Political Calendar: Week of March 5, 2023

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 5, 2023:

Sunday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.: A fundraiser for Syrian-Turkish earthquake relief, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E 22nd Street, Tucson. Please come to a Syrian-Turkish inspired TA’AM, aka lunch, hosted by WILPF, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Serving lunch from 11:30 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to the World Central Kitchen founded by José Andrés, www.worldcentralkitchen.org, for Earthquake Relief and Healing. Suggested minimum donation, $10.

A talk with John Nichols

Sunday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.: A talk with John Nichols, at the IBEW Union Hall – 750 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. In case you haven’t heard, Senator Bernie Sanders and John Nichols will be at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday talking about their new book. Later on that evening, John Nichols will speak at a free event co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America – and the Pima Area Labor Federation. John Nichols is a long progressive activist and American journalist and author. He is the National Affairs correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times. Books authored or co-authored by Nichols include The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party, The Genius of Impeachment, The Death and Life of American Journalism, and his latest work with Senator Bernie Sanders – It’s Okay to be Angry About Capitalism.

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, March 6, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING March 6:  Featured speaker is AZDems 1st Vice Chair Paul Eckerstrom. Register in advance. Meanwhile, you can also watch more than 130 Videos of Candidates and Speakers at  of Greater Tucson.

Wednesday, March 8: International Women’s Day.

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 pm.: Legislative District 21 meeting. Meet the second Wednesday of  each month. For more information, please contact Jacqui Bauer, Chair at azld21democrats@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.: Marana Dems & Friends meeting. To request the Zoom meeting invitation send an email to: marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com. Meet the second Wednesday of each month. Visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11: La Paz County Fair.

Thursday, March 9: The Yuma County Democrats meet the second Thursday of every month, currently on Zoom due to the Pandemic. Meetings are open to the public. For information on how to attend sign up for our newsletter or email info@yumademocrats.com.

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.: 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, March 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.

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting. Speakers will be Rep. Ruben Gallego, KIrsten Engel and the LD18 Legislative team of State Senator Priya Sundareshan, House Reps. Chris Mathis and Nancy Gutierrez. Zoom meeting link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85118415460?pwd=UERYUVRwT0VJRE44N1ZsNWRSSFBFZz09. Congressman Ruben Gallego will discuss his plans for running for the US Senate. Former State Senator Kirsten Engel will discuss the water crisis in Arizona. The Legislative District 18 delegation, Senator Priya Sundareshan, Representative Nancy Gutierrez and Representative Chris Mathis, will provide a legislative update.Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information e-mail Sandy Hummingbird at sandyhummingbird@cs.com, or visit our web page Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at the Murdoch Community Center, 203 E. Brannen Avenue, Flagstaff. Also on Zoom. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email info@ccdem.org, or viit our web page coconinodemocrats.org.

Saturday, March 11, Noon: Arizona List 19th Annual Celebration. Join us Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at 12:00 PM at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Harkins Theatre at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, or virtually for an afternoon filled with exciting speakers, awardees from around the state, and amazing prizes from the silent auction! Bidding for the silent auction will open 1 week prior to the event. Click HERE to purchase ticket to the 2023 Annual Event. For sponsorship opportunities, please call Julee Dawson at 520-808-8558.

Saturday, March 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, March 11, 3:00 p.m.: Green Valley Democrats fka Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting.  For more information please see our Facebook page or greenvalleydemocrats.org.

Special Announcements:

Green Valley Democrats Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.:  Green Valley Democrats fka Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meets on Zoom at 10:00 – 11:30. To join the Discussion Group please send your name to  santaritadems@gmail.com. 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 at 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 12: Daylight Savings Time begins. Check your TV schedule.

Sunday, March 12: Selection Sunday for NCAA Basketball Tournaments.

Monday, March 13, 5:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 19 meeting. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Chair Matthew Boyd at mboyd4347@gmail.com.

Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information see our Facebook page or demsov.org.

Monday, March 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 see our Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 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 email us at info@democratsofrimcountry.com.

Tuesday, March 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, March 14, 5:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Picture Rocks meeting, via zoom. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. Contact us by email at dems4prandav@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 23 meeting. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. To access the Zoom link for these virtual meetings, please join our email list. Join us for our monthy happy hour on the last Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Email contact form.

Wednesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 19: Pinal County Fair.

