Sunday, August 27, 2017

ACT NOW DON'T GUT GUN LAWS postcard action

!ACT NOW!

from

EVERYONE FOR GUN SAFETY


Please send a postcard to Representative Martha McSally and tell her to vote NO on NRA's top national priority "Concealed Carry reciprocity".  

This bill would force every state to recognize the concealed carry gun laws of every other state, including those that are far weaker and more reckless than the laws in their own state. 

We cannot afford to weaken our gun laws. 

This initiative has been developed by Everyone For Gun Safety , "Don't Gut out Gun Laws: Mom's Demand Action"


It is planned that they be delivered to her office by August 30.
 

Send to:
Representative Martha McSally
4400 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711

Friday, August 25, 2017

Upcoming Meetings

!FYI!

UPCOMING MEETINGS

from a4a Leadership


Monday, 9/11, 4 PM, 19th Hole - Happy Our
Friday, 9/15, 10 AM, Bank - General Meeting

Monday, 10/2, 4 PM, 19th Hole - Happy Our
Friday, 10/20, 10 AM, Bank - General Meeting
Monday, 10/23, 4 PM, 19th Hole - Happy Hour

I Believe I Can Make a Difference!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


 

FYI!

 

A4a General Meeting – August 18, 2017


 

Thanks to Polly and Arlynne for planning and chairing the meeting.

Lenore and Miriam have joined the Core Team and Myra has joined the Leadership Team.

 

IMMIGRATION

Kathy S. gave an update on this area.

·        ICE recently spent $5 billion to administer polygraph tests to potential employees who already admitted their guilt to a variety of crimes.

·        $1.6 is in House budget for border wall and land is being cleared in TX.

·        Margo Cowan of the Pima Co. Public Defender’s Office is working for improved representation in court for undocumented immigrants. She recently received a $100,000 grant, hopes to receive $300,000 from Mexico and wants to permanently shift some unused funds into this area. We may be asked to lobby our supervisor (Christy) to support

·        Two different bills (House – Hope Act) and Senate (Dream Act) are designed to lead to conditional permanent status for some undocumented immigrants. The action team may ask for the broader support of a4a once Congress reconvenes.

·        Supported the Central American transgender women who came to border. They are being housed at a LGBT detention center rather than a men’s center. They are expected to be released around the country to people who have volunteered to support them.

 

RACIAL JUSTICE

Fred, Georgia and Connie reviewed recent activities and future plans

·        The action team has been educating itself, educating others and acting

·        Carolyn Issacs of the American Friends Service Comm. spoke at a brown bag luncheon meeting

·        Book talks at cih! are scheduled

·        Rally August 19 – “Hate will not win”

·        Nov. – Movie “13”

·        Putting together an OLLI course for the spring

·        MLK program in Jan.

·        SPLC has materials for schools for combatting racism, action team may promote them

·        Reparation Act

·        National and Juvenile Criminal Justice Acts to be updated in Congress

·        Time to tackle the elephants in the room: Racism and White Supremacists

·        Shared a quiz to help understand White Privilege

 

RUBBER STAMP PROJECT

Mary Darling shared that OFA is shifting its concentration from Health Care to this project targeting 34 Republican representatives from districts that voted for Hillary. McSally is at top of list. Many activities planned.

 

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

Budget and Tax Reform team - Each action team is asked to have one of their members participate in this group so that we can be more prepared to act.

White Elephant parade, table at Farmers Market, outreach to other groups, T-shirt design and production

Maureen will be at Posada Java first Wednesday of every month to help with letter writing

Pop Ups on Climate Change(October)  and Death and Dying (November)

 

Happy Our - Monday, August 21, 4:00-5:30 19th Hole

Membership Meeting – September 15 – 10:00-11:30 – BMO Harris Bank

 

We closed admiring the quilt “Nevertheless She Persisted” created by Weezie

 

 

 

FYI


FYI!

 

A4a General Meeting – August 18, 2017

Thanks to Polly and Arlynne for planning and chairing the meeting.
Lenore and Miriam have joined the Core Team and Myra has joined the Leadership Team.

 

IMMIGRATION

Kathy S. gave an update on this area.

·      ICE recently spent $5 billion to administer polygraph tests to potential employees who already admitted their guilt to a variety of crimes.

·        $1.6 is in House budget for border wall and land is being cleared in TX.

·      Margo Cowan of the Pima Co. Public Defender’s Office is working for improved representation in court for undocumented immigrants. She recently received a $100,000 grant, hopes to receive $300,000 from Mexico and wants to permanently shift some unused funds into this area. We may be asked to lobby our supervisor (Christy) to support

·      Two different bills (House – Hope Act) and Senate (Dream Act) are designed to lead to conditional permanent status for some undocumented immigrants. The action team may ask for the broader support of a4a once Congress reconvenes.

·     Supported the Central American transgender women who came to border. They are being housed at a LGBT detention center rather than a men’s center. They are expected to be released around the country to people who have volunteered to support them.

