Political Calendar: Week of March 1, 2020

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 1, 2020:

Monday, March 2, 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 Bill Mundell, candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission (previously served on the commission). Next Week: Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson.

Monday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

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.

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 p.m.: Super Tuesday Watch Party, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Come watch the Super Tuesday primary returns. Potluck, BYO Wine and Cheese to share.

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson 7th Annual 2020 Issues & Eggs Breakfast

Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.: League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson 7th Annual 2020 Issues & Eggs Breakfast, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters: Celebrating Women and the Vote. Individual tickets $50, table of ten $500. Program sponsorships available. Reservation payments must be received by March 2. By Check: payable to LWVGT, 800 N. Swan Avenue, Suite 126, Tucson, AZ 85711. Purchase tickets and register secure online HERE.

Saturday, March 7: Kentucky Republican caucuses.

Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration Breakfast – Phoenix

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.: Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration, at Antigua Garden, 2645 N. 16th Street, Phoenix. Honoring Rep. Raquel Terán and Rep. Jen Longdon, and Jaqueline Adams Service Award winner Charlotte Raynor, a retired journalist and political activist in Scottsdale, and an active volunteer with the Democratic party, serving as a precinct committeeperson and a member of the State Committee. She was part of the State Party’s grassroots leadership team in 2018, training volunteers to canvass for Kyrsten Sinema. Ticket prices: Member $75, Non-Member $100, Sponsorship levels available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE.

Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon – Tucson

Saturday, March 7, 12:30 p.m.: Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration, at University Park Marriott, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson. Honoring Holly Lyon, Laura Hogan Service Award winner Charlene Mendoza, and Rising Star winner Elvira Suarez-Din. Join us in honoring this year’s honorees at this year’s luncheon with Karine Jean-Pierre from MoveOn.org and an NBC/MSNBC analyst. 11:45 a.m. check-in and silent auction. 12:30 p.m. luncheon. Ticket prices: Member $75, Non-Member $100, Sponsorship levels available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Continental Shopping Plaza,210 W. Continental Road – Bldg 210, Suite 203, Green Valley. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 7, 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.

Saturday, March 7, Noon: 16th Annual Salsa Festival, at Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa, AZ (located off SR 347 and Bowlin Road). The Salsa Festival is Maricopa’s largest event drawing more than 10,000 people to the city. Admission is free, but there is a minimal fee to participate in some activities at the festival. $5 on-site limited parking. Turn on Bowlin Road entrance.

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. 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, March 8: Daylight Saving Time Starts.

Sunday, March 8: International Women’s Day.

Women in Blue Luncheon

Sunday, March 8, 11:00 a.m.: Women in Blue Luncheon, hosted by the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women, at the Cambria Hotel – Downtown Phoenix,  222 E. Portland Street, Phoenix. Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Longdon. Tickets: $30. Purchase secure online at Actblue. For more information see our Facebook page.

Sunday, March 8: Puerto Rico Republican Primary.

Arizona AFL-CIO Day of Action

Monday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona AFL-CIO Day of Action at the Arizona Legislature. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on House lawn. Our keynote speaker is Xochtil Covarrubias, chief of staff of USW Local 675 and president of the LCLAA LA chapter. Our workshops this year will include:

      • Lobbying 101 & the Request to Speak System
      • AFL-CIO Constituency & Allied Groups
      • Recognizing Anti-Worker Legislation & How to Fight It

Lunch will be provided and transportation for union members travelling from Tucson will be provided. To RSVP, click here! To reserve your seat on the bus from Tucson please email palfintern@gmail.com. If you have any additional questions please reach out to Veronica Martinez, Communications Director, at vmartinez@azaflcio.org.

Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, March 9, 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, March 9, 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, March 10: Hawaii Republican Caucuses; North Dakota Democratic Caucuses; Primaries: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington.

Tuesday, March 10, 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, March 10, 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, March 10, 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.

Catalina Democrats cocktail party with former Senator Bill Bradley

Wednesday, March 11, 4:00 p.m.: Catalina Democrats cocktail party with former Senator Bill Bradley, at Hotel Congress in the Copper Room, 311 E. Congress Street, Tucson. Come meet Bill Bradley and hear his thoughts on the 2020 election, the state of politics and basketball. Drinks and heavy hor d’oeuvres will be served. Seating is limited.  Cost is $150 per person. Join the Catalina Democrats for $84/month, or $1,000/individual or $1,500/couple to attend all our events and support the Pima County Democratic Party. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Thursday, March 12: Virgin Islands Republican Caucuses.

Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14: La Paz County Fair, 21600 Hillside Drive, Parker.

Thursday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.: Second Annual Refugee Lobbying Day at the state capitol, Senate building, Democratic Caucus Room. The Purpose of Lobbying Day is to:
1. Educate legislators on Refugee Resettlement & the impact of low refugee admission numbers.
2. Empower refugees to share their stories and have their voices be heard.
3. To gain legislative support for a Welcoming Bill.
If you are interested in participating or being an attendee, please register on Eventbrite. For any additional questions, please contact Nejra Sumic at 480-744-3539 or at nejra@partnershipfornewamericans.org. Food will be provided for all attendees. Transportation accommodation will be provided for Tucson attendees traveling to Phoenix.

Thursday, March 12, 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 Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 5:30 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Thursday, March 12, 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, March 13 – Sunday, March 15: 32nd Annual Chandler Ostrich Festival, at Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler. Entertainment on the main stage: Friday: 98 Degrees, Saturday: Blues Traveler. Child/Senior Admission $8, Adult Admission $15, VIP Admission $30-$50.

Saturday, March 14: D.C. Republican Convention; Guam Republican Caucuses; Northern Marianas Democratic Convention; Wyoming Republican Convention.

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Mall. The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds following the Festival support critical local literacy programs. The first Festival was in 2009. Attendance has grown from 75,000 to over 100,000 including authors and visitors from all over the U.S. and overseas.

Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. LD10 Legislative update by Senator David Bradley and Representative Kirsten Engel. It will be immediately followed by a LD10 Legislative Forum featuring Representative Domingo DeGrazia, Stephanie Stahl Hamilton and Paul Stapleton-Smith. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month.  For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, March 14, 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,  March 14, 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, March 14, 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.

LD 9 and LD 10 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.: LD 9 and LD 10 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Due to overwhelming demand this years event has been moved to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson. This is the campaign kickoff event of the year. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door, which will get you some of the best corned beef and cabbage you have ever tasted and all the fixins’! Meet all of your Democratic candidates and let them know what concerns you. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Saturday, March 14, 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). Featured speaker i Jon Garcia on the 2020 Census. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 p.m.: Civics 2.0 Series: Arizona Corporation Commission and our environment, why should I care? , at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Avenue, Tucson. Sandy Bahr, the Director of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, will talk to us about the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the de facto fourth branch of government in Arizona, and the role it plays in determining environmental policy in the State. The ACC is a powerful entity in the State and three of its five seats are up for election in 2020. Learn how to stay informed and shape an ACC that reflects your values. 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.

Sunday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.: CNN and Univision will co-host the 11th Democratic Debate in partnership with CHC BOLD, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, at the Arizona Federal Theatre (fka Comerica Theater), 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix. Other details, such as the format, moderators or the criteria for participation, are not yet available. The Democratic National Committee has set up a page for the public to apply for tickets to the debate, but cautions it cannot guarantee enough tickets to meet public demand.

An Evening With John Nichols of The Nation

Sunday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts an evening with John Nichols of The Nation, at the Community Performance and Art Center (CPAC), 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. 5-7:30 p.m., deserts & cocktails catered by Mountain View Cafe and Bakery, cash bar. 6-6:45 p.m. John Nichols presentation. 6:45-7:15 Q & A session. Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Monday, March 16, 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, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Tuesday, March 17: Primaries — Arizona, Florida Illinois, Ohio; Northern Marianas Republican Convention.

Tuesday, March 17, 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, March 18 – Sunday, March, 22: Pinal County Fair, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande.

Wednesday, March 18, 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, March 18, 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, March 18, 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, March 18, 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, March 18, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, March 19, 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.

Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22: Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair. The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue in Tucson. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, Main Stage, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Kids hands-on-art Pavilion. There is face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment and tons of other fun activities. This is Tucson’s Largest Arts Venue.

Saturday, March 21, 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, 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.

Monday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. Candidate forum for Pima County Attorney candidates Jonathan Mosher and Laura Conover.  For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 24: American Samoa Republican Caucuses; Georgia Primary.

Tuesday, March 24, 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.

Thursday, March 26: Opening Day of 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Thursday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, March 26, 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.

