Political Calendar: Week of February 2, 2014

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Political Calendar For The Week of February 2, 2014:

Sunday, February 2: Superbowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Monday, February 3, 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. Featured speaker is Jim Holway, Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission on “What powers does the ACC hold, and my candidacy for a voice in it.”Next week: Jeremy Lasher, Field Organizer & Consultant to City of Tucson, on “How annexation benefits the city and you.”

Monday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple, 1019 E. 31st Street in the Brinkley House (the house just east of the church). For more information please contact Leondra Price at pricetucson@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 p.m.: Drinking Liberally will meet at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street (Tucson) for the Felecia Rotellini Campaign Kickoff in Tucson. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.: The Eastside League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson host Tucson Weekly and KUAT-TV Political Roundtable host Jim Nintzel for a discussion of Arizona's Clean Elections law. The event is at the Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information please contact Carol West at (520) 298-2447.

Friday, February 7: "Pitchers and Catchers Report" to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Feb. 6, first workout on Feb. 7. The Diamondbacks are the first team to report.

Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 23: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speakers are Clair Pace, TVVUSD Board and Wayne Peate, PC JTED, on education issues. For more information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net or (520) 591-7615.

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). Guest speaker will be Candece Hardt, Candidate for Cochise County Clerk of the Superior Court. For more information please contact Jon Viverto at (520) 432-32236

Saturday, February 8, 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. Meet & greet with Felecia Rotellini, Democratic candidate for attorney general, in lieu of meeting. The public is welcome. For more information please contact dcsrapr@gmail.com or (520) 838-0590.

For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.

Special Announcements:

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 pamduchaine@gmail.com.

Drinking Liberally

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is Lt. Col. Susan Struck on her role in securing women's equality in the military. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Capitol screening of Robert Reich's "Inequality for All"

Tuesday, February 11, 11:00 a.m.: Capitol screening of Robert Reich's "Inequality for All" to honor the 50th Anniversay of the War on Poverty, in the Historic Senate Chamber, Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor (Phoenix). Refreshments provided, discussion to follow. Blog for Arizona's own Bob Lord is a member of the panel discussion. To RSVP go to http://bit.ly/Luhodl.

Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 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, February 12: Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Wednesday, February 12, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please arrive early to order from menu, admission free. Featured speaker is Gayle Hartmann, President of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Association. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Wednesday, February 12, 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 jjjudd@live.com or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.

Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Guest speaker is Sandra Kennedy, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.

Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day. Arizona Statehood Day.

Saturday, February 15, 9:00 a.m.: 15th Annual Vail Pride Day, at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road (from I-10). A huge community-wide event that involves almost every student in the 10,000-student district as well as teachers, staff, businesses and community organizations. Free, food and drink will be available for purchase from food vendors outside as well as from the many clubs and school groups.

Saturday, February 15 – Sunday, February 23: Tucson Rodeo – La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson Rodeo Parade is Thursday, February 20.

Monday, February 17: President's Day.

“Café Roka Rendezvous, Meet the Candidates” Fundraiser in Bisbee

Monday, February 17, 5:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party hosts the Café Roka Rendezvous, Meet the Candidates” Fundraiser in Bisbee. All announced candidates have been invited, and all attending will have an opportunity to make comments to the guests. Attending: David Garcia, Candece Hardt, Jim Holway, Sandra Kennedy, Leah Landrum Taylor, Felecia Rotellini, Hon. Alma Vildosola, and Maricela Solis (on behalf of Congressman Ron Barber). Tentatively scheduled: Fred DuVal. Admission is $50.00 per person, and will include a wonderful Café Roka appetizer buffet, coffee, tea, soft drinks, cash bar. We will have fun Silent Auction (check or cash only) from which our guests can shop. Please make your reservations and send advance payment (again, check or cash only), by Feb. 11, 2014 using the reservation form. For more information about the presentation, please contact Pat Fleming at cochisecedems@gmail.com or (520) 378-4386.

Tuesday, February 18, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). “Arizona’s 2014 Political Climate and Voter Registration Trends” will be explained by Christine Rhodes, Recorder for Cochise County. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Tuesday, February 18, 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 reba520@q.com or (520) 896-9054.

Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Northwest Medical Center (in the La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom), 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). For more information please contact Henry Wade at hsefndr@aol.com or (602) 619-4440.

Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.: 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 please contact Paul Olson at ld10dems@gmail.com or (520) 791-2965.

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, (location varies). For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Friday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Featured speaker is state Sen. Andrea Dalessandro for a Legislative update. For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at cinkster54@q.com or (520) 625-3133, or visit our website Democratic Women in Action.

Saturday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.

Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival

Saturday, February 22, 11:00 a.m.: Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival, at the Reid Park Bandshell, 1100 S. Randolph Way. this FREE event is Arizona's largest gathering of Peace, Justice and Environment groups who will be tabling for their organizations. Live music, entertainment, food, children's activities, Climate Cabaret Ramada. For more information please call (520) 445-4110 or go to Tucson Peace Center.

