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Political Calendar for the Week of November 1, 2015:
Sunday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson. Car free bicycling event in Downtown Tucson.
Monday, November 2, 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 Pamela Powers-Hannley, candidate for LD 9 House, campaign update. Legislative Update. Next Week: Courtney Frogge, Candidate for LD 10 House, campaign update. Following Week: Bruce Wheeler, Assistant Minority Leader State House from LD 10.
Monday, November 2: Emergency Voting at the Pima County Recorder’s Downtown office and Recorder’s Ballot Processing Center only.
Tuesday, November 3: ELECTION DAY for Tucson Mayor and City Council Election, and Pima County Bond Election. Polls close at 7:00 p.m.
Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Part, at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Bonsai-Boojum Room, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Come watch the election returns with your fellow Democrats. RSVP to email@example.com or 520-326-3716.
DCSRA’s Annual Dinner and Auction ‘Believe in Blue’
Thursday, November 5, 5:00 p.m.: The Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts its annual dinner and auction, “Believe in the Blue,” in the ballroom of the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek. Enjoy a gala evening with a wide assortment of live and silent auction offerings. Our very special auctioneer is David Fitzsimmons, the noted cartoonist, humor columnist, and blogger for the Arizona Daily Star. It should be an enjoyable evening! A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Dinner will be a choice of salmon with buerre blanc or stuffed loin of pork filled with spinach, polenta, garlic, mozzarella cheese finished with a maderia tomato demi glaze. Special diets and requests are also available. If you have a special diet need or have questions, please call Polly Daly at (815 370-4614. The cost of a basic ticket is $75.00. You may also choose to be a Sponsor at $100.00 per ticket or a Patron at $200.00 per ticket. Reservations must be made by November 2, 2015. To RSVP and to purchase tickets secure online, go to ACT BLUE.
Friday, November 6. 8:00 p.m. ET: First in The South Democratic Candidates Forum from Winthrop University’s Byrnes Auditorium in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and is hosted by the South Carolina Democratic Party (@SCDP), Congressman James E. Clyburn, the DNC’s Southern Regional Caucus and twelve Southern State Democratic Parties (shown in the map at right). Moderated by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. You can submit your questions on Twitter using #MSNBC2016 or by email to Rachel@MSNBC.com.
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact Tom Prezelski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 7, 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 email@example.com.
All Souls Procession Weekend – Tucson
Saturday, November 7 – Sunday November, 8: All Souls Procession Weekend, gather at at 6th Avenue & 7th Street, procession to Congress Street and Avenida del Convento, in Tucson, AZ. Many Mouths One Stomach presents the All Souls Procession Weekend: Procession of Little Angels and Night of the Living Fest (Saturday), and All Souls Procession (Sunday). The Procession is a 2-mile (roughly 2-hour), human-powered, one-of-a-kind ceremonial walk through downtown Tucson that ends with a celebratory ritual featuring the burning of a gigantic urn filled with messages, prayers, and remembrances provided by participants near and far. For more information see All Souls Procession – Remembering together.
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.
Monday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.: (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Monday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is Phil Lopes, Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson Chapter. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at email@example.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Tuesday, November 10, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats Club meeting, at 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.
Tuesday, November 10, 6:p.m. ET, 9:00 p.m. ET: FOX Business News and Wall Street Journal GOP Presidential Primary debate from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, on FBN and FOXBusiness.com. “Kiddie table” debate moderated by FBN’s Sandra Smith, Trish Regan and WSJ’s Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib. The main event will be moderated by FBN’s Managing Editor of Business News Neil Cavuto and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, along with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.
Wednesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day.
Veterans Day Parade – Tucson
Wednesday, November 11: Tucson Veterans Day Parade, participants gather at 8:30 a.m. at 330 W. Franklin Street, Tucson. Parade at 11:00 a.m. Parade route at Tucson Veterans Day Parade 2015.
Wednesday, November 11, 10:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive (Antelope Hills). Luncheon reservations are required. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Email requests to DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 458-5689 or (928) 848-2753.
Wednesday, November 11, 5:15 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Ave., Ste. 6, Flagstaff. For more information please call (928) 214-0393.
Thursday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott, AZ. Featured speaker is Howard Mechanic, long time Arizona based environmental activist, on what each person to do about climate change. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Please RSVP to (928) 541-0413.
MIJ Justice Award to Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Thursday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.: The William E. Morris Institute for Justice presents the 2015 MIJ Justice Award to Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street, Tucson. Please join us for appetizers, cash bar, and honoring Mayor Rothschild for his demonstrated leadership and commitment to ensuring that Arizonans who leave the criminal justice system have a fair chance at opportunities. He co-funded Tucson;s Second Chance Coalition and the University of Arizona law school’s Civil Rights Restoration Clinic. Tucson is also the first city in Arizona to “ban the box” – stopping the practice of asking about criminal history on employment applications. No charge for attendance but donations are encouraged. You can make your donation to the Institute at the event or online at the MIJ web site,
www.morrisinstituteforjustice.org, or by mail to the Institute at 3707 N. 7th Street, Suite 220, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Please RSVP by November 10 to Ellen Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 252-3432.
Thursday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.: [No Meeting in November] Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
Friday, November 13 to Monday, December 14: Filing period for presidential candidates to file nomination papers to appear on their party presidential preference election ballot in March 2016.
