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Iraq War Veteran, Conservative Activist, And Former LD 13 PC Trey Terry: Briefs correctly noted on 4/4 that I have been considering a run to replace Rep. Don Shooter in the State House. (Rep. Shooter is running to replace Sen. Steve Montenegro, who is running for Secretary of State). I have received many encouraging messages since then. However after prayerful consideration with my wife, I will not be a candidate at this time. Instead, as the Arizona Capitol Times noted on 4/14, I am supporting Sine Kerr for this seat. Sine is a solid pro-life conservative with deep ties to our district’s agricultural community and I am proud to support her for State Representative.
Sally Geyer: I love visiting the Briefs daily and deeply appreciate all the work you do.
The Lincoln Republican Women will celebrate their 10th anniversary at a 6 pm., Mon., May 3 dinner at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side of Scottsdale Road). 5:30 pm Meet/Greet. Pro: National Popular Vote Constantin Querard will debate Nay: National Popular Vote Mayor Hugh Hallman. $35 per person. RSVP required. send check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact: 480-368-2777or email@example.com
The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Program at 9 am., Fri., April 21 at the Coconino County Administration Building (first floor board meeting room), 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, 86001. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow. Meetings are also scheduled May 19 at 9 a.m.: Public hearing and State Transportation Board meeting in the ADOT Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix and June 16 at 9 a.m.: State Transportation Board meeting in Payson. Meeting details will be announced when finalized. The Tentative Program is available for public review and comment at azdot.gov/FiveYearPlan, where a “how to read it” guide is available. ADOT welcomes feedback through Survey Monkey at surveymonkey.com/r/M36583J, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling 855.712.8530. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. on May 30.
Tax Day Tea Parties are being planned throughout the nation to organize support for a new overhaul of our tax system that will make it fairer, simpler and less burdensome, according to Mary Beth Martin, national chairman. Add your party to party list
Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm on Tues., April 18 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid). This is a counter demonstration to the Anti-Trump “Resist Trump Tuesdays. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at MOC1776@GMAIL.com
Heritage Action is hosting a thank you/support rally for Congressman Andy Biggs at 10:30 am, Tues., April 18 outside Biggs district office at 2509 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209. Attendees are encouraged to make signs thanking Biggs for his stand to fully repeal Obamacare. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. RSVP: thankyouandybiggs. Contact: Nathan Duell, SW regional coordinator 202-438-4201 or email@example.com
Phoenix City Councilman Sal Diciccio says registration for 2017 summer camps, classes, and sports starts Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online: http://tinyurl.com/lber36t
The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual Gun Raffle is in progress. Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100. For tickets contact any officer or Board Member. First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II. Second Prize is a Golck 43. Drawing will be at the Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Sat, Oct 21. Tickets can be bought from any Board member. Ticket contact: 2nd VP David Spelich. Tickets will be available at the Saturday's meeting and at the GOP Social on April 25th.
Pima County GOP Chairman David Eppihimer reports that the Pima GOP has moved its office to 1740 E Ft Lowell, Ste 140 in the Campbell Fair shopping center, in Tucson. We have also changed our monthly meeting time from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.
“Keep It Red – East Valley” is sponsoring an event at the home of Denny & Nichole Barney in Gilbert at 5:30 pm., April 27. RSVP by Tues., April 25 to Teresa Wright, 623-498-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org Contributions here. Host committee Contact us.
Former Marine Bill Heuisler: Drink a beer for some good men. April 1961,The Bay of Pigs (actually Playa Jiron) is one of America’s most infamous Cold War blunders, and has been studied, debated, and dramatized endlessly ever since. Many of the men there were my friends and fellow fighters against Fidel over the next five years, in organizations like Alpha 66 in the clandestine war against Castro called "Operation Mongoose." My book, Mercenary's Tale: Fighting Fidel Castro, explains more. The Anti-Castro Cuban rebels and American Mercenaries were misled by JFK as he promised American air-cover and supplies from the Seventh Fleet - hull-down over the Southern horizon . Both were deliberately withheld after the landing. Then Kennedy wondered publicly how he could have made such a mistake. The CIA’s official history of the Bay of Pigs operation is filled with dramatic and harrowing details that not only lay bare the strategic, logistical, and political problems that doomed the invasion, but also how the still-green President John F. Kennedy scrambled to keep the U.S. from entering into a full conflict with Cuba. Read Untold Story of the Bay of Pigs and imagine what might have been. Newly declassified CIA documents reveal how close America came to war during the failed invasion of Cuba.
AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines has announced that GOP Data Center is now available to PCs, thanks to Eric Morgan and Jeff Oravitz. The infrastructure has been built and credentials have been created for every district and county. Lines says his staff will send out the user agreements to every Chair and it will be available on the website for individual precinct committeemen to request access. Any request will be reviewed and approval will be sent out by the staff within 48 hours. Please send the user agreements to email@example.com
Chris Herring, Chairman of the Maricopa County Republicans urges PCs to get involved in the Phoenix City Council election, recruit new PCs and register voters as we move into the 2018 election cycle.
The Maricopa County Republicans May 13 Lincoln Day Luncheon is sold out.
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Political parties are volunteer membership organizations. State law establishes requirements to establish a political party. The state recognizes Precinct Committeemen (PCs) at the ratio of 1 to 125 registered voters within each precinct. PCs elected or appointed by county supervisors elect their own county officers, and 1 out every 3 elected PCs serves as state committeemen. PCs elected as state committeemen elect the state party officers. Once the county and state organizations are in place, they formalize BYLAWS to guide the organizations. No one goes to jail or is fined for violating or ignoring the bylaws. That makes leadership more difficult than in a business or military environment where violations repercussions can be felt immediately. One would think that a PC would have an interest in being involved in electing a county chair with a keen sense of grass roots politics and would be to see that the organization is run according to the bylaws. And, one would think that the membership would be at least half way conversant with the bylaws that they volunteered to join! AZGOP bylaws, found on the AZGOP home page, haven’t reviewed or updated in years. The current AZ GOP bylaws don’t identify a standing committee for bylaws review, that is left to the state chair. Rather that appointing the county chairs - who represent WE THE PEOPLE- Lines appoints Kathie Petsas to form a bylaws committee. After receiving a couple questions from the Town Crier, Petsas asked to be dropped from the TC email list. Chairman Jonathan Lines has refused to answer emails. LaPaz CountyChairman Russell Sias has stepped forth: “I am a bylaw committee member. ..Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and join my growing list of those willing to discuss issues.” It will be to your benefit to support Sias. As it stands, we are headed down hill like a snow ball headed for hell.
JD Hayworth Is Coming Home. After three years in Florida, Newsmax is moving his show back to Arizona. Hayworth tells Briefs, “Beginning Monday, April 17th, my eponymously named NEW program, ‘JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV’ will be seen weekdays from 7-9am, AZ Time/10am-Noon, Eastern. Prism TV carries our channel, but to watch on your computer, go to www.newsmaxtv.com As many of you will recall Hayworth served as a US Representative between 1995-2007. – ft
The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2017 Arizona Author Series by hosting Dr. David Berman, author of Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920: Socialists, Populists, Miners, and Wobblies, at 3 pm.,Thurs., April 27. The event will be held on the second floor mezzanine of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building where the author will discuss the process of writing this work: from idea, to research, to print. Contact: Brianna Furcron, Special Collections Librarian (602) 926-3723 email@example.com
ATTN CD4 High School Students: Congressman Paul Gosar has announced his annual Congressional Art Competition. This is your chance to have your very own artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol Building. Rules and how to submit your work can be viewed at Art-Competition Info
Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns in both my Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Internship Application
Congresswoman Martha McSally is accepting applications for the Young Women’s Leadership Program, which provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions. Leadership Application
Donations Are Needed to help with the 100th birthday celebration for long-time conservative Jeanne Tirpak of Wickenburg scheduled July 15 in the Wickenburg Community Center. Collections cans are placed at The Mecca and Fast Mart. Donations can also be made to www.gofundme.com/ Tirpak, a colorful, long time resident, is well recognized by patriotic costumes, walking all over town – including the full length of the Gold Rush Days Parade a year or so ago. The retired veteran is also known for her outspoken patriotism and grit, including bending the ear of any politician that shows up in Wickenburg.
