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Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

·       Timothy Lee, AZGOP Compliance Director, will conduct Treasurer’s Training between 10 am-2 pm, Sat., June 6 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phx.  The session is open to all GOP LD Treasurer’s and County Chairmen. Contact Lee at  (602) 449-1000 or 85008phx@gmail.com

 

·       Arizona Freedom Alliance to Patriotic PCs: “It's a fact that AZGOP Executive Committee meetings have heretofore not been closed to the party faithful PCs in the past.  (AZGOP Chairman Robert) Graham knows this because he is quoted as saying that he has decided to do things a little different regarding these Exe Com meetings when he was asked about attendance by PCs.  One can only presume that means he is closing the meetings.  In the past year, there has only been one in-person Executive Committee meeting despite the AZGOP Bylaws calling for at least three per year.  At the one that was held, Sen. McCain was the invited speaker.  Just as he was at the January State Statutory meeting.  This, despite the fact that Sen McCain was censured by his own party faithful - the very people who put personal lives aside to work for the party candidates and whatever is needed. Please Call or Text Chairman Graham at 602-318-3073 and request to be admitted to the meeting.  As a PC, you have the right to observe but not participate and proper decorum is expected.  Earlier today, Graham's email voice mail was full and messages could not be left.  You can try to call the AZGOP HQ but you will have to leave a message: (602) 957-7770.  that is fine.  It puts it on the record that PCs have requested admittance as observers.

·        The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., April 18 at club headquarters too hear LD8 Rep TJ Shope. Contact: President Judy Moohead   cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

 

·        Alex Meluskey, who is running again Sen John McCain for the Senate seat in 2016, will speak at the May 21 Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting at the Bonn Fire Restaurant in Chino Valley, according to Chairman Sue Goodchild. .

 

·       A Celebration Of Life Memorial For Gov Raul Castro will be held at 11 am., Sat., May 16 at the Arizona State Capitol, according to Gov Doug Ducey. "While our state will grieve this immense loss, it's also important to celebrate the esteemed life and legacy of a great man who lived a full life of exemplary service not only to Arizona and its people, but the entire nation," stated Ducey.

Details will continued to be released. Gov’s office contact: Kim Sabow. 602-542-1457  ksabow@az.gov

Memorial masses hosted by the Castro family:

ü  9 am., May 15 at t he Sacred Heaert Catholic Church, 272 N Rodriguez St., Nogales, AZ

ü  2 pm, May 15 at St. Augustsine’s Cathedral, 192 S Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ

The official funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. on May 16 at St. Mary's Basilica, 400 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004.

Castro's ashes with interred in a private ceremony at the Sedona Community Cemetery in Sedona, AZ. Family contact: James Garcia, 602-460-1374, jgcvm1@gmail.com

 

·       LDL22 will meet at 6:30pm., Mon, April 20 at Westbrook Vistas Rec Center, 18825 N Country Club Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85382. 5:30pm social/ set up. Open to public. Traveling east or west on Union Hills Rd. enter Westbrook Village at Country Club Pkwy (first light west of 83rd Ave.) north to Vista’s Rec Center. Chr Eric Morgan  gemorgan99@gmail.com   ld22.arizonagop.net/connect

 

·       The Weekly Freedom Report to grassroots activists on free market oriented legislation s conducted at 10 am, every Friday. To participate in Friday's Freedom Call - Dial (712) 775-7031, then type: 421-127-730#.  See www.marketfreedomalliance.com

 

·       The Ahwatukee TEA Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 16 at the Clarion Hotel (Desert Rm), 5121 E La Puente Ave., (51st St. & Elliot Rd.) Phoenix, Ariz 85044, to hear Author Don Jans, who wrote ‘My Grandchildren’s America”. grandchildrensamerica .  As a student of history Jans has a concentrated on European history with emphasis on Russian history, leading him to his study of Karl Marx and Marxism. Jans will offer insight and clarity on what our fundamental transformation may mean to America. Contact: Chuck Henry  info@tukeeteaparty.com

 

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is establishing an annual committee to review regulations on education in Arizona’s Education Code A.R.S. Title 15 Education. Professionals interested in participating should submit their C.V. or resume either electronically via email to the ADEInbox@azed.gov or by U.S. Postal Service to Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1535 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007 by May 15, 2015, with the first meeting planned for June.  Subject line: “Application for Title 15 review committee.

