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6-17-15 Briefs

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Wednesday, June 17

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·         Why Trump Has A Chance To Win the GOP Nomination "Donald Trump gave a fiery campaign kickoff speech on Tuesday and TPNN's News Director Scottie Nell Hughes joined Charles Payne on Fox Business's Making Money to discuss why Trump's speech might..." 

·         The Governor's Office is in close communication with the Arizona Department of Emergency Management and State Forestry as they provide support to contain the fire in Kearny. Arizona Department of Transportation crews have also been dispatched to redirect traffic. Governor Ducey continues to be briefed on the situation and offered the following statement: "My office is in close communication with emergency management officials as they work to contain and extinguish this fire. My thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters working diligently to contain the fire and the Arizonans who have been displaced. We will continue to monitor the fire and provide any and all resources necessary to extinguish it."

·         Transforming the Political Landscape: Unions Join Conservatives in Fighting Obamatrade   "The newest coalition of labor union and conservative Republican revolt against Trans-Pacific Partnership could be a tipping point in American politics.  Both groups push for a robust economy with jobs here in the US..."

·         The Governor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families today announced they are getting a new name: the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family (GOYFF). Since director Debbie Moak took the helm of the office in February, it has increased its focus on community outreach and engagement. The new name reflects that change and signals the office’s goal to continue building community relationships across Arizona.“Partnering with the faith community is a critical element of engaging Arizonans to better serve our families and young people,” said Moak. “We want the name of our office to reflect that partnership and encourage more who seek to help kids and families to collaborate and leverage the resources of our office.”

·         Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will take her “We Are Listening” tour to Window Rock at 5:30 pm, Thurs., June 18 in the Navajo Nation Council Chambers to listen to Arizonans express their views on current education issues facing Arizona’s K-12 students.

·         Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix Budget -Your Money, what the media will not tell you: Mayor Stanton led the charge to hand out $17 Million in pay raises and bonuses to the government unions. I opposed the fiscally irresponsible move which adds to the Phoenix fiscal and pension crisis. Mayor Stanton's budget:
ü $109,000/year - The average cost per person for over 12,000 employees
ü 40.5 - The days off a starting union clerk gets in first year of work
ü $69 Million added in interest cost to pay for pensions
ü $319 Million - Total yearly pension and retirement costs....growing every year
The same politicians who are voting to give your money away to the unions and their pals are the same ones pushing for Prop 104, the $31.5 Billion train tax. Prop 104 will send your hard earned dollars to the unions. Your voice will matter this August 25 .Watch this video as I call on the politicians to get our fiscal house in order. -- Sal DiCiccio,  Phoenix City Council District 6

·         Saturday is Americans for Prosperity's National Day of Action for June featuring phone banks at theAFP Field Offices. Volunteers are urged to fight for freedom in air-conditioned offices at one of our state wide phone banks. Food and beverages provided.
Flagstaff Office 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Contact: Flagstaff Field Director Karen MacKean
Phoenix Office 10 AM to 3 PM,  West valley Field Director is Chalon Hutson  East valley Field Director is Jason Lloyd
Tucson Office 9 AM to Noon  2 PM to 5PM  Contact Tucson Field Director Jaimie Kleshock

·         The Recent LD27 Meeting must have gotten a tad testy, according to activist Art Olivas.  It will be interesting to be how the dust settles.

·         Americans for Prosperity is planning the official Grand Opening of a Tucson Field Office south of the southeast corner of Broadway and Tucson Blvd on Fri, June 19 between 4-8 pm CLICK HERE to RSVP. Registering will help figure out how much food to buy. Contact: Leslie White - Deputy State Director, Americans for Prosperity Arizona

·         The Fountain Hills Republicans Will Hear Jon Riches, an attorney at the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, at the Sat, June 20 meeting. The Fountain Hills Republican Club will continue to meet throughout the summer at 9 am on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268.  "Meet and Greet" Social period with breakfast snacks at 8:30.  The summer speaker schedule is: July  18:  Sheriff Paul Babeu. August 15: Glen Hamer, CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

·         Heritage Action For America will present Congressman Matt Salmon with an award at 2:30 pm, July 20  at this office for his dedication to the grassroots and continuous fight for conservative principles RSVP 

·         The Fountain Hills Republican Club informally meets socially at 6pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at various restaurants for a no speeches, no reservations, no host social, No host drinks and food available.  The summer schedule is: June 23 Social: Sapori D’Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, F.H. The July 28 Social is scheduled at the  Tap House,  16828 Parkview Ave, F.H. Enjoy dinner and drinks or just drinks with fellow Republicans in a friendly social atmosphere.Contact:  Boe James, Club Secretary at 

·         LD 26 Republicans passed a resolution in support of “Closed Primaries in Arizona at the June 9 meeting: See complete resolution at

·         See Resolution Urging Citizen Caucus Duane Engdahl, Chairman of the Nomination Reform Committee:  Our committee originated at the Republican Party Committee in LD-20, but now that our initiative has been passed by the Maricopa County Committee and the Arizona Republican Party, we are going into statewide action to enact legislation to bring about this reform. While this reform has been initiated by Republicans, it is a non-partisan reform which will benefit Democrats and Republicans alike.

