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AZ Republican Briefs
Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
Monday, March 30, 2015
· Americans for Prosperity Arizona Policy Director Krystal Slivinski is asking for taxpayers to get behind the LD20 Sen Kimberly Yee sponsored SB1173, that provides greater transparency for school district budget overrides and bond measures. This bill calls for total per-pupil district spending amounts to be included in ballot information pamphlets for overrides and bond measures. Per-pupil funding is an important measuring stick that helps taxpayers determine whether their districts need more funds. Contact your Representatives Take Action Now
· Jose Borrajero’s AZRRT Call To Action And Weekly Activity Report 150327-2050 Weekly update on what’s happening at the Arizona legislature. Fresh post every Saturday.
· An Arizona Department Of Education press release distributed Fri, March 27 says that the Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas met with Sen. Patty Murphy while in Washington, D.C. At the last minute Sen. Murphy was called to the White House and the Superintendent and her colleagues at the Council of Chief Superintendents of Schools Organizations (CCSSO) conference were unable to meet with her.
· The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) packed them in Saturday with about 175 conservatives committed to electing officials who support the Constitution and core values that implement its values. The group has grown to over 200 members in the past two months. Congressman David Schweikert told them that the number one decision any organization must make is whether to be a policy organization or a political organization. People are joining AzRA because it is not a social ‘Greet, Meet, Eat and Retreat’ group. The time for dining and polite conversation must give way to actions, according to Vice Chairman Phil Mason. Being part of a national organization with By-Laws and written Principles that do not change with the whims or ego of a local leader is attracting those who desire to restore the values of our Founding Fathers, according to members. Contact: email@example.com
A Scottsdale City Council “Work/Study Group’ will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at City Hall Kiva Forum, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, in Scottsdale to address a potential ordinance pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity to its existing nondiscrimination laws. Opponents are urged to arrive at 4:30 pm to assure access to setting. Opponents consider this ordinance a serious threat to the rights of churches and all people of faith to live, work, and operate according to their beliefs. Click here for city council member e-mail . Click here to give comments to the council regarding the “non-discrimination” ordinance. Contact: Neville Verster 602-882-0124 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Parents wanted us to repeal Common Core but today it went down in flames because four Republicans voted against parents and voted with the Democrats - Senators Worsley, Driggs, Dial, and Pierce. I am sick because these young children will continue to suffer. Every parent needs to find a charter school that does not do the CC curriculum. Sadly they must do the test but at least they will not have to sit though hours of CC curriculum.
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) reports the Republican defectors killed HB230 today. LD6 Rep Brenda Barton’s HB230 would have exempt CCW permit holders from being disarmed when entering state and local government property unless everyone entering is screened for weapons. After passing out of the House, followed by the Senate committee process, and with help from thousands of support emails, HB 2320 was heard in the Senate COW on March 30. Normally COW decisions are by voice vote. However, because the voice vote outcome was uncertain, a roll call vote was called. Three Republican Senators, Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce and Bob Worsley officially defected and voted with the Democrats to kill HB 2320 by a 15 to 14 vote. Senators Driggs and Worsley supported a nearly identical bill last year. What made them change their mind, AzCDL officials question. Here is their contact information:
ü Sen Adam Driggs, (602) 926-3016, email@example.com
ü Sen Steve Pierce, (602) 926-5584, firstname.lastname@example.org
ü Sen Bob Worsley, (602) 926-5760, email@example.com
AzCDL Also Reports That LD6 Rep Bob Thorpe’s HB2431 could be in jeopardy. The AzCDL requested bill would establish an interstate compact that restricts member states from enacting firearms transfer requirements greater than existing federal law. Opponents have been attacking this bill heavily in an effort establish gun owner registration in Arizona. At the moment, HB 2431 is being held in the Senate Rules Committee. If it doesn’t move soon, it is dead for this session. Since the Senate Rules Committee is chaired by the Senate President and its members include the Senate Leadership, the fate of HB 2431 is a direct indicator of the Leadership’s support for your right to keep and bear arms, versus Bloomberg’s desire to disarm you. Here is a prepared to send to the Senate Rules Committee members urging them pass HB 2431 out of committee. Click here Andy Biggs, Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and Senate President, controls the committee agenda for not only this committee, but the Senate COW and floor votes. He holds the fate of HB 2431 in his hands. He can be reached directly at (602) 926-4371 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to contact him.
