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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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Political Calendar: Week of February 12, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 12, 2017:

Sunday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Sunday, February 12 – Wednesday, February 15: “Pitchers and catchers report” to MLB Cactus League Spring Training.

Sunday, February 12, 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/16eM7wo9DZzU_hlfevYaIa5fgQifl5tQ1iAcgYC5bWtw/edit?usp=sharing

Monday, February 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. (New) Featured speaker is Kitty Kennedy, on the congressional budget and Medicare. Next Week: Congressman Raúl Grijalva for a congressional update.

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Political Calendar: Week of February 5, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 5, 2017:

Sunday, February 5, 4:30 p.m.: Super Bowl LI, from NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.  New England Patriots v. Atlanta Falcons.

Monday, February 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. (New) Featured speaker is Mike Holmes, former LD 14 House candidate. Next Week: Kitty Kennedy, on the congressional budget and Medicare. Following Week: Congressman Raúl Grijalva for a congressional update.

Monday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.: Chuck Collins, author of “Born on Third Base,” is doing a book signing at the IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Collins gave away his family fortune at age 26 and now works with Inequality.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE) to raise the profile of the inequality issue and support popular education and organizing efforts to address inequality. He was Executive Director of UFE from 1995-2001 and Program Director until 2005. For more information please contact Jenise Porter at (520) 881-1070, jenisep@gmail.com.

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Political Calendar: Week of January 29, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of January 29, 2017:

Sunday, January 29, 4:00 p.m.: 2017 Arizona Legislative Update, at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd. We are excited to host an expert panel to discuss the policy issues and legislation to expect here in Arizona when our new government takes office. You won’t want to miss this informative event during such a crucial year for equality! Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to attend!

Saddlebrooke Democrats Annual Dinner

Sunday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats Annual Dinner, at the Mountainview Clubhouse Ballroom. Good friends, good food, and entertainment by Arizona Daily Star award winning cartoonist David Fitzsimmons. 5:30 p.m. social hour with appetizers and cash bar. 6:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment by David Fitzsimmons. Fill out a reservation form and send it with your check – SBDC 2017 Dinner Reservation Form. For more information please contact Steve Groth at steve.groth42@gmail.com.

Monday, January 30, 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. (New) Featured speaker is Paul Durham, candidate for Tucson City Council Ward 3. Next Week: Mike Holmes, former LD 14 House candidate.

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Southern Arizona Candidate Academy

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce facilitates a non-partisan Southern Arizona Candidate Academy open to anyone who is interested in running for local, state or federal office or anyone interested in working on a campaign.

The Academy has been endorsed by the Pima County Democratic and Pima County Republican Parties. The program has graduated over eighty (80) participants since its inception.

The Chamber compiles expert speakers from Democratic, Republican and non-partisan entities to teach the attendees about important issues and details in running for office.

Campaign Staff is also welcome to attend and many of the sessions focus on the administrative duties in a campaign as well as the personal, professional, and financial impacts of running for office.

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