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Registration for the Arizona GOP State Convention opens at 7:30 am., Sat., April 30 in the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201. The meeting is scheduled to start at 9am.
An “AZ Votes Matter” Rally in support of Presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled at 8 am, Sat., April 30 outside the AZGOP Convention center. See az-votes-matter-rally-saturday-april-30
As The State Convention Rapidly Approaches, there are reports of state delegates not receiving their Call letters. Traditionally, a call letter is mailing out a minimum of 10 days prior to the event, so delegates have time to review the agenda, meeting rules, etc. However, this year’s “Call” was e-mailed. So if you are an elected delegate or alternate and the “Call” is not in your “in box” or “junk mail” send AZGOP Communications Director Tim Sifert a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy.
As of last night 532 signatures and some 319 comments were posted to the Demand-AZGOP-Chair-Robert-Graham-Resignation petition site. Commentators are pulling no punches.
Activist Gary Ripley: I have a question for Constantin Querard... How is it they are "volunteers" when they are being paid? "Constantin Querard says the Arizona Cruz Crew is looking for volunteers to help at the Sat., April 30 AZGOP State Convention in Mesa. He’ll pay for volunteers $50 entrance fee, including lunch. "Is this kind of like the delegates abandoning the positions of the voters who overwhelmingly chose Trump being "resuaded" to back Cruz against the will of the people? Just curious.
Arizona Freedom Alliance: It has come to our attention that many delegates and alternates did not get the Call letter from AZGOP. This is all the information you need to be sure you are credentialed in to the convention. We do not suspect there is any nefarious activity - emails sometimes go astray and Tim Sifert at AZGOP said some applications had unreadable email addresses. IF you are a delegate or an alternate or know anyone who is and you did not receive via email the AZGOP Call to the Convention this coming Saturday, please contact Tim Siefert at the AZGOP office and he will help you: AZGOP Communications (email@example.com) Do not delay. Things are moving along. - The AFA Team
Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban will address the Estrella Conservataive Repubican Club at 7 pm, Wed., April 27 at 13033 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338.
Activist Stephen Sivigliano: “How many members in congress have the b***s to call out obummer for the criminal he is? I can only name one - my congressman Paul Gosar. This crime obummer has committed is Impeachable! Why is congress neglecting its duty to impeach this criminal?”
LD28 House candidate Mary Hamway is asking supporters to click here to sign here petitions to get on the ballot.
AZ Citizens Defense League President Dave Kopp: Many people have asked me about the likelihood of anti-rights firearms legislation appearing on the ballot in Arizona this year. Unfortunately, the threat is real. Are you willing to take the chance of losing your rights? If we wait until it’s officially on the ballot, we won’t have time to even scratch the surface in fighting against Bloomberg’s billions. Bloomberg’s groups have already seen success in Washington and Oregon, and are expecting the same success repeated in Maine and Nevada this year. We can get ahead of it. With your support, I’m hopeful Arizona will not see the same fate. As always, thank you for your continued support of our organization. I am glad I can count on patriots like you to safeguard our liberties now and for many years to come.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club “GOP Social” starts at 6 pm., Tues., April 26 at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills. No speeches.
LD17’s Candidate Forum will be held at 7 pm., Tues., April 26 at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (smaller building on south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. City, county, state and school board candidates. Contact: Chr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com
LD6 incumbents Sen Sylvia Allen and Reps. Brenda Barton And Bob Thorpe will featured at a fundraiser sponsored by Mike and Christine Schroeder, Dwight and Andrea Kadar & Dr. Serge and Kathy Wright between 4-7 pm., May 14 at the home of Mike And Christine Schroeder in a gated community in Sedona. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Minimum donation - $60 person, $120 couple. Only checks & cash (no credit cards) will be accepted at the door prior to admission. Donation forms will be provided. RSVP: Dwight at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristi Passarelli at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office says June 1, 2016 is the deadline for precinct committeemen, who are running for the Aug 30 election, to get their petitions submitted to the Recorder’s office. They will start accepting the petition signatures on May 2. “They can file in person at any of our three offices, MESA and MCTEC have parking; the main office at 111 S 3rd in Phoenix - only has street meter parking.” If you are mailing your paper work in, send it to the attention of Kristi Passarelli, Assistant Director Maricopa County Elections Department, 111 S 3rd Ave, Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2294 (602) 506-8344 Fax (602) 506-3069. Please make sure you have filled in all the required information spots – front and back - and include the notarized nomination affidavit.
The May 11 Tea Party Patriots plan to visit US Senators has been postponed to a yet to be undisclosed date in mid-June.
Scottsdale Mayorial candidate Bob Littlefield’s yard signs are now available and can be picked up from his front porch at 8926 E Sheena Dr., Scottsdale. Or they can be delivered to you. Campaign signs can be placed on private property immediately. Campaign signs are not allowed in the public right-of-way until June 30th. State law does not allow HOAs to completely prohibit campaign signs but it does allow them to limit when signs can be displayed, so if you live in an HOA check with them for details. Contact: www.boblittlefield.com or 602-228-9145.
