ARIZONA FOCUS: Blogs, Groups and Events
AZNetroots: Bringing together Arizona Progressives to take back our country!
Blog for Arizona: Progressive blogging in AZ.
LeftyBlogs Arizona is the place to find out what's happening in the progressive blogosphere across Arizona.
Liberal Desert: IT'S A WRY HEAT; REALITY-BASED COMMENTARY ON ARIZONA AND NATIONAL POLITICS
Black Mesa Indigenous Support: Back in college I was involved in this issue. I have drifted away, but the issues remain!
Stories of Interest:
Patterson intros economic justice, foreclosure bills
Tale of Two Crooks: Coleman and Blagojevich
President Obama’s Rural Policy
Stimulus plan would help AZ's people and economy: So why do Republicans oppose helping America?
AZ Dems listening to people across the state
Reckless GOP rushes harmful one-sided AZ budget
The GOP's only answer to every question: "tax cuts for the rich" Trickle down didn't work in the 1920's...trickle down didn't work in the 1980's...and trickle down doesn't work now. When will the Republicans ever learn.
Democratic Presidents Are Always Better For The Economy - Always...with graphs and everything to back it up!
Republicans: A Party of Whiners and Their Enablers in The News Media
The GOP's war against unions is a war against America's middle class...And on a related note: This Miracle Brought to You by America’s Unions
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IN ARIZONA:
Arizona Biodiesel: AZ BioDiesel produces ASTM Certified B99 BioFuel from reclaimed oil at our processing plant in Gilbert, Arizona. Our goal is to reduce air pollution in Phoenix by introducing 1 million gallons of BioDiesel in 2009.
New Extended Hours: 7AM-7PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat.
FREE Delivery to most of the Phoenix Metro with orders of 250 or more gallons of biodiesel.
Call our facility at 480-344-1480 Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
Fuel Purchasing Options:
Option 1: We can fuel your vehicle and/or we can fill up your fuel containers.
Option 2: We can provide a 55 gallon barrel (small deposit required) for your fuel.
Our Gilbert Fueling Facility Address and Map (Click here)
All major credit cards accepted.
Thousands of utility customers throughout the U.S., who were tired of the high cost of electricity have taken advantage of generous rebates and tax credits which are available for the installation of solar electric systems on their homes and businesses.
The State of Arizona is currently offering a cash rebate 25% (up to $35,000.00) for the installation of a solar system for your home or place of business !. And unlike the old solar systems of yesteryear that only produced hot water, these new systems actually produce electricity ! Clean reliable electricity to run lights, TVs, pumps, refrigerators, computers and many other appliances, all with free energy from the Sun.
Call Toll Free: 1-877-498-6527
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
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!
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:
Progressive Majority Arizona: "The progressive movement is on the march in Arizona, and Progressive Majority is proud to be part of the momentum. Across Arizona, progressives are getting elected to councils in formerly arch-conservative cities, and progressive legislators are winning in districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. Our successes all over the state and at every level are proof positive that conservatives are on the run and the future is bright for Arizona progressives."
Progressive Majority has leadership programs and can help progressive candidates run an efficient and successful campaign. You can sign up for email updates here.
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
Community Gardens of Tucson: A community garden is a place where neighbors can grow flowers or vegetables together on one piece of land. The land is usually volunteered by a home owner for use as a garden space. Separate garden plots, usually measuring about 3′ x 25′, are made available to individuals and families in the neighborhood. A drip irrigation system is installed to supply water to the plants. A separate water meter is installed in the garden, and the home owner is reimbursed for all the water that is used. The cost to the gardener is currently $12.00 per month for each plot. This money pays for the water bills and the irrigation equipment. Find locations of Tucson community gardens here. To find monthly meetings, go here. And to get involved, go here.
Arizona Democratic Veterans’ Caucus
1402 E. Placita Meseta Dorada
Oro Valley 85755
Phone: (520) 404-9133
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 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/
District 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