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

Dr C. T. Wright, Fountain Hills Republican Club President and LD 23 PC and Chaplain, was inducted into the Lower Verde River Valley and Fountain Hills Hall of Fame Wed, March 30.  Witnesses to this event included Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Sen John Kavanagh; LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence; Arizona American African Republican Coalition Chairman Clyde Bowen; Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh; LD 23 Secretary Judy Lawrence; LD 23 PC and FH School Board member Edith Stock, former Arizona Federation of Republican Women President Leona Johnston, former Arizona Corporation Commission and current Director of the Governor's Office of Equal Opportunity Barry Wong, and the entire board of the Fountain Hills Republican Club among others.

Backstage-Maneuvering-Begins-In-Wide-Open-GOP-Chairman’s-Race “…Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham, a tech and financial services entrepreneur, said he’s seriously considering a bid for RNC chairman after a number of national committeemen encouraged him to run. While he said he’s focused on ensuring John McCain’s Senate seat stays in the GOP column, Graham has been discussing the RNC post with his wife, five children, foster child and a nephew who lives with his family.   “I’m considering it, but I would say it’s a family decision,” Graham said in a phone interview.”

Reports Of Political Sign Damage/Removal, etc. are coming in – particularly against Presidential candidate Donald Trump. GOP candidates went through a rash of sign destruction during the last few elections. This is just a gentle reminder that the mischief can result in a misdemeanor up to a felony – if caught. With today’s phone camera’s it isn’t that hard to get your photo if you are messing with a candidate sign. This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. It’s for real.

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 lastchanceforliberty@gmail.com.

AZCDL To Activist: Thank you for taking action on HB 2224. Your message for "HB 2224 sent to Governor" was sent to Gov Doug Ducey at 3:58 pm., March 31, 2016.

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. It is time consuming to research missing pieces of information. Thanks for your cooperation. – Editor Frosty Taylor.

ATTN LD Chairman: As you conduct your state delegate election meetings please send in the winners so everyone knows who their state delegates to the April 30 State Convention will be. Sent to frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net

If You Have Been Elected As A Delegate Or Alternate For The State Convention, there are two things you must do before April 9, or you will NOT be seated as a delegate. 

1. Fill out the delegate form or alternate alternate form and email your completed form to Kevin Kuk of the AZGOP at kevin.kuk@azgop.org or send it (before April 9) to the Arizona Republican Party Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016

  1. Pay the $50 state convention fee to the AZGOP --Pay on line or send a check to the AZGOP.

LD17 Chairman Dr. Shadow Asgari: Congratulations to the newly elected delegates and alternate delegates from LD17 to the State Convention on April 30!  I felt so blessed last night to serve as your chair and I want to thank you for the opportunity and privilege I had in witnessing the power of the grassroots at work!  We have a great district...that was a room full of great people last night and I could really see the interaction between everyone and folks coming together as I've never seen before.  The amount of help and support we had was overwhelming, and I want to express my gratitude first to the LD17 executive board for their work and dedication and to all our PCs and volunteers. Thanks everyone for your patience as we tried out new technology, which with some tweaking may be the way of the future.  I have discussed my suggestions with the State Party regarding the "Simply Voting" system.  I'll ask for your input at our next meeting, but for now let's focus on delivering our delegates to the convention! I urge you to take that energy and enthusiasm from last night to stay involved.  We need all of you this year to recruit PCs and register voters.  Let's show the rest of the state how it's done by filling all our precincts! We have to work to get our appointed PCs elected, and I need all of you to pitch in and help out! LD17 has the talent, dedication, and conviction to accomplish great things.

CD9 State Delegates elected at the LD17 special elections meeting: Rose Mary Kauffman, Curtis D Hirschi, Guadalupe M Ely, Joseph H Ely, John David Gregory, Jennifer Leon Hill, Sharon Mangum, Karen Lorraine Olssonstrong, Marcella Rose Peters and Kevin James Hartke. A coin toss settled the tie vote between Kevin Hartke and Andy Zahoran.

