Thursday, January 7, 2016

1-6-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor - Frosty Taylor or
Web Master   John Strasser

Wednesday – January 6, 2016

ATTN Maricopa County Republican PCs: Be sure to read every page of the call letter that should have been mailed to you from Maricopa County Republican headquarters today.  Know what you are voting on. This call letter includes the call for the 9 am, Jan 16 Mandatory PC meeting at the Church for the Nation, 6225 N Central Ave., Phx., as well as a “special” 2:30 pm meeting that follows the Mandatory Meeting.  There are two proxy included in the call letter – one for each meeting.  The first proxy will be recognized for the Mandatory agenda that includes proposed meeting rules, by laws changes, 12 proposed resolutions, election of five members at large, etc. See  The second proxy will be recognized at the “special” meeting that was called by MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer for the purpose of voting on the removal of the Chairman, and/or First Vice-Chair Jeni White, and/or Second Vice-Chair Aaron Borders from the MCRC Executive Committee Board.

Listed Are The 11 Candidates vying for the five Member-At-Large openings on the Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC).  Candidates include
·         Joshua Askey (LD17)
·         Linda Brickman (LD15)
·         Lilia Dashevsky (LD15)
·         Gene Dufoe (LD25)
·         Jeff Greenspan (LD24)
·         Wesley W. Harris (LD20)
·         Sophia E. Johnson (LD19)
·         Tom Morrissey (LD18)
·         Ed Pellegrino (LD18)
·         Mark Spencer (LD28)
·         Lynne Weaver (LD28)

The Republican Party of Maricopa County is planning a Firearms Prize Drawing (aka as a raffle). The three prizes include:
      1st Prize: DPMS Panther,.308 AR15. MSRP: $999.
      2nd Prize: Smith & Wesson, M & P, .223 AR15. MSRP: $739.
      3rd Prize: Ruger, RS22, .22 semi automatic pistol, MSRP: $349.
One (1) ticket for a $10 donation or three (3) tickets for a $20 donation. Winner need not be present to win. Help support your Republican Party of Maricopa County. Drawing will be held at the 1/16/16 MCRC Mandatory Meeting. Credit & Debit Card Payment Accepted! Firearms supplied by Arizona Firearms in Tempe, that is donating the Ruger, RS22 pistol. All winners must qualify in accordance with Arizona firearm laws. Winners will receive an Arizona Firearms gift card in lieu of the prize won. For tickets or information Contact Andrew Costanzo, prior to the meeting.
To Access The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Jan 16, 2016 Mandatory meeting call letter, agenda, candidates and proxy form go to  Official Calls/Proxies.  Only precinct committeemen who were elected or appointed by Nov 25, 2015 are eligible to enter the assembly room and vote at the mandatory meeting.

Riders USA and other groups that are fed up with illegals conducting “economic terrorism” are planning a protest between 10 am-noon., Sat., Jan 9 at  Walmart, 3721 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix. Protesters claim Walmart has requested that the Phoenix Police Department enforce the law by removing trespassers (illegal day labors) who are yelling racist rhetoric and intimidating customers.  The staging area for motorcycle riders is at 10 am, at the Hideaway Lounge, (SE corner of 32nd St/Thomas Road.)
In Conjunction With AZGOP Treasurer Jonathan Lines and under the guidance of AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee, the AZGOP will conduct two Basic Training Sessions in 2016.
·         Robert’s Rules of Order Training Session:  Hosted by National Committeewoman Sharon Giese, AZGOP presents a Mandatory Training Session on Robert’s Rules of Orders for all County Chairmen and Legislative District Chairmen between 9 am-12:30 pm., Sat., Feb 27. The instructor is Al Gage. Any extra seating available for the Robert’s Rules Session will be assigned on first registered, first served basis.
·         AZGOP Bylaws Session:  Hosted by Joe Abate, Counsel to AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, an open training session for all interested in the nuances and mechanics of putting together GOP Bylaws will be held from 9am-12:30 pm., Sat., March 12 under the instruction of  Mike Peck.
Both Sessions will include materials and training from top recognized participating Parliamentarians and Rules Experts. Both sessions will be held at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Compliance Director Timothy Lee at: or (602) 518-5860.
AZGOP Treasurer’s Training Session : If you are interested in Training for GOP Treasurer’s, let Lee know at

