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Friday - May 1, 2015
· The Republican Party of Maricopa County welcomes US Senator and current presidential candidate Rand Paul to “Stand with Rand” Rally between 3-5 pm., Fri., May 8 at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 400 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona 85287. Open to the public. Register at MaricopaCountyGOP or rand-paul-at-asu-tickets Others speakers include LD5 Sen Kelli Ward, a potential US Senate candidate, ASU Student Body President Cassidy Possehl and RPMC chairman Tyler Bowyer. “We are pleased to have paragons of conservatism like Senator Rand and State Senator Ward join us for this event,” said Bowyer. “The Republican Party looks forward to spirited, energetic campaigns in 2016 and is thrilled to continually provide opportunities for Arizonans to engage firsthand in the political process.” Co-hosts include ASU Undergraduate Student Government, Turning Point USA, ASU College Republicans and Arizona Young Americans for Liberty. Contact: Jake Hoffman, RPMC (480) 980-7020 Jake@MaricopaCountyGOP.com
· Maricopa County GOP Chairman Tyler Bowyer is coordinating the ”Stand With Rand” Rally at 3 pm., Fri., May 8 at the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Tempe, 400 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, Arizona 85287 in conjunction with the Turning Point USA, Arizona Young Americans for Liberty, ASU College Republicans. Republican precinct committeemen are invited to RVSP at: .facebook.com/events Contacts: Samantha Singh, at email@example.com , or Vice President of Policy, Nicholas VandenNieuwenhof at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call (480) 965-8900 or call (480) 965-8900.
· The Pima County Republican Women will attend the Sonoita Horse Races at noon, Sat., May 2 at the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Association’s 100th Sonoita Horse Race on National Kentucky Derby Day. Appetizers and wine, (limited), will be provided on a luxurious bus. BYOB. Entry to the fairgrounds is included. Limited seating. Sign up now. Meeting place: 10:30 am at the Park Place Mall (parking lot east of Sear’s). Arrival time – noon. Return trip – 4 pm. $50 per person. Write check to PCRW. RSVP to Adriana Moerkerken at 520-404-2438 or Adriana@104usanow.com
· Robert Robbed Of Memory On Closed Primary: The rest of us still have our wits about us. The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant, noted for its long memory. Closed primary resolutions were overwhelmingly passed by elected state delegates at the January 2014 and 2015 AZ GOP Statutory Meetings. .. At the April 18, 2015 executive committee meeting, state chairman Robert Graham, carrying McCain’s water, shut out Precinct Committeemen and scrapped the issue opposed by…John McCain.
· Acting LD13 Chairman Wally Campbell opt to call a ‘special election meeting’ for Tues, April 28 in which she was elected LD13 Chairman by acclamation by 24 precinct committee (PCs) carrying 25 proxies - instead of waiting until the regularly scheduled May 12 meeting as the county chairman had reportedly recommended upon the resignation of former Chairman Dick Landis. Roughly 90 PCs were qualified to have voted for the new chairman. Campbell said her executive board just wanted to “get it over with.”
Secretary Renee Taylor said she was the lone officer holding out for a regular May meeting during an LD13 Board meeting held the week of April 12 among the officers elected in November 2014. Taylor felt the April 28 date conflicted with the busy PCs normal calendars. County Chairman Tyler Bowyer declined making an “on the record” comment when asked about reports that had he recommended having the election on the regular meeting night and whether he assigned a county elections official to oversee the LD13 election. He did say he had directed Campbell to follow the bylaws. Emails that have surfaced between Bowyer and Campbell earlier this month reveal that Campbell wasn’t happy with Bowyer’s directive to hold an election to be in compliance with the county bylaws after Landis’s resignation letter promoted then First Vice Chairman Campbell into the chairmanship.
· A Heated Discussion Broke Out following the Tuesday night LD13 meeting between LD13 Chairman Wally Campbell, Secretary Renee Taylor, and former Treasurer Karen Brogdon regarding some issues that have been simmering within the district since the November 2014 organizational meeting in which some proxies -- from PCs who are rarely seen at meetings or have never attended an LD13 meeting – reportedly elected a set of new officers with lax attendance records. Those proxies also elected LD13 State Committeemen who are had never been seen at an LD13 meeting, according to Taylor and Brogdon.
