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· A Memorial Service for LD13 PC Bobbie Watts is scheduled at 1:30 pm., Sat., Feb 28 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Litchfield Park, AZ. A celebration of Life will be held from 3-5 pm,(immediately following the service) in the PebbleCreek Eagle’s Ballroom in Goodyear. Watts was well-known in old LD12 and an avid supporter of LD13, volunteering countless hours at the County GOP office on Bell Road, was a officer in the Pebble Creek Republican Club, served as a precinct committeeman, state committeeman and a delegate at the RNC.
· The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon., March 2 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Ranch, Scottsdale. $35 per person. 5:30 pm meet/greet. 6 pm mtg. 6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm program. Everyone wear green. Speaker Loren Spivack will address “Economic Literacy.” Reservations required by Fri., Feb 27. Send check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia “O’Kaufman”,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Bill Lally and Tim LaSota are hosting a reception for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan between 9-10:30 am., Thurs., Feb 26 at Tiffany & Bosco, PA, Camelback Esplanade II - 7th Floor, 2525 East Camelback Road, Phoenix. Attire: Business/Business casual. RSVP to Sienna Myers at (602) 255-6018 email@example.com.
· The Paradise Republican Women ‘UMOM Birdsong’ Luncheon is scheduled Sat., Feb 28 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. $50 per person. Reservations: Anthea Dyer, PRWC, Caring for America Chair 480-657-7440
· A Breakfast With Judge Clancy And The Arizona Capital Times staffers is scheduled at 8am, March 28 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road, Phx. ACT staffers include Editors Jim Small, Tom Spratt, Luige del Puerto and reporters Hank Stephenson, Ben Giles, Gary Grado and Jeremy Duda. RSVP http://www.breakfastwiththejudge.com/rsvp.php
· Phx City Councilman Sal DiCiccio said the possible rail extensions amount to 31 miles and the tax measure would amount to spending $209 million per mile. "It's a jaw-dropping number," (column Phoenix Business Journal, Feb 23, 2015).
· Where-Is-The-GOP? Why isn’t it leading the fight for First Amendment rights and against Federal regulations of the Internet??? Call your Congressional delegation. See list below.
· LD28 Rep Kate Brophy McGee has been invited to join the Morrison Institute of Public Policy’s Advisory Board.
· Last Wednesday, Two Of LD28 Rep Kate Brophy McGee’s bills were highlighted by the Republic’s editorial board. See 2 common sense bills to keep kids safe
ü HB 2166, mandates more openness, which Brophy McGee says is "key to solving the deeply ingrained problems of our child-safety system." Her bill requires detailed information about previous DCS involvement to be included in a public report following a fatality, near fatality or in cases of egregious abuse or neglect.
ü HB 2640, is also a direct response to an identified problem. It has Gov Doug Ducey and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's support. This one is called "Angel's Law" because it might have saved a toddler from being battering to death.
· Sen John McCain on President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline approval bill: “It is extremely disappointing that President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill today, a negative signal about his willingness to work with Congress on important legislation over the final two years of his presidency. This bipartisan legislation that the President has rejected would create good-paying jobs for hardworking citizens, enable our country to increase its domestic energy supply and become more energy independent, and invest billions in the economy. While it is unfortunate that the President has acted against American jobs, this will not stop Congress from continuing our work to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward.”
· Last Wed., Presidental candidate Dale Christensen stopped by the ‘Freedom Fires Live’ in Mesa.
· Former AZ Sen Barbara Blewster will address ‘term limits’ at the 7 pm., Wed., Feb 25 ‘Freedom Fires Live’ meeting at the Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. $2 admission.
· Have You Sent Your Comments To The FCC Yet? Glenn Beck: Tell-The-Fcc-To-Stay-Away-From-The-Internet
· Sen Kelli Ward Will Address whether she will run against Sen John McCain at the 7 pm., March 4 ‘Freedom Fires Live’ meeting at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. Admission: $2.50.