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is hosting a free “Legislative 101: How To Build Relationships And Make An Impact At The State Capitol”  session between 9:30-11:30 am, Fri., Jan 22. To register email  with your name and title or call 602-258-5786.  . The League's senior legislative associate will walk attendees through the legislative process and discuss strategies for building stronger relationships with your legislators. Staff will also answer any questions you have about the legislative process and provide information on how you can make the most impact at the state capitol during the 2016 session. It will be -recorded and available on the League's YouTube channel

An “Adios the Debt” Reception for Sen Steve Pierce is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Thurs., Jan 7 at the Carriage  House, 603 N. 5th Ave., Phx. Contribution $150. RSVP Amilyn Pierce at or 602-708-8980.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the LD13 Republicans at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Chianti Room, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ.  Registration opens at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is scheduled Feb 9 at the same location. Contact: Chairman Wally Campbell  623-451-1100.

Free tickets to Headlines Live are available at headlines-live-governor-doug-ducey for the 6:30 pm., Jan 6 production scheduled at 2828 N Central Ave., Phoenix.  Hear Gov Doug Ducey chat with Arizona Republican reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez as he reflects over the past year and prepares for the upcoming legislative session. A Q&A with Guv follows the session. Light snacks and beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets available are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. Event check-in starts at 6 p.m. Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating at the event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Public Is Invited to comment on 22 applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the resignation of Judge Joseph Sciarrotta, Jr.  the applicants are:

Glenn A Allen
· Michael C. Blair
· Bruce D. Brown
· Kathleen N. Carey
· Michelle Carson
· Jessica M. Cotter
· Max-Henri Covil
· Kristin R. Culbertson
· Kimberly A. Demarchi
· Michael E. Gottfried
· Mark W. Hawkins
· Mark E. House
· Michelle D. Johnson
· Michael Kielsky
· Todd F. Lang
· Scott S. Minder
· John T. Moshier
· Erin O’Brien Otis
· Jeffrey A. Swierski
· Annielaurie Van Wie
· Lisa A. VandenBerg
· Dena Welch-Rowland

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public comment on Jan28, 2016 in Room 345 of the State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington. Or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or by email to  no later than Jan 26, 2016.
On Jan 28, the Commission will choose those to be interviewed on Feb 10.The Commission will recommend at least three nominees to Gov Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

President Barack Obama will join Anderson Cooper on CNN at 8 p.m. ET Thur., Jan 7 for a live town hall on gun control called "Guns in America." The President will discuss gun issues with Cooper and take questions from the audience. The President has repeatedly expressed frustration with Congress' for not passing new gun laws. He plans to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss gun control and is expected to announce soon new executive action aimed at expanding background checks on gun

PC Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 9am-3 pm., Wed., Jan 13 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  9 am - Meet your legislators. 11:30 am – free lunch, rally and greetings from elected officials (free tickets required) Registered here pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets  1 pm – Houses introduction. 1:30 pm – Senate Introduction. 2 pm – small group meetings with legislators.  Contact 
Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: I told you so! When I ran for US Congress in 2010, I warned in 2009 that it would happen after it became law in 2010 -- that once the government took control of the healthcare system it would use your personal medical records to limit your Constitution rights. Well, it took six years, but today it happened, your personal medical records are now being released to the ATF to take away your Second Amendment rights.

Congressman David Schweikert: As President Obama is pushing his liberal ideology, I’m fighting to advance the Second Amendment. This week I will be introducing legislation to expand concealed carry reciprocity for Arizona citizens.

Former Congressional Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer --  Barack Hussein Obama wants to know how gun control became a partisan issue? Excuse me? The Constitution is not Republican, Libertarian, Democrat, nor Independent! The 2nd Amendment says clearly and in plain English: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791.

