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Political Calendar for the Week of November 22, 2020:

Sunday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.: Save The U.S. Postal Service: Postmaster Dejoy Must Go! at the Rincon Post Office, 1099 S. Pantano Road (just north of 22nd Street). For more information contact Steve Valencia (520)241-2730.

Democrats of Greater Tucson logoMonday, November 23, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING November 23: Featured speaker is Gary Harrison, Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court. 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.

Monday, November 23, 5:30 p.m.: (Canceled) 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, November 23, 6:00 p.m.: [Reorganization Meeting] 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, November 24, 6:00 p.m.: ADP Native Call. Join us for our monthly Native Call discussing the power of the election and the native vote.  This virtual town hall is the perfect opportunity for everyone to hear from a multitude of speakers from the Arizona Democratic Party team and inspiring Democratic Leader. This month’s special guest is State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai and State Senator Victoria Steele. If you have any questions please contact the ADP Native American Outreach Manager Rachel Hood at via phone (928) 451 6547 or email rhood@azdem.orgRSVP and details here:  https://www.mobilize.us/azdems/event/363707/”.

Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 p.m.: [Reorganization Meeting] 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 atkimholaway@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 26: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 6:00 p.m.: (No Meeting) Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, November 26, 6:00 p.m.: (No Meeting) 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, 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 soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, November 28, 2:00 p.m.: [Reorganization Meeting] 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 Announcements:

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).

NOTE: Before COVID (“B.C.”) December meeting dates would normally be superseded by organization’s annual holiday parties. If your organization is still planning some kind of virtual event, please send us the information you want posted on the calendar.

Monday, November 30, 6:00 p.m: Arizona Elections Debrief with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arizona, League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix and 4 others. Arizona’s chief election official, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, will speak about the results of the Arizona Election, legal challenges, the Election Certification process, and other election related topics.Online Event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-mhpzMqG9DJQEU3_s3cInsztUox8ypp. Please send questions in advance to lwvazadvocacy@gmail.com.”

Tuesday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Saturday, December 5, 9:30 a.m.: [Reorganization Meeting] 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, December 5, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 10 Town Hall online with Facebook Live. Join your LD 10 State Legislative Delegation-Elect — Senator-Elect Kirsten Engel, Representative Domingo DeGrazia, and Representative-Elect Stephanie Stahl Hamilton — for a Town Hall about the Arizona Legislature. We will be joined by retiring Senator and the outgoing Senate Minority Leader David Bradley and will be talking about the many pressing issues that will face the 55th Legislature when it convenes in January. Tune into the livestream and submit questions there or at this Google Form (https://bit.ly/ld10december) to hear from Senator-elect Kirsten Engel, Representative Domingo DeGrazia, Representative-elect Stephanie Stahl Hamilton. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/640852113216021/.

Saturday, December 5, 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.

Saturday, December 5, 3:00 p.m.: (Special Date) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Annual Meeting on Zoom, Meeting Link. Election of officers for 2021. Normally meet 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.

Monday, December 7: Pearl Harbor Day.

Monday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, December 8: “Safe Harbor” Deadline for Resolving Election Disputes. All state recounts and court contests over presidential election results should be completed by this date.

Tuesday, December 8, 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, December 8, 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 8, 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, December 9, 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, December 10, 5:30 p.m.: (No Meetings in November And December) 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 10, 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, December 10, 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.

Arizona List Annual Holiday Party via Zoom

Wednesday, December 9, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona List Annual Holiday Party with Zerlina Maxwell via Zoom. Pam Grissom: This year, I am creating a Zoom party. There will be lots of fun raffle items to win statewide. Watch our video of winning candidates and be proud of the number of women across the state that you have helped put in a leadership position. The highlight of the party is our presentation with the fabulous Zerlina Maxwell, one of the most sought after speakers about women in politics and everything female. I am sure you have seen her on T.V. Everyone who joins our celebration will receive Zerlina’s book “The End Of White Politics.” Please join me for a piece of holiday cheer by going online to register at https://arizonalist.org/annual-holiday-party/.

Thursday, December 10, 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, December 10, 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.

Thursday, December 10: Hanukkah starts.

Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13: (CANCELED due to coronavirus concerns) 51st Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, 4th Avenue between University Avenue and 8th Street, Tucson. Tucson’s largest street market with more than 400 vendors from all over the world and 500,000 visitors. Shopping, food vendors, live entertainment. Free admission. No pets allowed.

Saturday, December 12, 10:00 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats virtual meeting. You must register in advance to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. TBA.

Saturday, December 12, 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.

Coconino County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, December 12, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party Reorganization 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, December 12, 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.

Monday, December 14: Meeting of Electors in the Electoral College.

Monday, December 14, 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, December 14, 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. Email: teachers12@q.com.

Monday, December 14, 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, December 15, 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, December 15, 6:00 p.m.: Arizona Capitol Times: Meet The New legislators (virtual event). It’s time to meet Arizona’s incoming and returning legislators who will make up the 55th Legislature. Please join us for a unique evening and directly interact with your state legislators. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Lisa Simpson at lsimpson@azcapitoltimes.com or 602-889-7125, and Joe Matusak at jmatusak@azcapitoltimes.com or 602-889-7113. Tickets are $50. Register Here.

Wednesday, December 16, 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, December 16, 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, December 16, 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, December 16, 6:30 p.m.: [Reorganization Meeting] 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, December 16, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, December 17, 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.

Saturday, December 19, 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 19, 11:00 a.m.: (CANCELED due to coronavirus concerns) Somerton Tamale Festival, along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma.

Maricopa County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, December 19, 1:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting, sign up link. https://maricopadems.org/convention/.

Monday, December 21, 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, December 21, 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, December 22, 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 atkimholaway@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 23: Deadline for receipt of ballots from the Electoral College. The electors’ ballots from all states must be received by the president of the Senate by this date.

Thursday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.: (No Meeting) Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.: (No Meeting) 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.

Friday, December 25: Christmas Day.

Saturday, December 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 soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, December 26, 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.

Monday, December 28, 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, December 28, 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.

2021

Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day.

Sunday, January 3: The 117th Congress convenes as early as noon (ET).

Wednesday, January 6: Counting of the Electoral Ballots. The U.S. Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes.

Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting – save the date! Details TBA.

Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. hoilday (observed).

Inauguration Day

Wednesday, January 20: Inauguration Day for President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. Tickets to the inaugural swearing-in ceremony are normally assigned within about a month or two of the inauguration date and may be requested from members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. See www.presidential-inauguration.com/getting-tickets/.

Arizona Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting. Contact statecommittee@azdem.org for more information.

Sunday, February 7, (time TBA): Super Bowl LV from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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