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Friday, May 20, 2016

5-20-16 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net    Web Master   John Strasser

 

Editor’s Note: We’re doing some maintenance work and hope to be back to normal within a few days. If you sent an announcement the past few days that hasn’t been posted, please resend. The cyber gremlins have been at play and we may not have gotten it. Also please, resubmit any events starting with May 24 running thru June. Sorry for the inconvenience. Editor Frosty Taylor at frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net

The AZ Civil Rights Conference is scheduled at 9am, Sat., May 21 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa, 85210. The conference has been moved from the previously announced location at the State Capitol. The conference is a “historical and education presentation toward healing the racial wounds in America.” Free tickets at http://www.eventsbrite.com/e/arizona-civil-rights-conference-tickets-25245371586 First come/First Served at the door. Contact: Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

John-McCain-Goes-Negative-As Dr-Kelli-Ward-Surges-In AZ-GOP-Senate-Primary… Arizona GOP Senator John McCain’s reelection campaign is lashing out with negative attacks against his Republican primary opponent, State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, as new polling shows trouble for McCain’s attempt for a sixth Senate term. A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Dr. Ward and Senator McCain tied at 41 percent in a head-to-head matchup. The poll has even more bad news for McCain, showing the aging Senator with just a 35 percent approval among Republican primary voters.

Former Sen Russell Pearce spoke to the Colorado River Tea Party one night this week.

Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Marsha Hill has filed her petitions - carrying over 5,000 signatures- in her challenge to unseat long-term incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

A Special BBQ To Benefit The Family Of Slain Police Officer David Glasser is scheduled between 11 am-10 pm., Tues., May 24 at the PLEA Garage Grill, 1102 W Adams St., in Phoenix. All donations will benefit the family of the 12 year police officer. Serving hot dogs and hamburgers.  Carry-out boxes are available for those who are unable attend. See flyer here.

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Tom Morrissey: Immediate Past AZGOP Chairman:  So if enforcing the law is racial profiling and questioning Hillary's performance in office is a war on women, then are we now to say that opposing Obama is a hate crime based on his half race? It all goes to show that political correctness has totally replaced common sense in America. Tough-Borders Sheriff Arpaio Found in Contempt of Court. The 'Finding' is a Contempt of Justice.

‘Speaker’s Committee’ Spikes Gosar Bid to Shut Down Pentagon’s ‘Backdoor Amnesty’ Program - Capitol Hill conservatives are confused and ticked off by House leadership's quick dismissal of an amendment to the Pentagon's budget that aimed to end President Barack Obama's exploitation of the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program. Read the full story

Congresswoman Martha McSally: It’s been just 20 weeks since the Army’s decision to kick out our pioneering female World War II pilots from Arlington Cemetery was brought to light, and we’ve been fighting ever since. We worked hard to build support in both chambers of Congress to restore inurnment rights for our Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) and make sure this bill would continue moving forward. Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan signed my bill to restore the WASPs' rights, sending it the President where it awaits his signature.

Rev CLYDE Bowen: Happy Wedding Anniversary Sen John and Cindy McCain from Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen & the members on board the AAARC( Arizona American African Republican Committee )( married May 17,1980 Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa)

The Grassroots Tea Party is planning “Open Mic” night at 6 pm, Wed,. May 25 at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Rd, in Phoenix. You may talk on any subject you wish. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-993-3263. www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

The Veterans Memorial Dedication Field of Honor is scheduled at 8 am, Mon., May 30 at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler.