· Arizona’s Balladeer Dolan Ellis: I Have Retired From ‘The New Christy Minstrels’. “Though I will dearly miss my NCM compadres, the time has come for me to stop traveling the nation and stay at home in Arizona to devote my time and energies to the many unfinished projects of my work as "Arizona's Official State Balladeer". I can hardly believe it, but I will turn 80 years old next month, and I have at least two more DVD's and a Christmas album to produce and record, yet. Also, I have a mountain of digitizing of over 50 years of 35mm photography, from my many adventures throughout the state...much of which document people, places, and things that are long gone. I will also enjoy being able to spend more time with Merilee, traveling the state and camping in our motor home. (No more tents and sleeping in the back of my Jeeps, thank you.) I will also enjoy having more time to visit my "all grown up sons" and my wonderful grand kids. As for the future of my music...I can feel it in my bones that "the best is yet to come", so stay tuned, folks. The Balladeer is far from done. I'm just shifting into a lower gear for better traction. Onward and upward! Ellis has been the Arizona Balladeer for over 40 years.
· Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas reiterates her “support for all parental options in education, including charter, private, religious schools, home schooling, distance learning, open enrollment and traditional public schools. Each parent or guardian should have as many educational opportunities as possible for their child, and each of those options should be easily accessible, have high standards, and provide variety so that children can be taught in the most advantageous environment based on their individual needs,” she said.
Douglas expressed concern with the state trying to pick winners and losers through the budget process while dollars are so scarce. “I strongly support helping excelling charter schools find more reasonable financing for their capital needs and enabling them to use open space at traditional public schools. I commend Governor Ducey for his innovative proposals,” the Superintendent continued. “However, I have concerns that the $21.5 million Student Success Funding used for classroom spending in the most successful charter schools and traditional public schools has been eliminated after one year.
“The problem is that starting a program for one year to reward success, then removing the funding, not only discourages districts from depending on such programs, but also weakens the effectiveness of future programs if enacted. In current times with such tight budget issues, it is difficult to start new initiatives without removing others. However, government has a poor history of picking the correct winners and losers,” Douglas said. “Optimally, each child would have the proper amount of funding attached to them and parents could choose wherever was best for their child. In the current complicated funding system, it is difficult or impossible for this to happen. Only with new funding over time as the economy grows can we make the strong changes needed to properly level the playing field for all education options,” Douglas said.
· Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will discuss efforts to reform health care for veterans with Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, at the “Fixing Veterans Health Care Summit” Thurs., afternoon, Feb 25 in Washington, DC.
· A fundraiser reception is scheduled for Sen John McCain’s re-election at 5:30 pm, Fri., March 6 at the home of Shannon and Max Fose, 7130 N Central Ave., Phx 85020. Business casual attire. $250 – supporter. $500 – friend. $1,000 – co host. Co- Co-hosts: Lisa Atkins, Scott Celley, Katie Cobb, Bert Coleman, Chris Dahm, Paul Hickman, Aimee and Billy Lally, David Leibowitz, Dan Lewis, David Martin, Paul McKay, Kyle Moyer, Brian Murray, Sean Noble, Marc Osborn Jessica Pacheco, Martin Sepulveda, Colin Shipley, Jim Waring, Warren Whitney and Chad Willems. RSVP by Wed., March 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily@lovasco.com
· Frank Riggs, Former Gubernatorial Candidate and CEO of the Joe Foss Institute (JFI) and regarding this afternoon’s bill signing: “The Joe Foss Institute (JFI) would like to thank Governor Ducey for his support in the passage of this important legislation. This is a proud day for Arizonans as we lead the nation in our efforts to ensure effective civics education for our high school students. I hope this bipartisan passage of the Civics Education Initiative shows the way for the rest of the states to adopt similar legislation. It only makes sense that we require our own citizens to have the same understanding of our government’s history and workings as those who must pass the U.S. citizenship exam in order to become U.S. citizens,” said Frank Riggs, president and CEO of the Joe Foss Institute, the Arizona-based nonprofit that is leading the Civics Education Initiative.”
· Jose Barrajero's AZRRT-call-to-action-and-weekly-report-150220-0510 This link is time sensitive and will change every week.
