Political Calendar: Week of July 17, 2016

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Political Calendar for the Week of July 17, 2016:

Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party PC Strategy Workshop, at PCDP Headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). This workshop will highlight candidate support activities available for PCs and volunteers. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Susan Bickel at susanbickel@hotmail.com or (520) 559-3904.

Monday, July 18, 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. (Updated) Featured speakers are LD2 House candidate Aaron Baumann and Pima County Dist. 2 Judge Patrick Moran. Next Week: Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall.


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Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21: Republican National Convention in Cleveland aka “the mistake by the lake.”

Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date & Time) Legislative District 9 meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan) . We will be holding an 80’s rock themed phone bank in support of our LD 9 candidates. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.: Meet the Candidates Night, sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, at the Dunbar Pavilion on 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson. Come meet the candidates.

Tuesday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. 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, July 19, 5:00 p.m.: Grand Opening of White Mountain Democrats HQ, 1450 E. White Mountain, Suite 101, Pinetop. Candidates for federal as well as state and county office will attend the grand opening of the White Mountain Democrats office in Pinetop. This is a good chance to get together and meet candidates, our staff and fellow residents of the White Mountains who will be working on the campaign.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. This will be an Executive meeting and working session for the upcoming Gala. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County meeting, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson. Meet the third Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

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

Thursday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Tomas Robles for Arizonans for Fair Wages & Healthy Families on “A living wage — its not $8.05 an hour.” He is active in organizations dedicated to immigrant and worker rights, raising the minimum wage, veterans and housing discrimination issues. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, July 23, 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, July 23, 1:00 p.m.: Arizona List hosts Women of Color, at the Dunbar Auditorium, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson. Please join Arizona List as we discuss impact of women of color in politics.$25 Student-Senior/$50 Friend of AZ List/$100 Member of AZ List/$250+ Leadership Council Membership. For more information see Arizona List‘s events on Facebook.

Saturday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. Meet the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Scott Baker at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Saturday, July 23, 300 p.m.: (Special meeting) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (Upstairs conference/meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speakers are Corporation Commission candidates Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Pinal County Democratic Party Annual Gala

Saturday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Annual Gala, at The Property Conference Center, 1251 W. Gila Bend Highway, Casa Grande. Pinal County Democrats invite you to “Turn the County Blue Again” Gala Dinner with Blogger Donna Gratehouse and Education Advocate Linda Lyon. PC tickets are $70, individual tickets are $80. Purcahse tickets and register online Here. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

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 will attend. Next meeting is Wednesday, July 20. NOTE: Casa Vicente is closed July 20, so we will be meeting at Ermanos, 220 N 4th Avenue, in their tasting room in the back (Just beyond 9th Street). There’s parking half a block south, on the other side of the street. Please RSVP to tucson@drinkingliberally.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There is 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.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party annual picnic, at Watson Lake (Upper Ramada), four miles north of downtown at 3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott. Candidates, food, fellowship, raffles and the famous pie auction. $12.00 per person/$22.00 per family. (includes parking)
Reserve by calling (928) 541-0413 or online at Act Blue.

Sunday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. Marana Dems will be screening Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next.” Popcorn provided, bring your own beverages. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano DNC-Logoat andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. 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.

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountainbrook Village (Palo Verde Room), Gold Canyon, AZ. Please park and enter on the north side of the recreational center. Come join fellow Democrats from the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area. The plan is to have candidates for our local AJUSD School Board introduce themselves and share their ideas on the state of our public school system. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott (on the Antelope Hills golf course). Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Thursday, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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.

Saturday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 522 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. PCs and all Democrats invited to attend. For more information please contact cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 458-9467.

Saturday, July 30, 2:00 p.m.: Candidate meet & greet for Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 522 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. For more information please contact cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 458-9467.

Sunday, July 31, 1:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Integrity Workshop, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Come and find out what happens to your ballot after it leaves your hands. If you are a candidate, find out how you can track voters and results. We are looking for more observers to help assure that things go well. This session will let you know what is involved and how you can help. Please RSVP to barbt2@cox.net or etl@u.arizona.edu.

Sunday, July 31, 8:00 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…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

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.

Monday, August 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

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

Wednesday, August 3, 5;15 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Coconino County Democratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite #6, Flagstaff. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at beckyfox@cableone.net.

Thursday, August 4: President Barack Obama’s 55th birthday.

Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County Dinner with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, at the Majestic Rim Retirement Living facility, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson, AZ. Ann Kirkpatrick is the dinner speaker. Many Democratic candidates for office in Arizona will join us for a complimentary Meet and Greet from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm prior to dinner. This is your chance to be informed and to meet the candidates. Meet & greet 5:00-6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each with your choice of meal. For tickets and more information, please call Diane Green at 602-319-6755, or go to the Democratic Headquarters at 509 Highway 87, Payson AZ.

Thursday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Integrity Workshop, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Come and find out what happens to your ballot after it leaves your hands. If you are a candidate, find out how you can track voters and results. We are looking for more observers to help assure that things go well. This session will let you know what is involved and how you can help. Please RSVP to barbt2@cox.net or etl@u.arizona.edu.

Friday, August 5 to Sunday August 21: Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, August 6, 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.

Monday, August 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). Meet the second Monday of each month. 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, August 9, Noon: Democratic Women of Rim Country meeting, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Arizona Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Tuesday, August 9, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Groth at (520) 385-6686 or check our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, August 9, 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, August 10, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at the new Yuma Democratic Party HQ at 290 S. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1, Yuma. Parking is available in back. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact us at yumademocrats@gmail.com.

