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The Maricopa County Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 7 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. Contact Chr Chris Herring.
Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for three events on Wed., March 8. He will appear at:
· 9:30 am, Saddlebrooke Republican Club Coffee in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free admission.
· Noon at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washgington in Phoenix to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.
· 2 pm reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address and phone number on the payment form so his staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here
A Federation of Republican Women’s Club in Los Angeles has started the ball rolling on a sent a post card to the White House on March 15 expressing support to President Donald J Trump. As their message gathers 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!
LD17 needs volunteers to help with voter registration during the March 10-12 Chandler Ostrich Festival in Tumbleweed Park. Go to LD17SignUpGenius or Contact Bert at 480-707-3495, Farhana at 619-549-0005, Scott at 602-768-8517 or Mike at 262-880-4620. See https://ostrichfestival.com
LD30 PC Timothy Schwartz: Thank you Frosty for posting the LD30 Precinct Committeeman training that was planned for March 11th. However, due to the planning of an Executive Committee meeting in a remote corner of the State on the same weekend, LD30 needed to reschedule the training for the following weekend, March 18th. Our team has been grateful for the contact from others who want to participate, and we're hopeful this change does not keep them from joining us. Those needing more information about the training on Saturday March 18th, please contact: Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com
LD29 Republicans will gather at Ginny G’s Restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Road in Phoenix at 7 pm., Mon., March 13. Social/dinner at 6:30 pm.
Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 7 with Dr Carl Goldberg to discuss “Radical Islam” in the Grand Canyon Room in the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Goldberg is an expert on Islamic teachings and extreme Islamic Terrorist.
The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Gov Doug Ducey are it’s keynote speaker. Tickets are available at www.FlagstaffVotes.com for the 5:30 pm; March 22 banquet at the Little America Hotel. Also payable by personal check to CCRC, 2532 N 4th St., #118, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 – include name and phone. Raffles include a silent auction item from the Staveley's of Canyoneers for a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for 6 nights and 7 days! You must be present to win.
March 11 Is The Last Date the Constitution Study Group will conduct a constitution class for third graders through seniors through a while. The class is scheduled between 2-3:30 pm., Sat., March 11 at the American Family Education, 4833 E Southern in Mesa. RSVP: Reserve a Study Guide - Verl Farnsworth (480) 204-0964 or firstname.lastname@example.org CitC Team of teachers instruct school students 3rd - 12th grade. Parking – public school lot east of AFE. $5 covers constitution booklet and study guide.
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: In reference to the upcoming ExComm meeting, at one ExComm meeting years ago the issue of not being sent an agenda came up. According to this agenda nothing much has changed. We note by the agenda the committee is to receive Reports from the national committee, county chairs, the state chair, and the state executive director. We still see that there are no issues, plans, nor problems to be researched or discussed. I wonder why the autocratic bylaws state, “The executive committee shall approve the annual budget and review and counsel the state chairman on all programs relating to the state party. The executive committee shall meet at least three times each year” We wonder why Mr.(Tim) Siefert found it necessary to say, “ Please note that the LD chairmen are non-voting members of the Executive Committee” especially when there doesn’t appear to be any agenda items to be researched, discussed or voted on. So being, just how many of the LD chairs will show up to be ignored! Oh, but wow! You gonna get free Bar-B-Q!! And just think, how many attendees are going to drive hours and spend the nights in Yuma for that?
PC Mark Lewis: Dear energy leaders, California is dumping cheap power on the grid, below market costs. It is damaging the coal and nuclear baseload markets in the west. This is the real reason NGS is closing. If you make the case for more hydropower energy storage projects, you can use the excess power in the grid and shift loads until summer. (like CAP does with Water in lake Pleasant) You can also make the case that energy storage in California should be mandated so they don’t artificially disrupt the power grid in AZ with below averages prices. When you subsidize excess power on the grid you destroy coal, gas and nuclear base load economics. And you don’t have the money for the clean up after the fact. So the solution is to build massive pumped hydro power reservoirs and require California to do battery storage. The dams above AZ are full and we are spilling excess water. This is a case for more dams to store water and power in the west. How-California-Utilities-Are-Managing-Excess-Solar-Power ‘Virtual power plants’ would store renewable energy in batteries by day and redistribute it when demand surges after sunset
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan: “Obamacare is a broken system that failed to deliver on nearly every promise made to the American people,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “Democrats and President Obama saddled the American people with rising healthcare costs, the inability to keep and choose their doctors, and deductibles that are spiraling out of control. President Trump and Republicans in Congress made a pledge to the American people to fix this mess and are taking action to drive down costs, encourage competition, and give Americans access to quality, affordable healthcare. By taking power from Washington bureaucrats and giving it back to the states and the people, our leaders will ensure that Americans everywhere have a plan that works for them, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. Tonight represents years of Republican efforts to undo the damage caused by Obamacare, and I look forward to Congress working with this administration to fully repeal and replace this disastrous legislation.”
