Monday, March 5, 2018

3-5-18 Briefs

CALL TO ACTION: The Word Is Out That HB2012, The PC Proxy Bill that would allow precinct/state committeemen to carry no more than two proxies to state, county and legislative district (LD) political meetings, is reportedly being held up by the House Rules Committee ever since the House Government Committee passed it with a 5-3 vote on Feb 28. If it isn’t heard … it is DEAD.  Anyone who has been around for the past few years knows that allowing the current AZGOP leadership and its puppets to continue to carry numerous proxies to state/county and LD meetings will only bring more of the same thing… poor leadership, manipulation of bylaws, failure to follow Roberts Rules, secrecy, disregard for grassroots PCs, cleansing of conservatives members from leadership positions, missing secretarial records, finance questions, controlled elections, etc. This misuse and abuse of proxies for the past five years must stop. It’s time to put some heavy duty pressure on the legislative leadership/committee members to get HB2012 moving. Legislators put a stop to ballot harvesting several years ago. Now it’s time to do the same to the proxy harvesting. Voters need to immediately contact their legislators and tell them put a stop to the misuse and abuse of proxies by the party control freaks. Politely remind them that they were elected to represent the people of Arizona and that you expect them to stay on top of bills that will help clean up “Arizona’s swamp.” - ft

House Leadership contact information:

· Speaker JD Mesnard (LD17) (602) 926-4481

· Majority Leader John Allen (committee member)

· Speaker Pro Tempore & Rules Chairman TJ Shope (LD8)

House Rules Committee membership:

· TJ Shope - Chairman (R-LD8) (602) 926-3012

· Paul Boyer - Vice Chairman (R-LD20) (602) 926-4173 Email: PBOYER

· John Allen - Maj Leader (R-LD15) (602) 926-4916

· Wenona Benally - Member (D-LD7) (602) 926-5172 Email: WBENALLY

· Diego Espinoza - Member (D-LD19) (602) 926-3134 Email: DESPINOZA

· Eddie Farnsworth - Member (R-LD12) (602) 926-5735 Email: EFARNSWORTH

· David Livingston - Member (R-LD22) (602) 926-4178 Email: DLIVINGSTON

· Rebecca Rios - Member (D-LD27) (602) 926-3073 Email: RRIOS

· Kelly Townsend - Member (R-LD16) (602) 926-4467 Email: KTOWNSEND

For Property Tax Payments or bill related questions see the Treasurer's website or call 602-506-8511.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues. , March 13 at 7pm at the home of Marsha Hill in Surprise.  Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Agenda topics include the 2nd amendment, gun control, and the 10th amendment. Contact: Randy Miller for the address if you are going. (623) 866-3544.

CALL TO ACTION for next week's activity and report of what happened last week: Latest Legislative Activity From Jose BorrajeroLatest Call-to-Action:[UNIQID] Latest How-They-Voted Report:

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting on the proposed stocking of rainbow trout and status of the Lees Ferry fishery between 5-7 pm, Mon., March 5 at the old lodge across from Marble Canyon Lodge on U.S. Hwy 89 A in Marble Canyon.

MCRC Chairman Chris Herring is calling for support for SB1466 which would “help ensure we have a consistent and effective election process in every county.” The bill creates a shared authority for the placement of early voting locations between the Board of Supervisors and County Recorder.

The Colorado River Tea Party needs volunteers to work their booth at the April 3-8 Yuma County Fair. Time slots are two or three hours. Contact Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219

Members of the Arrowhead Republican Women’s 2018 Executive Committee are:

   President Arlene Goldblatt

   First Vice President (Programs) Barbara Melkin

   Second Vice President (Membership) OPEN

   Third Vice President (Ways & Means) Tracy Livingston

   Secretary Carol Jones

   Treasurer Donna Stawicki

Members at Large Lezlee Alexander, Judi Bourd and Esther Pratt

Parliamentarian Jan Hermsmeyer.

