Political Calendar: Week of March 4, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 4, 2018:

Monday, March 5, 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 Andres Cano, candidate for LD 3 House. Next Week: Bill Mundell and Sandra Kennedy, candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, will be in Tucson, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson. Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 450,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech in Citizens United. For more information, see Tucson – Monday March 5th at 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, will be in Phoenix, at International Painters’ Union Hall, 210 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 450,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech in Citizens United. For more information, see Phoenix – Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30-8:30.

Wednesday, March 7, 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.

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, will be in Prescott, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E Goodwin Street, Prescott. Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 450,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech in Citizens United. For more information, see Prescott – Wednesday March 7th at 5:30-7:30.

Thursday, March 8: International Women’s Day.

Arizona Women in Blue Day at the Arizona Legislature

Thursday, March 8, 7:30 a.m.: Arizona Women in Blue Day at the Arizona Legislature, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix. Join like-minded, pro-choice women from across the state to learn, share and be inspired at the Arizona State Capitol. A continental breakfast in the Rose Garden will be followed by speakers, panel discussions and training sessions. Breakout sessions with legislators, community leaders and activists will educate, excite and encourage everyone to be the change they want to see! See:  https://www.facebook.com/  for more details.

Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Mark Manoil, candidate for State Treasurer. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, March 8, 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, March 8, 6:00 p.m.: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, will be in Sedona, at OLLI at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 450,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech in Citizens United. For more information, see Sedona – Thursday March 8th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Thursday, March 8, 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, March 9 – Sunday, March 11: 30th Annual Chandler Ostrich Festival, at Tubleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler. Main Stage Entertainment Schedule: Friday – Kool & The Gang, Saturday – John Michael Montgomery, Sunday – The Beach Boys. General Admission Pricing for 2018: Adults – $15, Seniors (55+) and Child (5-12 years of age) – $8, Children under the age of 5 are free. Parking is $5 (accessible off of Hamilton Street & McQueen Road). Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be available for purchase at Valley Bashas and Food City locations for $27, or for $30 at the festival. Ride tickets can be purchased at the festival for $1 each, 25 tickets for $23.

Tucson State of the City Luncheon

Friday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.: Tucson State of the City Luncheon, at the Tucson Community Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo. NOON: Luncheon and Address. The Tucson Metro Chamber will host the annual State of the City luncheon where Mayor Rothschild will deliver his “State of the City” address.  This highly attended event provides a platform for Mayor Rothschild to outline his goals, planned policies and objectives for the City of Tucson in the coming year. Tickets are $110 for non-members. Register online HERE.

Friday, March 9, 4:30 p.m.: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, will be in Flagstaff, at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff. Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 450,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech in Citizens United. For more information, see Flagstaff – Friday March 9th at 4:30 – 6 PM.

Tucson Festival of Books

Saturday, March 10 – Sunday March 11, 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.: Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Mall. The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds following the Festival support critical local literacy programs. The first Festival was in 2009. 2018 is the Festival’s 10th anniversary. Attendance has grown from 75,000 to over 100,000 including authors and visitors from all over the U.S. and overseas. Free Outdoor Concert on Saturday after 5:30 p.m., at Jefferson field: The Rock Bottom Remainders will make a momentous return to Tucson for the festival’s 10th anniversary. Food and beverages available for sale.

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. LD 10 Democratic Candidates Forum. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

March for Education – Tucson

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.: March for Education, at the TUSD District HQ, 1010 E 10th Street, Tucson. Come show our community is dedicated to serving and improving our public education system. Bring banners, signs, and smiles! Wear school shirts, school colors, or any related attire you can find! After the rally at District HQ, we will take to the streets and march to the U of A Mall. Attendants are encouraged to check out the nearby Festival of Books afterwards.” For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/166664077292289/.

Saturday, March 10, 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.

Marana Founders Day Festival

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.: Marana Founders Day Festival, parade begins at 10:00 a.m., festival begins at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 10, 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, March 10, 5:00 p.m.: AFL-CIO Pride at Work Social Event, at the IBEW 640 Hall,  5808 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. Join us for an evening of live music, socializing, guest speakers and GOTV. Candidates are welcome, but no campaigning. This event is to support the LGBT community. Appetizers and beverages will be served. $25 suggested doantion.

Saturday, March 10, 3:30 p.m.: Author event, “Democracy in Chains” by Nancy Maclean, at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona.

Coconino County Democratic Party’s Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democrtic Party’s annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Little America Hotel, 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff. Keynote speaker is Jevin Hodge. Jevin is a Millennial Inspirational Speaker, noted as “America’s Leading Young Agent for Change” and author of L.Y.F.E. – Living Young Free and Extravagant. You’ll truly appreciate the energy Jevin brings to his role as Vice-Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. Online ticket sales are now available on ActBlue.  Single tickets are $85 in advance and $100 after March 5th. Buy a table for eight for $680. Or, call the office to reserve your seats: 928-214-0393.

Saturday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.: Progressive Democrats of Arizona host John Nichols of The Nation, at the IBEW Local 570 Hall, 570 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Prolific author, columnist for The Nation magazine and board member of national Progressive Democrats of America will once again generously donate his time to rally the progressive troops.

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 parking, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.