·       The Arizona Game And Fish Department And The City Of Glendale will host a free youth fishing clinic at Bonsall Pond, 59th Ave/Bethany Home Road in Phx between 9 am-2 pm, Sat., April 25. Thanks to Glendale City Councilman Jamie Aldama, along sponsors West Valley Foundation, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale Pawn 7 Jewelry, Gorman & Company, the first 1,000 kids between the ages of 10-17,  will received free fishing licenses.

 

·       Is-The-Tea-Party-Afraid-Of-John-McCain?    “That’s how we fight wars, by the way: You just crush the opponent, and then you don’t have to worry about as many opponents,” said former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, referring to McCain’s campaign tactics.

 

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham stirred up a Horne’s Nest when he told a LD18 PC Peggy McClain to “get a life”  on “Tweeter” Easter night when she questioned his closing the April 18 AZGOP State Executive meeting to State Committeemen and PCs as observers.  Consequently, some of McClain’s fellow PCs are riled enough that they are planning to rally at 9 am, April 18 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx., to “give Chairman Graham the chance to open the doors to us.”  PCs interested in joining the  “Get A Life” rally should contact McClain at wildcatswin@cox.net

 

·       RidersUSA  Are Planning A Rally And Protest from 3-7 pm., Fri., April 17 in front of the Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2201 W Anklam Rd., Tuscon in protest of the ‘Open Borders and Anti-American policies’ of Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Luis Guiterrez who are scheduled to conduct an open forum starting at 5:30 pm in the facility.  RidersUSA along with other Motorcyclists and Cages (SUV's and cars) from Phoenix will stage at 3 pm at  Love's Truck Stop - Exit 162 off the I-10,  I-10 & Sun Dust Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226-5126.  (520) 796-1185.  Departure (KSU): 3:30pm.  If you need a ride from Phoenix (bike or car)  email.  Bring water and your favorite anti-Amnesty, signage and messaging to reflect how you feel about the egregious disregard of our Rule Of Law and consistent undermining of American Sovereignty by these two congressmen.  

·       LD24 PC Carole Joyce is one of 200 selected via the White House to participate by invitation only in the recent national conference on aging held in Phoenix. She participated in the the "Elder Justice” focus group which  selected her  "Best Practices W/ Continuity" recommendations to be submitted to Washington. See  white-house-conference-on-aging

 

·       Mesa Mayor John Giles will address the Mesa Republican Women on June 4. RSVP deadline Sun., May 31 to Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call 480-615-0524 Members lunch - $10, guests/visitors - $12.  We welcome visitors and ask that after attending two meetings they purchase a membership.  $25/year (Jan-Dec), $15 -  associate membership!  The Club meets the first Thursday of the month (except July and August in 2015--no meetings).  Address:  1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa.  Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road.  Riviera Plaza shopping center.

 

·       The Russell Pearce Talk Show airs live every Saturday between 6-7 pm, on KKNT960 AM The Patriot. Call in 602-508-0960. The April 4 guest is Dr. Harlan T. Stratton, who will be discussing “Illegal Alien And Disease Brought To America “with Pearce.

 

·       “The 48th” Plays  Every Saturday at 6 pm on AZTV featuring  former GOP Executive Director Kurt Davis and former Dem Spokesman Frank Camacho.

