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Establishment Targets Gosar For Fighting In Behalf Of His Constitutes Sarah Palin explains why the Establishment is determined to get rid of Arizona’s Congressman Paul Gosar. Top ranked conservative Gosar is targeted because he stands up to the good ole boys on Capitol Hill.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has notified Gov Doug Ducey that initiative measure I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirements for placement on the Nov 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The SOS has certified that the number of signatures for the initiative are in excess of the minimum required by the constitution to place a measure on the general election ballot. The number of valid signatures filed with this petition, based on the random sample, appears to be at least 100% of the minimum required or through examination of each signature has been certified to be greater than the minimum required by the constitution.
The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Southwest Chapter SWC Our next meeting on Aug. 20 at 8am - 10am at Culvers Restaurant 1025 N Avondale Blvd Avondale, AZ. 85323. Special $5 menu - including unlimited drinks and tax. Speakers include Managing Director of The Firearms Coalition Jeff Knox and Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson. The group will also address opportunities to maintain conservative control of the legislature, give candidates in attendance time for updates, discuss the marijuana use issue, review business cards and name tags and elect chapter elections. - AZRA SWC email@example.com
US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will be discussing early balloting with Lorraine Rivera tonight on PBS KAET Eight World at 7:30 pm in Phoenix and at 8:30 pm on Arizona Week PBS6 in Southern Arizona. The show also airs at 11 am., Sun., Aug 14 on PBS 6. Contacts: azpm.org/azweek/ Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org 520-621-7356 or Van Steenwyk at email@example.com
Tempe Republican Women will hear from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Sex Trafficking/Human Smuggling at their August 22 meeting.
LD20 Activist Wes Harris To Congressman David Schweikert: Since you have been our elected Representative to Congress you have not once answered my inquiries about what is going on there. You seek re-election but hold few town hall meetings to hear what we, your constituents, want you to do. Well, saving same and hoping against hope that you will respond to this inquiry...What are you going to do about this raping of the taxpayers of this nation by another "Elected Representative" Diane Feinstein?
Burt Carney from Surprise: I want to thank you for the great amount of work that you do to keep the information coming our way as far as Republican things. You are doing a great job. Thanks.
LD15 Jackie Phillips: In response to Activist Ron Gosselin: I will simply say "a house divided against itself cannot stand". Your proposal will take away the Republican Majority.... Please let us a Focus on Hillary not each other.
Carefree City Councilwoman Melissa Price to Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer: Unfortunately, I believe there has been some great corruption methods pulled off in past elections and I want to report an incident I believe should be investigated. My business partner has voted Republican for most of the 15 years he has resided in Arizona. A few years back he switched to being registered as an “Independent” because he was like many others in this country--upset with the progressive stance Republican representatives have been taking. He is signed up for an early voting ballot. When his ballot came, it was a “Democratic Ballot.” I called the Maricopa County Elections Office and was told emphatically that he had requested a Democratic ballot. I asked the person if they had the record. They said no, that was what their database said. I contacted our local Town Clerk and she investigated further. A Kristy called me from the Elections Office and after further investigation said that yes, they had made a mistake and he had requested a Republican ballot. I asked where the mistake happened and she said they hire ’temporary’ workers and it was human error. How many times does this happen I wonder - it sounds very convenient to me. Many people do not pay attention to the print at the top of the ballot, trusting our government is doing things right. The Elections Office had better be watching everything, or we will lose this election too!
Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation - Goldwater Institute: The Goldwater Institute scored a critical victory today for a little girl in danger of being taken from the only family she has ever known. This victory before the Arizona Court of Appeals also boosts the Goldwater Institute’s ongoing federal challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. The little girl known as "A.D.” was born to a mother who used illegal drugs during her pregnancy. The state immediately placed “A.D.” with a loving foster family and eventually terminated the rights of the parents, a necessary step toward adoption. Two years later, her foster family is ready to adopt “A.D.” and give her a permanent home. But “A.D.” has ties to an Arizona Indian tribe that presumed it knew better than the foster family, state case workers, and the courts. The tribe invoked the federal Indian Child Welfare Act and demanded that “A.D.” be removed from her family so she could be sent somewhere else. The Act gives sweeping powers to Indian tribes to block adoption of Indian children by families who are not tribal members. Fortunately, in its decision today, the Arizona Court of Appeals agreed with the Goldwater Institute that the tribe waited too long to intervene. So this 2-year-old girl will stay with her family. This case highlights why we’re litigating a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. This law creates a separate and unequal legal system for children of Native American ancestry—a system that makes it harder to rescue at-risk kids from abusive homes and to find them the loving, permanent homes they need. See Indian Child Welfare Act
Court Claims Power To Decide 'Importance' Of Religion Forget the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom. These judges have found a loophole they claim lets them decide whether a religious practice is "important" enough to enjoy the Constitution's protection. And -- surprise -- they're now saying this very common Christian expression of faith is unimportant ...
