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Monday - May 4, 2015
· Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following Cinco de Mayo message. "Today, (May 5) Americans of all backgrounds across the country come together to celebrate a victory for freedom and liberty. Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to commemorate the past and highlight the countless ways Mexican-Americans have influenced and enriched our nation," said Priebus. This holiday is one of the many traditions brought to this country by those looking for a better life and in search of the American Dream. As we look to the future, America must remain a welcoming country that finds its strength in both our diversity and our common values.”
"During the Battle of Puebla, Mexicans triumphed against overwhelming odds. That patriotism, perseverance, and love of freedom reminds us of the ideals we hold dear as Americans,” said Co-Chairman Day. "We think of all the contributions Mexican-Americans have made to our country with a spirit of hard work and entrepreneurship and a dedication to faith and family. And we are especially grateful of the Mexican-American men and women and Hispanics of all descents—past and present—who have served our country. "So as we join in the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, let us remember its message of freedom, liberty and courage."
· John_McCain, Partisan_Hack: Please, Sunday_Shows, Face_Reality_And_Stop_Presenting_Him_As_Daring_Maverick D.C. acts as if he has the authoritative voice on national security and patriotism. Enough already! It's not true By John Stoehr
· The Latest Voter Registration Figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Arizona has fallen to 3,235,690 registered voters, a decrease of 11,485 since the last report in January.
Of the state's 3.2 million voters, 36% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 36% have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.
Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration while the Americans Elect Party has enrolled 459 voters since joining the state's other recognized political parties in 2011.
“We often see a slight decrease in active voter registration during non-election years,” said Reagan. “List maintenance during these periods can often outpace registration and this report indicates as much as we experienced increases in nearly half of the state’s 15 counties. As the state gears up for an exciting presidential election next year, I’m confident our registration totals will see a significant increase.”
The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.azsos.gov/VoterRegistrationCount or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.
· An “Education In Arizona Community Forum” is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., May 5 at the Pecos Community Center, 17010 S 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85048 featuring Kyrene Supt of Schools David Schauer, Sen Jeff Dial and Rep Bob Robson. The forum was arranged by the Kyrene superintendent and the LD18 Legislative Team, not the lD18 GOP, according to LD18 GOP Chairman Mary Fritsche. Contact: Jennifer Reynolds AZSchoolChoice@cox.net arizonansagainstcommoncore
· The Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors (BOS) has received a final report and recommendations from the “Citizens for Pets” task force. The ad hoc committee was created by the Board of Supervisors in October 2014 and is comprised of nearly 30 citizens with a common goal – the care and well-being of homeless pets in our community.The task force has spent the last six months reviewing several areas of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) and compiling a list of recommendations for the Board’s consideration. According to MCACC Director, Dr. Rodrigo Silva, approximately 50% of the Citizens for Pets task force recommendations are already being implemented. The BOS will now begin a review of all of the Task Force’s recommendations. See full report www.CitizensforPets.org.
· Prominent-Philanthropy-Expert-Says-Bill-Clinton-Should-Distance-Himself-From-The-Clinton-Foundation-Immediately “Hearing the Clintons, who are multi-millionaires, complain about paying their bills and being 'dead broke' only reinforces to everyday Americans how out of touch they’ve really become,” said Allison Moore, press secretary for the Republican National Committee. Moore’s comment was a swipe at Hillary Clinton's effort during her three-week-old presidential bid to demonstrate a common touch, emphasizing themes centered on “everyday Americans” and the nation’s struggling middle-class. Bill Clinton could do one big thing to help his wife's campaign.
· The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., May 18 at the Sundial Center 14801 N 103rd Ave. , in Sun City with Maricopa County Community College Board members Jean McGrath and John Heep. 6:30 pm – social.
· LD21 meets on the third Thursday of the month, May 21 at the GPO Office, 10050 W. Bell Rd, Suite 26, Sun City, AZ.
· Bradlee Dean will address Freedom Fires Live at 7 pm., Wed., May 6 at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85210. $2.50 (17 and under are free)\\
· Shane Krauser is the speaker for the 9 a.m, Thurs. May 7 Arizona National Day of Prayer celebration. here for more information.
AZGOP Executive Committee Transcript Link to a transcript of the April 18 AZGOP Executive Committee (ExCom) meeting taken directly from a tape recorded by an attendee of the meeting that was closed to precinct committeeman (PCs) and state committeemen observers. Briefs doesn’t have space to run the 23 page transcript. Behind The Scenes: Robert Graham’s Exclusive Exec. Meeting
· Attention - Common Core Fighters: Applications are due May 6 for those wishing to serve on the State Board of Education (SBE) “Arizona Standards Development Committee (ASDC).” This is the committee that was established at Gov Doug Ducey’s request to "review and replace the standards" at the SBE meeting on March 23rd. (http://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/im-arizona-standards
· The Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is searching for youth ambassadors that show leadership, engage communities and mobilize other youth to solve community challenges. Applications are due by 3 pm., May 27 from those who will high school sophomore, juniors and seniors in the fall. Potential commissioners must submit an application and may be interviewed in June at the State Capitol if selected. If you are interested in applying you can access the application at www.youthservingarizona.org. The GYC members will be selected and announced in late June. A mandatory orientation for the Governor’s Youth Commission 2015 - 2016 is on Sat, Aug 8, 2015 in Phoenix
· The Moral Action Ministry Presents Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas in the Arizona State Government in Action-The 1st 100 days of 2015 between 9:34 am and noon, Sat., May 16 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, (Dynamite & Pima) Scottsdale, AZ. LD23 Reps Michele Ugenti and Jay Lawrence will address legislative issues.
· Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ 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:
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· CD2 Member-At-Large Cindy Coleman: Thank you for including the transcript of the April AZGOP ExCom meeting in your newsletter. The transcriber made a great effort to include much of the pertinent information regarding the resolution to close the primary.
Our notebooks included extensive information about the next step in addressing the closed primary lawsuit. It took me several hours to read and process everything. The various letters and briefs did present both sides of the issue - there were pros and cons in most material.
As Chairman Graham stated, we need to share the info with our PCs and state committee people. I appreciated that Chairman Graham attempted to give the research some context as I am not a lawyer. At no time did he direct us to vote on shutting down legal action. At no time were we asked to state an opinion regarding AZGOP’s next step. The attempt was to clarify the process.
Since our meeting I have tried to speak with PCs and state committee people about the info. I carry the documents and my notes to every meeting. I hope to present info at the LD meetings in my CD. This is an important resolution and I believe in transparency so I’m going to keep talking as long as necessary. (Hopefully, when we launch our CD website I will be able to incorporate the information into our content.)
It was a long meeting with a lot of emotion. For a person with physical disabilities, I had some rough moments; but all of that is part of the process. While attending this past Saturday’s campaign school at AZGOP headquarters, I wondered how much money we want to shuttle away from campaigns and elections to put towards this lawsuit. But, I believe that it’s my duty to do as Chairman Graham asked and continue to discuss the info with my constituents.
Thanks for your efforts. - Cindy Coleman, CD2 Member-At-Large
LD23 Jeff Schwartz: Over the last six months 32 leaders and animal activists have come together and worked tirelessly to come up with more than one hundred Task Force Recommendations and Strategies to improve the conditions and live outcomes of those animals that make their way through Maricopa Animal Care and Control. The great thing about this process, as Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri said to the Task Force at our final meeting on April 30th, "This is just the beginning". We, the community, look forward to the ongoing support of the MCACC staff and the Board of Supervisors continuing our work together to implement those Task Force Recommendations and Strategies as more resources become available. It has been a pleasure to serve on the Task Force with so many people that are dedicated to Animal Welfare. This could not have been done without the leadership and support of Chucri and other members of the Board of Supervisors, Tom Manos, Maricopa County Manager, Joy Rich, Assistant County Manager, and Valerie Beckett, Maricopa County Ombudsman Program Director. See presentation and the Task Force Recommendations & Strategies (HERE).
· LD23 Jeff Schwartz: I am excited that I was able to help facilitate saving 76 dogs from Maricopa Animal Care and Control by fostering an agreement with the State of Missouri Humane Society. All these little furry friends will have new homes soon. This is the second transfer of small dogs to the State of Missouri Humane Society within the last several months. What a great partnership this is becoming! Again, this couldn't have been done without the help of my cousin Dr. Steven Schwartz who is a retired Veterinarian Director of the Humane Society of Missouri, and his former colleagues. Thanks to Steve, Debbie Hill, Vice President of Operations of the Humane Society of Missouri, Sam Spinelli, Alternative Placement Supervisor MCACC and Dr. Rodrigo Silva, Assistant County Manager and Maricopa County director of the MCACC, and all those who participated in making this possible.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· The Pima County Republican Club luncheon featuring Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada is scheduled at noon, Tues., May 5 at the Sabbar Center, 450 S Tucson Blvd., Tucson. $11 includes beverage. Admission -$5 with chips & Beverage. Contact: email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
· Senator Marco Rubio will highlight the CAP event at 7 pm., May 6 in the Arizona Christian University Gymnasium, 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032. $40 members. Discounted rates for Precinct Committeemen. Limited space. Click here for tickets for the main event or private pre-event reception. Pre-event reception attendees will get a picture with Rubio and participate in an exclusive Q&A. CAP President Cathi Herrod and Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil will also speak. contact Cylee Gutting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 248-9172
· The Red Mountain Patriots will hear radio talk show host Bradlee Dean at 7 pm., Wed., May 6 at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. Doors open at 5 pm.
· Freedom Fires, Red Mountain Patriots and the East Valley Tea Party meet the first and third Wednesday at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. Start time: 7 pm. Admission: $2.50. They also meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. Start time: 6:30 p.m. Admission: $2. May meetings:
ü Wed, May 6 at 7 pm.: Nationally-syndicated talk show host Bradlee Dean from Minnesota. Meeting Place: Faith Christian School.
ü Wed, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.: KCarl Smith will be speaking at the Faith Christian School.
