Friday the 13th: PCDP Blood Drive for the American Red Cross


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Press release from the Pima County Democratic Party (reminder: you must schedule an appointment to donate blood):


TUCSON – The Pima County Democratic Party bleeds blue but on Friday,
September 13
Party officials, staffers, supporters and volunteers will
roll up their sleeves to give blood for the American Red Cross Arizona
Blood Services Region. The first person scheduled to provide a pint is
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will set up
shop to accept donations outside PCDP Headquarters at 4639 E. First
Street from Noon to 5 p.m. All participants will receive a FREE "eco
bag," (a shopping bag made from recycled material) while supplies last.
As always, the Red Cross will provide cookies and juice for anyone who
donates but if that’s not enough, a planned potluck meal should provide
plenty of sustenance.

"We are a community-based organization,
we take pride in advocating for others,” said Party Outreach Director
Emily Verdugo. “Donating blood is no different. We are asking the
community, our elected leaders, and even our staff to donate blood. We
just never know whose life we could be saving with just one blood

The event will also include a discussion
led by campaign consultant Sam Almy of the just-completed petition
drive to overturn HB2305, Arizona’s new voter suppression law. Also
several members of Southern Arizona’s legislative delegation should drop
by to meet with constituents.

To schedule your appointment or for
more information, please call Jeremey Lasher at 520-609-7641 or the
American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or log on to and enter the sponsor code: PimaDems