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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Congressman Paul Gosar will address the Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum luncheon at 11:30 a.m, Mon., Feb 8 Hotel St. Michael Ballroom , 205 W. Gurley St.  Prescott. District 5 Supervisor Jack Smith and Dwight Jeager will speak on Climate Change and Carbon Credits. $18 per person. Reservation deadline: Thur., Feb 4 to Bob Luzius 928-717-2551 or hilltop237@hotmail.com Contact: Barry Denton 928-442-3290 or barubarranch@hotmail.com www.yrmf.org

Rae Chornenky, past president of the National Federation of Republican Women has announced her candidacy for the Arizona Republican National Committeewoman position.

At 2:30 pm., Feb 3, The Phoenix City Council will take up the issue of the Invocation by a Satanic Worshiper that is scheduled for its Feb 17 meeting. Protest Organizers Opposing Feb 17 Satanic invocation should be in line at the council chamber doors over an hour prior (1:30 pm) to the start of the Feb 3 meeting. Contact Wes Harris at 602-942-9281, 602-432-2871 (cell), wwharris@msn.com or go to publicmeetings/city-council-meetings

The Paradise Republican Women delivered their first donation to UMOM's Health Care Career Club for 2016. Two years ago the club donated stethoscopes and watches to the resident members in the club who were studying for, or preparing to enter nursing school. Tablets were very much in need. The women were studying on the UMOM campus, in the computer room or going to the library, which meant leaving the children or taking them with them. The tablets would make it possible to download books and do their homework in their rooms. PRWC purchased/delivered six tablets and six flash drives on Thurs Jan 14.

Jerry Walker Announces Candidacy For MCRC 2nd Vice Chair: Walker is a retired Naval Senior Hospital Corpsman, who served 30 years before retiring in 2001. At one point in his career, he was charged with providing public health services to approximately 150,000 Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq – including developing properly sewage disposal, providing fresh water/food with appropriate standards to insure healthful condition resulting in stopping outbreaks of communicable diseases. While in the service he earned multiple degrees in science counseling, environmental health, theological studies, and sociology/psychology. He served with the public health detachment in Naples, Italy, where he also trained in mountain warfare and served as a support team member to Special Operations units in three African countries. He later trained as a Master Scuba Diver with services to the Sea Bees and Marine Corps Base at Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. Walks says he can offer the MCRC his expertise in team building and deadline-driven projects while maintaining a sense of humor under pressure.

      Walker has been a precinct committeeman for 16 years and a state committeeman for 15 years since moving to Arizona 17 years ago. He worked on political campaign for Matt Salmon’s run for governor and worked on campaigns ever since. He served for six years on the Maricopa County Community College Board for six years. He and his wife Mary Ellen have been married 45 plus years and have two grown children – Lori Natysn and Jerme Walker. His current hobbies include political activities and homeowner handyman. His civic activities include church membership, military fraternizes - Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion. He is the Grand Chaplain for the State of Arizona Masonic Lodge and Knights Templar and Banner Gateway Medical Center.

Update: Chairman Tyler Bowyer released the names of the candidate nominations he had this morning, along with his agenda for the Wed., Feb 3 MCRC EGC meeting.  The known candidates for First Vice Chairman include, Andrew Costanzo, and Kerry Giangobbe, Bob Lettieri and Frank Thorwald. Other Candidates for Second Vice Chairman - Brent Brooks, Robert Brosius, Tim Kane, Art Olivas, and Lynne Weaver.  Candidates can also be nominated from the floor .  They must be precinct committmen and reside within the Maricopa County boundaries to qualify as potential officiers.

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy invites you to join an advocacy training session at 6 pm, Thurs., Feb 11 at Arizona Republican Party Headquarters, 3501 N 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Experts in law and policy will give the facts on marijuana legalization and what it will mean for our families, communities, and businesses. Join radio personality and communications expert Seth Leibsohn, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, County Attorney Sheila Polk, and Debbie Moak, Director of the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Families, as they give you the tools you will want and need to understand and advocate on this important set of issues. Those in attendance will be invited to write or give video testimonials about why they oppose the legalization of drugs. 

