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Will Mark Kelly Run for US Senate? Now hear this

The John C. Scott Political Forum - 1030 KVOI AM

The John C. Scott Political Forum – 1030 KVOI AM

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords

John C. Scott and I analyzed whether ex-astronaut Mark Kelly will run for US Senate. A group called 314 Action is drafting him to run, and Kelly did speak to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee about backing him. He favors gun safety measures and fighting climate change. He would run for the seat now occupied by Republican Marth McSally.

At 7:00: The Trump administration coming apart with the government shutdown, wrecking the government, damaging the economy, creating a historic deficit, starting trade wars and alienating allies. As with President Nixon, perhaps a group of Republican Senators will visit Trump and tell him he has no support.

At 10:46: At a recent meeting of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members voiced support for H.R.8, a bill in Congress that will require background checks for anyone buying a firearm in-person or online. A twin bill has been introduced in the US Senate. Member Pat Miesch recounted the terror of being at the shooting on Jan. 8, 2011 that injured congresswoman Gabby Giffords, six people were killed and 12 others were wounded.

Moms Demand Action also backs “red flag laws” which permit a court to require an individual posing an immediate danger or threat to surrender their firearms and ammunition to law enforcement.




Tucson Japanese Festival 2019

If you don’t know what takoyaki balls (made from octopus) are, check out our 6th annual Tucson Japanese Festival, which was previously called the Tucson Mochitsuki for the mochi (rice) pounding event highlight. Our Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition (SAJCC) is still pounding & making mochi, but we feature other Japanese activities and performances as  well.  Here’s the flyer and schedule of events below.

NEW location — Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd. (between Oracle and La Canada Drive) –no longer at PCC Downtown, where it was for past 3 years).

 

Enjoy the ramen and my favorite, spam musubi (very popular back home in Hawaii, where it is ubiquitous). It is cooked rice, covered by a wrapping of nori (seaweed) with fried spam inside.

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TUSD Superintendent Community Forum

“Join Dr. Gabriel Trujillo at the Superintendent Community Forum to talk about what’s happening in #TucsonUnified!  January 17, 6:30 to 8 pm

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo

The forum will be held in the Little Theater at Sabino High School, 5000 N. Bowes Rd. Tucson”

Carolyn’s Note:  We are still waiting here at BFAZ for our webmaster to migrate to a better website, where I  already have 35 plus additional events posted (beyond the ones posted here at this site on our Calendar). This event was one of them, but we’ve had to bypass a few already since Jan. 12.  Sorry to those who were relying on me and our image Calendar, but too busy to re-p0st all of them (double work) here on the front page.



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LD 10 Dems: New Year, New Board, New Representatives, New Goals

Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall
4831 E. 22nd St. Tucson (east of Swan Rd.)
“Your new LD10 Board has been hard at work designing bold and innovative strategies to best reach the goals elected us to reach. Come to the January meeting and find out where you fit in, and how we all support our new (and returning) LD10 Legislators in accomplishing some of those goals at the State level. That includes signing up for the Arizona Legislature Request to Speak system so you can comment on pending legislation!”
Carolyn’s note:  LD 10 is represented in State Senate by incumbent David Bradley, and in the State House with incumbent Kirsten Engel and newcomer Domingo DeGrazia (both attorneys).



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Tucson premiere of Arizona documentary “You Racist, Sexist Bigot” at the Loft Cinema

Tucson Premiere!

You Racist, Sexist Bigot

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS & STUDENTS WITH VALID ID: $10
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

Loft Cinema is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson


“Don’t miss the Tucson Premiere of the award-winning, made-in-Arizona documentary, You Racist, Sexist Bigot, featuring a post-film Q&A with directors Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp!

Do you ever question the opinions you hold about people who aren’t like you? In a country that prides itself on being a melting pot, it seems that many of us have been raised to believe that, once melted, the end result should resemble only one of the ingredients. Discrimination is rooted not just in seeing ‘the other’ but in being led to believe that ‘other’ equals ‘worse’. This film shares a rainbow of amazing humans in order to tear down the walls that prevent us from seeing that we are far more similar than we are different and that it is the differences which give us our own unique beauty. (Dir. by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp, 2018, USA, 65 mins., Not Rated)”

https://loftcinema.org/film/you-racist-sexist-bigot/




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