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Monday - May 18, 2015
· The 38th Biennial National Federation of Republican Women’s Convention is scheduled 8 am, Sept 10 to 5 pm., Sept 13 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054. nfrw.org
· US. Senate Candidate Alexander Meluskey has three speaking engagements scheduled this week.
ü May 19, 6:30pm at Daisy Mountain Tea Party Anthem, AZ
ü May 20, 6:30pm at Glendale Tea Party at The Brand New Church
ü May 21, 6 pm at Chino Valley Pachyderm at the Prescott Country Club
· Opponents of Municipal ID Cards should speak out at the City of Phoenix subcommittee hearing scheduled between 9-11 am, Wed., May 27 in Phoenix City Hall, according to Vince Ansel, protest organizer. For details see “No One Phx ID” http://www.noonephxid.org/ for a more in depth analysis. RSVP to Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots: phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/event/show
· As Of This Morning, former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey’s recently released box-set "The Sacred Search - A Metaphysical Mystery Series" is in the top spot on Amazon's "Metaphysical Mystery Fiction" genre. For those of you who have read his books, reviews are important to the authors.
· The Chino Valley PAChyderm Common Core Seminar will be begin at 10:30 am., Sat., May 23 at the Prescott Country Club in Dewey. Reservations required for lunch. Seminar should wind up by 3 pm. Gina Ray, founder of “Opt Out Arizona” will be one of the speakers. The normal meeting place – the Bonn Fire – is under construction for four months due to a recent fire. RSVP Chairman Sue Goodchild firstname.lastname@example.org
· Getting-A-Balanced-Budget-Via-Article-V Compact for American’s Nick Drania’s interview with Reason Magazine Contact: Nick Dranias email@example.com (formerly of the Goldwater Institute)
· The Ahwatukee Tea Party is hosting Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio at 6:30 pm., May 21 to discuss important city initiatives at the Clarion Hotel. See details/RSVP at Event invitation
· US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey: “I am running for the United States Senate here in Arizona because as a citizen I am gravely concerned with the lack of direction, lack of principles and lack of citizen representation in our country. I am in a unique position that enables me to shift my business interests into the hands of others focusing my energies on giving others like me a voice I feel we do not have. I see too few leaders in Washington standing up for the people. The people deserve leaders who will be direct with where they stand on issues and what they plan to do. After that, the leaders must be accountable to their promises. I will be direct, I will be honest and I will be accountable to the people for my promises.” See www.meluskey.com
· Recall petitions against Yavapai County Republican Chairman Michael Sanders are being circulated among the Yavapai County precinct committeemen (PCs), according to petition author Richard Hennessy. See 5-16-15-briefs Sanders is also the subject of an open letter recently signed by YCRC Second Vice Chair L. G. Mace, Treasurer Roger Reinsch and Assistant Treasurer Craig Arps objecting to Sanders management style. See 5-3-15-briefs Hennessey said YCRC has been in disarray since Sanders was elected to the chairmanship. He said PCs are required to collect 90 PC signatures to have a Sanders recall election. Hennesssey’s recall petition against Sanders reads:
“We the below signed elected Precinct Committeemen of the Yavapai County Republican Committee call for a Special Meeting (Art. 5.4 of the YCRC Bylaws) for the purpose of recalling Chairman Michael Sanders. Said meeting to be held within forty-five (45) days of the receipt of this request by the Yavapai County Republican Executive Committee.”
Contact Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the petition.
· Congressman Matt Salmon on honoring local Arizona businesses receiving the President’s prestigious “E” Award in recognition of their significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.“Exports are an essential part of the U.S. economy and these businesses have been recognized by the President’s “E” Award as leaders in the field, serving as examples of success in exporting from Arizona,” said Rep. Matt Salmon. “I’m proud of the recognition they’ve received through this award and their success showcasing the growing role exports play in Arizona business. These are real examples from within our community of how trade benefits Arizona.”
This year, 26 companies were honored with the President’s “E” Award for Exports for demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period. Three of the businesses are in Arizona’s Fifth District. They are:
ü International, Mesa, Ariz. Rigid Industries LED Lighting, Gilbert, Ariz.
ü Wisdom Natural Brands, Gilbert, Ariz.