Former Coconino County Republican Committee Chairman Joy Staveley: Listening to Obama on the news now. Have never heard/seen such a self- serving, self-loving, power hungry President in my life! He consistently talks down to and looks down on citizens. Thinks he knows more than everyone, especially Congress! Plays the emotional card and t he race card on a daily basis. I certainly hope our next President is truly a real Constitutional Conservative who believes in the people, and therefore in our Republic, which is a limited form of central gov...ernment. By the way--If back ground checks worked so well, the San Bernardino shooting would never have happened. That radical Muslim woman was interviewed several times, and our bureaucrats still let her in the Country Treasures. As far as Obama's current claim that as long as we can "save one life" it's worth taking freedoms away from all of us, I'm tired of hearing that argument on every issue under the sun. It does not ring true. The Tsarnaev brothers did not use guns! We knew about them prior to their attack on the Boston Marathon. Russia warned us!! As for the no fly list: Many innocent, law abiding citizens have found themselves on that list because some bureaucrat put a mark in the wrong box. That list can also be used for evil political purposes. You know, we have an FDA, but that does not mean all the food we eat is safe. The government cannot be everywhere all the time, and I for one would not even want them to be. I don't want Big Brother looking over my shoulder all the time. Government does not know best. Government is not efficient or cost effective. People need to read or re-read 1984, Brave New World or Fahrenheit 451--or any number of excellent books that show us the horrors of all encompassing, way too big government. I don't want America to turn into Europe, or worse! I love freedom and liberty. My heart breaks as I see our freedoms and liberties taken from us in so many ways in our own beloved Country. Throughout history a number of heads of Countries have been able to convince people to give up their liberties, supposedly for the sake of safety. Hitler was one of them! When will people read and remember history! Wake up America. Wake up Americans!

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders:  Please take a few minutes to review the second paragraph of one of our great founding documents, -- the Declaration of Independence. Reacquaint yourselves with what Jefferson wrote and what representative of each of the 13 states ratified.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights...
AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham on Secretary of State(SOS)  Michele Reagan’s response that the AZGOP complaint against former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Johnson, who is trying to resuscitate a 2012 ballot measure for the 2016 election, would be referred for prosecution. The original 2012 measure would have eliminated the role of political parties in state elections, but failed by a 2:1 margin at the polls.
“This group of progressives led by a failed former Democratic candidate is at it again — bent on destroying our election system, not reforming it, and it’s just ironic that they can’t even come close to following the current laws regarding campaign contributions,” said Graham. “This committee and its leadership have no credibility with voters, or with candidates, and their potential donors have got to be thinking twice about giving money to a group with total disregard for our election laws."
The October 2015 AZGOP complaint called attention to the fact that the committee, Open Nonpartisan Elections, failed to report the source and amount of what was later discovered to be a $10,000 contribution. The AZGOP asked the SOS to investigate the matter and "take action to protect the integrity of the campaign finance system.” Reagan’s staff  found reasonable cause to believe the law was violated at least once, and referred the violations to the Arizona Attorney General. The penalty for one such violation is up to three times the amount of the contribution, or $30,000.
“Political parties perform an important function in our system of government and elections, giving voters the ability to group together under common ground to support the nominee of their choice. If you remove parties from the process, you remove competition, and that will destroy the accountability so vital to our system of elections today,” added Graham.
AZGOP complaint, with exhibits: AZGOP-complaint-Open-Non-10-14-2015.pdf
AZSOS exhibits: SOS-CF-002-AZGOP_ONE-Exhibits.pdf governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Why-I’m-Fighting-My-Teachers-Union    I don’t want to be forced to pay for a political agenda I don’t support. Now the Supreme Court will rule.

When-Fox-News-Host-Notes-Investigators-Concluded-There-Was-No-Benghazi-Stand-Down-Order-Commando-Replies-With-Just-Three-Words   Three security operators responsible for guarding the CIA station in Benghazi dismissed on Monday claims they were never told to “stand down” during the night of the deadly 2012 attacks. “Congressional investigators concluded there was no ‘stand down’ order,” Fox News host Megyn Kelly told the three commandos. “That’s just silly,” replied Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger.

A Syrian migrant offered his wife as payment to people smugglers then joined them in raping her daily during the family's crossing to Europe, it has been revealed. The incident is just one of thousands of unreported cases of sexual assaults perpetrated against migrant women making their way to Europe.The husband, who had run out of money to pay the smugglers in Bulgaria, put forward his 30-year-old wife to the smugglers in order to earn the family's crossing .Migrant-husband-allowed-people, smugglers-to rape-wife-daily-three-months-payment-trafficking-Europe; joined-sex-attacks
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Hagel Forced Out For Portraying Islamic State As A Serious Threat And Not A Junior Varsity Team…(by Steve Watson, Infowars) – Chuck Hagel has been fired by Obama from his position as Defense Secretary.  Hagel, a former GOP Senator, was appointed by Obama in early 2013 and therefore was scheduled to serve for the entirety of Obama’s second term. Prior to his appointment, Hagel is said to have visited the White House in 2009, and personally warned Obama that he should look out for rogue elements within the Pentagon that were leading a ‘new world order’. This was not reported on some internet conspiracy forum, it was a leading report published shortly before Hagel’s appointment, by Bob Woodward, an award winning journalist and associate editor with The Washington Post. According to an account that Hagel gave, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order.”
Judge-Jeanine-Slams-Obamas-Anti-Second-Amendment-Crusade; Dont-Blame-Guns, Shoot-Terrorists    In her opening statement on Justice, Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized President Obama for going on an "anti-Second Amendment crusade" while the nation is under threat from terrorist groups. Pirro said that Obama's planned executive action on gun control will leave Americans "up a creek not just without a paddle, but without a gun as well. At a time when we face the biggest threat we have ever confronted, our commander-in-chief is on an anti-Second Amendment crusade to take away our guns," she said.

