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Friday, April 24, 2015
· A Memorial Service For Former LD22 PC Shirley Richards will be held at 10 am., Sat., April 25 in the A.M. Building 4000, Christ Church Of The Valley, 7007 West Valley Rd. Peoria, AZ 85383. In lieu of flowers and cards, please make donations to Shirley's favorite benevolent organizations thru Wells Fargo Banking, attention Shirley Richards Memorial Fund routing # 122105278 Acct # 7425096810.
· Applications Are Due Tomorrow For High School 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 Contact AzFRW Scholarship Committee TARS Coordinator Lori Oien, ( 520)-603-3006. 8161 E. Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85715 email@example.com
· Arizona National Committeewoman Sharon Giese has been appointed by Chairman Reince Priebus to serve on the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
· "Ragged Old Flag" John Cash… to good not to share
· 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.
· Maricopa County Supervisor #1 Denny Barney’s op-ed on “Let’s make Arizona’s future a bright one in science, medicine can be viewed on (page 39) of the San Tan Sun.
· LD13 Precinct Committeemen will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 for the ‘special election’ to fill the vacancy of former LD13 Chairman Richard ‘Dick’ Landis, who resigned April 2. Acting Chair Wallie Campbell named Second Vice-chair Ben Boone as the nominations chairman. Anyone wishing to run for the LD13 chairmanship should contact Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
· LD1 (Maricopa County) Is Hosting Congressman Trent Franks at 7 pm., May 11 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx. 85086 (7th St. and Carefree Hwy., just north of Burger King). Contact Cathy Schwanke email@example.com to confirm that Franks will be speaking in case of a scheduling change.
· Seal Training For The Everyday Man is scheduled at 2:30 pm., April 25 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Rd., (Pima/Dynamite), Scottsdale. $69 per person. Must be 18 years or older – mental, team building and spiritual strength training. Website or Map: http://www.LifeofValor.com Phone: 480-367-8182.
· Americans Think Free Trade Good for Consumers, Bad for U.S. Jobs Americans are a little less enthusiastic about free trade, even though they admit it's better for consumers. But they're also more likely now to see it as a job killer.
· Volunteers Needed: Tucson City Council Candidate Kelly Lawton is asking help in to canvass Ward 2 between 10 am-12:30pm, Sat., April 25. Volunteers will gather at Starbucks, Montesa Plaza, 50 S Houghton Road., Tucson, AZ 85748. RSVP with Matt Perez or Caleb Rhodes at 520-321-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· A Going Away Party For Brieanna Peipelman starts at 3:30 am., Sat., May 2 at HotRods off of South Houghton Rd by Mary-Cleveland. After many years of service for the Pima GOP and LD-14, Peipelman is moving to Austin Texas.
· Tea Party Patriots Will Be Hosting Legislative Updates at 1 pm every Monday that Congress is in session, Legislative Consultant Bill Pascoe will cut through all the muck, mire and political spin to give you pertinent, up-to-date information on what is happening in Washington and how you can take action. Update: 1 pm, Monday EST. register
· For Those Requesting Recall Information, see the AZGOP Bylaws http://azgop.org/about/our-bylaws/ Article IV, Sec D. Removal of officers.
· The Yuma County Republicans will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Goodwill Training Center on 8th Avenue and 32nd Street (the original location of Dillards, just south of Sears). LD13 Rep Steve Montenegro is slated to speak. Contact: Secretary / Office Manager Lorna Brooks 928-317-9120 email@example.com http://yumarepublicans.org
· The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Membership Meeting is scheduled 9 am, April 25 in the Devonshire Center Community Room 2802 East Devonshire Ave. Phoenix, 85016 (one block North of Indian School Rd). Vetted membership: conservative Republicans. The group works to restore Constitutional and Republican Party Platform in Arizona. AzRA National Director Lori Urban will give an update on the Aug 28-30 National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Endorsement Convention in Nashville, TN. Majority Leader Steve Montenegro will give a legislative update, followed by a Q&A. A 2015 Legislative Scorecard, including Strike Everything/Budget Bills, will be heard. And first-hand reports from members of the AZGOP Executive Committee who were in attendance at the April 18 AZGOP Executive Committee meeting in Phoenix will be heard. Contact: Jason Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
· Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is singing the praises of Animal Care and Control spokesman Melissa Gable for going the extra mile to provide animal visits to homebound people. She also attends the Supervisor’s meeting with a dog or two in tow in her efforts to education the community.
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL) is raffling two custom built AR-15 pistols by Forward Operating Base in Phoenix. AzCDL’s logo is laser etched on the lower of each pistol. The pistols are chambered for the 5.56 NATO round. Only 900 tickets will be sold. Each ticket represents 2 chances to win. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at gun shows and other events where AzCDL has a table. Tickets may also be purchased at AzCDL’s online store. The drawing for both pistols will be held on Sun, June 14, 2015. Contact: Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
· The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 27 to hear two-time US Senate candidate Mike Aloisi at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
· 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.’