· This Afternoon, Gov Doug Ducey Issued His First Veto - HB 2150 (Livestock or poultry cruelty; exception; violation; 5 classification; definition). Read his veto letter here.
· Gov Doug Ducey Vetoed HB 2410 - (Municipalities; traffic citation quota; prohibition) this afternoon. Read his letter, here.
Today, Gov Doug Ducey Vetoed S.B. 1445 (Public records; peace officer's name). Read his letter, here.
· Gov Doug Ducey Signed Senate Bill 1318, legislation ensuring that taxpayer money is not used to subsidize abortions through Arizona's health care exchange. "The American people overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, and it's no different in Arizona, where we have long-standing policy against subsidizing them with public dollars," said Ducey. "This legislation provides clarity to state law."
· Gov Doug Ducey signed of HB 2001, a policy he called for in his January 12 State of the State address that permanently indexes Arizona's income tax to inflation. "I'm proud to sign this common-sense but significant legislation to protect our taxpayers by eliminating a hidden tax increase on Arizonans. This is one more crucial measure to keep our tax rates reasonable and predictable while further promoting our open-for-business agenda. It's good government, it's good for Arizona, and it fulfills a key campaign promise on which I was elected. I want to thank the Legislature - especially the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Olson - and all the business leaders, organizations and individuals who helped champion this needed reform," Ducey said.
· LD24 Secretary Carole Joyce Will Participate in the Tues, March 31 ‘invitational only’ White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum in Phoenix that will deal with key issues affecting older Americans. Joyce, a Public Health Nurse and has served as a City of Phoenix Human Services Commissioner for seven years - advocating for seniors in areas from healthcare to elder abuse. A 20-year AARP member, she will represent AARP at the event. She has participated in numerous Immunization Programs for Seniors, showcasing the new Influenza Vaccine for seniors age 65 and older along with the Pneumonia vaccine and new adult Tetanus (Tdap vaccine ) for adults. Watch live webcast at www.hhs.gov/live-3 at 8:30 am MST on March 31. Send comments to white-house-conference-on-aging-phoenix-az-regional-forum.aspx
· An Override Is Reportedly On The Agenda for the 7 pm., Tues., March 31 Gilbert School Board meeting.
· The Yavapai County Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., March 31 (last Tues of month). Location tba. Contact: Matthew Perry for current information at email@example.com.
· LD17 Has Scheduled Congressman Matt Salmon for its 7 pm, Tues., March 31 meeting at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg., (south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Map Here
· A Host Of Dignitaries Will Speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pima County Aerospace Parkway at 3 pm., Tues., March 31 in Tucson. Speakers include Sen John McCain., Congressman Martha McSally, Congressman Raul Grijalva, Gov Doug Ducey, Raytheon Systems President Dr Taylor Lawrence, Pima Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson, Supervisors Ramon Valadez, and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. The Aerospace Parkway is part of the Sonoran Corridor, a multi-faceted plan which has the potential to make Pima County one of the Southwest’s largest manufacturing and logistics hubs. This project realigns Hughes Access Road 2,500 feet to the south and renames the road Aerospace Parkway. The relocation will also provide Raytheon Missile Systems a much-needed buffer from traffic and room to grow its Tucson plant; provide space for the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and a second runway at Tucson International Airport; and serve as an access route to an aerospace and defense technical park.
· Congresswoman Martha McSally’ Sked:
ü Tues., March 31: Speak at Hughes Access Road groundbreaking ceremony near Raytheon in Tucson. The new access road will provide additional space for expansion at Raytheon, Southern Arizona’s largest private employer.
ü Wed, April 1: speak with a local AP Government high school class about her first few months in office and priorities for Southern Arizona.
ü Wed, April 1: Keynote speaker at the Biosciences Roadmap Luncheon hosted by the Flinn Foundation and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council to discuss the advancement of biosciences and high-tech jobs in Southern Arizona.
ü Fri, April 3: town hall with approximately 100 employees of Citibank in Tucson.
ü Weekend: Attend the 15th anniversary service to remember the 19 Marines who died in Marana after their Osprey aircraft crashed on April 8, 2000.
· The Tempe Republican Women’s Packages from Home Packing Party is scheduled from 10:30am-12:30pm, Sat., April 4. Volunteers can meet at 1201 S 7th Ave # 50, Phoenix, AZ 85007, or carpool from the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern, Tempe. Carpoolers should RSVP to Jessica at 480-306-2545. They can also use donations of PFH - small size toothpaste, men's deodorant (no spray), and men's boxers in sizes M, L and XL. Eemail firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-off or pick-up of donations.