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. – Sunday, November 15: LD 10 petition signature canvass for Sen. David Bradley, Rep. Stefanie Mach, and House candidate Courtney Frogge, in shifts of a few hours starting at 9:00am on Saturday. Please meet us near the Himmel Park Library, 1035 N Treat Avenue, and help us get our 2016 campaign off to a great start!
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information please contact Lucy Messing at (520) 591-7615 or visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.
Saturday, November 14, 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, November 14, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. For more information please contact John Vivertos at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
LD 26 Dems Beer Summit
Saturday, November 14, 2:00 p.m.: LD 26 Dems Beer Summit, at the Barnes house, 1104 S. Ash, Tempe. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Saturday, November 14 (Time TBA): CBS Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Des Moines, Iowa. Details TBA.
LD 9 Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting & Fundraiser
Sunday, November 15, 4:00:00 p.m.: LD 9 Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting & Fundraiser, at Cato Vinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. A selection of 6 wines specifically designed to pair with your holiday fare. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wineld9.
Tuesday, November 17, 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 Fran Micheau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, November 17, 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 email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Renee Barbaree at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 896-9054.
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting will be moving to the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location will be Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. DFA-MC is on the web, Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.
Wednesday, November 18, 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, November 19, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Featured speaker is Sheila Healy, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Discussion on voting rights and election issues. Doors open at 8;00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party meeting, at Party HQ, at 522 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 458-9467.
Saturday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.: Democratic Party Activist Club (DPAC) meeting, at the Coconino County Democratic Office on Agassiz and Birch at the Ice House. We will discuss Equal Pay for Equal Work. We expect action on a proposal before the city council around this time. Celia Barotz, Eva Putzova, and Katherine Yelle will have information. We welcome all to come discuss and learn! For more information please contact Sallie Kladnik at email@example.com.
Monday, November 23, 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.
Monday, November 23, 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, November 24, 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, November 26: Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday, November 26, 3:00 p.m.: [No meeting in observance of Thanksgiving] Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call(520)251-8247.
Thursday, November 26, 6:00 p.m.: [No meeting in observance of Thanksgiving] Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at email@example.com and Like Us on Facebook.
Thursday, November 26, 7:00 p.m.: [No meeting in observance of Thanksgiving] 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.
Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, November 28, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson (new location!) For more information please contact Jo Holt at email@example.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Sunday, November 29, 7:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN…it’s FREE…it’s Sky Bar Tucson. Last Sunday every month.
Tuesday, December 1: World AIDS Day.
Saturday, December 5, 1:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Winter Convention, at the UFCW, 2401 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Registration from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. Meeting from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. For more information please call (602) 298-0503.
Sunday, December 6: Hanukkah begins at sun down (eight days).
Tuesday, December 15 (Time TBA): CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate, from Las Vegas, NV. Details TBA.
Saturday, December 19 (Time TBA): ABC Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Manchester, NH. Details TBA.
Friday, December 25: Christmas Day.
Tuesday, December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $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 email@example.com.
Friday. January 1: New Year’s Day.
Sunday, January 17 (Time TBA): NBC Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Charleston, SC. Details TBA.
Monday, January 18: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (observed).
Monday, February 1: Iowa Caucus.
Tuesday, February 9: New Hampshire Primary.
Saturday, February 20: Nevada Caucus (Democrats), South Carolina Primary (Republicans)
Monday, February 22, Midnight: Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Preference (Primary) Election. Participation in Arizona’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Democratic voters are determined as all those registered on the voter checklist as Democrats or those registered on the voter checklist as Democrats with the Arizona Secretary of State by midnight on Monday, February 22, 2016. (Independent or No Party Preference registered voters cannot participate in the Democratic Presidential Preference (Primary) Election).
Tuesday, February 23: Nevada Caucus (Republican)
Saturday, February 27: South Carolina Primary (Democrats)
Tuesday, March 1: “Super Tuesday”: Alabama, Alaska (GOP), Arkansas, Colorado (Caucuses), Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota (Caucuses), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia.
Saturday, March 5: Kansas Caucus, Kentucky (GOP Caucus), Louisiana Primary, Nebraska (Democratic Caucus).
Tuesday, March 8: Hawaii Caucus, Mississippi Primary, Michigan Primary.
Sunday, March 13: Puerto Rico (GOP Primary).
Tuesday, March 15: Ohio Primary, Florida Primary, Illinois Primary, Missouri Primary.
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.
Tuesday, March 22: Arizona Presidential Preference (Primary) Election; Utah Primary.
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.
Tuesday, April 5: Wisconsin Primary.
Tuesday, April 19: New York Primary.
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).
Tuesday, April 26: Connecticut Primary, Delaware Primary, Maryland Primary, Pennsylvania Primary, Rhode Island Primary.
Tuesday, May 3: Indiana Primary.
Tuesday, May 10: Nebraska (GOP Primary), West Virginia Primary.
Tuesday, May 17: Kentucky (Democratic Primary), Oregon Primary.
Sunday, June 5: Puerto Rico (Democratic Primary).
Tuesday, June 7: California Primary, Montana Primary, New Jersey Primary, New Mexico Primary, South Dakota Primary.
Tuesday, June 14: Washington, D.C. Primary.
* States that have not yet confirmed their primary date: North Dakota, Idaho, Maine, Washington, Wyoming.