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Tuesday - July 28, 2015
· Three Yavapai County Officers are asking GOP County Chair Mike Sanders to resign or face additional removal proceedings following Saturday’s Yavapai County Republican Committee Special meeting. See Yavapai County GOP Fails To Oust Chairman . In a letter written to the Yavapai County Republican Precinct Committeemen this morning, officers – Second Vice Chair L.G. Mace, Treasurer Roger Reinsch, and Assistant Treasurer Craig Arps, alleged irregularities occurring during the Sat., July 25, include:
- Petitioners called for a Special Meeting under Article 5.4 of the YCRC Bylaws “for the purpose of recalling Chairman Michael Sanders”. Article 3.5 sets forth the procedure for removing an officer of the Executive Committee.
- The ballot language provided to PC’s at the Special Meeting made no reference to
“removal”. Instead, the question was changed to a vote on whether to “retain” Sanders.
- The term “retain” does not appear in the Bylaws. A Special Meeting to vote on whether or not to “retain” an officer is neither authorized by nor within the scope of the governing rules.
- Changing the ballot language from a removal action under Article 3.5, to a question of retention confused voters and undermined the legitimacy of the election.
- The customary procedure to entertain a motion to extend registration to PC’s who arrive a few minutes late didn’t occur.
- In his campaign to stave off removal, the officers allege it appears that Sanders improperly used the resource of the Yavapai County Republican Party to communicate with the County Committee thru emails of videotaped appeals. They charge, “Office telephones, computer equipment and YAVGOP’s paid subscription to constantcontact.com for emailing PC’s belong to the party and are not the Chairman’s personal property.”
- They say for Sanders to defend himself and denounce his accusers with what appeared to be official communications from YAVGOP was an abuse of his office and a deliberate attempt to mislead the County Committee.
- They also charge, in his remarks before the vote was taken, Sanders was defiant, unapologetic, and denounced his accusers as liars.
“If Mr. Sanders will not do the honorable thing and resign, we must move forward with his removal, ” according to L.G. Mace, Second Vice Chair SecondVice@YavGOP.org Roger Reinsch, Treasurer Treasurer@YavGOP.org Craig Arps, Assistant Treasurer AsstTreasurer@YavGOP.org
· Yavapai County Chr Michael Sanders: This 2016 election is one of the most important in our Blessed Nation's history. It is time for us all to put our focus in that direction to work together to ensure Yavapai County makes the most significant impact in a successful bid to retake the White House and begin the process to take our country back. In addition, the Congressional, State, and local contests are of crucial importance. Let us remember that by focusing on the 80% we agree upon; we will work thru the rest. By putting our past differences behind us and working together; we will also continue to build our County Party and enjoy being successful Yavapai County Republicans. Please join me in these endeavors to be a part of the best County Republican Party we can be. There is a great event in the planning stage at the Las Vegas Ranch in September. A real Western BBQ. More details will be coming.
· Dem Sen Candidate Ann Kirkpatrick sent a message to fellow Dems today noting that the US Chamber of Commerce is spending $200,000 “to prop up their alley, John McCain. That’s big money to spend this early in a Senate race. It just proves how worried they are. Sure, $200,000 can buy quite a few ads on Arizona TV. But it can’t change the truth…”
· A Pima County Republican Phone Bank is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Wed., July 29 at Pima County Republican Party HQ, 17 W. Wetmore, #300, Tucson. RSVP at Hq@pimagop.org or by calling 321-1492.
· LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 3 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, in Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm. Speakers: Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Glendale City Councilman Ian Hugh, and Chalon Hutson from Americans for Prosperity who will “How to combat Prop104.” Contact: Chr Ray Malnar email@example.com
· LD17 will not meet Tues., July 28, according to Chr Dr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com
· LD 17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 25 for a panel discussion on Common Core and conduct a gun raffle at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, according to Chr Dr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com
· The First Republican Presidential Debate ‘Pizza and Politics’ hosted by Conservative Business League and Arizona Project is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 6 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Doors open at 5 pm. Free admission. Refreshment, soda, water and pizza. Minimal charge. No outside food or drinks. Straw poll follows debate. Contact: Nina Marlow (480) 707-9043 nmarlowCBL@gmail.com
· Sen Ted Cruz, Republican Presidential Candidate, will address the NFRW's 38th Biennial Convention during the Sat., Sept 12 session in Phoenix: https://www.tedcruz.org/about/ Cruz joins presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, who will kickoff the convention on Friday. NFRW members do not have to be delegates to attend the convention. All registrants will be able to participate in the presidential straw poll. To register or for more information: https://ereg.biz/a/reg/NFRW15.
