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Political Calendar for the Week of August 12, 2018:

Monday, August 13, 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. (New) Featured speaker is Leila Counts, candidate for TUSD Board. Next Week: PCDP Chair Jo Holt on Electing Democrats & Looking Toward the General Election!

Monday, August 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 or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site

Monday, August 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, August 14, Noon: Democratic Women 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 or call (928) 468-9669.

Tuesday, August 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.

Tuesday, August 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

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party executive committee meeting, at Pinal County HQ, 345 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge. For more information please contact David Coward at

Wednesday, August 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 or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. For more information contact

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.: (Special Location) Legislative District 10 meeting at the Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 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

Thursday, August 16, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Congressman Raul Grijalva. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, August 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 $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Friday, August 17: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot for Primary Election.

Saturday, August 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 or (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, August 18, 4:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts hosts Felicia Rotellini, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, at the Community and Performance Art Center (CPAC), 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley,  Come hear Felicia talk about ways to win the upcoming elections. Cash bar and appetizers available.

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

Drinking Liberally

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Ermanos Back Room, 220 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Please RSVP to Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. 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). There’s some street, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.

Monday, August 20, 6:30 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 Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or

Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday

Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.: City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday, at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 196 N. Court Avenue, Tucson. Music by Los Changuitos Feos, Flag and Cannon Firing Ceremony, Family-friendly food tasting celebrating the robust food culture we enjoy here in Tucson. For more information see

Wednesday, August 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: 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.

Thursday, August 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 and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, August 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 Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, August 25, Noon: Greenlee County Democratic Party HQ grand opening, at the old People’s Bank and Trust Building, 213 Chase Creek, Clifton. Catered lunch, candidates, comaraderie, commitment to helping turn AZ blue! All Democrats invited!

Saturday, August 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 Maureen Salz at Find us at

Sunday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.: AZ Celebrates The 19th Amendment, at the Arizona State University West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. This year we are honored to have as our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gail Dines. Dr. Dines is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and a feminist public intellectual. Dr. Dines is also Founder and President of Culture Reframed, a non-profit organization that takes a public health approach to prevent, build resilience to, and ultimately eradicate the harms of pornography. Also speaking is Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres, Assistant Professor, Genomics, Evolution & Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. Dr. Sayres will speak on the importance of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. We’ll also have a short presentation by the League of Women Voters, Metropolitan Phoenix to encourage ALL WOMEN TO GET OUT THE VOTE! For more information on Tabling, Sponsorships please contact Karen Bravo at or 602-509-7231. For information on participation in our PARADE OF RUNNERS please contact Alice Stambaugh at or 602-708-2259. General Admission: $20 in advance and $25 day of the event. Student Admission: $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets secure online HERE.

Sunday, August 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 or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, August 27, 5:30 p.m.: 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, August 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 Andrés Cano at or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, August 28: Primary Election Day.

Tuesday, August 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 Michael Dues at

Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3: Coconino County Fair, at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, Flagstaff.

6th Annual Arizona AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast

Friday, August 31, 8:00 a.m.: 6th Annual LaborArizona AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th Street, Phoenix. Special Guest Speaker is Richard Trumpka, president of the AFL-CIO. For more information please contact or (602) 631-4488.

Monday, September 3: Labor Day.

Monday, September 3 – Sunday, September 9: 72nd Annual Navajo Nation Fair & Rodeo, at Navajo parks and recreation, Hwy. 264, Window Rock. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo Agriculture, Fine Arts and Crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment. The Navajo Nation Fair is the largest American Indian Fair and Rodeo within the Southwest United States.

PALF Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation’s 22nd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 8th annual union olympics. This year’s event theme “Resist for today-Build for Tomorrow” reflects the changing dynamics of the workforce and will feature a classic car and motorcycle show with vehicles provided by Door Slammers Car club and union members.”

DCSRA Annual Labor Day Party

Monday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.: DCSRA Labor Day Party, at the American Legion Hall, 1560 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley. We will be serving a southwest style buffet. “Spur of the Moment” band will entertain with country-western and classic rock music. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 23. Basic $25, Sponsor $30, Patron $35. Reservations and payment can be made in person at DCSRA headquarters, or by mail: P.O.Box 131, Green Valley, 85614.  For more information or a registration form, please email Terry Lang at

Wednesday, September 5 – Saturday, September 8: Apache County Fair, at the Apache County Fairgrounds, St. Johns.

Thursday, September 6 – Saturday, September 8: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Tonto Apache Off-Reservation Trust Land, Hwy. 87, Payson.

Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 9: Yavapai County Fair, at the Precott Rodeo Grounds, Prescott.

Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m.: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest, at at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.

Sunday, September 9: Rosh Hashanah begins.

Sunday, September 9: Week one of the 2018 NFL season.

Sunday, September 9,4:00 p.m.:  “Southern AZ Democratic Campaign Kickoff”, at the El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street, Tucson. Candidates, initiative supporters, and Democrats will come together to kickoff our efforts to get-out-the-vote in Southern Arizona.

Tuesday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Wednesday, September 12 – Sunday, September 16: Navajo County Fair & Rodeo, at the Navajo County Fairgrounds, Holbrook.

Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16: Mohave County Fair, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman.

Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16: Greenlee County Fair, at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, Duncan.

Monday, September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day.

Tuesday September 18: Yom Kippur begins.

Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, September 23: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, Globe.

Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Sonoita.

Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting, at Nogales High School, 1905 N. Apache Blvd., Nogales. Details TBA.

Tuesday, September 25: National Voter Registration Day.

Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Douglas.

Saturday, September 29, Noon: 41st Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. See Pride In The Desert 2018.

Friday,October 5 – Sunday, October 28: Arizona State Fair, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Monday, October 8: Columbus Day.

Tuesday, October 9: Last day to register to vote for General Election.

Tuesday, October 9: Voter registration deadline for General Election.

Wednesday, October 10: Early voting begins in General Election.

Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14: Graham County Fair, at the Graham County Fairgrounds, Safford.

Friday, October 26: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot for the General Election.

Wednesday, October 31: Halloween.

Tuesday, November 6: Election Day.

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11: 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI, International Veterans Day Ceremonies.

Sunday, November 11: Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) – the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War took effect at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. ET: Commemorative Ceremony for 100th Anniversary of the Armistice at National Cathedral. The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will be the home of the largest commemoration of the end of the First World War in the former Allied Powers. Hundreds of major members of he governments and armed forces of the nations that composed the Allies in World War One will honor the lives of the millions of fallen men and women, and recognize the significance of the conflict, as well as how vital it is to prevent such a horrible conflict from ever happening again. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone.

Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day.