Tequila Party Kicks Off Tonight in Baja Arizona

In an effort to increase Latino voter participation in 2012, a national movement formally kicks off its national tour in Tucson tonight — the Tequila Party.

Makes sense that Baja Arizona gets to host the first of a national tour. But if you need a reason to celebrate the Tequila Party, think about Citizens for a Better Arizona's recent success in gathering more than 18,300 signatures to recall State Senate Peesident Russell Pearce.

The bipartisan Citizens for a Better Arizona, co-founded by Randy Parraz, filed the signatures late last month with the Arizona Secretary of State's office. Only 7,756 signatures are needed. If enough signatures are verified, it looks like Pearce could be up for re-election in November or March.

Head over to La Cocina (201 N. Court Ave.) tonight. Mariachi Luz de Luna starts the show at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. national Tequila Party leader DeeDee Garcia Blase and State Sen Steve Gallardo will speak. Also on schedule is Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, Three Sonorans' David Abie Morales and Cuban music from Duo Libre.