Political Calendar: Week of March 25, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 25, 2018:

Sunday, March 25, 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, March 25, 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… Location: The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Usually the last Sunday every month.

Monday, March 26, 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 Congressman Tom O’Halleran for a legislative and campaign update. Next Week: Sierra Yamanaka, Field organizer, on ADP efforts in CD2.

Monday, March 26, 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 pm.

Monday, March 26, 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, March 27, 9:00 a.m.: Moms Demand Action Lobby Day at the Capitol. Join Moms Demand Action volunteers from across the state to lobby members of our state legislature to enact common sense gun policy. Don’t miss the chance to meet & learn from other passionate Moms at our 2018 Lobby Day in Phoenix! Please RSVP here:
http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/8826/signup/?akid&zip&source=tmno_events-keyword.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon – Phoenix

Tuesday, March 27, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. individual tickets are $100 each, Tables of 10 are $1,000. Each ticket purchase includes membership in PPAA, the public policy arm of Planned Parenthood. Donations to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are not deductible for federal tax purposes as a charitable contribution or business expense, and may be used for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates. For more information about this event, please contact degarcia@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4222. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 28: Early voting begins in CD 8 Special Election General Election.

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 a.m.: César E. Chávez Fundraiser Breakfast, at the Desert Diamond Casino Conference Center,  7350 S. Nogales Hwy., Tucson. Tickets are $50. To sponsor or reserve a seat, please contact Tillie Arvizu at tillie.arvizu@cplc.org or (520) 882-0018 ext. 3109. Proceeds benefit Chicanos Por La Causa Community Schools.

Arizona Day of Action for Education at the Capitol

Wednesday, March 28, 4:00 p.m.: Save our Schools Arizona, Arizona Educators United as well as Arizona PTA will hold a Day of Action for Education” will draw current and retired teachers, school staff, parents and business leaders to the state Capitol and other locations across the state from 4 to 7 p.m. The Day of Action will call upon thousands of education advocates to gather at the State Capitol, in Tucson and in Northern Arizona to send a loud and clear message that Arizona voters have had enough of bad education policy by state lawmakers. Please Register for the Phoenix Day of Action here:
https://secure.everyaction.com/5o47BDS680OlQ3TEiR-_Qg2.

The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition’s Celebración de la Mujer

Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition’s Celebración de la Mujer, at Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Road, Tucson. Screening the documentary film Dolores in conjunction with Arizona Public Media. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt. (https://www.doloresthemovie.com/). Join us as we present the: Dolores Huerta Si Se Puede Legacy Award; Mujer en la Lucha Award; and the Consuelo Aguilar Award. Free event

.Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: The DCCC-U is coming to Phoenix. DCCC-U is an unpaid training program for those interested in learning skills that may be useful for future employment with campaigns, state parties, or other political actors.  Acceptance into this program is not an offer of employment with DCCC. Register online at https://action.dccc.org/sign-up/dccc-u.

Wednesday, March 28, 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, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: DCCC-University is coming to Phoenix! Please save the date and get ready to learn actionable campaign and field skills. RSVP today at https://action.dccc.org/sign-up/dccc-u.

Thursday, March 29: Opening Day of 2018 Major League Baseball season. It’s the return of a true Opening Day – all 30 teams will take to the field.

Saturday, March 31: Passover begins.

We The People Summit – Phoenix

Saturday, March 31, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: We the People Summit, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 111 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. The We the People Summit is a series of three summits designed to bring together individuals, grassroots organizations, and established nonprofits to empower, educate, and connect citizens of Arizona who seek progressive change in local and state government. Early Bird General Admission is $35 and Student Admission is $20 for the March 31, 2018 summit. Registration online Here.

Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson. State Senator David Bradley snd Reps. Kirsten Engel and Todd “Confederate” Clodfelter present an update on the legislature, followed by Q & A from constituents.

Saturday, March 31, Noon: Fiesta Sahuarita, at Anamax Park, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita. Join us for a family fun event. Food Vendors, Entertainment, Kid Activities, Information Vendors. Fiesta Sahuarita is proud to bring back the amusement park area at the event. The entrance fee is a non-preishable food item that will be donated to the Green Valley & Sahuarita Community Food Bank.

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, April 1: Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 2: NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Chamionship Game, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Monday, April 2: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 8: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.

Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.: “Dark Money, Charles Koch, and the UA Freedom Center,” at the University of Arizona, Education Building, Room 211. Discussion panel members include: David Gibbs, Professor of History, moderator; Samantha Parsons, UnKoch My Campus, Grassroots Campaign Strategist; David Safier, a regular contributor to Tucson Weekly (and Blog for Arizona alumn); Douglas Weiner, Professor of History; Jeremy Vetter, Associate Professor of History.

Wednesday, April 4: 50th Anniversary of the assasination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.

Wednesday, April 4, 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.

