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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net
Web Master   John Strasser

Saturday  June 6, 2015

·       Gabby Saucedo-Mercer will participate again this year in the American Border Patrol’s  9th Annual Flags Along the Border BBQ and festivities at the  American Border Patrol Ranch, 11720 S Border Monument Road, Hereford, AZ where 50,000 flags will line the border for the Independence Day celebration. The Flags Along the Border festivities run from noon until 7 pm., July 3 and the July 4 celebration runs from 2-8 pm. Tickets 1-520- 803-7703.  Live music, entertainment. http://www.americanborderpatrol.com/pioneers/

·       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, raymalnar.gop@cox.net.

·       Rasmussen Reports:  Are Voters Willing To Pay to Combat Global Warming? 41% say No.  Most voters still aren't ready to pay much, if anything, to fight global warming, but a slightly higher number are willing to spend more for the cause. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are willing to pay nothing more in higher taxes and utility costs annually to generate cleaner energy and fight global warming. But that’s down from 48% last August and the lowest level measured in regular tracking since January 2013. Another 24% are willing to spend only $100 more per year, unchanged from earlier surveys. Twenty-six percent (26%) are ready to spend $300 or more a year to combat global warming, with six percent (6%) who are ready to spend at least $1,000 more annually. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey of 964 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 31-June 1, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

·       iConnectAmerica will meet June 24. Contact: Yale Wishnick ywishnick@gmail.com

·       LD22 PC Mary Platt: Frosty, I hope you get paid for what you do!  You can print that on the Briefs.Thanks for all your hard work.  Editor’s note: Briefs was started as a courtesy to grassroots Republicans because of the complaints of lack of communications within the party.  It continues on the same basis today. I receive no salary.

·       LD22 PC Frank Johnson: Frosty, Thank you for your dedication to the GOP.   Specifically, for your time, cost and effort in preparing and distributing the MCRC News Briefs. I have only been a PC since 2012 and am still in the learning phase.  Your News Briefs are helping me to see what is going on in the party and get a handle on some of the key issues.  Thank you again...

·       Following The Loss Of Six U.S. Marines in a helicopter crash on May 12, 2015 while serving a military ordered humanitarian assistance mission to the victims of the Nepal earthquake, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) along with Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today introduced The Fallen Hero Family Assistance Act. Currently, the military only covers the cost of travel for primary next-of-kin of service members killed in combat operations to attend the dignified transfer ceremonies. This bill will ensure families of our fallen service members are guaranteed transportation to attend transfer ceremonies and a solemn ceremony to honor their service, whether their deaths occurred in a designated combat zone or an ordered humanitarian relief operation.

ü  Franks: "To whom do we owe more than those in service to this great nation? Whether in a combat zone or through humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, our servicemen and women sacrifice daily for this great nation. Lives lost abroad during military operations, both combat and relief-related, should be honored with the same dignity and respect. This bill will show gratitude and ensure support for the families of every member of our armed forces in times of great loss." | Contact: Destiny Decker (202) 225-4576

ü  Gallego: "I’m proud to co-sponsor the Fallen Hero Family Assistance Act so that military families who lose a loved one abroad can travel to meet the remains without financial concern. When someone joins the military, they’re not the only ones who make sacrifices; their family suffers and sacrifices as well. The least we can do for a grieving military family member is ensure that they can accompany the body of their loved one back home." | Contact: Pili Tobar (202) 225-4065

ü  Matt Salmon: "When six brave Marines were killed in Nepal, their families were surprised to find that current Department of Defense regulations did not consider the Marines’ humanitarian mission a sufficient sacrifice to fund their families’ trip to the dignified transfer ceremony that welcomes fallen service members back to the United States. While I appreciate that the Secretary of the Navy was able to remedy the problem for these Marines, no family members of any service member who dies on any mission should be left with the uncertainty that existed in this case. I am proud to join my Arizona colleagues in introducing the Fallen Hero Family Assistance Act to remedy this problem." | Contact: Tristan Daedalus (202) 225-2635

ü  Sinema: "We are immensely grateful for the sacrifices made by our service members and their families, in particular those who lost their lives serving our country.  The last thing grieving families should be forced to face is a fight with government bureaucracy. It’s our duty to return our fallen heroes home to their families with respect and dignity." | Contact: Macey Matthews (202) 225-9888

·       Clair Van Steenwyk: Jean & I are going to invest the time and some funds in the race for the US Senate seat in the 2016 Election cycle, in large part due to the 100’s of positive responses we’ve received from our initial question put to our fellow Citizens of AZ, as we informed all of you two weeks ago that we’d received quite a number of inquiries to run in the 2016 race against Senator McCain. We know Senator McCain needs to be replaced and we’ll enjoy being the ones to do it.  We’ll be putting our trust in those who’ve given us the trust and encouraged us, to keep in mind that it will take an investment of time and money to defeat Senator McCain, as he has proven with his races and those he’s supported, having said this we treasure the trust given by all and pray for your investment in us as well.  We’re trusting all of you who’ve encouraged us to run this race to join us in the work.  The investment needed to defeat Senator McCain will be substantial. We need funds and volunteers to help get about 8,000 signatures to get on the ballot;  contact vanussenate.com  or 13726 W. Gable Hill Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375. For scheduling speaking engagements go to scheduler@vanussenate.com or call 623-322-9979.  - Clair & Jean Van Steenwyk  /  US Senate Candidate

·       Mingus Mountain Republican Club Monthly Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am., June 9 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Speaker: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau – a potential candidate for the US Senate. RSVP to: Niles Haton  (928) 649-1643 or Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com

·       Verde Valley Republican Women's Monthly Luncheon  meet and greet is scheduled at 11 am., followed by the 11:30 am meeting/luncheon June 17 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. $17 per person.  Speaker: Secretary of State Michele Reagan.  RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or sesek@q.com

·       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  tyree200@msn.com, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon  pjcalhoon@hotmail.com (928) 778-7157.

