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July 4, 2014 -- Independence Day
· LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: Today, 238 years ago, the people of the American colonies stood up and said that we will no longer be a part of the British Empire. And that we will be a free and independent nation. The people of the colonies, represented by the Continental Congress, said in one voice, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (Thomas Jefferson, 1776). And with that a nations was born. Many have tested our resolve to that declaration, and all have failed! So today I wish you and your family a wonderful Fourth of July, and ask you to join me in thanking those citizens that proudly put themselves in harms way to ensure that our Nation does not perish. God bless our troops, our first responders, and God Bless the United States of America. A proud American,
· Diane Douglas for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas will be on Inside Track Radio at 2:30 pm, Sat, July 5. insidetrackaz.com
· Andrew Costanzo, CD 3 - Maricopa County Coordinator, is asking for volunteers to join the CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer’s campaign team to retire CD3 Democrat incumbent Raul M. Grijalva. Volunteers are needed to walk neighborhoods and make phone calls. Costanzo says with more volunteers contacting Republican voters the GOP can turn CD3 from blue to red. Contact Costanzo at 480 677-0697 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Last minute tickets for the 6 pm, Sat., July 5 Yavapai County Republican Committee 2014 Annual Rodeo Dinner scheduledat the Centennial Center, Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott, can be purchased by calling 928-776-4500. 5 pm -Social. 6 pm- Chuck Wagon Buffet and Program. Speaker: Congressman Paul Gosar, and Secretary of State and State treasurer candidates. Music by ‘Me, Myself & I’. Raffle & Live Auction Most Authentic Western Outfit Contest. $65 per person. Limited seating with Gosar: $130 per person. RSVP @ www.yavgop.org/events or call (928) 776-4500. Contact: Office manager Brenda Dickinson 928.776.4500 email@example.com
· Petition To Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus. Petition to censure Henry Barbour for masterminding Thad Cochran’s campaign to smear Chris McDaniel and Tea Party supporters in the recent Mississippi senate race.
· The Gila County Republican Party is planning A Grand Opening for their new campaign headquarters at starting10:30 am, Sat., July 19 at 719 South Beeline Highway, Payson. Ribbon cutting at noon. Special guests include Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state senator Russell Pearce. Open to public. Individuals can register to vote, or change party affiliation, at the event. For information, call 928-472-GILA (4452) or 928-478-8186. Gila County Chairman Gary Morris 602-803-7366.
· And speaking of Gila County Politicans, if you drive past the Democrat Headquarters in Payson, you’ll can’t help but notice that they are housed under the same roof - side by side with the medical marijuana clinic. One can only chuckle at the potential commentary about that… but we won’t go there. Use your own imagination.
· The Wickenburg American Legion ‘Forty & Eight’ is planning a BBQ fundraiser from noon until 4 pm, Sat., July 5 at the Legion Hall, 176 F. Frontier St., Wickenburg. Serving BBQ pork sandwich with your choice of two items beans, slaw or potato salad. $4 donation.The Forty & Eight, named after the WWI the box cars in France that held 40 troops or 8 mules, provides scholarships to nurses with the funds collected.
· LD1 Rep Candidate Noel Campbell And Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will participate in the July 5 Prescott Frontier Days Parade. Staging at 7:30 am at 115 W Willis St., Prescott. Volunteers are invited to walk the parade with the candidates. Riggs will attend the Prescott Rodeo between 1:30-4 pm, 840 Rodeo Dr., Prescott. He will attend the Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Annual Rodeo Dinner between 5-9 pm at the Centennial Center at the Antelop GolfCourse, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott. Dinner tickets - (928) 776-4500.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its July 5 meeting at 8:30 am in the SCW Foundations Building (Quail Room) 14465 RH Johnson Blvd. Sun City West Arizona. Coffee and donuts at 8 am, $2 donations. Speaker: Patrick McAuliffe, former Navy intelligence analyst with NORAD. Currently a District Captain for The Convention of States project, a nationwide grassroots project to have State Legislators approve a call for an Article V (5) Constitutional Amending Convention. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 602-218-5344 cell: 602-421-8877
· The Russell Pearce Show, Scheduled At 6 Pm, Every Saturday on KKNT 960 The Patriot. Call ins 602-508-0960 Contact: www.ThePatriot.com Shows on 960 The Patriot/KKNT typically reach approximately 75,000 - 100,000 listeners each between Monday - Sunday, 6am – midnight.
