Tuesday, May 2, 2017

5-2-17 Briefs

AZ Young Republicans Spring Meeting & Legislative Wrap Up: Please join us in attending our Arizona Young Republicans Spring Meeting. Come listen to wonderful keynote speakers, network with other like-minded individuals, and enjoy the beautiful Arizona views at the Las Sendas Golf Course.  We will have the honor of listening to several speakers including AZ Speaker of the House, J.D. Mesnard, AZ House Majority Whip, Kelly Townsend, Frank Schmuck, who is currently running for AZ State Senate of LD-18, and State Rep. David Stringer, AZ-01.

This will be a sit-down dinner and food will be covered by the YR's. We will have a cash bar available where you will be able to purchase drinks on your own tab. There are two dinner entrees to choose from and your entree choice will need to be decided no later than Wednesday, May 3rd. You can select your entree during the checkout process for your ticket. The venue requires us to have everything ordered 3 days prior to the event date. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time.  We will be seated in the restaurant's private dining room. The restaurant has a beautiful patio area that overlooks the valley and also offers live music on the weekends, which we will be able to enjoy after our event. Ticket prices for this event are as follows: YR Member / State Rep. / YR Supporter: $15 / $25 / $50 Get your tickets here:

Heads up GOP. Pima County Dems will be hosting two phone banks in Tucson today, contacting CD2 Dems asking them to call Congresswoman Martha McSally’s office and “demand that she vote no” on the ObamaCare appeal. They are also planning 30 minute training session at 1 pm., Sat., May 6 and at 6:30 pm., Wed., May 10 to teach their membership how to become more involved. And they are organizing a six-session all-day candidate training program in preparation for the 2018 elections to be conducted in June and July at their headquarters in Tucson.

Politics on the Rocks, in Partnership with Rose+Moser+Allyn Public & Online Relations, is hosting a special event featuring Congressman Trent Franks at noon, May 6 at the 2nd Annual Stella Artois Derby Day Club at Turf Paradise. RSVP here or contact Pascal Kropf at

Jose Borrajero: 170501-0630 – AZRRT ALERT - Is Bill SB1384 A Trojan Horse? Senate bill SB1384, dealing with freedom of speech by students and schools, has been sailing through the legislative process unopposed. This makes sense because, after all, who in his right mind would be opposed to freedom of speech? It was not until SB1384 reached the House Committee Of the Whole (COW) that some disturbing information has come to light. Since this bill is likely to be brought up for a vote of the whole House (Third Reading) very soon, we suggest you do the following.

1. Become informed and decide for yourself . See ADI article at yees-student-journalism-bill-ignores-the-real-denial-of-students-rights-teachers-responsibilities

2. For more help in deciding, read the official summary of the bill at Express your opinion to all AZ Representatives, the easy way, by going

Halt The War On Mining Jobs Petition: Casualties Of War On Coal, Navajo Generation Station Wounded But Not Terminal. The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal fired power plant in the southwest, and it’s facing closure as a casualty of the war on coal. Five members of the Arizona legislature held a hearing Page Arizona on Friday to determine the extent of the casualties. Mayor Bill Diak of Page, testified in support of keeping it open years instead of months. LD11 Rep Mark Finchem (R) said, "While each of the people who gave testimony during the Page community meeting last week shared their concerns, I am even more greatly disturbed to think the Hopi People will face an economic catastrophe and displacement. Convincing testimony, by Navigant Consulting Group, made the case that for NGS could continue for 25 more years. Radical environmentalist appeared before the legislative panel pressing to close all coal plants, after Trump declared the war on coal ended.  NGS plays a vital role in the economies of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and many other Arizona Native American communities. It supplies power and water to farms in Pinal and Pima County, in legislative District 11 in Pinal County.  Continued operation at full capacity of the NGS is fundamental to the economic future of these stakeholders.  LD5 Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R) said, “I favor an all of the above energy strategy to provide a balance in our community.  President Trump is making good on his promise to restore jobs to the coal industry, so far 27,000.” I will work on economic stability for all the households and industries that create jobs in Arizona with electricity from NGS, Borrelli said. Please email Secretary Zinke, to stop the war on coal, and keep the plant open for five more years. Sign the petition here: - Rep Mark Finchem, Senators, Sonny Borrelli, Judy Burgess and Steve Smith.

