Saturday, May 18, 2013

5-17-13 MCRC Briefs

May 17, 2013
·        Maricopa County GOP EGC and LDs1, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 And 30; Pima County Republican LDs 2, 3 ,4, 9, 10, 11, 14;  the Coconino Republican Executive Committee , along with the Pinal, Cochise and Mohave County Republican Committees and the Yavapai County Area Directors have united in passing resolutions in opposition to the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion (AHCCCS) in support of Obamacare.
·     Republicans Senators Rich Crandall, LD16; Bob Worsley, LD 25; Adam Driggs, LD 28; John McComish, LD18; Steve Pierce, LD1 And Michele Reagan, LD23 voted with the Arizona Democrats in support of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid Expansion yesterday.
·     Senator John McCain was among the 22 GOP lawmakers who voted in support of the Internet Sales Tax –most of them broke their ‘no tax pledge’ .
·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meet June 1 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundations Bldg, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. The doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts and the meeting begins at 8:30 am. $2 donation to cover expenses. The June speaker is Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court Michael Jeanes. Jeanes is the official record keeper and financial officer for the Superior Court.  He is responsible for administering a $40 million budget and processing over $146 million in victim restitution, trust monies, fines and fees and over 9 million pages of new information each year.  Contact: John Neal 602-421-8877.
·        Sheriff Paul Babeu joined thousands of law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C., this week for National Police Week.
·        Andrew Walters, former ASU and NFL quarterback and founder of a secured business lending firm is a 2014 candidate for CD9.  Contact:
·        The Arizona Federation of Republican Women has announced that UMOM, a new day center, is now the official State Federation’s “Caring for America” project, according to President Mary Williams. UMOM's mission is to provide homeless veteran families and individuals with safe housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential. The ultimate goal is to find permanent, affordable housing.  All AzFRW clubs have been asked to donate to the center.  The items most needed are: diapers, baby formula and bottles, kitchen items, gently used or new clothing for adults and children, blankets and bed linens, towels, hygiene items, gift cards (for gas, groceries, hair care, etc.)
·        Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08), who recently reintroduced the D.C. Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act, which would outlaw abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks (or 22 weeks in the "LMP" system), when studies have indicated babies have developed the ability to feel pain, today announced he would soon be amending the bill to apply nationwide in a bid to prevent more cases like that of Kermit Gosnell. As Chair of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Franks will hold a hearing on the legislation next Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 10 AM.
·        LD28  Rep Kate Brophy McGee will host a monthly coffee with residents at 8a m, May 20  at The Eye Opener Family Restaurant, 524 W. Hatcher Road in Sunnyslope. Senator Adam Driggs will also attend the coffee to report on State Senate events.
·        The AZ Federation Of Republican Women’s Summer State Meeting Will Be Held May 17 and 18 at the Embassy Suites in Phoenix. They will be touring UMOM campus at 10:30 am, Friday morning. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am at UMOM ($8 per person) . Reservations required at (480) 657-7440.
·        Maricopa County Supervisor District 3 Andy Kunasek will meet with constituents at 8 am, May 21 The Eye Opener Family Restaurant, 524 W. Hatcher Road in Sunnyslope. Polly Turpin, Maricopa County Health Educator, will speak on "Finding Resources for Ourselves" -  Free Low-cost health services in Maricopa County.  Complimentary coffee will be available.  Breakfast may be purchased from the restaurant menu.Contact: 602-506-7562.  This will be the last monthly meeting until fall.
·        Congressman David Schweikert’s  Staff Will Hold Mobile Office Hours from 11 am – 12:30 pm, May 28 at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, Senior Center, 6535 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale. Constituents are invited to come and speak with the congressional staff and voice questions or concerns.  Contact: or at 480-946-2411.
·        Candidates interested in serving as the East Mesa Justice of the Peace must apply to the Clerk of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors  by 5 pm, May 24. Justice Mark Chiles has resigned effective May 31. Contact:
·        The Paradise Republican Woman’s Club will donate five cases of diapers (950 diapers) to UMOM on Friday. They are accepting donations to buy childrens bathing suits for UMOM's annual Fun in the Sun Day. Contact: Anthea Dyer - Caring for America Chair   (480) 657-7440
·        Former Senator  and current First Vice Chairman of the AZ GOP Russell Pearce is the new chairman of the new “Ban Amnesty now”
·        LD21 Is Hosting A Precinct Committeeman Training Session at 6:30 pm, May 28 in the Maricopa County Republican Party Headquarters, 10050 W. Bell Road #49, Sun City. AZGOP Chairman is also scheduled to speak at the June orientation. Orientation is open to any registered Republican.  Contact: Teresa Wright at 623-498-7999 or
·        Treasurer Doug Ducey is considering a run for Governor.
·        Karen Savage, Transportation Planning Manager for the City of Surprise, will make a presentation at the 6:30 pm, May 21 Surprise Tea Party Patriots in the Quail Room at the Foundation Building in Sun City West, (southeast corner of R. H. Johnson Blvd. and Starlight Blvd.) Contact: Bernard Paluch   623-466-8370
·     The Phoenix City Council District 1 Community Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am, May 31, at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phx. Speaker, Marlene Hanan, Outreach Coordinator for the North Phoenix Regional Partnership Council of First Things First, will address what First Things First (a state organization) is doing in the North Phoenix community to make sure all children arrive on their first day of kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Drinks provided by District 1. Breakfast available for $4.99.
·     The Next Cactus Park Precinct Coffee With A Cop will be held  at 8 am, June 5 at JB’s Family Restaurant, 3567 W Northern Avenue.
·        Declared 2014 Arizona State Candidates at the Secretary of State’s office.   here
·        Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) Recently  Introduced H.R. 1847, a bill designed to increase protections for electronic communications, including personal emails, of U.S. citizens. Salmon’s latest 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.” Salmon offered the following statement regarding his bill: “Clearly there is a need to ensure the privacy of our personal emails, particularly given the recent statements by the IRS. In the ever changing world of technology, our laws need to be updated to ensure our constitutional rights are protected regardless of what mode of communication we use.  My bill requires the government to obtain a warrant or explicit written consent to read emails, text messages, or any other form of private electronic messaging. We have a duty to uphold the Constitution and the freedoms and rights it provides, and this bill is one way to achieve this responsibility. I am proud to sponsor the House version of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013 because it will properly update the current version of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and affirm the fundamental right of privacy for every American citizen.”
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·        The Arizona Conservation Coaltition – West Valley Chapter (former PAChyderm Coaltion MO) will meet May 23 at the NW Valley Republicans HQ, 10050 W. Bell Road, Sun City to hear AZ Director of Americans for Prosperity Tom Jenney address AZ Medicaid (AHCCCS) expansion under Obamacare and what that will mean for Arizona taxpayers. Please RSVP to Diane Douglas at or for additional information. 
    Application Deadline For The Dodie London Leadership Training For Women is May 24.  See application and details: at 
·        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,
 This Week:
·        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 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, 480 298-7818 or fhrepublicanclub or visit club's website at
·        May 20 – Tempe Republican Women’s Club. 6:30 pm, Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe.  Panel on Medicaid Expansion Proposal – Don Hughes (Gov’s office), Tom Jenny (AFP) and rep from Goldwater Institute: 7:15 pm. Q&A 8:15 pm.

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