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The Ahwatukee Republican Women will host Chairman Jonathan Lines at 7 pm., Wed., Sept 27 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St, Phoenix, 85044. Contact: ARW President Cindy Casaus 602.300.4185
Sen. Jeff Flake joined KVOI’s Wake Up Tucson this past week to explain why he won’t give up on repeal and replace, and why he supports the Graham-Cassidy health care reform proposal scheduled for a vote next week: “Given the choice between Arizona or Washington deciding how federal health care dollars are spent in the state, I’ll take Arizona every day of the week. The Graham-Cassidy plan puts that decision-making power back in the hands of the states, giving them the flexibility needed to innovate and lower premiums that have sky-rocketed in Arizona while maintaining protections to ensure access to quality, affordable care for those who want it, including individuals with preexisting conditions.” Click here to listen to the full interview.
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LD11 PC George Grove: President Trump has already pardoned Sheriff Joe. The Obama DOJ with the assistance of Arizona liberal judges railroaded Sheriff Joe. That was the travesty. Thanks for the follow up.
Activist Diane Ortiz-Parsons: Victory For The Maricopa County Community College District And All Republicans. Maricopa County Community College board members earlier this summer elected Laurin Hendrix (R-Gilbert) President of the governing board. Expect great things under Laurin’s leadership and with the support of Tracy Livingston (R-Peoria), Jean McGrath (R-Sun City) and Johanna Haver (R-Phoenix).
Zack Taylor, NAFBPO Chairman and Border Security Expert: America cannot have Sanctuary Cities and streets free from illegal drugs. The War on Drugs fails because the focus is on the drugs which have nothing to do with the transportation and sale of the illicit product. When the focus shifts to those providing the political protection and actually profiting from the growth, production, transportation and sale of illegal drugs to America then we will get results and yes that includes the growers and processors in foreign countries. Not before. See coast-guard-drug-seizures-in pacific
Jonathan Gelbart Has Announced His Candidacy For The Republican Nominations For Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction. The former Director of Charter School Development for the nationally top-ranked BASIS Charter Schools, has resigned his position at BASIS to campaign full-time. “I’m running for this office because nothing is more important for Arizona’s long-term success than our public education system,” Gelbart said. “And our incumbent has engaged in dereliction of duty. We need a state schools chief with a fresh perspective, the will to fight for our public schools, and the long-term vision necessary to build the education system of the future. Our workforce is facing an oncoming freight train called automation, so business as usual isn’t going to cut it anymore.” Gelbart has managed the opening or expansion of schools for more than 8,000 children across Arizona, including the number one public high school in America according to U.S. News & World Report. Gelbart’s efforts involved building relationships with communities from Prescott to Tucson and obtaining more than $250 million in bond funds for school construction, renovation, and expansion. To ensure broad, ongoing feedback from education professionals, Gelbart has formed an Educators Advisory Group composed of educators and school leaders with more than 100 years of combined experience in Arizona schools. “I want our Arizona school system to be one of the best in the country, and Jonathan can help us move in that direction,” said Michele Savoia, a member of the group and a psychology teacher in the Deer Valley Unified School District for 28 years. “Arizona has the opportunity to lead the nation in creating a more flexible education system that truly prioritizes creativity, self-motivation, and critical thinking," Gelbart added. "Schools need to treat every child as an individual human being, not a test-taking robot.” Gelbart was born and raised in northwest Phoenix, graduated as salutatorian from Barry Goldwater High School, and earned a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University. His family roots in Arizona go back nearly 70 years. If elected, Gelbart would be the youngest Superintendent of Public Instruction since statehood.
AAARC Chairman Clyde Bowen: September 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation declaring ALL Slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863. Freedom, justice, slavery, human/labor/prostitution trafficking continue to be huge underlying challenges to our American foundation & principles. Some bury their head in the sand, not you. Some stand on Privilege, not you. Some are too busy being busy. NOT you. We appreciate you. You understand the AAARC's covenant with the Republican Party that "walked the walk" for freedom! Lincoln started with a world changing Biblical/American Idea! All men (and women)..., Dr Martin Luther King did a refresh (“I have a dream…"), and the late, great state GOP chair Dody London asked the AAARC to keep it going. 24/7/365 Dody - for you. The Legacy of this week of celebration for our Constitution is a Republican demonstration of love, respect, & even disagreement is for the world to see. They should get to know, the best Americas are Republican Americans! On this day in History, Lincoln made some words fresh, effective Jan 1. EPOD6 Coming February 2018. You are invited. Let's show off!
