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Condolences To The Family Of John Cieslak who passed away the evening of May 29, 2017. The viewing is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Thurs., May 25 and between 10:30-11:30 am., Fri., May 26 - prior to the memorial service at Scottsdale Worship Center, 6508 E Cactus in Scottsdale. A military honors ceremony is scheduled at 1:30 pm., Fri., May 26 at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.
Michael Ahrens - Rapid Response Director, Republican National Committee: A new HHS report shows that premiums under Obamacare have more than doubled in the 39 states that use the federal exchange, despite President Obama’s promise that premiums would go down. “So when you hear about the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — and I don’t mind the name because I really do care. That’s why we passed it. You should know that once we have fully implemented, you’re going to be able to buy insurance through a pool so that you can get the same good rates as a group that if you’re an employee at a big company you can get right now — which means your premiums will go down.” – President Obama in July 2012, four months after he signed Obamacare into law. See a state-by-state breakdown of premium increases since 2013.
The Rim Country Republican Club will meet at 11 am, Memorial Day (May 29) at Tiny's Restaurant, Highway 260 in Payson to hear former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey address his experiences with the Establishment when he was State Chairman and what really goes on behind closed doors. “There are many in the Establishment who are dedicated to maintaining the status quo, which had been chiseled in stone until the rise of Donald Trump. I feel that it is incumbent on those of us who have an understanding of this, to make certain that we don't just stand around and allow these folks to have free reign as they proceed in their quest to silence our president, and us,” he said. He will also speak about his latest book, co-written with conservative actor and master martial artist, Steven Seagal, due to be published this summer. Contact: Cliff Potts at (928)978-2960
Activist P Stet: Hope there is a great Republican turnout for elections training. In California nit's not uncommon to have the "residents" not citizens working the polling places.
Activist Boe James: For many, this weekend is a time for picnics/BBQ’s and fun family activities. For others it is a time for shopping special sales, and for others, such as those who have recently graduated, it is time of reflection on the future and the past. It is also Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is, or at least should be, a solemn day when we commemorate and honor our war dead, not a holiday to “celebrate”. Memorial Day services will be held at various locations:
· 9 am - National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, with various speakers;
· 9 am - Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial on the south side of Fountain Park with Barbara Hatch, Executive Director of the Veterans Heritage Project and Mike Ferguson, Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart and former Commander, AZ Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
· 10 am - Chaplain Statue at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., with Lt Col John Chavez, USArmy as the keynote speaker.
The Fountain Hills and Scottsdale ceremonies are hosted by local veterans groups. Congress established the "National Moment of Remembrance" and asks that all Americans to pause at 3 pm in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. time was chosen because it is a time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. This Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events, rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, whether alone or with family or friends, honor those who died in service to the United States. See comprehensive listing at: memorial-day-weekend-2017-events I strongly encourage everyone to do something to reflect upon or remember the reason for this particular holiday. It is a day of commemoration and honor and not a day of celebration.
Congresswoman Martha McSally has returned to Tucson to comfort father figure. McSally’s Communications Director Kelly Schibi, released this statement yesterday: “The man who has been a father figure in Rep. McSally’s life for the last twenty took a turn for the worse this morning in his battle against cancer and his health is rapidly deteriorating. She regretfully will have to reschedule the health care telephone town hall for the next available date. Due to this emergency, the Congresswoman will also miss votes on Wednesday and Thursday. Rep. McSally has already informed the Speaker of this unfortunate circumstance. She appreciates her constituents’ understanding during this difficult time.”
The Arrowhead Republican Women invite you to a June Social at 11:30 am., Wed., June 14 at BJ’s Restaurant, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria, followed by a “little retail therapy at Charming Charlie’s, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria. RSVP by Fri., June 9 to Barbara Melkin 623-249-5085. RSVP to Barbara (10% discount on purchases. )
A Few Days Ago, Sen Jeff Flake’s campaign camp was pushing a contest for luncheon tickets in Tucson with Gov Mitt Romney. They have added a second event on June 2 – a reception that evening in Phoenix. Contests end Friday. enter here!
