For Immediate Release


Mike Hersh, Communications Director:

Donna Smith, Executive Director

Progressive Democrats to Party with Raul Grijalva

WASHINGTON - The Tucson chapter of Progressive Democrats of America is organizing a
kick-off party followed by a morning rally for Congressional
Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Raul Grijalva on Friday and Saturday,
October 22nd and 23rd.

“The state of Arizona has not always had the
respect of progressive Americans around the country during the past
year, but Arizonans’ support for Raul Grijalva earns everyone’s
admiration and applause,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of PDA.


Special guests and speakers will include
Congressman Grijalva; PDA Healthcare NOT Warfare Co-Chair Norman
Solomon, a journalist and author of War Made Easy and Made Love, Got War;
PDA Advisory Board Chair Mimi Kennedy, an author, actress (In the Loop,
Dharma and Greg) and long time activist; and 
PDA National Director Tim


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WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2010. Doors open at 7:00 PM, party starts at 7:30 PM.
WHERE: Best Western Las Brisas Hotel Airport, 7060 South Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85706

CONTACT: PDA AZ state coordinator Dan O'Neal: or call 480-650-0746. In Southern Arizona, contact: Alison McLeod:
TO RSVP: go to


DATE: Saturday, Oct 23, 2010,
TIME: 9:00 AM: Volunteer assignments and Continental Breakfast; 10:00 AM: GOTV Kick Off Event Starts
WHERE: Grijalva Campaign Headquarters, 452 S. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ

Contact: or call 520-629-0050


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