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Political Calendar for the Week of March 6, 2016:
Sunday, March 6: Maine (Democratic Caucus).
Monday, March 7, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert on the state of Pima Community College in the current political climate. Next Week: Gayle Hartmann, Director of Friends of the Santa Ritas, update on the fight against Rosemont Mine.
Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition
Youth Conference in Schools
Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 10: Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition sponsors Youth Conference in Schools. During the week of March 23rd-27th, members of the Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition alongside volunteers from the Tucson community will visit with different schools from elementary to high school. They will give presentations from power points, videos, to storytelling on the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and farm workers’ movement. If you are interested in presenting please contact Angelica Munoz at email@example.com.
6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day
Monday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.: CWA Local 7000 hosts the 6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Avenue. We will salute women union leaders past & present from throughout southern Arizona whose activism inspires us to strive for greater advancement in our workplace, union and community. Individual tickets are $50, sponsorship levels are available. Checks should be made payable to: CWA Local 7000, and mail to: 877 S. Alvernon Way, Ste. 100, Tucson, AZ 85711. For more information and to RSVP please contact Linda Hatfield at Linda@cwa7000.org or (520) 323-0700. Proceeds benefit the The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Monday, March 7, 6;30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Tuesday, March 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016 Theme: Make It Happen.
Tuesday, March 8: Hawaii (GOP Caucus), Idaho Primary (GOP), Mississippi Primary, Michigan Primary.
3rd Annual Dolores Huerta Luncheon
Tuesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.: Come celebrate the 2nd Annual Luncheon hosted by the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition at the YWCA Tucson, 525 Bonita Avenue, Tucson, with honored guest Dolores Huerta. In addition to fellowship with local labor & social justice leaders/activists, there will be a silent auction of beautiful art pieces from Tucson favorites and the coalition will honor three local women with the Dolores Huerta Si Se Puede Legacy, The Mujer En La Lucha, & The Consuelo Aguilar Esperanza Awards. Register today! Seats are limited! Tickets are $40 plus a $3.19 processing fee. Sales end February 25. Tickets are now available at: http://www.chavezaz.com/#!luncheon/c1l61. Visit our new web site at http://azchavez.tk/.
Tuesday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.
Tuesday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 9 (Time TBA): Univision Democratic Primary Debate, from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. Details TBA.
Congressman Raúl Grijalva State of The District Address
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Congressman Raúl Grijalva State of The District Address and Luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Presented by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Cost: THCC Members $40, General Admission $60, Tables of 10 and sponsorships available. For more information please contact www.TucsonHispanicChamber.org or call (520) 620-0005.
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at email@example.com.
DCSRA Spring Fundraiser with John Nichols of The Nation
Thursday, March 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Spring Fundraiser with John Nichols of The Nation, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ. Cash bar at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00, John Nichols at 7:00. John Nichols has a new book coming out in March “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.” Menu: Picatta Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Garlic Sauce, Grilled Top Sirloin with Roasted Shallot Bordelaise (Can Be Ordered GF) or Grilled Salmon Filet with Cucumber Dill Burre Blanc (Can Be Ordered GF/Dairy Free). Vegetarian meal also available. Cost: Basic $60, Sponsor $100, Patron $200. Make your reservations secure online at Act Blue or by calling Kathy Davisson at 248-762-1216.
Thursday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Barbara Lubin, Political Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
27th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference
Friday, March 11, 8:00 a.m.: 27th Annual Southern Arizona Youth Leadership Conference at Pima Community College – West Campus. For the past 27 years the LULAC Youth Leadership Conference has worked to encourage and motivate students to remain in school, set goals and reinforce the value of education. Join us in being part of your students’ future success by exposing your students to an environment that fosters positive relationships among peers, teachers and the community. Education is the key to success! Registration (link above) is free, lunch is included. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 245-8124.
Senior Scam Prevention Event – Green Valley
Friday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.: State Senator Andrea Dalessandro (LD 2) hosts a Senior Scam Prevention Event at Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Learn how to stay safe and to keep your assets safe. Joining us will be Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and the the Pima County Sheriff Department’s Scam Squad. Others presenting are the Pima Council on Aging, American Association of Retired Persons, Alliance of Retired Americans, and the Better Business Bureau. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13: Tucson Festival of Books.
Women Candidate’s Day with Tanque Verde Valley Dems
Saturday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats host a Women Candidate’s Day, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured guests are Ann Kirkpatrick (Senate), Victoria Steel (Congress), Pamela Powers Hannley (LD 9), Stefanie Mach (LD 10), Courtney Frogge (LD 10), and Kirsten Engel (LD 10). For more information please visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.
Saturday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, at the SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). For more information please contact Dwight Snyder at email@example.com or (480) 331-9386, or visit our web site santanvalleydems.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Joy Mims, Candidate, Cochise County Superintendent of Schools. For more information please contact John Viverto at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Vistoso Democratic Club meeting, at the Sun City Mountain Vista Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. For more information please contact Maureen Salz at email@example.com, or visit our web site.