CD9 Alternates: Andras Zahoran Jr,, Nasima Akter, Farhana Shifa Ahmed, Raphael Ahmed, John Monson, Jill Cheryl Slavin, Jill Cheryl Stanley, Ernest Robert, Duc Huu Luan, Edward Morgan Payne, and Karen C Payne.

CD5 delegates – elected at the LD17 meeting: Shadow Javaneh Asgari, Angela Stamm, Sandra Lyn Bartlett, Marilyn Joyce LaFoe, Lorin George LaFoe, Dawn Robin Finlinson, Robert E Brosius , Terry Allyn Roe, Lydia Ellsworth, Marie Carmen Moak, Walter Erick Moak, Nancy Louise Chandler, Bonnie Rose Degrenier, Carolyn B McCorkle, Bert Edward Moll, Dianne Marie Woods, Gregory Scott Woods, Claudia J Blaz, Darrell James Covert, Michael S Tennant, Eric Roy Engel, Edward George Sarlo, Mark Richard Stewart, Alan Charles Albert, Cheri Ann Albert, Lamont Everett Andrews, Sr., Scott Raymond Ottersen, Kevin T Denomie, Seth Graham, Janet Cincera, William Edward Crawford, Jane Juanita Crawford, Joshua James Askey, John Anthony Repar, Dennis Frank Beals, Jason Ross Diefenbacher, Kathleen K Jacobs, Alan Dale Scherling, Marsha Ann Atkin, Brandon Basha And Leann Basha.

CD5 Alternates are: Carolyn L Stewart, Lisa Marie Pennington-Askey, Laurie C Ray, Marko Trickovic, Krysta Deonn Price, Edward Lee Cook, Chad Eliot Tom Atkin, Gordon Stewart, Kelly M Pond, Robert Alan Kampfe, Ron Burnes, Jana Gardner Smith, Christopher Robert Stubbs, Steven Bishop, Alfred Nicholas Franco, Jr., Jennifer Langdeau, Ken Blewster, David Allen Smith, Michael Hedrick, Steven Bradley Yarbrough, Thomas Voiland, Rita Ketner, Edward Najeeb Basha Iii, Jeffrey L Weninger, Javan Daniel Mesnard, Matthew M Eberle, William Luck, Kurt Rohrs, Jesus Rene Lopez, Jr., Cheryl Potter Roe, Robert Scott Stamm, Marie Hargus, Whitney Nicole Lawrence, Hayley Christine Oakes, Sher L Ottersen, Gregg Allan Pekau, Katie Gwendolyn Scherling, Lonnie Lee Stradling, Linda Carol Yarbrough, And Donald Russell Oakes.

Arizona’s National Committeeman Bruce Ash has announced that the RNC launched a new website detailing everything you need to know about the National Convention. convention-facts.gop/ is a tool for voters to learn about convention delegates, rules, and how the overall process works in a simple, easy to understand format.

1. New site to help answer FAQs about the rules, delegates, & exactly what happens at a national party convention: convention-facts.gop/

2. What's the purpose of the Republican National Convention? Get that answer + more here: convention-facts.gop/

3. convention-facts.gop/ answers your Qs about the path to CLE and what will happen at the 2016 @GOPconvention in July

4. convention-facts.gop/ answer to all of your GOP convention questions, including how a nominee is chosen. (Facebook)

The Cobre Valley Republican Club’s Meet and Greet for four GOP candidates will be held at 6 pm., Sat., April 2 at Elks Lodge, 1910 E Maple St in Globe. Candidates include Sheriff Paul Babeu for CD1, LD8 Rep Frank Pratt for LD8 Senate, LD8 Rep T J Shope for re-election and David Cook for LD8 Representative.

LD25 PC Marlene Hinton: I was just reading the MCRC Briefs on the dispute regarding the $50 fee to vote for state Republican delegates to the national convention. I'm in LD 25; we elected delegates last night. I was elected, but was required (as far as I could tell) to either pay the $50 online at the desk right then or submit a check right then. There were no other options presented. Seems suspiciously akin to a poll tax. I would have chosen not to pay and brought my own sack lunch had I known I could do that. Editor’s Note: That isn’t an option. The $50 fee includes the $10 lunch.

