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Condolences To The Family Of Keith Baldwin, Navajo County Republican Committee First Vice Chairman. Baldwin, who had also served the treasurer, passed away Wednesday with his wife at his side in their home in Taylor, AZ. He and his wife of 50 years have many children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of the Republican Party and fought long and hard to keep the party true to its foundation in conservative values. He was an advisor to the Constitutional County Project, a supporter of the Arizona Liberty Caucus, opened the county meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer. He will be missed by the Committeemen he served with, and the executive committee that sought his guidance. A viewing was conducted Thursday evening and Friday morning, followed by the funeral service and internment at the Taylor Cemetery.
Navajo County Republican Committee Treasurer Jeff Lineberry: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Baldwin, 1st Vice Chairman for the Navajo County Republican Committee. He leaves a big hole in our lives and hearts that can never be filled”. Contact Lineberry at 928-313-2013.
Hickman Farms Is Hosting An “Rock ‘N Eggroll” at 8 a.m. Sat., March 26 at the Wigwam Resort. Briefs is told the Easter Bunny just might arrive by helicopter! Contact: 623-734-2998 email@example.com
Secretary of State Michele Reagan hold a press conference scheduled at 9:30 am., Mon., March 28 in the SOS office at 1700 W Washington, Phx., to discuss her preliminary review of the 2016 Presidential Preference Election problems that occurred last week.
LD26 PC And Former Marine Matt Papke has announced that a group of “Patriotic PCs” are seriously considering taking legal action against Robert Graham and the Arizona Republican Party over the $50 fee imposed on delegates for the first time in the 78 year history of the AZGOP. See 3-24-16 Briefs Maricopa County PCs passed a resolution censuring Graham during the January 2015 Maricopa County meeting. Papke can be reached at 480-242-2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports Are Coming From Yavapai County that about half of their 60 delegates have not signed up in protest to the $50 admission fee that AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham has imposed this year. Some are protesting the fee, others think the fee discourages PCs from attending, or that the fee is a way of manipulating who will become delegates to the national convention in July in Cleveland. Presidential candidate Donald Trump won the PPE Election by a large margin in Arizona on March 22, but it’s no secret that the Establishment is determined to prevent Trump from becoming the national nominee. Yavapai PCs are asked to contact Rich Hennessey at 928-499-9342. Hennessey says he has had several terse conversations with Graham over the fee in behalf of those who oppose it.
League Of Women Voters Of Greater Tucson Calls For Election Reform Want election standards for all counties in Arizona and for Congress to re-instate Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Full Story
Voter Suppression Protest Set For Today In Tucson For the second time in two days, people will take to the streets of Tucson to protest what they are calling unfair voting practices in Arizona. Full Story
LD23 PC Lynne Breyer to Gov. Ducey: The Presidential Preference Primaries are party elections. It is for the political PARTIES to choose THEIR preference for their nominee. Republicans vote for Republican candidates, Democrats vote for Democrat candidates. It's simple. To let non-party people vote in party politics is just wrong! Please don't muck up the works to let people vote for candidates in parties they don't support by their registration. People can register for either party, no party or not register at all. This is America. It's called Freedom. Freedom comes with a price. It is not free.
The country runs on a two party system, like it or not. Third parties have tried to get a foot in the door for 200 years without much success. When they are successful, great. They, too, should conduct their own party preferential primary. We will have a General Election in November that is open to all legally registered voters. Every voter should have skin in the game. They can join the side they are on if they want to participate in strictly party politics!
Someone made a mess of the elections but that is scant reason to exercise your agenda to open party politics to non-party members. Anyone eligible to vote in Arizona can register/or change registrations until 30 days before the election. Many did that. Those not paying attention to how to vote tells us schools should reinstate Civics training so young people won't be at a disadvantage at election time. That is personal responsibility and the country ran much better when that was a natural part of a person's upbringing. Let's bring that back!
If we are going to erase the lines around the political parties, let's just drop the pretense and join together in singing Kumbaya! Bring your guitar! –LB
“13 Hours – The True Story of Benghazi” with Kris “Tanto” Paronto” will viewed at 7 pm., Wed., April 13 in the Davis Learning Center at Embry-Riddle University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott to announce the Glen Doherty Scholarships – the Embry Riddle Alumni and Navy Seal killed in action in Benghazi. Paronto has spoken all over the country telling the insde story of the Americans who were on the ground in Benghazi. His talk is entirely non-political and dedicated to the heroism of his fellow warriors.Sponsored by the College Republicans at Embry-Riddle and Turning Point USA $10 admission. Students free. Contact Steven Sensmeier email@example.com
The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women’s Biennial Day At The Legislature is scheduled Wed., March 30. Wear red. Clubs earn awards points for attendance. Meet your legislators and watch them in action. $20 registration includes lunch from Duck and Decanter. To register: Miryam Gutier-Elm Miryam.firstname.lastname@example.org 602-717-3871 or AzFRW Treasurer Susan Marell 602-370-3435.
