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Sunday, December 1, 2013

12-1-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net

12-1 2013

 

·       Gov Jan Brewer To Light Capitol Christmas Tree at 9:30 am, Dec 2 at Executive Tower Lobby, 1700 W Washignton St., Phx. The Bradshaw Mountain High School Choir will be singing holiday music.

 

·       LD23 Chairman Doug Little Will Announce his candidacy for the Arizona Corporation Commission between  6-9 pm, Dec 4 at the Centro Bar at Montelucia Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr.,  Paradise Valley.  Appetizers will be served. No host bar.  RSVP here

 

·       Need A White Elephant Gift For A Holiday Party?  You can pick one up for $5 at the MCRC West office, 99th Ave/Bell Road.  They are wrapped and ready to go.

 

·       Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump is off to Annapolis this week to participate in the in the National Governors Association talks on energy.

 

·       Gila County Republican Committee Passed Resolution to Censure Gov. Jan Brewer and 14 State Legislators on Nov 16

A RESOLUTION OF THEGILA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (GCRC)
GILA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA

TO CENSURE  ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER AND 14 STATE LEGISLATORS

WHEREAS, Governor Jan Brewer conspired with 14 liberal Republican state legislators to form an alliance with the Democrat minorities in the Senate and House for the express purpose of thwarting the will of the .Republican majorities and violating the Arizona Constitution, the Republican Party Principles and the Republican Party Platform, including but not limited to the following:

•    They implemented the passage of Medicaid expansion - a key part of the disastrous healthcare plan known as ObamaCare.

•    They implemented government mandated national healthcare.
•    They approved taxpayer funding for abortions and increased funding for abortion services.

•    They expanded eligibility for welfare benefits, and invited 300,000+ new people into the welfare system.

•    They raised taxes.

•    They voted against tax relief and kept Arizona as the state with the second highest tax rate in the nation.

•    They voted against auditing the Arizona hospital bed tax.

•    They increased property taxes.

•    The only tax relief they offered was for special-interest industries who could afford to hire lobbyists.

•    They rejected a balanced budget and voted for one with a structural debt of $400 million.

•    They removed government oversight for special interests.

•    They voted against verifying citizenship as a requirement for Medicaid benefits.
•    They removed funding for English immersion for non-English-speaking students, thus ensuring the continuation of the failed, Democrat supported bilingual programs.

WHEREAS, they corrupted the legislative process by suspending the Senate and House rules and depriving the public of the opportunity to scrutinize and comment on their proposed legislation.

WHEREAS, they stymied the legislative process, dishonored American legislative traditions, stifled the fundamental precepts of fairness and openness, and violated decorum by refusing to debate.

WHEREAS, they violated the wishes of the vast majority of Republican precinct committeemen  in the state of Arizona who had overwhelmingly opposed the passage of Medicaid expansion, making their wishes known publicly in formal written resolutions.

WHEREAS, they voted in favor of national health care, disregarding the will of the voters of Arizona who amended the Arizona Constitution via Proposition l06 in 2010 to oppose national health care.

WHEREAS, they violated the separation of powers defined in the Arizona Constitution by voting for a budget amendment originated by the Executive branch of government.

WHEREAS, they violated the Arizona Constitution by surrendering the legislative authority to tax to an unelected bureaucrat in an Executive branch agency, and made such taxes subject to approval by the federal government.

WHEREAS, they forced passage of a tax increase by a simple majority vote, disregarding the will of the voters of Arizona who amended the Arizona Constitution via Proposition 108 in 1992 requiring 2/3 of the legislature to approve any measure that results in a tax increase.

WHEREAS, they were rewarded for their votes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in political campaign contributions from the Arizona Chambers of  Commerce, the healthcare industrial complex, lobbyists and special interest groups.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Gila County Republican Committee, Gila County, State of Arizona, that we do censure the following Arizona state legislators:
Gov. Jan Brewer

Sen. Steve Pierce, LD1
Sen. Rich Crandall, LD 16
Sen. John Mccomish , LD18
Sen. Robert Worsley, LD25
Sen. Adam Driggs, LD28

Rep. Doris Goodale, LD5
Rep . T.J. Shope, LD8
Rep . Frank Pratt, LD8
Rep. Ethan Orr, LD9
Rep. Heather Carter, LD15
Rep. Doug Coleman, LD16
Rep. Jeff Dial, LD18
Rep. Bob Robson, LDI8
Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, LD28

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED by the Gila County Republican Committee, Gila County, State of Arizona , since they have disassociated themselves from Republican Principles and the Republican Party Platform, we therefore disassociate ourselves from the governor and these legislators , and encourage other Republicans to likewise disassociate themselves from any of the above who may be candidates for any office in the upcoming 2014 elections, or any election thereafter, and affirm our withholding of support of all kinds.

