Urgent Call to Action

Urgent Call to Action. By Vote Felicia Chew

If you have had enough of partisan politics and vulnerable folks being left hanging, because of the gaps and loopholes in our systems, you can help change the course of the County by electing a new Supervisor for Pima County District 3, but you must act immediately!

Felicia Chew is committed to improving systems for each of us and all of us… not just some of us.  Veterans, homeless, people below the poverty line, folks with PTSD, depression, anxiety, ordinary everyday people have obstacles placed in front of them daily.  Everyday people are told to “deal with it” without having resources and tools and time and space to “deal with it”.  And the mad cycle continues. 

If you are tired of the mad cycle, help Felicia Chew get on the ballot for Pima County Supervisor District 3.

The Vote Felicia Chew Project needs your help.  Due to COVID-19,  the Campaign cannot collect signatures door to door.  (Please note signatures are due to the Elections Office by April 6 at 5pm.)

Registered Greens and Independents residing in Pima County Supervisor District 3 can sign the petition.  Be sure your registration is up to date; you can update your voter registration to Independent or Green online. (Be sure to take a picture of your new/updated voter registration receipt)

If you do not live in the District, and want to help, you can help contact and identify eligible voters in District 3, and help them get registered (or re-registered) to vote.  (*Note: Most election cycles allow voters who are registered as “Independent” or “No Party Preference” to request a partisan primary ballot.  However, the recent Presidential Preference Election in Arizona was an anomaly that required folks to be registered in the Democratic Party.  And many folks did “choose a side”.  Folks can easily register or re-register online).

NOMINATING PETITION SIGNATURE GATHERING – COVID-19 HACK (When you grow up watching “MacGyver”, you just can’t not find the hacks…)
1. Check to see if you are in Pima County Supervisor District 3. (https://maps2.tucsonaz.gov/zoomtucson/)


2. Re-register as a Green or Independent (screenshot your receipt)(https://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration)

3. Print and sign the front and back of the Petition (or save it as a picture, and then use your photo edit app to fill in the blanks, and screenshot it).

4. Sign the affidavit if you signed someone else’s Petition already. (Type in a note that a notary is not available)

5. Take pictures of all documents and TEXT them (including the screenshot receipt of your voter registration) to 520.909.3888.

6. Put your documents in envelope and someone from the Campaign will contact you about when they will come by for curbside pickup of your documents (unless you can put them in the mail to Vote Felicia Chew, 917 E Pastime Road, Tucson, AZ 85719).

Thank you!

💜 Felicia

Some background information about Felicia:

  • Felicia works part time for the Environmental Education Exchange as an environmental education presenter;

  • Felicia works part time as a Guest Teacher for Flowing Wells Unified School District and TUSD;

  • Felicia has a small business working to end systemic domestic abuse;

  • Felicia helped build an off-grid community in New Mexico, prior to moving to Tucson;

  • Felicia moved to Tucson in 2011;

  • Felicia has served in “Supervisorial” and Team Leader/Support positions such as District Interventions Coordinator, ELL Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, Summer School Principal, Spirit Squad Advisor, Student Council Advisor, and “Team Mom” (for her sons’ sports teams;

  • Felicia supports local businesses;

  • Felicia volunteers / has volunteered for and is connected to many community groups including:

    • Sustainable Tucson

    • Tucson Peace Center

    • Watershed Management Group

    • Habitat for Humanity

    • Amphitheater Superintendent’s Council

    • Citizen’s Border Patrol Academy

    • City of Tucson’s Citizen Police Advisory Review Board

    • Holaway Elementary School PTO

    • Valley of the Moon

    • Victim Advocate for Pima County Victim Services Division

    • Xerocraft

  • Felicia is running for County Supervisor because she has  noticed there are gaps in the systems and services provided by the County, and she has the skills, training, and ability to:

    • collaborate with and amplify the voices of community members who are unheard;

    • work with Department heads to identify the gaps in policies and budgets that are preventing sustainable solutions for issues in our County;

    • ask questions to find fiscally and environmentally sound solutions for issues in our community.