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., March 15 for a presentation by LD13 House candidate Richard Hopkins.  They meet in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

If You Want To Help Your Favorite Republican Candidates get their petitions signed to get on the ballot, sign up on line with the Secretary of State office at voter petitions

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit’s report can be viewed at Arizona Treasurer’s Quarterly Report. To see more details on pool performance, check out monthly Board of Investment reports. Contact: Communications Director Dajana Zlaticanin 602.542.7842

Where the Money Goes See Secretary of State’s Michele Reagan’s new spending website.

The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk is scheduled at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or Contact Kathy Pearce or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

LD17 needs volunteers to help with their booth at the March 9, 10 and 11 Ostrich Festival in Chandler. Contact Anne Kirkham at 801-652-2999. Click here to sign up!

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 or – Editor Frosty Taylor

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family is searching for inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2018-2019 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). The GYC provides high school sophomore, juniors or senior teens opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, and community engagement around some of the issues that impact them most. Teens will learn how to: serve on a board, participate in committees, plan service projects, gain public speaking skills and build friendships statewide.  Applications are accepted from youth in all of Arizona's 15 counties through Thurs, March 29, 2018.

Candidates Wanting To Participate in the Fountain Hills Republican Club “Meet the Candidates” event between 9-1 am, Saturday, March 17 from 9-11 a.m.  or wishing to arrange for extended opportunities to speak at future club meetings should contact 1st VP, Program Chairman Leona Johnston,, 480-837-6068; 480-215-6635.

CD8 Election Information:

· General Election – April 24, 2018

· March 26 – Voter Registration Deadline

· March 28 –Ballots Mailed

· April 13 – Last Day To Request Ballot By Mail

· April 18 – Last Day For Mailing Ballots (Recommended Deadline)

· April 20 – Early Voting Locations Close

· April 24 – Election Day

· Call 602.506.1511 or visit

· Election Information

· Polling Location

· Register to Vote

· CD8 Specific Information

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Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. Briefs posts candidate announcements, but does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. ft.

LD29 PC/SC Terri Zarra: It seems that IF we want to preserve our Constitutional rights, we will need to fight for them. We will need to fight for the Republican Party, to bring it back to the task of defending our Constitution and making it the Party that will keep the sovereignty of the USA. We are seeing, all over the world, the fallacious and delusive arguments of the liberal, "Diversion is our Strength" patsies, who are letting outsiders destroy their way of life. Our Constitution is what made us strong and the best nation in the world, and it needs to be protected from ANYONE threatening any part of it. If this party is going to be able to do that, then we need to confront those who ran, who left in disgust, the Independents, and get them to come back to fight for a Constitutional government. Attempts to form stronger more focused, third parties are just too little, too late. The Republican Party is established and though it is currently being run by self-serving RINOs, I think it is possible that, if the Independents who ran would be willing to return and get involved and fight to make it a Stand up party, It is still not hopeless. Kick aside the sniveling RINOs and fight for the USA our founding fathers gave us. Make Trump tow the line. He was hired to DEFEND our rights, not sell them!

Activist Mark Lewis: There are five (5) rooftop solar energy people challenging seven (7) of the SRP board members in this current election that ends in April. They are seeking control of the board to subsidize rooftop solar installers, after winning two of the 14 seats on the board last year. The game plan for the Bernie Sanders teSRP encumbentsam running in the SRP election is to give away electricity for free to the working men and women of central Phoenix. (They would decide who gets free power.) They would raise taxes to pay for the free power given away. SRP has un-used authority to raise property taxes. (Should we allow this to remain in place?) See Clean-Energy-Advocates-Hope-Shift-Balance-Power-Salt-River-Project-April-Election and everything-You-Need-Know-Vote-In The April 3-SRP Board election  Please order an early ballot 2018earlyballot.aspx here and vote before March 30th. Anti-property tax board members who are running for re-election April 3 are, left to right, Jack White, Wendy Marshall, Mark Pace, Debbie Hendricks and Bill Arnett.