Memorial Day Weekend Arizona 2017 Weekend ceremonies listed
Media Prematurely Dancing on Trump’s Political Grave Donald Trump’s first year in office isn’t even half over but the liberal media is ready to bury it. Journalists went crazy over the James Comey dismissal with constant comparisons to Watergate. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called it “A grotesque abuse of power...the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews opined that the move had a “whiff of fascism.” His colleague Mika Brezezinski went as far as to declare the Trump administration “over.”
Nets Fear ‘Deep Cuts’ in Trump Budget, Ignore Ballooning Debt On Monday and Tuesday, the broadcast networks all read from the same liberal script as anchors and correspondents blasted the Trump administration’s proposed budget for making “deep cuts” to “social safety nets” that would be “especially cruel” to the poor. Not once was the nation’s nearly $20 trillion debt mentioned in any of the one-sided coverage.
Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation this week to allow the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Public Health Laboratory to test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID. The disease is a rare, genetic disorder that can be fatal if not detected and treated in a newborn. “This practical policy puts Arizona infants on the right track to a healthy start in life,” said Ducey. “Empowering our state lab to test for this treatable genetic disorder will save and improve the lives of people across Arizona.” SCID can affect a child’s immune system. Classic symptoms are recurrent severe infections, chronic diarrhea and failure to thrive. SCID most commonly occurs in our Athabascan Native American populations at a rate of one in 2,500. It can lead to early death from overwhelming infection.The department expects to have this screening capability added to its newborn screening panel in August, a move that will help provide every Arizona newborn with a healthier start. SCID testing is currently available in Arizona through private laboratories if requested at the time of birth. Learn more on Arizona’s newborn screening program on http://azhealth.gov, keyword: newborn screening.
Darcy Olsen, CEO Goldwater Institute: On Friday, the Goldwater Institute will continue our campaign to stop the abuse of tax dollars with union release time. In New Jersey, we will argue in court that the Jersey City School District is violating the state constitution by allowing teachers to leave their classrooms to work for a government union while still collecting their regular paychecks. When government employees are “released” to a labor union, they aren’t working for taxpayers who pay their salaries. Instead, government workers on release time can recruit more members for the union, negotiate labor contracts, and even lobby city hall or the state legislature on behalf of union interests.
Release time serves as a gift to labor unions because taxpayers pick up expenses that should be covered by union dues or voluntary donations. Research shows union release time is rampant throughout New Jersey and other states, and even at the federal level, costing taxpayers a total of $1 billion every year. Like many states, New Jersey’s state constitution forbids gifts and tax subsidies to groups like labor unions. On Friday, we will ask a state judge to deny the union’s attempt to dismiss this important case so taxpayers can enforce the state constitution and stop release time in Jersey City. If we are successful, this case will restore a critical protection for all New Jersey taxpayers and set precedent that we can pursue in other states. To learn more about this case, Rozenblitz v. Jersey City School District, here. Support our campaign to stop union release time.
The Ahwatukee Tea Party Patriots will meet with Sen Jill Norgaard at 7 pm., Thur., May 25 at Firehouse #43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd., n Phoenix. Norgaard serves as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Vice-Chair of the Commerce Committee, and a member of both the Education Committee and Appropriations Committee.
In Preparation For Memorial Day Weekend, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has stocked an additional 20,000 trout and catfish into waters statewide. Through June, they will stock a quarter-million more rainbow trout, catfish, bass and sunfish statewide. After heavy rains and runoff this spring, many fisheries are replenished and ready for angling action. Extra trout went to: Woods Canyon and Willow Springs lakes on the Mogollon Rim (both have tiger trout), Kaibab Lake near Williams and Ashurst Lake southeast of Flagstaff. Lynx and Goldwater lakes in Prescott will get extra trout this week. Need a license? A General Fishing License is $37 for residents and $55 for nonresidents, Combo Hunt and Fish Licenses are $57 and Youth Combo Hunt and Fish Licenses are $5. All are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Save time and buy online, 24/7..
