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Tuesday, August 21

4:30 - 7:30 PM: LD10 House candidates Rep. Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia predictive dialer et Out The Vote.

Join us for our THIRD Predictive Dialer Phone Bank, our second JOINT Dialer, this time with Domingo DeGrazia! We'll be at Pima Dems encouraging LD10 Voters to vote early and/or make their plan to vote on Election Day! It's incredibly important we fill the room as the Dialer works much better with all 10 slots filled, so RSVP early so we know who to expect. Snacks and drinks, maybe even some dinner will be provided! If you don't want to phone bank, let Nick know and we can find other ways for you to help while we're at Pima Dems!

Where: PCDP HQ 4639 E 1st St

More Info and RSVP: www.engelforarizona.com/predictive


6:15 PM: Women's March Planning Meeting ( for march on 1/20/19)

Where: 6:15pm at Martha Cooper library, 1377 N Catalina Ave

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/


6:30 - 8:30 PM: The Child Separation Fiasco: How did we get here?
Hosted by Az Ground Game

The policy of family separation evoked alarm and outrage from the general public this summer. But this practice is merely the latest in a decades-long trend of increased criminalization of migrants along the Southwest border. To better understand how we got here, panelists will briefly trace the history of an obscure yet powerful section of federal criminal code: Section 1325 of Title 8 of U.S. Code.

This law, created in 1929, culminated in Tucson with the 2008 creation of “Operation Streamline” that many Tucsonans are now familiar with. Panelists will make the argument that family separation was made possible, in part, by this decades-old criminal statute that today accounts for over half of all federal prosecutions, and that any genuine policy change in this arena ought to focus on eliminating Section 1325.

Speakers include Billy Peard (ACLU) and Isabel Garcia.

Where: Pueblo High School Little Theatre 3500 S 12th Ave Tucson AZ 85713

More Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/tagg-monthly-forum-the-child


Wednesday, August 22

1 - 3 PM: David Garcia for Governor Meet and Greet at new LUCHA office

Where: LUCHA 2424 E Broadway Blvd Suite #116

Source: pimadems.org/events/


4 - 5:30 PM: Education Town Hall With David Garcia (for Govenor)

David will be spending the day in Tucson and he wants to hear from you! Come and hangout with David Garcia, the event will be at the library inside Tucson High.

Where: Tucson High Magnet School Library 400 N. 2nd Ave Tucson Arizona 85705

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/1075491785935118/


4 PM: Wine and Women Wednesday phonebank

Where: Pima County Dem Office 4639 East 1st

Source: pimadems.org/events/


4:30 - 7:30 PM: Moms Demand Action Ballot Chase Phone Bank

Where: Pima County Dem Office 4639 East 1st

Source: pimadems.org/events/


6 - 7:30 PM: Information Session for Familes in the Criminal Justice System
Brought to you by the Pima County Public Defenders Office and the Reentry Coalition of Pima County.

Whether you have a family member who has recently been incarcerated, is serving a long sentence, preparing to release, or has recently released, this resource fair will provide you with contacts and hopefully answer questions about help that is available. There will be snacks and child care provided by PCAP and the Girl Scouts of Southern AZ. Takes place in the

Where: Amethyst Room. Pima Community College downtown campus 1255 N Stone Ave Tucson

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/2105390709727128/


Thursday, August 23

5 - 7 PM: Tucson Farley Phone Bank

Phone Bank for Steve Farley In Tucson at Pima Dems!

Where: 4639 E 1st St, Tucson

More Info: www.facebook.com/events


5 - 7 PM: David Garcia for Governor, Meet and Greet

Where: Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar 220 N 4th Ave

Source: pimadems.org/events/


5 - 6:30 PM: Film: Who is 'Dayani Cristal

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host a free screening of the award winning documentary film, "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

A Q&A panel discussion with community leaders featured in the film will follow the screening. The free event is hosted by LUCHA (Learning, Understanding & Cultivating Health Advocacy), a graduate student organization at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Where: Drachman Hall, Room B109, 1295 N. Campbell Ave.,

More Info: publichealth.arizona.edu/news/2018/film-who-dayani-cristal-aug-23


5:30 to 7 PM: Steve Farley for Governor "Back-to-School Happy Hour!" fundraise

Where: Trident Grill III 250 S Craycroft Rd, Suite 140

Source: pimadems.org/events/


5:30 - 7 PM Thursday Get Out The Vote Canvass!
Hosted by Billy Kovacs

Help Us Get Out The Vote! Join us this Thursday for our Canvass.

