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1-5-17 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net       Web Master John Strasser

With Less Than 10 Days To Go until the Jan 14 Maricopa County Republican Committee’s (MCRC) Mandatory meeting, Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s newly appointed Solicitor General Dominic E. Draye yesterday issued an “informal opinion” to House Speaker Elect J. D. Mesnard that Call Letters delivered by “email appears insufficient to satisfy A.R.S. § 16-824.” See full document at azag.gov/sgo-opinions/meaning

Attorney Ted Naeckel Responds To AG Opinion: I saw the “opinion” from Bronovich. He clearly acknowledges that his “opinion” is hasty and not well researched. The only authority for USPS mail that he sites only is in the rules of court and rules of civil procedure for serving documents another party and is inapplicable in terms of a call letter to PC’s because court procedure is a specialized circumstance and the sole purview of the courts.   It has no binding application to “normal” areas of the law.  The definitions section of the Arizona Revised Statutes does not define “mail” as being only Snail mail.  Nor does Title 16, which deals expressly with the political structure set up by the state, define “mail”.  Further, depending on the dictionary, I can find the term “mail” to include e-mail. Because the definition of “mail” is not established anywhere other than the court rules of civil procedure, e-mail is not precluded under title 16. With the new “e-filing” system, everything but the initial service of a complaint is done by e-mail now. And, the initial service can also be done by the agreement of the parties.

ATTN PCs: Official Call to MCRC Statutory Organizational Meeting scheduled Jan 14, 2017 at El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N 40 th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Yesterday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the appointment of Dominic Draye as Solicitor General. Draye replaces John R. Lopez IV who left office to serve as an Arizona Supreme Court Justice. The Solicitor General's duties include leading the AZAG Federalism Unit and overseeing preparation of legal opinions and appellate litigation for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Since 2015, Draye has served as the Deputy Solicitor General.  In that capacity, he represented the State in a wide range of appeals, including defending the State’s policy of withholding driver’s licenses to DACA beneficiaries. Draye also led a 10-state coalition challenging the EPA’s new ozone regulations and defended Arizona’s identity theft and forgery laws.

Due To Conflicting Stories regarding whether AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor carried two (2) or nine (9) proxies to the Dec 1, LD23 Organizational meeting, Briefs requested that newly elected LD23 Chairman Nancy Ordowski and keeper of the election records, recheck the paper work to see how many proxies O’Connor carried and how many ballots he cast. Ordowski has confirmed, for the second time, that O’Connor carried two proxies – one for his wife and one for his son (as previously posted in Briefs.) Ordowski said, “I do have the paper work and Jim did only turn in 2 proxies.  There are only 10 PCs in Del Joya Precinct and none of the others attended or sent a proxy. The 3 voters in Jim's precinct were:  Jim O'Connor-in person, Merrill O'Connor - by proxy and Michael O'Connor - by proxy.”

Meet MCRC Chairman candidate Tristan Manos: “Bringing the experience, insight, open mind, and essential understanding of “The American Way,” promoting and expanding opportunities for the Republican Party (inside and out), moving closer to being the best it can be. Important is helping MCRC PCs, all uniquely special, be the best they can be in promoting the Republican Party, platform, candidates, recruiting PCs, registering voters, and getting out the Republican vote (GOTV). Born and raised 8 miles from historic Independence Hall, attending public schools, Tristan won suburban Philadelphia public school “Athlete of the Year,” pursued his passion for design at The Ohio State University as President of the Industrial Designers Society of America’s OSU Student Chapter, 1st in his class awarded a professional internship. Presently, Tristan runs “A1 Presence” (Internet Presence Specialist) working on websites, social media, Wikipedia articles, and other Internet-based platforms serving people, organizations, and businesses. Promoting smart legislation, he wrote city ordinances for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, instituting smart industry standards. In government service, his design insights brought private, free enterprise business models to government (Arizona Corporation Commission), improving productivity and customer service ratings. Tristan attends LD and MCRC Executive Guidance Committee meetings, recruits PCs for MCRC, and helps PCs get elected (even 1 who was in the hospital). Manos promotes Republican voter registration, volunteers for Republican campaigns throughout Maricopa County, serves as Secretary for newly-formed MCRC City of Phoenix Committee, and recently served as member of MCRC Resolutions Committee. His strong interest in election law enforcement motivated him to become Poll Worker for Maricopa County Elections. An early and strong backer, volunteer, donor, and voter for Donald Trump for President, Tristan is the ideal candidate for MCRC Chairman to take advantage of the momentum and opportunity to promote the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement throughout Maricopa County.”

