Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2-23-15 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Monday, February 23, 2015


·       LD 15 Will Have A Debate On The Convention Of States With Dennis Reiber (pro) and Marcus Kelly (con) at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 24 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 7th Ave/Deer Valley Road., Phx.  Visitors are welcome.  Chr David Henderson.


·       Rev Clyde Bowen Will Give The Opening Prayer for the March 3 Senate session at the invitation of Sen. Kelli Ward.


·       The Arizona Republican Assembly will hold its first meeting for Conservative Republicans in the West Valley at 8 am., Sat, Feb 28, at the Culver's Restaurant ((NW corner of the 101 & Camelback).  AZRA membership is open to Conservative Republicans who support the Republican Platform and the US Constitution.  New members are subject to vetting. This organization is for Conservative Republicans. Contact AzRA President Thayer Verschoor  602-703-0266.


·        Condolences To The Family Of LD13 PC Bobbie Watts, who has passed away.  Services will be held at 1:30 pm, Feb 28 at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Litchfield Park.


·       Education: Rest Of Story - STO's Theft Of State Tax Funds 

ü  Where is the follow up on this?

ü  Where are the watchdog groups?

ü  Where are the education savvy Legislators and eliminating loopholes?

ü  Where is the press?


·       Two Big Questions Floating Around Out In Mohave County: Will former legislator Ron Gould will run for the Arizona senate and will Sen. Kelli Ward take on John McCain for the US Senate seat.


·       Meanwhile In Maricopa County, folks are wondering who is the whistleblower who let the cat out of the bag about former Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce’s alleged meetings with APS officials?  The Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders name also keeps popping  in related news stories.


·       Gov Doug Ducey Plans A Ceremonial Bill Signing of the American Civics Act at 3 pm., Tues., Feb 24 at the House of Representatives (3rd floor of Capitol Museum), 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.


·       Clint Bolick, VP of Litigation for the  Goldwater Institute and Co-Author of Immigration Wars with Jeb Bush will address the Paradise Republican Women at their March 14 luncheon at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. 10:30 am social. 11 am lunch. $30 per person. RSVP by March 12.

·        The Pima County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 28 at the Doubletree Hotel Reid Park Ballroom, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally. Precinct Committee will be recognized for their work this past year. 5 pm – cash bar. $35 per person/$60 per couple.  Table of 10 - $300. RSVP before Feb. 21 with debt/credit card payment to Pima County Republican Headquarters at 520-321-1492. Sponsorship information call Karen Schuttee  520-877-3230. Silent Auction donations call Mary Preble  520-409-9269.

·       Pro-Life Event: Back By Popular Demand Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director (now pro-life advocate), will address the Maricopa County community at 10:30 am., Sat., March 7 in Gilbert. Tickets $7. This is presented by First Way Pregnancy Center.


·       Tom Jenney Presented Sen. Steve Smith with AFP-Arizona's "Friend of the Taxpayer" award at the Saturday  Lincoln Day luncheon in Casa Grande. 


·       The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL)  has received word that a telemarketer has been calling Arizona residents and erroneously claiming that AzCDL opposes HCR 2003, which calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.  For the record, AzCDL has no position or opinion on HCR 2003.  AZCDL’s  primary focus is on Arizona state firearms related legislation. Anyone with any information about these calls should contact AzCDL immediately.


·       Legislative Dates To Remember:

ü  March 20 - Last day for House consideration of Senate bills and Senate consideration of House bills.   Bills Posted: 1138

ü  April 17 - Last day for conference committees


·       Of The Bills AZCDL Is Monitoring, 11 are effectively dead for the session.  See Bill Tracking page.  Most notably, four basically identical bills (HB 2118, HB 2601, HCR 2009 and SB 1269) that would criminalize private firearm transfers have ended their journey.  From watching what is happening in other states, AzCDL expects this to mark the initiation of the Bloomberg financed “citizen initiative” process to get a gun owner registration measure on the 2016 ballot.


·       AzCDL Reports Bills Moving:

ü  HB 2431 (Rep. Bob Thorpe, LD 6)

ü  HB 2320 (Rep. Brenda Barton, LD-6)

ü  HB 2509 (Rep. Kelly Townsend, LD-16

ü  HB 2527 (Rep. Anthony Kern, LD-20

AzCDL requests Action:

ü  HB 2320 will soon be scheduled for a House Committee of the Whole (COW) hearing and HB 2509 is scheduled for a COW hearing on Monday, February 23.  These bills need to pass out of the House COW before they can proceed to the Senate.  Prepared for you to send to your Representatives


·       Jose Barrajero's AZRRT-call-to-action-and-weekly-report-150220-0510   This link is time sensitive and will change every week.