PASSED & APPROVED this 16th day of November, 2013, by the Gila County Republican Committee, Gila County, State of Arizona.

GILA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE GILA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA:

Gary Morris, Chairman, Gila County Republican Committee. Click HERE to see the Resolution, signed by all GCRC Board members.

 

·       State Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen will be featured at the Pima County Republican ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ at 11:30 am, Dec 2 at Pima County headquarters, 5447 E. 5th St., Tucson.

 

·       Dr. Carl Goldberg Will Address “What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam” when he appears before the Act for Cottonwood meeting at 6 pm, Dec 2 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen Street, Cottonwood.  RVSP: 928-639-4753 cap41@rocketmail.com  with “Act For Cottonwood” in the subject line.

 

·       Arizona Secretary Of State Ken Bennett’s Staff will be conducting Campaign Finance Workshops throughout the state starting on Dec 2, 2013.  Campaign Finance Workshops are free and provided to Arizona political committees, candidates and committee treasurers. Presentations on Arizona campaign finance laws and campaign finance reporting requirements will provide information for the upcoming 2014 Primary and General Elections.  Political committees that file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State must do so via the Internet. Candidates and their treasurers are encouraged to attend. For a complete listing of workshops, visit http://www.azsos.gov/cfs/Campaign_finance_workshops.htm or contact campaign finance at 602-354-1562.

·       Arizona State University is hosting a “Town Hall” about ASU’s evolution, accomplishments and presence in the community between 6-7 pm, Dec 2 at the Desert Breeze Police Substation Community Center in Chandler.  Hosts will be ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny.  For information: asualumni.org/s/1469/alumni/index

 

·       The Arizona American African Republican Committee "Emancipation Proclamation Observance" gathering on January 1, 2014, according to AAARC Chairman Rev.Clyde Bowen aaarc6@msn.com . The Official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project "Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment" will be participating.  Contact: Commander Marable and Michelle London-Marable, Founders. Web site: www.buffalosoldiersaztrty.smugmug.com   (480) 641-9420 or (480) 415-5439.  This is the group that gave an outstanding performance at the Mandatory GOP meeting in January 2013. 

 

·       The Arizona Board of Regents recently released a report that put Mohave County’s high school graduates in the top 45% in the state for college completion.

 

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham took his family on the Santa Express train ride last week.

 

·       Mohave County Board Of Supervisor Buster Johnson testified before the State Study Committee on Fire Districts, giving  a brief history of Mohave County’s troubles with fire districts. See hearing video   fire districts 

 

·       Victor Petersen And Eddie Cook Need Volunteers between 8-9 am Dec 7 to help gather signatures for re-election to the Gilbert City Council. Volunteers to meet at the parking lot at the Southeast corner of Gilbert Rd and Cullumber Ave at 7:30 am. to pick up petitions prior to the Gilbert Days Parade.  

 

·     AZ Teenage Republicans will meet at 10 am, Dec 7 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Constitutionalist Shane Krauser will address the group.

 

·     Santa And His Elves Are Setting Up Shop Again in the Hualapai Mountain Park, 6250 Hualapai Mountain Road,  (just north of Kingman) from 1-5 pm on Dec 7, 8, 14 and 15 complete with vendors, food, pictures with Santa. $7 per carload one-day admission. Informatin: call 928-681-5700 or visit www.mcparks.com.

 

·       ATTN  Candidates: If you want your events posted in Briefs, please send the event, time, date, location and contact information to repcomm@cox.net .

 

·       Center for Self-Governance President Mark Herr will be the main speaker at the 7 pm, Dec 3 East Valley Tea Party Patriots meeting at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa  Admission: $2.50

 

·       GOP Calendar

 

·        Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  - The Red Pill Approved national radio blog talk show. (Sun) 7-8 pm, WBTN.  Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458. Hosts: Reymundo Torres, Sergio Arellano and Jose Borrajero - topics of interest to conservative Latinos. Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webuiltthatnetwork/red-pill-approved-radio    RedPillApprovedWBTN   

·        Dec 2 &5 - Crossroads With Van Political Talk Show, 4 pm, Call in 347-857-4804.  Questions to crossroadswithvan@gmail.com   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man 

·        Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  - Hair On Fire (every Tues) 4 pm, Talk show host Barbara Espinosa Co-hosted with former AZ GOP Chr Randy Pullen. Call in at 1-347-857-4081. Toll free 1-888-435-1310. Questions: e-mail haironfire@q.com   www.blogtalkradio.com/haironfire

 

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  Frosty Taylor, Editor     repcomm@cox.net

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