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation joins with organizations across the county to recognize National Women in Construction Week, March 6 – 12, 2017. Nationally, women make up only nine percent of construction workers according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).The focus of Women in Construction Week is to highlight the contributions and growing role that women make to the construction industry, as well as, raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the industry. Read more...
Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) encourages commercial property owners and residents to be aware of the potential health impacts caused by dust from weed removal. A permit from MCAQD is required when removing weeds by mechanized equipment (disking, blading or scraping) if this activity disturbs more than 1/10 of an acre. If the weeds are removed with a mower, weed eater or hand tool, a permit is not required. Regardless of how weeds are removed, if the surface is disturbed during removal, it must be re-stabilized to prevent airborne dust that could become an air quality concern. Maintain a soil crust by applying water or other form or soil stabilizer. Rock or asphalt millings are another option. More at 602-506-5102 or www.maricopa.gov/aq
Arizona’s Department of State has joined the growing list of employers granted the designation of Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer (AVSE). Secretary of State Michele Reagan initiated the process to become a part of the Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment in 2016. The Roadmap is a statewide plan that engages public and private sector organizations with a goal of connecting service members, veterans and their families to employment opportunities, training & resources. This effort is funded in part by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. The Department of Veterans’ Services and the Coalition for Military Families are the lead implementation partners. the Arizona State Library, Archive and Public Records Division has also developed www.azlibrary.gov/Jobline.
Goldwater External Affairs Director Jenna Bentley: HB 2477- Protecting Citizen’s Rights and Stopping Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse -- Last week the Arizona House of Representatives took an important step toward protecting the due process rights of all Arizonans. Regardless of political affiliation, most agree that Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws are in need of greater oversight and accountability. These laws, which were initially passed to crack down on drug cartels and dealers, are now broadly used against everyday citizens. In fact, under Arizona’s current statutes an individual’s property can be legally taken without that individual ever being charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime. For most people, a cumbersome and costly legal process inhibits their ability to ever get their property back. To make matters worse, those with the means to successfully challenge a seizure are still not entitled to recoup legal expenses even when the agency was proven to be at fault.Fortunately, an important reform measure has unanimously passed the Arizona House of Representatives. HB2477 would make the following changes to current law:
· Raises the burden of proof required of law enforcement in a forfeiture proceeding from a “preponderance of the evidence” (a mere 50.1%) to “clear and convincing,” the second highest standard of proof in the law;
· Makes claimants eligible to recover attorney fees. Currently claimants not only can’t recover legal fees but must pay the government’s attorney fees;
· Creates third party accountability for the expenditure of forfeiture dollars;
· Requires substantial reporting to make the type, value, and nature of forfeitures transparent to the public and policy makers – including when forfeitures don’t result in a criminal conviction;
· Prohibits law enforcement from circumventing state law protections by turning over forfeiture cases under a certain dollar value to the federal government.
Thanks to the leadership of Representative Eddie Farnsworth and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, Arizona is on the path to make important reforms to civil asset forfeiture laws and curb future abuses.
Republican Sportsmen will be interested to know that the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) recently investigated a fish die-off of thousands of threadfin shad at Apache Lake in the Tonto National Forest. AZGFD collected water samples on Tues, Feb. 28 and determined the die-off was caused by a golden alga bloom largely restricted to the riverine portion of Apache below Roosevelt Lake. Golden alga is not harmful to humans, and therefore Apache Lake remains safe for water activities, including fishing. “Golden alga thrives on elevated salinity associated with drought conditions,” said Marc Dahlberg, Water Quality Manager at AZGFD. “Therefore, recent heavy rains will hopefully knock down salinity levels and help control golden alga blooms.” At this point, AZGFD believes the fish kill has been restricted to threadfin shad and a few gizzard shad, both of which are highly sensitive to the toxin produced by golden alga.The last such fish die-off in this region occurred in 2007, also in upper Apache Lake. However, there were significant fish kills caused by golden alga in Saguaro, Canyon and Apache during the early-to-mid 2000s that affected all fish species. Fisheries biologists for the Department will continue monitoring water quality and fish health on all Salt River-chain lakes.
LD17 PC Whitney Lawrence, Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose’s campaign manager, needs volunteers for precinct walks or making calls from home. Walks will meet at 9 am Saturday at Fry’s Grocery Store, 14th Street/Bell Road. Contract her at 480-381-3868 or email@example.com. See DeRose’s campaign website at https://www.chrisderose.org.
