Friday, March 30, 2012

If You Have Nothing Better to Do, the Democratic Caucus Is Tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Quick quiz! Which weekend contest is more scripted to pick a certain winner? Saturday's Democratic caucus to determine which presidential candidate will get the state's delegates or the match between The Rock and John Cena Sunday at Wrestlemania 28?

I'm still a Republican, so I'm not invited, but if you're up for a pep rally, the info is below the cut. Since the event isn't on pay-per-view (score one for Wrestlemania!), someone let me know how it turns out:

Arizona Democratic Presidential Caucuses This Saturday

PHOENIX, AZ—This upcoming Saturday, March 31, Democrats from across Arizona will be coming together for the 2012 Arizona Democratic District Caucuses. At the caucuses, Democrats will have the opportunity to do two things: first, the Arizona Presidential Preference Caucuses will take place, where Democratic voters will have the opportunity to come out and vote for the 2012 Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Immediately afterward, the elected and appointed precinct committeepersons at each caucus will elect District-level delegates, selecting those individuals who will serve as delegates from Arizona's eight congressional districts at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

President Barack Obama of Illinois, who is seeking re-election, is the only candidate who filed the appropriate paperwork for the office of President of the United States in the 2012 Arizona Presidential Preference Caucus.

"The excitement among Arizona Democrats about re-electing President Obama is overwhelming," said Luis Heredia, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. "From Yuma to Window Rock, I hear from Democrats every day who are eager to hit the ground running and give their all to elect President Obama and his Democratic team up and down the ballot in 2012. The District Caucuses provide a great opportunity for Democrats to come out and get involved in the campaign to re-elect our President and stand by him the way he has stood by us," Heredia added.

All media interested in attending a caucus are encouraged to contact Joaquin Rios of the Arizona Democratic Party at (480) 229-1895 or jrios@azdem.org.

WHO: Excited Democrats from around Arizona

WHAT: The 2012 Arizona Democratic District Caucuses, which will include the Presidential Preference Caucus and the election of Arizona delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Additionally, all attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

WHERE: At eight sites across Arizona. Media interested in attending can contact Joaquin Rios at jrios@azdem.org for details.

These sites include:

Congressional District 1: West Sedona Elementary School 570 Posse Ground Road Sedona, AZ 86336

Congressional District 2: IBEW Local Union 640 Hall 5808 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014

Congressional District 3: IUPAT Painters Union Local 86 Hall 210 North 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034

Congressional District 4: UA Local Union 469 Hall 3109 N 24th St Phoenix, AZ 85016

Congressional District 5: Pecos Community Center 17010 S. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85048

Congressional District 6: ASU Polytech Campus 7001 East Williams Field Road Mesa, AZ 85212

Congressional District 7: University of Arizona Richard A. Harvill Building Room 150 1103 E. 2nd St. Tucson, AZ 85722

Congressional District 8: University of Arizona Social Sciences Building Room 100 1145 E. South Campus Tucson, AZ 85722

WHEN: Saturday, March 31st. Registration opens at 9am and closes at 11am. The Presidential Preference Caucus will begin at 11:00am SHARP.

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