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12-10-15 Briefs



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Thursday – Dec 10, 2015

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Dec 14 (doors open at 6 pm).  This meeting will be held at a new location,  408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ (southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St.) Speaker: CD1 congressional candidate  David Gowan. Contact:  Jason Hayes - Secretary, Western Pinal County Chapter Arizona Republican Assembly  202-394-7202   wpcc.azra@gmail.com / jason@jasonhayes.org

·         Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will address “Article III: Reign in the Liberal Judges” at 7 pm., Mon, Dec 21 to the Leisure World Republican Club, 908  S Power Road. Enter at the main gate.Contact: azpatriot13@yahoo.com

·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots Have Canceled the Dec 15 meeting, because it conflicts with the Republican Debate on CNN. No more meeting scheduled in 2015 due to anticipated Christmas social commitments of the membership. Contact:  John Madeira  jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

·         Forests-Ready-For Christmas-Tree-Cutting-Season   Permits no longer available at chain of sporting goods stores;  must be purchased at forest service ranger stations.

·         The Dave Giles for Congress Campaign Holiday-Christmas Appreciation Shindig  scheduled from 5-7 pm., Dec 16 at the Keg Steakhouse, 3065 W Chandler Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226.  RSVP to Bea Rocklin at bea@davegilesforcongress.com or 602-499-8600.

·         The East Valley and Red Mountain Tea Party Reunion Potluck Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Wed., Dec 16 at Burke Basic school, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa, Az 85210. Families with last name starting A-O should bring an entrée or appetizer.  Last names starting P-Z should bring a dessert.

·         Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will be the featured at the Sen John McCain Rally, hosted by Sen Jeff Flake, Az State Sen Bob Worsley, Mayors John Giles and John Lewis, and former state senator Jerry Lewis, at noon, Sat., Dec 12 in Mesa in the Dobson High School, 1501 W Guadalupe Road, Mesa.

·         The Romney/McCain Rally has stirred some strong comments as the announcement circulated the Valley:
ü  "On Saturday, please join the Guy who voted for Loretta Lynch, the Guy who voted for Medicaid Expansion, the Guy who is cow-towing to the LGBTQ lobby in Mesa, the Guy who abandoned his city to become a lobbyist and the Guy who coordinated with Leftist Randy Parraz to take out fellow Republicans...To welcome the last big Presidential failure the RNC pushed for a special event in support of the Guy who recently voted to support Obama and put our National Debt over $20 Trillion."
ü  “Every person featured is a RINO.  I'm surprised they didn't include Graham. I bet he's p***ed. If grassroots conservatives wanted to "Bag a RINO" this would be the place to be.  How-To Bag-A RINO  I've got more important things to do Saturday.”

·         Americans for Prosperity’s National Day of Action has scheduled phone banks and Neighborhood walks., Sat., Dec 12 in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff:
ü  10 am-4 pm: AFP Phoenix Field Office, 3835 North 32nd St., Suite #7, Phoenix, AZ  85018.Contacts :Chalon Hutson - AFP Phoenix Field Director  chutson@afphq.org    (480) 215 – 4064 or Jason Lloyd - AFP Phoenix Field Director  jlloyd@afphq.org (480) 589 – 7564.
ü  11 am-5 pm: Tucson Phone Bank  - AFP Tucson Field Office, 181 South Tucson Blvd, Suite #103, Tucson, AZ 85716. Jaimie Kleshock - AFP Tucson Field Director  jkleshock@afphq.org (520) 392.0260
ü  10 am – 2 pm., Flagstaff Phone Bank , AFP Flagstaff Field Office - Hopi Building at Heritage Square, 6 East Aspen Ave Suite #220, Flagstaff AZ  86001. Contact: Karen MacKean - Flagstaff Field Director  KMacKean@afphq.org  (480) 220.9450.