Major General (Ret) Charlie Fletcher, a 40 year veterans, is the new interim Chief Operating Officer the Wounded Warrior Project, according to Board of Directors Chairman Anthony Odierno.
Arizona Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today honored Cadi Angeli, 2016 Arizona School Counselor of the Year, and Katherine Pastor, 2016 National School Counselor of the Year. Both were joined by colleagues and family members for a welcome reception at the Arizona Department of Education before being formally recognized at the Monday morning Arizona State Board of Education meeting.
Angeli has been a dedicated school counselor at Sonoran Trails Middle School in Cave Creek for 15 years and regularly makes presentations to the surrounding community on teen development.
Pastor began serving as the Flagstaff High School Counseling Department Chair in 2008 and has been an Arizona School Counselors Association board member since 2007. In January, Pastor was honored in Washington, D.C. at a White House ceremony and recognized at a black‐tie gala.
Incumbent Sen John McCain announced …“he would skip the convention just as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman told vulnerable Republicans to stay away from it, according to The Hill. McCain told reporters that he has always avoided the convention when he is up for election. But The Hill reported that McCain delivered election-year speeches at the convention in 1992 and 2004. McCain has held office in the nation’s capitol for over 30 years and now faces a tough challenge from popular grassroots challenger Ward. His favorability in Arizona has waned, and even the likely Democratic nominee for the race poses a challenge to him in the general election matchup. In a poll taken in August 2015, Ward held a nine-point lead over sitting senator McCain… Read more: mccain-tough-re-election-fight
Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) is hosting The Candidate “Dating Game” featuring CD 1 Candidates Ken Bennett, Gary Kiehne, Shawn Redd, David Gowan, Carlye Begay and Wendy Rogers; County Supervisor District 3 Candidates Diane Joens and Randy Garrison; County Tax Assessor Candidates Judd Simmons and Pam Pearsall and US Senate Candidates Alex Melusky and Clair Van Steenwyk at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, 86336 All voters will be seated at round tables and candidates will move from table to table for one-on-one conversations with everyone. Desserts will be served. Contact: concernedcitizensforamerica.com.
Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on President Obama’s announcement to deploy 250 additional U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria: “The deployment of 250 additional U.S. military forces to Syria is a welcome development, but one that is long overdue and ultimately insufficient. Another reluctant step down the dangerous road of gradual escalation will not undo the damage in Syria to which this Administration has borne passive witness. While the Assad regime, together with Russia, Iran, and their proxies, has slaughtered Syrians with impunity and changed the military facts on the ground, the Administration has been on a fool’s errand pleading with Vladimir Putin to negotiate a political solution to the very hostilities he perpetuates. This is the inevitable result of forsaking the lessons of history: that power abhors a vacuum, that wars don’t end because politicians say so, that there are military dimensions to achieving political solutions, and that the perils of indecision and inaction often outweigh the risks of action. Until the Administration reconciles its policy with these truths, Syrians will continue to die, refugees will continue to flood Europe, and the scourge of ISIL will continue to spread.”
Study: High Unemployment Makes Yuma County Prime For Startups Entrepreneurs looking to start a business might want to look at San Luis, WalletHub says.
Guess Who Gets MORE Money; Children Of ‘Refugees’ Or Poor U.S. Kids? Take a WILD guess who is getting more help from the U.S. government. You would probably guess that our children at home are getting the help of your tax dollars…but this is the reality: America loves kids, but Uncle Sam has a favorite: children of refugees. Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute.
LD 24 PC Tristan Manos, on the birthday) of Emer de Vattel, (yesterday, April 25, 1714 political philosopher and jurist (expert in or writer on law), author of "Law of Nations," guide to the Founders and Framers in drafting the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution: Part 2: Benjamin Franklin biographer James Parton: Vattel’s "Law of Nations" was thereafter “pounced upon by studious members of Congress, groping their way without the light of precedents.” Years later, Albert de Lapradelle wrote an introduction to the 1916 edition of "Law of Nations," saying the Fathers of Independence “were in accord with the ideas of Vattel”; they found in Vattel “all their maxims of political liberty.”
"From 1776 to 1783, the more the United States progressed, the greater became Vattel’s influence. In 1780, his "Law of Nations" was a classic, a textbook in the universities.”
"Another copy was presented by Franklin to The Library Company (Philadelphia). Among the Directors' records is the following minute: “October 10, 1775. Monsieur Dumas having presented the Library with a very late edition of Vattel’s Law of Nature and Nations (in French), the Board direct the secretary to return that gentle-man their thanks. This copy undoubtedly was used by the members of the 2nd Continental Congress, which sat in Philadelphia; by the leading men who directed the policy of the United Colonies until the end of the war; and, later, by the men who sat in the Convention of 1787 and drew up the Constitution of the United States, for the library was located in Carpenters’ Hall, where the 1st Congress deliberated, and within a stone’s throw of the Colonial State House of Pennsylvania, where the 2nd Congress met, and likewise near where the Constitution was framed." Contact Manos at email@example.com or 602-258-3999.
