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Thursday, May 16, 2013

5-15-13 MCRC Briefs


May 15, 2013
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·        The Yavapai County Republican Precinct Committeemen Elected a new treasurer and assistant treasurer by acclimation last Saturday. Peggy Magee is the new treasurer and Craig Arps is the new assistant treasurer. Jacque Leslie chaired the Nominations Committee for the election.  
·        Marty Hermanson of Maricopa has been officially appointed to the Commission on Trial Court Appointments by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Hermanson is the former Chairman of the Pinal County Republican Committee, recently served as the Campaign Manager for Sheriff Paul Babeu and City Councilman Bridger Kimball, chaired the Maricopa Golf Classic. Hermanson said  that he is “Truly Honored” to be appointed by Governor Brewer, and that he will do his best to serve the Governor on her Commission. “The Trial Court appointments that the Governor has to make are probably the most important and pressured decisions that he/she has to make during their term”. The new judge assumes the duties of the bench for two years before facing the first unopposed retention election. In the retention election, the voters are asked simply whether the judge should be retained in office. Thereafter, the term of office of a Superior Court Judge is four years. At the end of each term in office, the judge faces another retention election. Contact:  martyhermanson@yahoo.com or 480-510-9800
·        LD27 Has Changed Its Meeting Dates From The Fourth Tuesday to the second Tuesday.  Its next meeting is June 11 – (2nd Tues).  6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm mtg, Jumbo Buffet, NE corner - 35th Ave & Southern. Dinner not required. Contact Chr Terry Rapp, tdrapp@yahoo.com
·        LD24 Will Be Co-Sponsoring The Sept 21 And 22 Fiesta Peoria scheduled in Osuna Memorial Park, Peoria. Sponsorship supports Peoria community activities and raises money for student services.
·        The Yavapai County Arizona Conservative Coalition (former Pachyderm Coalition) will meet at 6 pm, May 16 at the Bonn Fire Restaurant in Chinco Valley.  RSVP:  Sue Goodchild, (928) 636-7355
·        The Flagstaff Republican Women are scheduled to meet at 11:15 am, May 16 at 1175 W. Route 66, Woodlands Village Blvd.,FlagstaffRSVP:  Joan Harris, 928-226-0502
·        Dick Hensley of Peoria says he is considering another run for a Maricopa County Board of Supervisor seat.  Hensley ran for Supervisor in District 4 in 2012 and was one of the candidates who applied for an appointment to the Board when an opening was created with the resignation of long-time Supervisor Max Wilson.
·        Dr. Ben Carson will be the speaker at the 7 pm, May 7 Center for Arizona Policy Dinner.  Ticket and Table Sponsorship Info
·        Congressman Paul Gosar and AZ AG Tom Horne recently visited the border at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma to view the new technology available for border security and enforcement.
·        Doug Wade, Prospective Candidate For CD1 recently spoke to the recently spoke to the Verde River Republican Club in Campe Verde. verderiverrepublicanclub@suddenlink.net or 1-888-877-1946
·        Former Maricopa County Attorney has launched his campaign for Arizona governor.
·        Lake Havasu City High School students visited our nation's capital, in late April,  as part of the Washington Up Close Program to learn about American government.
·        Congressman Trent Franks was among the 95 co-sponsors who introduced the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill to restrict abortions in the District of Columbia beyond the 20th week of development.  The medical community has reached a clear consensus that unborn children at this stage, and perhaps even in earlier stages, can feel pain. 
·        Congressmen And Law Enforcement Officers tell how bad the Gang of Eight’s Amnesty legislation is -  No respect for the law, applies the dream act to inmates, stops local law enforcement from enforcing the federal law, prevents federal officers from enforcing ID theft or fraud in the work place,  and it gets worse.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVGp5ed-dlM
·        Wendy Rogers Has Raised Over $100,000 in the first quarter of her campaign to unseat AZ Congressional freshman Democrat Kyrsten  Sinema. Rogers’ total was among the highest in the country among non-incumbents,” according to the Az Republic.Contact Rogers: campaign@wendyrogers.net
 This Week:
·        May 16– LD16 (3rd Thur), 6:30 pm social, 7 pm mtg., Legacy Arts Academy,  3015 S. Power Road, Mesa. Chr Jerry Clingman Cell 480-861-4958  Home 480-986-5236   ld16ch@q.com
·        May 16 – LD21 (3rd Thurs) 7 mtg. Plaza Del Rio Community Center, 13215 N 94th Drive, Peoria. Chr Kevin Payne - LD21Chairman@gmail.com  Website: LD21.org
·        May 16 – LD24   (3rd Thurs) ,  7 pm, Republican Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix.  Chr Brian Kaufman  bkaufx@gmail.com    http://azld24republicans.org/
·        May 16  – LD25  (3rd Thurs) 6:30 pm, Mesa Utilities Bldg., 640 N Mesa Drive Road, Mesa. Chr Paul Whetten   paul.whetten@gmail.com     Www.ld25gop.org
·        May 16 – AzRLA (3rd Thurs) 11:30, Snell & Wilmer (400 E. Van Buren St., Phx. $20 members, $35 for non-members. Speaker: US Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Rick Erickson . CLE credit will be available. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP to Arizona Republican Lawyers Association azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com
·        May 17 - A “They Served Well’ Memorial Tribute Ceremony 7 am. Central Court Plaza, 201 W. Jefferson St., Phx.  Sponsored by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety & City of Phoenix Police/Fire Departments.  Free parking at 5th Avenue/Madison St surface lot. Contact:  Lt. Dave Munley at 602-876-3104.
·        May 18 - LD23 Breakfast/Auction 8:30-11 am. Gainey Ranch Golf Club - 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale. Cost: $25. Reservations required. Plated breakfast. Contact: Shirley Cordasco-480-251-7031  seeshirley@cox.net Send check to Shirley Cordasco, 7900 E Princess Drive #1279, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.