Congresswoman Martha McSally sang the National Anthem at the UA vs ASU baseball game at Corbett Field. Clip of her singing at UA HERE.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’s campaign teams will be canvassing neighborhoods in an effort to retire 30 years Senator John McCain this weekend. The will meet at:

      5:15 pm., Fri, May 20 at the Starsbucks, 5894 W Thunderbird Road in Glendale,

      9:30 am, Sat., May 21 at Walgreen's, 6501 E Greenway Parkway, in Scottsdale,

      9:30 am, Sat, May 21 at Goodwill, 868 N Gilbert Rd, in Gilbert. RSVP to Blake (602) 882-9824 or Neal (480) 512-2371 Volunteer Outreach    http://www.kelliward.com/

GOP candidates asking for help in getting petitions signatures include:

     LD25 Senate candidate Itasca Small. Contact Karen Gevaert at irisheyes3@cox.net

     LD23 House candidate Bob Lettieri. Contact: RLett5484@aol.com

      Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson. Contact Beth Hallgren at beth40dfl@gmail.com

      Maricopa County Recorder candidate Aaron Flannery. Contact aleeflannery@gmail.com

Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced the RNC and Donald J. Trump for President have entered into joint fundraising agreements (JFAs). The agreements will allow the Donald J. Trump for President campaign to raise funds the national party will use to elect Republicans at all levels this cycle. “The RNC is excited to team up with the Trump campaign to expand the robust ground, data, and digital operation we have in place to elect Republicans up and down the ballot,” said Priebus. “Donald Trump knows the importance of keeping our Republican majorities at the local, state, and national level, and these joint fundraising agreements are another vital step in making that happen. Donald Trump has received millions more votes than any candidate in the history of the Republican Party and we are confident that will carry forward into the general election.” Trump said, “We are pleased to have this partnership in place with the national party. By working together with the RNC to raise support for Republicans everywhere, we are going to defeat Hillary Clinton, keep Republican majorities in Congress and in the states, and Make America Great Again.” RNC Finance Chairman Lew Eisenberg has been selected to be the Finance Chair of Trump Victory.  Eisenberg will work closely with Trump Campaign Finance Chair Steven Mnuchin to ensure a successful fundraising apparatus through November.
The Republican National Committee and Donald J. Trump for President are entering into two joint fundraising agreements that will establish two joint fundraising committees: Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee. Trump Victory is a joint fundraising committee between the RNC, Donald J. Trump for President, and the State Republican Parties in the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The Trump Make America Great Again Committee is a joint fundraising committee between the RNC and Donald J. Trump for President. The max contribution an individual can give to Trump Victory is $449,400.

A Constitution Study Group is offering five lessons between 2-3:30 pm., Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9 at American Family Education, 4833 E Southern with instructors Verl Farnsworth, Sarah Rowse, Adrienne Weiss, Bonnie Rodge. RSVP: To Study guide Verl Farnsworth (480) 204-0964 or vfarnsworth13@yahoo.com One Time $5 donation covers: Constitution Booklet and Workbook. Repeat classes free of charge.

The Center for Self Governance is offering state constitution classes with Krisanne Hall and Mark Herr at:
May 28th, TN C200:  https://centerforselfgovernance.com/classes/2593/
May 31st, WA C100: https://centerforselfgovernance.com/classes/1763-2-2-2-6/

Contact: https://centerforselfgovernance.com/

Arizonans For Prosperity (AFP) volunteers will be taking part in a nation-wide “Day of Action” on May 21 and 22 was they make calls to Florida addressing government spending issues. To participate contact:

     Maricopa County (email): Jason Lloyd, jlloyd@afphq.org
     Maricopa County (phone): Chalon Hutson, (480) 215-4064
     Pima County: Jaimie Kleshock,
jkleshock@afphq.org (602) 418-0006
     Outside of Maricopa and Pima Counties: Tom Jenney,
tjenney@afphq.org  Contact: AFP State Director at: 602.478.0146 | e: tjenney@afphq.org | @ArizonaAFP

Freedom Fires will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., May 25 with CD5 candidate Justin Olson at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., in Mesa. $2 per person (under 18 free)

Long- Time States Rights And Anti Common Core Activist Itasca Small is challenging incumbent Bob Worley for the LD25 senate seat. She is asking for help in gathering petition signatures to get on the ballot. Contact her Campaign Manager Karen Gevaert at irisheyes3@cox.net or 480-710-5676; or her Campaign Treasurer Gene Dufoe at gdufoe@cox.net or 480-835-9637 if you can help collect signatures. Or you can sign her petition online at http://apps.azsos.gov/equal/.  Small is not running as a participant in Clean Elections.  So, the online contributions option does not apply.  She is running as a traditional "non-participating" candidate.  (The online system allows 50% of the required minimum to be filed online.  So, it will allow 251 online and then lock-out any further signatures there.)

