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Monday, January 18, 2016

1-17-16 Briefs

 

Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Day.

 

No 1-16-16 Briefs were posted due to the length of the Jan 16 MCRC Mandatory meeting.

 

Maricopa County Republican Committeemen Passed the “Anyone BUT John McCain” Resolution by a 921-582 ballot vote during the Sat., Jan 16., mandatory meeting in Phoenix. This resolution follows the 2014 censure of the elderly senior senator by both the Maricopa County Republicans and the State Committeemen at the AZGOP state meeting. The 30 year senator is running for his six term in Washington, DC. Maricopa County is the largest Republican County in the nation via voter registration and the nation’s four largest county by population counts.

 

At Least 32 Volunteers Are Needed at 6:45 am Sat., Jan 23 to gather petition signatures necessary to take a similar “Anyone BUT John McCain  resolution and a “Censure AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham” resolution to the floor during the AZGOP State Committeeman Mandatory meeting scheduled at the Grace Community Church, 1200 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ  85282. Petitions will be gathered in the parking lot prior to the opening of the meeting.  320 state committeemen signatures from at least four (4) counties are required to take the resolutions to the floor.  For signature forms or more information contact State Committeeman AJ LaFaro, LD18 PC at 480-752-9164  or  aj_ml@hotmail.com

AZGOP State Committeemen’s Resolution To

Censure Chairman Robert Graham

We, the State Committeemen of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP), from which Chairman Robert Graham was elected, are obligated to hold all of our leaders accountable for their actions.  Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both in as much Robert Graham is by far one of the worst Party Chairman the AZGOP has ever endured.  So with conviction we rise and declare:

WHEREAS, Chairman Robert Graham

·       has continued to violate the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Bylaws of the Arizona Republican Party and several of the County and Legislative District Republican Committees; and 

·       has repeatedly disregarded and disrespected the will of an overwhelming majority of the AZGOP State and Precinct Committeemen; and

·       has conducted dictatorial actions that have been a calculated and insidious conspiracy to purge grassroots and conservative Republicans from the AZGOP for his personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal. 

  • BE IT RESOLVED that Robert Graham’s constant intimidation, bullying, overreach and unilateral policies will no longer be tolerated;
  • BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the AZGOP State Committeemen have lost confidence in Robert Graham and will no longer support him or his actions;
  • BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the AZGOP State Committeemen censures Robert Graham for his continued disservice to our Party, State and Nation.

 

AZGOP State Committeemen Endorse

Anyone BUT Senator John McCain

We state committeemen of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP) fully support our Party

platform and the candidates in the general elections that support that platform. However, in the

primary elections we are free to endorse and support the Republican candidates of our choice.

Since the AZGOP members overwhelmingly censured Senator McCain in January 2014, we had

hoped he would have returned to our Party’s values. He has not. So with conviction we rise and

declare:

WHEREAS, Senator McCain is a self proclaimed “Republican”, but is actually a RINO, that

·       was censured by the Arizona Republican State Committeemen on January 25, 2014; and

·       voted for DHS funding that included money for Obama’s illegal amnesty for illegal aliens; and

·       campaigned on securing the border but co-sponsored legislation giving “pathway to citizenship” to millions of illegal aliens; and

·       actively worked to purge the party of grassroots conservatives using out-of-state funding via the Arizona Grassroots Action PAC; and

·       voted to kill an amendment requiring certification that Iran has not directly supported or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States before sanctions can be lifted; and   

·       demeaned Republicans who stand for the Constitution, calling them “crazies” and “wacko birds”; and

·       voted to support funding for the Iran Nuclear Deal, Obamacare, Executive Amnesty and Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the AZGOP state committeemen endorse anyone BUT Senator McCain in Arizona’s 2016 Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate.

 

The Above Resolution was e-mailed to AZGOP officials  Robert Graham, Chad Heywood, Gabby Saucedo-Mercer, Chris Campbell and Linda White on November 24, 2015  in  accordance with the Continuing Bylaws of the Arizona Republican Party Article III Section H. Resolutions. The Resolution was submitted 45 days prior to the annual meeting and should have gone to the AZGOP Resolution Committee Chairman/Committee member no later than Dec 7, 2015 with an e-mail acknowledgement of receipt being sent to LaFaro at aj_ml@hotmail.com  However, Graham reportedly did not convene a Resolution Committee, therefore, making it necessary for the resolution to  be brought to the floor at the Jan 23 AZGOP meeting.

