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Editor - Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net      Web Master John Strasser

Registration Is Now Open For Our First-Ever AZ Game And Fish Dept Wildlife And Outdoor Recreation Summer Camp for children between the ages of 8-14. Camps will be held from 8 am-3:15 pm., June 13-16 and June 20-23 at the Department's Hirsch Conservation Area at the Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Each session will include hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters and more. Co-sponsored by Wildlife for Tomorrow. Registration is $150 per session per child. Too register: Summer Camp website.

Former MCRC VC Diane Ortiz-Parsons: Thank you to the many volunteers and supporters of Dr. Ben Carson. While the Carson for America campaign has ended, a new chapter begins.  Please vote and join me in prayer as Dr. Carson shares his next venture. "I will be working on a number of initiatives, including serving as honorary chair of My Faith Votes, a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing the 25 million Evangelicals who didn't vote in the last election. The twin pillars of faith and family are under attack, and I will endeavor to strengthen our nation by preserving them both." Dr. Ben Carson #myfaithvotes #drbencarson www.myfaithvotes.com  It was a pleasure to serve as Carson for America State's Coordinator.

LD18 PC Larry Hilliard: Regarding PROP 123, I have heard Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit speak out against the proposition a couple of times because he doesn't feel that it is a fiscally sound modification to the formula for the annual distribution of funds from the Arizona Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund. Apparently the proposition will raise school funding without raising taxes today, but down the road it will necessarily result in higher taxes. Interestingly, I also found an opinion paper posted by the Arizona State Treasurer's office (Legal-Option-Land-Trust.pdf) with the conclusion that the amemded Distribution Formula cannot go into effect unless and until approved by Congress. I would also like to point out that an internet search and review of Jeff DeWit's work history would give his stand on this matter significant weight.

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: I sincerely like Ben Carson. He is an amazing person, brilliant, gifted, and a true Christian. From the first debate I wanted to hear more from him. Whoever gets elected as president, please tap into the talent that is Ben Carson. Ben Carson, thank you for your campaign, and God bless you.

Name withheld: The Over Population Of Burros are a big problem in Arizona and John McCain is working to solve it: Arizona Has a Burro Problem​ We also have a horse's ass problem!

AAARC Chairman Clyde Bowen: For the fourth year "R"s, "D"s, "I"s, Adults and children, gathered to appreciate the Emancipation Proclamation, Black History Month & to Celebrate America. We thank Gov Douglas Ducey for the official proclamation making Febrary in AZ Black History Month. We thank Sen John McCain for his letter recognizing the AAARC and our EPOD outreach event. Thank you Steve Chucri & Ranch Market for food & drink. We thank Keynote speaker Superintendent Diane Douglas for speaking on being a Republican & her Goals for AZ Education. Thank you Dr CT Wright, Rep Jay Lawrence, Jonnette Ballinger, & Johnnie Mills Bowen. We are building relationships, telling our story, as the party of Lincoln & Reagan. Lastly we thank Chairman Robert Graham for supporting this event & sharing our mission of inclusion, outreach, & education. We invite you all to be a part of EPOD5, next year. Time to walk the walk.

Former MCRC VC Diane Ortiz-Parsons: Thank you for posting the needs for Edna San Miguel's campaign. Also, many thanks for the well wishes for Steve. He continues to show much improvement each day, and the pain has lessened significantly!

Arrowhead Republican Women First Vice President Jan Martinson: Medicare Fraud is Rampant: A rule which went into effect January 1st, is the culmination of a long running effort by hospitals and other health care providers to mortally wound the auditing system, and they’ve succeeded. But why? The auditors are private contractors who get paid a portion of any wrongful payments they find. That makes them very motivated to actually find fraud. Under the new rules, the auditors are only allowed to review 0.5% of each health care provider’s Medicare payments. The ludicrous new rule from the Obama administration is crippling the ability of auditors to monitor Medicare fraud. The question is, who would want to thwart investigators in their quest to uncover fraud and abuse in government?