·       Updates On AZ Firearms Bills: See AzCDL


·       Latest Actions On Bills:


·       The Annual Graham County Lincoln Day Lunch has been re-scheduled. New date/location tba.


·       The Graham County Republican Committee will meet at noon March 13 in the  Manor House Glass Room, 415 E. Highway 70, Safford. No cost to attend. Lunch is available for purchase.


·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sat, Feb 28, 2015 in the Apache Room in the Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Surprise 85374. Dr. Carl Goldberg will make a presentation on Islam as Ideology entitled "What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam and Why".  8:30 am coffee/light refreshment. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President at 623-544-7187 or Ruth Seiter, Vice President, Programs at 623-544-9309.


·       Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the 9 am., Sat., Feb 28 Fountain Hills Republican Club in the  Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Program is free.  8:30 am social.


·       Applications Are Available To High School Age Girls interested in applying for an AzFRW Dodie Londen TARS Memorial Scholarship to spend a week in DC at the National TARS Leadership Conference. Tour DC. Meet Congressional leaders.    Application due April 25.  Contact AzFRW Scholarship Committee TARS Coordinator Lori Oien, ( 520)-603-3006. 8161 E. Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85715


·       Congressman David Schweikert will address the 9 am, Sat., April 18 Fountain Hills Republican Club mtg  scheduled in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Program is free with social period commencing at 8:30.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar: When I was elected as your Representative in 2010, I vowed to apply the same approach I took as a medical professional towards my actions in Congress. By asking “Where does it hurt?” and “How can I help?” I was able to listen and learn about what matters most to you. Furthermore, I believe the solutions to today’s problems are going to come from hard working people on the front lines of Arizona’s economy and not some unelected bureaucrat in Washington. Now, five years later, I continue to focus on legislation that will empower all Americans to seek new opportunities and achieve a better life. Over the next few months I will be traveling all around Arizona’s Fourth District on a “Solutions Tour” to share with you the legislation I have developed from conversations with the great people of this state. You can find out when I will be visiting a town near you by clicking HERE. I hope that you will join me and be a part of the conversation to build a stronger America.

·       Congressman Paul Gosar’s Restoring Competition in the Health Insurance Market Bill:  Over the decades, and rapidly since the passage of Obamacare, the health insurance market has expanded into one of the least transparent and most anti-competitive industries in the United States. It is apparent that the unbridled antitrust exemption created by Congress in the 1940’s was not wise. These outdated provisions are no longer necessary and there is no reason in law, policy or logic for the insurance industry to have special exemptions that are different from all other businesses in the United States. That is why I introduced, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, seeks to restore competition among health insurance companies and correct a historical error that allowed for an exemption from federal anti-trust and unfair competition laws. The government should not be picking winners or losers and the insurance industry should also have to comply with federal anti-trust laws. As a healthcare provider for more than 25 years I understand first-hand the importance of a competitive health insurance market. Hospitals, doctors and patients alike benefit when health insurers compete to provide quality coverage. The passage of my bill into law is an important first step towards ushering in real healthcare reform.

·       The Phoenix Fire Department Is Giving Free Vaccinations to uninsured and under insured residents. The shots will be available to children six weeks of age to 18-years-old. The shots will protect children against 15 childhood diseases, including measles. The shot clinic takes place at the Deer Valley Community Center on Thursday, Feb 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. - See: free-vaccinations


·       Authors Dolan Ellis And Sam Lowe will make a presentation and discussion on their book, “Arizona: Lens, Lyrics and Lore,” from 7 – 8 p.m. Wed, Feb. 25, at Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phx. Ellis has been the Arizona Balladeer for over 40 years. Lowe is a retired columnist and is currently a travelogue writer. See gov/news/library


·       Republican Party of Maricopa Chairman Tyler Bowyer has moved the monthly Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) from the first Thursday to the first Wednesday of the month effective March 4.  He said Thursday evening seems to conflict with clubs, city councils and school board meetings.  Meetings will continue to start at 7 pm sharp in the AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx.  Contact: Bowyer at 480-239-0025


·       Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card contest for children age 13 and younger. Gosar will have lunch with the two top winners of the free-hand art contest highlighting Easter – at the school or agency that enters their art work. Entries can be no longer than a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and must be submitted by March 18 to  or mailed to Congressman Paul Gosar San Tan Valley office, 270 E Hunt Hwy #12, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 or call 480-882-2697.


