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Political Calendar for the Week of April 28, 2019:

Sunday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Sunday, April 28, 9:00 a.m.: Leadership Training by the Arizona Democratic Party, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. To RSVP and for more information please call (520) 326-3716.

Planned Parenthood Annual Tucson Tea

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m.: Planned Parenthood annual Tucson Tea, at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson. Each ticket purchase includes membership in PPAA, the public policy arm of Planned Parenthood. For information about this event, please contact Desiree at (602) 263-4222. Student/young professional ticket $45; Individual tickets $95. Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, 4751 N. 15th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Donations to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are NOT tax-deductible and may be used for political purposes, including supporting or opposing candidates.

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.: LD 2 and LD 3 Town Hall, at the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rad, Tucson. Join the senators and representatives from LD2 and LD3 for a town hall meeting.Everyone is welcome. It’s nearly time for the budget, and the session is nearly over. Come and hear from our representatives in Phoenix and ask about their plans to fight for us. This is a great chance to ask questions and to get answers about the issues that matter most to Southern Arizona.

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, April 29, 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 Steve Farley, candidate for Mayor of Tucson. Next Week: Emily Verdugo on the U.S. Census.

Wednesday, May 1: International Workers Day.

Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at beckyfox@cableone.net.

Thursday, May 2: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Thursday, May 2, 4:00 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the first Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.: PCDP LGBTQ Caucus Meeting, at Passe, 415 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson. The focus at this meeting will be the structure of the caucus. We will be amending our bylaws, creating committees, and expanding our board.

Saturday, May 4, 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 4, 10:00 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 4, 10:00 a.m.: West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment. For more information, email SVWestEndFairs@gmail.com.

8th Annual Legislative District 11 Spring Picnic and Fundraiser

Saturday, May 4, 4:00 p.m.: 8th Annual Legislative District 11 Spring Picnic and Fundraiser, at the Sun City Activity Center (Navajo Room), 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Come hear David Fitzsimmons our guest speaker, mingle with like minded friends and support our Oro Valley Campaign Office! Menu: Chicken Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas, Jicama Slaw, Ranchero Beans, Poblano Rice, Chips and Salsa. Scrumptious desserts, drinks and popcorn, provided by the LD11 Clubs. Cost: $30.00 per person in advance or $40.00 per person at the door. Buy tickets from your Club Seller, or securely online here. Proceeds go to support a campaign office in Oro Valley.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: 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).

Sunday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

Sunday, May 5 – 2:00 p.m.: Tucson National Organization of Women Meeting, at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue, Tucson. Join us for our May meeting! Victoria Steele And Pamela Powers Hannley will be updating us on the ERA and other issues in the legislature. We will also be discussing the National effort to remove the ERA deadline.

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

Tuesday, May 7: National Teacher Day.

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featuring Tucson City Council candidates in Ward 1, 2 and 4. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, May 9, 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 9, 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 11, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Representatives from Moms Demand Action will speak. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, May 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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). Alison Jones, New Chair of Pima County Democratic Party, will be our speaker. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

PALF 6th Annual Community Partnership Awards

Saturday, May 11, 5:00 p.m.: PALF 6th Annual Community Partnership Awards, at the El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street, Tucson. The Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, invites you to our 6th annual Community Partnership Awards. This yearly celebration honors individuals and organizations (union and non-union) for their dedication and advocacy for local working familes through acts of civic engagement. This year’s honorees are:
UA Local #469 – Labor Leadership Award
Represent Me AZ – Laura R. Hogan Award
Georgia Armstrong AFGE #3973 – PALF Solidarity Award
People’s Defense Initiative – Community Partnership Award
Doors open at 5:00 PM. Heavy Appetizers. No Host Cocktail Bar. Program: 6:00-7:15 PM. Individual tickets and great raffle prizes tickets are available at the PALF Office. Individual Tickets $60.00/ Raffle Tickets prices $10 each or 3 for $25. Please contact awards.palf@gmail.com for Sponsorship packages and more information.

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day.

Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Monday, May 13, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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.

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.: University of Arizona Young Democrats meeting, at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC), 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson. We welcome everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club. Please check Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UofACollegeDems for the latest info. For more information please see www.facebook.com/UofACollegeDems/.

Wednesday, May 15, 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 15, 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 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting, at new meeting location, 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 15, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, May 16, 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 18: Armed Forces Day.