“We are each a piece of the puzzle of life. Without each of us, our picture is incomplete. “



Can you help raise $200 by March 30th?

The Vote Felicia Chew Campaign needs $200 by March 30 to qualify for the ballot. Can you help Felicia help each of us and all of us have a happier and healthier community? Thank you! http://www.feliciachew.com/support2


Hi Friends,

If you think Felicia would be excellent for Pima County, please help Felicia get on the ballot with a contribution of $3 or more to the campaign at http://www.feliciachew.com/support2.

Felicia is committed to running a campaign on a $2500 budget. Sound impossible?

There are approximately 401,000 households in Tucson. To touch each household with a flyer that includes Felicia’s contact info (website with info and phone number/email), the cost will be approximately $1750. The cost for gathering nominating petitions will be approximately $125 (it would be less; however gathering signatures safely by mail raises the expense significantly — if only online signature collections were available!)

Cost for travel will fill up the remainder of the budget. We are committed to no mailers, as those are not healthy for our environment. We do have signs that will be re-used, and paint has already been donated.

Felicia has been a lifelong Democrat; however, she has always believed in voting for the best candidate (regardless of Party), and amplifying the voices of all community members.

Felicia left the Democratic Party in October 2019, and changed her voter registration to Independent. However, an Independent candidate requires 995 nominating signatures. Because Felicia realized that every vote was needed in the Presidential Preference Election, Felicia re-registered as a Democrat.
Felicia has since filed another Voter Registration form, this time with the Green Party.

You might think that Felicia’s actions are curious; however, these are the actions that voters must currently take to have their voice heard.

Felicia has resided in Pima County since February 2011. Prior to moving to Tucson, Felicia lived in rural New Mexico, working on a sustainable housing Project, off the grid, with environmentally friendly materials.

Felicia has worked as a teacher and Administrator, focused on amplifying the voices of those who are unheard. Most recently, Felicia co-hosted the Domestic Violence Awareness Series, with support from Emerge!, County Victim Services Division, The Screening Room, JFCS, Justice for Rosaura, and Downtown Radio.

Felicia has volunteered with Heirloom Farmer’s Market, Sustainable Tucson, Habitat for Humanity, Valley of the Moon, Living Streets Alliance/Cyclovia, and Watershed Management Group. Felicia served as the Chairperson of Tucson Police Department’s Citizen Police Advisory Review Board, and was a member of the Citizen’s Border Patrol Academy. Felicia has served as PTO President and also been a member of Amphitheater School District’s Superintendent Community Board. Felicia worked in California as a bus driver and instructional assistant. In Tucson, Felicia worked in customer service at La Baguette Bakery and The Home Depot. Felicia also taught ballet at Animas, and worked with children at the Bright Star Learning Center and the JCC. Felicia enjoyed having her own classes of students for 7 years in California, 7 years in New Mexico, and 4 years in Tucson. Since then, Felicia has worked as a guest teacher and an environmental education presenter.  Felicia’s mother owned a small beauty salon in California, and her father worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space. Felicia plays the piano, guitar, violin, and has written and composed several musical scores, including “I See the Saguaro” produced by the legendary Al Perry. Felicia understands that there are many aspects of a community that must be funded to be complete and healthy and whole.

Felicia believes in fiscal responsibility, with funds for immediate needs, and also understands that sometimes funds must be saved in order to pay for quality (not just quantity).

If you would like Felicia to serve as the Distict 3 Representative on the Pima County Board of Supervisors, she needs your help today. To qualify for the ballot, Felicia needs 84 valid signatures from registered Greens or Independents in District 3. The budgeted cost for signatures is $200. ($125 for printing 1 petition and affidavit and for postage per 84 individuals; $75 for transportation, envelopes, and other expenses). Felicia needs $200 by March 30 to cover the cost of securing nominating signatures. Thanks in advance for your contribution and for spreading the word that you think Felicia would be an excellent representative for Pima County.