Activist Rachel Alexander: “Frankly, the calls for Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell to resign are getting rather ridiculous. The county has NEVER had the top four candidates for president come campaign in the state a couple of days before the primary! Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders riled up people to come out and vote who normally wouldn't have. Usually Arizona's primary has always been pretty low key because it's so far into the primary race that it's pretty clear who the candidates are going to be at that point. I don't think she did anything wrong. Yeah I used to be her attorney. I have not spoken with her about this. Helen is great at cutting costs, and even the county supervisors approved of her decreasing the polling locations to save taxpayers money. I don't see how anyone could have foreseen this.” -- Facebook

Tea Party Patriots will gather on the steps of the Supreme Court building at 8:30 am., Mon, April 18 to protest President Obama’s executive-amnesty agenda and his Supreme Court nomination.

Political Consultant Constantin Querard: If you are a Republican PC in AZ and you get one of these scammy spammy emails where a Trump supporter offers to "help you" out of your proxy for the district and county convention delegate elections, please let me know cquerard@cox.net It is perfectly legal, just deliberately misleading. -- Facebook

Sen candidate Alex Meluskey: John McCain will spend millions attacking me. As we near the fundraising quarter deadline, I need your help to keep up.

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today completed the first virtual meeting as part of her 2016 statewide outreach campaign targeting parent input about Arizona education with the well-known Arizona parent advocacy group, the Mommy Lobby. “I had a rich and enlightening virtual discussion with the Mommy Lobby to answer their questions about education in Arizona,” said Douglas. “I appreciate this advocacy group of engaged parents taking the time to share their questions and listen to my comments about the current state and direction of our education system.” Topics discussed include AzMERIT, student data privacy, parent’s choice to opt their student out of testing, the standards review process and current bills at the legislature, as well as several others. See AZ Kids Can’t Afford to Wait plan www.azed.gov/weheardyou. Listen to today’s discussion HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov .

Congresswoman Martha McSally is accepting applications for the Congressional Young Women Leadership Program, a one-day event designed to help build leadership skills and inspire young women to achieve more in their careers and education. The program provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women from Southern Arizona who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions. Applications for the program, which will be held in June, at mcsally.house.gov/A panel of women leaders from the Second District will review the applications and select participants for the program. Applications can be turned in via fax at (520) 322-9490, emailed to Nancy Heiser at Nancy.Heiser@mail.house.gov, or delivered to the Tucson or Sierra Vista district offices by May 9, 2016.

Bill to Designate Brotherhood as Terror Org Gains More Support The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act now has bipartisan support. Over 50 members of Congress are now in favor it

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney and LD25 GOP Sen Bob Worsley have announced their support of Arizonans For Responsible Drug Policy and their opposition to commercial and recreational marijuana. In a video released today, the two discuss the harmful realities of legalizing and commercializing recreational marijuana.

Some 150 Business Leaders are conducting the third Business of Water, Corporate Leaders summit on Water and the Economy starting today in Phoenix.

Congresswoman Martha McSally’s CD2 challenger Dem Dr. Matt Heinz charges McSally dodged Trump questions in her interview with Katie Couric a couple of weeks ago.

The Arizona Break Club meets at 8 am., Sat., April 2 to hear Dr. Phranq Tamburri give a “Trump Report” at the home of Ernest and Donna Hancock, 4886 W Port Au Prince Lane, Glendale, AZ 8 5306. $10 per person – includes buffet style breakfast.

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will resume our meetings at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 5 to hear Maricopa County Recorder candidate Aaron Flannery in a discussion about the waiting lines and other questions regarding the March 22 PPE such as “Was this a manufactured crisis?” The group meets at 3701 W. Anthem Way in the Anthem Civic Building at Anthem. Contact: Chr Vera Anderson, 602-821-4675 or veraanderson41@gmail.com

Former GoDaddy executive and 2014 gubernatorial hopeful Christine Jones as filed the paperwork for an exploratory committee for the CD5 race.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women “Summer Meeting” is scheduled June 16-18 at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 State Route 69 in Prescott. Registration: AzFRW website: www.azfrw.com

Sen John McCain will hold a Town Hall with Honeywell Employees at 10:30 am, Fri, April 1 at 111 South 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

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

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.

