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7-9-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor
Web Master   John Strasser

Thursday, July 9, 2015

·         The Republican Party of Maricopa County welcomes international business mogul and 2016 presidential candidate Donald J. Trump to an event at 2 pm., on Sat, July 11 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 1100 North 3rd Street, North Ballroom, Phoenix , AZ.  Sign up at This free event is open to the public. Confirmed speakers include presidential Trump, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. “The Republican Party of Maricopa County is pleased to bring yet another presidential contender to Arizona,” 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.” Contact: Jake Hoffman  Communications Director  480 980-7020 
·         Bob and Lori Klein Corbin: My husband and I have the privilege of inviting you to come and meet Donald Trump in person this forthcoming Saturday here in Phoenix.  We have a whole group of wonderful GOP contenders and Trump has certainly been creating quite the stir.  Many conservatives are saying Trump is not a conservative.  What we like is that he is an American, he is a fighter, he knows how to create jobs, he will negotiate for not against our country, he has guts and will defend America and the American Dream and make America great again….what's not to like.  Furthermore, he doesn't cower to the liberal establishment of either party or the media or corporate statists. Let's stand with him to Defend our Country, our Constitution against the radicals that are bent on destroying our country!Please join us and stand up for America!  Please send this out to all your friends and associates who may wish to join in the event  -- Lori and Bob Corbin (former Arizona Attorney General
·         Gov Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Wesley Mehl as deputy commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department. In this role, Mr. Mehl will assist Commissioner Lisa Atkins in the management of approximately 9.3 million acres of trust land in Arizona. Mehl has served as vice president and general counsel of Town West Realty, Inc., a real estate development company in Tucson, since 2011. He previously worked in private legal practice. Mehl graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in political science. He obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University and has an LL.M. in real property law from the University of Miami.
·         The Paradise Republican Women are hosting a bus trip to see Dinesh D’ Souza on Tues., July 28 at Yavapai Community College $25 roundtrip motorcoach. Convenient departures
ü  3 pm  Fry's  10450 N 90th Street (101 & Shea) by Portillo's
ü  3:30pm  Walmart  2501 W Happy Valley Road (at I-17)
ü  3:45pm  Anthem Outlet Stores (behind Chevron by Rack Shoes)
They will arrive Yavapai College in time for the reception.  If you are not attending the reception, the bus will be making a dinner stop, before the D'Souza program.  Returning back to the valley right after the program ends. Event Tickets (and reception tickets) available at    Motorcoach tickets at   Contact: Call Lori   480-221-9633

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 13 at Siegel Suites Select, 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) to hear Sean McCarthy, Senior Research Analyst, Arizona Tax Research Association. Contact: Jason Hayes  202-394-7202

·         The Arizona Game And Fish Department will hold a life jacket exchange event from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 12 at Canyon Lake. Boaters with tattered and worn ski-vest type III lifejackets can exchange them for new ones at the lake, about 15 miles northeast of Apache Junction, until noon or while supplies last. A similar life jacket exchange event will be held Sunday, July 19 at Saguaro Lake.“This is a great opportunity to keep ourselves and the people we care about safe,” said Josh Hoffman, Arizona Game and Fish Boating Safety Education coordinator. “No one starts a day on the water planning to have an accident, yet they happen every day. This is why Arizona law requires that we have a serviceable life jacket for everyone on board.” Drowning was the reported cause of death in 78 percent of the 610 recreational boating fatalities in 2014 nationwide, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Of those incidents, 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. Info:  For more information on boating in Arizona or to sign up for a safety course, visit

·         Congressman Paul Gosar will host “Women on Deck featuring Linda Chavez, Sherry Counts, Debbie Johnson, Sharla Mortimer, Paige Lund, Michelle Reagan, Lisa Atkins and Jordan Rose at 9 am, at networking reception and a  10 an conference, Mon, July 20 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Contact: or 480-882-2697.

·         Former Senator Russell Pearce: I am a citizen who firmly believes that natural marriage, consisting of the union of one man and one woman, is the true definition of marriage.  Any other definition of marriage is unacceptable.  I for one will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage undermines American culture. I have joined tens of thousands of American citizens and signed Liberty Counsel’s “We Stand in Solidarity to Defend Marriage” pledge.  This is a vital campaign to defend natural marriage. Please join me in signing this important letter by going here:   petition

·         Immediate Past President AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: The progressives and the establishment (aka chambers of commerce) are highly incensed by the remarks of Donald Trump and it’s not difficult to understand why.  But he isn’t saying anything that a good many of us aren’t feeling these days.  The problem here, however, might lay with all of us who agree with most, if not all of what he is saying.  We have a tendency to rise up when we hear a clarion call such as when we react to the words of Mr. Trump.  But then it all seems to somehow quiet down and we return to complacency until there is something said that rouses us once again. Sheriff Joe has been saying for years what Donald Trump has just started saying and that seems to go unnoticed by the local media except when it is used as a weapon against him by the pro-open-borders crowd. The facts are that crime in Maricopa County dropped dramatically when the sheriff was ‘allowed’ to do his job by the powers that be and now that he has been handcuffed by them, guess what?  The crime rate is once again ascending (dramatically).  I notice that the liberal media has not been decrying the fact that Sanctuary City San Francisco has sheltered a multi-time felon, illegal  alien, who has shown his appreciation to them by senselessly killing an innocent young woman in the streets of that ‘compassionate city by the bay’. Donald Trump is beginning to feel the blistering attacks as a result of his fiery and honest rhetoric.  He should take a look at what has been going on in Arizona with the blistering that Sheriff Joe takes almost on a daily basis and see a man still standing despite it all.  (Drives the media crazy.)  One thing that can be said of Donald Trump is the same as can be said of Joe Arpaio, they both bring “True Grit” to the table and I can only hope that it will be contagious for all of us who want our country back. Grassroots, I’m talking to you. 