 

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Meeting became a  “endurance marathon” yesterday (Sat., Jan 16)  as it ran into record setting, butt numbing 10.5 hours long – mostly due to disruptions and bickering over a variety of issues.  The regular meeting ran from 9 am to shortly before 6 pm., before five new members-at-large – Wes Harris, Tom Morrissey, Linda Brickman, Mark Spencer and Josha Ashley were elected and the proposed resolutions were passed.  The day was at least two to three hours longer for those who gathered for credentials training prior to the meeting, as well as those who directed traffic in the parking lot.

The ‘special meeting’  (scheduled to start at 2:30 pm)to deal with the proposed removal of Chairman Tyler Bower, First Vice Chair Jeni White, and Second Vice Chair Aaron Borders was finally called to order at approximately 6 pm. The meeting adjourned about 7:30 pm., after the ballot tally report announcement that Bowyer would remain the MCRC chairman by a vote of 1037-636.  Borders was removed by a vote of 1070 and 640.  White became Saturday’s  two-time loser with a loss of 1083 to 692 in the removal tally. 

Earlier in the day, White – who was nominated from the floor during the regular meeting for a Member-At-Large position by AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham - lost the MAL bid when her vote tally came in at 245 compared to the top winners who mostly garnered 900 plus votes - which threw top winners into a run-off vote the resulted in Harris, Morrissey, Brickman, Spencer and Ashley being sworn into office by County Recorder Helen Purcell. Purcell, who was in charge of the ballots and vote counting, brought in automatic voting machines from the Recorder’s office.  Two vetted PCs were assigned to check credentials and ballots prior to anyone being allowed to insert ballots into the machines – which were also monitored by Purcell’s team.

The “special” meeting was barely called to order before a motion was made from the floor to suspend the removal election and adjourn the meeting, which resulted in considerable delay following a division of the house called after two voice votes have been taken by Dan Grimm, (who conducting the meeting) , regarding election suspension or adjournment. The LD caucuses resulted in the continuation of the meeting. White and a couple of her supporters tried to derail the removal elections with challenges that were fended off by Grimm, and Parlimentarian Joe Abate, attorney and long-time, well-respected GOP activist.

As White and her supporters peppered the podium with challenges, one PC turned to Briefs, commenting, “I came prepared to vote with them, but the way they are behaving …” Shortly thereafter, that PC walked out of the meeting.  More tomorrow - ft

 

MCRC Communications Director Jake Hoffman: Nearly Two Years After The Maricopa County GOP And Arizona GOP formally censured Senator John McCain, the Precinct Committeemen of the Republican Party of Maricopa County overwhelmingly passed a resolution to support “anyone but McCain” in the 2016 Arizona GOP US senate primary.  “The ‘Anyone But McCain’ sentiment expressed by the grassroots Republicans perfectly mirrors the dissatisfaction of the millions of everyday Arizonans who are tired of an out-of-control federal government,” said Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. “From the commentary of many activists, Senator McCain’s recent vote to increase the national debt to more than $20 trillion, while fully funding Planned Parenthood was a clear message that he is more inclined to choose President Obama and Harry Reid over the will of the Arizona voters in order to retain his D.C. establishment power.”  Nearly 2,000 Republican Precinct Committeemen were represented at the County GOP’s annual meeting on Sat, Jan 16. The ‘Anyone But McCain’ resolution passed by a vote of 921 to 582. The Republican Party of Maricopa County is the official arm of the Republican Party in Maricopa County, Arizona, representing more than 710,000 registered Republican voters.  As the nation's fourth largest county, by population, and the largest Republican county, by voter registration, Maricopa County represents a conservative cornerstone in the national social, fiscal and political dialogue.  – MCRC Com Dir Jake Hoffman

 

LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor Recap: If you were unable to be at the Maricopa County Republican Committee meeting on Saturday, you missed an unusual and interesting meeting.  The meeting opened with a moving performance by The Buffalo Soldiers in period costume. 

