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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
May 15, 2014
· Gov Jan Brewer: “I Ask That All Arizonans Hold In Their Thoughts And Prayers the family of U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Martin Barreras, a Tucson soldier who passed away Tuesday, May 13, from injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan. Command Sgt. Maj. Barreras, 49, dedicated more than three decades to military service, including five years as a U.S. Marine before enlisting in the Army. He was the top senior enlisted soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Sgt. Maj. Barreras died from injuries he sustained in action in Harat Province, Afghanistan, where he has been deployed since December 2013.Our nation is forever indebted to individuals like Sgt. Maj. Barreras, who knowingly, selflessly and daily risk their lives to protect our nation and preserve our freedoms. As we mourn this American hero, let us always honor all of our nation’s men and women in uniform with our eternal gratitude and admiration.Out of respect for Sgt. Maj. Barreras, I have ordered that all state flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, May 16, 2014, and again on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.”
· ATTN Candidates: Several candidate announcement/events came in this week without any reference to the position they are running for. Announcements without position, party affiliation and contact information, will not be posted. Don’t assume everyone knows who you are and what you are running for.
· Congressman Trent Franks co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Caucus: We have learned that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag -- a Sudanese Christian woman -- has been sentenced to death by hanging after being accused of apostasy by a court that gave her 'three days to recant' and 'return to Islam.' Ms. Ishag, who is married to an American citizen, was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, thus making a 'return' to Islam fundamentally impossible. She is also eight months pregnant.Such blatant disregard for the value of human life --and religious freedom -- is an indescribable disgrace. I urge the U.S. State Department to immediately step in on Ms. Ishag's behalf and to articulate conclusively that such blatant abrogations of the most basic human rights will be taken extremely seriously, and that Sudan is expected to fulfill its sworn obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."
· The Heat is On: It’s the final couple weeks before the official start of summer and the official end of signature gathering season. LD23 House candidate John Strasser is inviting everyone to join him and his volunteers as they go through District 23 collecting signatures. Give him a call (480 – 273 – 8798) or check out his website (http://johnstrasser.us) to sign up.
· Sen Candidate Ralph Heap needs volunteers to man telephones from noon until 8 pm Mon-Fri at his campaign headquarters, 3535 E Brown Road., Mesa.Greetings Volunteer. call Don @ 602-284-6240 or Barbara @ 480-577-9094 to schedule a time!
· Gov Jan Brewer and AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach today petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court to review the recent appellate court decision regarding the state’s Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit aiming to prevent implementation of the Medicaid Restoration law. In February, the Arizona Superior Court granted the state’s Motion on the basis that the plaintiffs – primarily a few state lawmakers who voted against the governor’s Medicaid Restoration Plan during last year’s legislative session – lacked standing to sue. An appeals court in April overturned the trial court ruling, allowing the lawsuit to move forward.’’
· The Arrowhead Republican Womens Candidates Forum is scheduled at 2:30 pm, Sat., June 7 at the Briarwood Counry Club. Cash bar, appetizers. Confirmed candidates:
· Congress: Clair Van Steenwyk, Trent Franks,
· Governor: Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith
· Secretary Of State: Justin Pierce
· Trasurer: Jeff Dewitt, Hugh Hallman
· Attorney General: Mark Brnovich, Tom Horne
· Superintendent Of Public Instruction: Diane Douglas
· Corporation Commissioner: Tom Forese, Bonnie Katz, Doug Little, Lucy Mason, Vernon Parker
· Maricopa County Supervisor: Sandra Dowling, Clint Hickman
· Clerk Of The Courts: Michael Jeans
· House LD21: Rick Gray, Bryan Hackbarth, Tony Rivero, Debbie Lesko (Candidate For State Senate)
· House LD22: David Livingston, Phil Lovas
· A Reception In Honor Treasury Candidate Randy Pullen, with guest Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 21 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle, Tucson. Co-Hosts Supervisor Ray Carroll, David Mehl And Alan Norville. Hosts: Give or Raise $1,000. Personal Suggested Contribution to Attend - $50. RSVP to email@example.com
· Maricopa County District 2 Supervisor Steve Chucri was honored by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce today at its 27th Annual Impact Awards. For his willingness to champion efforts that ensure Arizona’s business climate is competitive, Supervisor Chucri was presented with the Chamber’s Sentinel Award, part of an event that recognized eight Valley businesses with Impact Awards as “the best of the best”.