Meet Cynthia Love – Write-in candidate for MCRC 2nd VC: I am proud to announce that I am a candidate for the Second Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC). After careful thought, prayer and over a year of hard core work getting our Republican candidates elected, I decided to continue my passion as a disciple of volunteerism! I am asking for your support and vote. I am immensely grateful and humbled for the opportunity to pursue this position continuing the grassroots movement I started last election season. I look forward to working with each of you to Get-Out-the Vote, keep AZ Red and Revitalize the Role of Precinct Committeemen. My mission will expand our Republican base, promote our conservative core values and elect loyal candidates for the Maricopa Republican Party! I am honored to move forward with the same spirit, creative energy, and dedication toour true conservative principles. I would be most appreciative for your vote on Sat., Jan14, 2017 as the next Second Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee!

Briefs Sent MCRC Chairman Candidates identical questions so you can get to acquainted with both candidates. Candidates are limited to 300 words for their response. Question #1: What have you done for the MCRC during the past couple of years to warrant the MCRC Chairmanship?

  • MCRC Chairman candidate Tristan Manos: Starting today, MCRC Chairman candidates take on Frosty's 9 Q&As. First Things First, I will always be interested in, committed to, and responsible for understanding and appreciating what all MCRC PCs identify as most important for "We The PCs" ourselves, our families, our communities, cities, county, state, and nation, so we're keeping our eyes on the prize, always striving for the best possible win-win-win, realizing each and every PC brings something uniquely special to the MCRC. Important questions must be asked and priorities identified throughout MCRC PC membership, Republicans throughout Maricopa County, and Americans everywhere. Remarkably, of the 9 Q&As, there's zero relating to the importance of the Chairman possessing a rightful understanding of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, AZ Constitution, how state, county, and city government, city charters, and school boards should be run, and how MCRC Party Bylaws are rightfully understood and observed (taken for granted?), all this being the primary motivation for me becoming a PC in the 1st place. There I was, a patriotic American, outside the PC ranks, never realizing PCs exist, wondering "What's going on, here in America, and within the Republican Party?" after I and my fellow Republicans keep voting Republicans into office, wondering what real and meaningful good we're getting out of it, seeing America going through its sad and tragic, identity crisis-driven, downward spiral. Since then, we've made some progress, I've taken advantage of opportunities to serve on committees and be the best PC I can be for the good of the MCRC. Losing Maricopa County Sheriff and Elections offices? Major blow to Republicans. At the top of the ticket, the election of Donald Trump represents a movement I've been working for, and opportunity for us to "Make America Great Again." More info: Bio Checklist Here & Bio Story Here

      · MCRC Chairman candidate Chris Herring: Over the past couple years I've worked to get conservatives elected  and grow the party in several positions. I've served as the Chairman, first vice chairmen, and 2nd vice chairmen of LD21. I've led PC trainings in the West Valley attended by PCs from 8 different LDs. In the presidential election cycle I worked alongside the Ted Cruz campaign in the primary and then alongside the Trump campaign. I ran the phone banks and GOTV walks in the West Valley during the general election. I also coordinated with the Arpaio campaign recruiting volunteers to phone bank remotely. In Jan. 2015 I founded the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals. This is the only recognized chapter of YRs in the county. I've grown the chapter to over 130 members and set up the organization with solid financial footing when a new president is elected for the chapter this year. I chaired a statewide committee and worked with Rep. Anthony Kern and PCs across the state to introduce a bill to allow nomination by caucus as a way to close the primary. I've also help organize dozens of events, registered voters, and recruited PCs, not just in my district, but in many districts.

