Category Archives: Political Calendar

Political Calendar: Week of September 16, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of September 16, 2018:

Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Monsoon Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Monsoon Picnic, at the County Fairgrounds (Maricopa Ramada), 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff. A business meeting for PCs will begin promptly at 10:30 and conclude before 11 a.m. The public portion of the event will begin at 11 a.m. with food and candidate speeches. This is a potluck with the party providing pulled pork sandwiches, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns, and drinks. We ask that those whose last names begin with A-M bring a salad or side dish and those whose last names begin with N-Z bring a dessert. (Bring reusable plates and utensils if you can. We will provide paper and plastic.) For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Monday, September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day, commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Monday, September 17, 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 Larry Bodine of Blog For Arizona on Local Political Journalism. Next Week: DGT President Brian Bickel on Pima County Bond Questions on the ballot.

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Political Calendar: Week of September 9, 2018

The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.

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Political Calendar for the Week of September 9, 2018:

Sunday, September 9: Rosh Hashanah begins.

Sunday, September 9: Week one of the 2018 NFL season.

Sunday, September 9, 2:00 p.m.: Education Town Hall hosted by LD 11 Democratic candidates Ralph Atchue (senate) and Hollace Lyon (house), at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley.

Sunday, September 9, 4:00 p.m.: Raul Grijalva’s “Southern AZ Democratic Campaign Kickoff”, at the El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street, Tucson. Candidates, initiative supporters, and Democrats will come together to kickoff our efforts to get-out-the-vote in Southern Arizona. RSVP HERE or call (520) 629-0050.

Monday, September 10, 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 Marion Chubon on Represent Me AZ & Local Activism. Next Week: Larry Bodine of Blog For Arizona on Local Political Journalism.

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Political Calendar: Week of September 2, 2018

The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.

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Political Calendar for the Week of September 2, 2018:

Monday, September 3 – Sunday, September 9: 72nd Annual Navajo Nation Fair & Rodeo, at Navajo parks and recreation, Hwy. 264, Window Rock. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo Agriculture, Fine Arts and Crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment. The Navajo Nation Fair is the largest American Indian Fair and Rodeo within the Southwest United States.

PALF Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation’s 22nd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 8th annual union olympics. This year’s event theme “Resist for today-Build for Tomorrow” reflects the changing dynamics of the workforce and will feature a classic car and motorcycle show with vehicles provided by Door Slammers Car club and union members.”

Monday, September 3, 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 meeting in observance of Labor Day. Next Week: Marion Chubon on Represent Me AZ & Local Activism.

DCSRA Annual Labor Day Party

Monday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.: DCSRA Labor Day Party, at the American Legion Hall, 1560 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley. We will be serving a southwest style buffet. “Spur of the Moment” band will entertain with country-western and classic rock music. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 23. Basic $25, Sponsor $30, Patron $35. Reservations and payment can be made in person at DCSRA headquarters, or by mail: P.O.Box 131, Green Valley, 85614.  For more information or a registration form, please email Terry Lang at lang_terry@yahoo.com.

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Schedule of events for John McCain memorial services

The Arizona Republic has the details for the memorial service for Senator John McCain, additional details from johnmccain.com and axios.com:

Wednesday viewing at Arizona Capitol

Where will McCain’s casket be displayed?

McCain’s body will rest under the copper-domed rotunda at the old state Capitol building, located at 1700 W. Washington St. It’s not yet known which entrance the public will use to enter the building.

How will the memorials begin?

A private ceremony is planned in the Capitol rotunda at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Speakers will include Gov. Doug Ducey and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will offer a benediction, and former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe will present a wreath.

Can the public attend Wednesday’s events?

Yes. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects during a public viewing starting at 2 p.m. The Capitol will stay open until everyone in line has had a chance to participate.

The tribute will be livestreamed at johnmccain.com.

How long will the lines be?

Thousands of Arizonans are expected to attend. Be prepared to wait in line for an extended period of time. The line is likely to stretch outside, where there isn’t shade.

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Arizona Citizens Clean Elections general election debate schedule

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission general election debate schedule is currently posted at its website under the calendar tag. This schedule is subject to change, so please remember to check the Commission’s web site to verify the scheduled date before  a debate.

Please be sure to attend in support of your candidates and to submit your questions to the candidates,

Legislative Districts

Tuesday, September 4,6:00 p.m.: LD 19 Clean Elections debate, at the Hilton Garden Inn – Avondale, 11460 W. Hilton Way, Avondale, AZ 85323.

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 p.m.: LD 28 Clean Elections debate, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak – Phoenix, 7677 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

Thursday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.: LD 23 Clean Elections debate, at the Hilton Resort – Scottsdale, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

Friday, September 7, 6:00 p.m.: LD 18 Clean Elections debate, at the Four Points by Sheraton South Mountain – Chandler, 10831 S. 51st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044.

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Jose Torres Emphasizes Education, Healthcare and Immigration in the CD5 Congressional Race

Congressional District Five Democratic House Candidate Jose Torres

This election year, two Democrats are vying for an opportunity to defeat incumbent Andy Biggs. One is Joan Greene and the other is the subject of this interview, Jose Torres.

Below are Torres’ responses to a series of questions regarding the issues facing the people in the district and how he would act as the district’s next Representative.

Arizona Congressional District Five contains all or parts of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Chandler. The district has been solidly Republican since 2012. Incumbent Andy Biggs is a former State Senator and current Freedom Caucus Member. This “public servant” has distinguished himself by supporting and fighting for policies that do not benefit the public. On issues ranging from Children’s Health Care to a woman’s right to choose to Medicaid Expansion to tax cuts for the rich, Biggs has continually embraced the causes championed by Dark Money special interests and reactionary conservatives who want to destroy the government they were elected to serve in.

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