Dale Gohr of Clarkdale. National Popular Vote - The Push to Make the United States into a “Totalitarian Democracy”: Doesn’t it sound “idyllic, near perfection, and great”; the old adage “Be careful what you wish for; you just may get it” has seen some horrendous history of erroneous public opinion; but this National Popular Vote Leviathan; is a monster of epic or classic proportions. Please think this thru before vote to get involved in any Multi-State Coalition or on any referendum to accept Presidential Elections on the basis of ‘Popular Vote Only’. It is a well-planned TRAP.Let’s look at a couple of Points to Ponder and then go into some History: If you are a Politician looking for nothing but votes; where would you find your highest number of votes, that you could sway to your way? Of course, the densely populated areas of big cities and high population states.Do you think that type voter will help perpetuate or enhance prosperity? A Presidential Politician could concentrate on about six states and make enough phony promises to overwhelm the competition. How long do you think farms, factories and their needed infrastructure ie; transportation and warehousing etc. could last on too small a margin?

     Prior to 1913 there was no Federal Income Tax and the state lawmakers voted-in and monitored the two United States Senators (alternating 6-year terms) from that state and the US collected tax proportionately from the states not the individuals. The passage of the 16th and ratification of the 17th Amendments to the Constitution in 1913 effectively destroyed the State’s ability to monitor the expenditure of taxes and the ability of the state officials to reward or hold their senators accountable for the senate activities; the state was cut out of the equation and the senators were given to politics and still had the 6-year term of office, which is too long to hold much accountability for their actions. The expanding expenditures and the downward spiral of the United States political integrity really got a foothold with the additional “War Tax” 1941. The “Pork-barrel spending” has spun out of control and I honestly believe most of it would never have happened without the passage of the 16th and especially the 17th Amendments. Today we are facing another socialistic, totalitarian, New World Order agenda - driven by the people that refuse to realize the danger involved in this National Popular Vote, which if enacted contains the ability to turn the United States and some other countries into Socialistic Nightmares within about three election cycles. Dear Almighty God; Please do not let that happen!

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kelli ward 2018Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward: Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake is headed to New Hampshire next month. He's planning on attending the "Politics and Eggs" event that happens every Spring. There's speculation that he's cozying up to New Hampshire since it's the "first in the nation" primary state, and he may run against President Trump in 2020. After all, he has said he won't “rule anything out.” But let's get serious...#NeverTrumper Jeff Flake has no chance of landing the White House... and Arizonans certainly aren't going to support him if he tries. Senator Flake has a 30% approval rate among the people in Arizona, and he's not seeking reelection because our campaign put the writing on the wall: that the America First agenda is here! Patriot, whatever the case may be, we can be confident that Jeff Flake will not be "serving" Arizona in the near future.... but someone necessarily will be taking his place. We've had enough of Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake, and we can't afford to have Martha McSally take his place.
Right now, McSally is betting on the Establishment to hand her a win... but I know you and all of the grassroots patriots will send me on to victory. But we certainly have a fight on our hands... and I need resources to keep advancing in this important race. By now you know that I'm the only America First conservative running to take Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake's soon-to-be-vacated seat. You know that I've always supported the President and can be counted on to stand with him to Make America Great Again! So I trust you'll help our team right now with a special gift to help us continue running strong in the face of the Establishment and their candidate Martha McSally. chip-in Regardless of Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake's future aspirations, we know we successfully ousted him and his fake conservative policies from our great state! I thank you for making this campaign a success, and am counting on you -- and standing with you -- going forward!

