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WE ARE D5 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

October 2022

The mission of this newsletter is to demystify the role of local government and keep you up to date with Pima County politics. As a life long resident of District 5 and now as Pima County Supervisor, it is my goal to keep you updated on all our office is doing.  Please feel free to share widely and reach out to our team at district5@pima.gov with any questions or concerns. (Para español, haga click en el botón de arriba a la derecha y seleccione el idioma español.)

Stay safe,

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THE PEOPLE OF DISTRICT 5

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Photo courtesy of Make Way for Books 

Make Way for Book was founded in 1998 by Dr. Mary Jan Bancroft with six volunteers. They provided books and literacy workshops at five under-resourced schools. Now the nonprofit has a staff of 32 and serves approximately 30,000 children, families, and educators throughout Southern Arizona. Make Way for Books champions literacy as a foundation for educational equity. The Pima County Small Business Commission presented them a 2021 Small Business of the Year Award. Make Way for Books also won the 2022 Library of Congress American Prize.

Check them out at 700 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: EILSEL MORENO-PESQUEIRA

Eilsel Moreno-Pesqueira is a junior at San Miguel High School who interns at the Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. She has helped staff organize events for program participants and distribute resources and supplies. In the future, Eilsel plans to study psychology or criminology and become a criminal investigator.

"I enjoy the opportunity of being able to be a part of something that is important in our community and experiencing all that they do here at Emerge!"

- Eilsel Moreno-Pesqueira

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Eilsel helping at Emerge's Halloween Event for the Children's Program

If you know a young person in our community who you think should be highlighted, please fill out this form and nominate a youth!

WOMEN'S SPOTLIGHT: DR. ELISE LOPEZ

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Dr. Elise Lopez is the Assistant Director of the Relationship Violence Program in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and the inaugural Director of the University of Arizona Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. She also leads the UArizona Sexual Assault Response and Resources Team. Dr. Lopez has been recognized for her research on intervention programs to address substance abuse, sexual violence and sexual health, and trauma-informed care. In 2021, she was named one of Tucson's 40 under 40. Congratulations, Dr. Lopez, and thank you for all the work you do for our community! 

Photo courtesy of UA Health Sciences

POLICY UPDATES

​October 4 2022 Board Meeting Recap 

  • Thank You Jame'e Chilton, community member from the Tohono O'odham Nation for reading the Land Acknowledgement in October

  • D5 Proclamation: WALK-N-ROLL TO SCHOOL WEEK (October 4 - October 10, 2022)

  • D5 Proclamation: GIRLS TAKEOVER DAY (October 11, 2022)

  • Primary Election After Action Report - Discussed

  • Teatro Carmen Renovation- Item passed 3-1

  • Budget Process [Discussed] Fund Balance Policy- Item passed 3-1

  • Supervisor Grijalva Appointed to the Board of Health- Item passed 4-0

Girls Takeover Day Proclamation

​October 18 2022 Board Meeting Recap 

  • Thank You Dr. Teshia Solomon, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine at The University of Arizona, for the Land Acknowledgement Reading!

  • Appointment of Election Boards Workers- Item passed unanimously

  • Creation of New Pima County Regional Affordable Housing Commission- Item passed unanimously 

  • Resignation of Justice Precinct 10 Constable- Item approved unanimously

  • Street Living Homeless Temporary Shelter- No action taken

Walk-N-Roll to School Proclamation

OCTOBER

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Rose Neighborhood Association 2nd Annual Fiesta

It was a great to be a part of the Fiesta with Rose Neighborhood and see the plans for La Mar Park!

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Tucson Pride

I was happy to join #TucsonPride at Reid Park! Muchísimas gracias to all who came out to support our LGBTQIA+ community!

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Nightfall at Old Tucson is Back!

Thank you Old Tucson for working with our office to generously invite 400 D5 students to Nightfall!

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Mini Poderosas

It was a pleasure to spend International Day of the Girl with our next generation of leaders!

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Latino/a/e Heritage Month Forum

It was a privilege to share space with some incredible advocates fighting health disparities facing the Latino/a/e community.

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NAACP Tucson Branch Freedom Fund Lunch

"It just takes one person to believe in themselves, to change the world."     - Syrita Steib. Congrats on your award, Dinah McGlory!

IT'S TIME TO VOTE!

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Vote on or before Tuesday November 8th!

MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT BY:  November 1st

Call (520)724-4350 or visit www.recorder.pima.gov to sign up for updates.

You can also visit www.adelitasgrijalva.com/vote.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN & ¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS