Every Election Is A Race Won By Two Feet
This month our Republican Action Team is out in full force, and this weekend we were out exerting our GOP presence in Tucson with dozens of GOP supporters walking door to door introducing themselves and our party all over the city. We already had a great success to start the month of June (press release here) and the enthusiasm we’re encountering is very encouraging. If you are interested in joining us please click here. Our next walk is coming up, and we’ve got many more scheduled. Check our Facebook page in the days for photos from this weekend.
So the RAT Pack Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!
Yes, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra fans, we’re calling the Republican Action Team the RAT Pack. (That’s the two-footed version, not four!) We certainly can’t match singing and dancing talent of the original Rat Pack of the 60’s, but we’ve got a lot of spirit and confidence in our ability to bring the GOP message to each and every door we knock on and phone call we make. And we’re cool. Why don’t you join us?
Hillary Clinton’s New Career: Comedian on Welfare
You probably heard Hillary Clinton say a few weeks ago that when she and Bill left the White House they were “broke” (despite his $8 million book deal) and when they moved from DC to New York, they “had no money when we got there” (the house they moved into is a $1.7 million mansion). Watch this video compilation of incredulous media reactions, including one from Diane Sawyer, and then ask whether Hillary the Hilarious is really in touch with America.
They Sent Them Where?
The U.S. Border Patrol over the past weeks has been transporting illegal immigrants in the wrong direction. That means hundreds moving between state lines, courtesy of the federal government, including from Texas to Arizona. Many are children, abandoned at bus terminals in Phoenix and Tucson. There’s been plenty of anger expressed, and the list of officials disturbed by this unfathomable situation includes Senator McCain and Senator Flake. Their statement from earlier this week is here and this is the letter sent to President Obama. Today they followed up with this letter.
Wow, Look Who’s Here!
Luige Del Puerto is a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, and he tweeted this picture when he came across a newsworthy happening: Kevin Payne registering Republicans at the Filipino Independence Day Celebration at ASU West. Payne, who is Chairman of the LD 21 Republican Party in West Phoenix, said that while more than 100 stopped by his table “it really showed that Republicans care about the community and hope that we will continue to attend events like this throughout the valley and state. Many were already registered GOP but some decided on the spot to register to vote and join the Republican Party.” Thanks Kevin, and keep up the great work!
Welcome to New Talent at the AZGOP HQ
Four new student staffers at the AZGOP means we’re ramping up for the election and bringing some talented young energy into play for our plans for victory in 2014.
Zeyna Aouad: Communications Coordinator
Zeyna graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She was involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business organization, heading many philanthropic events with organizations such as Best Buddies, Feed My Starving Children, and the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents. Involved with the Arizona GOP since last semester’s volunteer service as a Communications and New Media intern, Zeyna plans to keep working in politics and attend law school.
Nick VandenNieuwenhof: Political Outreach Coordinator
Nicholas is a Political Science major at Arizona State University as well as the newly elected Vice President of Policy at the undergraduate student government Tempe campus. He is a founding father and Executive Board member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and has been a Senator for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is a strong Republican and has statewide campaign experience, and he has interned with a leading conservative-based public relations firm in Phoenix.
James Malone: Operations Coordinator
James is studying Economics at Arizona State University and expects to graduate in 2016. He has served on Executive Board; and his peers elected him this Spring to be Vice President of the College Republicans at ASU. He is also finance director for the Arizona College Republican Federation. He has been invited to attend the prestigious Institute for Human Studies Liberty and Society seminar, and will also attend the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Principles of Liberty conference. He will serve Students for Liberty as Campus Coordinator this fall.
Ashley Sneade: Marketing and Data Coordinator
Ashley is a junior at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in both History and Economics. This past year she worked as a Senate intern in the Government Operations department of the Undergraduate Student Government. She is also a member of the College Republicans on campus and serves on the executive board of the Chi Omega Fraternity. Ashley has helped Chi Omega raise over $30,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation and over $35,000 for Relay for Life. When she graduates from ASU she hopes to continue working in politics either as a political analyst or on campaigns.
Every Election Is A Race Won By Two Feet