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An Appreciation Party for retired Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled at 4 pm., Sat., Feb 11 at the home of Liz and Dave Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Hosted by Steven Segal, Liz & Dave Alcorn, and Tom and Kris Morrissey, the event is a “thank you” for Arpaio’s 20 years of service and dedication to the residents of Maricopa County. Open to all Joe supporters. Entertainment, food & drinks. No admission fee. RSVP to Liz500sl@gmail.com so she knows how much food to prepare.
NY Times Reporter interviews Barbara Espinosa about President Donald J Trump’s executive order that temporarily restricted entry for refugees around the world and nationals from 7 Muslim-majority nations. But many people support the president’s actions. Espinosa explains why she supports Trumps orders. americanfreedombybarbara
The Award Winners from the AZGOP Chairman’s Award Dinner held last Friday evening in Phoenix:
· Outstanding Party Worker in State – Diane Brest
· Most Outstanding County Award – Mohave County, Laurence Schiff
· Most Outstanding LD in Maricopa County – LD22, Rae Chornensky
· Most Outstanding LD In Pima County – LD10
· Most Outtanding Party LD Worker – David Ludwig, LD24
· Most Outstanding County Party Worker – Elsie Tyree, Yavapai County
· Best Republican Club – College Republicans at Embry-Riddle
· Team Player Award –
· Rookie of the Year Award – Phyllis Minkus, LD17
· Perserverance Award – Sam Huang
· Dodie Londen Award sponsored by APS – Sharon Giese
· Lifetime Achievement Award – Alberto Gutier, Jr
· Sen. Barry Goldwater Award – Sergio Arellano
· Exceptional Dedication/Service to GOP – Irene Littleton.
Congressman Paul A. Gosar is the newly appointed as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Bob Richards to Sen John McCain: Judge Neil Gorsuch is eminently qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Please vote to affirm his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court as hearings proceed for his confirmation. Thank you.
Activist Aaron Gidwani: First off, many thanks for the countless hours you spend on the Briefs, the spin stops and the truth comes forth - THANK YOU! I congratulate Jonathan Lines as the new AZ GOP Chairman, Gabriela Mercer as elected Secretary and Robert Lettieri as Treasurer along with our new Executive Committee members. I wish you all the very best and look forward serving along-side you. I also wanted to thank Frank Thorwald and Jim O'Connor for their service to our party and great state. You don't go unnoticed for the work and ideas you shared along the campaign trail and for that we can all strive to work a little harder and be a little better as we come together for a winning victory in 2018 and beyond. - Conservative Millennial
PLEA Takes Issue with Mayor’s Comments on Presidential Executive Orders: On Tues., Jan 31, 2017, PLEA sent a letter to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton expressing our strong disagreement and disappointment with recent public remarks he made on January 25th with regard to President Trump’s Executive Orders. For far too long, law enforcement officers in America have had to put up with anti-police sentiment at all levels of government. At the national level our federal partners in ICE and Border Patrol have had to work under government imposed restrictions that have hindered their ability to effectively perform their jobs to adequately protect the nation.
Over the years, the City of Phoenix has lost numerous officers and had several others injured as a result of open border and sanctuary city policies that facilitate ease of unlawful entry into the country. As one of four border states, Arizona sees high amounts of human trafficking, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and higher rates of violent crime that typically accompany this type of activity.
Mayor Stanton’s comments with regard to turning the Phoenix Police Department into a mass deportation force is baseless and inflammatory. The Phoenix Police Department has a sound, detailed, well written policy in its Operations Orders regarding enforcement of illegal immigration. Despite what politicians may think or want, police officers have to uphold their oaths of office and operate according to the rule of law. Presidential Executive Orders are federal law that cannot be disregarded simply because they do not comport with someone’s political agenda.
PLEA has great respect for Mayor Stanton’s right to publicly express his opinion. Likewise; PLEA also has the right to publicly express our opinions and stand in defense of our membership. click Here to read the response letter from PLEA to Mayor Stanton.
The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will gather for brunch Sat., Feb 18 to hear a presentation on “Lobbyists: Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?” at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social at 9:30 am, meeting at 10 am., and brunch at 11 am. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Reservations here Membership dues delinquent March 1.
