Monday, March 13, 2017

3-13-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser

LD23 Has Been In Quite A Flap the past couple of weeks over a proposed “Quisling Resolution”.  

·         On Feb 26, LD23 PC Ardith Hildebrant’sDestructive Behavior by Certain LD 23 PCs” Resolution was distributed in LD23.

·         On March 8, the LD23 Executive Committee announced its unanimous decision for “the withdrawal of the proposed resolution from any discussion or action at the March 9 meeting and any further consideration.”  See 3-9-17 Briefs and 3-10-17 Briefs  

·         Last night, a “LD23 Policy Update” was distributed that reads: “District 23 Republican Committee Executive Committee Policy, Review and Approval of PC Resolutions - Effective March 8, 2017.  In order to avoid the inclusion of defamatory or unsubstantiated content, all resolutions submitted to the Executive Committee shall be subject to review and approval before any further consideration of the resolution by the District membership.“  

LD23 PC Cheryl Pelletier : To the anonymous reader who wrote “Too Late – Cat’s Out Of The Bag 3-10-17 Briefs in response to the LD23 Executive Board withdrawing the “Quisling Resolution,” we have a response of our own: “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but your words will never hurt us.” If choosing to support one REPUBLICAN candidate for Arizona GOP Chairman over another REPUBLICAN candidate inspires you to call us “quislings” (or traitors), then we can only say that we’re sorry you feel that way.  But please know this… You cannot hurt us with the misinformation you continue to “circulate throughout Phoenix.” We know who we are, we know what we believe, and we know how much of our time and treasure has been spent over the years electing Republicans. Our final words are these: We’re going to continue to join forces with all our Republican sisters and brothers throughout the state—yes, even those that we don’t always agree with 100 percent of the time—and ensure that the great state of Arizona stays red. We hope you will put your petty differences aside and join us. We have a Republic to protect after all. Signed: Gayla Coletto, Joan Lang, Sheila Muehling, Cheryl Pelletier, Linda Rizzo

Pima County Rally Site Moved: The Pima County Tea Party Patriots “Stand With Trump” Rally has been moved from Sen Jeff Flake’s office to Ina and Oracle. Please park in the shopping center behind the bank. The rally is still scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., March 15. Participants are asking for the full repeal of Obamacare and the swift confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let Senator Flake & Tucson know that we stand with President Trump & want Action. Bring signs, posters, American flags. - Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble

PC Mark Lewis: Most Republicans agree with the Trump strategy on reversing the job killing policies of Obama in poll. Last Week's Polls It’s interesting that Trumps poll numbers went down, and that many think Obama had something to do with it. It’s also interesting that most voters think the Democrats are hurting themselves by opposing everything that Trump does.If there’s one thing voters across the partisan spectrum agree on, it’s that the media isn’t trying to help Trump. That’s a big change from the Obama years. I encourage the Democrats and media to oppose everything Trump does. It’s bad for them. Let them protest, let them eat cake.

McCain To Trump: Retract Wiretap Claim Or Provide Proof “I have no reason to believe that the charge is true,” the Republican senator said. He and other lawmakers have pointed out that the president could directly ask intelligence officials to corroborate his claim against the Obama administration but instead has asked Congress to investigate. Read more »

Congressman Paul Gosar: Attention all high school students in Arizona's fourth Congressional district! The Congressional Art Competition is on and I want to see your best work. This is your chance to have your very own artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol Building. Follow this link to find more information about how to submit your work as well as other important rules for the competition:

Pima County Tea Party Patriots Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble : URGENT! Action Required!  Sen. Bob Worsley (R) is sponsoring a striker bill to allow Pima County to assess a gas tax! This is a very sneaky way to pass this and residents must take action to stop this bill. The Vote is set for March 15th. Contact all members of the AZ legislature and tell them to vote NO!! No more money for Chuck Huckelberry to squander! The Bill is SB 1147. Contact all members of Senate and House and Tell them to vote NO! Fifty-third Legislature Transportation and Technology First Regular Session S.B. 1147

PROPOSED AMENDMENT - SENATE AMENDMENTS TO S.B. 1147 (Reference to printed bill)

     1 Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:

     2 "Section 1. Title 28, chapter 16, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 28-5641, to read: 28-5641. County motor fuel tax

           A. A County Or A Regional Transportation Authority Organized 6 Pursuant To Title 48, Chapter 30, If Approved By The Qualified Electors Voting At A Countywide Election, May Levy And The Department Shall Collect A County Motor Fuel Tax Up To The Rate Authorized By This Section In Addition To All Other Taxes.

