Monday, February 4, 2013

2-3-13 Briefs

Feb 3, 2013
·        The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Monthly Board And Executive Guidance Council (EGC) meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Feb 7 at 6:30 pm and 7pm respectively.
The MCRC Monthly Board meeting is always held in closed Executive Session.  The Feb 7 MCRC EGC meeting will also be held in closed session due to the confidential nature of the brainstorming and working session to develop the MCRC's Two Year Strategic Plan and Budget.  Only the members of the MCRC EGC will be authorized to attend - LD Chairmen, Executive Committee, Members-At-Large, and Non-Voting Members Frosty Taylor (Communications) & Diana Duran (West Valley Office Manager).
All future meetings, that aren't held in closed Executive Session, will only be open to members of the MCRC EGC, verified registered Precinct Committeemen, verified registered Arizona Republicans, and authorized scheduled speakers. -  MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro
·        The Maricopa County Republican West Valley Office held a grand opening five years ago yesterday.
·        Prof Terry Lovell Will Not Be Addressing The Highway 69 Republicans Feb. 11 Meeting due to health problems.   HWY 69 Republicans meet at 6 pm at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant dining room, 11901 E. AZ Hwy69, Dewey (just S of Fain Road – green bldg., W side of Hwy 69.)  Newly elected Yavapai County Chairman Jim Dutton and Vice Chair Jim Manning will speak in Lovell’s absence. Prescott Valley Mayor candidates Harvey Skoog and Louis Lizza and City Council candidates (4 yr terms) Douglas Bebbs, Stephen Marshall and Michael Whiting; (2 yr terms) Craig Arps, Martin Grossman and Matt Zurcher will also make presentations.  PV elections are slated for March 12. RSVP to 928-632-4661 for seating. Details: -
·        CD4 Paul Gosar’s Staff Will Be Holding Office Hours In Florence And Wickenburg on Monday, February 4th, to answer questions and provide help with the Veterans Administration and veterans’ benefits, social security, and issues with other federal agencies.
ü  2-5 pm, Florence Town Hall, 775 N. Main St., Florence
ü  2-5 pm, Wickenburg Town Hall, 155 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg
( on Twitter @repgosar, or through Facebook at Representative Paul Gosar.
·        Kris Morrissey Reports That Immediate Past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey came through his surgery with flying colors and is recuperating at home.
·        Congressman Paul Gosar met with constituents in Prescott on Friday.
·        The Arizona Citizens Defense League( AzCDL) Could Use A Little Help getting several firearms related bills heard (that are currently sitting in committee). While firearms related bills are normally assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, this year a number of bills have also or alternatively been assigned to the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs (PSMRA) Committee.  The bills that have not yet been heard are:
    HB 2234 - An AzCDL-requested bill that would standardize the definition of firearms in ARS 13-105 and remove duplicate and/or conflicting definitions in other statutes.
    HB 2432 - Would create a Citizens Marksmanship fund to provide firearms for the training of citizens who are eligible for service in the Arizona Guard.
    HB 2433 - Would eliminate the age cap (currently 45 years old) on who is a member of the state militia, and instead make it all able-bodied adult citizens capable of bearing arms.
    HB 2455 - An AzCDL requested bill that would clarify that even firearms that are voluntarily surrendered to a state or local entity (e.g. via a "buy back" program) cannot be destroyed and must be sold.
   HB 2468 - Would allow for reduced hunting license fee for members of the military and veterans.
Contact Rep. Justin Pierce, Chairman of the House PublicSafety, Military and Regulatory Affairs (PSMRA) Committee to get the pro-rights firearms bills for hearings. The deadline for the PSMRA hearings if Feb. 17.  A prepared letter is waiting for you at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center. Or contact Pierce directly at  AzCDL is monitoring legislative bills at: Bill Tracking page.
·        Republican Precinct Committeeman “Day At The Capitol to meet Arizona legislators on Feb. 12.  Schedule:
ü  9 am To 11:30 am     - Meet With Your Legislators
ü  11:30am To 1:00 pm  - Lunch In The Rose Garden (West Of House Bldg)
ü  1 pm  - House Gallery    Introduced By The Speaker
ü  1:30 pm - Senate Gallery   Introduced By The President
ü  2 pm  - Individual/Small Group Meetings With Legislators (Precinct Committeemen, Patriotic Conservatives, Pachyderm Coalition)
ü  Prior to February 12, schedule an appointment to meet with your legislator.
ü  RSVP Required For Lunch:  www.Azedu.Org  
ü  Open to Republican PCs statewide.
 Co-sponsored by the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC), Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP), Arizona Conservative Educators, and Pachyderm Coalition.
