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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
Thursday, February 12, 2015
· Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Tyler Bowyer says the Lincoln Day event will be held in late March or early April. As soon as they have a date and location locked in, Executive Director April Riggins will be announcing the details.
· LD30 State Committeeman Aaron Gidwani is urging PCs and conservatives to attend the CD9 Townhall hosted by Congressman Kyrsten Sineman (D) that is scheduled from 1-2 pm, Sat., Feb 14 in the Tempe History Center, 809 E Southern Ave., Tempe. Contact Trevor Laky email@example.com (202)438-4201 for policy and current legislative issues to prepare for Saturday's meeting.
· Colorado River Tea Party-Yuma Chairman Sally Kizer is looking for four or five volunteers to ride on the club float in the Feb 14 Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade. Contact Sally at 928-210-1219.
· Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer named his newly appointed leadership team during last Thursday’s Executive Guidance Committee meeting. April Riggins, the former MCGOP Vice Chair, past Republican Legislative District Chair, past Encanto Golf President, and past Scottsdale Rodeo Queen, accepted the position as the Executive Director. “Her addition is graciously welcomed as she will become the new spokesman for the fourth largest County Republican Party in the United States. With April’s addition, the Republican Party of Maricopa County warmly thanks Frosty Taylor for her service as Communications Director under four previous Chairmen. Frosty is the well-known creator of the MCRC Briefs , a courtesy service she has provided to Maricopa County politicos for over 10 years. She will continue to provide news, insight and opinions in the private format she originally designed and developed,” Bowyer said.
Bowyer also appointed the following individuals for service: Jake Hoffman of Gilbert as Communications Director, Timothy LaSota of Phoenix as General Counsel, Barbara Medal of Tempe as Sergeant-at-Arms, Mark Spencer of Phoenix as Chaplain and Shiree Verdone of Scottsdale as Finance Director. Contact Exec Dir April Riggins, 602-909-9255, April@MaricopaCountyGOP.com
· The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 16 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N Cacheris Ct., Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) to hear Vicki Alger, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Alger will address education issues and topics associated with her forthcoming book on the history of the U.S. Department of Education. Contact: Jason Hayes (602) 734-5603 firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., Feb 23 at the Pyle Rec Center, 655 E Southern, Tempe with newly elected Maricopa GOP Chairman Tyler Bowyer and immediate past Maricopa GOP Chairman A J LaFaro to address closing Arizona primaries and ballot harvesting.
· Bill Gates, District 3 Phoenix City Councilman, has announced his candidacy for re-election. See Gates re-election
· The Tempe Republican Women have several new members this month: Beau Jones, Jane Morrissey, Allison Quinn, Carol Minchella, Shirley Perkins, and Kimber Hattendorf .
· The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 16 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. to hear Fair Tax guru Alex Meluskey, who hosts the FairTax for all radio show at 9 pm, Sat on KKNT 960am The Patriot Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496.
· Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey will interview Fair Tax expert John Wesley Nobles about the hiring practices of the IRS at 9 pm, Sat., Feb 14 on KKNT 960am The Patriot
· The City of Phoenix’s Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2015 Outstanding Young Man and Outstanding Young Woman awards. These awards recognize two outstanding high school students from each of the eight Phoenix city council districts. See phoenix.gov/news/education
· SASC marking up S. 165, the Detaining Terrorists to Protect America Act of 2015, a bill sponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) extends and enhances prohibitions and limitations with respect to the transfer or release of individuals detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. See bill text and a summary here.
· The Tempe Republican Women are in need of donations for their March 20 and 21 garage sale. Call 480-306-2545 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick up or drop off. They also need volunteers to help staff the weekend sale.
· Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, attended today’s ceremony at the White House where President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, passed by the Senate last week.