“That’s just not right,” Taylor said. “It may have been legal, but morally it is wrong and should never have happened.” Brogdon pointed out that some long-time, grassroots PCs are so disgusted at the proxy takeover in November that they didn’t attend the April 28 election. Brogdon also noted that hard working, party back-bone PCs who had been active in the party for many years, were suddenly replaced via proxy votes with unknowns who are rarely in attendance or have never been seen at an LD13 meeting.
· Reports Have Circulated Since November that the proxy take over LD13 was part of Sen John McCain’s “ revenge” to cleanse Arizona legislative districts of conservative PCs who supported censuring McCain in January 2014. Reports also, accompanied with photos, circulated of proxy bundling from other Maricopa County LDs during the January 2015 county and state statutory meeting elections. Reports of state-wide rino-revenge cleansing efforts surfaced months ago. Breitbart 12-31-14 report: john-mccain-leading-purge-of-az-conservatives Another blogger article reads: “…And McCain allies have effectively purged the state party of troublemakers, booting foes who could shift the Arizona Republican Party dramatically to the right.” The same report says: “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.
· Secretary of State Michele Reagan will attend the distribution of more than 700 white boards and dry erase markers during a 10:30 am., Mon., May 4 ribbon event at Gateway Pointe Elementary, a Title 1 school in Gilbert. In response to a request for the educational materials for each individual student, Worldly Kids Inc. and the Gilbert Elks Lodge worked together to fund the appeal and bring attention to the plight of school’s underserved student population. Contact: Sharyn Logue 480-236-0111 email@example.com
· Reservations are being taken for the 11:30 am., May 13 Arrowhead Republican Women’s luncheon at the Briarwood County Club. $20 per person. Check-ins at 10:45 am. RSVP on line at http://arrowheadrw.weebly.com/luncheons no later than 5 pm., May 8. You will receive a confirmation notice within 24 hrs of your reservation! If you do not - please send another e-mail (sometimes computers eat things) or call Lezlee at 602-354-5224.
· A Wealth Management Q&A With Arizona Treasurer Jeff Dewit is schedujled at 6:30 pm., May 27 at the Grand Canyon University- Cass Building Room 139. Come ask your questions about the stock market and investing to a conservative who knows his stuff. Hosted by the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals. Light refreshment provided. Free to MCYRP members. Non members $10. See MCYRP.com/membership Tickets Click Here
· Palo Verde Republican Women will meet May 20th at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. LD5 Senator Kelli Ward, will provide a legislative update including the state budget, and important bills currently waiting consideration in the next state legislature. Ward will take questions from the audience. Social -11 am, Lunch/Program 11:30 am. Lunch is $25. Reservations: contact Edith Stock, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-298-7818.
· The Arrowhead Republican Women will be collecting new youth patriotic books at their May 13 luncheon at Briarwood Country Club. Gently used suitcases will be appreciated by foster children needing a way to carry their belongings.
· Congrats to the Central Republican Women of Phoenix for having the largest contingency at the Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s winter meeting in Tucson. The AzFRW summer meeting is scheduled May 15 and 16 in Mesa. Registration deadline is May 7. AzFRW Summer Meeting Registration Form
The Yavapai County Republican Party’s Frontier Days BBQ Buffet is scheduled at 6:30 pm, July 3. 5:30 pm social hour, no host bar. $65 per person or $600 per table of 10. RSVP 776-4500 or email@example.com
· Superintendent Diane Douglas to Make First Phoenix-Area Stop on “We Are Listening” Tour at 9 am, Sat., May 2 in the Glendale High School Auditorium, 6216 W Glendale, Ave., Glendale to hear input on eduction issues facing Arizona students K-12.