·          LD20 Passes Resolution Against Phoenix Prop 104:  A Public Hearing On The Tax Increase is scheduled at 9:30 am, June 24 in the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room located at Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 North Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona. In compliance with Section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, Pinal County is notifying its property taxpayers of Pinal County’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year’s level. Pinal County is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $4,682,979 or 6%. For example, the proposed tax increase will cause Pinal County’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from $377.23 to $399.99. This proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.

·         ATTN: Early Ballot voting begins July 30 and runs through election day – Aug 25The last day to request an early ballot is Aug 14.  Don't wait.  For those who live in North Phoenix, you can pick up an early ballot form at CBL, 3375 E Shea Blvd. 2-B, Phx 85028 (just off the 51, ext 9).

·         ATTN Early Ballot voters:  If you are going out of town during the election cycle, be sure to mail in your "one time" change of address so your Early Ballot will be sent to your vacation spot.   We must get out the vote.

·         Sen Kelli Ward has a conflict in scheduling and will not be appearing before the Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting on Thurs, June 18. A rescheduled date has not been announced.  Contact Chairman Sue Goodchild or Ward at

·         The Organizational Meeting Of The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers scheduled this weekend has been cancelled for Father’s Day. It will meet instead on Sat., July 18 at the Puerta Vallart Mexican Restaurant. Limited seating. Contact Fran Barwood

·         The Prescott Rodeo Parade is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., July 4.

·         Prescott  Republicans Can Meet Prescott Mayor Candidate Dan Fraijo at 5:30 pm., Thurs., June 18 at Augies Restaurant, 1721 E Hwy 69, Prescott. Special Guest:Toni Tennille

·         A "Meet and Greet" for Prescott Mayoral Candidate  Dan Fraijo is scheduled at 10:30 am., Mon., July 22 at Las Fuentes Village, 1035 Scott Dr.  Prescott, AZ.

·         On The Day After The "Dead Broke" Interview, The Clinton's Earned $700,000 The Prescott Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum will be held at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 21 at Yavapai College. 

·         Hoping To ‘Retire’ McCain Candidates:
ü  U.S. Senate Exploratory Candidate Kelli Ward can be scheduled for an appearance at
ü  U.S. Senate Candidate Alexander Meluskey can be scheduled for an appearance at or call 480-659-2410  
ü  U.S. Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk can be scheduled for an appearance at or call 623-322-9979.

·         Former County Chairman Lyle Tuttle has been elected the founding President of the Northwest Maricopa Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly. The Chapter meets the second Saturday morning of the month starting in in July. Contact Tuttle at

·         To Sign Former Sen Russell Pearce’s “Protect Arizona Now” petition go to  (far right sign of page, scroll)

·         Heroes to Hometowns is conducting a 5-Ton Food/Donation Drive for Wounded Veterans and their families between 8am and noon, Fri., July 31 at four Fry’s Grocery Store locations:
ü  18420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (19th Ave and Union Hills)
ü  155 W. Combs Rd., Queen Creek (Gantzel and Combs)
ü  4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek (48th Street and Carefree Hwy)
ü  5941 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa (McKellips and Recker Rd).
Or make a donation at  Contact: Kathy Pearce at 480-330-1632 or

·         Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will tour statewide for the next couple of weeks to hear residents opinions and concerns on all K-12 education issues. The “We Are Listening” tour will make 14 visits through the end of June. Public comments can also be submitted via email at, online at, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice. See schedule:
ü  Thurs., June 18 – 5 pm, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock
ü  Sat., June 20 – 9 am, Round Valley Dome, Springerville.

·         Pima County Republicans will be hosting a free breakfast with AZGOP Robert Graham at 8 am, Sat., July 4 in Reid Park, Ramada 3,  22nd St. and Country Club Tucson, AZ 85716. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years   John McCain has been in office since. Jan. 6, 1987.  That’s nearly 30 years of campaign rhetoric on the home front while he goes back to DC and votes with the Dems.

·         Fox News And Facebook Will Partner To Host The First GOP Debate on August 6 in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate will be limited to the top 10 candidates, based on national polling averages. See official announcement from FoxNews: first-republican-presidential-primary-debate-of-2016-election

·         The Tenth Annual AzCDL Independence Day Rifle Match is scheduled Sat. , July 4  hosted by the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club.  Limited to 6-0 shooters. Match information, location, rules and reservations can be found at AzCDL’s website. Entry fee is $60 and includes a free AzCDL Basic Annual membership. Contact: Match Director:

·         McCain’s Voting Record:  From Jan 1987 to Feb 2015, McCain missed 970 of 9,420 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

·         Retire McCain GOP Candidates:

·         The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments on the 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program while reaching out to the public and communities statewide for their input on the direction of the program over the next five years. Hearings are scheduled at 9 am:
ü  June 19 - Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall, 1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane, Lakeside, AZ 85929
The 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Program is available for public review and comment at ADOT has developed a “how to read it” guide and welcomes feedback at A phone number is also available for public comments at 1-855-712-8530.

