Thursday, June 26, 2014

6-25-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


June 25, 2014  


·       Americans For Legal Immigration ALIPAC.Us Is Calling For Tens Of Thousands Of Americans To Mail Their Gently Used Underwear To Barack Obama And John Boehner to answer Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) need for free underwear for the new surge of illegal immigrants crossing America's borders, enticed by promises of immigration reform amnesty. While many Americans will be tempted to send the underwear donations unwashed, ALIPAC is reminding citizens that DC is already full of dirty laundry. "Obama and Boehner have proven once and for all that their talk of passing immigration reform amnesty, instead of enforcing America's existing border and immigration laws, only brings more unwanted and destructive illegal immigration!" said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Instead of using our tax money to buy illegals 42,000 pairs of new underwear, we would like to send the illegals and DC politicians a message by mailing them our used underwear, and some of our pairs are in really bad shape due to the bad economy and all of the jobs illegal immigrants are taking from Americans." Mail used underwear to Barack Obama at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500, and John Boehner at Office of the Speaker, H-232 The Capitol, Washington, DC 20515.


·       Important Dates To Remember:

·       July 28: Last day to register for Primary: 

·       July 31: Primary Early Voting Begins:      

·       Aug 26 Primary Election Day:            


·       To Request An Early Ballot For The Aug 26 Primary in Maricopa County go here early ballot request.  Pima County here. Other counties this map Don’t forget, the recorders do not forward early ballots unless you request it, so if you are out of town because you request to have your early ballot sent to your location. Don’t wait until the last minute. Those staffs are swapped during the election season.


·       LD30 House Candidate M. Aaron Gidwani And Senate Candidate Gary Cox take to the air waves from 1-3 pm, Thurs, June 26 on Liberty Storm 1100AM with Shane Krauser.


·       The Annual Yavapai County Republican Committee Rodeo Dinner is scheduled Sat., July 5. Get your tickets at YCRC HQ.  480-825-7718.


·       The Russell Pearce Show, Scheduled At 6 Pm, Every Saturday on KKNT 960 The Patriot will feature Ted Hayes, a member of the National Black Leadership Alliance, to discuss tough isses critical to grassroots conservative Republicans and Tea Party Patriots.  Call ins 602-508-0960  Contact: Shows on 960 The Patriot/KKNT typically reach approximately 75,000 - 100,000 listeners each between Monday - Sunday, 6am – midnight.

·       June 30 is the deadline for applying to be a Maricopa County GOP Election Board Worker for the Aug 26 Primary Election and the Nov 4 General Election.  Maricopa County Elections will be hiring via e-mail and telephone on a first come first serve basis - not by "seniority". Apply online.  Several things are accomplished by working the polls the day of the election:
1.  You are able to help make the day of the election run efficiently
2.  You are able to monitor the polls where we have Election Board Workers
     (we really need Republican Election Board Workers at every polling location)
3.  You are able to make a $100 or more for your efforts, and most of all
4.  You are able to help prevent any possible voter fraud.  A. J. LaFaro, MCRC Chairman, encourages Republican Precinct Committeemen and registered Republican
voters to apply as soon as possible.


·       Links To Apply To Serve As An Election Board Worker for the primary & general elections - Maricopa County –link.  Pima County, - here. Other county recorders  link.

·       A Reminder To Politically Involved State Employees: See state restrictions (Arizona’s “mini-Hatch Act”) at A.R.S. § 41-752.[1] The public policy behind these limitations is at A.R.S. § 41-752(K).


