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Political Calendar for the Week of June 1, 2014:
LD 9 Margarita Madness
Sunday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.: LD 9 hosts Margarita Madness, at the home of Patsy Stewart, 5641 N. Mina Vista (Tucson). Food catered by Rigo’s Restaurant. Tickets are $25 per person. Come beat back the summer heat with a cool drink! Purchase tickets secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/margarita.
Monday, May 26, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speaker is Jim Pullaro, Director of Clean Elections by 2019 on “How we the people can win with clean elections by 2019.” Next Week: Terry Goddard, candidate for Secretary of State.
Monday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Thursday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.: Talk with the Doc — Dr. Randall Friese, LD 9 House candidate — at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Avenue (NE of Speedway and Columbus Blvds.). Light refreshments provided. Stop in, meet Randy and discuss solutions for Arizona.
Friday, June 6: 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. The French Village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise will host the D-Day 70th Anniversary Parade and the American Musical Salute to Liberation. The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach will host the opening ceremony. 2014 also marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Visit www.d-day70years.org.
Friday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.: A People’s Forum, sponsored by Center for the Future of Arizona, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Presenter is Lattie Coor, chairman of the Center for the Future of Arizona. Moderator is Brahm Resnik, 12 News anchor and host of Sunday Square Of. Participating candidates are Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal, Christine Jones, Frank Riggs and Scott Smith. Ask questions and join the conversation on Twitter using #azgov. Watch online at azcentral.com.
Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats club meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road (Tucson). Featured speaker is Sandra Kennedy, candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission. For more information please contact Luci Messing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 591-7615 .
Saturday, June 7, 10:00 a.m.: Veterans Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Unified Arizona Veterans, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue (Phoenix). Democratic candidate for Governor Fred DuVal will participate in the Town Hall, and will outline his priorities for working with the veteran community to create jobs, expand opportunity for military families, and increase access to healthcare.
Saturday, June 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at email@example.com or (520) 648-0890.
Saturday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street). Sen. David Bradley and Reps. Bruce Wheeler and Stefanie Mach will give a legislative update and answer your questions. The public is welcome.
Democrats of the Red Rocks Grand Opening of Office
Sunday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Grand Opening of Office, next to Judy’s Restaurant in La Pasada Plaza, 40 Soldier Pass Road at the intersection of Rte. 89A (West Sedona). Speakers, candidates, organizers — finger foods, drinks and desserts. You can help open and run the DORR office by pledging to cover some of the costs. Please contact DORR at (928) 203-5858 for more information or to pledge to cover the cost(s) you have chosen.
For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.
DCSRA Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Pam Duchaine at 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, June 9, 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 Barbara McClure from IMPACT of Southern Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in Northwest Tucson. Food and clothing banks, senior services, job aid, referrals. 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, June 10, 3:30 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, June 11: Write-in candidate for Precinct Committeeman filing deadline.
Wednesday, June 11, 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, June 12, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Felecia Rotellini, candidate for Attorney General. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, June 12, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road (Prescott). Featured speaker is David Garcia, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Potluck: $5 if you bring a dish, $10 if you don’t. Please RSVP to (928) 541-0413.
10th Annual Bisbee Pride
Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15: 10th Annual Bisbee Pride. Early Bird Bisbee Pride Ticket Deal!!! Purchase a ticket for entrance to our 2 Feature Events: “Miners & Madames Street Dance” and “Magic in the Mountains Under the Stars” and get $10 in Free BIG BASKET RAFFLE TICKETS FREE! $40 value for $30!!!! AND the first 20 people buying tickets with get a FREE TICKET TO THE QUEEN MINE TOUR! Reserve your hotel rooms, start planning your outfits… B there or B square! For more information visit our web site Bisbeepride.com or our Facebook page Bisbee Pride | Facebook.
Friday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.: Navajo County Democratic Party hosts the Native American Issues Conference, at La Posada Hotel, 303 E. 2nd Street (Winslow). Community leaders from the Navajo, Hopi and Apache tribes are invited to attend. The event will be hosted by Navajo County Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger and County Board Chairman Jesse Thompson. After a general session, the participants will divide up into committees to work on interests. For more information please contact Eric Kramer at email@example.com or
Saturday, June 14: Flag Day.
Saturday, June 14, 8:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party is tabling the Juneteenth Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park Ramada #3, on E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. Robin Pingilley will be setting up a schedule for volunteers to help at the voter registration booth. Please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.
