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May 25, 2014
May 26 - is Memorial Day
· Gov Jan Brewer: In commemoration of Memorial Day – and in honor of the heroes who have served and sacrificed for our country throughout history – I have ordered that all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 26, 2014.”
· Veterans Receive Final Salute At Arizona-National-Memorial-Cemetery Veterans receive final salute at Arizona memorial cemetery
· The Old Army Hat Bill Anderson
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs: On Memorial Day, we pause to remember and give eternal thanks to the men and women of country's military who've made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberties. As Abraham Lincoln said in his second inaugural address, let us be ever mindful of our obligation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan." Our military veterans have protected the world from tyranny. I'm proud to be part of their ranks as an Army veteran and salute our men and women in uniform around the world today. I hope you and yours enjoy the Memorial Day weekend while remembering the heroes who sacrificed their lives to keep our country - the last, best hope for mankind - free.
· Phx City Councilman Sal Di Ciccio: Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. Remembering those who protect our families. Remembering the families of our brave hero’s. The families that lay awake at night. The families that carry the burden of protecting our families. Please be safe this Memorial Day and our best to you and your family
· There Will Be A Rally To Free U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from the Mexican jail at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 28 at (approximately) 5775 Camiones Way, San Ysidro, CA 92173. Contact: Dr. Gina Loudon, 217-653-2238. See Greta's show Greta talks about Tahmooressi, Who is in a Mexican jail today for taking a wrong turn and ending up in mexico. Petition the White House to release him
· Obama Ignores Torture of Pregnant Mother & U.S. Toddler Joanne Moudy
· LD24 House Candidate Leilani Cortez is asking LD24 PCs to e-mail her the addresses of neighbors flying yard flags at email@example.com this weekend.
· Honor Diaries Will Be Shown At 6:30 Pm, Thur., May 29 at the Burton Barr Public Library, 4th floor lecture rm, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phx. This is a documentary about the oppression of women in the Muslim world. Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on honor violence. More than a movie, it is a movement to promote women's rights in the Middle East. Honor Diaries - Official Trailer - YouTube Honor Diaries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
· The Conservative Russell Pearce Show goes to 6 pm, every Saturday - starting May 31, on KKNT 960AM The Patriot. Live talk. Call in at 602-508-0960 www.ThePatriot.com This evening Superintendent for Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas discussion education, Common Core, school choice, standards, parental rights, etc. Also in studio were former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tom Husband and Maricopa County Treasurer Deputy Director Royce Flora.
· CD8 Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk: “I'd hoped AZ's AG Tom Horne would file and not pay any attention to those in the GOP with their Violation of President Reagan's 11 Commandment, well looks like we have what we asked for and hope all of you will not abide by the results and stay out of this and allow the voters to decide between AG Horne and anyone who chooses to run against him or continue in your snipes and help the Democrats in the General, we may have differing views on this issue but now it's up to the Voters and getting information...”
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will be filing his nominations petitions at 9:30 am, May 27, at the Secretary of State’s office, 1700 W Washington, followed by a campaign rally in the Rose Garden at the State Capitol, 19th Avenue & Washington, Phx. RSVP Darcie at 480-0000437-1033 or info@RiggsforAZGOV.com You can still sign his petitions . Sign My Petition Now!
· A Meet And Greet For Chandler City Council candidates Rene Lopez and Terry Roe is scheduled 5-8 pm, Wed., June 4 at Floridino’s Restaurant, 590 S Alma School Road., Chandler. Light refreshments. Recommended $50 donation. RSVP: 602-617-1354.
· Attorney General incumbent Tom Horne will address the Pima County Republican Club luncheon at 11:30 am, Tues, May 27 at the Sabbar Shriner Temple, 450 W Tucson Blvd. $11 for lunch.
CD2 candidate Martha McSally requests that her supporters get her nominating petitions to her at 11 am., Tues, May 27 at 4400 E. Broadway Blvd, Ste 50, Tucson, 857ll. Anyone wishing to sign her petitions should contact Patrick@mcsallyforcongress.com . McSally and crew will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., May 24 for a final door-to-door signature collection walk. RSVP to Matt Brown at Matt@mcsallyforcongress.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will address the 7 pm, May 27 , East Valley Tea Party at Burke Basic School., 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. Former California Congressman Frank Riggs has been a resident of Arizona for 12 years. His wife is originally from Tucson, and he has decided to throw his hat in the ring for Republican Candidate for Governor. Link to Candidate Riggs' website bio: Frank Riggs Congressman Matt Salmon will be the June 3 speaker.
