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July 22, 2014
· Wed July 23, The House Natural Resources Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on Congressman Paul Gosar’s H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act. The hearing will include two witnesses from Arizona testifying in support of H.R. 5026, Robert Mansell, Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and Hildy Angius, Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. The hearing can be watched live stream at 10 am (EST) at http://naturalresources.house.gov/live
· Condolences To The Family Of GOP Activist Joan Parker on the loss of her husband Warren Parker. Cards may be sent to: Joan Parker, 10378 E Morningstar Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255
· Gov Jan Brewer: Obama Administration’s Call With Governors reveals disturbing information regarding handling of unaccompanied alien children -- “I, along with my fellow governors, today participated in a conference call with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Director of the White House Office Intergovernmental Affairs. During the call, it was confirmed what I have long suspected – the Obama administration has specifically chosen to avoid its due diligence and is releasing Unaccompanied Alien Children into the care and custody of so-called ‘sponsors’ -- individuals about whom the administration does not check immigration or deportation status. As a Governor, it’s beyond frustrating that, once again, this administration deliberately neglects its duty to act in a responsible manner and uphold the law. But as a mother, it’s unconscionable that federal officials willingly release children into the permanent custody of people of which little – if anything – is known. I call on the President Obama and his administration to immediately correct this practice and expedite the removal of illegal aliens to their home country. The American people have had enough. They demand immediate action to return illegal aliens – whether adults or minors – to their countries of origin and secure our border. I am confident voters will hold our elected officials accountable at the ballot box.”
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ For LD13 Incumbents Darin Mitchell And Steve Montenegro is scheduled between 2-3:30 pm, Sat., July 26 at the Chaparral Sweet Shop, 45 N. Tegner, Wickenburg. Contact Sondra at 602-413-0301.
· Diane Douglas, Supt Of Public Instruction, reports that her first shipments of signs and palm cards have arrived and our radio ad is now on the air.
· LD23 House Candidate Effie Carlson’s signs are available at Effie Carlson She needs volunteers to make calls, knock on doors and put up signs.
· CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer’s signs are available by contacting Andrew Costanzo at email@example.com or 480 677-0697. He will deliver and install.
· A Precinct Walk And Get Out The Vote With CD 3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer is scheduled from 9 am-noon, Sat., July 26. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 am, at the Walgreens at 25073 W Southern Ave. Goodyear, AZ 85326 (SE Corner of Southern and Miller Rd). They will walk Hopeville and Valencia Precincts in LD4 - Goodyear. Bring water, a clip board, sun screen and an extra friend. Wear patriotic, comfortable clothing and a hat. Don't worry if you have never done this before, they will team you with someone who has.
· Republican Candidates In Southwest Maricopa County need your help to win. We are out numbered! Volunteer opportunities are available for you to share campaign literature, engage your neighbors, make phone calls, display a lawn sign, host a candidate “Meet and Greet,” and encourage your friends and neighbors to donate to our candidates. Contact CD 3, Maricopa County Coordinator, Andrew Costanzo at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 677-0697.
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisor Clint Hickman will update the Wickenburg Republicans on the Board activities and achievements during the 7 pm, July 28 Wickenburg meeting at the Lifeline Ambulance Training Room, 1155 N. Tegner, Wickenburg. Contact: Chr Frosty Taylor at email@example.com
· Savannah Grassel Is The First Recipient of the Payson Tea Party’s $500 scholarship for seniors.
· For More Information About The Estrella Conservative Republican Club contact Richard Newcomer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-512-1340.
· LD 19 Meets On The Second Monday Of The Month at 7:00 PM in the conference room of Total Wine & More located in shopping center at McDowell and Litchfield Rd., 1416 N Litchfield Rd (Palm Valley Pavilions West Shopping Center) Litchfield Park, AZ. Contact LD 19 Chairman, Cherie Scott, email@example.com.
· LD 13 Meets On The Second Tuesday Of The Month at 7:00 PM at PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Ball Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ. 85395. Contact: Chairman Robert Branch, 602-334-6519.