Where: Starbucks 7177 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85715

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events


Friday, August 24

7 - 8 PM: Yoga Fundraiser: Free the Children Coaltion
Hosted by Emma's All Bodies Rise Yoga

On the 4th Friday of every month in 2018 I will be accepting donations ~for causes I care deeply about~ in exchange for an hour of inclusive, gentle yoga. My aim for Fourth Friday Fundraisers are to bring awareness to and show support for different anti-oppression movements in Tucson. We will spend an hour nurturing ourselves so that we can show up more fully for those in need in our community. August's recipient is Free the Children Coalition, a community of activists in Tucson who are passionately demanding the abolishment of child detention and family separation in America.

Their efforts are focusing first individuals and families affected in our community, to address how our county has been complicit in this human right's violation that has been occurring locally since 2004.

Where: Grounded Wellness 3230 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85716

More Info - what to bring, suggested donation etc: www.facebook.com/events


Saturday, August 25

8:30 to 11:30 AM: Domingo DeGrazia for LD10 House GOTV Canvas

Where: Meet at Dedicated Bakery 4500 E. Speedway, Suite 41

Source: tanqueverdedems.org/index.php/events/


9 AM to 1 PM: Steve Farley for Governor canvass and phone bank.

Two volunteer shifts of either canvassing or phone banking. Shift 1: 9:00Am–11:00Am Shift 2: 11:00Am–1:00Pm Which one works best for you?

Where: PCDP HQ 4639 E 1st St

More Info: www.facebook.com/events


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Courageous Conversations: Walking the Talk - Celebrating Women's Equality Day in Tucson

Yes, we know the "official" date of W.E.D. is August 26th every year, but we're celebrating in Pima County on the 25th, so you can go to the much bigger event in the Phoenix area on the 26th. We'll be meeting at the "Dusty Monk" restaurant. You can order lunch and applaud our award to Antigone Books, as well as enjoy an address by international human rights attorney Diane Post.

Where: Dusty Monk restaurant, attached to La Cocina in the Artisan Marketplace area near the Museum of Art--201 N. Court Ave.

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Noon to 1:30 PM: Meet Secretary of State candidate Katie Hobbs

Where: Maynards Market & Kitchen 400 N Toole Ave

Source: tanqueverdedems.org/index.php/events/


Sunday, August 26

11:45 AM - 1 PM: Immigration 101 (Repeat from Sun Aug 19)
Hosted by Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Immigration is in the news and on our streets every day. But what is fact, and what is fake news? This class will explain the structure and vocabulary of immigration law so that we can make sense of what’s happening, have informed conversations, and, if we choose, make informed decisions about targeted activism. Isabel Amsel is a criminal attorney in the federal courts; she has represented clients with immigration and "crimmigration" issues for 15 years.

Where: Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church 2331 E Adams St, Tucson, Arizona 85719

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/693163007691633/


Phoenix: 2 - 5 PM: A Celebration of Women’s Equality Day and The 98th Anniversary of Votes for Women!.

We honor the history of women’s suffrage. We strongly advocate for women’s equality and protection under constitutional law by passing the Equal Rights Amendment. We encourage women to become active community leaders and to seek political office, and we support young women who aspire to become our future leaders through education. Most importantly, we strongly urge women to get out and VOTE!

Where: Arizona State University, West 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd. Glendale, AZ 85306

More Info: http://azcelebrates19thamendment.com/event/


From MoveOn: Take the next step in the fight to stop Kavanaugh: Join us in the streets on August 26! (No known local events at this time)


Monday, August 27

Noon - 1 PM: Meeting - Democrats of Greater Tucson: Guest Speaker: Jennifer Allen – Las Adelitas & League of Conservation Voters

We ask all guests to patronize our generous host by purchasing a $10 buffet + drink ticket or just the $3.50 drink ticket. Tax & tip included (on busy days we appreciate additional tip for the server), additional charge for card.