Dedication of the new Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana is scheduled at 10 am., Sat., March 26 at 15950 N Luckett Road., Marana, AZ 85653.
Volunteers Are Needed on Sat., March 26 to help with the final clean-up for Operation Enduring Gratitude project for a veteran who recently lost his home to a house fire. Contact to sign up to help: Charlie Ellis, Founder - Operation Enduring gratitude. (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
Sheriff Richard Mack will address the Wickenburg Republican Club at 7 pm., March 28 in the Lifeline Ambulance Training Building, 1155 N Tegner, Wickenburg. Mack served as the Graham County Sheriff from 1988 to 1996. In 1994 he was recruited by the National Rifle Association as a plaintiff in one of nine lawsuits against the Clinton administration over the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. He is a former lobbyist for Gun Owners of America (GOA) and a two-time candidate for United States Congress. Mack is also the founder of Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), and established the "County Sheriff Project" movement, both of whom claim the power to refuse to enforce federal laws. Contact: Frosty Taylor email@example.com
Former Ambassador John Bolton’s Petition Demanding Strong American Action To Defeat And Destroy Radical Islam.
The Arizona Project hosts AZ National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash, who will explain the possibility of an open convention and what may happen if that should occur, at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 28 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496.
The Arizona Republican Party State Convention is April 30. Tickets here. $50 admission fee. For information on how to get elected as a delegate to represent Republicans from your county or legislative district to go to www.azgop.org . If you wish to run you should read instructions here and be sure to attend the Republican election meeting in your area. The delegates at the Arizona Republican Party State Convention will elect delegates to represent Arizona Republican voters at the Republican National Convention.
America To Establishment: Who The Hell Are These People The people who spend two bucks for chili at the Courtesy Diner at Laclede Station Road can’t fathom why anyone would pay Hillary Clinton $225,000 to make a speech. Nor can they understand why the U.S. Senate is taking a 17-day break for Easter after spending much of their time last week fuming over the Supreme Court vacancy. Somehow, people all over America are saying loudly and clearly this election year, Washington and its enablers – the media, the political pros and Wall Street – don’t understand us…
AZ Citizen’s Defense League (AzCDL) Legislative Update: We thank everyone who has been contacting their legislators. Your activism made a difference! Good bills continue to move in the right direction. The following is the status of the key bills we are monitoring.
HB 2081, which would prohibit checking with any federal (e.g., NICS) or state database on private property transfers, passed out of the Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) on March 24. We are expecting it to be scheduled for a Third Read floor vote next week. send letter to your Senator .
HB 2224, the AzCDL-requested bill that would prohibit the state or any political subdivision from charging or levying a fee, tax, assessment, lien or other encumbrance on the transfer of a firearm between private parties who are not prohibited possessors, passed out of Senate on March 24 and was sent back to the House. From there, it will be sent to the Governor. When that happens we will prepare a letter for you to send to Governor Ducey urging him to sign HB 2224.
HB 2338, the AzCDL-requested bill that would prohibit the governing boards of educational institutions from banning firearms on public rights of way, such as city streets and sidewalks that happen to pass through campuses, is scheduled for a March 28 Senate COW hearing. letter for your Senator.
HB 2524, the AzCDL-requested bill that would establish an interstate compact that restricts member states from enacting firearms transfer requirements that are more restrictive than existing federal law, is scheduled for a March 28 Senate COW hearing. senate letter.
SB 1266, which would allow for injunctions, fines and civil suits when state agencies or local governments disregard state firearm preemption statutes, passed out of the House COW on March 24. We are expecting it to be scheduled for a Third Read floor vote next week. letter to your Representatives .
SB 1257 is the AzCDL-requested bill that would exempt CCW permit holders from being disarmed when entering state and local government controlled property unless everyone entering is screened for weapons. We have learned that the Governor’s office is getting pressure from state agencies and local governments about the cost of preventing law-abiding citizens, the only people who currently obey the “no guns” signs, from entering their facilities if SB 1257 becomes law. The message is that state bureaucrats are comfortable with the current law that lets armed criminals waltz past their meaningless “no guns” signs. But, the thought of letting someone come in armed that underwent training, passed an extensive background check and received official government permission to carry a concealed weapon is beyond the pale.
In the coming week, we will attempt to meet with the Governor’s staff to see what they believe needs to be done to move SB 1257 out of the Legislature. In the meantime, if you would like to express your opinion about SB 1257 to Governor Ducey, you can leave a comment at his website, http://azgovernor.gov/governor/form/contact-governor-ducey or call his office at (602) 542-4331. Bill Tracking page.These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
A Coffee Reception For John And Cindy McCain is scheduled at 10:30am., Tues., March 29 at the Hasyampa Inn – Arizona Rm., 122 E Gurley St., Prescott. RSVP by Mon., March 28 to Holly Lane at 480-272-5246.
