Monday, March 3, 2014

3-2-14 MCRC Briefs

 Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor
Web Master   John Strasser

March 2, 2014

Editor’s Note:  A Big Thank You To Web Master John Strasser, who has spent countless hours the past couple of weeks, preparing, developing and transferring the Maricopa County Republican Committee web site and the MCRC Briefs to a new location. If you see Strasser at the Thursday, March 6 MCRC EGC meeting or at the Lincoln Day Luncheon, give him a hug or a pat on the back for all the hard work he has put in  - at no cost to the county Republicans.  The behind the scenes guys (“computer geeks” as they call themselves) like Strasser- are there day and night… and always with a smile.

·         The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is:  

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·         Republican Candidate Announcements and Events can be sent to for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary.

·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at 5:30 pm, March 3 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road , Scottsdale. 6 pm mtg. 6:15 pm dinner. 6:45 pm program. $28 per person. Speakers: Scottsdale City Council candidates Linda Millhaven, Kathy Littlefield, Michael Auerbach, Cindy Hill, Jennifer Petersen and Gary Weisman. Contact: Frances Orchowski, President,  480-620-6873480-620-6873

·         March 1 Marks The Beginning Of Women’s History Month, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate women’s contributions to our country throughout our history—and especially to honor those women who fought to make this country a more just and equal place,” said Chairman Reince Priebus.  “The Republican Party is proud to have played a leading role in securing women’s right to vote. When Susan B. Anthony defied the law and voted in 1872, she proudly voted the Republican ticket. She and other suffragists worked with her friend Republican Senator A.A. Sargent to introduce the 19th Amendment. And it took a Republican Congress to finally pass it in 1919.

·         “I’m Always Inspired By The Stories Of Our Country’s Strong-Willed Women. I’m especially inspired by those suffragettes and their decades-long fight for voting rights,” said RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day. “Republican women have a history of being trailblazers, breaking ground and glass ceilings — from Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, to the nation’s first Latina governor, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and the country’s youngest sitting governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
·         In Recognition Of National Women’s History Month, the Phoenix youth/educational channel 99 Television, will feature a nightly series, “A History of Women’s Achievements in America,” starting at 8:30 pm, March 3. womens history series.
·         Viet Nam US NAVY Veteran Gordon Brown will address the high rate of suicides among returning veterans at 6:30 pm, Mon, March 3 at the Arizona Project mtg, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders  602-677-1496602-677-1496.

·         The City Of Phoenix Street Transportation Department Is Reminding Residents And Commuters That Greenway Parkway Will Be Closed Between 19th And 7th Avenues From March 3 To The End Of August For Bridge Construction.

·         Volunteers Are Needed for the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day luncheon at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.   Volunteers are needed to:
·         Set up and decorate :  9 – 11 am.
·         Parking lot volunteers to assist the flow of traffic: 10:30 - 11:30 am.
·         Guest services, includes guest sign in:  10:30 - 11:30 am.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 am.  Volunteers will be released from their assignments as early as possible so that they may enjoy the PC appreciation luncheon. Contact: Andrew Costanzo  480 677-0697480 677-0697.

·         Congressman Trent Franks Has Reserved A Table at the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day Lunch and has made some seats available to CD 8 PCs on a first come-first serve basis. Contact Daniel Stefanski at for seat inquiries.

·         Reservations Are Due At 5 Pm, March 7 for the Arrowhead Federation of Republican Women luncheon scheduled March 12 with State Treasurer Doug Ducey, gubernatorial candidate.  Attendees are asked to bring the pop tabs they have been saving for the Ronald MacDonald House. Reservations are required for the gathering at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave & Meeker in Sun City. Check in begins at 10:45 am. Mtg at 11:30 am.  $20 per person.  Reservations:  or ARW Luncheons

·         Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey Has Announced His Candidacy For The LD18 Senate seat that is being vacated by Senate Majority Leader John McComish this year.  Morrissey, a former crime fighters as Chief Deputy, US Marshal, Federal District of Arizona and Chief of AZ DES – Special Investigations, says his “unique work experiences and long-time activity within the community puts me in an excellent position” to deal issues at the state government level. Morrissey’s focus is increasing jobs - especially higher skilled, higher paying jobs; cutting taxes and government waste, reducing crime, and Improving education, with emphasis on local control and job readiness. His commitments are:  The Constitution is the Law of the Land, fiscal responsibility and transparency at every level, and citizen representation for an effective government. The two most influential politicians in his life are Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Community involvement includes organizing a movie screening benefit for “Feed my Starving Children:, member and Chairman of the Maricopa County Merit Board Commission, board member of Phoenix Junior Drama Academy and American African Republican Club. Contact: 480-382-2218480-382-2218

·         Congressman Paul Gosar: This week I said "No" to new taxes by co-sponsoring the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which would make the current ban on state and local internet access taxes permanent. My position on tax policy is clear: no new taxes. The last thing this country needs is new taxes, especially on internet access. As the internet becomes an increasingly central part of modern life, Congress must protect the ability of millions of Americans to access online job applications, health care information, online marketplaces and educational platforms through the internet. This commonsense, one-line bill simply makes the current ban on state and local internet access taxes permanent. Click HERE

·         Toby Farmer Has Announced His Candidacy To Oust LD13 Incumbent Sen Don Shooter of Yuma.  Farmer of Buckeye, owns an Arizona technology company and previously founded and ran a private equity and holdings firm.  He is a former Ronald Reagan Fellow at the Goldwater Institute and says he is a firm believer in free market principles.  Farmer and his wife Missy have three young sons. LD13 encompasses the West Valley and extends southwest through portions of Yuma. Contact Farmer at 480-243- or 4272