Background: In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
· John McCain & Lindsey Graham On The Fall Of Ramadi To ISIL “Nearly 200 Americans gave their lives fighting in Ramadi, yet the Administration continues to denigrate their sacrifice with statements diminishing the city’s importance. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey said Ramadi was just ‘brick and mortar.’ Today, Secretary of State John Kerry called Ramadi a mere ‘target of opportunity,’ never mind the countless Iraqis slaughtered in the aftermath of the city’s fall. The fall of Ramadi, despite Administration statements to the contrary, is a significant defeat.
· National Federation of Republican Assemblies President Sharron Angle Sharron_Angle will address the 9 am, May 30 Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) May membership meeting at the Devonshire Community Center, 2802 East Devonshire, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Angle will discuss “What would the US Senate look like after Senators John McCain and Harry Reid” and the NFRA Presidential Preference Convention. Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio will address opposition to the $33 billion trolley (aka light rail) being the largest tax boondoggle in the history of Arizona. Free admission. Tickets required. Priority seating for those with reservations. RSVP eventbrite.com/e/may-azra-meeting-tickets
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· Clair Van Steenwyk: AZ LD 23 Takes Control of Its' Endorsements - The PC's in LD 23 voted on 5/14/15 to have the ability to endorse a candidate - not just for each individual PC but the LD as a Whole - which gives them some ability to have an impact on not only their local senators & representatives but statewide and federal candidates as well. This move was brought about by those in LD 23 Leadership team and the LD knowing of it, so was not done...behind closed doors. All PC's were notified and allowed to speak at the meeting - for or against it or make changes for that matter if accepted. They also had a legal team look at it to be certain of its' legality before moving to an open vote. It required 2/3 majority vote in an open meeting at which both sides spoke in a very civil manner. Jean & I were asked to view this Historical moment. As we observed we were asked by some what we thought of the change and we gave them our resounding approval of the change. I do believe this will give them a better vetting process and also the ability to have more influence on candidates - when they realize the entire LD could endorse them which is a great benefit. As of now this is the only AZ LD to do this. I'm hoping others will follow LD23s lead. We wish them well with this endeavor to return the real power to the local PC and remove it from the so called Power Players in the State.
· Message From A LD20 Constituent To Rep Anthony Kern Regarding AZ Board Of Education Meeting Slated For Monday 5/18 At 9 AM: I just learned yesterday (Saturday) of something you may be able to comment on and/or inform your constituents about ASAP.
Diane Douglas gave an update in the morning about her office and her projects. Afterward, it was mentioned that the AZ Board of Education had moved many of her employees into another building, away from her office. Now, at tomorrow's Board of Education meeting (9 AM, 1535 W. Jefferson, Room 122), they have added 3 items to their agenda concerning the Superintendent. These are distressing to me. I plan to attend the meeting, if only to demonstrate that voters are watching.
ü Item 4M would ask/direct the Supt. to grant the employees of the Investigation Unit access to necessary documents, records and electronic information (transfer confidential info to that other building or wherever their offices finally land).
ü Item 4N considers that the duties of the Executive Director include authority to act on behalf of the Board in all administrative matters (transfer the Supt.'s executive authority to an appointed/hired Exec. Director).
ü Item 4O considers a response to the suit the Supt. filed last week as to the proper division of authority between the Supt. and the Board. (The Supt. seeks to get a decision of the court on this now that the proposed bill didn't make it.)
It looks like the Board seeks to undo the vote of the people in electing the Supt.
It is also a trend in the states that the Supt. is being removed from the election process and is more and more being appointed by the governors. (Down to about 13 states still elect this office.) Is this something you can advise your constituents about?
· Wes Harris To Rep Anthony Kern/LD20: Good Show Anthony. I only wish I could be there with you. Your analysis is right on point. This was what the Governor was after when he blocked Diane's firing of her employees that did work for the SBE. He should have been admonished and this board should also be admonished. A citizen's initiative or a Legislative Referendum changing the State's Constitution making every position on the SBE and elective office needs to take place to reverse this grab for power away from We the People by unelected 'professional' Board Members. We the People currently elect a Superintendent of Education in all 15 counties and these are the people that should be serving on the SBE...not self interest, special interest stodges as are the current members.
