NEWS FROM CLUBS & CAUCUSES

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The clubs and caucuses listed below have all be certified by the PCDP Executive Committee and are each entitled to have one voting representative on the PCDP Executive Committee.  To apply for certification a club or organization must have at least 25 members in good standing. See section V.A.5 of the PCDP By-Laws for the official description of the certification process.

Disability Caucus Update |Sept 2019

Disability Caucus Update |Sept 2019

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.

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Labor Day Update

Labor Day Update

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.

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LD, Clubs and Caucus Updates | July 2019

LD, Clubs and Caucus Updates | July 2019

What’s Been Happening in LD10Bonnie Heidler, Chair Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke about “City Progress and the Challenges that Lie Ahead,” at LD 10’s June meeting, highlighting his administration’s accomplishments. It was especially interesting to hear about...

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CLUBS

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Catalina Democrats Club

Contact: Marge Cunningham
mgcunningham@cox.net
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.

NUCLEUS CLUB

Nucleus Club
Ash Silverburg (520) 326-3716

Nucleus@PimaDems.org

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
Website: http://thedgt.org

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

Website: https://democraticclubofthesantaritaarea.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SantaRitaDems/

Meets: 2nd Saturday, 3 pm, Rm 203, Continental Shopping Plaza, Green Valley, AZ 85614

DEMOCRATS OF ORO VALLEY

Democrats of Oro Valley (DOV)        

Contact:  Mike Dayton teachers12@q.com 520-742-3774

Website: www.demsov.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demsov/

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7 pm, Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Progressive Democrats of Southern Arizona (PdoSA)
Contact: pdosa@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pdatucson

SUN CITY/ORO VALLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Sun City/Oro Valley Democratic Club (SCOV)
Contact: Laura Dore LucyLB53@comcast.net
Website: http://scovdemocraticclub.wix.com/scov-democratic-club
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 patw1234@comcast.net or tanqueverdedems@gmail.com
Website: www.tanqueverdedems.org

PIMA COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS

Pima County Young Democrats
Contact: Ciara Carnes ciara.carnes5@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pimayoungdems
Meets: 4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm at various locally owned venues and restaurants.
Please check Facebook page for this month’s location.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PimaYoungDems

UA YOUNG DEMOCRATS

University of Arizona Young Democrats
Contact: Carlos Martinez, carlostmartinez@email.arizona.edu 520-223-7991
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UofACollegeDems
Meets: Next meeting in the Fall. TBD

CAUCUSES

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS

 

Contact: Connie DeLarge cdelarge0222@gmail.com
 Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pg/PCAADems/

 

DISABILITY 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

 

Disability Caucus

Contact: Carol Brown 3936brown11@gmail.com 520-325-9874 

Meets: 2nd Thursday, DIRECT Center for Independent Living, 1001 N Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ, 85711

 

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EDUCATION CAUCUS

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.

Education Caucus
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)

Latino CAUCUS

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PCDPEducationCaucus/
Website:
Contact:TBA

LGBTQ+ CAUCUS

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 mqb.holliday@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pimademslgbtq/

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, wtfpcdp@gmail.com