 

·       The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party (3rd Tues) meets at 6:30 pm., April 21 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.). Speaker: Dr M Zuhdi Jasser, practicing physician, former US Naval officer, and a frequent guest on Fox News & CNN, will be speaking on the threat of radical Islam.  Free admission, donations welcome. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski  info@fhteaparty.org  or  www.fhteaparty.org

 

·       Continuing Prayers Are Needed for LD22 Shirley Richard. Shirley, is in the critical care unit with pneumonia at John C Lincoln Hospital – Deer Valley. She also has small cell casonoma cancer in the bladder. No visitors.  No phone calls, she must have complete rest without distractions. Bob will keep us posted.

 

·       A Fundraising ‘Breakfast With Gov Doug Ducey’ is scheduled at 8 am, Wed., April 22 with the Rose Law Group, 7144 E Stetson Dr #300, Scottsdale to help reduce Ducey’s $2M campaign loan to himself.  RSVP:  Katie at 480-505-3936 by April 17.  Minimum contribution $500.

 

·       The Arizona Game and Fish Department will stock 12 waters with catfish next week. Locations are:

ü  Pacana Pond (Maricopa)

ü  Discovery, McQueen, and Freestone Ponds (Gilbert)

ü  Roadrunner Pond (Phoenix)

ü  Eldorado Pond (Scottsdale)

ü  Bonsall Pond (Glendale)

ü  Friendship Park Pond (Avondale -- new CFP water)

ü  Fortuna, Yuma West Wetlands, Redondo (Yuma)

ü  Council Ave Pond (Somerton)

ü  Tempe Town Lake.

 

·       Juan Ciscomani, director of the Gov’s Southern Arizona office, spoke to the Eastside Republican Club last night in Tucson.

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally will address the SaddleBrooke Republican Club at 11:15 am, Mon, April 20 at 64500 E SaddleBrooke Blvd., Tucson. More Information

 

·       National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash will address the Pima County Republican Club at 11:30 am., Tues., April 21 at the Sabbar Center.

 

·       Avondale’s Friendship Pond, is now open to fishing, thanks to the Arizona Game and Fish Dept stocking the pond with nearly 300 pounds of bluegill.  Friendship Pond is located at 12325 W McDowell Rd. The lake is slightly less than 1 acre, and the park has bathrooms, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, ample parking, and kids playground areas.

 

·       The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will host AZ Corporation Commissioner Doug Little at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 19 in the Grand Canyon Rm at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375  Click Here For Map

 

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will launch a statewide tour next week to hear residents opinions and concerns on all K-12 education issues.  The annual process includes

1) a statewide series of meetings to listen to the public;

 2) recommendations from Dept of Education staff based on comments grouped into categories such as standards, curriculum, instruction, general, etc.; and

3) a statewide visit to the same sites to follow up with the public on recommended actions.

“I am dedicated to continually improving the state of education in Arizona through conversations with the people it most directly affects—parents, students, teachers and administrators,” Douglas said.

     Douglas and Senate Education Chairman Kelli Ward will kick off the tour in Kingman, on April 23. Ward will Co-Chair the meeting, hosted by Mohave County School Supt Michael File from 5-7:30 pm at the Mohave County Administration building, 700 W. Beale St., Kingman.

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  Thur., April 23 – 5 pm, Mohave County Adm Bldg in Kingman

ü  Sat., April 25 – 9 am, Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City

ü  Thurs, April 30 – 5 pm, Arizona Western College, Yuma

ü  Sat., May 2 -9 am, Glendale High School, Glendale

ü  Thurs., May 7 -5 pm, Coronado High School, Scottsdale

ü  Sat. May 9 – 9 am, Chandler High School Center for the Arts, Chandler

ü  Thurs, May 28 – 5 pm, Pima Community College Cntr/Arts, Tucson

ü  Sat. May 30 – 9 am, Buena Performing Arts Cntr, Sierra Vista

ü  Thurs, June 4 – 5 pm, Gila Community College, Globe

ü  Sat, June 6 – 9 am, Casa Grande High School, Casa Grande

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.

