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Monday – Nov 2, 2015
· Tyler Bowyer, Chairman of the Republicans of Maricopa County, says he will release the location and agenda for the Wed., Nov 4 MCRC EGC meeting on Tues, Nov 3.
· Heated Reaction To Tyler Bowyer’s Oct 25 Sunday Sound-Off Interview Braham Resnik: “…that interview got the largest response of any interview I've done this year on Square Off.” MCRC Second Vice Chairman Aaron Borders, “…sorry you had to endure our chairman's ignorance. The worst part is he is lying about the unanimous vote. I didn't go that way and, frankly, not all 20 chairman were present to vote either.”
· After Viewing The Oct 25 Bowyer/Resnik Interview a week ago, Briefs sent a note to Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer on Oct 26 that reads: “At the top of your interview with Braham, you mention that all 20 LDs studied the override proposals in their districts. Are those findings posted anywhere that readers can link to and read them.”
That afternoon (Oct 26) Bowyer replied, “Not as of yet, but we should be releasing some factoids and talking points for Republicans in the coming days. I'll be sure you get them once prepared.”
With the override election two days away, on Nov 1 Briefs reminded Bowyer that we haven’t received the “talking points.” Bowyer replied, “We decided not to put out any additional talking points, each district chair was able to speak directly to each override and bond for their areas and PCs.” Editor’s Note: I don’t know about the rest of the 20 Maricopa County LDs, but the Nov 3 school district override elections or participation in the MCRC EGC decision, were not agenda items for the September or October LD13 meetings – noting, not all LDs did override studies as indicated in the Oct 25 Square Off interview. LD13 Chairman Wally Campbell’s explanation below.
· LD13 Chairman Wally Campbell: At the last meeting of LD 13, at the sign in table, there was a list of all override elections being held in Maricopa County. I feel each Precinct Committeeman has to make up their own mind as to whether or not they wish to support the override or not. They should know their own school district needs. The subject was discussed only at the County (EGC) October 7 meeting – and I had already sent the agenda out for the October 13 (LD13) meeting and that is why it was not included on our agenda.
· The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) did an in-depth study on school financing and passed a resolution opposing passage of any override or bond issues until reforms are made. (See AzRA school finance resolution passes unanimously) AzRA Resolution:
ü Whereas, total funding to the K-12 district school system is the highest in history, AND
ü Whereas, the allocation of state appropriations to education is now approaching 60% of all revenues, AND
ü Whereas, the K-12 district schools are diverting more tax dollars every year away from the classroom, AND
ü Whereas, most K-12 districts are intentionally lying to the voters regarding revenues and expenditures, AND
ü Whereas, the students, taxpayers, teachers & legislators are being wrongly victimized by K-12 educrats, AND
ü Whereas, many seniors on fixed incomes are experiencing grave hardships due to unnecessary tax increases, AND
ü Whereas, the principles of AzRA and the Republican Party call for smaller, more efficient government, AND
ü Whereas, we believe that the fabric of the American Tapestry is being destroyed by this outrageous largesse,
ü Therefore, be it resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby opposes ALL K-12 Override and Bond proposals until there is clear and convincing proof that voters are being fully informed of the TOTAL REVENUES received from all sources as well as the specific expenditures – with highlighted expenditure dollars and percentages allocated to the classroom, as defined by the Auditor General – for the affected district, AND
ü Be it further resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby opposes any and all plans to increase funding to K-12 district schools until the above issues are addressed & corrected, AND
ü Be it further resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) hereby strongly favors zero based budgeting for all layers of government, with special attention to K-12 district schools, AND
ü Be it finally resolved that the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA), having been informed that a special legislative session is being crafted to increase funding to K-12 in response to false statements of the school districts and echoed by the mainstream media, hereby declares that a special session is not warranted for this purpose and further declares that the worst possible source for an unwarranted increase of funding to K-12 district schools would be an increase in taxes of any kind.
ü Passed Unanimously By The AzRA Members On September 26, 2015.
· The Arizona State Legislature concluded its special session last week and referred an education-related constitutional amendment to the ballot. The ballot measure has been assigned Proposition 123 and the special election will be held on May 17, 2016, according to Matt Roberts, Director of Communications for Secretary of State Michele Reagan. The legislature appropriated $9.3 million to cover the election-related hard costs for the special election. Contact Roberts at (602) 542-2228.
