Sunday, September 17, 2017

9-17-17 Briefs


Delegates to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention elected JodyJody Rushton NFRW Prexy 2018-20 Rushton (right)  of Plano, Texas, to serve as president for 2018-2019, during its convention held Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia. Rushton has been a respected force in Republican circles for three decades, dating back to her position as western states coordinator for the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1984. She succeeds NFRW President Carrie Almond of Chillicothe, Mo., who served as NFRW president during the 2016-2017 biennium. The Republican Party of Texas recently awarded Rushton the first Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award for her work building Rising Stars among Texas Republican women throughout the state. Rushton also was awarded the Collin County Republican Party's John McVeigh Award in 2015 for outstanding service and dedication to the Republican Party. The McAllen, Texas, native has served as president of Conner Harrington Republican Women's Club and president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.

NFRW Officers Elected On Sept. 16 Are:
*    President, Jody Rushton, Texas
*    1st Vice President, Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman, Illinois
*    2nd Vice President, Eileen Sobjack, Washington
*    3rd Vice President, Julie Harris, Arkansas
*    4th Vice President, Ann Schockett, New York
*    Secretary, Frances Taylor, Alabama
*    Treasurer, Vanessa Lafranco, New Jersey

Three members-at-large to the Executive Committee will be elected by the NFRW Board of Directors on Sept. 17.

Why-Are-Republicans-Working-To-Bail-Out-Obamacare-And-Raise-Taxes. You can’t make it up. After seven years of promising conservative voters they would repeal and replace, and raising tens of millions off the issue, Republicans are now doubling down in support of ObamaCare. In fact, they are actually going to make ObamaCare worse. Yes. That’s why I have signed Rep. Chris Smith’s (D-NJ) legislation to allow houses of worship to be eligible for disaster relief and emergency assistance on terms equal to others. full text here:

The Latest Survey From Democratic Pollster GBA Strategies gives Kelli Ward (Jeff Flake’s opponent in Arizona’s GOP Senate primary) a 58 percent to 31 percent advantage over Flake. It’s the third poll released during the last month showing Ward with at least a 15-point lead. The same survey has potential Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema in front of Flake, 47 percent to 40 percent, in the general election. Flake’s difficulties aren’t surprising, but how quickly he’s become (perhaps) the most vulnerable Republican up for re-election in 2018 is. That title was supposed to belong to Nevada Sen. Dean Heller — Nevada is a bluer state than Arizona, and Heller already has a well-known declared Democratic opponent in Rep. Jacky Rosen. So why is Flake’s future looking so much more uncertain than Heller’s? The difference appears to be how Flake and Heller have managed their relationships with President Trump. Flake has written a book slamming Trump. That, along with other anti-Trump actions, has motivated the president to all but endorse Ward. Heller, on the other hand, has been more cooperative with the White House, even if he has sometimes done so reluctantly. Heller also said — after a long period of not saying — that he voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Flake didn’t. So, Trump hasn’t made a move toward backing a Republican challenge against Heller. As a result, Heller has a lead in most primary polls against Republican Danny Tarkanian, and Heller is holding his own in the few general election surveys that have been released. The lesson here seems to be that even while Trump is unpopular overall, he is still well-liked by the Republican base — Republican lawmakers cross him at their own peril.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 26 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church in Phoenix. Contact: Randy Miller

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) is having its first 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

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Activist James Alberts: Amazing , Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake's staff were too busy to meet with members of Arizona Republican party (LD13 PCs Marsha Hill & John Powelson) 9-15-17 Briefs with a seven week advance notice. It’s time to throw both of them out of office !

