Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Democratic Club
One of the largest Democratic clubs in Arizona with almost 300 members. You found our web site. We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@SBDemClub). Like us. Join us. Take action to hold onto our civil rights, at all levels.
We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 P.M. at the HOA 1 Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane (off Ridgeview), Tucson, AZ. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 10th.
Welcome to our New Officers
The following candidates were elected for two year terms beginning January 2017 at our December meeting:
2017 Annual Dinner
Who wouldn’t want to attend our SaddleBrooke Democratic Club’s Annual Fundraising Dinner? A room full of 250+ Democrats, good food and entertainment by Arizona Daily Star award winning cartoonist David Fitzsimmons.
The dinner will be held Sunday evening, January 29th, starting at 5:30 PM in the Mountainview Clubhouse Ballroom. (RELAX…this is the Sunday evening between the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl!) Come by yourself, come with friends, or reserve an entire table for ten! Fill out a reservation form and send it with your check – SBDC 2017 Dinner Reservation Form
INDIVISIBLE: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
This publication, written by experienced staff working in Congress, is a practical guide for groups to influence the particular member of Congress in their own district. The strategy and tactics were those used by the Tea Party, and serve as a primer for effective action.
Inauguration Day Teach-In and March in Tucson
Organizers: Phyllis Taoua, Monica Casper, Suzi Dovi, Liane Hernandez
On January 20, 2017, the United States will face a new presidential administration that threatens the rights and safety of many in our community and challenges the tenets of our democracy.
While we believe it is important to respect the outcome of the election, we also believe it is vital to step up our civic engagement under these circumstances. This march is a public demonstration that the greater Tucson area is a community that is inclusive and respects the rights and dignity of all people regardless of faith, race, gender, ability, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.
We want to demonstrate in a peaceful manner that we, as a community, collectively affirm the rights of those who are most vulnerable. We want to affirm in public our solidarity to protect the rights of US citizens who are Muslim, the rights of undocumented students who came to America as children and are currently enrolled at colleges and universities, the reproductive rights of all women protected by law, the rights of individuals in the LBGTQ community, and the rights of African Americans who are victims of police shootings to a fair trial.
These rights are legal and we stand together to protect them.
Teach-in on Civic Engagement and Non-Violent Protest, Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Mall at the University of Arizona campus
All events open to the Tucson community
Monica Casper and Roberto Rodriguez, masters of ceremonies (confirmed)
Tohono O’odham blessing (pending)
9:00 am Judith McDaniels, the importance of an informed citizenry and the public voices of activists (time confirmed)
10:00 am Zaira Livier, youth involvement in organized politics (pending)
11:00 am Jeannine Relly, fact-checking and journalism (time confirmed; request for video equipment)
12:00 pm Maha Nassar, deconstructing myths about Islam (time confirmed)
1:00 pm Nina Rabin, immigrant rights and US law (pending)
2:00 pm Enrico Trevisani, DACA issues & sanctuary status (pending)
3:00 pm Tyina Steptoe, history of the KKK and white nationalism in USA (time confirmed)
4:00 pm Denis Provencher (time confirmed) and Annette Joseph-Gabriel (time confirmed), hate speech, what it is, where it is happening and how to report it
5:00 pm Phyllis Taoua & Suzi Dovi, how to organize non-violent protest (time confirmed)
Inauguration Day March 2017
March for Unity and Solidarity start at 5 pm at Old Main and march together to El Presidio Park on Alameda Street. Santa Pachita concert in park to follow (confirmed).