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Political Calendar For The Week of December 16, 2012:
Sunday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.: The Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus hosts its winter potluck holiday celebration, at the home of Leondra Price. NOTICE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m.: Arizona List Holiday Cocktail Party, at the Paradise Valley home of Mitzi Krockover. Come celebrate the growth of this grassroots, statewide movement and the electoral victories of our our pro-choice women candidates. Meet old and new friends. Mingle with newly elected officials. Find out about exciting plans for 2013 -- and beyond! Please RSVP to info@ArizonaList.org or call (520) 327-0520.
Monday, December 17, 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. Panel Discussion: Elaine Lim, Paul Hilts, Gerry Meredith and Barbara Tellman on “Observing Pima County 2012 Elections.” Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. DGT will take the holidays off and return on January 7: Fred Duval, AZ representative to the Democratic National Committee on "What's Next in Arizona Politics?”
Tuesday, December 18, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club on St. Andrews Drive (Sierra Vista). The lunch is $14.00 and the annual membership is $20.00 for those who still need to sign up for 2013. The meeting will include the election for officers for 2013. Also we will have Xmas carols and speaker from the Sierra Vista Salvation Army. We will be collecting unwrapped toys and checks for the Salvation Army. I hope everyone can be as generous as we have been in the past. For more information please contact Patricia Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 456-5596.
Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Reorganization meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main (Florence). We will be electing officers & state committee members. If you want to be either one, you MUST attend this meeting. We also will be having our normal 5:30 PM food & social hour & then meeting at 7:00 PM. For more information please contact Joe Robison at email@example.com.
Friday, December 21: The end of the world or reset your Mayan calendar, whichever.
Friday, December 21, 4:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Annual Holiday Party cohosted by Legislative District 10, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan Road). Join us for our annual holiday potluck. Bring your favorite hors d'oeuvres, snacks, deserts or beverages.
Friday, December 21, 8:00 p.m.: Congressman Ed Pastor's Annual Holiday Dance, at Corona Ranch, 7611 S. 29th Avenue (Phoenix). Music by Barrio Latino and DJ Dragon. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day.
Wednesday, December 26: Kwanzaa begins.
Tuesday, January 1: New Year's Day.
Thursday, January 3: 113th Congress sworn in.
Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, January 5, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting, at Amphi H.S., 125 W. Yavapai Road (Tucson). During this biennial meeting of PCs we will elect our officers for a two-year term. We would like to request all individuals interested in running for one of the officer positions to submit a statement of candidacy to PimaDem@PimaDems.org. A statement of candidacy is not mandatory, but if received will be distributed to all elected PCs prior to elections. If you have any questions please contact us at 520-326-3716.
Monday, January 7: 51st Arizona Legislature sworn in.
Cochise County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting
Monday, January 7, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (sierra Vista). During this bi-annual meeting of PCs we shall elect our officers for a two-year term. The Nominations Committee is looking for a few good Democrats! If you are interested in holding an office, please let Rich Brownell know as soon as possible. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 458-9467.
Monday, January 14: First day of 2013 Session of 51st Arizona Legislature.
Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21: Inauguration Day. Fifty-Seventh Inaugural Ceremonies to Swear-In the President of the United States | January 21, 2013.
Biennial Reorganization Meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party
Saturday, January 26: Biennial Reorganization meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party, Location & Time: TBD (Phoenix). Election of state party officers. Packet downloads available at Arizona Democratic Party: State Committee.