Political Calendar: Week of February 28, 2016

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 28, 2016:

Sunday, February 28, 7:00 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…it’s Sky Bar Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Monday, February 29, 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 Samantha Pstross, newly named Director of Arizona Advocacy Network, on attacks on Clean Elections and AAN ballot initiative for 2016. Next Week: Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert on the state of Pima Community College in the current political climate.

Tuesday, March 1: Cactus League Spring Training games begin.

Tuesday, March 1: “Super Tuesday”: Alabama, Alaska (GOP), Arkansas, Colorado (Caucuses), Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota (Caucuses), North Carolina, North Dakota (Republican), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming (GOP Caucus).

Tuesday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus Day at the Legislature. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

Arizona AFL-CIO Action Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona AFL-CIO Action Day at the Capitol. The day starts at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix at 9:00a.m. for registration. Union Brothers and Sisters, as well as progressive activists from all over Arizona and every union are invited to be part of the Action. The Arizona AFL-CIO sponsors the ACTION DAY so the whole event is free, including all materials, workshops and lunch. That’s why registration to this event is mandatory, so we’ll be sure to have materials and lunch ready for everyone. And Registration isn’t limited to working union members. Retirees, Progressive groups and anyone who wants to help change what happens at the State Capitol are welcome. For more information contact the Arizona AFL-CIO by calling (602) 631-4488 or sending an email to Rebekah Friend at rfriend@azaflcio.org.

Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon

Tuesday, March 1, Noon a.m.: The Tucson Metro Chamber will host the annual State of the City luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson, where Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will deliver his “State of the City” address. The Multi-Chamber Business Expo will be held in conjunction with the State of the City address. This highly attended event provides a platform for Mayor Rothschild to outline his goals, planned policies and objectives for the City of Tucson in the coming year. Fee: Members $80, Nonmembers $110. For more information see 2016 State of the City Luncheon.

Thursday, March 3, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott, AZ. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Please RSVP to (928) 541-0413.

Tucson Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner

Friday, March 4, 5:30 p.m.: Tucson Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner, at Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson. Special guests are screenwriter & directors Dwayne Johnson-Cochran and Darious Britt for a “conversation on race.” 5:30 Cocktail Reception & registration; 6:30 Dinner with panel discussion ans awards presentation. The conversation moderated by Debbie Chess Mobie, CEO Tucson Pima Arts Council. Ticket prices TBA. For more information please contact Tina L. Johnson at (520) 791-9522 ext. 2241 or TJohnson@tucsonurbanleague.org. See our web site www.tucsonurbanleague.org.

Saturday, March 5: Kansas Caucus, Kentucky (GOP Caucus), Louisiana Primary, Maine (GOP Caucus), Nebraska (Democratic Caucus).

Saturday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.: Marana Founder’s Day Festival, parade begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Marana Middle School on Grier Road to Ora Mae Harn Park for the festival. Interested in participating? Make sure to register by clicking here www.maranaheritage.org, by Feb. 20. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Marana Heritage Conservancy. For more information contact the Marana Heritage Conservancy at (520) 682-3405 or maranaheritageaz@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.: State Appropriations Town Hall, at the U of A Campus,in room 350 in the Modern Languages building. The House Appropriations Committee is hosting statewide town hall forums to gather public input on the state budget. If you are interested in attending, contact Mike Sistak, UA State Relations, msistak@email.arizona.edu.

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. Echoing Hope Ranch in Hereford – Autism Services. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, March 5 10:00 a.m.: [Need to verify location] Legislative District 2 meeting,at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact Tom Prezelski at fusilero@aol.com.

Arizona List 12th Annual Celebration with David Brock

Saturday, March 5, 11:00 a.m.: Arizona List’s 12th Annual Luncheon – Tucson, Sunset Reception in Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. Member price $65, Non-member price $80. Sponsorship levels from $1-10,000. Tucson Event TicketsPhoenix Event Tickets.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Drinking Liberally

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks willattend. Please RSVP to tucson@drinkingliberally.org. Our next meeting is March 16th. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There i’s no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much of a problem and there’s plenty of free parking.

Sunday, March 6: Maine (Democratic Caucus).

Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition Youth Conference in Schools

Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 10: Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition sponsors Youth Conference in Schools. During the week of March 23rd-27th, members of the Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition alongside volunteers from the Tucson community will visit with different schools from elementary to high school. They will give presentations from power points, videos, to storytelling on the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and farm workers’ movement. If you are interested in presenting please contact Angelica Munoz at angelica.munoz@tusd1.org.

6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day

Monday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.: CWA Local 7000 hosts the 6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Avenue. We will salute women union leaders past & present from throughout southern Arizona whose activism inspires us to strive for greater advancement in our workplace, union and community. Individual tickets are $50, sponsorship levels are available. Checks should be made payable to: CWA Local 7000, and mail to: 877 S. Alvernon Way, Ste. 100, Tucson, AZ 85711. For more information and to RSVP please contact Linda Hatfield at Linda@cwa7000.org or (520) 323-0700. Proceeds benefit the The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Monday, March 7, 6;30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Tuesday, March 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016 Theme: Make It Happen.

Tuesday, March 8: Hawaii (GOP Caucus), Idaho Primary (GOP), Mississippi Primary, Michigan Primary.

3rd Annual Dolores Huerta Luncheon

Tuesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.: Come celebrate the 2nd Annual Luncheon hosted by the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition at the YWCA Tucson, 525 Bonita Avenue, Tucson, with honored guest Dolores Huerta. In addition to fellowship with local labor & social justice leaders/activists, there will be a silent auction of beautiful art pieces from Tucson favorites and the coalition will honor three local women with the Dolores Huerta Si Se Puede Legacy, The Mujer En La Lucha, & The Consuelo Aguilar Esperanza Awards. Register today! Seats are limited! Tickets are $40 plus a $3.19 processing fee. Sales end February 25. Tickets are now available at: http://www.chavezaz.com/#!luncheon/c1l61. Visit our new web site at http://azchavez.tk/.

Tuesday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 9 (Time TBA): Univision Democratic Primary Debate, from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. Details TBA.

Congressman Raúl Grijalva State of The District Address and Luncheon

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Congressman Raúl Grijalva State of The District Address and Luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Presented by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Cost: THCC Members $40, General Admission $60, Tables of 10 and sponsorships available. For more information please contact www.TucsonHispanicChamber.org or call (520) 620-0005.

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

DCSRA Spring Fundraiser with John Nichols of The Nation

Thursday, March 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Spring Fundraiser with John Nichols of The Nation, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ. Cash bar at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00, John Nichols at 7:00. John Nichols has a new book coming out in March “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.” Menu: Picatta Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Garlic Sauce, Grilled Top Sirloin with Roasted Shallot Bordelaise (Can Be Ordered GF) or Grilled Salmon Filet with Cucumber Dill Burre Blanc (Can Be Ordered GF/Dairy Free). Vegetarian meal also available. Cost: Basic $60, Sponsor $100, Patron $200. Make your reservations secure online at Act Blue or by calling Kathy Davisson at 248-762-1216.

Thursday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

27th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, March 11, 8:00 a.m.: 27th Annual Southern Arizona Youth Leadership Conference at Pima Community College – West Campus. For the past 27 years the LULAC Youth Leadership Conference has worked to encourage and motivate students to remain in school, set goals and reinforce the value of education. Join us in being part of your students’ future success by exposing your students to an environment that fosters positive relationships among peers, teachers and the community. Education is the key to success! Registration (link above) is free, lunch is included. For more information contact lulacyoungadults@gmail.com or (520) 245-8124.

Senior Scam Prevention Event – Green Valley

Friday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.: State Senator Andrea Dalessandro (LD 2) hosts a Senior Scam Prevention Event at Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Learn how to stay safe and to keep your assets safe. Joining us will be Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and the the Pima County Sheriff Department’s Scam Squad. Others presenting are the Pima Council on Aging, American Association of Retired Persons, Alliance of Retired Americans, and the Better Business Bureau. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13: Tucson Festival of Books.

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information please contact Lucy Messing at (520) 591-7615 or visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, at the SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). For more information please contact Dwight Snyder at dsnider@cox.net or (480) 331-9386, or visit our web site santanvalleydems.org and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Joy Mims, Candidate, Cochise County Superintendent of Schools. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Vistoso Democratic Club meeting, at the Sun City Mountain Vista Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. For more information please contact Maureen Salz at mosalz@outlook.com, or visit our web site.