The Arrowhead Republican Women will host a Victory Celebration Picnic between noon and 4 pm., Sat, April 29 at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 which includes a meal of sloppy joes, potato salad, coleslaw, cookie, and water or soda. No advance reservation needed. Ticket includes a door prize opportunity for golfing at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle baskets available for an additional ticket price. Confirmed speakers include Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, senators & representatives from LD21 & LD22 with many more invitations in process. Voter registration available at the event.
Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at https://jimoconnorazgop.com/npv-presentation/
Arizona Game and Fish Department has two free educator workshops this Spring. Registration is required.
· Sat, April 22, 2017 - Building Literacy through Wildlife: Hands-on workshop, practical techniques and ideas to integrate reading and writing into science instruction, with an emphasis on wildlife. http://tiny.cc/azgfdliteracy.
· Sat, May 20, 2017 - Using Primary Source Documents to Understand Wildlife Management: Brief history of wildlife conservation in North America and unique ways to bring this story to your students by using primary source documents. http://tiny.cc/primarysourceworkshop.
Bikers USA has scheduled a “Flags for our Fallen” ceremony between 6 am and noon., May 29, 2017 at the Phoenix National Cemetery located at 23029 N Cave Creek Rd in North Phoenix. Details: http://RidersUSA.net or memorial, project
Congressman Paul Gosar’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition Ceremony will be held at 2 pm., Sat., April 29 at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. The first, second and third place winners will be announced by Gosar and all scholarships and other prizes will be awarded. All artwork that was submitted for the competition will be displayed. Light refreshments will be served. The first place winners’ artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington D.C. for one year. Scholarships will be awarded to the three finalists. There will also be an online contest, called the People’s Choice Award, which will allow the public to vote for their favorite piece of art from those entered into the competition. Voting will open April 20 and will close at noon on April 27. More information can be found at www.gosar.house.gov/
The World-Class Ben Avery Shooting Facility will host the Wed., April 19 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” where recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark the beginning of the American Revolution, while enjoying a fun shooting event. It will be 242 years to the day when the shot was fired in the pre-dawn light in Lexington, Mass., between the colonial militia and British army, starting the American Revolutionary War. The inaugural event, being promoted at public shooting ranges across the nation, also will provide an opportunity to increase participation and boost the economic benefits that shooting sports provide. As recreational shooters check in and visit BASF’s small bore range from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will be connected to recreational shooting mentor groups and shooting industry manufacturers and retailers inside the nearby indoor air gun and archery building. Whether or not a recreational shooter actively participates in hunting or angling, he or she contributes to the main source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts through an excise tax placed on the purchase of shooting sports equipment and ammunition, as legislated by the Pittman-Robertson Act. Those funds also are spent on shooting sports projects, including the building of shooting ranges. See www.shotheardroundtheworldday.com or visit https://www.azgfd.com/Shooting/BASF/.
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women is looking for candidates for their 2018-2020 Executive Committee before May 1. The two-year term positions include President; First Vice-President (programs), Second Vice-President (membership), Third Vice President (fundraising), Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Region Directors 1-8. See AzFRW Officer Application 2017
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MONDAY, APRIL 17
Yavapai County Republicans – 5:30 pm., Yavapai GOP Headquarters, E. 112A Union St. Prescott, AZ 86303.
President Trump and the First Lady host the 139th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 17.
LD 22 - 6:30 pm, Westbrook Vistas Rec. Center, 18825 N. Country Club Pkwy in Peoria.
The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., April 17 at 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Speakers include Joe & Jinny Perron, East Valley Pro-Life Alliance "Is This Who We Truly Are?" and Sheriff Richard Mack "Is Freedom Possible in America Today?" Contact: Diane Andersen 480 395-5515 Azpatriot13@yahoo.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
An Arbor Day Celebration, sponsored by the AZ Dept of Forestry, is scheduled from 10 am until noon, April 18 at the Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington St., in Phoenix where a tree will be planted and awards will be given for the “My Favorite Tree and Me” poster display competition. Posters will be displayed between April 11-28. This event is sponsored by the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Public Service, Trees Matter, Arizona Nursery Association, Society of American Foresters – Palo Verde Chapter, and the Arizona Community Tree Council.
LD 10 will meet at 6 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Wilmot Public Library, 530 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. Credentials open at 5:30 pm. Contact Chairman Mariano Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Open Conversation with Supervisor Bill Gates Office about NewRiver/Desert Hills/ Anthem areas is scheduled between noon and 2 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N. New River Road, New River, AZ 85087.
