Saturday, May 6, 2017

5-6-17 Briefs

AZ Citizens Defense League: Oops!  In our alert about HB 2287 and SB 1159 we provided the wrong link for HB 2287. 5-5-17-briefs Below are the correct links to the letters waiting for you at our Legislative Action Center. Click here to send your email on HB 2287 to the Senate Leadership. Click here to send your email on SB 1159 to the House Leadership. We are aware that Firefox and Chrome browser users may be experiencing problems accessing the above links.  If you encounter any problems sending your emails, contact Fred at for alternate links. Thank you for your support and activism! These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization

Sinema Won't Challenge Flake For Senate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) will run for a fourth term representing Arizona's 9th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Read more

US Unemployment Drops To 10-Year Low of 4.4 percent in April as employers add 211,000 jobs, Labor Dept. announces.

Mark Green, President Trump's Choice For Army Secretary, announced in a statement Friday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration.

The Oro Valley Women’s Republican Club will host Lt Col Wendy Rogers at noon, Fri, May 12 at the Oro Valley Country Club. Rogers will address in the inauguration of Donald J Trump and Arizona CD 1. $22 per person. RSVP by Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Activist Marne Haney: This may be instructive for any 'forgetful' conservatives out there, who are complaining that Trump hasn't turned around this 'yyuuge' progressive ship, that RINOs and Dems have been driving since at least 1988.   If you want to complain and blame someone, at least have the decency to blame the lying RINOs and uninformed voters who keep electing them!!  Until we stop electing RINOs, Republicans DO NOT control the House or the Senate, so please stop that LIE as well......thank you! See President Trumps First 100 Days

Arizonans Will Soon Track Political Spending using Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s “See the Money” interactive web platform.  The new tool in the final stages of development will include expanded functionality made possible through a partnership with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. The partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and the Clean Elections Commission ensures citizens will be able to explore campaign finance information to learn about the people who write checks and politicians that cash them. “Our office is excited about continuing the long-running collaboration we’ve had with CCEC, especially on a project as important as this,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Educating voters is a priority for both of our organizations and our See the Money website will revolutionize the way people view campaign contributions and political spending. “The Clean Elections Commission looks forward to working with Secretary Reagan to expand access to information critical to voters,” said Steve Titla, Chairman of the CCEC.  “Working together we hope to bring information to voters to allow them to make informed decisions at the ballot box.” (602) 542-4285

Activist Stephen Sivigliano: Even though some say that it doesn't do much, I was really pleased to watch Trump sign that bill yesterday.  It was especially heart-warming to see him greet those Little Sisters of the Poor.  I had to pull out the Kleenex.   Their necks are no longer under the spiked golf shoes of Obummer.  The owners of Chic-fil-a and Hobby Lobby are probably happy too, but especially those thousands of wedding photographers and cake bakers who have been attacked by liberals. 

For The Third Consecutive Year the  Governor's Youth Commission (GYC) partnered with youth and organizations across Arizona to rank number one for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). GYSD is the largest service event in the world, which works to mobilize millions of youth to improve their communities through service. Out of 135 participating countries, Arizona logged the most youth-led projects. By participating in and celebrating GYSD, the GYC is part of a global effort to engage youth addressing some of the world's most critical issues.  "I could not be more proud of the 51 Youth Commissioners that not only lead here in Arizona but inspire global youth service," stated Governor Doug Ducey. "I encourage youth across Arizona to consider their role in serving our many diverse communities and ways they can partner with the GYC."

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is conducting a free six-week certification course in Tucson, beginning May 23, that provides attendees with the skills and knowledge to be effective grassroots leaders.  There are six training sessions lasting about 2-3 hours.  Dinner will be provided.  Session subjects include:

Making the Case for Economic Freedom

A Brief History of Grassroots Activism & How the Left Operates

Building Communities

Sharing Freedom by Telling Your Story

Persuasive Messaging

Data, Technology, and Freedom

Course Description And Registration Information Contact Leslie White at or call (480) 290-2286.

GOP-Rep-Who-Lost-Both-Legs-In-Combat-Takes-To House-Floor; Goes-Nuclear-On-Dems-For-Health-Care-Lies Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) put his full support behind the GOP’s American Health Care Act during a scathing House floor speech on Thursday, accusing Democrats of “lying” about the legislation’s provisions on pre-existing conditions. Walking to the podium on two prosthetic legs, the Army veteran made his case for the AHCA.“I too am a person with pre-existing conditions. And I believe it’s not just something I should do, it’s a responsibility for me to be the staunchest advocate for people out there who have pre-existing conditions,” Mast said. “And that is why I am such an ardent supporter of this bill.”

