Political Calendar: Week of July 8, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of July 8, 2018:

Monday, July 9, Noon: No meeting. 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 Adam Ragan, Candidate for TUSD Board. Next Week: Mark Manoil, candidate for State Treasurer.

Monday, July 9 – 6:00 p.m.:Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Candidate Forum” at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson.

Monday, July 9, 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/.

Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Highlands at Dove Mountain meeting, in the Dove Mountain Clubhouse Catalina Room II, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana. For more information please contact (520) 661-1919.

Tuesday, July 10, 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, July 10, 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, July 10, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 p.m.: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate, hosted by Indivisible Groups, and moderated by Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felicia Rotellini. Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale. Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE. Please email your questions to orazvos@gmail.com or Optimistsresist@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Republican candidates for State Treasurer, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats monthly meeting, at the WMD office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop. Featured speaker is David Garcia, candidate for governor.

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet and Greet for CD 2 candidates. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center (Meals on Wheels Room), 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, July 12, 6:00 p.m.: LD 4 Clean Elections Debate at Radisson Hotel – Yuma.

Thursday, July 12, 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.

Friday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.: LD 11 Clean Elections Debate at City Council Chambers – Oro Valley.

Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m.: 18th Annual Back to School Bash hosted by Ward 4, at the William M. Clements Center (8155 E. Poinciana Drive). From 8-11 a.m., Council Member Shirley Scott and the Ward 4 Office will be offering a free pancake breakfast, including eggs, sausage, milk, and juice. There also will be backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 800 K-12 students. There also will be free bike helmets, free booster seats, fingerprinting, critters from the Reid Park Zoo’s Outreach Program, and various other exhibits and fun activities. Stay for a chance to win some great prizes, including a free family membership to Reid Park Zoo, Chromebooks, tablets, bikes, and other fun prizes. Adults also have a chance to win some great prizes by donating blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, 8 a.m.-noon. All of these activities and raffles are free for all members of the community, thanks to the generosity of our various sponsors. This is a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early. For up to date information on this event, follow Ward 4 on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cotward4.

Saturday, July 14, 8:30 a.m.: PALF training and canvass for One Arizona, at the PALF office located at 877 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Doors will open at 8:30 and training will begin at 9. At 10 a.m., before we leave to hit the doors, we’ll stop to support a brief press conference for One Arizona. Coffee and food will be provided in the morning and afternoon. To RSVP, fill out the information here.

Saturday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at the Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Avenue, Flagstaff.  Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Saturday, July 14, 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.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events 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 (Suite 420, between the Barber Shop and the restaurant Carne Y Vino). 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 Ermanos Back Room, 220 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. 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 our host, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). There’s some street, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.

Sunday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.: LD 10 Ice Cream Social, at the San Miguel Clubhouse, 5565 E. Binghampton Drive, Tucson. LD 10 is excited to invite you to an afternoon of fun! We will have ice cream, a silent auction, live auction and raffles. Cost is $15 per person. Purchase your tickets secure online at ActBlue HERE. Raffle tickets for the big prize are $5 each or a packet of 5 for $20. The big raffle prize will be one week’s stay anywhere in the world!  ($700-$1200 value based on location, depends on availability, and must be used by December 31, 2018). Here’s a link to see some of the terrific destinations.

Sunday, July 15, 5:00 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats Summer Picnic, at the SaddleBrooke Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane, Saddlebrooke. Summer Picnic at the Tennis Patio, Saddlebrooke One. Pot Luck (bring a dish to share) & BYOB. Utensils/plates/cups provided. Summer Picnic at the Tennis Patio, Saddlebrooke One. Meet the candidates, contests and 50/50 raffle. Call 520-822-6566 for more information.

Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. Meet the third Monday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 17, 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 17, 4:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting in Cottonwood, at the Red Rooster Cafe, 901 E. Main Street, Cottonwood. Have a bite to eat and some good drinks, and join us for some great company and great conversations. The meeting itself will start around 5:00pm. No cost except for what you order for your own meal and drinks. For more information contact Mike Cosentino at (928) 300-3940 or mikecosentino@q.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.: [Notice: CancelledClean Elections Debate for Democratic candidates for Secretary of State, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party executive committee meeting, at Pinal County HQ, 345 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge. For more information please contact David Coward at Pinaldemocrat@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 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 18, 6:30 p.m.: Navajo County Democratic Party PC meeting, at the WMD Office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.

Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the third Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 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). There is a social time for all members and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Cecilia Aros Hunter at hunter.cecilia@yahoo.com.

Thursday, July 19: Write-in candidate filing deadline for Primary Election.

Thursday, July 19, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Roundtable discussion with candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Thursday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.: Women in Blue meeting, at the Red Devil Italian Restaurant, 1774 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.

Thursday, July 19, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Republican candidates for Secretary of State, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.: (Special Date) Marana/Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd, Marana. Featured speakers are Ralph Atchue, LD 11 Senate and Holly Lyon LD 11 House.

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.: LD 9 Clean Elections Debate at Pima Community College Northwest – Tucson.

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.: CD 2 Democratic Congressional Candidates Forum, hosted by Represent Me, at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N Second Avenue, Tucson. This forum will be moderated by Represent Me AZ’s own Marion Chubon. For more information see Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/events/250436989059916/.

Friday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party 2018 Victory Club happy hour, at the Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress Street, Tucson.

Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.: LD 3 Clean Elections Debate at Pima Community College West Campus – Tucson.

Saturday, July 21, 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.

Navajo County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.: Navajo County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at Woodland Lake Park, Big Ramada, in the heart of Pinetop-Lakeside. Pot Luck. All three Democratic candidates for Corporation Commission will attend, speak, and be available to talk.

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Reception – Tucson

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Chair Reception, at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson.“Join us for a special Chair Reception at Hacienda del Sol with Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini. This is a great opportunity to learn about the plans the party has made and give valuable input on the direction we’re heading in 2018. Contribution Levels: $150- Guest, $500- Co-Host, $1000- Sponsor. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 22, 1:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at the Watson Lake Park Ramada, 3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott. Featuring speeches from state and local candidates, buffet lunch, music, raffle, pie auction and lots of fun. Cost is $15 per person and $25 per family and includes parking. A separate tent overlooking the Granite Dells will be set for music and entertainment. For more information contact info@yavdem.org or (928) 541-0413.

Monday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.: LD 10 Clean Elections Debate at Sahuaro High School.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Water of LIfe Metropolitan Community Church, 3269 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Michael Dues at ld9democrats@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.: LD 2 Clean Elections Debate at Sahuarita High School – Tucson.

Thursday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.: LD 14 Clean Elections Debate at Empire High School – Vail.

Thursday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, July 28, 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 28, 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 Maureen Salz at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Monday, July 30: Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.

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

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.: Let’s Restore Fair Taxes community forum, at the IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Hosted by PDA Tucson and Pima Area Labor Federation.  Learn how we can stop tax giveaways, lower sales taxes and invest in public education. For more information see our Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 1: Early voting begins in Primary Election.

Wednesday August 1, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Republican candidates for Governor, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. [Note: Gov. Doug Ducey will not debate his GOP opponent.] All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’

Thursday August 2, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Democratic candidates for Governor, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.

Saturday, August 4, 9:30 a.m.: (Special Date) Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Democratic Corporation Commission Candidate Forum. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Gubernatorial Debate, at Sinagua Middle School, Main Auditorium, 3950 E. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Coconino County Democratic Party.

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats monthly meeting, at the WMD office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.

Friday, August 17: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot for Primary Election.

Sunday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Tuesday, August 28: Primary Election Day.

Monday, September 3: Labor Day.

Monday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: 22nd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell.

Tuesday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Monday, September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day.

Monday, October 8: Columbus Day.

Tuesday, October 9: Last day to register to vote for General Election.

Tuesday, October 9: Voter registration deadline for General Election.

Wednesday, October 10: Early voting begins in General Election.

Friday, October 26: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot for the General Election.

Wednesday, October 31: Halloween.

Tuesday, November 6: Election Day.

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11: 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI, International Veterans Day Ceremonies.

Sunday, November 11: Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) – the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War took effect at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. ET: Commemorative Ceremony for 100th Anniversary of the Armistice at National Cathedral. The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will be the home of the largest commemoration of the end of the First World War in the former Allied Powers. Hundreds of major members of he governments and armed forces of the nations that composed the Allies in World War One will honor the lives of the millions of fallen men and women, and recognize the significance of the conflict, as well as how vital it is to prevent such a horrible conflict from ever happening again. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone.

Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day.

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