·       Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the Feb 28 Fountain Hills Republican Club at 9 am., Feb 28. 8:30 am social and check in.


·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Club member turning in the most US Flag pictures will win a $150 gift basket. The contest will end at the PRWC meeting nearest to the Fourth of July. Send pictures to Be sure to enter "Flag Contest on the subject line.


·       The New Pima GOP Headquarters open house “Reveal” party is scheduled from 4-7 pm, Sat., March 7 at 17 W Wetmore Road, 4300, Tuscon.

·        Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

o   Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

o   Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

o   Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

o   Rep Martha McSally  (D2)                202-225-2542             520-881-3588            

o   Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

o   Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                     202-225-2315             202-226-9739

o   Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

o   Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

o   Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

o   Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

o   Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731






·       LD17 Will Meet At 7 PM., Tues., Feb 24 at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road., Chandler, AZ. Speakers: Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Sen Kelli Ward. Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will swear in the State Committeemen. Congressman Matt Salmon will speak at the March mtg. Contact: Robin Finlinson, Cor Sec


·       The Ahwatukee Republican Women’s Annual ‘Chocolate & Politics’ meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., Feb 24 at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E LaPuente Ave., (K-10 & Elliot Rd., Phx, AZ 85044. 6:30 social. Verl Farnsworth will address ‘The Constitution in the Classroom.’  Rep Jill Norgaard and AZTARS Chairman Lilia Dashevsky will also speak.


·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club’s "GOP Social" will start at 6 p.m., Tues, Feb 24 at Arrevederci, 12645 N Saguaro Boulevard (in Plazza Fountainside), Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  No host food and beverage service.   All Republicans are invited and welcome to attend this social event.


·       The Yavapai Young Republicans meet at 6:30 pm, Feb 24 so hear Barry Denton address "Business and Politics."  Order from menu. Contact:  Matthew Perry at (928) 830-6115 or


·       Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane will give the Annual State Of The City address at 12:30 pm., Tues, Feb. 24, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (7575 E. Princess Drive). Reception at 11:30 a.m. Reception/lunch tickets $50 each with proceeds going to “Operation Fix it” – a program that assists homeowners or tenants who are physically or financially unable to maintain their properties.  See Operation Fix It.  RSVP : or 480-312-2466.


·       The Yuma County Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Tues., Feb 24 in the Goodwill meeting room, 3097 S th Ave., Yuma.  Contact: Sec. Lorna Brooks at  928-317-9120   or

·       Pursuant To ARS 38.431.02 Notice Is Given to the general public that a quorum of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission may attend and participate in the annual Arizona Game and Fish Department Legislative Day between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb 24 at 1700 W. Washington St., Phx (Senate Lawn Area). AZGFD is hosting the annual social and outreach luncheon. No legal action to be taken.

·       The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Tues., Feb 24 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd, Tucson. Speaker Jon Riches of the Goldwater Institute will address “Litigating for Liberty: Protecting Taxpayers in Court” 



·       The City Of Tempe Budget Public Forum is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., Feb 25 in the Community Rm at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Ave. Topic: City’s operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets.


·       The Estrella Mountain Republican Club will hear from Secretary of State Michele Reagan during it’s Feb. 25 meeting.  Contact: Chr Richard Newcomer   602 512 1340 .



·       The Maricopa Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 26 at the Villages Clubhouse, 20991 N Butterfield Pkwy Maricopa, AZ 85138. Speaker:  Amanda Stanford, Clerk of the Superior CourtGuest Speaker - Amanda Stanford, Clerk of the Superior Court.


·       The Pima County Republican Women’s Club Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m., Thurs., Feb 26 in the Old Pueblo Grille, 60 N. Alvernon, Tucson. Speaker: Deborah Brookshire, VA Hospital Volunteer Coordinator.


·        Constitution Classes will be offered between 3-5 pm., Feb 26 in the Desert View-Maraposa Room, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, Saddlebrooke in Tucson. Topic: “What is the Organizational Principle of the US Constitution. ”  Contact Paul Parisi at to register.