The Trump Administration Is Discontinuing A Signature Girls Education Initiative Championed By Former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to officials. The "Let Girls Learn" program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN.

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: I write today of the term Judicial Review. The term is not in our constitution. On 24 Feb, 1803, the court ruled that the new president, Thomas Jefferson, via his secretary of state, James Madison, was wrong to prevent William Marbury from taking office as Justice Of The Peace for Washington County in the District of Columbia. However, it also ruled that the court had no jurisdiction in the case and could not force Jefferson and Madison to seat Marbury. The Judiciary Act of 1789 gave the Supreme Court jurisdiction, but the Marshall court ruled the Act of 1789 to be an unconstitutional extension of judiciary power into the realm of the executive.* This was the beginning of “judicial review” in our government. Note that this decision ALSO noted that it was an unconstitutional extension of judiciary power into the realm of the executive. In light of the political behavior of some of our nitwit judges in recent days, I would offer the following to President Trump - do your thing! Let that Seattle blow hard judge carry on all he wants. He has zero authority. Ignore him. Tell the Attorney General, the State Department, whomever you want, that your executive order is operational BECAUSE no judge has any authority to do anything but whine and bellyache about the order you have lawfully given. Whine, they can do, but that’s it. They have no authority to stop your lawful orders. None! The same for your sanctuary city executive order. In fact, it should be the case with all your lawful orders. Just do them. Get them out of the way, so we can get on with the business of rebuilding our country. * This-Day-In-History/Marbury-V-Madison-Establishes-Judicial-Review Contact:

Jan Martinson: Arrowhead Republican Women 3rd Vice President: What’s Happening to Our World? All this nutty stuff going on. Have we been invaded by outer space? I just can’t believe what’s happening. Here is something I thought you might wrap your thoughts around. A teenage boy was told by his principal that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and make it as “natural” as possible. This boy was standing in his underwear inside a locker room at an Area High School in Pennsylvania, preparing to change his clothes for physical education class. He suddenly realized there was a member of the opposite sex changing with him in the locker room, who was, at the time, wearing nothing but shorts and a bra. The boy, along with several other boys, reported the incident to the Assistant Principal. The Principal indicated that the legality was up in the air. The girl student mentally identifies herself with the opposite sex and chooses to use the boys’ bath room and locker room. The Principal said that sex did not matter. He again told them to tolerate it and make it as natural as they possibly could. The parents made an appointment to speak with school leaders and were told that the district is “all inclusive.” The school also told the boy that he could use the Nurse’s office to change if he had a problem changing in front of girls. It was suggested that if the boy was uncomfortable changing with the opposite sex, or in the Nurses Office, then he could just withdraw from school and be home schooled! You guessed it, there is now a lawsuit going on. This lawsuit clearly illustrates the radical sex and gender narrative being forced on every public school locker room in the nation. I surely hope we can get back to some sensible thinking. It’s no wonder these kids don’t always act as we would wish! Keep the Faith. Borrowed from the Arrowhead Republican Women’s newsletter.

National Day of Prayer is scheduled Thurs., May 4. Visit to find an event in your area and to learn more about National Day of Prayer

With Blasting And Daily Closures finished along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman, the roadway will be reduced to one lane each weekday through early June as crews complete a project to remove overhanging rock, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A pilot vehicle will guide motorists through the work zone between mileposts 154 and 161, about 15 miles south of Globe, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until Friday, June 2. Drivers should plan for delays of up to 20 minutes. Wrapping up a $3.6 million project to reduce the risk of rocks tumbling onto the highway, crews will be paving and installing guardrails and signage. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information site at or call 511.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Probably a lot of us have wondered about the function, role, action, activities, achievements, progress, setbacks, plans, committee reports, financial info, and generally noting what is happening within the Arizona Republican party. For example, what is the status and an update of the current bylaws committee action, or records release to new officers?  Anyone interested in that?? How does that affect one, or who even cares??  We never even got a summary of what was voted on and passed at the Yuma Executive Committee meeting!   Contrast that with what Ms. Sinema and Mr. O’Halleran are up to.  What registered Republican in CD 1 or CD 9 plans to vote for or against them or their election opponent??    Now, during the campaign season if the AZ GOP decides to support the Republican opponent to either, that effort then should be concentrated in CD 1 and 9.  In ignorance, how does having that information put us ‘on a roll here at the Arizona Republican Party’?  It more seems like a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else! Is that the leadership that one plans to follow??



