Political Calendar: Week of January 12, 2020

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Political Calendar for the Week of January 12, 2020:

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.” Governor Doug Ducey delivers his State of the State Address.

Monday, January 13, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, at the 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 Eva Putzova, Congressional District 1 Candidate. Next Week: No DGT in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Monday, January 13: NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU Tigers v. Clemson Tigers. Tigers win!

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, 11:00 a.m.: State of the State Luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson (Free Parking in Lots B and C off S. Granada Avenue). 11:00 a.m. Doors Open, 12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program. The Tucson Metro Chamber will host Governor Doug Ducey at the annual State of the State luncheon to deliver his State of the State address detailing the issues affecting not only Southern Arizona, but the entire state of Arizona. Cost: Members $85, Non-Members $115. Register Here.

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.

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.: CNN will co-host the 7th Democratic Debate with the Des Moines Register at Drake University. The January debate will be broadcast on CNN, CNN International, and CNN En Espanõl, and streamed on CNN.com and desmoinesregister.com as well. Moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Abby Phillip as well as The Des Moines Register’s Brianne Pfannenstiel.

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.

2020 AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Breakfast

Thursday, January 16, 7:00 a.m.: 2020 AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Breakfast, at the
Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, 340 N 3rd Street, Phoenix. The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee is celebrating its 34th year honoring the legacy of Dr. King on Thursday, January 16, 2020 with the theme: I Believe in the Dream. We cordially extend an invitation to you to join us –through sponsorship and participation – in the activities planned to focus on the fulfillment of a dream. About the Awards Breakfast The Phoenix Human Relations Commission, in collaboration with the Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department, recognizes the accomplishments of people who have made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents and contributed significantly to creating a compassionate and socially just community with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living The Dream Awards and Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

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. Featured speakers are Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield, and Anna Tovar -Candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission. 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.

30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Saturday, January 18, 8:00 a.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, sponsored by the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association, at the Boys and Girls Club, 2585 E. 36th Street, Tucson. Doors open at 7:15 a.m.  Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. with the presentation of colors and the National Black Anthem. Program follows with welcome, introductions, speakers and raffle after the keynote speaker.  Breakfast is free, but donations are encouraged at the door (suggested donation $5). All money raised will be used to continue the tradition of helping area school age youth with scholarships for proograms to help them realize their dreams.

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.

Saturday, January 18, 5:30 p.m.: PCDP Film Series presents: Inequality for All, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Film starts at 6:00 pm. Guest speakers will provide insights to economic issues such as a Gender Pay gap and Minimum Wage. There is always popcorn, snacks, and refreshments for all! Suggested Donation: $5.

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. Next meeting is Wednesday, January 15. 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).

Sunday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.: Official Women’s March at the Arizona State Capitol. This event will include a protest and a rally, with many women’s advocacy groups creating opportunities for volunteering, donations, and community leadership. There will be food and entertainment, as always, and we will strive to be as inclusive as possible. We understand that there are events being held on the 18th in sister cities, and we hope we can be supportive of those events. Scheduling availability has made the 19th the only option available to us, and we hope you can join us on this day! Please stay tuned for more on our messaging and purpose for the 2020 event.” For more information, please see the Action Network.

Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.: Civics 2.0 Series: Article II of the U.S. Constitution: What Do We Look for In a President?, at the Quince Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th Street, Tucson. Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Pima Community College and retired Naval Commander Catherine D. Ripley will lead a discussion (and engage our critical thinking) about what the Constitution envisioned for the Executive branch. The Presidential Preference Election is March 17.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.

Democrats of Red Rocks Annual Meeting And Potluck

Sunday, January 19, 4:00 p.m.: (New Date) Democrats of Red Rocks Annual meeting and potluck, at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Pinon Drive, Sedona. Featured speakers are Katie Hobbs – Secretary of State, Felicia French – candidate for AZ Senate (LD6), Coral Evans – candidate for AZ House (LD6), and Anna Tovar – candidate for AZ Corporation Commission.

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

Monday, January 20, 8:00 a.m.: The MLK March – Tucson will begin at Martin Luther King Way, near South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street at the UA’s Tech Park. Participants will walk to Reid Park at East 22nd Street and South Country Club Road for a celebration at the park’s outdoor performance center. The celebration is set to run from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Tucson Jazz Festival includes a free event on Martin Luther King Day in downtown Tucson with two outdoor stages and at least a half dozen indoor venues in restaurants, clubs and theaters. We invite you to connect with us on our social media pages now and through our January Tucson Jazz Festival. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tucsonjazzfest. Instagram: http://instagram.com/tucsonjazzfest. Visit http://tucsonjazzfestival.org for the full lineup and to purchase tickets.