ü Wed, May 20 at 7 pm .: Veteran's Day Celebration with Kirsten Millsap and Company at Faith Christian School.
THURSDAY, MAY 7
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery discuss issues facing the county. Montgomery will discuss DUI enforcement and the ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana as well as other issues. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw email@example.com or 623-934-9730. A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by May 4 to avoid being charged. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Cancelled: The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 7 in the AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx to hear Phoenix mayoral candidate Anna Brennan. Contact: Rev Clyde Bowen email@example.com Facebook: http://goo.gl/m2KYFz
· Cancelled In Lieu Of Congressman Paul Gosar Townhall: The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 7 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95m (last building behind church). Contact: Chr Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219
· Congressman Paul Gosar is conducting a 5:30 pm., May 7 Town Hall in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1 City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364. Website http://gosar.house.gov) on Twitter @repgosar, or through Facebook at Representative Paul Gosar.
The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thur., May 7 to hear House Speaker David Gowan give a wrap up on the 2015 legislative session and take questions. $10 membership luncheon. $12 guest/visitors lunch. $25 yearly membership. Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except July/Aug. The group meets at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa. Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road. Riviera Plaza shopping center. Contact: Sherry Pierce, President email@example.com
· The Northeast Maricopa County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly will meet between 6-8:30 pm., May 7 in Scottsdale. Speaker - Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips will address another Bond Issue that the majority of the council plans to foist off on taxpayers - similar to the 2014 bond issue. Location: Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, Room 4, 10440 N. Via Linda, Scottsdale just south of Shea Blvd. Open meeting. All are welcome. RSVP not required.
· Juan & Laura Ciscomani invite you to Patriotic Academy fundraiser at 6 pm., Fri, May 8 for conservative student boot camp. Hosted by Paul and Kathy Parisi, 363 E. Sunburst Pl., Oro Valley, 85704. RSVP with Laura Ciscomani (520) 609‐7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY - MAY 8
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ Cocktail Party at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. $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
Tempe Republican Women Are Hosting A Cocktail Party Fundraiser between 7-10 pm., May 8 at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St, Tempe. Cost is $30 - 2 free cocktails and appetizers included. Several hundred dollars worth of raffle items. Dress: Prohibition era. Costume not required. Vendor booths/sponsorships still available. Tickets: trw-cocktail-party Contact: Jessica Merrow, 480-306-2545, email@example.com
· Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer is organizing the “Stand with Rand” Rally for Presidential Candidate US Senator Rand Paul between 3-5 pm., Fri., May 8 at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 400 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona 85287. Open to the public. Register at MaricopaCountyGOP or rand-paul-at-asu-tickets Others speakers include LD5 Sen Kelli Ward, a potential US Senate candidate, ASU Student Body President Cassidy Possehl and RPMC chairman Tyler Bowyer. Contacts: Samantha Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org , Nicholas VandenNieuwenhof at email@example.com. Or call (480) 965-8900 or call (480) 965-8900.
SATURDAY - MAY 9
· The LD23 Legislative Buffet Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh and Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in at 8:30 am. $40 per person. Checks payable to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Reservation deadline – May 6. Contact: Liz Alcorn 602-315-0349.
· The Arizona Teenage Republicans Fundraiser dinner/auction is scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort with speakers former CA Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Tickets: www.arizonatars.eventbrite.com
Attorney General Mark Brnovich will address ‘Opinions, Thoughts And Goals’ at the Paradise Republican Women 11 am, Sat., May 9 luncheon at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 social. Proposed bylaws changes will be voted on. $30 per person. RSVP by May 8. Mail check and reservation to: PRWC, P.O. Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. www.prwc.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar and former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr, along with former Secretary of State Ken Bennett will speak at the 7 pm., Sat., May 9 Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) banquet at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Tickets: Click here
· The LD23 Legislative Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ. $40 per person. Speakers: Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh, Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in opens at 8:30 am. Reservation deadline – May 6. Mail checks to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Contact: Liz Alcorn 6020-315-0349.
MONDAY, MAY 11
· LD1 (Maricopa County) Is Hosting Congressman Trent Franks at 7 pm., May 11 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx. 85086 (7th St. and Carefree Hwy., just north of Burger King). Contact Cathy Schwanke firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that Franks will be speaking in case of a scheduling change.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 11 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. with Founder of Public Speaking is Fun Founder Fred R Doidge aka The Doctor of Public Speaking. He will address five ways to manage conflict, five ways to make a great first impressions and your personal commercial. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496
· The Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum will elect new board members at the 11:30 am, May 11 meeting at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Candidates include: Barry Denton – President; Tom Roegge – First Vice Chair; Mike Beatty – Secretary and Treasurer – Bob Luzius. Speakers include Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Central Yavapai County Fire District Chief Scott Freitag. $18 per person. Reservation deadline – Thurs., May 7. RSVP: Bob Luzius (928) 717-2551 or email@example.com
· Highway 69 Republican meet monthly at 6 pm, May 11 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ. 5 pm social hour. Speaker: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio RSVP: June (928) 632-4661.
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