· LD13 Past 2nd Vice Chairman Ernie McCullom: A J LaFaro’s article 2-11-15-mcrc-briefs about the rapid growth of Independents is proof that we of the Tea Party are the only true Americans left. We’re not far right kooks; we are the center. It is the Far Left the so called Progressives of the party that are out of line --the ultra rich that live in their exclusive enclaves like Paradise Valley or North Scottsdale and Carefree with their embracement of fake environmental movement to manipulate and rule our lives. A new party is needed. -- Ernie Mc Collum
· Former Cochise County First Vice-Chair Jim Ehl: Think about it. Why does Anyone join Any organization? Ever since the AZ GOP became a ‘secondary campaign committee’ for support of Republican candidates (RINOs included) who win the primary, it is certainly easy to see those candidates and their supporters favor registering as Republicans since there is money and support coming from the committee. But how about John Q. Voter?? When the AZ GOP doesn’t offers its members, or registered Republicans, any information on candidates, no information on issues of importance to Republicans, no accountability for any elected elite betraying party trust, no support of its members and cowering to powerful elected elite (re – the McCain thing), why register as a Republican? One can vote however they want in the primary. However, if we can’t change the primary so that only Republicans can vote for Republicans, does anyone have any idea as to what to do to make Republican party registration more attractive?? Any idea of what ‘aligned political views’ mean? A closed primary makes sense. Can a non-member of, say, the Rotary club vote for the club’s officers? But as long as the AZ GOP has nothing to offer its members, why have a party? To change back will be difficult. - Jim Ehl
· Firearms Expert/Author Alan Korwin to AZ Rep: About "a statue in the temple of the nation's democracy..." on today's front page: America is not a democracy, it is a republic. The difference is crucial. The Founding Fathers were disdainful of democracy, rightfully so, and the word is found nowhere in our founding documents. Democracy is dangerous and to be avoided, a point well noted in their writings and subsequent political discourse.
Unlike a republic, a democracy lacks standards and protections for the public and minorities. It blows with the winds of the day, lacking principles, subject entirely to mob rule. Our Founders, understanding this implicitly, gave us a republic. The portion of today's public that is well educated knows this too.
This hasn't stopped reporters, politicians and uneducated educators from making the very error you made on page one, without notice by the entire editorial process. It's not a simple conflating of two seemingly similar words. It's an undermining of our entire notion of freedom. Words have meaning. Meaning matters.
I recommend a correction, but I fear I'm tilting at windmills, having made similar requests in the past, to deaf ears. This leads to a distressing conclusion I detest but which is increasingly true: The media is becoming one of the worst enemies of freedom in America today. Please make a lengthy erudite correction and prove that wrong. -- Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman firstname.lastname@example.org
· Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar introduced H.R. 924, the Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act, which would require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): “For far too long, wages for public works projects have been determined by an outdated and flawed formula that sacrifices accuracy, jobs and billions of federal tax dollars. The current calculation dates back to the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act and is riddled with fraud and abuse as evidenced by multiple Inspector General (IG) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has proven time and time again that they are the only department capable of accurately determining these wages. Requiring the BLS to calculate these wages will save nearly $9 billion every year. We owe it to the American taxpayer to spend federal dollars in a more efficient manner, allowing for more jobs and worthwhile projects in the process. The Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act is about competition, equality, accuracy and transparency for everyone. My commonsense legislation will cut waste, create jobs and save billions. This bill will restore a fair wage for a fair job that is fair to the American taxpayer.” Full text of H.R. 924 HERE.
· Special Valentine’s And Statehood Day Programming is available at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in the Arizona Capitol Museum on Sat., Feb. 14. Admission is free.
ü 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A rare glimpse of the love letters between Arizona’s First Gov George W.P. Hunt and his wife Duett Ellison.
ü 11 a.m. – Noon Love Letters at the Capitol reenacts the letters written by Gov Hunt and his wife, Duett Ellison. Their trials, tribulations and lasting love are conveyed through specially selected letters they exchanged over the span of their 14-year courtship..
ü Noon – 12:45 p.m. Secretary of State Michele Reagan hosts the 103rd birthday of Arizona with the Statehood Day Celebration; including:
• Presentation of the Polly Rosenbaum Award to Cynthia Childrey, the dean and university librarian at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library.
• The award ceremony of the Arizona Educational Foundation’s winning entries to the Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest from each of three grade-level categories: 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.
