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Political Calendar for the Week of April 26, 2020:

Sunday, April 26: (Delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns) Rescheduled Puerto Rico Primary.

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, April 27, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson – ONLINE MEETING April 27 speaker is Consuelo Hernandez, candidate for Pima County supervisor District 5.
Register now for Online Webinar to get easy instructions to attend. You just need an internet connection, and you can listen via phone or computer speaker. Meanwhile, Democrats can follow updates of the brand new website and start a free subscription to get weekly updates about progressive causes. You can also listen to the DGT Podcast to hear great speakers like Richard Elias – Pima County Supervisor Chairman, Rex Scott – Candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 1, and Dustin Williams – Pima County School Superintendent.

Monday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson.  For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.: (check) Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting at HQ, 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more
information please contact Eva Dong at ecdong1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 28: Primaries — Connecticut (POSTPONED to June 2), Delaware (POSTPONED to June 2), Maryland (POSTPONED to June 2), New York (POSTPONED to June 23), Pennsylvania (POSTPONED to June 2), Rhode Island (POSTPONED to June 2). Ohio Primary continued (The governor signed a bill allowing mail voting to continue through April 28.)

Tuesday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church, 3269 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kim Holoway at kimholaway@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 29 – Sunday, May 3: (CANCELED due to coronavirus concerns) Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Thursday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.: ACLU Smart Justice Arizona virtual town hall with Maricopa County attorney candidates titled “County Attorneys and COVID-19: What’s Being Done. What Should Be Done. Where We Go From Here.” All candidates running for Maricopa County Attorney have been invited to participate in this town hall where we will discuss the power prosecutors have to protect people from COVID-19 and whether the current response in Maricopa County is effective.” Register Here.

Friday, May 1: International Workers Day.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix- POSTPONED

Friday, May 1, Noon: (POSTPONED due to Coronavirus concerns) I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. Individual tickets are $150, tables of ten are $1,500. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Saturday, May 2: Kansas Democratic Primary, Guam Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Continental Shopping Plaza, 210 W. Continental Road – Bldg. 210, Suite 203, Green Valley. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.: (CANCELED due to coronavirus concerns) 15th Annual West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: (Meetings cancelled due to coronavirus concerns) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (Suite 420, between the Barber Shop and the restaurant Carne Y Vino). Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Drinking Liberally

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street, Tucson. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Please RSVP to tucson@drinkingliberally.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation. As a reminder, The Shanty does not serve food (yes, there is popcorn), so please feel free to bring your own or order in, all allowed at The Shanty. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to our host, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise).

Monday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

Tuesday, May 5: Indiana Primary (POSTPONED to June 2 due to coronavirus concerns).

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson – POSTPONED

Friday, May 8, Noon:(POSTPONED due to Coronavirus concerns) I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Individual tickets are $95, tables of ten are $950. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Friday, May 8, Noon to 5 p.m.: The Red Cross Bloodmobile, at Pima County Democratic Party headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Democrats of Greater Tucson needs you to donate blood. One pint of blood saves 3 lives — and possibly your own life. We need 15 heroes to make an appointment to donate. DONATING BLOOD IS SAFE. You cannot get Covid-19 through a blood donation. Note: All blood donors are now required to wear a mask. To make an appointment, Register Here. Please read the pre-donation materials in advance, and complete the health history questions. Then print your pass and bring it with you. The actual blood donation takes 6 minutes. Questions? Call Samantha Bivens at the Red Cross at (520) 230-7281 or email her at Samantha.Bivens2@redcross.org.

Saturday, May 9: The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been postponed. The NALC, as well as our national partners, are fully committed to rescheduling the food drive later in 2020. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month.  For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Coconino County Democratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite #6, Flagstaff. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, in the Navajo Room of the Activity Center, 1495 Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Sun City. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information lease contact Maureen Salz mosalz@outlook.com.

Saturday, May 9, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (Room 203 meeting room). For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Sunday, May 10: Mother’s Day.

Monday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro valley. Meet the second Monday of each month. Arrive at 6:15 to socialize a little before the 6:30 pm meeting.

Monday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Highlands at Dove Mountain meeting, in the Dove Mountain Clubhouse Catalina Room II, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana. For more information please contact (520) 661-1919.

Tuesday, May 12: Nebraska Primary, West Virginia Primary (POSTPONED to June 9 due to Coronavirus concerns).

Tuesday, May 12, Noon: Democrats of Rim Country meeting, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Arizona Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Tuesday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Groth at (520) 385-6686 or check our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. Meet the second Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: (New Location) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. For more information, contact Nucleus Club at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Disability Caucus meeting, at Direct Center, 1001 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Monthly meeting of the Disability Caucus. Open to the public. For more information please contact Contact Carol Brown (520) 325-9874.