The tiny review size won’t provide a statistically significant sample size to determine whether the provider is following the rules. The rule says that if the provider is a bad actor, they will be subject to a broader review in the future. A spokeswomen for the Council for Medicare Integrity argued it could backfire. A large hospital would be submitting about 26 claims every 45 days in their billing cycle. The point is that a random review that small could easily misrepresent the general billing practices of the hospital.

All this rule does is make it easier to steal from the government. Anyone tricky enough, who is both willing and capable of defrauding the government of millions of dollars in Medicare payments, is going to be able to produce a sparkling clean sample of 26 billing claims from thousands.

The lunacy of all this is that the vast scale of Medicare fraud, each year, is estimated to be about $60 billion dollars. Borrowed from The ARWC newsletter. Martinson worked in the medical field for a number of years.

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.

March is National Women's History Month. The 2016 theme is "Honoring Women in Government and Public Service." Arrowhead Republican Women is proud of its women in government, our feisty members who have been elected to represent and serve us. Many thanks to Senators Judy Burges and Debbie Lesko. Hats off to Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, who faces uphill battles every day. And much appreciation to Tracy Livingston and Jean McGrath for their service on the Maricopa County College Board. We draw strength and inspiration from you. Thank you for working so tirelessly and unselfishly to make our county and our state a "Desert Jewel." - Arrowhead Republican Women’s newsletter.

Clearing out your closet? Downsizing your house? Kids heading off to college? Want to get organized? Whatever your reason might be, if you have too much stuff, consider donating it to the Tempe Republican Women's Spring Garage Sale.  To schedule merchandise pickup from your house, call 480.306.2545 or email President Jessica Merrow. Items can also be dropped off beginning March 18 at 2009 E Caroline Ln, Tempe. The garage sales are scheduled from 7 am-6 pm., Fri., March 25 and from 7 am-2 pm., Sat., March 26.

US Congressmen Sponsor 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.

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept and the AZ Assoc for Environmental Education (AAEE) are joining forces for an Environmental Literacy Summit between 9 am – 1 pm, Sat., March 12 to bring together stakeholder voices from across the state to inform the development of an environmental literacy framework for Arizona. There are locations in Phoenix, Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma and Tucson. To register Summit Page on AAEE's website or
contact the Environmental Literacy Working Group at
info@arizonaee.org.

The West Valley GOP Office is hosting debate parties at the office where you can watch large screen TV and purchase BBQ items on the following dates:

· Thursday, March 10 - CNN Republican Debate at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Sponsors: CNN, The Washington Times, Salem Media Group. Candidates: To be determined. Contact: Manager Peter Lee mdcyclist@live.com

The Arrowhead Republican Women “Desert Jewels” Luncheon And Fashion Show is scheduled at 12:30 pm., Sat., March 19 at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. Doors Open At 11am. Lunch Served At 12:30 p.m. $35 per person. Fashions from Dillards. Table reservations available for groups of 8. Doors open at 11 am for your shopping pleasure. Vendors, musical entertainment, raffles, prizes, etc. Cash bar. RSVP/Reservations- Tickets deadline March 5 contact Judi Bourd at zadie3@aol.com or 623-433-9449. Event info Barbara Melkin At artfulpen@gmail.com or 623-249-5085.

An AZGOP Bylaws Training Session is offered between 9 am-12:30 pm., Sat., March at AZGOP HQ in Phoenix. Hosted by Joe Abate, Counsel to the AZGOP, the training session will provide mechanics for putting together GOP Bylaws under the instruction of Mike Peck. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Compliance Director Timothy Lee at: 85008phx@gmail.com or (602) 518-5860. If you are interested in Training for GOP Treasurer’s, let Lee know at 85008phx@gmail.com

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.

John McCain Joins Mitt Romney In Hammering Donald Trump But McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, would still support Trump if he wins the GOP nod.

