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A Conservative Hero Has Died One of the greatest voices for freedom has passed...

Reports Are Surfacing that some of the Maricopa County Republican legislative districts and outlying counties are saying “no” to proxies at their special meetings to elect delegates to the state/nation convention. It has been suggested that the Briefs post a list of the counties and LD’s showing their position on permitting proxies their LD/county delegate selection meeting. If you are interested in participating, please send the information to repcomm@cox.net with a subject line of “delegate proxies.” See full story at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/2016/02/2-13-16-briefs.html

Rep. Paul Boyer Won't Allow Parental "Opt Out" Bill to be Heard! Rep Paul Boyer has parents hopping angry for reportedly sitting on several education bill that taxpayers want heard. You can reach key players at these links: Boyer Here, Rep Christopher Ackerly Here , Sen Sylvia Allen  Here Gov Doug Ducey Here Monday, Feb. 15, is the last day that bills can be scheduled.

Thayer Verschoor, One Of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s Arizona team leaders, is calling for volunteers to go to Vegas, NV Feb 20 thru the night of the Feb 23 to help the Trump campaign. Transportation, lodging and meals are provided. Contact Verschoor at 602-703-0266.

Congressman Matt Salmon upon hearing of the loss of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. “It is with a heavy heart that the nation today mourns the loss of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.  Justice Scalia was a man of honor and a true constitutional scholar who continually demonstrated a deep fealty to the constitution in the face of overwhelming opposition.  His just and moral influence and his noble service will be long remembered by the American legal system and a grateful American people.”

Reminder: Feb 22 is the last day to register to vote in Presidential Preference Primary. Registration forms can be picked up at your local post office, motor vehicle licensing office, GOP office or contact your local club or legislative district chairman.

Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP on Paper PCs: What is a “Paper PC”?  It is usually someone who comes on board as a precinct committeeman with the understanding that they “do not have to do anything”.  All that is required is that they give their proxies to another PC who will vote on their behalf.  Sounds innocent enough -- until you see people showing up at the annual County and State meetings with arms full of those proxies.  At one meeting last year, I witnessed a lady take 22 proxies to the voting machine.  It seems strange to me that 22 different individuals ask one person to carry  their proxies.

This is another item in the parade of unintended consequences which have come back to bite us.  The original intent of proxy votes was to enable PCs (unable to attend a meeting) to cast a vote. That sounds reasonable and fair -- until it becomes a way to corrupt the will of the body/organization through abuse of the process.

There is a growing awareness among the grassroots that we have been and are being played by the less than obvious agenda agents who operate in the darkness to influence the direction of our party.  IMHO it just might be a good idea to put a reasonable control in place regarding proxies.  Maybe base it on the concept of PCs showing up at these highly important meetings if they want their vote to count.  Why become a PC if you don’t “do anything”?

It is good to see Chairman Graham springing to the defense of those who have a right to have their votes counted.  While doing so he might want to consider the right of the rest of us to not be held hostage by the deeds that are done in the dark which bare little difference to what we see the democrats do with ballot harvesting.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement upon the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:  "Justice Scalia was a wise voice and strong proponent of the Constitution and American values. He was a true legend and a towering figure on the court whose acute legal mind forged a legacy of protecting our freedoms and the Constitution. His decisions will continue to shape our country for years to come and his presence will be sorely missed. I send my condolences to his wife Maureen and his nine children as we keep his entire family in our thoughts and prayers.”

U.S. Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey regarding the untimely and tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “America has lost a giant today. Antonin Scalia dedicated his life to our Constitution, our Republic and to public service. We have just lost a man who set legal precedent which will outlive us all. Ronald Reagan saw in Justice Scalia a Conservative anchor who would stand up for the Constitution for decades, and he did just that. The majority in the Supreme Court was always frail. We cannot overstate the importance of Justice Scalia's passing. It is imperative that we come together as Conservatives to pray for his family and pray for the Republic. We must pray for the Senate, and push them to stand firm against the activist nominees president Obama will undoubtedly put forth. I humbly ask the people of Arizona to join me in prayer today for the justice's family, the United States Senate and the future of our Republic.”