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Republican Women of Prescott will participate in “A Day at the Capitol” including a tour of the capitol, museum, and grounds, on March 7 at 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. Coach Bus transportation - $25 per person. Bus departs Prescott at 8 am, returning 4:30 pm. Bus will accommodate 50 people. Spouses and guests invited. For reservations contact: Elsie Tyree 928-778-0235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LD 18 Republicans will meet at 6:45 pm., Wed., March 8 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix.
Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for three events on March 8. He will be at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix at noon on March 8 to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.
Ron Paul will have coffee at 9:30 am, Wed., March 8 with the Saddlebrooke Republican Club in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free event
Ron Paul Will Be Featured at a 2pm, Wed, March 8 reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address and phone number on the payment form so his staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here
A Young Professionals Reception in support of Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm, Thurs., March 9 at the home of Jess Yescalis in Phoenix. Co-hosts include Mark Briggs, Starlee Coleman, Eric Crown, Sal DiCiccio, Tom Galvin, Marcus Huey, Cal Kendrick, Catie Kendrick, Pascal Kropf, Heather Lauer, Robert Meyer, Bea Rocklin, Tysen Schlink, Brandy Wells and Jim Waring. $250 for reception, $500 host committee and $1,000 to co-chair. RSVP to Schlink at email@example.com 480-789-9869.
Pima County Tea Party Patriots are planning their 5th “Stand With Trump Rally” between 4:30-5:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in front of Sen John McCain’s office, 407 W Congress St #103 in Tucson. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags. Can't make it to the Stand With Trump Rally. Express yourself by calling the Senator's office (520) 670-6334.
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 were sent out in a call letter from AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo Mercer. Contact: AZGOP HQ (602) 957-7770
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 $5 off until March 9. Kathy Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.
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.
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 email@example.com 623.330.3622.
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Congressman Paul A. Gosar following statement in support of President Trump’s Executive Order protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States: “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.” See Trump’s Executive Order Here.
Congresswoman Martha McSally following statement on the Naval Criminal Investigation Service’s investigation into reports that some Marines used a private Facebook page to distribute nude photos of female Marines. “The recent report of the degradation of female Marines is deeply disturbing. These actions destroy the bonds of trust that are critical for our Armed Forces to operate. I support the actions taken to investigate and hold accountable those found responsible for these disgraceful actions. This problem highlights the need to change the culture of how we treat women in the military. Our women who have volunteered to serve their Nation in combat should not have to fear those they should trust the most.”
Congressman Andy Biggs: Today, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order, aimed at preventing potential terrorists from entering the United States, by issuing a 90-day travel ban for individuals from now only six nations: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya. Iraq was included in the previously-issued executive travel order but was removed after the Iraqi government committed to share additional intelligence with the United States. The order, which begins on March 16, 2017, does not invalidate current visas approved and does not explicitly apply to existing lawful permanent residents and green card holders. Biggs released the following statement: “I commend the White House for its continued effort to strengthen and control our immigrant vetting system. President Trump understands the reality of the evolving danger this country faces and the necessity to protect the safety of all Americans. I stand with him, support his administration in these endeavors, and appreciate the clarity and conviction of this revised order.”
Congresswoman Martha McSally held a roundtable healthcare discussion in Tucson yesterday with approximately 20 participants– including individuals from local hospitals, community health centers, and insurance agencies – took part in the two hour event. “The way ahead for healthcare is an important issue for my constituents. This has been a focus of mine during my tenure in Congress and I am grateful to have had another opportunity to engage with thought leaders in my community,” said McSally. “It is imperative that we ensure that our healthcare system works for all Americans, with lower costs, increased choice, and better access to quality and affordable healthcare for all.” Organizations represented at the roundtable include St. Mary’s Hospital, National Association of Health Underwriters, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Arizona Medical Association, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers, Governor Doug Ducey’s Office, Banner University Hospital, HealthSouth Tucson, Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association, Tucson Medical Center, Pima Council on Aging, Better Business Bureau, Tucson Metro Camber, and Children’s Action Alliance.
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LD8 Rep David Cook: As a father, husband, rancher, and conservative rural legislator I know the number one educational issue facing the residents of Arizona’s outlying counties is access to and availability of quality educational options. For those of us in rural Arizona, while multiple choices would be wonderful, our number one priority is access to any sort of option at all. That’s why I support Governor Ducey’s proposal to invest in expanding full day kindergarten for Arizona’s neediest families. This idea is about providing opportunity for all, developing a base of young readers, and investing first where new resources are needed the most. Many school districts, especially those in our rural counties, do not have the economies of scale to make full day kindergarten an option for every family. Yet, research shows there is no investment that has more impact or better prepares students to read by third grade than full day kindergarten. As state leaders we must to work hard to eliminate bureaucracy and invest directly into the classroom, focusing on what we know truly helps students learn and positions children for success. Governor Ducey’s vision of expanding full day kindergarten and investing in early childhood literacy is right on track!
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