Congressman Paul A. Gosar in response to President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting admission of refugees and immigrants from terrorist strongholds: Fighting Terrorism, Immigration and Border Security
Congressman Andy Biggs has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
Sen John McCain will close his Senate office in Prescott, Arizona, on March 31, 2017, and continue serving constituents in Prescott and across northern Arizona through frequent mobile office hours. More information about dates and locations for upcoming mobile office hours will be posted website at www.mccain.senate.gov. Constituents with existing service inquiries pending at McCain’s office in Prescott will be transferred to his Phoenix office. McCain’s staff will ensure that these citizens experience no interruption in service. The Senator’s offices in Phoenix and Tucson will continue to serve Arizona residents either in person at those offices or via telephone at (602) 952-2410 or (520) 670-6334, or in writing here.
AZCD Alert: HB 2216 is scheduled for a House Committee of the Whole (COW) debate on Thurs, Feb 2. A COW hearing is where the entire chamber debates the merits of proposed legislation. For firearms related bills it usually means a lot of wailing and whining by anti-rights legislators eager to disarm you. It's important that we put as much pressure as possible on our legislators to pass bills that restore and protect our rights. HB 2216 would make it illegal to require a person to be subject to "electronic firearm tracking technology" or to disclose information about a person or their firearm using electronic firearm technology. Electronic firearm tracking technology means systems, databases, etc. that store and track information about you and your firearms. AzCDL has prepared an email for you to send to your Representatives, urging them to support HB 2216, at our Legislative Action Center. Click here to send your email to your Representatives about HB 2216 These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: There have been numerous articles in the MCRC Briefs expressing the need for party UNITY!! But none has expressed how. Here is a way to create unity. Remember, leadership starts a the top! First off, change the AZ GOP bylaws. It is so autocratic and ignored by some chairs that it is almost worthless as a party leadership tool. In that rewrite make the 15 leaders, county chairs, the Executive Committee, with, say, monthly meeting during an election years and quarterly meeting during off election years, and elect their own chairman of the committee instead of being run by the state chair, who now can dictate party operations. That will give WE THE PEOPLE the power to hold the state chair, whom they elected, accountable. Then the AZ GOP bylaws to create a Precinct Committeeman recruitment program with training programs, and expected duties listed, and a procedure to monitor the system. Do away with proxies since those for whatever reason cannot participate in person are not needed.
In case one doesn’t know the purpose of a political party, according to ‘technology for students’ succinctly, the purpose of a political party is:
- A political party is a group people who share the same ideas about the way the country should be governed.
- They work together to introduce new laws, or the alter of old laws.
- Political parties try to control what happens in the legislature by securing a majority of seats.
- Political Parties have policies.
- When a political party wants to make/change Laws and Regulations they have to put their idea to all the members of the legislature (house and senate). A vote then takes place and if the majority of the legislature vote ‘YES’ then the change to the Law/Regulation goes to the president.
Congressman Paul A. Gosar after President Donald Trump named former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay (R-Ganado) as his White House Advisor on Indian Affairs: Rep. Gosar Commends Arizona’s Carlyle Begay on Being Named White House Advisor on Indian Affairs
The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gold Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85293. Tickets: $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD18 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets http://pinal.arizonagop.net/contact/ or call 520-840-3091.
Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that beginning on February 1, 2017, the ½ mile backwater no-wake restriction for Lake Havasu that was designated in May 2015 will be lifted: Victory for Lake Havasu! U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fully Withdraws Lake Havasu Boating Restrictions
AZ Poll Results: Arizonans Support Trump Refugee Ban azbattlegroundpoll.com Poll under “Issues” section, according to Chad M. Willems of the Summit Consulting Group, Inc.
Coconino County Republicans will meet for lunch Wed., Feb 1 at The Place, 22 S Milton Road to discuss call to action items including the need to lobby the Flagstaff City Council to honor the nearly 9,000 people that singed the petition to amend Prop 414, Flagstaff’s upcoming $15 minimum wage. Chairman Jeff Oravits will also give updates on current events.
