Thursday, October 15, 2015

10-14-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Wesnesday – Oct 14, 2015


·       This Afternoon Chairman Robert Graham Of The Arizona Republican Party filed a legal complaint against a political group attempting to eliminate primary elections in Arizona. The complaint, filed with the Arizona Secretary of State, says a group called the Open Nonpartisan Elections committee failed to report political contributions totaling more than $100,000 range as required by law.

"When it comes to losing elections, Arizona’s Democrats have a lot of experience and we’re hearing a lot of excuses to go along with those losses,” said Graham. “Their  attempt to eliminate the role of political parties failed miserably last time, and with their second try they’ve clearly gotten off on the wrong foot once again."

The Open Nonpartisan Elections committee was formed in 2014, but failed this year to properly report receiving a $100,000 contribution, exposing the group to a potential fine of $300,000 if state elections officials apply the full penalty.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Graham highlighted the committee’s recent campaign finance law violations and urged Reagan to “enforce our campaign finance laws.”

Graham cited information published by Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times, who reported in April that the committee claims to have received a $100,000 contribution from Open Primaries, a national organization. According to A.R.S. 16-914.01(B), the Open Nonpartisan Elections committee is required to report contributions over $10,000 within 24 hours.

The complaint also cited at least one other contribution that was not reported, in addition to three of the required four reports being filed late. "It is imperative that your office take action to protect the integrity of the campaign finance system,” said Graham’s letter.

Graham noted that the group’s leader is Paul Johnson, a Democrat who was defeated in his first attempt at statewide office in 1994 and again in 1998, when he lost the general election by a massive 25 percentage points. He’s been joined by another former Democrat statewide candidate, Terry Goddard, who lost statewide elections in 1991, 1994, 2010 and most recently in 2014 when he made a try for Secretary of State, the office responsible for enforcing state elections laws.  Complaint and exhibits are here.  Editor’s Note: Johnson was elected Mayor of Phoenix in 1990 and was re-elected in 1993 with 99.7 percent of the vote. Goddard served as Mayor of Phoenix from 1984 to 1990 and served as Arizona Attorney General from 2003-2011.


·       How-Conservatives-Can-Motivate-House-Incumbents-To-Reject-A-Boehner-Clone-For-Speaker    Here is how conservatives can most effectively use their time to convince the incumbent Republicans in our U.S. House of Representatives (the “people’s house”) that conservatives are united and organized for real political action so as to toss them out at the incumbents’ next primary election.

·       The Northwest Maricopa County Chapter of AZRA is inviting veterans who wish to ride on the AZRA float in the Nov 11 Surprise Veterans Day Parade to call or email Lyle Tuttle 623-451-6928 or first come; first served.


·       The Deadline Is Oct 15 for purchasing reduced priced tickets to Arizona Game and Fish  Dept “Respected Access in Arizona” fundraiser scheduled for Nov 7 in the Arizona State Credit Union Pavilion at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center in Phoenix. The cost of the fun-shoot (including targets and two boxes of ammunition) and dinner, catered by Bobby Q restaurant, is $75 before Thursday, Oct. 15, then $100 after Oct. 15. The cost of only the dinner, which includes beverages and a door-prize raffle ticket, is $50 before Thursday, Oct. 15, then $60 after Oct. 15. Tickets are available online at The purpose of the event is to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting access and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities, such as recreational shooting, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, and camping. All proceeds will be used to help fund the long-term implementation strategies of the “Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona” campaign.

·        Capt. Brian Jeffries, President of the Arizona Professional Firefighters Association, will make a presentation  Oct 15 on the new Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Wesley Bolin Plaza at the State Capitol during his presentation to LD24 at the AZGOP Headquarters,3501 N. 24th St., Phx.  Signs in at 6:30 pm. 7 pm mtg.  Jeffries has been in the Fire/EMS service since 1991. He is currently a Captain/Paramedic for the City of Mesa Arizona Fire Department and is the Union President for IAFF Local 2260, representing Fire Fighters in the City of Mesa, the Town of Gilbert, the Apache Junction Fire District and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa and Fort McDowell Indian Communities. He also serves as the Executive Vice President for the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona. Bryan is a former District 2 Phoenix City Councilman.


·       Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese’s first in a series of rooftop solar workshops kicked off this morning with presentations from three Arizona-based solar companies. Archived workshop at:  Forese’s second workshop is scheduled for 9 am., Nov 10 . at the Arizona Corporation Commission office, 1200 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ.