·         The Yavapai County Republican Committee is hosting the annual Acker Night Fundraising Open house with cowboy music by “The Rusty Pistols” between 5:30-8:30 pm., Fri., Dec 11 at the YCRC headquarters, 112B, E Union St., in Prescott to raise funds for  performing arts throughout the Prescott schools. Last year’s “Tips for Scholarships” donations generated enough funding to award 45 private lessons for local students. Contact: 928-776-4500   www.yavgop.org


·         The NW Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will address educational policies for Arizona with Dr. Vicki Alger, an educational researcher, during its 9 AM, Dec 12 meeting scheduled at the NW Maricopa County Service Bldg, 12975 W Bell Road., Surprise, AZ. Guests are welcome. Alger’s research focuses on education reforms that promote a competitive education marketplace and increase parents’ control over their children’s education.  Contact:  Lyle Tuttle  623-451-6928, L.tuttle@cox.net

·         The Palo Verde Republican Women’s  Annual Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 pm., Dec.15 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker: Lin Sue Cooney, anchor of Channel 12 news for 30 years, and a contributor to “Raising Arizona Kids” magazine. She currently works as the Director of Community Engagement at Hospice of the Valley and has published a book, “Off Camera: A Collection of Essays About Children and Families.” Proceeds from her book signing go to Hospice of the Valley. Social 11:00, Program/Lunch 11:30, lunch is $26 cash or check, $27 by credit card. Contact Edith Stock for reservations, pvrwlunch@gmail.com or call 480-298-7818.

·         US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, Clair Van Steenwyk and David Pizer are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule:
ü  Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or events@kelliward.com
ü  Meluskey, Contact Joel Andres Frewa  scheduler@meluskey.com   480-659-2410
ü  Van Steenwyk Contact Ron Gosselin  602-740-4165 or scheduler@vanussenate.com
ü  David Pizer: Contact 602 790-8800   pizerdavid@rocketmail.com

·         Cruz Refuses To Slam Trump, Offers His Own Moratorium On Refugees [Video] Ted Cruz is still refusing to slam his GOP rival Donald Trump over his plans to ban Muslims from entering the country, but told Fox News on Wednesday that a bill he introduced on Tuesday to place a moratorium on Syrian refugees will better help protect Americans from Islamic extremists coming into the United States from countries where the Islamic State holds power.... (more)
·         Bloomberg Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Likely GOP Primary Voters Back Trump's Muslim Ban  Almost two-thirds of likely 2016 Republican primary voters favor Donald Trump's call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., while more than a third say it makes them more likely to vote for him.... (more)

·         100 MILLION Guns Sold In U.S. Since Obama Became President (video) William La Jeunesse reported today on FOX News that 100 million guns have been sold in the US since Obama became president. Today's increase in sales is nationwide not just in California.... (more)

·         Obama Now Wants Guns From These 47,000 People If the federal government doesn't want the 47,000 people on its No-Fly List to board airplanes, those individuals should be banned from ever owning guns, President Obama argued in his Sunday address from the Oval Office -- but if his proposal ever becomes law, America could see U.S. Marines, congressmen, journalists, and even federal air marshals mistakenly stripped of their firearms.... (more)
·         AZ Sens John McCain, Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), members of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, will hold a field hearing at 9 am., Mon., Dec 14 at the Gilbert Town Hall, 50 E Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296, featuring two panels of testimony from Arizona veterans, a former Phoenix VA employee and whistleblower, and key VA officials. The hearing will focus on the Choice Card program and examine the state of management and accountability at the Phoenix VA more than a year after the scandal in care first arose and VA reform legislation was enacted into law. The hearing will also explore topics such as patient wait times, quality of care, implementation of the Choice Card and future reforms. Panelist: Viet nam Veteran Chuck Byers, US Navy veterans Nicole Moss and former Phoenix VA Health Care System employee Dr. Katherine Mitchell.  Panel Two consists of Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Dr. David J. Shulkin, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health Clinical Operations, Dept of VA., Dr. Thomas Lynch, Chief of Staff, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Depart of Veterans Affairs, and Chief of Staff, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Dept of VA Dr.  Darren Deering, Seated behind witnesses :Kathleen Fogarty, Interim Director, VISN 18: Southwest Health Care Network, Depart of VA;  and David McIntyre, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriWest Healthcare

·         Senate Passes Sweeping Legislation To Replace Landmark No Child Left Behind  The bill, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act, replaces the 2002 signature domestic initiative of President George W. Bush and sends significant power back to states and local districts.  Read more »