· Updates On AZ Firearms Bills: See AzCDL www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking
Latest Actions On Bills: www.azleg.gov
· Applications Are Available To High School Age Girls interested in applying for an AzFRW Dodie Londen TARS Memorial Scholarship to spend a week in DC at the National TARS Leadership Conference. Tour DC. Meet Congressional leaders. http://www.azfrw.com/scholarships.html Application due April 25. Contact AzFRW Scholarship Committee TARS Coordinator Lori Oien, ( 520)-603-3006. 8161 E. Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85715 email@example.com
· Congressman Paul Gosar’s Protecting U.S. Waters from Federal Overreach Bill: The Obama Administration has made it clear that it has no intention of following the law or respecting the legislative process when developing federal rules and regulations. President Obama has repeatedly chosen to ignore the will of the American people and govern by executive fiat to implement his far left ideology. This includes the latest attempt by the EPA to obtain control over practically all standing water throughout the U.S. by unilaterally expanding the Clean Water Act. This blatant federal overreach would assert federal jurisdiction over nearly all areas with any hydrologic connection to downstream waters, including man-made constructions such as ditches, pipes and farmland ponds. Contrary to claims made by the EPA and the Corps, this would directly contradict prior U.S. Supreme Court decisions, which imposed limits on the extent of federal CWA authority.? My bill, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act which has 168 bipartisan cosponsors, rejects this overreach and requires relevant federal agencies to go back to the drawing board and consult with states and other local officials to formulate a proposal that will then be submitted to Congress for approval. Only Congress has the authority to change or redefine the scope of the CWA, not bureaucrats in Washington. Americans can’t afford more economic hurdles and thievery of precious water supplies from an unaccountable federal government operating in hyper mode.
· Congressman Paul Gosar’s Bringing ISIS, Other Terrorists To Justice Bill: The United States, as well as the rest of the world, faces a new barbaric enemy which, left unchecked, threatens our freedoms and innocent American lives. This unconscionable evil has no place in the world and must be snuffed out immediately. The time has come for the United States to take swift and effective action to crush ISIS and other terrorist threats before they grow more emboldened. Without a new war authorization my bill, the Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act, is the best way to combat these terrorists and corrupt their organization from the inside. Putting a bounty on the heads of ISIS terrorists will incentivize people to turn over critical information that will greatly assist the U.S. in bringing these cowards to justice. The United States must clearly demonstrate resolve to bring an end to these atrocities. I want these monsters to know that when you harm innocent Americans, swift and absolute justice will follow close behind.
· The Paradise Republican Women’s Club member turning in the most US Flag pictures will win a $150 gift basket. The contest will end at the PRWC meeting nearest to the Fourth of July. Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to enter "Flag Contest on the subject line.
· The New Pima GOP Headquarters open house “Reveal” party is scheduled from 4-7 pm, Sat., March 7 at 17 W Wetmore Road, 4300, Tuscon.
· 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. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
· Authors Dolan Ellis And Sam Lowe will make a presentation and discussion on their their book, “Arizona: Lens, Lyrics and Lore,” from 7 – 8 p.m. Wed, Feb. 25, at Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phx. Ellis has been the Arizona Balladeer for over 40 years. Lowe is a retired columnist and is currently a travelogue writer. See gov/news/library
· The City Of Tempe Budget Public Forum is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., Feb 25 in the Community Rm at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Ave. Topic: City’s operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets.
· The Estrella Mountain Republican Club will hear from Secretary of State Michele Reagan during it’s Feb. 25 meeting. Contact: Chr Richard Newcomer email@example.com 602 512 1340 .
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
· The Maricopa Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 26 at the Villages Clubhouse, 20991 N Butterfield Pkwy Maricopa, AZ 85138. Speaker: Amanda Stanford, Clerk of the Superior CourtGuest Speaker - Amanda Stanford, Clerk of the Superior Court.
· The Pima County Republican Women’s Club Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m., Thurs., Feb 26 in the Old Pueblo Grille, 60 N. Alvernon, Tucson. Speaker: Deborah Brookshire, VA Hospital Volunteer Coordinator.