Arizona Advocacy Network 3rd Annual Dinner Reclaiming Government for the People, With Ed Schultz

Saturday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.: Join Arizona Advocates and progressive political commentator Ed Schultz in support of Clean Elections, Voting Rights and Fair Courts, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th Street (Phoenix). Ed is host of MSNBC's The Ed Show and his own talk radio program. Expect an exciting evening with fellow Arizonans who support our nation's founding idea that government should be of, by and for the People. Tickets are $100 per person. Register Here! For more information please contact Josselyn Berry at josselyn@azadvocacy.org or (602) 297-2500.

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) 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, February 24, 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, January 28, 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 jctillotson@msn.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!)

Thursday, February 27, 3:00 p.m.: 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 buddygill@comcast.net.

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Sandra Tiffany at stiffany60@mac.com.

Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats Club meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 State Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact Joy Mims, bellajoyathome@msn.com.

Arizona List Celebrates 10 Years with Political Strategist Celinda Lake – Save the Date!

Saturday March 1: Arizona List Celebrates 10 Years, with Political Strategist Celinda Lake. 11:00 a.m. Marriott Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson. 5:00 p.m. Alwun House, 1204 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix. Get your tickets today at www.arizonalist.org.

Labor's Day of Action at the Capitol

Monday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.: Labor's Day of Action at the Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street (Phoenix). Join us for a day of action and education to ask our lawmakers to focus on creating jobs, education and a balanced budget. RSVP's are mandatory as we will be providing lunch and materials. Phoenix: jbrown@aflcio.org or (602) 631-4488; Tucson: lhogan@aflcio.org or (520) 388-4139. For bus transportation from Tucson, Winslow, Flagstaff and Kearny, RSVP's are mandatory. Phoenix: jbrown@aflcio.org or (602) 631-4488; Tucson: lhogan@aflcio.org or (520) 388-4139.

Tuesday, March 4: "Fat Tuesday" – Mardis Gras.

Dolores Huerta International Women's Day Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 4, 11:00 a.m.: Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition presents the Dolores Huerta International Women's Day Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, at the YWCA Tucson, 525 Bonita Avenue (Tucson. Special guest of honor is Dolores Huerta. Individual tickets are $35 plus a processing fee. Order tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dolores-huerta-international-womens-day-luncheon-awards-ceremony-tickets-10230151659. For more information please contact Montserrat Caballero at doloreshuertaluncheontucson@gmail.com or 520-304-5765, or visit us at Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition.

Saturday, March 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014, Theme: Inspiring Change.

Wednesday, March 12, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please arrive early to order from menu, admission free."Law Enforcement and Mental Health." presented by members of the Tucson Police Dept. and Pima County Sheriff's Dept. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Friday March 14: 25th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference at Pima Community College – West Campus.

Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 16: Tucson Festival of Books.

Monday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 West 6th Street (Benson). The Northern Cochise County Democratic Club hosts. For more information please contact Kathy or Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153.

Wednesday, March 19 – Sunday, March 23: Pinal County Fair.

Greenlee County Democrats’ 6th Annual Polly Rosenbaum Fundraising Dinner

Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.: Greenlee County Democrats’ 6th Annual Polly Rosenbaum Fundraising Dinner, at Tyler’s Taste of Texas Restaurant (in Clifton.) This year’s theme: “WE ARE ONE” with Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. $30 for a delicious dinner including salad; your choice of barbeque, Chicken Alfredo, Garden Alfredo (vegetarian) or prime rib ($5 more); coffee or tea and homemade cobbler. Cash wine and beer bar. For more information or to purchase a ticket, email us at greenleecountydemocrats@gmail.com or call 602-525-3686.

Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22: 2014 SACA Home & Garden Show, at Buena High School in Sierra Vista. Cochise County Democratic Party will be tabling voter registration at this event. Candidates are encouraged to attend. Sign-up sheet for Friday and Saturday, with booth hours is available at the CCDC headquarters in Sierra Vista during regular office hours. 520-458-9467. For more information, email Ken Davis at cochisecodems@gmail.com.

Annual St. Patricks Day Celebration – Save the date!

St.PatrickSaturday, March 22, 1:00 p.m.: LD 9 and LD 10 cohost the Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the home of George and Marjie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue (Tucson). This is the annual campaign kick-off event for Southern Arizona. Come meet the candidates and socialize with your fellow Democrats. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Save the date! Details TBA.

Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30: SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center.

Saturday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.: Cesar Chavez March & Rally. Meet at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson. We will march east on 44th St., south on South 6th Ave. to Rudy Garcia Park (formerly Rodeo Park). Rally, Music and Speakers held at the park! For more information please contact info@azcesarchavezcoalition.org or 520-940-7752.

Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 6: Yuma County Fair.

Wednesday, April 9 – Sunday, April 13: Maricopa County Fair.

Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13: University of Arizona Spring Fling.

Friday, April 11: 25th Annual LULAC FBI Community Service Awards Banquet. Details TBA.

Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 12: Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting in Tucson. Details TBA. Save the date!

Tuesday, April 15: Passover begins at sundown.

Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 27: Pima County Fair.

Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day.

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