· LD16 Sen David Farnsworth will be the guest on the 7 pm, Sat., May 17 Russell Pearce Show on 960 The Patriot. Live show: 602-508-0960... make your voices heard! Or www.ThePatriot.com This talk s how is going to 6 pm on May 31.
· The Arizona Right to Life's 2014 Gala with Hugh Hewitt at 6 pm, May 22 at Xavier High School Auditorium with panelist Penny Young Nance, Nik Nikas, Vermon Pierre, and Shane Kruaser. $20 admission. $100 VIP – catered reception. Register at www.AZRTL.ORg
· An Ice Cream Social With LD28 House Candidate Shawnna Bolick, hosted by Jim Chamberlain and Norman McClelland, scheduled at 4 pm, Thur., May 22 at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E Orange Blossom Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Kid-friendly event. RSVP : info@BolickforArizona.com, or by phone at 602-842-1912. http://www.BolickforArizona.com for additional information.
· Secretary Of State Ken Bennett will conduct his Grand Opening of Bennett for Governor Headquarters at 9 am, Sat., May 17 at 7000 E. McDowell Road, Suite 102, Scottsdale. The office will be open 9am-7 pm, Mon-Fri and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
· Gov Jan Brewer Today Announced That Dale Frost, Who Currently Serves As Governor Brewer’s Education Policy Advisor, Has Been Promoted To Director Of The Governor’s Office Of Education Innovation. In This Role, Frost Will Advance The Governor’s Efforts To Implement The State’s Education Reform Plan, Working To Ensure All Arizona Students Are Prepared For Success In College And Careers Upon Graduation. He Also Will Work Collaboratively With The Arizona Ready Education Council To Improve K-12 And Higher Education Statewide. Frost Will Also Maintain His Position As The Governor’s Education Policy Advisor. Frost Replaces Departing Director Rebecca Gau, Who Has Accepted A Position With Stand For Children, An Education Advocacy Organization Whose Mission Is To Ensure All Children Graduate High School With The Preparedness And Opportunity To Receive A College Education.
· The Martha McSally For Congress Campaign Headquarters Needs Volunteers From 9 Am-5 Pm, May 17 To Contact Local Voters, Collect Signatures, And Getting Martha's Message Out To The Community. RSVP Matt@Mcsallyforcongress.Com Or Call Us At 520-488-2996.
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am, May 17 at the Community Center, to hear senate candidates incumbent John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz and House candidates Effie Carlson, Jay Lawrence, Bob Littlefield, Chuck Schmidt, John Strasser and incumbent
· A Campaign Fundraiser for Marty Hermanson, candidate for Maricopa City Council, is scheduled from 6-8 pm, Tues., May 27 at the Duke Country club, Maricopa. Speakers: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles, Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. RSVP -Brendahermansongarza@yahoo.com
· CANCELLED, TO BE SCHEDULED: Dr. Barry A. Goodfield Is Hosting A Meet & Greet For LD22 Sen Judy Burges from 6 – 8 pm, May 17, at the Ancala Country Club, 11700 E Via Linda, Scottsdale. RSVP: Laura Allison 480-391-1000 Ext210 by Wed, May 14.
· The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., May 19 to hear attorney David Cantelme address ‘Did the GOP get out smarted by the Arizona Redistricting Commission?’ at 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Ronald Ludders, Chairman 602-677-1496.
· The Apache County Republican Committee has scheduled its Lincoln Day Luncheon for 6 pm, May 17 at the American Legion Hall in Springerville. Congressman Matt Salmon will be the speaker, accompanied by CD1 candidate Rep Adam Kwasman and gubernatorial candidate Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. Any other candidates in attendance will be a few minutes to address the group as well. They can host a table in their behalf for $25. Tickets are $30 per person. Items for a silent auction are currently being accepted. For details visit www.apachecountyrepublicans.com
· American Lands Council Presents Utah Rep Ken Ivory at 9:45 am until noon, Sat., May 17 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, to discuss federal promises made to various states when admitted to the union.