·        May 18 - Fountain Hills Republican Club. (3rd Sat) Annual Fundraiser Breakfast, Speaker: Secretary of State Ken Bennett.  Tickets $15 for members, $17 non-members.   Seating is limited, reservations required.  9 a.m. Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills. Contact: Edith Stock, Treasurer eeStock_33@yahoo.com, 480 298-7818 or fhrepublicanclub or visit club's website at http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/
·        Congressional Candidate Wendy Rogers says:
ü  FACT: When Barack Obama took office in 2009, 21 million Americans were out of work. Today there are more than 23 million Americans without jobs.
ü  FACT: When Barack Obama took office, the national debt stood at $10.6 trillion. Today, America’s national debt exceeds $16.2 trillion… more than a 50-percent increase in less than 5 years.
ü  FACT: Today, 46.2 million American families qualify for food stamps… nearly one in three American families with children and nearly one in every four American families across our entire nation
ü  And since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives by one of the slimmest margins in Arizona history, liberal Democrat Kyrsten Sinema hasn’t lifted a finger to solve any of these terrible problems we face.
·        New laws in Arizona The Arizona Legislature has passed and Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law 201 pieces of legislation so far this session.
·        Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) Announced That He Is Sending A Letter To Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to appoint a Special Counsel to fully and independently investigate the IRS targeting of the Administration’s political opponents and to prosecute to the fullest any perpetrators found guilty of abusing their government roles. Rep. Salmon released the following statement regarding his letter to Attorney General Holder: “The recent IRS scandal is both appalling and unconscionable, and once again, this Administration appears unwilling to give the American public the answers they deserve. Attorney General Holder’s recent announcement that the investigation into this abuse of power would be handled by the Justice Department and the FBI is insufficient. The targeting of any political group by a government agency is unacceptable - if not criminal - and warrants further scrutiny by someone outside of the administration. I am requesting that Attorney General Holder appoint an independent and third party investigative body to further examine who ordered this targeting and how far up the chain of command it went. Furthermore, the fact that the Justice Department recently admitted to secretly obtaining phone records from Associated Press journalists provides even more evidence that they have no credibility to lead an investigation of this magnitude. Freedom of speech and thought are essential tenants of the American system of government.  Unfortunately, this revelation that the IRS was targeting individuals and groups based on their political beliefs shakes the very foundation of our government and violates in a very real way their constitutional protections. The Administration continues to break the trust of the American people by failing to provide honest answers.  They can take a step towards restoring some trust by appointing a Special Counsel to fully, fairly, and without bias, or undue influence investigate this latest scandal.”  
·        On May 7, 2013 Rep. Salmon Introduced H.R. 1847, The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act Of 2013, a bill designed to increase protections for electronic communications, including personal emails, of U.S. citizens. That bill addresses the privacy concerns raised from the recent position by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that the Fourth Amendment does not protect the privacy of personal emails because internet users do not “have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.” Click here for more information.
·        Rep. Matt Salmon Is Also An Original Cosponsor To H.R. 1950, the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination and Protection Act, aimed at preventing this type of biased, politically-motivated discrimination. Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

 
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·        As President Obama Struggles To Explain The Political Scandals enveloping his administration, the Republican National Committee has released a new video, “Demand Transparency,” highlighting the administration’s lack of accountability. “What started as the White House’s shifting story about the Benghazi talking points has snowballed into an IRS that has been targeting conservative groups and a Justice Department using secret subpoenas to record AP reporters’ phone conversations,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.“President Obama promised the most transparent presidency in history, but his actions continue to raise questions about the credibility of his administration. The American people deserve immediate answers.” View the web video here.
·        In Response To The President’s IRS Announcement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement, calling out the president’s failure to address Americans’ real questions and take responsibility for the actions of his administration: “Simply allowing the acting-head of the IRS to resign is not enough. This is clearly a scapegoat that distracts from answering the core questions from information that has been known within the administration for over a year: Who in the White House knew what and when? If they were aware earlier of improper activity, why wasn’t action taken sooner? The president still owes Americans—especially the targeted groups—an apology. He spent years maligning them. He called some groups ‘tea-baggers’ and said in 2010 he would 'punish our enemies.' There’s no denying he created a culture in his administration that encouraged the targeting of these groups. Ultimately, he should take responsibility for what happened and stop avoiding the tough questions.”
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