Monday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.: The MLK March – Phoenix will begin at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on 15th Street /Jefferson Street and end at Hance Park. Assemble at 8:30 a.m. as March begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. The MLK Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4_00 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix.We look forward to having you as part of this special event. Should you have any questions or need addtional information, please contact us at info@azmlk.org.

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.

Monday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.: Free MLK Day showing of Selma, at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson.The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, delivering an unforgettable performance) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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.

Arizona Democratic Party Winter State Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 25, 8:45 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting, at Arizona Western College, Schoening Center, 2020 S. Avenue 8 E, Yuma (Buildings 3C & AS – Parking is in structure P1 and P2). The Arizona Democratic Party will be kicking off the new election year in Yuma with its first State Committee Meeting of 2020. AZDP is STRONGLY urging people to RSVP HERE for this State Committee Meeting and reply to a variety of questions so they can more effectively prepare for your needs. These meetings are open to all, but only state committee persons are entitled to vote.

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.

Saturday, February 1, 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, February 1, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson. Join LD10 State Legislators Senator David Bradley, and Representatives Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for a legislative town hall. Legislators will give brief updates on the work they’ve been doing followed by questions, comments, and concerns for the rest of the scheduled time.

Saturday, February 1, 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 2: Super Bowl LIV from Miami, Florida.

Monday, February 3: Iowa Caucuses.

Monday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.: State of The Union Address.

Wednesday, February 5, 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.

Friday, February 7, (timeTBD): ABC will co-host the 8th Democratic Debate in partnership with WMUR-TV (the local ABC affiliate serving New Hampshire) and Apple News at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Saturday, February 8, 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. Featured speaker is Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, February 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 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 (Room 203 meeting room).  For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Monday, February 10 – Friday, February, 14: Pitchers and catchers report to Cactus League Spring Training.

Monday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February, 11: New Hampshire Primary.

Tuesday, February 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.: (New Location) 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. Featured speaker is Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. 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 13, 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 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 14: Valentine’s Day, Arizona statehood day.

Saturday, February, 15: Vail Pride Day at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road, Tucson. Details TBA.

Saturday, February 15, 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, February 15, 7:30 p.m.: The Capitol Steps perform satirical song parodies & skits from today’s political headlines, at the Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson. Tickets are $50 to $65. This event is presented by the UA Hillel Foundation. Order tickets secure online at Fox Tucson Theater.

Monday, February 17: Presidents Day (observed).

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

Tuesday, February 18, 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 19, 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 19 (time TBD): NBC News will co-host the 9th Democratic Debate in Las Vegas with the Nevada Independent, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017.

Wednesday, February 19, 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 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 19, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, February 20, 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.

95th Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo Parade

Thursday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.: Tucson Rodeo Parade. Parade route begins on Ajo Highway 1/2 mile east of Park Ave. going east to Park Avenue, then south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth to the North end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Grandstand seating requires ticketing which can be purchased at Ticket Booths near the Grandstands or in advance HERE.

Friday, February 21: Cactus League Spring Training games begin.

Mohave County Democratic Party’s Blue Wave Dinner

Friday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.: Mohave County Democratic Party’s Blue Wave Dinner, at the Quality Inn,  271 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City. Guest speaker is Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felicia Rotellini. No host bar, fine dining. Live music by Loralyn & Monty. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact us at (928) 753-0006 or (928) 279-5720.

Saturday, February 22: George Washington’s birthday.

Saturday, February 22: Nevada Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, February 22, 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 22, 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 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 25: Mardi Gras.

Tuesday, February 25, 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.

Tuesday, February 25 (time TBD): CBS News will co-host the 10th Democratic Debate with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and in partnership with Twitter in Charleston, South Carolina at Gaillard Center.

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, February 27, 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 29: South Carolina Democratic Primary.

Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road, Tucson. Join LD10 State Legislators Senator David Bradley, and Representatives Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for a legislative town hall. Legislators will give brief updates on the work they’ve been doing followed by questions, comments, and concerns for the rest of the scheduled time.

38th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival

Saturday, February 29, 11:00 a.m.: 38th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival, at Armory Park, 222 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. Save the date! More information at www.tucsonpeacecalendar.org.

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.

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. Join LD10 State Legislators Senator David Bradley, and Representatives Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for a legislative town hall. Legislators will give brief updates on the work they’ve been doing followed by questions, comments, and concerns for the rest of the scheduled time.

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.

Wednesday, April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide for the 2020 Census.

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.

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 9: Tokyo hosts the XXXII Olympiad Summer Games.

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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