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Political Calendar For The Week of June 10, 2012
Monday, June 11, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon's View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary's Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr's Cafeteria), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speakers are Rep. Bruce Wheeler (LD 10 House) and Rep. Macario Saldate (LD 3 House). Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, candidate for Senate in LD 3. Following Week: Nancy Young Wright, candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors Dist. 1, and Fred DuVal, AZ Democratic Party National Committeeman.
Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (Oro Valley). Special Guest is Russell Lowes, Research Director at www.SafeEnergyAnalyst.org and lead author of "Energy Options for the Southwest, Nuclear and Coal Power." The topic of his presentation will be "What is wrong with Atomic Al /Reflections on the Fukushima disaster." The meeting is open to the public. For more information please visit www.demsov.org or contact Mike Dayton at (520) 742-3774.
Tuesday, June 12: SPECIAL ELECTION DAY IN CD 8 - VOTE!
Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 p.m.: Tucson City Council meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda. The Tucson City Council will consider a memorial resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reverse Citizens United v. FEC by declaring that corporations are not people and that money is not speech, permitting Congress and the states to regulate political campaign spending. More than 200 cities and towns have already passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment. Please express your support to the Mayor & Council, and attend this meeting. Item #9 on the AGENDA.
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Watch Party, at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street (Parking in 2nd Street garage).
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.: Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street (at Swan Road). David Cobb, a former Green Party presidential candidate, is touring the country giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." He tells the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights, followed by about an hour of facilitated discussion/Q and A. This event is free and open to the general public, donations requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP on Facebook. For more information please contact Margo Newhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 784-1198. and visit our web site, TUCSON, AZ: Move to Amend Barnstorming tour with David Cobb | Move to Amend.
Wednesday, June 13, Noon: Northside Democrats Club meeting, at Lindy's at Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road (just West of Oracle Road). Featured speaker is Elaine Richardson, candidate for Pima County Treasurer, and State Rep. Matt Heinz (LD 29), candidate for Congress in CD 2 on a "Post Mortem of the Special Election." Please arrive a few minutes early if you plan to order from the menu – food & beverages available for purchase. No charge, all welcome. Stay for free coffee and cookies after the program and socialize with fellow Democrats. For more information please contact Rod McLeod at (520) 297-0095 or at email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 13, 4:00 p.m.: Civil Rights Restoration Workshop, at the at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). This is an issue that is of particular importance to our community given the high number of African-Americans who have been disenfranchised due to felony convictions. The event will be hosted by the U of A College of Law, Primavera Foundation, and Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court. Both attorney and non attorney volunteers will be needed for the event. Please contact Kristian H. Salter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer with this event.
Thursday, June 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscounte Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. A forum for some of the candidates for Pima County Supervisor including incumbents Sharon Bronson and Richard Elias and candidate Nancy Young Wright. For more information and to RSVP please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Friday, June 15, 1:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action sponsor an Ice Cream Sundae and Bunco Social, at the Green Valley Democratic Party HQ, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Upstairs Meeting Room (elevator is available). Join the year-round residents in the area taking a break from the heat to enjoy a summer treat of all the ice cream you can eat with all of the traditional toppings (and a variety of liqueurs for a little extra sizzle). Then join in on a rousing game of Bunco! Bunco is a three-dice game everyone can learn in just a few minutes. It’s fast and fun and you get to met and play with everyone in the room. Ice cream will be served at 1:00 pm. Cost is $10 at the door. Reservations are not required. For more information please call (520) 625-3133.
Friday, June 15, 2:30 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner Green Valley Library 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Special guest speak is Kelly Fryer, Executive Director of Arizona List. She is an accomplished community organizer and brings with her a passion for the political process and the understanding of knowing how critical it is to have women in positions of political power. AZ List provides training, advice, support and independent expenditure funding to the campaigns of pro-choice women candidates. She will review their new strategic plan and how it compliments the ultimate goal of getting women candidates get elected to office. For more information please call (520) 625-3133.
Saturday, June 16, 10:00 a.m.: Tucson's 42nd Annual Juneteenth Festival, at the Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N. 6th Avenue (6th Avenue and Grant Road). Morning program at 10:00 a.m., Afternoon program at 2:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and Eegees (12-1 p.m.). Free fun all day. Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Sharif at (520) 390-0155 or go to Juneteenth Tucson - Wall | Facebook. For event announcement see Tucson 42nd Annual Juneteenth Festival.
Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m.: A rally featuring Democratic candidates for office, at the outdoor plaza, Continental Mall, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63) in Green Valley. Sponsored by the Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area (DCSRA), Democratic Women in Action (DeWA), and Democratic Club of Quail Creek (DCQC). Open to the public. For more information please contact Bill Maki at email@example.com or (520) 232-3117.
Sunday, June 17: Father's Day.
Note: for additional Democratic Party events around the state see http://azdem.org/events/Calendar/.
DCSRA Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at Green Valley Democratic Party HQ, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Upstairs Meeting Room (elevator is available). Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We'll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Amy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW DAY! Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org. Future events:
- June 27: LD 2 AZ House (primary) Debate
- July 11: LD 10 AZ House (primary) Debate
Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democrats meeting, at the New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail (just East of Camino Seco). Democratic candidates for the House in the New LD 9 are our featured speakers: Dustin Cox, Victoria Steele, and Mohur Sarah Sidhwa. Also joining them is Rep. Steve Farley, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary for the LD 9 Senate seat. Light refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm., speakers begin at 7:00 p.m. Time for Q&A has been set aside. All meetings od SED are open to the public, you do not have to be a member to attend. For more information please contact Pat Wiedhopf at (520) 850-6755.
Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.: NEW Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For more information please contact LD 11 Chair Mike Dayton at email@example.com or (520) 742-3774.
Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeast Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Members and guests are encouraged to attend, and the public is invited. The cost for the luncheon is $14.00. Please contact Pat Hickey at (520) 459-1054 or (520) 456-5596, or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for reservations.
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Cecile at (480) 983-7853.
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.: NEW Legislative District 9 meeting, at NW Medical Center’s La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact LD 9 chair Brian Clymer at email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.: NEW Legislative District 10 meeting, at the Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). For more information please contact LD 10 chair Matt Kopec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at the Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). For more information please contact Joe Robison at email@example.com.
Thursday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Eva's Mexican Restaurant, 2033 N. Pinal Avenue (Casa Grande). For more information please contact Cecile at (480) 983-7853.
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. (Marana). For more information please contact Sandi Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LD 3 Summer Extravaganza
Sunday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.: The LD 3 Summer Extravaganza, at the home of Dr. Laura Elias de la Torre, 911 S. 3rd Avenue (Tucson). Party to celebrate the start of summer and the merger of parts of LDs 27, 28, and 29. Everyone welcome! No fundraising. No speeches. Just margaritas and other food and beverages and a good time. Suggested donation of $20. For more information please call (520) 792-4515.
Monday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.: NEW legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library downtown, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under library). For more information please contact LD 3 Secretary, Andrew Gardner at email@example.com or (520) 275-2148.
Monday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 9 House Democratic candidates, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Avenue (Tucson).
Tuesday, June 26: Utah Primary (last of state primaries).
Saguaro Eastside Democrats: A Summer Miniature Golf Challenge and Continental Breakfast
Saturday, July 7, 8:00 a.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democrats host "A Summer Miniature Golf Challenge and Continental Breakfast," at Golf N' Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde Road. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 (must be accompanied by an adult - no drop offs!) Tickets include one round of 18 holes of miniature golf, a continental breakfast, and prizes! To purchase tickets please contact Steve Gall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 777-3000, or pay secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/30085.
Tuesday, July 10. 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 10 House Democratic candidates, at Pima Community College District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. (Tucson).
Wednesday, July 11, Noon: Northside Democrats Club meeting, at Lindy's at Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road (just West of Oracle Road). Featured speakers are Dustin Cox, Mohur Sarah Sidhwa and Victoria Steele, House candidates for the New LD 9. Please arrive a few minutes early if you plan to order from the menu – food & beverages available for purchase. No charge, all welcome. Stay for free coffee and cookies after the program and socialize with fellow Democrats. For more information please contact Rod McLeod at (520) 297-0095 or at email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 8 House Democratic candidates, at the Florence Town Hall Council Chambers, 775 N. Main Street (Florence).
Thursday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 4 House Democratic candidates, at the Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz (Tucson).
Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee Meeting - Save the Date!
Saturday, July 21: Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee meeting in Payson, AZ. More details TBA.
League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson: Free Workshop on Planning Forums
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson presents a free workshop on planning forums, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street (Tucson). Come and learn the steps in producing a successful event for your club or organization. you'll find out about working with other groups, deciding staffing, location, publicity, etc. Light refreshments served. Be sure to register so that we have enough materials for everyone. Please RSVP to (520) 327-7652 0r (520) 326-3018.
Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 3 Senate Democratic candidates, at the Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road (Tucson).