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Monday, March 31, 2014

3-30-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

March 30, 2014

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Is Conducting An April 14 Field Hearing in Kingman focusing on the "downwinders" of Mohave County. “Downwinders” are people who developed cancer due to radiation exposure from U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s. They will discuss the history of nuclear weapons testing in Nevada and the bill that Gosar introduced to make all affected residents of Mohave County eligible for benefits. Currently, only the part of Mohave County north of the Grand Canyon is eligible. Hearing details HERE.

 

·       Border-Security-Caucus Forming in DC    Twenty-Nine Congressmen, including AZ Rep David Schweikert, have joined the new Border Security CaucusCaucus Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) is looking for other members of Congress to join the BSC to fight posturing in Congress to create legal mass amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens now in our country.  There also is an effort to open the border and reduce the border security apparatus.  You can reach congressman not already in the caucus with the free fax at NumbersUSA.com.  One caucus goal is to become a strong political force for all border security and interior enforcement related issues, national security, and become a blocking force against the deliberate attempt to erase immigration rules and laws, and throw open the borders to this nation.

 

·       Go To 5-Minute-Stump-Speeches  to hear 29 five minute stump speeches given at the Sun City West Republican Club candidate forum by candidates.

 

·       Reservations are due March 31 for the Central Republican Women Of  Phoenix Forum For Corporation Commission Candidates scheduled at 6 pm, April 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Ave., Phx. Program 6 pm with dinner and the candidate forum followed by a business meeting. Dinner - $22 per person. RSVP to Tina Shaw at travelingtina@cox.net.

 

·       A Congressional District 2 Candidate Forum  is scheduled at 6 pm, April 1 at the Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Gold Links Road, Tucson.

 

·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to repcomm@cox.net 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 New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us   If there's something that you need and can't find, please contact Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798.

·       ATTN LD and Club Chairmen:  Please check your announcements on the 3-30-14 calendars posted at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Copy deadline is Friday noon. Please send changes/updates/corrections to repcomm@cox.net so this calendar is current.

 

·       See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Left Hand Column (In Red) - Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings.

 

·       Shane Krauser, Constitutional speaker, will conduct seminars at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., in Mesa from 7-9 pm, April 1. Click Click here. Free (Donations Accepted) Contact: 480.347.8969

 

·       The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association is hosting Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill at their 11:45 am, April 2 luncheon. RSVP required to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com 

 

·       A Fundraiser Of Comedy, Music And Food For LD25 Sen Candidate Ralph Heap is scheduled at 6:30 pm, April 2 with comedians Jeff Maxwell and Jeff Cordes at the Superstition Manor, 10744 E. Brown, Mesa. Requested contribution $1,000 per table, $100 per person.  RSVP: heapforsenate@gmail.com or 602-909-6248.

 

·       Reservations Are Due For The April 2 Arizona Republican Lawyers Association luncheon with Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals. The group will meet at 11:45 am at the Phoenix Country Club. $20 for members. $35 non-members. Limited space. RSVP required. Contact: azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

 

·       The Arizona American African Republican Committee  (AAARC) will meet at 6 pm, April 2 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 E. Thomas, Phx. Contact: Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen aaarc6@msn.com

 

·       A Meet And Greet Fundraiser For Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen is scheduled  at 5:30 pm, April 2 at McMahon’s Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson. RSVP to linda@randypullen.com

 

·       A Meet And Greet For CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman will be hosted by Roxanne Ziegler and Sherese Steffens at 6:30 pm, April 2 at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N.Coachline Rd., Tucson. Light refreshments will be served.

 

·       Secretary Of State Ken Bennett Has Released The 2014 Signature Requirements for congressional, statewide, and legislative candidates. Signature requirements, established by a formula set in state statute, are based upon state and local voter registration figures as of March 1, 2014.  Candidates seeking to qualify for the 2014 ballot must submit their nomination petitions to the Secretary of State's Office.  The first day that candidates may file petitions is April 28.  The last day for candidates to file is May 28. Visit http://azsos.gov/election/2014/info/SignatureRequirements.htm for more information.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar: “Americans’ constitutional and God-given right to religious freedom doesn’t end at the shop door; a business owner who believes that paying for contraceptives that can potentially put an end to human life is immoral shouldn’t be forced to do so. I call on the Supreme Court to protect the sanctity of the First Amendment by striking down this appalling mandate.” Click HERE to read more.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs has been a national leader of school choice and education reform over the past two decades.  As a Congressman and Chairman of the House K-12 Education Subcommittee, he authored the Charter School Expansion Act to provide start-up grants to newly formed charter schools and legislation that would have converted the federal funding program for disadvantaged, low-income students into a voucher program.  The conservative Heritage Foundation said, "Rep Riggs spearheaded many cutting edge initiatives like school choice and charter schools." Later, Riggs built the largest national nonprofit organization and Community Development Financial Institution in the country dedicated to helping charter schools with their facility financing and development needs, including Arizona charter schools that today educate 5,000 students.  He also co-founded and served as president of an Arizona on-line charter school that offers an accredited curriculum to home schooling families statewide.