MCRC candidates announced for the Jan 14 Mandatory meeting election of officers,

according to MCRC Nominating Committee Chairman Raymond Jones:

·         Chairman: Chris Herring  ChrisHerringAZ  and Tristan Manos   tristanmanosmcrc1

·         1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery  aleeflannery@gmail.com.

·         2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill   sales@thebestazagent.com  Cynthia Love (Write- in) cynthialoves@gmail.com

·         Secretary:  Cindy Casaus

·         Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris wwharris@msn.com

 

Arizona GOP Candidates announced for the January 28 Statutory Meeting election of officers (two year terms).  Candidates are:

·         Chairman – Jim O’Connor, Jim O'Connor  & jimoconnorazgop.com/;  Frank Thorwald  Frank-Thorwald- and Jonathan Lines  Jonathan-Lines

·         Secretary Gabby Mercer   Gabriela_Saucedo_Mercer

·         Treasurer – Bob Lettieri rlett5484@aol.com   Wes Harris wwharris@msn.com and Bill Beard wglbeard@hotmail.com.

Briefs Has Requested That All Candidates running for AZGOP office and Maricopa County Republican Committee office during the January 2017 Mandatory meetings submit their candidate announcement or a resume for posting to help PCs get acquainted with the candidates they will vote on.

The CAP Family Dinner with FOX News Host Tucker Carlson is scheduled April 22 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Contact Chris St. John at 480.442.7765.

Editor’s Note: Candidate announcements or statements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net. – Editor Frosty Taylor

Rustin Pearce's Speech: Integrity In PC Elections LD25 PC elections. Pearce wants your stories about fraud, proxy abuse, ghost PCs and those being blocked. Send stories to Pearce at integrityinPCelections@gmail.com He wants specifics, including identification/names of those involved.

A Tribute Honoring long-time Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife Ava is scheduled at 6 pm., Jan 13 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 with Master of Ceremonies KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead. Extended Hands Food Bank is organizing the event with profits going the Extended Hands Food Bank. Speakers line-up and entertainment arranged by the Fountain Hills Republican Club.  Tickets $50 each. http://www.HonorSheriffJoe.com Tickets.  Advance tickets only, no sales at the door. Contact : The Reverend David Iverson,  480-837-0303  or info@ehfb.org.   Reservations: http://www.HonorSheriffJoe.com To sit with specific others, after making reservations, send text to Iverson at 480-200-0115.More info: tribute-dinner-for-sheriff-joe-arpaio-and-ava or arpaio-tribute-dinner

Goldwater Institute CEO Darcy Olsen: How would you feel if your child’s school paid two full time teachers not to educate your children, but to go work exclusively for a government union? It sounds outrageous, but it's part of a nationwide practice known as "release time." Local governments hire employees who spend their time working for the benefit of a union, instead of doing public duties. Many people don't know that most state constitutions forbid the government from handing out taxpayer money to private interests. But we at the Goldwater Institute are fighting every day to protect the hard-working taxpayers of this country from having public money spent for private benefit. We have challenged release time in Arizona and Texas—and today we filed a new lawsuit against New Jersey for violating that state's constitution. The Jersey City teachers union has negotiated a contract that requires the city to pay for teachers who don't teach, and instead spend their entire time on union business. That kind of handout violates the Garden State's constitution.This is just the latest in our effort to defend liberty nationwide using our often neglected state constitutions. You can learn more about this case and our other release time work here.

The Mandatory Meeting for all Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen will be held on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at the El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.

The Mandatory Meeting for all Arizona Republican State Committeemen is scheduled for Sat., Jan 28, 2017 at the Church of the Nations at 6225 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012.

The Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting is scheduled Jan 14, 2017 at the El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, not the Polly Rosenbaum Building, as originally announced. Contrary to reports, the Shriner’s auditorium has NOT been renamed the Polly Rosenbaum Building. They are located on the opposite sides of metropolitan Phoenix, so be sure you are heading for the Shriner’s Auditorium. You don’t want to arrive late for credentials registration.

