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Tom Morrissey: Former AZGOP Chairman: On behalf of my family I want to express our deepest gratitude for the many expressions of condolence for the loss of my son Tommy. There is a memorial service in his memory, this Friday (2/24) at 2 pm at Mountainview Lutheran Church, 11002 Phoenix (Ahwatukee). We will have a coffee gathering after the service at the church's Family Life Center. Thank you, - Tom Morrissey and Family
Dr Robert Lee: I am in awe... We work our butts off paying city, county and state taxes for these people. Now they want to shoot our police that we pay to protect us from them. The drug gangs are out of control - the Sheriff & Mayor want a sanctuary Phoenix city. Bodies are piling up at Laveen & Gila without heads - what's going on in their (Sheriff & Mayor) minds?
Congressman Trent Franks April 20 Town Hall has been cancelled. Another date tba, according to his assistant Shari Farrington.
Congresswoman Martha McSally is conducting a 90 minute town-hall-meeting-in Sahuarita sponsored by the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, at 4 pm., Thurs., Feb 23 at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Cañada Dr. The venue holds about 300 people; doors open at 3 p.m. No signs will be allowed in the building. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable donations to the Sahuarita Food Bank that is housed within the church. Email questions for McSally to Green Valley News editor Dan Shearer at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Shearer will serve as the town hall moderator.
Barbara Espinosa on Facebook: John McCain has been in power in Arizona for over 30 years. During that period drugs and illegal aliens flooded his state. The deserts became covered in trash. Phoenix became the "Kidnap Capital of America" with over 300 kidnapping a year. During that time McCain was pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens. Now he says we must secure the border first, but still doesn't provide any solutions to the illegal aliens already here. He avoids the issue. It's time for McCain to go.” McCain is still for amnesty for illegal aliens don't be fooled Espinosa is the American Freedom by Barbara blogger.
A Puzzled Voter is wondering why she has gotten a AZGOP donations request via snail mail that was signed by former AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham?? Graham was replaced by newly elected Chair Jonathan Lines on Jan 28.
And Speaking Of Donations Requests. Voters are tired of receiving those constant begging letters that are appearing on their computers from Establishment candidates who are already campaigning to get re-elected – particularly when the populous seems to want to “drain the swamp.” What’s with these elected officials who get a taste of DC and expect to make a life-time career???– ft
Readers Are Wondering when/if newly AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucer-Mercer and Treasurer Bob Leitteri have accessed the secretary and treasury records from the AZGOP. They were elected Jan 28 and AZGOP had 10 days to turn over the books – which would have been Feb 8. As of last Friday the new officers were still empty handed. – ft
LD23 holds their meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Via Linda Senior Center on Via Linda, just south of Shea. Doors open at 6:30pm.Meeting is from 7 - 8:30pm. No meetings July, August or December 2017. The meeting date and location can always be checked ld23gop.org
Endangered Species Act Under Fire From Lawmakers Here in Arizona, the state is home to more than 70 species that are endangered or threatened and protected under the Endangered Species Act. That act is now under fire from some Republicans…Read full article »
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will have a "Voter Outreach and Education Booth" between 10 am-5 pm., during the Fountain Hills Great Fair Friday - Sunday, February 24-26th. Everyone is invited to drop by, talk to Republican volunteers and to participate in the survey and the history quizzes. The booth is located at the southeast corner of Verde River Drive and Avenue of the Fountains (across from the Chamber of Commerce booth).
Photo Radar Ban Emerges Again In Arizona Legislature A freshman Republican lawmaker has taken the lead in the Legislature's yearly charge to eliminate photo speed and red light enforcement in Arizona. Read full article »
The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its' March 4th meeting in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts available before the 8:30am start of the meeting. A $2 donation is requested for room rental. Speaker Robert Michael, who has done extensive work and research into America's educational system, will explain Common Core in layman's terms. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend. Contact: Publicity Shr Jean Goncalves 623-214-8010, or www.SCWRC.org
The Fountain Hills Republican Club's "GOP Social" opens at 6 pm, Tues., Feb 28 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. This is a social event. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. GOP Socials are held the 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/
Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced several appointments to the RNC’s 2017 leadership team. “The RNC is ready to lead our Party to more victories in 2018, and the addition of these exceptionally qualified individuals to our leadership team solidifies our preparedness to take on the challenges of the next year,” said McDaniel. “These Party veterans are equipped to champion the vision of our new administration and to help our Republicans in Congress get to work for the American people.”
