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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4-27-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Monday - April 27, 2015

 

·        Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro (LD13) was named among the GOPAC 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders - talented state legislators who have demonstrated potential to have a positive impact in their state and in the Republican Party. To be selected, an emerging leader must be nominated by a member of the organization's Legislative Leaders Advisory Board or the legislative leader in their state. Montenegro will attend the Emerging Leaders Summit from June 8-11.  GOPAC.org/emerging-leaders

 

·       LD17 will meet at 7 pm.,  April 28 to hear Constitution law expert  Shane F. Krauser and Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney in the  Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (on south side of parking lot) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. 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 named Second Vice-chair Ben Boone as the nominations chairman. Anyone wishing to run for the LD13 chairmanship should contact Boone at boonoutfitters@hotmail.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.

 

·       Congrats And Good Luck To Charmion Billington, longtime secretary of the Arizona Senate, who retired in mid-April. She worked for nearly four decades at the Capitol as the Senate’s official record keeper.

 

·       The Cobre Valley Republican Club will host an Armed Forces Day Luncheon on Sat. May 16th at the Elk's Club in Globe AZ to pay tribute to all veterans.  WW II Veterans will be special guests.  Speakers for the event are State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, LD6 Sen Sylvia Allen, and TARS Chairman Lilia Dashevsky.  Tickets are $30  for one and $55 for two.  To purchase tickets call Judy Moorhead, (928) 200-2468. 

·       A Fundraiser For Billie Orr , Prescott City Council candidate, is scheduled from 5-7 pm. Thurs., April 30 at the Jersey Lily Saloon, 116 S Montezuma St., Prescott.  Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. $50 donation recommended.

 

·       Dr. Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler of the Center for Immigration Studies  analyzed the most recent Census Bureau projections, finding that the immigrant population is on pace to reach the highest share of the U.S. population ever recorded, growing nearly four times faster than the native-born population and totaling 51 million by 2023. To place these numbers into historical context, as recently as 1990, immigrants were just 7.9 percent of the total nation's population. Absent a change in policy, immigrants who will arrive in the future plus their descendants will account for roughly three-fourths of future U.S. population increase.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar is asking CD4 Republicans to help pick the People’s Choice winner for the spring Congressional High School Art Competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in one of Gosar’s district offices for the year. CD4 Republicans can view all of the artwork and vote by clicking HERE until Thurs., April 30.

 

·       The Phoenix Prepperfest/Gun Show is scheduled from 9am-5 pm Saturday May 2 and from 9am-3 pm, Sun, May 3 at the Shriners Event Center, 552 N 40th St., Phx.  Tickets - $10 for both days.Click Here For $2 Off Coupon!

 

·       The Tucson Expo Prepperfest/Gun Show is scheduled Sat & Sun., May 16 & 17.  $10 for both days . Click Here For $2 Off Coupon!

 

·       A-Foolproof-Way-To-Keep-People-Off-My-Lawn: Obamas-10-Biggest-Jabs-At-Republicans-During-WH-Correspondents-Dinner Riffing on the serious miscues of the Secret Service, Obama pointed at a video screen and showed the audience what he called “a foolproof way to keep people off my lawn”: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with broom.

 

·       Americans For Prosperity- Arizona and Heritage Action Present ‘ Power and Politics 101’. Come hear representatives from these two conservative organizations Trevor Laky and Krystal Slivinski review the impact of the most recent congressional and Arizona legislative sessions. 6 pm, Fri, May 1 at  Grand Canyon University, 3300 W Camelback Road., Phx. 85017. Free tickets power-and-politics-101-tickets  Contact:   Michael Aaron Gidwani at Magidwan@asu.edu

·       Congressman Paul Gosar is accepting nominations request through Oct 30, 2015 from CD4 youths, age 17 or older as of July 1, 2015, who are eligible to apply to the five services – US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard. Contact: Penny.Pew@mail.house.gov or call 480-882-2697 regarding applications.