Secretary of State Michele Reagan: Will the number of Democrats surpass the number of Republicans in Maricopa County? Will Republicans ever exceed Democrats in Pima? Will independents continue their upward trend? Forecasting the state’s number of registered voters and their partisan inclinations is no longer limited to those who have the time to compile each county’s registration makeup and the statistical ability to project trends over the long term. A few months ago, I asked my Election Information Systems team to develop a tool for monitoring the number of Arizona voters in near real-time. What they created was a Voter Stats Dashboard that displays registration data allowing users to see the number of voters in each county and observe trends by party from 2007 up to today. No longer do we have to wait for each quarterly report to better understand voter trends in Arizona. While the number of voters changes each day with new registrations, people moving or routine list maintenance, this innovative dashboard can help us better see what’s happening with our voters each day. Check it out at our dedicated elections information portal at www.Arizona.Vote. P.S. Remember we’ve got local elections coming up on November 7. Early voting begins on October 11, one day after the last day to register.
Gingrich on Hannity: Americans Should Be Terrified by Obama's 'Unmasking' Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stopped-by 'Hannity' on Thursday night, telling Sean that all Americans should be "frightened" over the Obama administration's staggering amount of "unmasking" requests and demanding Congress open-up a federal investigation into the illegal practice.
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and her fellow secretaries of state across the country have formally called on congress to enact legislation requiring federal agencies to recognize the designated addresses of Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participants. For more ACP info watch their brief video here.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in partnership with the University of Arizona, will continue digitizing historic newspaper collection, via a $279,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Tom Forese, Commission railroad inspectors, and Operation Lifesaver will hold a press conference at 11 am, Mon. Sept 25 to kick off “National Rail Safety Week” to help drivers and pedestrians stay safe. According to Operation Lifesaver, 19 people died last year in Arizona in car or pedestrian accidents involving trains. The Governor issued a proclamation making September 25-30 “Arizona Rail Safety Week.” The Federal Railroad Administration identified the Valley as having five of the top 15 most dangerous crossings in the country.
It’s Time To Make Your Reservations for the Oct 6-8 National Federation of Republican Assemblies (INFRA) Convention in Mesa. Register at NFRAconvention.eventbrite.com
AzRA President Jim O’Connor will be talking about the upcoming AZRA convention on Ron Harder’s Chi Town ExPat Show at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 23 on Central City Radio.
The Western Pinal County Chapter of AzRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 25 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ to hear Arizona Secretary Michele Reagan. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona Trump Team COO/State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will thank volunteers at the Operation - #Make America Great Again (MAGA) Trump Supporters and Volunteers free continental breakfast between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23 at the McDowell Center, 16116 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 85255. Come for coffee, celebrate victory, make a difference, support President Donald Trump, win prizes. Contact Team Trump’s Lori Urban at 480-221-9633.
The Chips N Salsa Radio Talk Show welcomes back the Pray to End Abortion group, 40 Days for Life at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 23. Campaign Director Nancy Brady and Team Member Jolene Moler will bring Chipsters hosts George Ortiz and Alice Lara up to date on all things unborn. Don't forget the cocotaso of the week - who or what will it be? Contact Alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com or 602 276-3959. Listen/watch via Facebook LIVE; www.CentralCityRadio.com KING FM; YOU TUBE search Sonia Salsa S. Gracias!
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State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, COO of the Trump Team will be thanking volunteers at the Operation - #MAGA Trump Supporters and Volunteers continental breakfast between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23 at the McDowell Center, 16116 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 85255. Come for coffee, celebrate victory, make a difference, support President Donald Trump, win prizes. Contact Team Trump’s Lori Urban at 480-221-9633.
Pima County Republicans will host aLD10 non-partisan Meet and Green/Town Hall with Rep Todd Clodfelter, Rep Kirsten Engle and Sen David Bradley between 10 am and noon, Sat. Sept 23 at Miller Golf Link, 9640 E Golf Links Road in Tucson.
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) is having its first free emergency medical training class between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23, followed by a one hour radio communication training exercise. Bring your IFAK and Family Service Radio, ("Walkie Talkie" like you get from Cabela's). If you don't have an IFAK come and learn what it is and what to have in it. The training sessions will be held at the Paseo Verde Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381. Contact Randy Miller 623-866-3544.