A Free Briefing On The Regulation Freedom Amendment, featuring Roman Buhler, director of the Madison Coalition, chief proponent of the Regulation Freedom Amendment, is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Tues., May 2 at on the patio of La Canasta Capitolio, 1733 W Van Buren Road in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee – 7 pm., AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

President Donald Trump Supporters are invited to join the Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) between 1-2 pm., Tues., May 2 at 122 N Cortez St. (Bulleri Bldg) for a counter demonstration to “Prescott Resistance Tuesdays” – the Anti Trump and Anti America movement. MOC participants are asked to bring their own pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at


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 Roads 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

LD 15 Republicans – 7 pm., Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., May 4 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer

The Navajo County Republican Committee (NCRC) will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 4 at the American Legion, 510 S. 2nd West, Snowflake, Arizona 85937. Agenda: Vetting candidate committee, voter registration drive, Verde Valley Against Human Sex Trafficking Coalition info., Voting Statistics for the last 4 county elections etc. Contact: 1st VC NCRC Karen M MacKean

“Coffee with District 3 Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates” and his guest Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is scheduled at 8 am., May 4 at North Mountain Brewing, 522 E Dunlap Ave in Phoenix. RSVP here


AZ Young Republicans Spring Meeting & Legislative Wrap Up: It'll be a great event. Arizona House Speaker JD Mesnard, House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend, Representatives David Stringer and Frank Schmuck will be speaking on the Republican efforts to make Arizona more in line with the Party Platform. Please RSVP and buy your tickets no later than Wednesday!

Cathi Herrod, Chairman of the Center for Arizona Policy, will hostess a 9 am., Sat.,May 6 breakfast with former US Senate Jon Kyl and former US Congressman John Shadegg for get their views on President Donald J Trumps first 100 days in office and provide an update on what they are doing these days. The breakfast is scheduled at the Phoenix Seminary, 4222 E Thomas Road, 4th floor chapel in Phoenix. Register here Calendar

The Arizona TeenAge Republican Students (TARS) Awards Banquet and Fundraiser is scheduled from 1-3 pm., Sat., May 6 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale.

Former AZ Attorney General Tom Horne will address the Sun City West Republican Club at 8:30 am., Sat., May 6 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd in Sun City West. Coffee/donuts available at 8 am., $2 donation will help pay for the room rental. Horne is also a former Arizona legislator and former State Supt of Public Instruction. As AG, Horne personally argued cases in the AZ Superior Court, Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He personally argued for the State of AZ before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2 cases. Some of the subjects he will be addressing are the Gorsuch appointment and filibuster, capital punishment and voter fraud, (the Supreme Court cases he argued), his war against "ethnic studies", identity politics, and reverse discrimination. All Republicans in Sun City West, Sun City, and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady, 623-214-8010

May 10

Arrowhead Republican Women will watch Az/NFRW leader Jan Hermsmeyer portray Abigail Adams at the Wed., May 10 ARW Americanism program at the Briarwood Country Club 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration begins at 10:45am, meeting starts promptly at 11:30am. $20 payable at the door includes lunch, program, and meeting which often includes local politicians sharing current news. Reservations are require by May 7 or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224. Hermsmeyer’s theatrical presentation covers the time of the Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.


