Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5-22-18 Briefs

5-22-18 Briefs

Congressman Paul Gosar  has scheduled a Telephone Town Hall starting at 6 pm., Wed., May 23 for Yavapai, Gila, Pinal, Yuma and Mohave Counties but any resident from Arizona's 4th Congressional District is encouraged to sign up for the teletownhall at congressman-paul-gosar-telephone-town-hall-signup/

Grassroots Tea Party Activist will meet with gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett at 6:30 pm., Wed., May 23 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy; Access Rd, Dunlap Ave Exit I-17, in Phoenix. Bennett is a former Secretary of State and opt to run for governor when Gov Doug Ducey buckled on RedForEd, promising 20% teacher raises although that authority belongs to the local school boards/districts.  Contact facilitator Francine L Romesburg at

Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Constitution in the Classroom is being offered beginning June 2 and continuing every Saturday for the month. This five-week training will impart everything future freedom lovers need to know to appreciate and defend the values that have made our nation so prosperous and successful. Take a quick minute to learn more about this course and to register you and your family. Space is limited, so sign up today! Constitution in the Classroom is a volunteer group that will educate you, your kids and your grandkids about essential concepts such as free enterprise, rule of law, checks and balances and all the rights laid out in the Constitution. There's even a session on the Founders and the Declaration of Independence. Register here  Contact AFP Grassroots Director Leslie White at  480.290.2286 | t: @ArizonaAFP

The Estrella Mountain Ranch Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., May 23 7pm at Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear.  Special guest -  Julie Arendall, new city manager for Goodyear.  Contact: Dick Newcomer 623-398-5638  Republican Club Estrella Mtn. Ranch

A Meet & Greet for CD9 candidate Dave Giles scheduled between 4-6 pm., Fri., June 8 at Caswells Shooting Range, 856 E Isabella Ave in Mesa. Events include shooting contests, firearms safety training, door prizes and beginner program.  You can sign Giles petition at Secretary of State Website  ( website uses your driver’s license to veriy your voting district) Contact Doug Wolfe at

  “When It Comes To Gun Policy, the political left is harming America, delaying rational programs, and flatly denying the public's rights. Denying civil rights always has bad consequences, as we saw here,” said Alan Korwin, an author and consultant to the group. JPFO notes that arming pilots was delayed for years by left-wing fears, the same as their virtually paranoid efforts to block non-existent “invisible” guns, which became the police-standard polymer sidearms, and delays to the public's crime-stopping concealed-carry permits, now working just fine in all 50 states.  See full story  liberals must step back for school safety -  America Can No Longer Tolerate Delays And Blind Fear

Congresswoman Martha McSally will chair a “Stopping the Daily Border Caravan: Time to Build a Policy Wall” Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee hearing at 11am, Tuesday, May 22 in Washington, DC to examine the legal loopholes fueling illegal immigration, and the policies and resources to address the persistent flows of unaccompanied alien children and family units that cross the border in growing numbers.  McSally notes has legal loopholes act as a “pull factor” enticing cartels, MS-13 gang members, and human traffickers to abuse the system to enter the United States. In February, she was invited by President Trump to attend a roundtable at the White House to discuss these loopholes. McSally described to the President the rampant abuse of loopholes that happens in the border communities she represents. CLICK HERE to view her comments. McSally will question three witnesses from the Department of Homeland Security regarding efforts to address these legal loopholes, and the resources necessary to do so.  Witnesses include Ronald Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Thomas Homan, Acting Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement;  and  Francis Cissna, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. will be LIVESTREAMED HERE

The Colorado River Tea Party is hosting an Americans for Prosperity workshop from 2-3:30 pm., Thurs, May 24 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Southwest Regional Director of Americans for Prosperity  Boaz Witbeck will moderator this free event. To register go to   cva-foundation-az-insight-to-action-creating-your-positive-narrative-yuma-tickets
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