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix welcomes LD5 Sen Kelli Ward, Chairman of the Education Committee speak at their 6:15 pm., April 2 dinner meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw email@example.com or 623-934-9730.Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 252-6300.
· The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature "Marijuana-Legalization?" with Deborrah Miller, Substance Abuse Coalition Consultant, at its 6:30 pm., Tues., April 14 meeting in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Open to the public. LD5 Sena Kelli Ward will discuss the status of health care from her perspective as a physician and the status of "Common Core" legislation from her perspective as the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. LD17 Rep. Jeff Weninger will offer a brief update on the current AZ Legislative Session. See www.slgop.org, or contact Chr Mike Tennant, 480-802-0178.
· The Mingus Mountain Republican Club will meet at 11:14 am., April 14 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Speaker: Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent on Common Core Issues. RSVP with Niles Haton (928) 649-1643 or Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com
· The Mingus Mountain Republican Club Officers are:
ü President - Bob Malloy
ü Vice Pres. - Jim Spackman
ü Secretary - Niles Haton
ü Treasurer - Frank Ogden
ü Membership - Carol Lucas
ü Publicity - Dale Williams
ü Historian - Jack Tinnell
· LD 9 will meet at 9 am, Sat., April 11 at La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Dr. Tucson, 85718. Speakers will be AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan and LD5 Sen Kelli Ward. Contact: Prog Chr Kate Reynolds (520.296.4944) or Chairman Brad Johns (520.250.9763).
· ERAU College Republicans And Yavapai County Young Republicans invited the whole family to a BBQ between 11 am-3 pm., Sat., April 11 at the Pool Ramada on the ERAU Campus. Free food, raffle prizes, speakers, fellowship and fun. Speakers: LD-1 Rep Noel Campbell and Quang Nguyen of Patriot Network TV. RSVP by April 4 to Joey Cilano 928-420-4751 or ERAU.email@example.com.
· The Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) banquet, featuring former CA Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., is scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale.
· An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., April 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 5:30 pm – social, 6 pm – mtg, 6:20 pm- dinner, 7 pm – program. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will address Maricopa County Voting Issues. $35 per plate. Reservations required by April 2. Contact: Judy Eisenhower, 480-941-8162.
The Republican Women of Prescott raffle tickets are now available. Win $10,000, $3,000 or $1,000 at the May 1 drawing. Tickets can be purchased the Republican HQ., 112 B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303 928-776-4500 email@example.com; www.yavgop.org
· Expect To See PC Training Sessions scheduled in each LD within Maricopa County. The Education & Training sessions are part of the Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s New County Plan to build a strong grassroots movement for the 2016 election cycle.
· The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum is scheduled at 11:30 am, April 13 at the St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speaker: Yavapai County Community College Pres. Dr. Penny Wills and Vice-Pres. Dr. Clint Ewell. $18 per plate. RVSP deadline: noon, Thurs, April 9. RSVP: Bob Luzius at (928) 717-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., April 13 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ. 5 pm social. RSVP to June at (928) 632-4661.
· Volunteers Are Needed For The Republican Booth At The Pima County Fair, April 16-26 in Tucson. Contact: Steven Fuentes at 433-2615 or email Hq@pimagop.org.
· Trevor Loudon, Author of “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The U.S. Congress,” that exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill - including profiles of 14 Senators and more than 50 Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, etc will be touring Arizona in early April. His Arizona schedule:
ü April 6 – 11:30 am, Arizona Project mtg, 3375 E Shea Blvd #2, Phx.
o 2 pm., Clair Van Steenwyk (Van the Radio Man) radio show.
o 4 pm, James T. Harris Show, 1041 KQTH radio – Tucson : 1041kqth.com/shows
o 6:30 pm, Heirs of the Republic, U-Like Oriental Buffet, 5101 N Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85704
ü April 7 - 6:30 pm, Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots, Anthem Civic Bldg, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. daisymountainteapartypatriots
ü April 8 – 6:30 pm, Red Mountain Patriots & Freedom Fires, Faith Christian School, 7464 East Main St.,Mesa, AZ 85207 eastvalleyteaparty.com/
ü April 9 – 6:30 pm., Flagstaff Tea Party & Concerned Citizens For America, Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351 http://cc4america.org/
ü April 10 – 6:30 pm., Grassroots Activisits, The Brand New Church, 1827 W Grovers Ave., Phx, AZ 85023.