The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues. - April 18 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) The speaker will be Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch, whose motto is "Because no one is above the law." Spencer will speak about the mission of the organization and how we can help advance transparency in government. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A. All interested parties are invited to all of our meetings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated to help offset expenses. Contact: Chr Richard Rutkowski email@example.com or www.fhteaparty.us
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will be meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 18 on in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. All interested parties from the Sun Cities and Surprise and surrounding areas are welcome to attend our meetings. There will not be a speaker at this meeting, but an interesting, informative video will be shown with group discussion following. Contact: Jean Goncalves 623-214-8000 or www.SurpriseTeaPartyPatriots.com.
The Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter will meet with with Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Paul Avelar, Senior Attorney - Institute for Justice April 18 at the Camby Hotel in Phoenix. Reception 5-6 pm with open bar and appetizers served. Discussion 6-8 pm, moderated by Paul Avelar with Q&A. This event will qualify for 1.5 HRS of CLE credit. Registration available online only. Click here to register
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Palo Verde Republcan Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am, Wed, April 19 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am. Carolyn Lynch, expert in privacy, cyber security and criminal law, will address the group. Brion Crum, of Caliber Management Company, and Kelly Laurich, Manager of Fisher House of Tucson will provide a program. $30 per person. RSVP required before midnight, Thurs, April 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org They take check, cash or credit card at the door.
Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hear local Arizona Co-Ordinator of OathKeepers Randy Miller add “Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, US/EU Connection” at 6:30 pm, Wed, April 19 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway,( Access Road of the I-17/Dunlap Rd.) Facilitators: Francine and David Romesburg email@example.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
LD17 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 with Congressman David Schweikert at the Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Schweikert will update the group on tax reform, free markets issuses, etc. Contact: teapartyscottsdale or Elizabeth Brantley email@example.com
Congressman David Schweikert will update the Tea Party Scottsdale at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 at Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Drive in Scottsdale. Contact: Elizabeth Brantley firstname.lastname@example.org
LD 25 - 6:30 pm, Charles K. Luster Bldg., 640 N Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer email@example.com
East Valley Legislative Districts will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs. Open to PCs and guest only. Contact: Chr Bert Moll at firstname.lastname@example.org
LD 16 - 7 pm, Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
LD 21 – 7 pm., AZGOP West Valley Office, 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50, Sun City, AZ 85351
LD 24 – 7 pm., Arizona Republican Party Office, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016. Former Congressman John Shadegg is scheduled to speak.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
A “Red/White & Blue Revolution” Rally is scheduled between 11 am-4 pm, April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix in support of President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is a nationwide movement. facebook.com/events
Pima County LD3 & 4 – 9 am., Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson.
AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 22 at Culver's, 5127 N 99th Ave., in Glendale to discuss how AzRA West Chapter will play a part in an program in giving out Scholarship's to children in Elementary, to High School level. Culver's like always will have their $5 special. Contact: Pres Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at email@example.com (623)312-7054.
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Congresswoman Martha McSally: Last November we secured a tremendous victory thanks to the support and hard work from people, but for the Democrats the battle never ended... They have already made it clear they will do whatever it takes to unseat me. I am fighting back but right now, they are in the midst of a three-pronged, orchestrated attack against me:
· Leftist special Interest group "SAVE MY CARE" has $50,000+ on a TV attack ad against me in my district starting today.
· The DCCC, the primary fundraising arm of the national Democratic party, has named me a TOP TARGET and has already started rising money to defeat me.
· The Democrat special interest group MoveOn.org has put me on the top of their list in their nationwide series of "Congressional Stakeouts;" they are organizing massive protests at my district office.
Friend, this three-pronged attack is serious and I have every reason to believe this is just the beginning. That's why I need your help, now before they launch their next wave of attacks. I am outnumbered. It's three against one, and while I am busy doing what I was elected to do in Congress these three organizations are dedicated solely to defeating me. Without your help, I fear we will not have the resources necessary to combat them on my own.
· Pedestrian Deaths Soar; AZ Nation’s 3rd Worst “Distracted Drivers” Or Pedestrians’ Own Risky Behavior To Blame?
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