The Mandatory Meeting ran as these meetings usually do with point and counter point, inspiring speakers from among our elected officials and the usual back and forth of parliamentary procedure.  A quorum was established with 1995 PCs present in person or by proxy.  LD23 had the highest number of precinct committeemen present in person or by proxy.

            Voting results:  It took three votes to elect five Members-at-Large. No one candidate received a majority on the first vote.  Of the original list of candidates, one, Ed Pellegrino, had withdrawn after the ballots were printed and there was one candidate, Jeni White, nominated from the floor.  The newly elected MAL: Linda Brickman,  Tom Morrissey,  Wes Harris,  Mark Spencer, and  Josh Askey.  Members-at-Large were sworn in by County Recorder Helen Purcell.

Resolutions:  All resolutions presented on the ballot passed, including one accidentally left off the ballot.  Three Resolutions were brought from the floor:

·       A Resolution to endorse Anyone But McCain was approved by a wide majority of those present in person or by proxy.

·       A Resolution to have an outside company audit the financial records annually.  The MCRC Bylaws already call for an audit annually and whenever the financial records are transferred from one Treasurer to another.  The Resolution failed.

·       A Resolution to develop a Victory Plan to win elections for the Republicans also passed.

            The regular meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:30 pm. 

 

The Special Meeting to recall Chairman Tyler Bowyer, 1st Vice-Chair Jeni White, and 2nd Vice-Chair Aaron Borders was then Called to Order.  Bowyer recused himself from the proceedings and appointed Dan Grimm to run the meeting.  That meeting was contested, motions to immediately adjourn without doing any business were made, points of order were brought to the floor and other parliamentary procedures were introduced from the floor requiring active participation by the Parliamentarian.  Finally the vote was held. 

·       Chairman Tyler Bowyer was retained.

·       1st Vice-Chair Jeni White was recalled.

·       2nd Vice-Chair Aaron Borders was recalled. With all business completed, the meeting adjourned at approximately 7:20 pm.

A meeting of the Executive Guidance Council will be called to appoint new officers to fill those vacancies.

            Just a final note.  It takes a lot of volunteers across the county and in every district who work very diligently to produce these meetings.  I thank each and every one of our county volunteers who put forth the effort of time and treasure to make these meetings happen, with a special thanks to those of our LD23 PCs who participated.  It's a thankless task and they performed admirably and cheerfully under pressure to solve problems on the fly and make everything work. – LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor

 

Anyone-But-McCain-Resolution-Passes-Easily-At-GOP-Meeting  John McCain walloped in advance of quest for a sixth six-year senate term.

 

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 reportedly 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.

 

Congressman Matt Salmon will kick off his campaign for re-election at 6 pm., Wed., Jan 20 at the American Legion Post 39 - 206 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234  Click here to RSVP

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots  will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 19 the Anthem Civic Bldg, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086 to hear Maricopa County Treasurer candidate Royce Flores – the current chief deputy in the Maricopa County Treasurer’s office. Former senate Russell Pearce, who authored SB1070, will address the group of his activities as the vice chairman of the AZGOP. Contact: Vera Anderson veraanderson41@gmail.com
or phone: 602-821-4675

 

The Pinal County Republicans will host their Lincoln Day luncheon Sat., Feb 27 at the Property Conference Center in Casa Grande. Doors open at 10:30 am., Display tables for $100 (does not include lunch.) Tickets/Tables available at http://www.pinalcountygop.com    or 602-373-9996.

 

President Barack Obama Hailed The Powers Of Diplomacy In Dealing With Iran, as the nuclear deal struck with the government in Tehran takes effect and "unjustly detained" Americans return home after a prisoner swap. "Engaging directly with the Iranian government on a sustained basis, for the first time in decades, has created a unique opportunity, a window, to resolve important issues," Obama said from the White House during a rare Sunday public statement. He called the new agreement with Iran a "milestone" in making sure it doesn't get a nuclear weapon. "We've now closed off every single path Iran had to building a (nuclear) bomb," he said. "We'll know if Iran ever tries to break out." CNN.com

 

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Tues, Feb 2 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 Grand Canyon Room Speaker:   Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey.  Contact John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

 

