Political Calendar: Week of November 8, 2015


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Political Calendar for the Week of November 8, 2015:

Monday, November 9, 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 Courtney Frogge, Candidate for LD 10 House, campaign update. Next Week: Bruce Wheeler, Assistant Minority Leader State House from LD 10.

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 teachers12@msn.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,Veterans along with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.

Wednesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day.

Veterans Day Parade – Tucson

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: 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.

Veterans Day Parade – Phoenix

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, starts at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Montebello and Central South on Central at Montebello, East on Camelback, South on 7th to Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Parade Details.

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 eskatz@qwestoffice.net 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. Discussion on gun violence prevention with Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, and Adrea Witte for “Shame On Us.” 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 dsnider@cox.net 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 vivertos@aol.com 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 samantha.pstross@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.: CBS Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Des Moines, Iowa. Moderator John Dickerson. Candidates: Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley.

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 Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

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 franmich03@yahoo.com. 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 brianclymer@yahoo.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 reba520@q.com 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 r_ybles@hotmail.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.: Pima County Democratic Party special election for chair, at the University of Arizona, Social Sciences building, Room #100. The Social Sciences building is located southwest of Old Main, please click on this link for a map http://map.arizona.edu/.  Parking will be free and available in any on campus parking garage. The three garages closest to Social Sciences are the 2nd Street Garage, 6th Street Garage and Tyndall Ave. Garage. Please RSVP to pimadem@pimadems.org.

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 cochisecodems@gmail.com 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 salliemk@aol.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 andres@canoagroup.com 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 thanksgiving-clipart-8please contact cochisecodems@gmail.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 democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com 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 democratsofcasagrande@gmail.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 soprano_58@hotmail.com. 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 legdist11dems@gmail.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 jctillotson@msn.com. $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 bluetuesdayluncheon@gmail.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.

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