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Wednesday – Sept 16, 2015
· Former Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate and former California legislator Frank Riggs and his wife Cathy were in attendance at the Presidential Debate at the Reagan Presidential Library this evening via personnel invitation.
· LD17 will conduct PC training at its 7 pm., Tues, Sept 29 meeting at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari, LD17shadow@gmail.com.
· PC Training will be held 9am-11am., Sat. Sept 26 at the West Valley Republican Office 10050 W. Bell Road, Suite 50 Sun City, AZ 85351. Training will focus on recruiting PC's and engaging with voters. The second hour of the training will allow PCs to work with experienced activists on a short walk using i360 voter data. RSVP to Chris Herring ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com
· Gov Doug Ducey will visit Sunset Hills Elementary School at 10 am, Thurs., Sept 17 to celebrate Constitution Day and read to a second grade class.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8 am., for coffee/donuts on Sat., Oct 3 in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R H Johnson., Sun City West. Mtg at 8:30 am. Admission $2. Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) NW Chapter Chairman Lyle Tuttle has arranged to Phil Mason to make a presentation regarding “School Override” funding and its impact on local residents. Mason is the AzRA first vice president, was the directorof operations for the AZGOP from 2011-13, Supervisor of Admionistrative Services/Research Director of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee from 2 003-11 and the Founding President of the PAChyderm Coalition, 2004-2014.
· The Establishment Wants To Get Rid Of Donald Trump by Marilyn M. Barnewall. “This 2016 pre-election season with 17 Republican candidates (now 16 with the withdrawal of former Texas Governor Rick Perry) is specifically designed to give the Republicans another loser: Jeb Bush.”
· Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas regarding her decision not to attend the State Board of Education (SBE) special meeting scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. “Unfortunately, State Board of Education President Greg Miller has turned SBE meetings into spectacles that do nothing but harm our education system. He continues to release agendas never seen until right before the mandatory 24 hour posting deadline. These frequently include items never discussed for inclusion that have no purpose but to incite conflict and create billable hours for his attorneys.
“Unable to control his temper at any disagreement, he has become focused on using seating assignments and mute buttons to suppress all opposing views. Mr. Miller has changed the SBE from a deliberative body interested in the welfare of our children to a bi-monthly publicity stunt used to advance his own agenda.
“It is disappointing that while he is already under investigation for an assault charge stemming from an incident at a previous SBE meeting, Mr. Miller finds it impossible to control his temper without dictating where people sit and being able to turn off the microphone or yank it away if he disagrees.
“The real legal issues will be decided in the courts, not by a non-elected political appointee wishing to usurp the powers of a duly elected Constitutional Officer. I continue to focus all my energy and efforts on improving a needy Arizona education system and helping our children excel, not on playing games. I take my Oath of Office sworn on the Bible seriously, and will not violate the law simply because he wishes me to.”
· Thirty Schools Will Be Recognized For Excellence In Civic Engagement at 10 am, Thurs., Sept 17 at Arizona State University (West Campus, University Center Building, La Sala Ballroom A&B, 13590 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85306. Parking available in Lots 10-11 . Arizona Civic Engagement Schools 2014-2015:
Schools of Merit
Arizona Charter Academy Charter
Benson High School Benson Unified School District
Boulder Creek High School Deer Valley Unified School District
Carson Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Chandler High School Chandler Unified School District
East Valley Academy Mesa Public Schools
Franklin Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Imagine Prep-Surprise Charter
Kino Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies Mesa Public Schools
Mesa High School Mesa Public Schools
Sandra Day O’Connor High School Deer Valley Unified School District
Shadow Ridge High School Dysart Unified School District
Stapley Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Westar Elementary School Liberty Elementary School District
Taylor Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Schools of Distinction
Dobson High School Mesa Public Schools
Hamilton High School Chandler Unified School District
Mountain View High School Mesa Public Schools
New School for the Arts and Academics Charter
Red Mountain High School Mesa Public Schools
Safford IB Magnet School Tucson Unified School District
Shepherd Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Smith Junior High Mesa Public Schools
South Mountain High School Phoenix Union High School District
Westwood High School Mesa Public Schools
Schools of Excellence
Arizona School for the Arts Charter
Rhodes Junior High Mesa Public Schools
Skyline High School Mesa Public Schools
Tanque Verde High School Tanque Verde Unified School Dist.
