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· Breitbart: GOP-Primary-Campaign-Against-Weakened-John-McCain-By-AZ-Republicans-Increasingly-Likely Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican John McCain—something that clearly has McCain rattled—she told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview while at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in National Harbor, M.D., late last month.
· Obama-Discusses-VA-Problems-At Scandal-Plagued-Hospital "After ignoring the VA's problems for years, President Obama's visit is just an afterthought," RNC spokesman Fred Brown said in a written statement. "Our veterans deserve real reform in the VA, and as President Obama has proven time and time again, VA reform just isn't a priority."
· The Russell Pearce Talk Show is aired live every Saturday between 6-7 pm, on KKNT960 AM The Patriot. Call in 602-508-0960.
· “The 48th” Plays Every Saturday at 6 pm on AZTV featuring former Dem Spokesman Frank Camacho and former GOP Executive Director Kurt Davis.
· Congrats To GOP Activist Jon Altman who has been appointed to a three year term to the Secretary's Navy-Marine Corps Retiree Council, which includes brief stints of recall to active duty to serve on the council as it meets.
· 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 TeresaMartinez@mail.house.gov 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.
· Republican Legislators Heather Carter And Brophy McGee didn’t make themselves real popular with their fellow Republicans when they voted with the Democrats to keep Common Core.
· The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues, March 17 to celebrate St. Patricks’ Day and to hear John Trudel, Author Of Soft Target, Gods House , Privacy Wars And his newest book Ravens Run; and custom home designer Rusdon Ray address international building codes implemented under Agenda 21. The mtg will be held at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Chr Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 Veraanderson41@Gmail.Com
· Former Republican legislator Ron Gould is shaking his head at the Lake Havasu City Council’s approval to spend $150,000 on a consultant to access ball park needs. “Who's brother in law is this?” Gould questions. Others are wondering how many ball diamonds that money could have built???
Volunteers Are Needed for the LD17 voter registration booth at the Ostrich Festival on Sat., March 14 from 10 am-6 pm, and Sun, March 15 from 10 am-6 pm at Tumbleweed Park. Map Here Volunteers should contact Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178 or email email@example.com
· Former Sheriff Richard Mack will address Freedom Fires at 7 pm., March 18 at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E Main St., Mesa. Doors open at 6 pm. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill in 1994. (States would be required to enforce the "Brady Bill" and run background checks at their expense) ultimately, they fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom. Admission $2.50 for adults (17 and under – free). FreedomFires.com.
· Maricopa County Republican Activist Joe Hobbs is leading an effort to Censure the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its unconstitutional takeover of the Internet. Hobbs encourages organizations to download a copy of his resolution and discuss at their meetings. Fill in the name of your organization as indicated. Hobbs asks that his name remains on the censure document “as is.” Download at http://hobbs4az.com/blog/ Or contact Hobbs at 480-381-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like Commissioner Ajit Pai’s dissent statement or any other support.
· The 16th Annual Anthem Days are scheduled March 28 and 29 in Anthem Community Park where vendors will set up a business expo, arts & crafts, live musical entertainment, carnival, salsa contest, fishing with the Arizona Game & Fish Dept., food court with beer garden, kid zone with inflatables, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.onlineatanthem.com
· Arizona Citizens Defense League Legislative Alerts (AzCDL),: HB 2320 and HB 2431 passed out of the House on Thurs, March 11. HB 2320 and HB 2431 have been put on the Wed, March 18 agenda of the Senate Public Safety, Military and Technology (PSMT) Committee pending official committee assignment by the Senate Leadership, which is expected on Mon, March 16. The anti-rights groups have been stepping up their propaganda campaign to defeat this year’s pro-rights firearms bills. Now is the time to contact your Senators to support HB 2431 using this email Legislative Action Center. Bills Progressing Bill Tracking page.
ü HB 2320 (Rep. Brenda Barton, LD-6), the AzCDL-requested bill that would exempt CCW permit holders from being disarmed when entering state and local government property unless every person entering is screened for weapons, passed out of the House on March 11. It was sent to the Senate where it awaits committee assignment.
ü HB 2431 (Rep. Bob Thorpe, LD 6), the AzCDL-requested bill that would establish an interstate compact restricting member states from enacting firearms transfer requirements greater than existing federal law also passed out of the House on March 11. It was sent to the Senate where it awaits committee assignment.
