Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
Let’s face it. 2011 looks pretty damn depressing for liberals in Arizona– No Plan Jan will continue her reign of terror aided by corporate chums, private prison lobbyists, and a solidly wing-nut Republican-controlled Legislature.
So, what better way to lift your spirits regarding the impending doom our state faces than to get gather with friends at a local watering hole and kibitz about politics?
This coming Sunday night, Tucson chapter of Drinking Liberally will do just that. The Drinking Liberally Classic topic for Sunday, December 12 is the Future of the Democratic Party in Arizona. Whew. That should be good for a few rounds, at least.
Every two years, the Democrats elect new officers. In recent weeks, four of southern Arizona’s Legislative Districts elected new chairs:
LD27 – Roger Wagner succeeds Jim Hannley
LD 28 – Ted Prezelski succeeds Wood Sanders
LD 29 – Matt Kopec succeeds Laura Elias de la Torre
LD 30 – It is undecided who will succeed Suzanne Newton. Former Legislative candidate Andrea Dalessandro was elected to the LD post but has stepped down.
In January, Pima County Democrats and statewide Democrats will elect new officers to lead the party through the 2012 elections. If you want to voice your opinion (informally) on who should lead the statewide party, vote in the Three Sonorans poll.If you want to voice your opinion even more informally, come to Drinking Liberally on Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. on the patio of The Shanty.
The Tucson chapter of Drinking Liberally meets every Sunday evening– same time, same place. The event is free and open to anyone– even Republicans, if you dare. Even if you drink only soda, you’re welcome.
Drinking Liberally is a national social group of progressives with more than 100 chapters nationwide.