January Newsletter



WitteAndrea Witte will speak about Medicare-For-All at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 20, 3 pm, at the Kino Center Ocotillo Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Andrea Witte (pronounced like “witty”) has run graphic design business in Tucson for the last 24 years. Whether in her client work or her activist work, people say Andrea has a knack for taking mountains of complex information and making it simple, understandable, and memorable. As a self-employed entrepreneur buying individual private health insurance, she watched her annual premiums on the same preferred Blue Cross policy skyrocket from $900 in 1995 to over $4,500 in 2009. Andrea knew she had to get politically involved to end these unsustainable rate hikes and other draconian health insurance practices. Like swallowing the red pill in the movie “The Matrix,” she quickly becomes enlightened to the corporate corruption that permeates every other industry and has hijacked our democracy. Andrea believes education is the key to winning the long game and motivating regular, busy folks to get beyond their fear, apathy, and confusion to participate in our political process. That’s what Connect the Dots USA is all about — civics and policy basics to inoculate We the People against organized money’s propaganda.

“MEDICARE-FOR-ALL”  Saves Lives, Saves Money, So Simple

Imagine the relief of not having to choose between paying your health insurance premium or paying your rent, between buying medicine or buying food, and not having to worry about going bankrupt from a hospital stay or surprise bill from an out-of-network provider. And say goodbye to the maze of predatory, for-profit insurance premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and medical bills. When your family needs health care, you simply go to nearly any doctor or hospital in the entire U.S. and it’s covered. That’s what Medicare-For-All is all about. It’s high time America joins the rest of the civilized world by guaranteeing healthcare as a basic human right, not a commodity to be rationed based on the size of one’s wallet. During this presentation, we’ll look at the advantages of two proposals to expand and enhance Medicare, answer the naysayers’ favorite challenge — “How are you going to pay for that?” — and show how 95% of Americans would see BIG SAVINGS under Medicare-For-All.

Election of officers at the January Meeting

According to DCQC bylaws, at the annual January meeting, a slate of Executive Board officers will be approved by the membership.

The 2018 slate is:

President, John Murphy

Vice President, Carol Smith

Treasurer, Bob Barrett

Secretary, Len Eaton

The bios for the candidates can be found by clicking this link


On Saturday, January 27th Dan Millis, Sierra Club Borderlands, will be taking DCQC members on a field excursion to the border. You will be able to sign up for thi trip at the next meeting.

Meeting at Kino Conference Center at 9:00 a.m. Dan will give a presentation and will bring Sierra Club merchandise for sale. Driving to Nogales between 10:00 and 11:00 to have lunch at Cocina La Ley Restaurant, 226 W 3rd St., Nogales (which is 44 miles, a 49-minute drive from Quail Creek). After lunch will be visiting Tony Sedwick’s Santa Fe ranch, 169 N River Rd, Nogales (10.3 miles 23-minute drive). Speaking with a representative of the ranch and taking in the scenic sights of the Santa Cruz River. Heading back to Quail Creek at approximately 3:00.

Members should bring comfortable walking shoes (though little to no walking is required, it’s an option), sun protection and water.

February Meeting – Saturday, Feb. 17

The speakers will be local candidates and include Duane Blumberg, Lora Nastase, and Billy Kovacs.

January 20, Women’s March, meet at the corner of  Esperanza & La Canada at 10 AM.



Coming Soon

The LD2
Democratic Candidates Form
Quail Creek Clubhouse Ballroom
Sunday, February 25
1:30 PM

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Alliance for Action
Santa Rita Democratic Club
Quail Creek Democratic Club