Update - Vicki Alger AZRA Education Committee Chairman: Thank you for contacting House Education Chairman Rep Paul Boyer! You efforts have made a difference, but we still need to act because if bills are not scheduled to be heard, they will die. I was in touch with Representative Boyer yesterday evening. Here’s a summary of where he stands, and what we need to do:

HB2088

schools; assessments; surveys; informed consent

This bill is now tentatively scheduled to be heard in Chairman Boyer’s House Education Committee Wednesday, 2/17. It should be posted on ALIS (Arizona Legislative Information System) on Monday. Please register your SUPPORT for this bill on the ALIS Request to Speak (RTS) system starting Monday. If you are not registered on the RTS system and need help, please email me. Jose Borrajero has put together a terrific instruction sheet, and I am happy to help you. But please keep the pressure up! Contact him TODAY and urge him to hear this bill!

HB2056

statewide assessments; parental opt-out

Chairman Boyer opposes this bill and says it will not be heard. Contact him TODAY and urge him to hear this bill and to follow Arizona’s Parents Bill of Rights (ARS 1-601 and 1-602): “The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, health care and mental health of their children is a fundamental right. This state, any political subdivision of this state or any other governmental entity shall not infringe on these rights…” Parents’ rights do not stop at the schoolhouse door!

HB2582

student, teacher data collection; prohibitions

Chairman Boyer says this bill “is problematic in my initial read but I'm open to digging further.” He is unsure if he’ll complete his review in time for it to be heard and said a similar Senate bill, SB 1389, is proceeding. Contact him Today and urge him to hear HB 2582. Tell him you support stiff civil penalties and fines for violating students’ privacy and parental rights! Contact: Boyer immediately: (602) 926-4173 pboyer@azleg.gov facebook.com/BoyerAZ/ twitter.com/pauldboyer

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will host national speaker KrisAnne Hill on “The Disarming of America” at 6:30pm., Wed, Feb 17 at the Light & Life Church, corner of 39th Ave / Greenway in Phoenix. (Back side of the church). Doors open at 6 pm. Food available by Church Youth Group – popcorn, chips & salsa, candy, snacks, sode, pretzels and hot dogs. Tea Party selling $1 per bottle. Admission donations $2.50 per person. Generosity accepted to cover expenses. Sheriff Richard Mack making the introduction. Her books, CDs, DVDs will be available for sale. Hall is a Constitutional Attorney, former Prosecuting Attorney, Disabled Army Veteran, Radio Show Host, National Speaker, and Pastor's wife. Francine Romesburg consrvrp2@yahoo.com  Facilitator Grassroots Tea Party Activists

LD20 MCRC Member-At-Large Wes Harris: Well we had a murder suicide in Independence High School...or better said, outside of Independence High School.  Now the pundits will start asking for more gun control in direct violation of the Second Amendment even though I am sure that any control in this area would not have prevented this latest sad tale of a relationship gone wrong ignoring a value system that values life under any circumstances.  The attached video by Bill Whittle is a real eye opener.  It is worth your time to watch and take notes. Bill Whittle's Firewall

The-1-Man-Who-Can-Make-Our-Enemies-Fear-Us-Again Dan Gordon says Trump could right America if he finds his 'inner Reagan'

Superpac Against Trump: 'If It Bleeds We Can Kill It' “…Packer is being supported by a number of GOP bigshots, including John McCain, in order to try to form a steady barrage of anti-Trump messages that will ultimately turn voters against the New York billionaire no one can buy.”

Anti-Trump-Super-Pac-Features-John-McCain “...GOP electorate towards the GOP establishment is bounded between “hate and disgust” on one end of the spectrum and “burn it down and plow salt into the ashes” on the other. John McCain, to most GOP voters, represents the very worst impulses of the GOP establishment: out of touch, devoid of principles, reeking of self-importance, more than likely corrupt.”

50-US-Spies: Obama-Admin-Manipulates-Reports-Threatens-Us-If We Speak Out More than 50 spies working for the military have come out with shocking allegations: according to them, the Obama administration has taken their painfully honest assessments of the war against ISIS and effectively reinterpreted them to paint a rosy picture of things that reflects well on the president’s efforts against the terrorist group.The spies specifically went out of their way to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of rogue agents telling falsehoods to advance their own careers. Rather, as one of the operatives involved said, “The cancer was within the senior level of command,” revealing how high this conspiracy of competence goes. Indeed, the allegations are serious enough that the Pentagon has charged it’s inspector general with investigating the intelligence agents’ claims. This followed the submission of a formal written complaint by two veteran analysts at U.S. Central Command in July, prompting the Department of Defense to look into the matter itself.