6th Annual ‘Champions of Social Security’ Awards Luncheon

Friday, August 12, 11:30 a.m.: 2016 6th Annual ‘Champions of Social Security’ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, at the Pima College downtown campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 North Stone Avenue, Tucson. Congressman Grijalva will present this year’s awards to community activist Barbara Newsome, and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías. Seats $30 each, tables of 10 are $250. Make checks payable to: AARA, and mail to AARA c/o AFL-CIO, 3117 N. 16th Street, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016-7679. For more information please contact Tory Anderson at AZRetiredAmericans@gmail.com or (623) 570-6396.

Saturday, August 13, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, in the Navajo Room of the Activity Center, 1495 Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Sun City. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information lease contact Maureen Salz mosalz@outlook.com.

Saturday, August 13, 3:00p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita 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 Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Tuesday, August 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. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. 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, August 16, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County meeting, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson. Meet the third Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, August 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, August 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). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday, August 18, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Tomas Robles for Arizonans for Fair Wages & Healthy Families. He is active in organizations dedicated to immigrant and worker rights, raising the minimum wage, veterans and housing discrimination issues. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson. Meet the third Saturday of each month. The caucus is not exclusively for African-Americans, all are welcome to join. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge  at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Summer Convention, at UFCW, 2401 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix . For more information lease call (602) 298-0503.

Celebrate Tucson’s 241st Birthday

Saturday, August 20, [Time TBA]: Tucson’s Birthday Celebration, at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson courtyard, 133 W. Washington St., Tucson, AZ. The Tucson Presidio was founded on August 20, 1775. The five flags that have flown over Tucson — American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, and the State of Arizona — will be presented in a ceremony at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson courtyard to celebrate Tucson’s 240th birthday. There also will be birthday cake and refreshments, cannon fire and living history demonstrations. Members from a wide variety of groups who make up the cultural fabric of Tucson will be in attendance along with elected officials and dignitaries. Admission is Free.

Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, August 23, 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.

Wednesday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott (on the Antelope Hills golf course). Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Thursday, August 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. For more information lease call (602) 298-0503.

Thursday, August 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 democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Thursday, August 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 wed(520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Friday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day.

Saturday,August 27, 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, August 27, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. Meet the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Scott Baker at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Sunday, August 28, 8:00 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…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.

Tuesday, August 30, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. 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, September 2 – Monday, September 5: Coconino County Fair at Fort Tuthill County Park, in Flagstaff, AZ.

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5: 101st Annual Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. Gates open daily at 10AM.

Saturday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 3, 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.

Monday, September 5: Labor Day.

PALF 20th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 5, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.: Pima Area Labor Federation hosts the 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park bandshell, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. PALF Olympics, entertainment, speakers, free soft drinks & hot dogs. Groups interested in tabling the event should contact PALF headquarters at (520) 388-4139.

Tuesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 11: 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, in Window Rock, AZ. 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – arts & crafts, baby contest, free BBQ, exhibits, concerts, horse racing, parade, Pow Wow, Open Indian and junior rodeos, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival.

Wednesday, September 7 – Saturday, September 10: Apache County Fair, in Saint Johns, AZ.

Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds, in Prescott, AZ.

Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 10: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, in Payson, AZ.

Sunday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Wednesday, September 14 – Sunday, September 18: Navajo County Fair, at the Navajo County Fairgrounds, in Holbrook, AZ.

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Greenlee County Fair at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Mohave County Fair, at 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., in Kingman, AZ.

Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, AZ.

Friday, September 16: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner. Save the date! Details TBA.

Saturday, September 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18: Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon, 10300 Ski Run Road, Mt. Lemmon (Tucson). Free admission. $5 parking and highway fees. Enjoy a festival of German food and music in the forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley during the last two weekends in September and first two weekends in October: Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 8-9, 2015. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

Sunday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon. Save the date! Details TBA.

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds just north of Globe, AZ on US 60.

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds on Leslie Canyon Road, just north of Douglas, AZ.

Tuesday, September 27: National Voter Registration Day.

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

Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.: Pride on Parade 2016, on 4th Avenue in cooperation with the 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, Tucson. For more information see http://tucsonpride.org/.

Saturday, October 1: 39th Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. Details TBA. General information: Tucson Pride 2016.

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.

Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.: SanTan Oktoberfest. The ninth annual Oktoberfest for San Tan Brewing and Downtown Chandler. at 3 South San Marcos Place, Chandler. This event typically includes stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Presale tickets go on sale for $10 on September 1.

Sunday, October 2: Rosh Hashana (begins at sundown) to Tuesday, October 4.

Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9: Graham County Fair at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford AZ.

Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, 115 N. Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ . Southern Arizona’s diverse folk and ethnic communities are celebrated with performances and demonstrations, food vendors, and more at this family-friendly festival in downtown Tucson. Admission: Free for spectators. For more information see Tucson Meet Yourself.

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

Monday, October 10: Columbus Day (observed).

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

Wednesday, October 12: Yom Kippur.

Monday, October 31: Halloween.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.

One response to “Political Calendar: Week of July 17, 2016

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Justice of the Peace Patrick Moran (speaking at DGT today) represents Precinct 2 not District 2. He faces opposition by 2 others in the Dem primary on Aug. 30.

    http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/elections/TAB-%20Candidates%20and%20Pacs/Local%20Partisan%20Offices%20Filed%20.pdf