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Show Up & sign for Save Our Schools Arizona on July 15

SAVE OUR
PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

“AZ Legislature passed SB 1431 this year and we are saying
“HELL NO!”
This Voucher Law (SB1431) allows the little bit of money left for our teachers &  public schools to be used for private, parochial and home schooling; allowing privateers to profit from our tax dollars with almost NO accountability!

This is the only concrete way to stop this.
SHOW UP & SIGN July 15th, 9-2 pm.”

Volunteers will have SOS buttons or shirts on
and are waiting for you at each of these locations in Pima County:
McDonalds 775 W Via Rancho Sahuarita
Starbucks 1209 W Irvington
Valencia Library 202 W Valencia
The Mercado 100 S Avenida Del Convento
Starbucks 10785 N Oracle Rd
McDonalds 8349 N Cortaro 85743
Beyond Bread 421 W Ina
Café Luce 4205 N Campbell
Starbucks inside Basha’s 6900 E. Sunrise
Le Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde (*only at this location 8-2)
Beyond Bread 6260 E Speedway
Civano Coffee House 5278 S Civano Blvd
Martha Cooper Library 1377 N Catalina Ave
Match Point Tennis 100 S Alvernon (*only at this location 10-4)

“WE NEED 75,000 VALID SIGNATURES BY JULY 31st

This petition is REAL, not like an online petition with no teeth. This has teeth. Once we meet our goal of 75,000 VALID signatures, SB1431 is stopped and it gets referred to the ballot in 2018 when we all get to vote NO and at the same time vote in new leadership that looks out for our students and teachers!”
For More Info Visit SOS Arizona: http://saveourschoolsarizona.org/

7th Annual MegaMania 2017! at PCC Downtown

MegaMania!! 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017 (1:00PM – 6:00PM)
Pima Community College Downtown, 1255 N. Stone Ave. Tucson

“Time to put on your best cosplay and gather up your bag of holding!

MegaMania!! 2017 is here and it is bigger and better than ever! Gather up your friends and join us at Pima Community College Downtown as we celebrate our seventh year of free comic-con fun.

Pig out on free pizza, drinks, and snacks in the Cantina, try to clock your best time running through our inflatable obstacle course and immerse yourself in the many different cultures of Tucson in our Cultural Room.

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Save My Care Bus tour returning

THE BUS TOUR IS BACK

“Update: The bus tour is going back out on the road for the August Congressional recess. Stay tuned for more details, and for now, check out wrap up of the first tour below.

The Save My Care bus traveled over 15,000 miles to hold 53 events in 23 states so we could hear your stories about why your health care matters. Together, we sent a loud and clear message to Congress: do not repeal the health care we rely on.

Congress is still rushing through a dangerous bill that will destroy our health care, and so our fight continues. Watch our video, then share it on Facebook and Twitter below to spread the word about what’s at stake.

https://www.savemycare.org/tourevents/ (video of bus tour from Washington D.C. to 23 states, including Arizona).

Save Our Care is launching a bus tour for August recess, so we will keep posted as we find out cities and dates the bus will be stopping; Phx and Tucson and quite possible Cochise County will be around August 4th-5th. ”

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Housing for Refugees forum on July 7

Hosted by Iskashitaa Refugee Network and Southwest Fair Housing Council.

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7 Reasons Why Bruce Wheeler Can Beat McSally

Among all the candidates running for Congress in Tucson, no one but Bruce Wheeler can say that he’s been elected three times from the district. That is the #1 reason that he can beat Martha McSally.

“I understand the district,” he said at a home reception in my own Precinct 238. “This is the district where Hillary won by 15,000 votes.”

Indeed, Wheeler was a state representative for Tucson from 1975-1977, a Tucson City Council member from 1987-1995, and state representative again from 2011 to 2017.

This gives him name recognition, which will be backed up by a door-to-door initiative and a social media campaign. Wheeler knows how to win elections.

It also gives him a leg up on other candidates like carpetbagger Ann Kirkpatrick – who has the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and ex-Congressman Ron Barber  – and candidate Mary Matiella, who has the backing of Bill Roe, the First Vice Chairman of the AZ Democratic Party.

2. McSally is vulnerable this year, especially because she voted against health insurance for 22 million Americans. “I am absolutely convinced she will be defeated,” Wheeler said. “She is an enabler for Donald Trump’s policies.”

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Oscar Wilde’s “A House of Pomegranates” at the Rogue Theater

A House of Pomegranates

by Oscar Wilde
adapted for the stage by Christopher Johnson

PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
ANN AND NILS HASSELMO

A Co-production with Artifact Dance Project
Directed by Joseph McGrath
Choreography by Ashley Bowman
Music Direction and Original Composition by Jake Sorgen

July 6–16, 2017

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a 2:00 P.M.matinees Saturday, July 15

Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

Performance Schedule
Ticket information

The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
300 East University Boulevard

Free Off-Street Parking
See Map and Parking Information

“An adaptation of three of Oscar Wilde’s short stories—a comic murder mystery
(Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime), a fairy tale (The Happy Prince),
and a myth in Biblical style (The Fisherman and His Soul)— explores
both the limitations and resilience of the human soul.”

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