· Clint Hickman – Maricopa County Supervisor #4: In light of what is transpiring nationally regarding the medical care of our veterans, I urge any veterans, or those who know a veteran in need of services, to visit the Veterans Resources website. Maricopa County has launched this website to provide information about programs and services offered to veterans. The Veterans Portal serves as a single, one-stop clearinghouse that links military veterans to employment, housing, legal information, training, education, wellness, and other services provided by Maricopa County, other governmental agencies, and community organizations.
The LD 17 Roundtable With State Candidates is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Tues., May 27 at the Islands Community Center 825 S. Islands Dr. W., Gilbert, AZ 85233. Mtg at 7 pm, Guest Host Chairman Denny Barney - Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. 7:15 pm "Round Robin" begins. Candidates for Secretary of State, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Superintendent will speak 3 minutes at each table, then take questions for 7 minutes, followed by moving to next table. Carolyn McCorkle, First Vice Chairman , firstname.lastname@example.org
· Arizona Project Will Meet At 6:30 May 27 in instead of May 26 (due to Memorial Day) to hear constitutional attorney Shane Krauser discuss the Bill of Rights – a continuation of his seminar at 3375 S Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Chairman Ron Ludder 602-677-1496
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social will meet at 6 pm, Tues, May 27 at the
HOA Resturant, 11849 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills.
· Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board will host a public hearing on May 27 to receive input on a proposed property tax increase.The board is proposing a 2-percent increase that would raise taxes from $125.73 a year home with an assessed value of $100,000 to $128.24.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Community Colleges District Office, 2411 W. 14th St., Tempe.
· Constitution Expert Shane Krauser will present a freedom seminar at 7 pm, May 27 at the Arizona Project office, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, #2-B, Phx. Free – donations accepted. Contact: 480.347.8969. Directions: Click here
· The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm, May 27 at the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Speakers are former AZGOP Chairman and LD18 Senate candidate Tom Morrissey and Don Jan, author of ‘My Grandchildren’s America.’ Contact: Jessica Merrow email@example.com 480-306-2545 www.TempeRW.org
· 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
· A Reception In Support Of LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro (aka the M&M Team), hosted by House Majority leader David Gowen, Bonnie & Buddy Mitchell, Sr., Miracle & Buddy Mitchell, Jr., Linda & Steve Migliore, and Terri & Nick Simonetta is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues, May 27 at 1150 E. Acacia Circle, Litchfield Park. 5:30 pm VIP reception. Suggested contribution $250. 6 pm general admission $100. Special guest: Congressman David Schweikert. Please RSVP to Allison Mary 480-628-2763 / firstname.lastname@example.org
· Gov Mitt Romney will be in Arizona on May 28 for a CD1 event for candidate Andy Tobin. Contact Michelle Hyde at email@example.com.
· A Fundraiser For State Treasurer Candidate Hugh Hallman, featuring Barry Goldwater., Jr, is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 28 at the Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry & Gallery, 7331 E. 2nd St., Prescott Valley. Hosted By Nancy & Malcolm Barrett, Susan & Malcolm Barrett, Jr., Ed & Kathy Reilly, Billie & Bob Orr, Vici Lee & Larry Jacobs, Christa & Rowle Simmons, Mayor Harvey Skoog, Councilwoman Mary Mallory & Kirk Mallory, Linda & Larry Gray, Jim & Gloria Peterson, Dr. Jason Campbell, Don & Barbara Michelman, and Patti Ezell. RSVP by May 26 to Jim Kleczewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-830-5709. Suggested contribution $50.
· CD1 candidate Adam Kwasman invites you to a “hot dogs & apple pie in the park” at 6 pm, Wed., May 29 in Riverfront Park, 551 W Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. Contact:email@example.com or www.adamkwasman.com
· A Fundraiser For LD23 Sen Candidate John Kavanagh is scheduled at 7 pm, May 30 at the Lexington Hotel –Fireside Grill, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and live music by “The OK Chorale” singers. Free Italian buffett dinner and cash bar. Minimum donation $25 per person. No RVPS required. Checks can sent to: Kavanagh for State Senate, 16038 E Seminole Lane, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
· LD23 House Candidate John Strasser is inviting volunteers to join his team 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. LD23 consists of portions of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
· LD25 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.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Kent Bennett’s schedule:
· May 26: 8:30, Memorial Day Observance Emcee, Citizens Cemetery, Prescott.