·       The New West Valley GOP Office opened Monday at 10050 W Bell Road, #26, Sun City. A grand opening is being planned in about a month. Volunteers could use a refrigerator, TV, radio and other office items. Contact: Phyllis and Peter Lee  623-583-5987 or


·       West Valley GOP Office offers Precinct Committeeman (PC) training. Open to any PC.  8-10 am, Sat, July 12 West Valley GOP Victory Office, 10050 W. Bell Road, #26, Sun City. Learn about the structure of the party, the role and responsibility of a PC, and how being a PC impacts elections.   RSVP so they can plan accordingly. Contact: Chris Herring at or 510-861-9600 or


·       A Reception For LD13 House Incumbent Darin Mitchell is scheduled at 6 pm, Fri, June 27 at 10585 Las Colinas Lane, Yuma.  5 pm VIP reception - $100.  6 pm General reception - $50.  Hosted by Yuma County Supervisor Russ Clark and Ginny Clark with special guest Congressman Paul Gosar. RSVP:  Sondra 602-413-0301 /


·       The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women invites all GOP Candidates to their June  27-28 Summer State Meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ,  85710. $25 per table.  Reservation deadline June 17. Contact: Kathy Dolge, Arrangements Chair,   602-510-8986 Mail check to:Kathy Dolge, 3607 Camino Bella Rosa, Sierra Vista, AZ  85650 


·       A  Meet & Greet For Ron Bellus, Candidate for Gilbert School Board, is scheduled at 7 pm, Fri., June 27 at the home of Bob and Maryann Bellus, 3613 East Page Ave, Gilbert 85234.  Special guests Gilbert Vice Mayor, Eddie Cook and Gilbert Councilman Victor Petersen.


·       A ‘Foodie Fundraiser’ For Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Doug Little is scheduled from 5:30-8 pm, June 27 at Allstate Appliances, 15250 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Jan D'Atri will be cooking up some amazing appetizers to enjoy with wine and soft drinks.  RSVP  doug little register


·       The LD11 House Candidate Debate with candidates Mark Finchem, Jo Grant, and Vince Leach is scheduled at 6 pm, July 7 at the Pima Community College, Northwest Campus, 7600 N Shannon Road.,Tucson.  Contact:  (602)364-3477


·       AZGOP Political Outreach Coordinator Nick Vanden Nieuwenhof says the Republican Action Team (RAT Pack) knocked on 1,000 doors in Tempe last Saturday.


·       Chandler City Council candidate Terry Roe just became a grandpa for the third time. Congrats.


·       Meet Gilbert Town Council Candidate Victor Petersen: Petersen was elected to the Council in Gilbert Town Council in 2011.  As a general manager of a locally run construction company, he oversees project budgets, system efficiencies, contracts, and information technology.  He is the Co-Director of For the City in Gilbert, a group that organizes two annual community-wide service projects in Gilbert. Petersen graduated from Gilbert High School and later from ASU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.  Petersen and his wife Joyce have three boys and one daughter.


·       A CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer LD4 Estrella Foothills Precinct Walk, followed by pizza, is scheduled from 9 am-noon, Sat., June 28. Meet at 8:30 am the Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W. Elliot Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway). Bring water, a clip board, sun screen and an extra friend.  Wear patriotic, comfortable clothing and a hat.  If you have never done this before, they will team you with someone who has. contact Andrew Costanzo at, or 480 677-0697


·       Gabby Saucedo Mercer For Congress Yard Signs Are Now Available and can be picked up at Sat's walk or contact Andrew Costanzo at, or 480 677-0697. Costanzo will deliver and install.


·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other 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. See Briefs at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/


·       Candidate Yard Signs In Your Neighborhood Are Legal.  The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to free speech, and state law supports homeowners' rights to display political yard signs during election season -- despite HOA rules which may try to restrict your rights. Details on the law are here (toward the end of the document) and it's clear that an HOA cannot enforce sign regulations that are more restrictive than those of the city, town or county. If you are living in an HOA and run into this situation, please visit our Facebook page and tell your side of the story.  AZGOP newsletter.


