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Monday, February 25, 2013

2-24-13 MCRC Briefs


Feb 24, 2013

·        More than 300 Maricopa County Republican gathered yesterday for the annual MCRC Lincoln Day luncheon in the Shriner’s Auditorium to honor Precinct Committeemen for this past year’s activities.  MCRC Chairman presented the Lincoln Bust for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ to Frosty Taylor and the Reagan Plaque For ‘Extraordinary Achievements’ to Anita Christy. See completing listing of all the PCs receiving Volunteers of the Year Certificates and Certificates of Appreciation see 2-23-13 MCRC Briefs – Lincoln Day Awards at http://briefs.maricopagop.org/

·        LD22 Resolution: The Republicans Of LD22 Emphatically Oppose The Expansion Of Medicaid In Arizona. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government does not have the authority to force states to expand the Medicaid system as directed in Obamacare and increasing state spending in order to receive more federal money does not reflect Republican values or ideals. Furthermore, as Republicans we believe it is the ever increasing government encroachment into health care that stifles the innovation, efficiency and effectiveness of the private health care industry leading to most, if not all, of the problems associated with the industry.  The citizens of Arizona spoke very clearly with the passage of Proposition 106 in 2010, stating that we do not want Obamacare implemented in Arizona.  We ask the legislature to stand with the people of Arizona and reject this very expensive expansion to the Medicaid welfare system in Arizona. Resolution passed 2-18-13. -   Eric Morgan LD22 Chairman gemorgan99@gmail.com

·        Freedom Under Fire - Part 2:  This documentary on the failure of the federal government to secure the border includes the last interview given by highly respected Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever before his death. This video was released Feb. 21, 2013.

·        Congressman David Schweikert’s  Feb. Staff Mobile Office will be available Feb 25 – 10 am-11:30 am, Mountain View Community Center, 1104 E. Grovers Ave., Phx. Contract: Ernestina Borquez-Smith  Ernestina.Borquez-Smith@mail.house.gov or     480-946-2411.

·        Congressman Paul Gosar’s (CD4) Staff  Will Hold Office Hours at 2 pm, Feb. 26 in the  Quartzsite Library, 465 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite.

·        Maricopa Board Of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox Recall efforts.  Contact: Ron Harders at hbaronaz@msn.com

·        “Stop the Recall” on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpairo Recall. Contact: John DeCarlo  stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com or or call 602-486-4725. 

·        CPFER Press Conference Video   Citizens to Protect Fair Election Results press conference calls for withdrawal/termination of  ‘Respect Arizona’ recall movement.

·        HB2282 (recall; primary; general election) will be heard Feb. 25.  Joe Arpaio was just reelected and the recall against him is predicted to cost taxpayers over $5 million. This bill will deter this from happening in the future.This bill would require recall elections to be conducted pretty much like regular elections, that is, with a primary and a general.

·        Retired US Army Colonel Jack Culberson Discussed “Sequestration And The Impact On Our Country, Military, Veterans And Their Families” this afternoon on Vern Bagley’s “Voice of Veterans” radio show (1-3 pm every Sat. on 1250 AM. 96.1 FM www.vovradioshow.org Phil Mason joined Bagley at 2 pm to discuss “Sequestration and Politics as Usual.”  Comments can be called to 480-423-1260 during show time.

·        Say_No_To_The_Bathroom_Bill    The City of Phoenix is considering passing a law, which would allow “transgendered” men to use the women’s restroom in public accommodations like restaurants, schools, and churches - the same restroom that your child uses. Councilmen Sal Diciccio and Jim Waring have committed to stand for your families, business, and religious freedom by opposing the Bathroom Bill. Ask these councilmembers to vote NO.
ü  Thelda Williams: council.district.1@phoenix.gov, 602-262-7444
ü  Vice Mayor Bill Gates: council.district.3@phoenix.gov, 602-262-7441
ü  Daniel Valenzuela: council.district.5@phoenix.gov, 602-262-7446
ü  Michael Nowakowski: council.district.7@phoenix.gov, 602-262-7492
ü  Michael Johnson: council.district.8@phoenix.gov, 602-262-7493 

·        The Center for Arizona Policy urges voters to oppose the “Bathroom Bill” that is scheduled for the 2:30 pm, Feb. 26 Phoenix City Council meeting, 200 W. Jefferson St., Phx. you can fill out a card to request to speak or simply write comments to be read into the record. Contact council members Click here

·        Action-Alert-For-Phoenix-Arizona Residents: Call Mayor Stanton's Office To Stop This Ordinance  Mayor Stanton's "Human Relations Ordinance" will allow transgenders to use the bathroom of their choice. The Mayor’s office is taking a poll. Do you want your daughter sharing a bathroom with this man? Please call 602-262-7611.The City Council vote will be next Tuesday  - Feb 26, 2013. Businesses will be fined for not obeying this ordinance.

