Political Calendar: Week of November 9, 2014


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Political Calendar for the Week of November 9, 2014:

Monday, November 10, 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 Jennifer Gutowski, Associate Director, Southern Arizona Veterans’ Administration Health Care System, US Veterans’ Administration, on “How Does the Tucson VA Hospital Rate Among VA Health Services?” Next Week: TBA.

Monday, November 10, 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 Don Jorgensen, Pima County Democratic Party Chair. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

VeteransTuesday, November 11: Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, Starting point is North Phoenix Baptist Church (at Central and Bethany Home). The parade then heads South on Central, turns East on Camelback and then heads South on 7th Street where the parade de-stages at Indian School Road.

Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: Tucson Veterans Day Parade, Starting point is at the intersection of Granada Avenue and Alameda Street. The parade then heads East, turning North on Stone Avenue to Franklin Street, turns West to Church Avenue, heads North to 6th Street, proceeds West on 6th Street turning South on Granada Avenue back to the staging area at the intersection with Alameda Street.

Tuesday, November 11, 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, November, 12, 5:30 p.m.: Foothills Forum presents Immigration Reform (registration). Hear an update about Immigration reform policy from Judy Gans, manager of immigration policy program at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise include U.S. immigration policy, economics, and Latin American development policy and a “Dreamer” who will tell her own personal story. The cost is $25.00 per person if you register early and $30 if you register late and includes hot Hors d’oeuvre and a cash bar. Seating is limited. Register at http://foothillsforum.org/event-registration/?ee=12. For more information you can contact the Foothills Democratic Forum by telephone at (520) 477- 1093 or by email at contact@foothillsforum.org or their website at www.foothillsforum.org.

Wednesday, November 12, 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.

Wednesday, November 12, 7:00p.m.: Navajo County Democratic Party celebrate Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s win at the Pinetop office, next to the Pinetop Post Office.

November 15 – December 6: Legislative District Committee reorganizations (Maricopa and Pima Counties).

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. Location TBA. An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Thursday, November 20, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Monthly Breakfast, at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Highway 89A (Sedona), Breakfast is $12, includes buffet and gratuity. Breakfast at 8:00 program at 8;30 a.m. For more information please contact info@democratsoftheredrocks.org or (928) 203-5858.

Saturday, November 22: Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson. Registration for the Special Olympics 32nd El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol is OPEN. The new system also makes it easier for you to fundraise for Special Olympics and check out the new incentives! Register Now– the sooner you do, the more you save!

Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Legislative District Biennial Reorganization Meeting, at Amphi High School, 125 W. Yavapai Road (N. Oracle Road and W. Prince Road). Registration and welcome at 9:00 a.m., breakout sessions for Legislative district elections of officers at 10:00 a.m. Lunch at Noon. Plenary session at thanksgiving-clipart-81:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 27: Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott.

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14: 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair – Tucson, AZ.

December 13, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting, in Sierra Vista. More details TBA.

Saturday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (upstairs meeting room). For more information, please contact Pam Duchaine at pamduchaine@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 16 (sundown) – Wednesday, December 24: Chanukah.

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day.


Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Biennial Reorganization Meeting in Phoenix. Details TBA.

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