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally tomorrow will speak at a 3:30 pm, dedication of a Boeing 787 Dreamerliner at the Pima Air and Space Museum as well as the 5 pm opening of the Museum’s Women in Flight Exhibit at 6000 E Valencia Road, Tucson. This particular 787, ZA002, is the second Boeing 787-8 to be produced and was part of a six-airplane flight test and certification program for the 787-8. Last month, Rep. McSally spoke on the House floor in honor of late Tucson resident Ruth Helm, a former World War II and Women in Service Pilot (WASP) who will be featured in the Women in Flight Exhibit. Helm was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 1999 along with Dawn Seymour in recognition of the WASP’s contribution to the WWII war effort. Helm earned her pilot’s license through the Civilian Pilot Training Program and joined the WASPs in December, 1942, reporting to the 5th Ferrying Group at Love Field in Dallas. During her career, Ruth flew more than 2,500 hours, including 800 of them for the military. After retiring from flying, she moved to Southern Arizona and remained active in the community, opening one of the first fly-in ranches in the country and co-founding the Institute for Better Education, an organization that provides scholarships to needy students. Helm passed away in March.

 

·        Pima County Republicans Chairman Bill Beard’s buttons are popping and with good reason. For the time in recent history, three Republicans have filed as Tucson City Council candidates:  Bill Hunt for Ward 1, Kelly Lawton for Ward 2 and Margaret Burkholder for Ward 4. “This group of talented caring people came together and put their names on the line for one reason, they believe Tucson deserves better,” said local Republican Leader Bruce Ash.  “They may all have an “R” next to their name come election time, but we should know their only goal is to correct the clear mismanagement of the city we call home.”

ü  Bill Hunt- Ward 1: Hunt, a pilot, has helped shape the character of Tucson for more than 20 years. Hunt has been involved with several groups including serving as the President and pilot for the Flying Samaritans (a volunteer, nonsectarian group). Bill entered the U.S. Air Force in 1972 as a second Lieutenant and was assigned a slot in pilot training. He graduated pilot training in 1974 then trained as a fighter pilot in the F-4. Later Hunt went on to fly and instruct in the F-5. Currently, he is a senior principle engineer, managing six different weapon systems development for Raytheon. 

ü  Kelly Lawton- Ward 2: He is the Campus Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide in Tucson, overseeing operations and student services of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca campuses. Kelly is a member of the Tucson and Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, and the Susan G. Komen Riders for the Cure Bicycle Team. A native Tucsonan, he graduated from Palo Verde High, University of Arizona (BSBA) and the University of Phoenix (MBA). He is married to and his wife Keli Ann Lawton (FNP) and has a 12 year-old stepdaughter.

ü  Margaret Burkholder - Ward 4:  Burkholder is a math teacher at a local charter school and was the first Teacher in Tucson Unified to be recognized with National Board Certification in 2001, named Arizona Master Teacher and Intel Master Teacher.  Since her election to the school board, Vail USD has moved from near the 50th percentile to one of the top five in the state.  She has received Arizona School Board of the Year and Master of Boardsmanship awards in addition to the Congressional Record for Leadership in Academic Excellence. Burkholder and her husband John have been married for 19 years and have four c children attending Vail schools.

·       Congressman Paul A. Gosar and Sen John McCain sent a letter to Major General Robert M. Worley II, USAF (Ret.), Director of the Education Service at the Veterans Benefit Administration, seeking an explanation regarding the Administration’s recent suspension of enrollment certifications for veteran students who were accepted into, but not already enrolled in, the aviation programs at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. “While proper oversight of, and compliance with, VA programs is more important than ever, the recent decision to suspend the aviation program at Yavapai College may have unfairly put some veteran students on the chopping block. There are veterans who were accepted to this program and uprooted their lives to move to Prescott under the assumption that they were going to pursue an aviation degree. If there are veterans being punished through no fault of their own, then it is the responsibility of the VA to clearly justify its rationale and explain how this decision serves the best interests of our nation’s heroes.”  See letter HERE.  Full article  gosar, mccain-take-stand-for prescott-veterans

 

·       Phx City Councilman #6 Sal DiCiccio: Bad fiscal decisions sent Detroit from one of the prosperous city in the country to the poorest. Likewise, Mayor Stanton's rushed decision to build the Sheraton cost you $38 Million in operating revenue and over $130 Million in asset losses. This year, Phoenix will have the highest revenue in history, but faces a budget deficit.