· Gov Ducey's Office Of Boards And Commisions is accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission no later than 5 pm, Wed., Oct 7. Ducey is seeking members who are well-informed and passionate about Arizona wildlife and its long-term conservation. In accordance with Arizona law, the Game and Fish Commission is required to be politically-balanced and representative of all 15 counties. Therefore, this commission vacancy is not available to registered residents of Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, or Yuma counties. Residents of all other counties – Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yavapai – are eligible and encouraged to apply. Interested individuals may apply by clicking here . Or see their website. Or contact the Gov’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449.
· The Oro Valley Republican Women will meet between 11:30am-1:30 pm., Fri., Oct 9 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr. They meet regularly on the second Friday of the month. Contact: Bev Van Horn Phone 520-403-5931 Bev@BevSellsTucson.com
· Newly Elected Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Officers were elected at the Biennial Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge on Thursday, September 10th. They are:
ü President - Loraine Pellegrino, Ahwatukee Republican Women
ü 1st VP - Donna Tanzi, Republican Women of Prescott
ü 2nd VP - Cynthia Casaus, Ahwatukee Republican Women
ü 3rd VP - Mary Baumbach, Ahwatukee Republican Women
ü Treasurer - Susan Marcell , Central Republican Women of Phoenix
ü Secretary - Anita Romero, London Bridge Republican Women
· AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will be conducting a Treasurer’s Training Session between 9 am-2 pm, Sat., Oct 3 at the AZGOP Office, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix. GOP LD Treasurers and County Chairmen are encouraged to attend. Limited space, Register with Timothy Lee at (602) 449-1000 or email@example.com
· Arizona Game and Fish is offering a bat workshop giving participants hands-on experience between 7-10- pm., Fri., Sept 18 at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. Participants will help capture and identify local bat species alongside biologists in the Needle Rock area of the Tonto National Forest. Data collected during the survey will be used by the department as part of its overall bat conservation and monitoring effort. Attendees will help identify bats captured and collect important data before the animals are released unharmed. $40 per person including a guided tour of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center’s sanctuary, Light refreshments will be provided. Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, many of which live and forage right in our own backyards. To register, visit www.southwestwildlife.org. Space is limited.
· Volunteers Are Needed to walk with US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward’s ‘Team Ward’ at the Andy Divine Days Parade scheduled at 10 a.m, Sat., Sept 26 in Kingman. If interested contact Josh DeFord at TeamWardWest@gmail.com
· Sen John McCain, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, delivered opening remarks at a Committee hearing today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Gold King Mine spill and the environmental and economic impacts of this disaster on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and across the Western United States. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye will testify, along with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Native American tribal members, and economic and environmental policy experts.
· Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored an amendment introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last night that would prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran until it formally recognizes Israel as a sovereign nation and releases four American citizens still being held hostage by the Iranian regime. The text of the amendment is here.
· The SaddleBrooke Republican Club will host House Speaker David Gowan and Majority Leader Steve Montenegro at 4 pm., Oct 14 at the Ballroom of the Mountain View Country Club, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd, SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Contact: Neil MacDonald. Vice President Communications. SaddleBrooke Republican Club. firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD21 is conducting a Cabela’s Gift Cards Raffle. First prize is a $1,000 gift care. Second prize is a $500 gift card. Tickets: $10. Only 300 tickets available. To purchase tickets contact Larry Dick email@example.com
· The Center for Arizona Policy is celebrating 20-year anniversary celebration at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater.
