Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.
Political Calendar For The Week of January 5, 2014:
Sunday, January 5, 1:00 p.m.: LD 2 Rep. Andrea Dalessandro hosts a Thank You/Pre-Legislative Session Party, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. The Legislative session begins Monday, January 13. This event will give me an opportunity to listen to your concerns and let you know what I am working on. Please RSVP to DalessadroForAZ@gmail.com.
Monday, January 6, 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 speakers are Sens. David Bradley (LD10) and Olivia Cajero Bedford (LD3) on "What I will be doing in the upcoming Legislative Session." Next week: Dr. John Schwarz, UA Professor Emeritus, on 'Why income inequality, and how can we change it?”
Monday, January 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.: Community Gun-Control and Mental-Health Forum, at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. (Tucson). Join us on January 7th for a screening of Living for 32 with a panel discussion to follow. Colin Goddard will join the Tucson Chief of Police, Pima County Sheriff, representatives of the Mental Health service provider community, Mayor Rothschild and City Council member Steve Kozachik to discuss local initiatives related to mental health issues, background checks and other related topics. This forum is presented by The Loft Cinema, with support from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Organizing for Action and the Tucson Coalition against Gun Violence. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
Wednesday, January 8, 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 Kristel Foster, member TUSD Governing Board. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Wednesday, January 8, 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.
Thursday, January 9, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speakers are the Democratic candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, David Garcia and Sharon Thomas. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Blvd. (Tucson). Workshops for precinct committee persons, and a public open house to meet & greet all 2014 Democratic candidates. Registration at 8:30 a.m. The opening session gets underway at 9 a.m. and the gathering should wrap up by 3 p.m. For more information please call (520) 326-3716.
Saturday, January 11, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. [Note: Rescheduled in favor of PCDP general membership meeting.] For more information please contact Luci Messing at email@example.com or (520) 591-7615.
Saturday, january 11, 9:30 a.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, at the SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). For more information please contact Dwight Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 331-9386, or visit our web site santanvalleydems.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more inforamtion please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.
Saturday, January 11, 5:00 p.m.: DCSRA hosts An Evening with David Fitzsimmons, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road at 1-19. 5:00 p.m. cash bar. 6:00 p.m. Dinner. 7:00 p.m. Fitzsimmons political satire. Basic ticket $60, sponsor $100, patron $200. All proceeds go to DSCRA HQ in Green Valley. Seating is limited – please RSVP by January 1st. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 838-0590.
For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, January 13, 10:00 a.m.: Opening day of the Arizona Legislative Session. Governor Jan Brewer's State of The State Address. "Stand with Arizona Women Opening Day Rally" at 10:00 a.m. on the Capitol Mall. Join with NARAL, Planned Parenthod, AAUW, AWPC and others, to remind our representatives to "Remember the Women" in 2014. Wear orange, bring a sign and tell the legislature that women's voices must be heard this session. RSVP to email@example.com and get an Opening Day shirt!
Monday, January 13, 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 PCDP Executive Director Shasta McManus for a party update. 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/.
Tuesday, January 14: The Tucson Metro Chamber hosts Governor Jan Brewer's State of The State Address, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort & Tennis Spa, 10000 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Registration 11:30 a.m., Luncheon and Address at Noon.Tickets are $65 per person for Tucson Metro Chamber members; $85 per person for nonmembers. Please RSVP by Jan. 7 to TucsonChamber.org. Tucson Chamber – State of the State.
Tuesday, January 14, 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, January 15, 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 email@example.com or (602) 619-4440.
Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party General Membership Meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd. Guest speaker will be D.J. Quinlan, Executive Director, AZ Democratic Party, followed by business meeting. Contact CCDC Chair, Pat Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 378-4386/249-5228 for more information.
Wednesday, January 15, 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 email@example.com or (520) 791-2965.
Friday, January 17, 2:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action/LD 2 Democrats meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Featured speaker is Andrea Witte, Connect-the-Dots USA presents Obamacare: "The American Healthcare Crazy Quilt." For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 625-3133, or visit our website Democratic Women in Action.