Brian Reilly, former LD22 PC. Regarding the Jan 3, 2017 MCRC Briefs link to the WND article posted by Freedom Outpost, the following claim was made: “The investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s team that reviewed the authenticity of the document the White House posted as ‘proof positive’ of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth says [Hawaii] state officials never confirmed the document’s validity.” WND  The state of Hawaii Department of Health provided a hard copy of President Obama’s long form birth certificate to his personal legal counsel, who hand carried the document to the White House. The document was then scanned and converted into a computer generated PDF and uploaded and displayed on the White House website, April 27, 2011. In May of 2012, the information contained on the PDF image was validated not once but twice by the state of Hawaii Department of Health, once for Arizona and once for the Democratic Party of Mississippi in the form of Verifications of Birth, serving as prima facie evidence. In other words, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, the “evidence is good and sufficient on its face.” I’ve included links to Hawaii state law and definitions, as well as both copies of the Verifications of Birth for Barack Obama. I’m satisfied that the information contained on the PDF depiction of Barack Obama’s birth certificate is authentic and he was born in the United States and is a citizen of the United States. I’m also satisfied that the Trump Administration will never, ever take on this Arpaio boondoggle, based on the evidence issued by the state of Hawaii. (1) http://www.dohhawaii.com/ (2) hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06 (3) capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent

Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails --- "Judicial Watch announced a federal court hearing will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s request that the Department of Homeland Security preserve the emails of"...READ MORE

Judicial Watch Calls Upon House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office --- "Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton  regarding the proposed change to House rules that would eliminate its Office of Congressional Ethics: It is shameful that House Republicans are trying to destroy"...READ MORE

New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million --- "Judicial Watch announced that it has received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years to”...READ MORE

Islamic Terrorists Operate, Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S. --- “Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the"...READ MORE

Hillary Email Law Suit Gets New Life --- “From Legal Insurrection: Politics aside, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals holds the Archivist is required, under the Federal Records Act, to 'take enforcement action through the Attorney General' within a reasonable period of time if attempts to make the archive whole"...READ MORE

The AZGOP Chairman's Awards Dinner 2017 is scheduled at 6 pm., (reception at 5:30 pm.) Fri., Jan 27 at the downtown Phoenix Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N 2nd St. in Phoenix. Live entertainment. $60 per person for $500 per table. Tickets at 2017awards@azgop.org 602-957-7770.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet with AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor on “Building GOP legislative Districts” and his campaign for chairmanship of the Arizona Republican Party at 8:30 am, Sat., Jan 7 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation Bldg. Social hour – 8 am coffee/donuts. $2 admission to help defray room rental costs. O’Connor is the immediate past LD23 Chairman and is currently the 2nd Vice President of the Arizona Republican Assembly. Club membership dues are $10. Contact: www.GOP.scwclubs.com

The Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party urges residents to attend the 30 minute US Fish & Wildlife Service documentary “Wolves in Government Clothing” between 2-4 pm., Sat., Jan 21 in the Pioneer Hall at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. The documentary revolves around USFWS plans to expand the wolf reintroduction area from I-10 south to the US/Mexican border.  Also see “Living with Wolves” presented by Wink Crigler, Owner X Diamond Cattle Ranch from Greer, AZ who was Named Society of Range Management's Top Range Manager 2011; along with Cindy Coping, Chair of Pima Natural Resources Conservation District; Mary Darling, former Appeals & Litigation Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service; and Emcee Dean Fish: Manager of the Santa Fe Ranch, Nogales, AZ. Open to the public – free of charge. Complimentary beverages and snacks.  Sponsored by the Bowman and Stradling History Center. Contact: Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party Website