· Dr. Carl Goldberg is offering a 6-hour course on "What Non-Moslems Need to Know about Islam" in the PORA Adult Learning Center, 13815 Camino del sol, Sun City West in two-hours segments from 1-3 pm, Wed., Nov 4 (part 1), Nov 8 (part 2) and Dec 2 (part 3). Register: 623-242-6864 email@example.com www.poraadultlearning.org The course includes:
ü Is Islam A Religion Or Ideology?
ü Has Islam Been Hijacked By "Extremists"?
ü Are There "Moderate Muslims"?
ü "Islam" Or "Islamism"
ü The Role Of The Koran
ü The Role Of Muhammad
ü What Is Sharia Law?
ü Status Of Non-Moslems And Women
ü Relations To The Non-Moslem World
ü The Conflict Over Israel
ü Islam And Christianity
ü Is There A Conflict Of Civilizations?
ü Human Rights
ü Jihad For The Sake Of Allah
ü Freedom Of Speech And Anti-Blasphemy Laws
ü The Muslim Brotherhood’s Program Of Subversion For America
· The Arizona National Guard will host the inaugural Gunfighter Fly-in at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Ariz., Nov. 2-6. Seven of the eight states in the National Guard that operate AH-64D Apache helicopters - Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, South Caroline, Texas, and Utah-will send two of their best company grade Apache crews to participate in the four-day event. The crews will compete head-to-head in the Gunfighter Fly-In competition, which includes a variety of scored flying and gunnery scenarios. Top teams will receive awards for their performance and bragging rights for their state.
· Resolution To Arizona Education Lawsuit Began At A Starbucks Coffee Shop Read more here. The effort to bring an end to a five-year education-funding battle began on Labor Day, at a Starbucks in a north-central Phoenix strip mall.
· The Federalist Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter will address “Pot or Not? High-minded Federalism vs. Homegrown Policy” at 6:30pm., Tues., Nov 17 with panelists J.P. Holyoak, Holyoak Wealth Management of Scottsdale, Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law of Chicago, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. RSVP required . Tickets available online only homegrown-policy-tickets No sales at door. Appetizers at 6pm. Cash bar available.
· LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor: On Nov 17, the Scottsdale City Manager and City Attorney will present the City Council Members with their findings regarding a recommendation in favor of a new City Ordinance which will provide special protections to members of the LGBT community based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”. These laws in other cities have been used to force people of faith to violate their consciences, to participate in or promote same-sex unions, and to allow biological men into women’s bathrooms.
Our U. S. Constitution provides ALL Americans equal protections under the law. It appears those driving the LGBT agenda have chosen to “press their bet” here in Scottsdale. Their confidence is largely emboldened after the U. S. Supreme Court mistakenly decided 5/4 decision in favor of gay marriage last summer. At issue here is not gay rights; but rather equal rights for ALL Americans.
Please contact the Scottsdale City Members at 480-312-2550 informing them of your opinion on this critically important issue. Our neighboring Town of Fountain Hills defeated a similar ordinance earlier this year, but only after the citizens expressed their will on the matter to their Town Council Members.
Thank you for joining in our exercise in self-governance. After all it is “We the People” who will maintain our Republic, so long as we choose to keep it. That choice for each of us is to ACT NOW. Contact: O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org (602-538-9387 cell) for talking points. Scottsdale City Council Contact Information 480-312-2550
ü Mayor Jim Lane email@example.com
ü Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp firstname.lastname@example.org
ü Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield email@example.com
ü Councilman Guy Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
ü Councilman David N. Smith email@example.com
· Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen’s Hamburger BBQ, Auction and Shoot Out is scheduled from 10 am – 2 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at the Tenney Ranch, Hwy, 277 & Gibson Lane(Eight miles east of Heber mile post 312). $25 per couple. $3 per child. $10 entry Pistol Shoot Out Competition between elected officials and citizens. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-536-3566 in advance for food count. Walk-ins will be WELCOME!