US Sen McCain And Mike Broomhead, host of the “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station 550 KFYI, will hold a town hall meeting with Arizona veterans at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W Washington, Phx at 2 pm., Mon., March 28 where McCain will announce his “Care Veterans Deserve” proposals to improve the care of America’s veterans and speak directly with Arizona veterans. His constituent advocate staff members will be on-site to assist veterans encountering problems receiving care from the VA.
US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will be among those speaking at The Tucson Republican Women’s 13th Biennial Candidate’s Luncheon on Mon., March 28 at the Viscount Suite Hotel. Cost $35 per person, Contact Chr Parralee Schneider at 520-250-5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact Ron Gosselin to Schedule 602-740-4165 or email @ email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How-To-Become-A-Delegate-To-The-2016-State-Or-National-Conventions Perhaps this will help those of you who are feeling frustration at not know what/how to become a state or national delegate.
This Is Some Elevator Ride you don't want to miss and the technology is so far advanced in this New World Trade Center video. tour of one world observatory
State-Grand-Jury-Review-Sought-In-AZ-AG-Snell-And-Wilmer-Investigation A Peremptory Writ of Mandamus has been filed with the Arizona Supreme Court asking that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office present the results of investigations into the actions of attorneys with the Snell and Wilmer law firm as well as several officials from the City of Victorville, California to a State Grand Jury.
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 email@example.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.
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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
Sign Legislative Candidate Petitions at apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx
The Sun City West Republican Club, will not have a regular meeting in May, as they will be having a May 14th Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm in the Webb Room of the Foundation Bldgs, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. No admission charge. Refreshments will be served. Reservations not required. All Republicans are invited to come and hear the candidates running for office, from the District, County, State and National Offices. Room capacity 200 people. Candidates are asked to reserve a space on the agenda. Contact: Jan Martinson 623-546-3753 or email@example.com, subject line - Candidates Forum, so she doesn’t miss your message.
Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
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The Opening Dedication Of The New Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana is scheduled at 10 am., March 26. The new veteran’s cemetery is located just off of I-10, 30 miles north of Tucson. Exit Marana off-ramp #236, go west on Marana Road to Luckett Road, then north. Phase 1 consists of 1802 pre-placed crypts, 1920 columbarium niches to open in 2-16. The cemetery was made possible by a financial grant from the US Dept of Veterans Affairs and a 42-acre parcel from the Kai Family Foundation of Marana. Contact: Foundation Chairman Paul G Marsh 520-995-5232 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Opening Dedication Ceremony at the new Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery is at 10 am, Sat., March 26. For details contact the Tucson American Gold Star Mothers Chapter President Sheron Jones at 520-390-1704 email@example.com
The American Gold Star Mothers – Tucson Chapter – are selling raffle tickets to raise money for Wreaths Across American and the 10 am., Sat., March 26 opening dedication ceremony of the new Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. The wreath sales, sponsored by Jim Click, gives the local chapter 100% of the ticket sales. Contact local chapter President Sheron Jones 520-390-1704 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prop 123 Proponents are planning a free family event at Turf Paradise on Sat. March26 featuring camel, ostrich, zebra and horse racing, along with bounce inflatables, a petting zoo and face painting in support of putting $3.5 billion into K-12 public school over the next 10 years.
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The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 28 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe to hear Charles C. Schmidt and Jeff Dewitt square off on Prop 123, the K-12 education funding bill. This is sure to be an informative and interesting meeting. Invite your friends! Contact: Chairman Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545 or email@example.com
The Tucson Republican Women’s 13th Biennial Candidate’s Luncheon will be held at noon., Mon., March 28. 11 am at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway. 11 am – Meet & Greet with candidates for US Senate, congressional districts, AZ Corporation Commission, Pima County Board of Supervisors, State House, State Senate and Justice of the Peace. Silent auction proceeds benefit the TRW Scholarship Fund. $35 per person. Checks payable to TRW-PAC, mail to TRW, PO Box 16185, Tucson, AZ 85732. Contact Chr Parralee Schneider for Reservations/information at 520-250-5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles C. Schmidt and Jeff DeWit will square off Prop 123, the K-12 education funding bill at the 6:30 pm., Mon., March 28 Tempe Republican Women’s meeting scheduled at Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Tempe
LD20s State Delegate Election is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 28 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater in Glendale. CD 8 Registrations open at 6 pm. with meeting starting at 6:30 pm. CD6 registration starts at 7 pm. with meeting starting at 7:30 pm. Contact: Chairman Naomi Kruse, email@example.com
Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack will address the Wickenburg Republican Club at 7 pm., March 28 in the Lifeline Ambulance Training Building, 1155 N Tegner, Wickenburg. Contact: Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
LD22 Has Called For It’s Delegation Election meeting for March 28. The Call Letter and appropriate documents are be viewed/downloaded at LD 22 2016 State Delegate Election Call Letter Nomination Form Certified Proxy State Delegate Form State Alternate Form 03-28-2016 Meeting Agenda Contact Secretary Van DiCarlo email@example.com.