Wednesday, March 15, 4:00 p.m.: Drinking Democratically Happy Hour with DGT, at Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson. Join us for the camaraderie with Democrats of Greater Tucson. It’s a wonderful opportunity to talk with and enjoy the company of fellow Democrats. Invite your friends! We have space reserved in the Bourbon Lounge inside. Their Social Hour menu includes drinks and food specials. You can view the menu at their website: Brother John’s menu. Please register for free tickets through Eventbrite (stay tuned for link) so that we can give Brother John’s an estimate of expected attendance, so they can staff appropriately.

Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. Meet via Zoom. For more information. please visit our web page, or visit our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 17 meeting. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Larry Waggoner, Chair at lwaggonernew@comcast.net.

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

Thursday, March 16: First Round games of NCAA men’s basketball tournament, March Madness begins.

Thursday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Breakfast on Zoom. Free.  Register in Advance. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Visit our web page.

Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, details TBA.

Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Friday, March 17, 6:00 p.m.: Gila County Democratic Party general meeting, at the Gila Dems Office, 110 E. Bonita Street, Payson, AZ. Meet the third Friday of each month. For more information please visit our web page, or Facebook Page, email us at info@gilacountyazdems.org, or call our office 928-363-1808.

Saturday, March 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.comor (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, March 18, 1:00 p.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, meet virtually. Meet the third Saturday of each month. Please email group for details: chair@stvdems.com, or phone: 480-630-9092.

Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting. Meetings are every third Saturday of the month. Receive the link through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2963579027298825, or email Tony at comedyschools@hotmail.com.

LD 18 St. Patrick’s Day Party, Pot Luck and Fundraiser

Sunday, March 19, Noon: LD 18 St. Patrick’s Day Party, Pot Luck and Fundraiser. Party location near Oracle and Orange Grove will be disclosed following ticket purchase. Sales will open to all Democrats in one week. Seating is limited to the first 150 ticket buyers. Tickets: $25, purchase secure on ActBlue. All proceeds go to LD18 Democrats.

Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at Rothery Education Center on Fry Boulevard, Northern most building closest to Veterans Park, Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information email us at dwseaaz@gmail.com​ Visit our web page. Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area meeting, New Time and Place! The Resort at Prescott. Details TBA. Funds raised through this event support Democratic Women of the Prescott Area. Cost of Luncheon $25.  Cancellations for reservations must be received 24 hours in advance! Attendees will be billed if they cancel on the day of the event. Meet the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visit our web page.

Wednesday, March 22, 5:00 p.m.: Legislative District 19 meeting. Meet the fourth Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Matthew Boyd, Chair at mboyd4347@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.:  Casa Grande Democrats meeting. Meet via Zoom, so please call this number or send an email to this contact information to receive a registration link: (520) 251-8247 or demsofcasagrande@gmail.com. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month. Please visit our web page.

Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26: Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair in Tucson.

Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.:  Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting at the Raphael-in-the-Valley Episcopal-Lutheran Church, 730 S. Hwy 80, Benson AZ.Meet the Fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Monday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 20 meeting. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please visit our LD 20 website.

Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Saddlebrook Ranch meeting, at 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Pease contact Matt Nelson at SBRDems@gmail.com, or (651) 414-1334.

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 18 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Larry Bodine, Chair at chair@ld18dems.org.

Thursday, March 30: Opening Day of 2023 MLB season.

Friday, March 31: Cesar Chavez Day.

Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2: 38th Annual Tucson Folk Festival. The festival features five stages with a range of ways to enjoy and watch the festival, including a free livestream broadcast! All five stages will feature over 125 live performances throughout the weekend including National Headliners, Local and Regional Acoustic Acts, Songwriting Competition winners, Family Show Entertainment, and Young Artist Showcases! The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE.

Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2: Phoenix Pride.

Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting virtual on Zoom (soon at a designated restaurant in Serra Vista). Meet the first Saturday of each month. For more information, please email newghadc@yahoo.com, or phone (520) 329-2253.

Saturday, April 1: NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four games, from NRG stadium, Houston, TX.

Monday, April 3: NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.

Tuesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 9: Yuma County Fair.

Wednesday, April 5: Passover begins.

Out Brunch sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.: Out Brunch sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, at the HighWire Premier Bar & Restaurant, 14 S. Arizona Avenue, Tucson. Out Brunch returns as a brunch event this year! Join us as we celebrate 4 deserving awardees. Tickets are on sale now, but they are limited, so you’ve better hurry!
Tickets $60. Register in Advance.

