Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

LD1 Newly Elected Officers: Chairman Cathy Schwanke, First Vice-Chairman Judy Hoelscher, Second Vice-Chairman Chuck Braun, Secretary Suzanne Jordan and Treasurer Bucky Marshall.

LD1 has unanimously elected their 33 State Committeemen: They are Herb Afdahl, David Arnold, Chuck Braune, Michael Deiana, Jr., Elisa Des Groseilliers, Debbie DeStefano, Jean Franzmeier, Judy Hoelscher, Karl Hoelscher, Jesslyn Holmes, Alice Johnson, David Johnson, Suzanne Jordan and Diane ‘Dee’ Lee. Also Richard Lynch, Christine Maceri Genge, Bucky Marshall, Charles Maxwell, Emory Maxwell, David Mayer, Patricia Mayer, Steve McDonald, Don Mohr, Janet Mohr, Genny Mulry, Richard Parisek, Robbin Parisek, Barbara Sasser, “Loney “Lonnie” Sasser, Cathy Schwanke, Connie Stanfield, David Stanfield, and Debra Sue Young. LD1 also elected PC Captains by acclamation.

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The Nation’s Seconds-In-Command will gather in Scottsdale this week for the National Lieutenant Governors annual business meeting.  Before the formal meeting begins, Secretary Michele Reagan is hosting a Field Study visit on Tuesday to the Mexico-Arizona Border and tour of the Mariposa Crossing and Cargo Facility. “I’m extremely excited to welcome the National Lieutenant Governors Association to Arizona for the first time,” said Secretary Reagan.   “Over the course of the meeting, we’ll be highlighting issues important to Arizonans and sending them home with a brand new perspective on the Grand Canyon State.  From cybersecurity to international commerce and border security issues, Arizona’s front lines are often in the headlines.  We hope the Gubernatorial Successors visit will be as educational is it will be enjoyable.” The meeting formally begins on Wednesday at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain and keynotes.  The full agenda is posted on the NLGA website at

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Dec 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (in last building behind church) in Yuma to elect new officers and discuss the furture CRTP Mission.

The Arizona Breakfast Club is canceled for Sat, Dec 3, 2016 to give members the opportunity to attend the Freedom Force International's Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie Conference scheduled Dec 2-4 in Tempe. see for details.

Electoral College Appointee Carol Joyce: From Tuesday last week through Saturday I had 8,160 unwanted emails…I did not bother to read them just delete them.  I only had 121 emails yesterday (Sunday the 27th)  This morning as of 8:44am I had 621 emails in my in box .  “Here we go again”  I’m sure everyone else in our group is experiencing the same...

Expanded Pfizer RxPathways Drug Program & Screening for Cancer Risk, The Reversing That Risk with Natural Means will be the topic of discussion at the 10 am., Thur., Dec 1 Family Health Talk Show. Listen to panelists Dr. Regina Ponder, Ms. Lori Murphy and Ms. Susan Ciardullo and Fred Taylor, Executive Director of SWPCF at Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online –, Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010.

The Colorado River Tea Party is planning to host a “Thank You” party for newly re-elected LD13 legislator Steve Montenegro, Darin Mitchell and Don Shooter. Shooter, who had termed out as a senator, switched positions and Montenegro during the Nov 8 election. Shooter went to the House. Montenegro goes to the House to the Senate.

The Sun City West Republicans new officers will be sworn in and the group will hear Americans for Prosperity Director Tom Jenney at the 8:30 am., Sat., Dec 3 meeting scheduled in the Quail room of the SCW Foundation Bldg, Coffee/donuts served between 8-8:30 am. A $2 donation, please, to help defray the cost of the room rental.

State Superintendent Diane Douglas will Launch Her 2017 AZ Kids Can’t Wait Education Plan at 2 pm., Tues., Nov 29 at the State Capitol Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St., in Phoenix. Last year’s plan is available at, and the 2017 plan will be posted there after the launch event.

Last-minute ballots helped some Arizona GOP candidates win Last-minute ballots that have typically favored Democrats helped some Arizona Republican candidates and conservative causes win after Election Night this year.