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Semiformal Attire required. Speakers span the history of CAP, you will also be treated to a concert from Shane & Shane. Tickets: $25 per person. Call CAP office at 602.424.2525
· Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is co-sponsoring a B2B Networking Mixer at 6 pm., Oct 8 at the Clover Leaf Gastrolounge, 4225 N. Craftsman Court, Old Town Scottsdale. Contact: OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
· The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Tread Lightly will host a Nov. 7 BBQ and shoot at the Arizona State Credit Union Pavilion, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Proceeds to benefit the “Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona” campaign. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/respectedaccess. $75 per person, includes dinner catered by Bobby Q restaurant, targets and two boxes of ammunition, before Oct. 15. $100 after Oct. 15. Dinner only is $50 before Oct 15; $60 after Oct 15. Contact: (800) 966-9900, Ext. 13, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.respectedaccessarizona.org.
· Ann Corcoran On Refugee Resettlement Interesting 4 minute video on Muslim re-settlement in the US led by the UN from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
· GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:
Ben Carson www.bencarson.com
Bobby Jindal www.bobbyjindal.com
Carly Forina www.carlyforpresident.com
Chris Christi www.chrischristie.com
Donald Trump www.donaldjtrump.com
George Patake www.georgepataki.com
Jeb Bush www.jeb2016.com
John Kasich www.johnkasich.com
Lindsey Graham www.lindseygraham.com
Marc Rubio www.marcorubio.com
Mike Huckabee www.mikehuckabee
Rand Paul www.randpaul.com
*Rick Perry www.rickperry.org Campaign suspended
Rick Santorum www.ricksantorum.com
Scott Walker www.scottwalker.com
Ted Cruz www.tedcruz.org
· Links To All 9 Planned Parenthood Videos
ü 1st Planned Parenthood video: video 1
ü 2nd Planned Parenthood video: video 2
ü 3rd Planned Parenthood video: video 3
ü 4th Planned Parenthood video: video 4
ü 5th Planned Parenthood video: video 5
ü 6th Planned Parenthood video: video 6
ü 7th Planned Parenthood video: video 7
ü 8th Planned Parenthood video: video 8
ü 9th Planned Parenthood video: video 9
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· 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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· St. Anne’s Respect Life Ministry invites you to join in praying the Rosary for Life at the Chandler Planned Parenthood, 610 N. Alma School Road, (Corner of Alma School Road and Galveston), each Monday, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 at 8:15 am – 9:15 am. Contact: Genny Jones, 480-201-7198.
· The Republican Party Of Mesa (LD-25) is meeting at 7 pm, Sept 17 in the Mesa Utilities Building, 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ with US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, Mesa City Councilman Dave Richins, and Nick Dranias, formerly of the Goldwater Institute. Contact: Chairman Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.
· The Rincon Rotary Club will hear the pros and cons of the Pima County Bond issue at noon, Thurs., Sept 17 at the Tucson Country Club. Contact: Rocky Ferrell 520-245-5149.
· A Free Concert Highlighting Congressman Matt Salmon is scheduled at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 by Constitution Week USA at the Mission Community Church, 4450 E Elliot Road, Gilbert. Other speakers include Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Father Will Schmid - St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish, Pastor Tim Thompson - Fountain of Life Fellowship and T. Sergeant Robin O'Bannon - USAF (ret.). People of all faiths are welcome. Contact: Gilbert City Director Victor Petersen Cell: 602-332-7432.
· The University of Arizona College Republican City Council Forum is slated for 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 at 1423 E. University Blvd. Modern Languages Room 311. RSVP email@example.com by Sept 15.
· The Chino Valley Pachyderm meets at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 at the Prescott Golf and Country Club, 1030 Country Club Blvd, Dewey, AZ to hear State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and LD13 Representative Darin Mitchell. Social/dinner at 5 pm.RSVP to Sue Goodchild at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month. CQ will address vetting a candidate in Oct. Sen candidate Kelli Ward is scheduled in November, and Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is featured in December.
· The Sabino High School Young Republicans will meet Fri, Sept 18 at 5000 N Bowes Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749. Time tba.