Dems-Sing- To-The-GOP-On-The-House-Floor-As-They-Repealed-Obamacare The first step was taken Thursday in a long series of steps needed to repeal Obamacare, as the House passed the Trump-backed American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow margin of 217-213. The move still has many hurdles to become law, particularly once it enters the U.S. Senate. This newest legislation is also precarious for Republicans in swing and blue states. Democrats felt obliged to rub this point in as it became clear that the GOP health care bill would pass the House. As the final votes were being tallied, Democrat members of the House sang and waved at the GOP reps. They sang “Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye,” taunting their fellow congressmen for the risky move.

The GOP Needs to Think Far Beyond Replacing ObamaCare By The New York Post Editorial Board With House passage of the American Health Care Act, Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump have revived the GOP dri...

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The Sun City West Republican Club at 8:30 am., Sat., May 6 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd in Sun City West with former AZ Attorney General Tom Horne. Raffling a large wine basket (worth more than $100). Coffee/donuts available at 8 am., $2 donation will help pay for the room rental. All Republicans in Sun City West, Sun City, and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady, 623-214-8010 or Jan Martinson

Cathi Herrod, Chairman of the Center for Arizona Policy, will hostess a 9 am., Sat., May 6 breakfast with former US Senate Jon Kyl and former US Congressman John Shadegg to get their views on President Donald J Trumps first 100 days in office and provide an update on what they are doing these days. The breakfast is scheduled at the Phoenix Seminary, 4222 E Thomas Road, 4th floor chapel in Phoenix. Register here Calendar

The Arizona TeenAge Republican Students (TARS) Awards Banquet and Fundraiser is scheduled from 1-3 pm., Sat., May 6 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale.

The AZ Young Republicans Spring Dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm., May 6 at the Las Sendas Golf Course with AZ Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard, Majority Whip Kelly Townsend, LD28 Senate candidate Frank Schmuck and Rep David Stringer. Cash bar. Tickets – YR members - $15, State Rep - $25 and YR Supporter – $50. RSVP by Wed., May 3 to arizona-yr-spring-meeting


The Arizona Republican Assemblies Western Pinal County Chapter will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 8 at the Central Event Hall, 408 N Sacaton St #2 (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St) in Casa Grande to hear AzRA State chairman candidate Jim O’Connor. O’Connor has served as the AzRA chaplin since its formation in September 2014, is the former LD23 chair and ran for the AZGOP Chairmanship in January 2017.Contact Nancy Hawkins at Please RSVP by clicking here


President Donald Trump Supporters are invited to join the Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) between 1-2 pm., Tues., May 9 at the southeast corner of Cortez and Gurley Streets on the Courthouse Square in Prescott. This is to counter the “Prescott Resistance Tuesdays” – the Anti-Trump and Anti America movement. MOC participants are asked to bring their own pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

MAY 10

Arrowhead Republican Women will watch Az/NFRW leader Jan Hermsmeyer portray Abigail Adams at the Wed., May 10 ARW Americanism program at the Briarwood Country Club 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration begins at 10:45am, meeting starts promptly at 11:30am. $20 payable at the door includes lunch, program, and meeting which often includes local politicians sharing current news. Reservations are require by May 7 or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224. Hermsmeyer’s theatrical presentation covers the time of the Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

MAY 11

Pima County Republicans have scheduled a “Vote No on Prop 101 Sign Wave” at 4:30 pm, Thurs., May 11 at Campbell Fair Shopping Center, (SW corner of Ft Lowell and Campbell). Vote No signs will be provided. Participants are asked to bring Trump support signs, posts, American flags, plenty of water, sunscreen and wear MAGA hats! Contact:

MAY 13

The Maricopa County Republican’s Lincoln and Precinct Committeeman Recognition Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, May 13 at Mountain Shadow Resort Center, 5445 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253 – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. PC tickets - $55. Non-PC tickets - $75. Table of 10- $750.Cash bar. Tickets online: or make checks payable to MCRC and mail to 7949 E Chama Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Contact: 480-473-1881.

Paradise Republican Women's Club will celebrate the Second Amendment at 10 am., Sat. May 13 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale with firearms expert Alan Korwin, Gun Freedom hostess Cheryl Todd, and firearms trainer Jonathon Bloom. $28 per ticket for 11 am brunch. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at 480-861-7170.