 

·       Shelley Kais, CD2 Candidate, has called on the Obama administration to reverse, overturn or halt a series of new rules and regulations that are shifting the focus of medical care provided under Medicare from the patient to the government and creating undue hardships on senior citizens. In a letter to the DHS Sec Kathleen Sebelius, Kais stated, “Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted, Medicare has been cut $716 billion over the next 10 years. These cuts have and will continue to fundamentally transform, eviscerate and gut Medicare to make fewer services available to seniors. They are not only changing the dynamics of the physician-patient relationship in a very alarming way, but there has been an insidious change in the quality of care coupled with significant increases in the financial obligations of seniors. This seems ironic for legislation labeled the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ because it is neither protecting patients nor affordable.”   See complete letter: letter_to_sebelius

 

·       Diane Douglas, Candidate For Superintendent Of Public Instruction, schedule:

·       April 2 – 7 pm,  Truth About Common Core at Clear View Cultural, 1355 S. Clearview Ave, Mesa.

·       April 7 – 6 pm, Red Mountain Tea Party, Faith Christian School 7464 E. Main St. (NW Corner of Sossaman and Main).

·       April 8 – 6:30 pm, LD13 at PebbleCreek Country Club – Tuscany Fall Golf Club – Chianti Rm, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear.

·       April 9 - 3:45 pm, SaddleBrooke Republican Forum for Supt of Public Instruction candidates, Saddlebrooke Mountain View Club House, 38735 S. Mountain View Blvd., Saddlebrooke.

·       April 10 – 6:30 pm, Northwest Conservatives, Oro Valley Branch Library, 1305 West Naranja Drive, Oro Valley.

·       April 12 – 11 am, Paradise Republican Women's Club luncheon, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale.

·       April 18 – 6:30 pm, “Meet and Greet”,  Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave,(Southern Ave. between Center St. and Mesa Dr.)Mesa.

 

·       Free ‘Freedom Seminars,’ featuring Constitutionalist Shane Krauser, are scheduled (donations accepted) :

·       April 1 – 7 pm, Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, Details: here.

·       April 8 – 7 pm,  3375 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 2-B, Phoenix. Details:  here

To bring one of these seminars to your area, call 480.347.8969.

 

·       The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Day At The Legislature is scheduled starting at 9:30 am, April 2 at the State Capitol. Participants are asked to wear red to show GOP strength. RSVP to Alica Lara by March 29.  See details here.

 

·       Supt Of Public Education Candidate Diane Douglas and her crew of volunteers will be collecting petition signatures at motor vehicle locations throughout the state April 7-13. Volunteers are needed for Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Surprise, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Apache Junction. Volunteers should contact the Douglas volunteer coordinator Kristine Johnson at 480-241-7111.

 

·       America: Time-To-Pray-For-Us  During WWII an adviser to Prime Minister Winston Churchill of England, organized a group of people who at a prescribed hour every day prayed for one minute for the safety of their Nation England.  There is now a group of people in America doing the same.  Every evening at:

·       9 PM Eastern time

·       8  PM Central time

·       7  PM Mountain time

·       6 PM Pacific time

 

·       AzCDL Is Planning Its Fifth Annual Trek to Front Sight’s Nevada facility for a 4-day defensive handgun class that runs April 11-14.  A one-day follow up class that, combined with the 4 day class, meets the qualifications for the Nevada, Utah and Florida CCW permits.  Information:  Front Sight’s website. Each student is expected to make their own course and hotel reservations.  AzCDL has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Saddle West hotel in Pahrump, about a 20 minute drive from Front Sight and is working with Front Sight to ensure all AzCDL students a placed in the same class.  For class and hotel reservations contact Duke.  For further info see: frontsight.com/FirearmTraining

 

·       Call Your Congressman And Senators and give them your input. A short, polite message will do.

Senators:

·       Jeff Flake  (R)   202-224-4521 Web Email Form: .flake.senate.gov/

·       John McCain  (R)   202-224-2235 Web Email Form: mccain.senate.gov

                  Congressmen:

·       Ann Kirkpatrick  (D -CD1)   202-225-3361 kirkpatrick.house.gov

·       Ron Barber  (D-CD2)   202-225-2542 barber.house.gov

·       Raul Grijalva   (D-CD3)   202-225-2435 grijalvaforms.house.gov

·       Paul Gosar  (R-CD4)   202-225-2315 gosar.house.gov

·       Matt Salmon  (R-CD5)   202-225-2635 salmon.house.gov

·       David Schweikert  (R-CD6)   202-225-2190 schweikert.house.gov

·       Ed Pastor  (D-CD7)   202-225-4065 pastor.house.gov

·       Trent Franks  (R-CD8)   202-225-4576 franks.house.gov

·       Kyrsten Sinema  (D-CD9)   202-225-9888 sinemaforms.house.gov

 