Martha McSally 3US Senate candidate Martha McSally’s Team: We closed the books on February, and we are more than impressed with your support for our team. We owe you one very big THANK YOU for your massive showing of support throughout the second month of this campaign. Our fight here on the ground in Arizona has just begun, and we will be making the most of every single day as we work to get the TRUTH about Martha McSally to voters. The Democrats are working just as hard to stop us, and we've seen their massive war chest already at play here — it has just been revealed that outside Democratic groups have raised $31.2M to retake the Senate. We are doing everything we can to fight, and your help has been a huge asset. chip in

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Diane Douglas Supt of EdSupt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas - Killing Common Core Standards:

· January 5, 2015 – Diane Douglas takes office as AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction.

· Mid January 2015 –State Board of Education (SBE) president calls stating he will never allow the repeal of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on the SBE agenda.

· March 18, 2015 – Supt Douglas requests and receives a letter from the Washington DC trade organization releasing AZ from the Common Core copyright. AZ once again controls its English Language Arts and Math standards.

· March 23, 2015Gov Doug Ducey addresses SBE mandating a review of the standards; directing them to use the current standards, fix what needs to be fixed; keep what is good.

· April 27, 2015 – By 9-1 vote SBE adopts standards review “policy” created by SBE and Governor’s staff.

· October 26, 2015 – SBE meeting Supt Douglas motions for a roll call vote “that the actions of the State Board of Education (SBE) on June 28, 2010 to adopt Common Core, now referred to as the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, as the standards for language arts and mathematics be reversed and that all links to Common Core be severed. Current language arts and mathematics standards will remain in place subject to modification by the SBE which will have the power to add, delete or modify those standards,” Motion passes 6-2.

· December 19, 2016 – By 9-1 vote SBE adopts new, revised AZ standards replacing Common Core. The revision process included hundreds of teachers reviewing over 10,000 comments from AZ citizens collected online, during Supt. Douglas’ We are Listening Tour and events conducted by SBE staff across Arizona.

299 of 621 of the English Language Arts standards were revised - 48%

Revisions include cursive writing standards added; improved phonics standards; text complexity expectations increased; History, Science, Technical Literacy standards, obscene literature and arbitrary informational text reading requirements removed.

171 of 423 of the Math standards were revised – 40%

Revisions include required memorization of math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; Kindergarten standards revised for developmental appropriateness; standards added for time and money.

Revised standards no longer dictate curriculum. ADE’s new process includes ongoing review procedures.

The line by line revisions, public and reviewer comments can be accessed at:

· Math:

· ELA:

SBE has removed Common Core standards at the state level. Only locally elected or charter schools’ governing boards can remove Common Core textbooks or instructional programs from your children’s classrooms. Demand that they do so.



The Republican Women’s Club will meet with Gene Kopelson, national expert on President Ronald Reagan and author of Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal at 6 pm., Mon., March 5 at Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm meet and greet, 6 pm meeting, 6:20 pm – dinner and 7pm program. $35 per person. RSVP/reservations to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, (480-368-2777) or Attendees are urged to wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.


The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 6 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.


The Northwest Conservatives invites you to meet retired Major Jeff Prather as he discusses how the Deep State plots against the Trump administration. The will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., March 8 in the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr in Oro Valley. Prather served as a Military Intelligence Special Forces Officer, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and on the border for decades with the DEA. He is a world class firearms instructor and martial arts master, author, speaker, chaplain and Fast & Furious whistle-blower. Jeff's on line book Chase: Terror on the Border Click here to RSVP Seating is limited


The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., March 10 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. Speakers include Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) and Conner J Teich, secretary for the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter at GCU.


The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 13 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.


Arrowhead Republican Women will host Maricopa County School Supt Steve Watson at 11:30 am., Wed., March 14 at the Country Club - 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration begins at 10:45am. Cost is $20 payable at the door. Reservations required and may be made via or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.


Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., March 15 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Tim Horn, Arizona Republican Assembly member and ASRA point-man in Opposition to the National Popular Vote Compact is scheduled to speak. Horn is the author of “Ruling the Elite” and is a former radio political commentator.

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The Criminal Arrogance Of Hillary

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