· Constitution Classes will be offered between 3-5 pm., Feb 26 in the Desert View-Maraposa Room, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, Saddlebrooke in Tucson. Topic: “What is the Organizational Principle of the US Constitution. ” Contact Paul Parisi at paul@4Tucson.com to register.
· A US Constitution Class will be offered at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 26 at the North Swan Baptist Church, 2727 N. Swan Road, Tucson. Topic: “The Role of Government” – Founders vs. Progressives. Contact Paul Parisi at paul@4Tucson.com to register.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women has scheduled it’s Feb 27 and 28 Winter Meeting in Tucson. www.AzFRW.com
· A Fellowship Breakfast is scheduled at 7 am., Fri., Feb 27 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson. $20 mbrs/$25 non-mbrs. Speaker: Doug Meyer.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
· The Arizona Republican Assembly will hold their first meeting for Conservative Republicans in the West Valley at 8 am., Sat, Feb 28, at the Culver's Restaurant ((NW corner of the 101 & Camelback). AZRA membership is open to Conservative Republicans who support the Republican Platform and the US Constitution. New members are subject to vetting. This organization is for Conservative Republicans. Contact AzRA President Thayer Verschoor 602-703-0266.
· The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sat, Feb 28, in the Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Surprise 85374. Dr. Carl Goldberg will make a presentation on Islam as Ideology entitled "What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam and Why". 8:30 am coffee/light refreshment. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President at 623-544-7187 or Ruth Seiter, Vice President, Programs at 623-544-9309. www.grandpop.com
· Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the 9 am., Sat., Feb 28 Fountain Hills Republican Club mtg in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Program is free with social period commencing at 8:30. firstname.lastname@example.org
· State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will highlight the 5:30 pm, Feb 28 Mohave County GOP District 3 meeting at the Shagrue's Bridgeview Room, Lake Havasu City. Tickets: $45. Call 908-347-7929.
· A ‘Support For All Law Enforcement March’ will start at the Phoenix Police Headquarters, 620 W Washington, Phx at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 28. Participants are asked to gather at 4pm. The group will march from the Phx PD to the Fallen Officer Memorial, 1690 W Jefferson (l.06 miles), arriving at 6:15 pm. See details com/events or contact: Barb Heller at 602-505-8760.
· The Brian Terry Foundation & Support for Law Enforcement & their Families is sponsoring a Support Rally for all Law Enforcement Officers Border Patrol agents (Naco) at a yet to be announced time on Sat., Feb 28 at the Brian A. Terry Station, 2136 South Naco Hwy, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Ceremonies include the unveiling of the Agent Brian Terry statue and the presentation to Jose Terry with of a “Stolen Life Cuddle Quilt’ for her son. Contact: Barb Heller 602-505-8760
· The Pima County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 28 at the Doubletree Hotel Reid Park Ballroom, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson featuring new Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally. Precinct Committee will be recognized for their work this past year. 5 pm – cash bar. $35 per person/$60 per couple. Table of 10 - $300. RSVP before Feb. 21 with debt/credit card payment to Pima County Republican Headquarters at 520-321-1492. Sponsorship information call Karen Schuttee 520-877-3230. Silent Auction donations call Mary Preble 520-409-9269.
The Paradise Republican Women and the UMOM Women’s Auxiliary will meet for their annual Birdsong luncheon Sat., Feb 28 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale . $50 per person. Contact: Anthea Dyer, PRWC, Caring for America Chair 480-657-7440 www.prwc.org
MONDAY, MARCH 2
· LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Mon., March 2 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale. Contact: Chairman Ray Malnar, email@example.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
· The Surprise Tea Party Patriots (1st Tues) will hear from Flat Tax expert Stephen C. Eldridge at the 6:30 pm., Tues., March 3 meeting scheduled om the Grand Canyon Rm at the Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West.
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· Legal Clients Should Be Cautious With Non-Refundable Retainers
· Update On HB 2190 And HB 2246 Gilbert Watch
· AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail
· FEC Filing Updated/Current AZGOP Financials Info CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?canId
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· Need2No Border News Watch
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