·       A US Constitution Class will be offered at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 26 at the North Swan Baptist Church, 2727 N. Swan Road, Tucson. Topic:  “The Role of Government” – Founders vs. Progressives. Contact Paul Parisi at to register.



·       The Arizona Federation of Republican Women has scheduled it’s Feb 27 and 28 Winter Meeting in Tucson.


·       A Fellowship Breakfast is scheduled at 7 am., Fri., Feb 27 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson. $20 mbrs/$25 non-mbrs. Speaker: Doug Meyer.



·       Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the Feb 28 Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting (date change to 4th Saturday due to the Great Fair). 


·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sat., Feb 28 in the Hopi Room at the Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Surprise 85374.  Free admission. 8:30 am coffee/light refreshments. Speaker Carl Goldberg will make a presentation on Islam as Ideology entitled ‘What Non-Moslems need to know about Islam and Why.’ See Contact Ginny Nyre, President at 623-544-7187 or Ruth Seiter, Vice President, Programs at 623-544-9309.


·       State Treasurer Jeff  DeWitt will highlight the 5:30 pm, Feb 28 Mohave County GOP District 3 meeting at the Shagrue's Bridgeview Room, Lake Havasu City. Tickets: $45.  Call  908-347-7929.


·       A ‘Support For All Law Enforcement March’ will start at the Phoenix Police Headquarters, 620 W Washington, Phx at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 28. Participants are asked to gather at 4pm. The group will march from the Phx PD to the Fallen Officer Memorial, 1690 W Jefferson (l.06 miles), arriving at 6:15 pm. See details com/events or contact: Barb Heller at 602-505-8760.


·       The Brian Terry Foundation & Support for Law Enforcement & their Families is sponsoring a Support Rally for all Law Enforcement Officers Border Patrol agents (Naco) at a yet to be announced time on Sat., Feb 28 at the Brian A. Terry Station, 2136 South Naco Hwy, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Ceremonies include the unveiling of the Agent Brian Terry statue and the presentation to Jose Terry with of a “Stolen Life Cuddle Quilt’  for her son.  Contact: Barb Heller 602-505-8760


·       The Pima County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 28 at the Doubletree Hotel Reid Park Ballroom, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson featuring new Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally. Precinct Committee will be recognized for their work this past year. 5 pm – cash bar. $35 per person/$60 per couple.  Table of 10 - $300. RSVP before Feb. 21 with debt/credit card payment to Pima County Republican Headquarters at 520-321-1492. Sponsorship information call Karen Schuttee  520-877-3230. Silent Auction donations call Mary Preble  520-409-9269.


·       The Paradise Republican Women and the UMOM Women’s Auxiliary will meet for their annual Birdsong luncheon Sat., Feb 28 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale . $50 per person.  Contact: Anthea Dyer, PRWC, Caring for America Chair  480-657-7440



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·        Martha McSally On Megyn Kelly Show

·        U.S. Rep. McSally Calls On Admin To Explain Cuts To Veterans Choice Funding

·        The Architect Of Destruction

·        Hanging Rudy Out To Dry

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·        Distinguished Pol Of The Week   Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Was On Fire Last Week.

·        Court: Former Us Rep. Rick Renzi To Report To Prison Friday

·        996 Examples Of Obama Lying Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.

·        Jobs Report: Microsoft Might Bring Data Center, High-Paying Jobs To Phoenix

·        McCain 'Ashamed' Of How Us Has Handled Ukraine Conflict

·        Common Core Ban Moves Forward At State Capitol

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·        Kidnapping Suspect Seen In Tucson

·        Major Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation In Southern AZ

·        Republicans Push To Legalize Silencers, Sawed-Off Shotguns

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·        Peoria Sports Complex Swings Into Spring Training With New Look And Renovations

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·        Drought, Little Snow Leave Grand Canyon Springs High And Dry

·        Declining Highway Funds Prevent Road Upgrades In Arizona

·        House Wants To Add 2 Arizona Supreme Court Justices

·        Company Plans To Resume Work At Arizona Uranium Mine

·        Valley Residents Using Air Conditioners Already

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·        WH Terror Warning: Focus On “Right Wing” Threat — Again

·        Bill Montgomery Sets Flakes Loose On County Taxpayers

·        Common Core: Making News For All The Right Reasons


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·        Whistleblower Alleges Wrongdoing At Arizona Agency

·        State GOP May Move To Close Primaries To Independents


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