LD 17 is conducting its CD5 Congressional Forum featuring CD5 candidates Senate President Andy Biggs, Business Executive Christine Jones, Rep Justin Olson and former Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley at 7 pm., Tues., May 24 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (smaller building on south sidof parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. LD17 is meeting one week earlier than normal – to avoid conflicting with Memorial Day weekend. At 7:15 pm., Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Tyler Bowyer will speak about Turning Point USA, the ]organization that identifies conservative students on college campuses that he works for. At 7:30 pm., the CD5 Forum with candidates. Contact: Chairman Dr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com

LD17 heard from quite a line-up of candidates during its April 26 meeting. Candidates given three minutes to speak included at 7:30 p.m., the following candidates for city, county and state offices spoke for three minutes each:
Aaron Flannery for Maricopa County Recorder

Steve Watson for Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools

Jana Jackson for Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools

Dave Giles for U.S. Congress, CD 9

Bryan Martyn for U.S. Congress, CD 5 (His wife Susie spoke on his behalf.)

Denny Barney for Maricopa County Supervisor

Barb Mozdzen for CUSD School Board

Karen McGee for CUSD School Board

David Evans for CUSD School Board

Jenn Daniels for Mayor of Gilbert.

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has announced the selection of Sandy Morse from Scottsdale’s Horizon High School as the 2016 Arizona History Teacher of the Year. “Sandy Morse is a passionate teacher committed to engaging students so that they both learn and appreciate history,” said Douglas. “I am privileged to honor such a beloved classroom teacher with this award and I thank her for her dedicated service to her students and school.”    Morse was one of 118 nominations submitted to the Gilder Lehrman Organization for this prestigious state award. State History Teachers of the Year receive a prize package including a certificate of recognition, a $1,000 award, a collection of classroom resources to be presented in their name to their school library and an invitation to participate in a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar. Morse qualifies for the National History Teacher of the Year Award which will be announced in the fall to receive $10,000 and a trip to the national award ceremony in New York City. Morse also will be honored by Superintendent Douglas at an upcoming Arizona State Board of Education meeting. Morse has taught US History at Horizon High School since 2012.

Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by three points in the latest Fox News poll released Wednesday. Trump's lead is the exact same as the poll's margin of error, but represents the first time Trump has led Clinton, Fox News reported. In the poll, Trump has 45 percent of registered voters support to Clinton's 42 percent. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, leads Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, with white voters 55 percent to 31percent. Among whites without a college degree, Trump leads 61 percent-24 percent, The Hill notes.

James O’Keefe Outs Himself in George Soros Investigation Project Veritas founder and pioneering investigative reporter James O'Keefe has revealed exclusively to Breitbart News that he has been forced to abandon an ambitious undercover investigation into billionaire left-wing financier George Soros and his Open Society Foundations. Read the full story

Voters Who Care Strongly About Illegal Immigration Expect Trump to Deal With It Nearly half of voters rate illegal immigration as Very Important to their vote in the upcoming presidential election. These voters don't like how President Obama's dealing with the problem and are much more confident that Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton will do a better job. Read More

Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton by three points in the latest Fox News poll released Wednesday. Trump's lead is the exact same as the poll's margin of error, but represents the first time Trump has led Clinton, Fox News reported. In the poll, Trump has 45 percent of registered voters support to Clinton's 42 percent. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, leads Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, with white voters 55 percent to 31 percent. Among whites without a college degree, Trump leads 61 percent-24 percent, The Hill notes.