Saturday, March 12, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of The Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, upstairs meeting room, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.
DCSRA Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks willattend. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Our next meeting is March 16th. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There i’s no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much of a problem and there’s plenty of free parking.
Sunday, March 13: Puerto Rico (GOP Primary).
Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Panel Discussion on Prop. 123, For more information please contact Mike Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Tuesday, March 15: Florida Primary, Illinois Primary, Missouri Primary, North Carolina Primary, Ohio Primary.
Tuesday, March 15, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at email@example.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Jim Walsh at (520) 896-2079.
Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 20: Pinal County Fair, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande.
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: PDA Tucson Chapter meeting, at 1510 E. Grant Rd. (Councilwoman Karin Uhlich’s office) Entrance is at rear, parking available on east and west sides of building and on adjacent street. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Discussion of Money in Politics:Dark, Light and in-between-Strategies for Change with presentations on the 2016 ballot initiative to broaden and strengthen AZ Clean Elections, status of Move to Amend efforts, and related issues. The speakers will be Samantha Pstross, Executive Director of AZ Advocacy Network (AZAN) who will discuss the 2016 initiative to broaden and strengthen AZ Clean Elections, and a representative from Move to Amend (MTA) an effort to mitigate the Citizens United decision
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). For more information lease contact Rob Selby at email@example.com or (520) 790-3024.
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.
Thursday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Friday, March 18: District-level Delegate filing deadline. An individual can qualify as a candidate for district-level delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention by filing a statement of candidacy designating his or her singular presidential (or uncommitted) preference and a signed pledge of support for the presidential candidate (including uncommitted status) with the Arizona Democratic Party at 2910 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 by March 18, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. A delegate candidate may modify his or her singular presidential preference by submitting an updated pledge of support no later than the filing deadline.
16th Annual César E. Chávez March and Rally for Education
Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m.: 16th Annual César E. Chávez March and Rally for Education. March begins at Pueblo Magnet High School, 3500 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson. Meet at Pueblo High School, March east on 44th Street, South on South 6th Ave. to Rudy Garcia Park (formerly Rodeo Park). For more information find the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition on Facebook or go to www.ChavezAZ.com.
Saturday, March 19,10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party meeting, location TBA. Mikel Weisser, for the AZ Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana initiative, and Morgan Abraham, from “No on Prop 123,” will be our speakers. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 458-9467.
Annual St. Patricks’ Day Fundraiser
Sunday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative Districts 9 and 10 host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at the home of George and Margie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue, Tucson, AZ. This is the annual political season kick-off event for Democratic candidates in Pima County. Tucson’s best corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings and side dishes, bountiful desserts, soft drinks and beer. Tickets are only $20 per adult if purchased in advance. Children 6-12 $10, under the age of 6 free. Ticket price goes up to $25 at the door, so purchase your tickets early. Purchase tickets secure online at http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/saintpatrick. A limited number of tickets will be sold. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be on the TV for you basketball fans, so you have no reason to miss this fun event.
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.: Congressman Raúl Grijalva’s 2016 Campaign Kickoff, at the El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street, Tucson. RSVP Today!
Tuesday, March 22: Arizona Presidential Preference (Primary) Election; Utah Primary.
Tuesday, March 22, Noon: Critical Issues Forum, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Thursday,March 24, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Dick Reddy at (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting, at Maricopa County Democratic Party HQ , 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, March 26: Alaska (Democratic Caucus), Hawaii (Democratic Caucus), Washington (Democratic Caucus).
Saturday,March 26, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at email@example.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. For more information please contact Jo Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Coconino County Democratic Party’s Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner
Saturday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff. Raffle, Telethon and Silent Auction of terrific items. Eleanor Roosevelt Award to outstanding community Democrat. Details TBA. Tickets are available by calling 928-214-0393 or emailing email@example.com.
Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday.
Monday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Andrés Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 304-5778.
Tuesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 3: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.
Tuesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email email@example.com. $22 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!) for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 1: Each presidential candidate, or that candidate’s authorized representative(s), must file with the Arizona Democratic Party Chair by April 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m., a list of all such candidates he or she has approved.
Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: 4th Avenue Street Fair. The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue in Tucson. Click here for a map. 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, April 2, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. Featured speaker is Joy Mims, Candidate for Cochise County School Superintendent. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Saturday, April 2: NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Sunday, April 3: Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season opens with three games. The rest of the Major Leagues will take the field Monday, April 4 for the traditional opening day slate.
Monday, April 4: NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Tuesday, April 5: Wisconsin Primary.
I Stand With Planned Parenthood Dinner – Flagstaff
Thursday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Dinner in Flagstaffat the High Country Conference Center. Details TBA. Tables of 8 are $400, individual tickets are $50 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities and discounts for students and young professionals are available. For information about this event, please contact Katie Kurmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Annet at (602) 263-4213. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10: University of Arizona Spring Fling on the U of A Campus East 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
I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix
Friday, April 8, 11:15 a.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Details TBA. Tables of 10 are $1,000, individual tickets are $100 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please contact John McDonald-O’Lear at email@example.com or (602) 263-4215. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
Saturday, April 9: Wyoming (Democratic Caucus).