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: “As we meet folks all over Arizona, we get plenty of questions about how we’ll undo 30 years of Establishment control and bring bold, fresh, fearless leadership to the Senate. I want to make sure to answer as many as I can! That's why I want to know your burning questions -- send them to questions_for_kelli I’ll be answering them in a video on Facebook in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out.”

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.

Seeking Volunteers: Anyone interesting in volunteering for US Senator candidate Dr. Kelli Ward should contact her assistant Carolyn Leff at 928-230-0633 events@kelliward.com www.Facebook.com/KelliWardForArizona

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.

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.”

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

Between Now And April 9 those delegates who will be voting at the April 30 AZGOP State Convention will be elected at Arizona County and Legislative meetings. Only PCs elected or appointed by Dec 31, 2015 are qualified to vote on the State Convention delegates. Any registered Republican can be a candidate for State Delegate.

Fallout-From-Voting-Disaster A law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.

Floating Around The Internet:  Alinsky’s eight steps from democracy to socialist society. (Obama quotes him often in his book and Hillary did her thesis on Alinsky.) There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist/communist State.  The first is the most important; five of the eight are done.

The last 3 are almost there

1.    Healthcare: "Control Healthcare and you control the People"   DONE !!

2.    Poverty:  Increase the Poverty level as high as possible."  Poor People are easier to control and will not fight back if the government is providing everything for them to live. DONE!!! 

3.    Debt: Increase the National Debt to an unsustainable level."  That way you are able to increase Taxes, and this will produce more Poverty. DONE!!! 

4.    Gun Control:  Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.  That way you are able to create a Police State - total local control. ALMOST THERE!!!

5.    Welfare:  Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Livestock, Housing, and Income). DONE!!!

6.    Education:  Take control of what People read & listen to; take control of what Children learn in School. ALMOST THERE!!!

7.    Religion: Remove faith in God from the Government and Schools. ALMOST THERE!!!

8.    Class Warfare:  Divide the People into the Wealthy against the Poor.  Racially divide. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to Tax the Wealthy with full support of the voting Poor. DONE!!!

The bases are all covered!  We are ripe!

 

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: 

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)        202-224-2235                   202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)            202-224-4521                   202-228-0515

Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)              202-225-3361                   202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally  (R2)             202-225-2542                   520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)             202-225-2435                   202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                 202-225-2315                   202-226-9739

Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                  202-225-2635                   202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6)           202-225-2190                   202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)             202-225-4065                   202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8)                  202-225-4576                   202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)             202-225-9888                   202-225-9731

 

Here Are You State Delegates Election Mtgs By Dates

 

April 1

· La Paz - April 1 - 7 PM - Taco Mio Restaurant, 130 East Main Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346. Russell Sias, Chairman

April 2

· Gila - April 2 - 10 AM - Tiny's Family Restaurant; 600 Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541. Gary Morris, Chairman

· Coconino - April 2 - 9 AM - DoubleTree Hotel; 1175 W. Rt 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Joan Harris, Chairwoman

· Cochise - April 2 - 10 AM - American Legion Hall; 225 E. Allen St. Tombstone, AZ 85638. Casey Jones, Chairman

· Maricopa LD 4 - April 2 - 9 AM - Starpointe Residence Club of Estrella, 17665 W. Elliot Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85338. LD 4 Chairman, Dick Newcomer

· Maricopa LD 30 - April 2 - 1 PM - First United Methodist Church; 7102 N. 58th Dr. Glendale, AZ 85301. Anna Stowe, Chairman

· Pima LD 2 - April 2 - 10 AM - Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse; 2045 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ 85614. Sergio Arellano, Chairman

