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Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 21, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting.

CANCELED

1510 E. Grant Rd., Council Office for Ward 3 Guest Speaker: Susan Knight, Assoc. Professor, U of A School of Journalism Topic: Ethics and Freedom of the Press Contact: Janice Murphy, 838-0040

Thursday, September 21, 2017
 
  Running and Winning at Sunnyside High School. See September Newsletter, page 3 for details.
Monday, September 25, 2017
 
5:30-7pm Midtown Evening Unit. 3202 E. 1st Street, Council office for Ward 2 Each meeting will be a discussion of a different chapter in the book: What You Should Know About Politics. . .But Don't, by Jessamyn Conrad Topic: Chapter 3: Foreign Policy Contact: Ronnie Mullins, 404-4551
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
9:30 am Field trip. Pima County Elections Department on National Voter Registration Day.

Field trip RSVP: please call LWVGT office @ 327-7652 Address for Pima County Election Department is 6550 S. Country Club Rd

Contact Vivian Harte for more information, 883-8880

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day. 125 Leagues have signed up to participate. LWVGT is among those working toward making this a successful registration process.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
 
9:30am Eastside Unit Meeting. Ward 2 Office 7575 E. Speedway Guest speakers: Maryanne Beerling from Compass Affordable Housing and Jean Fennegan director of Sister Jose Women's Center.
Questions: Phylis Carnahan email: prcarnahan at gmail dot com
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Education Finance: School Vouchers, Jen Darlend
Friday, October 13, 2017-Sunday, October 15, 2017
 
11:30am-6:00pm Tucson Meet Yourself Festival. El Presidio Park, downtown Tucson. LWVGT will provide voter information and assist voter registration.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Gun Control and the Laws of the State of Arizona. Speaker: Sheriff Mark Napier. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
 
  Voter Education Program. School Vouchers: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? Speakers: Chris Kotterman from the Arizona School Board Association will review the history of vouchers Rep. Todd Clodfelter from Tucson will clarify who decides on vouchers Ricky D. Hernandez, President, Arizona Association of School Business Officers, will review the cost of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) programs (aka vouchers) in our public schools. Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program Partners: Metropolitan Education Commission and Voices for Education
Monday, October 23, 2017
 
5:30-7pm Midtown Evening Unit. Meet at 3202 E. 1st St. Ward 6 Conference Room. Contact is Ronnie Mullins

This Unit will be using What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: by Jessamyn Conrad to guide unit discussion in 2017.

Information on this new Evening Unit (info)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
  VOTE!. General Election Day ● Offices and issues on the ballot: ○ Tucson City Council Members for Wards 3, 5, and 6
Monday, November 13, 2017
 
3:00-5:00pm Voter registration training for League members. Woods Memorial Library 3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson Call the LWVGT office to sign up: 520-327-7652
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Private Prisons: American Friends Service
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Climate Change Seen Through Tree Rings. Speaker: Dr. Katie Hirschboeck. Tree Ring Laboratory Tour, 2 -3 p.m. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
  Voter Education Program. The American Dream: A Fleeting Fantasy? Viewing of the Noam Chomsky Documentary: Requiem for the American Dream
In the words of Jared P. Scott, the film "is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, on the defining characteristic of our time + the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality + tracing a half century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority + while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time + the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future." (In cooperation with the Loft Cinema)
Discussion with local public officials will follow the showing
Location: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program Field Trip: November 8, Habitat for Humanity (check November Voter for details)
Monday, November 27, 2017
 
5:30-7pm Midtown Evening Unit. Meet at 3202 E. 1st St. Ward 6 Conference Room. Contact is Ronnie Mullins

This Unit will be using What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: by Jessamyn Conrad to guide unit discussion in 2017.

Information on this new Evening Unit (info)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
 
9:30 am Holiday Brunch. Our annual Holiday Brunch will be held at the Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. (This is just east of the River and Campbell intersection on the north side of the street.)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Senator Steve Farley
Thursday, December 21, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: 2018/2019 LWV and LWVAZ Position Discussions/Decisions. Speakers: Sue DeArmond and Freda Johnson. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Florence Project: Legal Processes Facing Immigrants in Arizona
Thursday, January 18, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: 2018/2019 LWVAZ and LWVGT Position Discussions/Decisions. Speakers: Sue DeArmond and Freda Johnson. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
 
  Voter Education Program. How Are You and Your Loved Ones Impacted By Changing Healthcare? Location: El Rio Administration Building, Manning House
450 W. Paseo Redondo, Meeting Rm B (enter at the back of the building)
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program
Manning House Tour following meeting
Field Trip: January 4, 2018; 10 am -11 am, El Rio Campus Tour, 839 W. Congress
Optional lunch at San Agustin Plaza, 100 S. Avenida del Convento
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Pima County Justice Coordinating Council (MacArthur Foundation grant)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Programs of the YWCA. Speaker: John-Peter Wilhite, YWCA Southern Arizona. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
 
  Voter Education Program. When Immigration Hits a Wall: Life in the Borderlands Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program
Friday, March 2, 2018
 
  Issues and Eggs. Details to follow
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. to be announced
Thursday, March 15, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: The Line Becomes a River, Border Patrol Memoir. Speaker: Author, Francisco Cantu. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
 
  Voter Education Program. Tucson's Air: Still Breathable in 25 Years? Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. to be announced
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Productive Conversations Between People who Disagree. Speaker, Catherine Tornbom, Center for Community Dialogue. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.