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Sun Oct 4, 2015, 08:09 PM

Tucson vs. Phoenix

Bernie Sanders will be in Tucson on October 9th


Please join Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders for a rally in Tucson to discuss the major issues facing our country.

Doors open at 6pm. Program begins at 7pm.

Please RSVP in order to attend: http://bernie.to/RSVP-Tucson

And don't forget to text JOIN to 82623 for important mobile alerts from our campaign!

Here are some Happy Facts

Phoenix drew 11,000. Phoenix is bigger. Phoenix is generally MORE conservative than Tucson. There is a bit of a rivalry between the Cities and Universities. The Park Amphitheater ONLY holds 7,000 people. Tucson is under a 2 hour drive from Phoenix. People have been known to carpool. Democrats in Phoenix AND Tucson want our State to GO BLUE. Arizona is DEAD last in education, once upon a time we got to say "At least we aren't Mississippi, but no longer..." Gov. Ducey = Gov. Brownback so we're hosed.

So what if? Tucson OUTDRAWS Phoenix for Bernie? It would require a new venue. Would that be newsworthy? Surely it would be here in Arizona! BUT wait there's more! What if Tucson OUTDRAWS BOSTON!? Would that make the National News? I bet it would! Did I say carpooling San Diego? Los Angeles? Riverside? Prescott? Flagstaff? El Paso? (yep, look at that map!)

Oh and wouldn't that be a nice BERN to Phoenix who ONLY drew 11,000????

So how is it going so far? To this moment only 1.2K have signed up via Facebook, BUT these kinds of things are J Curvy! So YES it's doable. Can you beat Phoenix and get Bernie on the local news? Can you beat Boston and get him on the NATIONAL NEWS???

What say you Tucson?

Oh and to help, I am going. I am going to help my Tucson brothers and sisters because I WANT to FORCE the media to NOTICE what is going on under their sad little under-reporting noses. I want the news people to stop telling me what's going to be on TV next, I don't want to buy the soap they are selling, but I do want them to go to their News Editors and SAY, WE HAVE TO REPORT THIS!!!!

Ok, so who is IN???

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Response to SandersDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 08:29 PM

1. Democratic Party Spring! Thanks SandersDem. Please consider cross posting in the Arizona Group.

I have to fight myself as I type this, but (winces) I hope Tucson outdoes Boston.

Meanwhile, may I be the first:

ETA: zentrum's American Spring post inspired my Democratic Party Spring comment.

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 08:33 PM

2. Done de done done...

now to listen to a bit of the fab five...

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Response to SandersDem (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 03:29 AM

5. Thank you!

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Response to SandersDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 08:46 PM

3. Not only are Mrs OWTH and I in, I am going to repeat my food and lodging offer.


We live 32 minutes from the Tucson event. I have two extra bedrooms and am willing to house and feed a few DUers from out of town.

By Tucson standards, it's a modest house in a working class neighborhood that would easily sell for a million five or more in the S.F. Bay area (which is one of the reasons we moved here from there). If folks want to see Bernie next Friday but would like their lodging comped, PM me. We'll set it up. Trust me, by any body's standards, it's a nice house in a safe neighborhood and the price is right.

BTW, we were at the Phoenix event and it was AMAZING!

A LITTLE ABOUT US. We are retired. I grew up in San Francisco and lived in communes in the Haight. I have since cut my hair but not my attitude. My family nickname is "comrade". I am the President of our local Democratic club and a precinct committee member for Arizona' Legislative district 11. My wife is not quite as far left as me but we have been together for over 30 years (there is that family values shit again) but we don't disagree by much, on much. You will be safe here.

Finally, Hillary folks are welcome too. Not my first choice but the alternative is unthinkable.

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Response to SandersDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 09:19 PM

4. I'll be out there ten days from now for a high school reunion.


Too bad I'll miss this.

Not sure if it's changed since I used to live there, but Tucson had always been much more politically liberal than Phoenix. I recall a high school teacher (a man not given to sharing his political opinions) say rather bitterly that the reason we had Barry Goldwater as a Senator was the people in Phoenix.

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