In appreciation,
Vote Felicia Chew Campaign
Felicia Chew : 2020 Pima County Supervisor (District 3)

Learn more about Felicia at http://www.feliciachew.com/district3
Support the Campaign at http://www.feliciachew.com/support2

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“Chew On This”


“Chew On This”
Monday, March 23, 2020

1. Homeless Folks Need Tents for Shelter. Are the no tent laws still a thing in Tucson? How about a City or County run KOA type facility (or the County/City can lease the land to someone cheap, and those folks can become the stewards of the land, opening it up to Tent and Car Transitional Housing).

2. TRUMP Pavlovian Deconditioning. Wrote a short tale this morning to help decondition folks to the sound of ‘trump’. Video coming soon.

3. Changing the name social distancing to physical distancing (suggested from someone in a FB post on my timeline).

4. From a friend’s timeline: A time for solidarity and unity prayer/meditation once a day.

5. After a phone conversation with a friend: Time daily for neighbors to go outside and say hello to fellow neighbors… and if someone participating does not come out, to call them, and also call for a Check Welfare if no response.

6. After conversation: Hazmat suits for folks who need to go into others’ homes for alarm installations, etc.

7. Listen. Believe. Be kind.

8. You can freeze your eggs by cracking them into ice cube trays.

9. Get some fresh air and sunshine daily.

10. Turn on the music and dance!

11. Zoom can be used for video conference calls. You can also do Facebook Live, and I heard Netflix has Watch Parties too.

12. Thanks to musicians, etc who are holding concerts online!

13. If you have kids at home doing the school thing, realize that while structure is important, it is important to set it up with your kids’ input. Also recognize that tasks you thought might be long are very short. So add “extension activities”, e.g. you read the story “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”, bake cookies together, or teach the kid how to sweep properly, or give them Legos to “Create a Better Mousetrap”, or have them write songs or pick music to go with each part of the story, or have them write their own story with a different character doing different things. Have fun! Be creative!

Peace and love to y’all.
💜 Felicia


Breathe. Take time for yourself to re-discover the things you love.

Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

A Message from Vote Felicia Chew for Pima County Supervisor, District 3 (2020)


Felicia has solutions for moving Pima County into a happier, healthier, safer space for all Pima County residents:

1. Increase opportunities for accessible and affordable healthy entertainment.
a. The Loop is a great idea, but limited. There needs to be more spaces along the loop for gatherings (see Tempe Lake as a model).
b. Parks need walking paths and spaces for more activities (see Limberlost Park as a model)

2. Every human matters
a. Homelessness, Domestic Violence Victims. The shelters are full, and many do not allow pets, or have too many restrictions. We need shelters that meet the community member where they are (see Old Pueblo Community Services as a model)

3. Destigmatize Mental Health and Homelessness and provide adequate spaces for homes.
a. Some folks become homeless because they were caring for elderly or sick family members. They stop working to care for their loved one. They get evicted. They have their car. They try to live in their car, but there are too many restrictions, and no spaces for a hot shower, toilet use, etc. We can have outdoor living spaces for these community members (see KOA camps and Health and Harmony off of Ajo for examples).

Other solutions:
– Map fruit trees at residential homes, then employ folks to do the harvesting while paying residents and employees (consult with agencies like Iskashitaa Refugee Services and Community Food Bank)
– Partner with schools and churches to use the spaces for community activities and gatherings
– Small business network support through links on the County website
– Use one time plastics to repair potholes; use green asphalt
– Improved public transportation systems
– Improved watershed management
– Improved infrastructure
– Trauma-informed community
– Restorative justice/practice
– Increase frequency and number of neighborhood/family and community activities
– Easier to get support from County services for neighborhood programs

Learn more about Felicia at www.feliciachew.com/district3
Support the campaign at www.feliciachew.com/support2




History can repeat itself.  Let’s NOT have another “Who Killed Vincent Chin” or “Yellow Peril”


Feeling anxious and wanting to blame someone?
You’re in survival mode.
Your body is prepared for survival.
Your body is preparing for fight, flight, freeze, or fawn.
Your body reduces the amount of blood going to the higher parts of your brain, as it pumps blood to your extremities.