ü April 11 – 9:45 am, Moral Action Ministry, North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
o 6:30 pm, Payson Tea Party, Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 paysonteaparty.org/
· Congressman Paul Gosar Townhalls
ü April 3 – 8 am, Coffee with the Congressman, Brownies Restaurant: 1145 South 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364.
ü May 7 – 5:30 pm, Town Hall, City Hall Council Chambers: 1 City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
LD17 Precinct Committee Training is scheduled at 6:30 pm., March 31 Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 . Map Here The regular meeting begins at 7 pm., with Congressman Matt Salmon. They meet the last Tuesday of the month. Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari at LD17shadow@gmail.com
· The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., March 31 at the Sabbar Center, 450 S Tucson Blvd., Tucson to hear Jeffrey Utsch’s update on “States Responses to Article V efforts”.
Volunteers Are Needed To Man The Colorado River Tea Party –Yuma Booth during the 63rd annual Yuma county fair is scheduled March 31-April 5 in Yuma. Admission: Tues - Discount Day - $2. Wed - Sun , $5 Adults, $3 Children 6 – 12, Children age 5 & under Free. Free entry for booth volunteers. email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
· The Republicans of Maricopa County Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) will meet Wed., April 1 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Contact: Executive Director April Riggins firstname.lastname@example.org
· Phoenix District 1 and District 2 Joint Budget Hearing is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., April 1 at Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center - 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ (Google Map)
· Freedom Fires will present Congressman Paul Gosar at 7 pm., April 1 at the Faith Christian School., 7464 E Main St., Mesa, AZ 895207. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission: $2.50 (17 and under are free).
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
· The Superstition 9.12 Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 2 at the Mirage Sports Grill, 725 W Apache Trail 2A, Apache Jct., AZ 85119. Contact: 480-983-9211, email@example.com http://superstition912teapartypatriots.ning.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
· Tempe Republican Women will hold their first ‘Package From Home’ packing party of the year between 10:20 am- 12:30 pm., April 4. Donations should be brought to the March 23 monthly meeting. Contact: President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
· New Zealand Author Treavor Louden, who penned ‘The Enemies Within’ will be visiting the Arizona Project at 11:30 am., April 6 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx., according to Chr Ron Ludders. 602.677.1496
· The Arizona Project Will Meet at 11:30 am, Mon., April 6 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx to hear author Trevor Loudon www.TrevorLoudon.com discusses his book “The Enemies Within: Communists.” Contact Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496
The Lincoln Republican Women Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., April 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm social. 6 pm business mtg. 6:20 pm dinner. 7 pm program featuring Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell who will address ‘Voting Issues.’ $35 per person. Reservations Required. Deadline Thur, April 2. Send check made out to “LRWC” Patricia Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or bring cash. Contact: Kaufman at 480-368-2777 firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Arizona Project will meet at 11:30 am., Mon., April 6 with New Zealand author Trevor Loudon of “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress” and a new documentary “The Enemies Within” www.TrevorLoudon.com at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. Lunch not provided. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
· The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 7 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W. R H Johnson Blvd. Immediate past Maricopa County Republican Chairman A. J. LaFaro will address voter fraud as it pertains to harvesting, stuffing and tampering of the ballots. LaFaro is Current National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) and Past Chairman LD17 Republicans. He has been working for conservative principles and has not hesitated to shine a light on offenses within his own party. The Surprise Tea Party normally meets the first Tues of the month. The next meetings are scheduled May 19 and June 2. Speakers tba. www.surpriseteapartypatriots.com
· The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will host Trevor Loudon, author of “The Enemies Within” at 6:30 pm., April 7 at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Books will be available for purchase. Contact: Chr Vera Anderson : email@example.com 602-821-4675 http://www.daisymountainteapartypatriots.com/
· An ‘Update From Capitol Hill,’ featuring Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake, is scheduled at 11:30 am., April 7 by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Leadership, and Arizona Manufacturer’s Council. Registration opens at 10:30 am. $65 for members, $80 for non-members. Contact: Cylee Gutting firstname.lastname@example.org
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· Obama Rules… No More FOIA For White House Transparency???
· Bison Problem? Let Arizona Hunters Deal With It McCain/Gosar
· Retire-John-McCain: McCain Pandering To The Right
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
BILL AND HILLARY
COMMON CORE/AGENDA 21
SECRETARY OF STATE/STATE DEPT
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