          B. The Tax Shall Be Levied And Collected At A Rate Of Not More Thanten Cents Per Gallon. – Contact:

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm., Tues., March 14 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid). This is a counter to the “Resist Trump Tuesdays. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

LDs 13 And 19 Will Have A joint meeting at 7 pm., Tues., March 14 to hear former 16 year Congressman John Shadegg address “The Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare” at the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear. Shadegg was Chairman of the US House Republican Policy Committee, the fifth-ranking position in the House Leadership. Prior to his tenure as an Arizona Congressman, Shadegg was an assistant attorney general to former Arizona AG Bob Corbin. Shadegg’s father Steven served as a campaign manager for Sen Barry Goldwater through several campaigns. This joint meeting is open to all registered Republicans with registration at the door. Video/audio recording and signs are prohibited. Contact Chr Ben Boon at

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 13 to finish up their session with Ben Wick on The Rule Of Law Vs. Rule Of Man. The group meets at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

Nohl Rosen, Recall Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone organizer, can be reached at 480-980-8541 or A twitter page and a web site are also being planned. The Facebook page is currently the main place to get up to date info.

Volunteers Are Needed to work the Colorado River Tea Party booth during the April 4-9 Yuma County Fair. Contact: Secretary, Cora Lee Schingnitz

Arrowhead Republican Women are sponsoring a Victory Celebration Picnic between noon and 4 pm., Sat., April 29 in Beardsley Park in Sun City West. $10 per person. All attendees must pay. County, state and national political officers will speak. Candidates running for office are invited to bring their own tables and chairs for set up. Vendors will be present. Raffle baskets available, worth more than $100 each.  The door prize is a summer golf membership at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 136th Ave., in Sun City West. No advance tickets. No reservations required. All Republicans welcome. Contact Jan Martinson 623-546-3753.

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

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last bldg. behind church). Regular meetings - 1st and 3rd Thursday. Secretary, Cora Lee Schingnitz

Arrowhead Republican Women’s Third Vice Chairman Jan Martinson is asking for assistance in donating items to three raffle baskets for the club’s Sat., April 29 Victory Celebration Picnic. Basket themes are Italian, Patriotic and Trader Joe’s items, including nono-perishable foods, bottles of wine/drinks, glassware, theme knick knacks and entertainment supplies, gift cards, etc. She ask that the donations be brought to the February or March ARW meetings. Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753.

Candidates are being sought within the Arizona Federation of Republican Women for candidates for the 2018 -2020 Executive Committee. Two year terms are open for President, First Vice President (Programs), Second Vice President (Membership), Third Vice President (Fundraising, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Region Directors 1-8. AzFRW Officer Application 2017

Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) “National Pathfinder” and Betty Rendel Scholarship” applications due June 1 to President Loraine Pellegrino . See Pathfinder Scholarship or Rendel Scholarship

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170312-0700 - AZRRT Call To Action By Jose Borrajero

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LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm, Mon, March 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 623.330.3622.

LD20 will meet at 7 pm., at the Washington Elementary School #8, 4650 W Sweetwater Ave in Glendale. Chairman Colleen Lombard

The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Az Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 13 at 408 N Sacaton St. #2, (SE corner W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St) Casa Grande, AZ to hear a presentation by District 4 County Supervisor Anthony Smith. Prior to his 2012 election as a supervisor, he served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Maricopa. Contact Nancy Hawkins at


The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 14 at 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.

LD13 and LD19 Republicans will conduct a combined meeting at 7 pm., in the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear. Former Congressman John Shadegg will address ObamaCare. Contact: Chr Ben Boon at

LD26 PCs meet at 7 pm. in the Charles K Luster Blvd 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Chairman Raymond Jones. Contact

LD27 meets at 6:30 pm at the Mountain Gate of Phoenix, 9629 S 14th Ave., in Phoenix. Chairman Brandon Jones


Americans For Prosperity-Arizona Is Hosting "Dessert At The Capitol " between 11:30 am-1:30 pm., Wed., March 15 At The Arizona State Capitol, Senate Building, 3rd Floor Lobby To Give Voters An Opportunity Talk With Their Legislators On Issues Facing Arizona. Register At Dessert At The Capitol Free Parking At The Capitol. Contact: AFP Deputy State Director Leslie White.