Saturday, March 12, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of The Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, upstairs meeting room, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Sunday, March 13: Puerto Rico (GOP Primary).

Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Tuesday, March 15: Florida Primary, Illinois Primary, Missouri Primary, North Carolina Primary, Ohio Primary.

Tuesday, March 15, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at kathleencrafts@gmail.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Jim Walsh at (520) 896-2079.

Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 20: Pinal County Fair, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande.

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: PDA Tucson Chapter meeting, at 1510 E. Grant Rd. (Councilwoman Karin Uhlich’s office) Entrance is at rear, parking available on east and west sides of building and on adjacent street. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Discussion of Money in Politics:Dark, Light and in-between-Strategies for Change with presentations on the 2016 ballot initiative to broaden and strengthen AZ Clean Elections, status of Move to Amend efforts, and related issues.

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Thursday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Friday, March 18: District-level Delegate filing deadline. An individual can qualify as a candidate for district-level delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention by filing a statement of candidacy designating his or her singular presidential (or uncommitted) preference and a signed pledge of support for the presidential candidate (including uncommitted status) with the Arizona Democratic Party at 2910 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 by March 18, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. A delegate candidate may modify his or her singular presidential preference by submitting an updated pledge of support no later than the filing deadline.

16th Annual César E. Chávez March and Rally for Education

Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m.: 16th Annual César E. Chávez March and Rally for Education. March begins at Pueblo Magnet High School, 3500 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson. Meet at Pueblo High School, March east on 44th Street, South on South 6th Ave. to Rudy Garcia Park (formerly Rodeo Park). For more information find the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition on Facebook or go to www.ChavezAZ.com.

Saturday, March 19,10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party meeting, location TBA. Mikel Weisser, for the AZ Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana initiative, and Morgan Abraham, from “No on Prop 123,” will be our speakers. For more information please contact cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 458-9467.

Annual St. Patricks’ Day Fundraiser

St.PatrickSunday, March 20, 2:00 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. 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 http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/saintpatrick. 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.

Tuesday, March 22: Arizona Presidential Preference (Primary) Election; Utah Primary.

Tuesday, March 22, Noon: Critical Issues Forum, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. For more information please contact cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 458-9467.

Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Thursday,March 24, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Dick Reddy at (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting, at Maricopa County Democratic Party HQ , 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, March 26: Alaska (Democratic Caucus), Hawaii (Democratic Caucus), Washington (Democratic Caucus).

Saturday,March 26, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. For more information please contact Jo Holt at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Coconino County Democratic Party’s Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff. Raffle, Telethon and Silent Auction of terrific items. Eleanor Roosevelt Award to outstanding community Democrat. Details TBA. Tickets are available by calling 928-214-0393 or emailing info@ccdem.org.

Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday.

Monday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 3: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.

Tuesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email jctillotson@msn.com. $22 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!) for more information please contact bluetuesdayluncheon@gmail.com.

Friday, April 1: Each presidential candidate, or that candidate’s authorized representative(s), must file with the Arizona Democratic Party Chair by April 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m., a list of all such candidates he or she has approved.

Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: 4th Avenue Street Fair. The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue in Tucson. Click here for a map. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, Main Stage, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Kids hands-on-art Pavilion. There is face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment and tons of other fun activities. This is Tucson’s Largest Arts Venue.

Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. Featured speaker is Joy Mims, Candidate for Cochise County School Superintendent. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, April 2: NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Sunday, April 3: Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season opens with three games. The rest of the Major Leagues will take the field Monday, April 4 for the traditional opening day slate.

Monday, April 4: NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, April 5: Wisconsin Primary.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Dinner – Flagstaff

Thursday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Dinner in Flagstaffat the High Country Conference Center. Details TBA. Tables of 8 are $400, individual tickets are $50 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities and discounts for students and young professionals are available. For information about this event, please contact Katie Kurmes at klk349@nau.edu or call Annet at (602) 263-4213. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10: University of Arizona Spring Fling on the U of A Campus East Mall. Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation attracting over 25,000 guests. Spring Fling provides over 35 rides and games to attendees, over 20 different food booths with a wide variety

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix

Friday, April 8, 11:15 a.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Details TBA. Tables of 10 are $1,000, individual tickets are $100 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please contact John McDonald-O’Lear at jmcdonald-olear@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Saturday, April 9: Wyoming (Democratic Caucus).

Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Featured Speaker is Matt Heinz, candidate for Congress in CD 2. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.

Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson, downtown Tucsonans can celebrate a five-mile bike ride on carless streets from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13 – Sunday, April 17: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 24: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.

27th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards and Scholarship Banquet

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.: The 27th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards and Scholarship Banquet, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel -Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. People, businesses and organizations bettering the lives of youth through education will be honored for their efforts at the banquet. Tickets for the banquet are $75 (dinner donations are tax deductible for the amount exceeding $27). Proceeds will go to LULAC Council 1057’s effort to send students to attend the LULAC Washington National Youth Leadership Seminar and to provide scholarships with LULAC’s National Scholarship Foundation. Please make checks payable to the Southern Arizona Institute of Leadership (SAIL – a 501c3 non-profit corporation) and mail to SAIL, c/o LULAC 1057, P.O. Box 2443, Tucson, AZ 85702. Please RSVP by April 11the by visiting www.lulacylc.org to register or by calling (520) 903-2838.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson

Friday, April 15, 11:15 a.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon in Tucson at the Tucson Convention Center. Details TBA. Tables of 10 are $1,000, individual tickets are $100 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information lease contact Edna Meza Aguirre at edaguirre@ppaz.org or (520) 784-5810. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Monday, April 18: Deadline to register to vote in the May Special Election for Prop. 123 (Education Funding Inflation Adjustment Settlement).

Tuesday, April 19: New York Primary.

Wednesday, April 20: Early voting begins in the May Special Election for Prop. 123 (Education Funding Inflation Adjustment Settlement).

Friday, April 22: Earth Day 2016.

Saturday, April 23, 8:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Caucus for delegate selection to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Arizona is allocated 43 district-level delegates. Arizona has chosen to allocate all of its alternatives at the at-large level. District-level delegates shall be elected at a congressional district level caucus on April 16, 2016, following the Presidential Preference Election. Only elected and appointed precinct committeepersons in your congressional district who support your presidential preference (candidate) will be allowed to vote. All precinct committeepersons that wish to participate and district delegate candidates who filed their nomination form must register their attendance during the registration period of 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A roster of precinct committee persons shall be available for inspection during the entire caucusing period. Candidates for delegates do not have to be present to be elected. For more information, see the Delegate Selection Plan (.pdf).

Saturday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.: State Senator Andrea Dalessando (LD 2) hosts a Thank You Pot Luck Party, at the Green Valley Recreation Center, 7 S. Abrego Drive, Green Valley. Water, soft drinks, and coffee provided; BYOB. Please bring your favorite appetizer, finger food, salad, fruit, entre or dessert. Meet and greet Democratic candidates, sing their petitions and contribute to their campaigns. Please RSVP via Facebook invitation or to DalessandroForAZ@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 23: Passover begins (sunset).

Tuesday, April 26: Connecticut Primary, Delaware Primary, Maryland Primary, Pennsylvania Primary, Rhode Island Primary.

Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 1: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Tuesday, May 3: Indiana Primary.

Tuesday, May 10: Nebraska (GOP Primary), West Virginia Primary.

Monday, May 16, 2:00 p.m.: The White Mountain Democrats’ major fund-raiser for the Love Kitchen and Meals on Wheels at the Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall. Features music, refreshments and a silent auction. The benefit provides thousands of dollars in funding, as well as food items, to support these two important institutions in our community.

Tuesday, May 17: Special Election for school funding inflation adjustment settlement and changes to Arizona Constitution.

Tuesday, May 17: Kentucky (Democratic Primary), Oregon Primary.

Wednesday, June 1: Last day to file candidate nomination petitions.

Sunday, June 5: Puerto Rico (Democratic Primary).

Tuesday, June 7: California Primary, Montana Primary, New Jersey Primary, New Mexico Primary, North Dakota (Democratic), South Dakota Primary.

Tuesday, June 14: Washington, D.C. Primary.

Thursday, July 7: Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.

Wednesday, July 13: Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measures (General Election).

Thursday July 21: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election.

Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Monday, August 1: Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election. Note: Those of you not registered with a political party will need to request a primary ballot for the party of your choice.

Wednesday, August 3: Early voting begins in the Primary Election.

Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.

Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.

Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.

Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.

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