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Political Calendar for the Week of May 22, 2022:

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Sit-In To Save America: End The Senate Filibuster

Monday, May 23, 11:00 a.m.: Sit-In To Save America, at the Tucson Office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, 20 E. Ochoa Street, Tucson. In Arizona we’ll take action in Tucson where Sinema was born and has a Senate office which has never once been staffed or open to the public. The actions will start at 11 am local time and include a family-friendly rally and march before the sit-in. To register for either the family-friendly rally and march or to take part in the direct action following the event, sign up here.

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, May 23, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING May 23:  Featured speaker is Nancy Gutierrez, candidate for Arizona House LD 18.  Register in advance for this zoom meeting. Meanwhile, you can also watch more than 130 Videos of Candidates and Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson.

Monday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 20 meeting. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Anakarina Rodriguez, Chair at akrod520@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 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, May 24, 5:30 p.m.: Legislative District 19 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Matthew Boyd, Chair at mboyd4347@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 18 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Susan Bickel, Chair at susanbickel7@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area meeting, to be held at the Watson Lake Pavilion. Keynote speaker, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. Funds raised through this event support Democratic Women of the Prescott Area. Cost of Luncheon $25. Register in advance HERE. 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. For more information please contact dwpa@dwpaaz.org.

Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.: Civics 101: Federal, State and County Govt Basics, brought to you by the PCDP PC Development Committee. The PCDP PC Development Committee has an exciting opportunity for you to relearn the basics of federal, state and local government, giving you the tools you need to make your voice heard! This is going to be a virtual training about how the government works on the Federal, State and Local levels, and how to talk with voters about these different levels of government. RSVP to register in advance.

Thursday, May 26, 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.

Saturday, May 28, 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.

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).

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Observed.

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.: PCDP First Wednesday, With Secrecretary of State Candidates Reginald Bolding and Adrianne Fontes, at Reilly’s Pizza Beer Garden, 10 E. Pennington Street, Tucson. This is a ticketed event and the venue capacity is limited, so be sure to buy your tickets now! Want to attend a Private Reception with our keynote speakers? Click here to become a Catalina Democrat! Catalina Democrats who purchase tickets will be invited to a Private Reception at 5:00 pm with our keynote speakers! The $35 covers a pizza dinner and a drink ticket!  We’ll also have a raffle for a chance to win some special prizes, including gift certificates and wine! Purchase tickets or make a donation here.

Saturday, June 4, 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.

Sunday, June 5, 1:00 pm.: Discussion 4 Democracy: Aaron Lieberman, and Marco Lopez for Governor, at the University of Arizona – Steward Observatory, Room N210, 933 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is unavailable.

Monday, June 6:  D-Day Anniversary.

Wednesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 pm.: Legislative District 21 meeting. Meet the second Wednesday of  each month. For more information, please contact Jacqui Bauer, Chair at azld21democrats@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 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, June 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, June 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, June 9, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. The suggested donation is $10 for those attending without a dish; $5 for those who bring a dish. To RSVP and let us know what you’re bringing, call 928-541-0413. You may also email yavdem@cableone.net. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Please visit or web page.

The January 6 Committee Public Hearings

Tuesday, June 9 (Time TBA):  The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol will tell the “story about what happened” when the first of at least eight public hearings beginning on June 9. The eight hearings will be held in a mixture of daytime and prime-time programming. A firm TV schedule has not yet been announced. As someone who is old enough to have watched virtually all of the Watergate Hearings, this is Must See TV in order to be an informed voter.

Saturday, June 11, 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, June 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, June 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, June 11, 1:00 pm.: Discussion 4 Democracy: Kirsten Engel, Daniel Hernandez, and Avery Anderson for CD6, at the University of Arizona – Steward Observatory, Room N210, 933 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson.

Saturday, June 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, June 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.

Monday, June 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, June 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, June 14: Flag day.

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

Thursday, June 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.

Friday, June 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, June 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.

52nd Annual Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2022

Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m.: 52nd Annual Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2022, at Kennedy Park, from 11am to 9pm. We look forward to seeing everyone out at the park as we make our return! #TucsonJuneteenthFestival #Juneteenth2022. See our Facebook Page.

9th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Tempe

Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m.: The African-American Advisory Committee is presenting the 9th Annual Juneteenth Celebration to educate the community and celebrate freedom from slavery in the United States. The celebration will be held at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, from 11 am- 3pm. This free, family-friendly event will include educational tables, performances, food vendors and kids activities. Social distancing is encouraged inside the museum. Masks are optional.

Saturday, June 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, June 18, 1:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting. Meetings are every 3rd Saturday of the month. Receive the link through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2963579027298825, or email Tony at comedyschools@hotmail.com.

Sunday, June 19: Juneteenth aka Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States. Congress approved Juneteenth as a federal holiday in June 2021, and most states in recognizing Juneteenth as a public holiday.

Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day.

Tuesday, June 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, June 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.

Thursday, June 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.

Saturday, June 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, June 27, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 20 meeting. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Anakarina Rodriguez, Chair at akrod520@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 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, June 28, 5:30 p.m.: Legislative District 19 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Matthew Boyd, Chair at mboyd4347@gmail.com.

Tuesday,June 28, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 18 meeting. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Susan Bickel, Chair at susanbickel7@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 30, 5:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for Democratic candidates for Governor, on AZ PBS Arizona Horizon. Candidates are former state Rep. Aaron Lieberman, and former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is unavailable.

Saturday, July 2, 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.

Monday July 4: Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 5: Voter registration deadline for primary election.

Wednesday, July 6: Early voting in primary election begins, mail-in ballots mailed.

Wednesday, July 6, 5:00 p.m.: PCDP First Wednesday Wine Tasting, details TBA.

Friday, July 22: Deadline to request a mail-in ballot for primary election.

Tuesday, August 2: Primary Election.

Friday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day.

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