· Pima LD 9 - April 2 - 8:30 AM - La Paloma Urgent Care Center; 4001 E Sunrise Drive, Tucson , Arizona 85718. Bradley Johns, Chairman

· Pima LD 14 - April 2 - 9:30 AM - 16461 S Houghton Rd, Corona de Tucson, Az 85641. William Sobeck, Chairman

April 4

· Pima LD 10 - April 4 - 5:30 PM - Wilmot Public Library; 530 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. Parralee Schneider, Chairwoman

April 5

· Maricopa LD 18 - April 5 - 6 PM - Quality Inn; 5121 E La Puente Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Mary Fritsche, Chairwoman

· Maricopa LD 26 - April 5 - 6:30 PM - Mesa Utilities Building; 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ 85201. Raymond Jones, Chairman

· Maricopa LD 27 - April 5 - 6 PM - Bethesda Baptist; 906 E. Jones st. Phoenix, AZ 85042. Ron Harders, Chairman

April 6

· Maricopa LD 28 - April 6 - 7 PM - Madison School District Headquaters; 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Tom Haney, Chairman

April 9

· Yavapai - April 9 - 8 AM - Centennial Center at Antelope Hills; 1989 Clubhouse Dr. Prescott, AZ 86301. Mark Sensmeier, Chairman

· Mohave - April 9 - 1 PM - Vista Del Sol RV Resort, 3249 Felipe Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. Michael Ward, Chairman

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 1

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. Online registration at http://www.azgfd.gov/youthday

APRIL 2

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.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward will appear at the “Back the Badge Rally” between 10:30 am-11 am., Sat., April 2 at the Chandler Police Headquarter, 250 E Chicago St., Chandler. Contact: Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 2 in the Quail Room at the SCW Foundations Bldg., 14465 R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. Doors open at 8 am with coffee/donuts. $2 donation to cover expenses. Maricopa County Treasurer’s candidate Royce Flora will speaker regarding this campaign to replace his boss Charles “Hos” Hoskins – who is retiring. Flora is currently the Chef Deputy for Treasurer Hoskins. Contact: Jean Goncalves 623-214-8010

April 4

The Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Gov Doug Ducey and Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Maztzal Casino in Payson. $60 per person includes a prime rib luncheon, door prizes, silent auction and raffles. RSVP to Shirley Dye 928-951-6774 or Gary Morris 928-478-8186. Checks should be made out to the “Gila County Republican Committee” and mailed to Shirley Dye, 1107 S Deer Born Dr., Payson, AZ 85541. Reservations deadline: Tues March 29.

Congressman David Schweikert will be the guest speaker at the 11:50 am, Mon, April 4 Arizona Republican Lawyers Assocation luncheon at Polsinelli sinelli (CityScape – One East Washington St, 11th Floor) $20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com .  If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make an announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP.  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is the speaker for the May 5 meeting and Former Mayor of Mesa and Interim CEO of Valley Metro Scott Smith is slated for June 9.

The Lincoln Republican Women Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon, April 4 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale to hear Dr. Donald T. Critchlo, Director of the ASU Center for Political Thought and Leadership, address “The Future Right: The Forging of a New Republican Majority.” $35 per person. Spouses welcome. Reservations required. Deadline Thurs, March 31, 2016. Cash at the door or send check made out to “LRW” and send to Pat Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact: 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 or patiamiam@gmail.com

Coconino County Republican Committee Chairman Joan Harris: The Coconino County meeting to elect our delegates to the State Convention will be held at 9 am, Mon., April 4, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1175 W. Rt. 66, Flagstaff. National delegates will be elected at the State Convention. If you are interested in becoming a Coconino County delegate to the Arizona State Convention, please contact me at telephone 928-226-0502 or e-mail joanharris@reagan.com.

Gov Doug Ducey will be the speaker for the Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Congressman Paul Gosar will also attend. For ticket information call 928-478-8186. Contact Chr Gary Morris 602-803-7366.