Contract with America’s Veterans (CAV) needs volunteers to man its booth between 8 am-1 pm., at the Sept 23 Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College Student Center, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302. E-mail Chairman Alex Meluskey at email@example.com if you can cover for an hour or more. Free haircuts for veterans. Free lunch for veterans and their families. Learn about social services for veterans. Contributions to Contract with America's Veterans and Their Families
The Tea Party is going to Washington, DC Sept 23 to show the country their support for President Trump’s agenda, that they expect Republicans to keep their promises and that want “the Swamp” to reduce taxes, rolled back regulations and spending within people’s means. They are outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, a handful of moderate Republic killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago and they are tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trumps agenda. RSVP To This Event.
The Arizona Citizens Defense League’ (AzCDL) annual meeting tickets can be purchased for $25 until Sat., Sept 24. Starting Sept 25 the tickets price jumps to $30 for the Oct 21 meeting at the University Park Marriott in Tucson. The meeting is open to AzCDL members and their guest only. See details website Speaker – David T. Hardy, an ardent defender of the Second Amendment. Contact Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 25 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave. in Tempe. ASU Profressor Donald Critchlow will address “Cultural Quicksand: Republicans Beware!” RSVP: TempeRepublicanWomen/events/ Contact: President Jessica Merrow email@example.com
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association, (CSPOA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 26 at Paseo Verde Church, 7569 W Greenway Road in Peoria to learn about the Muslim Brotherhood in America and the serious threat they pose to our country and our national security. This is an introduction to address just how entrenched they have become in our society and government. This is a lead into a three-hour follow up presentation to be conducted on a Sat, Sept 30. This presents you with the chronological order; with facts supported by evidence presented in court. Doors open at 6:30. Bring a friend, neighbor, relative or co-worker that has the same concerns and frustrations about where our country is heading. People need to turn off the TV and get informed and involved. Contact Randy Miller (623) 866-3544
LD17 will start PC training at 6 pm., Tues., Sept 26, followed by their regular business meeting at 7 pm., where Earl Taylor will address the Constitution and its relevance to work of PCs. He meeting is scheduled in the Heritage Chapel, RM 140, Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ.
The Fountain Hills GOP Social at the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268 will start at 6 pm., Tues., Sept 26. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) in a friendly social atmosphere at a local bar/restaurant. Everyone is welcome. The last GOP Social of 2017 will be next month on October 24th. Contact: Sec Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is holding a National Voter Registration Day event in Fountain Hills between 9:30 am and 4 pm., Tues, Sept 26 at the Fountain Hills Town Hall, 16705 E Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills. . This is an excellent opportunity to see the new voter check in process that will be utilized in upcoming jurisdictional elections. Voter education on the new process for voting which will be utilized in the upcoming FH jurisdictional elections for School District, M&O override 15%, and electing a new person for Sanitary District. There will be one screen for checking in at Ballot Centers for a Demo, and short speeches about Ballot on Demand and Reprecincting. Contact: LD23 PC Gina Swoboda firstname.lastname@example.org
LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Sept 27 at Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy with speakers Clint Hickman, Maricopa County Supervisor and Aaron Flannery, First Vice Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Party. They will also discuss the recall effort of Liberty Schools Board members led by PC Mike Todd. Contact: Richard Newcomer, LD4 Chr --623-398-5638.
Tempe Republican Women will host a Zoyo Yogurt Fundraiser between 5-9 pm., Thurs., Sept 28 at Ray/Rural Road. 20% of the proceeds go to the TRW. Contact: President Jessica Merrow email@example.com
The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita is hosting a Republican Roundup BBQ, featuring speaker Jeff DeWit, State Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer for the 2016 Trump campaign in Arizona, and meet US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 5 pm., Sat., Sept 30 at the Cow Palace in Amado, AZ. $35 per person. $30 for RCGV/S members. No host bar. Tickets – Send Check To RCGV/S INC., P.O. Box 831, Green Valley, AZ 85622. Questions - contact President Jim Stone 520-336-8495 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kay Kohler email@example.com 520-904-9103. For membership contact Vinnie 907-3367)
US Senator John McCain
McCain: “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority. I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate and amendment. But that has not been the case. Instead, the specter of September 30th budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process. We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009. If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach.
