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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2-11-13 Briefs


Feb 11, 2013
·        Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. Lafaro Issues A “Call To Arms” Volunteers meeting of Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) and Maricopa County Tea Parties at 1:30 pm, Feb 16 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix.  LaFaro said, “The purpose of the meeting is to muster and organize a ‘shadow army’ of ‘shadow warriors’ who are willing to volunteer their time to stand toe-to-toe at the majority of the locations here in Maricopa County where the paid progressive socialists are collecting petition signatures to recall Sheriff Joe.  For example:libraries, community college campuses, university campuses, swap meets, special events etc.
          “It's estimated the "shadow army" will need to be at least 400 people in order to man all the locations that have been identified here in Maricopa County. We need to make sure this abusive and egregious attempt attacking Arizona's Constitution, voter sovereignty and the will of the people here in Arizona and around the Country fails in getting enough signatures.
          “Randy Parraz, Chad Snow and the special interest groups that are behind this recall effort are nothing more than domestic terrorists who are attempting to turn Arizona dark blue so they can further their liberal agenda. These are the same thugs who wrongfully recalled Russell Pearce.  We need to stop these people now.”
John DeCarlo, Arpaio’s campaign team field general, will be in charge of volunteers. He can be reached at John DeCarlo can be reached at 602-235 9320 or john@summitgroupnet.com - A. J. LaFaro, Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee.
·        It’s Time To Get Your Reservation Made for the The Maricopa County Republican “Lincoln Day Luncheon  - honoring MCRC precinct committeemen -  scheduled Feb. 23 at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx. 11 am registration. Program starts at 11:30 am. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio introducing Congressman Matt Salmon. Tickets are $30 per person. Event sponsorships - $200 (includes 2 seats & recognition at the table). Call 623-977-4532 to purchase tickets by credit card. Contact:  Chairman A. J. LaFaro   480-752-9164    aj_ml@hotmail.com
·        Hair on Fire co-hosts Barbara Espinosa and Randy Pullen will interview CEO and author  Doug Johnson at 4 pm, Feb 12 at   www.blogtalkradio.com/haironfire Also available in iTunes  E-Mail questions to: haironfire@q.com  Call in 1-347-857-4081.
·         The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Is Scheduled Feb. 18 at the Radisson-Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff.  Comedian and well-known patriot Brad Zinn will provide entertainment with his tribute to the “Greatest Comedians of the Past,” as well as a tribute honoring Abraham Lincoln.  Out-of-towners are welcome, according to Coconino Chairman Joy Staveley. Congressman Paul Gosar, Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and Flagstaff Councilman Jeff Oravits will be joining the group.  Tickets are $50 per person, $350 for a table of eight. Doors open at 5:45 pm, program at 6:45, dinner at 7 pm.  Business attire. Reservations required. Make checks to CCRC and mail to Ray Jordan, 6745 N. Hawk Hill Road, Flagstaff, 86001. Contact: Richard Mihalik 928-266-0463 parktraveler@hotmail.com  or Ray Jordan 928-213-5704 rginiray@aol.com  Anyone who has not mailed their checks should contact County Chairman Joy Staveley at 928-606-1131 or joy@canyoneers.com
·        LD22 PC Janet Dorsey Remembered: A week before her passing, the Dusty Trail precinct committeeman, attended the AZGOP state convention as a state representation. At age 15, the Kansas teenager lost one of her legs to cancer. At 17, she lost one lung to cancer. That  was 50 years ago. Since then, Janet attended college and developed a career in the federal government becoming a manager in several departments, eventually becoming Postmaster of the U.S. Senate.
It was while she was Postmaster that 9/11 happened. After being ordered to evacuate the Capitol, Janet found her way home and was greeted by her 12 year old son. Her son told her he heard there was to be an impromptu memorial ceremony at the Lincoln Monument that evening. Sensing the historical meaning of the day Janet drive her son back to Washington passing by the still smoking Pentagon and attended the ceremony. She worked in Washington for adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act and civil rights issues. And, she enjoyed skiing.
