Friday, December 28, 2012

Emancipation Proclamation Celebration January 1, 2013 in Phoenix.

Friends, please join me and the Arizona American African Republicans to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Tuesday, January 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Eastlake Park, 1540 East Jefferson Street in Phoenix.

The Rev. Clyde Bowen, Chairman of the AAARC said, "This is an event to recognize Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and to remind everyone in Arizona of our heritage as Americans."

More information about the AAARC can be found on the Arizona Republican Party website.


Tom Morrissey
Chairman, Arizona Republican Party

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Message from @AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey


On behalf of the million-strong voters in the Arizona Republican Party, I heartily wish you a Merry Christmas.

As we reflect on the meaning of the holiday season, I can't help but think about our good fortune as Americans, and especially as Arizonans.

Our party's strength in Arizona is tremendous and growing, and in so many ways Arizona is leading the nation with our conservative principles and our proven success in winning elections.

We have you, the supporters of our Republican candidates, to thank.

I ask that you especially thank our Almighty God for the great many blessings we all share.


Tom Morrissey
Chairman, Arizona Republican Party

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Representative Gosar Votes to Protect Constitutional Rights.

Urges Congress to address indefinite detention before taking up next year’s defense billWASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R - AZ) released the following statement after voting against the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report (H.R. 4310) due to unconstitutional indefinite detention language:
"It’s as if members of the D.C. establishment never learn. Last year there was a national outcry against the indefinite detention language included in the NDAA bill. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that the final version of the annual defense bill failed to include language which would have protected American citizens against indefinite detention. War or no war, I will not vote to curb the constitutional liberties of Arizonans or any other American citizen.”
"National security is the primary constitutional duty of the federal government, and the annual defense authorization bill is the principal avenue by which Congress provides for the common defense. The national defense funding bill is not a place to stuff language which would take away or call into question constitutional rights. It is unfortunate I must oppose this bill because of this unconstitutional detainee policy. I urge my colleagues to address this important issue before Congress begins work on next year’s NDAA.”
Last year, Congressman Gosar also opposed the annual defense bill because of unconstitutional language in the bill pertaining to indefinite detention. Last year’s statement can be found here.
War or no war, I will not vote to curb the constitutional liberties of Arizonans or any other American citizen.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Help Arizona's @RepDavid Schweikert - Sign the Petition Now! AZ06

Please sign the petition to put Congressman David Schweikert back on the House Financial Services Committee! Speaker John Boehner needs to hear from you now!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Conservatives Send Letter to Leadership! @RepDavid @SpeakerBoehner AZ06

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman David Schweikert, Congressman Tim Huelskamp, and Congressman Justin Amash released a letter that was sent to GOP House Leadership asking for written explanation for why they were kicked off their respective committees. They also requested the scorecard used to judge their votes. Below is the text of the letter:

December 7, 2012

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House of Representatives
232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner,

We write to request a full and complete written explanation of the rationale for removing us from our current committee assignments, including any"scorecards” presented to the Steering Committee to justify our removals.

On Monday, we learned that we had been removed from our committee assignments. Some of us learned of this news from a member of the Steering Committee; others never were officially informed and heard of the action from press accounts citing anonymous leadership staffers. To this date, no formal explanation has been given for the removal.

After learning of our removal, it came to our attention that a scorecard was presented to the Steering Committee to make the case for our removal from those committees. On Wednesday morning, Mr. Huelskamp stood before the House Republican Conference and asked to see a copy of the scorecard used to remove us.

Through this past term, we were not aware that any such scorecard existed, nor that the scores would cause us to be removed from committee assignments. We believe this would be valuable information for the entire Republican Conference to know, so that each Member can make a full and complete decision when casting votes in the future. It would also allow us to communicate to our constituents which votes caused us to be removed.

Please provide a full and complete written explanation for our removal, including a copy of the scorecard presented to the Steering Committee meeting, by close of business Monday, December 10th.


David Schweikert Tim Huelskamp, Justin Amash
U.S. Representative U.S. Representative U.S. Representative
Arizona Kansas Michigan

cc: Republican Steering Committee Members


Arizona Republican Grassroots Stands For Principles, @RepDavid!

Friends, you may have heard that some Republican leaders in Washington DC are ignoring the grassroots and trying to "move" our Party away from our conservative ideals.

That is a very bad idea.

Good Republicans like our own Congressman David Schweikert are being punished for...being conservative!

I've let Speaker John Boehner know Congressman Schweikert is very important to his district, and to all of us. I think you should, too.

Click here to contact Speaker Boehner.

We need to strengthen our party, and getting our grassroots more organized and better equipped is the only way.

Please make a donation now that will help us spread the word.



Tom Morrissey
Chairman, Arizona Republican Party

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey Reaffirms Support for Congressman David Schweikert.

PHOENIX – Tom Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today issued a statement in support of Congressman David Schweikert after party leadership in Washington, D.C. removed Schweikert from his position on the House Financial Services Committee.

"Congressman Schweikert is not only a principled conservative but he is exceptionally qualified to continue his service on the Financial Services Committee. In these particularly pressing times it is essential that our party use every available ounce of talent, experience and fiscal responsibility to lead our nation back into prosperity, and we are counting on every one of Arizona's representatives in Congress to do just that."