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Political Calendar For The Week of March 10, 2013:
Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.: Labor's Day of Action at the Arizona legislature. Registration 9:00 a.m., activities 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. RSVP is mandatory: Phoenix: email@example.com or (602) 631-4488, Tucson: firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 388-4139. (Late reservations for seats on the bus may be available). Labor will be providing lunch and materials.
Monday, March 11, 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 Greg Garfin, deputy director for science and outreach, Institute of The Environment at the UA, on "Climate change & Tucson: sustainable city or ghost town?" Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Vincent Pawlowski, Electronic Systems Engineer and Sustainable Community Development Engineer, Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neural Systems, University of Arizona, on "One Solution to Climate Change: A Fair Price On Carbon."
Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democrats and Tanque Verde Valley Democrats joint meeting, at the New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail (on the northeast corner at Camino Seco). Featured speaker is Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, who is running for reelection. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and time for socializing. The formal program will begin at 7 p.m. All meetings of SED are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a member to attend. For more information please call Pat Wiedhopf at (520) 850-6755.
Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, located at the corner of La Canada and Naranja Drive (Oro Valley). Featured speaker is Ricahrd Miller on "Separation of church and state: religion in the Constitution." The meeting is open to the public at no cost. For more information please visit www.demsov.org or contact Mike Dayton at (520) 742-3774.
Wednesday, March 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 Parraz, organizer of the Recall Russell Pearce campaign. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Thursday, March 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscounte Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd. Featured speakers are Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.: The Greenlee County Democratic Party hosts its Fifth Annual Polly Rosenbaum Fundraising Dinner, at the Clifton Schools Cafeteria (Clifton). Keynote speaker is Fred DuVal, a potential candidate for governor. Fred has written several books, has served on the AZ Board of Regents and served as an AZ representative to the Democratic National Committee. He was also a good friend of Polly Rosenbaum's and will have stories we haven't heard about her yet! Tickets are $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 at the door. For more information and to reserve your tickets, please contact Susan Breen at (602) 525-3686 or email email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Chase Creek Marketplace or Jeanette West's retro clothing store on Chase Creek.
Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17: La Paz County Fair.
Friday, March 15, 11:30 a.m.: Arizona Women's Political Caucus 21st Annual Women Making History luncheon, at The Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm Street (Tucson). Keynote speaker is Pam Simon on "Women finding their voice in today's political world." Tickets are $55 or $30 for students. Visit our web site at www.awpconline.org to reserve your seat by Friday, March 8. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information please call Amy at (520) 406-2421.
Friday, March 15, 2:15 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Presentation by BorderLinks, a bi-national, nonprofit educational organization at the U.S./Mexico border that focuses on cross-border relationship building opportunities, issues of immigration, community formation and development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S., and beyond. For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 625-3133.
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.: House Minority Leader Chad Campbell in Sierra Vista, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 101 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista). The House Minority Leader, a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, will discuss the Democratic Budget proposal. He will also discuss his ideas to keep our schools and communities safer. For more information please contact HQ at email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Saturday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.: Greenlee County and Graham County Democrats are sponsoring an event at the Dept of Health Services Annex, 820 W. Main Street, behind the Courhouse in Safford, AZ. House Minrority Leader Chad Campbell, a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, will give an update on the details and progress of the Democratic state budget proposal. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Breen at email@example.com or (602) 525-3686.
For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.
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.
Annual St. Patricks Day Celebration
Sunday, March 17, 1:00 p.m.: LD 9 and LD 10 cohost the Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the home of George and Marjie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue (Tucson). This is the annual campaign kick-off event for Southern Arizona. Special guest speaker Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Emcee is Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Come meet the candidates and socialize with your fellow Democrats. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To order tickets secure online go to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/cornbeef or send your check, along with your full name, address, occupation and employer to: St. Patty's Days Event, P.O. Box 40211, Tucson, AZ 85717-0211. Advanced ticket orders must be paid by March 15. All tickets will be held at the door. For more information please contact Elaine Lim at email@example.com or (520) 795-3909.
Tuesday, March 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 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 email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Renee Barbaree at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 896-9054.
SanTan Valley Democrats Annual Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.: SanTan Valley Democrats Annual Fundraiser, at The Deli's Wines of the World, 18914 E San Tan Blvd. (Queen Creek). Annual fundraiser for a scholarship for a San Tan Valley High School graduate. Tickets $25.00 & includes wine tasting and appetizers. Always a fun event. $25.00 per ticket. Raffles for a Nook Color & other items. For more information and to RSVP please contact Penny Phelan at email@example.com or (480) 458-5787.
Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24: Pinal County Fair.
Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). For more information please contact Henry Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 619-4440.
Wednesday, March 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, March 22 to Sunday, March 24: 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair, 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ. For more information please contact 520-624-5004.
Friday, March 22, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana (corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please contact Ralph Perillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 23, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona yard sale fundraiser, at the home of Kathy Marvin in Sierra Vista. Donations may be brought to the DWSEA March 19 meeting at Pueblo del Sol Country Club or to her home. Please call Kathy at (520) 803-6697 for address and more information.
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street (Benson). For more information please contact Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153 or Maria Troutner at (520) 212-5288.
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the 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.
LD 10 Town Hall
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.: The Tanque Verde Valley Demcorats and the Saguaro Eastside Democrats host an LD 10 Town Hall, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E.Tanque Verde Road. LD 10 Senator David Bradley and Representatives Bruce Wheeler and Stefanie Mach will provide an update from the Capitol. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. (The TVVDC will be conducting a general membership meeting prior to the event at 2:30PM.) If you have any questions, contact Luci Messing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area fundraiser, at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road (Green Valley). Featured speaker is Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. Meeting which will include appetizers and a cash bar. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590 or visit our web site www.gvdemocrats.org.
District 17 Fundraiser - Come for dinner and stay for the comedy hour
Sunday, March 24, 7:00 a.m.: District 17 Fundraiser, at Iguana Mack's Restaurant, 1371 N. Alma School Road (Chandler). 10% of your food purchase goes to LD17. So dine and donate at the same time! Come for dinner and stay for the comedy club that starts at 7 PM. $5 cover for the comedy hour. For more information please contact Carol Maas at (480) 895-4821 or visit our web site www.district17dems.org.
Monday, March 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.
Tuesday, March 26: Passover begins at sundown.
Annual Luncheon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood. No Matter What.
Wednesday, March 27, Noon: Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon, at the Double Tree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way (Tucson). Keynote speaker is bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic, Anna Quindlen. We will honor Toni M. Massaro, Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, for her work to protect the rights of women. Ticket price is $75. There are a limited amount of tickets available for a private reception with Ms. Quindlen prior to the luncheon. The reception will be held at the Biltmore from 11:00 am - 11:45 am. Tickets are $150 each. Purchase tickets online at Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.
Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party executive committee meeting, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista).
Dr. Lattie Coor: The Arizona We Want
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00): Dr. Lattie Coor, Chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, will speak on the Center's "The Arizona We Want" initiative, at the Scottsdale Community College, Turquoise Room, 9000 E. Chaparral (Scottsdale) Please use Parking Lot "A". "The Arizona We Want" initiative found consensus from Arizonans in 3 areas; caring for the economy, creating healthier people & communities, and protecting the environment. Following his remarks, Dr Coor will take questions from the audience. Sponsored by District 23 Dems, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale Human Relations Commission. For more information please contact Margaret Gallagher at email@example.com or (480) 584-4836, and visit www.TheArizonaWeWant.org.
Foothills Democratic Forum: Entitlement Reform - What the coming Debt Crisis means to You
Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: The Foothills Democratic Forum hosts "Entitlement Reform - What the coming Debt Crisis means to You," at the Skyline County Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive (Tucson). Entitlements — including Social Security, Medicare and safety net programs such as Medicaid and food stamps — don’t just benefit the poor and unemployed. More than 90% of the benefits go toward working families, the disabled and the elderly. And more than half of all entitlement spending helps middle class Americans. But, do you really understand what will be required to shrink the Federal deficit and what impact any changes to these programs will mean to you and your children? Here is your chance to find out. Step into the role of a legislator working on a committee to find billions of dollars in deficit reduction. Compare your skills with our leaders in Washington. Cost: $15.00 per person including hot Hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. For more inforamtion please call (520) 477-1093.
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.: SanTan Valley Democrats meeting, at at the SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). For more information please contact Penny Phelan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 458-5787.
Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 1: MLB Opening Day - 12 games scheduled.
Monday, April 1, 6:30 pm.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 pm.: Greater Huachuca Area Democratic Club meeting, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista). For more information please contact Joy Mims at email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 2 to Sunday April 7: Yuma County Fair.
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, upstairs meeting room #248, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at (520) 594-5265.