·       Confirmed Speakers for the 4-6 pm., Sat., Oct 17 Fountain Hills Republican Fall Forum and Dinner are Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Congressman David Schweikert, State Sen John Kavanagh, State Reps Jay Lawrence and Michelle Ugenti, County Recorder Helen Purcell, County Commissioner Steve Chucri, Community College Board member Dana Saar, Mayor Linda Kavanagh, Vice Mayor Dennis Brown, Town Council member Nick Deporter and US Sen candidates Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk,  and US Sen John McCain’s Outreach Director Ana Pereira. RSVP to Nicole Owsald  



·       Contrary To Reports, the Pima County Republican Headquarters is open. Rumors were flying a few weeks ago that the office had been closed due to financial problems. A gentleman answering the office phone this morning, commented, “We had a difficult time for a while, but we are definitely open.”


·       The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Oct 15 in the Clarion Hotel - Desert Meeting Room, 5121 E. La Puente Ave. (51st St. & Elliot Rd.) Phx(Ahwatukee)  , 85044 to hear Barbara Medal address  the implications of  "Agenda 21". Medal, a retired nurse, is the LD26 Fourth Vice Chaiman and Sgt-at-Arms for the Republican Party of Maricopa County. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Contact


·       Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: Last evening I had the pleasant experience of attending the Sun Lakes Republican Club meeting and watching the packed meeting room (almost 400) ignite with enthusiasm and admiration as Sheriff Joe spoke to them.  Despite the vicious attacks he has been under by the local media and special interests groups he stood strong and discussed the issues one by one.  As he did, it was not difficult to see that his strategy and pledge from 'day one', to serve the people of Maricopa County and fulfill his oath of office have all come to pass.  So often, his great accomplishments get lost in the noise created by the supporters of open borders and lawlessness, that it takes events like last evening's to right the ship of logic.  It all comes down to this for me, everything this sheriff has done has been in the interest of protecting and serving the citizens of our county.  When he was 'allowed' by the courts to do the job we sent him to do, crime dropped dramatically in this county.  Now that his hands have been tied and we have become a "Sanctuary County", crime rates are once again rising at an alarming rate.  Need more be said?  Well maybe the more that can be said is "Support your local (Constitutionally elected) Sheriff", before you no longer have the right to.


·       Fountain Hills PC Boe James: Frosty, you are so absolutely right about RSVPs.  Glad you made the statement:  … "And Speaking Of RSVP’s.  There are a lot of activities starting again this fall and one of the most common complaints we hear is that people don’t RSVP.  Come on folks, it common courtesy and only takes a few seconds to reply yes or no to an invitation. And it certainly makes a difference to the hosts/hostesses who are trying to make adequate preparations for their guests." Keep up the good work.  You are much appreciated.


·       Congressman David Schweikert: Limiting Firearms Not the Way to Make US Safer The Second Amendment is under attack again from the Oregon community college shootings because "there's a visceral reaction when there's a tragedy to talk about firearms," Rep. David Schweikert tells Newsmax TV. But statistics actually show a decrease in mass shootings, the Arizona Republican says.


·       Best Of Dem Debate  During Last Night's Debate, Clinton Proposed Over $16.5 Billion In New Spending For Every Minute She Spoke.


·       College-Compact-Debt  Clinton's College Plan Cost Will Be A Staggering $350 Billion Over 10 Years. "Clinton's New College Compact plan costs in the range of $350 billion over 10 years and will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes and expenditures for the most fortunate."

·       Hillary-Embraces-Obamas-Call-For-Expanded-Preschool    "Hillary Clinton proposed expanded preschool for low-income children, backing a proposal from President Barack Obama that has failed to advance through Congress."


·       The Payson Christian School Fall Festival  will be held from 4-6 pm, Fri, Oct 23 from 4-6 pm at the school, 1000 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541. Admission $10. Contact Julia Callahan


·       Congresswoman Martha McSally yesterday named Daniel Standage the recipient of the 2015 Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. Standage established  the University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center, that provides information and services for student veterans and veterans looking to enter the university. Standage is a 10-year veteran of the US Marine Corps originally from Mesa. After achieving the rank of Sergeant and experiencing a tragic accident, Standage was medically discharged due to blindness. Upon completing the Blind Rehab program with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Standage enrolled at the UofA where he saw the need for an environment where veteran students could have a common space to transition from military life into higher education. Because of Standage’s efforts, the Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) office was born, which is now the national model for Student Veterans of America.