Where: Dragon’s View Restaurant 400 North Bonita Avenue Tucson

More Info: thedgt.org/event


5 - 7 PM: Refugee 101 Info Night

Learn the facts about refugee resettlement and gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American: • Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant? • Review of Global, National, and Arizona refugee resettlement. • How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood? • How do new Americans become self-sufficient? This citywide training is for present and potential volunteers. Multiple refugee agencies and organizations throughout Tucson are represented. All are welcome! Attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Registration Required. To RSVP click the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_Pl1iSveaJZhiUhtD6kHMVEs-CQVuuZg-Yd56stOEnLppvQ/viewform

Where: Habitat for Humanity Tucson 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/290638408184271/


Tuesday, August 28

6:30 - 11 PM: 2018 Primary Night Unity Party
Hosted by Pima County Democratic Party

You're invited to our 2018 Primary Night Unity Party! Join us as we come together to celebrate the end of Primary season and the beginning of the 2018 General Election. Sit back, relax, and watch the Primary Election results roll in with us at Brother John's. Free food and a full cash bar!

Where: Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ 1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson

RSVP: secure.actblue.com/donate/2018primaryparty# (free)

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/284529772355422/


Tuesday, September 4

9 AM: Pima County Board of Supervisors Meeting - Operations Stonegarden
Sponsor: Indivisible of Southern Arizona: Justice Alliance

Tuesday, September 4th is the crucially important meeting in which our Board of Supervisors will decide the fate of Operation Stonegarden in Pima County. Please attend, in support of those in opposition. Let's pack that room! We encourage you to speak during the Call to the Public portion of the meeting. Local law enforcement should not be collaborating with Federal Immigration agencies to help in the enforcement of federal immigration laws

Where: 130 W. Congress Street at the Pima County Board of Supervisor's meeting


Wednesday September 5

12 - 1:30 PM Tribal Justice Capacity Building: the Intersection of Public Health, Public Safety, and Child Welfare

Join the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program for our Fall 2018 Speaker Series to learn from leading legal advocates. Alfred Urbina, Assistant Attorney General of the Tohono O’odham Nation, will lead a discussion on the intersections between the criminal justice system, child welfare system, and public health in tribal communities. Urbina serves as the Assistant Attorney General of the Tohono O’odham Nation, where he is helping examine, support, and develop the Nation’s capacity to holistically heal and strengthen families and their community.

Where: *All IPLP speaker series events are free and open to the public and take place at the James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ

More Info and RSVP Info: https://law.arizona.edu/tribal-justice-capacity-building-intersection-public-health-public-safety-and-child-welfare


Saturday, September 8


Our next big moment to shine a spotlight on the climate crisis is September 8th and we need you to be in the streets - join an action near you or host your own. Why September 8? That’s the Saturday before state and local leaders from across the US and around the world are meeting in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Every local leader is invited to make a commitment at the summit – so it’s the perfect opportunity for us to push them to take real climate action that protects our climate, jobs, and justice. We won’t be acting alone. 350.org is working with the Peoples Climate Movement and hundreds of organizations like the Sierra Club, the Global Grassroots Justice Alliance, Green Faith, the Service Employees International Union, and more, to make sure that this day is a big success. With your help, we can make this a truly groundbreaking moment.

More Info and to find an event near you https://riseforclimate.org/?referrer=350-org&source=tagged


9:30 AM: A Morning to Recognize Action for Climate, Jobs and Justice.
Sponsored by CD2, Sierra Club, Location to be determined.

More info coming - same as above listing except this will be local


9:30 to 11:00 AM: 2018 Ballot Measures Forum presented by Tanque Verde Democratic Club

The Tanque Verde Dems September program will be a forum about the ballot measures expected to be on the ballot in November. Presenters will include Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona Initiative, Invest in Education Act and Vote No on Arizona Proposition 305, Expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Referendum.

Where: Risky Business 8848 E Tanque Verde

More Info www.facebook.com/events/277340669714717/


Sunday, September 9

4 - 7 PM: Southern AZ Democratic Campaign Kickoff
Hosted by Raúl Grijalva

Arizona is on the verge of electing Democrats at all levels. After the primary election, we will need to re-energize and re-focus on electing Democrats this November and rally behind progressive initiatives that are on the ballot. This will be a chance for candidates, initiative supporters, and Democrats to come together to kickoff our efforts to get-out-the-vote in Southern Arizona.