· Read Or Download Morrison Institute Report on: Dark Money in Arizona
· PC Nina Marlow: You must be one of the busiest ladies I know. I don't know how you keep up with all the news. I really do enjoy reading the Briefs every morning. Thank you for all your hard work.
· PC Ron Janashak: Thank you for the updates, the links to good articles and information you provide is tremendous. I really appreciate and benefit from your hard work.
· Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Anna Brennan: (Only Republican running for Phx mayor) I’m a registered nurse and business owner; and I care about you – the hardworking taxpayer. I strongly oppose saddling a $31.5 billion, 35-year tax on the backs of Phoenicians. Vote No on Prop 104 on Aug 25. I want to:
ü Hire More Police, Fire & First Responders: Public safety #1,more boots on the ground, No to crime
ü Balance The Budget: No to Tax & Spend
ü Send a Strong, Clear Message to Illegals: No to Sanctuary City Policies. NO to Municipal IDs.
Contact: 480-280-9238 firstname.lastname@example.org
· The 8 Am., Sat., Aug 15 V-J Ceremonies At The National Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Cave Creek Road is in commemoration of the end of World War II. Speakers include WWII veterans.
· GOP-Senate-Not On Our Side We have reached the point where a clear majority of sitting Republican Senators do not deserve your vote even in the general election. I say this because, quite simply, they have demonstrated time and time again that they are not on our side. Instead, they are on their own side. The priorities that these nattering, out of touch buffoons have embraced are so far out of step with the voters who sent them to office that they don’t even have the good sense to be embarrassed at how clueless they sound.
· Arizona's American’s For Prosperity field teams are going door-to-door and doing phone banking in Phoenix, urging voters to get out to vote NO against Proposition 104's $31 billion blank check for City Hall Why PROP 104 Is Wrong For Phoenix On Wed, July 29, from 6 to 8 pm, at a special AFP-Arizona event at the Conservative Business League office in Phoenix (SE corner of Route 51 and Shea), Cato Institute senior fellow Randal O'Toole will speak about the wastefulness of light rail and AFP-Arizona will have stacks of door hangers ready for activists to take to their neighborhoods. Please Register Here so that thye know how much pizza and beverage to order.
· Senate candidate Kelli Ward: While good conservatives in the Senate like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul were fighting to shut down the crony capitalist Export-Import Bank, Beltway barnacles and Establishment insiders like John McCain were scheming to approve it. The Export-Import Bank is a huge, multi-billion dollar slush fund for some of the biggest, wealthiest companies on the planet. Who gets left paying the tab? Taxpayers like you. Arizona families have it hard enough under the Obama economy. So why did John McCain team up with Obama and vote to give your tax dollars to billionaires? How many Arizonans think their tax dollars should go to Boeing or General Electric? They don't need your money. If you’re sick and tired of being sold out by John McCain, then join me. Help Defeat John McCain I think it’s ridiculous that hardworking Arizonans like us should be expected to fork over our money to billionaires. That should never happen. And if we get rid of John McCain and the out-of-touch career politicians like him, we’ll be able to do something about it. John McCain sided with Obama and big government lobbyists, like he always does. According to Politico, Boeing and General Electric are McCain campaign donors. As your next Senator, I will stand with YOU. I won’t put up with the highway robbery that passes for “governance” in the U.S. Senate.
· A New Genealogy Research Center Opens At 8am, Aug 3 at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building in Phoenix. Researchers will now have one-stop access to a portfolio of resources, including unique Arizona materials, online genealogical sources and expert staff for support. The collection accessible at the State Archives Genealogy Center includes early newspapers from most Arizona communities, a comprehensive physical map collection documenting historic Arizona development, assessment rolls with lists of taxable persons and their property, coroner or Justice Court records, and much more. Additionally, researchers will have free access to two Web based databases: Ancestry and HeritageQuest. Ancestry has 7,000 databases including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. HeritageQuest provides access to 40,000 genealogy and local history books and directories. In addition, Arizona residents may access Gale Genealogical Connect from anywhere in the state at www.azlibrary.gov/dazl/online-reference-resources. Genealogy resources at the Historic Capitol Building will be unavailable beginning July 31, as the transition to the new Genealogy Center at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building is made. The Genealogy Center at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state holidays. For more information, visit www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives.
