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Tuesday - May 12, 2015
· A Commemoration Of The Battle Of Midway in June 1942 in the Pacific is scheduled at 11 am., Fri., June 5 at the Arizona Capitol Museum 1700 W Washington, Phx. This battle is considered the turning point in War in the Pacific. Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely, U.S. Navy Retired, who was a Naval aviator, Vietnam veteran, Blue Angels Air Boss, and the former captain of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier, will be the speaker. Seating is limited. Free admission. Information: Call 602-885-7038.
· A New Study By The Pew Research Center shows a sharp drop in the number of American Christians -- from 78% of the population to 71% in seven years-- mainly because millennials are leaving the fold. Just 56% of millennials consider themselves Christians.
Meanwhile, religiously unaffiliated Americans -- often called the "nones" -- form nearly 23% of the population, a greater percentage than Catholics and mainline Protestants.
Pew's study comes from a survey of 35,000 American adults and is generally considered one of the most accurate reflections of the country's religious landscape. CNN.com
· Military/Veteran Resource Navigator Training is scheduled in Sierra Vista on May 12, Phoenix on May 19, Parker on June 3 and Show Low on June 18. Veterans can register here. The training is to support those that work with returning veterans help them going back to civilian life with how to get the help they need.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its Sat., June 6 meeting at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West Arizona. Doors open at 8am with coffee and donuts. Mtg at 8:30 am. Admission $2 to cover cost of room. Speaker Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County Attorney and a prosecutor. Montgomery earned his J.D. from ASU's College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the Order of the Coif. He resides in Gilbert Arizona with his wife and children.
· The Arizona Diamondbacks are offering a 50% discount on up to four tickets for all Sunday homes games this season to all active, reserve, retired and veteran military personnel.
· Ground Was Recently Broken In Tucson For Arizona’s First Fisher House for families and veterans that live 50 or more miles away from the Veterans Hospital. 16 suites will accommodate two to four people. Living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and laundry facilities will be shared. A fundraising committee hopes to raise $3 million, which will be matched by the Fisher House Foundation. Tax deductible donations can be sent to Arizona Fisher House, 8140 S. Houghton Road Suite 130, Tucson 85747. Contact: 520-404-2526 or email@example.com. When the Tucson facilities is completed, one will be started in Phoenix.
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, by a vote of 261-155: “Today the House passed critical legislation and pushed back against the continued regulatory overreach of this administration by rejecting the WOTUS proposed rule. This terrible agency proposal would have disastrous effects and economic consequences for agriculture, small business and municipalities throughout the country. Trying to extort precious water resources and seize control over more of Arizona’s water is an infringement on state water rights and also undermines the federal-state partnership that has been incredibly successful to date. The EPA wanted this fight and today, the House hit back with bipartisan support.” See more on legislation Click HERE
· Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2015 Congressional Pig Book at 9 am., (EST) Wed., May 13 in Washington, DC. This year marks CAGW’s 23rd edition of the annual exposé on pork-barrel spending, which features a database of pork projects identified by CAGW and a 2015 Pig Book Summary that profiles the most egregious examples of wasteful spending in the 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2015. See 2015 Pig Book Summary/full database at www.cagw.org at 9 am EST.
· Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo will host 800 students from 11 schools Wed, May 13 at the Arizona Diamondbacks – Washington Nationals game.
· Pima County Republican Headquarters is calling for volunteers between 9:45 am and noon on Sat., May 16 to help the three Republican city council candidates obtain signatures to get on the ballot.
ü WARD 1: Candidate Bill Hunt gathering at I-10 and Starr Pass Boulevard, 709 W Starr Pass Blvd (Waffle House)
ü WARD 2: Candidate Margaret Burkholder gathering at Houghton south of Irvington - Civano, 10645 E. Eisenbergs Place (House)
AZ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATE
· Congresswoman Martha McSally today voted in support of legislation to support members of local and federal law enforcement and their families. The legislation, brought before the House today, aligns with National Police Week, a period designated to honor officers killed in the line of duty. “In Southern Arizona, we have men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe, whether it’s defending our border or patrolling our streets. They deserve all our efforts to support them and their families,” said Rep. McSally. “Today’s legislation increases access to the benefits they have earned, reinforces our commitment to the families of fallen heroes, and improves efforts to keep officers safe in the line of duty.”
The House passed four bills today in support of law enforcement members and their families, which include:
ü The Defending Public Safety Employees Retirement Act, allowing Federal Customs and Border Protection officers and state and local public safety officers to make penalty-free withdrawals from their defined benefit and defined contribution retirement accounts after they reach age 50;
ü The Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act, which would exclude death benefits from being subject to Federal income taxes for surviving dependents of Federal, state, or local public safety officers killed in the line of duty;
ü The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act, which would establish a communications network to disseminate information among Federal, State and local governments when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured, killed, or goes missing in the line of duty and if an imminent, credible threat of harm or injury against an officer is made;
ü The Fallen Heroes Flag Act, allowing Members of Congress to provide at no cost an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to families of fallen law enforcement members.
· 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:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
· The Republican National Committee (RNC) Spring Meeting is scheduled May 13-15 at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will address the 6 pm., Wed., May 13 dinner. Sen Rick Santorum will speak a the 12:30 pm., Thurs., May 14 luncheon and Gov Jeb Bush will address the 7:30 pm reception/dinner. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Ariz Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 1 pm., Fri., May 15 luncheon.