· Congressman Paul Gosar will attend the 9 am, Sat., July 5 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade past the Prescott Courthouse Plaza in Prescott.
· Patriot Patrick Henry Aka Dr. Lance Hurley is scheduled to address the Brand New Church, 19th Ave. and Grovers in Phoenix at 10 am, July 6. Services start at 10 am. Coffee/refreshments following. Contact: Wes Harris email@example.com
· Kathy Yeniscavish Will Oversee The Pima County Republican Committee’s Voter Integrity Program for both the August Primary And November General Election. Volunteers needed for signature verification of early ballots, poll watchers, ballot chasing or poll workers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
· Amanda Stanford Will Be The Speaker at the 6:30 pm, Mon., July 7 Arizona Project meeting at 3375 E. Shea, Phx. Stanford will discuss how she won her court case against an establishment Republican. Contact: Ron Ludders 602-677-1496 .
· The Tempe City Council Candidate Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Mon., July 7 in the council chamber, 31 E 5th St., Tempe. Parking available just north of the facility. Limited seating. Council candidate Matt Papke invites attendees to stop by the Yucca Tap Room after the debate. matt papke
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten will address the Pima County Republican Club luncheon at 11:30 am, Tues, July 8 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S Tucson Blvd., $11 lunch.
· Northwest Conservatives Will Host A CD2 Debate at 6:30 pm, Tues, July 8 at Desert Sky Middle School, 9850 E. Rankin Loop (Rita Ranch) in Tucson. Northwestconservatives@yahoo.com
· Northwest Conservatives Will Host A Oro Valley Forum For Mayor And Town Council at 5 pm, Wed., July 9 at Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive, Oro Valley 85737. Northwestconservatives@yahoo.com
· The Tucson Brown Bag Luncheon series will feature CD2 candidate Shelley Kais at noon, Thurs., July 10 at Green Valley Village, Suite 70, I-19 Exit 65-Continental Road, Tucson.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten will participate in the 5:30 pm, Thurs., July 10 Tucson Town Hall meeting at Martha Cooper Branch Library, 1377 North Carolina Ave, Tucson. Speakers: Jeff Utsch & Jeff Prather.
· LD23 Republicans Will Meet At 6:45 Pm, July 10 at the Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale. 6:30 pm social. Speakers include Secretary of State candidate Wil Cardon, CD9 candidates Wendy Rogers and Andrew Walter., along with LD23 Senate candidate Forum with Rep John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz. www.d23azgop.org
· AZ Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen will address the Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon at 11:30 am, Fri., July 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Drive, Oro Valley. RSVP to email@example.com
· A Precinct Committeeman (PC) Training Session, open to any PC, is scheduled between 8-10 am, Sat., July 12 at the West Valley GOP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-861-9600 or www.LD21.org
· The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, July 15 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) Speakers include Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich, Fountain Hills Town Council candidate Lina Bellenir and LD23 State Senate Candidate Forum with Rep John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz. No admission. Donations welcome. Contact: Richard Rutkowski email@example.com or www.fhteaparty.org
· A West Valley Gubernatorial Forum, hosted by LDs 4, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 29 is scheduled at 7 pm, Wed., July 16 at 7pm at Church of Joy, 21000 N. 75th Ave, Glendale. All 6 Republican candidates will be participating. Tickets are $5 and available through the hosting legislative districts, purchased online or picked up at the GOP West Valley Victory Office, 10050 W. Bell Road, Suite #26, Sun City. Sponsorship opportunities for candidates, organizations and businesses to promote themselves in the West Valley are also available. Tickets/sponsorships information visit www.LD21.org or contact Lisa Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623.340.8173
· National Day Of Protesting Against Immigration Reform / Amnesty & Border Surge is scheduled Fri., July 18 and Sat., July 19. July 18 immigration protests are scheduled at state capitols, state legislators offices and Mexican Consulates throughout the nation. July 19 overpassesforamerica protests will be held at overpasses and street corners. The goal is to send the message to state representatives that:
1. Any form of amnesty for illegals is NOT acceptable.
2. The current surge of illegals crossing our border is NOT acceptable and must be stopped.
3. Our borders MUST be secured and our current laws enforced. Contacts:
America Working at www.AmericaWorking.org
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC at www.alipac.us
Americans Have Had Enough Coalition at http://americanshavehadenough.org/
Make Them Listen www.facebook.com/MakeThemListen.org
Overpasses for America www.OverpassesForAmerica.com
2 Million Bikers To DC https://2mbtdc.com/
Remember 1986 www.Remember1986.com
Riders USA http://www.ridersusa.net/
Tea Party Community www.TeaPartyCommunity.com www.TeaPartyTribune.com
· The Heritage Academy Is Offering A Constitution Training Course for new teachers and all interested persons from 9:30 -11 am, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and Sept 6 at 32 South Center Street, Mesa. Contacts: Sarah Rowse 602-301-3008 or Verl Farnsworth 480 204-0964.
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers campaign headquarters phone bank is open from 10 am-2 pm and from 4-8 pm, Monday through Friday, at 3030 S. Rural Road #120, Tempe. Volunteers should contact Field Director Josh Wolosonovich at 480-522-9004 or call the campaign phone 480-525-2929 www.Wendyrogers.org
· ATTN: Candidates/LD leaders/Group Chairman: If you have sent announcements or messages to Briefs that have not been posted (except endorsements) or that I have not responded to, please resend them. I became aware over the weekend that some of your messages haven’t come through. Messages can be sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com If I do not respond with “thx” within 24 hours, please resend – using one or all of the above e-dressses. I’d rather get duplications than not receive your e-mails.
· 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).
· 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/
· Pro And Con Arguments Regarding Ballot Measures for the upcoming General Election are due to the Secretary of State's Office by 5 p.m. on July 9. Qualifying arguments received by that time will be printed inside a publicity pamphlet to be mailed to voters in advance of the statewide General Election on Nov. 4. Proposals to appear on the ballot can be viewed here: http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/general/ballotmeasures.htm
· Send via mail or bring arguments to:
Arizona Secretary of State's Office
1700 W. Washington St., 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
· Walk-in service is also available in our Tucson Office at:
Arizona Secretary of State's Office
Arizona State Complex Building
400 W. Congress, Room 141
· Arguments in favor of or in opposition to ballot questions may not exceed 300 words. Submittal fees are $100, though that cost is reduced to $75 if the argument is submitted electronically (via CD or e-mail – no PDFs) along with the paper copy. Remember, the Secretary’s Office only accepts cash or check. To ensure accuracy, the Secretary of State's Office recommends that arguments be submitted electronically (Word format only). After submitting the fee, arguments may be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com
· Arguments must be signed and notarized, and will be published exactly as written, including any errors. No faxed signatures will be accepted. For arguments filed by an organization or corporation, the notarized signature of at least two executive officers is required and the organization must be identified. For arguments filed by political committees, the notarized signature of the chairman or treasurer is required and the committee must be identified.
· Arguments must include the name, address or post office box, city and telephone number of the individual(s) signing. Only the name and city of those signing the argument will appear in the publicity pamphlet.