·         A Fundraising Reception in honor of Sen Adam Driggs, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee , and Rep Sonny Borrelli, chairman of the  House Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee, is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., Dec 16 at the University Club, 39 E Monte Vista Road, Phx. Contributions to Friends of Adam Driggs, 4231 E Clarendon, Phoenix, Az 85018  and Borrelli Senate Committee, 2650 Diablo Drive, Lake  Havasu City, AZ 86406.
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·         The LD22 Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., Dec 14 at the home of Ben and Ana Toma, 8707 W Buckhorn Trail, Peoria, AZ 85383.  Drinks provided.  Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Heather Morgan  602-410-9817  hlmorgan@cox.net

·         Petition To Place a Moratorium on all Refugee Resettlement from the Middle East in the Wake of the Paris Terror Attacks. petitions.whitehouse.gov/

·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots Jan 5 meeting is yet to be determined. Senate candidates will speak at the Jan 19 meeting.  Former prosecutor Kris Anne Hall will be featured on Feb 16. Hall travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history of this nation’s founding documents.   The Feb 2 speaker tba.

·         The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Annual Christmas Potluck dinner is scheduled between 6-8:30 pm., Dec 15 at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086.  A side room will be set aside for those wishing to watch the Presidential Debate. Bring your favorite dish. The rest will be furnished. RSVP with what you are bringing to Shirley at: clearimage@iglide.net  or Vera at:  veraanderson41@gmail.com  Please bring prepacked food goods for the Foothills Food Bank to help families in need. Contact: 602-821-4675

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DEC 11
·         The Oro Valley Republican Women will be installing new officers at 11:30 am., Fri., Dec 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock, Oro Valley.  Contact Chr Bev Van Horn bevvanhorn@gmail.com

·         The Sabino High School Young Republican Club: Fri. , Dec 11 at 5000 N Bowes Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749
·         The Pima County Republican Club Christmas Party. Details tba
DEC 12
·         The NW Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will address educational policies for Arizona with Dr. Vicki Alger, an educational researcher, during its 9 AM, Dec 12 meeting scheduled at the NW Maricopa County Service Bldg, 12975 W Bell Road., Surprise, AZ. Guests are welcome. Alger’s research focuses on education reforms that promote a competitive education marketplace and increase parents’ control over their children’s education.  Contact:  Lyle Tuttle  623-451-6928, L.tuttle@cox.net

·         The Fountain Hill Republican Christmas Potluck Breakfast: Sat., Dec 12 (second Saturday v normal 3rd Saturday) with radio personality Mike Broomhead.  Bringing a dish is optional. Toys for Tots collection will be available for those wishing to contribute.  Contact: Secretary Boe James 480 588-7612   ro_james@yahoo.com

·         Arrowhead Republican Women Holiday Luncheon/Bling Bingo: 11:30 am,  Sat., Dec12 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West Check-in - 10:45am. Reservation  required through arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or http://arrowheadr/luncheons. $25 payable by cash or check at the door, includes a bingo card . ARW is open to registered Republican women - Republican men may join as associate members.

·         Mitt Romney will be featured at the Sen John McCain Rally scheduled in Mesa on Dec 12. Romney was the GOP Presidential nominee in the 2012 race against Obama. Doors open at 2:30 pm., Location and details tba next week. Tickets at rally-tickets
·         The Paradise Republican Women’s Luncheon is scheduled at noon, Sat., Dec 12 at  Gainey Ranch Golf Club,  7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. 10:30 am social. Speaker:  President Elect- Arizona Federation of Republican Women Loraine Pelligrino who will outline her term plans and wear in the 2016 officers. $40 per person. RSVP/reservations prwcdecember.eventbrite.com or mail payment to:Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ  85267. Contact: Lori  Urban 480-221-9633  loriurban@cox.net  

·         Sen Candidate Kelli Ward will be speaker at the 10 am, Dec 12 placement of wreaths on all veterans graves at Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, according to Sheron Jones, Chapter President Of The Gold Star Mothers in Tucson.   Contact: sheronjones29@yahoo.com or 520-390-1704.

·         LD11 will hear House Speaker and US Senate candidate David Gowan at 10 am., Sat., Dec 12 in the Oro Valley Hospital Rm#1, 1551 E Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85755.