Trading In China Stocks Was Halted after a sharp plunge shortly after opening. It is second suspension this week.Trading was suspended for 15 minutes after the CSI 300 stock index fell 5%. When trading resumed, the slide continued and within just a few seconds the index was down 7%. The abrupt decline triggered so-called circuit breakers, which Chinese authorities recently implemented in a bid to tame the country's volatile markets,

160105-1450 AZRRT Pre-Season Update    Discussion posted by Jose Borrajero:  Follow the bills and see how to work with your legislators.

Training for the Credentials/Tally and Proxy Verification for the January 16 Maricopa County Republican Committee’s (MCRC) Mandatory meeting is scheduled between 10-11:30 am, Sat., Jan 9 at MCRC Headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road #105, Tempe, AZ 85282. Participants are asked to park in the nearby Walmart SuperCenter (NW corner of Southern/Rural and walk to the office), according to coordinator Dan Grimm.  See map. A “packet stuffing” session is scheduled immediately following the training session.
ONLINE Training Connection (Instructions)
1)  Go to this CISCO Web site
2)  Enter the Meeting Number:  195 534 274
3)  Audio Connection:   Call (605)-562-0020    Enter Participant Code:  363 798 640
4)  Please MUTE your phone when not asking a question.  The background noise
      from your phone will block others from hearing the speaker.  (Press *6 to Mute        most phones)
5)  Download files for reference. Feel free to print and take notes
6) Agenda
      9:30 AM: Registration / Refreshments
      9:45 AM:   Login to site, Call into conference number
     10:00 AM:  Begin Training Session
     11:00 AM:  Q&A
     11:30 AM:  Adjourn
A Packet stuffing for the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Mandatory meeting will immediately following the Credentials/Tally and Proxy Verification training session Saturday. Packet stuffing sessions begins at 11 am, according to coordinator Dan Gimm. Packet stuffing includes stuffing flyers/ballots into packets, then packets into LD boxes along with tags, pens, sign-in sheets, etc. Contact: Dan Grimm   Cell: 480-570-8570.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Mandatory Meeting  is scheduled between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., Jan 16 at the Church of the Nation’s, 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012 for all elected and appointed precinct committeemen approved by the Maricopa Board of Supervisors by Dec 31st 2015 (In person or by proxy).  Agenda includes electing new MCRC Members-at-Large, proposed bylaw changes and resolution. Those wishing to obtain tables, display banners, have flyers distributed in the packet, or display ground signs  are asked to call Reservations Chairman Liz Alcorn for pricing at  or phone 602-315- 0349. Checks should be made payable to MCRC and mailed to Liz Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ. 85259 by Jan 11, 2016. Tables will be assigned when payment is received. No exceptions.

The AZGOP Mandatory meeting is scheduled between 9am-4 pm., Sat., Jan 23 at the Grace Community Church , 1200 E Southern Ave, Tempe AZ 85282 for all state committeemen -  in person or by proxy. AZGOP Robert Graham did not convene the Bylaws and Resolutions Committees, so any proposed bylaws or resolutions proposals must come from the floor. No official word has been received by Briefs from the AZGOP as to whether elections will be held for a new First Vice Chairman, Second Vice Chairman, Third Vice Chairman, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Sergeant-At-Arms, and Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s First Vice Chairman Jan Martinson is asking for volunteers to help with the ARW jewelry table at the Feb 20 “Candidate Corral” at Pioneer Village.  Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753.

ATTN Republicans: Go to the Arizona Secretary of State Website to sign candidate petitions for the 2016 ballots and contribute $5 to clean elections candidates.  Candidates can get one-half of their signatures and $5 contributions via the website. This saves candidates a lot of time and shoe leather.