National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash: Justice Scalia’s passing has created a profound sense of loss for all Americans. Scalia understood that perhaps one of the most important concepts of our constitution is the checks and balances system . On this constitution rests this fragile balance which has helped give strength to our republic.

I learned of Scalia’s passing while co-hosting a radio call in show in Tucson. As soon as we signed off I was in immediate contact with some of my colleagues of the RNC and I was asked to place a call to Chairman Reince Priebus to insist that we pass a resolution in support of blocking any attempt by President Obama to pack the US Supreme Court with a liberal nominee at this time .

I made the case to act in special session and pass a RNC resolution in support of holding off confirmation of a new justice to replace Scalia until after the new president takes office next year. While on the call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued his own statement in support to hold off confirmation. I will sponsor a resolution to resist the president on any nomination while he is in office and will press for expedited approval by the body of the RNC.

The GOP grass roots across America, like Justice Scalia , believes in the checks and balances system under our constitution and we must oppose any effort by Barack Obama to pack the court in 2016.

Over the next several days there will be many tributes for Justice Scalia. His great intellectual prowess and leadership on SCOTUS will be felt for many decades in the future. Our nation has lost a great supporter of The US Constitution. As we face the upcoming presidential election an important thing for all of us to keep in mind is that our next president must be a conservative Republican who will select originalists to all of our federal courts to will carry on the work of Justice Scalia and keep the fragile Bruce Ash – Arizona GOP National Committeeman

The February Pinal County Republican Committee has been cancelled. PCRC will resume meeting on March 19 in the Administration building. Contact: Karen Wall rodrigs@1791.com

ATTN Club Chairmen/Secretaries: Please include the time and location of your event, as well as a contact name, phone or e-mail when submitting event announcements. Thanks for your cooperation. – Editor Frosty Taylor.

The Emancipation Proclamation Observance4/Black History Month Celebration is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., Feb 27 in Eastlake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson, PHX 85034. Speaker: Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Free admission, food, Buffalo Soldiers, Kawambe Omowale, Ballet Folklorico. Contact: Rev. Clyde Bowen The AAARC aaarc6@centurylink.net 602 274-5439 Face Book

Free tables are available to political candidates, clubs, LDs1-30, PACs, and veterans groups between 10 am-3 pm, during the Sat., Feb 20 Candidate Corral 2016 scheduled at the Pioneer Living History Village. Bring a table, 2 chairs and a pop-up tent for your group.  Put out your literature, business cards, do a raffle to raise money for your group. To reserve a space go to http://citizenbusinessleague   or contact event manager Nina Marlow at  (480) 707-9043 (602) 541-1436  cell nmarlowCBL@gmail.com

US Congressmen Sponsor A Congressional Art Competition each spring, recognizing young artists within their home congressional districts. Entry deadline is April 8, 2016. Winners art work is displayed for one year in the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC. For entry information go HERE.

Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card competition open to children age 13 and younger. Submissions should be free-hand art celebrating Easter on paper no larger than 8.5”x11”. Entry deadline Mon, MARCH 7. Winners will be announced in April. Submit entries via email to Teresa.Martinez@mail.house.gov  Or mail to Congressman Paul Gosar, 6499 W. Kings Ranch Road #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118. Information: call 480-882-2697.

The Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1-mile walk, honoring wounded veterans, is 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. Contact Kathy Pearce at kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or 480-330-1632.

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed: 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.

Volunteers Needed: Candidate Corral 2016 coordinator Nina Marlowe is asking for about 30 volunteers to help with the Feb 20 Candidate Corral scheduled at the Pioneer Living History Village. Marlow needs people to help with parking and busing handicap people from their car to the front of the three stages set up for candidates presentations. She also needs set-up and tear down volunteers. Contact Marlow at 602) 541-1436  cell nmarlowCBL@gmail.com

Sponsors/Volunteers Needed: To help with the Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1 mile walk scheduled at 8:30 am., Sat. March 12 at Freestone Park in Glbert. Contact: Kathy Pearce at kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or 480-330-1632.