Now, Phoenix leaders want to spend $31.7 Billion on a train boondoggle. Yesterday, the council moved to delay the vote for the tax increase to April 22. Why the delay?The politicians were told the unintended consequence of this tax would cause businesses to flee Phoenix if the tax increase is passed - resulting in a loss of jobs and revenue for our city. Fearing  job losses, the politicians quickly proposed to protect big business by limiting the tax increase to single item purchases less than $10,000. So what about the small business owner?  The Mayor's plan will stick them with the entire tax.

The Arizona Republic yesterday remarked that this boondoggle will also hurt our classrooms - another unintended consequence of this rushed proposal. Yesterday, Columnist Robert Robb helped to put the situation into perspective when he wrote, “...it's not a time for anybody to be using up sales tax capacity until funding for K-12 education is increased and stabilized.” (Arizona Republic, April 15, 2015). This is about teachers or trains. It’s about getting our spending under control. And, it’s about getting our priorities straight. The Mayor and Council will vote on the train tax again on April 22.  Let's hope they stop the mad rush without planning and thinking about the impact of this decision on our great city. Detroit made these mistakes. Phoenix needs to learn from those mistakes.

 

·       McSally Exposes Another Flaw in A-10 Retirement Plan: Following a concession from a top Department of Defense official earlier this week that the F-35 would not be as survivable as the A-10 in certain Close Air Support (CAS) scenarios, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally yesterday at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing confirmed that retiring the A-10 ahead of schedule would leave a gap in the military’s ability to take out enemy tanks from the air. The statements made by Army General Curtis Scaparrotti in response to questioning from Rep. McSally expose a second critical gap in as many days should the Administration move forward with its flawed plan to retire the A-10 without a replacement. “I think the last thing that we want to be doing is relying on having to have a tank battle in the day and age where we have the capabilities and the plans to take out those capabilities from the air. We certainly wouldn’t want to roll back that capability…” Rep. McSally said during the hearing.

In describing how he would replace the ability to attack enemy tanks from the air, Scaparrotti, Commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, testified to using ground forces instead. “Frankly I would use air in different ways, the multi-role aircraft, then use the systems that I have on the ground primarily against their armored threat. And so it would open a gap in terms of having that aircraft for having that specific capability.” The testimony from a top military commander is the second omission in as many days that moving forward with the Administration’s plan would leave gaps in our military’s capabilities. On Tuesday, a top Department of Defense official testified that the F-35 would not be as survivable as the A-10 in certain CAS scenarios, and thus, likely “stand off” more for many threats.  See  exchange HERE.

 

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas notes, “The first education statutes enacted for the area now known as Arizona was under the Revised Statues & Laws of the Territory of New Mexico dated January 27, 1860. At that time Arizona was still part of the New Mexico Territory. Those statutes consisted of only One page,” Douglas pointed out.  “Now, Title 15, the current 2014-2015 edition of the code, contains more than 1,000 pages.  No one can reasonably claim that education has become one thousand times better as a result.” She is appoint a committee to identify outdated, unnecessary or detrimental regulations.  “I strongly support the effort to free up more funding for classrooms, and one way to do that is to remove unnecessary burdens which force local education agencies to use vital funding for administrative costs,” Douglas stated. Those regulations will be compiled into recommendations, with a deadline of Dec. 1, 2015. That report will be the basis for proposed legislation during the Fifty-third Legislature in 2016.