ATTN Readers: Open the latest Briefs posting at anytime. Archives are listed down the left hand side if you are looking for past issues. ft

ACTION ALERT:  First Amendment at Risk -- House Democrats Push Resolution to Condemn “Hate Speech” Against Muslims See: 114th-congress/house-resolution/569   H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

The Annual Arrowhead Republican Women Membership Tea is scheduled between 11am-1 pm, Wed., Feb 3 at the home of Gherrie Routzahn, 15506 W. Ballad Dr., Sun City West, 85375.  Lunch buffet will be served. Special guests AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino and past NFRW President Rae Chornenky. Open to all ARW memberships.  RSVP To Arlene Goldblatt  or 623-583-7738. 

Coconino County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner will be held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Monday evening, Feb 15. The program will be a debate forum with all of the CD-1 candidates former Secretary of State  Ken Bennett, Speaker David Gowen, Gary Kiehne, Sheriff Paul Babeu and Shawn Redd. Mayor Jerry Nabours and Councilman Jeff Oravits will be moderating the debate. All questions will pertain to the CD-1 District. Questions will be selected by Nabours, Oravits and members of the CCRC Lincoln Day Dinner committee. Tickets are $50 each and $350 for a table of 8. For tickets/table contact Treasurer Dan Edel at

The Arrowhead Republican Women “Desert Jewels” Luncheon And Fashion Show is scheduled at 12:30 pm., Sat., March 19 at the Briarwood Country Club,  135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. Doors Open At 11am. Lunch Served At 12:30 p.m. $35 per person. Fashions from  Dillards. Tickets: Judi Bourd (623-433-9449), Jacki Oh (602-481-0751), or Marilyn Sage (623-975-1792) for additional tickets and/or information.

SaddleBrooke Republican Club will meet at 5 pm., Wed., Jan 13 in the Ballroom in HOA#2.  Doors up at 3:30 pm.  Sierra Vista resident Colonel Thomas M. Finnegan, US Army (Retired), will address the group. Finnegan has served on the Board at the Fort Huachuca 50 since 1994.  The Fort Huachuca 50 is a community-based organization founded in 1987 to support the viability of Fort Huachuca for the future.  He served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam and served in a variety of command and staff assignments prior to his retirement in 1993.  From 1994 until his retirement in 2007 he was the Program Manager for L-3 Communications in Sierra Vista. Contact: President Neil MacDonald

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women Summer meeting is scheduled June 16-18, 2016 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women Winter meeting is scheduled Fri., Feb 26 and Sat., Feb 27, 2015. 

An Arrowhead Republican Women Fundraising Committee meeting is Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at the home of Barbara Melkin. RSVP: 623-249-5085.

A $15 discount is offered through January for those signing up to participate in the Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1-mile walk, honoring wounded veterans, scheduled at 8:30 am., Sat., March 12 At Freestone Park, 1034 E Juniper Road., Gilbert AZ. $40 for 5Krun, $30 military rate for 5K or $25 for walk. Military/veterans use Code MIL10 for discount until Jan 31. Contact Kathy Pearce at or 480-330-1632.
Sponsors And Volunteers Are Needed to help with the Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1 mile walk scheduled at 89:30 am., Sat. March 12 at Freestone Park in Glbert. Contact: Kathy Pearce at or 480-330-1632.
GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:
Ben Carson       
Carly Forina      
Chris Christi      
Donald Trump
Jeb Bush 
John Kasich      
Marc Rubio       
Mike Huckabee  www.mikehuckabee
Rand Paul         
Rick Santorum
Ted Cruz 
Bobby Jindal    Campaign suspended
George Patake   Campaign suspended
Lindsey Graham   Campaign suspended
Rick Perry        Campaign suspended
Scott Walker     Campaign suspended

·         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: 


·         An “Adios the Debt” Reception for Sen Steve Pierce is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Thurs., Jan 7 at the Carriage  House, 603 N. 5th Ave., Phx. Contribution $150. RSVP Amilyn Pierce at or 602-708-8980.

·         The Colorado River Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 7 to hear Yuma County Sheriff  Leon Wilmo 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 :

·         The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thurs., Jan 7 for a presentation on “Proposition 123: Easy as ABC or Is It?” – addressing the pros and cons of the special ballot election in May.  Speakers are Chuck Schmidt from the State Board of Education (pro) and Assistant State Treasurer Mark Swenson (con). Meeting location is 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213.  Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15. RSVP/ Contact President Sherry Pierce  or (480) 615-0524. 