·         To Stay Up To Date With The Latest Highway Conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1; outside Arizona, dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

·         79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years   John McCain has been in office since. Jan. 6, 1987.  That’s nearly 30 years of campaign rhetoric on the home front while he goes back to DC and votes with the Dems.

·         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  (R2)                  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




·         The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 18 at the  Community ChristianChurch, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma.  Contact:   Chr  Sally Kizer   928-210-1219   Future meetings are scheduled July 2 and July 16.

·         LD25 will meet at 7 pm, June 18 (3rd Thru) at 640 N Mesa Drive Mesa, AZ. Doors open at 6:45 pm.  Speaker: tba. Contact: 1VC Haydee Dawson


·         Las Fuentes Village Forum is scheduled from 2:30-4 pm., Fri., June 19 at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ.Speakers:  Prescott Mayoral Candidates Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg. After the forum, a Prescott employee will explain the 3 Referendums on the ballot. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453.

·         The Prescott Mayoral Candidate's Forum at Las Fuentes Village,1035 Scotts Dr., Prescott, is scheduled at 2:30 pm., Fri., June 19. Contact:  Jacquie Auwarter 928-848-9289.


·         LD2 will meet at 10 am, Sat., June 20 at a yet to be disclosed location.  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         LD3 plans to meet at 9 am, Sat., June 20 at the Golden Corral 6385 S Midvale Park Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         Must Be Present To Win. Contact: President Jessica Merrow   (480) 306-2545

·         The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., June 20 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. 8:30 am social. Speakers: Jon Riches from the Goldwater Institute.  Contact:

·         The Moral Action Ministry of North Scottsdale Christian Presents “Ancient Christians in Despair” between 9:45 am-12:30pm., Sat., June 20 featuring

ü  Mona K Oshana discussing “What's Happening In The Middle East Today!”
ü  Sam Darmo--How Did We Get Here? (1840-1940, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey).
Donations Welcome-Organizations promote your cause-tables for free. The event will be held at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85266. Contact: or 602-818-8838.


·         LD20 Will Meet And Greet  At 6:30 Pm., June 22 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale, followed with a 7 pm. meeting. There will be no July meeting. The group will resume meeting on its regular scheduled Aug 3.  Contact:  Chr Ray Malnar,

·         LD20 will meet at 7pm, June 22 at the Washington School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm, Phoenix City Councilmen Jim Waring, Bill Gates and Sal DeCiccio will address Prop 104 and the upcoming Phoenix election. Contact: Chr Ray Malnar


·         Republican Women of Prescott  will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., June 23 at the

Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Hwy. 69, Prescott, AZ to hear Mark Spencer of Judicial Watch. $20 per person. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon (928) 778-7157.

·         The Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Socials are the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at various locations.  These are social events, no speeches, no reservations. Everyone is invited.  The June 23 Social will be at Sapori D'Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


·         Pima County Republicans are sponsoring an organizational meeting of  “iConnectAmerica - Taking Back Our Republic, One Neighborhood At A Time”  meeting at 6 pm., June 24 for a no host dinner at the Cow Palace, 28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645 . Contact: Yale Wishnick, Pima County First Vice Chair 520- 398-8000 


·         U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) Managing Attorney Craig Morris is appearing in Phoenix 3 p.m., June 25, at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives Building to talk about trademark basics.  Free admission. Limited seating. For more information, contact the State Library of Arizona at or 602-926-3870.

·         Pima County Republican Women will meet at 5:30 pm. Thurs., June 25 at La Paloma Country Club, (not the resort) 3660 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson, contact Wendy Reuter at 548-1323. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.


·         The Tempe Republican Women Luncheon with Gov. Doug Ducey has been rescheduled to 11 am, June 27 at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. Guest admission is $50, which includes a plated lunch and a Free membership to Tempe Republican Women. RSVP:june-13th-2015-luncheon-wdoug-ducey  AzGuns of Chandler has donated a gun to be raffled at the luncheon. Raffle tickets $5 each.


·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet Mon, June 29 with Congressman David Schweikert to hear him address “Making Cents out of Politics” at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ  85253-3548  (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side  of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited 5:30 pm – meet and greet, 6 pm – business meeting, 6:20 pm – dinner  and 6:45 pm program.  $35 per person.  Reservations required by June 25 to Judy Eisenhower,

June 30

·         LD17 Will Meet at 7 pm, June 30 to discuss existing county bylaws and make recommendations for the county committee to considering reviewing the current county bylaws. Speaker for the meeting will be State Sen President Andy Biggs. LD17 will not meet in July, Meetings will resume Aug 25. Meeting locations: Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286.


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