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Political Calendar for the Week of January 10, 2021:

Monday, January 11, Noon: Opening day of the First Regular Session of the 55th Arizona Legislature. “No man’s (or woman’s) life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Governor Doug Ducey will deliver a virtual State of the State Address at 2:00 p.m. [The Sedition Caucus should not be allowed to take the oath of office because they are committing false swearing by making a false sworn statement, knowing it to be false (because they do not intend to support the Constitution of the United States and “bear true faith and allegiance to the same” and “defend [it] against all enemies, foreign and domestic”), a class 6 felony under A.R.S.§13-2703]. These supporters of insurrection against the federal government should be facing expulsion from the Arizona legislature.

Note: The Tucson Metro Chamber normally hosts Governor Doug Ducey at the annual State of the State luncheon to deliver a virtual State of the State Address detailing the issues affecting not only Southern Arizona, but the entire state of Arizona. There does not appear to be any information for this event on the Chamber’s website, not even a virtual event. UPDATE: Ducey to scrap in-person State of the State speech for virtual event due to COVID.

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, January 11, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING January 11: Featured speaker is Bonnie Heidler, new Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party. Register in Advance. Meanwhile, Democrats can follow updates of the brand new website and start a free subscription to get weekly updates about progressive causes. You can also listen to the DGT Podcast.

Monday, January 11, 6:00 p.m.: College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Alabama v. Ohio State.

Monday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page or at www.ld4dems.org.

Monday, January 11, 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. For more information see our Facebook page or demsov.org.

Monday, January 11, 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 see our Facebook page.

Tuesday, January 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 13, 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 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, 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 14, 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 14, 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.

Saturday, January 16, 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, January 16, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting, Featured speaker is Dale Bryson, former senior manager for the Environmental Protection Agency. He will lead a discussion about our nation’s environmental policies changed under President Trump, the negative implications of those changes, and the steps a new Biden administration is likely to take to reverse some of the most damaging policies. If you are not a member, please plan to join us at 3:15 p.m. Click on this Link to register in advance.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: (Meetings cancelled due to coronavirus concerns) 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).

Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. hoilday (observed).

Note: The annual MLK Day Marches and Events may be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Monday, January 18, 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 19, 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 20, 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.

Inauguration Day

Wednesday, January 20, Noon EST: Inauguration Day for President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. Tickets to the inaugural swearing-in ceremony are normally assigned within about a month or two of the inauguration date and may be requested from members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. See www.presidential-inauguration.com/getting-tickets/. In a first, Joe Biden to be sworn into office in largely virtual event as COVID-19 rages. The inaugural committee will also be hosting a national memorial for Covid-19 victims on January 19.

Wednesday, January 20, 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 20, 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 Rosita’s Place, 2310 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. For more information see our Facebook page.

Wednesday, January 20, 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 see our web site or contact Rebecca Crow at rebeccaacrow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, January 21, 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.

Arizona Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting. ADP website has not been updated. Contact statecommittee@azdem.org for more information.

Saturday, January 23, 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 23, 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 25, 5:30 p.m.: 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 25, 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 Margaret Voge at margaret.voge@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, January 28, 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.

Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Wednesday, February 3, 8:30 a.m.: Sierra Club Gand Canyon Virtual Environmental Day at the Capitol. Register Here. For more information, contact Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, at 602-999-5790 or sandy.bahr@sierraclub.org.

Saturday, February 6, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting. In person meetings on hold for now. They will be conducted remotely at the regular time. Please contact us at legdist2dems@gmail.com for info.

Saturday, February 6, 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.

Sunday, February 7, (time TBA): Super Bowl LV from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

Monday, February 8, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page or at www.ld4dems.org.

Monday, February 8, 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. For more information see our Facebook page or demsov.org.

Monday, February 8, 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 see our Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 9, 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, February 9, 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, February 9, 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, February 10, 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, February 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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.

Friday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Friday, February 12: Chinese New Year: Year of the (Metal) Ox.

Saturday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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,  February 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 13, 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).  For more information please see our Facebook page or democraticclubofthesantaritaarea.org.

Sunday February 14: Valentine’s Day – Arizona Statehood Day.

Monday February 15: President’s Day (observed).

Monday, February 15, 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, February 16: Mardis Gras.

Tuesday, February 16: MLB pitchers and catchers report begins for some teams as early as today. 2021 Cactus League Spring Training Calendar.

Tuesday, February 16, 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, February 17, 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.

Wednesday, February 17, 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, February 17, 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 Rosita’s Place, 2310 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. For more information see our Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 17, 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 see our web site or contact Rebecca Crow at rebeccaacrow@gmail.com.

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

NOTE: The Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo Parade for 2021 has been cancelled due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Returns in 2022.

Thursday, February 18, 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, February 20, 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.

Monday, February 22: George Washington’s birthday.

Monday, February 22, 5:30 p.m.: 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, February 22, 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, February 23, 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 Margaret Voge at margaret.voge@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 25, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, February 25, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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.

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