Miscommunications resulted in the Lincoln Republican Women's forum promotion including Dr. Kelli Ward as one of the participants for the Feb 1 forum in Phoenix. Actually, Ward had planned her RV tour to kick off in southern AZ on Feb 1 and she was not scheduled in the Phoenix area that evening. Ward’s scheduled is posted at www.KelliWard.com

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward will have Lunch with Supporters at Big House Cafe in Casa Grande RSVP at noon, Mon, Feb 8. She will address the AZRA Meeting in Casa Grande at 6 pm in the Central Events Hall at the Arizona Plaza . RSVP

Mark your calendar:

· Feb 22 - Last day to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary Election. You must be registered by party affiliation to be eligible to vote in this election.

· Feb 24 - Early voting begins for the Presidential Preference Primary Election.(79% of US voters are registered, and of that, only 41% actually vote!)

· March 11 - Last day to request an early ballot by mail.

· March 18 - Last day to vote early in person.

· March 22 - Presidential Preference Primary. 30 vote centers tba.

· April 30 - AZGOP State Convention. Mesa Arts Center. 58 State Delegates and 55 Alternates (28 at large; 3 from each of 9 CD's.) to the Republican National Convention will be elected. 

Retired Copperhands Old Timers will gather at the American Italian Club in Phoenix at 7 pm, Thurs., Feb 11 to visit with US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward. RSVP

The City of Buckeye is sponsoring an 8 am, Feb 13 "Veterans Lift Up" at Odyssey High School (near Verado) Odyssey High School, 1495 S. Airport Rd.  Buckeye, AZ - that opens with a free pancake breakfast for veterans. The objective is to be sure that all veterans are aware of, and connected to the various services and support systems available to them.  Sponsors are trying to get as many area veterans as possible signed up with the VA - whether they will ever use VA services or not - so that we have better leverage in our efforts to get a VA clinic established here in the West Valley. Veterans Lift Up highlights resources, programs, and opportunities for veterans. Contact: Myra Curtis: 623-349-6945.

The RWOP/Las Fuentes Monthly Village Forum is scheduled at 3 pm., Fri., Feb 19 at the Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ. Speakers: US Senate candidates Dr Kelli Ward and Clair Van Steenwyk; Moderator – Linda Gray. Contact:  Jade Riley  928-227-2398 or jade711@cableone.net

The Highway 89 Republican Club will meet Mon., Feb 15 at the Bonn Fire Restaurant, 1667 S. Hwy 89, Chino Valley, AZ. Contact: Ron Godfrey 602-688-0979 or ragodfrey@yahoo.com

The Republican Women of Prescott Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30am, Tues, Feb 16 at the Prescott Resort Hway 69, Prescott, AZ. Cost: $20. Program: Author and Radio Host  - Seth Leibsohn, speaking on Terrorism. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, tyree200@msn.com, 928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, pjcalhoon@hotmail.com,  928 778-7157.

Yavapai County Young Republicans   Contact:  Cory Gardner at cgardnervotes@cableone.net  for current information

US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will have lunch with supporters at noon, Tues., Feb 9 at Dirtwater Springs Restaurant in Apache Junction, AZ RSVP . She will attend a Meet & Greet at Liberty Arts Academy at 4:30 pm in Mesa. RSVP

Trump Team Volunteers Needed: Thayer Verschoor is calling for volunteers to hand out Trump support campaign literature at the:

      Feb 3 – 7 pm, Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA) meeting, Fiesta Inn Resortm 2100 S. Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282 (map) Contact: 480-788-2572 www.latinogop.org

     Feb 4, 7 pm., PebbleCreek Republican Club Arizona, Tuscany Falls Ballroom 16222 Clubhouse Dr. Goodyear, AZ 85395 (map) Contact: Linda Migliore, President 623-455-3483 lindar.migliore@gmail.com

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 amgold60@yahoo.com or 623-583-7738.