· The SaddleBrooke Republican Club Annual General/Membership meeting is scheduled a t 4 pm., Nov 11 at the Mountain View Ballroom. Doors open at 3.30 pm. 4 pm member vote and acceptance by the membership, of the Board approved new nominations. Speaker: US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, who is currently an Arizona State Senator, who is running against incumbent Sen John McCain. She earned her BS in psychology from Duke University, her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and her master's degree in public health from A.T. Still University. She lives in Lake Havasu City with her husband and fellow doctor, Mike Ward, along with their three children --Cameron, Katie, and Nick. The second speaker is Quang Nguyen, who migrated to the US after the communist take-over of the Republic of South Vietnam in April of 1975. Quang came to America with an older brother at the age of 12 - without his parents and four other siblings. Quang's family served proudly with the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam). His late father was also involved in the war with the French and he fought in the war with the Japanese. The father joined the ARVN in 1955 to fight against communism until his retirement in 1973. Quang's oldest brother served with the Vietnamese army 2nd Airborne from 1968-1975. His other brother served as an Army Medic from 1973-1975. Quang now resides in the Prescott Valley, Arizona, with his wife Mai and children Casey and Sarah. Quang now travels throughout the United States meeting with and thanking Vietnam Veterans for his freedom. He says his freedom is a freedom which could never exist under the harsh rule of communism. This is why he spends time visiting and speaking with Veterans. Contact: Vice President Neil Macdonald email@example.com
· National Tea Party Petition Demands Paul Ryan To Honor The Key Reforms Of The Republicans Made In 2010 In Their Pledge To America. Jenny Beth Martin -CEO and Co-Founder Tea Party Patriots: Paul Ryan is the new Speaker of the House. With the support of Americans, we will force him to fight for a true conservative agenda. While Paul Ryan does not have best record on the issues that actually matter, we can still hold him accountable and demand that he start acting as a real conservative. Right now, the Tea Party is the most influential grassroots movement in America. If you want proof, just ask John Boehner or Kevin McCarthy. With your support, we can pressure Speaker Ryan, and force him to fight for “We the People!” Speaker Ryan isn’t the most conservative member of the House. That is why we originally fought against his nomination. And it seems that the Obama Democrats are thrilled about his promotion. But together, we can still achieve victory, by making sure Paul Ryan hears our voice. We must force Paul Ryan to do what his predecessor was unwilling to do: keep the promises that the Republicans made to the American People when we elected them!
ü Repeal Obamacare! All of it. No exceptions. (Ending the Congressional Exemption from Obamacare which we’ve been fighting so hard for immediately would be a great start).
ü Defeat Common Core and save our local schools.
ü Tax reform. No more crony capitalism.
ü Roll back government spending to 2008 levels to speed the process of realizing our goal of a debt-free future.
ü Block any funding of amnesty for illegal immigrants, including Barack Obama's illegal executive order issued in 2014.
· The Paradise Republican Women Nominating Committee presents the 2016 PRWC Slate of Officers -
ü President : Judy Lawrence
ü 1st Vice-President: Ashley Fritz
ü 2nd Vice-President : Anna Morrison
ü 3rd Vice-President: Ruth Foster
ü Recording Secretary: Carol Zraket
ü Corresponding Secretary: Diana Marsh
ü Treasurer: Barb McMullen
· Andrew Costanzo - Member-at-Large, Republican Party of Maricopa County: Sponsors of the National Popular Vote (NPV) movement are planning to introduce legislation during the Arizona’s 2016 session. They and are currently lobbying Legislative Districts in favor of this harmful concept. I understand that this lobbyist group will even feed you if you show up to hear their sales pitch. A NPV for the President of the United States would be political suicide for the Republican Party. Here are the facts;
Very similar in concept of having two senators for the respective states, the electoral process which we have in place helps weight the balance in favor of the states with smaller populations. Every state is entitled to a minimum of three electoral votes comprising of one vote for each senator and an additional vote for the minimum one house member. We also know these same less populated states tend to vote Republican.
Conversely, with the exception of Texas, the states with the largest populations tend to vote Democrat. Should we strip the Electoral College and move to a popular vote, the more populated states would have the weighted advantage by virtue of the popular vote. If one can make the argument that the Electoral College should be eliminated then logically the same argument would be valid that the US Senate should be appropriated by population as well which would also injure the less populated states. Courtesy of our Founding Father’s we have a republic with an Electoral College and not a democracy where the mob rules.
The sponsors’ site, www.NationalPopularVote.com, boasts that 10 states and DC have enacted a National Popular Election Law. Each of these 11 jurisdictions are bastions of liberalism; naturally they favor of striping the Electoral College so that they may continue to advance their liberal agendas.
Our legislators need to hear where you stand on this important issue. - Andrew Costanzo 480 677-0697.
· Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today declared November as Family Engagement Month, marking the start of increased efforts to build and strengthen partnerships between families, schools, and communities. Driven by the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) Family Engagement Initiative, a cross-functional group of ADE employees that work together year round to enhance parent and family involvement in schools, Family Engagement Month brings additional awareness to the benefits of active family participation in a child’s education.Family Engagement Month highlights the importance of a welcoming and safe school environment; ongoing communication between home and school; support for at-home learning; families and school staff working together to establish goals for students’ education; and community collaboration to strengthen student learning and well-being. At ADE’s MEGA Conference Nov. 17-19, national family engagement expert Dr. Joyce Epstein will deliver a keynote address to Title I directors and school leaders on the benefits of research-based programs of family and community involvement. ADE is a member of Dr. Epstein’s National Network of Partnership Schools, which provides valuable resources that help staff at the Department work with schools to improve family engagement. http://www.azed.gov/parents/familyengagement/.
· The Institute for Supply Management’s gauge of factory activity fell to 50.1 in October from 50.2 in September. The reading was above economists’ expectations for a reading of 50. The reading was the lowest since May 2013. Readings above 50 point to expansion, while those below indicate contraction. See FoxBusiness.com
· Political Consultant Constantin Querard will host informational discussions on National Popular Vote (NPV) Monday, Nov 2 and Wednesday, Nov 4 between 8-10 am and noon and 2 pm at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Breakfast or lunch will be provided. Contact: CQ at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Morrissey at email@example.com
· Volunteers Are Needed ForThe Ted Cruz booth at the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts between 10 am and 5 pm, Nov 13, 14, & 15. Contact LD15 PC Jackie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-218-8855 .
· Yes on Madison campaign Chairman Karen Kruse: I encourage you to join me and fellow Madison neighbors, parents, educators and elected officials in voting YES on Madison's override. Polls are Nov 3 from 6am to 7pm. Click here to find your polling place. Or view a full list of polling places by clicking here. If you haven't already, Do Not Mail Your Early Ballot. To ensure your vote counts, please drop off your early ballot at your polling place tomorrow. It must arrive at either a polling location by 7pm or at the Maricopa County Elections Department by 5pm Nov 3 – Not postmarked. Madison's override will increase student performance and allow Madison to continue to attract and retain high quality teachers without raising taxes. This override is a win-win for our school district and our community.
Specifically, Madison's override will fund:
ü Recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers
ü Updated curriculum and signature programs for students
ü Critical student support services such as transportation, nurses and librarians
· Of The 386,485 Unauthorized Immigrants removed from the United States in 2013, 222,972 of them – 60% – had at least prior removal. 42,116 of the total unauthorized immigrants removed that year had been convicted of an aggravated felony. Of those felons, 27,159 had been removed before. That’s 64%. Among the aggravated felons who had been removed at least once before were 281 killers, 178 kidnappers, 1149 sex criminals and thousands convicted on drug charges. georgia-becomes-border-state-for-violent-illegal-immigrants
· Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30., Nov 3 with LD16 Sen David Farnsworth , who address how to change state laws, and Romania immigrant Peter Vancea, who will share his story and upcoming movie. DMTPP will kick off its annual food drive Nov 3-Dec 15.. See foothillsfoodbank.com/. Bring donated items to the first and third Tuesday meetings. Meetings are held at 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, Contact: Chr Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 or email@example.com
· The Red Mountain Tea Party will hold Senate Candidate Dr. Kelli Ward at 7 pm., Mon., Nov 2 at 7420 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207. Doors open at 6pm. Admission $2.50 per person. Contact: Mike Peek 480-519-3843 firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Market Freedom Alliance President Chuck Schmidt will be featured on KVOI's Wake Up Tucson, at 7 am., Tues., Nov 3. Market Freedom Alliance's mission to stop crony capitalism in Arizona. See how crony capitalism is hurting Arizonans in this short video.
· The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Nov 3 in the Grand Canyon Rm of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375 to hear author Patrick Wood address “Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes l and II.”
· AZ See Complete List Of School District Overrides And Bond Election On Your Nov 3 early ballot at http://education.maricopa.gov/site/Default.aspx?PageID=257
· Fri., Nov 13 is the deadline for public feedback to the Standards Development Committee at https://k12standards.az.gov/comment-standards. Public comments on the existing Mathematics Standards and English Language Arts Standards (ELA) may be submitted online through Nov 20 -- Or attend one of the 6 pm., public hearings scheduled across the state: Schedule:
ü Nov 2 – Maricopa County, Chandler Center for the Arts.
