Political Calendar: Week of November 3, 2013

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Political Calendar For The Week of November 3, 2013:

Sunday, November 3, Last Day!: Arizona State Fair.

Monday, November 4, 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), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speaker is Kevin Koch, President of Technicians for Sustainability, on “The impact of ACC rulings on solar in Tucson.” Next Week: No DGT in observance of Veterans Day.

Monday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Tuesday, November 5: Tucson City Council General Election. All voted ballots must be in the possession of the City Clerk by 7:00 p.m.

Bob Bland Remembrance Dinner

Tuesday, November 5, 5:30 p.m.: Bob Bland Remembrance Dinner, at the Arirang Restaurant, 1100 State Highway 92(Sierra Vista). Guest speaker will be Courtney Frogge will speak of her friendship with former CCDC
Chair, Bob Bland. Seating is limited. $30.00 per person. Reservations required: Geraldine Alexis at (402) 739-3300, galexis007@msn.com Arirang Korean Restaurant will prepare the food to be served 'family style.' Each table will hold platters of beef, pork and chicken Bulgoggi (thinly sliced meat), fried rice, white rice, vegetable
side dishes and sautéed vegetables. The meal will also include Doenhang Jigae (vegetable and tofu soup) and Kimchi Jigae (spicy kinchi stew), as well as fruit for dessert. Drink are provided and include a variety of sodas, hot and ice tea, coffee, and water. Guests will special dietary needs, please let Geraldine know when you reserve you seats.

PCDP Tucson City Council Election Night Celebration

Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Celebration. Join us for the PCDP Election Night festivities at the Riverpark Inn, 350 South Freeway (at Cushing Street.) We will provide a catered buffet menu as well as non-alcoholic drinks. The Riverpark Inn offers free high-speed (wired/wireless) Internet access for visitors and working media. The schedule of events:

  • 7 p.m.: program begins in the Hotel’s Riverpark Ballroom or Courtyard Pavilion depending on the weather.
  • 8 p.m.: first ballot returns expected from City Elections Office.
  • 8:30 p.m.: speaking program begins.
  • 10 p.m.: Election Night concludes.
DCSRA 'Painting Arizona Blue' Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Thursday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts its annual fundraising dinner and auction, at the Lavender Retaurant, 77 E. Paseo de Golf (Green Valley). Celebrity Auctioneer Tucson Mayor Jonthan Rothschild. Cost per person: Basic $75, Sponsor $100, Patron $200. Please make check payable to "DCSRA" and mail to: DSCRA, P.O. Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85614 or order secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/dcsra-2013auction. For more information please contact Miriam Lindmeier at mim_lindmeier@yahoo.com,  or call (520) 207-5198.

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain
Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee) Guest speaker is Tom Carlson, Executive Directive of the Naco Wellness Initiative. For more information please contact Sandy
Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

Saturday, November 9, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City/Vistoso
Democrats meeting, at the Social Hall Activity Center, 1563 E. Rancho
Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). Candidate Forum for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona Corporation Commission, a representative from Fred DuVal for Governor, and our Legislative District 11 candidates. For more information please contact Ben Love
at (520) 825-8064.

Saturday, November 9, 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. Program
on our Community Project, Amado Community Food Bank. For more
information please contact dcsrapr@gmail.com or visit our website at Gvdemocrats.org.

Arizona Democratic Party 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner

Saturday, November 9, 5:00 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner, at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom (Phoenix). The Hall of Fame honors Arizona Democrats for their longstanding service and dedication to the values of their community, their principles, and to the mission of the Party. Some of these worthy inductees include Governor Rose Mofford, Legislative Leader Art Hamilton, and last years inductees; Sen. Paula Aboud, Henry Olea, Bob Stelling, Ann Wallack, Councilwoman Valerie Woolridge and Chair Award Recipient, Don Bivens. Keynote Speaker: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) and special guest Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM). For Sponsorship opportunities, or current PCs, ADC members, and DEM-AZ members that would like to purchase discounted tickets, please contact Dan Mitchell at dmitchell@azdem.org or 602-234-6820. To purchase tickets secure online go to 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner.

Saturday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.: LD 17 Bowling Night fund raiser, at the AMF McCray Plaza Lanes, 3825 W. Ray Road (Chandler). Save the date for the 1st Annual LD17 Bowling night. Further details to follow. For more information please contact Mary Thornton at sthornton51@gmail.com or (480)
895-3261.