The Arizona Repubican Lawyers (AzRLA) will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, Feb 4 with Phoenix City Councilmen Bill Gates and Jim Waring, in celebration of the groups seventh anniversary, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (One N Central Ave., Suite 1200, Phoenix. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

Volunteers needed: The Arizona Donald Trump Team is looking for volunteers to work phone banks and distribute campaign material. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Thayer Verschoor at tverschoor@donaldtrump.com or 602 703 0266.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at AZ GOP Headquarters 3501 N 24th St. Phoenix, to elect a First and Second Vice Chairman to replace the two officers, - Jeni White and Aaron Borders – who were removed from office by a vote Maricopa County Republican precinct committee during the Jan 16 MCRC mandatory meeting, according to Chairman Tyler Bowyer. tyler@maricopacountygop.comA list of candidates for the two MCRC positions will be posted in the Briefs, as soon as Bowyer releases the names. Candidates can also be nominated from the floor.

The Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA) will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at the Fiesta Inn Resort, 2100 S. Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282. Contact: 480-788-2572 www.latinogop.org

See Legislative Bills: House bills at http://www.azleg.gov/Bills.asp?view=allhouse Senate bills at http://www.azleg.gov/Bills.asp?view=allsenate

Tidbits Of Helpul Information:

Feb 22 is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary. You must be registered by party affiliation to vote in this election.

     To register to vote in AZ you must:

     Be a United States citizen

     Be a resident of AZ. and the county listed on your registration

     Be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next regular General Election

You cannot register to vote if:

     You have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored

     You have been adjudicated incompetent

How to register to vote or update your voter information on line - If you have an AZ drivers license and/or an AZ non-operating ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote via www.servicearizona.com. .

Update your voter information if:

     You recently moved to a new address

     Your  name has been legally changed

     You wish to change your party affiliation 

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward’s Mohave County Door Knocking Team will go door-to-door handing out campaign materials and gathering signatures between 10 am-3 pm., Sat., Feb 6, starting at Subway, 3880 Stockton Hill Rd # 102 in Kingman. A trainer will be on site. Events coordinator Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com or 1-928-230-0633.

Attention Homeowners Who Live in An HOA:  AZ law protects the rights of persons to conduct door-to-door political activity, including collecting signatures for candidates and ballot measures in planned communities. "Not withstanding any provisions in the community documents, an association shall not prohibit door to door political activity, including solicitations of support or opposition regarding candidates or ballot issues or prohibit political signs in front yards..."

ARS  33-1808(G).  This statute clearly confirms the individual rights to free speech.  Homeowners who do not wish to sign anything can simply indicate that to any person who asks that they sign.  But an association cannot bar people from soliciting these signatures.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’s Maricopa County Super Saturday Door Knockers will gather petition signatures and distribute campaign material between 10am-3 pm., Sat., Feb 6 in north Phoenix. starting at the Peter Piper Pizza 12851 W Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85378. A trainer will be on site. Upon returning that site, the team will have pizza with the candidate. Events coordinator Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com or 1-928-230-0633.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will conduct an educator webinar on Arizona State Symbols at 7 pm., Feb 11 to bring different wildlife concepts into the classroom. Participate from home while you earn professional development credit. 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

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy invites you to an advocacy training session at 6 pm., Thurs., Feb 11 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix. Join radio personality and communications expert Seth Leibsohn, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, County Attorney Sheila Polk, and Debbie Moak, Director of the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Families, as they give you the tools you will want and need to understand and advocate on this important set of issues. Those in attendance will be invited to write or give video testimonials about why they oppose the legalization of drugs.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’s Pima County Supporters will conduct a Super Saturday Door Knocking canvas of neighborhoods between 10 am-3 pm., Sat., Feb 6, starting at Safeway, 9050 E Valencia Road in Tucson. Team trainer Stephen Walsh will be on hand to help first time canvassers. Events coordinator Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com or 1-928-230-0633.

The American Heritage DVD series by historian David Barton of Wallbuilders will be presented between 1-3 pm., Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 at the AZ GOP Headquarters West Valley office, 10050 W. Bell Rd. Suite 50. Free to public. Call 623-815-8557 or 623-977-4532 . Facilitated by living history presenter Bonnie Angster. Series will focus on the Constitution, the Judiciary, Education and Black History.