·         The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will host Campaign Consultant Constantin Querard at their 6:15 pm., Thurs., Jan 7 dinner meeting at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phx. Reservations required. Social at 5:30 pm. $35 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw or 623-934-9730.  Contact  602-252-6300.

·         Congressman Paul A. Gosar is hosting a press conference Thurs, Jan 7, 2015, to promote his legislation scheduled to be introduced this week affirming a mechanism for the president to strip Bill Cosby of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and that will impose criminal penalties for anyone who wears or publicly displays a Presidential Medal of Freedom that has been revoked. See draft legislation  HERE.  Gosar has been working closely with Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE), a DC-based nonprofit organization that works to prevent sexual assault and heal survivors, on this effort. PAVE’s press release from 12/17/15 can be found HERE.

·         Reservations are due Jan 8 for the Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon scheduled at 11:30 am. Jan 13 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. RSVP required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or arrowhead luncheon.  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

·         A fundraiser for Reps Mark Finchem, Jay Lawrence, Vince Leach, Jill Norgaard and Tony Rivero is scheduled between 3:30-5 pm., Fri., Jan 8 at the Pizza People Pub, 1326 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. 3:30 to 5pm.  Co-hosted by Meghaen  Dell' Artino, Marcus Dell'Artino and LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell.
·         Packet Stuffing” is scheduled at 11 am., Sat., Jan 9 at MCRC Headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road, #105, Tempe, AZ 85282.  Park in the shopping center south of the office. Lunch provided. The task includes labeling packets and stuffing packet with agendas/flyers/ballots and loading them into boxes by LDs.

·         Riders USA and other groups that are fed up with illegals conducting “economic terrorism” are planning a protest between 10 am-noon., Sat., Jan 9 at  Walmart, 3721 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix. Protesters claim Walmart has requested that the Phoenix Police Department enforce the law by removing trespassers (illegal day labors) who are yelling racist rhetoric and intimidating customers.  The staging area for motorcycle riders is at 10 am, at the Hideaway Lounge, (SE corner of 32nd St/Thomas Road.
·         The Paradise Republican Women's Club Luncheon is scheduled at noon am, Sat., Jan 9 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  Social hour starts at 10:30 am. Speaker Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisor, District 2, will make a presentation at 11 am.  $30 per person. Contact:
·         LD11 will meet at 10 am., Sat., Jan 9 at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 84737 (Southeast corner of Naranja & La Canada). There will be a 30-minute PC training session after the general meeting.

·         LD9 will meet on Sat., Jan 9 at the La Paloma Urgent Care center, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive.   Speakers include Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin, LD9 House candidate Ana Henderson, and Ajmee Rigler representing the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.
JAN 11
·         Gov Doug Ducey will deliver his State of the State address and announce his priorities and policy initiatives for the second regular session of the 52nd Arizona Legislature on January 11, 2016 at the capitol.  Time and details tba.

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Jan 11 (doors open at 6pm) at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. The program features guest speaker Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate for Arizona's CD1. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes   202-394-7202 

·         US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey will speak at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman ata 11:15 m., Jan 11 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401.  Contact: Comm Dir  Joel Andres Frewa (954) 907-3292.

·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6:20 pm, Mon., Jan 11 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548     (480) 948-5050  to hear Laura Knaperke, former House Appropriations Chair, address “ Solar Power in Arizona.”  5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm mtg, 7 pm program. $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., Jan 7. Send check made out to “LRWC”  to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777 or bring cash. A Reservation Made Is A Reservation Paid!

JAN 12
·         The Northwest Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues, Jan 12 to hear Mona K. Oshana speaking about how she and her family escaped from Iraq.  She will also address the politics and policies that got us to the current dismal situation in the Middle East.  Co-speaker will be Sam Isaac Darmo.  Darmo will address various issues concerning the Middle East. An informative video will be shown at 5 pm.  Contact: Dennis Zinke  623-977-8114. Meeting takes place at 10050 W. Bell Road, Ste. 50 in Sun City.

·         The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the Triple Play, Duval Mine Road West of I-19 for dinner and to hear a report from former Maricopa County Republicans Chairman A J LaFaro regarding ballot harvesting and voter fraud issues. LaFaro is also a national director for the AZ Republican Assemblies. Meeting Contact:

·         The Sun Lakes Republican Club will host Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch at it’s 6:pm, Jan 12 meeting in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 8 5248. Spencer will address “Corruption & Public Office: Scandals Exposed”.  Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will also be present.


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