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Tucson Republicans Are Holding A “Stand with Trump Rally” at 4:30 pm., Wed., Feb 15 in front of Sen Jeff Flake’s Tucson Office, 6840 N. Oracle, #150 to let Flake know his constituents stand with President Donald Trump. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags.
The Daisy Mountain Patriots will hold a ‘special meeting’ at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 16 at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W Anthem Way in Anthem to discuss the nationwide March 4 “Spirit of America Pro Trump Rallies.” See spirit-america-conservative-grassroots-leaders-plan-massive-pro-trump-demonstrations-nationwide Contact: Chr Vera Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-821-4675.
The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:15 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85193. $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD8 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets www.PINALCOUNTYGOP.ORG or call 520-840-3091. An AR-15 will be raffled off. To volunteer to help or donate a raffle prize contact PCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon Chr Debra Shaw Rhodes at D4shaw@aol.com
LD16 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs., Feb 16 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Meet N Greet at 6:30pm. We will have RTS training by Jose Borrejoro. Contact: Cor Sec Kay Reardon at email@example.com
Paradise Republican Women will address “ Lobbyists: Who’s to Bless & Who’s to Blame?” at 10 am., Sat., Feb 18 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. $28 per person. Reservations required. Buy Tickets Online!
The Pima County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner, celebrating precinct committeemen with Honorable Kerry Bentivolio is scheduled Sat., Feb 18 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Ticket deadline is noon on Wed., Feb 15 Buy tickets here
The Pima County Republican Women’s Club Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thurs., Feb 23 at Vivace on Campbell. Reservations required. firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 520-250-1755.
LD22 will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon, Feb 20 at the Westbrook Village Association Recreation Center, 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. Doors open at 5:30 pm for social and sign in activities. Pizza will be served. Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Food Contact: Heather Morgan at email@example.com . Meeting contact: Secretary Claudia Burr (480)371-7409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee is hosting a Robert’s Rules of Order Training Session between 9am – 1 pm., Sat., March 11 in conjunction with Robert’s Rules of Order professional Michael Peck. The session will be held at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. A light Continental Breakfast will be served. To register contact Lee at email@example.com or (602) 518-5860.
Activist James Alberts: Have you notice all the e-mails sent out by Jeff Flake, it must be an election year for the McCain puppet. Editor’s Note: Isn’t that an amazing coincidence??? ft
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has appointed three members to her Equipment Certification Committee. Members of the committee are charged with evaluating various types of election equipment and will submit their recommendations to the Secretary who will determine the type to be certified for use. The three committee members recently appointed through 2018 are: Dr. Jim Helm, Program Chair Information Technology at Arizona State University; Peter Silverman, Law Offices of Mandel Young PLC; and Janine Petty, Deputy State Election Director. “We take election integrity seriously in Arizona so our citizens can trust the outcome of our elections,” said Secretary Reagan. “The fundamental philosophy of our office is that it should be easy to vote hard to cheat. I’m looking forward to working with them to ensure we have a process that voters feel is free from fraud.” In accordance with state law, the Secretary of State appoints a committee of three people, consisting of a member of the engineering college at one of the universities, a member of the state bar of Arizona and one person familiar with voting processes in the state. No more than two of can be of the same political party, and at least one shall have at least five years of experience with electronic voting systems, procedures and security.
In his first two weeks in office, President Donald Trump has accomplished:
· 21 Presidential Actions
· 16 Meetings With Foreign Leaders
· 10 Stakeholder Meetings
· 6 Cabinet Members Sworn-In
· 4 National Proclamations
· 3 Agency Visits
· 2 Speeches
· 1 Legislation signed into law
· 1 Supreme Court Nomination
· 1 Manufacturing Initiative Launch
· 1 Thank-You Reception
· 1 Letter Of Recognition
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Ronald Reagan vs. Berkeley Protests,1969:
Circulating the Internet: The President-elect won the election with less than 40% of the popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes. The Republican Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that could swing the electoral college. The election was a bitter one with the Democratic Party fractured between two candidates. The incoming President received so many death threats that he chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy. The security for the inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on buildings throughout the day. This was an unprecedented amount of protection for any President-elect. Many members of Congress chose not to attend the ceremony. Despite all this Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 16th president on March 4, 1861.
