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AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines Flock Has Some Unhappy Campers – as evidenced by the following commentary.
LD20 PC and State Committeewoman Marianne Ferrari: What's Going Wrong With AZGOP? Part 1: Armageddon Over Conservative Motions At EX Comm …This what I witnessed at the June 2017 meeting of the AZGOP Executive Committee held in Flagstaff Saturday, June 17th. I've never personally witnessed a more revealing episode in the life of the AZGOP. More and more clearly, we can now understand what is going wrong with our state party.
Arizona Republicans Are Asking Who Is John Backer “… his willingness to tackle tough issues and stand up to the establishment has made him the focus of a witch hunt by leaders in the AZGOP. On Monday, Backer appeared on the James T. Harris radio show to discuss the AZGOP’s source of angst. Backer explained that he and many others have been hearing grumblings from GOP activists about AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines, who was elected in January 2017. Those grumblings first focused on the secrecy surrounding the AZGOP finances. The grumblings turned to a roar when Lines went against personal commitments he had made to the AZGOP faithful to not name Matthew Kenney to serve as AZGOP Executive Director.”
AZ-GOP-Outreach-Could-Soar-Minus-McCain-Purge, Flake-Defection AZ GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines routinely …
Cochise County State Committeeman Bruce M Piepho – Part 1: AZGOP Bylaws as of January 22, 2011 extracts. Secretary: He/she shall be responsible to preserve all permanent records of the state committee and relinquish them to his/her successor. Article V— Committees - A. Executive Committee - (NOTE: membership does not include all voices at the June 17, 2017 meeting.) The executive committee of the state committee's shall consist of the elected officers of the state committee, the national committeeman and committeewoman, the chairman and first and second vice chairman from each county, three members at large from each congressional district, and the president/chairman of each nationally recognized Republican auxiliary organization with at least 2,000 dues-paying members in the state. The state chairman shall chair the executive committee. 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. The state chairman may appoint non-voting members of the executive committee. Article V: Bylaws_Rev_2011_01_22.pdf (no mention of a by-laws committee.) How or who appoints Executive Committee members at large from the congressional districts? Apparently AZGOP Chairman Lines?
Cochise County State Committeeman Bruce M Piepho – Part 2: June 17, 2017 AZGOP Executive Meeting Motion: Navajo County Chairman Steve Slaton moved that the Executive Committee order Chairman Jonathan Lines to turn over to Secretary Gabby Mercer all of the documents that pertain to her duties as secretary after five whole months of refusing.) Seconded by LaPaz County First Vice Chair Jennifer Jones. Discussion: Acting secretary Kim Owens, said, “This is nothing but a witch hunt!.” And that phrase, “permanent records: In the bylaws that means the MINUTES! ONLY THE MINUTES!” My comment: WOW. What sensational nonsense!!!! Anyone see anything wrong with the motion and discussion in light of the underlines extracts of the by-laws? Owens is NOT a member of the Executive Committee and should NOT have joined the discussion or voice VOTED according to Roberts Rules of Order. Apparently the Executive Committee does not follow the Robert's Rules. First order of AZGOP business is to change the by-laws so that the Executive Committee elects their own chair person - who can find an independent parliamentarian. AZGOP Bylaws state: "An amendment to these bylaws may be proposed at any meeting called in accordance with these bylaws." What a mess? And don't blame Graham, McCain and Lines. I blame apathy and PCs with little or no knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order. Editor’s Note: Piepho is the LD14 4th Vice Chair.
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: We are grateful to Marianne Ferrari and the AFA for letting us know about the ExComm meeting in Flagstaff. The meeting was Pitiful, wasn’t it?? But, we, the loyal conservatives, have let this happen. Years ago when the State Committeemen censured Senator McCain and the AZ GOP leadership showed its true colors should have been a wake-up call. Consider two Saturday motions, Rose Sperry simply moved that Bylaws Chairman Kathy Petsas give Bylaws Committee members each other’s contact information, so they can discuss bylaws changes between quarterly meetings. Her motion was labeled “out of order” by the acting chairman Al Gage. Where is it written that members of a committee are secret?? Oh boy, let’s hear it for Gage!!! Intelligent or control?? Now for the motion that Steve Slaton made to have the state chair turn over the records to the new secretary - - in essence, Chairman Lines remains in breach of the Bylaws five and a half months AFTER he and the secretary were elected! And yet the executive committee votes down a motion to provide her what she needs to do her job. What gives? Voting to ignore the bylaws??? Ferrari closes with, “It said that there is something more than just a difference of opinion, here. There seems to me to be the desire to vanquish, to control, to render conservatives ineffectual to the point of enforced nonparticipation. That is more than a difference of opinion. And there is an aggressiveness about it that alarmingly exceeds the occasion. Something is very deeply wrong within our state party, the same thing that is wrong in our national political institutions. Coming soon -- Part 2: Why all the problems with the Bylaws Committee? Why all the secrecy? What are these changes they want to make? See what's Wrong With The AZGOP?