· The AZRA South Mountain Chapter organizational meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Republican Party of Maricopa County Tempe Office, 3030 S. Rural, Tempe, AZ 85282. Contact: Kimber Hattendorf email@example.com
· The Quail Creek Republican Club will meet at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 19 at the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom #3. 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ. Ocober and November meetings will be held the 3rd Friday of the month. December is undecided. Contact: President Lee Corneilson at 1-980-333-1759.
· A Pima County Bond Forum is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 19 at the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom in Quail Creek, Green Valley. There will be a panel of four people to make pointed presentations and respond to questions from the audience.
· The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Florence 1891 Historic Courthouse 135 N Pinal St, Florence AZ. Contact: Mary Rodriguez - Secretary, PCRC firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD3 and LD4 will meet at 9 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Golden Coral Resturant. 6383 S Midvale Park Road. Tucson, Arizona. The Sept 19 speaker is Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. FHRepublicanClub.org FHRepublican@gmail.com
· The League of Women Voters will hostess a number of speakers regarding the November ballot at 9:30 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Joel D Valdez Main Library in Tucson. Joe Boogaart will be speaking against the Pima County Bond issue. Contact: Marilyn Smoler 818-7880.
· Moral Action Ministry Fall Series open at 9:45 am, Sat., Sept 19 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 with Judicial Watch-Mark Spence, Levi Bolton, and John Hansen, plus a documentary on Germany during the 1930 and 40s. Families, Vendors, & Donations Welcome. Contact: 602-818-8838 or email@example.com
· The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers will meet at noon, Sat., Sept 19 at the Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant on Hwy 69, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327. RSVP required for food preparation and staff requirements. Oathkeepers Chairman Jim Arroyo will address being prepared for any emergency and keeping water pure with the ratio of bleach to water. First responders welcome. Contact: http://oathkeepers.org/ http://oathkeepers.org/oktester/about/
· The Gilbert Constitution Fair is scheduled from 6-9 pm., Sat., Sept 19 at the Gilbert Civic Center Grounds, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., South of Warner just east of Gilbert Road. Candidate tables are welcome. Contact Amy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD14 And The Graham County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Victory Theatre, 555 E Entertainment Ave. Safford, AZ 85546 to hear A.J. LaFaro, former Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. AZ Speaker of the House David Gowan and Senate Majority Whip Gail Griffin will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Sign ins open at 9:30 am. Contact: Acting LD14 Secretary Maureen Tozzi at 502-429-1395. LaFaro is also a director for the National Republican Assemblies.
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· Steve Chucri, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, today filed for re-election to a second term in District 2. Throughout his first term, Chucri has kept the commitments he made on the campaign trail, including improving government communication, fiscal reforms and applying best-in-class business principles to government, as well as providing conservative leadership and transparency. He has produced real results by cutting through government bureaucracy and red tape.
“Over my first term, I’ve applied private-sector principles and conservative leadership to Maricopa County and we’ve seen success and benefits for the taxpayer,” Chucri said. “I’ve maintained open lines of communication – whether with constituents, the business community or other municipal entities – and provided proactive and taxpayer-centered services that saved dollars and time. I look forward to getting back on the campaign trail to hear more ideas about how I can better serve Maricopa County residents in my next term.”
Some of Chucri’s first-term accomplishments include:
ü Process improvements at all departments to enhance the customer service experience at the county, including: reducing a 43-page dust permit application to seven pages, and putting it online for easier accessibility; and streamlining zoning regulations that support private property rights.
ü Improved communication between governments that activated partnerships for flood control and transportation projects, STEM programs at libraries, enhancements to Arizona 211 program and the Marc Center.
ü Implemented county-level personnel reform, reduced employee merit protections and eliminated outdated policies.
ü Made board meetings available online.
ü Focused county budgets to reflect needs, not wants.
“My record of service will serve as the foundation for my next term,” Chucri said. “I’ve seen firsthand the need for fresh, business-minded perspectives in local government, and there’s so much more we can, and will, do to make sure Maricopa County continues to be one of the best run counties in the country.”
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· There's Nothing Patriotic About 'Talking Down America,' President Obama Said, Just Hours Before The GOP Candidates Debate.