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Congressman Trent Franks: Filibuster-Rules-Should-Be-Revisited

Congressman Paul Gosar: Infrastructure Won't Be on Time without American Mines

Congressman Trent Franks: President Donald Trump recently announced the nomination of former U.S. Representative Scott Garrett to serve as president of the Export-Import Bank. Franks statement: “Former Congressman Scott Garrett is truly one of the most noble human beings I have ever had the privilege of serving alongside in the United States Congress. There is no doubt in my mind that President Trump could not have picked a more outstanding individual. Scott will ensure that needed reforms will be brought to the Export-Import Bank.”

Sen John McCain on the passing of Pete Garcia, former President and CEO of Chicanos Por Las Causa: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Garcia, a true leader in Arizona’s Hispanic community. Pete served as the President and CEO of Chicanos Por Las Causa for nearly 25 years and worked for a multitude of coalitions and organizations in support of Latinos. Through his work, Pete brought comfort to those in need and empowered countless individuals to realize their full potential. I am humbled to call him my friend. Cindy and I extend our prayers and condolences to Pete’s family, friends and colleagues.” 


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LD11 RepMark Finchem: Since 1976 the Navajo Generating Station has been a secure, stable and economic source for electrical power and based on the recent Arizona legislative hearing panel in Page, AZ, there is a place for NGS. Finchem said, "While each of the people who gave testimony during the April 28 Page community meeting have helped by sharing their concerns and providing greater insights about questions we will have to address, I am greatly disturbed to think the Hopi People will face an economic catastrophe and displacement. I do not believe allowing the NGS to prematurely close would be in the best interest of the citizens of Arizona. I am deeply distressed to see that the Navajo Nation appears to be on the verge of facing a tough period of their history. Today the radical environmentalist special interest lobby to close all coal plants, after Trump declared the war on coal ended. If Legislators and community leaders from across our State do not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our “water tribes” throughout our State; then once again people’s lives, families, entire communities will be forced to relocate to secure new jobs, new careers, basic services. Radical environmentalist suggesting coal ash was a problem, but little did they know SRP makes wall board out of the coal ash. NGS plays a vital role in the economies of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and many other Arizona Native American communities. It supplies power and water to farms in Pinal and Pima County, in our District. Continued operation at full capacity of the NGS is fundamental to the economic future of these stakeholders. While radical environmentalists and globalist-thinking politicians who place ideology above sovereignty, and the welfare of American citizens may call the destruction of NGS, Kayenta Mines, and associated energy networks acceptable collateral damage in the fake environmental war, I do not!" said Finchem. Please email Secretary Zinke, to stop the war on coal, and keep the plant open for 5 more years. Sign the petition here: petition: halt-the-war-on-mining-jobs

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will kick off “Teacher Appreciation Week,” beginning on Mon, May 8, by visiting five different schools in the greater metro Phoenix area. Douglas will visit with teachers in their classrooms, take tours of the schools, as well as deliver the morning announcements over the public address system. “There is no more important job than being a teacher,” Douglas said. “Being able to go around the state and meet so many of our state’s teachers is by far my favorite part of being Superintendent. I’m looking forward to visiting these schools and gathering more ideas on how I can best represent teachers at the state level.” Douglas will be attending these five schools:

May 8 – Sahuaro Ranch Elementary, Peoria Unified School District

May 9 – Apollo High School, Glendale Union High School District

May 10 – Heard Elementary School, Phoenix Elementary School District

May 11 – Glenn L. Downs Elementary School, Cartwright School District

May 11 – Marc Atkinson Middle School, Cartwright School District

“Teacher Appreciation Week” comes on the heels of Douglas’ recent announcement to combat the teacher shortage crisis and increase teacher salaries by extending and expanding Prop 301. Her proposal would provide a permanent revenue stream for teacher raises, which would include an immediate $5,000 a year pay increase to the average Arizona teacher. Providing a substantial teacher salary raise is the best way to show our teachers that we value their tireless effort in shaping and developing the lives of our Arizona youth,” Douglas said. “In my three tours across the entire state, I have overwhelmingly heard from the people of Arizona that we need to pay our teachers more. By bringing this proposal forward and hopefully to the ballot, I hope to honor both the wishes of Arizona citizens, as well the talented educators that teach our beloved children every day.”

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