Second place went to Frederick Thomson from Sierra Vista. Thomson served as an arbitrator/mediator for the Cochise Superior Court alternative dispute resolution program while volunteering to provide free legal advice to seniors at the Senior Center for seven years. Thomson served in the US Army during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Third place was awarded to Harry Bowen from Sierra Vista who was in the US Army during Vietnam and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. He served in the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in many capacities and served in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Outreach coordinator, who works to educate companies on the benefits of hiring veterans as employees. Bowen served in the Kiwanis club in numerous capacities since 1993 and led the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Sierra Vista for nine years. Recently, Bowen joined as a founding member the Cochise Serving Veterans Committee to aid in helping homeless and at-risk veterans in Cochise County.


·       In Observance Of “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” Gov Doug Ducey on Domestic Violence Awareness” month: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a serious issue that affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in Arizona. Every Arizonan has the right to feel safe in his or her own home. To those in abusive situations – you are not alone. Please reach out to a loved one and ask for help, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You have my word: the state of Arizona will prosecute those who commit domestic violence with the full force of the law. By working together, we can protect our fellow citizens and get them the support they need. Thank you.” Last month Ducey issued a proclamation declaring October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” and participated in lighting the Arizona State Capitol dome purple as a symbol of Arizona’s unwavering commitment to this important cause.  Ducey’s domestic violence awareness address here. 


·       The 20th Anniversary of the Arizona Center for Policy celebration will feature Christian recording artists Shane & Shane along with special guests spanning CAP’s history at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater, 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

·       Semiformal Attire. Tickets $25 each.  Center for Arizona Policy


·       Sen John McCain will formally launch his Hispanic Coalition “Unidos Con McCain”  at 11 am., Thurs., Oct 15 at El Mercado De Los Cielos (Inside of Desert Sky Mall), 7537 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85033. Parking is available near the 75th Avenue entrance to the Mall.


·       Sen John McCain and his wife Cindy will host a grand opening of his campaign office at noon, Sat., Oct 17 at 1702 E Highland #100, Phoenix,  85016. Food and drink will be provided.  RSVP to


·       The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed an ethics complaint against GOP Congresswoman Martha McSally  charging she release her legislative agenda.


·       The Arizonans Against Common Core Parental Rights Rally is scheduled 10:30am until noon., Sat., Oct 17 on the Arizona State Capitol - South Lawn. If you would like to speak contact Jennifer Reynolds ( )  ASAP so she can schedule the speakers. 480-961-4214  Flier link:


·       See Complete List Of School District Overrides And Bond Election On Your Nov 3 early ballot at  Be informed before you cast your early ballot.  Are these additional taxes for you to pay necessary?  Arizona Republican Assemblies is making  presentations on school issues, override/bond elections, waste of funds, etc.  Contact: Chairman Thayer Verschoor or First Vice Chairman Phil Mason  to schedule a presentation. For the Dysart School District contact NWV AzRA Chapter Chair Lyle Tuttle at  623-451-6928 for


·       Sen Jeff Flake’s second breakfast in the 114th Congressional Coffee and Cocoa Cup Club series at 8  am., Sat., Oct 17 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Limited seating. $50 for a 114th Congressional CCC Series membership, breakfast, and a souvenir hot beverage mug. $30 for breakfast for current members who register online. RSVP to coffee-and-cocoa-club-breakfast.  Contact:  or call 602-845-0333.


·       The Arizona College and Young Republicans are hosting a happy house with Congressman Paul Gosar at 6 pm., Sat., Oct 17 at Bobby’s Restaurant & Lounge, 7122 E Greenwy Pkway, Scottsdale, AZ  Cocktails and appetizers provided. RSVP to Perry at 928-830-6115.


