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Political Calendar for the Week of December 7, 2014:
Sunday, December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Sunday, December 7. 4;00 p.m.: Legislative District 9 Holiday Party at the Monterrey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile (Tucson). Free Appetizers | Cash Bar | Live Music. RSVP or direct questions to Brian Clymer by email or phone (520) 297-3599 or call Rod McLeod (520) 360-7855.
Monday, December 8, 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), buffet lunch costs $8.50. DGT Board Elections, speaker evaluations and recommendations. You must be a dues paid DGT member to vote for the board. Next Week: Matt Lowen, Associate Director American Friends Service Committee, update on “Operation Streamline” (mass hearings for deportations” in Tucson. DGT will be on holiday break December 22 and 29. See you next year!
Monday, December 8, 5:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley Holiday Party, at Macayo’s Restaurant, 7360 N. Oracle Road. $10 at the door includes the Mini Dinner Buffet and the Holiday Dessert! (If you would like a vegetarian dish let us know in advance.) Happy Hour drinks $3.00 for 10 oz. Margaritas, house wines, draft beer, and well drinks. Bring a few extra dollars for the holiday raffle! For more information please contact Mike Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Monday, December 8, 5:30 p.m.: Sustainable Tucson will be presenting the Top 10 Ways Public Banking Can Boost Arizona’s Economy, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson (free lower level parking off Alameda St.). Learn more about alternative economic strategies such as public banking from our four presenters: Jim Hannley and Pamela Powers Hannley, newly appointed co-directors of Arizonans for a New Economy, will discuss the benefits of public banking and what it would take to create a public bank in our state. Andrea Dalessandro, AZ State Senator from District 9, is scheduled to talk about legislative strategies to advance the move toward creation of a state-owned public bank. Someone from Karin Uhlich’s Ward 3 office has been invited to give us background and updates on the moving of $5M of Tucson’s rainy-day fund into an Arizona-based community bank and how that helped fund 16 small, local businesses.
Tuesday,December 9, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.
Wednesday, December 10: Human Rights Day.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley host “Prison policy: a crime against our community,” at the YWCA Frances McClelland Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. (south off St. Mary’s west of Santa Cruz River bridge). Caroline Isaacs, MSW, Arizona American Friends Servive Committee, and Tom Litwicki, M.Ed, Old Pueblo Community Services will present a discussion of the increasing numbers of U.S. citizens who are incarcerated. Most of this increase is due to mandatory minimum sentences for drug and non-violent crimes. The focus will be a historical overview of incarceration policy, and specifically how it impacts Arizona. RSVP or direct questions to the YWCA of Tucson. Email: email@example.com | Phone: 520.884.7810.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, at Ak-Chin Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road (Maricopa), in the Ten Pins Rock’n Roll Room. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.
Wednesday, December 10: Movave County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting, in Kingman, AZ. Go to www.mohavedemocrats.org for details.
Thursday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.: (Special Date) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area annual Pot Luck and business meeting, at the GVR West Social Center. Please come and enjoy a social time with Dem friends and learn all that the Club has accomplished in 2014. We would appreciate volunteers to assist with check-in and serving. Call HQ (520) 838-0590 to reserve your seats and confirm the dish you will contribute. If your last name begins with A-F, you bring a Main Dish; G-O Dessert; P-Z Side Dish.
Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Club does not meet in December.
Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott.
Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14: 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair – Tucson, AZ.
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting, in Sierra Vista.
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more information please contact Jon Viverto at (520) 432-32236.
DCSRA 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. 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 Pam Duchaine at email@example.com
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally. Location TBA. An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.
Sunday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 Holiday Party, at Vero Amore, Dove Mountain, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. (Marana). For all LD-11 PCs and family, friends, AND for all LD-11 supporters! For more information please call (520) 395-0204.
Tuesday, December 16 (sundown) – Wednesday, December 24: Chanukah begins.
Tuesday, December 16, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (520) 803-6697.
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.: [Note: meeting cancelled] Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Renee Barbaree at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 896-9054.
Wednesday, December 17, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). Pot Luck social at 5:30 p.m,, business meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Henry Wade at email@example.com or (602) 619-4440.
Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.: [Note: meeting cancelled] Legislative District 10 meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). For more information lease contact Rob Selby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 790-3024.
Thursday, December 18, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Monthly Breakfast, at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Highway 89A (Sedona), Breakfast is $12, includes buffet and gratuity. Breakfast at 8:00 program at 8;30 a.m. For more information please contact email@example.com or (928) 203-5858.
Friday, December 19, 5;30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Holiday Party, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Potluck; bring your favorite dish, holiday dessert, or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Bring your family members and loved ones.
Friday, December 19: Yavapai County Democratic Party and the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday Party. More details to follow… hope you can make it!
Monday, December 22, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please call (520) 662-2597.
Thursday,December 25, 3:00 p.m.: NO MEETING. Sunflower Democrats meeting, at (New Location) the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact Buddy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 25, 7:00 p.m.: NO MEETING. Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Dick Reddy at (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.
Sunday, December 28, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Tom Cuevas at (520) 440-5458. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Monday, December 29, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Luis Gonzales at (520) 594-5500.
Tuesday, December 30, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP so we can order for you! Email email@example.com. $20 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!) Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum | Facebook
Wednesday, December 31, 2:00 p.m.: Vizio Fiesta Bowl, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ.
Thursday, January 1: New Year’s Day.
Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting. Election of County Party officers. Details TBA.
Monday, January 12: Opening Day of the Arizona legislature. “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain. That goes double for women and children in Arizona.
Monday, January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Saturday, January 24, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting in Phoenix. Election of State Party officers. Details TBA.
Sunday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.: 2015 NFL Pro Bowl, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ. Fans interested in purchasing Pro Bowl game tickets may go to NFL.com/probowl for more information.
Sunday, February 1, Time TBD: Superbowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ . Tickets are by lottery to season ticket holders.
Saturday, February 14: Valentine’s Day, Arizona Statehood Day.
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Arizona List 11th Annual Celebration
Saturday, March 7: Arizona List 11th Annual Celebration, Tucson Luncheon at the Westin La Paloma, Phoenix Happy Hour at location TBD. Keynote Speaker is former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. She currently serves as the co-chair of Priorities USA Action and is the Director of The American Jobs Project at UC Berkeley. After leaving office, Granholm hosted Current TV’s national political analysis show “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” and co-authored the Washington Post political bestseller, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future. Event and VIP tables sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 327-0520.