ARIZONA FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Veterans for Peace, Groups and Events
Senator Albert Hale
Candidate for Arizona State Senate, Senate District 2
Enrolled Member of the Navajo Nation
Hale WON with 73% of the vote.
Candidate for State Representative - District 25 (Open Seat)
Bisbee, Douglas, Gila Bend, Marana, and Nogales
Pat Fleming WON!
I should also note that two other candidates I endorsed won in earlier elections:
Candidate for Tempe City Council - At Large (Challenger)
Progressive Majority candidate Corey Woods made history this May, when he became the first African-American elected to Corey Woodsthe Tempe, Arizona City Council in its 114-year history!
Corey's election, along with the election of fellow Democrat Joel Navarro, also power-shifts the Tempe City Council to a progressive majority!
Candidate for Maricopa City Council - At Large (Challenger)
We won this seat in May as well!
AZNetroots: Bringing together Arizona Progressives to take back our country!
Blog for Arizona: Progressive blogging in AZ.
Stories of Interest:
Nearly 400 years in the making: it's morning in America
ARIZONA ELECTION RESULTS
Walmart costs AZ taxpayers $18.4 million annually in health care costs
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IN ARIZONA:
The Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup Group
All Alternative Energy Meetups are scheduled to meet at 1:30pm on the second Saturday of each month. We are searching for a permanent location. Event fee: $1.00 per person
Please join us for discussions and activities on various subjects related to energy use and alternatives to our current carbon-based system.
For more info, sign up here.
Solar Alliance of Greater Tucson Community and Choice for a Brighter Future Sustainability in action!
The Tucson Solar Alliance is a non-profit community coalition dedicated to helping people access solar energy and related measures more easily on a practical and cost-effective basis.
The purpose of Sustainable Tucson is to facilitate an inclusive, dynamic community-building process that ensures economic prosperity, social vibrancy, and ecological health.
Cottonwood Alternative Energy (new group)
Meet other local individuals interested in exploring all forms of practical alternative energies.
Discuss ways to preserve the world's resources and protect the environment beginning in our local community!
Our initial meeting will be a think-tank toward:
-Forming a charter encouraging growth and best utilization of membership resources.
-Solicit academic, corporate, and political participation.
-Seek grant funds.
-Research new technologies.
-Organize proof-of-concept projects.
-Plan project workshops.
-Further mission goals as realized.
This group welcomes those embracing the urge to respect our planet and to actively promote community programs that seek to provide practical solutions to residential energy needs, as well as promote the adoption of variant lifestyles that enrich the local and regional biocosm.
GROUPS AND EVENTS:
Here are some Groups and Events in Arizona:
DFA of Phoenix Monthly Meeting
Democracy for America meets the first Monday of the month at IHOP at the corner of 44th St. and Thomas Rd at 7PM
Contact: Toby Stohl at 602.955-9050 for more information
TUCSON AREA DEMOCRATS:
Democrats of Greater Tucson
80743 E. 29th Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone : 520-296-5908
Email : DGT_at_pimademocrats.org
1352 W. San Nichols Drive
Phone: 502 742 1019
Saguaro Eastside Democrats
9701 E. Sunburst Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85748
Southern Arizona GBLT Democrats
4991 N. Placita Aguilera
Phone: 520-743 2046 or cell 520 548 4947
Tanque Verde Democrats
Henry Johnson, M.D.
3033 N. Spirit Dancer Trail
Tucson, AZ 85749
UofA Young Democrats
1063 East Adams St
Phone: 520 490 5631
African American Democratic Caucus of Arizona
15604 N 7th Dr Phoenix, AZ 85023
Arizona Democratic Hispanic Caucus
4875 North Hummingbird Lane
Phone: 520 631 7626
Native American Democratic Caucus of Arizona
Chris Clark Deschene
P.O. Box 1854
Phone: 928 660 3332
3040 North 2nd Street, Unit 202
Phone: 602 285 0157
Tribal Outreach Coordinator: Arista LaRusso
National Jewish Democratic Council – Arizona Chapter
10018 E. Friess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Women in Blue
3466 East Charlston Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 602-765 9135
Young Democrats of Arizona
1732 South McKemy St.
Phone: 415 847 9174
Stan Williams – Executive Director
Phone: 602 796 2472 or 602 234 6809
Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus
Sherry Bohlen, Co-Chair
15207 E. Stardust
Fountain Hills, 85268
Phone: 480 529 2131
Steve McClure, Co-Chair
4155 E. La Cienega Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520 806 2701
Arizona Democratic Veterans’ Caucus
1402 E. Placita Meseta Dorada
Oro Valley 85755
Phone: (520) 404-9133
Arizona GBLT Democrats
2910 N. Central Avenue
Phone: 602 828 3920
Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil - Every Fri. Protest the occupations in Iraq and Palestine, and the use of war, violence, and terrorism everywhere. Everyone welcome, please wear black & maintain a peaceful presence. 5 - 6 pm. Corner of Euclid and Speedway, Tucson. Free. (407-1432)
Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats is an organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Democrats and supporters. This group serves to inform and educate persons within the GLBT community regarding elected officials, candidates, and issues of interest to that community. They also provide information and education to elected officials, candidates, and others regarding GLBT issues.
Maurice Grossman (323-2293)
The last Monday of the month, 6:30pm, at varying locations.
Monthly Meeting - District 17 Democrats - Pyle Center
When: second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Where: 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ
District 20 Democrats Meeting
Monthly at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of each month at the Ahwatukee Fire House
For more info go here: http://ld20.maricopademocrats.org/
Distroct 10 Democrats Meeting
Monthly at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month at the Denny's at I17 & Dunlap
And for those who are interested in combining social events and politics, here are the Drinking Liberaly events in Arizona:
* Second Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm
* Bigfoot Bar-B-Q, 120 N Leroux St (basement of Old Town Shops)
* Hosted by Andy Stevenson and George Castleberry, flagstaff (at) drinkingliberally.org
* Every other Thursday, 5:30-9:00 pm
* Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub, 906 E Camelback Rd (9th St & Cameback on the North Side)
* Hosted by Stuart Dollar, phoenix (at) drinkingliberally.org
* First Saturday of each month, 5:30 to 8:30
* Epicurean Wine Bar, 7101 E Thunderbird Rd (Southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd & T'bird)
* On T'bird at the west end of the retail area. It's tucked away and not hugely visible from the road.
* Starting in February, we will be meeting the first Saturday of each month.
* Please join us for a quick drink or the entire evening as we unite in promoting democracy one pint at a time! Cheers!!!
* Hosted by Vicki Billing, Susan Fletcher and Maureen Young, scottsdale (at) drinkingliberally.org
* Every Thursday, 6:00 pm onward
* The Shanty, 401 E 9th St (Fourth Ave. at the underpass)
* Please visit our chapter's web site for schedules, book club info, and more: http://arizona.typepad.com/drinkingliberally
* Hosted by Michael Bryan, Tasha Nelson and Shasta McManus, tucson (at) drinkingliberally.org