·       J. LaFaro, National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) and Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) to LD18 Republican Precinct Committeemen (PCs): “I have attended a couple of Phil Mason's "Truth In School Financing" Presentations. He has taken his message to groups across Arizona to be sure people are informed about what is really going on with K-12 school financing including the proposed budget overrides and bond propositions. Mr. Mason's career included several years at Arizona's Joint Legislative Budget Committee responsible for research and fiscal policy analysis for Arizona's State Senate and House of Representatives concerning K-12 education.  Mr. Mason is recognized as an expert in this area - an area that consumes approximately 58% of the State of Arizona's General Fund. Mr. Mason is also the current 1st Vice President of the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA)and the author of AzRA's "Resolution Regarding AZ K-12 School Financing" that was past unanimously at AzRA's Statewide Meeting in September.  AzRA is the Republican Wing of the Republican Party. Like you, I am concerned about what is happening in the TUHSD and all the misinformation they are telling the voters.  So I asked Mr. Mason to review the TUHSD and provide his opinion. 

AzRA Resolution regarding AZ K-12 School Financing:
Whereas, total funding to the K-12 district school system is the highest in history, AND
Whereas, the allocation of state appropriations to education is now approaching 60% of all revenues, AND
Whereas, the K-12 district schools are diverting more tax dollars every year away from the classroom, AND
Whereas, most K-12 districts are intentionally lying to the voters regarding revenues and expenditures, AND
Whereas, the students, taxpayers, teachers & legislators are being wrongly victimized by K-12 educrats, AND
Whereas, many seniors on fixed incomes are experiencing grave hardships due to unnecessary tax increases, AND
Whereas, the principles of AzRA and the Republican Party call for smaller, more efficient government, AND
Whereas, we believe that the fabric of the American Tapestry is being destroyed by this outrageous largesse,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby opposes all K-12 Override and Bond proposals until there is clear and convincing proof that voters are being fully informed of the TOTAL REVENUES received from all sources as well as the specific expenditures – with highlighted expenditure dollars and percentages allocated to the classroom, as defined by the Auditor General - for the affected district, AND
Be it further resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby opposes any and all plans to increase funding to K-12 district schools until the above issues are addressed & corrected, AND
Be it further resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby strongly favors zero based budgeting for all layers of government, with special attention to K-12 district schools, AND
Be it finally resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA), having been informed that a special legislative session is being crafted to increase funding to K-12 in response to false statements of the school districts and echoed by the mainstream media, hereby declares that a special session is not warranted for this purpose and further declares that the worst possible source for an unwarranted increase of funding to K-12 district schools would be an increase in taxes of any kind.


·       Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is collecting  canned good between Oct 19-Nov 13 at Wes MEC. Contact: OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org


·       McCain: US Must Stop Putin In Syria  “Russia's military intervention in Syria on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad is the latest disastrous turn in the Middle East under the Obama administration -- and another humiliating setback for the United States. But as in past crises, the White House is once again floundering… Full statement


·       The  Paradise Republican Women invite you to learn more about the “13 Hours in Benghazi: The Inside Account of What Really Happened” with speakers Mark “OZ” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen at 7 pm Mon., Nov 16 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258.  6pm VIP and Sponsors Reception.  Geist and Tiegen are Marines , American security operatives and co-authors who share their first -hand knowledge of the harrowing true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi on Sept. 11,  2012. Tickets $40 per person, $75 per couple. Limited tickets available at  VIP Seating / Reception / Photo / Autographed Book $150 . Contact: Anna Morrison  623-234-3717. Sponsor Packages Available.  Cash Bar. Movie to be released Jan. 2016.


·       Bergdahl-May-Become-A-Campaign-Issue   Sen. John McCain vows to hold a Senate hearing if alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is allowed to avoid prison could push the controversy into the 2016 presidential campaign, further feeding Republicans' attacks of President Obama's foreign policy record, a GOP pundit predicted.


·       Tickets For The Nov 18  ‘Women In Public Policy’ are now available by contacting
Kim McWherter at (602) 889-7125 or
. The half day event held in off election years covers issues affecting women in politics, government, business, and the community. Over 300 people from across Arizona will gather at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale between 8:30 am-1:30 pm to discuss policy issues affecting women. The event will include three interactive panel discussions and a speaking program over lunch. Attendees will include top women in business, education, non-profits, the public sector. Individual Tickets  are $129 each including lunch. Sponsorships are available via McWherter.