 

·       The Arizona Liberty Foundation is raffling off a Custom built Quentin Defense ELITE AR-15 valued at over $1,600 at 1 pm., May 3.  Speaker: LD5 Sen Kelli Ward.  250 tickets will be sold at $15 each. Tickets can be bought at https://squareup.com/market/arizona-freedomfest/arizona-freedomfest 

·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

o   Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

o   Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

o   Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

o   Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                 202-225-2542             520-881-3588            

o   Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

o   Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

o   Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

o   Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

o   Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

o   Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

o   Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731

 

 

COMMENTARY

·       Editor’s Note:  When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.

 

·       AZGOP Executive Committee CD4 Member-at-Large Don Ascoli to AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham:  I have read some of the commentary on the marathon AZGOP Executive Committee meeting of almost 6 hours. Based upon 50 years of Party activity, I feel responsible to report what I observed. The EC did a great disservice to the over 1300 State Committeemen who voted overwhelmingly for a Resolution to restore our closed primary system in partisan elections by filing a lawsuit with the Arizona Courts and working with the Legislature to pass new legislation.

Almost 2 hours was spent discussing Close Primary. Mr. Chairman, you spent over 35 minutes discussing all the reasons why we “could not” file a lawsuit to restore our previously closed primary system.  I realized later that we were mis-directed and forced to re-debate the issue.  This discussion/debate in reality was “Out of Order”. We were not there April 18 to discuss the merits of filing a lawsuit, it had already been debated and discussed back on January 24th at the AZ GOP Statutory Meeting. At the Jan. 24th meeting the Resolution, after over half an hour of debate, was passed by an overwhelming majority of the State Committeemen (SC) present (1321 present in person or by proxy). We the Executive Committee were given an order to execute an approved Party Resolution. We were to proceed with closing our Primaries in a two-fold approach, legislatively and by lawsuit.  It was not our purview to re-debate, only to execute.  I tried to do that.  I made the motion to set aside $75K in our budget (3% of a $2.5M budget) to fund the lawsuit effort.  I had mentioned that there were two ways to do this: 1) either go over budget on the legal expense line item or 2) fund it as its own project.  It was suggested to me to fund it separately so I made the motion.  It failed to pass.

However, there was no plan on how to go back to the State Committeemen, the party members that elected all of us, on why we were not going to do what they directed us to do back in January.   Editor’s Note:  Ascoli’s statement was too long to print in its entirety. See full statement at  forced-to-re-debate-the-issue-out-of-order

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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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 matthewperry1987@gmail.com.

 

·        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 boonoutfitters@hotmail.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.

 

·        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 lorna@yumarepublicans.org  http://yumarepublicans.org

 

·        The Family Caucus Of The Republic Party At Gilbert/Queen Creek is hosting a baby shower to benefit 1st Way Pregnancy Center, is planned at 10 am, April 29 at the home of  Rebecca Jarman, 3128 E Claxton Ave., Gilbert, AZ. RSVP to Barb  Yates at Backtosquare1@live.com or 480-280-4616. Needed items – maternity clothes of all sizes, baby clothes – newborn to 9 months, diapers – newborn to 5 months and diaper bags.

 

·        The Pima County Republican Club presents AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at their April 28 luncheon at Sabbar Shrine Center, 450 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson.
Luncheon including beverage - $11.
Admission -$5 with chips & beverage.  Memberships are due. $15 per person or $25 per couple, according to Jim Sanchez
Jim@JimSanchez.com      
http://facebook.com/pimacountyrepublicanclub

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

·        The Republican Women of Prescott raffle tickets are now available. Win $10,000, $3,000 or $1,000 at the May 1 drawing. Tickets can be purchased the Republican HQ., 112 B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303   928-776-4500  info@yavgop.orgwww.yavgop.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

·        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.  

 

·        The Prescott Valley Clean-up Day is scheduled from 8am – 4 pm., Sat., May 2.

 

·        An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at george.khalaf@azgop.org.

