Category Archives: Tucson

Arizona AFL-CIO & PALF endorsements (So. AZ) for 2018 Primary

“Announcing Arizona AFL-CIO and Pima Area Labor Federation candidate endorsements:

SOUTHERN ARIZONA ELECTIONS:

Legislative District 2:
Senate: Andrea Dalessandro
House: Rosanna Gabaldon
House: Daniel Hernandez

Legislative District 3:
Senate: Sally Ann Gonzales
Senate: Betty Villegas
House: Andres Cano
House: Olivia Cajero-Bedford

Legislative District 4:
Senate: Lisa Otondo
House: Charlene Fernandez
House: Gerae Peten

Legislative District 8
Senate: Sharon Girard

Legislative District 9:
Senate: Victoria Steele
House: Randy Friese
House: Pamela Powers-Hannley

Legislative District 10:
Senate: David Bradley
House: Kirsten Engel

Legislative District 11:
Senate: Ralph Atchue
House: Holly Lyon

Legislative District 14:
Senate: Mendy Gomez
House: Bob Karp

STATEWIDE ELECTIONS
Governor: David Garcia
Secretary of State: Katie Hobbs
Attorney General: January Contreras
Super of Public Instruction: David Schapira

FEDERAL ELECTIONS
U.S. Senate: Kyrsten Sinema
Congressional District 1: Tom O’Halleran
Congressional District 2: Ann Kirkpatrick
Congressional District 3: Raul Grijalva”

From PALF’s July 9 posting on FB: https://www.facebook.com/PALFAZ/

Vote wisely on or before 8/28/18.

Alliance 4 Action’s endorsements for 2018 Arizona Primary

from their website, www.alliance4action.org:

“Who We Are
We are an alliance of progressive individuals in southern Arizona working to ensure a caring and inclusive country. We will act together to protect and strengthen our values, human and civil rights.
The alliance4action (a4a) is a citizens activist group that has become a powerful agent for creating and transmitting responses to current and anticipated actions by our State and National governments.

Based in Green Valley, a4a was created by the leadership of changeishappening! (cih!) and the Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area (DCSRA) in November 2016. About 40 people, including leaders of several local organizations including faith based ones, attended the first meeting. By the end of January 2017, over 500 individuals had subscribed to the a4a email distribution list.

Recognizing that we will be more effective if we target our efforts, we formed action groups on the following immediate issues:
· Immigration
· Climate
· Heathcare (including ACA, Medicare/Medicaid)
· Education
· LGBTQ Rights
· Election of Progressive Candidates”

Carolyn’s note:  Uncontested Democratic races for the Primary: Sec. of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Mine Inspector and State Senate & House for LD 2.  But there is Republican opposition in the General Election 2018.

Vote wisely on or before 8/28/18.

The Estrogen Hour: “I Scream, You Scream” on National Ice Cream Day

 

“On July 15 – National Ice Cream Day – The Estrogen Hour will celebrate the life and comedy of our late friend Jennifer Finley (JFin) whose candor and creativity made her a crowd favorite.

At Laff’s Comedy Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,  2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 154

We’re departing from our usual fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for this very special summer show and we’ve set a goal of $2,000 to help JFin’s family with funeral expenses.

Host Nancy Stanley will be joined onstage by some of Tucson’s funniest females, including Amber Frame, Ann-Eve Dingell, Bridgitte Thum, Cindell Hanson, Edna Meza Aguirre, Jessica Stapp, Mo Urban, Noel Hennessey, Steena Salido, and Suzie Sexton…PLUS our featured ‘Guestosterone’: Dominic DiTolla!”

Tickets: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-honoring-jennifer-finley

https://www.facebook.com/events/212411562608353/

Tucson Youth Nonviolence Institute

ANNOUNCING 2-WEEK TUCSON YOUTH NONVIOLENCE INSTITUTE

“The Nonviolence Legacy Project of the Culture of Peace Alliance is offering a two-week Nonviolence Leadership Institute from July 9-20, 2018 for youth ages 14 to 20 years. This leadership training program is being held at the downtown campus of Pima Community College, 1255 N. Stone Ave in Tucson AZ.

Participants who complete the two week institute will be certified both as Youth Nonviolence Trainers and as Level I Circle Facilitators (thanks to COPA’s partnership with the Center for Community Dialogue & Training). Graduates are eligible for participation in COPA’s year-long Youth Leadership Council .

 There is a sliding scale registration fee, ranging from $25 to $50 to $100. The deadline for applying is June 25.

For questions, contact NVLP Program Manager Vana Dee Lewis, 520-993-9390 or lovemycityworthy@gmail.com.”

Let Freedom Sing on 4th of July at UA Centennial Hall

 

 

 

 


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

For over three decades, Let Freedom Sing has delighted audiences and embraced the diverse patriotic spirit of Southern Arizonans. Musical selections include patriotic standards and all-American hits, with a star-spangled line-up.

 Let Freedom Sing is an inspiring and honoring celebration of our nation’s birthday in song – uniting our diverse backgrounds and fostering a sense of community. Through the years, the production has become part of the cultural fabric of Tucson.

 

 


 

 

 

 Join us July 4th at Let Freedom Sing,
a star-spangled celebration of our nation’s birthday! Musical selections include patriotic standards
and all-American hits,
featuring the Arts Express
choir and band, with stars:
Armen Dirtadian, Crystal Stark,
Chach Snook, Dennis Tamblyn,
Domingo DeGrazia, and MORE!

 

 

 

Tickets Available Now!

Online: www.arts-express.org
Phone: (520) 319-0400
Eastside: Gospel Supplies, 5640 N. Broadway
Central: 988 University Blvd

 

David Schapira’s 4 Arguments for InvestInEd

David Schapira, Democratic Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

David Schapira, Democratic Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

There are four good arguments in favor of the InvestInEd public initiative, according to David Schapira, a Democratic Candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The InvestInEd public initiative creates a dedicated funding source to keep teachers in Arizona classrooms and give students the one-on-one attention they deserve.

Schapira is former Senate Democratic leader and current Tempe City Council member. He spoke at a recent meeting of the LD9 Democrats in Tucson.

➊ It will restore the $700 million in state funds cut from education over the last 10 years. “The Republican majority in the Legislature decided to balance the budget on the backs of our kids. Pima and Maricopa county colleges county lost every penny of funding from the state, and the universities cut were cut too,” Schapira said. “The RedforEd movement convinced the Legislature to put money back into public schools. But even after that our public schools still have $700 million less than they did a decade ago.” Continue reading