Speaker Ryan Disavows 'Draft Ryan' Movement Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday threw cold water on a super-PAC raising funds to "draft" him into the presidential race

Debate Fatigue Sets In For GOP There are two more Republican presidential debates left on the schedule — and that is more than enough for party insiders, who fear that the insult-rich clashes are becoming deeply damaging to the GOP's image.

Priebus: Contested Convention Is Unlikely Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is disregarding the idea of a settling the GOP presidential nominee with a contested convention.

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward is looking for children between the ages of 7-11 to walk as leprechauns in the one-mile downtown 10 am., March 12 St Patrick’s Day Parade. Participants are asked to wear white shirts and white shorts. Greenery will be supplied. RSVP by Mon., March 7 to Carolyn Leff Events@kelliward.com  928 230 0633.

Former MCRC Vice Chair Diane Ortiz Parsons is calling for volunteers to help with door knocking and signature gathering for CD3 GOP candidate Edna San Miguel who is challenging Dem incumbent Raul Gravalja. Contact Parsons at Preference1972@gmail.com

US Sen candidate Clair Van Steenwyk is asking for volunteers to help get petitions signatures for him to get on the ballot. Contact: Ron Gosselin 602-740-4165 or scheduler@vanussenate.com, www.vanussenate.com

Arizona Game and Fish has added two workshops to its professional development calendar this year. Both workshops are free and open to all types of educators.

· Sat., April 23 - "Reading and Writing about the Environment" offers practical techniques and ideas to integrate literacy concepts into science instruction, with an emphasis on wildlife. Register http://tiny.cc/azgfdliteracy.

Sat., May 7 Partnering with Arizona Project Wet for "Aquatic Communities: Macroinvertebrates, Fish and their Environments." Take a close look at the Verde River key aspects of the habitat, such as water quality and macroinvertebrates, while also learning about invasive and native species. Also fly-fishing and apply their understanding of the ecosystem. Location: Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Registration: http://tiny.cc/aquaticworkshop.

Arizona Corporation Commissioners are offering the public, impacted by the ongoing UNS rate case, a chance to meet face-to-face. The Commission will hold three public comment meetings in the communities served by UNS Electric. UNS Electric, a subsidiary of UniSource Energy Services, provides electric service in Santa Cruz and Mohave Counties. A hearing in the case began on March 1st and will continue several more days in Tucson. The first public comment meeting will take place on March 22nd from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Building, 2150 N. Congress Drive—Room A, Floor 2, Nogales, AZ. Two meetings will be held on March 31st. The first will be in Kingman, AZ from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the General Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St. The second will be at the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s meeting room at 2360 McCulloch Boulevard North Lake Havasu City, AZ from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Residents can also submit at www.azcc.gov click “Submit a Public Comment for a Utility” link or call (602) 542-4251 or 1-800-222-7000.

Congressman Paul Gosar’s www.gosar.house.gov. traveling throughout CD4 next week to discuss issues including border security & illegal immigration, western land issues, the federal budget, fixing the healthcare system, protecting water resources and gun right at:

· March 7, 9 am, Coffee with the Congressman at Makai's CafĂ©,  1425 McCulloch Blvd.,Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.

· March 7, 3:30 pm., Bullhead City Rotary Club & Kiwanis Club, 1251 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86429.

· March 8, 6 pm., Town Hall  Meeting, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Room, 1015 Fair St.,  Prescott, AZ 86305.

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

ATTN Candidates: Candidate announcements are limited to 300 words. Submissions beyond the word limit will be edited to conform to the policy. - ft

Donald Trump For President Yard Signs are now available for pick up between 10 am-7pm at 605 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa AZ 85203. Volunteers are needed to put together yard signs, phone banking, and other duties, according to coordinator Thayer Verschoor. tverschoor@donaldtrump.com

Ted Cruz For Prexy Yard Signs. Linda Brickman, leadership team for Cruz for President 2016, says, “I have some rally signs at my home. I am checking into getting more as well as ordering yard signs. Will keep you posted. Send folks to me if they ask. Give out my phone number as well 602-330-9422.”

Team Prop 123 Yard Signs Are Available At:

        AZGOPHQ, 3501 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 between 9am-5pm.