·       The Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Council announces the deadline for Arizona and New Mexico livestock producers to submit applications to receive “payments for wolf presence” in 2014 under the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Plan.  Applications for wolf presence payments are due by June 1, 2015.  Applications are available on the Coexistence Council website: http://www.coexistencecouncil.org/.

 

·       The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments on the 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program while reaching out to the public and communities statewide for their input on the direction of the program over the next five years. Hearings are scheduled at 9 am:

ü  April 17 - ADOT Admin Bldg Audit, 206 S 17th Ave., Phx.

ü  May 15 - Town of Chino Valley Council Chambers, 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

ü  June 19 - Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall, 1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane, Lakeside, AZ 85929

The 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Program is available for public review and comment at azdot.gov/fiveyearplan. ADOT has developed a “how to read it” guide and welcomes feedback at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov. A phone number is also available for public comments at 1-855-712-8530.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

·        The Las Fuentes Village Forum will be held at 3 pm., April 17 at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ. Speaker: Dr. Phil Jones, ERAU Dean of Security and Intelligence, will address ISIS. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453

 

·        An Immigration Forum is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Fri., April 17 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre West Campus, 2202 W Anklam Rd., Tucson. A flyer carrying the photos of Congressmen Raul M. Grijalva and Luis V Gutierrez reads: “Time to attend a protest at PCC to show our displeasure towards DACA and PACA.”  The flyer doesn’t say who is sponsoring the foum/protest.

 

·        Breakfast with Sen Jeff Flake will be held at 8 am, Fri., April 17 at 1951 E. Roger Road Tucson, AZ 85719 (map). Conservation/updates. Doors open 8 am. Event begins at 8:20 am. Admission and parking are free, and light breakfast options will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the University of Arizona College Republicans.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

·        Arizona Federation of College Republicans will host a fundraiser featuring Congressman David Schweikert at 6:30 pm, Sat., April 18 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Tickets: $75 or $140/couple.  Table of ten: $650.  RSVP: Zoey Kotzambasis at azcollegeGOP@gmail.com   or (520) 591-6191. All proceeds will benefit the Arizona Federation of College Republicans.

 

·        The Central Republican Women of Phoenix ‘Day Trip’ To The Mazatzal Casino (in Payson)  fundraiser is scheduled Sat., April 18, departing at 7:30 am from 1045 S 8th Ave., Phx; departing casino at 3 pm.  Invite your spouses, friends and prospective members.  Flyer details: Mazatzal Casino Fundraiser    Reservations deadline is April 14.  RSVP to Linda Spillman at 480-275-2364  msrdhdaz@yahoo.com 

 

·        An Informal Meet And Greet for LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard is scheduled between 9-10 am., Sat., April 18 at the home of Matt and Tracy Baginski, 1402 E Silverwood Drive, Phx. RSVP:   tracybaginski@gmail.com or 602.684.4722

 

·        The Pinal County Republican Committee is having its regular meeting at 9 am., Sat., April 18 at the Old Historic Court House in Florence. All the Republican Club Leaders in Pinal County are invited to attend. We will have a program that includes getting to know each other, some training and some fun. Contact Chr Irene Littleton irene7235@gmail.com

 

·        Congressman David Schweikert will address the 9 am, Sat., April 18 Fountain Hills Republican Club mtg  scheduled 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. fhrepublican@gmail.com

 

·        The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., April 18 at the Rep. Headquarters 424 N. Broad St. , Globe AZ.  LD6 Rep TJ Shope will be the speaker. Contact:  J. Mooread CVBC Pres. cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

 

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., April 18, at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Speaker: CD 6 Congressman, David Schweikert. 8:30 am – social. Contact: fhrepublican@gmail.com

 

·        The Central Republican Women of Phoenix ‘Fun and Fundraiser’ day trip to the Mazatzal Casino is scheduled Sat., April 18. The bus will depart from Phoenix at 7:30 am from 1045 S 8th Ave., and depart from the casino at 3 pm for the return trip. Reservation deadline – April 14.  See details Mazatzal Casino Fundraiser  Contact Linda Spillman at 480-275-2364. 