Congressman Paul Gosar’s Staff will hold officer hours between 10 am and noon, Mon, April 4 at 155 N. Tegner, Suite A, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Raise any concern you have about federal and state topics. Receive help from agents from the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and more. Contact: 928-445-1683.

April 5

Sheriff Richard Mack will speak to the 6:30 pm., April 5 meeting of the Surprise Tea Party Patriots in the Grand Canyon room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

Congressman Paul Gosar’s staff will hold office hours from 11 am-1 pm., Tues., April 5 at 220 N 4th St., in Kingman, AZ. Contact: 928-445-1683.

APRIL 7

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey is scheduled to address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., April 7 in the Community Christian Church,6480 E. Hwy 95. Contact: Sally Kizer, Chairman coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com 928-210-1219

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm for dinner Thur., April 7 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phoenix to Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $30 per person. RSVP: Jan Webb at reservations@crwop.org or 602-318-1010 by Sun., April 3. All reservations must be dinner reservations.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Rep. Matt Salmon Asks IRS About High Fraud Rates -- Cites Chicago Tribune Report Showing $21 Billion in Likely Fraud: Salmon announced a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen inquiring about the IRS’s use of prepaid debit cards as a method of income tax refund fraud and the connection between those cards and identify theft. “I was shocked to learn that the IRS is not doing everything in its power to protect taxpayers from identity theft and fraud associated with falsified filings. Making matters worse, the IRS’s use of prepaid debit cards, which are almost impossible to claw back in the case of fraud, also results in depriving many honest Americans of a refund of their tax overpayments.  I hope there’s more to this story than an agency that doesn’t care about taxpayers’ data, and I hope Commissioner Koskinen quickly responds with an update on what the IRS is doing to prevent future occurrences of this fraud.” BackgroundThe Chicago Tribune recently reported that identity-related refund fraud is on the rise. pre-paid-card-users-tax-refunds In 2012, the Department of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration estimated that by 2016 the IRS would have lost $21 billion due to identity refund fraud treasury.gov/tigta/press/. Salmon’s letter to Koskinen here

The McCain Update: ISIL Terrorist Attacks - The world was rocked once again with the news that ISIL terrorists launched a series of attacks in Brussels, Pakistan and Turkey this month. My deepest condolences continue to be with the loved ones of those killed in these horrific terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, these attacks were sadly predictable. And they are a reminder of what should by now be painfully obvious: the United States and our allies across the world are at war with ISIL. We have seen attacks on a civilian airliner in the skies of Egypt; on cafes, concert halls, and stadiums in the streets of Paris; on a community center in San Bernardino; and now on a metro station and an airport in Brussels. There should be no doubt that ISIL poses a real, direct, and growing threat to the United States. ISIL remains in control of its sanctuaries in Iraq and Syria. It is expanding across the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia and radicalizing terrorist recruits in the United States and Europe.Yet after allowing the ISIL threat to grow and strengthen for years, the Obama Administration still has no plausible strategy to destroy ISIL on anything close to an acceptable timeline. Instead of showing resolve to confront this threat head-on, the world watched as President Obama attended baseball games and danced the tango in the days following this brutal attack. We need a strategy to destroy ISIL, not "ultimately," but as quickly as possible. Time has never been on our side in this conflict, and the failure to recognize the urgent realities of the war against ISIL will carry a grave price for our nation and our people.

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· Gov-Doug-Ducey-Vetoes-Bill-Erasing-Hopes-Cursive-Revival

· Ducey-Signs-Abortion-Bills

· Gov Ducey-Signs-Immigrant-Inmate-Bill

· Valley Metro Expands Light Rail To 3 More Stations

· Laurie Roberts; Why-Can-Legislators-Carry-Guns-When-Rest-Us-Cant

· Roberts: Ducey-Should-Drop-Obsolete-Abortion-Bill

· Injustice Dept Resumes Armed Robbery Sharing Program With Local Cops

· Arizona Organ Donors Touch Thousands Of Lives

· Arizona Gives Day Rallies Support For Nonprofits

· Barbaric-4th-Avenue-Jail-And-The-Sexual-Assault-Of-A-21-Year-Old-Man

· Do Radicalized Islamic Communities Exist In The U.S.?