· May 26: 3 pm, Memorial Day Observance, Surprise Radiant Church, 15522 W Paradise Lane, Surprise.
· CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman Schedule:
· May 28 - Hot Dogs and Apple Pie in the Park, 6 pm, May 28, Riverfront Park, Oro Valley, 551 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley, AZ.
· Young Professionals for Doucy will meet at 5:30, Wed., May 28 at The Mint.
· Call to Action - Precinct Committeemen: You have 2 days to get your petition signatures to qualify for the August Primary. Here are the web addresses for the necessary paperwork:
· Affidavit - single sided, 8 1/2 by 11 page to fill out and sign with a notary public.
· Petition - 2-sided, 8 1/2 by 11 sheet for the signatures.
· 10 signatures are the maximum anyone will need. Some precincts require fewer.
· List of precincts with the numbers for PC Quota and needed signatures:
Contact: Chairman A J LaFaro firstname.lastname@example.org
· Contact Your Congressman. Let them know your anger over yet another scandal that has taken the lives of unknown numbers of Americans. Our veterans deserve better.
· Sen John McCain R 202-224-2235 mccain.senate.gov
· Sen Jeff Flake R 202-224-3421 flake.senate.gov
· Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1) 202-225-3361 kirkpatrick.house
· Rep Ron Barber (D2) 202-225-2542 barber.house.gov
· Rep Raul Grijalva (D3) 202-225-2435 grijalva.house.gov
· Rep Paul Gosar (R4) 202-2225-2315 gosar.house.gov
· Rep Matt Salmon (R5) 202-225-2635 salmon.house.gov
· Rep David Schweikert (R6) 202-225-2190 schweikert.house.gov
· Rep Ed Pastor (D7) 202-225-4065 house.gov/pastor
· Rep Trent Franks (8) 202-225-4576 franks.house.gov
· Rep Kyrsten Sineman (D) sinema.house.gov
· The Wickenburg Republican Club will not meet on May 26 due to the Memorial Weekend. Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman will address the group at the June 23 meeting.
· 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.
Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to email@example.com 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/
· A Notary Is Available At AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., to help precinct committeemen needing to have their candidate affidavit notarized before taking it to the Recorder’s office before 5 pm, May 28. If you need to schedule a notary, call HQ AT (602) 957-7770 to see if they can send one to you. No charge.
· ‘America’s Forum’ Live on Newsmax TV features former AZ Congressman and telecaster J D Hayworth along with Newsmax TV’s John Bachmann from noon to 3 pm, Mon-Fri. Online: View "America’s Forum" live at: www.newsmaxtv.com
· Anyone With Signature Sheets Still Out For LD8 senate candidate Irene Littleton, Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, and Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little and Tom Forese are asked to turn them immediately so they can be filed by March 28. Go you can go to http://www.azsos.gov/equal/ to sign petitions online and donate $5.
· Chandler School Board Candidate Jeff Amberson could also use some help. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.amberson.9?fref=ts
· Volunteers are asked to meet Mickie Niland and Sandi Bartlett for a fun lunch (on your own) at 11:30 am, May 28 and then make phone calls from 1-3 pm for LD25 senate candidate Ralph Heap. Meet at the Cafe Zupas, 3420 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204 (NW corner of Baseline and Val Vista). Phoning will be done from Heap Headquarters: 3535 E. Brown Road suite 101 Mesa, AZ 85213 – phones and scripts provided. Contact: Sandi Bartlett 480 600 2874 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar and David Schweikert will conduct a Joint Field Hearing entitled “The EPA’s Unauthorized Usurpation of State and Tribal Water Rights: Cleaning up the Clean Water Act” on EPA overreach at 10 am, June 2 at the Arizona State Capitol, Senate Haring 1, 1700 W Washington St., Phx. U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon and Texas Congressman Lamar Smith) will also participate in the hearing.
· Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke is conducting a Memorial Day Weekend Money Bomb. His campaign highlights include winning the to bring back public broadcasting for public commentary and gathering 200 signatures on the “end the food tax” petition. Papke pleads to “work to balance the budget in Tempe. I will protect the life, liberty and property of my constituents. You are on board, but I need your help to reach the thousands of voters we have not connected with yet. Already my campaign has 125 individual donors and none of my donors are PACS or Corporations. A Donation of $100 will help us to reach 238 voters directly with our message.” Papke email@example.com 480 - 242 – 2208.
