Thursday, January 17 - Neighborhood Day at the Arizona State Legislature. From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. the cities of Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe and Tucson, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns host this annual event where attendees tour the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona Senate, learn about the legislative process, speak to their legislators and more. Contact your city's neighborhood services department for more info.
Thursday, January 17 - The District 17 Democrats, the ASU Young Democrats and The Big Picture Film Series present the film "The Future of Food." This insightful documentary offers an "in-depth look into the controversy over genetically modified foods." 7:30 p.m. in Room 170 in ASU's Coor Building. Admission is free.
Thursday, January 17 - The District 8 Democrats are holding their monthly community program meeting. This month's program is a Presidential candidate forum with representatives of each campaign speaking on behalf of their candidates. For those who were silly enough to miss D17's forum last week ( :) ), this is a great opportunity to hear about the candidates before Arizona's presidential preference election (aka - the primary) on February 5th. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m., the forum starts at 7 in the Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. in Scottsdale.
Note: There is room, and need, for good legislative candidates for the 2008 elections in LD8. This meeting is a good opportunity for interested Democrats to meet LD8's activists. LD8 is roughly Fountain Hills and Scottsdale north of Thomas Road.
Sunday, January 20 - The Maricopa County Democratic Party is holding its First Annual Diversity Awards Dinner, honoring Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox (SD-5), Senator Leah Landrum-Taylor (LD-14), Representative Steve Gallardo (LD-13), Representative Robert Meza (LD-14) and Precinct Committeeperson Cheryl Hunter Schmidt (LD-15). The event starts at 6:00 p.m. at the China Chili restaurant, 302 E. Flower St. (Off 3rd St. two blocks south of Osborn), Phoenix. For more info or tickets call 602.298.0503.
Tuesday, January 22 - The Arizona Chapter of the National Jewish Democratic Council (AZNJDC) will be holding its monthly meeting at the Country Inn and Suites in Scottsdale. The address is 10801 E. 89th Pl.; the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda - a presidential candidate forum with representatives from each major campaign,
Thursday, January 24 - The "Help Is Here" bus from the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (a pharmaceutical industry alliance to help provide prescription medicines to needy patients) will be at two LD17 locations.
At 10:00 a.m., it will be at the Escalante Center, 2150 East Orange Street in Tempe;
At 1:00 p.m., it will move to the Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 E. Osborn in Scottsdale.
The bus will have on-site applications, mobile phones, and computer terminals, as well as assistants, to help people find out if they are eligible for help in getting the medicines they need.
Saturday, January 26 - The Winter Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Democratic Party will take place at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, from 9:00 a.m. until finish (the general session starts at 1:00 p.m.)