Sent A Post Card To The White House on March 15 expressing support to President Donald J Trump. As this campaign, started by a Los Angeles Republican Women’s Club, their message gathered steam while it’s circulation throughout the country. Trump supporters are urged to write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media. On March 15th, mail your messages to:President Donald J. Trump, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. Flood that box!

Pima County Rally Site Moved: The Pima County Tea Party Patriots “Stand With Trump” Rally has been moved from Sen Jeff Flake’s office to Ina and Oracle. Please park in the shopping center behind the bank. The rally is still scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., March 15. Participants are asking for the full repeal of Obamacare and the swift confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let Senator Flake & Tucson know that we stand with President Trump & want Action. Bring signs, posters, American flags. - Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, March 15 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. Registration – 11 am. Former NSA spy and Arabic translater Barry Webb will address the group. National Republican Committeewoman Lori Klein will also speak. Reservations/cancellations accepted until midnight, Thurs., March 9. RSvP Pay by check, cash or credit card at the door.

The Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will learn how to eat healthier when they meet with Theresa Healy, Board Member GMO Free Az at 6 pm., Wed., March 15 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy (I-17 & Dunlap) in Phoenix. Healy is a RN and Holistic Health Counselor. Contact: Francine L Romesburg


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., March 16 at the Junior Statesman of America debate of Kofa High School instead of its regular meeting place - the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last bldg. behind church). Regular meetings - 1st and 3rd Thursday. Secretary, Cora Lee Schingnitz

The Tea Party of Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 16 at Venue 8600: 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 featuring Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. Contact Elizabeth Brantley teapartyscottsdale

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., March 16 at the Junior Statesman of America debate of Kofa High School instead of its regular meeting place - the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last bldg. behind church). Regular meetings - 1st and 3rd Thursday. Secretary, Cora Lee Schingnitz

The Pima County Tea Party Patriots “Stand With Trump” Rally is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., March 15 at Sen Jeff Flake’s Tucson office, 6840 N. Oracle #150. We're asking for the full repeal of Obamacare and the swift confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let Senator Flake & Tucson know that we stand with President Trump & want Action. Bring signs, posters, American flags. - Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenky has announced the Deer Valley School Board Budget Study will be live streamed at between 6-8 pm., Thurs., March 16 if you can’t make it to the study session at the DVSB District office, 20402 N 15th Ave in Phoenix. Question or input can be e-mailed to board members at

Southern Arizona Republicans will meet at 7 pm at the Sonoita Elgin Fire Station, 3173 AZ-83, in Sonoita.

LD24 Republicans are scheduled to meet at 7 pm., in the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Contact: Secretary Carole Joyce

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold a Transportation Expo between 7 am-noon at the Glendale Civic Center on Thurs., March 16. To register for this free event, visit Although the expo is geared toward Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and small businesses, it’s open to all businesses, public agencies, vendors and community partners with an interest in the transportation industry. For more on the workshop or ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, contact the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602.712.7761 or visit

LD16 Republicans will gather at 7 pm in the Liberty Arts Academy at 3015 Power Road in Mesa. Contact Chr Jerry Clingman

LD25 PCs will meet at 7 pm. In the Charles K Luster Blvd, 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Contact Chr Ian Murray


Pima County Republicans will meet at 11:30 am., Fri, March 17 with Scottsdale businessman Frank Riggs (former CA Congressman) to discuss “Ensuring a Great Education For All Kids: the Outlook in Arizona and Nationally” at the Sabbar Shrine, 450 W Tucson Blvd in Tucson. $20 per person for a corned beef and cabbage luncheon. Contact: Debe Fleenor or Debe at 520-250-1755.

The Pima County Republicans will meet at 11:30 am, Fri., March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) at the Sabbar Shrine with former CA Congressman Frank Riggs to discuss Ensuring a Great Education for All Kids: the outlook in Arizona and National. RSVP Debe Campos-Fleenor at or 520-520-1755 or


The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner is Sat., March 18. If paying by check, officers request that payment be mailed no later than March 16. A few tickets are still available online at to hear Gov Doug Ducey. Staveley’s of Canyoneers has donated a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for six nights and seven days as a silent auction item.

