Political Calendar: Week of December 1, 2019

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Political Calendar for the Week of December 1, 2019:

NOTE: Regularly scheduled monthly meetings may change in December to accommodate holiday parties. Please send us notices of your holiday parties in advance if you want it posted on the calendar.

Sunday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Tucson Mayor & City Council Inaugural Luncheon Celebration

Monday, December 2, Noon: Tucson Mayor & City Council Inaugural Luncheon Celebration, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program at 12:00 p.m.  Swearing in of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, and City Council Members Paul Cunningham, Lane Santa Cruz and Nikki Lee. Music by Mariachi Pasion, one of Arizona’s premier all-female Mariachi bands, and the U of A Jazz Band. Singing the national anthem is Tucson’s own Crystal Stark. Tickets: General Admission $100, Active Duty Military $75, Precinct Committee Persons $75, Students $50. Table sponsorships from $1,500 to $10,000. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Monday, December 2, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, (NEW Location) Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd., west of I-10. East 22nd Street turns into W. Starr Pass Blvd. at the I-10.  The Kettle restaurant serves American buffet food, and is on the north side of the street, near the Quality Inn. An optional buffet lunch is available for just $12.00 that includes beverage, tax, and tip. Ordering from the regular menu is available. Featured speaker is JP Martin on “Comprehensive Sex Ed, What’s next?” Next Week: TBA. Following week: Sen. Victoria Steele on 2020 in the Arizona State Senate.

Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.: (Meeting canceled) Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Saturday, December 7: Pearl Harbor Day.

Pima County Democratic Party Committee Meeting

Saturday, December 7, 8:30 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Committee Meeting, at the University of Arizona – ENR2 – Environmental & Natural Resources 2 Building, Room N120, 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson. University parking is available in the adjacent 6th Street Garage. All Precinct Committeepersons should attend this annual meeting of the Pima County Democratic Party County Committee. Business will include voting on bylaws revisions and a PCDP platform. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. with call to order at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 7, 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, December 7, 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.

Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Business Meeting & Potluck

Saturday, December 7, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area business meeting & potluck, at the Community Performance & Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. At this meeting we will vote on new board members, review the treasurer’s report and hear from all the club officers. Please call (520) 838-0590 for reservations. Please bring a dish that will serve at least 8 people. A-H Desserts, I-R Side Dishes, S-Z Main Dishes. Please mark all your containers and utensils. Soft drinks and water provided. Cash bar will serve beer and wine. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages. Willing to help set-up or clean-up? Call George McGaughey at (720) 371-5380. All help is appreciated! Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome.

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).

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday Party, at the Marina Ballroom, Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott. (Parking on Marina Street). Join us for this annual festive fundraising event. Presentation of the Jerry Emmett Award with Guest Speakers Coral Evans and Emma Burns. Dancing with Music by Jesse J. Cash Bar and Silent Auction. Tickets are $60 per person, must be purchased by Tuesday, December 3rd. To purchase tickets and select from menu choices click here.

Monday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, December 9, 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, December 9, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona List Holiday Party – Tucson, at the home of Pam Grissom at 7230 N. Star Fury Place, Tucson. Celebrate the spirit of the season and raise a glass to success in 2020! We will celebrate the legacies of F. Ann and Barbara and cheer on our new Mayor Regina Romero. Please register HERE. Donations encouraged.

LD 9 Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.: LD 9 Holiday Party, at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road, Tucson. Join us for the LD9 Holiday Party. We will enjoy dinner from a delicious buffet featuring chicken, salmon and a vegetarian pasta. Cash bar. Due to seating limitations, $30 tickets are limited to 90, so don’t delay! Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Wednesday, December 11, 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, December 12, 5:30 p.m.: (No meetings in November and December) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 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.

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15: 50th Anniversary Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, 4th Avenue between University Avenue and 8th Street, Tucson. Tucson’s largest street market with more than 400 vendors from all over the world and 500,000 visitors. Shopping, food vendors, live entertainment. Free admission. No pets allowed.

Saturday, December 14, 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, December 14, 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,  December 14, 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, December 14, 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.

Maricopa County Democratic Party Winter Convention

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Winter Convention, at Carl Hayden Community High School, 3333 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix. Special guest: presidential candidate Secretary Julian Castro. All are welcome. You don’t need to be a PC to attend. You just need to be committed to working to TURN AZ BLUE.

Saturday, December 14, 3:00 p.m.: (No meeting in lieu of holiday party) 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, December 15, 2:00 p.m.: Civics 2.0 Series: Arizona Legislature 101: How Does It Work? Why Do I Care? What Can I do?, at the Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road, Tucson.Greer Warren will get you tuned up for the opening of the Arizona Legislature in January 2020 with a concise explanation of how our Arizona Legislature works, how the workings of the state Legislature affects every part of our lives, and how we, the people of Arizona have a unique system to express our views on pending legislation. Register for FREE at Eventbrite. Civics 2.0 is a series of free talks, open to and aimed at the general public, offering topics of interest and relevance to Pima County residents. The talks are scheduled for the third Sunday of the month at Pima County Branch Libraries. These are not fund-raising or campaign events. Brought to you by the Pima County Democratic Party. For more info, call PCDP at (520) 326-3716.

Monday, December 16, 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.

LD 11 Holiday Party

Monday, December 16, 6:00 p.m.: District 11 Holiday Party, at Bottega Michelangelo, 420 W. Magee, Oro Valley. Please RSVP by December 9 to legdist11dems@gmail.com,  so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Tuesday, December 17, 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, December 18, 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, December 18, 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, December 18, 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, December 18, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, December 19, 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.

The Sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Thursday, December 19, Time TBD: The Sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from the Gersten Pavilion arena at Loyola Marymount University. Hosted by Politico and PBS News Hour. The debate will air live on PBS and will be streamed online on POLITICO’s and PBS NewsHour’s digital platforms.

Saturday, December 21, 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.

Saturday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.: Somerton Tamale Festival, along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma. The Somerton Tamale Festival is the Woodstock of tamale events, with more than 30,000 people descending on the little border town southwest of Yuma. Visitors can sample dozens of varieties ranging from traditional beef and chicken to pork, turkey, corn and spinach tamales. There are even sweet tamales filled with pineapple, peach and strawberry. This is the 11th year for the festival, with all proceeds helping to provide Arizona State University scholarships to local students.

Sunday, December 22: Hanukkah starts.

Monday, December 23, 5:30 p.m.: (No meeting) 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, December 23, 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, December 24, 6:30 p.m.: (No meeting in lieu of holiday party.) 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, December 25: Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 25, 11:00 a.m.: (No meeting in lieu of holiday party) 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.

Thursday, December 26, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Wheeler Taft Sr. Library, 7800 N Schisler Drive, Tucson. For more information please RSVP to MARANADEMOCRATS@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page. (Future meetings will be the 4th Monday of the Month at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., 5:30-7PM.)

Thursday, December 26, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, December 26, 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, December 28, 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, December 28, 2:00 p.m.: (No meeting in lieu of holiday party) 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.

2020

Wednesday, January 1: New Year’s Day.

Saturday, January 4, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 4, 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.

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

Wednesday, January 8, 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, January 9, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., 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, January 9, 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, January 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, January 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, January 11, 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, January 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,  January 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, January 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.

Monday, January 13: Opening day of the Second Regular Session of the 54th Arizona Legislature. “No man’s (or woman’s) life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”

Monday, January 13: NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Monday, January 13, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, January 13, 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, January 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, January 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, January 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, January 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.

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

Thursday, January 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, January 18: Women’s March 2020. On January 18, 2020, we will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across America and the globe. We are rising up.

Saturday, January 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.

An Armchair Afternoon with Frank Figliuzzi

Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m.: (Special Date and time) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts “An afternoon with Frank Figliuzzi,” former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and NBC/MSNBC Commentator, at the Grill on The Green, 5800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley. 2:00-2:45 p.m. meet & greet/appetizers/cash bar; 2:45-3:30 p.m. armchair discussion with Frank Figliuzzi; 3:30-4:00 p.m. Q & A. Tickets: Basic $40, Sponsor $45, Patron $50. Seating is limited. Get tickets at DCSRA headquarters, or purchase secure online at Actblue. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed).

Monday, January 20, 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, January 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, January 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 $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.

Thursday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, January 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, January 25: Chinese New Year — Year of The Rat.

Saturday, January 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, January 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.

Monday, January 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 MARANADEMOCRATS@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, January 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, January 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, January 27, 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.

Sunday, February 2: Super Bowl LIV from Miami, Florida.

Monday, February 3: Iowa Caucuses.

Tuesday, February, 11: New Hampshire Primary.

Wednesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day, Arizona statehood day.

Monday, February 17: Presidents Day (observed).

Tuesday, February 18: Voter registration deadline for Presidential Preference Primary (on March 17).

Saturday, February 22: George Washington’s birthday.

Saturday, February 22: Nevada Democratic Caucuses.

Tuesday, February 25: Mardi Gras.

Saturday, February 29: South Carolina Democratic Primary.

Tuesday, March 3: “Super Tuesday Primaries” — Alabama, Alaska Republican, American Samoa Democratic, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Democrats abroad.

Saturday, March 7: Kentucky Republican caucuses.

Sunday, March 8: International Women’s Day.

Sunday, March 8: Puerto Rico Republican Primary.

Tuesday, March 10: Hawaii Republican Caucuses; North Dakota Democratic Caucuses; Primaries: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington.

Thursday, March 12: Virgin Islands Republican Caucuses.

Saturday, March 14: D.C. Republican Convention; Guam Republican Caucuses; Northern Marianas Democratic Convention; Wyoming Republican Convention.

Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Tuesday, March 17: Primaries — Arizona, Florida Illinois, Ohio; Northern Marianas Republican Convention.

Tuesday, March 24: American Samoa Republican Caucuses; Georgia Primary.

Thursday, March 26: Opening Day of 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Sunday, March 29: Puerto Rico Democratic Primary.

Tuesday, March 31: César Chávez Day.

Friday, April 3: North Dakota Republican Convention.

Saturday, April 4: Alaska Democratic Primary, Hawaii Democratic Primary, Louisiana Primary.

Monday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.: Candidate filing deadline for Arizona primary election.

Tuesday, April 7: Wisconsin Primary.

Thursday, April 9: Passover begins (sundown).

Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday.

Wednesday, April 15: Tax Day.

Tuesday, April 21: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 28: Primaries — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.

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

Tuesday, May 5: Indiana Primary.

Sunday, May 10: Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, May 12: Nebraska Primary, West Virginia Primary.

Saturday, May 16: Armed Forces Day.

Tuesday, May 19: Kentucky Democratic Primary, Oregon Primary.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day.

Tuesday, June 2: Primaries — Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota.

Saturday, June 6: D-Day Anniversary.

Saturday, June 6: Virgin Islands Democratic Caucuses.

Sunday, June 14: Flag Day.

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

Friday, June 19: Juneteenth.

Sunday, June 21: Father’s Day.

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day.

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

Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16: Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 4: Arizona Primary Election.

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.

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

Tuesday, November 3: General Election.

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