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 Restaurant. There is a required nominal charge of $3.50 for a beverage. An optional buffet lunch is available for just $10.00 that includes beverage and dessert. Both prices include tax and tip. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted, but will incur a $2.00 processing fee that is added to the price of your meal.
Please go to the PimaDems Calendar listed below for the current schedule of upcoming meeting topics and presenters.
Contact Us: DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters – (520) 326-3716
The Democrats of Greater Tucson celebrated its 35th year as “DGT” in 2014, as we marked another anniversary of losing the “young”, as in the “Young Democrats of Greater Tucson” in 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 group’s 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, leaving all who participate richer as the 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 $15 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 at many restaurants for lunch by itself ? (When one calculates DGT’s expenses per month Dues + Minimum Charge per session.)
That does not even take into account the programming. The 2015 campaign year has just arrived, and the city election loom large in every Pima Democrats’ mind. To that end DGT already has Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham and County Democratic Chair Don Jorgensen on the speaker list. DGT attendees will also be hearing from many of the groups impacted by next years critical mayoral and city council races.
When you consider that one can enjoy a beverage for $3.50 or the extensive luncheon buffet for $10.00 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 Kathy Ramage-White our Membership Chair (520-979-4342) for further information!
CURRENT DGT OFFICERS
Jackie Day(520-743-9806) Azjday@aol.com
1st Vice President (Program Chair):
Donna Branch-Gilby (520-743-9153) email@example.com
2nd Vice President (Membership Chair):
Kathleen (Kathy) Ramage-White (520-514-1626) kRamageWhite62@gmail.com
Andrea Merola-Kennedy (520-325-3935) aKennedy1@cox.net
Steve Linder (h: 520-514-1626; c: 646-671-7129) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative to Pima County Democratic Executive Committee:
Jeanne Christie (h: 520-444-5194) 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: Kathy Ramage-White, (520) 979-4342 (leave a message)
FOR GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:
Contact: Jackie Day, (520) 743-9806 (leave a message)
Jan. 26 ERIKA MITNIK-WHITE, Local First Arizona Tucson Membership Coordinator – “Local Merchant or Big Box: What is the Impact of Your Purchase?”
Feb. 2 PAUL ECKERSTROM, Former Pima County Chair – “How Democrats can Mobilize Voters and Win Elections.”
Feb. 9 TARA LYNN REYNOLDS, Population and Sustainability Organizer, Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson: How Can Humans and Other Animals Co-exist?
Feb. 16 Cheryl Cage, New Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party: Tentative.
Potential Future Speakers and Topics:(If you do not find a speaker or topic that interests you, please contact Donna Branch-Gilby with your suggestion[s]!)
Changes to Medicare and Medicaid or Health Care Reform and What We Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
Arizona List and Emerge – The Importance of Candidate Recruitment
Jeff Biggers, Author, Journalist and Historian – Discusses his book: State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, Biggers, Jeff. State Out of the Union, New York: Nations Books a member of the Perseus Book Group, 2012. Print