The Republican Party of Maricopa County’s Executive Guidance Committee has voted overwhelmingly to oppose both the state house and state senate versions of the National Popular Vote legislation currently being considered by state lawmakers. The vote of opposition is rooted in concerns that the two bills would grossly change our electoral system and render the will of Arizona voters subservient to that of high populace, liberal states such as California and New York, according to MCRC Chairman Tyler Bower. He asks all Precinct Committeemen to immediately contact your state legislators, by email AND phone, to tell them to OPPOSE the National Popular Vote legislation. When emailing, please use the subject line: OPPOSE National Popular Vote . You can use the new MaricopaCountyGOP.com Resource Center to look up your legislative district, contact your elected officials, access the Arizona legislature’s Request To Speak (RTS) system, and more, Bowyer said. Bowyer requested that Legislative District Chairmen share the message with their Precinct Committeemen. Editor’s Note: You can also access find your LD, legislators, or bills at http://azleg.gov/

LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor reminds voters who are in opposition to National Popular Vote (NPV) should be flooding AZ Senate President Andy Biggs abiggs@azleg.gov office with phone calls and e-mails demanding a NO vote on the National Popular Vote Bills now in his senate chamber. The House passed HB2456 last Friday and sent it to the Senate. Senator Don Shooter prime sponsor of SB 1218 (the twin bill of HB 2456) is hot to move forward given his current 20/10 members in favor of NPV advantage. Biggs reports that he is receiving calls in favor of the NPV at a ratio of 2/1. O’Connor says, “This is the CQ paid machine doing what they get paid to do. They are also assisted by the democrat machine. Andy needs to hear from us at his office because he stands with us against these horrible bills. But he now needs the evidence of our strength.” See report by Heritage Action in their "Daily Signal" E-Publication http://tinyurl.com/j9prh8c Also read www.NoNationalPopularVote.Wordpress.com

Ally Miller is in her first term as Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 1 incumbent Ally Miller’s bumpers stickers are available at www.allyforsupervisor.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb 15

The Coconino County Republicans Annual Fundraiser/Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 6:15 pm., Mon., Feb 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff featuring a CD1 candidate forum with candidates Gary Kiehne, Ken Bennett, Paul Babeu, David Gowan, and Paul Shawn. The forum will be moderated by Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and City Councilman Jeff Oravits. Doors open at 5 pm, program starts at 6:15, and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Dinner: $50 per person, $360 for a table of eight. Attire: Business casual. Reservations required. Drawings for Gift Certificates, jewelry, wine baskets and more. Winners will be drawn at the close of the program.

LD22 precinct committeemen will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 15 at the Westbrook Village Recreation Center at 19281 N Westbook Parkway, Peoria, AZ   The doors open at 5:30pm. Volunteers are asked to bring food for the pot luck dinner. Dinner donations $5 per person. Proceeds offset the room rental. Agenda: upcoming delegate elections, the April 30 state convention and the national convention. Contact Last chance to purchase tickets for the raffle of a (first place) Your choice of a DPMS Oracle .556 AR type rifle or 480 rounds of Federal .556 NATO ammunition in two metal cans. (second place). a Vizio 48" HD SMART Television. upcoming delegate elections, the April 30 state convention and the national convention. Contact: Chr Eric Morgan

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman will address the Sun City Republican Club at 7 pm, Mon. Feb 15 in the East Hall of the Sundial Recreation Center. Social at 6:30 pm. Contact: Peter Lee mdcyclist@live.com

The American Heritage DVD series by historian David Barton of Wallbuilders will be presented between 1-3 pm., Feb. 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.

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 Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 15 for a lessons on “tweeting” at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders at 602.677.1496

Feb 16

A Fundraiser For Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be hosted by Mike and Christine Schroeder, Terrie Frankel and Fred Shinn from 6-8 pm.,Tues., Feb 16 at the home of Mike and Christine Schroeder,100 N Primrose Point, Sedona AZ, 86336 in Back O’Beyond Ranch. A one-on-one is scheduled from 6-7:30 pm, with a formal presentation by Arpaio at 7:30 pm. Minimum donation, $75 person, $125 couple, will be taken at the door prior to admission. No credit cards. Refreshments to be served. RSVP to Mike at: JMS2@ix.netcom.com (Parking and Entrance Info by Return Mail). Information www.mcso.org/About/Sheriff.aspx

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey will attend the West Valley GOP office coffee/donuts gathering at 9:30 am., Tues., Feb 16.