Surprise Tea Party and Northwest Valley Tea Party are hosting speaker KrisAnne Hall, who will address Article V and Nullification  at 6:30 pm., Feb 16 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd.Sun City West, AZ 85375. RSVP  Chairman John Madeira at  jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com    480-359-1784

 

LD20 2nd Vice Chair Wes Harris: Yesterday at the Maricopa County Republican meeting a Resolution "Anybody But McCain" passed by about 63%. Many who did not vote for it stated they agreed with the content but wanted to avoid what they thought was conflict.  It is well known that I am not a fan of John McCain.  I consider him a complete fraud and I was joined, again, by my fellow Republican advocates to pass the resolution known as "Anybody But McCain" Saturday night at the mandatory MCRC meeting.  Three years ago I called for the recall of McCain after he took then Rep Michelle Bockman to task on the Senate Floor for simply asking why no one vetted then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pick for her chief of staff...a confirmed member of the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Senate rules prohibit the recall of a sitting Senator so only impeachment or a vote by the Arizona electorate will remove McCain...impeachment time has passed but now we have the other alternative...remove him by voting him out in the upcoming GOP primary.  Even though the MCRC and State P.C.s have admonished McCain for, among other things, not 'building the dang fence' he had the gall to hire an army of millenniums to try and collect signatures for his planned run for another six year term in the Senate.  He did not have the 'gall' to appear in person however and given the large plurality in the vote for "Anybody but..." I am sure he wasted his money on his hired kids.  I also was not surprised that our other Senator...(Jr. McCain) Jeff Flake did not show his face Saturday either.

It is time that we finally send McCain packing and stop believing the miss information that has lead to his many elections in the past.  We can do nothing about the past but we do control the future here.  Vote for "Anybody but McCain.”  Harris was elected as a Member at Large to the MCRC Saturday’s meeting.   wwharris@msn.com

160117-1235 - AZRRT Call To Action - Education   By Jose Borrajero

 

Three American Contractors Went Missing In Iraq two days ago, said a senior security official in Baghdad. "A company filed a report Sunday about three of its staff going missing two days ago. They are American contractors. We are looking into this report," the official told CNN.   CNN.com

 

Call to ActionHB2056 and HB2088 about Parental Authority will be heard in the House Ed Committee at 2 pm., Jan 20.  Bill supporters urge parents to read the bills and contact members of the House Education Committee:

Rep. Boyer: Chairman PBoyer@azleg.gov 602-926-4173

Rep. Lawrence: Vice-Chairman JLawrence@azleg.gov 602-926-3095

Rep. Bolding  RBolding@azleg.gov 602-926-3132

Rep. Coleman  DColeman@azleg.gov 602-926-3160

Rep. Norgaard  JNorgaard@azleg.gov 602-926-3140

Rep. Otondo     LOtondo@azleg.gov 602-926-3002

Rep. Thorpe     BThorpe@azleg.gov 602-926-5219

 

Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will give her State of Education address at 2 pm., Jan 20 MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=8  and at 9 am., Jan 21 in House Ed Cmte Rm HH4 or online:  or watch online:  MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=48

 

Congresswoman Martha McSally will speak at the 8 am, Mon., Jan 18  ceremony renaming Nobel Way to the “Martin Luther King Jr. Way” at the UA Tech Park (corner of South Nobel Way and East 36th St., Tucson, AZ) The renamed street will be a core feature of a new interactive concept at the UA Tech Park, known as the Heritage Path Project, which will celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of Southern Arizona. After the ceremony, McSally will join participants to march in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk that ends in Reid Park.