Now the US GOVT is Literally Telling Us How to Make a Grocery List (Like We’re All Complete Idiots) It’s been happening more and more lately: the nanny state it rearing its ugly head. Not too long ago, the highways in Austin, Texas were lined with Ad Council billboards telling people to remember to brush their teeth twice a day, for example.

US-To-Release-Jobs-Data-For-April U.S. employment slows as only 160,000 jobs created in April,
joblessness rate at 5.0 percent 

Bizarre Propaganda In Today's Google Doodle, proudly proclaiming: "It’s with great pleasure Google celebrates Yuri Kochiyama." Wikipedia adds: "She was a human rights activist, close ally of Malcolm X, notable as one of few prominent non-black Black separatists, influenced by Marxism, Maoism and Malcolm X, advocate for revolutionary movements, joined group who took over Statue of Liberty, secretly converted to Sunni Islam, began travelling to Sankore mosque in Greenhaven prison to study and worship with Imam Rasul Suleiman, worked on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, friend and supporter of Assata Shakur, African-American activist and member of former Black Liberation Army who was convicted of several crimes including first-degree murder before escaping from U.S. prison and receiving asylum in Cuba, supported Abimael Guzman, leader of Shining Path, classified by Peruvian government, U.S., European Union, and Canada as a terrorist organization, supported Yu Kikumura, an alleged member of the Japanese Red Army, arrested in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in 1986 when found carrying a bomb in his luggage and subsequently convicted of planning to bomb US Navy recruitment office in Veteran's Administration building, supported those she saw as political prisoners, visited in prison Marilyn Buck, feminist poet, imprisoned for participation in 1979 prison escape of Assata Shakur, 1981 Brink's robbery and 1983 U.S. Senate bombing, In 2005, Kochiyama was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Kochiyama stated that "It's important we all understand that the main terrorist and the main enemy of the world's people is the U.S. government" and that "the goal of the war on terrorism is more than just getting oil and fuel. The United States is intent on taking over the world." Go to Google and see the Doodle for yourself. More info on this person Google is honoring today (who died in 2014). Why, Google, why? More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Kochiyama

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:

·         Senator John McCain (R- AZ)               202-224-2235           202-228-2862

·         Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                   202-224-4521          202-228-0515

·         Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                    202-225-3361          202-225-3462

·         Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                   202-225-2542          520-881-3588

·         Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                    202-225-2435          202-225-1541

·         Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315          202-226-9739

·         Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635          202-226-4386

·         Rep David Schweikert (R6)                  202-225-2190          202-225-0096

·         Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                   202-225-4065          202-225-1655

·         Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576          202-225-6328

·         Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                   202-225-9888          202-225-9731

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 20

The Quail Creek Republican Club meets at 4 pm.,Fri., May 20 at the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom #3, Tucson. Contact:  Rick Miller 520 344 8577 or rmiller.schaeffere@gmail.com

May 21

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will get a recap of the legislative session from Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Jay Lawrence at their May 21 meeting. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is slated for the June 18 gathering. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will address election procedures on July 16 – just before the early ballots are mailed out. The club’s annual picnic is planned for Sept 20 where all candidates are invited to speak. Contact: Sec Boe James at fhrepublican@gmail.com.

LD2 meets at 10 am., Sat., May 21 at various location. Contact: Chairman Sergio Arellano at 396-9426.

Scott and Tammy Jones will host a reception for Congressman Trent Franks between 4-6 pm., Sat., May 21 at 2742 N. 136th Drive in Goodyear. Contribution $75 per person or $100 per couple. RSVP to Jessica Lycos at 480-494-5784 Jessica@SLGroupLLD.com

The Tucson Republican Women’s Club will meet Mon., May 23 or Thurs, May 26 at a yet to be disclosed location. Contact: Ann Hollis for time/location at 749-3573 or Mary Preble at 409-9269.