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Jan 21 for election of officers and a legislative update from LD23 Sen John Kavanagh, and Rep M. Ugenti-Rita and Jay Lawrence. The group meets at the Fountain Hills Community Center,13001 N La Montana Drive, in Fountain Hills. Meet/greet at 8:30 am.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Nominating Committee, consisting of Chairman Tait Elkie, Chris Brant and Jay Schlum, is seeking volunteers to serve in the elected officer positions for 2017-18.  The open positions include President, 1st Vice President (Program Chair), 2nd Vice President (Membership Chair), 3rd Vice President (Events Chair), Secretary, and Treasurer.  Those interested in serving or nominating someone should contact Tait Tait@FountainHillsLawFirm.com.  Only paid members in attendance can vote on the new offices. No proxies. Mail dues to FH Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814.  Membership application available for download at http://fhrepublicanclub.org/MembershipApplication.pdf.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's "GOP Social" is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., Jan 24 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  The GOP Socials are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of each month at the Fireside Grill.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). The  Club's "GOP Socials" are open to all interested persons, membership in the FH Republican Club is not required.  Everyone is welcome. 

The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Statutory Organizational Meeting to elect officers is scheduled Sat., Jan 7, 2017. Announced candidates are:

Chairman - Brenda Dickinson, Chairman for the Yavapai County Trump Campaign and incumbent Mark Sensmeier. 

1st Vice Chair: Myrna Lieberman, Phil Goode and Rudy Kantu

2nd Vice Chair:   Craig Kiggens

Secretary - incumbent Rose Sperry

Treasurer – incumbent Roger Reinsch

Assistant Secretary: Karen Benson and Sandra Laney

Assistant Treasurer: Dwight Jaeger and Alex Harris.

Fountain Hills Republican Club Membership Applications are available at  http://www.FHRepublicanClub.org 2017 dues are now payable.  $20/$30 single/family. Dues can be paid by check to Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 or by check or cash at any meeting.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ) 202-224-2235 202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ) 202-224-4521 202-228-0515

Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1) 202-225-3361 202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally (R2) 202-225-2542 520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3) 202-225-2435 202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4) 202-225-2315 202-226-9739

Rep Matt Salmon (R5) 202-225-2635 202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6) 202-225-2190 202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7) 202-225-4065 202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8) 202-225-4576 202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9) 202-225-9888 202-225-9731

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JAN 5

The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix  will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP by Jan. 1 to Jan Webb at reservations@crwop.org or contact: Kathy Hedges kathy.hedges@azgop.org If you made reservations to an errant prior listed reservations link, please make them again.

Mesa Republican Women meet between 11:30 am-1 pm, Jan 5 – (the first Thursday of each month, except August). January speakers are Senate President Steve Yarborough and Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard. Lunch is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Memberships are Jan-Dec: $25 Member and $15 Associate Member. Associate memberships are for men or women who are full members of another AzFRW club. Visitors/guests are allowed two meetings before being asked to pay membership fees. They have a 50/50 pot each month and lots of door prizes. We also sell patriot jewelry and other items to help cover club costs. RSVP deadline is Sun, Jan 1 to President Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524) or 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza).

AZGOP Chairman candidate Jonathan Lines will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thur., Jan 5 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ.

Jan 6

A Trump Victory Celebration, hosted by Daisy Mountain Patriots, starts at 5 pm., Jan 6 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 North Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087. There will be a AR-15 Raffle, Trump Gear and Gift Raffle, a "Special" Trump Sandwich, a band for entertainment & more, according to Patriots chairman Vera Anderson. Contact Anderson at (602) 821-4675 or veraanderson41@gmail.com

JAN 7

AZGOP Chairman Candidates Jim O’Connor And Frank Thorwald will appear before the Paradise Republican Women Sat., Jan 7 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am – social, 10 am - mtg, 11 am – brunch. Tickets: $28 per Person. reservations here

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Jan 7 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8am. $2 donation requested to help with room rental. LD23 past Chairman Jim O’Connor, a AZGOP chairman candidate will address building legislative district Republican organizations. O'Connor is the 2nd Vice-President of AZ Republican Assembly and has been contributing to Republican successes since 2006. Contact: Jean Goncalves www.scwrepublicans.com 623-214-8010.

The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Statutory Organizational Meeting to elect officers is scheduled Sat., Jan 7, 2017.

JAN 9

The Annual Capitol Prayer Walk is scheduled at 7 am., Mon. Jan 9 – the opening day of the 2017 legislative session, at the Arizona state Ca[otp;.700 W Washington St. in Phoenix. Participants will meet at the Capitol flagpole. Dress warm, wear comfortable shoes and bring your Bible. Click here information.