Sun Lakes-Chandler Democratic Club Social
Saturday, April 6, 11:00 a.m.: Sun Lakes-Chandler Democratic Club Social, at Sisk Park, Palo Verde Country Club, East Drive off Flame Tree Drive (Sun Lakes).This is a social for all Democrats in the Sun Lakes-Chandler area. RSVP is required. Food, coffee and water provided. Putting green, horse shoes, and other fun events available. For more information and to RSVP please contact Carol Maas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 895-4821.
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.: Tombstone Rose Festival Parade.
Legislative District 11 Democrats Super Meet & Greet - Save The Date!
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.: The Democratic clubs of Saddlebrooke, Sun City/Vistoso, Oro Valley clubs and Marana clubs cohost a Super Meet & Greet, at the Mountain Vista recreation Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). Featured speaker is Randy Parraz. BBQ & salads served. Buffelgrass, a bluegrass band will be performing. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For more information please contact email@example.com or call (520) 395-0204.
Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14: Maricopa County Fair.
Wednesday, April 10, 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 Fletcher McCusker, Chairman of The Board of Rio Nuevo. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14: University of Arizona Spring Fling.
Thursday, April 11, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Committee general membership business meeting, at the Cochise County Board of Supervisors meeting room, 1415 Melody Lane, Buidling G (Bisbee). PCs, potential PCs and guests are welcome. Note: no food or drinks allowed in the meeting room. For more information please contact Pat Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 458-9467.
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road (Tucson). Featured speaker is Pima County Demcoratic Party Chair Don Jorgensen. For more information please contact (520) 591-7615.
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.
Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting - Save the Date!
Saturday, April 13: Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting in Tucson. Details TBA. Check Arizona Democratic Party: State Committee.
2nd Annual Udall Dinner - Save the Date!
Saturday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.: Following the Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting, the Pima County Democratic Party hosts the 2nd Annual Udall Dinner, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy. (Tucson). Featuring keynote Speaker Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), and The Spirit of Arizona Awards, with honorees David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Daily Star, and the Ben's Bells organization. Tickets: $85 general admission, $75 for Precinct Committee Persons. Table sponsorships and advertising are available from $1,000-$5,000. To pay by phone call (520) 326-3716. To pay by mail, send your check made payable to the Pima County Democratic Party to P.O. Box 40211, Tucson, AZ 85717 (indicate Udall Dinner in the memo, and please include your name, address and occupation for political contribution reporting). Or you can purchase your tickets secure online at ActBlue — 2013 2nd Annual Udall Dinner.
Saturday, April 13, 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 former state senator Paula Aboud and WIN (Women Ignited Now!) devoted to restoring the rights to women that the Arizona legislature has taken away. 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.
Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 28: Pima County Fair.
Democratic Women in Action Luncheon
Saturday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.: Democratic Women in Action Luncheon at the Grill on the Green Restaurant, the Canoa Ranch Resort, 5800 Camino Del Sol (Green Valley). Keynote speaker is national Democratic consultant and women's activist Kelly Paisley, who worked with Planned Parenthood to get pro-choice women elected to Congress, and organized the coaltion for the "When Women Vote, We All Win" rally. Buffet style luncheon is $27 per person. Purchase your tickets in advance by sending your check payable to "DeWA" to P.O. Box 114, Green Valley, AZ 85622. For more information please contact (520) 648-0709, or visit our web site at http://azdemocraticwomen.org.
Friday, April 26, 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.
Coconino County Democratic Party's 13th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner
Saturday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party's Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66 (Flagstaff). Cash bar at 5:30 p.m; Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Join us for fabulous food, fun and fellowship with a telethon-style auction and raffle. Guest speaker is Fred DuVal. Reservations are $85 per person through April 20, 2012. On April 21, 2012, the price goes up to $100. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable upon approval. Purchase Tickets with this mail-in form (preferred method), or online at our web site Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner. For more information please contact Kelsey Blakely at email@example.com or (928)214-0393.
LD 24 Spring Fundraiser - Sweet Synergy
Sunday, April 28, Noon: LD 24 Spring Fundraiser - Sweet Synergy, at the SoChu House, 2801 N Central Avenue (Phoenix). Come enjoy the fusion of award winning food, and politics while mingling with up-and-coming and veteran Democrats from LD24, and around the state. Be prepared for special guests. For up to date information visit our website at www.district24democrats.org or call (602) 573-7782.
Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5: Verde Valley Fair (Cottonwood, AZ).