After moving to Arizona Janet moved to Corte Bella Country Club area where she  was active member of the Corte Bella Country Club Capital Improvement Committee (CIC), the singles club, and many other activities. In 2012 Janet became an elected Precinct Committeeperson.  She was born in Kansas and is survived by her son, Brian and sister, Judie who lives in Corte Bella. - Glenn Haynes
·        The Arizona Senate Today Voted 4 To 3 In Opposition Of Federal Power Plant Regulations that would kill jobs in northern Arizona. Congressman Paul Gosar was in attendance.  Notes of thanks can be sent to LD22 Sen. Judy Burges at jburges@azleg.gov and LD14 Sen. Gail Griffin at ggriffin@azleg.gov  
·        The Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, Feb. 20 at the
       Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale.  RSVP prior to Feb 18 to Linda Stacey at llstacey@yahoo.com
·        The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group is now meeting at 9 am, the fourth Saturday of the month in the Chaparral Center Hope Room, 19781 N. Remington Dr.  KFYI radio hosts Michelle Larson and Mike Broomhead will be the Feb. 23 speakers. Contacts Dick Mayfield at 623 217-2110 or Ginny Nyre at 623 544-7187.
·        The Sun City West Republican Club will host Islam expert Dr. Carl Goldberg at 8:30 am, March 2 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation Bldg, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. $2 admission to cover room rental. Coffee/donuts at 8 am. Club contact: 602-421-8877.
·        Message from LD13 Dr. Robert Graham: I caught a glimpse of America’s Heart yesterday and it was amazing. I was on a flight from Sacramento, CA to Phoenix, AZ. I was seated in seat 20D, and in 18D sat an Air Force staff sergeant traveling in uniform. The plane was full. Before takeoff a flight attendant went to the staff sergeant and told him that a person in 1st Class wanted to switch seats with him. The staff sergeant went to 1st Class while the 1st Class ticket holder moved to coach. A person, sitting in 1st Class, was so moved by what our brave men and women in the service are doing for us that he gave up his luxury to honor that sergeant and the uniform worn by so many defending our great nation. A tear came to my eye for the American that I know and love is still there. - Dr. Bob Branch – Chairman, AZ GOP LD13.
·       The Arizona Republican Party's Locally-Elected Grassroots Leaders Will Participate Feb 12 In "Precinct Committeeman Day" at the State Capitol in Phoenix to recognize the contributions made by Republican volunteers. "Our state party is over a million strong and growing, and this event is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the contribution our volunteers have made," said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.  "It's not just the power of our conservative ideas that led to Republican victories throughout the state, our success depends on our many volunteers carrying that message within their communities."  Arizona Conservative Educators,  the Maricopa County Republican Party and the Pachyderm Coalition are co-sponsoring the event. The Party's Precinct Committeemen (PC's) are the backbone of the state party and are elected in each of Arizona's 1,667 local precincts during the statewide primary election every two years.  PC's in each of Arizona's 30 legislative districts meet monthly to visit with their elected officials, organize with other volunteers, and campaign in support of Republican candidates.
·        Jose Borrajero, Maricopa County Republican Committee 2nd Vice Chairman and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s 2012 Grassroots Activist of the Year, will speak to the Arrowhead Republican Women at 11:30 am, Feb 13 at the Briarwood County Club, 135th Ave/Meeker Blvd, Sun City West. Jose fled Communist Cuba when he was 15 years old. No jeans. Adults only, no children. $20 per lunch. Reservations required by Feb 8.  Contact: Cindy Bensen arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com
·        The New FAX Number At The West Valley Republican Office Is 623-533-4488.
·        ATTN: AZ GOP County Chairman – Please send a list of your newly elected county officers to Briefs at repcomm@cox.net
·        LD25 Will Not Meet Until Feb.21, according to Chair Paul Whetten.