·       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 Yavapai County Republican Rodeo BBQ Dinner is scheduled July 3 at the Stoneridge Club house, 1601 N Bluff Top Drive, Prescott,  starting at 5:30 pm with a no-host bar, followed by the buffet dinner Featuring Congressman David Schweikert. Dinner $65 per person. Tables of 10 - $600. Live music, raffles. RSVP/tickets  928-776 or www.yavgop.org

·       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!” Author, speaker, and blogger Oshana was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, and immigrated to the United States in 1977 “Leaving my homeland was not by choice, but by force”.  The story of her escape is in her book “Look Beyond The Fire”
ü  Sam Darmo--How Did We Get Here? (1840-1940, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey). Darmo was born on 1955 in Baghdad – Iraq and relocated to the United States in 1978 after graduating from the Academy of Science in Baghdad. Darmo, is an Assyrian Archivist, Activist, and an Assyrian TV and Radio Personality, He served as a spokesman for the Assyrian Democratic Movement “Member of the Iraq Opposition recognized by the United States according to the Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998” in Arizona from 2002-2004. He  will reflect on personal stories, eyewitness accounts and survival from the Christian persecution. Knadjian was born in Cairo, Egypt and immigrated to Montreal, Canada as a child. He grew up in Montreal and attended McGill University, graduating as an architect. Artin has been involved over many years with the plight of the Armenian and Assyrian people.
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: giza@cox.net or 602-818-8838.

·       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 coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com   928-210-1219   www.coloradoriverteaparty.org   Future meetings are scheduled July 2 and July 16.

·       The Republican Women of Prescott will host an evening with Dinesh D’Souza at 7:30 pm., Tues., July 28 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Pre-event reception at 5:30 pm., in the Sculpture Garden. Men appetizers, no host bar. An additional $25 per person. Reservations required. Limited tickets. For tickets for the evening call 298-776-2000. Tickets range from $30 to $75.    www.ycpac.com/wrop-dinesh

·       The Surprise Tea Party will conduct a Presidential Straw Poll at its 6:30 pm., July 8 in the SCW Foundation Blvd., 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West

·       LD 13 Will Meet At 7 PM., Tues., Sept 8 at the PebbleCreekTuscany Falls Clunhouse Chianti Room, 16222 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear., AZ. Registration opens at 6:30 pm. Speaker: former Secretary of State Ken Bennett will address understanding the state budget. Contact: Chr Wally Campbell wallycampbell@cox.net   623-451-1100.

·       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 HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov, online at www.azed.gov/HearingEveryVoice, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice. See schedule:
ü  Thurs, June 11 – 4 pm, Prescott High School, Prescott
ü  Sat., June 13 – 9 am, Flagstaff,  tba
ü  Thurs., June 18 – 5 pm, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock
ü  Sat., June 20 – 9 am, Round Valley Dome, Springerville.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS .

MONDAY June 8

·        The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum monthly luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., June 8 at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speakers: LD 1 State Representatives. $18 per person. Reservations deadline June 4. RSVP:  Bob Luzius  (928) 717-2551 or hilltop237@hotmail.com

·       Hwy 69 Republicans are urging veterans and their families to the 6 pm., Mon., June 8 meeting to talk with Veterans Outreach Specialist Mike Ables veterans information about veterans needs and benefits.  The meeting is scheduled at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey AZ, 86327. Parking behind the building.

TUESDAY JUNE 9

·        Speaker Andy Biggs is scheduled at address the Sun Lakes Republican Club at 6:30 pm., June 9.  Contact: Mike Tennant, mstennant280@gmail.com

·        The Arizona Republicans Lawyers Association will host Chief Justice Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court At 11:45 am., Tues, June 9 At Snell & Wilmer, 400 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004, CLE will be provided. Bales has served the Arizona Supreme Court since 2005. His impressive career includes a JD (Magna Cum Laude) And MA from Harvard, Clerkships in the 9th Circuit AND Supreme Court (For Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), and a term as Solicitor General For The State Of Arizona. $20 for members, $35 for non-members RSVP Azrepublicanlawyers@Gmail.Com.

SATURDAY JUNE 13

·        Scottsdale City Council members to discuss the proposed bond issue at 11 am, Sat., June 13 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. 10:30 am social . $30 per person. RSVP by June 11 with check to PRWC, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267.

·        For Free Tickets To The ASU West Campus hosted 9:30 am., June 13 Philippine Independence Day event  click here  Event to be held at 47th Avenue and Thunderbird. See www.PIDCAZ.com

THURSDAY JUNE 11

·        The Northwest Conservatives present state Sen Kelly Ward at Oro Valley library at 6 pm June 11.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17

·       The Verde Valley Republican Women will raffle off a $500 Master Card on June 17. Tickets are #10 each. Limited tickets.  Contact:  Stefanie at 928-300-3978.

THURSDAY JUNE 18

·        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 haydeed2@gmail.com

SATURDAY JUNE 20

·        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. Speaker:  Jon Riches from the Goldwater Institute.  Contact: fhrepublican@gmail.com

THURSDAY JUNE 25

·        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. www.azlibrary.gov/events. For more information, contact the State Library of Arizona at research@azlibrary.gov or 602-926-3870.

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