ATTN candidates: Plans are underway for the Sun City West Republican Club Spring “Candidates Forum” that will feature national, state, and LD22 candidates running in 2016. Candidates are asked to contact Forum Chairman Jan Martinson at jlmart15102@aol.com or 623-546-3753 for a spot on the agenda. Put “Candidates Forum” on the subject line. The event will be video-taped so you can use it for promotion. No charge for candidate participation. It’s an opportunity for candidates to speak to at least 200 people at one time. For details call Martinson at 623-546-3753.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

FEB 3

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 amgold60@yahoo.com or 623-583-7738.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists meet at 6:30 pm every Wednesday evening 6 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road to hear Doug Ardt and Barbara Blewster of the John Birch Society on “Trade Agreement Why It’s Harmful to American” and a Con Con – “Why Not Have It.”

US Senate Candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will chat with supporters at Dickie’s BBQ Pit, 7850 N Oracle, Tucson on at noon, Feb 3. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633. events@kelliward.com See dickie_s_bbq_pit

FEB 4

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) will meet Feb 4 with Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates to kick off the groups seventh anniversary at a yet to be disclosed location. Contact: azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

“Coffee with Sen Candidate Kelli Ward” is scheduled at 9:30 am., Feb 4 at the Caffee Luce Coffee Roasting Company, 943 E University Blvd., #191, Tucson, AZ 85719.

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will host Intelligence and National Security Expert Dr. Lyle Rapacki sentinelintelligenceservices.com/ at their 6:15 pm, Thurs., Feb 4 dinner at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Social at 5:30 pm. Rapacki will address issues facing the nation from terrorism. Cost $30. All reservations must be dinner reservations. RSVP to Jan Webb aznani@cox.net or 602-318-1010 no later Sun, Jan 31, whether attending or not attending. A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by Feb 1 to avoid being charged. Contact: info@crwop.org (602) 252-6300.

Mesa Republican Women will meet 11:30 am to 1:00pm, Thurs., Feb 4 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213 to hear a program on the marijuana initiative - which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  The presenters are Lisa James and Kim Owens of "JUST VOTE NO ARIZONA". 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 mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or (480) 615-0524.

FEB 6

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet on Sat., Feb 6 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.

Legislative District 14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Feb 6 in the Benson City Council Chambers 120 W. 6th Street, Benson, AZ. Contact: Maureen Tozzi, Secretary - LD14

FEB 9

The Sun Lakes Republicans will meet with Constitutional attorney Shane Krauser to address constitutional education at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 9 in the Arizona Room at Sun lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 95249. Also meet US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey. Contact Chr Mike Tennant, 480-802-178. www.slgop.org

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Congressman Matt Salmon upon House passage of H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act.“After America was fleeced by negotiations with Iran, Members of Congress warned the President that the Iranian regime was not to be trusted.  Not to be deterred by facts, he pushed forward and ultimately signed a terrible deal with an untrustworthy regime.  Since the signing of the deal just a few short months ago,  Iran has test-launched inter-continental missiles (capable of carrying nuclear payloads), fired warning shots at U.S. Naval ships in international waters, and, just yesterday, captured and held American sailors and vessels.  Now it is anticipated that the Administration will move this week to release billions in hard currency to the Iranian regime. This bill would provide Congress greater oversight over the President’s ability to lift sanctions on entities doing businesses with Iran to the benefit of their ballistic missile program, and force the Administration to take responsibility for their actions by mandating certifications be made by? Congress before sanctions are lifted.  They’re small changes, but exactly what we need to rein in an executive intent on ignoring the will of the American people.”

Legislation Introduced By U.S. Representative Martha McSally, the “Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act,” today passed the Homeland Security Committee. The legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a “stress-test” of security gaps in America’s defenses in the wake of evolving threats from ISIS and foreign fighters. “The last time the federal government actually tested our defenses against the threat of terrorists entering our country was seven years ago. Since then, the threat environment has changed dramatically,” said McSally. “Nearly 30,000 people from over 100 countries have travelled to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq since 2011, including over 4,500 Westerners and 250 Americans. There are ISIS-related investigations happening in all 50 states. We need to know our systems in place can keep Americans safe, and where there are vulnerabilities, we need to fix them immediately.” Today’s legislation puts into action a recommendation made by McSally and her colleagues on the Foreign Fighter Task Force. The Task Force investigated the threat of ISIS for six months and released 32 key findings and over 50 recommendations in September. Since then, six Task Force recommendations have been signed into law and two more have passed the House and are awaiting Senate action. McSally has had five bills related to national security pass the Homeland Security Committee and three pass the House. Read the full bill text HERE.

Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Iranian Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei presenting five Islamic Revolutionary Guards commanders with the Order of Fat’h medal for detaining 10 American sailors: “It’s been three weeks since Iran’s illegal detention of American sailors in the Persian Gulf. Ayatollah Khamenei has pinned the Order of Fat’h medal to the chests of those that mistreated and humiliated American personnel. Yet the Obama Administration has still failed to condemn Iran’s behavior for what it was: a violation of international law and centuries of maritime tradition. The Ayatollah has made his views clear as to how American military personnel are to be treated. It’s time for the President and other Administration officials who incredibly have praised Iranian behavior and downplayed this incident to clarify the position of the United States, confidently affirm basic principles of international law, and protect our men and women in uniform.”

Senator John McCain on voting “yes” to an amendment offered by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to the Energy Policy Modernization Act that would limit the president’s authority to establish new national monuments by allowing any new designation to expire after three years unless Congress enacts legislation to make it permanent: “Today I was proud to support an amendment offered by Senator Lee that would restrict the federal government’s ability to expand its reach over Arizona lands by requiring congressional approval of any new national monument within three years in order for it to remain permanent.

“Under the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president has virtually unlimited power to restrict public use of federal land by presidential proclamation. In many cases, the Antiquities Act has been wisely employed to protect a number of Arizona’s most precious landscapes. However, in recent years, the Antiquities Act has been used by President Obama and his predecessors to ban access to large swaths of land without engaging with affected stakeholders and hearing the concerns of local communities. This is unacceptable. All Arizonans deserve to have a seat at the table before the federal government takes such actions.

“Arizona has 18 national monuments – more than any other state – that cover many hundreds of thousands of acres of land. Some of these monuments were created in the dead of night in the final days of the Clinton Administration. Yet today, President Obama is proposing a new 1.7 million acre national monument in northwest Arizona – an area roughly the size of the State of Delaware – that aims to disrupt critical activities in our state, including wildfire prevention, water management, hunting and state wildlife management, and cattle ranching.”

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GILBERT/GILA WATCH

This important action comes from Jennifer Reynolds, publisher of http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/:

Common Core Fighters, There are two identical "Menu of Assessments" bills (HB2544 and SB1321) that will be reviewed this week in the House and Senate Education Committees. HB2544 will be reviewed on February 3rd, 2pm in House Hearing Room 4. SB 1321 will be reviewed on February 4th, 9am in Senate Hearing Room 1. Here is a brief summary of these bills. Please read them in their entirety with the links provided:
HB2544/ SB1321- The state board of education (SBE) shall adopt a menu of statewide achievement assessments to measure pupil achievement beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The assessments provided must be of "high quality" and demonstrate that they meet or exceed the state board's adopted academic standards; that the cost to administer each assessment is not more then current assessment cost; and provide a third part evaluation of each assessment to show that it is of high-quality and meets standards. (
HB2544&Session and sb1321&Session)
These bills provide school districts and charter schools with flexibility to choose from a "menu of assessments," provided by the SBE, that they feel best matches what curriculum their district or charter school has chosen and does not lock them into just one statewide assessment, aka AzMERIT, to assess their students. Representative Boyer, the primary sponsor of HB2544 has stated, "As a teacher myself, I don't want my curriculum or any other teacher's curriculum to be driven by a test or bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. I know first hand that a single statewide test in every Arizona school does not help students or teachers."
Please contact the Representatives and Senators in both education committees through "Request to Speak" to testify in person or submit bill comments, by e-mail, and by phone and tell them to VOTE YES on HB2544 and SB1321. Here is their contact information:
House Education Committee:

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

Rep. Lawrence 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

Senate Education Committee:

Senator Allen sallen@azleg.gov (602) 926-5409
Senator Yee
kyee@azleg.gov (602) 926-3024
Senator Begay
cbegay@azleg.gov (602) 926-5862
Senator Bradley
dbradley@azleg.gov (602) 926-5262
Senator Dial
jdial@azleg.gov (602) 926-5550
Senator Pancrazi
lpancrazi@azleg.gov (602) 926-3004
Senator Smith
stsmith@azleg.gov (602) 926-5685