 

The AzRA South Mountain Chapter’s Kickoff Meeting for 2016 will be on Tues, Jan 19 at 7pm at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Tempe, AZ 85282. AzRA SMC will continue to meet every 3rd Tuesday at the Pyle Center. Contact: Kimber Hattendorf, President AzRA SMC kimberhatt@yahoo.com   

The Ahwatukee Republican Women is meeting at a new location every  fourth Tuesday at 7 pm, at the Four Points Four Points By Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain., 10831 South 51st St., Phoenix, 85044. State Rep and CD1 Candidate  David Gowan will address the group on Tues., Jan 26. Contact: President Cindy Casaus ARWomen@aol.com

The Chino Valley Pachyderm will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 21 at Randall’s Restaurant at the Prescott Golf & Country Club in Dewey to hear US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey, who is challenging 30 year incumbent Sen John McCain. Early birds at 5 pm.  RSVP TO: Chairman Sue Goodchild suepachy@gmail.com or call 928-636-7355  Tom Jenny of Americans for Prosperity will host a Saul Alinsky movie for their Feb 18 meeting.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet on Sat.,  Feb 6, 2016 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R.H.Johnson Blvd, Sun City West.  Former LD5 Senator Dr Kelli Ward will address the group on her campaign against US Senate John McCain. Doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts; the general meeting at 8:30am.  $2 donation which helps with the room rental. Contact:  Publicist Jean Goncalves 623-214-8010.

The “Remembering Our Fallen - a memorial exhibit with personal photos of those who have given their lives since 9-11,  will be displayed at the Arizona Capitol through Feb 6. Open Mon through Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission/parking. www.azlibrary.gov/azcm or 602-926-3620.   www.rememberingourfallen.org.

 

 

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: 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

JAN 18

The Newly Formed Hwy 89 Republican Club will meet for the first time at 5 pm., Mon., Jan 18 at the Bonn Fire Restaurant in Chino Valley with a mystery speaker. The new club is open to all Republicans living in the area North along Hwy 89 from the Prescott Airport to Ash Fork along with Williamson Valley and Seligman.   There will also be an election of officers. (To serve as an officer a registered Republican needs to be a Precinct Committeeman and have voted in the last Primary and General elections.)  Contact Ron Godfrey at ragodfrey@yahoo.com or 602-688-0979. 

 

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm,  Mon., Jan 18 in Rec 2 Hopi, 908 S Power Road, Mesa, to hear US Senate candidate Kelli Ward address her campaign to replace US Sen John McCain. A Presidential straw poll will also be taken.  In the event you are attending from outside Leisure World please enter through the southern gate at Southern Ave/ and Leisure World Boulevard.  It is about half way between Power/Higley  Roads.  Proceed straight ahead after being cleared at the gate to the large building on your right. Contact: Diane at 480 395-5515.

 

The Arizona Project meets at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 18 at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx, to hear Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese speak on “How To Beat The Democrats At There Own Game.” Contact: Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

 

JAN 19

The Pro-Life Student Lobby Day is scheduled Jan 19 at the State Capitol. student-pro-life-lobby-day-tickets

 

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Jan 19 (third Tues) in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) This month's meeting will feature a discussion about National Popular Vote, the effort to change the way that the Electoral College functions to elect the president.   Pro and con positions will be presented, followed by Q & A.  Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.   Contact:  Richard Rutkowski    info@fhteaparty.org  or  www.fhteaparty.org

 

JAN 20

Palo Verde Republican Women will meet January 20 at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker Meir Jolovitz  will address “Middle East Peace: The Great Deception” with emphasis on the ideology and politics of terror in the Middle East. Jolovitz was born in Israel and is a pro-Israel advocate. 11 am social. 11:30 am program/lunch. $26 person (cash/check), $27 per person by credit card. RSVP to Helene Gross, pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com.

 

Congressman Matt Salmon will officially Kick-Off  his re-election campaign at 6 pm., Wed., Jan 20 dinner at the American Legion Post 39, 206 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 885234. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. RSVP: kick-off-event-rsvp

 

JAN 21

A Campaign Kickoff For Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is scheduled between 5:30-7 pm, Thurs., Jan 21 at Infusionsoft, 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85286.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu, who has taken on 30 year Senator John McCain, will address the Colorado Tea Party Patriots at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 21 at the Community Christian Church,  6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ 8536. Big building behind church - between children's classroom building & Family Bible Study building. Contact:  Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219.

