Category Archives: Political Calendar

Political Calendar: Week of December 16, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of December 16, 2018:

Monday, December 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 newly elected Pima County Democratic Party Chair on “Building the Party of 2019.” NOTE: DGT will be taking the holidays off and will return on January 14, 2019.

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Political Calendar: Week of December 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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Note: The political calendar is frequently subject to change in December because of holiday parties replacing regular meetingsIf your organization wants its holiday party listed on the calendar, please send us the information well in advance.

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Political Calendar for the Week of December 9, 2018:

Pima County Democratic Party Volunteer & PC Appreciation Party

Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Volunteer & PC Appreciation Party, at PCDP headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. It’s time to celebrate our victories and say thank you for all of your hard work. Join our PCDP Chair, Jo Holt, at our Volunteer and PC Appreciation Party. Pot Luck – Bring a treat to share! Beverages will be provided.

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser, at the Hassayampa Inn, Marina Ballroom, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott. 5:00 pm Cash Bar and Silent Auction, 6:00 pm Dinner served, 6:30 pm Presentation of the Jerry Emmett Award, and Guest Speaker Deedra Abboud. 7:30 pm DJ and Dancing. Tickets are $50.00 per person, increases to $60.00 if purchased after Tuesday, December 4th. Please specify dinner choice when you RSVP.

Monday, December 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. Dr. Kris Olson-Garewal on Prison Medical Services. Next Week: TBA.

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Political Calendar: Week of December 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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Note: The political calendar is frequently subject to change in December because of holiday parties replacing regular meetingsIf your organization wants its holiday party listed on the calendar, please send us the information well in advance.

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Political Calendar for the Week of December 2, 2018:

Sunday, December 2: Hanukkah begins (at sundown) for eight days.

Sunday, December 2 – 11:00 a.m.: 2018 Election Debriefing with Pima County Democratic Party Chair Jo Holt, at PCDP headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Join Pima County Dems Chair Jo Holt to recap 2018 and look forward to 2020! Snacks and beverages provided.

Sunday, December 2 – 3:00 p.m.: Kathy Hoffman Tucson Celebration. Team Hoffman wants to celebrate the end of our campaign with all of their volunteers and supporters in Tucson. BOCA Tacos, 533 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson.

Monday, December 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. Rachel Wilson, refugee & migration attorney. Next Week: Dr. Kris Olson-Garewal on Prison Medical Services.

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In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush (State Funeral)

The 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, George H. W. Bush who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs, has died at 94 (NY Times):

His death, which was announced by his office, came less than eight months after that of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

Mr. Bush had a form of Parkinson’s disease that forced him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter in recent years, and he had been in and out of hospitals during that time as his health declined.

Mr. Bush, a Republican, was a transitional figure in the White House, where he served from 1989 to 1993, capping a career of more than 40 years in public service. A decorated Navy pilot who was shot down in the Pacific in 1944, he was the last of the World War II generation to occupy the Oval Office.

Mr. Bush was a skilled bureaucratic and diplomatic player who, as president, helped end four decades of Cold War and the threat of nuclear engagement with a nuanced handling of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the liberation of Eastern Europe.

Yet for all his success in the international arena, his presidency faltered as voters seemed to perceive him as detached from their everyday lives. In an election that turned on the economy, they repudiated Mr. Bush in 1992 and chose a relatively little-known Democratic governor from Arkansas, Bill Clinton, a baby boomer, ushering in a generational shift in American leadership.

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In Memoriam: Ed Pastor (Memorial Service)

Arizona lost another legend this week. Former Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, dead at 75:

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress whose low-key style obscured his behind-the-scenes effectiveness in directing federal money to local projects, has died. He was 75.

Pastor suffered a heart attack according to multiple family friends on Wednesday. The Phoenix resident is remembered as a hardworking lawmaker who fought to bring federal resources to his constituents and was respected on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill.

He leaves behind his wife, Verma Pastor, two daughters, Yvonne and Laura — a Phoenix City Council member — and four grandchildren.

His daughter Laura Pastor said in a written statement. “At this time, the Pastor family asks for privacy as they mourn the loss of their husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and leader.”

The Democratic congressman did not seek re-election in 2014 after serving 23 years in Washington. At the time, he was the most senior member of Arizona’s House delegation and served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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