· The Anna Brennan For Phoenix Mayor Campaign http://brennanformayor2015.com/ needs volunteers to Get Out The Vote calls on an easy-to-use call system that works on your phone (the privacy of your phone # is protected). Contact: Tristan at 920-349-7737 or email@example.com
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, an important step in reeling in Washington’s out-of-control regulatory machine: “Sadly, over the past few decades, Congress has been complicit in relinquishing its Constitutional ability to put the brakes on the executive branch. Today, under the Obama Administration, we have seen an unprecedented level of regulations enacted by unaccountable, bureaucratic federal agencies with little to no input from Congress. This regulatory nightmare is killings jobs, causing significant harm to our economy and causing more and more small businesses to have to shut their doors. This dangerous precedent should scare all Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike. It’s far past time for Congress to take a stand and take back its Constitutional power. This administration continues to diminish our Republic by circumventing Congress and ruling by executive fiat. We need bold action from our elected leaders in order to buck the status quo and I intend to continue working tirelessly to see this important legislation signed into law.”
· The Pima County GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 6 at Sir Veza's, 220 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705. Contact: 520-321-1492
· Congressman Paul Gosar: This week’s Military Monday honors Robert Brutinel of Casa Grande, who is a retired U.S. Marine, a small business owner, a plumber and at the age of 91 and has no plans to retire. After enlisting to fight in WWII, Brutinel went on his first assignment to Guadalcanal when he 18-year old, in 1942. In 1945, he found himself at the tip of the spear serving as one of the first Marine parachuters from the 5th Division. He was in Iwo Jima for 34 days, and then sent to Japan for 30 days. While in Iwo Jima, he was part of an elite group of Marines who carried flame throwers. After retiring from the Marines at the age of 22, he went to Arizona Teachers College—now Arizona State University. Upon graduating, he took a plumbing apprenticeship, during which he met and married his wife. Brutinel started Brutinel Plumbing & Electrical Casa Grande AZ in 1949. He belongs to several veterans’ organizations and has marched in Casa Grande’s veteran’s parade. On behalf of a grateful state and nation, I want to sincerely thank Bob for his many years of service and sacrifice.
· If You Know Of A Current Or Former Member of the military from Arizona that you would like to recognize for Military Monday, Contact Congressman Paul Gosar with their contact information at: http://gosar.house.gov/contact-me or facebook.com/repgosar via direct message.
· Deaths Renew Calls For National Parks To Rescind BASE Jumping Bans Squirrel suited flyers say the bans actually contribute to deadly accidents.
· Two Large Veterans Groups Have Formed In The Phoenix Area. The Corte Bella Veterans in Sun City West and the a group at Robson Ranch in Eloy. The Corte Bella Veterans allows only veterans of any allied country, and the Robson Ranch group is open to associate members.
· A V-J Day banquet is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Sat., Aug 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 S. Priest Dr. in Tempe by co-sponsors Unified Arizona Veterans, American Legion Post Veterans Affairs Council of the Republic of China, the Judge Thomas Tang Post 50 and the Taiwan Benevolent Association of Arizona and the Veterans Affairs Council, Republic of China Taipei Economics and Cultural Office of Los Angeles, and The Cultural Center of Taipei Economics and Cultural Office of Orange County, CA. The color guard will be the Republic of China (Taiwan) from Los Angeles. The Chinese were fighting for many years before the U.S. was involved. The U.S. came into the war 70 years ago. Speakers include Republic of China Deputy Minister from Taiwan Hsiad-Hui Chin and Benson Wang, deputy director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles who will represent Lyushun Shen, the representative of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Washington, D.C. RSVP deadline July 31.Mail a check or money order for $30 per person to Unified Arizona Veterans, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix, AZ 85067. Contact Carol Culbertson, UAV Secretary, at 602-943-7834 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress is semi-formal or business attire. Equivalent military attire may be worn by military and veterans guests.
· Veterans with ID and seniors can get discounted meals at Jagoya Sushi, 2100 S. Gilbert Road, gives a veterans discount to veterans with some kind of military ID and to seniors. This. Lunch price is only about $10.
· Congresswoman Martha McSally today announced that the Tucson Fire Department will receive $8,582,760 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, which assists departments in maintaining “front-line” firefighters. The funding will be used to hire 41 firefighters lost through attrition and 13 new firefighters, for a total of 54 new positions.