These-13-Republicans-Backstabbed-Donald-Trump… “John McCain, another failed Presidential candidate and a sitting Arizona Senator, is one of the biggest traitors to Mr. Trump. McCain came out against Mr. Trump from the get-go by refusing to show up at a rally and distancing himself from Donald Trump. Mr. Trump called out McCain’s childish antics.”

The Colorado River Tea Party Christmas Potluck is scheduled from 6-9 pm., Thurs., Dec 8 in the last building at C0mmunity Church, 6480 E Haw95 in Yuma. Participants are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or desert serving four or more. Main dish will be provided

The Yuma Territorial Gun Show is planned from 9 am to 5 pm., Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18 at the Yuma Civic Center.

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that announcements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy.

Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.

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Slideshow: AZ County-By-County Breakdown Of General Election Results …The results are in from the General Election but not every county in Arizona voted the same way. There are 15 counties in Arizona and each has a diverse group that didn't vote exactly like the state did overall.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives 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



NOV 29

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Nov 29 at the at Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg., where new board members will be elected. contact LD17 Chairman Dr. Shadow Asgari at

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will launch 2017 AZ Kids Can't Wait! At 2 pm., Tues., Nov 29 on the Arizona State Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Douglas will present the 2017 version of her AZ Kids Can’t Wait! plan, which has been updated to include several new proposals, accomplishments from last year’s plan and progress updates on several ongoing initiatives. New proposals include additional funding for teacher salaries, increased support for rural schools and much more. Last year’s plan is available at, and the 2017 plan will be posted there after the launch event.

NOV 30

The City Of Scottsdale and its nonprofit partner, Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., invite you to a public workshop regarding the proposed concept for the Desert Discovery Center between 3-7 pm., Wed., Nov 30.  Registration is required. Those who register should be prepared to participate in the planning process for the proposed Desert Discovery Center at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (located at the Preserve perimeter -- Thompson Peak/Bell Road). The Scottsdale City Council has directed further study of the DDC concept at this location.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with Constitutionalist Michael Gibbs at 6:30 pm, Wed., Nov 30 at Denny's Restaurant, Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, Az.  Doors open at 6 pm. Contact: Francine L Romesburg


ASU College Republicans last meeting of the semester is scheduled Thurs., Dec 1 with Thomas Grier, adjunct professor and lawyer and Chad Heywood, Criterion public a affairs and former AZGOP Executor Director to address about how to emerge as successful political leaders at BAC324, ASU Tempe Camps. See Check out the Facebook event for more info!

Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will hold its Christmas Meeting on Thurs, Dec 1, at 6:15 pm at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas, Phoenix. (Social begins at 5:30 p.m.)  The X-tension Cords, a ladies quartet, will provide the entertainment Ginger Clayton, Founder & President of Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, will talk about the local charity. Bring a diaper donation for the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona.  Reservations are required.  All seats are $30 and include dinner and program.   RSVP by  Nov. 27 to Jan Webb at or 602-318-1010.  Cancellations must be made by Nov. 27 to avoid being charged.

The Mesa Republican Women Annual Christmas Party And Membership Drive is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thur., Dec 1 with radio talk show host Mike Broomhead as the master of ceremonies for the entertainment, games and lots of door prizes. RSVP deadline by Sun, Nov 27 to President Sherry Pierce at or call (480) 615-0524. Address is 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (North west corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road, Riviera Plaza). Lunch is $5 with a paid membership or renewal. Memberships are Jan-Dec; $25 Member and $15 Assoc. Member-for men or for women that are full members of another AzFRW club. Normal lunch price is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Hope to see you there!

LD25 - The Republican Party of Mesa Organizational Meeting date has moved Thurs. Dec 1 in order to comply with state law. The meeting location will be the Pathfinder Academy 2906 N. Boulder Canyon Mesa, AZ 85207. Credentialing will begin at 6 PM and the meeting will begin at 7 PM. Updates can be found on Ian Murray Chairman - The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) (602)524-7786.