The Paradise Republican Women are hosting the movie review of Dinesh D'Souza's “America: Imagine the World Without Her” between 4:30-9 pm., Wed., July 19 at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club @Wicked 6 Bar & Gill, 13100 Sunridge Dr. in Fountain Hills. $18 per person - all you can eat gourmet buffet . Cash Bar. See PRWC-Movie-Flyer Tickets -online-tickets RSVP at www.PRWC.org Contact: Cyndi Love email@example.com 480-365-8090.
Activist Stephen Sivigliano: The other day on FOX, Trish Regan (what a sweet but strong beauty) was interviewing a guy whose name I didn't catch. He pronounced what I seem to think is a new slogan. He was referring to the outrageous statements of the liberals, relentlessly blaming conservatives for all the violence the liberals are using, and callously saying it's our fault. He said it was a "one-downsmanship" behavior of the media idiots. They are, indeed, stumbling all over each other to compete to see who can slither to even lower depths of insanity. Next thing they could do is to blame Barron for all that violence.
Arizona’s National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash: Ah shucks ... Dems go for broke and blow $25M That giant sucking sound is Dem party circling the drain. Editor’s Note: Ash refers to the GA election that the GOP won last night.
Former AZ Attorney General Grant Woods: 20 years ago today we finished the biggest settlement in history in our cases against Big Tobacco. Hundreds of billions for health care and cessation, and huge public health wins. Today teen smoking is less than 5% and adults 15%. That means hundreds of thousands of lives saved. I'm proud of my Attorney General colleagues for a fight well fought and won.
Former LD22 PC Brian Reilly: As residents of Maricopa county, we are all still paying for Joe Arpaio's misadventures. "America's Most Expensive Sheriff" is a legacy that was in part created during the past 24 years by the misguided, misinformed, and gullible voters of Maricopa County. As voters, we foolishly continued to empower Sheriff Joe Arpaio. See officials-approve-26-million-in-spending-in-profiling-case
GOP Data Training is offered for PCs every Thursday at GOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix. Contact Political Coodinator Kyle Pierce at Kyle.Pierce@azgop.org or call AZGOP HQ 602-957-7770 www.azgop.org
Bill Buckmaster: Wed, June 21 at Noon on Buckmaster: A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Then an update on Tohono Chul's Adopt A Bee program. Plus we talk with Alex Rodriquez, vice president of the Arizona Technology Council's Southern Arizona office. Buckmaster airs each weekday during the Noon Hour on Tucson's Voice AM 1030 KVOI with worldwide live listening at www.BuckmasterShow.com.
Van’s Crossroads will discuss “AZCC Rules 4 EPCOR and Against SC & SCW Voters” at 3 pm., Wed., June 21, according to talk show host Clair Van Steenwyk. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man,
Call to Action: Activist are needed to attend the June 21 Phoenix City Council meeting to oppose the proposed increase to the Public Safety Debt. See memos from Councilman Sal DiCiccio and long-time GOP Activist Wes Harris in the June 10 Briefs 6-10-17-briefs
See Arizona’s National Republican Committeewoman Lori Klein Corbin’s “Call To Action” for a special investigation into Loretta Lynch’s role in pressuring the FBI to cover for Hillary Clinton and to call off the “Witch Hunt” on President Donald Trump. See 6-16-17-briefs
The Pima County Tea Party is urging voters to oppose the ENLIST Act, which believe is a misguided bill that would give illegal immigrants near-instant citizenship if they volunteer for military service. 100 House Republicans are cosponsoring this bill, and they urge those Representatives to oppose the ENLIST Act and to remove their names from the cosponsor list. Representatives in the southwest who are cosponsors include Reps David Schweikert and Martha McSally of Arizona. Contact: enlist-act-activist-toolkit. Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Finance Chairman Steve Wynn have announced the RNC raised $10.8 million in May, a new post-presidential record, and $61.9 million overall in 2017. “Our fundraising success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Trump and Congressional Republicans,” said McDaniel. “Thanks to the continued investment by Americans who truly believe conservative values will continue to change this country for the better, the RNC will be there to support, defend, and elect Republicans headed into 2018 and beyond.”RNC Fundraising Fast Facts:
Receipts for May 2017: $10.8 million
Receipts for 2017: $61.9 million
Total cash on hand: $41.8 million
Total disbursements: $10.5 million
LD24 Will Provide Candies And Flags for the annual 8 am., Tues., July 4th Arcadia neighborhood parade in Phoenix. Participants include kids, pets, bicycles, wagons, cars. Participants/viewers are urged to dress in Patriotic/4th of July wear or colors. Contact LD24 parade coordinator: Roger Pongratz firstname.lastname@example.org (anytime) or 602-617-4473 (day of parade). Parade info www.arcadiaparade.com
The 2017 Edition of “Hunt Arizona,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at Hunting/surveydata. The free, downloadable, PDF publication includes draw, survey and harvest statistics for a five-year period, as well as information on distribution, life history and behavior of big game, small game and other wildlife.