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6:20 pm., Mon., Jan 9 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253-3548. 5:30 pm – meet & greet, 6 pm meeting; 7pm program with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery address county updates. AZFRW President Elaine Pellegrino will install newly elected officers. $35 per plate. Reservations/checks to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com

LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 pm., Jan 9 at Grifols Academy-Plasmapheresis, 5242 W Camelback Rd #101 Glendale AZ 85301. AZGOP chairman candidate Frank Thorwald, and MCRC Chairman candidates Tristan Manos and Chris Herring will address the group. Contact LD Chr Alan Gaugert at ld29chairman@gmail.com 623-330-3622.

The Arizona Project will meet on Mon., Jan 9, since Jan 2 is a legal holiday, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. Gov Doug Ducey's State of the State will be the topic of discussion. They will also vote on “who is the Worst Ever President of the United States "POTUS" and why.” AP meets at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix. Contact Ludders at 602.677.1496

JAN 10

Coconino County Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Oravits speak to the Mingus Mountain Republicans Club at 11 am., Tues., Jan 10. All Verde Valley Republicans are welcome to attend. Contact: http://mm-gop.org/monthlymeeting.html.

JAN 11

LD17 Will Host several others districts in a meeting at 7 pm, Wed., Jan 11 in the sanctuary of Tri City Baptist Church, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, to hear candidates for the AZGOP governing board, according to newly elected LD17 Chairman Bill Moll. See Letter from Chairman Bert Moll

Grassroots Patriots Will Be Meeting at the IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale instead of Denny’s restaurant on Jan 11. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com Scheduled speakers:

  • Jan 11 - Southwestern Regional Coordinator Heritage for America Nathan Duel.
  • Jan 18 - Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.
  • Jan 25 – LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

300 word limit policy. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Congressmen Trent Franks (R-AZ), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) introduced a bill yesterday to “recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer to Jerusalem the United States Embassy located in Tel Aviv”. Franks released the following statement about the timing of this legislation: “The Congress of the United States has favored moving the American Embassy in Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem for a long time but under the Obama Administration that has proved impossible. President Obama’s recent move at the UN to undermine Israel’s very right to exist was the ultimate betrayal. President Elect Trump has been openly supportive of moving the Embassy and we believe this is the time to make a bold statement that Jerusalem should remain the undivided and unequivocal capital of Israel.”

Congressman Andy Biggs Submits Two Amendments for the REINS Act The REINS Act seeks to restore oversight authority to Congress for any major federal regulation that could potentially cost the U.S. economy at least $100 million. Biggs also testified in front of the House Rules Committee on behalf of his two amendments yesterday afternoon. “I am pleased to have offered up two amendments to the REINS Act and to have defended the amendments in the Rules Committee,” Biggs said. “Many small businesses and individuals in my district have been negatively affected by the ripple effect caused by an out-of-control rules-making process by unelected and unaccountable federal bureaucrats. I promised my constituents that I would strongly support the REINS Act, and I have kept my promise. I will continue to push for the passage of the REINS Act to ensure that Congress takes back this very-important job of rule-making oversight.” Biggs’ testimony - Rules Committee. Biggs offered these two amendments:

· Amendment #4: Defines all rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency as “major.”

· Amendment #5: Lowers the annual economic effect threshold for a major rule from $100,000,000 to $50,000,000.

NEWS LINKS

· Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio Story The Media Never Told

· What’s Going On With The AZ GOP? It’s Time To Take Back The AZ Republican Party

· Russia Was Not Our Source: Watch Hannity's Revealing Sit-Down With Assange

· Restaurant Owner: Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost My Businesses $150K This Year