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at the new Yuma Democratic Party HQ at 290 S. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1, Yuma. Parking is available in back. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact us at yumademocrats@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 16: Armed Forces Day.

Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix. Save the date!

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Virtual Town Hall. Rep. Kirsten Engel says “We’re working on figuring out the best virtual platform to use for our April 18th Town Hall.  Please check my Facebook page for the latest update.”

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson. Meet the third Saturday of each month. The caucus is not exclusively for African-Americans, all are welcome to join. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

Monday, May 18, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. Meet the third Monday of each month. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 19:  Kentucky Democratic Primary (POSTPONED to June 23), Oregon Primary; Rescheduled: Georgia Primary.

Tuesday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at Manda Le Bar & Grill, 3455 Canyon De Flores, Sierra Vista, Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For more information please contact Pat Smith at pandw111167@aol.com. Visit our web page. Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott (on the Antelope Hills golf course). Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers.Reserve your spot on Actblue, Email DWPA@DWPAAZ.ORG, or call Jan at (626) 340-7060.RSVPs and credit card payment may be made through Act Blue by clicking on the link above, or at the door for those on the RSVP list by Credit Card, Check (made payable to DWPA), or with Cash. Note: Cancellations for reservations must be received 24 hours in advance! Attendees will be billed if they cancel  on the day of the event.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County meeting, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson. Meet the third Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the third Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E 22nd Street, Tucson.There is a social time for all members and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Bonnie Heidler at ld10azdems@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, May 21, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $15, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, May 23, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. Meet the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Witthoeft at sdwitt77@gmail.com.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.: (check) Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting at HQ, 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more
information please contact Eva Dong at ecdong1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church, 3269 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kim Holoway at kimholaway@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 28, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, May 28, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, June 2: Primaries — Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota. Rescheduled: Connecticut Primary, Delaware Primary, Indiana Primary, Maryland Primary, Pennsylvania Primary, Rhode Island Primary.

Saturday, June 6: D-Day Anniversary.

Saturday, June 6: Virgin Islands Democratic Caucuses.

Tuesday, June 9: (Rescheduled) West Virginia Primary.

Sunday, June 14: Flag Day.

Tuesday, June 16: D.C. Democratic Primary.

Friday, June 19: Juneteenth.

Saturday, June 20: Rescheduled: Louisiana Primary.

Sunday, June 21: Father’s Day.

Tuesday, June 23: Rescheduled: Kentucky Democratic Primary, New York Primary.

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day.

Monday, July 6: Voter registration deadline for Arizona primary election.

Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16: (POSTPONED to August 17 due to coronavirus concerns). Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, July 15: Tax Day (rescheduled).

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 9: Tokyo hosts the XXXII Olympiad Summer Games. (POSTPONED to 2021 by the IOC).

Tuesday, August 4: Arizona Primary Election.

Monday, August 17 – Thursday, August 20: (Rescheduled)Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Monday, August 24 – Thursday, August 27: Republican National Convention, from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Wednesday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day: Centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Monday, September 7: Labor Day.

National Organization for Women State Conference 2020

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.: (Rescheduled)National Organization for Women State Conference 2020, at IBEW Local #570 Union Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conference begins at 9 a.m. Listen to noted experts speak on the ERA, Immigration, Reproductive Rights, Violence Against Women, Gun Violence, and LBGTQ+ rights. There will also be speeches by NOW-endorsed candidates and tabling by like-minded organizations, and more. Yummy food from local food trucks will be available for purchase for lunch, and we’ll provide snacks and drinks. Early-bird prices are good through February 29, so get your tickets now NOW member $15, Non-member $25. Register and purchase tickets at Eventbrite. For more information please see our Facebook page.

9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Saturday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.: (Rescheduled) Pima County Democratic Party 9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita. This year we turn our focus towards UNITY, by returning to the foundation of this democracy: The U.S. Constitution. To that end, the theme of this year’s celebration is “Building a More Perfect Union.” The evening’s event promises to inspire, rally and motivate the Democratic Party to come together for this crucial election year. Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker is author and Professor Noah Chomsky. Entertainment by The University of Arizona 20-piece Studio Jazz Ensemble, with special appearances by local Mariachi groups. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., VIP Reception 5-5:45 p.m., program at 6:00 p.m. Precinct Committeemen ticket price $100, individual ticket price $125, sponsorship levels available. For special discounts for students and military please contact us at: (520) 429-5064. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Monday, October 5: Voter registration deadline for general election.

Tuesday, November 3: General Election.

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