RSVP REQUESTED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-arizona-democratic-campaign-kickoff-tickets-48357311019?aff=ehomecard

Where: El Casino Ballroom 437 East 26th Street Tucson, AZ 85713

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/2146888282213230/


Monday, September 10

Noon - 1 PM: Meeting - Democrats of Greater Tucson: Guest Speaker: Marion Chubon – Represent Me AZ & Local Activism

We ask all guests to patronize our generous host by purchasing a $10 buffet + drink ticket or just the $3.50 drink ticket. Tax & tip included (on busy days we appreciate additional tip for the server), additional charge for card.

Where: Dragon’s View Restaurant 400 North Bonita Avenue

More Info: thedgt.org/event/marion-chubon-represent-me-az


Tuesday, September 11

6:30 PM Represent Me AZ Monthly Working Meeting

Come and join a committee and find out how you can help to fulfill the mission of better representation for CD2. The meeting is in the Knox Room which is on 3rd Street on the West most part of the campus across from the basketball courts.

Where: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson, Arizona 85716

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/151732382102587


Saturday, September 15

9 - 4 PM: Citizenship Day Fair (PreReq - attendees must have attended an info session belore attending this forum. The last one is scheuled August 18.

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Where: 101 W Irvington Rd, Tucson

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/2032050786846484/


Sunday, September 16

2 - 4 PM Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Plan for LD9
Hosted by LD9 Democrats

The PC and Volunteer Development Team is putting the finishing touches on the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Plan for LD9. More info on the GOTV kick-off will be sent out soon.

Where: Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave


Monday, September 17

12 - 1 PM: Meeting - Democrats of Greater Tucson: Guest Speaker: Larry Bodine – Blog For Arizona & Local Political Journalism

We ask all guests to patronize our generous host by purchasing a $10 buffet + drink ticket or just the $3.50 drink ticket. Tax & tip included (on busy days we appreciate additional tip for the server), additional charge for card.

Where: Dragon’s View Restaurant 400 North Bonita Avenue

More Info: thedgt.org/event/larry-bodine-blog-


Friday, September 28

8 - 5 PM Southern Arizona Opioid Misuse Prevention Symposium
Hosted by Community Prevention Coalition of Pima County

Please join us to hear from an amazing lineup of speakers addressing the Opioid Epidemic including: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Defossez (Beverly Hospital, Beverly MA) Shana Malone (Trends and Trauma, AHCCCS) and more TBA... PLUS 3 incredible panels. More Info : www.facebook.com/events/173555506671560/

Where: Tucson Convention Center Copper Ballroom 260 South Church Street | Parking Lot B Tucson 85709

Tickets $55 http://www.pimacpc.org/rxsymposium/register/


Saturday, September 29

11 AM - Noon: 2018 Tucson Pride Parade Presented by Intuit
Hosted by Tucson Pride

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7:30 AM - Volunteers Arrive to begin prepping the staging area
8:30 AM - Registration, and Staging begins for Vehicle and Float Entries
9:30 AM - Registration, and Staging begins for Walking Entries
10:30 AM - Country Club Road CLOSED to vehicle traffic
11:00 AM - Parade Begins
12:00 PM - Parade Ends

Parade Staging Location CODAC Behavioral Health Parking Lot (Broadway & Country Club) 3130 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716

Parade Route Beginning: S Country Club Road at E Manchester Street Ending: S Country Club Road at Concert Place (Reid Park Festival Parking Entrance)

Where: Reid Park Tucson, Arizona

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/446884609162348/


Tuesday, October 9

6:30 PM Represent Me AZ Monthly Working Meeting

Come and join a committee and find out how you can help to fulfill the mission of better representation for CD2. The meeting is in the Knox Room which is on 3rd Street on the West most part of the campus across from the basketball courts.

Where: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson, Arizona 85716

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/151732382102587


Tuesday, November 6

March to the polls


Friday, Saturday, Sunday - November 16 - 18

SOA Watch Border Encuentro

More Info: www.soaw.org/border/


Sunday, January 20, 2019

10 AM: Tucson Women's March 2019

Where: Tucson, Az

To volunteer: https://www.facebook.com/group