7th & 8th Grade Category Winners:
ü 1st Place: Aarjav Pandya, Payne Junior High School, Queen Creek
ü 2nd Place: Ryan Bernardino, Vista Verde Middle School, Phoenix
ü 3rd Place: Gabriella Garcia, Cambridge Academy – Marley Park Elementary School, Surprise
ü Honorable Mention: Udochukwu Nwosu, Payne Junior High School, Queen Creek
9th & 10th Grade Category Winners:
ü 1st Place: Jessica Myers, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
ü 2nd Place: Tillena Trebon, Northland Preparatory Academy, Flagstaff
ü 3rd Place: Hope Yi, Hamilton High School, Chandler
ü Honorable Mention: Ari Cohen, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
ü Honorable Mention: Sophie Phaturos, Holbrook High School, Holbrook
11th & 12th Grade Category Winners:
ü 1st Place: Elliot Smith, Hamilton High School, Chandler
ü 2nd Place: Tye Housley, Benson High School, Benson
ü 3rd Place: Emilee Henriquez, Red Mountain High School, Mesa
ü Honorable Mention: Bree Rath, Gilbert Classical Academy, Gilbert
The Museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking for Museum guests in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Avenue and Washington. For more information, go to call 602.926.3620. The Museum is a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.
· Jose Barrajero's AZRRT Call to Action Barrajero’s updates on current legislation that needs attention.
· 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:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliana, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Hugh Shelton and moderator former White House Director of Public Liaison Linda Chavez are coming to Phoenix to present “Countering Islamic Fundamentalism, Nuclear-Armed Iran” at 3:30 pm., Fri., Feb 13 in the Ballroom at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 North 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The event is sponsored by the The Iranian American Community of Arizona (www.iacaz.org). Free parking. RSVP: email@example.com
· The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Feb 13 (2nd Tues) to hear Constitutionals Jeff Usch at the Triple Play in Sahuarita (Duval Mine road I-19 exit).
· The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet Friday afternoon, Feb. 13 to decorate a float for the 9 am, Sat. Feb 14 Silver Spur Rodeo Parade. firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
· The YAVGOP Lincoln/Reagan Dinner scheduled for Feb 14 has been CHANGED to March 21 at the Prescott Resort. The cost is $65 per person.
· The Paradise Republican Women will hear Author Loren Spivak make the case that capitalism is the victim of environmental extremists who destroy prosperity without achieving even their own goals. He is the author of "Free Market Warrior" and "The Gorax." He will address the group at 11 am, Sat., Feb 14 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. 10:30 am social. $30 per person. Reservation required by Thur., Feb 12.
· The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 12:30 pm., Sat., Feb 14
in the Devonshire Center, 2802 E Devonshire St., Phx. 85016 Devonshire is one block N of Indian School Rd, one mile E of SR51. The group’s goal is to replace RINO's in key positions with Republicans who support the Republican Platform and the US Constitution. With over 150 members, they hope to reach 200 members by the February meeting. Contact: AzRA President Thayer Verschoor 602-703-0266.
· Ribbon Cutting For The 1000-Yard New Range Building will be held at 9 am, Sat., Feb 14 at the Ben Avery Shooting Range, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phx., 85086. Pursuant to ARS 38-431.02 a quorum of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and attend and participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony. No legal action will be taken.
· Volunteers Are Needed to help decorate floats for the Sat., Feb 14 Silver Spur Rodeo and Parade is scheduled Sat., Feb 14. Float will be decorate on Feb. 13. email@example.com
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16
The Embry Riddle College Republicans will meet with newly elected Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Tyler Bowyer at 7 pm., Feb 16 in the ERU-King Engineering Bldg. on the campus in Prescott. Contact: Joey Cilano firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 17
The Coconino County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner has been changed to Feb 17 at 6 pm., at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 1175 W Rt 66, Flagstaff with speakers Gov Doug Ducey, Treasurer Jeff DeWit and Congressman Paul Gosar. Program remarks by Mayor Jerry Nabours and Councilman Jeff Orvits. Doors open to dinner attendees at 5:45 pm. Tickets $50 per person, at the door $60 each. Tables of 10 - $450. VIP reception at 5:30 pm, VIP tickets $100 each, includes table seating with one of the speakers. First come, first served. Platinum table sponsorships: $750 for table of 10, seating up front with dinner, VIP reception and photo ops. Limited seating. No host bar. Sent checks payable to CCRC and mail to CCRC Treasurer Dan Edel 3120 W Tami Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Personal checks only. Checks must be postmarked no later than Feb 11.Contact CCRC Chairman Joan Harris, 928-226-0502 email@example.com
· The Republican Women of Prescott will meet at 11:30 am, Feb 17 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Hwy. 69, Prescott, AZ to hear Kris Paronto, co author of "13 hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi" and Lisa Benson, Radio Talk Show Host and author on the "Benghazi Truth Tour". Cost: $18. Note: If you can't make the luncheon, there will be a more intimate dinner that evening also at the Resort. Cost $ 60. RSVP: Elsie Tyree, firstname.lastname@example.org, (928) 778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, email@example.com, (928) 778-7157.