31st Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, March 27, 8:00 a.m.: 31st Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference, at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. The YLC strives to promote, develop, and enhance leadership skills among youth in Pima County. The philosophy behind the Youth Leadership Conference for the last 28 years has been to encourage and motivate students to remain in school, set goals and reinforce education as the key to success. Another key factor has been to expose students to an environment that fosters positive relationships among peers, teachers and the community. Register at LULAC Youth Leadership Conference.

Saturday, March 28, 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, March 28, 10:00 a.m.: Marana Founders Day Festival, parade begins at 10:00 a.m., festival begins at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 28, 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.

20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s 20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Little America Hotel, 2515 E. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff. There will be a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm with a cash bar, and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner is our largest fund-raising effort of the year for the Coconino County Democratic Party.  Proceeds from ticket sales and the telephone and live auctions support operations of the Coconino County Democratic Party, including grassroots organizing, keeping the office open, and paying the salary of our Operations Manager. Tickets are $85 per person, $680 for table of eight. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue. Ticket prices will go up on March 19 to accommodate our obligation to the venue. Buy early!

Sunday, March 29: Puerto Rico Democratic Primary.

Sunday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.: (RescheduledCyclovia Tucson. Tucsonans can celebrate a five-mile bike ride on carless streets from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31: César Chávez Day.

Tuesday, March 31 – Sunday, April 5: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.

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

Friday, April 3: North Dakota Republican Convention.

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5: University of Arizona Spring Fling on the University of Arizona Mall. Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation attracting over 25,000 guests. Spring Fling provides over 35 rides and games to attendees, over 20 different food booths with a wide variety.

Saturday, April 4: Alaska Democratic Primary, Hawaii Democratic Primary, Louisiana Primary.

Phoenix Pride Festival 2020

Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5: Phoenix Pride Festival, at Steele Indian School Park (Parking is available in nearby neighborhoods and parking structures. The largest Parking Structure is located on the Southeast corner of Central Ave & Indian School Rd with 1,400 parking spaces available. As parking is limited, we recommend that you either take the Lightrail or a ride sharing service. There is a Lightrail station at Central Ave & Indian School Rd that drops you off 3 blocks from the Parade & Festival). This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community. The Phoenix Pride Festival attracts over 40,000 attendees during the two-day celebration offering unique opportunities for marketing and exposure for businesses and organizations interested in creating relationships within the LGBTQ+ community. The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities, and community resources. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, Main, and Community Stages, KidSpace, VIP Experience, Erotic World, and Dance Pavilion. This year we will be adding a Latin Carnival Stage in conjunction with Club Papi. Combined with participation from government officials, services, private corporations, and celebrities, the Phoenix Pride Festival continues to raise positive awareness of the Phoenix metropolitan LGBTQ+ community.

National Organization for Women State Conference 2020

Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.: National Organization for Women State Conference 2020, at IBEW Local #570 Union Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conference begins at 9 a.m. Listen to noted experts speak on the ERA, Immigration, Reproductive Rights, Violence Against Women, Gun Violence, and LBGTQ+ rights. There will also be speeches by NOW-endorsed candidates and tabling by like-minded organizations, and more. Yummy food from local food trucks will be available for purchase for lunch, and we’ll provide snacks and drinks. Early-bird prices are good through February 29, so get your tickets now NOW member $15, Non-member $25. Register and purchase tickets at Eventbrite. For more information please see our Facebook page.

Saturday, April 4, 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, April 4, 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, April 5, 10:00 a.m.: Phoenix Pride Parade begins at 3rd Street & Thomas Road, and ends at 3rd Street & Indian School Road. The Parade brings over 2,000 individual participants with decorated vehicles, colorful floats and thousands of walkers. With over 15,000 spectators, the Parade features our Grand Marshals, local luminaries, music, and fun along the 3rd Street route from Thomas to Indian School. The Parade concludes at Steele Indian School Park, the home of the Phoenix Pride Festival. The Phoenix Pride Parade raises funds for Phoenix Pride and the Pride Community Grants and Scholarships Programs.

Monday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.: Candidate filing deadline for Arizona primary election.

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

Tuesday, April 7: Wisconsin Primary.

Tucson State of the City Luncheon

Tuesday, April 7, Noon: Tucson State of the City Luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. The Tucson Metro Chamber will host the annual State of the City luncheon where Mayor Romero will deliver her “State of the City” address. This highly attended event provides a platform for Mayor Romero to outline her goals, planned policies and objectives for the City of Tucson in the coming year. Early Bird Tickets: Members $100, Non-Members $140. Ticket prices increase March 17: Member $120, Non-Member $160. Sponsorship levels available. Register at the Tucson Chamber State of The City.

