Sunday, August 15, 2010

Political Calendar for the Week

Monday, August 16, 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 Renz Jennings, candidate for corporation commission. Visit DGT's new web site at Next Week: Special guest Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Monday, August 16, 5:30 p.m.: The Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area (DCSRA) hosts a forum for the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, at the Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol (Green Valley). The moderator will be a neutral DCSRA member and the format will be similar to the first two televised forums among the four candidates: investigative reporter John Dougherty, former State Representative Cathy Eden, former Tucson Vice Mayor Rodney Glassman, and labor organizer Randy Parraz. The forum is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information please contact Democratic headquarters in Green Valley at (520) 838-0590 or

Monday, August 16, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 25 meeting, at the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, 6800 N. Schisler Drive (Marana). For more information please contact Catalina Hall at (520) 572-1881.

Tuesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats Club meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Barbara Njos at (480) 983-7853 or

Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.: Legislative District 26 meeting, at Metro Water (Board Room), 6265 N. La CaƱada Drive. Featured speaker is Rodney Glassman, candidate for U.S. Senate. For more information please contact Don Jorgensen at (520) 742-5182.

Wednesday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party headquarters, 350 N. Main (Florence). Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m., business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Joe Robison at (520) 868-0072 or

Thursday, August 19, 7:00 p.m.: Legislative District 6 meeting, at the Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane (Phoenix). For more information please contact Bill Engler at (623) 551-9300 or Visit web site at

Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats Club meeting, at Eva's Fine Mexican Food, 2033 N. Pinal Avenue (Casa Grande). Join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m., business meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Paula at (520) 836-8545.

Special Announcements:

Primary Election Night Unity Party

Tuesday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.: The Pima County Democratic Party hosts a primary election night "Unity Party" in the Copper Room of the Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street (Tucson). This event is for all Democratic candidates and their supporters in southern Arizona to come together for victory in November, and for the primary winners to have a place for interviews with the local news media election night coverage. For more information please contact Adam Kinsey at (520) 326-3716.

Arizona Pipe Trades/UA 469/Pima Dems Picnic

Saturday, August 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Arizona Pipe Trades Local 469 hosts a picnic at Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Boulevard at Speedway Boulevard (Tucson). Democratic candidates will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome.

1st Annual African American Caucus Dinner - NEW DATE

Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.: Please join the Arizona Democratic Party and the African American Caucus co-hosts for this exciting, first-ever fundraising dinner, at the Wyndham Phoenix, 50 E. Adams Street. The caucus' goal this year is to maintain their theme of "Empowering Change" in everything they do. There's no one better to promote this message than Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives. We are thrilled to have the Congressman keynote the dinner for the caucus! Reception at 5:30 p.m, Dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call (602) 234-6801.

DGT Awards Luncheon

Sunday, August 29, 11:00 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at University Park Marriott Hotel, 880 E. Second Street (2nd St. and Euclid Ave.). Master of ceremonies will be former Tucson City Council Member Steve Leal. Cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door. To pay in advance online:

Pima Area Labor Federation Labor Day 2010

Monday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) hosts its annual Labor Day celebration at the Reid Park band shell, on Country Club north of 22nd Street (Tucson). Join us for free food, drinks, games, and our second annual Union Olympics event. For more information please contact PALF at or (520) 388-4139.

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