· The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party meets the (3rd Tues) Feb 17, at 6:30 pm., in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.). Speakers: Tom Jenney, the Executive Director of Americans for Prosperity - Arizona and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Jenney will discuss pending and upcoming legislative issues and Sheriff Joe will offer his comments on the state of the rule of law in Arizona. Guests invited. Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated. Contact: Richard Rutkowski firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fhteaparty.org
· The Paradise Republican Women will gather for dinner at the AZ Federation of Republican Women meeting in Tucson on Fri, Feb 17. Members should contact Barb McMullen if going to Tucson and want to join them.
· The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm, Feb 17 (1st and 3rd Tues) in the Anthem Civic Bldg, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Contact: Chr Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 email@example.com http://www.daisymountainteapartypatriots.com/index.html
· Morning Scoop with the Capitol Times is hosting a panel discussion On “The Future Of Water In Arizona” at 7 am., Tues., Feb 17 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., #120, Phx. Registration 6:45 am. Panelists: Tom Buschatzke, Director, AZ Department of Water Resources; Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.; David Modeer, General Manager, Central Arizona Project; David Roberts, Senior Director Water Resource Management, SRP; Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy and Moderator: Jim Small, Arizona News Service Editor. Reservations required. Complimentary continental breakfast provided. Seating limited to 100. Sponsored by: SRP, CAP EPCOR and Curtis Goodwin Sullivan Udall & Schwab. Contact Tracy Keller 602- 889-7140 or firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP at http://morningscoopfutureofwater.eventbrite.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
· Secretary of State Michele Reagan will address the Arizona Republican Lawyers Association luncheon at 11:45 am, Wed., Feb 18 at Snell & Wilmer , 400 E. Van Buren, Ste. 1900, Phx. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (payment at the door). RSVP to email@example.com.
· The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 am., Feb 18 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker Charles James, an Adjunct Law Professor at ASU and former Assistant Attorney General serving in the Department of Justice during George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations , will address “Federalism in America” today. Social 11 am. Lunch is $25. To RSVP contact Edith, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-298-7818 (c).
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY FEB 19
· LD 24 - 3rd Thursday . 6:30 sign-in. 7 pm mtg. Agenda: Setting a vision/mission for LD13. Speaker: RPMC Chairman Tyler Bowyer. AZ GOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix, Az . Chr Ken Bennett . Contact: Carole Joyce email@example.com
· The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma potluck will begin at 6 pm Thurs, Feb. 19 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in last building behind church. featuring LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell who will discuss the latest developments at the legislators, at the Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last bldg. behind the church). Contact: www.coloradoriverteaparty.org Chr Sally Kizer 928-210-1219. firstname.lastname@example.org
· Think-One-World-Order-Is-A-Myth? NOTE: Some changes on AFA:
· AFA added a new tab for those thinking like conservatives: Retire John McCain http://arizonafreedomalliance.ning.com/group/retire-john-mccain Go there, click +Join and add information you have that proves McCain is past ready for retirement. Comment on other articles. We've gotten it started with three recent articles.
· Excellent videos on the Home Page. Mark Levin video, check out the countdown to the end of the Obama regime.
· Change in tabs: Surviving Obama has been replaced with BEWARE: Dems at Work; All Things Conservative has been replaced with Watching the GOP - because the GOP is not always conservative!
· Events tab http://arizonafreedomalliance.ning.com/events
· Action Alert: arizona-republican-assembly meets Saturday. For committed conservatives. Squishy 'conservatives' will not be happy with this organization.
· SB1435What Goes On Behind The Curtain?
· Arizona-Republican-Assembly Conservatives elect Conservatives
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
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