 

·        Reps. David Schweikert Matt Salmon And Sen. Jeff Flake will host an informational session from 10 am until noon, Sat April 18 at Red Mountain High School, 7301 E Brown Road., Mesa, for high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies - Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy. RSVP schweikert.academy@mail.house.gov  with name, phone number, high school, congressional district, and number of people attending the event. Questions to Ed Kelety at edmund.kelety@mail.house.gov , 480-946-2411.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

·        The Republican Women of Prescott meeting is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon, April 20 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Hwy. 69, Prescott, AZ. Speaker: Gov Doug Ducey. $18 each. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, tyree200@msn.com, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, pjcalhoon@hotmail.com (928) 778-7157.

 

·        Trevor Loudon — author, political researcher and activist, will address ‘Taking Back America’ at 7 pm., Fri., April 20 at the Brand New Church, 1827 1827 W Grovers Ave  Phoenix, AZ 85023. $2.50 donation. Book signing.

 

·        The Sun City Republican Club is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Mon., April 20 at the Quail Run Golf Course, 9774 W Alabama Ave., Sun City, AZ.  Confirmed Speakers: LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Tickets - $10 for members, $12 non-members. RSVP: republican2@cox.net for head count.

 

·        The SaddleBrooke Republican Club presents Congresswoman Martha McSally at its Mon., April 20  ‘Welcome Back’ Luncheon at 11:45 am., in the Vistas Restaurant at Saddlebrooke Country Club, 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85739. Doors open at 11:15 am.  RSVP:  SBRC1.org    Contact:  Neil MacDonald VP Communications    clanranald5@gmail.com   825 4361.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

·        The Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals Charter Meeting will be held 7pm Tues, April 21 at AZGOP HQ 3501 N 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Open to 18-40 year old Republicans in the valley.  Speakers: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and MCYRP President Chris Herring speak about the vision for Young Republicans in Maricopa County. RSVP through the Facebook link below or email maricopacountyyr@gmail.com    

 

·        The Arizona Federation of College Republicans will host Congressman David Schwiekert at 6:30 pm., Sat., April 18 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road., Paradise Valley AZ 85253. Tickets $75 per person or $140 per couple. Table of 10 - $650. RSVP: Zoey Kotzambasis at azcollegeGOP@gmail.com or 520-591-6191.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

·        The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., April 22 at Estrella Foothills High School. Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Tyler Bowyer will address the groups. Contact: Chr Richard Newcomer rln2011@msn.com  602-512-1340.

·        The Rose Law Group is hosting a political breakfast between 8-9 am., Wed., April 22 in their offices at 7144 E Stetson Dr. #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 – featuring Gov Doug Ducey, Phoenix City Councilmen Sal DiCiccio and Bill Gates.  RSVP: Melissa Johnson at mjohnson@roselawgroup.com

·        The Mohave County GOP District 1 Lincoln Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., April 22 in Kingman. Speaker: Gov Doug Ducey.  Contact: Kingman, 928-279-3950.

 

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·        Ducey-Vetoes-Measures-To-Take-Over-Federal-Land

·        Laurie Roberts: Kelli-Ward-Explores-Bid-To-Challenge-McCain

·        Havasu's-Kelli-Ward-Confirms-She's-Exploring-Senate-Run Against Mccain   

·        Crime Victims’ Rights Week Raises Awareness

·        California-Dumps-Trillion-Gallons-Of Fresh-Water-Into Ocean; Declares-Water-Shortage

 

·        Huge Hillary Lie Smashed By Official Documents

·        State& Feds-Spend-Millions-To Save-Handful-Of Trout

·        Involuntary Servitude Returns To America 

·        'Bad-Style’-Mobile-Meth-Lab-Bust-In-N-Ariz

·        Veterinarians-Concerned-About-Dog-Flu-Outbreak

·        Frys-Erroneously-Charged-Phoenix-Food-Tax-Expiration

·         Artists-Erect-Bust-Of-Edward-Snowden; What-Officials-Do-Next-Proves-They're-Against-Our-Freedom