· Arizona’s-Jon-Kyl-Becomes-Trump Sherpa For AG Nominee Jeff Sessions

· Penzone-Discusses-His-Vision-For-MCSO

· Red-Cross-Urgent-Need-For-Blood-Donations

· Macys-Cutting-6200-Jobs, Closing-68-Stores, None In Arizona

· Navajo-Generating-Station-Threatened-With Closure

· Why Are The GOPe RINOs Afraid Of Jim O'Connor

· Politico-McCain, Graham-Back-Pedal-Push-For-New-Russia-Hacking-Probe

· Status-Quo-Establishment-Lines-Up-Behind-Yuma-County-Chair

· Laurie Roberts: Arizona-Legislature-Turn-Public-Records-Into-State-Secrets

· Stop-O’Connor! Sunday’s-Comic AZDI Harpoons McCain And Graham

· Arizona-Education-Funding-Legislature

· Navajo Fed Up With Failed Housing Program

· Arizona-Diamondbacks-Sue-Maricopa-County-Over Chase-Field

· Maria-Syms-Choses Arizona-Legislature; Resigns-Paradise-Valley-Council-Seat

· Julian-Assange: Russian-Government-Not-Source-Leaked-Emails

· Ford Is Canceling Plans To Build A New Plant In Mexico.

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Petulant Dems Play Risky, Calculated Political Games Obama Sends American Troops To Russian Border

· What’s Going On With The AZ GOP? It’s Time To Take Back The AZ Republican Party

· 2017: The New Year We’ve Been Waiting For

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Tristan Manos & Chris Herring, Candidates for Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman

· Why Are GOPe RINOs Afraid Of Jim O'Connor?

· "Ugly Efforts To Crush Grassroots"

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Taking-Some-R&R; Be-Back-On-Jan-6, 2017

· Sean-Spicer: ABC On Hacking

· Jim-O’Connor-Candidate-For-AZGOP-Chairman

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Bringing Down The House On The Way Out

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Criticizes House Republicans For Effort To Weaken Independent Ethics Watchdog

· Trump Transition Team Demands List Of Every Executive Order Obama Made On Immigration, Assets To Build Border Wall: Reuters

· Trump Calls Out Nonsense Regarding Russian Hacking Story

· The Full Transcript From The Trump Transition Team’s Wednesday Call To Reporters

· In Ethics Watchdog Flap, Trump Shows Influence Over Unruly GOP

MEDIA

· Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox News For NBC

WIKILEAKS

· Assange Accuses "Powerful" People Of Targeting Him For Harm

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· 2016 Sets New Gun Sales Record

· Nevadas-Expansion-Gun-Checks-Blocked

· Chicago: A Living (And Dying) Monument To The Failure Of Gun Restrictions

COURTS

· Judge: Requiring more parking for mosque is unconstitutional

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· Obama Signs Defense Bill That Authorizes Pay Raise, More Troops

· US Veteran Beats Down 8 Muslims After They Attack His Wife - One Put In The Hospital

CONGRESS

· Congress Returns To Work, Hot To Repeal Obamacare

· House Republican Leaders Have Pulled A Proposal That Would Gut An Independent Ethics Panel

· GOP Congressman Plans Russia Trip To ‘Work With The Duma’

· Meet The Virginia Congressman Who Tried To Gut The House Ethics Office

· Paul Ryan Gives Congressman's Son A Stern Telling Off As He DABS During His Father's Swearing-In Photo...Teen Grounded

· Senate Tees Up Obamacare Repeal

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Obama’s War On Law Enforcement Results In More Dead Cops

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Columbia University Students Support Female Genital Mutilation, Want Planned Parenthood To Fund

· Veteran Beats Down 8 Muslims After They Attack His Wife - One Put In The Hospital

ECONOMY

· Restaurant Owner: Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost My Businesses $150K This Year

EPA

· Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm: EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps

GLOBAL WARMING

· Scientists Call Global Warming ‘Hot Air’, Show Evidence to Prove It!

HEALTH

· Columbia University Students Support Female Genital Mutilation, Want Planned Parenthood To Fund

EDUCATION

· Columbia University Students Support Female Genital Mutilation, Want Planned Parenthood To Fund

WHITE HOUSE

· Obama Runs $100M Vacation Tab On Taxpayers

INTERNATIONAL

· UN Moves To Establish “Blacklist’ Of Israeli Companies

· Draining-Swamp, Cleaning-Stables And Changing-Culture

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