The Arizona Borderlands Democrats is a Democratic Party club in Santa Cruz County, serving primarily the Sonoita-Elgin-Patagonia region. As stated in our bylaws, the purpose of ABD is to support and advance the principles and ideals of the Democratic Party, to provide a regular forum for candidates, and to keep the electorate informed on current events and issues.
In late 2010 and early 2011, ABD engaged in a strategic planning process to identify ways to better connect with the ABD membership, increase member participation in ABD activities, and increase the effectiveness of ABD in supporting Democratic Party candidates and policies. We identified four strategic objectives for the 2011 - 2012 timeframe:
- Political Action - In addition to what we have traditionally done in supporting candidates and helping get out the vote, we will build better connections with others in the Democratic Party in the region and the state.
- Community Connection and Service - We will live out our values by contributing to the community
- Communication and Information Dissemination - We will express our positions on key issues (e.g. why we are Democrats) and provide relevant information through our listserv and other means.
- Revitalizing the ABD Party "Base" - We will hold events where ABD members and other Democrats can gather to connect in a social atmosphere.