Political Calendar: Week of March 15, 2020

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 15, 2020:

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 p.m.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) 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, 3:30 p.m.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) PCDP Workshop: Medicare for All Presentation, learn more from Dr. Paul Gordon and Dr. Eve Shapiro, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Healthcare is a huge issue in this year’s elections. Come learn more about the Medicare for All policy option and what it could mean to our families, communities, and nation. You can use this information to have real and meaningful conversations with others about this important topic. Please register at Eventbrite.

Sunday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.: (Debate has been moved to Washington, D.C. over coronavirus concerns). 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. CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, along with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, will serve as moderators. Univision’s Ilia Calderón also will facilitate audience questions at the event. 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 – POSTPONED

Sunday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.:  (POSTPONED due to Coronavirus concerns) 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, 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. DGT has cancelled its regular meetings in March, and will return on a date to be determined.

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.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) 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: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns). 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.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: (Meetings cancelled until April 8 due to coronavirus concerns) 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. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 18. 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).

Monday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) (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 (postponed to May 19 due to coronavirus concerns).

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 (Opening Day has been delayed due to coronavirus concerns).

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.

Friday, March 27: Arizona Legislature: Last day for House consideration of Senate Bills and Senate consideration for House Bills.

31st Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference – POSTPONED

Friday, March 27, 8:00 a.m.: (POSTPONED due to coronavirus concerns) 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.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) Marana Founders Day Festival, parade begins at 10:00 a.m., festival begins at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 28, Noon: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) Fiesta Sahuarita at Anamax Park, 17501 S. Camino De Las Quintas, Sahuarita.

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.:  (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) 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.

Saturday, March 28, 5:00 p.m.: (POSTPONED to April 25 due to coronavirus concerns) PCDP Film Series: INEQUALITY FOR ALL, a documentary film that examines the income equality in the United States. In his Wealth and Poverty class at U.C.- Berkeley, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. Join us at the Pima County Democratic Party Headquarters, 4639 E. First Street, Tucson. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Film starts at 5:30 p.m., Discussion panel afterward. A free bag of popcorn is included with your ticket! Other refreshments available. Suggested Donation: $5 (to help cover costs). Please register at Actblue.

20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner – POSTPONED

Saturday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: (POSTPONED due to coronavirus concerns) 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! We will be running the auction online starting March 28, as scheduled. 

Sunday, March 29: Puerto Rico Democratic Primary.

Sunday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) Cyclovia 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.

Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 p.m.: Meet the Candidates Forum for Pima County Attorney, hosted by the Pima Area Labor Federation and Pima County Democratic Party, at IBEW 570, 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Q&A with Pima County Attorney Candidates: Laura Conover and Jonathan Mosher.Moderator: Cat Ripley, Executive Director, PCDP. Submit your questions to: Zach Henn PALFLegislativeIntern@gmail.com, or ask in person at the Forum. Fr more information please contact Kitty Kennedy, Chair Legislative Committee, 520-444-6617 or kennedy404@gmail.com.

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: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) 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 (postponed to June 20 due to coronavirus concerns).

Phoenix Pride Festival 2020 – POSTPONED

Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5: (POSTPONED due to coronavirus concerns) 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.: (POSTPONED due to coronavirus concerns) 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 – POSTPONED

Tuesday, April 7, Noon: (POSTPONED due to coronavirus concerns) 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.: (CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns) (New Location) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Meet and hear from the 3 Democrats seeking the office of Pima County Attorney, Chief Criminal Deputy Jonathan Mosher, fellow Deputy Pima County Attorney Mark Diebolt, and criminal defense attorney Laura Conover. 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, 8:30 a.m.: Legislative District 14 “Croissants and Candidates” Meet and Greet, at Purple Heart Park, 9800 E. Rita Road, Tucson. Meet and Greet the Pima County and Vail School Board candidates with Legislative District 14.

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.

Delegate Elections for the Democratic National Convention

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.: Delegate Elections for the Democratic National Convention, Election to choose Arizona District delegates (CD1, CD2 and CD3)  for the Democratic National Convention will be held on this day.  Time and location TBA. For more information about the Arizona Democratic Party delegate selection process: Arizona Delegate Selection Plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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.

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.: Tucson Earth Day Festival at the Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. Give that big blue marble a hug and discover all the ways to help make your world a healthier, greener place to live. Learn about recycling and composting, the joy of gardening and the fun of getting out and enjoying nature. Or learn how to bring nature to your backyard with exhibits from local wildlife groups. There will be exhibitors and activities outside the Museum for all ages. Adults with children are welcome inside the courtyard and the Museum for more kid-centric activities. Tucson Earth Day Festival at Children’s Museum Tucson is from 10 am- 2 pm, but admission to the Museum is free all day!

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 – POSTPONED to October 3

Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.: (POSTPONED to October 3 due to coronavirus concerns) 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/.

Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.: Earth Day Arizona Youth Climate Strike, at Jacome Plaza in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson.2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!The Climate Crisis remains one of the most pressing issues of our generation and for future generations to come, and we need action to be taken NOW. Climate change threatens our current way of life and is negatively impacting millions of people. Join Tucson Youth as we strike with millions of others across the globe on Earth Day in demanding climate action be taken by our elected officials.

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 – POSTPONED

Saturday, April 25, 4:30 p.m.: (POSTPONED due to Coronavirus concerns) 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.

Saturday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.: PCDP Film Series: INEQUALITY FOR ALL, a documentary film that examines the income equality in the United States. In his Wealth and Poverty class at U.C.- Berkeley, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. Join us at the Pima County Democratic Party Headquarters, 4639 E. First Street, Tucson. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Film starts at 5:30 p.m., Discussion panel afterward. A free bag of popcorn is included with your ticket! Other refreshments available. Suggested Donation: $5 (to help cover costs). Please register at Actblue.

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; Georgia Primary (rescheduled).

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.

Saturday, June 20: Louisiana Primary.

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.

9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Saturday, October 3, 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, October 5: Voter registration deadline for general election.

Tuesday, November 3: General Election.

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