· Are You Interested In Learning More about the funding opportunities available to help bring wildlife education into your school? The Arizona Game and Fish Department has money available for outdoor field trips, professional development, schoolyard habitats, and more. And we are moments away from a live Google Hangout to discuss these opportunities and how you can best prepare your application for success. The Google Hangout will be broadcast live on YouTube this Wednesday, July 23 (today!) at 10am. You do not need a Google account to participate. You simply need speakers and the ability to stream YouTube. You will be able to submit questions via the comment feature. To participate, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8iZy4z5ugQ at 10am.
· Overpasses For America And ALIPAC are calling on the more than 50 organizations and thousands of activists who formed a powerful coalition against illegal immigration to join the August 5 and Aug 7 protests focused in the election battleground states of Tennessee, Washington, and Michigan. Protest locations will be outside of the district offices of incumbent Republican lawmakers who support amnesty and on nearby overpasses. Overpasses for America or alipac.us/f8/protest-times-locations-aug
· A recent Gallup poll indicates that illegal immigration has now swept to the top of the list of concerns among American voters. Other polls are also showing American opposition to immigration reform amnesty legislation rising rapidly in the midst of the 2014 election cycle.
· Phil Mason - As Posted In The Washington Post: This (Perry's mobilization) is a partial solution, but it is folly to restrict the actions of the National Guardsmen by taking away the authority they have when protecting against lawless activity during natural emergencies or lawless behavior like riots. It is another case where the invaders of our homeland have more rights than American citizens. Those who are committed to protecting the Constitution - including the Tenth Amendment - need to stand tall in the manner of our Founding Fathers and just do the right thing. PS: My son was deployed in Operation Jump Start and his post was attacked by the invaders. The standing NG order - which the bad guys were well aware of - was that they were not allowed to have a round chambered. Thankfully, the unwritten motto in the Guard is that I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. If the men at his post had not been prepared and not taken timely action, we would have had guardsmen casualties. Going half-way is hardly different from ignoring the problem. In fact, history shows that going half-way only gives aid and comfort to the enemy and eventually emboldens them. If they have arrest authority during civil unrest or natural disasters, why restrict them here. Our National Guard troops undergo the same training and stand the same posts around the world as the their Army/Navy/Marine counterparts. Let them do the job they are trained to do instead of turning them into nothing more than assistant nannys. - Phil Mason, Founder - Pachyderm Coalition now AZ Conservative Coalition and and Arizona Conservative Educators
· The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature on the status of General Fund revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link: www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm. The state’s fiscal year ended on June 30. While the final book closing will take several months, we can provide some initial conclusions about the overall status of FY 2014:
1. June General Fund revenues continued the recent trend of disappointing results, as collections were $(56) million below forecast. Across the entire year, FY 2014 revenue collections were $(113) million below the enacted budget. Ongoing revenues grew 2.1% -- the lowest growth rate since FY 2010.
2. While the sales tax increased by a modest 5.4%, income taxes held back overall growth. Individual income only gained 1.9% while corporate income declined by (13.1)%.
3. The FY 2014 ending balance is projected to be $530 million, or $(66) million less than expected.
4. The FY 2015 ending balance was projected to be $130 million, however, the FY 2014 results place the projected FY 2015 ending balance in jeopardy.
5. At least 2 revenue factors could push that balance into a small shortfall. With the carry forward from FY 2014 reduced by $(66) million and a $(113) million lower-than-expected revenue base, the FY 2015 budget could have a $(49) million shortfall.
6. The recent preliminary Maricopa Superior Court ruling on K-12 inflation’s funding has the potential to turn a gloomy budget picture into a full-blown disaster. The K-12 inflation ruling would increase the state's unbudgeted costs by $317 million. If the ruling stands, the FY 2015 shortfall would grow to $(366) million. This estimate does not include any K-12 inflation "back payments," which have yet to be addressed by the courts. – Sen John McComish, Reps Bob Robson and Jeff Dial.
