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Political Calendar: Week of March 19, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 19, 2017:

Annual St. Patricks’ Day Fundraiser

Sunday, March 19, 1:00 p.m.: Legislative Districts 9 and 10 host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at the home of George and Margie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue, Tucson, AZ. This is the annual political season kick-off event for Democratic candidates in Pima County. Master of Ceremonies Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Keynote Speaker Senator Steve Farley. Tucson’s best corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings and side dishes, bountiful desserts, soft drinks and beer. Tickets are only $20 per adult if purchased in advance. Children 6-12 $10, under the age of 6 free. Ticket price goes up to $25 at the door, so purchase your tickets early. Purchase tickets secure online at Act Blue (link fixed). A limited number of tickets will be sold. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be on the TV for you basketball fans, so you have no reason to miss this fun event.

Monday, March 20, 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Marriah Star, The importance of a Constitutional Convention. Next Week:  Felecia Chew, Ward 3 Tucson City Council candidate.

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Political Calendar: Week of March 12, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 12, 2017:

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 p.m.: PC 101 Workshop, at the Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. For new PC and volunteers, who want to learn about PC duties and responsibilities and how to get started making a difference right away.Registration begins at 1:30 pm. For more information please call (520) 326-3716.

DCSRA Fundraiser wit John Nichols of The Nation

Sunday, March 12, 5:00 p.m.: Democrats of theSanta Rita Area fundraiser with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 110 W. Pima Mine Road at I-19, Sahuarita. John Nichols is also a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and is associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His most recent books are “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy” and a new edition of “The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition . . Socialism.” 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. dinner, program follows dinner. Basic ticket $60, Sponsor ticket $100, Patron ticket $200. You may purchase tickets at DCSRA Headquarters between 10:00-2:00 Monday through Friday. If it’s not convenient for you to come to Headquarters, please email Kathy Davisson at kadavisson@yahoo.com and she will email you a reservation form that you can complete and return to Headquarters in person or via US mail. We hope to be able to take reservations on ActBlue in the near future and will notify you when this is possible. Space is limited. Please make your reservation by Monday, March 6th.

Monday, March 13, 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on the half-cent sales tax ballot measure and the State of Downtown.Next Week:  Marriah Star, The importance of a Constitutional Convention.

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Political Calendar: Week of March 5, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 5, 2017:

Monday, March 6, 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Nancy Young Wright on animal welfare issues and opportunities. Next Week:  Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on the half-cent sales tax ballot measure and the State of Downtown.

Monday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

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Political Calendar: Week of February 26, 2017

[Note: This post was supposed to have automatically posted on Sunday while I have been away from internet service. Our blog software doesn’t work as promised worth a damn! My apologies.]

The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 26, 2017:

Sunday, February 26, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Sunday, February 26, 8:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN… it’s FREE… The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Usually the last Sunday every month.

Monday, February 27, 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Thomas Tronsdale, candidate Ward 3 Tucson City Council.Next Week: Nancy Young Wright on animal welfare issues and opportunities.

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Political Calendar: Week of February 19, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 19, 2017:

Sunday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.: PC 101 Workshop, at the Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Training on community outreach, neighborhood outreach, and advocacy at the legislature. Bring your lap top to log into the internet. Please RSVP to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lwAUyMiRIWigB0IMAmGiOAhYZgSW2wVxlcwQAZJ3r7k/edit?usp=sharing

Monday, February 20: President’s Day observed.

Monday, February 20, 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Congressman Raúl Grijalva for a congressional update. Next Week: Thomas Tronsdale, candidate Ward 3 Tucson City Council.

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In Memoriam: Martin Bacal

It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Martin Bacal, a long-time friend and the heart and soul of the Pima County Democratic Party. There is not a Democratic activist in Arizona who does not know Martin Bacal over decades of dedicated service to the Democratic Party. Martin is irreplaceable, and I will miss him. Goodbye my friend.

Here is the announcement from the Pima County Democratic Party:

Remembering Martin H. Bacal

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MARTIN HARRY BACAL

October 8, 1932 – February 14, 2017

Martin Bacal, a lifelong Tucson resident, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home. He is survived by his wife Eva, their children Richard (Victoria), David (Diana), Katherine (David), Susan, and Emily, his sister Andrea (Doug), and 6 grandchildren. Martin was born in New York City and has lived in Tucson since 1934. He was a proud graduate of Tucson High and Columbia University. He was the longtime president and owner of Pioneer Paint and Varnish Co. He was active in the Democratic Party and was National Committee person for 12 years. He supported University of Arizona athletics, a season ticket holder for basketball and for football for well over 60 years. He was a past member of Rotary. Martin had an encyclopedic memory of politics, geography, and history, with a special interest in the Civil War. Martin was a loyal friend of Bill W.

Funeral Service 1:30 p.m. Friday February 17, 2017

Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way.

Burial to follow Evergreen Cemetery.

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