ü HB 2509 (Rep. Kelly Townsend, LD-16), the AzCDL-requested bill that would add to the definition of aggravated assault the taking, or attempted taking, of any legally possessed firearm (other than by law enforcement), passed out of the House and was sent to the Senate on February 24. It passed out of the Senate Government Committee on Wednesday, March 4 by a 4 to 3 vote. It is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
ü HB 2527 (Rep. Anthony Kern, LD-20), the AzCDL-requested bill that would strengthen state firearms preemption by prohibiting local and state agency regulation of firearm transfers, passed out of the Senate Government Committee on February 25 and the Senate Rules Committee on March 4. Next stop is the Senate Committee of the Whole (COW).
ü SB 1291 (Senator Steve Smith, LD-11), which would allow for injunctions, fines and civil suits when political subdivisions (counties, cities, etc.) disregard state firearm preemption statues, passed out of the Senate and was sent to the House on February 25. It passed out of the House Military Affairs and Public Safety (MAPS) Committee on March 12.
ü SB 1330 (Senator Kelli Ward, LD-5), which would make any future federal acts that violate the Second Amendment invalid in Arizona, passed out of the Senate on March 11 and was sent to the House where it was assigned to the MAPS Committee.
· The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots needs volunteers to work at their LD1 table during the March 28 and 29 Annual Anthem Day. Volunteers are needed from 10 – noon and from 2-4 pm both days. Contact: Chairman Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 email@example.com
· Congressman Trent Franks responds to the President's first visit to meet with veterans following the Phoenix VA scandal: President Lincoln explained that the role of government in caring for veterans is "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” Unfortunately, the Phoenix VA is ground zero for the tragic failures of bloated, big government bureaucracies. It is demonstrative of the chaos of government empowering itself with the care of our veterans rather than empowering the veteran herself or himself. "I fear that the mismanagement and lack-of-care provided to our veterans in Phoenix and around the country will be a microcosm of what we can expect from Obamacare, which puts government in control of healthcare, rather than the doctor and the patient. Last year Congress attempted to empower veterans by passing sweeping legislation that would provide better access to quality care. Unfortunately, failure by the Executive to implement these changes only allowed access to relatively few. When it comes to serving those who have served us all with honor and distinction, the buck stops at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I am encouraged that President Obama has finally decided to visit the Phoenix VA Hospital to hear about the travesties that took place there. It is my hope that he personally invests himself to ensure that what took place here never happens again."
· “Chaining the Beast-How States Can Limit the Federal Government” featuring CFAEF Council of Scholars Member and Cato Institute Constitutional Law Expert Ilya Shapiro discussing the Compact for America initiative on a webcast hosted by Students for Liberty at 8 am, Mon., March 16 Watch it here
· “Harnessing the Debt Ceiling Debate to Limit Government: What Can Be Done to Check and Balance Washington?” featuring Ilya Shapiro and Onkar Ghate, moderated by Cato Institute Constitutional Scholar Roger Pilon at noon, Tues., March 17 Watch it here
· Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham on the today’s visit by President Obama, whom Arizona voters rejected in the 2012 election by nearly 10 percentage points. “Arizona has been fed up with Obama for a long time and we’re looking forward to putting a Republican in the White House in 2016,” said Graham. “Voters in Arizona have consistently elected Republicans to every statewide office, and elected Republicans are the majority in both the state house and senate.” Graham noted that less than three months into his term, Governor Doug Ducey balanced the state budget which was approved by a bipartisan vote in the state legislature. The budget, signed the day before the President’s visit, increased classroom dollars without a tax hike. “The contrast between Obama’s rule through one-sided edicts and unconstitutional executive orders, and Doug Ducey’s consensus-based leadership and fiscal responsibility is stark,” added Graham.
· Popular American Legend Ted Nugent is the speaker for the Republican Party of Maricopa County’s Lincoln Dinner scheduled at 7 pm, March 28 at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort, 6333 N Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. The annual event recognizes precinct committee for their work over the past year. Nominations must be processed by LD Chairman by March 15. If someone has a recommendation for a MVP Precinct Committeeman for their life work or their work this past year, they should contact their LD chairman immediately, according to Chairman Tyler Bowyer, who will be master of ceremonies. Executive Director April Riggins will chair the event, co-chaired by Liz Alcorn. Co-hosts include Congressmen Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and Trent Franks, County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Sheriff Joe Arpaio - who will take part in the awards presentations. Dinner tickets are $60 for precinct committeemen. Sponsorships are $1,000 per table or $125 per seat (available until sold out). $250 – Chairman’s Circle, VIP Greet and photo (following the dinner). Registrations open at 5:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7 pm. Checks payable to the Republican Party Of Maricopa County, C/O Liz Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way Scottsdale, AZ 85259. RSVP or questions: Liz Alcorn at (602) 315-0349. Tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ted-nugent-at-lincoln-day-dinner-2015-tickets-16036792478
· McCain-Comes-Out-Against-Loretta-Lynch-As-Primary-Challengers-Loom-Build-The-Danged-Fence-Redux As two hefty primary challengers loom back home in Arizona ahead of his expected run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has come out publicly against the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General because of her support for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.
