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Primary Election Calendar:
- Deadline for $5 contributions to Clean Elections candidates is August 23, 2012
- Early voting period - Thursday, August 2, 2012 through Friday, August 24, 2012
- Last day to request an early ballot by mail - August 17, 2012
- Emergency voting - Monday, August 27, 2012
- Primary Election Day - Tuesday, August 28, 2012
General Election Calendar:
- First day to request an early ballot - Monday, August 6, 2012
- Voter registration cut-off for General Election - Tuesday, October 9, 2012
- Early ballots mailed - Thursday, October 11, 2012
- Early voting period - Thursday, October 11, 2012 through Friday, November 2, 2012
- Last day to request an early ballot by mail - Friday, October 26, 2012
- Emergency voting - Monday, November 5, 2012
- ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
Political Calendar For The Week of August 5, 2012
Monday, August 6, 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 Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, Cesar Blanco from Obama for America, and Jack Fitzgerald on Democrats and business. Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva.
Monday, August 6, 6:00 p.m.: Douglas Area Democrats meeting, at the El Alamo restaurant, 1449 N. G Avenue (Douglas). For more information please contact Corny Munoz at (520) 227-7125 or email@example.com.
Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 p.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democratic Club meeting, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista). For more information please contact Roger DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 8, Noon: Northside Democrats Club meeting, at Lindy's at Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road (just West of Oracle Road). Featured speaker is Rev. John Fife, retired pastor at Southside Presbyterian Church and co-founder of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s. He'll discuss the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law. 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.
Thursday, August 9, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is former State Senator George Cunningham, former budget director for Governor Janet Napolitano, and aide to Governor Rose Mofford, on Prop. 204, the Quality Education and Jobs Act initiative. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson presents a free workshop on moderating, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street (Tucson). Is your organization planning a panel discussion, a forum, workshop, or candidate debate? Come and learn the tips and techniques on how to make everything run smoothly, with everyone following the rules and being civil to one another. 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.
Saturday, August 11, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats Club meeting, at the Bisbee Senior Center on Collins Road (behind the Safeway and off Naco Road). for more information please contact John Viverto at (520) 432-2366 or Vivertos@aol.com.
Saturday, August 11, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m: Mohave County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at Metcalfe Park, 315 Beale Street and Grandview (Kingman). Music - Silent Auction - Good Food Fun and Games. BYOB. Please call (928) 753-0006 for tickets. Everyone is welcome!
Saturday, August 11, 2:30 p.m.: CD 2 Democratic Candidate Forum, hosted by the Tanque Verde Valley Democrats and the Saguaro Eastside Democrats, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road (Tucson). The candidates are Congressman Ron Barber, who represents the current CD 8, and State Representative Matt Heinz, who represents south central Tucson LD 29. Congressman Barber will be represented by State Representative Steve Farley and campaign staff. Come to meet and greet and prepare to cast your ballot for a Member of Congress. Light refreshments will be available. For more information please call (520) 749-4673.
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.
Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.: CD 3 Democratic candidate debate between Rep. Raúl Grijalva, former state Representative Amanda Aguirre, and Manny Arreguin on Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS). Prerecorded in the studio, no audience.
Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m.: Oro Valley Democrats meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, corner of La Cananda and Naranja (Oro Valley). Featured speaker is Nancy LaPlaca, policy advisor to Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman, on solar energy. The meeting is open to the public at no cost. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at (520) 742-3774 or visit our web site www.demsov.org.
Wednesday, August 15, 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 16, 6;30 p.m.: The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District will host a candidate forum for both Democratic and Republican congressional candidates in CD3, at Rio Rico High School cafeteria, 590 Camino Lito Galindo (Rio Rico).
Thursday, August 16, 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 email@example.com.
Friday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.: The Democratic Women in Action will host Dan Shearer, the Editor of the Green Valley News and Sun, at the Joyner Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive. Since it is just before the primary. it will be interesting to get his take on the races and campaigns so far, from a journalistic perspective. We have also asked him to speak about his editorial philosophy. In addition, the LD2 Candidates for the House and Senate have all been invited to present their final case before the primary election. For more information, please contact Laurie Cirrincione at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 625-3133.
Friday, August 17, 5:00 p.m.: Sahuarita Democrats meeting, at Triple Play, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road (Sahuarita). All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Laurie Cirrincione at email@example.com.
Monday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.: CD 2 Democratic candidate debate between Rep. Ron Barber and state Representative Matt Heinz on Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS). Prerecorded in the studio, no audience. This is the only scheduled debate.
Monday, August 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 742-3774.
Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeast Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club on St. Andrews Drive (Sierra Vista). For more information and to RSVP please contact Patricia Hickey at (520) 459-1054 0r (520) 456-5596, or at email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 6:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 25, Time TBA: Douglas Democrats in Action host "Douglas Votes!" grand opening of the Douglas Democratic Party HQ, at 1015 G. Avenue (Douglas). The address is not yet on the building, across from the Gadsden hotel, parking available behind the new county building. Office is between Backdrop Photography and Ortega Stores. Featured speakers include Cesar Blanco, field director for Obama for Arizona, Randy Parraz, noted for spearheading the successful Russell Pearce recall effort and Lillia Alvarez, an Arizona women’s advocate. Local candidates will attend and will be available to talk to the public. For more information please contact Susan Bickel at email@example.com, or Elsa Obregon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Virginia Jordan email@example.com.
