Old hippies, retirees, brown people, artists, musicians, college students, gays, lesbians, transvestites, and even people with multiple tattoos. At the Democratic Volunteer Party today, CD8 Republican challenger Jesse Kelly’s worst nightmare was on display– a diverse and multi-cultural Arizona.
CD8 Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords hosted the volunteer party which featured several local bands and between-band DJ services by Democratic candidates, including Giffords. (Hey, girlfriend, about that record collection…)
By any measure, the event was a rousing success. Invitations were distributed through facebook and to be “guarantee” entrance to the event, you had to sign up to volunteer. At the event they announced that 250 people had promised to volunteer for 3 hours each in these waning days of the midterm election season. Hundreds of Democrats filled the Hotel Congress patio to hear some of the best musicians in Arizona– headliner Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta with Salvador Duran and guests Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico. They say one picture is worth, or here are some pictures from today.