· Volunteers Are Needed March 14 And 15 by the NRA-ILA for the Mesa Gun Show to man booths starting at 9 am in Centennial Hall, 201 N Center St., Mesa. Contact: Michael Horanburg firstname.lastname@example.org · 505-261-2087 .
· Congresswoman Martha McSally will present the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award, to Tucson resident Dorothy Hansen and two other former members of the Civil Air Patrol, Evelyn Hoagland and William Carney at 1 pm., Sat., March 14 at the Navy Operational Support Center in Tucson. The medal recognizes the Civil Air Patrol’s contributions during World War II when the organization’s members took on such challenges as searching for missing aircraft, responding to natural disasters, and defending U.S. ships along our coasts. Congress passed legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol last May.
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘speakeasy’ Cocktail Party tickets are available online. $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 for at-the-door registrants. Participants are asked to dress in prohibition era flapper wear. http://temperw.weebly.com/trw-cocktail-party.html
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League is raffling two custom built AR-15 pistols by Forward Operating Base in Phoenix. AzCDL’s logo is laser etched on the lower of each pistol. The pistols are chambered for the 5.56 NATO round and include the following features:
ü SigTac stabilizing arm brace (SB 15)
ü Quentin Defense Billet ambidextrous lower receiver, slick side upper receiver and 3 pound trigger
ü Ambidextrous safety selector
ü QD rear takedown pin with swivel
ü Ambidextrous sling attachment end plate
ü GunTec rubber pistol grip and back up iron sights
ü 7” Veriforce match grade billet stainless steel barrel with cone flash can muzzle device
ü 10” Key-Mod free float rail
ü 550 cord 2 point to 1 point convertible sling
ü Magpul 30 round window magazine
Only 900 tickets will be sold. Each ticket represents 2 chances to win. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at gun shows and other events where AzCDL has a table. Tickets may also be purchased at AzCDL’s online store. The drawing for both pistols will be held on Sun, June 14, 2015. Contact: Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
· The 7 Steps Played in DC: Reps-Franks-Schweikert-Salmon-McSally-Vote-To-Fund-Obamas-Executive-Amnesty “Come election time, they tell us that they voted AGAINST Amnesty and that we NEED them to stay in DC to ‘fight for us’, with the truth being that nothing will change while they remain in DC. This is precisely how someone like John McCain can serve (themselves) in office for decades as things get worse. The well-fed right will state “This Headline Is Dishonest! Schweikert, Franks, et al actually voted against this bill, blah.. blah.. blah…” but in reality, now that we know similar parliamentary tricks were practiced with regularity under Speaker Boehner before his reelection in January and since these representatives voted to retain GOP leadership, it’s reasonable to conclude those who backed Boehner for Speaker approve of these tactics and the results. Therefore, the Arizona Informer will now score Every unpopular bill that Speaker Boehner passes from the floor and will publicize them as a YES vote for the Representatives mentioned above.”
· The Republican National Committee has launched “Hillary Clinton: Secretary of Secrecy,” a new messaging campaign highlighting the decades long pattern of Clinton deception and secrecy. The RNC will continue to highlight similar issues over the coming weeks to show how the Clintons have misled the American public and played by a different set of rules than everyone else. The RNC’s campaign launched with a new video, “Maybe the least transparent person in public life. Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is just the latest in a pattern of secrecy and deception that spans decades. From hiding billing records at the Rose Law Firm, to creating a secret email server, to granting special status to favored aides and refusing to say why, ‘the Secretary of Secrecy’ has shown that she doesn’t believe the rules apply to her.” video here
Latest Actions On Bills: www.azleg.gov
· Legislative Dates To Remember:
ü March 20 - Last day for House consideration of Senate bills and Senate consideration of House bills.
