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Political Calendar for the Week of January 7, 2018:
Sunday, January 7, 4:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats host a meet & greet with Congresman Tom O’Halleran, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N Coachline Blvd, Marana. An opportunity to hear from Congressman O’Halleran as well as Democratic candidates for LD 11, Ralph Atchue, and Holly Lyon. This event is free (and NOT a fundraiser) and open to the public.
Monday, January 8: Opening Day of the 53rd Arizona Legislature (Second Regular Session) — Governor Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. The legislature gets to work on Tuesday. “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain.
Together We Rise: Opening Day Rally of the Resistance
Monday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.: Together We Rise: Opening Day Rally of the Resistance, on the Arizona Capitol lawn, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix. Rise with us as we tell our Arizona State Legislature that social justice and progressive advocates are united, organized, and loud. We will not sit idly by while our legislature attacks women’s reproductive rights, public education, science, the environment, human rights, equality, and so much more.”Hosted by Fortitude AZ. Contact Tory Roberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (623) 570-6396. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/537388449946360/.
January 8 Memorial Dedication – Tucson
Monday, January 8, 9:30 a.m.: January 8 Memorial dedication and bell ringing, at 160 W. Alameda Street (El Presidio Park), Tucson. Dedication of a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Congress on your Corner event in Tucson that wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.
Monday, January 8, 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. No DGT – participating in the January 8 Memorial dedication and bell ringing. Next Week: Dylan Smith of the Tucson Sentinel on “Modern journalism in the age of Trump.”