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 15 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd in Phoenix to discuss the best ways to participate in the election of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496
Temple Republican Women will host a Halloween themed potluck and discuss the recent congressional GMO labeling bill at 7 pm., Oct 21, according to Chr Jessica Merrow. Location tba.
Researching Arizona’s amazing history was just made easier with the launch of the Arizona State Knowledge Center, or ASK according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Building on her tradition to fundamentally transform the way the public accesses information, Secretary Reagan announced the launch of an innovative web based portal that allows users to explore the archival material housed at the State Archives. Visitors can search by term, check out Core Collections, or simply browse through the vast amount of resources. “Our new system makes it simple and incredibly efficient to explore the extensive collections of our State Archives,” said Reagan. “Whether you are curious about the Wyatt Earp inquest or looking for state, county or local records, just ASK!” Catherine May, a historian and former analyst and archivist for SRP said, “As a researcher and long-time user of archives, this new catalog’s value was immediately obvious, usable, and appreciated. It’s obvious that dedicated archivists spent countless hours planning and developing this new program.” Search results will bring up finding guides that describe the collection, and in many cases provide a file by file list of what is in each collection. Once people have identified the collections they are interested in viewing, they are encouraged to stop by the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building at 1901 W. Madison in Phoenix during regular business hours and talk to an archivist about viewing the material in the collections. Users can also e-mail archives experts to discuss their research request. www.azsos.gov
Yavapai County Republican Candidates will gather for an Aug 30 Primary Election Victory Party at The Palace, 120 S Montezuma in Prescott between 5:30-9 pm. Hors d-oeuvres. No host bar. The event is hosted by candidates:Congress - incumbent Paul Gosar. County Sheriff -Scott Mascher, LD1 Senate – Karen Fann, LD1 House – Noel Campbel l, David Stringer and Chip Davis, County Assessor – Justin Simmons, Board of Super #1 – incumbent Rowle Simmons, Board of Super #2 – incumbent Tom Thurman, Board of Super #4 – incumbent Craig Brown and challenger Marla Festenese, and Board of Super #5 – incumbent Jack Smith
The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) has extended the deadline to Aug 20 for submitting award nominations (via the legislative district (LD) chairmen) for the Fall Awards Dinner. Date/location tba. All nominee recommendations must be submitted by Aug 20 to Frank Thorwald at firstname.lastname@example.org Three new awards will be given related to recruitment and activity of new precinct committeemen (PCs). Nominees for the “Most Valuable PC Of The Year,” along with the annual Lifetime Lincoln Bust and Reagan Bust Service awards are also being sought. Each LD chairman is asked to submit one name. PCs can nominate any club for the “Outstanding Club for 2016” award. For more information contact Thorwald.
August 12 Is The Deadline for nominating contestants for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards dinner. Submit a Commission Awards nomination, or download a nomination form. Then submit the completed form and all supplemental materials to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: 2016 Commission Awards - DOHQ, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086 or fax to: 623-236-7299 or email to: email@example.com. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. August 12, 2016. The Commission will select the Award recipients at its Aug. 26, 2016 meeting. The awards will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet to be held Sat, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044.
Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer is asking for poll watchers: “In order to be an official poll watcher, (a person that hangs out at the polls all day and observes the ongoing procedures,) you MUST have an inked signature copy of the approval form from me. The page is a salmon color and requires a signed copy from me. This year they are not allowing photocopies, etc. Those will be available after the 15th and will be at the County office or if someone picks one up from me directly. You will need to request and pick up as many as you need for each of your districts/for PCs or candidates that request to have someone present to observe before Aug 29th. We will not be driving around on the day of election to provide these forms.” Contact Bowyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club luncheon is scheduled Fri., Aug 12 with LD11
Sen Steve Smith, and Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach. All three are running unopposed in the Aug 30 primary. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:50 am., at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr., Oro Valley. Meet & Greet at 11:30 am. $22 per person. For reservations RSVP no later than 1:30 pm., Tues., Aug 9 to Nancy Newman at email@example.com or 520-297-3401 A reservation made is a reservation paid if not canceled. The Sept 9 program will be a presentation on “Marijuana Threats to Society” by MatForce of Prescott and a mother whose son died from marijuana.
NW Maricopa County Chapter AZRA will meet at 9:15 am, Sat., Aug 13 at the Maricopa County NW Service Facility, 12975 W Bell Road in Surprise. Speakers include Phil Mason, Sr who will update the group on election news and outreach; Rep Phil Lovas will update the group on the Arizona Trump campaign and the Arizona House; and Sen Judy Burges will update the group on the Arizona Senate. The meeting is open to the public; doors open at 8:45 AM. Contact: Sec Patricia Templeton firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado River Tea Party “Candidate’s Soap Box Rally” for both Democrat and Republican candidates is scheduled the afternoon of Sat., Aug 13 in the Martin Luther King Career Center, 300 S 13th Ave., Yuma. Each candidate will be given five minutes on the “soap box” to ask for your Aug 30 vote. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at email@example.com 928-210-1219.
Meet the Republican US Senate candidates Sen John McCain, Dr Kelli Ward, and Clair Van Steenwyk at 3 pm., Sat., Aug 13 at the American Heritage Academy, 2030 E Cherry St., in Cottonwood, AZ. The event is hosted by Radio Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead of KFYI 550.
The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Aug 15 in the Ballroom, 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Speakers include CD5 US House candidates Don Stapley and Christine Jones, Maricopa County Recorder candidate Aaron Flannery, Maricopa County Supt of School candidates Steve Watson and Jana Jackson; Justin Olson, Andy Biggs, Itasca Small and Nancy Cottle (representing Kelli Ward.) Gene Klund will give a brief report on the recent RNC. Contact Diane Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 395-5515.
State Senate Write-In Candidate Itasca Small will speak to the Leisure World Republican Club at 7 pm., Mon., Aug 15 at 908 S Power Road in Mesa. Contact Diane Andersen 480-395-5515; Gene Dufoe 480-835-9637 or Merrianne Geisdorf 480-225-0720.
The Republican Women of Prescott luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Tues., Aug 16 at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 E Hwy 69 in Prescott where Dr. David Hess will address "Obamacare - Deadly Medicine." Reservations: Elsie Tyree at email@example.com or go to www.rwop.info
The Ahwatukee Republican Women’s Breakfast Fundraiser with Congressman Jeff Flake is scheduled at 7:30 pm., Tues Aug 16 at the Four Points by Sheraton at 10831 S 51st St in Phoenix. Members $25. Others $30. Sponsorship tables contact: Mary Baumbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-496-0852 or www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com
The Chandler Republican Women will hold a Forum for Chandler City Council Candidates at 7 pm., Aug 16 at the at Tri-City Baptist Church. Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm.
The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will not meet on Thurs., Aug 18. They will resume meet on Thurs., Sept 1. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at email@example.com 928-210-1219.
State Senate Write-In Candidate Itasca Small will address LD25 at 7 pm., Thurs., Aug 18 in the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr., in Mesa. Contact: Gene Dufoe 480-835-9637 or Merrianne Geisdorf 480-225-0720.
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Congressional candidate Ken Bennett: After announcing my Bennett Balanced Budget Pledge, I wanted to share some specific information on how we can legitimately balance the federal budget in only four years. As you may already know I like to make visuals, so I recorded a video that explains the federal budget in the form of $100 billion tissue boxes similar to the one I did explaining the state budget! Check it on Facebook: The goal is to give you a visualization of where exactly the federal government spends money. I hope the tissue boxes are able to clearly illustrate the basic breakdown of the federal budget, and to show how we can balance the budget with relatively small, manageable cuts. I believe we can do it, but we have to get the economy growing again and send people to Washington that have the political will to get things done
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