·        Most Americans like the idea of voting by mail but not same-day registration.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is now too hard to vote in the United States. Read More

·        American Freedom Alliance (AFA) Is Running A Post Card Campaign against Medicaid Expansion: postcards available at azlegislation  Look in the Discussions section for talking points and send the postcards to Gov Brewer (see link about half way down the AFA website page)

·        Go to Union Bills union-bill-activity    to review the AFA backed bills.

·        Common Core Curriculum - the dumbing down of American schools    two-weeks-to-kill-common-core-curriculum


·        A Presentation On “Common Core” – A Federal Plan To Control The K-12 Education System In The US By Nationalizing Education - at the 6:30 pm, Feb. 25 meeting of Arizona Project at 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 2B, Phx (Shea Blvd/WR51).  Open to the public. Contact: Ron Ludders  602 677-1496. 

·        Sec. Of State Ken Bennett Will Address The Arrowhead Republican Women’s March13 meeting at Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West, 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd. Registration at 10:45 am. Lunch/meeting at 11:30 am.  Contact: arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or contact Cindy Benson 623-547-2175  cbenson3@cox.net.

·        As Always, Long Time Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club Activist Jan Martinson and current Events Chairman, has long-range plans already in place for the club’s annual fundraiser.  This year Martinson has secured Dr. Lyle Rapacki to address the May 21 ARW dinner in the Briarwood Country Club Ballroom, 20800 N. 135th Ave., in Sun City West.  Doors will open at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm and program at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $35 each or $65 per couple. Business attire, no jeans allowed. Open bar. Deadline for ticket reservations is May 17. Rapacki has just completed a tour addressing “Agenda 21” throughout the state. With Rapacki’s drawing power, you’d be wise to make early reservations as the room can accommodate 225 people. Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753   jlmart15102@aol.com

·        ‘Wounded Warriors’ will benefit from the Maricopa Golf Classic 6th Annual Golf Tournament scheduled April 20.  If you are interested in competing contact  Maricopa Republican Club Chairman Mary Hermanson at martyhermanson@yahoo.com 

·        Colorado River Tea Party Members Participated In The “Day Of Resistance” demonstration Saturday  in Yuma.

·        Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will address the Sun City West Tea Party at 6 pm, Feb. 26 in the SCW Foundation Bldg, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd.

·        Congressman Paul Gosar Met With Religious Leaders In Prescott, giving them time to offer their perspectives on everything from legislation to taxes to government health care last Wednesday night during afaith-based roundtable. Gosar said he'd like to do more in the future with more religious leaders

·        Total Welfare Spending Equates To $168 Per Day For Every Household In Poverty   Based on data from the Congressional Research Service, cumulative spending on means-tested federal welfare programs, if converted into cash, would equal $167.65 per day per household living below the poverty level. By comparison, the median household income in 2011 of $50,054 equals $137.13 per day. Additionally, spending on federal welfare benefits, if converted into cash payments, equals enough to provide $30.60 per hour, 40 hours per week, to each household living below poverty. The median household hourly wage is $25.03. After accounting for federal taxes, the median hourly wage drops to between $21.50 and $23.45, depending on a household’s deductions and filing status. State and local taxes further reduce the median household’s hourly earnings. By contrast, welfare benefits are not taxed.

·        Last week Americans for Prosperity launched the Spending Accountability Project. This new initiative is the grassroots counter to big spending Washington politicians. AFP strategy is simple; apply local grassroots pressure on key Members of Congress in their home states and districts, telling them to stop overspending. just follow this link and your email will be sent to them. - Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity    Read more about the Sequester cuts here.

·        Robert Graham, Arizona Republican Party Chairman, is forming a committee of to plan for Arizona's next redistricting process in 2020. The deadline is Feb. 28, to apply for committee membership.  Call AZGOP Headquarters at 602-957-7770 to apply for the nine member committee - one from each Arizona congressional districts. Redistricting each decade after the US Census population counts are completed and is based on the requirements in the U.S. Constitution.  The borders of Arizona's 30 legislative and nine congressional districts were drawn in 2010 by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but few Republicans are happy with the results.

·        Ray Spitzer Will Coordinate An On-Going Campaign Across Arizona To Combat Agenda 21 and its efforts to destroy representative form of government. Spitzer can be reached at r.spitzer@cox.net or 623-334-2325.

·        Hitler Survivor Warning America: Wake Up Now! "Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom. No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up."...by lauren lane

·        A Medicaid Expension Forum is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 pm, March 7 at the Loft Cineman, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson. Confirmed: AZ State Senator Steve Farley, AZ Representative Ethan Orr, Dr. Orient, Tom Jenney, AZ Director of Americans for Prosperity, AZ Senator Frank Antenori. An invitation has been extended to the Brewer Administration, the Tucson Metro Chamber Board, and to members of the hospital and insurance lobbies. Open to the public. RSVP: Christine: 520-235-2234 or cb12221@gmail.com

·        Editor’s Note:  Go to Please go to http://briefs.maricopagop.org/ to see the daily posting of the Maricopa County Republican (MCRC) Briefs and the MCRC/GOP Events Calendar. Past issues are listed in the archives on the left hand column.

