At their April 10th monthly District One Democratic Party meeting, Kingman Democrats announced their next monthly public event: a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to be held on the 4th of May in the courtyard of the county party’s Beale Street offices. “We have been focused on trying to increase public awareness of Democrats in Mohave County and this event should be a lot of fun, in addition to giving people a chance to come by the office, share a taco, maybe sing some songs and just enjoy the day with like-minded folks.” Longoria was elected to be the new county chair in December and has maintained a schedule of monthly public events since taking office.
In January the Democrats hosted an Inaugural Ball in Lake Havasu to celebrate Democratic President Obama’s re-election. In February they hosted a State of the Union speech watch-party at a t Kingman retirement community. In March Dems took 3rd place participating in the Chloride Days parade and in April Democrats had a prominently placed voter registration booth at the KABAM book festival. “In this area where Democratic ideas are so frequently left out of the discussion, we are working hard to give the public a sense of our presence. There is occasionally a mentality that average citizens need to be afraid to be identified as Democrats. Well, that’s not what America is supposed to be about. This is just our efforts to balance the equation out here.”
The “Quatro de Mayo” event will run for 5pm till 8pm and feature Hispanic themes in celebration of the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration popular in American Hispanic communities. Tacos, salsa, and “chillitos,” an invention of gourmet chef and former county chair Patrick Gonzales will be featured on the menu. Live Mexican music and pop favorites will be provided by the popular Kingman duo, Los Piso Mujado Boys (Ramon Torrez & Rogelio Acosta). County party secretary and frequent entertainer, Mikel Weisser has also offered to sit in.
The date will be a busy day for Democrats. That morning Dems will take part in Dolan Springs annual Loyal Days celebration and mid-afternoon, Mr. Weisser, who is also a second time candidate for US House of Representatives, will be holding a Chloride meet in greet event. While the schedule may appear hectic, Weisser for one isn’t worried about overload. “We’ve got Dems all over the county. It is about time we gave them a chance to celebrate!”
For more information on the upcoming Quartro de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Democratic activities in your area contact, Joe Longoria, county chair Mohave County Democratic Party, 620 E. Beale St., Suite 4 Kingman, AZ 86401, ph: 928-753-0006. Or visit the website at: firstname.lastname@example.org