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House unanimously passed H.R. 675, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2015, which includes numerous provisions aimed to increase support to veterans with service-connected disabilities, improve the veterans disability compensation appeals process and increase efficiencies as well as transparency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):“Ensuring our veterans get COLA increases at the same rate as Social Security recipients is just common sense. Many of the veterans that will benefit by this legislation suffered debilitating injuries in combat and deserve the full care and benefits they earned. Furthermore, reports still show that waiting times for disability claims are outrageously long. Until the VA can prove that it is capable of living up to the standards our veterans deserve, Congress will continue to push for greater accountability and reforms from this department that has failed so many of our nation’s heroes. The VA still has a long way to go in order to regain the trust of our nations veterans, but today’s actions in the House will greatly assist with keeping this department honest while streamlining the veterans claims process.”
· Republicans Can Send Donations to Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Treasurer, c/o David Ludwig, 4242 N. 19th Ave., Suite 150, Phoenix AZ, 85015, in an effort to keep the newly opened MCRC GOP office open until a plan can be laid to raise funds to cover the rental fees that AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham ‘stopped payment’ on without notification to the MCRC Chairman and Executive Committee. See 7-21-15 Briefs archives
· 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:
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· Randal O'Toole of the CATO Institute will discuss the $31.5 billion dollar tax hike being proposed by the liberal, progressive leadership of the current mayor of Phoenix at 6 pm., Wed., July 29 at the Arizona Project office, 3375 E Shea Blvd #2B, Phx, AZ 85028. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496 .
§ You Are Invited To The Fed Soc Summer Happy Hour At 5:30 Pm., Thurs., July 30 At The Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1 East Washington St., #2400, Phoenix, 85004.
· The Arizona Heroes To Hometowns 5-Ton Food/Donation Drive is scheduled Fri., July 31 at four valley Fry’s Food Stores, according to Founder/CEO Kathy Pearce. Bring your non-perishable food items and donations
ü 18420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (19th Ave and Union Hills)
ü 155 W. Combs Rd., Queen Creek (Gantzel and Combs)
ü 4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek (48th Street and Carefree Hwy)
ü 5941 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa (McKellips and Recker Rd,
You can make donations to Kathy Pearce, Founder/CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org Cell 480.330.1632 or email@example.com AZ H2H , P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275
§ Stephen Slivinski, Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Economic Liberty will address "Can we eliminate Arizona's income taxes?" at the Americans for Prosperity birthday celebration of the Late Nobel laureate economist and free-mark advocate Dr. Milton Friendman with free speaker events on Fri., July 31 in Phoenix and Tucson.
ü 11:30 am., July 31 at DoubleTree, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. Speaker: RSVP Info: Leslie White, firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 290-2286 EventBrite Link: https://miltonbdaytucson7152015.eventbrite.com/ Lunch and light beverages will be served. RSVP mandatory.
ü 6 pm., Fri., July 31 at Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. RSVP Info: Leslie White, email@example.com (480) 290-2286 EventBrite Link: http://miltonbdayphx073115.eventbrite.com/ Buffet dinner and light beverages will be served.
· Ballot-Guide: Aug 25 Phoenix-Election What’s On The Ballot?
· Doug MacEachern How Not To Take Down "Haters": A Tutorial
· Proposition-104-Transit-Schools Jon Altmann
- Ann Coulter: Trump Could Win The Election [Video]
- Coulter Rips Illegal Immigration: 'There Are Way Too Many, And There Shouldn't Be Any'
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WAR ON WOMEN
· State Dept to release 5,000 pages to Benghazi panel
· Florida Man Accused Of Supporting ISIS, Plotting 'Backpack Bombing'
· Fox-Republican-Debate-Lowers-Threshold Guarantee The Presence Of Candidates Such As Lindsey Graham And Carly Fiorina
DEMS AND LIBS
· Democrats Harshly Criticized The Obama Administration's Nuclear Deal With Iran During A Testy Hearing On Tuesday, Underscoring The Difficulty The White House Faces In Winning Over Its Own Party
· More Than 40 House Lawmakers will travel to Israel next month to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is a fierce critic of the deal, reports The Hill's Scott Wong
· The House Passed Legislation on Tuesday that would increase rates of benefit compensation for veterans with disabilities caused by their military service, reports The Hill's Cristina Marcos.
SECRETARY OF STATE
· The White House Is Hosting A Reception For House Democrats On Wednesday, As It Seeks To Build Support For The Iran Deal, Reports The Hill's Jordan Fabian.