       Yavapai County GOP, E. 1112A Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303 between 10am-4pm.

       AEA Headquarters, 345 E Palm Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85004., 8am-5pm

       AEA Regional Northern Office, 2708 N. 4th Street, Suite B-5., Flagstaff, AZ 86004 8am-5pm

       AEA Regional Southern Office, 6873 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704 8am-5pm

Sign Legislative Candidate Petitions at apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) has established a Speakers Bureau of highly qualified members who are available to speak to conservative clubs and community organizations, including Republican Clubs, AFRW Chapters and AzRA Chapters. The current speakers and their topics are:

    Dr. Vicki Alger - Education Policy; Standards;   ESA's; etc  E-mail:  Vicki@vickialger.com

    A J LaFaro - Ballot Harvesting; Close the Primary   E-mail: aj_ml@hotmail.com 

     Phil Mason - K-12 Education Finance   E-Mail:  Gopphil@aol.com

     Dan Schultz - PC Recruitment   E-Mail: dan@djschultzlaw.com

Additional speakers who will address critical issues facing Arizona will be announced soon. If you know a strong conservative who either is already an AzRA member or who believes in AzRA principles who could be a candidate for the Speakers Bureau, please contact Executive Director Phil Mason at: gopphil@aol.com.

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 480-330-1632 or kathy@azheroestohometowns.org .

160305-1530 AZRRT CALl To Action By Jose Borrajero www.twitter.com/azrrt1 www.facebook.com/azrrt http://www.publicrecord.report/category/alerts/

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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT BILLS COMING UP:

· SB1455 – OPT-OUT – Third reading vote by all senators on Monday 3/7 RTS comments NOT allowed

· HB2088 – PRIVACY OF STUDENT DATA – Senate Education on Thursday 3/10 RTS comments allowed

The following table contains legislative bill(s) that are coming up soon for action in our state legislature. Please choose the bills that are most important to you, then contact everyone in the “who to contact” column and ask them to vote yes or no, depending on your wishes.

BILL #

SHORT TITLE OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

(1)

WHO TO CONTACT

(2)

WHERE

(3)

DATE

(3)

TIME

(3)

VOTE

(4)

SB1455

PARENTAL OPT-OUT - THIS BILL HAS BEEN AMENDED VIA STRIKE-ALL WITH THE TEXT OF THE OLD HB2056 THAT BOYER KILLED IN THE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

ALL SENATORS

3RD READ SENATE FLOOR

MON 3/7

 

Y

HB2088

SCHOOLS, ASSESSMENTS, INFORMED CONSENT PROTECTS PRIVACY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

SENATE EDUCATION

SHR-1

THU 3/10

9:00 AM

Y

SB1423

gold and silver coins; taxation

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS

HHR-3

MON 3/7

2:00 PM

Y

HB2201

sovereign authority; commandeering; prohibition; exception

SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

SHR-3

TUE  3/8

9:00 PM

Y

HB2691

refugee resettlement; procedures; audit

SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

SHR-3

TUE  3/8

9:00 PM

Y

SB1141

legal tender; taxation; regulation

HOUSE FEDERALISM AND STATES RIGHTS

HHR-5

WED 3/9

9:00 AM

Y

HB2481

schools; primary property tax rates EXPANDS THE ABILITY OF BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS TO INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES

SENATE FINANCE

SHR-3

WED 3/9

9:00 AM

N

HB2481

schools; primary property tax rates EXPANDS THE ABILITY OF BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS TO INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES

SENATE EDUCATION

SHR-1

THU 3/10

9:00 AM

N

HB2043

legal tender exchange; tax exclusion

SENATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

SHR-109

WED 3/9

2:00 PM

Y

HB2221

attorney regulation; assessments; membership dues

LAWYERS RIGHT TO WORK

SENATE GOVERNMENT

SHR-3

WED 3/9

2:00 PM

Y

HB2570

local government bonds; ballot statement

TRUTH IN BOND ELECTIONS

SENATE GOVERNMENT

SHR-3

WED 3/9

2:00 PM

Y

HCR2009

independent redistricting commission; elected membership

WOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF THE ABUSES PERPETRATED BY THE APPOINTED COMMISSION

SENATE GOVERNMENT

SHR-3

WED 3/9

2:00 PM

Y

             

