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James-T-Harris’ Interview With AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo-Mercer, Recall Lines petition spokesman John Backer, and Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit.
LD20 State Committeeman Marianne Ferrari: In early March, I started organizing a “Special Meeting” to Remove Chairman Jonathan Lines by working with others throughout the state to gather the signatures of State Committeemen for the Official Call. This meeting will be called by the State Committee, in accordance with the AZGOP By-laws. It will be the first time in history that the membership has felt the need to exercise its absolute authority to remove any elective official by a simple vote to that effect.
Why did I take on this project? I must thank Jim Ehl, the Arizona Town Crier, for his clarion voice on the indispensable Republican Briefs. Ehl is a tireless servant of liberty who deserves all our thanks for throwing himself repeatedly against the wall of the AZGOP fortress. Jim’s stem-winders motivated me to do something about the horrible dereliction in our Arizona GOP. When Jim talked, for the 12th time, about the $220,000 or $250,000 of so-called “debt” that Robert Graham announced to his former Treasurer, Jonathan Lines - after Lines was elected our new chairman - I realized I could no longer participate in a party whose systemic dysfunction makes a mockery of every PC, State Committeeman, and voter in the state! Nor could I abandon the party!
Since March 3rd, I’ve steeped myself in the myriad details and By-law requirements involved in organizing a Special Meeting. I’ve reached out to experts, arranged for a meeting location, and related details. During that time, I have developed new friendships with an eclectic group of conscientious conservatives from different counties – people of intelligence, skills, integrity--and the determination to put the party back into the hands of the membership. This post is intended only to announce our effort publicly. Over the next week or two, I will present The Case for Removal in a series of articles to be submitted to ArizonaFreedomAlliance.com and the Briefs. If you are a State Committeeman and wish to sign the Call, please email to: Advocacy@indepthcritique.com Editor’s Note: Ferrari’s announcement has been condensed to closer conform to the word limit policy. See her complete statement at The Case For Removal - ft
Kevin Dang, Chairman of the GOPs Arizona Asian Coalition, responds to LD30 First Vice Chairman Timothy Schwartz: I was very disappointed to read your attack on Matthew Kenney. 7-11-17 Briefs archives For a party officer, someone who should be working to unify our Republican Party, to write such a divisive and belligerent letter was a disgrace. I was also personally offended by your attacks on my fellow Vietnamese-Americans, many of whom became PCs for the first time when Chairman Graham and Matt Kenney visited our community and urged them to become Republicans. Many of them have very little knowledge on voting rights and have never registered to vote, and those who have registered were enlisted as Democrats. Thanks to the inspiration and positive messages delivered to members in the Vietnamese community by Mr. Kenney, hundreds of Vietnamese-American have joined the Republican Party. Should we, Republicans not be celebrating that?
I am a first generation American migrated from Vietnam at the age of nine. I love this country, and I love my Republican party, as much as you, as much as other Americans. I’m currently serving my second term as President of the Vietnamese Community in AZ, was recently appointed by Chairman Lines as the Chairman of the Arizona Asian Coalition, and I proudly serve as a member of Governor Ducey’s AZ State Board of Pharmacy. This country has given me, and so many other Vietnamese-Americans tremendous opportunities for advancement, the freedom to live, to speak, to pray as we choose, and to support the leaders who we choose. We are, sir, as American as you are. Your attack on Mr. Kenney speaks derisively and disrespectfully of those Vietnamese PCs who “did not speak the English language.” I also find it incredibly hypocritical to attack Mr. Kenney for signing up PCs when you also harassed many of those “non-English speaking” PCs. While they denied your attempts because of your rude and aggressive nature, you arrived at their homes offering to notarize their forms.
Mr. Schwartz, do you know who once did not speak the English language? Me! And yet I felt a love for this country from the first moment I learned about the history of this great nation, the land of Freedom and Opportunities! As a freedom-loving Vietnamese-American, I embraced the principals of Ronald Reagan and the first President I ever cast a ballot for, George W. Bush. I’ve always worked hard, realizing the American dream and being able to provide financially for my family. And yet, to you, I should not be a PC…should I not be a Republican, either? We should embrace those who are new to this country, who so love America that they want to get involved with our party, to make a positive difference in our community. This is why I have taken a leadership role with the AZ GOP, and why I will continue to recruit as many new Republicans as I can to join our ranks. I have seen how you conduct yourself publicly, and how you strive to tear down so many of our fellow Republicans. I am hopeful that you will take a step back and recognize how destructive your actions are to our great Party. Editor’s Note: Briefs made an exception in allowing Dang’s letter to exceed the 300 word limit in an effort to get both sides of the story. Dang’s letter is the first time the Vietnamese-American community has responded to reports regarding alleged Establishment PC recruitment shenanigans. The statewide cleansing of grassroots conservative PCs from party leadership roles via recruitment of “shadow” PCs - whose proxy are reportedly harvested to control state and county convention elections - has been a source of major strife within the party (statewide) for several years. A petition is currently being circulated requesting the state legislature to prohibit or limit the use of proxies.- ft
Get Well Wishes To Joann Dutton, wife of former Yavapai County Chairman Jim Dutton, who is reportedly still in the hospital.