Sunday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Forum on YOUR LIFE, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR COVERAGE – The Affordable Care Act Explained, at St. Andrews Church, 100 Aroyo Pinon Drive (1/2 block South of the Intersection of 89A West and Dry Creek Road andArroyo Pinon Drive) in West Sedona. Speakers: Jim Ledbetter, Director, Northern Arizona Health Care, Verde Valley, Dr. Samuel Butman, Chief of Staff, Verde Valley Medical Center, Lanny Morrison, Faculty Associate, University College, NAU, Dr. Cynthia Beckett, Director Evidence-Based Practice/Research, Flagstaff MC. Morganne Rosenhaus, Community Engagement Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc., will be attending and presenting information on those aspects of the ACA that cover preventative healthcare for women. Admission is free and open to all. light refreshment will be served. For more information please contact DORR at (928) 203-5858.

For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.

Special Announcements:

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 Pam Duchaine at pamduchaine@gmail.com.

Drinking Liberally

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. VeteransContact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Monday, November 11: Veteran's Day (observed).

A Day With Fred Duval

Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.: Town hall at the GVR Canoa Hills, 3660 S. Camino Del Sol (Green Valley). Sponsored by the Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area. Open to the public.
Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.: Public talk at Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd. (Green Valley). Sponsored by the Democratic Club of Quail Creek.

Tuesday, November 12, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats
meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane
(Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.: [Special Date] Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE
corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Wednesday, November 13, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting
at Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new
location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the
Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please
arrive early to order from menu, admission free. Featured speaker is Russell Lowes, Director of SafeEnergyAnalyst.org. For more information
please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at the Holiday Homeowners Owners Association Clubhouse on Canyon de Flores, East of Highway 92 on Resort Drive (Sierra Vista). Bring Your Own Brown Bag supper (BYOBB). Short business meeting followed by a presentation by Karyn Lathan, a legislative candidate running in a red legislative district. Karyn will tell us about some programs that are working for our friends to the north in Party Building. Karyn will talk about their program, “Speak Out,” a program designed to enhance Democratic leaders’ and activists’ communication and leadership skills, in a safe, comfortable environment, to more effectively get their democratic messages across.For more information please contact Pat Fleming at cochisecodems@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.: Foothills Forum hosts "Navigating the Obamacare Health Care Exchanges," at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 E Saint Andrews Drive (Tucson). Given the distortions and rhetoric about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is not surprising that many consumers are confused about how the new insurance exchanges will actually work. The goal of this Foothills Forum is to dispel some the myths and misconceptions about Obamacare and give you vital information about the new Health Exchanges — why they are important to you, to your family and to millions of uninsured Americans. Cost is $20. Register now Navigating the Obamacare Health Exchanges – November 14, 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party County Committee Meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street (Prescott). Featured speakers are Bob & Jan Lynne on "The truth about the Affordable Care Act." Also David McAtee, an ACA Counselor. Please RSVP to (928) 541-0413 for reservations.

Friday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in
Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada
Drive (Green Valley). Featured Speaker is Don Jorgensen, Pima County Democratic Party Chair. For more information please contact
Laurie
Cirrincione at cinkster54@q.com or (520) 625-3133, or visit our website Democratic Women in Action.

Friday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Women Who Rock, at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center @Ak Chin Circle, 16000 Maricopa Road (Maricopa), On the 347 Cafe Patio. Sponsored by the Pinal County Democratic Party. Music by "A Touch of Class", No Host Bar, $20.00 Donation. Meet Candidates, Join your fellow Democrats. For more information call Henry Wade at pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or (602) 619-4440.

Arizona Democratic Party Fall State Committee Meeting

Saturday, November 16: Arizona Democratic Party Fall State Committee Meeting, at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Road, Maricopa, AZ 85138 (Pinal County). Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Call to Order at 1:00 p.m. For more information please go to State Committee.

Saturday, November 16, 3:00 p.m.: Democrats of Quail Creek meeting, at the Madera Clubhouse Silver Room, 2045 E. Quail Crossing Blvd. (Sahuarita). Featured Speaker is Pam Simon, who was Community Outreach Director for Congresswoman Gabby Giffords when both were shot in Tucson on January 8, 2011. She is now an advocate for Mayors Against Illegal Guns and offers support for other victims of gun violence. Meetings are usually followed by a potluck supper at the home of a club
member. For more information, please contact Philip Friedland at quailcreekdemocrats@gmail.com or (520) 445-6765.