· Sen John McCain will participate in Memorial Days events in Phoenix and Sierra Vista on Mon., May 26. He will attend the 8 am ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. He will then travel to Sierra Vista to attend the 4 pm, Veterans Chapel Dedication at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail and the 5 pm VFW Post 9972 Memorial Day Reception at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Drive. Contact: Brian Rogers or Rachael Dean (202) 224-7130.
· The LD17 Candidates Roundtable is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues, May 27 at the Islands Community Center, 825 S. Islands Dr. West, Gilbert. Invited candidates include Confirmed candidates - Michele Reagan and Justin Pierce for Secretary of State, Randy Pullen and Hugh Hallman for State Treasurer, Tom Horne and Mark Brnovich for Attorney General, Diane Douglas and John Huppenthal for Superintendent of Public Instruction. $10 donation recommended. Printable Flyer HERE
· Doug Ducey For Governor Yard Signs at available for pick up at Ducey headquarters, 4455 E. Camelback, Suite E-260, Phoenix. To have delivered to your home, contact political director, Anson Clarkson at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow morning.
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am, Sat. June 21 to hear candidates that haven’t already appeared before the membership. Details tba.
· Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne will attend the Green Valley Republican Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon, Thurs., May 29 at Green Valley GOP headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, (I-19 Exit 65-Continental).
· Congressman Paul Gosar Sked:
· June 2: 10 am, Joint Field Hearing on EPA Overreach - Arizona State Capitol, Senate Hearing Room 1, 1700 W Washington St, Phx. See flyer Click HERE
· June 3: 1-4 pm, Kingman Staff Office Hours, Kingman District Office, 220 N 4th St,. Kingman, AZ 86401. Gosar will not be in attendance. See flyer Click HERE
· June 4: 3 pm, Forest Health Town Hall, Messinger Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd., Payson, AZ 85541. See flyer Click HERE.
· Senators John McCain And Jeff Flake today released the following statement on the President signing H.R. 862 into law. This enables the Forest Service to correct a mapping error that accidentally places several homes of the Mountianare community on national forest land. The affected homeowners may not have been able to rebuild if the Slide Fire damaged their homes because, due to this error, they technically do not own the land. The new law allows the homeowners to purchase the underlying federal land directly from the Forest Service. “With the Slide Fire still burning near Mountianare and surrounding homes, I’m grateful that the White House moved quickly to sign this bill into law,” said McCain. “We now call on the Administration to work with Coconino County to implement this law swiftly so that it will provide the affected communities with the protection intended under this law.” “Today's signing puts the onus on the Forest Service to promptly implement this measure, closing the door on the unnecessary stress created by a half-century old surveying error,” said Flake. “Likewise, Congress must now shift its focus to quickly addressing the catastrophic wildfire epidemic plaguing the West."
· Congressman Paul Gosar: When the employees of the VA are more concerned about concealing lengthy wait times than about caring for our veterans, it's obvious that the agency has a serious lack of accountability. In order to prevent deaths such as those that likely occurred due to negligence at the Phoenix VA from occurring again, Congress and President Obama must hold senior VA employees accountable when they are found to have committed acts of malfeasance and fail in their responsibility to provide timely and quality care for our veterans. To that end, I voted on Wednesday for the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, which would allow for the Secretary of the VA to fire senior executives who are inept. Currently, these bureaucrats have so many protections that it is nearly impossible for them to be fired.Veterans fought honorably to protect this nation and our freedoms. Now it's our turn to fight for them. I will continue to seek answers about what exactly happened at the Phoenix VA and to take measures to ensure that veterans receive the care they were promised. Click HERE to read more.
· Congressman David Schweikert: Over the last year we’ve heard of gross privacy violations by the federal government against American citizens. The United States is not a place for secretive laws and mass surveillance against innocent people. Months ago, the USA Freedom Act was a step forward in reforming our domestic surveillance activities to ensure that our Constitutional and civil rights are protected. Regrettably, those reforms were not reflected in the bill we voted on this week (H.R.3361). We have a responsibility to protect the Constitution and hold leadership accountable for its actions. Sadly, this version no longer upholds the standards of individual privacy rights needed to ensure the highest degree of transparency and accountability the American people deserve.
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