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Palo Verde Republican Women's Club will meet Wed, Feb, 15 at the Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Terri Gilberg of KFYI 550 AM will present political commentary. Check in/social hour at 11 am. Luncheon/program at 11:30 am. $30 per person accepted at the door by cash, check or credit card. Reservations required. RSVP before Mon, Feb 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will meet with national award winning author John Trudel at 6:30 pm., Wed., Feb 15 at Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 9030 n Black Canyon Hwy,(access road, Dunlap/I---17) in Phoenix. His book “Raven’s Run” will be the focus of his discussion on censorship, free speech, the First Amendment, culture wars, etc. He will also be signed books for attendees. Contact: Francine L Romesburg email@example.com
LD24 will convene its first 2017 regular monthly meeting Thurs, Feb 16, 6:30pm Registration/Networking, 7pm Meeting (1 hour), at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix. Contact Program Chairman Carole Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Feb 16 (first and third Thurs of each month) at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95in Yuma. Contact: www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:15 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85193. $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD8 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets http://pinal.arizonagop.net/contact/ or call 520-840-3091. An AR-15 will be raffled off. To volunteer to help or donate a raffle prize contact Debra Shaw Rhodes at D4shaw@aol.com
Riders USA is sponsoring a Second Amendment Rally between noon and 2 pm., Sat., Feb 18 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. A motorcycle procession will go from Encanto Park to the State Capitol to open the event. AzCDL's president, Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak at the rally. While you are there, stop by the AzCDL recruiting table. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount. It's almost like getting paid to attend. Register to participate with Riders USA. More information on the Riders USA's website and Facebook page. Or email Mike Sullivan at Riders USA. Bring your family and friends.
The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will gather for brunch Sat., Feb 18 to hear a presentation on “Lobbyists: Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?” at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social at 9:30 am, meeting at 10 am., and brunch at 11 am. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Reservations here Membership dues delinquent March 1.
The Pima County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner is celebrating precinct committeemen with the Honorable Kerry Bentivolio on Sat., Feb 18 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ. Tickets: Pima GOP, 17 W Wetmore Rd, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85705.
Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri will be the speaker at Fountain Hills Republican Club’s 9 am., Sat., Feb 18 meeting at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. The Meet & Greet Social and registration with breakfast snacks starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact: Secretary Boe James FHRepublican@gmail.com or www.fhrepublicanclub.org/
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 21 in the Quail Room of the RWJ Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd to hear Itasca Small, an Arizona researcher and consultant on the U.S. and Arizona Constitution and the Arizona revised Statues. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity: email@example.com 623-214-8010
LD22 will meet Feb 20. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Pizza will be served for $5 per person. Proceeds to offset the room rental costs. Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm. - Sec Claudia Burr
A Mesa Planned Defund Parenthood Rally is scheduled from 9-10:30 am., Sat., Feb 22 at the Planned Parenthood Office, 1235 S Gilbert Road #20 in Mesa. Participants are asked not to park in the strip mall parking lot; they are asked to stand on the sidewalk on the SE corner of Gilbert/Southern. See flyer: facebook.com/events.
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Congressman Trent Franks following the decision by the owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) to negotiate with the Navajo Nation on the future of the plant: "It is my hope that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) can reach an agreement with the Navajo Nation to allow operation of the plant until the end of 2019 and not be forced into early closure. Obama-era environmental regulations, a reduction in demand for coal power, and low natural gas prices are putting extreme pressure on coal plants across the US. A solution that balances these realities in the energy market with serious local economic impacts must be found. I am committed to working with all of the stakeholders on a path forward, especially as it relates to potential opportunities to keep the plant open beyond 2019."
Congressman Paul A. Gosar after introducing H.R. 1042, the Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act, which would require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual wage statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “In order to begin chipping away at our massive $20 trillion federal debt, elected leaders must search for bold ideas to solve this spending crisis. It begins with creating a culture of eliminating federal waste, fraud and abuse, from top to bottom. A great place to start is reforming the calculation used for determining wages for public works projects which currently costs American taxpayers around $13 billion more than it should. The current fundamentally flawed calculation dates back to the 1930’s and is riddled with fraud and abuse as evidenced by multiple IG and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports. Overall, these wage rates average 22% above market wages—inflating the cost of federal construction projects, keeping employers from hiring more workers, and locking low-skilled workers out of many construction jobs for which they could otherwise be hired. This bill facilitates competition, equality, accuracy and transparency for everyone while restoring a fair wage for a fair job that is fair to the American taxpayer.”
Congresswoman Martha McSally: We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Young Women's Leadership Program. At the one-day event, which is open to high school girls living or attending school in the Second District, women leaders from around Southern Arizona will speak with participants about achieving more in their education and careers.To download an application, visit my website HERE. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 7 at 5pm.
Congresswoman Martha McSally : I met with local military retirees, public officials, citizens groups, and more last week including
· Discussing health care with members of Alliance4Action from Green Valley
· Military retirees at Fort Huachuca’s Retiree Appreciation Day
· Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller about growing the local economy and border infrastructure
· Douglas Mayor Robert Uribe about expanding the Douglas Port of Entry and other local issues
· Briefing from Arizona@Work about the services they offer for employers and employees in Cochise County
· Members of National Federation of the Blind of Arizona recently on issues related to accessibility, higher education, and employment.