·        Starting Feb 21, LD16 meetings will be held at Legacy Arts Academy, 3015S. Power Road, Mesa, according to Chairman Jerry Clingman.  He can be reached at Cell 480-861-4958, Home 480-986-5236 or ld16ch@q.com
·        LD4 Chairman Rhonda King Has Announced The Feb 21 meeting will be held at 6:30 at Mimi’s CafĂ© in Avondale. Contact: Chr Rhonda King 623-640-3742 cell, 623-321-1682 fax or rhondaking08@gmail.com
·        LD-29 Monthly Meetings Will Be The Second Tuesday of every month in Denny's Restaurant at 51st Avenue and Indian School Rd. 6:30 pm social/meal. 7 pm mtg.  Contact Chairman Charlie Ellis; Ld29Chairman@gmail.com 480-678-0938.
·        The Wickenburg Republican Club meetings will resume in February. Contact: Chr Frosty Taylor at repcomm@cox.net
·        A 2nd Amendment Rally Is Scheduled At Noon, Feb. 16 At The Arizona State Capital to demonstrate that the Citizens of Arizona have reached the limits of tolerance for federal interference. Contact information: Rally Coordinator  602-471-5912
·        Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Day Luncheon registration table from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Volunteers should call  Andrew Costanzo  480 677-0697.
·        LD17 Chairman Tyler Bowyer, who is a student AZ Board of Regents, was the lone vote against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal. Bowyer said, “We've got to stand our ground on the Medicaid issue. On Thursday, I spoke one on one with Governor Brewer for almost a half hour, clearly demonstrating the conservative viewpoint. I was the lone vote on the board of regents not supporting Medicaid expansion. I hope that you will share and support the position that we must continue to fight intrusive government and preserve our state's fiscal sovereignty.” Brewer appointed Bowyer to the AROR in 2011.


·        On the 102nd anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) introduced a "Reagan resolution" (H.Res. 56) celebrating the life of Ronald Reagan and chronicling some of the many significant milestones and achievements in his life, including his strengthening of American national defense, his work in developing our current national ballistic missile defense system, and his role in the defeat of Soviet communist totalitarianism. Franks briefly spoke from his Capitol Hill office about one of his first memories of Ronald Reagan and about the values Republicans can still learn from Reagan's leadership.
·        Secretary Of State Ken Bennett Has Unveiled The Funding Amounts Available For Qualifying Clean Elections Candidates in the 2014 election cycle.  State law provides for these funding levels to be adjusted by the SOS every two years. The Citizens Clean Elections Act, passed as an initiative by the voters in 1998 provides public funding to qualified statewide and legislative candidates.
The 2014 election cycle will be the eighth time candidates in Arizona will be permitted to take part in the Clean Elections system. The choice is voluntary, although public funding is available only to participating candidates who qualify for funding. To qualify, participating candidates are required to gather $5 qualifying contributions from eligible voters and adhere to spending and contribution limits.
According to Bennett, the numbers released today establish the new Clean Elections spending limits for the 2014 election cycle and take into account recent inflation figures as well as the percent increase in state resident income tax returns as required by law.
Copies of the 2014 Clean Elections Biennial Adjustments are available at the SOS office, by calling 602-542-8683 or 1-877-THE-VOTE (1-877-843-8683), or www.azsos.gov.
·        Franks Statement On Saeed Abedini Case: “To this day, State Department still refuses to issue any kind of statement on this U.S. citizen's behalf. If our own State Department fails to advocate for a U.S. citizen who faces injustice in a country that is widely regarded as one of the most egregious human rights abusers, then I believe they have failed in one of their most fundamental responsibilities to American citizens.  The State Department should exhaust every diplomatic avenue possible to secure Mr. Abedini’s full and immediate release.  Every U.S. citizen should have the assurance that the U.S. government will come vigorously to their defense in a time of need, especially when they are unjustly tried in a foreign country. At the very least, Secretary Clinton should publically call for the unequivocal release of Saeed Abedini.”
·        State Representative Jeff Dial working to pass a private lending program that Midwestern University has stated will help student by offering lower interest rates than are currently available through the Federal government.
·        Governor Jan Brewer To Tour Arizona’s Southern Border Tomorrow.
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