The West Valley GOP Office will host US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey at 9:30 am., Tues., Feb 16 during their coffee/doughnut get together. The office is at 10050 W Bell Road Sun City AZ 895351. Contact: Office manager Peter Lee mdcyclist@live.com

The Fountain Hills Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 16 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.). This month's meeting will feature LD23 State Senator John Kavanagh, and Reps Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Rep Jay Lawrence who will update the group on legislative issues, including the National Popular Vote. Free admission. Operational donations welcome. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski info@fhteaparty.org  or  www.fhteaparty.org

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.

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

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will speak to the Christian Political Organization at 6 pm., Tues., Feb 16 at Coco's Restaurant in Sun City, AZ RSVP

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots and the North West Valley Tea Party will gather between 6:30-8:30 pm., Tues., Feb 16 in the Quail Room at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W. R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375 to hear Kris Anne Hall address Article V Convention of States/Nullification.  Public Welcome. Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who teaches the Constitution and our founding documents. Chairman John Madeira 480-359-1784 or jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

Feb 17

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet Wed., Feb 17 at Light & Life Church, 15220 N 39th Ave., (corner of 39th Ave / Greenway), Phoenix to hear Constitutional attorney, author and radio host KrisAnne Hall address “The Disarming of America.” Hall is a former prosecutor, disabled US Army veteran, a Russian linguist, who travels the Country teaching the Constitution and history of our founding documents laying the foundation that shows how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. $2.50 donations appreciated to cover Hall’s travel, room costs and promotion. Doors open at 6 pm., Contact: http://krisannehall.com See video on Hall at www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com KrisAnne Hall:  www.krisannehall.com Tea Party contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

The Verde Valley Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., Feb 17 at the Sedona

Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. Meet/greet at 11 am. Speaker: Kenneth Michael Kearns, M.D. - UofA medicine instructor, author, and practicing physician.  $17 per person. RSVP: Carol: 928-301-2121 or seaver-lucas@aol.com

The Western Pinal Republican Club meets 5:30pm, Wed., Feb 17 at Eva’s Fine Mexican Restaurant, Casa Grande to hear speaker Andy Biggs.

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 am., Feb 17 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey and Arizona State Board of Education member Chuck Schmidt will address the group. Schmidt will discuss Prop 123 to be voted on May 17 in Arizona. Social at 11 am. $26 per person Reservations required. Contact Sherry pvrw111@yahoo.com .

A Fundraiser For US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm., Wed., Feb 10 at the home of Charles and Jennifer Hill, 413 W Bentrup St., Chandler, AZ 85225. RSVP to Jennifer at Jleonhill1970@yahoo.com or fundraiser-tickets

Business United for Scottsdale Schools (BUSS) is sponsoring a “Business & Education Partnership Breakfast” between 8-9:30 am, Wed, Feb 17 at SkySong.

Feb 18

LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm, Thurs., Feb 18 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix with Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash and Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates. Ash has been Arizona’s RNC Committeeman since 2007. Bates was appointed to represent District 3 in 2009, was elected in 2011 and was the Vice Mayor of Phoenix in 2013.

The Republican Party of Mesa will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 18 to hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Ronald K Luster Building (the old Mesa Utility Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa AZ. Contact: Chr Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.

The Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting is scheduled at 5 pm., Thurs., Feb 18 in Randall’s Restaurant at the Prescott Golf & Country Club in Dewey. Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity will show the movie “Sal Alinsky Story and Tactics” Chr: Sue Goodchild. RSVP TO suepachy@gmail.com or 928-636-7355

The San Tan Republican Club. meets at 6pm, Feb 18 at Mountain Vista School, San Tan Valley.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will speak to the Southern Arizona Republican Club in Sonoita at 7 pm, Thurs., Feb 18. RSVP

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 18 at Fire Station #43, 4110 Chandler Blvd., Phx, 85048 to hear Dr. Thomas Patterson, Chairman of Compact for America. Patterson, a retired physician, is a former state senator and former chairman of the Goldwater Institute. Contact: www.tukeeteaparty.com

The Northwest Conservatives is hosting a “Meet the Candidates at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 18 for District 1 Pima County Board of Supervisors incumbent Ally Miller and LD9 House candidate Ana Henderson at the Nanin Library.

Congress, Cops & Coffee will be offered by Congressman Paul Gosar between 8:30-9:30 am, Wed., Feb 18 at the Palo Verde Education Center in Buckeye, AZ. For information go to www.gosar.house.gov or call 480-882-2697.