'Poor-Refugee'-In US Threatens-Kill-Sponsor; What Should Happen To Him? What should be the punishment for this? Do you want him to stay in America or do you think he should go back to where he came from? This might be a tough decision…not. A 25-year-old Libyan man, who Platte County (Mo) prosecutor alleged is part a terrorist organization, pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday.Ali Swei pleaded guilty to aggravated stalking and attempted stealing by coercion. Prosecutors say he threatened to kill the family that was sponsoring him and threatened their relatives in Libya. Prosecutors add that Swei threatened to harm the Libyan immigrant family he was staying with if they did not pay him $30,000.
State Committeeman Wes Harris: Why is it that when we elect people who tell us what good things they will do for us that we are almost always disappointed. Not true of Treasurer Jeff DeWit. Jeff is 100% correct. Prop 123 is a bait and switch or better said...which shell is the pea under? My grandfather told me that no matter how hard things get you never eat the seed corn. Prop 123 is exactly that...eating the seed corn of education today and to hell with tomorrow. This is big government at its worse and make no mistake, Gov Doug Ducey is all for big government and big spending. Prop 123 proponents say it will go to the class room but it will go to the "Education Industrial Complex" like most of the money on schools goes today. Who is promoting Prop 123? Those who plan to make millions on it...that's who. What's the big hurry and why a costly special election when we have two elections already planned for this year? Primary and General Election will draw record voter turnout. Have you heard of Prop 124? A lot of people at the Capital are patting themselves on the back for getting it on the Special Election ballot? Low voter interest means low voter turnout. Almost without exception I vote the opposite of where all of the money is telling me how to vote. My hat is off to Jeff DeWitt - he is telling like it is. Ducey’s power play is to strip our elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas of her constitutional and statutory power so he can consolidate power over education points to his real agenda. If he wanted to do something for Education he should have run for that position. Harris - firstname.lastname@example.org 602-432-2871 (c) 602-942-9281
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LD 15 will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 26 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant (7th Avenue and Deer Valley Road). Speakers: US Senate candidate Kelli Ward on her campaign against Sen John McCain and State Treasurer Jeff DeWit on Prop 123. Visitors welcome. Contact: Chr David Henderson email@example.com
The Monthly Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Socials" are at the Fireside Grill in the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro BLVD, FH 8526 on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next two are scheduled April 26 and May 24. This is a social event. No speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). All FHRC "GOP Socials" are open to all interested persons, membership in the FH Republican Club is not required. Contact: Boe James FHRepublican@yahoo.com
Candidates Wishing To Speak at the April 26 LD17 meeting should contact Chairman Shadow Asgari at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sat, April 23.
LD4 and the Estrella Mountains Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., April 27 at 7 pm at Estrella Foothills High School with CD3 candidate Edna San Miguel and Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban. Contact: Chairman. Richard Newcomer at 623 398 5638.
A Fundraiser For Incumbent Pima County Board of Supervisor Ally Miller is scheduled from 6-8 pm April 28 at Molinitos Restaurant Oracle Rd in Oro Valley. Appetizers served (more info to come). Hosted by Marlene Leeper & Sherese Steffens.
The Arizona American African Republican Committee meets Thursday April 28, 6:30pm, GOP headquarters 3501 N24th St. Phoenix with Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill. Contact Rev Clyde Bowen at 602-274-5439 email@example.com
Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Marsha Hill will speak to the Arizona American African Republican Club at 6:30pm., April 28 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phx.
Libertarian/Conservative Political Commentator and YouTube celebrity Julie Borowski will be speaking at Glendale Community College at 4 pm., April 28th at Glendale Community College, Student Union (Room 104), 6000 W Olive Ave. Glendale, AZ. Free pizza and soda will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
The Arizona GOP State Convention starts at 8 am., in the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201.
The Yuma Arizona Corporation Commission Town Hall is scheduled March 1 at 9 am at Yuma City Hall conducted by Commissioner Andy Tobin. On March 2 Tobin will participate on a Yuma telephone town hall that residents can attend or watch via live-stream. Tobin will be Mohave County in April, in Navajo County and Apache Counties in May. See www.azcc.gov for times and locations.
The Yuma Arizona Corporation Commission Telephone Town Hall is scheduled March 2 at Yuma City Hall conducted by Commissioner Andy Tobin. On March 2 Tobin will participate on a Yuma telephone town hall that residents can attend or watch via live-stream. Tobin will be Mohave County in April, in Navajo County and Apache Counties in May. See www.azcc.gov for times and locations.
The Lincoln Republican Women will meet for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., May 2 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to hear the pros and cons on Prop 123 with former State Treasurer Dean Martin (Con) and Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (Pro). $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., April 28 to Pat Kaufmann 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 Or firstname.lastname@example.org
US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will address the Arizona Project on May 2. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496
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