A couple of books have hit the streets recently, and both are worthy of picking up.
- The first up is the cookbook "How To Roast An Elephant." It was put together by D20 Democratic activists Jean Cappello and Judy Wade with nearly 200 recipes submitted by Maricopa County Democrats. Whether to show your support for the Democratic Party's grassroots or just to put a great meal on the table (with a "Turning the County Blue cocktail as the libation ;) ), this book is a great idea for a holiday gift for your favorite Democrat...or your favorite Republican with a sense of humor (there *are* a few, ya know) and an appreciation for good food.
LD20's ActBlue page for the book is here; a copy can be ordered from the D17 Democrats here (approximately 1/3 of the way down the page).
- Second up is The Blue Pages 2nd Edition, from Angie Crouse and the Center for Responsive Politics. Angie is a political researcher, Vice-Chair of the LD17 Democrats, board member of EmergeArizona, and a friend.
The 2nd edition of The Blue Pages is a compilation of major corporations' political contributions, labor relations, lawsuits, and community and charitable involvement. And it comes in a handy pocket size.
This handy guide is the perfect stocking stuffer for all of your politically active friends, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum. Democrats will be able to find out which companies are good corporate citizens and spend their hard-earned money with those companies, while Republicans can find out which companies are good corporate citizens and avoid them.