· Congressman Martha McSally's District Priorities Survey McSally asked her congressional district’s input.
· Denny Barney, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has been busy. He attended the Farm City Breakfast at Jim Boyle’s Farm, had lunch at the East Valley partnership meeting, and had breakfast in with the Queen Creek mayor and city council and toured a flood channel – to name a few.
· 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 “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 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.
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) can always use some helping hands to work at their guns shows and other events from Page to Yuma, Bullhead City to Wilcox. AzCDL started in June 2005 with a handful of citizens. Today, the membership is nearly 12,000 and is expected to expand to 13,000 by the opening of the next legislative session. See Volunteer page for information about volunteering. Volunteers interested in helping at the Arizona Freedom Fest on May 1-3 at Shots Ranch should contact Fred at email@example.com To join go to (AzCDL) for information on the all volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
· 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.
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· Activist Jim Ehl: It get more and more confusing. There are many definitions of a ‘closed meeting’, so with your expertise, how does the AZ GOP define a ‘closed meeting’? For example, according to a reply to The Arizona Town Crier, “ Hi Jim, All the District Chairmen were invited and most were there. We are allowed to participate, but don't get a vote.” But voting, members of the AZ GOP Executive Committee includes “president/chairman of each nationally recognized Republican auxiliary organization with at least 2,000 dues-paying members in the state”. They are allowed to vote and what do they have to do with running the party?
AZ CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS
· Congressman Matt Salmon: Protecting Cybersecurity Shouldn’t Mean Forfeiting Privacy Link
ü This week the House took action on two main fronts. The first was consumer protection and on Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 1195, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act, by a vote of 235-183. H.R. 1195 amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to create a Small Business Advisory Board at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) and codifies two other advisory committees that have already been created by the CFPB: the Credit Union Advisory Council and the Community Bank Advisory Council.
ü Later in the week, the second area, cybersecurity, came up for debate and two bills that I had serious concerns with were brought forward for consideration. On Wednesday, the first bill, H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, by a vote of 307-116. H.R. 1560 enables private companies to share information with each other and civilian entities of the federal government on a voluntary basis for cybersecurity purposes and provides liability protection for those companies.
ü On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, by a vote of 355-63. H.R. 1731 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to encourage voluntary information sharing with liability protections between the private sector and Federal government. The bill tries to restrict the sharing of that information for solely cybersecurity purposes, but I am not convinced that these protections are strong enough. Both of these bills passed, but because they didn’t respect the fundamental rights of Americans, I was forced to vote against them. Protecting our digital infrastructure is critically important, but we need to do it properly. For some more background, here’s some excellent analysis that the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford Law School produced on these two bills.
ü Next week, we expect the House to consider: the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; and the Budget Conference Report.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· 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.
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (623-544-7187) or Ralph Wirebaugh email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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.
· The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet with LD5 Sen Kelli Ward Kelli Ward bio , a potential Senate candidate, at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 27 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N Cacheris Ct., Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) Contact: Jason Hayes 202-394-7202 email@example.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
· 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
· LD13 Precinct Committeemen will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 for the ‘special election’ 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.
The Ahwatukee Republican Women Annual Wine & Cheese Meeting with Secretary of State Michele Reagan, is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues, April 28 at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E. La Puente Ave., I-10 & Elliot Rod., Phoenix, AZ 85044. Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Contact Loraine Pellegrino 480-460-7101 ARWomen@aol.com www.ahwtukeerepublicanwomen.com
· Christians United For Israel is bringing national radio show host Dennis Prager to the Fox Theater in Tucson at 7 pm., Tues., April 28. Free admission. Prager is on KVOI AM1030. His website PragerUniversity.com is viewed by millions every month. Contact 520-840-2287.
· AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address the Pima County Republican Club at 11:30 am., Tues., April 28 at the Sabbar Center, 450 S Tucson Blvd, in Tucson.
· 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.
· 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
· What Trey Gowdy Just Said About Benghazi Probe Could Mean Double Trouble For Hillary Clinton's Latest Influence-Peddling Scandal May Change Her Political Calculus.
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
WAR ON WOMEN
· Watch: What Judge Jeanine Said About Hillary And The President Might Just Make Obama Furious "Her Political Deviancy Is So Low..."
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· Clinton-Foundation-Scheme-Defrauds-Air-Travelers Wall Street Analyst Finds Funds Meant For Third World Missing
SECRETARY OF STATE/STATE DEPT
· Brother: Dishonest-Obama-Abandoned-Family 'He Says One Thing And He Does Another'