· The U.S. Government Is Calling Americans Home From Southern Turkey

· North Carolina’s Bathroom Wars

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Calls For Helen Purcell’s Head Hides Far Different Agenda

· John Mccain’s Liberal Friend Turns On Him

· Why Justice Scalia Mattered

· McCain: Cutting edge on technology

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· There’s-Nothing-Conservative-Or-Independent-About-The-Current-Rooftop-Solar-Industry

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Underhanded Tactics Are Out Of Control.

· The Red Pill OR The Blue Pill Please

· McCain’s Stance On Accepting Syrian Refugees

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· How-Scott-Walker-And-Paul-Ryan-Plan-To Sell Out...

· Wiconsin, You-Are-Up-Next

· Trump-Campaign-Releases-Letter Confirming IRS Audit

· Cruz-Delegate-Abandons-Cruz-Because Of His Inability To Tell The Truth

GILBERT/GILA WATCH

· Opt Out FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have a child in grades 3 through 11 of the public school system, he/she will be "required" to take the AzMERIT standardized test.  It is based on Common Core (aka Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards).  There is much controversy about both.   The website Opt Out AZ! Empowering Parents to Opt Out of the AzMERIT has published a post titled Opt Out FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions to help parents whose children are being persuaded, cajoled, lied to, intimidated, and threatened into taking this worthless, unvalidated, expensive, psychologically damaging test.  Find out why parents are Refusing to allow their children to take this test.  Find out how you, as a concerned parent, can protect your children from it.

· Letter of Assertion to Opt Out and Refuse the AZMerit Test.  Click HERE to print out a copy of the Refusal letter.  Control/Click on the title of this article, which includes the Letter of Assertion plus links which back up those assertions.  

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Karl Rove Explains How A Contested Convention Would Work

· GOPs-Resilience-Time-Tested-Republicans-Can-Pull-Through-Once-More

· Bombshell: Cruz And Trump Both Say They Won’t Support Republican Nominee

· New_Convention_Facts_Website Latest Sign GOP Is Preparing For Contested Republican National Convention

· Pat-Caddell: GOP-Establishment-Will-Use-Cruz-To Block-Trump; Slip-In Establishment Nominee-

· Mitch-McConnell-Just-Got-Screwed-By-His-Own-Party; 16-GOP-Senators-Defect-On-Scotus-Blockade

· Panicking-Mitch-McConnell-Says-GOP-Will-Help-Hillary-Beat-Trump-If-He-Wins-The-Nomination

· States-Rights-Advocates-Eye-Convention-To-Bypass-Congress-Amend-Constitution

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Homeland Security Names Illegal Immigrant To 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List

· Illegal-Immigrant-With Twelve-Year-Old-Girl

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

FIRST AMENDMENT

· Federal Judge Shuts Down Free Speech Rights Of The Oregon Protesters – Orders Them To Stay Silent!

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Guess-Chicago-Police-Chief-Blaming-Citys-Record-Homicide-Rate

· Gun Store Owner Had A “Bad Feeling” About A Customer…For Good Reason!

· Bureaucrats Strip Vets’ Gun Rights

REFUGEES

· Belgian Imams Refuse To Pray For Victims Of Brussels Attacks Because It Is Against Islamic Law

· Austrian Bar Bans “Refugees,” Notice Is Classic

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· Federal-Judge-Goes-After-Shauna-Cox’s-Rights-Of-Free-Speech: Warns-Her-Not-To-Speak-Publicly-About-Oregon-Standoff

· Federal Judge Shuts Down Free Speech Rights Of The Oregon Protesters – Orders Them To Stay Silent!

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· FBI To Interview Hillary’s Top Aides In Email Investigation

MEDIA

· Journalist Confesses: Forced To Lie To Public Via Mainstream Media

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Pentagon Chief Used Personal Email After White House Query!?