·        John-McCain-Courts-Non-Republican-Voters-In-GOP-Primary: Seeks-To-Keep-AZ-Primaries-Semi-Open 

·        McCain: Keep GOP Primary Open To Independents 

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Prez Candidates Vie For Deprived, Minority Status

·        Elephant-In-The-Room Issue No Presidential Candidate Touches

·        A-J-LaFaro-Dispels-Robert-Grahams-Myth-On-Closing-Primary   LaFaro’s Letter To Members Of AZ GOP Executive Committee

·        McCain Urged IRS To Target Conservative

·        Kelli Ward Opens U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

·        Octogenarian McCain Tottering For Reelection

·        Need More Proof Of McCain Chokehold On AZGOP? Robert Graham Closing Meeting To Elected Precinct Committeemen, Shutting Down Information Flow

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Rally At GOP Headquarters On April 18

·       It's Always About Politics For Obama

·        Protest Congressmen Raul Grajalva & Luis Gutierrez

·       Rally At AZGOP

·        4/18 AZGOP Meeting - Close The Primary

AMERICAN FREEDOM by BARBARA

·        US And Mexico Authorities Deny The Presence Of Islamic Terrorists In The Border

·        Arizona’s-Electric-Utilities-Presents Summer Preparedness Plans To Commission

·        Arizona-Corporation-Commission-Orders Restitution To Be Paid

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

·        Fact Checks Are Really Hit Pieces...

·        Time To Correct That Fact Check...

FLOYD REPORTS

·       Obama’s War On Freedom And Clinton’s Perversions

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY

 maricopa.arizonagop.us/      MaricopaCountyGOP.com

·        Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

IRS/TAXES

·        Newly Released Lerner Email Reveals She Knew IRS Conduct ‘Might Raise Questions’

SARAH PALIN

·        Meeting-Sarah-Palin-Made-Comedian-Louis-Ck-Do-Something-He’s-Never-Done-Before

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Hillary-Parks-In Handicap-Spot

·        Hillary Caught On Camera Knowingly Breaking The Law In Public

·        The Man Behind Hillary’s Last Defeat May Have Just Let Slip The Secret To Beating Her Again

·        CNN-Slams-Hillary-Clintons-Failure-To-Connect-With-The-Public-While-In-Chipotle

·        Hillary Caught In Another Self-Serving Lie – A Lot Like The Whopper A Potential Challenger Has Told

·        Exposed: Hillary Clinton Is A Fraud In Iowa

·        Joe Biden Hasn’t Ruled Out Battling Hillary For Democrat Nomination

·        Chuck-Norris Destroys Hills In 2 Sentences:   “The Truth Is…”

·        Woman-Bill Clinton Sexually Assaulted-Drops Bombshell About  Hillary  

CONGRESS

·        Congress Indentifying-High-Crimes & Misdemeanors' By The Prexy

EDUCATION

·        Jail For 9 Or 10 Ex-Educators In Atlanta Testing-Cheating Case  

UNIONS

·        Union Bosses Are Lovin' $15-An Hour Fast-Food Protests

VICE PRESIDENT

·        Joe Biden Hasn’t Ruled Out Battling Hillary For Democrat Nomination

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Video-Surfaces Of Obama In 1995 Shows Who Obama Really Is

·        Congress-Take-Indentifying-High-Crimes & Misdemeanors' By The Prexy

·        Obama Explains He Can Deal With Iranian 'Hardlines'...GOP Is Just As Bad

·        Obama-Trashes-America In Panama: There-Are-Dark-Chapters-In-Our-Own-History

·        Grover-Norquist Reveals Dirty Trick That Won Obama The 2012 Election   

INTERNATIONAL

·        The Ongoing Islamist Anti-Christian Holocaust