· Tempe Republican Women Are Hosting A Cocktail Party Fundraiser between 7-10 pm., May 8 at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St, Tempe. Cost is $30 - 2 free cocktails and appetizers included. Several hundred dollars worth of raffle items will be up for grabs as well, including a $200 LaZBoy Gift Certificate, a special surprise coming from AZGuns.com, several gift certificates to local restaurants and a signed pair of pink underwear from Joe Arpaio. The party is a 1920s themed speakeasy, with cocktails served and old time/modern swing playing in the background. Come dressed in your favorite prohibition era style if you prefer or just come as you normally are. Costume not required. Lyft is partnering with this event and will be offering free rides for new users of their service, up to $20. Vendor booths/sponsorships still available. Tickets: trw-cocktail-party Contact: Jessica Merrow, 480-306-2545, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Long-Time Party Activist Buster Johnson, a Mohave County Supervisor, was re-elected as 1st Vice Chair of the Lake Havasu Metropolitan Planning Organization.
· Gov Doug Ducey Announced The Appointment of long-time Republican activist Lisa Atkins as commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department. See atkins-appointed
· The United States Is Over 90% Dependent on foreign countries for its uranium supply despite having more than enough of the mineral for the U.S. to be fully self-sufficient in the production of domestic nuclear power. According to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, 375 million pounds of uranium sits unable to be touched in northern Mohave and Coconino Counties thanks to the Department of Interior’s January 2012 withdrawal of uranium mining. A withdrawal is one of the ways by which the Executive Branch restricts access to mining on public lands. “In addition to using 50 million tons annually to provide domestic electrical power, uranium is required for medical purposes and to power our submarine--it is considered a strategic asset to the U.S.,” Johnson stated. “Because we currently produce less than 10% of our uranium domestically, you would think that the U.S. would want to lessen that dependency by allowing uranium mining on the nearly 1 million acres of land in the Arizona Strip area,” Johnson said. See entire statement at Johnson's Mohave County Newsletter
Juan & Laura Ciscomani invite you to Patriotic Academy fundraiser at 6 pm., Fri, May 8 for conservative student boot camp. Hosted by Paul and Kathy Parisi, 363 E. Sunburst Pl., Oro Valley, 85704. RSVP with Laura Ciscomani (520) 609‐7416 or email@example.com
COMMENTARY (Limited to 300 words)
· Rev Clyde Bowen, Chairman Of The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC): In the death of Mr Gray in Baltimore we hear of the indictment of police officers. While you debate nation of laws & criminal disobedience issues we say this: Black lives matter is wailed!
Well, 632 murders in B in the last 27 months! 95 percent Black deaths! We presume, much more wounding, maiming, violence in general.
Where is the marching swearing, taunting, sneering for that? Where is the civil/ criminal dissent about that! 23 murders a month in Beautiful Baltimore according to FBI. Where is the community outrage over that! The people not Police should be upset because of that.
No justice no peace? No justice no personal responsibility we say. Learn to police yourself and each other Baltimore!
Hands up don't shoot? Hands up, you don't Vote. If you do it is Democrat all the way up to Obama. They keep silent you keep Dying. You can still carry a flat screen instead of a voter ID. You appear to prefer the bullet to the ballot.
Opportunities you cry! We cry to for all the deaths & pain. Get off the dole, slap that government hand away, create yourself.
You were once Republican! Remember!
CANDIDATES CORNER (300 word limit)
· Phoenix Mayoral candidate Anna Brennan, RN, BSN : Principled. Courageous. Leader. At the age of 7, Anna Brennan immigrated to America from Italy and settled in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Challenged with the difficulties of acclimating to a very different way of life, Anna developed skill sets that would enable her to rise to the standard of living that she saw America had to offer.
Courageously taking on the challenges she faced at such a young age, Anna made the decision to become an American citizen and in 1992 she realized that dream. In 1994, Anna moved to Phoenix to become a permanent resident of the city she loves so much today. Anna Brennan has engaged in the successful operation of several business ventures where she has demonstrated her natural ability to lead successfully and as well as work collaboratively with others. As a humble servant to the public, Anna’s tenacity for getting the job done is unprecedented and is well demonstrated in the number of issues she has engaged in when working with city hall.