ü Nov 2 – Pinal County, San Tan Valley, WalkerButte K-8 School.
ü Nov 3 - Apache/Navajo County, Show Low, Whipple Ranch Ele School Multipurpose Rm.
ü Nov 4 - Coconino County , Flagstaff, Flagstaff High School.
ü Nov 5 – Cochise County, Sierra Vista, Rothery Educational Services Center.
ü Nov 9 - Mohave County, Kingman, Mohave County Admin Bldg.
ü Nov 9 - Maricopa County , Peoria, Peoria High School
ü Nov 10 - La Paz County , Parker High School.
ü Nov 10 - Graham/Greenlee County, Safford Graham County General Services Bldg.
ü Nov 10 - Yuma County, Yuma School District One
ü Nov 12 - Santa Cruz County , Nogales, Santa Cruz County Complex
ü Nov 17 - Maricopa County , Phoenix, Madison Elementary School District
ü Nov 18 – Gila County, Globe, Gila County Board of Supervisors Room
· November 18 Is The Deadline for submitting public comments on the nine Arizona Supreme Court judge candidates. Anonymous comments cannot be considered. Send written comments to to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by e-mail to email@example.com The Commission will meet at 8 am, Nov 20 a.m. to hear public comment and interview the candidates. Three nominees will be forwarded to Gov Doug Ducey for appointment to fill the opening created by retiring Justice Rebecca White Berch. The candidates are:
ü Clint D. Bolick, Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute
ü Michael J. Brown, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
ü Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
ü Daisy J. Flores, of Flores & Clark, LLC
ü Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
ü Maurice Portley, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
ü Timothy J. Thomason, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge
ü Samuel A. Thumma, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
ü Lawrence F. Winthrop, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· The Arizona Liberty Caucus will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Nov 3 at the American Legion Post 44, 7145 E 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 to discuss due process. Contact: Matthew Papke firstname.lastname@example.org 480 - 242 – 2208.
· Liberty On Tap will meet Sat., Nov 3 at the American Legion Post 44 in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale to address ‘civil asset forfeiture’ with Rep Bob Thorpe. RSVP: ArizonaLibertyR3VOLUTION/
· America’s Mighty Warriors will benefit from the Nov 3 fundraiser at the Lakeside Bar & Grill, 9980 W Happy Valley Parkway #1101, Peoria, AZ. Proceeds will be to support families of fall warriors. Doors open at 6 pm., special menu available. 7 pm show time with Elvis imitator Roy LeBlanc. Tickets $20 person. Must be booked at 623-537-5322 or www.americasmightywarriors.org
· The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is conducting a six-week certification course, beginning Nov 3 and , that provides attendees with the skills and knowledge to be effective grassroots leaders. Classes free, includes dinner. Sign up HERE for the Tucson class beginning Tues, Nov 3. Sign up HERE for the Phoenix class beginning Wed, Nov 4.
· Rep Bob Thorpe will be discussing "Civil Asset Forfeiture” At 7 pm., Tues., Nov 3 at the Arizona Liberty Caucus meeting scheduled at the American Legion Post 44, 7145 E 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 8525. Contact: Matthew Papke email@example.com 480 -242- 2208.
· An Election Night Returns Party for Steve Didio, Ryan Hartung, Shir LaMonna, and Pat Stranney is scheduled from 7-10 pm., Tues., Nov 3 at El Molinito, 10180 N Oracle Drive in Oro Valley.
· The Arizona Dept of Transportation will conduct group discussions in November and December on highway congestion, tolling and highway project funding with drivers who live, work, or attend school in at least one of the following counties – Maricopa, Pima Pinal and Yavapai. To qualify fill out the questionnaire at .surveyentrance.com/ by midnight, Nov 3. Those who qualify/participate will receive a $75 check at the conclusion the group activity. For information go to Partners In Brainstorms at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602)368-0005.
· ACT! For America Tucson/Marana Chapter will meet at 6 pm., Wed., Nov 4 at the Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85741 (520-594-5365). Speaker Col Jon Gold, US Army Retired, will discuss “The Refugee Crisis: Phase 6 - Islamic Invasion.” Goodies to be provided. RSVP: Lyle at ActTucson@aol.com or cell at (520) 820-8258! See website at www.ActTucson.com & ACT national at www.actforamerica.org.
· Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet Nov. 5 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas. Speaker: Trevor Laky, Southwest Regional Coordinator of the Heritage Action Alliance., will give an update what is happening in Congress. Social at 5:30 pm. , dinner at 6:15. $30 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw email@example.com or 623-934-9730. A reservation made is a reservation paid.. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 252-6300.)
· The City of Scottsdale Transportation Commission and Transportation Department are developing a new Transportation Master Plan. During these conversations, it was suggested to reduce Scottsdale Road in downtown Scottsdale from TWO LANES-per-direction to ONE LANE-per-direction. A draft Transportation Master Plan will be prepared at the Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3 and Dec 19 Transportation Commission meetings.. Contact: Paul Basha, Scottsdale Transportation Director at (480) 312-7645 or email@example.com.
· An 8 Am., Nov 5 Three-Mile Moderate-Paced Hike is planned through Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N Usery Pass Road, Mesa, 85207. Bring water and wear close toes shoes. Ph: (480) 984-0032 firstname.lastname@example.org
· "Just For Kids" - Story Time In The Desert - Usery Park Is scheduled at 11 am., Nov 5. Bring picnic lunch to enjoy after the session. Bring water and closed-toe shoes. Suggested ages 3-5 (accompanied by parent or caregiver. Ph: (480) 984-0032 email@example.com
· The Colorado River Tea Party will not meet Nov 5 in lieu of Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas’ meeting at 6 pm., at the Arizona Western College, Schoening Center, 2020 S Ave 8 E. Yuma. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty.org/
· Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, Nov 5 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. Our "Honoring our Veterans" meeting will include speaker Dan Caldwell, Legislative and Political Director for Concerned Veterans for America (CVA). Also speaking briefly will be WWII Veteran Robert Sternecker and a special guest attending this month is WWII Veteran Victor "Vic" Giles who turned 90 last summer. RSVP deadline is Sun., Nov. 29 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 615-0524. Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. For Veterans this month only, lunch is $8. Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men Associate Memberships $15. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. The Dec 3rd meeting is their annual Christmas Party and Membership Drive. $5 for lunch in December with paid 2016 renewals and new memberships. Contact: President Sherry Pierce at the above phone or email address.
· Grande Valley Women’s R. C. meets at Tommy’s Bistro Garden 913 8th Street . Casa
Grande at 5:30pm
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Nov 7 to elect new officers and hear presentations by State Treasurer Jeff DeWit on his duties and the condition of the state’s finances and former Sen Russell Pearce, author of SB1070 that addressed illegal immigration. Doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts. $2 admission fee to cover rental expenses. The meeting is scheduled in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundations Building , 14465 R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West Arizona. Contact: John Neal email@example.com
· The Tempe Republican Women are hosting another packing party from 10:30 am-12:30 pm., Nov 7 to prepare care packages for troops at 1201 S 7th Ave # 50, Phoenix, AZ 85007. RSVP Here!
· The 11th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade, honoring Korean War Veterans, will begin at 10 am., Nov 7 in Anthem, sponsored by the Daisy Mountain Veterans -- an alliance of members of the America Legion Post 128, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031 www.daisymtnvets.org Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. "On the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, we honor the services and sacrifices of Korean War veterans. Please join us at this year's parade," said Lance Sherwood, parade co-chair. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information email email@example.com.
· The Alex Meluskey For Senate Campaign has a new campaign headquarters, at 10603 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 110. Scottsdale, AZ 85260. There will be a grand opening “Open House” on Nov 7, preceded by a press conference and open interviews with Meluskey. Contact: Comm Dir Joel Andrews Frewa www.Meluskey.com JoelFrewa (954) 907-3292.
· Congressman Paul Gosar has scheduled Town Halls at 6 pm, Nov 9 in Prescott and Dec 14 in Kingman. Details are www.GOSAR.house.gov or call 480-0882-2697.
· LD 29 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Nov 9, at 12836 W Colter St, Litchfield Park, 85340. 6 pm social. Senate candidates Alex Meluskey and Claire Van Steenwyk will be in attendance. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert firstname.lastname@example.org 623-330-3622.
· Western Pinal County Chapter Of AZRA meets at Siegals Suites Select 540 N. Cacheris Court, Casa Grande. Guest Speaker: Craig McFarland, Candidate for Mayor Casa Grande.
