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Political Calendar for the Week of July 2, 2017:
Sunday, July 2: On July 2, 1776, that the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia voted to approve a resolution for independence from Britain. On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote an excited letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, in which he predicted the joyous celebrations of American Independence Day, including the parties: “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” Adams added, “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America.” But the signing ceremony for the Declaration of Independence didn’t occur until July 4. Because July 4 appears on the famous document, that date became the one we celebrate as Independence Day.
Monday, July 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. No DGT in obersvance of Independence Day. Next Week: Rob Kull from the Arizoa Democratic Party Veteran’s Caucus.
Monday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day.
Wednesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at email@example.com.
Thursday, July 6, 5:30 p.m.: Congressman Raúl Grijalva’s Tucson Health Care Town Hall, at Pima Community College-West – Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson.
Thursday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.: Congressman Ruben Gallego’s Health Care Town Hall, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.
Friday, July 7, 6:30 p.m.: Health Care Town Hall, at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glen Drive, Glendale (free parking). The Arizona Democratic Party will host a health care town hall to put more pressure on Senator Jeff Flake and demand he vote NO on Trumpcare.
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Speaker from VOTESMART, a group committed to fact checking. Featured speaker is state Senator Steve Farley. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.
Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m.: Congressman Raúl Grijalva’s Avondale Health Care Town Hall, at West View High School – Performing Arts Center, 10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway, Avondale.
Saturday, July 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, July 8, 10:00 a.m.: (No July meeting) Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. For more information please contact John Viverto at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, July 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 email@example.com.
LD 10 Volunteer Appreciation Potluck/Pool Party
Saturday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.: LD 10 Volunteer Appreciation Potluck/Pool Party, call for address. Mingle with your fellow LD 10 Democratic volunteers. Games, door prizes, live music. Bring your family. Main dish (meat & veggie) provided. Bring a pot luck item (with serving utensils). Please RSVP to Carol Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 325-9874 (tell us how many attending and your pot luck item).
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 (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 email@example.com.
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much ofa problem, and there’s plenty of free parking.
Monday, July 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). Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at email@example.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Tuesday, July 11, Noon: Democratic Women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 468-9669.
Tuesday, July 11, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Ice cream social (and sodas & wine) with state Sen. Steve Farley. 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, July 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center (Meals on Wheels Room), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, July 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 241-8408.
DCSRA Mid-Summer Red, White nd Blue Celebration
Saturday, July 15, 11:30 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Mid-Summer Red, White nd Blue Celebration, at at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (Upstairsmeeting Rm. 230). Special guest speaker is John C. Scott, well known host on Tucson’s progressive radio station 1210 AM, who will give his view of current politics and answer questions. Pot Luck: A-E appetizers/finger food, F-M salads, N-R Sandwiches or makings for sandwiches (including bread), S-Z Desserts. DCSRA will furnish table settings and water and soda. Seating for 65 – you must sign up in advance to have a seat. Stop by DCSRA Headquarters or call (520) 838-0590 to sign up.
Tuesday, July 18, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at email@example.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Wednesday, July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 468-9669.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd 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, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: (No July meeting, see earlier event) Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). 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 Cecilia Aros Hunter at email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 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. Featured speaker is Steven Nuno, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at NAU, who will speak on immigration policy in the age of Trump. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Saturday, July 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 email@example.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, July 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 Maureen Salz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Sunday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at email@example.com or (408) 806-2036.
Monday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting, at HQ, 2910 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Monday, July 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 Andrés Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 304-5778.
Tuesday, July 25, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email email@example.com. $22 – 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!) For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 26, 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). Featured speaker is Jean Wilcox, Prescott City Council member. Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Thursday, July 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 email@example.com and Like Us on Facebook.
Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic
Sunday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at Watson Lake Park, Featuring great food, raffles, pie auction and candidates. For more information please contact 928.541.0413 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 30, 8:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN… it’s FREE… The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Usually the last Sunday every month.
Monday, July 31: Last day to register to vote in Tucson City Council Election.
Saturday, August 5, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, 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). For more information please contact Linda Laird at email@example.com or (520) 393-0623.
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting.
Wednesday, August 9: City Clerk mails Tucson City Council Primary Election ballots – vote by mail election.
Wednesday, August 23: Last day for voters to mail their voted ballot via the United States Postal Service in the Tucson City Council Primary Election.
Tuesday, August 29: Tucson City Council Primary Election Day – Voting Locations open from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Late Update: Congressman Tom O’Halleran will hold a Flagstaff town hall event Thursday, July 6 at the Flagstaff High School Main Gym, 400 W. Elm Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ok, added this town hall to our Calendar. Same day as other town halls by fellow Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego, in other parts of the state.