Gel Well Wishes To Former Yavapai County Chairman Malcolm Barrett, Jr., who is on the mend from a recent health issue.
Activist James Alberts: I would not wish cancer on any one, McCain its past time for you to retire.
Pima GOP Headquarters will hold a “Meet Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez” dinner at 5:30 pm., Thurs., July 27 at Pima GOP HQ, 1740 E For Lowell #140 in Tucson. Dinner cost $12. For reservations See www.pimagop.org or call (520)321-1492.
LD4 PC Richard Hopkins open letter to Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell. Gentlemen: The American people are sick and tired of you and business as usual in Washington. The same people that voted for you also voted Donald Trump as our nation’s President. It is past time for you to knock off your crap and help our president achieve what we, the people, elected him to do. The people of America are suffering immensely under the oppressive provisions of “ObamaScare.” Each and every day that you refuse to completely repeal every provision brings us closer to socialized medicine for all. Each and every day that you refuse to completely repeal every provision brings us closer to their goal of the complete destruction of our health care industry so that the government is the only thing left. It is time each of you grow a pair and do what the people of America are desperate for. I call upon each of you to pass a bill within the next 30 days completely repealing each and every provision of ObamaScare effective December 31, 2018.This will allow all Americans to see which Republicans vote no and remove them from office in 2018, and also force the Democrats to stop their obstructionism and actually do something constructive for a change in working for something that is acceptable to all Americans to fix the health insurance crisis we have been in since ObamaScare was enacted. Remember, 63,000,000 people voted for our president. Just think what $5 from each of them to your primary opponent next time would mean for you.
The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. www.prescottvalleyeventcenter.com Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current ExecutiveDirector/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Activist Gary Ripley: Sen John McCain is historically noted as telling veterans it is “foolish” for them to pursue non-VA care while he refuses to receive health care from Phoenix VA. It is important to note Mayo Clinic now refuses to accept Veterans Choice to treat veterans eligible for non-VA care. turncoat-john-mccain-refuses-free-va-surgery-for-brain-tumor
The Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hold a free viewing of The Hating Breitbart documentary at 6:45 pm., Wed., July 26 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17. Hating Breitbart is a 2012 political documentary about conservative media critic and alternative media icon Andrew Breitbart. The documentary was released on October 19, 2012, just seven months after Breitbart mysteriously died of a 'heart attack' at a very young age. Stephen K. Bannon who ran Breitbart News Network after Breitbart’s death was named to a high level post in the Trump Administration. Contact Facilitators Francine and David Romesburg. email@example.com
Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman and Finance Chairman Steve Wynn announced the RNC raised $13.5 million, setting another fundraising record, and $75.4 million overall in 2017. "Our unparalleled fundraising success is due to our loyal network of grassroots donors all across America who support President Trump and our Republican agenda," said Chairwoman McDaniel. "Because of the generous contributions, the RNC will continue to promote conservative values while bolstering our efforts to support, defend, and elect more Republicans." RNC Fundraising Fast Facts:
Receipts for June 2017: $13.5 million
Receipts for 2017: $75.4 million
Total cash on hand: $44.7 million
Total disbursements: $10.6 million
Archie Dicksion, the anti-proxy petition spokesman, has announced the petition is posted at http://bit.ly/2rZG2w8 Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. The proxy requests that Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier.” Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009.
August 1 Is The Deadline to send resolutions proposed for consideration at the 39th Biennial Convention National Federation of Republican Women’s Resolutions Committee/NFRW HQ. Click here for guidelines for submitted resolutions.
William Geresy - Moderator Patriots Heart: Yesterday was the 48th anniversary of the landing of Eagle with Astronauts Armstrong And Aldrin on the moon. The first words uttered from the moon were, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Later when Neil Armstrong stepped off the landing pad at the base of the landing leg to set foot on the Moon, his words were, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." This was the fulfilment of a challenge put forward by President Kennedy in 1961 when he said we would land on the Moon before the decade is out. We rose to the challenge and did it. There were false starts, setbacks, close calls, and tragedy along the way. We never quit. We licked our wounds and for three in the Apollo 1 fire, buried our dead. We learned from the mistakes. We made rockets and spacecraft even better. Because we didn't quit, Apollo 11's Eagle Lunar Module with two astronauts did what in 1961 seemed impossible. So what seems impossible today, if we don't quit, will be a proud moment in our history tomorrow.
A Call To Rights Talk Show Host Steve Kates will discuss government overreach and new abuses by the FDA and other agencies with former Graham County Sheriff, CSPOA founder, at 1 pm on KDNX 1100AM. Call in number: 602 277-5369. Out of the area: 1 866-536-1100 www.calltorights.com Sponsorship 602 684-7597
Alex Meluskey, radio talk show host, will chat with Dr. Carl Goldberg about Islam on his three Sat., July 22 broadcast starting with a 6 am., on 1130AM KQNA, 4 pm at 11AM KFNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/TheAlexMeluskeyShow/
Listen to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines Tuesday night tele conference with eight constituents. full telephone town hall HERE.
Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of The Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA), will address the CSPOA at 7 pm., Tues., July 25 at the
· Desert Heritage Real Estate, 8476 W Thunderbird Rd. Suite 101, Peoria 85381. Mack will review Sections 3 and 4 of the 14th Amendment. The meeting is open to all legislators, law enforcement, precinct committeemen, and citizens. Contact: CSPOA spokesman LD21 PC Randy Mller
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slipped more backroom deals into the Senate healthcare bill to entice more moderate senators to vote for the bill. See McConnell Slips Kickbacks into Healthcare Bill
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The Arrowhead Republican Women will review “SHATTERED – inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” during its 11:30 am., Fri., July 21 meeting at the home of Barbara Melkin, 13631 W Junipero Dr., in Sun City West (Corte Bella). Light lunch will be served. Limited space. First 15 to respond are in. Discusssion will be led by Rae Chornenky. Participants are asked to read the book prior to the discussion. RSVP to Barbara at 623-249-5085 or email@example.com
Pima County Republican Headquarters will conduct at PC training session between 10 am-noon on Sat., July 22 at 1740 E Fort Lowell #140 in Tucson. See www.pimagop.org
Pima GOP Headquarters will hold Tucson City Council candidate Mariano Rodriquez at 5:30 pm., Sat., July 22. Donner cost $12. See www.pimagop.org
The West AZRA Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., July 22 at Culver’s Restaurant, 5127 N 99th Ave in Glendale to discuss and prepare for the Aug 30 scholarship program, highlighting students who participated in the “What the Flag means to me” program. West side Republicans are invited to enjoy a $5 burger combo. Contact Chairman Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente firstname.lastname@example.org (623)312-7054.
A “Meet And Greet” for Prescott City Council candidate Phil Goode is scheduled between 5-7pm., Mon., July 24 at the home of Suzette and Charles Conrardy, 3067 Pedregal Drive in Prescott. Contact Nettie at 277-4010.
Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.
The Capitol Times Morning Scoop breakfast discussion on Medicaid and health care is set for 7:30 am., Tues., July 25 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave #120 in Phoenix featuring panelists Sen Nancy Barto, Rep Heather Carter, Bob Meyer, CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Debbie Johnston, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assoc. Free admission. Breakfast provided. Limited seating. Pre-registration required. RSVP at morningscoophealthcare.eventbrite.com Contact Steven Rosenquest at email@example.com
The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., July 25 inside the Fireside Grill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) This is a social event. Everyone is welcome. The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer. Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or see FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org
The Pima County Republicans will present “The Making of the President” author Roger Stone – a well-know voice in politicals for over 40 years - at 9:30 am, Wed., July 26 at the Quail CreekCountry Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley and at 2 pm, at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle in Tucson. $25 admission ($35 at the door). Admission plus book $35 ($50 at t he door). VIP package $75 (photo op, book & admission) prepaid. Tickets at www.PIMAGOP.org Contact First Vice Chair Ana Henderson 520.225.7139
Pima County GOP will present “The Making of the President 2016” Roger Stone at 9:30 am, Wed., July 26 at the Quail Creek Country Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd. in Green Valley Buy Green Valley Tickets and at 2 pm., Wed., July 26 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 64 El Dorado Circle in Tucson. Buy Tucson Tickets See www.pimagop.org
“The History Of The U.S. Supreme Court” will be facilitated by the Hon. Adam Watters -Justice of the Peace District 1 at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 at Naninin Library, 300 N Shannon Road in Tucson, according to the Pima County Tea Party Patriots team. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 1 Justice Of The Peace Adam Watters will facilitate a session on The History of the US Supreme Court at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 in the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road in Tucson. Contact: Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com
US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is challenging incumbent Jeff Flake, will host a dinner and book signing with author and political operative Roger Stone the evening of July 27 in Scottsdale at a yet to be disclosed location (for security purposes). Stone’s The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution was released in January.
The Ahwatukee Tea Party has cancelled its Thurs., July 27 meeting for summer break. They will resume Aug 24. Anyone interested in a leadership role with the Ahwatukee Tea Party should send contact information to email@example.com For information http://www.teapartypatriots.org
Pima GOP Headquarters will hold Tucson City Council candidate Mariano Rodriquez at 5:30 pm., Thurs., July 27. Donner cost $12. See www.pimagop.org
Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.
Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.
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Sen John McCain (Chairman of the Armed Services Committee,) on reports that the administration is ending a program to assist the Syrian opposition: “If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin. Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and short-sighted. The administration has yet to articulate its vision for Syria beyond the defeat of ISIL, let alone a comprehensive approach to the Middle East. A key pillar of American strategy must be the removal of Assad from power as part of an end to the brutal conflict in Syria, which has fueled ISIL’s growth through its cruelty, extended malign Iranian influence, and undermined broader regional stability. Six months into this administration, there is still no new strategy for victory in Afghanistan either. It is now mid-July, when the administration promised to deliver that strategy to Congress, and we are still waiting.”
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