Democrats of Greater Tucson (DGT)
The Democrats of Greater Tucson (DGT) is Arizona’s only weekly forum for Democrats. Every meeting has speakers addressing subjects of political interest. Frequently, especially during campaign season, Democratic candidates announce their candidacies and present their platforms at DGT meetings.
For information on meetings and topics or if you are interested in speaking to the DGT please contact 1st Vice President and Program Director Donna Branch-Gilby at (520) 743-9153 or e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Democrats of Greater Tucson’s meeting is held each Monday (except holidays) at 12 noon in a luncheon setting at Dragon’s View Restruant. There is a required nominal charge of $2.50 for a beverage. An optional buffet lunch available for just $8.50, which includes beverage and dessert. Both prices include tax and tip.
Please go to the DGT website listed below for the upcoming meeting topics.
Contact Us: DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters – (520) 326-3716
The Democrats of Greater Tucson celebrated its 32nd year as “DGT” as we marked another anniversary of losing the young, as in the “Young” Democrats of Greater Tucson last November. We achieved this stepping-stone through hard work, showing fiscal responsibility, and by sticking to the original concept formulated by the founders of the shortened DGT; all Democrats get to speak.
Back in ’71 when DGT lost the “young” in the groups title we gained the ability to be diverse not just in age but also in thought, race and political spectrum. As long as one adhered to the moniker of “Member of the Democratic Party”, one could get on the speakers list. As a result, DGT attendees have heard from Democrats across the wide spectrum of the party, and that leaves all who participate richer as a result.
All of this does cost money to put together. However, DGT remains the one of the lowest if not the lowest priced Democratic Clubs in the state. The annual dues is $15 or just $1.25 a month. That makes the cost just over $11 a month for an individual to participate every week in all that DGT offers. Isn’t it time to consider joining or renewing for less than what it costs (calculated per month) at many restaurants for their luncheon special?
That does not even take into account the programming. We have already heard from each of the Democratic candidates for the upcoming City Elections, and from several speakers who are studying the effect of the change to solid Republican control of the Corporation Commission on the environmental impact laws and their enforcement. Those were the speakers for the “off” campaign season; don’t you want to be here for the “on” season? When you consider that one can enjoy a beverage for $2.50 or the extensive luncheon buffet for $8.50 and both prices include an insightful speaker and pleasant company. It’s hard to think of any better way to spend the first hour of a Monday afternoon. Contact 2nd Vice President Elaine Clark our Membership Chair (520-514-1626) for further information!
Current DGT Officers:
Hussein Kamel (520-577-3881) email@example.com
1st Vice President (Program Chair):
Donna Branch-Gilby (520-743-9153) firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Vice President (Membership Chair):
Elaine Clark (520-514-1626) email@example.com
Jackie Day(520-743-9806) Azjday@aol.com
Bob Clark (h: 520-514-1626; c: 646-671-7129)firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative to Pima County Democratic Executive Committee:
Pat Poore (520-624-2992) email@example.com
Every Monday (except holidays)
12 Noon (Meeting begins at 12:15)
Dragon’s View Restaurant
400 N Bonita Ave (Just west of I-10 Freeway, between St Marys & Congress St)
$15.00 per year
FOR INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP:
Contact: Elaine Clark, (520) 514-7129 (leave a message)
FOR GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:
Contact: Hussein Kamel, (520) 577-3881 (leave a message)