· Check Out This Former Navy Seal's Bold Plan To Help Persecuted Christians In The Middle East

· ‘We Can Never Do Enough For Our Veterans.’ This Actor Just Walked The Walk

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

· Judge Napolitano Says Regarding Lewandowski Battery Charge… ‘Courts Should Dismiss Case’

CONGRESS

· GOP-Senator-Warns-FBI-Coming-For-Clinton

· Why-Conservatives-Want-To-Cancel-Congresss-Lame-Duck-Session-Explained

· Congress-Finally-Makes-A-Move-That-Will-Start-The-Impeachment-Process-Against-Obama

· GOP-Led-Congress-Hits-New-Low-In-Accomplishing-Next-To-Nothing

FEDERAL

· Federal Judge Shuts Down Free Speech Rights Of The Oregon Protesters – Orders Them To Stay Silent!

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM/ISSUES

· How To Silence An Imam: Remind Them What The Qu’ran Says To Do…

PROTESTORS/RIOTS

· Protesters Don't Even Know Why They Want To Stop Trump

RACISTS

· VIDEO: Black Woman Attacks White Man For Having Dreadlocks

DONALD TRUMP

· “Germany Will Never Recover” Trump Rips Merkel’s Muslim “Refugee” Policy, Calls Hillary Clinton “Close To Incompetent” In Interview

· Super PACs And Trump’s Wife: How A Photo Dispute Highlights Weakness In Campaign Finance Rules

· Unhinged-Trump-Protester-Punches-Elderly-Man-Face-Gets-Immediate-Consequences

· Muslim-Journalist-Statement On Trump

· Trump Named His Top 3 Functions Of The Federal Government… They Might Surprise You

· How-Mitt-Romney-And-The-Mormons-Saved-The-Never-Trump-Movement

· Bikers-For-Trump-Roll-Into-Wisconsin

· Watch: Protesters Don't Even Know Why They Want To Stop Trump

· Trump's Abortion Stumble: 'The Donald' Needs More Tutoring In The Language Of Conservatives

· Trump Stumped By Top Three Functions Of US Government Question At Town Hall Meeting

· The Wolves Are Out Over Trumps Abortion Statement

· ‘Liberals, Stop Making Me Like Trump!’

TED CRUZ

· Here's-The-Entire-Hilarious-Appearance-Of-Ted Cruz-On-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live

· Here's-Just-One-Reason-Why-Heidi-Cruz-Is-Open-To-Scrutiny-In-The-Presidential-Race

· Cruz-Talks-Up-An-RNC-Rule-That-Would-Keep-Kasich-Out-Of-The-Convention

· Pat-Caddell: GOP-Establishment-Will-Use-Cruz-To Block-Trump; Slip-In Establishment Nominee-

BILL AND HILLARY

· Hillary’s Legal Woes Increase As Bernie Racks Up Wins

· Clinton Energized By Putting Coal ‘Out Of Business’

· Hillary Clinton Will Be Interviewed By The Director Of The FBI

· Monica-Crowley: The-Clintons-Sense-A-Breakdown

· Clinton-Refuses-New-York-Debate

· Loretta Lynch-Hillary Clinton: The Web Within The Establishment Elite Continues To Unravel

· Breaking: Hillary Just Got Her Date With The FBI?

GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE

· Prosecuting-Climate-Deception-Could-Soon-Get-Easier

· A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Climate Inquisition

ECONOMY

· Most Working Class Jobs Will Soon Be Automated Away. How Are We Going To Deal With That?

· Trend Forecaster’s Dire Warning: Massive Crash Will Wipe 12,000 Points Off Dow Jones By Late 2017

· Corporate Debt Defaults Explode To Catastrophic Levels Not Seen Since The Last Financial Crisis

EDUCATION

· Explaining Competency-Based Education

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

· Homeland Security Names Illegal Immigrant To 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· What The Hell Is Wrong With Obama? [Video]

· Castro Spits In Obama’s Face With This Statement…

INTERNATIONAL

· Counterfeiting: Peruvian-Gang-Fabricating-Fake-100-Bills

· Claim: ISIS Agents Working In Western Airports

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