Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area
Headquarters - Continental Mall #420

P.O. Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85622
520. 838.0590
News for the Week of November 28, 2016
Welcome to the weekly digest of Democratic events in the Santa Rita Area.  This publication will normally appear every Monday morning and will contain information about events of interest in the near future.  Items of interest will include announcements of various club programs and candidate appearances.
December 11
Annual Meeting and Potluck: see below for details. 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 5:00 pm 
East Center.  7  S. Abrego Dr.,Green Valley

Holiday Potluck/ Election of 2017 Board

Desserts.       A thru Da
Sides.            De thru K
Main Dishes.  L thru Z
 (Dishes should serve 10)
Starting Nov. 29th please RSVP to 520-838-0590.  
Space is limited.
"Reminder:  Bring cash/checks/chip credit cards to renew your membership for 2017"

Please bring non-perishable food or checks for the food bank 


Come to Discussion Group
where we ask questions and discuss solutions     
 Meeting upstairs room 203 this Wed., the 23rd and all of December

REMEMBER   This Wednesday November 30, meet in HQ 

Meet Wednesdays at 10:00 am to 11:30 am 



   A Call to Action                                Call our Senators!
Call Immediately! 
Donald J. Trump has appointed Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as the Attorney General. Our Senators need to hear from us that we vigorously object to this appointment of Senator Sessions. Senator Sessions has demonstrated by his votes and his actions over the years that he is a racist. In 1986 the Republican Senate blocked his appointment to a federal of only two times a nominee has been denied by the Senate in 50 years.

If you're angry, frustrated and want to get started doing something please call the offices of Senators' Flake & McCain and talk with their staff about your objection to this appointment. Do not leave a message: talk to someone and ask about each Senator's views on this appointment and register your objection.
Senator Jeff Flake                 Tucson:                   520-575-8633
                                                   Phoenix:                602-840-1891
                                                Washington:            202-224-4521
Senator John McCain          Tucson:                   520-670-6334
                                              Phoenix:                   602-952-2410
                                                   Washington:        202-224-2235        



The President-Elect and Speaker Paul Ryan have indicated they want to turn Medicare into a voucher program where we get a set amount of money and we buy our own insurance. 

It is time for action to save Medicare.
Watch for next Blast for Information 



Sunday, December 4, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Casa Community Center
780 South Park Centre
LaPosada Campus
The State of Public Education in Arizona
As many of you know, the state of Arizona ranks 50 th in the United States in per-student funding. Voter approval of Proposition 123 in the spring created an infusion of $3.5 billion over ten years. This amount is far below the actual amount approved by voters in another proposition in 2000, which was ignored by the legislature, even under Court order. The Arizona School Boards Association contends that such funding is still $1.2 billion a year short of that before the Great Recession.  
How will K-12 education survive when schools are so underfunded?  Join us to hear from a panel of experts made up of two educators and a journalist as they discuss the state of K-12 education in Arizona.


1 p.m.
at Joyner Library, Green Valley

For those who would like to 
attend a civil discourse event,
where subjects are discussed
in a civil manner in small groups,
the next one is December 10
from 1-3 at the Green Valley Library. Bring ideas that you would like to see discussed.
Paul McCreary and Matthew Boyd

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