· Arizona -Americans For Prosperity Needs Volunteers for phone banking. Field Director Contacts:
· Karen MacKean, Coconino, Apache, Gila, Graham & Eastern Pinal County, firstname.lastname@example.org, (480) 220-9450
· Karen Schutte, Pima & Cochise County, email@example.com , (520) 240-2058
· Judy Hoelscher, Maricopa & Western Pinal County, firstname.lastname@example.org, (480) 290-1751
Leslie White - Deputy State Director, email@example.com 480.290.2286
CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten's message for Independence Day: We gather as a grateful nation to celebrate 238 years of independence, let us not forget the sacrifices of Americans everywhere who have made us the greatest nation on Earth. From those who bravely stepped forward to take up arms in our defense, to first responders, teachers, shop keepers, laborers and administrators-individual determination has been the hallmark of America. With our bought-and-paid-for independence from tyranny, we continue our march of liberty while we protect our freedom for the next generation of patriots! - Chuck Wooten, Chief Master Sergeant (Ret),USAF www.wooten2014.com
· LD18 Senate Candidate Tom Morrissey: As I knock on neighbor's doors and meet people at various events, I hear the concern and frustration with the direction our country and our state is headed. Concerns specifically about:
· Our open border and the safety of our communities
· Overspending and continued debt accumulation
· Federal encroachment in our schools, businesses and industry
· Our lack of adherence to the Constitution
There is strong sentiment that our legislators have not listened to their constituents. That they have conducted business in the "middle of the night" without due process. I will listen and I will vote based upon the wishes of the community in the light of day
· CD3 Candidate Gabriel ‘Gabby’ Saucedo-Mercer: It was 23 years ago that I became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world. Today, I proudly celebrate with you the commemoration of our Independence Day, which marks the 238th birthday of this great nation. Happy Birthday USA!
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: As we celebrate Independence Day, let's take some time to remember that we are so blessed to live in the greatest nation in the world and the only one founded on the idea of freedom. We have the freedom to celebrate with friends and family today because of the price that was paid by the great patriots who were willing to fight, sacrifice and die to create this nation on that wonderful foundation. Even though our country seems very divided right now, there is far more that unites us than divides us, and today is a great day to remind us of those unifying principles. So as we celebrate the holiday by going to parades, BBQs, and fireworks displays or just enjoying a day off, let's unite in gratitude, celebration, remembrance and pride as Americans living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Wishing you and your family a Happy Fourth of July and God Bless the USA!
· AZ Corp Commission Candidate Doug Little: I am running for one of two open seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. I am committed to insuring Arizona has clean reliable energy at the lowest possible price and to protecting all ratepayers and consumers in Arizona. I want to thank all of you that have helped my campaign with a $5 donation. We are almost at our goal...but I need your help to push me over the top. Help me push past my goal by making a $5 donation to me by July 10th. You can also donate on the AZ Secretary of State website by clicking on the link below. It is quick and easy and your donation will go right into my Paypal account. You need to verify your ID, but none of your information is saved on the website.Thanks for helping me protect Arizona consumers and keep energy prices low! Doug's $5 Form Donate on the AZ Secretary of State website
· CD2 Candidate Shelley Kais: The Republican Club of Green Valley will provide voters in CD2 the opportunity to hear all three Republican primary candidates discuss the issues so they can decide for themselves which one has the vision, solutions and strategies to tackle the serious issues facing our nation. “Our nation is in trouble and Southern Arizona is at the epicenter of many of the issues that confront us. A porous border, illegal immigration, scandals at the VA, the downsizing of military assets like Davis-Monthan AFB and Ft. Huachuca, a failing economy – it has never been more important than now for the people of CD2 to have the very best represent them in Washington. And there is no better way for voters to gain an understanding of who that might be than to have all three candidates stand side by-side and debate the issues. The debate is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sat, July 26. While pleased that one debate involving all three candidates has been scheduled, Kais is disappointed that Ms. McSally will not commit to the July 8 NW Conservatives debate. “In my letters inviting Ms. McSally and Mr. Wooten to join me in a debate, I made clear my belief that for any debate to be meaningful it must include all three primary candidates and occur before early voting begins on July 28. Despite earlier indications that Ms. McSally would participate in the NW Conservative’s debate, I have learned she will not. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience, participate,” Kais added.