Monday, August 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 275-2148.
Tuesday, August 28: PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - VOTE! Primary night party TBA.
Arizona Democratic Party's Unity Celebration
Wednesday, August 29: Arizona Democratic Party's Unity Celebration, at the Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix. More details TBA.
Coconino County Fair
Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3: Coconino County Fair, at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, Fort Tuthill County Park (Flagstaff). Take Exit 337 off I-17. Arts and culture, conservation and sustainable environment and variety stage, as well as traditional fair exhibits, livestock shows and auction, cultural presentations, a wide variety of commercial and food vendors. For more information please contact (928) 679-8000, or visit our web site Coconino County Parks and Recreation.
DCSRA "United to Victory" Potluck
Saturday, September 1, 5:00 p.m.: "United to Victory" potluck, at the Desert Hills social center (Green Valley). For more information please contact email@example.com.
Navajo Nation Fair
Sunday, September 2 to Sunday, September 9: Navajo Nation Fair, World's largest American Indian Fair, Hwy. 264 at Window Rock. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo Agriculture, Fine Arts and Crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 871-7941, or visit our web site www.navajonationfair.com.
PALF Labor Day 2012
Monday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) hosts "Red, White and Blue - Union Made Puts America to Work" Labor Day 2012, at the Reid Park Bandshell (on Country Club Road, North of 22nd Street). Bring your family and friends. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 3rd annual Union Olympics event! For more information please contact PALF at (520) 388-4139.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - CHARLOTTE. NC
Onward to Victory Rally
Wednesday, September 5. 5:00 p.m.: Onward to Victory Rally, sponsored by DCSRA, Democratic Women in Action, and Democratic Club of Quail Creek, at the Desert Diamond Casino (Pima Mine Road). Admission free. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Apache County Fair
Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 8: Apache County Fair, at the Apache County Fairgrounds, 845 W. 4th north (St. Johns). For more information please contact (928) 245-0377 or visit our web site www.apachecountyfair.com.
Northern Gila County Fair
Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, 3 miles north of Globe, off Hwy. 60 (Globe). Old-fashioned country fair, horse show, livestock, small animals, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts, photography and other exhibits. For more information please contact (602) 291-2152 or visit our web site Northern Gila County Fair.
Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon - Celebrating Hometown Heroes - Save The Date!
Sunday, September 9, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 East Second Street (Tucson). Parking in Second Street garage. Check in at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon at Noon. Our emcee will be Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and our keynote speaker will be Cesar Blanco, State Director for Obama for America. Ticket prices are: individual seats - $50 prior to August 16th; $65 thereafter; tables of 10 - $450 prior to August 16th; $650 thereafter.
Our honorees this year are:
- John Soltero receiving the Alice Papcun Lifetime Achievement Award;
- Barbara Tellman receiving the Steve Emerine Election Integrity Award;
- Gabrielle Giffords receiving the Maurice Grossman Community Outreach Award.
Other honored guests will include U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva, U.S. Congressman Ron Barber, U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona, and Arizona Democratic Party Chair Bill Roe. Current elected officials, party officials, and candidates will also be recognized.
For more information please contact Felicia May (520) 795-2082, or Marilyn Freed MarilynFreed@aol.com.
Navajo County Fair & Rodeo
Wednesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 16: Navajo County Fair & Rodeo, at the Navajo County Fairgrounds, 404 E. Hopi Drive (I-40 exit 285 to Hopi Drive, travel East on Hopi Drive to Fairgrounds entrance, road dead ends at fairgrounds entrance) (Holbrook). For more information please visit our web site at www.navajocountyfair.org.
Mohave County Fair
Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16: Mojave County Fair, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. (Kingman). For more information please contact (928) 753-2636 or visit our web site www.mcfafairgrounds.org.
Greenlee County Fair
Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16: Greenlee County fair, at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road (Duncan). for more information please contact (928) 359-2032 or visit our web site Greenlee County Fair and Racing.
Santa Cruz County Fair
Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Hwy. 83 (Sonoita). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 455-5553, or visit our web site Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association.
Gila County Fair
Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, located 3 miles north of Globe on Hwy. 60. For more information please contact email@example.com or visit our web site http://gilacountyfair.com.
Cochise County Fair
Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Road (Douglas). For more information please contact (520) 364-3819 or visit our web site www.cochisecountyfair.org.
Yavapai County Fair
Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30: Yavapai County Fair, at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds, 848 Rodeo Drive (Prescott). For more information please contact (928) 775-8000.
Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 p.m. (EST): PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, from the University of Denver in Denver, CO. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
Graham County Fair
Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14: Graham County Fair, at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road (Safford). For more information please contact (928) 428-6240, or visit our web site at Graham County.
Thursday, October 11, 9:00 p.m. (EST): VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, from Centre College in Danville, KY. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each.
Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 p.m. (EST): PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL, from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
Monday, October 22, 9:00 p.m.(EST): PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.