Footnotes:

(1) It is impossible to provide an adequate description in such limited space. For more information on any       bill, click the bill number to access the AZLEG page dealing with that bill. If that does not work for you, go to http://azleg.gov/ and enter bill number on the upper right hand corner of the main page.

(2) For a roster of legislators, including committee members and contact info, go to AZLEG-ROSTER-2016.

(3) When a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, the location, date, and time are provided. Otherwise the fields are blank

(4) Indicates our recommendation. Y = favor, N = oppose. ? = no consensus or not enough information.

Additionally, if a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, make sure you submit your comments via the “Request to Speak” ( ALIS / RTS ) program at SignOn?ReturnUrl=%2f

If you need instructions on how to use the ALIS/RTS program, go to: RTS-Instructions.doc?dl=0

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 7

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 7 at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx hear from Capt. Russ Wittenburg, who has announced his candidacy to challenge Congressman David Schweikwert and to discuss former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s insertion into the Presidential primary. Contact: Chairman Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon., March 7 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 5:30 pm – meet & greet. 6 pm mtg. 6:20 dinner. 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. Everyone is asked to wear green. Speaker: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address what women can do to help win the 2016 elections. $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline Thurs., Feb 25. RSVP to Pat Kaufman at480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com or send check to LRW, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

March 8

Pima County D4 Candidate Marla Closen will be at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road, (Exit 69 on I19), Green Valley, AZ  85614 at 6 pm., Tues., March 8. The event is hosted by the Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots, Patti & Don Woolley, Sue Mayes and Herman Barnett. One free glass of Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Dinner can be purchased. You can also order from the menu. Closen signs and campaign literature will be available. Contact sahuaritateaparty@gmail.com, or patti.woolley@gmail.com

West Valley Republicans (Wickenburg/Tonopah to Gila Bend to Tolleson areas) are invited to a meeting on ”The ABCs of Prop 123” starting at 6:30 pm., Tues, March 8 at Youngker High School, 3000 S Apache in Buckeye.  Gates open at 5:45pm. Chris Thomas, lead attorney from the AZ School Boards Association, will discuss the funding issue, lawsuit, court hearings, and settlement.  Deputy State Treasurer Mark Swenson will discuss state land trust, constitutionality, fiduciary responsibility, investments, balance, what 123 does to it, etc.  Following will be a Q&A. This event is hosted by the Buckeye Elementary School District, Buckeye Union High School District, and Southwest Valley Friends of Public Education. Senior Buckeye School Board member Richard Hopkins will serve as the master of ceremonies. Hopkins is a LD4 House candidate. Contact: hopkins4az@gmail.com

Congressman Paul Gosar is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 6 pm., Tues., March 8 in the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Room, 1015 Fair St., Prescott. Contact: www.gosasr.house.gov or 380-882-2897

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature a presentation on “Islamic Terrorism and the 2016 Elections: If the GOP Does Not Protect Us, Nobody Will” by Dr Carl Goldberg, at 6:30 pm., March 8 in the Arizona Rm at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes., Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Contact: Chr Mike Tennant 480-802-0178.

March 9

Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting has been moved Wed., March 9 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. The April ETC meeting has been moved to Wed., April 13.

Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a “Coffee with the Congressman mini town hall” between 8:30-10 am, Wed., March 9 in the lower level conference room at 7121 W Bell Road #200, Glendale, AZ. Franks will give a brief update on current events in Washington and will open the meeting to questions. RSVP required due to limited space. RSVP to 623.776.7911 or Shari Farrington, field rep at Shari.Farrington@mail.house.gov

Congressman Paul Gosar is hosting a Congress, Cops & Coffee at 8 am., Wed., March 9 at Cuppers Coffee, 226 S Cortez St., Prescott. Contact: www.gosasr.house.gov or 380-882-2897.

