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Political Calendar for the Week of June 5, 2016:
Sunday, June 5: Puerto Rico (Democratic Primary).
Monday, June 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). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Dustin Williams, candidate for Pima County Superintendent of Public Instruction. Next Week: Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres.
Monday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, June 7: California Primary, Montana Primary, New Jersey Primary, New Mexico Primary, North Dakota (Democratic), South Dakota Primary.
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at email@example.com.
Thursday, June 9, 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. This month’s speakers are congressional candidates for CD 2, Dr. Matt Heinz and former state representative Victoria Steele. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, June 9, 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. Forum on marijuana legalization initiative with Dr. Ed Gogec and Mikel Weisser. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 9, 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, June 11, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speakers are: Phil Lopes to discuss the Clean Elections & Accountable Elections Act; LD10 State Legislators, Senator David Bradley, Representatives Stefanie Mach, & Bruce Wheeler, to discuss the past, and the Future; and the Honorable Stanley Feldman, Retired Judge, who will discuss “packing the Court”, and other interesting issues. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.
Saturday, June 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, June 11, 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.
Saturday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.: LD 2 and Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (Upstairs conference/meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Candidate Forum with LD2 Arizona House of Representatives Candidates, Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, running for re-election, Aaron Baumann and Daniel Hernandez.
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 Jean Vickers firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Next meeting is Wednesday, June 15. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks willattend. Please RSVP to email@example.com. 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 of a problem and there’s plenty of free parking.
2nd Annual Wine Tasting at Coronado Vineyards in Willcox Wine Country
Sunday, June 12, 2:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party 2nd Annual Wine Tasting at Coronado Vineyards, 2909 E. Country Club Drive, Willcox. Enjoy some of Arizona’s finest wines, hors d’oeuvres, and an informative discussion on the water challenges facing southeastern Arizona with hyrdogeologist and water resources specialist Dr. Mark Murphy and Congressional candidate Victoria Steele. Individual tickets $40, for Precinct Committee Persons and Blue Cochise members $35, Young Democrats $20. Click HERE to RSVP and purchase tickets.
Monday, June 13, 4:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Education Caucus meeting, at the Tucson Education Association,4625 E 2nd Street, Tucson. For more information please contact Luci Messing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 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). Meet the second Monday of each month. Featured speaker is Rep. Randall Friese (LD9) his presentation will be “Common Sense Solutions to Gun Violence.” 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 14: Flag Day.
Tuesday, June 14: Washington, D.C. Primary. END OF PRIMARIES.
Tuesday, June 14, 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, June 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, June 14, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meet & greet, at The Olive Mill, 25062 S Meridian Road, Queen Creek, AZ. Come and meet your candidates for local and state races at the Olive Mill. There will be food and non-alcoholic drinks. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. All purchases at the Olive Mill will contribute 10% of the proceeds to the San Tan Valley Dems. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W, Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ. This will be an Executive meeting and working session for the upcoming Gala fundraiser. For more information please contact David Coward at (480) 678-1756.
Wednesday, June 15, 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. DFA-MC is on the web, Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.
Wednesday, June 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 email@example.com or call (928) 468-9669.
Wednesday, June 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). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 790-3024.
Thursday, June 16, 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 Harriet Young. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Bisbee Pride Festival 2016
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19: Bisbee Pride Festival 2016. The annual Bisbee Pride Festival is held Father’s Day weekend each year. The Bisbee Pride Parade is Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Register your contingent in advance online and meet at 6:30pm in the Courthouse parking lot. Parade begins at the Courthouse parking lot and ends at City Park.
46th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June, 19: 46th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival, at the Donna Liggins Center at Mansfield Park, 2160 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson. Fun, food, education, fellowship and entertainment. Everyone is invited to this free, fun, family-friendly, alcohol-free event. For more information please call (520) 429-1724 or visit us on Facebook Tucson Juneteenth Celebration – Facebook.
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson . Featured speakers are Joel Feinman, candidate for County Attorney, and Kirsten Engel, candidate for State House of Representatives LD 10.For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at email@example.com or (520) 241-8408.
Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day.
Tuesday, June 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Wednesday, June 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 $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.
Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.: Democrats for Comedy fund raiser for LD18 and LD26, at Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe. Comedy by local comedian Tony Vicich and special guests (including our own Randy Keating). Tickets available at LD18 or LD26 events or online at LD18democrats.o
Thursday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Thursday, June 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 Dick Reddy at (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta – Tucson
Friday, June 24, 5:00 p.m.: El dia de San Juan Fiesta, at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, Tucson, AZ. A traditional start of Tucson’s summer, Dia de San Juan celebrates the coming monsoon rain season and honors St. John the Baptist (patron saint of water). Highlights include a ceremonial procession and the blessing of an altar–the public is welcome to join in the procession. Activities include a charreada (Mexican rodeo events), performances by mariachi bands and folklorico dancers. Mexican cowboys and trick horse-riders (charros and escaramuzas) perform on horseback. There are games and activities for children and families, and vendors of food and refreshments for sale and free information. Staged at the corner of Congress Street and Avenida del Convento, west of downtown Tucson, at the Mercado San Agustin retail and restaurant plaza. Admission is free For more information please call (520) 861-4504 or Visit Facebook Page.
Pride in The Pines Festival 2016
Saturday, June 25: 20th Annual Pride in The Pines Festival, at Thorpe Park Ball Field, 560 N. Thorpe Road, just a few blocks west of historic downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Join the family friendly festival at 7,000 feet where you can beat the heat and enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and a kid’s, craft, play, family & children’s area. Pride in the Pines is so inclusive, even your dogs are welcome! The event will feature a lineup of music and entertainment in celebration of the diversity of our community. For more information go to www.FlagstaffPride.org.
Saturday, June 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 email@example.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, June 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 Scott Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Saturday, June 25, 300 p.m.: (Special meeting) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (Upstairs conference/meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speaker is Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, Incumbent running for election.
Sunday, June 26, 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…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.
Monday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at email@example.com or (520) 304-5778.
Tuesday, June 28, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountainbrook Village (Palo Verde Room), Gold Canyon, AZ. Please park and enter on the north side of the recreational center. Come join fellow Democrats from the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area. The plan is to have candidates for our local AJUSD School Board introduce themselves and share their ideas on the state of our public school system. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Friday, July 1 – Monday, July 4: 30th Annual Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Pro-Rodeo, Hwy. 264 in Window Rock, AZ. Rodeo, carnival, dance, concerts, arts and crafts sales and a fireworks show. For more information call 928-871-6647 or https://www.facebook.com/NavajoNationFair/.
Monday, July 4: Independence Day.
July 9, 11:30 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Rita Area’s Independence Day Celebration and Pot Luck, at the DCSRA Headquarters (upstairs meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speakers are former Congressman Rom Barber and Pima County Democratic Party Chair Jo Holt. For the Pot Luck: A-E salad; F-J chicken; K-O sandwiches; P-Z dessert. (Should serve 10). For more information, please contact Jean Vickers email@example.com.
Thursday, July 7: Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.
Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21: Republican National Convention in Cleveland aka “the mistake by the lake” — seems almost prescient.
Thursday July 21: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election.
Saturday, July 23, 300 p.m.: (Special meeting) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (Upstairs conference/meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speakers are Corporation Commission candidates Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin.
Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Monday, August 1: Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election. Note: Those of you not registered with a political party will need to request a primary ballot for the party of your choice.
Wednesday, August 3: Early voting begins in the Primary Election.
Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.
Friday, September 16: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner. Save the date! Details TBA.
Sunday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon. Save the date! Details TBA.
Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.
Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.
Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.