ü April 17 - Last day for conference committees.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SATURDAY MARCH 14
· LD27 Is Hosting A ‘Patriots In The Park Community Gathering’ between 11 am-5 pm, at El Reposo Park, 502 E. Alta Vista Road Phoenix, AZ 85042 -- featuring free food, raffles and fun for all. Bring 5 canned food items to donate for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul . Contact our South Mountain Precinct Committeemen to purchase a 50/50 Raffle Ticket. Event contacts: Chairman Ron Harders at email@example.com 1st VC Jose Tello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2nd VC Chris Morrill at email@example.com
· The Casa Grande Fine Arts Explosion is scheduled March 14 and 15 in
Down Town Casa Grande at Peart Park.
· The Paradise Republican Women will meet for lunch at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 with Clint Bolick, Vice-President of litigation at Goldwater Institute and co-author of ‘Immigration Wars’ with Jeb Bush. 10:30 am social. 11 am program. $30 per person. Reservations/checks to PRWC , PO Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. www.prwc.org
LD 9 Will Meet At 9 AM at La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr. Tucson, 85718. Speakers will be Nick Dranius and Rep. Mark Finchem. Contact Chr Brad Johns firstname.lastname@example.org
· The AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance Pro-Life Inter-Faith Conference is scheduled from 9 am-3 pm., at the Windemere Conference Center, 5750 E. Main Street, Mesa. Limited Seating. $35 – conference breakfast and buffet lunch. $45 – booth, conference, breakfast and lunch. Registration Life@EVProLifeAlliance.org or www.evprolifealliance.org Information: 480-216-7217.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
· The Verde Valley Republican Women Luncheon is held the 3rd Wed of the month at the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, 2250 E Hwy 89A, Sedona. $17 each. Speaker: Drake Mitchell of the AZ Citizens Defense League will address gun owner registration. Verde Valley Fire Chief Nazih Hzaine will talk about fire safety. RSVP - Erma Sesek - 928-284-4248 or Sesek@q.com.
· The Pinal County Republicans Booth will be open between March 18 and 22 at the Pinal County Fair Grounds.
· The Palo Verde Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Social 11 am. Lunch $25. Frank Riggs, President/CEO of Scottsdale-based Joe Foss Institute, will be the speaker. RSVP: Contact Edith Stock, email@example.com or call 480-298-7818 for reservations.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
· The Tempe Republican Meetup is scheduled at 6:30 pm., at the Boulders on Broadway, 530 W Broadway Rd. No speakers. No agenda. Just good food, good fun, good people.
· The Colorado River Tea Party - Yuma will meet at 6 pm., at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma, to hear Nat'l Director of AZ Republican Assembly A J LaFaro address “Ballot Harvesting, Stuffing, And Tampering And Closing The Republican Primaries” in Arizona. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219 www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
· The Tempe Republican Women are in need of donations for their March 20 and 21 garage sale. Call 480-306-2545 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick up or drop off. They also need volunteers to help staff the weekend sale.
· The Republican Women of Pinal County at 10:30 am., March 20 - 3rd Friday of each month- at 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Road, Tucson.
· Fountain Hills Republican Club schedule through June:
ü March 21 – Annual fundraising breakfast, FH Community Center, 13001 N LaMontana Dr. . Speaker Attorney General Mark Brnovich. $12 advance membership tickets. $15 non-members or pay at the door. Reservations: Treasurer, Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. Contact: Nicole Oswald, RepLady2015@outlook. com or 480 837-7878 or Fountain Hills Republican Club firstname.lastname@example.org
ü April 18 – 9 am, FH Community Cntr, 13001 N La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills. Social – 8:30 am. Speaker Congressman David Schweikert. Contact: email@example.com.
ü May 16 – Speaker – Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.
ü June 20 –Speaker - Jon Riches from the Goldwater Institute .
ü FHRC GOP Socials: Last Tuesday of each month 6 pm. Location tba.
· The Gila County Republican Committee Lincoln Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., March 20 at the Rim Golf Club, Payson. Speakers: Congressman David Schweikert and Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Contact: 928-951-6774.
· The Las Fuentes Village Forum meets at 3 pm., March 20 at 1045 Scott Dr., Prescott. Speakers: Prescott Police Chief Jerold Monahan and Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter 928 776 7453.
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· It’s Here: The Roadmap For A Government-Controlled Internet Fortunately, The Debate Over These Rules Is Not Over. Congress Is Gearing Up To Overturn The New Rules
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