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Political Calendar for the Week of February 7, 2016:
Sunday, February 7. 4:30 p.m.: Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos, from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA (CBS). Halftime Show: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce.
Monday,February 8, 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 Mike Holmes, candidate for LD 14 House.Next Week: Sandra Schuldmann Clark, from Compassionate Choices for Tucson on the End of Life Resolution before the Tucson City Council.
Monday,February 8, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez on the Presidential Preference Election. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Tuesday, February 9: Mardis Gras – Fat Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 9: New Hampshire Primary.
Tuesday, February 9, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at the Horseshoe Barbecue Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information lease contact (520) 572-1881.
Tuesday, February 9, 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.
Wednesday,February 10, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at email@example.com.
Wednesday,February 10, 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. Featured speakers are Dan Millis from the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Dr. Barbara Warren, head of PDA Climate Change Issue Team. Dan will help us understand what our State needs to do to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan (the CPP) which is designed to decrease carbon emissions from our power plants. Barbara will describe bills that Bernie has introduced on climate change. The meeting will close with a general discussion of the actions that PDA Tucson can take to address climate change.
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez on the Presidential Preference Election.For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Spring Fundraiser, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott. Our annual spring fundraiser: potluck, raffles, door prizes, and political Jeopardy. $20.00 donation, $10.00 if you bring a dish. Please RSVP to (928) 541-0413.
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at Yuma County Main Library. 2951 S. 21st Drive .
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.: PBS Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from UW-Milwaukee, in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Moderators: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
Friday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Saturday, February 13, 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, February 13, 9:30 a.m.: Democratic Club of The Santa Rita Area hosts a morning Coffee with Dr. Matt Heinz at the home of Marla Daugherty, followed by Lunch with the Quail Creek Democratic Club at 11:30 a.m. The regularly scheduled DCSRA meeting is at 3:00 p.m. 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.
Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Featured speaker is Victoria Steele, congressional candidate for CD 2. For more information please contact John Viverto at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, February 13, 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 email@example.com or (480) 331-9386, or visit our web site santanvalleydems.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Saturday, February 13, Noon: LD 10 Town Hall Meeting, at the Miller – Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road, Tucson. Please join Senator David Bradley and Representatives Bruce Wheeler and Stefanie Mach for a legislative update including budget discussions, and to share your concerns.
Saturday, February 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our web site.
Saturday, February 13 (Time TBA): CBS Republican Presidential Primary Debate, from The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Moderated by John Dickerson, Details TBA.
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 email@example.com.
Monday, February 15: President’s Day (observed).
Monday, February 15, 4:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Education Caucus meeting, at the Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (or the TEA office). Discussion of a lobby day at the Capital on Thursday, February 25th.
Cochise County Democratic Party’s 10th Annual High Desert Dinner
Monday, February 15, 6:00 p.m.: Kick off the election season and meet your Democratic candidates! Join the Cochise County Democratic Committee on Presidents’ Day for our annual fine dining fundraisier at Cafe Roka in mile-high Bisbee. This year, you will enjoy a five-course, sit-down dinner, with choice of vegetarian or chicken entree; a complimentary glass of wine; lively political discourse; conversations with your local, state, and federal candidates; and the musical talents of local artists and nationally-renowned spoken-word poet Mikel Weisser. Most importantly, your attendance and contribution will support the Cochise County Democratic Committee and our efforts to elect Democratic candidates this November! Win a hand-crafted quilt by fiber artists Margaret Barry and Sharon Thomas of St. David in a drawing. Tickets: $40 Young Democrats, $80 Precinct Committeemen/PC Couples $150, Individual $100, Couples $175. RSVP by purchasing tickets on Act Blue.
Tuesday, February 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, February 16, 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 email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, February 16, 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, February 17 – Friday, February 19: “Pitchers and catchers report” to MLB Spring Training.
Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting in Florence (place TBD). An update on the recent State Committee Meeting in Kingman will be presented. We’ll also get an update from Sen. Barbara McGuire on the latest Legislative session. Call (480) 678-1756 for details or questions.
Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. DFA-MC is on the web, Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.
Wednesday, February 17, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 790-3024.
Thursday, February 18, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Featured speaker is former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson on the Open Primary (Top Two) initiative. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8;00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Saturday, February 20: Nevada Caucus (Democrats), South Carolina Primary (Republicans)
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting. Speaker will be Diane Post, from the Maricopa County NAACP speaking about Criminal Justice and Racial Disparity. Everyone welcome. Contact Connie DeLarge 520) 241-8408.
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 522 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, February 28: Tucson Rodeo – 91st Annual La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (schedule), Tucson Rodeo Parade is Thursday, February 25.
Vail Pride Day
Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.: 16th Annual Vail Pride Day, at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road (from I-10). A huge community-wide event that involves almost every student in the 10,000-student district as well as teachers, staff, businesses and community organizations. Free, food and drink will be available for purchase from food vendors outside as well as from the many clubs and school groups.
Saturday, February 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Monday, February 22: George Washington’s birthday.
Monday, February 22, 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 email@example.com or (520) 304-5778.
Monday, February 22, Midnight: Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Preference (Primary) Election. Participation in Arizona’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Democratic voters are determined as all those registered on the voter checklist as Democrats or those registered on the voter checklist as Democrats with the Arizona Secretary of State by midnight on Monday, February 22, 2016. (Independent or No Party Preference registered voters cannot participate in the Democratic Presidential Preference (Primary) Election).
Tuesday, February 23: Nevada Caucus (Republican)
Tuesday, February 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 23, Noon: Critical Issues Forum, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 458-9467.
Wednesday, February 24: Early voting begins in the Presidential Preference Election.
Thursday, February 25, 9:00 a.m.: Tucson Rodeo Parade. Parade route begins at Park Ave. and Ajo Way, proceeding south on Park to Irvington Rd. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South 6th Ave, $10 adults, $5 kids under 13. Call (520) 294-1280 for grandstand tickets.
Thursday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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 email@example.com and Like Us on Facebook.
Thursday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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.
Friday, February 26 (Time TBA): NBC/Telemundo (removed by RNC) Republican Presidential Primary Debate, from the University of Houston, in Houston, TX. Details TBA
Saturday, February 27: South Carolina Primary (Democrats)
Saturday, February 27, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. This month on Benson. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival
Saturday, February 27, 11:00 a.m.: 2016 Tucson Peace Fair and Music Festival, Reid Park Bandshell, 1100 S. Randolph Way. this FREE event is Arizona’s largest gathering of Peace, Justice and Environment groups who will be tabling for their organizations. Live music, entertainment, food, children’s activities, Climate Cabaret Ramada. For more information please call (520) 445-4110 or go to Tucson Peace Center.
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. Details TBA. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Tucson Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner
Friday, March 4, 5:30 p.m.: Tucson Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 Tickets – Phoenix Event Tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-dolores-huerta-luncheon-tickets-15461202874?ref=ebtn. Visit our new web site at http://azchavez.tk/.
Wednesday, March 9 (Time TBA): Univision Democratic Primary Debate, from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. Details TBA.
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 email@example.com or (520) 245-8124.
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13: Tucson Festival of Books.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Sunday, March 13: Puerto Rico (GOP Primary).
Tuesday, March 15: Florida Primary, Illinois Primary, Missouri Primary, North Carolina Primary, Ohio Primary.
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.
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.
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.
Annual St. Patricks’ Day Fundraiser
Sunday, 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. 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.
Saturday, March 26: Alaska (Democratic Caucus), Hawaii (Democratic Caucus), Washington (Democratic Caucus).
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday.
Tuesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 3: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.
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.
Tuesday, April 5: Wisconsin Primary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com or (602) 263-4215. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
Saturday, April 9: Wyoming (Democratic Caucus).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: 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.