Diane needs to step up and not back down as she did with the Budget, the Firings and any and every attempt to block her office's authority. She represents We the People and needs to understand that we will support her efforts to stem this unconstitutional power grab by the Executive branch. The Senate Education Committee needs to also re establish it's oversight role when members are nominated by the Governor rather than 'rubber stamp' them. -- Wes Harris: PC, Block Captain, LD20 Second Vice Chair 602-942-9281, 602-432-2871 (cell) email@example.com
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
TUESDAY, MAY 19
· The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party (3rd Tues) is scheduled at 6:30 pm., May 19 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.). Former Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee A.J. LaFaro will be speaking on closing the Republican primary in Arizona. Open to all Republicans. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Contact: Richard Rutkowski firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fhteaparty.org
· 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. Click Here For Map
Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey will make a presentation at 6:30 pm., May 19 to the Daisy Mountain Tea Part Patriots in the Anthem Community Blvd, 3701 W Anthem Way., Anthem, AZ 85086. Meluskey is the Director for Fair Tax radio talk show host on 960 The Patriot on weekends. LD11 Rep Mark Finchem, author of HB 2190 to bar the Arizona version of the Common Core education standards, also speak to the group. Contact: Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 email@example.com
· 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.
· The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 1:30 am., Tues., May 19 to hear former Senator and former South Tucson Mayor Luis Gonzales, at the Sabbar Center, 450 S Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Contact: Pima County Republican Party (520) 321-1492 firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD 10 meets at 5:30 pm., Tues., May 19 at the Elks Lodge # 2532, 615 S. Pantano Tucson, AZ, to hear Arizona Daily Star Editor Bobbie Jo Buel on current events. Contact: Pima County Republican Party (520) 321-1492 email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
· The Tucson Eastside Republican meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Wed. ,May 20 in the Bear Canyon Library Community Room, 8959 E. Tanque Verde where they will heard from Tucson City Council candidates Margaret Burkholder - Ward 4, Kelly Lawton - Ward 2 & Bill Hunt - Ward 1. Free admission. Contact:
Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 & firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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, email@example.com or 480-298-7818.
THURSDAY, MAY 21
· LD24 will hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery at 7 pm, Thurs., May 21 at AZGOP Headquarter, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Montgomery is a West Point graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran and former Deputy County Attorney. Rep Heather Carter will give a legislative update. Registration opens at 6:30 pm. An executive board meeting is also scheduled at 6:30 pm. PC Tristan Manos will be taking photos for the LD24 ID badges. See http://ld24.arizonagop.net Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring will address the LD24 Republicans on June 18.
· LD25 will meet at 7 pm, May 21 (3rd Thru) at 640 N Mesa Drive Mesa, AZ. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Speakers: State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and Maricopa County Treasure Candidate Royce Flora. Contact: Chairman Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786
· LD21 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., May 21 at the Republican West Valley Office, 10050 W. Bell Rd, Suite 26, Sun City, AZ to elect new leaders. Nominations will be taken from the floor.
· Alex Meluskey, who has announced he is running again Sen John McCain for the Senate seat in 2016, will speak at the May 21 Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting at the Prescott Country Club in Prescott Valley until the damage to the Bonn Fire Restaurant in Chino Valley is reconstructed from a recent fire, according to Chairman Sue Goodchild.
· A Fundraiser Reception For LD14 Sen Majority Whip Gail Griffin is scheduled from 4:30- 6 pm., May 20 at Arizona Rock Products, 916 W Adams, Phx. See flyer:
· Author Don Jans will address his book "My Grandchildren's America" at 6 pm., Thurs., May 21 at the Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma. Contact: Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219
· The Maricopa Republicans will host Author Kirk Fowler, at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 21 at the COPA Center , 44585 Honeycutt Road, Maricopa 85138. Fowler, who wrote Potty Training for Liberals, joined the U.S. Border Patrol in 1960 and was stationed on both the Mexican and Canadian Borders. 1968 he began work as a Special Agent for DEA, stationed in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Mexico City (In Charge of Intelligence for Mexico and Central America), Dallas (In Charge of Intelligence for a seven state area) and Phoenix (In charge of the joint task force --Federal-State and Local Officers) Intelligence and the Marijuana Eradication Campaign. Has operated his own PI firm since 1986. See flyer fowler to speak
SATURDAY, MAY 23
· The Cochise County Republicans plan a “picnic of food, family fun and old fashioned political rally” starting at noon, May 23 in Tompkins Park, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. RSVP to CCRC Headquarters 520-417-1000, Tom Crosby at 520-559-2703 email@example.com or Casey Jones 520-249-3487 firstname.lastname@example.org so they know how much food and drinks to obtain.
· The-GOP-Is-Dying-Off-Literally The Party’s Core Is Dying Off By The Day… McCain Campaign Buttons Highlight Promo.
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
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