29th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, April 6, 8:00 a.m.: 29th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference, at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. The YLC strives to promote, develop, and enhance leadership skills among youth in Pima County. The philosophy behind the Youth Leadership Conference for the last 28 years has been to encourage and motivate students to remain in school, set goals and reinforce education as the key to success. Another key factor has been to expose students to an environment that fosters positive relationships among peers, teachers and the community. Register at LULAC Youth Leadership Conference.

Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8: Tombstone Rose Tree Parade and Festival, in Tombstone, AZ.

The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition Presents the 18th Annual March and Rally

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.: The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition Presents the 17th Annual March and Rally. Meet at Pueblo High School, march east on 44th St., south on South 6th Ave. to Rudy Garcia Park (formerly Rodeo Park). Student Art Contest with four age categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and High School. Winner will be announced at the March & Rally. The contest will run from February 12th through March 9th. This year we are encouraging marches to join us with banners which represents your organization, social group or school whom you will be marching with. We want to see your art, vision and inspiration represented at the march honoring Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the farmworkers movement. We will also announce the winners of our Arte Contest. We can’t wait to see what our students come up with!

Saturday, April 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, April 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (Room 203 meeting room). For more information please contact Linda Laird at clproducts@gmail.com or (520) 393-0623.

Saturday, April 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.

Saturday, April 7, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate, at the University of Arizona, Social Sciences Bldg., Room 100, Tucson. Put on by the University of Arizona Young Democrats.

Sunday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson. Tucsonans can celebrate a five-mile bike ride on carless streets from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Monday, April 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, April 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, April 10: Equal Pay Day.

Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 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.

Wednesday, April 11 – Sunday, April 15: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Thursday, April 12: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Thursday, April 12, 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, April 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.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Dinner – Flagstaff

Thursday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood dinner, at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Eve Espey is the Chairperson of the Department of Ob/Gyn, Professor on the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, and Family Planning fellowship director at the University of New Mexico. She is President Elect of the Society of Family Planning and is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She is the Chair of the American College of OB-GYN’s work group for Long Acting Reversible Contraception. Individual tickets are $60 each if purchased by March 26. Ticket price will increase to $75 after March 26 and will need to be purchased no later than March 30. Tables of 8 are $480. Each ticket purchase includes membership in PPAA, the public policy arm of Planned Parenthood. Donations to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are not deductible for federal tax purposes as a charitable contribution or business expense, and may be used for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates.For more information about these event, please contact degarcia@ppaz.org or 602-263-4222. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Thursday, April 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, April 13 – Sunday, April 15: University of Arizona Spring Fling on the University of Arizona 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 13, 11:30 a.m.: Coconio County Democrats host “Hear Us Roar Arizona Democratic Women Candidates 2018,” details TBA. All female candidates for statewide offices and running in Coconio County have been invited.

Welcome to the Gadsen Meet & Greet Fudraiser

Friday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party’s Welcome to the Gadsen Meet & Greet Fudraiser, at the Gadsden Hotel,1046 N. G Avenue, Douglas, AZ. Keynote Speaker is AZ Democratic Party Chair Felicia Rotellini. All Democratic candidates running for statewide offices and in Cochise County have been invited. Tickets are $30. Ticket includes a hotel museum tour, appetizers and drinks, and live musical entertainment. Purchase tickets online at EventBrite or you can request a form to pay by mail at: rsvpcochise@gmail.com. For more information please contact Elisabeth Tyndall at elisabethft@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m.: PC Basics class, at DCSRA headquarters, 230 W. Continental Road, Suite 208, Green Valley. This one-hour PC Basics class presents an overview of the Democratic Party at the LD, county and state levels. This class offers you the tools and methods to connect with your Democratic and left-leaning neighbors to build the party and turn out the vote, so we can elect Democrats at every level. Register at https://aprilpctrainingdcsra@brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. (Special) Followed by afternoon party at Dragon View Mountain Retreat. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, April 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.

Jazz in The Afternoon Fundraiser

Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus Jazz in The Afternoon Fundraiser, at the home of Paul and Carol Taylor. Enjoy Great Music, Good Food, Genuine Discussion and Support our candidates in the 2018 Elections! $25.00 Donation at door or in advance online at EventBrite. For more information visit: facebook.com/PCAADems or call (520) 603-7502.

Saturday, April 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.

Tanque Verde Valley Democrats Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Saturday, April 14, 4:00.m.: (Special time) Tanque Verde Valley Democrats regular meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road will instead be a Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the Arizona Wine Collective, Patio of St. Phillip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Avenue, Ste 155, Tucson. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. You can register secure online at HERE. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Yuma County Democratic Party’s Spring Fling

Saturday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party’s Spring Fling Fundraiser, at the Gowan Company west patio, 370 S. Main Street, Yuma. Island luau, entertainment, raffle/door prizes, YCDP True Blue Awards, keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Please contact xanthe@yumademocrsts.com.