Oct 15

·        The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thur., Oct 15 at the Clarion Hotel Desert Meeting Room, 5121 E. La Puente Ave (51st St/Elliot Road), Ahwatukee (Phx).  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speaker: Barbara Medal addressing “Agenda 21 Opponent/Researcher”.  Medal, a retired nurse from Tempe, will speak on the implications of Agenda 21. She is Fourth Vice Chaiman of LD26 and Sargent-At-Arms for the Republican Party of Maricopa County. Contact:


·        An Evening With US Senate Candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will be hosted by the San Tan Republican Club at 6 pm., on Oct 15 at the San Tan Heights Middle School, 33622 N Mountain Vista Blvd, 85242 [off Hunt Hwy]. RSVP by Oct 10 to Dr. Debra Banksat   Home-made desserts and  refreshments will be served. Contributions of $5 per person (unless a paid member) will be expected.


·         The Chino Valley Pachyderm will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Oct 15 at the Prescott Golf/Country Club, 1030 Country Club Blvd., Dewey, AZ 86327 to hear from Constantin Querard aka “CQ” – conservative campaign manager and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz lead Arizona person,  on vetting candidates, working or managing a campaign and how to be a candidate.  RSVP to Sue Goodchild or 636-7355.


·        Tempe Republican Women need some muscle to help at 5:30 pm, Thurs., Oct 15 at 5:30, Fri, Oct 16 from 7 am-2p, and Oct. Oct 17 7am until noon, to help set and dismantle in conjunction with the garage sale fundraiser. Volunteers should contact Chairman Jessica Merrow at or call 480-306-2545.  Donations can be dropped off at 1264 E Wesleyan in Tempe this weekend.  Please call 480-220-9598 prior to drop off.


·        SaddleBrook Patriots will hear a presentation on Voter Fraud by AJ LaFaro who will address ballot harvesting, stuffing and tampering, closing the primaries and why conservative Republicans should join the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) at 3 pm., Thurs., Oct 15 at  The Preserve, 66567 E Catalina Hills Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739.  Casual dress. LaFaro is Arizona’s national representative to the National Republican Assembly and is also the immediate past Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC).   Contact: Richard Brinkley


·        The San Tan Republican Club will meet at 6 pm. Thurs., Oct 15  at Mountain Vista School with US Sen candidate Kelli Ward.  Open to all Republicans.  Contact: pinal.county


OCT 16

·        Tempe Republican Women are planning their final garage sale of the year from 7 am-2 pm, Friday, Oct 16 and from 7 am until noon on Oct 17 at the home of Alison Quinn, 1264 E  Wesleyan, Tempe, 85282. Please drop off donations in her drive way the first two weekends in October.  If you wish to donate, but can’t drop off contact or call 480-306-2545. Tempe Republican Women need volunteers to help set up (5:30 pm., Thur., Oct 15 and take down (Sat., Oct 17 and to help run the sale.  They also need popup tents and fold out tables.


·        The Pima County GOP  Trunk N’ Tusk Reunion Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled  at 6 pm., Friday, Oct 16 at Poco and Moms Cantina, 7000  E Tanque Verde, Tucson featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally.  5 pm cocktails. Seating limited. $55 per person.  RSVP required. Contact: 520-321-1492.


·        Republican Women of Pinal County will meet at  10am, Fri., Oct 16 at  Saddlebrooke Club House with Pinal County Sheriff  Paul Babeu,  who is a CD1 candidate. Contact: pinal.county


·        The Sabino High School Young Republican Club will meet Fri., Oct 16 at 5000 N Bowes Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749. Contact:

OCT 17

·        The AZRA Prescott Chapter will meet at11 am., Sat., Oct 17 at Augie’s Restaurant, 1721 E Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301 to for a presentation on Voter Fraud by AJ LaFaro who will address ballot harvesting, stuffing and tampering, closing the primaries and why conservative Republicans should join the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA)


·        The Pinal County Republican Committee will host a Roberts Rules of Order Training Workshop taught by Parlimentarian Mike Peck at 10 am., Sat., Oct 17 at the 1891 Historic Courthouse in Florence, AZ. Contact: Mary Rodriguez PCRC Secretary


·        The Quail Creek Republican Club will meet at 9 a.m, Sat., Oct 17 in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom #3. 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492


·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club’s Fall Forum and buffet dinner is scheduled from 4-6 pm, Sat, Oct 17 at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd.  This event replaces the traditional FHRC's September picnic in Golden Eagle Park as the club's main fundraising eventTickets: $15 for members advance pay/$18 for non-members and at the door.  Youth 12 and under free.  RSVP: Mail check payable to the Fountain Hills Republican Club to the club's Treasurer at P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814. Elected officials and candidates planning on attending are requested to notify the club's 1st Vice Chair or  the Treasurer  ( Contact:


·        We the People will present the Tucson City Council Candidates at 3 pm., Sat. Oct 17 in Jesse Owens Park, R1, 400 S Sarnoff Dr. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492

·        LD3 and LD4 will meet at 9 am., Sat., Oct 17 at the Golden Coral Resturant. 6383 S Midvale Park Road. Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492

·        A Parents Rights Rally is scheduled from 10:30 am-noon, Oct 17 on the South Lawn at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington. Sponsored by Arizonans Against Common Core  and Opt Out AZ  Contact Jennifer Reynolds at  Also see GILBERT WATCH for details.