LD24 PC And Former California Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr., presented “Goldwater on Goldwater: Father, Son Experince” at the June 15 LD24 meeting. He covered the history of the Goldwater family in Arizona from his pioneering great grandfather through his father, Sen Barry Goldwater Sr., political career to current generalational day participation.
Donations Needed: Salvation Army needs help with heat relief efforts With the return of 100-degree temperatures, the Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations across the Valley.
Arizona Court Overturns In-State Tuition For DREAMers Arizona Court of Appeals says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. Read full article »
The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet with Syrian immigrant Thanaa Salloum at 7 pm., Thurs., June 22 in Firehouse #43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd in Phoenix. Salloum was born to a poor Catholic family in Homs, Syria where her father was a small private building/farmer and her mother was a farmer/education enthusiast. The first of five children, her siblings became medical doctors and one a distinguished radiology technician. She earned BA from Homs University and a MA from Grand Canyon University and became a teacher for 14 years. She started a real estate business in 2016. She and her husband and two daughters moved to Arizona from Los Angeles in 2009. When asked, “Aren’t you lucky you are here safe,” she replies, “I feel rather guilty for being safe while my parents, brothers, sister and their beautiful children and my friends are NOT”.
In An Effort To Get AZ State Treasurer Jeff DeWit to run for US senate against incumbent Jeff Flake, DeWit fans are distributing 6x9 inch “We Want Jeff DeWit for US Senate post cards reading: Dear President Trump, We need your help for our state and country! Jeff DeWit is the only true conservative that can defeat Jeff Flake! The primary race is already too crowded and in Arizona there is no runoff, so the incumbent can take advantage of a crowded race. If you appointed Kelli Ward to live in DC & bury her deep in the bureaucracy, conservatives across Arizona will mobilize to help DeWit become our next senator with your assistance. Please help us help your issues with a great Senator DeWitt on board.
Arizona Project moved it’s June 19 meeting to June 22 to accommodate “See Something, Say Nothing” author Philip B Haney, who is a founding members of the Dept of Homeland Security/Border Protection and the recipient of an inaugural American Freedom Award. AP will gather at 3375 E Shea Blvd. in Phoenix to hear Haney, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. 602.677.1496
The Family Health Talk Show will highlight two life-saving discussions at 10 am., Thurs., June 22 on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online – www.familyvaluesradio1010.com , Call-in 602.977-1010. The topics will be Naturopathic Approach to Diabetes and HIV Testing. Contact: Fred Taylor, Ex. Dir at 602-547-3806.
America’s Mighty Warriors Is Conducting A Fundraiser between 5:30-8:30 pm., Fri., June 23, sponsored by the Scottsdale Gun Club. Tickets $100 each –includes gun range, poker shoot, drinks, food, speaker, auctions, etc. Contact: americasmightywarriors.org or
Precautions To Prevent Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke:
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Philip Haney author of, "See Something, Say Nothing": A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad will address the Arizona Project, at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 22 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2B, Phoenix, 85028. The public is invited. This meeting has been moved from the regular Monday evening to Thursday evening to accommodate the speaker. – Chairman Ron Ludders 602.677.1496
The Mobilization of Conservatives in Prescott will counter the Prescott Resistance Movement between 1-2 pm., every Tues at the Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott. The Resistance’s goal is to turn Arizona blue, while the Conservatives plan to maintain a red state. Contact: MOC chairman Myrna Lieberman MOC1776@gmail.com
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Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, June 21 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am. Az Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and AZ Federated Republican Women President Lorraine Pellegrino will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs 16 at email@example.com Check, cash or credit card at the door.
The Grassroots Tea Party Activist will meet with Internet investigator Brad A. Heward at 6:30 pm., Wed., June 21 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17.