 

·        The Sun City West Republican Club will met at 8:30 am., Sat., May 2 at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., in  Sun City West. Doors open at 8 am with coffee/donuts. $2 admission fee to cover cost of the room. Rae Lynne Chornenky, past president of the National Federation of Republican Women will address the group.  Contact: nealins@gmail.com 602-421-8877.

 

·        An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at george.khalaf@azgop.org.

 

NEWS LINKS

 

·        Bush Breaks Silence, Slams Obama In A MAJOR WAY (W. Is Unleashed!)

·        PHX Veterans-Affairs-Spent-$5k-Floor-Cleaning-Obamas-Visit

·        Former-Judge-Rips-Arpaio

·        Americas-Toughest-Sheriff-Brought-Low

·        Obama's Massive New Plot Against Republicans

·        Video: Avalanche Hits Mount Everest Base Camp, Killing 3 Americans

·        Fann To Seek Pierce's Senate Seat   Pierce Termed Out As Senator

·        Arizona: Muslim Woman Raped, Beaten And Sexually Assaulted By Groom-To-Be For Refusing Arranged Marriage

·        Franklin-Graham-Message-To-Muslims: Leave-America-And-Go-To-A-Muslim-Country

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Congressman J.D. Hayworth Is On The Move!

·        Tonight’s CAP Gala Could Have Tense Moments    Doug McDucey Among Featured Speakers

·        Middle Class Incomes Plunge As Immigration Surges  Congressional Report Confirms Dire Predictions

·        McCain Hosts Sedona Shindig: Your Invitation Is In The Mail

·        McCain Gets Kid Glove Treatment From Left-Leaning Politico

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Arizona Freedom Fest – Next Weekend!

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Forced To Re-Debate The Issue "Out Of Order"

·        A Fool Proof Way To Keep People Off My Lawn

·        Danger Ahead: A Job Listing By A Federal Contractor Is Asking For Role-Players To

·        A Night To Honor Israel - Dennis Prager

·        Jade Helm 2015

·        Say "Thank You," Ms Lynch

AMERICAN FREEDOM by BARBARA

·         Borders Are Porous With Drugs By Land And Air

·        Flake-Votes-Yes-To Pro Partial Abortion Birth Ag Loretta Lynch

·        Sheriff-Joe Admits Hiring PI To Spy On Federal Judge's Wife

GILBERT WATCH: 

·       Arizona Standards Development Committee - Please Apply and Remove/Replace Common Core!  The State Board of Education (SBE) will be selecting members for the Arizona Standards Development Committee (ASDC).  Applications are due by May 6! This is the committee that was established based upon the request from Governor Ducey to "review and replace the standards" at the SBE meeting on March 23.  (See I'm For Arizona Standards.)  Please apply!  See details in the article.

·       Gina Ray Interview: The Mommy Lobby and AZMerit Opt Out Movement.  24-minute interview

·       AZ Merit and the Arizona Bar Exam.  Compare the “high stakes” exam that children as young as 8 years old must take every year, to the “high stakes” Arizona Bar Exam that adults with far more experience must take, hopefully just once.

·       Student Secretly Films Common Core TestYoutube videoFollow on the left side of the video to see the article that students must read.  It is 25 paragraphs promoting online textbooks and Microsoft’s Tablet in particular.  As you may or may not know the Gates Foundation has “contributed” around $2.3 billion toward promoting Common Core.  Also featured is the Discovery Techbook, which is published by Pearson.  Pearson has been awarded millions of dollars from the federal government in no-bid contracts and owns virtually every textbook company in America. See No Profit Left Behind.   Your tax dollars paid for this Microsoft and Pearson promotional advertisement.

·       What is a High Stakes Test.    High stakes testing is so named because the test outcomes are used to make important, often life-altering decisions. Such decisions may include the denial of a high school diploma, the repetition of a grade, the labeling of students and schools in pejorative ways, the withholding of funding, and even the closing of a school. Students who may do well in school all year but fail a high stakes test may be required to attend summer school and take the test again or spend another year in the same grade…"

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