·         LD9 meets at 9:30 am., Sat., Dec 12 at the La Palmona Urgent Care Center, 4001 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson

·         Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly: 11 am, Dec 12 at Augies' Restaurant, 1721 E State Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301.  Speaker: US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk.

DEC 13
·         A Free Christmas Concert is scheduled at 7 pm, Sun., Dec 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Stake Center, 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley.

DEC 14
·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Dec 14 (doors open at 6pm).  This meeting will be held at a new location,  408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ (southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St.) Speaker: CD1 congressional candidate  David Gowan. Contact:  Jason Hayes - Secretary, Western Pinal County Chapter Arizona Republican Assembly  202-394-7202   wpcc.azra@gmail.com / jason@jasonhayes.org

·         Arizona Project: 6:30 pm., Mon, Dec 14: The Strategic Team that brought down Congressman Eric Cantor present “How to Bag a RINO”. Contact: Ronald Ludders, Chairman 602.677.1496

·          “Have Coffee With The Congressman Paul Gosar” : Dec 14 in Lake Havasu City.  Information:  480-882-2697  or www.GOSAR.house.gov  Details tba

·         Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be the honored guest at the Hwy 69 Republicans Christmas Party scheduled at 6 pm., Mon., Dec 14 at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey Az, 86327. Social hour – 5 pm. RSVP to June at 899-3150.  Contact: http://www.highway69republicans.com 
DEC 15
·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots Have Canceled the Dec 15 meeting, because it conflicts with the Republican Debate on CNN. No more meeting scheduled in 2015 due to anticipated Christmas social commitments of the membership. Contact:  John Madeira  jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

·         The Palo Verde Republican Women’s  Annual Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 pm., Dec.15 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker: Lin Sue Cooney, anchor of Channel 12 news for 30 years, and a contributor to “Raising Arizona Kids” magazine. She currently works as the Director of Community Engagement at Hospice of the Valley and has published a book, “Off Camera: A Collection of Essays About Children and Families.” Proceeds from her book signing go to Hospice of the Valley. Social 11:00, Program/Lunch 11:30, lunch is $26 cash or check, $27 by credit card. Contact Edith Stock for reservations, pvrwlunch@gmail.com or call 480-298-7818.

·         The Pima County Republican Club meets at 11:30 am., Tues., Dec 15 at 450 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716.

·         The Pima County GOP Presidential Debate Watching Party starts at 6:30 pm., Tues., Dec 15 at HorTods, 10500 E Old Vail Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747.

DEC 16
DEC 17
·         The Ahwatukee Tea Party:  Thurs., Dec 17 meeting at the Fire Station #43 at 4110 E Chandler Blvd. Meetings will resume at the Clarion Hotel in January 2016. Contact: info@tukeeteaparty.com

·         The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association will meet Dec 17 for a legislative year review with Senate President Andy Biggs. RSVP: azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com  Details tba.

·         LD24 will meet Dec 17 to elect a new chairman. Details tba.  Timothy Lee is the only announced candidate for the position.

·         The Colorado River Tea Party Christmas Party Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., Dec 17 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (last bldg behind church) in Yuma, AZ. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact : wwwthe.coloradoriverteaparty.org

CONGRESSIONAL COMMENTS
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·         Congresswoman  Martha McSally after the Air Force announced it was considering Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as a location to house expanded remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations. “Remotely piloted aircraft have drastically changed the way we fight, and there’s no better base to conduct the Air Force’s future RPA missions than Davis-Monthan,” said McSally. “DM features a robust command and control and communications infrastructure, was just named Installation of the Year for Air Combat Command, and is based in a community that supports a high quality of life for Airmen and their families. In fact, this mission already occurs here as part of the Air National Guard’s 214th Reconnaissance Group’s RPA operations.”
“In addition, should launch and recovery elements be a part of these new units, Southern Arizona’s 300 days a year of sunshine, abundant air space, and proximity to Fort Huachuca and the Barry F. Goldwater range, along with the ability to train with other assets like A-10s and F-16s, make DM ideal for these missions. These new units could be a major boost for Southern Arizona, and we need to quickly unite as a community to show strong support to bring them here.”  The Air Force announced today it is developing plans to double the number of RPA flying squadrons and increase RPA manning and associated resources by 2,500-3,000 Airmen. The announcement can be read HERE

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