Political Calendar: Week of May 17, 2020

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Political Calendar for the Week of May 17, 2020:

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, May 18, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson – ONLINE MEETING May 18 speaker is Rep. Domingo DeGrazia, candidate for state representative LD 10. Register now for Online Webinar to get easy instructions to attend. You just need an internet connection, and you can listen via phone or computer speaker. Meanwhile, Democrats can follow updates of the brand new website and start a free subscription to get weekly updates about progressive causes. You can also listen to the DGT Podcast to hear great speakers like Richard Elias – Pima County Supervisor Chairman, Rex Scott – Candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 1, and Dustin Williams – Pima County School Superintendent.

Monday, May 18, 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, May 19:  Kentucky Democratic Primary (POSTPONED to June 23), Oregon Primary.

Tuesday, May 19, 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.

Tuesday, May 19, 5:00 p.m.: Verde Valley Yavapai Democrats virtual meeting. Speakers will be Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, who are on the ballot for the Arizona Corporation Commission. There are three commissioner seats up for election and these Democratic candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission are running with the goal of wrestling control of the commission from the companies they regulate and returning it to the people. Register to attend at: https://bit.ly/2zDgnh.

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 20, 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, May 20, 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, May 20, 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, May 20, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, May 21, 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, May 22: Hawaii Democratic Primary.

Saturday, May 23, 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, May 23, 10:00 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats Virtual Candidate Forum for Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1, and Pima County Recorder. Please join us for a Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1 Forum with candidates Brian Radford and Rex Scott followed by a Pima County Recorder Forum with candidates Gabriella Cázares-Kelly and Kim Challender. You must register in advance to attend. Click here to register in advance for this Zoom webinar.

Saturday, May 23, 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.

Special Events:

DCSRA Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: (Meetings cancelled 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. 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, May 25: Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25, 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, May 25, 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, May 26, 6:00 p.m.: AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Democratic candidates running for LD 3 House: Andres Cano, incumbent, Alma Hernandez, incumbent, Javier Soto. None of these candidates are running as Clean Elections participants. All debates will be live streamed on the Clean Elections YouTube Page. If you miss the live stream, the recorded debates will continue to be available on our YouTube page so you can watch at your convenience.

Tuesday, May 26, 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, May 27, 6:00 p.m.:AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 2 House Democratic candidates: State Senator Andrea Dalessandro (termed out and running for House), Daniel Hernandez Jr., incumbent, Luis Parra, Billy Peard. Only Senator Dalessandro is a participating Clean Elections candidate. All debates will be live streamed on the Clean Elections YouTube Page. If you miss the live stream, the recorded debates will continue to be available on our YouTube page so you can watch at your convenience.

Thursday, May 28, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, May 28, 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.

New Date! Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting (Virtual)

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. – Noon: (Rescheduled) Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the next State Committee Meeting will be held virtually on May 30th, 2020. We will be using GoToWebinar as a virtual platform; GoToWebinar has a lower bandwidth requirement than other platforms so anyone who can access other platforms can access GoToWebinar. This also means better performance and less freezing. Participants may also join by phone. Voting will be done by Survey in the software and is available to everyone with internet access. Phone Only participants will be receiving further information regarding available features. Voting will be done by Survey in the software and is available to everyone with internet access. Phone Only participants will not be able to participate in voting other than by voice vote. Voting will be done by Survey in the software and is available to everyone with internet access. Phone Only participants will be receiving further information. Please RSVP to attend the event, you will receive an invite to access GoToWebinar and Sign-in details. For more information please contact mdarling@azdem.org.

Pima County Assessor Virtual Debate

Saturday, May 30, 1:00 p.m: Pima County Assessor Virtual Debate, between Pima County Assessor candidates Suzanne Droubie, Brian Johnson and Dustin Walters will be held on Facebook Live on May 30, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. To view the debate, go to https://facebook.com/PimaDems.