· In Honor Of International Museum Day May 17, Phoenix’s Pueblo Grande Museum will be offering free museum admission all day. Visit pueblogrande
· The 2014 “Star Spangled Celebration,” honoring Phoenix fallen police officers, fire fighters and veterans is scheduled from 5to 10 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Ave.
· LD17 Pcs Are Needed To Walk The Geronimo Precinct at 8:45 am, Sat., May 17. Meet in the Chandler YMCA parking lot, 1655 W Frye Road, Chandler. Bring: Smart Phone, Ipad/Tablet & Charger (backup maps will be provided for those who do not have smart phones) Clipboard, Petitions, Pen, Water, Hat & Sunscreen. Contact: Angi Stamm at 602 561 3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Eddie Cook Campaigners will gather signatures from 8-11 am, Sat. May 17 at Gilbert Farmer’s Market and from 1-3 pm at the AZ Ice Grand Opening (fomer Polar Ice), 2305 E. Knox Road., Gilbert. Contact: Paul Brierley, campaign manager, Paul@VoteEddieCook.com
· Winners of the 34th Annual City of Phoenix City Manager’s Employee Excellence Awards. phoenix.gov/news
· The Pinal County ‘CD1 Debate is scheduled at 10 am, March 17 (9:30 am meet ‘n greet) at the Union Center, 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence.
· Operation Enduring Gratitude Volunteers Are Needed to help renovate and clean up a veteran’s home at 5925 W Hubbell St., Phoenix – starting at 6 am, May 17 and 18. Volunteers need water or sports drinks, gloves, wheel barrels, shade tent/cooing station, ice and anything to keep them going. Contact Charlie at 480-678-0938 or Christal at 623-853-6447. Charlie@cellisllc.com or email@example.com
· Sen Jeff Flake and Gov Jan Brewer are hosting an evening of music with Bob and Christi Worsley to benefit Worsley senate campaign on Fri, May 16. . Guest violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm dinner. Falcon Field Airport – Empire Cat Hangar, 4616 E Fighter Acres Drive, Mesa. RSVP: Kim Mlazgar at 480-201-8735 or BobWorsley2014@gmail.com
· The Arizona Federation of Republican Women invites all GOP candidates to attend the June 27 & 28 Summer State meeting at the Radisson Hotel/Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson. $25 per table.
Alan And Nancy Cisar Are Hosting A ‘Meet And Greet’ for gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones at their Scottsdale home at 9:30 am, Fri, May 16. Contact: Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Americans For Prosperity – Arizona Sponsored Don't Be An Obamacare Victim meeting with speaker Tom Jenney at 6:30 pm, Fri., May 16 at the Travelodge – Globe, 2119 W. Highway 60, Globe (map). FREE admission: RSVP: ObamacareGlobe.eventbrite.com The next morning, Sat, May 17, activists will meet to survey residents of Globe using iPad technology and educate them about their member of Congress. CONTACT: Karen MacKean - (480) 220-9450 / email@example.com
· The Cobre Valley Republican Club Is Having An "Armed Forces Day" to honor all veterans on May 17 at 11:30 am, at the Globe Elks Club, 1910 East Maple Street, in Globe. Speakers are Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, "America's Sheriff of the Year" in 2011, along with Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp.Tickets are $25 each or two for $45 and includes roast beef lunch. RSVP: In the Globe area call Judy at 928-701-2195 or Dianna at 928-200-1647. In Payson call Shirley at 928-468-1131, or Pine-Strawberry call Gary at 928-478-8186.
· The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group Candidate Round Table is scheduled at 9 am, May 17 in the Chaparral Center Hopi Room, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Sun City Grand. Candidate include of Attorney General, State Treasurer, CD8, and Supt of Public Instruction. Meetings are open to all Sun City Grand residents and guests, elected officials and candidates. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President firstname.lastname@example.org (623-544-7187) or Ruth Seiter, Vice President Programs email@example.com (623-544-9309) or visit our webpage at www.grandgop.com
· ALRA Rancho Grande Candidate Meet & Greet is scheduled at 5:30 pm, May 17 at the The Torres Residence, 203 E. Harrison, Gilbert featuring conservative candidates Steve Montenegro (LD13), Haydee Dawson (LD25), Daniel Estrella (LD2) and Lei Lana Cortez (LD24). Other Republican candidates are welcome to mingle. $15 ALRA members. Future members $20. RSVP: Joe Borrajero at 602-402-5932. Joseb4538@zoho.com
· The Annual Cochise County Republican Picnic is scheduled from 4 pm until sunset, May 17 (Armed Forces Day) at 9185 Garber Drive, Hereford. Free admission. Pay Gunny for Gunny’s BBQ. Rub shoulders with friends, neighbors, candidates and elected officials. Pony rides available. Contact: Toni Arena, Vice-Chair Cochise County Republicans 520 366 0390 or 520 558 1145.