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Featured Speaker is Matt Heinz, candidate for Congress in CD 2. For more information please contact John Viverto at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson, downtown Tucsonans can celebrate a five-mile bike ride on carless streets from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 – Sunday, April 17: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.
Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 24: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.
27th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards and Scholarship Banquet
Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.: The 27th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards and Scholarship Banquet, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel -Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. People, businesses and organizations bettering the lives of youth through education will be honored for their efforts at the banquet. Tickets for the banquet are $75 (dinner donations are tax deductible for the amount exceeding $27). Proceeds will go to LULAC Council 1057’s effort to send students to attend the LULAC Washington National Youth Leadership Seminar and to provide scholarships with LULAC’s National Scholarship Foundation. Please make checks payable to the Southern Arizona Institute of Leadership (SAIL – a 501c3 non-profit corporation) and mail to SAIL, c/o LULAC 1057, P.O. Box 2443, Tucson, AZ 85702. Please RSVP by April 11the by visiting www.lulacylc.org to register or by calling (520) 903-2838.
I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson
Friday, April 15, 11:15 a.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon in Tucson at the Tucson Convention Center. Details TBA. Tables of 10 are $1,000, individual tickets are $100 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information lease contact Edna Meza Aguirre at email@example.com or (520) 784-5810. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
Foothills Forum – Brunch With The Candidates
Sunday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.: The Foothills Forum returns for a Brunch With The Candidates, ay Skyline County Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive, Tucson. Representative from Ann Kirkpatrick for Senate, Matt Heinz for Congress, and Victoria Steele for Congress. Enjoy a wonderful brunch and then have a chance to meet the candidates and learn about their ideas and plans for representing Arizona. The first 20 people to register will receive a $10.00 gift card from Starbucks! Contributions to the candidate’s campaigns are encouraged and will be appreciated. Event Registration
Monday, April 18: Deadline to register to vote in the May Special Election for Prop. 123 (Education Funding Inflation Adjustment Settlement).
Tuesday, April 19: New York Primary.
Wednesday, April 20: Early voting begins in the May Special Election for Prop. 123 (Education Funding Inflation Adjustment Settlement).
Friday, April 22: Earth Day 2016.
Saturday, April 23, 8:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Caucus for delegate selection to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Arizona is allocated 43 district-level delegates. Arizona has chosen to allocate all of its alternatives at the at-large level. District-level delegates shall be elected at a congressional district level caucus on April 16, 2016, following the Presidential Preference Election. Only elected and appointed precinct committeepersons in your congressional district who support your presidential preference (candidate) will be allowed to vote. All precinct committeepersons that wish to participate and district delegate candidates who filed their nomination form must register their attendance during the registration period of 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A roster of precinct committee persons shall be available for inspection during the entire caucusing period. Candidates for delegates do not have to be present to be elected. For more information, see the Delegate Selection Plan (.pdf).
Saturday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.: State Senator Andrea Dalessando (LD 2) hosts a Thank You Pot Luck Party, at the Green Valley Recreation Center, 7 S. Abrego Drive, Green Valley. Water, soft drinks, and coffee provided; BYOB. Please bring your favorite appetizer, finger food, salad, fruit, entre or dessert. Meet and greet Democratic candidates, sing their petitions and contribute to their campaigns. Please RSVP via Facebook invitation or to DalessandroForAZ@gmail.com.
Saturday, April 23: Passover begins (sunset).
Tuesday, April 26: Connecticut Primary, Delaware Primary, Maryland Primary, Pennsylvania Primary, Rhode Island Primary.
Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 1: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.
Tuesday, May 3: Indiana Primary.
Tuesday, May 10: Nebraska (GOP Primary), West Virginia Primary.
Monday, May 16, 2:00 p.m.: The White Mountain Democrats’ major fund-raiser for the Love Kitchen and Meals on Wheels at the Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall. Features music, refreshments and a silent auction. The benefit provides thousands of dollars in funding, as well as food items, to support these two important institutions in our community.
Tuesday, May 17: Special Election for school funding inflation adjustment settlement and changes to Arizona Constitution.
Tuesday, May 17: Kentucky (Democratic Primary), Oregon Primary.
Wednesday, June 1: Last day to file candidate nomination petitions.
Sunday, June 5: Puerto Rico (Democratic Primary).
Tuesday, June 7: California Primary, Montana Primary, New Jersey Primary, New Mexico Primary, North Dakota (Democratic), South Dakota Primary.
Tuesday, June 14: Washington, D.C. Primary.
Thursday, July 7: Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.
Wednesday, July 13: Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measures (General Election).
Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21: Republican National Convention in Cleveland aka “the mistake by the lake” — seems almost prescient,
Thursday July 21: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election.
Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Monday, August 1: Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election. Note: Those of you not registered with a political party will need to request a primary ballot for the party of your choice.
Wednesday, August 3: Early voting begins in the Primary Election.
Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.
Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.
Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.
Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.