Pima County Attorney Virtual Debate

Sunday, May 30, 1:00 p.m: Pima County Attorney Virtual Debate between Pima County Attorney candidates Laura Conover, Mark Diebolt and Jonathan Mosher will be held on Facebook Live on May 31, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. To view the debate, go to https://facebook.com/PimaDems.

Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, June 2: “Super Tuesday II” Primaries — Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota. (Rescheduled) Delaware Primary, Indiana Primary, Maryland Primary, Pennsylvania Primary, Rhode Island Primary, District of Columbia Primary.

Saturday, June 6: D-Day Anniversary.

Saturday, June 6: Virgin Islands Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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.

Pima County Recorder Virtual Debate

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 p.m: Pima County Recorder Virtual Debate between Pima County Recorder candidates Gabriella Cazares-Kelly and Kimberly Challender will be held on Facebook Live on June 6, 2020 starting at 2:00 p.m. To view the debate, go to https://facebook.com/PimaDems.

Sunday, June 7: Puerto Rico Republican Primary.

Pima County Sheriff Virtual Debate

Sunday, June 7, 1:00 p.m: Pima County Sheriff Virtual Debate between Pima County Sheriff candidates Kevin Kubitskey and Chris Nanos will be held on Facebook Live on June 7, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. To view the debate, go to https://facebook.com/PimaDems.

Monday, June 8, 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, June 8, 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, June 8, 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, June 9: (Rescheduled) Georgia Primary, (Rescheduled) West Virginia Primary.

Tuesday, June 9, 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, June 9, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Groth at (520) 385-6686 or check our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, June 9, 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, June 10, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 14: Flag Day.

Monday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, June 15, 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, June 16, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 6:00 p.m.: AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 11 Senate Democratic candidates: JoAnna Mendoza and Linda Patterson. Patterson is the Clean Elections candidate in this race. All debates will be live streamed on the Clean Elections YouTube Page. If you miss the live stream, the recorded debates will continue to be available on our YouTube page so you can watch at your convenience.

Wednesday, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, June 18, 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, June 19: Juneteenth.

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 22: Bisbee Pride. In person events cancelled. Virtual Pride at website.

Saturday, June 20: Tucson Juneteenth’s 50th Anniversary Celebration has been POSTPONED until later this year. We look forward to having an incredibly memorable celebration this year as we remember our past and celebrate our future.

Saturday, June 20, 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.

Sunday, June 21: Father’s Day.

Monday, June 22, 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, June 22, 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, June 23: (Rescheduled) Kentucky Democratic Primary, (Rescheduled) New York Primary.

Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.: AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for 3 Democratic candidates running for House in LD 10: Domingo DeGrazia, incumbent, Stephanie Hamilton, Paul Stapleton-Smith. None of the Democrats are running as Clean Elections participants. All debates will be live streamed on the Clean Elections YouTube Page. If you miss the live stream, the recorded debates will continue to be available on our YouTube page so you can watch at your convenience.

Tuesday, June 23, 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, June 25, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, June 25, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 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.

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day.

Monday, July 6: Voter registration deadline for Arizona primary election.

Tuesday, July 7: (Rescheduled) New Jersey Primary.

Saturday, July 11: (Rescheduled) Louisiana Primary.

Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16: (POSTPONED to August 17 due to coronavirus concerns). Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, July 15: Tax Day (rescheduled).

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 9: Tokyo hosts the XXXII Olympiad Summer Games. (POSTPONED to 2021 by the IOC).

Tuesday, August 4: Arizona Primary Election.

Tuesday, August 11: (Rescheduled) Connecticut Primary.

Monday, August 17 – Thursday, August 20: (Rescheduled) Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May be virtual.

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.

National Organization for Women State Conference 2020

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.: (Rescheduled)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.

9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Saturday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.: (Rescheduled) 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.

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1: (Rescheduled) 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.

Tuesday, November 3: General Election.

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