US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will be Speaking at 8th Anniversary of Celebrating Vietnam Veterans Day at 7 pm., Tues., March 29 at Mohave Community College in Colorado City, AZ RSVP
The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth, on the north side of theater building, at the Yuma County Fair is scheduled for Tues, March 29 through Sun., April 3. Sally Kizer, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219.
Scottsdale City Council candidate Dan Schweiker will be featured at a social between 6-8pm, Tues., March 29 at the Scottsdale Waterfront Condos – Tower 2 Clubroom. Wine and light Italian fare will be served. Hosted by Steve and Cathy McConnell and Armand and Shiree Verdone, this a “get to know’, not a fundraiser.
US Sen John McCain And His Wife Cindy will open Northern Arizona headquarters at 11 am., Tues., March 29 at a yet to be disclosed location in Yavapai County. RSVP to 480-272-5246 by March 28.
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s “2016 AzFRW Day at the Legislature” is scheduled between 10 am-2:30 pm., Wed, March 30 at the capitol. Participants are asked to wear something red. Meet your legislators and watch them in action. $20 registration includes lunch from Duck and Decanter. To register : Miryam Gutier-Elm Miryam.email@example.com 602-717-3871 or AzFRW Treasurer Susan Marell 602-370-3435.
LD24 PCs David and Vicki Alger are hosting a “Meet US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward, in Old Town Scottsdale at 6:30 pm., March 30. Attendees will enjoy a relaxing meal while Ward discusses her plan to reform Washington DC and return out government to its people,” according to Alger. RSVP: ForDrKelliWard@AlgerFamily.us. Or call 602-697-0878
US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will address the LD24 “Special Delegate Selection Election to AZGOP Convention” meeting at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 31 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phx. Ward, who was elected to the State Senate in 2012 and was unopposed in the 2014 election, is challenging 33 year Senator John McCain. Her key campaign issues are open borders, an escalating federal budget; 90 million Americans out of work; lost insurance and skyrocketing costs under Obamacare.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 8th annual “Youth Day at the Outdoor Expo” is scheduled Fri., April 1 between 8:30 am-2:30 pm at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Free admission/parking. Designed specifically for school-aged groups and students, this event will provide hands-on educational activities focusing on outdoor recreation and environmental education including:
- Live wildlife demonstrations
- Sportfishing catch and release tank
- Educational talks and demonstrations
- Dozens of exhibitors and educational activities
Register early. An online registration at http://www.azgfd.gov/youthday
The Cobre Valley Republican Club has scheduled a Pie And Coffee Meet And Greet for Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu – a CD1 candidate - between 6-8pm, Sat., April 2 at the Pinal Mountain Elks Hall,1910 E Maple St. Globe Ariz. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions. Legislators T J Shope and Frank Pratt and legislative candidate Reymundo Torres will be in attendance.
- SB1455 Resurrected by Sen. Carlyle Begay. Please Help Get it Scheduled for Another Vote! Wait! Didn't you say SB1455 had been hijacked? Then you said it was back on the right track? Now you say it's been resurrected? Yes, Yes, and Yes. After being placed on the "right track," it failed in the Senate on March 7 by a vote of 18 Nays; 11 Ayes; 1 Not Voting. Shortly after, Sen. Carlyle Begay brought it up again. (Only senators who voted Nay can do that, which is why Sen. Begay voted Nay.) So, it can be Reconsidered. The problem is we need to turn those Nays into Ayes. Click HERE for the Excel File of Senators who Voted Nay. (Sen. Miranda did not vote.) Please contact them via Phone, Facebook, Email, In Person, and Twitter.
- I'm Sorry, Students. Youtube Video. What does the test this teacher is talking about have to do with Arizona? They are the same kind of High Stakes Tests that are given to children as young as 8 years old, all the way through high school. In Arizona, it's called AzMERIT, in Utah it's SAGE, in Florida it's the FSA. All of these states, including Ohio and other states, paid $Millions to one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations to create those tests: American Institutes for Research. When will Arizona parents rise up against this abuse of our children?
· Open Letter To Senator Sylvia Allen - SB1416. “Dear Sen. Allen, Like you, this has been an especially stressful session for me, too. SB1416 (previously SB1313 previously SB1416 previously HB2184) is not what I planned to fight this session….”
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