· A 2014 Campaign Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast For Congressman David Schweikert and his wife Joyce is scheduled between 9 -11 am, Sat., May 17 at the home of Eric and Shawn Cashman, 6001 E. Pershing Ave., Scottsdale. Admission: signatures on a Schweikert nomination ipetition or participation in one of four neighborhood walks scheduled for May 7 and 12 in Scottsdale and Phoenix and Ma8 and 13 in Fountain Hills. RSVP: Allison Mary firstname.lastname@example.org 480-628-2763.
· LD28 Senate Andy Driggs Is Hosting A 3rd Biennial Waffle Breakfast at 8:30 am, Sat, May 17, at 4231 E. Clarendon, Phx., followed by a neighorhood petition walk. Kids welcome and can be left at the Driggs home during petitions walk. Contact email@example.com or call Leonore at 602-957-3761.
· The Cochise County Republican Picnic is scheduled from 4 pm to sunset, May 17 at 9185 Garber Drive, Hereford, AZ 85615. Meet numerous county, state and federal candidates. Kids pony rides and entertainment. Free admission. Gunny’s BBQ available. Contact: Toni Arena at 520-366-0390.
Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
· CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman Schedule:
· May 17 - Apache County Republican Dinner, 6 pm, American Legion Post 30, 825 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ. Tickets: Visit this link
· Diane Douglas, Candidate For Superintendent Of Public Instruction, schedule:.
· May 17 – 8:30 -11 am, Sun City Grande Candidate Round Table Forum, Chaparral Center (Hopi Room) 19781 N. Remington Dr., Surprise 85374 in the. 8:30 AM-11:00 AM Join Diane and other candidates. To schedule Douglas contact Beth Hallgren at 602-369-2495 email@example.com www.dianedouglas.com
· CD 8 Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will attend the 8:30 am, May17 Sun City Grande Candidate Round Table Forum at Chaparral Center (Hopi Room) 19781 N. Remington Dr., Surprise 85374.
· A Fundraiser For Reps Heather Carter And Kate Brophy Mcgee, with State Historian Marshall Trimble, is scheduled at 4:30 pm, May 20 at the home of Courtney and Chuck LeVinus, 726 Encanto Dr., Phoenix.
· A Sen. Michele Reagan For Secretary Of State Fundraiser is scheduled at 6:30 pm, May 21 at the home of Fred and Heather Wagonhals, 5842 E Redwing, Paradise Valley. Hosts: Jane Hull, Betsey Bayler, Chanrda Bonfiglio, Jim & Terry Marrion, George Weisz, Kelsey Lundy Wendy Briggs, Kathey Senseman, Becky Hill, Allison Bell, Nicole Bidwill, Barbara Meaney, Kevin DeMenna, Doug Yonko, Gretch Kitchel, Ryan O’Daniel and Eric Luoma. Live entertainment and ice cream dessesrts.
· Register For The May 31 Arizona Tea Party Convention at eventbrite.com/e/arizona-tea-party-state-convention-surprise-tp-sign-up-tickets Free admission.
· Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett (current Secretary of State) schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· May17 – 11am-noon. National Overseas Women's Veteran's Group, VA Hospital Mtg Rm, 650 E. Indian School, Phoenix.
· May 17- 4-7 pm, Cochise County Republican Picnic, 9185 Garber Dr., Hereford, AZ
· A Reminder To Politically Involved State Employees: See state restrictions (Arizona’s “mini-Hatch Act”) at A.R.S. § 41-752. http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/00752.htm The public policy behind these limitations is at A.R.S. § 41-752(K).
