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Political Calendar for the Week of September 4, 2016:
Monday, September 5: Labor Day.
AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast
Monday, September 5, 7:30 a.m.: The Arizona AFL-CIO’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast is the place where union leaders, activists, elected officials and candidates come together on Labor Day, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, 7677 N 16th Street, Phoenix. Each year three outstanding individuals are honored for their contributions to unions, working families and the community. Labor Day also marks the traditional kickoff of the political campaign season and the Annual Breakfast is the place where it happens and news is made because of the mix of candidates for local, state and federal offices with community activists, leaders of Arizona Unions and Union Members. For your tickets call (602) 631-4488 or email Rebekah Friend at email@example.com.
PALF 20th Annual Labor Day Picnic
Monday, September 5, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.: Pima Area Labor Federation hosts the 20th Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park bandshell, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. PALF Olympics, entertainment, speakers, free soft drinks & hot dogs. Groups interested in tabling the event should contact PALF headquarters at (520) 388-4139.
Monday, September 5, 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. NO DGT in observance of Labor Day. Next Week: Senator David Bradley LD 10.
Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.: (Special date) Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.
Tuesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 11: 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, in Window Rock, AZ. 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – arts & crafts, baby contest, free BBQ, exhibits, concerts, horse racing, parade, Pow Wow, Open Indian and junior rodeos, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival.
Wednesday, September 7 – Saturday, September 10: Apache County Fair, in Saint Johns, AZ.
Wednesday, September 7, 5:15 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Coconino County Democratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite #6, Flagstaff. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 7, 8:00 ET: Commander-in-Chief Forum, sponsored by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will appear at a Commander-in-Chief forum to discuss national security, military affairs and veterans issues in a primetime event. The event will take place in New York City, and will be moderated by Matt Lauer. The event will air live on MSNBC at 8 p.m. ET and will be simulcast live on NBC in most markets. Check listings if you live in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. The event will also air on NBC in its entirety at 8 p.m. PT and 9 p.m. MT.
Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds, in Prescott, AZ.
Thursday, September 8, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speakers are Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell, candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, September 8, 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, September 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 10: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.
Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, in Payson, AZ.
Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee Meeting
Saturday, September 10, 8:45 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee Meeting, at Flowing Wells High School, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road, Tucson, AZ. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude promptly at 1:00 p.m. Caucus Meetings – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Lunch – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Plenary Session – 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an election to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of three state committee officers. Vice Chairman Jeff Rogers and Affirmative Action Moderator Adrian Fontes resigned to run for public office. Vice Chairwoman Jordan Hibbs resigned because she has relocated to Washington, D.C. to accept a job. The vacancies will be filled in accordance with ADP Bylaws Article III, Section 5A. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can complete a proxy using the normal state committee meeting proxy procedures. Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting by responding to this RSVP.
Saturday, September 10, 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 email@example.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, September 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Next meeting is September 21. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much of a problem, and there’s plenty of free parking.
Sunday, September 11: Patriot Day.
Monday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at email@example.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Tuesday, September 13, Noon: Democratic Women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 468-9669.
Tuesday, September 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, September 13, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 14 – Sunday, September 18: Navajo County Fair, at the Navajo County Fairgrounds, in Holbrook, AZ.
Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Greenlee County Fair at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.
Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Mohave County Fair, at 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., in Kingman, AZ.
Thursday, September 15, 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. Featured speakers are Mikel Weisser, congressional candidate for CD 4, and Adam Kinsey, political consultant, who will discuss Prop. 205, the “Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act” initiative. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, AZ.
Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner
Friday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner, at the Prescott Centennial Center at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott. Featured presentation by Gail Mangham of Artist’s Path in “Red Hot Patriot, the Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” (by special arrangement with Samuel French and Artist’s Path). Long time Texas based journalist Molly Ivins let her readers know the truths of the political process, both in Texas and in America. That she did it with wit and verve means we’ll never forget her. In Molly Ivins’ own words, Gail Mangham recreates this American original. Individual tickets $75, Couples $135. table of ten $650. Please PSVP by September 12. Order tickets secure online at Act Blue. By mail: P.O. Box 1644 Prescott, AZ 86302 (don’t forget to let us know your menu preferences). For more information please email email@example.com or call (928) 541.0413.
Saturday, September 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
Saturday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.: (Special date) Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.
Saturday, September 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 241-8408.
Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18: Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon, 10300 Ski Run Road, Mt. Lemmon (Tucson). Free admission. $5 parking and highway fees. Enjoy a festival of German food and music in the forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley during the last two weekends in September and first two weekends in October: Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 8-9, 2015. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.
Democrats of The Red Rocks Picnic in The Park
Sunday, September 18, 11:00 a.m.: Democrats of The Red Rocks Picnic in The Park, at Posse Ground Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona. Cost is $10 per individual, $15 for families, and $7 for students (ids required). A delicious BBQ luncheon is included. Great auction and raffle items will be available too. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet city, state and US candidates and learn how you can turn Arizona blue at the ballot box on November 8. Bring your favorite lawn chair, your volleyball or baseball, and your optimism that we’re stronger together in 2016! For more information please call (928) 239-1880.
Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon
Sunday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at the Hotel Tucson – City Center, main ballroom, 475 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson. Keynote speaker is David Garcia. Alice Papcun Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Selby. Maurice Grossman Community Outreach Award: Ann Eve Pedersen. Steve Emerine Election Integrity Award: F. Ann Rodriguez. Albert M. Elias Democratic Business Leader Award: Nancy Barber. Tickets are $65 per person, table of ten $650. Sponsor levels: The Movers $750, The Shakers $1,000. Order tickets secure online at Act Blue. For more information please contact Jeremey Lasher at (520)-609-7641.
Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area All Democratic Rally and Mexican Buffet
Sunday, September 18, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a free all Democratic candidate rally at 3:00 p.m., at the Tubac Golf Resort (at the chapel), 65 Avenida de Otero, Tubac, AZ. U.S. Congressional Democratic Candidates, AZ Corporation Commission Candidates, State Legislative District 2 Candidates, Pima and Santa Cruz Sheriff Candidates. Ticketed Mexican buffet dinner at 4:45 p.m., in the Geronimo Ballroom. Dinner ticket prices: Basic $30, Sponsor $0, Patron $60. Mail or drop off a check at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, Suite 420, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), AZ 85622 (please note in subject line “Mexican Buffet 9/18), or order tickets secure online at Act Blue. For more information please call (520) 838-0590.
Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at email@example.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 297-3539.
Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. For more information lease contact email@example.com or call (480) 678-1756.
Wednesday, September 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 468-9669.
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location is 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, September 21, 7:00 p.m.: (Special time) Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at email@example.com or (520) 790-3024.
Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds just north of Globe, AZ on US 60.
Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds on Leslie Canyon Road, just north of Douglas, AZ.
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.: 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, September 24, 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 email@example.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, September 24, 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 Scott Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Sunday, September 25, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at email@example.com or (408) 806-2036.
Sunday, September 25, 8:00 p.m.: [Note: No meeting in September] 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…New Location in October: The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Last Sunday every month.
Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 304-5778.
Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.: Presidential debate, hosted by The Commission on Presidential Debates, from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News.
Tuesday, September 27: National Voter Registration Day.
Tuesday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 28, 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 $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. Featured speaker is state Sen. Katie Hobbs on the Arizona Emerge program. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.: Pride on Parade 2016, on 4th Avenue in cooperation with the 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, Tucson. For more information see http://tucsonpride.org/.
Saturday, October 1: 39th Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. Details TBA. General information: Tucson Pride 2016.
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.
Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.: SanTan Oktoberfest. The ninth annual Oktoberfest for San Tan Brewing and Downtown Chandler. at 3 South San Marcos Place, Chandler. This event typically includes stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Presale tickets go on sale for $10 on September 1.
Arizona Democratic Party Hal of Fame Dinner
Saturday, October 1, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Hal of Fame Dinner, at the Talking Stick Resort, 9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ. Keynote speaker is prominent civil rights attorney Thomas Perez. This will be our last big gathering before Election Day, and it’s a great opportunity to meet with some of the other Democrats working so hard to turn our state blue. Individual tickets $250, VIP tickets $1,000. DEM-AZ and PC members can get tickets for $125 — and members of Copper State Leadership Council get tickets for free! Order your tickets secure online at Act Blue.
Sunday, October 2: Rosh Hashana (begins at sundown) to Tuesday, October 4.
Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.
Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m.: Vice Presidential debate, hosted by The Commission on Presidential Debates, from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Moderator: Elaine Quijano, CBSN Anchor and CBS News Correspondent.
Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9: Graham County Fair at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford.
Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, 115 N. Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ . Southern Arizona’s diverse folk and ethnic communities are celebrated with performances and demonstrations, food vendors, and more at this family-friendly festival in downtown Tucson. Admission: Free for spectators. For more information see Tucson Meet Yourself.
Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9: 43rd Anual Tempe Oktoberfest, at Tempe Town Lake. Tempe Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for its student and teacher exchange program. Admission is free. All day pass for kids amusements is $30. Tempe Beach Splash Park will also reopen for the weekend. Cash is needed to purchase tickets for food and beverages. Family pricing during the day on Saturday and Sunday is 25 food/activity tickets for $20.
Sunday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.: Presidential debate, hosted by The Commission on Presidential Debates, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Moderator:s Martha Raddatz, ABC’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, and Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN.
Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day (observed).
Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.
Wednesday, October 12: Yom Kippur.
Saturday, October 22, 4:00 p.m.: Red Rocks Oktoberfest, at the Los Abrigados Resort, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona. Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters. Entry is $25 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Sedona Rocks and the STEM program at Sedona Oak Creek School District.
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.: Presidential debate, hosted by The Commission on Presidential Debates, from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Moderator: Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday.
Monday, October 31: Halloween.
Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.