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Arizona List endorsed candidates for 2018 Primary

Arizona List is a statewide network supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.

Here’s their list of 2018 endorsed women candidates:

https://www.arizonalist.org/our-women/our-candidates/

(including statewide races for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Corporation Commission), City/County, Arizona State & House, school boards).

And they also issue a list of recommended candidates. “Being a Recommended Candidate means that we are keeping a close eye on this candidate as her campaign shows promise.  She shares our Democratic values, she is well qualified and we are excited she is running for office.”

https://www.arizonalist.org/recommended/

Vote wisely on or before the Arizona Primary on  August 28, 2018.

Summertime Border Studies Lecture Series starts June 22

Borderlands Brewing Company Announces a Summertime Border Studies Lecture Series: Living in the Borderlands

“Borderlands Brewing Company is hosting a monthly Border Studies lecture series organized by Watershed Management Group’s Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta, Ph.D., and Borderlands Brewing Company President Mike Mallozzi, Ph.D. The idea is to initiate, enhance and create a culture of collaboration, outreach, education, connecting and elevate the “character of place” of our great city of Tucson in a relaxed, fun, informative and respectful atmosphere at Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.

The inaugural lecture is Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. by Christopher Teal, U.S. consul in Nogales, Sonora, who is leaving his post at the end of July to take a year-long sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Subsequent lectures may be found on the Borderlands Facebook events page: Facebook.com/ borderlandsbrewing/events.

Speakers will focus on a variety of important topics affecting the Borderlands from the economics of international trade, to our rich cultural heritage, to the delicate desert ecosystem we live in and will feature speakers from several important borderlands focused organizations including: the Border Community Alliance, Tucson Mexico Sister Cities Association, Watershed Management Group, The Sky Island Alliance, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), The Northern Jaguar Project, Borderlands Sierra Club Campaign, The Centers for Biological Diversity, and others.”

2nd Annual Summer Soltice Ride

2nd Annual Summer Solstice Ride

Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm
Group ride gathers at Technicians for Sustainability, 612 N 7th Avenue

“It’s the longest day of the year, so let’s celebrate the midway point of summer! Join Living Streets Alliance and our business member Technicians For Sustainability on a casual, friendly bike ride along mostly car-free paths to Dragoon Brewing Co. where we will enjoy cold brews, a food truck or two, some prize giveaways and more.”

www.livingstreetsalliance.org

Statewide Democratic Citizens Clean Elections candidate debates online

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission hosts (during election years) candidate debates for contested races between those seeking public funding (clean) and those raising funds privately.   AZ Blue Meanie posted the entire statewide schedule earlier, but here’s the listing for the few contested Democratic races, statewide.  The Republicans have their own contested candidate forums.  Videos of these debates will be posted online as well.

Governor (3 candidates – Steve Farley, Kelly Fryer, David Garcia):  August 2,  5:30 p.m., view online at Arizona PBS

Secretary of State (3 candidates – Katie Hobbs, Mark Gordon, Leslie Pico):  July 18, 5:30 p.m. view online at Arizona PBS

Superintendent of Public Instruction (2 candidates – Kathy Hoffman, David Schapira): https://azpbs.org/news/horizon/horizon-episodes/#episodePlayer  (held on June 13)

Corporation Commission (3 candidates for 2 seats – Sandra Kennedy, Bill Mundell, Kiana Sears):   June 27, 5:30 p.m. view online at Arizona PBS

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2018 Juneteenth Celebration in Tucson

“The 153rd anniversary of our country’s Juneteenth celebration happens in 2018. Celebrations in Tucson and around the USA aim to increase knowledge and appreciation of the roles, achievements and contributions of African Americans to our society and pay tribute to this important milestone in our nation’s history — the annual commemoration of the end of slavery, when our nation finally and truly became “the land of the free” (on June 19, 1865). Enjoy historical presentations and exhibits, music and dance, arts, crafts and food vendors, at Dunbar Cultural Center. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.”

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 16, at Dunbar Cultural Center, 225 W. 2nd St. Tucson

https://www.facebook.com/tusjuneteenth/

48th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival
Informational tables, historical presentations, mental health film, retail vendors, food vendors, kids zone and a variety of entertainment. Please come out and enjoy the festivities. This is a free indoor family friendly event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/246989672523034/

Pima County Service Center closed temporarily due to power outage