Monday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.: Martin Luther King Day. The Tucson Martin Luther King Committee presents the annual Martin Luther King Day March and Festival. Marchers will gather at the University Of Arizona Mall on Jan. 20th at 8:30 a.m., by 9:00 a.m.the march will proceed south on Campbell Avenue and proceed to Reid Park Demister Center. Festival activities will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. thru 3:00 p.m. the days events will include a Dedication to Nelson Mandela. The Interfaith service will be at Prince Chapel AME Church on 602 S. Stone Avenue, on Sunday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. The committee invites the community to participate in the days events. Contact information for vendor info, entertainment, and general info are listed as following: Clarence Boykins 401-3959 general information, Donna Liggins 237-7806 cell 882-7824 home for vendors – costs are $100.00 sellers and $75.00 information and support booths, and Terry Thomas and Diedre Jones for entertainment 282-3566.
Tuesday, January 21, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). Guest speaker is Christie Brown on climate change. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, January 21, 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.
Tuesday, January 21, 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 email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Wednesday, January 22, 4:15 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party hosts Jocelyn Strauss, Regional Manager for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, at the Cochise County Meeting room, 4001 Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista (northeast corner of Foothills Dr. and Hwy 92). “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws. Our common-sense, middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in America are straightforward. We are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, and we want you to join us!” http://momsdemandaction.org. For more information about the presentation, please contact Pat Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 378-4386.
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.: Planned Parenthood Arizona's "Let's Talk About Sex" movie night in Tucson, at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. (Tucson). LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX takes a revealing look at how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers. Here in Arizona, schools are not required to provide any kind of sexuality education. Consequently, Arizona has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. We know that comprehensive sexuality education is critical to helping Arizona’s teens be healthy. Come and find out what you can do to get the conversation started in your school district and in your community. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here ahead of time: http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=109322&view=Detail.
Thursday, January 23, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana (corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please contact Buddy Gill at email@example.com.
Thursday, January 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Democratic Party Winter State Committee Meeting
Saturday, January 25: Arizona Democratic Party Winter State Committee Meeting, at Mountain Pointe High School, 4201 E. Knox (Phoenix).
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 West 6th Street (Benson). For more information please contact Kathy or Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153.
Sunday, January 26, 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 Jo New_YearHolt at email@example.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
SaddleBrooke Democratic Club Donkey Kickoff 2014 Dinner
Sunday, January 26, 5:30 p.m.: SaddleBrooke Democratic Club Donkey Kickoff 2014 Dinner, at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom, 38759 S. MountainView Blvd. (Saddlebrooke). 5:30 p.m. social hour with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. 6:30 p.m. Mediterranean buffet dinner. Tickets $40 per person, $400 per table of ten. Please use the Donkey Kickoff 2014 Reservation Form.
Monday, January 27, 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). Featured speakers are Clarence Harrington and Linda Watson. If you want lunch, you must RSVP so we can order for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. $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!)
Tuesday, January 28: State of The Union Address.
Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.: Foothills Forum hosts "When the Wells Run Dry: Water and Arizona's Economic Future," at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 E Saint Andrews Drive (Tucson). Cost is $20 including hot Hors d’oeuvre and a cash bar. Register online at When the Wells Run Dry – .
Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2: 75th Annual Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo & Fair, at the Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex located three (3) miles west of Sells, Arizona along State Route 86.
Friday, January 31: Chinese New Year 4712 – Year of the Horse.
Sunday, February 2: Superbowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 23: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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 sttorney general, in lieu of meeting. The public is welcome. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 838-0590.
Wednesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
Wednesday, Feburary 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, Presdient of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Association. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 378-4386.
Saturday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.
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 email@example.com or (602) 297-2500.
Tuesday, March 4: "Fat Tuesday" – Mardis Gras.
Saturday, March 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014, Theme: Inspiring Change.
Monday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day.
Wednesday, March 19 – Sunday, March 23: Pinal County Fair.
Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30: SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center.
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.
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.