Grassroots Conservative Activists are being “called to action” to attend the 9:30 am., Thur., June 22 Clean Elections Commission meeting to testify and encourage the Commissioners to put a stop to clean elections candidates donating taxpayers monies to the Democratic Party. The meeting is scheduled at the CCRC Meeting Room, 1616 W Adams, Phoenix AZ 85007. (602) 364-3477.
Prescott Mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin will meet with residents between 5-7 pm., Thurs., June 22 at Far From Folsom, 214 S Montezuma St., in Prescott. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager by noon, June 21 at 928---772-2835 or 928-925-1549.
The Pima County Republican Women’s Movie Night is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., June 22 at the Road house Cinema, Crossroads Festival, 4811 E Grant Road #150 ion Tucson. $25; RSVP by June 10 to TianaSmith@cox.net
Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 22 instead of its regularly scheduled Mon., June 19 meeting date due to the opportunity to host Philip B Haney, founding member of the Dept of Homeland Security & Border Protection. Haney is the lead author of “See Something, Say Nothing” a bestselling expose of Obama’s submission to Muslim Brotherhood; and Recipient of inaugural American Freedom Award, according to AP chairman Ron Ludder. See Haney's videos at Philip Haney 2017 AFA Honoree Video - YouTube or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD6nZ3fpSxY . Haney has given extensive testimony and briefings before the US House and Senate and has made over 375 appearances on TV/radio shows. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders at 602.677.1496
The Payson Tea Party is hosting retired Homeland Security/Border Patrol whistle blower Philip Haney at a luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., June 22 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Community members are invited to heard Haney, who has co-authored “See Something, Say Nothing,” an expose of the submission to the Muslim Brotherhood… and received the American Freedom Alliance “Heroes of Conscience” Award. Haney is touring the nation on his experiences. Contact Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774.
The Colorado River Tea Party will host an appreciation rally - in celebration of President Donald Trumps “Make America Great Again” successes - between noon and 3 pm., Sat., June 24 in Ramada #28 in Joe Henry Memorial Park (near the children’s playground on the NE side of the park.) They will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and bottled water. Local officials and conservative state legislators are invited. Chairman Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219.
The Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Secretaru Gilberto Mendez email@example.com
The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., June 27 at the Fireside Grill, Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks. Everyone is welcome. The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer. Bring a friend or neighbor. For more information, contact Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit the Republican Club's website at http://www.FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org or check out Fountain Hills Republican Club on Facebook.
The Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 has having a combined meeting/dinner at 6:30 pm., Wed., June 28 to hear Rep Jill Norgaard’s “Wrap of the Capitol” at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix. Light dinner available for purchase. $5 donation – sandwiches, salads, chips, desert. Contact: Cindy Casaus, President ARW and 2nd Vice Pres of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women 602.300.4185 or ARWomen@aol.com
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Sen Jeff Flake: At yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Flake spoke in supportof his resolution to authorize the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. “To work on the basis of a 16-year-old AUMF is simply not tenable. Our allies need to know where we are; our adversaries need to know where we are – they need to know we speak with one voice; our troops in the field need to know we speak with one voice. Not having a current AUMF lets [Congress] off the hook. It allows us to criticize the administration of either party when we should be involved and have skin in the game, as it were,” said Flake. "I would note in the House, when we voted on the AUMF in 2001, it was a much different body with different members. Three hundred members who are in the House today did not vote on the 2001 AUMF. Do you want to know how many members of the Senate voted on the 2001 AUMF? Twenty-three. So three quarters of this body has not voted on an AUMF, and when you have a situation like that we are not speaking with one voice…We need to be together on matters of foreign policy of this importance.”. Flake’s remarks came during an exchange with John Bellinger, an author of the current AUMF, who testified in support of the bipartisan effort to pass an ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Taliban-specific AUMF. Bellinger served as Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State and the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration. To view Bellinger’s opening statement, click here. Flake’s full remarks, here. Flake-Kaine AUMF, click here
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Incumbent Sen Jeff Flake: I just wanted to be sure you didn’t miss this email from my team. We’re building up a grassroots fund to fight back against the millions the Democrats are spending against me. The Democrats have made my seat their number one target in 2018. We can’t take a step back now,—chip in
Incumbent Sen Jeff Flake: Did you know that Democratic PACs launched their first attack ads against Jeff in January? They’ve already spent millions in Arizona and we’re still 18 months from the election! The past six months have seen extraordinary progress for our nation as we’ve peeled back Obama era regulations. After eight long years, we’re finally seeing a government made smaller. Jeff’s record speaks for itself—he’s the conservative voice we need to represent Arizona—but we need your help touting his record to voters across the state. We must fight back against the attacks of the Far Left Democrats. resources
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