·       The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots Annual Independence Day Celebration Pot-Luck Picnic is scheduled at 6 pm, Thur., July 3 at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway (Anthem Way & Gavilan Peak Pkwy  - near the Anthem Veterans Memorial by the Train. Suggest parking in the Safeway parking lot. Pot luck. Hot dogs provided.  Fireworks at 9:30 pm.  RSVP: Shirley Coddington or phone: 623-398-7071.  The DMTPP will not meet on July 1 due to the picnic. The group meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the  Anthem Civic Building,  3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086


·       Congressman David Schweikert Is Now Accepting Applications for full and part-time congressional internships in his Arizona and D.C. offices for the Fall 2014 term. Candidates should be motivated, detail-oriented, multi-tasking and service-oriented students looking to learn more about the responsibilities of a Congressional office. Responsibilities in the Arizona office include answering the phone, assisting with constituent casework, correspondence, and events.  Responsibilities in the Washington, D.C. office include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Applicants should submit a Cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations, and a short writing sample. Applicants may submit their applications in an email with “Fall Internship Applicant” in the subject line. Interested candidates should email the application materials to the following staff: Arizona:  Ernestina Borquez-Smith   Washington, D.C.: Kyle Souz application deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014.  Contact: Maggie Zehring at, (202) 680-9613.


·       Frustrated With The Lack Of White House Action In Retrieving Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail, American Military News has created a petition to add to the pressure to get him released. Marine Stuck In Mexican Jail Needs Our Help


·       Lois Fitch, Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) State Advisor, is recuperating from a recent stroke at the Belmont Village, 13850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.  Visitors, flowers, cards and well-wishes are encouraged and welcomed. Contact: Acting State Advisor Julie Lind at 602-312-8345 or

·       LD24 House Candidate Lei Lani S. Cortez needs volunteers to put up signs and walk neighborhoods. Contact:  (602) 418-1917


·       Link To The Final Lists Of PC Candidates including Write-Ins precinctcommitteemen  Write-in candidates will not appear on the ballots.  They will be posted on the wall in their respective polling locations. Contact: A. J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


·       ATTN Republican Candidates: The Hopi Tribe is inviting all CD1 candidates and all state-wide candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Supt of Public Instruction, Mine Inspector and Corporation Commission to a ‘meet and greet’ from 11 am to 3 pm, July 17 at Kykotsmovi.  Candidates are asked to RSVP by July 7 to Karen Shupla at 928-734-2507. The address of the event is Highway 264 and Indian Route 2. From Flagstaff, you go to Leupp and over to Kykotsmovi. This will be an outdoor event. It will be a free cookout. Candidates are welcome to bring canopies, tables, literature, etc.  Contact: Coconino County Republican Committee Chairman Joy Staveley    cell: 928-606-1131


·       Donations Are Being Sought to bring speakers Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr.  James Milgram's and Ze'ev Wurman to Arizona to join gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas at the Common Core Forum that is scheduled from 6-9 pm, Aug 2 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern  in Mesa. Contact: Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214  See details:  arizonansagainstcommoncore


·       The LD6 Team Town Hall Tour featuring Sen Brenda Barton, Rep Bob Thorpe and Rep Chester Crandall will travel 175 miles, visiting seven sites over the few days. LD6 is over 150 miles from west to east, and 125 miles from north to south covering some of the most beautiful terrain Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon Village, according to Barton.

LD6 Town Hall Tour:

·       June 26: 11:30 am, 719 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
June 26: 4:30 pm, Taylor Town Council Chamber, 425 W Paper Mill Road, Taylor, AZ 85939

Contact: Tour Coordinator 928-965-5008.


·       Remember 1986 Is Hosting A Meet And Greet with Ted Hayes, civil rights and homeless activist,  at 6:30 pm, June 26 at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant,4514 E Cactus Road, Phx. RSVP:   See  http://www.TedHayes.US


·       The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women is offering a social media coaching class on Thurs, June 26 – during the AZFRW Summer State mtg. For those attending who do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, please try to set one up to the best of your ability prior to the session if possible.  Go to and and follow the easy prompts. This will help maximize class time; however, if you wish to wait assistance will be available. Class instruction will be uploaded to following the meeting. Contact: 1st Vice President Loraine Pellegrino  480- 460-7101


·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter is planning a “Sign Night” starting at 6 pm, Thur., June 26 at campaign headquarters to put out street signs throughout the evening. Please RSVP


·       A LD6 Town Hall, featuring Sen Chester Crandall and Rep Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe is scheduled at 11:30 am, Thurs., June 26 at the Gila County Republican Headquarters, 719 S. Beeline Hwy (across from Courthouse). Contact:  Shirley Dye