Saturday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at 1012 N. G Avenue, Douglas.

2019 Mofford-Warner Dinner – (formerly the Heritage Dinner)

Saturday, May 18, 5:00 p.m.: The Arizona Democratic Party’s 2019 Mofford-Warner Dinner, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix. Presidential candidate Secretary Julián Castro will be our special guest speaker. 5:00 p.m. registration, VIP and General Reception, Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets are offered for $250. Individual tickets to the VIP reception and dinner are available for $1000. Tables are available for reservation upon request. Purchase tickets secure online at ActBlue. Precinct Committeemen and CSLC members should reserve their discounted tickets for $125 by contacting Joey Czajkowski at josephc@azdem.org.

Saturday, May 18, 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.

Sunday, May 19, 1:30 p.m.: Legislative District 11 Precinct Committeeperson Summit, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. All Precinct Committeepersons (PCs) and those wondering what does a PC do are encouraged to attend and bring a neighbor. Learn the answers to the questions: What is a PC and what can they do to Elect Democrats? What is the best way to Register Voters? How do Democratic clubs work with Candidates? What were the results of the 2018 elections? For more information please contact legdist11dems@gmail.com.

Monday, May 20, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 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 22, 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 $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome. We generally meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/pimayoungdems.

Thursday, May 23, 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.

Saturday, May 25, 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 25, 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.

Sunday,May 26, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day.

Monday, May 27, 6:00 p.m.: (To Be Rescheduled) 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 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.

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Sunday, June 2: National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Wear Orange For Gun Safety awareness weekend is June 7-9.

Friday, June 14: Flag Day.

49th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.: 49th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival, (new location) at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Join us for a day of education, entertainment, storytelling nd information. Retail and food vendors on site.Fun for all ages. Free admission. For more information plese contact Valerie Stanley at tucsonjuneteenth@gmail.com or (520) 405-5826.

Sunday, June 16: Fathers Day.

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.: Tucson World Refugee Day Celebration, at Catalina High School,3645 E Pima St, Tucson.Join us at 10 AM in the school auditorium for opening remarks and a youth citizenship ceremony. Then, beginning around 12 PM, come on down to the cafeteria for the Family Fun Fest. Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with games, giveaways, and cultural entertainment.” For more information see our Facebbok Page.

22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta

Monnday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.: 22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta, Mercado San Agustin Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, across the street from Mercado San Agustin. The event will start with the launching of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project in Barrio Santa Cruz, then go on to the traditional procession through Barrio Sin Nombre and end with a big Fiesta at the MSA Annex. This celebration will feature live music, food, arts & crafts vendors, games, activities for children, and more! El Día de San Juan Fiesta is a traditional family friendly Westside cultural celebration that is free and open to public. The celebration will start at 5PM with the official launching of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project. This project will reintroduce a ribbon of flowing water to the Santa Cruz River to revive the natural landscape and support the return of endangered wildlife. Over time this will offer pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians an enhanced historical and cultural experience when traveling along the Santa Cruz. Following the release of water into the river, a traditional procession with the antique statue of San Juan Bautista will begin at 6PM outside the Mission Gardens. Prayers from several cultural traditions will be offered. The procession will go through Barrio Sin Nombre before arriving at the Mercado San Agustin Annex. The procession will travel onto the Annex where the Fiesta will go into full swing at 7PM. There will be entertainment, live music, piñatas, local food and crafts vendors, family activities and more. In keeping with the theme of the monsoon season and renewal, free water will be provided by Tucson Water to all Fiesta attendees. This year’s event is organized by El Dia De San Juan Coalition and facilitated by the offices of Councilor Regina Romero and Chairman Richard Elias. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of and behind the Mercado. The event will also be accessible by SunLink Streetcar at the two Mercado San Agustin stops.To find out how to support this unique Westside event, contact Liza Grant or Nathalia Untiveros by sending an inquiry to Ward1@tucsonaz.gov.

 

First 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday June 27, (Time TBA): NBC News Democratic Primary Debate from Miami, Florida. Aired On: NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Live Stream: NBCNews.com.

Thursday, July 4: Independence Day.

Saturday, July 20: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing – NASA.

 

 

Second 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday July 31, (Time TBA): CNN Democratic Primary Debate from Detroit, Michigan. Aired On: CNN. Live Stream: CNN.com.

Tuesday, August 27: City of Tucson Primary Election for Mayor and Council members.

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