·        Sen Jeff Flake has scheduled his second breakfast in the 114th Congressional Coffee and Cocoa Cup Club series at 8  am., Sat., Oct 17 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Limited seating. $50 for a 114th Congressional CCC Series membership, breakfast, and a souvenir hot beverage mug. $30 for breakfast for current members who register online. RSVP by NOON on Wed, Oct 14 to coffee-and-cocoa-club-breakfast.  Contact:  or call 602-845-0333.


·        The Pinal County Republican Committee will host a Roberts Rules of Order Training Workshop taught by Parlimentarian Mike Peck at 10 am., Sat., Oct 17 at the 1891 Historic Courthouse in Florence, AZ. Contact: Mary Rodriguez PCRC Secretary


·        Coffee with Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled  at 9 am., Oct 17 at the Common Grounds Café, 6877 W Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, AZ.  Contact: Penny Pew  480-882-2697


·        Receptions In Support Of The Arizona Republican Party, featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, are scheduled between 4:30-6 pm., Sat., Oct 17 at the home of Julia and Barry Smith, 9625 N 55th St., Paradise Valley, AZ and at 7 pm, Tues, Oct 20 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC.  Suggested contribution: Host -  $5,000,  PAC or $1,000 Individual, Attendee: $1,000 PAC or $500 Individual. Co-hosts Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain, Congressmen Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and honorary host include former congressmen Jim Kolbe, Jon Kyl and John Shadegg.  RSVP Michelle Hyde at (602) 633-2777, or Corinne Lovas at (623) 218-6616,

OCT 19

·        Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is collecting  canned good between Oct 19-Nov 13 at Wes MEC. Contact: OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org


·        The Oct 19 Sun City Republican Club meeting will host House candidates Tony Rivero and Kevin Payne, and Corporation Commission candidate Rick Gray at 7 pm., in the Sundial Center, 14801 N 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. The nominating committee will address nominees for the 2016 Club Board members. There will be a discussion on the Christmas Party location and time. The Oct 19 pot luck will start at 6:30 pm, the club will furnish the main dish and also desert along with utensils. Please bring side dishes for 8 people. All republicans and independents voters are welcome to bring guests.  Contact:    or


OCT 20

·        The Center for Arizona Policy is celebrating 20-year anniversary celebration at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater. 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201 Semiformal Attire required. Speakers span the history of CAP, you will also be treated to a concert from Shane & Shane. Tickets: $25 per person. Call CAP office at 602.424.2525.

·        The AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance is presenting "A Bold New Pro-Life Strategy" with  former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas  at 7 pm., Tues., Oct 20
at the Chandler Knights of Columbus Hall,  644 E Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ
Free admission. Refreshments served.  RSVP 480-216-7219 or


·        The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and the Higley Unified School District will host a roundtable meeting discussion on educational issues  7:30-9 am., Oct 20. Location tba.


·        LD10 will meet at 5:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Elks Lodge. 615 S Pantano. Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492

·        The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., Oct 20 at 450 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492

·        The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet the  (3rd Tues) at 6:30 pm., Oct 20, in the  Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.)  with Mark Spencer, the Southwest Regional Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch.  Judicial Watch is a national organization promoting transparency in government.  Its motto is, "because nobody is above the law."   Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.   Contact:  Richard Rutkowski   or


·        The 10-Year Celebration Of The Center For Arizona Policy (CAP) is scheduled at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater. 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201.  Semiformal Attired. Program includes a review of the history of CAP and a concert from Shane & Shane. Tickets - $25 per person. Purchase Tickets .


·        Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will address the Knights of Columbus and the East Valley Pro-Life Alliance at 7 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Chandler Knights of Columbus Hall, 644 E Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Topic: A Bold New Pro-Life Stratgey. Free Admission, Refreshments served. Donations accepted. Contact  480-216-7219.