DCSRA Dinner with John Nichols of The Nation

Sunday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area host John Nichols of The Nation, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road at I-19, Sahuarita. Tickets: Individual $60, Sponsor $100, Patron $200. You may purchase tickets at DCSRA Headquarters between 10:00-2:00 Monday through Friday. If it’s not convenient for you to come to Headquarters, please email Terry Lang at lang_terry@yahoo.com and he will email you a reservation form that you can complete and return to Headquarters in person or US mail. Space is limited. Make your reservation by Monday, March 5th. All proceeds go toward DCSRA and Democratic HQ Green Valley.

AFL-CIO Day of Action at the Arizona Legislature

Monday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.: AFL-CIO Day of Action at the State Capitol. Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m. Join us to tell lawmakers to focus on creating jobs not taking away workers’ rights. RSVP’s are MANDATORY as we will be providing lunch and materials: Phoenix: fyamashita@azaflcio.org or (602) 631-4488; Tucson: pimaalf@yahoo.com (520) 347-3336. Must be received by February 23, 2018. Bus Transportation from Tucson’s PALF office 877 S. Alvernon Way, Suite 100 south parking lot, the bus will also be stopping at the McDonald’s on Contaro Road. RSVP’s are MANDATORY Contact: Phoenix: fyamashita@azaflcio.org or (602) 631-4488; Tucson: pimaalf@yahoo.com (520) 347-3336. Must be received by February 16, 2018.

Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 14, 10:00 a.m.: National School Walkout. Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying !http://bit.ly/EnoughMarch14.

Thursday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Featured speakers will be Sandra Kennedy, Bill Mundell, and Mark Manoil. 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.

Yavapai County Democratic Party March Forth Fundraiser

Thursday, March 15, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party March Forth Fundraiser, at the Prescott Elks Theatre ballroom, 117 E. GurleyStreet, Prescott. Featuring Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini, plus the McDougal Street West Band and catering by El Gato Azul Restaurant. Come enjoy the party and get ready for the election season! Or celebrate the Ides of March! The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m. Donations of items for the silent auction are being taken at the office, 1555 Iron Springs Road, Prescott. We’re asking for a donation of $20 per person. For more information please contact (928) 777-1370.

Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Our Time is NOW

Saturday, March 17, 10:00a.m.: Come join Arizona NOW for “Our Time is NOW,” Co-sponsored by Pima Area Labor Federation, at the IBEW Local 570 Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson.AGENDA INCLUDES: Dr. Sanjam Ahluwalia on “The History of Feminism” – Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Northern Arizona University; Panel discussion with female elected officials from across Arizona; Including Rep. Pamela Powers Hanley LD9, Channel Powe with Balsz School District, Rep. Charlene Fernandez LD4; Breakout sessions on Social Media 101, Ending Domestic Violence (Emerge), and Standing Up for Racial Justice (YWCA) and women in the workforce (IBEW Local 570); Panel discussion on “Women in the Workforce” including Kitty Kennedy and Liz KneppLunch time performance by the amazing group, Esperanza Dance Project, who raise awareness about surviving and stopping sexual abuse. Registration fee is $30: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-national-organization-for-women-2018-state-conference-tickets-43146877472. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/162357384552572/.

Saturday, March 17, 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.

Annual St. Patricks’ Day Fundraiser

Sunday, March 18, 1:00 p.m.: Legislative Districts 9 and 10 host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at the home of George and Margie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue, Tucson, AZ. This is the annual political season kick-off event for Democratic candidates in Pima County. Master of Ceremonies Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Keynote Speaker Senator Steve Farley. Tucson’s best corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings and side dishes, bountiful desserts, soft drinks and beer. Tickets are only $20 per adult if purchased in advance. Children 6-12 $10, under the age of 6 free. Ticket price goes up to $25 at the door, so purchase your tickets early. Purchase tickets secure online at Act Blue. A limited number of tickets will be sold. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be on the TV for you basketball fans, so you have no reason to miss this fun event.

Monday, March 19, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 7:00 p.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://marchpctrainingdcsra@brownpapertickets.com.

Wednesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 25: Pinal County Fair, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande.

Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 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. Guest speakers are Bill Mundell & Sandra Kennedy, candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission. LD 10 Board Special Election – all PC’s should attend. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Cecilia Aros Hunter at hunter.cecilia@yahoo.com.

Thursday, March 22, 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.

March For Our Lives, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 24: Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. and marches in communities across the country. We will be the last group of students who have to stand up for fallen children due to senseless gun violence. March with us. Sign up at marchforourlives.com and visit our Facebook page.

Saturday, March 24, 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, March 24, 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.

Saturday, March 24, 2:00 p.m.: 13th annual Salsa Festival, at Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa, AZ (located off SR 347 and Bowlin Road). $5 on-site limited parking. Turn on Bowlin Road entrance. Admission is free.

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

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.

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 Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

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.

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

Wednesday, March 28, (TBA): The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition’s Celebración de la Mujer, at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Screening the documentary film Dolores in conjunction with Arizona Public Media. Awards ceremony. Details TBA.

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.

Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday.

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

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

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!

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.

Tuesday, April 10: Equal Pay Day.

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

Thursday, April 12: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon – 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.

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.

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.

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

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, 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.

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

Saturday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

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, 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.

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