·        The Response To the Feb 12 “PC Day at the Capitol” Announcement has been overwhelmingly positive. Below are answers to questions MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro has received:
ü  1.  How do I RSVP for lunch?  The RSVP function on is now working properly and will let you register for the complimentary lunch being offered to the first 1,000 people who register. Once you have successfully completed registering online, an e-mail will be sent to you confirming your luncheon registration with a ticket attached.  Please print the ticket and bring it with you to get into the luncheon.  Registration deadline is 5 pm, Feb. 8.
ü  2.  Do I have to RSVP if I am not eating lunch?   No.  
ü  3.  Is PC Day At The Capitol only for Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen and their Patriotic Conservative guests?  No. The event is open to all Arizona Republican Precinct Committeemen, their Patriotic Conservative guests and Republican Club Members.  We want this event to be an enjoyable day for Republican activists and their legislators.   
ü  4.  Can I attend if I live in a Legislative District that is represented by Democrat Senators and Representatives?   Absolutely!  The Democrat Senators and Representatives have a fiduciary responsibility to represent ALL their constituents, not just Democrats.  “PC Day At The Capitol” provides you an opportunity to meet with them if you choose to do so.
ü  5.  Who is responsible for scheduling the meetings with our legislators? The individual or group of individual Republican activists attending are responsible for scheduling the meetings with their legislators between 9 am - 11:30 am and 2 - ? pm.  
I look forward to seeing everyone at The Capitol on Feb. 12. - Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A.J. LaFaro
·        The Maricopa County Republican “Lincoln Day Luncheon”  - honoring MCRC precinct committeemen -  will be held Feb. 23 at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx. 11 am registration. Program starts at 11:30 am. The Lincoln Bustand the Reagan Plaque will be awarded to exceptional precinct committeemen, according to County Chairman A J LaFaro. Special guests include Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congressman Matt Salmon. Tickets are $30 per person. There are 8 seats per table. Event sponsorships - $200 (includes 2 seats & recognition at the table). Call 623-977-4532 to purchase tickets by credit card.
·        April Riggins  and Phil Mason  are the c-chairmen of the MCRC Lincoln Day Awards Committee. Diane Douglas and Pat Oldroyd are committee members.  All named recipients selected for the District Certificates of Achievement and Volunteer of the Year Awards must be e-mailed and received by Riggins or Mason by 5 pm, February 11. The use of e-mail is required to be considered. Late submittals will not be considered.
·        Sheriff Joe responds to recall filing: See complete press release at:     Contributions can be sent to: reelectjoearpaio/donate
·        Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will address the Flagstaff Tea Party-ROCN at 6 pm, Feb. 4 at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff.  Brook was born in Israel, served in the Israeli Army, started out as a Socialist but ended up exactly oppose. He became an America citizens, lives in San Diego and has written “Free Market Revolution” which he will address at the mtg. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Pres. Rich Mihalik or Coconino County Republican Committee Chr Joy Iris Staveley,   cell: 928-606-1131
·        As A Response To New York State’s Stringent Gun Laws, CD4 Paul Gosar recently wrote a letter inviting Remington Arms Company to relocate its plant and any of its willing employees to Arizona. See letter  HERE.

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·        RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Has Announced The RNC and Romney Victory raised a total of $632,819,846 in 2012 and the RNC alone raised a total of over $378 million for the entire election cycle. As reflected in the latest FEC filing, the RNC had $4.7 million cash on hand at the end of the year and is completely debt-free. The RNC raised a total of $2,315,100 in December of 2012.
"The RNC’s fundraising efforts in 2012 were truly impressive,” said Chairman Priebus. “Thanks to the generosity of grassroots supporters and major donors alike, RNC and Romney Victory brought in a record breaking $632,819,846 last year to support our candidates. After rebuilding our operation, the RNC was able to exceed expectations and previous election year totals by raising over $378 million for the entire cycle.
“The RNC now enters 2013 without any debt, allowing us to move forward on a solid financial footing. We have important work to do, guided by the upcoming recommendations of the Growth and Opportunity Project, as we take our message of economic opportunity to every state and community. With the continued support of our donors and sound financial stewardship, we will move swiftly to renew our party and grow our ranks so that we can win more elections--in 2013, 2014 and beyond.”
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