So, breathe.
Relax your jaw, nose, ears.
Relax your stomach, scalp, feet.
Relax your shoulders, fingers, toes.

In 4 seconds through your nose.
Out 7 seconds through your mouth.
Breathe gently.


In for 4
Out for 7.


Additional readings:

COVID-19 Racist Attacks Against Asians

Long Before Anxiety About Muslims, Americans Feared the “Yellow Peril” of Chinese Immigration

Who Killed Vincent Chin

Rucki and Me

<<Original post on Facebook>>

Re Linked YouTube Video at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xJB51UCOKoI&t=35s (Start at 7:22)


Love me or hate me… this is so similar to my story. I may not be as beautiful as Sandra Rucki, and I am ROR (released on my own recognizance) but this is so similar to my family’s story.*

That being said, some folks say I am still living partially under a veil of denial, because I still believe that the actions of my ex may be due to unresolved trauma and learned behaviors because he was thrust into survival mode. We need to increase the number of (and accessibility to) parenting support networks. We need to stop being so judgy. We need more empathy and wisdom.



The Courts of Law have something called “No past bad acts” which keeps folks from discussing prior histories of domestic abuse. The system has gaps that keep victims and vulnerable people in danger. Coupled with implicit bias, the lack of trauma informed Courts, we have systems that place (and keep) victims and vulnerable people in danger and depression, while perpetrators are emboldened. #TheSameButDifferent.


Another perspective, is that which Mike puts forth in his interview: Families are pawns in the corrupt system of money making Courts. Custody evaluator? Check (in fact, we had an evaluator who “believed us”, who was reassigned by our family law judge. A read of the custody evaluation report by the new evaluator – assigned by our previous Judge -makes a person scratch their head).

Watch the interview about the Rucki family caught up in a corrupt custody battle (Start at 7:22) #CorruptionIsReal #Accountability #AbsentJustice


*”Excessive discipline” is the term that my ex used when “disciplining” our children. “Spare the rod, spoil the child, Mom” is how brainwashed my kids had become.

**Note: I try to wrap my head around this whole situation, and come back to my pure belief that there is good in all people… which can become corrupted. That includes each of us and all of us. Science tells us that when we enter survival mode, we respond with fight, flight, freeze, or fawn. Science teaches us that muscle memory habits, and addictions are formed through synapses in our brains. Science tells us a lot. (If you are religious, think of the stories of Good and Evil, think of the story of Pharaoh chasing Moses).


The Same But Different:
My experiences similar to what is described in the interview:
– Children running away.
– Me being criminally charged.
– Custody evaluator involvement.
– Me being ordered to pay child support.
– Me not being believed.
– My father being threatened/intimidated.
– My friends being threatened/intimidated.
– Me telling the cops everything was okay (even when it wasn’t).


Something Potentially Different:
I see my ex and myself trying to free ourselves from the cycle of abuse… and I see the Court systems pushing me back into the cycle of being a victim, and emboldening my ex in his struggle for power.


Why do I fight so hard to end systemic abuse? Because it is a reality. Protective parents are being jailed while vulnerable children are being placed with perpetrators of domestic abuse (Remember: domestic abuse is not just physical).



Thanks to friends here on Social Media, to Emerge!, and to other local agencies working to end the cycle of domestic abuse, I have been able to move forward in my journey, back onto the track of being a survivor, who is not FIGHTING, but working through my small business…. #EducateAdvocateOutreach http://www.feliciachew.com

#StopTheBlame #StopTheShame #FixCorruption #OurChildrenAreWatching #TheSameButDifferent #EndDV #RestorativeJustice