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· LD13 Precinct Committeemen Should have Received Their Call Letters for a 7 pm., Tues., April 28 ‘special election’ meeting to fill the vacancy of former LD13 Chairman Richard ‘Dick’ Landis, who resigned April 2. Acting Chair Wallie Campbell, first vice chairman, named Second Vice-chair Ben Boone as the nominations chairman. Anyone wishing to run for the LD13 chairmanship should contact Boone at email@example.com . Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. The election will be held in the Chianti Room of the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85395.
· Ken Cuccinelli II, President Of The Senate Conservatives Fund, didn’t pull any punches in his memo today regarding tomorrow’s senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for US Attorney General. Cuccinelli writes, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided to give the Democrats what they want rather than blocking this extreme and unqualified nominee. Also, because of Senator McConnell's unwillingness to reverse the decision by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to eliminate the filibuster on nominations, the Democrats only need four Republicans to vote with them to confirm Loretta Lynch.” In her confirmation hearings, Lynch could not identify any limits on the president's executive power and said she believes executive amnesty is legal and constitutional. The only difference between Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder is that Lynch has told everyone that she will ignore the law Before her confirmation vote. Voting to confirm Lynch now would be a clear violation of a senator's oath to support and defend the Constitution noting that five Republicans intending to vote for Lynch’s nomination.
1. Susan Collins (R-ME) – (202) 224-2523
2. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – (202) 224-4521
3. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) – (202) 224-5972
4. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) – (202) 224-5251
5. Mark Kirk (R-IL) – (202) 224-2854
Cuccinelli requests Republicans call and urge them to oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Click here for contact information for all 100 senators.
· Cuccinelli Further Cautions, “Please don't be fooled when Senator (Mitch) McConnell votes against the nomination. If he truly opposed Lynch, he would have either blocked her nomination from reaching the floor, gotten 51 Republicans to oppose her, or reversed Harry Reid's "nuclear option" so the nomination could be filibustered with 41 votes. McConnell is more interested in cutting deals with Democrats so the media will say he's "governing" than he is with defending the Constitution. If you want call Senator McConnell, his phone number is (202) 224-2541. Ask him why he isn't working to "crush" liberal nominations like he works to "crush" conservative Senate candidates.
“Also, don't be fooled when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) votes against the Lynch nomination. The timing of his opposition is all too convenient. McCain has a record of supporting liberal judges and Executive Branch nominees, including Breyer and Ginsburg for the Supreme Court, and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Eric Holder for cabinet positions. McCain would be supporting the Lynch nomination too if he wasn't running for re-election in 2016 and vulnerable to a primary challenge,”
· Rand-Paul: John-McCain Obamas Lapdog … wrong about every foreign policy issue for the past two decades.
· McCain-Calls-Paul-Worst-Possible-Candidate-On-National-Security …In the latest episode in an escalating feud between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., McCain tells Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that the 2016 presidential hopeful is ‘the worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security.’
· Recall Has Been The Hot Button Topic since the AZGOP State Executive Committee meeting last Saturday. For those asking for recall information, see the AZGOP Bylaws http://azgop.org/about/our-bylaws/ Article IV, Sec D. Removal of officers.
· A Photo Has Surfaced Showing A Couple of good sized ‘Primary McCain’ Posters of Sen John McCain attached to the outside wall of the AZGOP Building. There is no visible date, nor photo credit with it. The ‘anti closed meeting’ protestors on the scene April 18 say they ‘absolutely did not’ put the posters on the building. Photos taken at the protest reveal clean walls so the question remains…who put them there and when? GOP-Headquarters-In-Phoenix-Hit-With McCain Posters
· Comedian Brad Zinn Celebrates 40 Years In Show Business with a ‘World Class Variety Show’ to benefit Military Assistance Mission (MAM) at 7:30 pm, (5:30 pm social, 6:30 pm dinner) Sat., June 6 featuring at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale. Limited seating. Pat McMahon will serve as Master of Ceremonies for comedian Michael Finney , speed artist Randall Hedden, The Taylor Family Circus (formerly with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus), ventriloquist Jerry Layne, Vaudeville Sand painter Ms. Bre and The Arizona Trio. Tickets: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaotywmpe7f7fd32&oseq&c&ch and no checks can be processed, despite what the Order page may say.
· The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at the McCormick ‘Millennium’ Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale for their May 4 dinner meeting. 5:30 pm – meet/greet. 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Matt Kenney/Dan Caldwell of Concerned Veterans for America will address the group. Spouses welcome. $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline . Thurs., April 20. Contact Judy Eisenhower 480-659‐8962 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Gov Doug Ducey has appointed Lisa Atkins as commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department, an agency that manages approximately 9.3 million acres of Trust land across Arizona. Atkins currently serves as vice president for public policy at Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL), an organization focused on improving the economic vitality and quality of life throughout Arizona. Atkins served for more than 20 years as chief of staff for former Arizona Congressman Bob Stump, advising primarily on issues related to land, water and military, and formerly as executive director of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona. Atkins presently serves as an elected member and board president of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (Central Arizona Project) and also is an appointed co-chair of the Arizona Military Affairs Commission. She is an Arizona native and a graduate of the University of Arizona.
· Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced with deep regret that Dr. Jennifer M. Johnson, the Deputy Superintendent of Programs and Policy for the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), will be leaving the Department to pursue other professional opportunities. “I am very impressed with Dr. Johnson and the great work she has done for the Department, the people of Arizona and most importantly the education of our children over the last several years,” said Superintendent Douglas. “Since starting in 2012, Dr. Johnson has been a source of stability during years of rapid change in education policy and a tough funding environment. These challenges have made her contributions even more significant.”
· Americans See ISIS As A Bigger Threat To The United States than Iran, Russia, North Korea or China, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Overall, 68% say ISIS is a very serious threat, compared with just 39% who say so about Iran, 32% about North Korea, 25% about Russia and 18% about China. Nearly 9-in-10 see ISIS as at least a moderately serious threat.
· The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 19 to hear an update from Arizona Corporation Commissioner Doug Little in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month. Bradlee Dean will address the club on May 5,
· Past LD 17 2nd Vice Chairman Darrell J. Covert has accepted the position of Arizona Grassroots Director for the Ted Cruz for President Coalition. He says their Arizona Page on Facebook has received 2,000 likes 8,000 visits in just one week. Over 100,000 have joined their Coalition via pages in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Take a look in Facebook at "Ted Cruz Revolution 2016 Arizona" at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ted-Cruz-Revolution-2016-Arizona/1532361070346836 Volunteers can contact the Coalition at 480-250-0123.
· The Wickenburg Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Mon., April 27 in the LifeLine Ambulance Training Room, 1155 E Tegner, Wickenburg to be updated on the recent legislation session by LD13 Reps Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell. Contact: Frosty Taylor email@example.com
· Gov Doug Ducey Regarding A Change In Adoption Practices he is making at the Arizona Department of Child Safety: “I have made it abundantly clear since day one that my administration is unambiguously and unapologetically pro-adoption. With 17,000 children under the state’s care, we need more adoption in Arizona, not less. That’s why I feel strongly – as I have said many times before – that all loving families should be able to serve as foster parents and adopt. I also have said my administration will follow the law. Practices have been brought to my attention that do not match those priorities, therefore, I’m instructing the Arizona Department of Child Safety to immediately ensure that all legally married couples in Arizona are able to jointly serve as foster parents and adopt. All children deserve a loving home, and under my watch, I’m committed to making sure government encourages that."
· Steve Chucri: As Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, I was pleased to introduce HB 2063; limited county employee merit system. This bill addresses the current needs of the workforce within Maricopa County. Previously, the County Board of Supervisors was limited in regard to the employee merit system. The language of the bill removes the archaic confines of the arbitrary 10 percent when deciding how many employees should be considered “uncovered.” This bill paves the way to restructure hiring and disciplinary processes and sets the stage for pay for performance. Maricopa County is a complex business with 50 separate lines of service, operating in a fiercely competitive market. We can no longer be governed by this decades-old system when it comes to the development of the public sector workforce that the county and its taxpayers need. Gov Ducey signed the bill into law on April 13.
· Prescott Valley Parks/Recreation Commission will give free trees to residents between 10 am and noon, Fri, April 24 at Antelope Park, 8075 E Powers Ave., in recognition of Arbr Day.
· The Prescott Valley Clean-up Day is scheduled from 8am – 4 pm., Sat., May 2.
· Americans For Prosperity Has Launched Reform America 2015, out an achievable agenda for lawmakers in Congress that is full of changes they can make immediately to get government out of the way and improve lives. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the estate tax, otherwise known as the death tax. This is a tax on a person’s assets at death that hurts everyone by stifling economic growth and confiscating wealth that could keep a lot of small businesses in operation. It's a big victory! Now we need your help to convince the Senate that it is simply wrong to punish Americans who work hard throughout their lives by taking the fruits of their labor when they die. Contact: Brent Gardner, Vice President of Government Affairs - Americans for Prosperity
· Maricopa County Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri: The Granite Reef Watershed Drainage Improvements Project, with over 600 properties in the City of Scottsdale, will be removed from a floodplain. An Intergovernmental Agreement was approved by the Flood Control District’s Board of Directors to cost share the initial phase of the project. The initial phase of the project will design the expansion of existing storm drain systems, including additional catch basins and other storm drain laterals and will acquire property for future detention basins. Future phases will include the construction of those improvements and additional storm drain and channel features. When completed, the overall system will intercept flood water within the Granite Reef Wash watershed and safely convey it to the Indian Bend Wash which outfalls at the Salt River. The Flood Control District, City of Scottsdale, and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) are partnering on this project, which has been in the works since 2002.
· Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisors Chairman: Mesa residents will enjoy increased flood protection thanks to a partnership between the City of Mesa and the Flood Control District of Maricopa County to construct five drainage improvement projects in neighborhoods that were devastated by flooding during the 2014 monsoon. The City requested the drainage improvements through the District’s Small Project Assistance Program which contributes construction costs towards projects that are local in nature but pose a safety risk to citizens and property. This collaboration between the City of Mesa and the Flood Control District is a good example of how small projects can have great impacts in our communities. Once constructed, these drainage improvements will help protect many of the families that were impacted by the monsoon storms last year.
· Senator Marco Rubio will highlight the CAP event at 7 pm., May 6 in the Arizona Christian University Gymnasium, 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Click here to buy tickets for the main event or private pre-event reception. Attendees at the pre-event reception will get a picture with Senator Rubio and participate in an exclusive Q&A. CAP President Cathi Herrod and Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil will also speak.
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery discuss issues facing the county. Mr. Montgomery will discuss DUI enforcement and the ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana as well as other issues. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-934-9730. A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by May 4 to avoid being charged. Contact info: email@example.com
· Congressman Martha McSally's District Priorities Survey McSally asked her congressional district’s input.
· The Cobre Valley Republican Club Armed Forces Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., May 16 at the Elks Club in Globe, AZ. Speakers include State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, LD6 Sen Sylvia Allen, and AZ Teenage Republicans Chairman Lilia Dashevsky. Rev Clyde Bowen will give the invocation. $30 per person. Two for $55. Doors open at 10:30 am. Contact: Judy Moorhead 928-200-2468.
· The Tempe Republican Women will host a ‘No Prohibition Cocktail Party’ fundraiser between 7-10 pm, May 8 Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S. 52nd St., Tempe. $25 per member. $30 per non-member.
· Flagstaff Tea Party will present K Carl Smith, CEO/Founder of the Frederick Douglass Republicans at 6:30 pm., May 14 at the LaQuinta Inn, 2015 Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery discuss issues facing the county. Montgomery will discuss DUI enforcement and the ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana as well as other issues. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-934-9730. A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by May 4 to avoid being charged. Contact info: email@example.com
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will hear Supt of Public Instructions Diane Douglas on Sat., May 16. Jon Riches of the Goldwater Institute will highlight the Sat., June 20 monthly meeting. Meetings are held in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 stating promptly at 9 am. 8:30 am social. Contact: FHRepublican@gmail.com
· 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. 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.
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· 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· National Columnist Charles Krauthammer and AZ Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 6 pm., April 25 Center for Arizona Policy dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, according to CEO Cathy Herod. See details reserve your spot
· LD17: Master Illusionist Craig Davis will perform at the Sun Lakes Country Club on Sat, April 25 for the LD17 fundraiser. Limited seating. Magic Show Flier Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari at LD17shadow@gmail.com
The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sat., April 25, at 19781 N. Remington Dr., Chaparral Center in the Apache Room. Speakers: Detectives from the Surprise Police Department presenting their program on Fraud, ID Theft, Scams, etc. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President email@example.com (623-544-7187) or Ralph Wirebaugh firstname.lastname@example.org (623-584-3898). Web-site: www.grandgop.com
Tucson Republican Women will have coffee with the elephants at Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S Randolph Way, at 9 am., Sat., April 25 in Tucson to celebrate Nandi’s six month birthday. Contact: PCRP HQ email@example.com
· The Central for Arizona Policy Dinner features National Columnist Charles Krauthammer, AZ Gov Doug Ducey, Florist Barronelle Stutzman and Cathy Herrod at 6 pm., April 25 at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E Missouri, Phx. Contact: azpolicy.org/familydinner or 602.424.2525.
· The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon, April 27 at the Pyle Rec Center , 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe.
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· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social will be held at 6 pm., Tues., April 28 on the patio at the Fireside Grill at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH. This is a social event, no speeches, no reservations. The May 26 social is at the El Encanto Restaurant, 11044 N Sauguaro Blvd, FH. The June 23rd Social will be at Sapori D'Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Contact: FHRepublican@gmail.com
· The Yavapai County Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., April 28 (last Tues of month). Contact: Matthew Perry for current information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· The LD17 monthly meeting begins at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 Map Here. Contact: Chr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com
· A Free Political Speech Debate is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Cronkite Journalism School at the ASU downtown Campus in Phoenix, featuring four legal experts who will address whether anonymous giving benefits or harms free speech and democratic participation. Free admission. Limited seating. Contact: Jason Lloyd 602-633-8984 to make a reservation. Details here.
· Christians United for Israel invited the public to ‘A Night To Honor Israel’ at 78 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Tucson Theater, 17 W Congress, in Tucson. Dennis Praeger is also scheduled to speak. Contact 520-840-2287.
· US SC Justices’ bias void impartiality claims Justices Ginsburg, Kagan have taken public stance in favor of same-sex marriage
· AZ Board of Regents: Double talk on tuition In-State Tuition For Illegals Another Costly Incentive For Law Breakers
· 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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