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A Happy New Year to one and all.
Political Calendar For The Week of December 30, 2012:
Monday, December 31, 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. No DGT today. 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, January 1: New Year's Day.
Thursday, January 3: 113th Congress sworn in.
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.
DCSRA Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. 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 Pam Duchaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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 email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Monday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, January 8, 6:00 p.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats 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, January 9, Noon: Northside Democrats Club meeting, at the Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road (1/2 block West of Oracle). Featured speaker is Shelli Hall, Director of the Tucson Film Office, on "Arizona politics and the death of the Tucson film industry." Stay on for conversation with fellow Democrats, and free coffee and cookies! No charge, all are welcome. For more information please contact Rod McLeod at (520) 297-0095 or at email@example.com.
Thursday, January 10, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscounte Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Completion of election of DGT board. Featured speaker is Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Friday, January 11, 5:00 p.m.: Sahuarita Democrats Club meeting, at Triple Play, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road (1/2 mile W. of La Canada). Join fellow Sahuarita Democrats for an evening of fun and discussion of current issues. For more information please contactDanielle Rushford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 777-8638.
Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.: Catalina Democrats Hosts Congressman Raul Grijalva & Congressman Ron Barber, followed by a discussion with the new Pima County Democratic Party leadership. This is an exclusive event for Catalina Democrats and Prospective Catalina Democrats. Join or Renew your Catalina Democrats Membership Online TODAY! Click Here! Please RSVP to Shasta at Shasta@PimaDems.org.
The Joe Robison "Ponderoasta" Luncheon
Saturday, January 12, Noon: The Joe Robison "Ponderoasta" Luncheon, at the Saddlebrooke Clubhouse. Vistas Dining Room, 64500 Saddlebrook Blvd. (Saddlebrooke). Come celebrate Joe's many years of service. Have lunch, prepare a roast & send to Jim "Hoss" Walsh if you choose. E-mail your "roasts" to email@example.com. Tickets are $25.00 prepaid. Please send payment to Pinal Co. Democrats, P.O. Box 807, Florence, AZ 85132. Make payable to SB HOA #1, and please send by January 3. For more information please call (520) 822-6566.
Saturday, January 12, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the Green Valley Democratic Party HQ, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Upstairs Meeting Room (elevator is available). Featured speakers from the county and state Democratic parties, and hear opinions about future trends and election strategies. There will also be break out sessions to brainstorm about 2013 activities for the club. For more information please contact Pam Duchaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 399-2969.
Monday, January 14: First day of 2013 Session of 51st Arizona Legislature.
When Women Vote, We ALL Win Rally
Monday, January 14, 10:30 a.m.: Join Women's Health Advocates for the opening day of the Arizona Legislature on the Arizona State Capitol Lawn, 1700 W. Washington (Phoenix). The program of guests is scheduled to begin at 11am. T-shirts have been purchased by the coalition and are provided free (if you registered) to the first 300 participants. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee size or availability when you arrive. If you are traveling from Tucson: Furr's Cafeteria Restaurant parking lot-west side (1095 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson) Bus Captain: Laurie Cirrincione (email@example.com or 520-625-3133); McDonald's parking lot (8349 N. Cortaro Road, Tucson) Bus Captain: Barbara Tellman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-370-1432). Wear PINK to show your support for women's health. Please bring a sack lunch as no food/cooler will be provided. Cost of riding the bus is $10 plus a $1.54 - processing fee. Pay by credit card. Please register here so that we have a good idea about numbers: When Women Vote, We ALL Win - Opening Day - Eventbrite. See our Facebook Page.
Tuesday, Januuary 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Northwest Medical Center’s La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan Road). For more information please contact Paul Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-2965.
Thursday, January 17, 5:30 p.m.: The Foothills Forum will host a panel discussion on the topic "Our children at risk - gun violence and public health," at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 East St. Andrews Drive (Tucson). Cost is $15.00 per person including hot Hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is also available. For more information please contact (520) 477-1093.
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.
Monday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For more information please contact Jo Holt.
Monday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Luis Gonzales.
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.
Cochise County Democratic Party Café Roka Dinner - Save the date!
Monday, February 25: Cochise County Democratic Party Café Roka Dinner, our biggest “Dress up” event of the year. Fred DuVal will be our Key note speaker. Come and see people wear a tie that you didn’t know owned a tie! Mark your calendars, details to follow.