Arrowhead Republican Women & Central Republican Women of Phoenix invite you and your Republican friends to their joint 11:30 am., Sat., March 18 luncheon with well-known Tucson radio talk show host James T Harris at The Briarwood Country Club. $20 per person payable at the door. Contact: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Election Victory Celebration Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., March 18 in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive in Fountain Hills with KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead. Admission is $22 for members (with reservations paid in advance. 425 for non-members and members without reservations. Children under 12 are free with paid adult, but advance reservations are required. A number of elected officials are expected to be present.  The FH “Republican of the Year” award is presented at the breakfast. RSVP to or send check to Fountain Hills Republican Club to P.O. Box 17814. Contact: contact Secretary Boe James at or visit

LD30 Date Changed: The LD30 Precinct Committeeman training, original scheduled for March 11, has been reset for March 18 due to the AZ Executive Committee meeting in Yuma. For update training meeting information contact Timothy Schwartz

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept is offering boating safety course between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., March 18 at the Apex Arms Facility - Green Building, 2176 McCulloch Blvd. N. Suite 8, in Lake Havasu City and at AZGFD Headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix’. Register and click “Boating Safety Education.”

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am, Sat. March 18 at Culver's at 5127 N 99th Ave, Glendale, AZ. 85305 to hear Nathan Duell, who is the Southwest Regional Coordinator with the Heritage Action for America, the grassroots sister organization to the Heritage Foundation. Duell’s topic will be on " How to hold Congress Accountable" especially now with the roll out of the American Health Care or like some are calling it Obama Care Light. Also bring your appetite Culver's has a five dollar menu just for this group. Contact: President Cirilo “Cid” DeLaFuente (623)312-7054.

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Saturdays (March 18 and 25) at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact:


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Congressman Paul Gosar: Executive Order issued earlier this month by President Trump will wash away one of the most unconstitutional regulations unilaterally implemented by the Obama Administration: Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Dismantling WOTUS sends a clear signal to the entire country that no one, not the President or any federal bureaucrat can disregard the Rule of Law and our Constitution. Countless farmers, ranchers, small businesses and water users throughout the country can rest easy knowing that this job-killing, federal water-grab is sunk. I am extremely proud to have led the fight over the past three years to protect the water rights of hard-working Americans.It is an honor to have joined President Trump in the Oval Office for this historic occasion. Click HERE to watch the video from the White House.

Congressman Paul Gosar: As I continue to fully support President Trump’s executive actions to strengthen our immigration and refugee screening process. It’s refreshing to see an administration that isn’t ashamed to uphold the most important Constitutional responsibility of the federal government—to protect the American people. We can no longer ignore the facts that leaders from the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security have testified before Congress that they do not have the necessary resources to thoroughly vet immigrants and refugees from terrorist strongholds. There is no question that the Constitution and federal law grant the president the authority to take these necessary actions which will not only protect the homeland but also safeguard refugees and legal immigrants.  The full text of President Trump’s Executive Order HERE


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· Voters Rate Jobs Most Important On Trump's Agenda

· Politico 2009: Obama To ‘Replace’ Bush U.S. Attorneys/Politico 2017: Trump To ‘Oust’ Obama Appointees


· Fmr-Dem-Rep-Kucinich-Agrees-With-Trumps-Assertion-Of-Wiretapping: It-Happened-To-Me-Too-Video


· Bringing Chaos to America: Obama “Running A Shadow Government” From Washington DC


· Precedent: Right After 1992 Election Bill Clinton Fired U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions

· Most Don't Want Clinton To Run For Mayor Of New York City


· Intel Community, White House's Own Words Admit Validity Of CIA Leaks

· Leaked Docs Show FBI Investigated Ties Between Mafia, Masons & Vatican In Assassination Plot


· Maine Gov. Paul Lepage: Speaker Ryan Never Replied To Meeting Request On Ryancare

· Pfaff: GOP Leadership Undermining The Trump Agenda — Setting Up 2018 Fight With House Freedom Caucus?

· Dr. Rand Paul Introduces Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” In Senate

· Hypocrite Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Have A Right To Know What’s In Health Care Bill Before It Passes’

· 'Uh, No': Sen. McConnell Says Mexico Will Not Pay For The Border Wall


· EPA’s ‘Top Environmental Justice Official’ Quits Over Trump, Joins ‘Hip Hop Caucus’


· Hypocrite Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Have a Right to Know What’s in Health Care Bill Before It Passes’


· North Korea’s Growing Arsenal Rattles U.S. Allies, Heightens Risk Of A ‘Miscalculation’