NEWS FROM CLUBS & CAUCUSESRead the latest updates, then explore the different club and caucus options below.
Clubs and caucuses are now official only through the state party. Stay tuned for more info on what this means.
Did you hear about our new venue for 2020?!We hope that you can join us Thursday, January 9th with special guest speaker, Sandra Kennedy, at our new venue:DoubleTree – Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way
The Disability Caucus met on August 8 at DIRECT Center for Independence. We discussed the Tucson mayoral candidates’ June presentations to the caucus. The main take-away is that all three candidates support hiring an ADA Coordinator to address access concerns in the city.
Alison spoke at the Democratic Club of Santa Rita Area’s party on Labor Day. Click for video! Also see article in Green Valley News.
CLUBSClick on a club below to learn more about it.
Catalina Democrats Club
Contact: Marge Cunningham
520-745-2886 or 520-979-2764
Cat Ripley, PCDP Executive Director 520-326-3716
The Catalina Democrats Club is a group of Democrats committed to giving $1000 per year to the Pima County Democratic Party. These contributions make it possible for the Pima County Party to have an outstanding get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort. The Catalina Democrats meet at least quarterly with prominent Democrats in members’ homes and other fine settings.
Members of the Catalina Democrats automatically become members of the Nucleus Club, another giving organization which meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:00pm at the Viscount Suite Hotel with guest speakers, free food for members, and networking opportunities.
Ash Silverburg (520) 326-3716
monthly newsletter email: Nucleus@PimaDems.org
Nucleus Club meets on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted. Receptions are free of charge for all current members of the Nucleus Club and Catalina Democrats. Membership is $140 a year with discounts for students. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. Meetings are held at the Viscount Suite Hotel,
4855 E Broadway. Cocktails at 5:30 pm, program begins at 6 pm.
DEMOCRATS OF GREATER TUCSON
Democrats of Greater Tucson (DGT)
Contact: Laura Enriquez LauraInArizona@gmail.com
Meets: Monday (except holidays) at 12 noon in a luncheon setting at Kettle Restaurant. An optional buffet lunch is available for just $12.00 that includes beverage, tax, and tip. Ordering from the regular menu is available.
Every meeting has speakers addressing subjects of political interest. Frequently, especially during campaign season, Democratic candidates announce their candidacies and present their platforms at DGT meetings. Membership: $15/year.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF THE SANTA RITA AREA
Democratic Club of Santa Rita Area (DCSRA)
Contacts: Myra Christek MyraAnn@cox.net
Merrill Eisenberg 520-327-5390
Meets: 2nd Saturday, 3 pm, Rm 203, Continental Shopping Plaza, Green Valley, AZ 85614
PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Progressive Democrats of Southern Arizona (PdoSA)
SUN CITY/ORO VALLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Sun City/Oro Valley Democratic Club (SCOV)
Contact: Laura Dore LucyLB53@comcast.net
Meets: 2nd Saturday, 1 pm, Navajo Room of the Activity Center, 1495 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd,
Oro Valley AZ, 85755
TANQUE VERDE VALLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club
Contact: Pat Wiedhopf email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PIMA COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS
Pima County Young Democrats
Contact: Ciara Carnes email@example.com
Meets: 4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm at various locally owned venues and restaurants.
Please check Facebook page for this month’s location.
UA YOUNG DEMOCRATS
University of Arizona Young Democrats
Contact: Carlos Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org 520-223-7991
Meets: Next meeting in the Fall. TBD
CAUCUSESClick on a caucus below to learn more about it.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS
The mission of the Pima County Democratic Party Disability Caucus is to strengthen the party by advocating for full access, integration, and participation of people with disabilities in the activities of the Democratic Party; and by increasing awareness of disability and its intersections with policies, practices, and campaigns. Priorities include:
- Raising awareness of disability and removing barriers to participation in party activities
- Recruiting people with disabilities to become active in the Democratic Party
- Educating candidates about event accessibility
- Providing information about the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and current threats to its provisions
- Tracking and providing information about national, state, and local policy issues
- Providing disability-related information to elected officials
Contact: Carol Brown email@example.com 520-325-9874
Meets: 2nd Thursday, DIRECT Center for Independent Living, 1001 N Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ, 85711
The Democratic Education Caucus believes that public education is a basic human right and the caucus will work to preserve this system.
The Caucus has several goals that we strive to achieve in order to make public education a priority. They are as follows:
- Elect pro public education candidates
- Inform voters regarding public education candidates
- Inform voters regarding forums, debates, events, etc.
- Inform voters regarding public education issues
- Lobby the legislature on behalf of public education
We invite all democrats to join us in this effort. Become a member of the Caucus today for only $10.
Contact: Luci Messing, lucibmessing@Cox.net
Meets: 3rd Monday 4:30 pm, Democratic HQ (4639 E 1st Street 85711) or TEA office (#100, 5447 E 5th St, 85711)
The mission of the LGBTQ+ Caucus is to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community & bring queer voices into conversations about candidates, policy, and practices at the Pima County Democratic Party. The Caucus works through and with the Pima County Democratic Party, the Arizona Democratic Party, unions, and LGBTQ advocacy groups to elect Democratic candidates and enact legislation that promotes equality, equity, and opportunity for LGBTQ+ Arizonans. We want to ensure that PCDP spaces are inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all.
Contact: Maya Holliday firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN / TRANS / FEMME CAUCUS
Our mission is to create a safe space for guys, gals, and non-binary pals who are interested in the process and progress of the Democratic Party of Pima County.
Meets: Pima Housing Center, 801 West Congress, Tucson AZ 85719
Contact: Genesis Cubillas, email@example.com