Democrats to public office who embrace the values of the Democratic Party.

To further this mission, MCDP:

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Works to increase the number of registered Democratic voters

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Recruits, trains, and promotes registered Democrats as candidates for elected office; supports their campaigns, and assists them in office

Works for and promotes accurate, transparent, and fair elections

Works to get out the vote

Conducts other activities as appropriate to strengthen and promote the aims and objectives of the Democratic Party

Raises funds to support the above activities and to advance our mission

What we stand For

Our Platform

The Maricopa County Democratic Party has developed the following platform – a living doctrine that can be adjusted and changed with the times. We agree these important objectives align with the principles of our diverse party and constituents.

  • Diversity and equity for all are what strengthens our communities and party.
  • Private, for-profit prisons must be eliminated.
  • No border wall. No immigration ban. Stop the deportations. No human being is illegal.
  • Every citizen has the right to vote.
  • People’s voices and grassroots movements to elicit change cannot be ignored. The right to peaceably protest must be protected.
  • We must overturn “Right to Work” and build strong unions (both private and public sector) that will help provide better living wages for workers. Ban the box!
  • We believe in a strong separation of church and state.
  • Public education must be properly funded and teachers should receive the pay they deserve. Public schools are our priority – not vouchers.
  • The right to call for referendum is vital to free society.
  • Climate change is real. It must be addressed immediately.
  • Black Lives Matter.
  • All People should have equal status and protection under the law regardless of gender, race, disability/ability, religious affiliation or lack thereof, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • Women’s rights are human rights. The right to choose is essential to women’s rights.
  • Disability rights are civil rights. A barrier-free, inclusive, diverse community empowers and values each individual while creating autonomy, opportunity, and dignity.
  • Healthcare is an inalienable right and there should be universal healthcare for all.
  • Higher education is not a luxury. College, trade schools, and universities should be, as stated in the state constitution, as “nearly free as possible”.
  • We support the rights of all tribal people and their sovereignty rights.
  • Corporations are not people. Dark money must be removed from politics.
  • We support net neutrality. The internet must remain free from corporate control.
  • Equal pay for equal work.

Meet Us

MCDP Executive Board

Steven Slugocki

Chair

Carol MaAs

First Vice Chair

Lynsey Robinson

Second Vice Chair

Roberta Neil Miller

Secretary

Tom Krepitch

Treasurer

Patrick Seifter

Sargent At Arms

Meet Us

MCDP Staff

Maritza Miranda Saenz

Executive Director

Maritza is the proud daughter of two farmworkers who instilled in her a sense of responsibility to care for her community and be an advocate for others. Currently, Maritza serves as the proud Executive Director of the Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) where she has worked since 2017, serving first as the Director of Operations. She is the former Chair of the Latino Outreach Committee of MCDP and former Vice Chair of Legislative District 27. 

Laura Copple

Field Director

Laura has served as MCDP’s Field Director since early 2016. Her work at MCDP also includes Precinct Committee/Volunteer Training and has trained more than a thousand people during her years of involvement in the Democratic Party. Laura formerly served as Chair of MCDP and Chair of her legislative district in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. She is passionate about electing Democrats at every level and knows that a good field program can move the needle enough to win close elections.

Brooklynne Sundseth

Development Director

Brooklynne has served as Development Director at MCDP since early 2018. With education and experience from the nonprofit sector, Brooklynne has a unique perspective on fundraising that she has brought to the Party. After finishing an AmeriCorps term of service in 2016, Brooklynne ran successful campaigns for State House & State Senate in Legislative District 17. Brooklynne is dedicated to organizing grassroots donors in Maricopa County so we can elect progressive Democrats to all levels of office in our state.

Edder Diaz-Martinez

Comms Manager

Edder has been involved in the nonprofit and community advocacy world since 2011. He was first a field organizer, but soon transitioned to communications during his first political campaign. Having produced and hosted his in radio show in the past, he was a natural in this role. Shortly after a few stints with various community organizations, he returned to school and graduated in the spring of 2018. He previously worked with organizations like Promise Arizona, Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona. 

Get In Touch

Maricopa County Democratic Party
2914 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

info@maricopadems.org

(602)-298-0503

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