Tucson’s 44th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.: Tucson’s 44th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, at the Donna Liggins Recreational Center, 2160 N. 6th Avenue (Tucson). Activities include speakers, basketball tournament, dancing, face painting, carnival games, cotton candy, popcorn and more! Community resources, workshops, arts & crafts, and vendors, entertainment, and soul food plate free from 3:00-4;30 p.m. For more information visit our web site Tucson’s 2014 Juneteenth Festival and Celebration or our Facebook page.
Sunday, June 15: Father’s Day.
Candidates’ Nite in Sierra Vista
Monday, June 16, 5:00 p.m.: The Greater Huachuca Democratic Club and the Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona host Candidates’ Nite in Sierra Vista, at the Manda Le Restaurant, 3455 Canyon De Flores (Sierra Vista). Order from the menu. All local, state and federal candidates are invited to meet and greet their constituents. More info TBA.
Tuesday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 18, 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. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Wednesday, June 18, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 619-4440.
Wednesday, June 18, 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.
Thursday, June 19, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Monthly Breakfast, at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Highway 89A (Sedona), Breakfast is $12, includes buffet and gratuity. Breakfast at 8:00 program at 8;30 a.m. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 203-5858.
Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Tom Cuevas at (520) 440-5458. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Monday, June 23, 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, June 24, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP so we can order for you! Email email@example.com. $20 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!)
Thursday, June 26, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at (New Location) the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact Buddy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 26, 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 email@example.com.
18th Annual “Pride in the Pines” Festival – Flagstaff
Saturday, June 28 – Sunday, June 29: 18th Annual “Pride in the Pines” Festival, at Thorpe Park, 191 N. Thorpe Road. Flagstaff’s largest festival and everyone is welcomed to attend and PET FRIENDLY. Live music, entertainers, plus some of the GREATEST food vendors Flagstaff has to offer. We are delighted to announce we are bringing back the 2nd Annual Rt 66 Volleyball Tournament! Pre-sale price is $10 per day (online), $15 per day at the gate. See our Event Page for more information.
Wednesday, July 2: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – The most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. The law also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation. Earlier in 1964, the 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax, originally instituted in 11 southern states to make it difficult for blacks to vote.
Thursday, July 3: Last day to file citizens initiatives for the ballot.
Friday, July 4: Independence Day.
Monday, July 7: Last day to file as Write-in Candidate for the Primary.
Wednesday, July 9: Last day to file Arguments For/Against Ballot Measures.
Saturday, July 12: Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee meeting. Details TBA.
Saturday, July 12, TBD: The Navajo County Democrats Annual Picnic, at the big ramada in Woodland Lake Park, in the heart of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. Details TBA. For more information please contact Eric Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 367-1079.
Friday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.: Grand Opening Event for Tucson’s Sun Link Street Car, at 5th Avenue and Congress Street. Free rides July 25-27! Please RSVP at www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/rsvp.
Monday, July 28: Voter Registration cut-off date for the Primary Election.
Thursday, July 31: Early Voting begins/ballots mailed for Primary Election.
Centennial of World War I: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Serbia on June 28, 1914, set in motion political alliances that led to the Great War. Timeline of World War I. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1014. Germany declared war on Russia on August 1, 1914. Germany invaded Luxembourg on August 2, and declared war on France and Belgium on August 3, 1914. Britain declared war on Germany in response to its invasion of Belgium on August 4, 1914. Serbia’s ally Montenegro declared war on Austria-Hungary on August 5, 1914, and the following day Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia, and Serbia declared war on Germany. France declared war on Austria-Hungary on August 11, and the next day Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary. Before long, the world was at war. The United States did not enter the Great War until April 6, 1917. For information about events commemorating the Centennial of World War 1, see International Government Commemoration Organizations.
Saturday, August 9: 40th Anniversary of Richard M. Nixon’s resignation from office (resignation address to the nation the previous evening on August 8).
Union Appreciation Day at the Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, August 10, 1:10 p.m.: Union Appreciation Day at the Colorado Rockies v. Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. Ticket packages range from $12 per ticket for upper level, to $50 per ticket for lower level/infield seats. To purchase seating for your group, please contact either Garrett King at email@example.com or (602) 462-4238, or Daren Heaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 462-4233. View the flier at the calendar button above.
Tuesday, August 26: Primary Election Day.