Tuesday, November 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women
of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club,
2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). Tom Reardon from the Sierra Vista City Council will be our speaker. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City
Democrats meeting, at Ak-Chin Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center, 16000
Maricopa Road (Maricopa), in the Ten Pins Rock'n Roll Room. For more
information please contact jjjudd@live.com or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.

Tuesday, November 19, 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 reba520@q.com or (520) 896-9054.

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9
meeting, at the Northwest Medical Center (in the La Paloma Urgent Care
Community Classroom), 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please
contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 p.m.:
Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic
Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). Pot Luck at 5:30 p.m. meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please
contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or (520) 868-0072.

Wednesday, November 20, 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 please contact Paul Olson at ld10dems@gmail.com or (520) 791-2965.

Thursday, November 21, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, (location varies). For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County
Democratic Club meeting, at Doc’s Restaurant, 1190 W. Rex Allen Drive (Willcox). Guest speaker is Candece Hardt, candidate for Cochise County Clerk of the Court. For more information please contact Kathleen Day Cain at kathleendaycain@powerc.net.

Saturday, November 23, 2:00 p.m.: (Special Event) Tanque Verde Valley
Democrats Wine and Cheese with Felicia Rotellini, candidate for Arizona Attorney General. Invitation only. Contact us at info@tanqueverdedems.org to receive information. Check out our new web site at www.tanqueverdedems.org.

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) Legislative
District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist
Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please
contact Jo Holt at jomholtaz@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Monday, November 25, 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 Luis Gonzales at
(520) 594-5500.Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27: Hannukak begins at sundown, lasts for eight nights.

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 28: [No meeting – Thanksgiving] Sunflower Democrats
meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana
(corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please
contact Ralph Perillo at reperillo@hotmail.com.

Thursday, November 28: [No meeting – Thanksgiving] Heritage Highlands/Dove
Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949
West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Sandra Tiffany at stiffany60@mac.com.

Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting — no meeting for a holiday party, date and time TBA.

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2
meeting, at DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Election of a treasurer and secretary in the business meeting. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at at
(520) 594-5265.

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area
Democrats Club meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 State
Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more
information please contact Joy Mims, bellajoyathome@msn.com.

Saturday, December 7, 5:00 p.m.:  Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area pot luck at CPAC, and annual executive board elections. For more
information please contact dcsrapr@gmail.com or visit our website at Gvdemocrats.org.

Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.: LD 18 Holiday Party, at the home of Joanne Markis, 112 E. Myrna Lane (Tempe). All are welcome. It is a potluck, so please bring your specialty, or if
you are not one for cooking feel free to bring beverages or utensils.
This year we will be having our first annual Volunteer of the Year
Award. If you would like to nominate and LD18er for this award please
email mariec9@q.com with the nominee's name and a short description of
why they should win. We will also be having a Holiday Treat Bake-Off,
all are welcome to enter. If you wish to participate email
juliafleeman@cox.net with your name, the dish you will be making and an
ingredients list.
As per Citizens United, money is speech. So in both the Volunteer of the
Year and the Holiday Bake-Off we will be voting with cash. So start
saving those singles!
As is tradition at our monthly meetings we will be having a Bada-Bing
Raffle. We will also be selling fabulous LD18 merchandise!

Monday, December 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). For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Tuesday, December 10, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats
meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane
(Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Wednesday, December 11, Noon: Northside Democrats
meeting
at Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new
location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the
Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please
arrive early to order from menu, admission free. Featured speaker is state Representative Victoria Steele (LD 9). For more information
please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley
Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E.
Tanque Verde Road. Featured speaker is former state Sen. Paula Aboud for Women Ignited Now (Win) to discuss the assault on women's rights. For more
information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net or (520) 591-7615.

Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain
Democratic Club meeting, at the home of Jesse and Sandy Hummingbird. For more information please contact Sandy
Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

Saturday, December 14, 1:30 p.m.: Sun City/Vistoso
Democrats meeting, at the Social Hall Activity Center, 1563 E. Rancho
Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). For more information please contact Ben Love
at (520) 825-8064.

Sunday, December 15, 3:30 p.m.: LD 10 Holiday Wine & Cheese fundraiser, at CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (Tucson). Wine-master Yvonne
Foucher will present Benevolent wines, those that donate a portion of
their proceeds to deserving organizations and causes.
Tickets $25/person (include wine tasting, door prizes, holiday fun). Make checks payable to "LD10," or pay secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/decemberwine. For more information contact Steve Gall at (520) 777-3000.

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