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Congressman Trent Franks: Last week, President Erdogan’s Turkey made another surprise and disappointing move in its long march away from the U.S. and NATO and toward an anti-Western authoritarianism. In advance of President Erdogan’s visit to the White House this week, Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement: “Turkey’s unilateral air strikes against forces in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and Sinjar in Northern Iraq killed dozens of our brave, experienced and effective allies among the Kurdish Peshmerga (KRG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – reliable partners our military has been working with successfully to retake territory, population centers, and strategic resources from the Islamic State. While Turkey was happy to sit idly by these past several years and provide a black market to purchase the Islamic State’s oil, the SDF and KRG held their ground against ISIS and have begun the brutal task of retaking territory – including the eventual battles to remove ISIS from Raqqa and Mosul. Turkey chose to indiscriminately bomb what they claimed are PKK forces without consulting and de-conflicting with the U.S. and Russia first. This is either a malicious and evil act by an increasingly untrustworthy Erdogan or an extraordinary example of military incompetence. I urge the Turkish government, as a NATO member and ostensible ally, to work with the U.S.-led coalition as we work to excise the cancer upon humanity that is the Islamic State, and to cease these ongoing and wildly irresponsible attacks which have killed those doing the most to combat this scourge. I implore President Trump to hold Erdogan accountable for his actions when he visits the White House this week: one of the worst things our president could do is legitimize Turkey’s anti-America and authoritarian recklessness, which is materially hurting our legitimacy with our loyal partners and the campaign against the Islamic State.”

Trump Praises McSally Congresswoman Martha McSally is no stranger to taking on tough situations and getting results - since first elected to congress in 2014, Martha has passed 13 bills through the House that have helped create jobs, strengthen our national security and secure our border. President Trump knows that Martha has fought for our country in the air, now she is deployed to Washington with a mission to get America working again!

US Sens John McCain and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the Department of Defense’s Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military for Fiscal Year 2016: “Sexual assault in the military is a serious issue and we all have a duty to prevent sexual violence, prosecute offenders, and ensure justice for victims. The Department of Defense released the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military today, and we are encouraged by the results. The report indicates that progress is being made with the prevalence of sexual assault within the ranks going down. At the same time, reporting by victims of sexual assault has increased, which suggests increasing confidence in the system. While these trends point toward a positive improvement in combating instances of sexual assault in the Armed Forces, there is still much work to be done. The 2017 defense bill included numerous provisions improving military justice, including sexual assault prevention and response, which provide the military services additional tools to enhance support to victims, including needed protections to end retaliation against those who report sex-related offenses, or who intervene to support victims. We encourage the Department of Defense and the military services to implement these provisions and to continue to focus on sexual assault prevention and response.”

Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauds the inclusion of 2,500 more visas for Afghan interpreters in the government funding agreement released last night: “I’m very pleased that the government funding agreement includes 2,500 more visas for Afghan interpreters and support staff who helped American service members and diplomats serving in harm’s way. The United States made a commitment that we would protect these brave individuals and their families for supporting the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, and who are living under immediate threat of reprisal from the Taliban because of their assistance. General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee that after more than a decade-and-a-half of conflict, the war in Afghanistan is in a stalemate. We simply cannot win this war without the assistance of the Afghan people who put their lives on the line to help American troops and diplomats. While this is an important development, it is critical that Congress regularly authorizes visas and appropriates the funding needed to ensure the continuation of this vital program for both Afghan and Iraqi interpreters. Doing so will send a clear message that America will uphold our commitment to those – who at great personal risk – stand with us in the fight against terror.”

Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) push for a $7.5 billion fund to bulk up the U.S. military’s capabilities in the Asia-Pacific is gaining momentum as tensions with North Korea mount. The commander of U.S. forces in the region threw his support behind the idea this week, and experts say that such a fund would signal U.S. commitment to the region… The fund, known as the Asia-Pacific Stability Initiative, was proposed in January as a long-term plan to provide a counterweight to China’s growing capabilities. But the proposal has gained more visibility amid the intensifying concerns over North Korea and its nuclear program… At two Senate Armed Services Committee hearings this week on strategy in the Pacific, McCain, the committee's chairman, touted his proposal. ‘This initiative could enhance U.S. military power through targeted funding to realign our force posture in the region, improve operationally relevant infrastructure, fund additional exercises, preposition equipment and build capacity with our allies and partners,’ McCain said Thursday.” – The Hill

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