· Doyle Webb (State Chairman, AR), General Counsel
· Henry Barbour (National Committeeman, MS), Executive Committee
· Susan Hutchison (State Chairman, WA), Executive Committee
· Rob Steele (National Committeeman, MI), Executive Committee
· Ron Kaufman (National Committeeman, MA), Budget Committee Chair
· Luis Fortuño (National Committeeman, PR), Budget Committee
· Jeanne Luckey (National Committeewoman, MS), Budget Committee
· Alex Willette (National Committeeman, ME), Resolutions Committee Chair.
The Feb 20-26 Winter Range is transforming the Ben Avery Shooting Facility into a festive scene from the Old West where more than 1,000 competitors from around the world will take part in the 26th annual Single Action Shooting Society’s national championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Winter Range will feature period military, exhibitions of Western skills and crafts, a fast-draw competition, and vendors purveying period clothing, hats and wigs, antiques, reproductions and more. There also will be roaming balladeers, trick horses and a visit from Wyatt Earp, the great grand-nephew of his namesake, at noon Feb. 25. A two-day mounted shooting event is expected to draw 100-plus competitors mounted on horses participating in their own arena Feb. 25-26. A variety of food services will be available, including chuck-wagon cooking, barbecue and ice cream. Admission is free (parking is $5). BASF is located on Carefree Highway, west of Interstate 17. Information www.winterrange.com.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club is offering two $500 scholarships; one to a Fountain Hills Senior – the other to any adult resident of Fountain Hills or Fort McDowell. Scholarship may be used for any college or university or trade school. Application forms are available at the Fountain Hills High School Counselor’s office, the FH Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce, the Fountain Hills branch Library, Dr. William Myrh’s office at Fort McDowell and at Republican Club meetings. Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017. For further information contact Board member Edith Stock at email@example.com.
Jose Borrajero: 170221-0600 - AZRRT Alert – Balanced Budget Amendment HB2226, dealing with a constitutional convention to enact a balanced budget amendment, seems to be generating a lot of controversy. We at the AZRRT are not taking a position on it, but are doing everything we can to ensure that folks use facts, not rhetoric, to decide whether to support or oppose it. The list of supporters, sponsors, and proponents reads like a Who is Who in the Republican Leadership. It passed a third reading vote in the AZ House of Representatives with an overwhelming 33 Republicans voting in favor and only 2 voting against. On the other hand, RTS votes by rank and file citizens was over 5 to 1 against HB2226. Now this bill is in the Senate and we expect to see activity within the next few days. For those folks that have the stomach for it, we suggest that they read the whole bill. HB2226H Those less brave, or less determined, should at least read the portion of HB2226 that describes the Balanced Budget Amendment. For their convenience, we have included the text of the amendment at the end of this communication. When reading this, or any other such material, one must pay particular attention to red flag words or phrases, such as “unless”, “if”, “only if”, “except”, “may”, “may not”, “shall”, “shall not”, “excluding”, “provided that”, among others.After reading the whole bill, or at least the amendment, everyone should contact all members of the AZ Senate and express their opinion. The best way to do that is to go to our website at www.azpeopleslobbyist.com Additionally, when HB2226 is scheduled for standing committee hearings, everyone should also render his/her opinion via the RTS system. That can easily be done by going to:http://azpeopleslobbyist.com/arizona-legislature-alis/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled six public forums to meet with constituents about developing the 2017 fall hunt recommendations for deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina, bison, bear, mountain lion, and small game animals. AzGFD annually makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species for the annual hunting and trapping regulations, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and hunt permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years. The meetings will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. at these Game and Fish regional offices:
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Kingman, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road
Tuesday, Feb. 28: Flagstaff, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
Thursday, March 2: Pinetop, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
Thursday, March 2: Mesa, 7200 E. University Drive
Thursday, March 2: Yuma, 9140 E. 28th St.