Congressman Paul Gosar will host a Budget Town Hall at 6 pm., Wed., March 9 at the Messinger’s Funeral Home, 901 S Westerly Road, Payson. Open to the public. Contact 480-882-2697.

Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Frank Riggs will address the 6:30 pm., Wed., March 9 Freedom Fires Live meeting at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. Riggs is a former US Congressman and former AZGOP gubernatorial candidate. $2 per person (Under 18 free)

Congressman Matt Salmon and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D) will co-host a Veterans Resource Clinic between 3-7 pm., Wed., March 9 at Wilkes University, 245 W 2nd St., Mesa, AZ 85201 to help veterans and their families apply for VA benefits, check their VA claim status, and access resources and services provided by community partners. The VA Medical Center and Regional Office will have staff on-site to provide immediate assistance with VA claims and health care issues. In addition, veterans will be able to attend a resume workshop and speak with potential employers. More than 30 non-profit organizations that provide resources and services to veterans and their families will be present. Contact: 602-956-2285.

March 10

The Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association and the New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association and the community of Animas, NM will be conducting a “Calling Washington Home” public meeting at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at the Animas High School Auditorium, 1 Panther Blvd, Animas, NM to discuss citizen concerns regarding their safety and security on the US/MX border. Contact: Erica Valdez 575-202-9547 erica.r.valdez@gmail.com

The Northwest Conservatives Candidates Forum starts at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at Oro Valley Library featuring candidates Ally Miller - Pima County Board of Supervisors Dist. 1, Al Melvin - Corporation Commission, Mark Finchem- LD 11, Vince Leach- LD 11 and Vince Roberts- Justice of the Peace Precinct 10.

The Apache County Republican Committee will host US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at the Trailriders Restaurant, 140 N Main Eager, AZ. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will appear at a “Lunch Meet & Greet” in Show Low at noon, Thurs., March 10 at the Cattlemen’s Steak House, 1231 E Duce of Clubs, Show Low. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

MARCH 11

The Yavapai County Republican Committee is hosting a “Meet your LD1 House Candidates” incumbent Noel Campbell and challenger David Stringer between 5-7 pm., Fri., March 11 at the Jersey Lilly Saloon, 116 S Montezuma St., Prescott. Raffle, food, fund. Contact: info@yavgop.org

Congressman Matt Salmon will conduct a Town Hall at 10 am., Fri., March 11 in the Multi-Purpose Rm of the Chandler Traditional Academy, 1405 W Lake Dr., Chandler. “From Chandler to Washington, I want to make sure your voice is heard in your federal government.  Please take this opportunity to join members of our community and share your thoughts on the path of our state and nation, Salmon said. RSVP to (480) 699-8239.

The Oro Valley Republican Women's Club 40th Anniversary Luncheon will be celebrated Fri., March 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Dr., Oro Valley, AZ. 85737 featuring US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward, who is challenging incumbent Sen John McCain in the Aug 23 Arizona Primary election. US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk has announced that he will also be in attendance. RSVP requested by 1 pm., Tues., March 8 to Nancy Newman:  520-297-3401 nancynrdh@gmail.com “A reservation made is a reservation paid" if not canceled before the RSVP deadline.

MARCH 12

The NW Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 9:15 am., Sat., March 12 at the Maricopa County NW Facility, 12975 W Bell Road, Phoenix, to hear State Treasurer Jeff DeWit address Prop 123. If passed by the voters on May 17, 2016, Prop 123 will divert money from the State Trust Land to Education. Doors open by 8:45. Guests are welcome. Contact: Chr Lyle Tuttle l.tuttle@cox.net

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. Register by Dec 31 for reduced rates. Code SAS20 or MIL10 for $10 off registration fee. Contact Kathy Pearce at kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or 480-330-1632.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., March 12 with Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale. 10:30 am. social, noon luncheon. $30 per person. Tickets or contact Barb McMullen at  barbmcmullen@cox.net

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., March 12 in the Administration Building of the Florence High School, 1000 Main St. in Florence. This meeting starts our Candidate Forums with Republican candidates for Superintendent of Schools for Pinal County and candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission. All are welcome. Contact: PCRC Chr  Irene Littleton, pcrcirene@gmail.com 520-840-4064.