Anna earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has earned her pilot’s license, is a member of the National Charity League, is a successful business owner, and continues to work as a registered nurse. Anna currently lives in Phoenix with her husband of 22 years and her four children. See www.Brennanformayor2015.com. (website in progress) Contact: Campaign Manager Cecilia Marie : 602-291-0249
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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.
· 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
· 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!
MONDAY, MAY 4
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
· Congressman David Schweikert will be at Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 at 4 pm., Mon., May 4 for a budget presentation. Contact: Linda Rizzo (480) 946-2411.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 4 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. with Lance Hurley’s presentation of “An Evening with Patrick Henry.” Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
· 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. $40 members. Discounted rates for Precinct Committeemen. Limited space. Click here for tickets for the main event or private pre-event reception. Pre-event reception attendees will get a picture with Rubio and participate in an exclusive Q&A. CAP President Cathi Herrod and Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil will also speak. contact Cylee Gutting at email@example.com or (602) 248-9172
· The Red Mountain Patriots will hear radio talk show host Bradlee Dean at 7 pm., Wed., May 6 at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. Doors open at 5 pm.
THURSDAY, MAY 7
· 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 Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 7 in the AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx to hear Phoenix mayoral candidate Anna Brennan. Contact: Rev Clyde Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: http://goo.gl/m2KYFz
· The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 7 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95m (last building behind church). Contact: Chr Sally Kizer email@example.com 928-210-1219
· Congressman Paul Gosar is conducting a 5:30 pm., May 7 Town Hall in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1 City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364. Website http://gosar.house.gov) on Twitter @repgosar, or through Facebook at Representative Paul Gosar.
The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thur., May 7 to hear House Speaker David Gowan give a wrap up on the 2015 legislative session and take questions. $10 membership luncheon. $12 guest/visitors lunch. $25 yearly membership. Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except July/Aug. The group meets at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa. Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road. Riviera Plaza shopping center. Contact: Sherry Pierce, President firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Northeast Maricopa County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly will meet between 6-8:30 pm., May 7 in Scottsdale. Speaker - Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips will address another Bond Issue that the majority of the council plans to foist off on taxpayers - similar to the 2014 bond issue. Location: Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, Room 4, 10440 N. Via Linda, Scottsdale just south of Shea Blvd. Open meeting. All are welcome. RSVP not required.
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave., Phx. to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery DUI enforcement ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana and others issues. Cost $22. RSVP to Tina Shaw email@example.com, or 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, May 3rd.
FRIDAY - MAY 8
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘speakeasy’ Cocktail Party tickets are available online. $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 for at-the-door registrants. Participants are asked to dress in prohibition era flapper wear. http://temperw.weebly.com/trw-cocktail-party.html
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ Cocktail Party at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 for at-the-door registrants. Participants are asked to dress in prohibition era flapper wear. http://temperw.weebly.com/trw-cocktail-party.html
SATURDAY - MAY 9
· The LD23 Legislative Buffet Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh and Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in at 8:30 am. $40 per person. Checks payable to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Reservation deadline – May 6. Contact: Liz Alcorn 602-315-0349.
· The Arizona Teenage Republicans Fundraiser dinner/auction is scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort with speakers former CA Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Tickets: www.arizonatars.eventbrite.com
Attorney General Mark Brnovich will address ‘Opinions, Thoughts And Goals’ at the Paradise Republican Women 11 am, Sat., May 9 luncheon at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 social. Proposed bylaws changes will be voted on. $30 per person. RSVP by May 8. Mail check and reservation to: PRWC, P.O. Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. www.prwc.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar and former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr, along with former Secretary of State Ken Bennett will speak at the 7 pm., Sat., May 9 Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) banquet at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Tickets: Click here
· Robert Robbed Of Memory On Closed Primary The Rest Of Us Still Have Our Wits About Us. The Symbol Of The Republican Party Is The Elephant, Noted For Its Long Memory
· AZGOP Executive Committee Transcript 4-18-15