Monday, March 6: Tucson, 555 N. Greasewood RoadThe final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines in late March. The final fall hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration at its April 8 meeting in Phoenix. See hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
Activist Karen Thomas: CPAC kicks off this Wednesday, February 22 and runs thru Saturday, February 25. You can check out the list of speakers (including President Trump) at CPAC.org. I’ve always wanted to go but C-SPAN covers quite a bit of it so you might want to tune into C-Span periodically during the 4 days
The Third Tucson “Stand With Trump Rally” is scheduled between 4:30-5:30pm, Wed., Feb 22 at Udall Park 7200 E Tanque Verde, Participants should park on southeast corner Tanque Verde & Sabino Canyon. Contact: Linda Nelson 907-6000 or email: email@example.com
LD17 Needs Volunteers to registered new voters at their booth at the March 10-12 2017 Ostrich Festival. To register contact 3rd Vice Chair Farhana Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org. For free entry, volunteers must wear a specifically issued wristband.
The Gila County Republican Committee’s March 11 Lincoln Day Dinner starts with a 5:15 pm cash bar, followed by dinner with speakers Jeff DeWit, Arizona State Treasurer and advisor to the Trump transition team, and Congressman Paul Gosar, at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Get a behind the scenes report on the Trump election campaign and the latest on President Trumps plans. Find out what is happening in Congress and its implementation of President Trumps plans. Tickets available at www.gilagop.com/ or call 928-478-8186.
The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be wearing green when they meet for dinner on Mon, March 6 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. $35. Breanna Vales, director of Red Light Rebellion, and John R Raeder, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, are the speakers for the evening. Reservations required. RSVP by sending a check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250,480-368-2777or email her at email@example.com
The AZGOP’s first Executive Committee meeting is scheduled March 11 in Yuma. AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines will be hosting an optional BBQ and range day following the official meeting. Details will be sent out in a call letter from AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo Mercer.
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A Mesa Planned Defund Parenthood Rally is scheduled from 9-10:30 am., Sat., Feb 22 at the Planned Parenthood Office, 1235 S Gilbert Road #20 in Mesa. Participants are asked not to park in the strip mall parking lot; they are asked to stand on the sidewalk on the SE corner of Gilbert/Southern. See flyer: facebook.com/events.
Tucson Trump supporters will conduct their third “Stand With Trump” rally between 4:30-5:30 pm., Wed., Feb 22 at Udall Park, 7200 E Tanque Verde. Participants should park on southeast corner Tanque Verde & Sabino Canyon. Contact: Linda Nelson 907-6000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with former Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson at 6:30 pm., Wed., Feb 22 Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix to review ‘Forgotten Soldiers “Children of Carpi’ - a story about a WWII Negro soldier troop and their selfless contributions to a Jewish community in Italy. Contact: email@example.com
The Ahwatukee Republican Women will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 22 with Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President of the Goldwater Institute, to discuss upcoming Legislative battles. Networking begins at 6:30 pm at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St., Phoenix AZ 85044. Contact: President Cindy Casaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-300-4185 www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com
Congressman Paul Gosar is hosting a Town Hall meeting between 6 - 7:30 pm on Feb 23, at the Best Western Hotel, Kachina Room, 8333 E. Sunrise Sky Drive in Gold Canyon, AZ. Congressman Dave Brat from Virginia will also be in attendance. Contact: 928-445-1683.
The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Feb 23 at Firehouses#43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd. in Phoenix. Parking/access on west side of building. John King, Kyrene School Board President will provide and update on education and the local school district. www.tukeeteaparty.com
Volunteers Are Still Needed between 10 am – 5 pm., for the Fountain Hills Republican Club' Voter Outreach and Education Booth during the Fri-Sun, Feb 24-26 Fountain Hills Great Fair (SE corner of Verde River Drive/ Avenue of the Fountains). Contact Chris Brant at email@example.com or 480-837-9725 (e-mail preferred).
The 5th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance/Official Black History Month Celebration, 1pm., Sat., Feb 25. Food, entertainment, free. Speakers include Congressman David Schweikert, Az Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Rep Jay Lawrence, Dr CT Wright, Farhana Ahmed Yvonne Cahill, plus State and Local officials at East lake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson ST, Phoenix 85034. Contact: Rev Clyde Bowen 602 309 6015.