Concerned Citizens For America Celebrates “You, The Political Activist” And “President-Elect Donald Trump” at 6:30 pm, Thurs., Dec 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Desserts provided. They will host an open microphone to film one minute congratulations, prayers & encouragement to President-elect Donald J. Trump. A copy of the congratulatory disc will be sent to AZ Treasurer/Trump Campaign COO Jeff DeWit, for hand delivery to Mr. Trump.


The Arizona Federation of College Republicans First Annual Holiday Banquet/Fundraiser is scheduled Sat., Dec 3 at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort. Sponsor a table for $150. Funds will help send College Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. in March of 2017. RSVP: by Nov 26 or send a check to Arizona College GOP, 7250 E Grandview Dr. Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314 or donate online via credit card at , select "Tickets," and choose College Republican Supporter. Thank you for your generous support as we work hard to #KeepAZRed! Contact: Joey CilanoChairman, Arizona Federation of College Republicans, 928.420.4751.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Dec 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8 am; business meeting starting at 8:30 AM. A $2 donation is requested which helps towards the room rental. The speaker will be Tom Jenney, director for the "Americans for Prosperity Organization". Club officers for 2017 will also be sworn in. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.


The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at 5:30 pm., Mon., Dec 5 for meet/greet, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham has been invited to debrief the group on the election results. $35 per person. Reservations Required Deadline Thurs., Dec 1, 2016. Contact: 480-368-2777 or


Congressman Paul Gosar after Cuban State television announced the death of former dictator Fidel Castro over the past weekend: “The death of Fidel Castro signals a new hope for the Cuban people who suffered under one of the most brutal dictatorships in modern history. However, until all remnants of the Castro regime are removed from power, Cuba will never be free. I join many of my Congressional colleagues in calling on President-elect Donald Trump to undo President Obama’s misguided executive actions on Cuba. Additionally, the end of Fidel Castro should signal the end of the Cuban Adjustment Act and the end of the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy. These outdated amnesty programs cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars and provide Cuban nationals with an unfair benefit not available to any other country in the world. Further, Congress should immediately act and pass my commonsense legislation, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act, in order to prevent such abuse from future administrations.” Background: Gosar’s bill repeals the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, calls for termination of the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy and requires that all immigrants from Cuba are treated in the same manner as any other person seeking to immigrate to the United States. The full bill text of H.R. 3818, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act can be found HERE. The bill is endorsed by: Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and NumbersUSA. Earlier this year, Congressman Gosar penned an op-ed for Conservative Review titled “Ending Instant Amnesty for Cubans”. The full op-ed can be found HERE. The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel published a series of investigative articles exposing billions of dollars of waste at the expense of U.S. taxpayers as a result of Cuban immigration fraud. Click on the respective link to read each article: End The Fraud In Cuban Immigration; Cubans Retire To Florida – With Help From U.S. Taxpayers; U.S. Welfare Flows To Cuba. The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 initially allowed for “any native or citizen of Cuba” who had been “inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States subsequent to January 1, 1959” and who had been physically present in the United States for two years, to be lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

This law was later amended to change the physically present requirement to one year and Cuban immigrants are currently allowed to stay in this country to work and are also put on a path to citizenship. This is a luxury and benefit that no other country in the world enjoys, and given that the president unilaterally reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba, such actions are unwarranted and defy commonsense.

Perhaps the most disturbing part of this flawed immigration policy is that Cuba does not allow Cuban citizens convicted of crimes in the U.S. to be repatriated to Cuba. The Miami Sun-Sentinel reported that “Cubans are allowed to enter the United States without visas or background checks of their criminal histories in Cuba. Unlike other immigrants seeking political asylum, Cubans can return home without jeopardizing their status, aiding crime rings that recruit accomplices and hide stolen money in Cuba...They also make it nearly impossible to deport criminals to Cuba after they serve their sentences in the U.S., as would be the case with criminals from most other countries.” As a result, the Cuban Adjustment Act has allowed Cuban thieves to rob American taxpayers of more than $2 billion, creating a “criminal pipeline” from the U.S. to Cuba.


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