 

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        McCain Vows Amnesty Fight As Long As ‘I’m Alive, Breathing’

·        Bush Family: Political Dynasty Ambitions Resurge

·        Say “No” To ‘Noah’ — Green Politics Minus God

·        AZ Republic Reinvented Again: USA Today Takes Over

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Lisa Aubuchon Speaks Out – The Other Side The Bar And Media Don’t Want You To Know   Disbarred Deputy Attorney Under Andrew Thomas Exposes Corruption Of AZ State Bar -  Names Names, Reveals Former Bar President Ed Novak’s Unethical Role In Targeting Political Enemies

GILBERTWATCH:

·        Candidate For Governor Scott Smith Applauds Common Core

FLOYD REPORTS

·        Thune Takes Harry Reid To Task For Arrogant Comments:

MAGGIES NOTEBOOK

·        Common Core The Timeline – Who, When, Why, How: Repaying “Education Debt,” Social Justice, Education Equity

·        CommonCore: Oklahoma’s Jenni White on Glenn Beck with Dana Loesch: Wake Up Parents, It’s The Textbooks!

ARIZONA FREEDOMALLIANCE

·        We Are Closely Watching This Race!   AZ Corporation Commission

·        Could This Be The Next New Energy Source?

 

 

RNC/GOP   www.gop.com

·        Pat-Caddell-At-CPAC: This-Was-The-Best-Speech-Of-The-Weekend  Caddell laces into GOP establishment

·        GOP-Establishment-Takes-Hit-From-Key-Conservative   Famous Republicans Targeted For Dumpster – Tea Party ‘As Much A Rebellion Against The Big Government Republicans’ As Liberal Dems.

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Secure-Border-A-Federal-Farce-15th-Time-Same-Mexican-Man-To-Be-Deported

·        Obama-Administration-Admits-It-Faked-Deportation-Numbers

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        Montana Ammo Casing Processor Raid Recalls Warnings Of Anti-Gun Agenda At OSHA

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Palin-Tops-National-Poll-Of-Women--Americans-Want-To-Run-For-President: Hillary Not Named

·        GOP Donors Reportedly Working To Draft Jeb Bush For 2016 Presidential Run

·        Bruce-Braleys-Guide-To-Stepping-In-It     Fill In The Caption

NSA

·        No Clear Path To NSA Reform On Hill

VOTER ID/FRAUD

·        Couple-Upset-After-Receiving-Pre-Marked-Voter-Registration-Card-From-Covered-California

·        Demo-NY-City-Coucilwoman-Gets-Ballot-Wins-Election-81%-Fraudulent-Signatures

·        Obamacare Exchange Sends Couple Voter Registration Form Pre-Marked As Democrat

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Vets And Backlog Should Never Be In The Same Sentence: Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        County-Commissioner-Will-Take-Jail-Denied-Religious-Rights

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Debate Over Pay For Men VS. Women Is About Politics Not Pay

CORRUPTION

·        Democrats-Behaving-Badly: Scandals-Taint-Party-In-A Tough Election Year

CONGRESS

·        Harry Reid Gets Testy With Reporter Asking About FEC Probe

·        Harry-Reid-Says-He-Never-Called-Obamacare-Stories-Lies: Liar

·        FEC-Not-Satisfied-With-Reid-Explanation-For-Holiday-Gifts

·        Mitch McConnell Slams Obama 'Talk' On Ukraine

·        Poll Indicates GOP Could Take Senate Seat From Democrat

·        Pelosi: People Who Value Human Life Are ‘Dumb’

WELFARE

·        Authorities-Look-For-Lavish-Couple-Living-On-Food-Stamps

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Maryland To Reportedly Abandon $125M Obamacare Exchange For New System

·        Obamacare Exchange Sends Couple Voter Registration Form Pre-Marked As Democrat

·        Rural-Residents-Confront-Higher-Health-Care-Costs

EPA

·        EPA-Proposes-Huge-Land-Grab

EDUCATION

·        Ariz-Fans-Riot-On-Campus-After-Devastating-Elite-Eight-Loss-To-Wisconsin

·        US-Govt-Forces-School-To-Tear-Down-Brand-New-Bleachers-Because-They-Werent-Fair-Enough

·        Common Crap: Education In America

COMMON CORE

·        Common Core Developers Attack National Homeschooling Group Over Documentary

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama's Minister Of Propaganda Valeir Jarrett Getting Obamacare Put In Movie/TV Scripts

·        Scandal: Obama-Administration-Admits-It-Faked-Deportation-Numbers

INTERNATIONAL

·        Iranian-Commander-Targets-Within-America

 

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