RUSSELL PEARCE

 

 

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SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

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REFUGEES

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· Witnesses In Shock After Migrant Syrian Father Tosses His Children Out A Window…To Plummet Below

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· Oregon-Protesters-Just-Made-A-Huge-Announcement-Thatll-Ratchet-Up-Tensions

· Obamas-Secret-Plot-Against-Oregon-Militia-Exposed; FBI-Did-Not-Want-This-Out

· Oregon-Shootout-Rooted-In-Clinton-Uranium-Trade

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· The FBI Is Closing In On Hillary Clinton As News Breaks That Her Server "Put Lives At Risk"!

WAR ON WOMEN

· No Means No! Cartoon Pamphlets Handed Out To Migrants, Teaching Them Groping Women Is Bad…

· TV-Media In Finland Teaches Citizens How To Protect Women From Being Raped

DEPT OF JUSTICE

· DOJ: Former Md. Judge Violated The Civil Rights Of Uncooperative Defendant

MILITARY/VETERANS

· US Commander In Iraq: It Doesn't Only Matter Whether You Win, 'It Matters How You Win'

· Iran-Warns-US: We-Have-Even-More-Embarrassing-Footage-Your-Captured Sailors

· Military-General-Defies-Obama; Tells-The-Truth-About-Lowering-The-Standards

· US Army Sergeant: Lavoy Finicum Murder Video Had Inconsistencies

· U.S. General Says, ‘Carpet-Bombing ISIS Would Be Un-American’

· Sailor Shocked When Woman Insults Him In Public, Then He Hears THIS Voice Behind Her

CONGRESS

· House Republicans Taking A Sure-Fail Vote To Make A Point About Obamacare

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

· This-Map-Shows-How-Much-Land-The-Government-Owns-In-Every-State

DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Tells IA Crowd To ‘Knock The Crap Out Of Tomato Throwing Protesters’

· After-Trump-Loses-Iowa-Anti-Trump-Super-PAC-Sends-Him-A-Box Of Kleenex

TED CRUZ

· Cruz Crushes In Iowa, Trump Keeps Loss Classy, Sweaty Rubio’s The Most Giddy 3rd Placer Ever

· Cruz Accused Of Fraud In Iowa Win

MARCO RUBIO

· Rubio: Safety Net A Way Of Life For Too Many – ‘There Is Nothing Moral About Trapping People In Poverty’

RICK SANTORUM

· Santorum-Precinct-Captain-Makes-Big-Admission-After-Revealing-Iowa-Voter-Tally

SARAH PALIN

· Sarah-Palin-Rips-NBC-Host; I-Was-Told-This-Interview-Was-About-The-Caucus

· Report: Track-Palin-Saw-No-Combat-Questions-Arise-About-PTSD

BILL AND HILLARY

· Former IG: State Department Lied about Clinton Email – Hillary will get a Slap on the Wrist

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Brief History Of The Democrat Party And The Black Community- You’ll Be SHOCKED!

HEALTH/OBAMACARE

· For-Brazils-Rich-And-Poor-Disparate-Response-To-Zika

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

· IG: DHS Admitted U.N. And U.S. Officials Traveling From Ebola-Affected Countries Without Screening

SECRETARY OF STATE

· Hillary's State Dept Caught Attempting To Rig IA And NH Elections

· Former Ig: State Department Lied About Clinton Email – Hillary Will Get A Slap On The Wrist

· Contradicting Kerry, Iran Claims $100 Billion In Sanctions Relief ‘Fully’ Released

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama Will Be The First President To Visit A US Mosque

· White House Covers For Hillary Clinton: "Based On What We Know" She Won't Be Indicted

· Revealed-Obama-Emailed-Hillary-18-Times; Flashback-Claimed-He-Learned-From-The-Media

INTERNATIONAL

· Poll: 63% Of Israelis Rank President Obama ‘Worst For Israel In The Last 30 Years’

· The-Battle-For-Stockholms-Train-Station-Is-The-Beginning-Of-Europes-Civil-War

· Britain First Carries Out Christian Patrol In Islamist Hotspot Bury Park, Luton

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