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Political Calendar For The Week of January 20, 2013:
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 email@example.com or (480) 584-4836.Monday, January 21, 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 George Cunningham, Chair, The Grand Canyon Institute - The Institute’s View of Where Arizona Stands at a Midway Point In the 2010’s. Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Jeff Rogers, former two term Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party, "What Have We Changed In Four Years? What's Next?"
Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Unity pot-luck-get-together, at (change of venue) the home of Bob and Pat Fleming, 3321 E. Ojibwa Street, 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 Bob or Pat Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 378-4386.
Wednesday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.: The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and Planned Parenthood of Arizona are hosting a community forum marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, at the University of Arizona Memorial Student Union, Santa Rita Room, 1303 E. University Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.acluaz.org.
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, at SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). Featured speaker is Roberto Reveles who has pursued Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu so aggressively. For more infomation please contact Penny Phelan at email@example.com.
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. (Ticket prices reduced). Order tickets secure online HERE. For more information please contact Tory@AZadvocacy.org.
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.
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 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 at (520) 594-5500.
Friday, February 1, 5:30 p.m.: Sahuarita Democrats meeting, at Triple Play, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road (Sahuarita). Informal meeting with a free flow discussion. Food and beverages available for purchase. For more information please contact Danielle Rushford at Dan17117@aol.com or (520) 777-8638.
Saturday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, location TBA. For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at email@example.com or (520) 625-3133.
Sunday, February 3: Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Monday, February 4, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 249-0163.
Monday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democratic Club meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista). For more information please contact Joy Mims at email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista).
Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrat Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.
Saturday, February 9, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (upstairs meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speaker is Dan Millis of the Sierra Club. He will address the environmental issues associated with the border and immigration. A social hour will follow in the downstairs Headquarters. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590 or visit our web site www.gvdemocrats.org.
Sunday, February 10: Chinese New Year - Year of the black water snake.
Saguaro Eastside Democratic Club 9th Annual 'I Love Liberty' Party
Sunday, February 10, 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.
Monday, February 11: MLB "pitchers and catchers report" - just because I can!
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.
Wednesday, February 13, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at new location, Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please arrive early to order from menu, admission free. Featured speaker is Randy Gardner, survivor of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day. Arizona Statehood Day.
Thursday, February 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscounte Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Linda McNulty, Democratic member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Committee. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Monday, February 18: President's Day observed.
Tuesday, February 19, 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 lunch is $14.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Northwest Medical Center (in the La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom), 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 297-3539.
Wednesday, February 20, 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). For more information please contact Paul Olson at email@example.com or (520) 791-2965.
Friday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.
February 22 to March 30: Cactus League 2013 Master Schedule.
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Rose Allan Senior Learning Center, 990 Scott Avenue (Willcox). For more information please contact Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153 or Maria Troutner at (520) 212-5288.
Cochise County Democratic Party 2013 Annual High Desert Dinner
Monday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 559-3904. Proceeds from this annual fund raising event will go to the Cochise County Democratic Party Headquarters Operating Fund.
Monday, February 25, 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 at (520) 594-5500.
March 2-19: The World Baseball Classic: Schedule and Tickets.
Friday, March 8: International Women's Day.
Monday, March 11: Labor's Day of Action at the Arizona legislature. Details TBA.
Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day.
Tuesday, March 26: Passover begins at sundown.
Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 1: MLB Opening Day - 12 games scheduled.