State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who headed up the Arizona Trump Team, will address the Annual Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Lincoln/Reagan Dinner at 6pm, Sat., Feb 25 at the Stoneridge Golf Club Dining room. 5 pm cocktails, 6 pm dinner. $65 per person. $120 per couple RSVP by Feb 20 at www.yavgop.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tempe Republican Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 27 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir on issues facing Tempe safety and what citizens can do to help.
LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm, Mon, Feb 13 at Ginny G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd. Social time starts at 6:30. If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert email@example.com 623.330.3622.
Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Socials are scheduled Tues., Feb 28 and March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. This is a social event; no speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food).Everyone is welcome. GOP Socials are held the 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/
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Congressman Paul Gosar: Founded over two decades ago, the Western Caucus is committed to protecting private property rights, strengthening local control, fostering economic growth, preserving multiple-use of public land and increasing energy independence. At the meeting this week, Chairman Gosar announced the following Executive Team for the Congressional Western Caucus for the 115th Congress: Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Executive Vice-Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Vice-Chairman for Policy and Appropriations Mark Amodei (NV-02); Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-AL), Chairman Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02), Chairman Emeritus Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chief Budget Officer David Schweikert (AZ-06), Chief Defense and Interior Officer Chris Stewart (UT-02), Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04). The 115th Congress has seen a radical increase in Caucus membership with 19 new members already joining the Caucus including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01). Click HERE to view the current membership. With over 60 Members of Congress representing more than 25 states, the Western Caucus is leading the charge on a barrage of Congressional Review Act bills aimed at repealing the most notorious and onerous of the Obama Administration’s rules and regulations. The Caucus anticipates being very active on legislation this Congress. https://westerncaucus.house.gov
Congresswoman Martha McSally recently was appointed the Vice Chair of the Readiness Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee. The subcommittee is responsible for the single largest account within the Department of Defense’s budget and oversees such issues as military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance, and military construction. “I’m honored to be appointed to a leadership role on the House subcommittee that provides oversight of our military readiness,” said McSally. “The atrophying of our military over recent years has created a readiness crisis – putting our troops and national security at risk. I stand ready to use the experience I gained through 26 years in the military to help restore our readiness and ensure our troops have what they need to complete their mission.” In addition to her Vice Chair role on the Readiness Subcommittee, Rep. McSally serves on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and Military Personnel Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee. She served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, including six assignments to the Middle East and Afghanistan, and oversaw counterterrorism missions for the continent of Africa. Last week, McSally questioned top Pentagon officials about the readiness of the F-35 and its role in carrying out Close Air Support missions.
Congresswoman Martha McSally: Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would restore some records detailing the results of animal welfare inspections after the website containing the records abruptly went dark on February 3. The re-posting of some records follows a bipartisan letter sent last week by U.S. Rep Martha McSally and cosigned by 100 members of Congress calling on the Administration to restore access to the documents online. In a statement released Friday, McSally said, “I will continue to work with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to see all records re-posted online where they can be available again to the public.”
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LD5 Rep Gina Cobb: Last week in the Arizona Capitol Times I read a great article written by four Arizona national board certified teachers praising Governor Ducey and his proposal to expand Full Day Kindergarten for Arizona’s neediest students.We authored the-value-of-the-governors-proposal-to-expand-full-day-kindergarten in support of Governor Ducey’s efforts: While the Arizona Teacher’s Union continues to bombard us with negative messages, urging us to throw out the Governor’s education roadmap in favor of simply funding their union memberships raises, it was nice to hear from actual teachers, out in field, sharing how Governor Ducey’s strategy of investing in early childhood literacy will have the greatest impact on making a difference in the lives of students. As a grandmother of two granddaughters who now live in Utah, I’ve seen first-hand how Utah’s commitment to early childhood literacy has positively impacted academic performance and achievement. We are continually asking for higher outcomes. Yet, how can we expect higher outcomes and stronger literacy throughout education unless we start with a strong foundation? We need to start from the ground up. A well-built home will collapse if it is built on quicksand. I would like to see our legislature support Governor Ducey’s proposal to expand full day kindergarten for Arizona’s neediest students as a first-step in making Full Day Kindergarten a grade and available as an option for every family in our state. – Mother, Grandmother, Dentist, Arizona State Representative (Legislative District 5)
· “Day Without Immigrants” based on a lie Illegal aliens are not immigrants
· Homeland-Border-Security-To-Enforce Immigration And Border Security
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