· The Gila County Republican Committee Has Only 200 Tickets To Sell For Its Cash Raffle. First prize is $2,000, 2nd prize is $1,000 and 3rd prize is $500. Winners will be drawn over the Memorial Day weekend. Contact: GCRC Chairman Gary Morris 602-803-7366.
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers: “I regret to inform you Kyrsten Sinema just filed for re-election. This unfortunate news means it's left to us to end Kyrsten Sinema’s tenure in Congress. Under the failed leadership of Kyrsten Sinema and Barack Obama, our nation has suffered under one burdensome liberal policy after another. Our economic growth and job creation are being handcuffed, and our standing on the world stage has been significantly diminished. We’ve seen what these two politicians have done to us; I know you agree we can’t afford more of the same. Under the failed leadership of Kyrsten Sinema and Barack Obama, our nation has suffered under one burdensome liberal policy after another. Our economic growth and job creation are being handcuffed, and our standing on the world stage has been significantly diminished. We’ve seen what these two politicians have done to us; I know you agree we can’t afford more of the same. We’re gearing up for a vigorous summer of campaigning. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing with me. Together, we can build a brighter future by pursuing policies to restore American exceptionalism. Let’s get it done.”
· Diane Douglas, candidate for Supt of Public Instruction: “At a public event on Tuesday, May 13th, current State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal used the term “barbarians” to describe parents who do not support Common Core. (Morning Scoop with Arizona Capitol Times.) If this is how John Huppenthal views the citizens of Arizona, then he should seriously consider suspending his campaign and retiring at the end his current term of office.“Thirty years in government has clearly distorted Mr. Huppenthal's view of the voters. I have never seen such disdain for the public on the part of a career politician like Huppenthal,” stated Diane Douglas, Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Douglas continued, “We can have our differences out on the campaign trail but I have the highest respect for the parents of Arizona, who simply want what is best for their children. Mr. Huppenthal's words showed a disturbing level of contempt for anyone who does not fall in line with his view of the world. He proved that he does not have the temperament to represent the people of this state.” Douglas served on the Governing Board of Peoria Unified School District from 2005 to 2012, and was president of the board in 2008 and 2009. www.DianeDouglas.com
· CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer: “It's time to Retire Raul Grijalva! Border Security is a National Security Issue, NOT an Immigration Reform Issue! In a story on May 6th, reported by a small local TV station in Texas, Armored Vehicles and Grenade Launchers were found in tunnels Near the Mexican border with Texas! See Story here If you've seen 'They Come to America' and its sequel, then you know the truth about the border. You know the Mexican drug cartels are working with Islamic terrorist networks. Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch told you about the congressional reports confirming that terrorists can make their way across the border and then back into Mexico at will. Chuck Schumer (D) is the Leader of the Gang of 8 on Immigration Reform. Schumer is also the head of the Democrat Senatorial Election Committee. He is in charge of raising money for Democrat Senatorial Candidates. He wants to keep the status quo in place. So does Raul Grijalva. There was a time when immigration was about poor people coming to get work in the U.S. It was true at one time, but that changed now. That is a lie being perpetuated over time and deceiving the public. It was true at one time, but that has changed now. Drugs and human smuggling is now the norm, and the preferred route is the protected land on the border. Sixty-two percent of the Arizona border land is Federal land. The Border Patrol does not have unfettered access. Environmental Policy is driving law enforcement policy. Note: Raul Grijalva is a prime sponsor in establishing protected areas, not only in Arizona but in other states.”
· Huppenthal: Must Stop Anti-Common Core “Barbarians At The Gate”
· AZ-AG-Tom-Horne-Staff-Accused-Of-Campaign-Violations-By-Former-Staffer-Sarah-Beattie/ Horne Disputes Allegations Of Election Law Violations, Calls Whistleblower’s Attorney A “Political Hack’’
· Complaint-Received-By Horne Horne.Pdf
· Robert Robb Get The Federal Government Out Of Housing Market
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2no.Us Border News Watch
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· Obamacare-Workers-Get-Paid-To-Do-Nothing Whistleblowing Employee Reveals 1,800 Workers Handle 30 Applications
· Common-Core-Approach-Solving-Basic-Math-Problem-Doesnt-Confuse-Congrats This Common Core Math Problem Is So Absurdly Difficult It Stumps College Students And Teachers