·        Editor’s Note:  The deadline for calendar event listings is Friday noon. Events occurring in Maricopa, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Yavapai currently appear on the calendar as submitted by the various county organizations.  To be added to the list send your information to repcomm@cox.net

·        The LD20 meeting has been rescheduled from March 18 to March 25, according to Chairman Ray Malnar.  7 pm. Washington Elementary School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater Rd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ray Malnar raymalnar@cox.net

·          Contact Your Arizona Legislators  www.azleg.gov 

·          White-House-Details-State-By-State-Impact-Of-Looming-Sequester-Cuts   Considering the House has twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester you would think White House would be focused on getting the Senate to pass a plan that would do the same instead of creating more PR stunts.  - Sean M.  Spicer
      Communications Director
·          Wind Gusts In Valley; Snow In N. Ariz.   NWS: High winds, cold front to drop temps below freezing Monday morning.
·        3 Republican State Senators Cross The Aisle In Show Of Force  Three GOP senators joined with Democrats last week to defeat a bill in a show of political force.
·        Lawmaker Touts State Capitol Barrier    State Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, believes the Capitol is a "soft target" ripe for an attack.
·        Treating Troubled Youths At Home Yields Better Results Than Centers   Study: Wraparound Services Lower Costs And Improve Care For Youths By Helping Them At Home.
 
·        AzCDL monitoring bills   http://www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking.html 
·        Write Your State Officials
·        Salmon: Sequester-Will-Happen-But-Fears-Are-Spin   Sunday Square Off
·        Resistance Rally Photos
·        The-Sequester-Scare-Is-Fraud  AZ RNC Bruce Ash
·        The Secret Lives Of Charter Schools     Montini
 
·        When-We-Were-Colored
·        Americas-Deadliest-Weapon
·        America's Deadliest Weapon
·        Action-Alert-For-Phoenix-Arizona Residents: Call Mayor Stanton's Office To Stop This Dumb Ass Ordinance  Mayor Stanton's "Human Relations Ordinance" will allow transgenders to use the bathroom of their choice. The Mayors office is taking a poll. Do you want your daughter sharing a bathroom with this man? Please call 602-262-7611.The City Council vote will be next Tuesday FEBRUARY 26, 2013. Businesses will be fined for not obeying this ordinance.
SEEINGREDAZ   daily updates
·        McCain, Leftist Pals, Denounce Oscar Contender  Liberal Senators With Too Much Time On Their Hands, Intimidate Academy Awards
·        McCain memory jogger
·        STOP Medicaid Expansion In Arizona!
·        Lloyd Marcus: Free Man

FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates
·        The Wrath Of God
·        “Obama’s Mess”
·        DHS Set To Disarm Veterans
ARMORANDSHIELD   daily updates
GILBERT WATCH  Updates
MYCHAL MASSIE   Daily Rant
 
SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
·        Preserve-Gun-Rights-Save-Black-Lives    Star Parker
 
ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDER
·        Immigration-Bill-A-No-Go   Washington Times
·        Michael Cutler: On The Radio 8:05 Am, Eastern Time  Feb. 25
·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·        need2no.us   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
VETERANS
·        A-Special-Kind-Of-No   Over 1,000 former and current Green Berets signed their names to a letter released to the media lobbying against any restrictions whatsoever to gun ownership.
BENGHAZI – GATE
·        Brennan: From Barack To Benghazi    By Doug Hagmann
 
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT  (NDAA)
GOP/REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)    www.GOP.com
·        White-House-Details-State-By-State-Impact-Of-Looming-Sequester-Cuts   Considering the House has twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester you would think White House would be focused on getting the Senate to pass a plan that would do the same instead of creating more PR stunts.  - Sean M.  SpicerCommunications Director
·        The Republican National Committee (RNC) Has Released A New Web Video "The Obama Sequester," showing Obama's hypocrisy with the upcoming sequester cuts.
WAR ON WOMEN
 
CONGRESSIONAL
ENERGY/OIL/EPA/SOLAR
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
MILITARY/DEFENSE/PENTAGON
·        America's Kinder, Gentler Department Of Defense:  Cutting The Military To Fuel The Welfare State Doesn't Instill Fear In A Nation's Enemies. WSJ.Com
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
·        Obamacare's Baby Elephant  Kasich Says Jarrett Promised & Other Medicaid Tales.
·        Obamacare: Massive New Rules Revealed
EPA
EDUCATION
HOMELAND SECURITY
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·        The Great Pretender  
·        Obama And His Sequestration
·        Obama Is Setting Us Up
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