Rally For Science – Tucson

Sunday, April 15, 9:00 a.m.: Rally For Science 2018, at the Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 920 S. Concert Place, Tucson. March for Science Southern Arizona is having its 2nd annual Rally for Science. Interactive science booths, spectacular speakers, exciting demos, food trucks, more room, better space, and…BETTER PARKING!! Keynote Speaker is Brian Greene. We want your interactive booth exhibits, speakers, and stage-worhty demos! If you’d like to participate in this way, please email Monica Kothe at monicakothe@gmail.com. We also need volunteers! If you’d like to help out, email us at: helpmarchforsciencesaz@gmail.com. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/1970385869946364/.

Monday, April 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, April 17: Tax Day.

Tuesday, April 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, April 18, 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). Featured speaker is Jean Wilcox, Prescott City Council member. 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, April 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, April 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, April 18, 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. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 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, April 19 – Sunday, April 29: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.

Thursday, April 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.

29th Annual LULAC Educational Awards & Scholarship Banquet

Thursday, Apri 19, 5:30 p.m.: 29th Annual LULAC Educational Awards & Scholarship Banquet, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. 5:30 p.m. No host cocktails. 6:30 p.m. Dinner. Tickets for the banquet are $75 (dinner donations are tax deductible for the amount exceeeding $27). Proceeds go to LULACs effort to send students to attend the LULAC Washington National Youth Leadership Seminar and to provide scholarships with LULAC’s National Scholarship Foundation and to continue operations of the local Youth Leadership Conference and holiday food boxes. Plese make checks payable to the Southern Arizona Institute for Leadership (SAIL – a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code) and mail them to SAIL, c/o LULAC, P.O. Box 2443, Tucson, AZ 85702.

Friday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.: National School Walkout is asking students to walk out on April 20 at 10 a.m. on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre. On Friday, April 20th we want students to attend school and then promptly WALK-OUT at 10:00 a.m. Sit outside your schools and peacefully protest. Make some noise. Voice your thoughts. “We are students, we are victims, we are change.” Sign the petition at Change.org National High School Walk-Out for Anti Gun Violence.

Saturday, April 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.

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue, Tucson. State Senator David Bradley snd Reps. Kirsten Engel and Todd “Confederate” Clodfelter present an update on the legislature, followed by Q & A from constituents.

Sunday, April 22: Earth Day.

24th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m: 24th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival, in
collaboration with the Children’s Museum Tucson, in downtown Tucson. Celebrate Earth’s spectacular resources, play games and take challenges while learning about ways to protect our planet. As always, this family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The Children’s Museum will offer free admission to the museum all day; however, adults must be accompanied by a child and children must be supervised by an adult at all times.For more information on the Tucson Earth Day Festival, visit tucsonearthday.org, call (520) 329-0711, or e-mail tucsonearthday@yahoo.com. Find us on Facebook at Tucson Earth Day
Festival.

Sunday, April 22, 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, April 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, April 24: Special Election General Election for CD 8 congressional seat.

Tuesday, April 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.

Thursday, April 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.

Arizona Democratic Party’s Heritage Dinner

Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Heritage Dinner, at the Renaissance Hotel, 100 N. 1st Street, Phoenix. Keynote speaker is former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Individual tickets are $250. However, PCs and Dem AZ members can purchase tickets for $125. CSLC members are entitled to a complimentary seat as part of their membership. PC’s, DEM AZ and CSLC members should reserve their tickets by contacting Joey Czajkowski at josephc@azdem.org. Order your tickets online at ActBlue.

Saturday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Saturday, April 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, April 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, April 29, 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: The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Usually the last Sunday every month.

Monday, April 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 pm.

Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 6: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.: The Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) 5th Annual Community Partnership’s Award Ceremony, at the Randolph Golf Course Club House 600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Details TBA.

Saturday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.: West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment.

LD 11 7th Annual Spring Picnic

Saturday, May 5, 3:30 p.m.: LD 11 7th Annual Spring Picnic, at the Sun City Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Join LD 11 and eight active Democratic clubs in the district. Hamburgers, brats, and portabella mushroom caps with all the fixings salads and side dishes. Desserts, drinks and popcorn provided by LD 11 and the clubs. Democratic candidates running statewide and in LD 11 are invied to speak. Tickets are $30 per person, which can be purchased from any o the clobs, or secure online at ActBlue.

Tuesday, May 8: National Teacher Day.

Sunday, May 13: Mother’s Day.

Saturday, May 19: Armed Forces Day.

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day.

Tuesday, June 5: 50th Anniversary of the assasination of Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday, June 14: Flag Day.

National Federation of Democratic Women 2018 Convention

Thursday, June 14 – Sunday,June 17: The National Federation of Democratic Women will hold their 2018 Convention in Tempe, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. Fifth Street, Tempe. Convention registration is $225. Hotel room rates are $119 plus tax. Register before May 14 to avoid an additional charge. For convention information and to register online, go to https://www.azfdw.org/2018-national-convention.

Sunday, June 17: Father’s Day.

Tuesday, June 19: Juneteenth.

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