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information e-mail Sandy Hummingbird at sandyhummingbird@cs.com, or visit our web page Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at the Murdoch Community Center, 203 E. Brannen Avenue, Flagstaff. Also on Zoom. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email info@ccdem.org, or viit our web page coconinodemocrats.org.

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, in the Navajo Room of the Activity Center, 1495 Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Sun City. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information lease contact Maureen Salz mosalz@outlook.com.

Saturday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.: Green Valley Democrats fka Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting.
For more information please see our Facebook page or greenvalleydemocrats.org.

Sunday, April 9: Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 19 meeting. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Chair Matthew Boyd at mboyd4347@gmail.com.

Monday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information see our Facebook page or demsov.org.

Monday, April 10, 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 see our Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 11, 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 email us at info@democratsofrimcountry.com.

Tuesday, April 11, 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 11, 5:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Picture Rocks meeting, via zoom. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. Contact us by email at dems4prandav@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 23 meeting. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. To access the Zoom link for these virtual meetings, please join our email list. Join us for our monthy happy hour on the last Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Email contact form.

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 pm.: Legislative District 21 meeting. Meet the second Wednesday of  each month. For more information, please contact Jacqui Bauer, Chair at azld21democrats@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.: Marana Dems & Friends meeting. To request the Zoom meeting invitation send an email to: marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com. Meet the second Wednesday of each month. Visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday,April 13: The Yuma County Democrats meet the second Thursday of every month, currently on Zoom due to the Pandemic. Meetings are open to the public. For information on how to attend sign up for our newsletter or email info@yumademocrats.com.

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.: 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 13, 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.

Saturday, April 15: MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day.

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.: Spring Cyclovia Tucson. This is s car-free, bike friendly event, with people also using tricycles, scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, wagons, skates, hiking boots, etc. to enjoy the pedestrian/bike dominated streets along a set route in Tucson. Info and activity booths along the route for Spring 2023 will be between the Lost Barrio on Park Avenue South of Broadway Blvd. and Himmel Park south of Speedway Blvd.

Pima County Democratic Party’s Desert Bloom Champagne Brunch Fundraiser

Sunday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party’s Desert Bloom Champagne Brunch, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy., Tucson. We have some fabulous speakers lined up – get your tickets today!

Tuesday, April 18: Tax Day.

Tuesday, April 18: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. Meet via Zoom. For more information. please visit our web page, or visit our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 17 meeting. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Larry Waggoner, Chair at lwaggonernew@comcast.net.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Wednesday, April 19 – Sunday, April, 23:Tucson International Mariachi Conference, at the Tucson Convention Center. The Tucson International Mariachi Conference Espectacular Concert is Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. in the TCC Linda Rondstadt Music Hall. Purchase tickets through TCC or ticket master.

Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 30: Pima County Fair.

Thursday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Breakfast on Zoom. Free.  Register in Advance. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Visit our web page.

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, details TBA.

Friday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.: Gila County Democratic Party general meeting, at the Gila Dems Office, 110 E. Bonita Street, Payson, AZ. Meet the third Friday of each month. For more information please visit our web page, or Facebook Page, email us at info@gilacountyazdems.org, or call our office 928-363-1808.

Saturday, April 22: Earth Day.

Saturday, April 22: Tucson Children’s Museum Earth Day. FREE Community Event.Come discover all the ways to help make your world a healthier, greener place to live. How to recycle and how composting works, the joys of gardening and how fun it is to enjoy 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.

Saturday, April 22, 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.comor (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, meet virtually. Meet the third Saturday of each month. Please email group for details: chair@stvdems.com, or phone: 480-630-9092.

Saturday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting. Meetings are every third Saturday of the month. Receive the link through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2963579027298825, or email Tony at comedyschools@hotmail.com.

Monday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 20 meeting. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please visit our LD 20 website.

Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Saddlebrook Ranch meeting, at 59680 E. Robson Circle, Oracle. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Pease contact Matt Nelson at SBRDems@gmail.com, or (651) 414-1334.

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 18 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Larry Bodine, Chair at chair@ld18dems.org.

Sunday, April 28: International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Monday, May 1: International Workers’ Day.

Wednesday, May 3 – Sunday, May 7: Verde Valley Fair.

Friday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

Sunday May 14: Mother’s Day.

Saturday, May 20: Armed Forces Day.

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day.


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