Beth Maloney - 2014 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year: As Gov. Doug Ducey’s appointed public-school teacher-representative on his Classrooms First Council and the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, I was thrilled with Governor Ducey's State of the State Address and his budget commitment to early childhood literacy and investing in the expansion of high-quality full day kindergarten for Arizona's most needy students. As a mom, teacher, and education advocate, I believe that high-quality full day kindergarten should be an option for every family in Arizona. High quality full day kindergarten develops early childhood literacy, prepares third-graders to read by third grade, and significantly improves high-school graduation rates, giving students the opportunity to have a greater number of early learning experiences which best prepares them for academic and developmental growth. Governor Ducey’s strategy of first expanding high-quality full day kindergarten for Arizona’s most needy students will provide Arizonans with the biggest bang for our education-buck. I applaud his commitment and support his thoughtful effort.I'm proud to stand with Governor Ducey, his strategic investment of Arizona’s scarce education resources, and his passion for investing in early childhood literacy and high-quality full day kindergarten. His roadmap and investment strategies for today, will prepare Arizona's youngest students for successful futures. Maloney is a 5th grade National Board Certified Teacher.
Chris Herring, Maricopa County Republican Party Chair, is calling for PCs to help Phoenix City Council candidate Chris De Rose (R) by walking for DeRose every Saturday between Feb 4 – March 12. Volunteers will gather between 9-10- am at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. DeRose is running for the seat vacated by Bill Gates. Then a Democrat was appointed to replace Gates. Volunteers are asked to contact Whitney Lawrence Wnlawrence1@gmail.com. Also contact Whitney to have PCs set up to make phone calls from home.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced Steve Wynn as the committee’s new finance chairman. Wynn is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited, and has been a dedicated supporter of Republican candidates for many years.
Grassroots Legislative Activism Training: LD Chairmen, Heads Of Organizations, And Other Interested Parties: During January and February, Jose Borrajero will be conducting 30 minute training sessions to help your members become more effective at providing input to our state legislators regarding pending legislation, with particular emphasis on how to use the ALIS RTS system. If WI-FI is available at your location, and you have the extra time, an on line, 10-15 minute live demonstration may be added. This service is free to groups within the Phoenix Metro area. Groups outside of this area will be charged a nominal fee to cover travel expenses. Sessions will be booked on a first come first served basis. To schedule a session or get more information, contact Jose at email@example.com
AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will conduct Treasurer’s Training for all County and LD Treasurer’s and Chairmen 9am -1pm., Sat., Feb 11 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix. Contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 518-5860 Text/Cell
AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will conduct Robert’s Rules of Order Training for all County and LD Chairmen 9-1 pm, Sat., March 11 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Contact Lee at email@example.com (602) 518-5860 Text/Cell
The “Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk” honoring wounded heroes is scheduled at 9 am. Sat. March 11 in Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Register now and pickup your packet at 8am the day of the race, according to coordinator Kathy Pearce. $40 - 5K RUN/$30 - 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk . Register: salute-a-soldier-5k-run-1-mile-walk-2017?= or you can visit our website AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until January 22nd, 2017. Military use MIL10 for $10 off until Jan 22. Kathy Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275
Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at https://jimoconnorazgop.com/npv-presentation/
Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.
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The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will host nationally syndicated talk show host Terry Gilberg at a dinner meeting at 6:15 pm., Feb 2 the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix. Social – 5:30 pm. Reservations required. $30 per person, RSVP by Jan 29 to Jan Webb at email@example.com.
The Colorado River Tea Party Appreciation BBQ is set between 2-5 pm., Sat., Feb 4 at the American Legion Post 19 honoring Congressman Paul Gosar, Sen Steve Montenegro and Reps Don Shooter and Darin Mitchell. Volunteers are needed for set up/breakdown, serving food and bringing desserts. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer, 928-210-1219 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Feb 4 with Itasca Small, an Arizona researcher and consultant on the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions and the Arizona Revised Statues. The meeting will be held in the Quail room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts available. A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental. All West Valley Republicans are welcome to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.
A Constitution Study Group for third graders through seniors will meet at 2 pm Feb 4, 11, 18, March 4 and 11 at American Family Education, 4833 E Southern in Mesa. $5 donation. RSVP to Verl Farnsworth (480) 204-0964 or email@example.com www.citcaz.com
The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon., Feb 6 at the Millennium -McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to hear Scottsdale Fire Department Public Education officer Lori Schmidt address “Safety Education for Scottsdale Residents” and Secretary of State Michele Reagan on “Arizona State Election Issues.” $35 per person. RSVP deadline is Jan 31. Send check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale AZ 85250, call her at firstname.lastname@example.org and have cash at the door.