The AZGOP Bylaws Training Session, hosted by Counsel Joe Abate and presented by Mike Peck, is scheduled between 9 am-12:30 pm., Sat., March 12 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Compliance Office Timothy Lee at 85008phx@cox.net or (602) 518-5860.

 

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· Mesa-Police-Officer-Stunned-By-Murder-Charge

· MCSO: Pipe-Bombs-Found-Along-Carefree-Highway

· When-You-See-The-Flag-These-Kids-In-Public-School-Pledged-To-Youll-Be-Ticked

· Lou-Dobbs: Mitt-Romney-And-Paul-Ryan-Are-Despicable

· GOP Lawmakers Lash Out At Tempe Legislator's 'Prayer'

· East Valley Gas Costs Rise; Arizona Has Cheapest U.S. Prices

· LAPD Cop Hid OJ Simpson’s Alleged Murder Weapon For Years — Said He Wanted It As A Souvenir

· Prescott Seeks Public Input For Yarnell Wildfire Memorial

· Some Charities Not Handing Over Money Meant For Hotshot Families

· Man Who Helped Demolish Simpson House Calls Knife Find 'A Joke'

· Fire Burns South Of The Border

· Montini: Is Doug-Ducey Stacking The Arizona-Supreme-Court

· State-Senator-Barbara-McGuire-Defends-State-Seal-Truck

· FEC-Discovers-Thousands-Of-Illegal-Bernie-Sanders-Donations

· Sanders-And-Wife-Steered-Campaign-Nonprofit-Money-To-Family-And-Friends

· Pearce-And-Klein-Seeking-GOP-National-Committee-Seats

· Romneys-Niece-Given-Ticket-Access-Clout-For-Fox-Debate

· Tempe Food Drive Features Food Trucks

· Legislators Breathe Life Into Kidscare

· 3 Sports Authority Stores To Close In Phoenix Area Following Bankruptcy Filing

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Establishment Losers Panic Over Frontrunner Trump

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Scott Smith Leads In Latest CD-5 Poll

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· 160305-1530 AZRRT Call To Action

· Just How Bad Was Trump University?

· Breaking: Supreme Court Justice Just Handed Obama Admin Huge Victory

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Larry-Kudlow-Trump-Tax-Plan-Will-Bring Manufactuing Back

· Lou-Dobbs-Tears-Mitt-Romney-New-Ass****

· The-Effort-Should-Have-Gone-Into...

· Could-This-Be-Reason-Senator-Jeff...

· Dennis-Miller-On-GOP

MICHELLE MALKIN

· Delivers BRUTAL Message At CPAC That Has GOP Elites Seething

PAMELA GELLER

· ‘Allah Ordered’ Child Beheading, Muslim Nanny Says In Moscow Court

MARK LEVIN

· Mark Levin’s Rousing Speech At CPAC 2016

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· How The GOP Could Stop Trump At The Convention

· Michelle Malkin Delivers BRUTAL Message At CPAC That Has GOP Elites Seething

· Lindsey-Graham: Brokered-Convention-Not-Fair-To-Trump 'For Us To Steal From Him Is Not Going To Help The Party'

· The-Republican-Party-Is-Shattering

· Priebus: Contested Convention "Highly, Highly Unlikely"

· Crowley: The GOP Finally Has A Street-Fighter With Trump [VIDEO]

· Bill-Bennett-Attacks-On-Trump-Could-Destroy-GOP

· What-The-GOP-Establishment-Is-Doing-To-Donald-Trump-Is-Insane

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Gohmert-Reveals-Real-Border-Guards 'You Don't Cross Unless You Have Permission Of The Drug Cartel'