·         The Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government (FRAG) summer series will meet at
ü  6 pm., Tues., July 14 in the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd., Tucson, 85710 to discuss the $1.36 Billion Tucson budget and the Pima County $1.16 Billion Budget. budgets and bond issues.
ü  6 pm., Thur., Aug 13 at the Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730 to address the Pima County Bond Election.
ü  2-4pm., Sat., Sept 26 to address the “Election Integrity in Pima County”in the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

·         Lyle Tuttle, Chairman of the NW Maricopa County AZRA Chapter, invites the public to the 9:15 am., Sat., July 11 presentation on “The Truth in School Funding” in the NW Maricopa County Service Facility, 12975 W Bell Road, Surprise.  Limited Space. Contact Tuttle

·         LD14 will meet at 9 am. (sign ins) Sat., July 11 at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W 6tgh St., Benson, AZ to hear Col. John Gold speak. Meeting begins at 9:20 am., Contact: Acting Sec Maureen Tozzi  520 429.1395
·         Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   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


·         Tucson and Pima County Budgets will be reviewed at 6 pm, Thurs., July 9 at Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730.

·         A Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government Summer Series (FRAG ) has scheduled three meetings regarding holding government accountable at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson:
                   Thurs., July 9, 6-8 pm, Topic: Tucson and Pima County Budgets.
  • Thurs., Aug 13, 6-8 pm., Topic: Pima County Bond Election.
  • Sat., Sept 26, 2-4 pm, Topic: Election Integrity in Pima County Contact: Christine Bauserman  520-235-2234
·         The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., July 9 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix, to hear speakers  Mike Noble From Taken for a Ride, the group opposing Prop 104, and Anna Brennan, Republican Mayoral candidate for Phoenix. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw or 623-934-9730.  A reservation made is a reservation paid. Contact info:   (602) 252-6300.

·         Frank Riggs, Former Gubernatorial Candidate and current leader of the Joe Foss Institute will speak to the Payson Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., July 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant about the history, mission and programs of the Joe Foss Institute and their efforts to combat civic illiteracy and restore the civic mission of our schools (they call it "closing the civics education gap").  He will also discuss their signature Civics Education Initiative to get all 50 states to enact legislation requiring high school students to pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test in order to graduate.  Arizona was the first state to pass the legislation (the American Civics Act) and six other states have since followed suit. Contact: 951-6774.

·         The Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) chapter of  NW Maricopa County will meet at 9:15 am, Sat., July 11 at the NW Maricopa County Service Facility, 12975 W. Bell Rd, in Surprise.  Election of Secretary, Treasurer, First and Second Vice Presidents will be held. Only AZRA NW Chapter Members can vote for these officers.  An updated "Truth in School Funding" power point presentation will be shown and discussed.  If time allows, a short presentation will be made on "The State of Your City".  The public, school board members, teachers, administrators & city council members are invited to attend.  Space is limited. All Republicans are welcome to attend two meetings prior to becoming members. Contact: Chairman Lyle Tuttle  or see AZRA Website:   or email.

·         The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., July 13 at the  St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speakers include Prescott Mayoral Candidates:  Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg, Prescott Council Candidates:  Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka. $18 per person. Reservation deadline noon, Thurs., July 9. RSVP:  Bob Luzius  (928) 717-2551 or

·         The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., July 13 at the  St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speakers include Prescott Mayoral Candidates:  Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg, Prescott Council Candidates:  Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka. $18 per person. Reservation deadline noon, Thurs., July 9. RSVP:  Bob Luzius  (928) 717-2551 or
·         Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will host a Special Event "We Will Not Conform" panel of experts to educate parents about Common Core and let them know, Our Children are not for Sale at 10 am., and again at 1 pm.,  July 14 at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. A game room, will a movie, will provided for children. Contact: Vera Anderson,  phone 602.821.4675  email:
·         The Mingus Mountain Republican Club Monthly Luncheon will not meet July 14 in lieu of the Republican Women of Prescott and the YAV GOP events.

July 15
·         The Verde Valley Republican Women's Monthly Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Tues., July 15 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. 11 am meet and greet. Cost:  $17.RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or

July 17
The 2:30 pm., Fri., July 17 Las Fuentes Village Forum featuring Prescott Mayoral Candidates, Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg and City Council Candidates:  Jim Lamerson, (incumbent), Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka is scheduled at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ.After the forum, a Prescott City official will explain the 3 Referendums on the ballot. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453

July 18
·         The 2016 Republican National Convention Will Be Held July 18-21 In Cleveland, Ohio, according to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "A convention in July is a historic success for our party and future nominee.  The convention will be held significantly earlier than previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading into Election Day.”

·         The “Never Again” Summer Series starts at 9:45 am., Sat., July 18 at the Moral Action Ministry, North Scottsdale Christian Church--28700 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 (NW Corner of Dynamite & Pima Rd.)featuring
ü  Dr. Carl Goldberg on Islam and Muslims.
ü  Abby Ameri on Iran, Islam and nuclear
ü  Mona Oshana-Ancient Christians on Persecution of Iraqi’s, Syrians, Kurds, Armenians, and Yazidi’s in the Middle East. Contact: or 602-818-8838

Aug 15 – Dr. Malak Malak will address “Martyrdom caused by ISIS,  Jeff Gardner talks about “Arming the Minority Christians in Syria and Iraq and Jack Zimmer addresses “ISIS, Israel and the World.” Location: North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85266. Contact: or 602-818-8838