The SaddleBrooke Republican Club will hear from Sen Steve Smith and Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach at the 4 pm., May 13 Forum. Doors open at 3:30 at the MountainView Club House, Ballroom at HOW#2, 38759 Mountain View Blvd, SaddleBrooke, AZ. Smith will address public safety, the military and veterans issues and the budget. Finchem will cover education, infrastructure, energy, natural resources and state sovereignty. Leach will talk about state deb, state roll overs, pensions, budget and deficits. Contact: Neil MacDonald - VP Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
· Former Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones and Jini Simpson are hosting a coffee reception for Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina at 10 am., Wed., May 13 at the Simpson residence, 6022 N 51st Place, Paradise Valley. 10 am Host Reception: $2700 per individual. $5400 per couple. 10:30 am Coffee Reception. $500 per attendee. RSVP by Mon., May 11 to Katie Granger at 303-803-0747 or email@example.com www.CarlyForPresident.com
· 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.
· The Arizona Corporation Commission is conducting an open to public “Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Workshop at 1 pm., Wed., May 13 in Hearing Room One at 1200 W Washington Street, Phx.
· 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.
· The Arizona Capitol Museum (AzCM) is hosting an exhibit of the 2014 winners of Arizona Forward’s “34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards” through May 13. Arizona Forward and SRP presented 20 first-place Crescordia awards and 24 Awards of Merit. The winning projects set standards for achieving a balance between the built and natural environment in Arizona’s physical, technical, social and aesthetic development. The AzCM is open M-F, 9am-4pm, and Sat, 10 am-2 pm. Free parking for Museum visitors in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Avenue and Washington Street. For information 602-926-3620. AzCM online at www.azlibrary.gov/AZCM.
THURSDAY, MAY 14
· 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 Republican National Committee (RNC) Spring Meeting is in process at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale. Sen Rick Santrum will speak at 12:30 pm., Thurs., May 14 luncheon and Gov Jeb Bush will address the 7:30 pm reception/dinner. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Ariz Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 1 pm., Fri., May 15 luncheon.
· Governor Doug Ducey will host economic development, education, business and elected leaders from all corners of Arizona for a leadership summit at 1:30 pm., Thur., May 14, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium.. Speakers include:
ü Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute
ü An Education Panel featuring Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and
ü Paul Pastorek, former Louisiana Superintendent of Public Instruction
ü Frank Luntz, Author, pollster, and leading communications consultant.
· Phx City Council Jim Waring will conduct a May 14 community meeting on the city budget with City Budget/Research Director Mario Paniagua at 6 pm., Thurs., May 14 in Room D2 of the Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ (Google Map)
FRIDAY, MAY 15
· The Republican National Committee (RNC) Spring Meeting is in its last day at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Ariz Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 1 pm., Fri., May 15 luncheon.
· The AzFRW Summer Meeting is scheduled May 15 and 16 in Mesa. Registration deadline is May 7. AzFRW Summer Meeting Registration Form
SATURDAY, MAY 16
· A Celebration Of Life Memorial For Governor Raul Castro will be held at 11 am., Sat., May 16 at the Arizona State Capitol, according to Gov Doug Ducey. Details will continued to be released. Gov’s office contact: Kim Sabow. 602-542-1457 firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial masses hosted by the Castro family:
ü 9 am., May 15 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 N Rodriguez St., Nogales, AZ
ü 2 pm, May 15 at St. Augustine’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, email@example.com
· Yavapai County Oathkeepers Chairman Jim Arroyo is conducting the meeting of the Prescott Valley Oathkeepers between 11 am-1 pm., May 16 at the Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327 (park in the rear and enter the rear dining hall.) Participants are asked to have lunch at the restaurant so the group can meet there without charge. Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters. Contact: http://oathkeepers.org/ http://oathkeepers.org/oktester/about/
· 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 Moral Action Ministry Presents Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas in the Arizona State Government in Action-The 1st 100 days of 2015 between 9:34 am and noon, Sat., May 16 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, (Dynamite & Pima) Scottsdale, AZ. LD23 Reps Michele Ugenti and Jay Lawrence will address legislative issues.
· 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
The Tucson Expo Prepperfest/Gun Show is scheduled Sat & Sun., May 16 & 17. $10 for both days . Click Here For $2 Off Coupon!
SUNDAY, MAY 17
· The May 17 Las Fuentes Village Forum will feature Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk addressing: "Consequences of Recreational Marijuana" at 3 pm., at
1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ, Moderator: Malcolm Barrett, Jr. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453.
· The Verde Valley Republican Women luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, May 20 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. Meet/greet at 11 am., $17 per person. LD 6 Sen. Sylvia Allen, and Reps Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe will provide a legislative update. RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yavapai County Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., May 26 at a yet to be determined location. Contact: Matthew Perry at email@example.com
· The Republican Women of Prescott will meet at 11:30 am., May 26 at the Prescott to hear Dr. Zuhdi Jasser author of "A Battle for the Soul of Islam. " $20 each. RSVP: Elsie Tyree, firstname.lastname@example.org, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, email@example.com (928) 778-7157.
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, MAY 18
· The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., May 18 at the Sundial Center 14801 N 103rd Ave, , in Sun City with Maricopa County Community College Board members Jean McGrath and John Heep. 6:30 pm – social.
TUESDAY, MAY 19
· The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 19 to hear an update on the Arizona Corporation Commission from Commissioner Doug Little in the Grand Canyon Room of the 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.
· GOPAC will hold its 2015 Western Regional Forum in Phoenix May 19 featuring Bill Kristol, editor and co-founder of The Weekly Standard, and Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated talk-show host.
· Dr. Carl Goldberg will speak to the Tuesday Morning Discussion Group at the Arizona Republican West Valley Office, 99th Ave/Bell Road, Sun City at 9:30 am, Tues., May 19, according to office manager Peter Lee. Goldberg will address the many aspects of Islam.
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