·        Receptions In Support Of The Arizona Republican Party, featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues, Oct 20 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC.  Suggested contribution: Host -  $5,000,  PAC or $1,000 Individual, Attendee: $1,000 PAC or $500 Individual. Co-hosts Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain, Congressmen Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and honorary host include former congressmen Jim Kolbe, Jon Kyl and John Shadegg.  RSVP Michelle Hyde at (602) 633-2777, or Corinne Lovas at (623) 218-6616,

·        Young Republican Professionals will meet at 7 pm, Oct 20 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx with 960AM The Patriot  Seth Leibsohn of  Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy to discuss the debate to legalize marijuana and its place in the 2016 elections. RSVP on Facebook here

OCT 21

·        Palo Verde Republican Women will meet Oct 21 at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker Seth Leibsohn will discuss terrorism and unrest in the Middle East. Leibsohn is the host of The Patriot nightly radio show and co-author with Bill Bennett book: "The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam". Tarra Matyas, will also give a brief message on this years, Wreath's Across America, a project honoring our deceased veterans, wreath laying is Dec.12th at Arlington, wreaths are $15.  Social begins at 1l am. Lunch/Program 11:30 am. Luncheon $27 by credit card, cash or check $26. RSVP to Edith Stock or call 480-298-7818.


·        Sen David Farnsworth will address Freedom Fires at 6:30pm., Wed., Oct 21 at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210.


·        The Western Pinal County Republicans meet at  5:30 pm, Wed., Oct 21 at Eva’s Fine Mexican Restaurant in Casa Grande. Contact: pinal.county



Candidate Corner

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  • Republican US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey condemns the attacks on

the State of Israel and continued his unwavering support for the Jewish state and the United States only natural ally in the region: There is definitely no place for the violent attacks against the Israelis in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or anywhere.

ü  My prayers go out to the victims and families, while my thoughts go to the solutions that must be put in place to secure the safety of our friends in Israel.

ü  My demand of my government is actions are taken showing the true support and solidarity with the State of Israel. If there is any time to show a sign of friendship and support toward our true ally, then let it begin now.

ü  The actions of our executive branch continuing to overstep the legislative branch while undermining the Israelis in the Middle East as of late, is unacceptable.

ü  I call on members of the Senate to remind our President it is the Senate who advises on treaty by which the President shall act, not by direct executive order.

ü  An order destabilizing the only Democracy in the Middle East, undermines the stability of the region. It is an order that is short sighted and unresponsive to historical actions which is in direct opposition to peace. I do not accept the lack of support our nation gives a natural ally.” – Contact: Joel Andres Frewa:


Arizona Legislators

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·       Sen Sylvia Tenney Allen- Lightning Bolt Update: Thank you to those who have worked hard to educate the citizens to the dangers of the proposed Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument.  The biggest issue was the loss of local and state control.

You know who you are and what you have done to protect your community and area from more restrictions, and loss of individual freedoms.

Motivated by Arizona Liberty citizens lobbied against the proposed monument.  They did their research, held meetings and ask the questions that needed answers before a monument was designated. 

Because concerned citizens took the time, energy to get involved, they have been able to slow down this proposal and have realized the first important vote against the monument:  the Sedona City Council voted 6 to 1 against the proposed monument yesterday.  It was not easy for them to vote as they did. 

Never doubt that a group of well-organized and educated citizens can make a difference.  I can’t stress enough how important it is for the people to stand up and speak out to preserve good governing principles based upon individual constitutional freedoms.

We are only just beginning.  Congressman Grijalva has introduced a bill to create the Grand Canyon Water Shed Monument if the President doesn’t create it through the Antiquities Act.  Grijalva’s bill brings up the same unanswered questions as the Red Rock proposal:

ü  Who regulates private property if it is layered under a monument?

ü  Which agency of law enforcement has jurisdiction?  City or county?   Local or federal?

ü  Can the Federal Government put a fee upon private property inside the monument for management cost of the monument?

ü  What happens to State Land?

ü  Who controls the water in the Monument, State or Federal?

ü  Are individual rights protected such as water claims, mineral claims, or grazing leases?

ü  Is access for hunting, camping or fishing restricted or cut off?  Will roads be closed?

We must know these answers before we can support any more Federal control of our state. We can protect our state.  Allen contact 602-926-5409



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