·         Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs points out that there are a number of nationally norm-referenced tests for the purpose of comparing Arizona students to their peers in other states, as well as the federally funded NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.”  The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires states that receive Title 1 funding for “disadvantaged” (low-income) students, including Arizona, to test a representative sampling of students in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8 every two years.  The test results can then be used to compare Arizona students with students in other states and with the nation. After leaving Congress, Riggs  became a founding board member and CEO of the Charter Schools Development Corporation and President of Arizona Connections Academy, an on-line charter school that provides accredited, tuition-free curriculum to home schooling families.  Riggs called on his challengers to join him in repudiating Common Core and urged swift passage of the legislation withdrawing Arizona from Common Core.  “I’m steadfastly opposed to all attempts by the Obama Administration and the federal government to contravene the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and infringe on Arizona’s state sovereignty,” said Riggs, “whether it be education, health, privacy or personal liberty.”
·         Gubernatorial Candidate Sen Al Melvin will address the Hwy 69 Republican on Mon, March 10.

·         Free Freedom Seminars: US Constitution -
·         March 4 – 7 pm, Burke Basic School, 131 E.Southern Ave., Mesa. Free – donations accepted.
·         March 11 -  7 pm, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, #2, Phoenix. Free – donations accepted.
Contact: 480.347.8969480.347.8969.

·         Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas candidate  is asking for volunteers to collect petitions signatures  at various locations this month. Volunteers should contact: volunteer coordinator Kristine Johnson at 480-241-7111480-241-7111  or

·         Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Assn, will address Remember 1986 at 6:30 pm, March 6 at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 4514 E. Cactus Rd., Phx. Mack, a former Arizona sheriff, is the first sheriff to sue the federal government for overreach of the Brady Bill. Limited seating. Free admission. Order from menu. RSVP:

·         The Thomas Jefferson Center is hosting a “symposium to discuss Article V- US Constitution between 9 am to 5 pm, March 7 at the Clearview Cultural Center, 1355 S. Clearview, Mesa. $5 admission. Article 5 panelists include Shane Krauser, American Academy for Constitution Education;  Nick Dranius, Goldwater Institute/Compact for America;  Joshua Carden, Convention of States Project; Russell Pearce, former AZ Senate President and Moderator:  Kenny Johnson, Mesa BSA District Commissioner. 2014 candidates are on the afternoon agenda. Verl Farnsworth will present at 3:30 pm Constitution class. Light lunch provided; RSVP:  Edna Haws or 480-964-1170480-964-1170

·         Luke Air Force Base Open  House & Air Show schedule  March 15 and 16.  This is the first show in three years. See restrictions, what’s allowed on base, what’s not.  Free Admission.  Parking Fee $10. Displays.  9 a.m. - gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open; 11 am to 4 pm - air shows; 6 pm gates closed. 

·         ALIS-And-RTS: -Tools-For-The-Politically-Active  If you need somebody to set up an account for you at the Capitol contact Jose Borrajero ( or Pat O’Malley (

·         County Committee Lincoln Day Events:
·         March 8 - Maricopa County Lincoln Day Lunch  11 am Registration, Luncheon 11:30 am.,  El–Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix
·         March 15 - Gila County Lincoln Day Luncheon  11:30 am, Tiny's Family Restaurant, 600 E Hightway 260, Payson.

·         LD17 Need Volunteers to work their voter registration table at the Ostrich Festival in Chandler. Volunteers are needed:
·         March 7: 2 – 4 pm,  4-6 pm, and 6-7:30 pm
·         March 8: 10 am to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, and 4-6:30 pm
·         March 9:  10 an to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4 to 6 pm.
Contact: Sandi at

·         Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
·         March 6 – 11:30 am, Mesa Republican Women's luncheon, 1900 E. University Drive, Ste. 4 (northwest corner of University Dr. & Gilbert Rd.)    RSVP  480-615-0524480-615-0524 
·         March 6,  6:30-8:30 PM, PebbleCreek Republican Club Candidate ‘Meet And Greet’ Round Table Discussion, Tuscany Falls Ballroom at PebbleCreek Resort Community, 3003 N. 164th Ave. Goodyear, AZ 85395. 
·         March 7 - Thomas Jefferson Center's event at Clearview Cultural Center at 1355 S. Clearview, Mesa, AZ 85209.
·         March 10 - 7 pm, LD 19 meeting at Total Wine Store 1446 N Litchfield Park Rd.
·         March 14 - 3 pm, Republican Women of Prescott at the Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ  
·         March 14, 5-7 pm,  Fundraiser hostesses Sue Goodchild at 1905 West Road 2 South, Chino Valley
·         March 15 -2 -5 pm, Sun City West Republican Club Candidate Forum at the Foundations Building Webb Rm, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.
·         March 15 – 7 pm, Pro-Life candidates speaking at the East Valley Action Alliance event at the home of James & Barbara Rowley Parker Residence 5345 E. McLellan # 103, Mesa,  AZ 85205   RSVP: 480-216-7217480-216-7217 ~ 480-832-2870480-832-2870  or

·         Abysmal Ambassadorial Nominations by Sen John McCain … No, the sole criteria that has gotten these individuals nominated is their wealth and their willingness to give large portions of it to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
·         The National Fraternal Order Of Police Opposes the confirmation of Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. See the FOP’s letter to President Obama in opposition of this appointment here:

·         An Epic Blunder
·         Sex Ed Committee Meeting In Tempe Tomorrow, March 3 at 4:30 pm, Tempe Historical Society, 809 E Southern (SW corner of Rural and Southern), next to the library. 

·         M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·         Remember 1986
·         AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·         Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

·         Susan-Rice-Still-Lying
·         Saudi-Activists-Demand-End-Male-Control   Activists Say The Laws Restricting Women In The Kingdom Are Not Based In Religious Teachings.