FEB 19

Charles and Jennifer Hill of Chandler are hosting a 5:30 pm., Wed., Feb 19 evening of wine tasting and charcuterie fundraiser in honor of US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward. $20 donation at the door. RSVP to Jennifer Hill jleonhill1970@yahoo.com

Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road, Phx. Contact: www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com/grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

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 Republican Women of Pinal County meet at 10am, Fri., Feb. 19 at Saddlebrooke Clubhouse to hear Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin.

The Pinal County Republican Committee meets 10am, Sat., Feb 19 at Florence High School in Florence.

FEB 20

The Citizens Business League will host a Candidate’s Corral from 10 am-3 pm., Sat., Feb 20 at Pioneer Living History Village, 3901 W Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086. A concert to benefit Veterans organization is scheduled from 6-8 pm. The event offers free opportunities to grassroots groups, veterans groups, Republican Clubs and all LD’s 1-30. Bring your pop-up tent, table & 2 chairs. Advertise your group with raffles, hand-out flyers, do a fund raiser and learn about Statewide Candidates, Local Officials & a Presidential Candidate or two… “First-come/First-serve” basis. Reserve space at http://citizenbusinessleague.goldlaw.wpengine.com Contacts: Diane Ortiz-Parsons preference1977@gmail.com 480-236-2795 or Nina Marlow nmarlowCBL@gmail.com 480-707-9043.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will address the Riders USA Pro 2nd Amendment Rally between noon and 2 pm., Sat., Feb 20 at the State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix. Contact: Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will speak at 1:45 pm., Sat., Feb 20 at the Candidate Corral scheduled at Pioneer History Living Village, 3901 W Pioneer Road, Phoenix. The event runs from 10 am-3 pm. Contact: Contact: Carolyn Leff evenets@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633.

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ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· **Critical Alert** Say Goodbye To America

· Urgent: Contact Rep. Boyer, He Is Holding HB2056 (Parental Opt Out) And HB2088 (School Surveys And Assessments Informed Consent)!

· Pay To Play - AZGOP Graham Charges To Attend The State Republican Convention

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Republican Election Calendar

· Manufacturing Essential To National Security: Trumps Senior Advisor

· Ted-Cruz-Is-For-Eminent-Domain-Video

· Arizona-Independents-To-Vote-March-22

· ADHS: AZ-Flu--Widespread

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

· Picking At "Flees"

· Don't It Make My Red State Blue....

· The Jobs Bill

· The Beam In His Own Eye....

· The Death Spiral Continues

· (Some) Transparancy...Finally!

· Special Shout Out....

· Into The Sunset

· Notice This!

BILL WHITTLE'S FIREWALL

· Number One With The Bullet

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Co-Founder-Of-Anti-Obama-March-Shot-Between-The-Eyes-By-Organizer-Over-Gun-Dispute

· Worker Who Pulled Gun To Stop Stabbing Attack At Gm Tech Center Says He Was Fired

· Gun_Owner_Saved_Cop_From_Attack_By_Kids

TERRORISTS

· Jihad-Comes-To-Small-Town; Another-American-ISIS-Supporter-Arrested

OREGON STANDOFF

· Pastor Franklin Graham Negotiates End To FBI Standoff In Oregon

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Gun_Owner_Saved_Cop_From_Attack_By_Kids

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· US Intel Chief: Islamic Terror Threat Biggest in History

CONGRESS

· McConnell: Don’t-Replace-Scalia-Until-After-Election

· Harry-Reid-Don’t-Block-Scalia-Successor

COURTS

· Court-Overturns-Order-On-These-Fast-And-Furious-Documents

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

· Obama To "Crush" Remaining Ranchers

· What-Your-Government-Is-Up-To-While-You’re-Watching-Football

DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Under Pressure To Show Presidential Side In Debate

· Trump-Is-All-Complaints, Insults, Vulgarities-And-No-Action

SARAH PALIN

· Palin Accuses Cruz Of Lying About Wealthy Donors

JEB BUSH

· They’re-Kicking-Me-Out-The-Door; Rotary-Club-Cuts-Jeb-Off-During-Speech

· Gov-Jeb-Bush-Has-A-Much-More-Serious-Eminent-Domain-Problem-Than-Donald-Trump

BILL AND HILLARY

· Clinton-Foundation-Finally-Under-Investigation

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