Wednesday, April 8, 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.

Thursday, April 9: Passover begins (sundown).

Thursday, April 9, 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. 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, April 9, 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, April 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. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Thursday, April 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 yumademocrats@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12: Tombstone Rose Tree Parade and Festival, in Tombstone, AZ.

Saturday, April 11, 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.  For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, April 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 vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, April 11, 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, April 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 mosalz@outlook.com.

Saturday, April 11, 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.

Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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.

Wednesday, April 15: Tax Day.

Wednesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 19: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, March 18, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 26: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.

Thursday, April 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. Admission is $15, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, April 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.

Tanque Verde Democrats Meet & Mingle With The Candidates Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.: Tanque Verde Democrats Meet & Mingle With The Candidates Fundraiser, at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road, Tucson. Save the date!

9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party 9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita. This year we turn our focus towards UNITY, by returning to the foundation of this democracy: The U.S. Constitution. To that end, the theme of this year’s celebration is “Building a More Perfect Union.” The evening’s event promises to inspire, rally and motivate the Democratic Party to come together for this crucial election year. Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker is author and Professor Noah Chomsky. Entertainment by The University of Arizona 20-piece Studio Jazz Ensemble, with special appearances by local Mariachi groups. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., VIP Reception 5-5:45 p.m., program at 6:00 p.m. Precinct Committeemen ticket price $100, individual ticket price $125, sponsorship levels available. For special discounts for students and military please contact us at: (520) 429-5064. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Monday, April 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.

Tuesday, April 21: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tuesday, April 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, April 22: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 22: March For Science: Join us for a Global Day of Action on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – April 22nd, 2020 – as we mobilize advocates around the world to support science-informed public policies. CALLING ALL YOUTH ORGANIZERS! Following the global marches on Earth Day, March For Science (MFS) will be convening 250 of the world’s leading youth advocates from April 24-26 in Dallas, Texas. The MFS Global Youth Summit is designed to amplify the impact of youth leaders from across the globe, so please share our application with those next-gen leaders who you think would be interested in joining us for our inaugural Global Youth Summit: Apply Now! Link in Bio: http://bit.ly/MFSYS. For more information see our Facebook page. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/marchforscience/videos/636987643732983/.

Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, April 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, April 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, April 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.

An Evening With Karine Jean-Pierre from MoveOn.org

Saturday, April 25, 4:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area presents An Evening with Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org and political analyst for NBC/MSNBC, at the Madera Ballroom, Quail Creek Resort, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd. Green Valley. 4:40-5:30 p.m. VIP mixer (limited to 30). 5-6:00 p.m. General mixer with cash bar. 6-7:00 p.m. dinner. 7:15-8:00 p.m. Karine’s presentation. 8:30 p.m. Q&A session. Ticket Prices: Basic $100, Sponsor $125, Patron $150, VIP $250 (VIP tickets include appetizers, 2 tickets per person for drinks and dinner choice per person). Table of eight $1,000. Tickets can be purchased secure online at Actblue, or at DCSRA headquarters.

Monday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. Candidate forum for Pima County Attorney candidates Jonathan Mosher and Laura Conover.  For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, April 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, April 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, April 28: Primaries — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.

Tuesday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Tuesday, April 28, 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.

Wednesday, April 29 – Sunday, May 3: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Friday, May 1: International Workers Day.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix

Friday, May 1, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. Individual tickets are $150, tables of ten are $1,500. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Saturday, May 2: Kansas Democratic Primary, Guam Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.: 15th Annual West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment.

Tuesday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

Tuesday, May 5: Indiana Primary.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson

Friday, May 7, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Individual tickets are $95, tables of ten are $950. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Sunday, May 10: Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, May 12: Nebraska Primary, West Virginia Primary.

Saturday, May 16: Armed Forces Day.

Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee meeting in Phoenix. Save the date!

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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    • Which LD? We treat Maricopa County as the “State of Maricopa” because the Arizona Democratic Party calendar and Maricopa County Democratic Party calendar are one and the same, to the exclusion of all the other counties. We do our best to include the other counties — we focus on Pima County — but events don’t always make it to the calendar because people are pretty lax about sending us notices of events to our email. In most cases, I have to research county party calendars, time permitting. And some of those web sites are pretty awful about calendaring events.

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