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith: Governor Jan Brewer is right. Barack Obama's failed immigration policy threatens lives and our national security. Instead of granting blanket amnesty to thousands of people who entered our country illegally, the President should first secure our border. On issue after issue, I am the only Republican candidate for Governor to stand with Governor Brewer. Last week, I called on the President and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to use the Expedited Removal Hearings process to speed up the removal of the more than 90,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed the American border since October. I believe the Obama Administration needs to stop empowering the coyotes, cartels and organized crime syndicates who traffic in human beings. We can't allow criminals to continue to profit by luring tens of thousands more children and families by giving them false hope. These predators are victimizing would-be border crossers, and the Administration is aiding and abetting that crime. We need to send an unequivocal message not to leave your homeland. Because I stand with Governor Brewer and because I am opposed to the Obama Administration failed policies, I am now being attacked in the media by liberal immigration attorneys who support amnesty. As Mayor of Mesa, we enforced the laws, apprehended illegal immigrants and made Mesa one of the safest big cities in America. As Governor, I will do the same for Arizona. stand with me today
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: When our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, they engaged in one of the most heroic acts in history. They believed in fighting for freedom and took on one of the most powerful empires in the world. Whether you're hosting a family cookout, attending a community parade, or enjoying a fireworks show, I hope you’ll take a moment to remember the heroic actions that have made Independence Day and our freedom possible. Please watch my Independence Day video celebrating our exceptional history and join me in honoring America this 4th of July.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett: As Americans enjoy Independence Day, we should also recognize the momentous events of 1776. They changed the course not only of our history, but of human history.In the Second Continental Congress document sent to King George, the words were very powerful. "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal" is significant due to its sheer boldness for that time in history. The founding fathers proclaimed that if it is evident to us that men are created equally, then why isn't it to you? To discuss that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter their own government was unheard of. Today, we hardly think that the idea that all men are created equal is radical or even revolutionary. But for the founding fathers to proudly proclaim such a belief took guts, courage and insight. Since then, the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence have been used throughout the course of American history to win freedoms and civil rights for those originally left out. We have the world's oldest written constitution. Yet it is the simple, magnificent idea of equality and self-governance spelled out in the Declaration of Independence that makes our republic the most successful form of government in world history.Winston Churchill said, "democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried," - and that old adage remains true. Is our Government perfect? Of course not. But because of the principles and values that serve as its backbone, it is able to evolve, improve and reflect the sentiments of the time.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith has called on the Obama Administration to immediately end its use of parole hearings to keep illegal border crossers in the United States indefinitely; instead calling on the President and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to use Expedited Removal Hearings to speed up the removal of the more than 90,000 illegal immigrants. "We need to stop putting children's lives at risk and betraying the security of our country; we absolutely need to end the mixed message President Obama and Secretary Johnson are sending to border crossers streaming across the Mexican border," said Smith. "The Expedited Removal Process will put an exclamation point on securing the American border. The Obama Administration needs to stop empowering the coyotes, cartels and organized crime syndicates who traffic in human beings. We can't allow criminals to continue to profit by luring tens of thousands more by giving them false hope. These predators are victimizing border crossers, and the Administration is aiding and abetting that crime. We need to send a message that if you cross into this country illegally, you will be removed, no matter who you are." Expedited Removal Hearings allows for faster removal. The process should be used to remove the more than 50,000 unaccompanied children and 39,000 adults who have surged across the border in the past seven months. "This crisis will continue as long as our policy is, 'If you make it over the U.S. border, you will be allowed to stay in this country indefinitely.' We don't need to send Joe Biden to Guatemala for a photo op. We need to send a strong message by returning the thousands who were lured to cross our border by criminals. That's the statement we need to make, and we need to make it today."
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