JULY 23 EVENTS
· LD 4/Estrella Conservative Republican Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30 pm meet and greet and 6:45 pm meeting, Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W. Elliot Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway). Speakers: Sheriff Joe Arpaio and CD 3 Candidate Gabby Mercer. Contact LD 4 Chairman, Fred Amator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-980-6007 or The Estrella Conservative Republican Club - Richard Newcomer, email@example.com or 602-512-1340.
Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will speak to the Glendale Tea Party at 6:30 pm, Wed., July 23 at the Brand New Church, 1827 W Grovers., SE Corner 19th Ave/Grovers, Phx. firstname.lastname@example.org
· Jake Long, Along With Diane And Tom Mccarthy are hosting a fundraiser for District 4 Maricopa County Board of Supervisors incumbent Clint Hickman at the McCarthy’s home between 5:30 -7 pm, Wed., July 23 at 5835 W Belmont Ave., Glendale. RSVP 623-937-3519.
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ For LD15 House Candidate David Burnell Smith is scheduled between 5-8 pm, Wed., July 23 at. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Carolos O’Brien’s Mexican Restaurant, 1133 E Northern Ave., Phx. Minimum $25. Contributions welcome. Hosted by Jennifer James, Howard Sprague, Brandon Howard,Michael Ricard, LD15 Chairman David Hendnerson, and Derrick Carlock. Special invited guests Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Radio talk show host Sen. Russell Pearce, Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Rep John Kavanagh, Rep Brenda Barton and Bruce Barton and Attorney General Tom Horne. RSVP Erica at 480-990-7500 or email@example.com
JULY 24 EVENTS
· The White Mountain Conservatives will meet at 6 pm, Thur., July 24 at 381 N. Central Avenue, Show Low, AZ.
· The Pinal County Meet And Greet is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Fri., July 25 at 21638 E. Governor Drive, in Red Rock, AZ
The Colorado River Tea Party Meet The Candidates will feature Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones and CPA Rex Pope, who will address ‘school tax credits’ at the noon, July 24 at Z-Fun Factory & Waylon’s Water World, 4446 E. County 10 St., Yuma. firstname.lastname@example.org
· Maricopa County Will Be Mosquito Spraying (fogging) on Thurs., July 24 in Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale Maricopa County, Phoenix, Queen Creek and Scottsdale
JULY 25 EVENTS
· Congressman David Schweikert Is Accepting Applications for full and part-time congressional internships in his Arizona and D.C. offices for the Fall 2014 term until July 25. Applicants should email their materials to Arizona: Ernestina Borquez-Smith Ernestina.email@example.com or Washington, D.C.: Kyle Souz firstname.lastname@example.org .
· A Ton Food/Donation Drive For Arizona’s Wounded Veterans and their families is planned from 8 am to noon, Fri., July 25 by AZ Heroes to Hometowns. Non-perishable food items and donations can be delivered to four Fry’s Food Stores:
· 5100 S. McClintock, Tempe 85282 (Baseline and McClintock)
· 4707 E. Shea Blvd. Phoenix, 85028 (Shea Blvd and Tatum) 1845 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert 85233 (Gilbert Rd. and Baseline)
· 10675 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale 85037 (107th Ave and Indian School Rd)
JULY 26 EVENT
· The Republican Club Of Green Valley/Sahuarita’s will meet at 1 pm, Sat., July 26 at the Quail Creek Country Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd., Green Valley.
