Sunday, March 4, 2018

3-4-18 Briefs

clyde bowmanThe 6th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day & Black History Month Celebration (EPOD/BHM) was held between noon and 4 pm., Sat., Feb 24 at Eastlake Park in downtown Phoenix. The event was presented by the Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC). AAARC was founded in 1995 by well-known and respected former AZGOP Chairwoman Dodie Londen. Highlights of the event can be viewed at the AAARC's YouTube channel HERE. AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen sends a special "Thank You!" to everyone who helped make this year's event possible. They hope to see more in attendance next year, as they plan for an even bigger celebration. One of next years mottos is "5 for 7" – an encouragement for participants to bring five additional guests. For information: AAARC Facebook page: HERE. Next AAARC monthly meeting: TBA. Contact: Rev. Clyde Bowen, AAARC Chairman: 602-309-6015 or

Trevor loudenThe Colorado River Tea Party ‘Meet And Greet’ With Author, Filmmaker And Public Speaker Trevor Loudon Is Scheduled Between 2-5 Pm., Sat., March 31 At The American Legion Post 19, 2575 S Virginia Dr In Yuma. Donations To The Tea Party Accepted. Other Guests Include Congressman Paul Gosar, US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, LD13 Senator Sine Kerr, CD3 Candidates Sergio Arellano And Nick Pierson, And More. Contact Sally Kizer, Chr At Coloradoriverteaparty@Yahoo.Com

AzCDL Legislative Update: A list of all the bills we are monitoring are can be found at our Bill Tracking page.  The following is the status of key legislation.
HCR 2002, a proposed ballot measure that would remove the upper age limit for militia members, passed out of the House and was transmitted to the Senate on February 26.  It has been assigned to the Senate Commerce and Public Safety (COMPS) committee.
HB 2059, a companion bill to HCR 2002 which would establish the "Arizona Citizens Marksmanship Program" for militia member training and equipment, passed out of the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy (FPRPP) committee on Tuesday, January 30.  It will need to pass out of the House soon to remain viable.
HB 2172, which would prohibit most Arizona colleges and universities from banning "non-lethal" weapons passed out of the House and was transmitted to the Senate on February 16.  It has been assigned to the Senate Education committee.
HB 2211 is an AzCDL-requested bill that would exempt your firearms from a personal bankruptcy process.  Thanks to those of you who contacted their legislators, HB 2211 passed out of the House and was sent to the Senate on February 16.  It has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary committee.
HB 2535 would add language to the statutes regarding the Department of Child Safety that "Notwithstanding any other law, the Department, the Director, a Child Welfare Agency or a Governing Board of a Child Welfare Agency may not adopt, implement or enforce a rule or policy that relates to the possession, transfer or storage of a firearm."  Thanks to your RTS activism, HB 2535 passed out of the House Judiciary committee on February 14.  To proceed, it needs to be heard in the House Committee of the Whole (COW).  We have prepared an email for you to send to your Representatives urging them to request the House Leadership to schedule a COW hearing for HB 2535.  If you have not yet contacted your legislators about HB 2535,
click here to send your email.
The next critical deadline for bills is March 23, less than three weeks away.  That's when all remaining House bills must pass out of Senate committees and all remaining Senate bills must pass out of House committees. These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (
AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

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

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Wed, March 21 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House at 11 for social, followed by luncheon and a program. $35 per person. Speakers include State Treasurer candidate Kimberley Yee, Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin, and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan. In addition, Nancy Kay Arnold, award-winning children’s author will spend some time regaling the group with stories of America’s first First Lady Martha Washington. Kay’s books include Patriotic Pups as well as Pioneer Pups and Pilgrim Pups. Reservations required: RSVP at

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., March 15 for a presentation by Joshua Stanwitz, Coalitions Director for Concerned Veterans 4 America. 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 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 Secretary of State’s Michele Reagan’s new spending website.

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.

It’s Time To Get Signed Up For The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk scheduled at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. $40 5K Run. $30.00 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or Contact Kathy Pearce or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

LD17 could use some 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!

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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.

Activist James Albert: Great article Lolly Hathhorn! 3-2-18-briefs Where was all the compassion when John McCain was on the committee to locate P.O.W’s That we left behind, and why did he seal the records?

Andrew Clark - State Director Americans for Prosperity – Arizona: As taxpayers, we expect transparency over how our money is being spent. That's just common sense. In that spirit, we need your help gaining more transparency over school district budgeting. A new bill would require current per-pupil funding information to be included in ballot materials when school districts ask for a budget increase or bond override. This simple measure ensures taxpayers are fully informed when they vote and that school districts are managing their budgets responsibly. It will create a sense of trust between taxpayers and school districts. Tell your legislators that you support accountability and transparency in Arizona, and they should too, by supporting SB 1378!

Mark Lewis, Director, Central AZ Project (Representing Maricopa County and not the B of D) to Water Legislators: The Governor’s office continues down a path to raise water rates and steal money from the CAP. It”s a fake effort to do water conservation on the river for a select few big cities and big tribes, at the expense of 5 million people not on the insider clan at the Governor’s office. The Governor’s plan damages the Pinal County farmers and landowners. The tribal water conservation plan to put water in the river could cost AZ 800,000 AF of excess water coming out of Colorado by over conservation. It will force water rates to increase $30 million per year. We need to support the 10 major legislators who supported us on water rights for all. Gail Griffin, Rusty Bowers, Mark Finchem, Vince Leach, Sylvia Allen, Judy Burges, Frank Pratt, Sine Kerr, David Cook, and Becky Nutt as starters.The AZ Way of Water - Most elected officials that work with water, understand that rural AZ leaders need to be on the same page before we run out and make plans that could harm our neighbors farms. The Governors senior staff has forgotten the AZ way of water. Please email Rusty Bowers and Gail Griffin and tell them thanks for their support private water rights for all of Central AZ. See - Central-Arizona-Project-Colorado-River-Conservation-Lake-Powell-Mead -
Arizona water managers disagree on how to prevent a shortage on the Colorado River    Contact: 480-788-5003.

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Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), Executive Vice-Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Chief Regulatory Reform Officer Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Chairmen Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02) and Rob Bishop (UT-01), and Western Caucus Members Ralph Norman (SC-05), Jeff Denham (CA-10), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Liz Cheney (WY-AL), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Mike Johnson (LA-04), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Brian Babin (TX-36) released statements calling on Congress to act immediately to roll back the Obama Administration's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule after the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the nationwide stay that was in effect for the regulation: Chairman Gosar stated, “We've been releasing statements and press releases reacting to the various judicial and regulatory twists and turns affecting the WOTUS rule for years now. But the time for statements and press releases is over. The court stay that kept WOTUS at bay nationwide is gone. We need immediate legislative action from Congress - preferably in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus package - to stop this regulation once and for all. There is no reason that this whopper of a rule from the previous Administration should remain on the books. After all, Congress already passed a bill to nullify this job-killing water rule in the past – only for President Obama to veto it.”

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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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