“Senators Alexander and Murray have been negotiating in good faith to fix some of the problems with Obamacare. But I fear that the prospect of one last attempt at a strictly Republican bill has left the impression that their efforts cannot succeed. I hope they will resume their work should this last attempt at a partisan solution fail. I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions. I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition. Far from it. The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country. So am I. I hope that in the months ahead, we can join with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to arrive at a compromise solution that is acceptable to most of us, and serves the interests of Americans as best we can.”
US Senator Jeff Flake
Flake on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Flake voted in favor of the measure to ensure funding at the Department of Defense (DOD), maintaining support for the military and programs vital to national security: “I’m pleased to vote for a defense bill that gives the armed forces and its warfighters the resources necessary to provide for a strong national defense,” said Flake. Flake secured Senate passage of an amendment that will help defend taxpayers against wasteful spending by requiring the price tags be included in press releases and other documents describing projects funded by the DOD. The amendment stems from questions surrounding the funding-source of study to examine why walking with coffee causes it to spill (it concluded coffee drinkers should just use a lid). Flake criticized the use of taxpayer dollars on the coffee spill study in his 2016 oversight report Twenty Questions: Government Studies That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, which the author published with an acknowledgement it was “partially supported” by a $172,000 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant. After which, the author issued a contradictory statement to media claiming “not a penny” of the taxpayer-funded grant was spent on study. With only the author’s statements to rely on, the amount of tax dollars spent, if any, for the study remains unclear. The passage of Flake’s amendment as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a significant victory in the effort to increase transparency in DOD spending. If Flake’s measure is signed into law with the NDAA, DOD will finally be required to proactively disclose how much taxpayer-funding has been spent on an individual study or project. “Getting the Pentagon to finally spill the beans on project funding is a buzzworthy victory in the long-brewing effort to put a lid on wasteful spending,” said Flake. “With the national debt now surpassing $20 trillion, putting this measure on the president’s desk will send a clear signal that Congress is paying attention to how taxpayers’ hard-earned money is being spent.”
CONGRESSWOMAN MARTHA MCSALLY
McSally and Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Boundary Water Commission (IBWC) calling on the agencies to address the unmitigated raw sewage flowing from Naco, Sonora, Mexico, which has been plaguing the cities of Naco, Arizona and Bisbee, Arizona for years. “This week I toured the sewage spill at the border in Naco and saw first-hand sewage flowing north from Mexico onto my constituents’ private lands and pooling dangerously close to drinking water sources,” said McSally. “It is simply unacceptable, and it must be stopped. I stand with Senator McCain and Senator Flake to call on the EPA and the IBWC to do their jobs and intervene. Sewage is flowing faster than the bureaucracies are responding. They need to speed up their solution.” Sewage overflows and broken collection mains in Mexico have caused untreated wastewater to flow north under the U.S. border fence and into Greenbush Draw in Rep. McSally’s district, near municipal water sources. Sewage has been pooling 300 yards from wells maintained by the Arizona Water Company, which provides drinking water to Bisbee. “This flow of sewage poses a health, safety, and economic risk to Arizona’s vulnerable border towns, and we are greatly concerned about the lack of response of the federal agencies tasked with the oversight of this issue,” wrote Representative McSally and Senators McCain and Flake. “Between the flooded farms of Naco, Arizona and the broken pipeline in Nogales, Arizona, it is clear to us that coordination and communication between federal organizations and the communities they serve must be improved.” In the respective letters to the EPA and IBWC, McSally, McCain and Flake requested information on what measures each agency plans to take to monitor spills, respond to immediate issues, and mitigate future impact. Click letter to the EPA and letter to the IBWC.
CONGRESSMAN ANDY BIGGS
Biggs and 27 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta requesting an indefinite delay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on crystalline silica. Congressman Biggs released the following statement: “My colleagues and I were deeply disturbed to hear OSHA is allowing this rule to be implemented this coming Saturday. We have heard from multiple industry groups and businesses in our districts that the rule will have significant negative effects on their ability to stay in business. This rule is yet another of the Obama Administration's blatant efforts to sidestep Congress and overregulate the American economy. In order to restore economic confidence and unleash our country's job creation potential, the Trump Administration should take every opportunity to roll back unworkable, burdensome regulations and restore Congress’s Article I authority. We appreciate that the Administration might reconsider implementation of the rule, but consideration is only the first step. The prosperity of our constituents depend on their expedient action." Read the letter here.
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