The Cobre Valley Republican Club Armed Forces Day Luncheon tickets are available. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., May 21 at the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge, 1910 E Maple St. in Globe. Tickets are $30 each. Two for $55 or $220 for a table of eight. Arizona border rancher Jim Chilton is the speaker. Doors open at 10:30 am. For information or tickets contact Judy Alexander 928-701-2195, Dan Alexander  928-701-1659, Judy Moorhead 928-200-2468, Diana Wheeler  928-200-1647, Emily Plunkett   928-425-3772 or Cobre Valley RC cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

May 23

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will speak to the Tempe Republican Women’s Club at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 23 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. Contact: Carolyn Leff, events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633.

The Goldwater Institute will hold a new headquarters open house and wine tasting celebration between 5-7 pm., Thurs., May 23 at 500 E Coronado Road in Phoenix. RSVP to Patti O’Brien 602-633-8974.

Coffee With LD28 Senate Candidate Kate Brophy McGee is scheduled at 8 am, Mon., May 23 at The Sunnyslope Village Alliance Office, 755 E Hatcher Road, in Phoenix. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Contact KateMcGee.com

The Tempe Republican Women’s Senate Candidate Forum will started at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 23 featuring Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk. Incumbent John McCain has been invited, but hasn’t confirmed an appearance. They will also vote on proposed bylaw changes. The meeting at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. Contact: President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545 or merrowjessica@gmail.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Congresswoman Martha McSally: Opioids, otherwise known as high-strength pain killers, are killing more people around the country than car accidents. Their availability has sky-rocketed in recent years, a problem made worse in Southern Arizona by our close proximity to the border. Far too many families have felt the pain of losing a loved one to an overdose death, which is why we must tackle this issue head-on. Last week, the House took action to combat the rising opioid epidemic, voting on 18 bills that include expanding resources to identify and treat incarcerated individuals suffering from addiction, authorizing grants for states to develop better methods of dispensing lifesaving overdose reversal medication, and strengthening prescription-drug monitoring programs. These are important steps that can have an immediate impact if passed into law, but they alone will not stem the rising tide of devastation caused by opioids. Only by working together as communities and a country can we begin to reverse this epidemic. Hear me speak about combating opioid addiction HERE or read my op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star below

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

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US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: This week, Public Policy Polling dropped a major bombshell — and it's great news for the grassroots! Establishment John is in deep trouble — and we're are on our way to winning this election. In a head-to-head matchup, we’re tied with Establishment John at 41% — and even better, we’re in a virtual tie against Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick. This poll reflects what we’ve been saying all along — the people of Arizona, and across the country, are sick and tired of the DC Cartel and their stranglehold on us.Now, it’s time to close the deal — will you help? Establishment John, still completely out of touch, continues to attack the grassroots and everything we stand for — it's essential to grow the resources we need to fight these attacks head-on. help us fight back against Establishment John's attacks on the grassroots? Momentum and the numbers are on our side — will you help us cross the finish line and defeat Establishment John and his cronies in the DC Cartel?

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey: After 34 years of career politicians and insiders, It's a New Day In Arizona. THAT is the message of my new ad. W A T C H   V I D E O

We've been fooled enough by politicians and phony conservatives who claim to have Arizona's best interests at heart. Your generous contribution will help us keep this ad on the air

John McCain's Campaign released an ad this week that is airing on network television in Phoenix. The ad criticizes Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick on her unwavering support for the failing Obamacare system, while Arizona families are facing increased health care costs and fewer health insurance options. "While Kirkpatrick’s 'proud' of putting us at risk, John McCain is leading the fight to stop Obamacare. The Obamacare system is collapsing and tens of thousands of Arizonans are being forced to find new health care coverage and brace themselves for higher premiums next year," said Lorna Romero, Communications Director. "Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick's continued support of the failed health care system is outrageous-- proving she is nothing more than a rubber-stamp for President Obama and the liberal establishment."

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