The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gold Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85293. $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD18 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets http://pinal.arizonagop.net/contact/ or call 520-840-3091.
Jana Jackson, former Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate, will speak at the Feb 8 Arrowhead Republican Women’s luncheon about her new book "Forgotten Soldiers - Children of Carpi”. The story is about a group of African-American U.S. soldiers who buried Jewish children who had died from abuses while in concentration camps. The book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.
The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women’s Winter meeting is scheduled Feb 10 and 11 at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 S Highway 92 in Sierra Vista. Registration: Kathy at 602-510-8986 or Arrangements@azfrw.com
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Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar and Caucus Members Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large) after the House successfully passed H.J. Res. 38 by a recorded vote of 228-194, legislation which seeks to block the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. “Today’s rejection of the Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule, a blatant attack on the coal industry, has been a long time coming. I am heartened to see the beginning of the end for this misguided regulation. Finalized at the very tail end of the Obama Administration, this midnight rule was not only astoundingly duplicative but also sought to further wrestle power away from states,” said Gosar. “Hard-working Americans who want good-paying careers have missed out on hundreds of thousands of jobs around the country as a result of President Obama’s ideologically driven ‘War on Coal.’ The House’s action blocking this fundamentally-flawed rule gets us one step closer to putting these people back to work.”
Congressman Andy Biggs has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The Environment Subcommittee has jurisdiction on all matters relating to environmental research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, risk assessment activities, scientific issues related to environmental policy, remote sensing data, and other appropriate matters. Chairman Lamar Smith on the appointment: “…. From his time in the Arizona state legislature, Rep Biggs understands the negative cost of EPA regulations on the economy and American families. I look forward to working with Biggs to push for sensible environmental policies based on sound science that benefit the American people.”
Biggs: “I am honored to be named chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment. There is a lot of ground to cover, and I intend to work hard to advance the goals and interests of the Committee and my constituents in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. The environmental agenda over the last eight years has had a devastating impact across the country, and Americans are looking to Congress to free them from the burden of regulations and policies hindering economic growth. We will strive to reset the agenda on environmental improvement and put the EPA back on track...”
McCain, Flake, and AZ Chamber CEO Glenn Hamer in The Arizona Republic: “At the Republican Congressional Retreat in Philadelphia last week, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Meanwhile, his staff suggested imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to help pay for construction of a wall on the southern border. While renegotiations could strengthen and modernize NAFTA, any effort to impose new restrictions or barriers on our ability to trade with Mexico and Canada will have serious consequences for Arizona, including massive job losses for workers and dramatically higher costs for consumers.” – Senators: Careful how we renegotiate NAFTA
Three bills sponsored by Rep Martha McSally passed the House - her first bills to unanimously clear the chamber in the 115th Congress. Two of the bills, The DHS Support to Fusion Centers Act and The CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, increase information sharing between federal, state, and local officials about terrorist threats. The third bill, the Border Security Technology Accountability Act, requires critical accountability mechanisms for new border acquisition programs, ensuring they meet cost and timeline projections. All three bills passed the House today with support. McSally, who is the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, said “Today’s bills are a direct result of meetings and hearings I’ve held with security officials in Arizona and nationally. They help ensure local law enforcement have the information needed to prepare and protect against known threats, while ensuring taxpayer dollars are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to improve border security. I look forward to working with my Senate counterparts to advance this legislation and send it to the President’s desk.”
The CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act puts in place information sharing practices between DHS and local law enforcement agencies related to attacks using chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.
The DHS Support to Fusion Centers Act requires federal intelligence officials assess the personnel needs at regional fusion centers and determine if additional access to classified information is needed.
The Border Security Technology Accountability Act requires that new border technology programs:
- Implement Acquisition Program Baselines before moving to the next phase of the acquisition cycle;
- Adhere to internal controls identified by the Comptroller General of the United States, and;
- Have a plan for testing and evaluation as well as use independent verification and evaluation resources.
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