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Governor-And-Oath-Breaking-LEOs-Torpedo-West-Virginia-Constitutional-Carry/

REFUGEES

· 17-Muslim-Countries-Refuse-Take-Back-Citizens-Asylum-Applications-Rejected-Germany

· Bulgarias-Vigilante-Dinko-The-Destroyer-Stops-Refugees-With-Bare-Hands

· Turkish Court Jails Syrians For Refugee Smuggling

· Mass Frenzied Muslim Riots Overwhelm France… Migrant Camp Shut Down

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· 12 More Indicted In 2014 Bundy Ranch Seige In Nevada

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Special Ops Forces Paying Thousands Of Dollars For Their Own Basic Equipment

· Us Has Troops On Ground In Libya

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

· Hillary Clinton Should Be ‘Terrified’ IT Guy Was Given Immunity [Video]

COURTS

· This Latest Supreme Court Ruling Renders States Powerless

· Cruz-Rubio-Eligibility-Lawsuit Remain On Ballot, Broward Judge Rules

DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Rallies: Tense, Racially Charged, Immensely Successful

· 'Totally Committed' To Ending Work-Visa Abuse Campaign Rushes To Clarify Immigration Position Following Debate

· Trump-Reverses-Stance-On-Torture-Hours-After-GOP-Debate

· The-Real-Reason-Why-Trump-Ditched-CPAC

· Trump Consistently 'Flip-Flops' On H-1Bs. Which Is It?

· Donald Trump Clarifies The Size Of His Junk On National TV [VIDEO]

TED CRUZ

· Ted Cruz Wins Kansas Republican Caucus

· Cruz-Wins-CPAC-Presidential-Straw-Poll

· Ted Cruz Unloads On Donald Trump For His ‘Hysterical’ Attacks

· Cruz Looks To Take On Rubio, On The Fellow Senator’s Florida Turf

· Why Cruz Is The GOP’s Only Chance At Beating Trump. The Rest Must Step Aside.

· Crowley: The GOP Finally Has A Street-Fighter With Trump [Video]

MARCO RUBIO

· Rubio-Destroys-The-Liberal-Narrative-On-Abortion-New-Hampshire-Gop-Debate

BEN CARSON

· Carson-Suspends-Presidential-Campaign

BILL AND HILLARY

· Clinton: I’m The ‘Most Transparent Public Official In Modern Times’

· More Than 100,000 People Are Calling For Bill Clinton To Be Arrested For Violating Election Laws On Super Tuesday

· Release Of Clinton Documents Delayed After State Department Discovers ‘Thousands’ Of Unsearched Records

· Water Pollution Scandal Was Real Issue For Clintons In 1992 Campaign

· Clinton Campaign Writes Checks To Planned Parenthood

· Jim Webb: I Would Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

· ‘Potential Criminal Charges’ Could Be On The Way To Hillary, Aides

· Former AG: Hillary Clinton May Have Broken Four Laws With Email Server [VIDEO]

· Hillary Clinton Paying Herself How Much From Campaign Coffers?

· Watch Hillary’s 7-Word Response When Asked About 6-Figure Goldman Sachs Speaking Fees

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

· Clinton Campaign Writes Checks To Planned Parenthood

EDUCATION

· Reason-Harvard-Was-Forced-To-Change-Their-Official-Shield

SECRETARY OF STATE

· Release Of Clinton Documents Delayed After State Department Discovers ‘Thousands’ Of Unsearched Records

VICE PRESIDENT

· Biden’s One-Night Visit To Mexico City Cost $538,528 For Hotels Alone

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Muslim-Official-Destroys-Obama-With-1-Sentence-For-Visiting-Controversial-Mosque

INTERNATIONAL

· Lawmakers Just Passed A Proposal To Ban Donald Trump From Entering Mexico

· China’s Ulterior Motives In The Anti-Corruption Drive

· Girl Beaten For Asking For Seconds At School, Father Killed For Defending Her

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