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Political Calendar For The Week of January 13, 2013:
Monday, January 14: First day of 2013 Session of 51st Arizona Legislature.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-625-3133); McDonald's parking lot (8349 N. Cortaro Road, Tucson) Bus Captain: Barbara Tellman (email@example.com 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.Monday, January 14, 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 speaker is David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daiy Star political cartoonist and columnist, "My view of the election and the new year." Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: George Cunningham, Chair, The Grand Canyon Institute - The Institute’s View of Where Arizona Stands at a Midway Point In the 2010’s.
Tuesday, January 15, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeast Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). The business meeting and installation of 2013 officers will be at 11 to 11:30, lunch from 11:30 to 12 noon. Tricia Gerrodette will speak on WATER issues in Southeastern Arizona at 12 noon with discussion to follow. Membership dues for 2013 are $20.00. The lunch is $14.00 for this month. Discussion will include meal price increase, planning for speakers and issues, and how we can support the CCDC headquarters on Fry Blvd. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 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.
Friday, January 18, 2:30 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Nancy LaPlaca, Policy Adviser to former Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman will discuss, "Where is the solar in the U.S.and the world, and why is AZ behind?" She will also talk about where AZ gets its electricity, how much solar we actually have (and why we don't have more) and what are 'externalities' and why we should care. For more information please call 520-625-3133.
Saturday, January 19 to Tuesday, February 12: Mardis Gras Carnival season, with Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3. Mardi Gras New Orleans. Always a fun theme for fundraisers.
Saturday, January 19: National Day of Service. The National Day of Service will honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and help bring the inauguration to every state and community. All across Arizona there are service opportunities for Saturday, January 19. A few of the local Tucson events are listed below.
- Kids helping Kids - supply drive for Youth on Their Own: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/wy3
- Help organize and sort donations at Casa De Los Ninos: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/4jvkh
- Write a thank you note to a Veteran! http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/w7g
- Southern AZ Gleaning Project - help pick fruit in local orchards for the community Food Bank: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/w7h
Additional events can be found at: http://2013pic.org/service/serve.
Saturday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Jo Holt at email@example.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Saturday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.: Mohave County Democratic Party Inaugural Ball, at the Quality Inn, 271 Lake Havasu Avenue South (Lake Havasu City). Come celebrate President Obama's 2nd Term Election with the Mohave County Democrats. Socialize from 6pm to 7pm. Prime Rib or Herb Chicken Dinner starting at 7pm with dancing to live music to follow. Tickets $35 per person. For tickets and more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 753-0006.
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 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.
Monday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - March and Festival, University of Arizona Mall. March will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of the MLK Center on the corner of 2nd Street and Mountain Avenue. The March will end in front of Old Main (East side). Speeches and entertainment begin at 10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Donna Liggins at (520) 237-7806 or Diedra Jones at (520) 370-6528.
Monday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.: Inauguration Day - The Tucson Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce hosts an Inauguration Celebration at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue (Tucson). Ticket price is $25 each for breakfast AND lunch. Tickets are available at the Chamber, 1443 E. Broadway Blvd. (Tucson). For more information please contact (520) 623-0099. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., is hosting the Inauguration on the big screen beginning at 8:00 a.m. “Obama-mosas” will be available for sale at the snack bar! Raise a glass as President Obama officially takes office!
Monday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Inauguration Celebration, at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Avenue (Phoenix). Join friends, family and other Democrats as we watch President Obama's 2nd Inauguration Ceremony live. The entire family is welcome, with face painting, drawing contests, a raffle and brunch menu of festive food and drink. Click here to RSVP via facebook and invite your friends!
Monday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.: District 23 - Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Democrats Inauguration Brunch, at Zipps Sports Grill, 14148 N. 100th Street (Scottsdale). Watch on big screen TV's, have breakfast and a cocktail to toast the President's Reinauguration. Donation $30. Please RSVP to https://secure.actblue.com/page/d23inaugural2013. For more information please contact Margaret Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 584-4836.
Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Unity pot-luck-get-together, at the home of Cindy and Jack Leach in Sierra Vista, AZ. Please bring your favorite, special dish and/or drinks to share. A minimum $10.00 contribution is appreciated to go to the CCDC General Operations fund. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Cindy at email@example.com or 520-335-8330.
Arizona Advocacy Network 2nd Annual Reclaiming Government for the People Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Sen. Al Franken
Friday, January 25, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Advocacy Network 2nd Annual Reclaiming Government for the People Dinner, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th Street (Phoenix). Keynote Speaker is Sen. Al Franken. Premium Advocate ticket is $250, Individual Advocate Ticket is $150. Order tickets secure online HERE. For more information please contact Tory@AZadvocacy.org.
Biennial Reorganization Meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party
Saturday, January 26, 9:00 a.m.: Biennial Reorganization meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party, at Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road (Mesa). Caucus Meetings and registration begin at 9:00 a.m. Plenary session begins at 1:00 p.m. Election of state party officers for 2013-14. Packet downloads available at Arizona Democratic Party: State Committee.
Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Benson City Council chambers, 120 W. 6th (Benson). For more information please contact Mark Suagee at 520-586-9153 or Maria Troutner at 520-212-5288.
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.
Sunday, February 3: Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Monday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Sunday, February 10: Chinese New Year - Year of the black water snake.
Saguaro Eastside Democratic Club 9th Annual 'I Love Liberty' Party
Sunday, February, 2:00 p.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democratic Club 9th Annual "I Love Liberty" Party, at the home of Bob and Shelley Schwarz, 3455 N. Winslow (Tucson). Please bring an appetizer or dessert and serving utensils. Wine, beer and soft drinks and coffee will be provide. BYOB. For more information please contact Steve Gall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 777-3000.
Tuesday, February 12: Fat Tuesday end to Mardis Gras.
Tuesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
Tuesday, February 12: State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.
Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day.
Monday, February 18: President's Day observed.
Friday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.
Cochise County Democratic Party 2013 Annual High Desert Dinner
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. Guests will have a meal choice: “Pistachio & Pomegranate Grilled Chicken” (gluten-free) or “Artichoke & Portobello Mushroom Lasagna” (vegetarian). Seating is limited, and reservations sell out quickly. Tickets are $75.00 per person; additional contributions will be gratefully accepted. Reservations with meal selection and remittance by check are required by February 15, 2013. Please RSVP with menu choice to Susan Bickel at email@example.com or (520) 559-3904. Proceeds from this annual fund raising event will go to the Cochise County Democratic Party Headquarters Operating Fund.