Send notices of your events to blogforarizona@gmail.com. Editor’s Note: Due to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and CDC recommendations for social distancing, many events are still being held virtually online. We are doing our best to update the calendar, but you should check with event organizers prior to attending any event to confirm the status. 

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Political Calendar for the Week of November 20, 2022:

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, November 21, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING November 21:  Featured speaker is Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott, who will analyze 2022 election results. Register in advance. Meanwhile, you can also watch more than 130 Videos of Candidates and Speakers at  of Greater Tucson.

Tuesday, November 22, 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, November 22, 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, November 22, 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, November 23, 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, November 24: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 6:30 p.m.: [Check for rescheduling] 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, November 26, 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, November 28, 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.

NOTE: Regularly scheduled monthly meetings may change in December to accommodate holiday parties. Please send us notices of your holiday parties in advance if you want it posted on the calendar.

Thursday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Saturday, December 3, 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.

Wednesday, December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Thursday, December 8: 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, December 8, 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, December 8, 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.

Friday, December 9 – Sunday December 10, 10:00 a.m. to Dusk: Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair in Tucson.

Saturday, December 10, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Democrats meeting. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, December 10, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, October 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.

Monday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, December 13, 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, December 13, 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, December 13, 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, December 13, 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, December 14, 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, December 14, 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, December 15: Bill of Rights Day.

Thursday, December 15, 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, Decembr 15, 6:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party “Third Thursday” Zoom meeting, details TBA.

Friday, December 16, 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, December 17, 11:00 a.m.: Somerton Tamale Festival. The event features a variety of tamales ranging from beef, pork, chicken, sweet, to traditional white corn and green chili. The festival is celebrating its 14th year as a benefit for college scholarships for Yuma County students attending Arizona State University.

Saturday, December 17, 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.

Saturday, December 17 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, December 17, 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.

Sunday, December 18: Hannukah begins (eight nights).

Thursday, December 22, 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, December 24, 10:00 a.m.:  [Check for rescheduling] 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.

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day.

Monday, December 26, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 28, 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.

2023

Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Day.

Friday, January 6: Anniversary of the MAGA/QAnon Seditious Insurrection to overthrow American democracy. Never forget, never forgive, and hold them all accountable at law.

Sunday, January 8: Tucson’s January 8 Memorial of the mass shooting on January 8, 2011. Events TBA.

Monday, January 9, Noon: Opening day of the First Regular Session of the 56th Arizona Legislature. “No man’s (or woman’s) life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”

Monday, January 9, 4:30 p.m. PT: College Football National Championship Game, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed).

Sunday, January 22: Chinese New Year – Year of The Rabbit.

Sunday, February 23, 12:30 p.m. PT: Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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