The Campaign Kickoff Party For Pima County Supervisors Ally Miller’s re-election is scheduled from 6-8 pm., Thurs., Jan 21, at the Fox and Hound Restaurant, 7625 N LaCholla Blvd. Appetizers/cash bar. Contact: Allyforsupervisors@gmail.com   520-477-2554 

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet with State Treasurer Jeff DeWit Thurs, Jan 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel,  5121 E La Puente Ave., (51st St. & Elliot Rd.) Phoenix, AZ 85044. Contact: info@tukeeteaparty.com

 

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet Wed., Feb 16 at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85053 to hear Constitutional attorney, author and radio host KrisAnne Hall address constitutional issues.  Contact: http://krisannehall.com

 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is announcing a new collection of educator webinars to bring different wildlife concepts into the classroom. Participate from home while you earn professional development credit. Upcoming webinars:

ü  January 21, 7pm: It's a Bird, It's a Plane - Learn how the Wright brothers can be used to explore the Nature of Science and biomimicry while integrating wildlife biology, physical science, and history. Register Here.

ü  February 11, 7pm: Arizona's State Symbols - Learn some history and trivia about Arizona's living state symbols, including a brief history and trivia for each while we showcase some unique lessons that use science and social studies. Register Here.

 

JAN 22

The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., Jan 22 to hear Bisbee native Dan Elkins, an author, retired Navy, business owner and intelligence and defense resources consultant, who will address Ann Ryn’s Atlas Shrugged. Elkins and his wife Sandra currently live in Prescott Valley and are members of the Hwy 69 Republicans and Yavapai County Pachyderms. He has authored four editions. His most recent book “Atlas Shrugged Revisited: What We Should Have Learned, But Didn't” was released in December 2015. The club meets in the rear dining room of the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E Hwy 69, Dewey. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150 or info@highway69republicans.com

 

The AZGOP Chairman's Awards Dinner is scheduled Jan 22 at the Scottsdale Hilton. Tickets are $60 per person. Tables of 10 - $500. Details here.

 

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 rsvp-leg101@azleague.org  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.

 

JAN 23

The Mandatory AZGOP Meeting for all State Committeemen (in person or by proxy) will be held Jan 23, 2016 at Grace Community Church in Phoenix.

 

The Arizona GOP State Convention, where the state delegates to the Republican National Committeemen, are elected is scheduled April 30 at the Mesa Arts Center.  Sharon Geise and Bruce Ash are the current RNC delegates.

 

Jan 25

The Temple Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 25 at the Pyle Rec Center - 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe to hear Laura Knaparek address “Conservative Alliance Perspective of Solar” and political consultant Constantine Querard talk about the “Natonal Popular Vote.”  Contact: President   Jessica Merrow   480-306-2545.

 

 

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SONORAN ALLIANCE

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ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

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·        The Essa Gives States The Right To Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Federally Required Tests.  Please Support Arizona's HB2256.

·        Textbook Executive: “Common Core’s All About The Money." 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY  MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        50% Of California Licenses Granted In 2015 Were Given To Illegal Immigrants

·        Well-Known Company Luring Illegal Immigrants Into USA

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch

BENGHAZI

·        Unforgivable-New-Benghazi-Bombshell-Reveals-Help-Was-Turned-Back

·        Admiral-Mullen-Admits-Special-Forces-Told-To-Hold-In-Place-During-Terror-Attack-On-Benghazi-Consulate

TERRORISTS

·        Muslims-Take-Little-Christian-Boy; Cut His-Body-In Half

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Writer Calls For Bright Light, Untainted By Politics, On Comfort Women Issue

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Op-Ed: Afghanistan - Covering A Gaping Flesh Wound With A Band-Aid

CONGRESS

·        Paul-Ryan-Funds-Visas-For 300,000-Muslim-Migrants; House-Republicans-Give-Him Standing-Ovation

·        US-House-Makes-Massive Announcement About Muslim Immigration

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama-Is-In-Talks-To-Giving Cuba-$117-Billion-As-An-Apology

INTERNATIONAL

·        Nuclear Deal Marks ‘Turning Point’ For Iran’s Economy, Rouhani Says

·        ISIL Abducts 400 Sunni Civilians, Killed 300 In Eastern Syria Attack

·        U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Iranian Entities Involved In Ballistic Missiles Program

·        ‘Dangerous Moment’ For America, Israel Lobby Warns

·        Israel Warns ‘Implementation Day’ Is ‘Difficult’ For Many States Situated Near Iran

·        U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Iranian Entities Involved In Ballistic Missiles Program

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