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter will be featured at a ‘coffee with the candidate’ at 7:30 am, Sat., July 26 at The Good Egg, 50 E.Camelback Road, Phx. Cohost: Phx City Councilman Bill Gates. Purchase your own breakfast. RSVP: Michael@andrewwalter2014.com
· The Paradise Republican Women’s Club Candidates Forum & Fiesta is scheduled Sat., July 26 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale. 4 pm social. 5 pm forum. $20 per person until July 26. Fiesta buffet & cash bar. Congressional update from Congressman David Schweikert. Confirmed candidates for the forum:
· Congress - Andrew Walter & Gabby Mercer
· Congressman David Schweikert
· Governor - Christine Jones, Doug Ducey, Ken Bennett, Frank Riggs
· Secretary of State - Michele Reagan & Justin Pierce
· Attorney General - Tom Horne & Mark Brnovich
· Superintendent of Public Instruction - Diane Douglas
· Treasurer - Hugh Hallman, Jeff DeWit, Randy Pullen
· Corporation Comm - Tom Forese, Doug Little, Lucy Mason, Vernon Parker
· LD23 House Michelle Ugenti, Bob Littlefield, Effie Carlson, Jay Lawrence
· LD23 Senate - John Kavanagh, Jeff Schwartz
· LD 28 House - Mary Hamway, Shawnna Bolick
· Scottsdale City Council - Kathy Littlefield, Cindy Hill Michael Auerbach, Linda Milhaven, Dennis Robbins, David Smith
· Scottsdale School Board- Laddie Shane, Kim Hartman
· Justice Court - Michael Reagan
· Constable - Dan Ryan.
· 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 Sinema (D) sinema.house.gov
· LD23 House Candidate Effie Carlson:
· July 23 – 11:30 am, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Forum, Grayhawk Golf Club.
· July 26 - Paradise Women’s Republican Club Candidate Forum at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
· July 29 – 5:30 pm, Fundraiser at Alexis Grill Downtown
· July 31 – 7 –pm, Meet and Greet in Troon.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: email@example.com
· July 26 – 1-3 pm, Green Valley/Sahuarita Republican Clubs, Quail Creek Country Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd,
· Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett’s schedule:
· July 24 - 6 pm, Yavapai County Meet and Greet
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
· July 23 – 6:30 pm, LD18 Candidate Roundtable, 9325 S Rural Road, Tempe.
· July 24 – 6:30 am ‘Wake Up Tucson” radio talk show KVOI.com
· July 24 – 6 pm, Yavapai County Meet & Greet, The Prescott Resort, 1500 E State Rte 69, Prescott.
· 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. Messages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· 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/
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· Diane Douglas For Superintendent Of Public Instruction: The first shipments of signs and palm cards have arrived and our radio ad is now on the air. That's the good news. The not so good news is that we only have enough materials and ads for early voting.
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter announced his support of Matt Salmon’s H.R. 5053, legislation that addresses the ongoing crisis concerning thousands of unaccompanied alien children who have illegally entered the United States. Outlining his support of the bill, Andrew Walter stated “President Obama’s willful disregard of existing immigration laws has caused thousands of children to become the likely victims of human traffickers, drug cartels, and other criminal organizations. This ongoing lawlessness has caused untold human tragedy and misery. Chaos is not defensible – it is immoral. Inaction is not an option, which is why I urge Rep. Sinema to take a stand and offer a solution that will bring an end to this heartbreaking crisis.” Congressman Salmon’s bill reforms and updates the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to include Central American countries. Existing policy is limited and only includes Canada and Mexico. In a letter to his colleagues, Rep. Salmon notes, “These children are being transported over 1,000 miles by human traffickers, drug cartels, and other criminal organizations, and run the risk of being kidnapped, raped, killed, or otherwise harmed during the journey.” He continued, “Doing nothing is NOT the compassionate response to this humanitarian crisis.” In response, Andrew Walter wrote a letter to Congresswoman Sinema urging her to take a stand on Rep. Salmon’s bill that will solve this humanitarian crisis.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: Early voting begins in only nine days. With so much at stake in this election, we need to make sure that our conservative message is heard by all Arizonans, and I need your help to do it.In a six-way race, every vote counts. With your help, I will become the Republican nominee on August 26th.Please reply to this email if you can spare just two hours of your time for my campaign this week firstname.lastname@example.org My opponents are distorting the facts about me, and voters deserve to know the truth. Help me set the record straight and allow truth to triumph in this election by volunteering your time this week.Thank you so much for all that you have done so far. Let's make the final push so that we can win on Election Day.
· Arizona-GOP-Governor-Candidates-PBS-Debate Sparks Fly
· Bob-Worsley-Attack-Signs Laurie Roberts
· Bipartisan Reform Needed To Save Retirement Green Valley News
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