Congresswoman Martha McSally introduced the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, a bill to reverse a tax hike contained in the Affordable Care Act. The idea for the bill came from a constituent, Green Valley resident Loren Thorson, who passed away last year. Last Congress, the bill passed the House 261 – 147 with 25 Democrats supporting. “First, Obamacare raised taxes on middle class families,” said McSally. “Now, seniors are being handed the bill for the failing law’s unsustainable costs. Americans deserve better. My thanks to Congresswoman Sinema for joining again in this fight to protect Arizonans. I look forward to working with her to get this bill through Congress.” Bill text HERE.
Sen John McCain celebrating the 105th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood: “One hundred and five years ago, on February 14, 1912, the State of Arizona was officially admitted to the Union. Today I join the entire Grand Canyon State in celebrating the 105th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood and reflecting on the enormous growth and important progress that has been forged by generations of citizens who proudly call this place home. “In little more than a century, Arizona has flourished from humble beginnings to the thriving center of the Sun Belt as it is known today. Arizona’s diverse resources and business-friendly environment have attracted top employers that continue to create jobs for our people and boost our economy. The natural wonders of Arizona – from the majestic Grand Canyon, to the scenic red rocks of Sedona, to the iconic sandstone towers in Monument Valley – draw visitors from around the world who are captivated by our state’s awe-inspiring beauty. All of us lucky enough to spend time in the Grand Canyon State would agree with the late Senator Barry Goldwater who once called Arizona, ‘113,400 square miles of heaven that God cut out.’ I am immensely proud of the growth and prosperity of the great State of Arizona over the last 105 years and believe our best days are yet to come.”
Sen John McCain: “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Burton Kruglick, an influential Arizona leader and American patriot who dedicated much of his life in service to our state and nation. After enlisting in the Army at the age of 18 and deploying to Europe during World War II, Burt and his family moved West to take advantage of the vast opportunities in the growing city of Phoenix. In addition to building successful businesses, Burt committed himself to bettering the community by devoting countless hours to a wide array of civic and service organizations – from the Phoenix Boys and Girls Club and Arizona State University, to the Navy League and the Arizona Shelter Service for the Homeless. But Burt is perhaps best known for his leadership of the Arizona Republican Party, serving in multiple capacities, including three terms as Chairman. Arizona has greatly benefited from Burt’s many contributions to our great state, and we continue to keep Burt and the entire Kruglick family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Russia’s deployment of nuclear-tipped ground-launched cruise missiles in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: “As Vladimir Putin continues his testing of the new administration, Russia’s deployment of nuclear-tipped ground-launched cruise missiles in violation of the INF Treaty is a significant military threat to U.S. forces in Europe and our NATO allies. Congress has made clear in the last two defense authorization bills that Russia’s treaty violation requires a meaningful response. In light of the most recent developments, it is time for the new administration to take immediate action to enhance our deterrent posture in Europe and protect our allies. More broadly, we must continue the ongoing modernization of U.S. nuclear forces and ensure that NATO’s nuclear deterrence forces are survivable, well-exercised, and increasingly ready to counter Russian nuclear doctrine, which calls for the first use of nuclear weapons.”
Sen Jeff Flake: Last week Sen. Flake:
- Voted in favor of confirming Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
- Voted to confirm Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, and Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
· Fox News reported on the track record of the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of Appeals, and Flake’s effort to break it up. story here.
· Flake continued his vocal support of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by returning to the Senate floor to deliver a speech highlighting Judge Gorsuch’s commitment to the separation of powers. speech here.
· The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports on the growing momentum behind Flake’s bill to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. story here.
· Cronkite News reports on Flake’s one-on-one meeting with Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. story here.
· Arizona Capitol Times reports on Flake’s 2017 Wastebook and the importance of tackling our nearly $20 trillion debt. full story here.
· National Review reports on Flake’s continued efforts to eliminate government waste by permanently banning congressional earmarks. story here.
· The Hill reports on Intel Corp.’s decision to invest $7 billion in its Chandler, AZ factory. full story here.
· NBC 12 News reports on Flake’s vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Read the full story here.
· The Arizona Daily Sun reports on Flake’s work to preserve the U.S. Forest Service’s ability to fight wildfires in Arizona. full story here.
· The Washington Times reports on Flake’s defense of decorum on the Senate floor. full story here.
· Arizona Public Media reports on Flake’s selection as chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. story here.
Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: “I thank General Flynn for his many years of distinguished service to our country, especially his invaluable contributions in the fight against terrorism. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors. At the same time, General Flynn’s resignation is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus. As our nation confronts the most complex and diverse array of global challenges since the end of World War II, it is imperative that the President select a new National Security Advisor who is empowered by clear lines of authority and responsibility and possesses the skills and experience necessary to organize the national security system across our government. As Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I look forward to working with the President’s administration, especially Secretary Mattis, to defend the nation and support our military service members.”
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