 

RACIAL JUSTICE

Fred, Georgia and Connie reviewed recent activities and future plans

·        The action team has been educating itself, educating others and acting

·        Carolyn Issacs of the American Friends Service Comm. spoke at a brown bag    luncheon meeting

·        Book talks at cih! are scheduled

·        Rally August 19 – “Hate will not win”

·        Nov. – Movie “13”

·        Putting together an OLLI course for the spring

·        MLK program in Jan.

·        SPLC has materials for schools for combatting racism, action team may promote them

·        Reparation Act

·        National and Juvenile Criminal Justice Acts to be updated in Congress

·        Time to tackle the elephants in the room: Racism and White Supremacists

·        Shared a quiz to help understand White Privilege

 

RUBBER STAMP PROJECT

Mary Darling shared that OFA is shifting its concentration from Health Care to this project targeting 34 Republican representatives from districts that voted for Hillary. McSally is at top of list. Many activities planned.

 

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

Budget and Tax Reform team - Each action team is asked to have one of their members participate in this group so that we can be more prepared to act.

White Elephant parade, table at Farmers Market, outreach to other groups, T-shirt design and production

Maureen will be at Posada Java first Wednesday of every month to help with letter writing

Pop Ups on Climate Change(October)  and Death and Dying (November)

 

Happy Our - Monday, August 21, 4:00-5:30 19th Hole

Membership Meeting – September 15 – 10:00-11:30 – BMO Harris Bank

 

We closed admiring the quilt “Nevertheless She Persisted” created by Weezie

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quail Creek Dems. meeting 8/19 on AZ Monuments

!FYI!

QUAIL CREEK DEMOCRATS

invites you to attend

A Program with

William Thornton from the Friends of Ironwood Forest 

Sat. 8/19 at 3:00pm
Quail Creek
Kino Conference Center,  Ocotillo room, 1490-1 N. Quail Range Loop

 
Directions: Coming thru guard station continue to first stop sign, turn left and
 parking entrance is first right.

The president has issued an  executive order to review 27 national monuments,  to downsize and open up monuments to the fossil-fuel and timber industries.  Ironwood Forest being one of four  under review in Arizona. 



I Believe I Can Make a Difference!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bruce Wheeler CD 2 candidate 8/16




!FYI!

from

Progressive Candidates Group

Attention all a4a members - You are invited to attend - Put it on your calendar!


What:   CD2 Informational Candidate Event
Who:    Bruce Wheller official candidate to run in the Democratic primary to take on McSally.

Bruce has been a state legislator from Tucson. 
When: Wednesday, 8/16 2:00 pm
Where: Room 203 in Continental Mall

Why:    To listen to Bruce's presentation and participate in the follow-on q & a. 


Getting acquainted with each of the candidates running in the primary will help you make a better informed choice among them.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Women's Equality Day

!FYI!

Saturday, August 26 at 8 AM - 1 PM

Women's Equality Day: Courageous Conversations

 Hosted by Victoria Steele

    


YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center
525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85745

ACT SOON--tickets are free, but 1/2 are gone already
   
Find Tickets
Ticket Information
www.eventbrite.com


I Believe I Can Make A Difference!

!FYI!
GOVERNOR CANDIDATES FORUM



 




To Register:  https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-4644488247948998656



I Believe I Can Make A Difference!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

!FYI!

from

DCSRA

 GERRYMANDERING


What:  DCSRA Program on Gerrymandering

Who:  Luis Heredia, was head of Democratic State Party during the 2011 re-districting process and is currently working on 2020. 

When:  Saturday, August 12th at 3:00 P.M.

Where:  Continental Shopping Mall, Second floor Conference Room #203

Why:  Soon the Supreme Court will look at Political Re-districting to rule if it is unconstitutional.  If it is allowed to continue, Arizona could be re-drawn for GOP political advantage.  Our speaker, Luis Heredia, knows exactly how this works as he has been deeply involved since the 2011 process.  This is an extremely important issue and we need to be fully informed.

I BELIEVE I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

!FYI! TRUTH TO POWER Free Screening from The Climate Change Action Group

IMPORTANT--ONLY SEATS 250, SO GET THERE EARLY

I BELIEVE I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

!FYI!
from
Organizing For Action (OFA)


We won an important battle, but Republicans are still committed to repealing health care for millions of Americans. 


That’s why the Drive for Our Lives bus is on the road to hear from doctors, nurses, and people like you from all over the country on what access to health care means to all of us.

This bus tour is coming to Tucson -- and we’d love if you and your friends could be there.

Here are the details:


What: Drive for Our Lives Tucson Health Care Stop with the Center for American Progress’s Topher Spiro*
When: Saturday, August 5 at 10 AM
Where: Planned Parenthood
2255 N Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712

RSVP -  https://www.savemycare.org/tourevents/tucson-az/