· A Three-5 Mile Hike is scheduled at 9 Am, Nov 9 in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 with a park docent. Bring water and a snack Wear sturdy shoes Meet in the Spur Cross parking area Ph: 480-488-6601 email@example.com Ph: 480-488-6601
· Gov Doug Ducey; We did it! Last Friday, we acted to address one of the most pressing issues facing our state: education funding. Since taking office, I’ve traveled the state, visiting schools and meeting with hundreds of students, teachers and parents throughout Arizona. I’ve heard your call for more resources in education, and now we’ve acted. Thanks to the commitment of education and legislative leaders from around the state and across the aisle, we’ve passed a responsible, meaningful plan that will result in the infusion of $3.5 billion in K-12 education funding over the next 10 years, without raising taxes. Click here to learn more about the K-12 Funding Package. This is great news for Arizona kids and teachers!
· LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko: The State Legislature passed a package of legislation that will increase funding to schools by $3.5 Billion over 10 years and settle a years-old education funding lawsuit. This was a win for the students, the Governor, the Legislature, and Republicans. Interestingly, all of the House Democrats and all but three of the Senate Democrats voted against the package even though the AZ Education Association, which represents teachers from all over the state, and the AZ School Board’s Association support the plan. The package of legislation, which was signed by the Governor, will:
- Increase funding to the schools by $3.5 Billion over the next 10 years using money from the State School Fund and the State’s General Fund and guarantee inflation adjustments for the future.
- Settle the years-old lawsuit, so that the legislature can move forward negotiating other reforms that will reward high performing schools, improve student performance and require a higher percentage of the money be used in the classroom and on teacher pay.
- Place the portion of the funding increase that comes from the State School Fund on the May 17, 2016 ballot for voters to approve. Placing this on the ballot was legally necessary.
- Put in place protections in case the economy tanks and future adjustments need to be made.
The legislature will be going back into its regular legislative session in January. If you have ideas for legislation, please contact me at DLesko@azleg.gov or 602-926-5413. debbielesko.org/archives/ Legislative District 21 includes Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage, and Youngtown
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· Congressman Paul Gosar: This past week the House held elections to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House after he resigned his position. Hundreds of Arizonans called to voice their thoughts about who our next Speaker should be. I listened very carefully because ultimately, it was your actions and votes that gave Republicans historic majorities in the House and Senate. My focus has always been on fixing our broken legislative process. The voice of the American people is silenced when power is consolidated at the top amongst a handful of members. Our next Speaker must return the House to regular order and allow for a transparent system that incorporates all members of Congress in important decisions. Based on his proven track record as Speaker of the House in Florida, I was confident that Congressman Dan Webster was the best person to fix the broken process and dysfunction that exist in Washington D.C.
I have been clear since last January that I believe the best Speaker is one who is inclusive and transparent, while pursuing the legislative agenda the people of America sent us to do--reduce spending, reform our broken tax code, secure the border and get the federal government off our backs. I voted for Daniel Webster in January and did so again this past week.
Ultimately, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was elected by a majority of House Representatives. While I am disappointed by the final result, I am confident that I can be Paul Ryan's conscience and remind him of what his constituents sent him to DC to do: take bold action and enact conservative policies, limit the size and scope of the federal government and protect our individual liberties. While the task at hand may be difficult, we have proven that WE CAN WIN and I'm more emboldened than ever to fight the status quo in Congress. http://gosar.house.gov
· Congressman Paul Gosar - Obama Henchman Must Be Impeached for Role in IRS Scandal: This past week, I joined 18 of my House colleagues to introduce articles of impeachment for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Under his direction, IRS officials have led a coordinated effort to hide the truth about this rogue agency’s targeting of innocent Americans based on their political beliefs. On Koskinen’s watch, the IRS intentionally destroyed nearly 24,000 emails from Lois Lerner and failed to comply with a Congressional subpoena. To make matters worse, Commissioner Koskinen made a series of false and misleading statements, under oath, to Congress at multiple committee hearings on this matter. Koskinen said in March 2014 that the IRS had turned over all Lerner’s emails and all requested information, yet, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration uncovered more than 1,000 emails that the IRS tried to hide. As a result of this despicable conduct and his fraudulent statements under oath, Koskinen is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and must be impeached. Commissioner Koskinen’s crimes are a scar on our Republic and an affront to the first amendment protections of our Constitution. Make no mistake, unelected bureaucrats, such as Commissioner Koskinen, will continue to freely violate the rule of law until the House enforces its sovereign power of impeachment under Article I, Section 2, Clause 5. These bureaucratic henchmen haven’t suffered any negative consequences for their corruption. That must end now. Click HERE to learn more.
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