Marianne Ferrari, LD 20 PC and State Committeeman-- Now that I am no longer working on the special meeting to remove Jonathan Lines, I have time to pay attention to something else equally as important, and in fact an emergency-- the “reprecincting” being hastily rolled out by our new Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes—a Democrat. In my opinion, this is an egregious and clearly partisan plan that is being rushed into action so it can distort the results of the upcoming 2018 elections. That is proof enough for me that this plan must be loaded with changes that are going to place Republican candidates at clear disadvantage. Here are a few: The plan is rejiggering precincts where Republicans have a clear majority, which causes many more Democratic voters fall into those precincts. They are expunging and combining Republican precincts, thus lowering the number of GOP precincts and of PC slots. The recorder’s website purports to explain this program to interested citizens. Go to the reprecincting page and see if you agree that it isn’t being cogently explainedhttps://reprecincting.aspx On the contrary, it obfuscates. It masks the real intentions of the changes being made. This must be stopped! Throw your weight into this. We only have till the 22nd to notify each member of the Board of Supervisors to vote against approving this! They have full authority to stop this, but only if you give them a compelling reason to bother doing so. I have posted a sample letter to the supervisors, plus the email addresses of the supervisors at my website: speakupsaveamerica

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: I suppose my information wasn’t worth any comments from this chair! Yes, the ARS lays out the guidelines for political parties, but does not dictate any bylaws, that’s up to the organization.   And yes, the ARS says, “B. In the event of a vacancy in the office of state committeeman, in counties with populations of less than five hundred thousand persons, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment made by the state chairman with the advice and consent of the county chairman of the county in which the vacancy occurred.”    Note the words, advice and consentSince the state chair is the chair of the state committeemen, it is up to him to make changes in the committee membership, but with the advise and consent (and background of elected state committeemen) the change in membership of the state committeemen must come from the county chairmen who has perusal over the PCs. This email should point out  couple of things where the AZ GOP is concerned.   For years the state chair has acted autocratically with disregard of the outdated bylaws, while at the same time the AZ GOP membership languished in apathy.  The County Chairmen, the AzRA, the various TEA parties, ‘talking heads’, and others have wailed about what is going on with the party leadershipBut, who in the hell has done a thing about it??? It appears that the AZ GOP is coming in for a ‘crash landing’ and seems the only survivors will be the RINOs who run the show.  (a censored McCain reelection!) Until we change the bylaws making the Executive Committee being made up of the county chairs with their own elected chair and thereby make the state chair responsible to someone, nothing is going to change, only get worse.

Former Senator Russell Pearce: DACA … In-State Tuition Law Suit And The Arizona AG -- It is difficult to applaud Attorney General Mark Brnovich for doing his job in his tuition lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), when AG Brnovich only did so under threat of me and Judicial Watch. Very troubling is that he has masked the effort by Combining ABOR’s Constitutional legal authority to set tuition and the illegal act of ABOR giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. These are two very separate issues and possible puts the whole DACA tuition issue at risk.  ABOR giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens (DACA) students is a separate issue, and is not related to the legal act of setting tuition rates for legal students. It appears the AG is trying to hide the fact he was forced to do his job.  As he camouflages this effort with ABOR’s legal right of setting tuition rates, with ABOR’s illegal DACA issue and has put ABOR’s illegal DACA issue at risk.  DACA is an easy issue since ABOR’s actions have already been ruled illegal, by a unanimous Arizona Appellate Court ruling.  ABOR is breaking the law and is costing Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars; and the cost continues to grow as he slowly moves to ostensibly stop ABOR.  He should have asked for a cease and desist order to stop the illegal and costly actions by ABOR immediately.  Instead he panders to the media and public as he buries the real issue of ABOR breaking the law by giving illegal aliens in-state tuition. AG Brnovich tried to give reasons why he wanted to wait for the Supreme Court to rule while the costs of in-state tuition for illegal aliens continues to grow and while ABOR knowingly continues to break the law. Brnovich claims he will not be pressured … whoops, he filed on the last day to avoid a lawsuit by me and Judicial Watch.  One of the AG’s primary duties is to protect the public from rogue agencies that ignore the law and abuse their authority.  It is unfortunate that I had to push the AG into doing his job and force him to go after ABOR for breaking the law. It does not matter if DACA gets adopted in some form in the future. The law is clear and DACA has no standing in law. DACA students, under federal law, are illegally in the country, and under Arizona law cannot under any circumstance get in-state tuition or taxpayer a subsidy in any form.  If not stopped immediately the costs will continue to mount.   ABOR and the Community Colleges must comply with federal and state law.  It is the Attorney General’s job to make sure that happens.  

See Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Denny Barney’s letter regarding the Maricopa County Recorder’s re-districting plans. CLICK HERE

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Sept 20 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am. AZGOP Chairman, Jonathan Lines will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs Sept 14 at  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

Payson Community Educational Presentation: Human Trafficking. 6 pm., Wed., Sept 20 event in the Payson High School Auditorium, 301 S. McLane, Payson, Arizona . Speakers will include Andrea Kadar of the Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking; Payson Chief of Police Don Engler; and Marlene Hetrick, Local Pastor and Secretary of the Payson TEA Party.  No one under the age of 13 will be admitted due to graphic content. 

Public meetings are scheduled in September to review suggestions on how to improve police relations with residents in Phoenix.

· Mon, Sept. 18, 6-7 pm, Eastlake Community Center Gymnasium, 1549 E. Jefferson St.

· Thurs, Sept. 21, 6-7pm., Pecos Community Center Multipurpose Room, 17010 S. 48th St.

· Mon, Sept. 25, 6-7 pm, South Mountain Community Center Century Room, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.

· Tues, Sept. 26, 6-7 pm, Estrella Mountain Precinct Community Room, 2111 S. 99th Ave.

· Wed, Sept. 6-7 pm, Black Mountain Precinct Community Room, 33355 N. Cave Creek Rd.

· Thurs, Sept. 28, 6-7 pm. Ability360 Conference Room 2, 5025 E. Washington St.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns is again gather donations for Turkeys to Troops so military families can enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,000 - $20 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns, PO Box 31646, Mesa AZ 85275. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at All donations labeled Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Please consider helping the families that have done their part to fight for our freedom:

· $1,000 feeds 50 families

· $500 feeds 25 families

· $200 feeds 10 families

· $20 feeds 1 family

Contact founder Kathy Pearce at 480.330.1632 or or
AZ H2H, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275



Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will meet with New River/Desert Hills/Anthem area constituents between noon and 2 pm., Tues., Sept 19 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department , 43814 N. New River Road in New River.


A Fundraising Reception honoring Reps Regina Cobb, Jill Norgaard, TJ Shope and Jeff Weninger is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm, Wed., Sept 20 at Pizza People Pub. 1326 N Central Avenue in Phoenix. Norgaard said the four legislators, who cover healthcare, education, commerce and agricultural issues , across the state have been targeted. “We need to keep “Going Red,” she said. Contact Norgaard at

Sept 21

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Sept 21 with City Council Candidate Kristina Rojas-McNair at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact:

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Senator Kate Brophy McGee at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. Networking at 6:30 pm. MCR and AZGOP by laws committee/revisions and precinct boundary redrawing are also on Wong’s agenda.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) meeting will be held at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building), 640 N. Mesa Dr. in Mesa. The speaker will be Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri. Contact: Ian Murray, Chairman at or (602)524-7786.

Kinder Morgan Gas Storage will make a presentation to the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 in hearing room one of the ACC, 1200 W Washington St., 1st floor in Phoenix.


LD11 will meet Sept 22, according to Chairman Jeff McClure.

The Maricopa County Republicans Constitution Dinner celebrating the 230th anniversary of the US Constitution will be held at 6:15 pm., Fri., Sept 22 at the Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe. Speakers - Arizona Supreme Court Judge Clint Bolick, AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. K-Star BBQ. Pie and silent auction. Tickets $45 per person. Contact: LD24 Chairman Barry Wong


A Mom's March for America is scheduled between 1-3 pm, Sept 23, 2017 in Omaha, Nebr. Mothers across the nation are invited to participate in Mom's March for America!. HomeMakers for America have already joined in a national gathering of mothers across the nation. If you're one of the millions of mothers concerned with the direction our nation is heading and seeking a voice for your values Download Flyers - you are invited. Speakers include Sarah Palin (former governor of Alaska), Candy Carson (wife of Dr. Ben Carson), Missy Robertson (Duck Dynasty) and many more awesome moms.

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 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 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


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.


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US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward: "I'm very pleased to see the progress that we're making in this campaign for the US Senate. The polls, that are showing me double digits above Jeff Flake, are a reflection of the hard work that we've put into this campaign. We are going to continue to fight like we are 10 points behind."


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