Political Calendar: Week of June 24, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of June 24, 2018:

Sunday, June 24, 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, June 24, 6:00 p.m.: 21st Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta, Mercado San Agustin Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, across the street from Mercado San Agustin. The Fiesta procession will start at 6PM at the Mission Gardens with an antique statue of San Juan Bautista. Prayers from several cultural traditions are offered. Following the procession, the Fiesta goes into full swing. There will be entertainment, live music, piñatas and family activities. In keeping with the theme of the monsoon season and renewal, free water will be provided to all Fiesta attendees. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of and behind the Mercado. The event will also be accessible by SunLink Streetcar at the Mercado San Agustin stop. Free parking is located at the dirt lot in front of the Mercado. We regret no animals are allowed, service dogs only.

Monday, June 25, 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 speakers are Ralph Atchue LD 11 Senate and Hollace Lyon LD11 House. Next Week: No meeting in observance of Independence Day. Following Week: Adam Ragan, Candidate for TUSD Board.

Monday, June 25, 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.

Monday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, (special) LD 3 Legislative Candidate Debate, at the U of A Student Union, Sabino Room, 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, June 26, 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, June 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.

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Democratic candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, 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.

Arizona Democratic Party Equality Event

Thursday, June 28, 5:00 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Equality Event, at the Clarendon Hotel, 401 W. Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix. Suggested contributions: $50 Guest, $150 Co-Host, $1,000 Sponsor, ($25 Young Professionals). Text EQUALITY to 69866 to RSVP.

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, 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, June 28, 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.

Arizona Candidate Forum at the Tohono O’odham Tribal Chambers

Friday, June 29, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Candidate Forum at the Tohono O’odham Tribal Chambers, Sells, AZ. We are inviting Democratic candidates running for statewide offices and legislative races. Each candidate will be given 2 minutes to share who they are and what they’re running for, then the remainder of the time will be for mingling. Light refreshments will be provided. Candidates: Please email indivisibletohono@gmail.com for more information and to confirm your attendance. O’odham community members: please let us know if you can make it and share with your friends and family.” For more information see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1543227652455381/.

Families Belong Together Rallies

Saturday, June 30, (various times): Families Belong Together Day of Action, Details at: www.familiesbelongtogether.org. On June 30, we’re rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! Bisbee, Chandler, Flagstaff, Kingman, Nogales, Payson, Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson.  RSVP at Moveon.org.

One Voice, One Vote, One Arizona campaign launch

Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.: One Voice, One Vote, One Arizona campaign launch, at the Arizona State Capitol. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a press conference and launch into the field. This year, One Arizona plans to register 200,000 new voters for these traditionally unpopular elections. One Arizona was formed in 2010 as a direct response to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and to the attack on our Latino community in the form of SB1070. For 8 years now, One Arizona has worked under a successful collaborative format on civic engagement efforts in statewide and municipal election seasons. One Arizona’s table members represent a broad tapestry of 501(c)3 organizations focused on voter registration, voter engagement, voter mobilization, election protection, and issue advocacy.” For more information see our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/2111281125807519/.

Saturday, June 30, Noon: Maricopa County Democratic Party Summer Convention, at Horizon High School, 5601 E. Greenway Road, Scottsdale. Special Guest: Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). Your financial support is not required, but highly encourages. Make a donation HERE.

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.

Monday, July 2: On July 2, 1776, that the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia voted to approve a resolution for independence from Britain. On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote an excited letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, in which he predicted the joyous celebrations of American Independence Day, including the parties: “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” Adams added, “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America.” But the signing ceremony for the Declaration of Independence didn’t occur until July 4. Because July 4 appears on the famous document, that date became the one we celebrate as Independence Day.

Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 4, 5:30 p.m.: (Check meeting  date) 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.

Saturday, July 7, 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, July 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting,  at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. For more information please contact Linda Laird at clproducts@gmail.com or (520) 393-0623.

Saturday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, at the Copper Sky Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorn Drive, Maricopa. Meet the first Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 p.m.: Clean Elections Debate for Republican candidates forState 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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.: Clean 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.: 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. 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, 5:30 p.m. (tentative): 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.: 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, 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.

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.

Sunday, July 29, 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.

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.

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.

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

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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