May 30 Is The Deadline To Comment on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) recommended plan for the next five years of construction projects. See complete report at azdot.gov for review and comment until 5 p.m. on May 30. 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 email@example.com and by
Applications Are Being Accepted through May 26 for the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series. Apply on line www.dodielonden.com
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is participating in National Safe Boating Week with a Life Jacket Exchange from 10 am to noon May 20 thru May 26 at the 10-lane boat ramp at Lake Pleasant; Canyon Lake boat ramp; Saguaro Lake boat ramps; the London Bridge Beach at Lake Havasu City and Katherine’s Landing at Lake Mohave. During the exchanges, people with old, worn and less-effective life jackets can swap them for a new life vest, while supplies last. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2015, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. Boating courses available at www.azgfd.gov/boating
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The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 7 pm.,Thurs, May 25 with LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard, at Firehouse #43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix AZ 85048. Norgaard serves as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Vice-Chair of the Commerce Committee, and a member of both the Education Committee and Appropriations Committee. Parking and access on west side of building. Additional parking at Chase Bank. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The will also meet on June 22 and July 27. Contact: www.tukeeteaparty.com
AZGOP State Chairman Lines will address the AAARC at 6 pm., Thurs., May 25 at GOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Contact Chr Rev Clyde Bowen 602 309 6015 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Valley Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Fri., May 26 at Friends in Deed, 301 W Camino Casa Verde to hear Paul Fitch address “Emergency Preparedness” and how to protect your family if there is a natural disaster or man-made catastrophe. Contact: Kay 520-904-9103 or Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com
Pima County Republicans will conduct at “Honoring the Fallen” Memorial event and Flag Retiring Ceremony at 5 pm., Sun., May 28 at Desert Christian High School, 7525 E Speedway Blvd., in Tucson. Contact: Adriana@tc4az.com or call her at 520-867-5767
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
The Rim Country Republican Club will meet at 11 am, Memorial Day (May 29) at Tiny's Restaurant, Highway 260 in Payson to hear former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey address his experiences with the Establishment when he was State Chairman and what really goes on behind closed doors. “There are many in the Establishment who are dedicated to maintaining the status quo, which had been chiseled in stone until the rise of Donald Trump. I feel that it is incumbent on those of us who have an understanding of this, to make certain that we don't just stand around and allow these folks to have free reign as they proceed in their quest to silence our president, and us,” he said. He will also speak about his latest book, co-written with conservative actor and master martial artist, Steven Seagal, due to be published this summer.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm. ,Mon., May 29 featuring Dr. Chris Salvino who will address the GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Chairman Ron Ludders 602-677.1496
The Navajo County Republicans will meet at 6 pm., June 1 in the Frontier Conference Room, 550 N. 9th Place in Show Low. www.navajocountyazgop.org
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Chr Sally Kizer at email@example.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
The Central RepublicanWomen of Phoenix will meet with teacher/author Ben Wick at 6:16 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas in Phoenix. Reservations required. $30 per dinner. make reservation or RSVP to Jan Webb firstname.lastname@example.org 602-318-10-10- by May 28. Social/check in at 5:30 pm.
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will hold neighborhood coffee at 8 am., Thurs., June 1 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road #B in Phoenix with guest Mariopca County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after introducing H.R. 2630, which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to create economic development opportunities and facilitate renewable electricity generation for the Western United States: “I have long been an advocate of a true all-of-the-above energy strategy, and solar power is an integral part of a diverse, market-based energy mix. This bill will allow La Paz County to take advantage of one of their best assets, sunshine. Because the immense federal footprint in the County leaves only roughly six percent of land available for taxable use, a land transfer is necessary for the County to secure enough space for this type of development. H.R. 2630 allows the County to secure title to 8,800 acres from the BLM for fair market value. The County can put this otherwise under-utilized land to more effective use by partnering with private renewable energy developers to create good-paying local jobs and build a diverse tax base to support basic public services. Supervisor Irwin and the County have done amazing work in helping craft this commonsense legislation.” Following the introduction of H.R. 2630, La Paz County Supervisor Holly Irwin stated, “Congressman Gosar has his finger on the pulse of rural America to help jump start the economy of a western Arizona county in conveying a disturbed parcel of property that could instead act as an anchor to attract jobs and stimulate our local economy as we struggle under federal ownership that leaves less than 6% of private property available to support government-mandated services. The full text of H.R. 2630 can be found HERE. Original cosponsors of the bill are Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05) and Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08).
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