Thursday, April 24, 2008

Doctor's Forum

Health Care Crisis In Southern Arizona: The Growing Doctor Shortage

In a free public forum hosted by Trent Humphries, a panel of experts including local hospital CEOs, medical doctors, nurses, and medical association board members will discuss the serious problem of losing our Southern Arizona doctors causing long wait times in emergency rooms, difficulty obtaining doctor appointments, few available specialists who can take patients, and other problems. Seniors and families with children will be particularly interested in this issue that directly affects their ability to get the care they need.
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Northwest Rancho Vistoso Outpatient and Urgent Care facility community room, 13101 N. Oracle Rd. (Rancho Vistoso Blvd. and Oracle Rd. behind Ike's Market)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pima County Fair Volunteers

Assistance is needed to support the Pima County Republican Party booth this Saturday, April 26.
Shifts are:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
7 p.m. to closing (11 p.m.)
Please contact me if you are able to work one of these shifts.
Thanking you in advance for your willingness to help out!
Paula Maxwell

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thank you to all of you who made it out to our meeting yesterday

I wanted to thank all of you who made it out to our meeting yesterday.

We had a pretty good showing & the sushi was pretty yummy too - although I couldn't convince Frank to eat any raw fish. We'll let him by though since he said that he has seen some pretty gruesome things while stationed abroad from people eating raw food.

Other than our great speaker, Frank Antenori, we added a new member, Trent Humphies, who spoke at our last meeting and is running for the Arizona State House in LD26.

We also re-elected Paul Pak as our club secretary & approved our new club Constitution with a few minor changes from our original proposal.

We also scheduled our next meeting for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12 also at Shogun Sushi. I will get you more info as it comes in and as the day gets closer. So make sure that you mark the day down on your calenders. It will be the day after Mothers' Day, so we'll be getting a full report on who was nicest to their own mom.

I will also be getting the full meeting minutes out to the club as soon as they become available. Thanks again.


Friday, April 11, 2008

Liberals Should be Allowed to Realize their Dream by Voluntarily Paying Higher Taxes

I just received an email forwarded to me from Paul Pak, current Secretary of our Pima County YR Club, that I just had to share with all of you. The email sent to Paul was from Republican Congressman John Campbell who represents the Newport Beach, California in the US Congress.

I think that Congressman Campbell has a great idea. We shouldn't stand in the way of wealthy liberals realizing their dream of voluntarily paying even more money in taxes to help pay for all of the government programs that they so love. So, call Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva and tell them if the bill gets to the floor that we'd love for them to vote for the bill.


(From Congressman Campbell)

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Earlier this week, Senator Hillary Clinton said "We didn't ask for George Bush's tax cuts. We didn't want them and we didn't need them." Earlier this year, Warren Buffett testified before Congress saying in part "I think we need to....take a little more out of the hides of guys like me." Barbara Streisand once said "Republicans cater to the rich. I'd rather pay more taxes, see social reform, health care and research for AIDS."

All of these people could have voluntarily paid more in taxes. But they chose not to. Maybe that's because it is not easy or clear how you can pay extra taxes if you want to.

I am here to help. This week, I introduced the "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Act." Under this bill, a line would be added to the tax form 1040 which would easily allow you to add as much additional tax as you would like over the amount that has been computed. Furthermore, you can call for the money to be spent rather than just applied to pay down the deficit. Under this bill, all those people who want to see the Bush tax cuts repealed could easily pay that extra tax. After all, shouldn't they lead by example?

Yep, the Clintons, Obamas, Streisand, Buffett, Charlie Rangel can all pay more tax to show us they mean it and they can fund their favorite earmarks or whatever Congress wants to fund with that money.

Just don't ask the rest of us, through government fiat, to pay what you want to pay and fund what you want to fund.

By the way, Senator Clinton was invited to the press conference we had to introduce this bill. I didn't see her there. Maybe her "check got lost in the mail?"

Pigs: Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste introduced their annual "Pig Book" with all of the worst "pork" and worst "porkers" in Congress. I could tell you about it in writing here, but I appeared on Fox News last Sunday to talk about it. So, here is that 5 minute clip about what's in the "Pig Book" and what it means. Oink.

Until next week, I remain respectfully,

Congressman John Campbell

Final Reminder About April 14 Meeting!

This is a copy of the last email that I sent out on the Pima County YR list serve:


Greetings all Pima YRs-

This is the final reminder that I will be sending out regarding our meeting next Monday! Here's the details:



Monday, April 14, 2008
7:00 pm

Shogun Sushi
5036 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 888-6646

(In the Shopping Center on the northeast corner of River & Oracle Rds)

We will have a very full meeting schedule on Monday.

Our main orders of business will be:

1) Electing a new club Secretary

This is the last elected position that we still need to fill in the club.


2) Approving the new Club Constitution & By-Laws

Vice-Chairman Mike Cole and myself went over our current Constitution and By-laws and wanted to combine the two documents to: make them easier to use; make sure they were more applicable for a club of our size; reduce redundancies; and remove any inconsistencies and contradictions that may have existed between the two documents. I have attached a copy of the proposed new Constitution & By-Laws to this email so that anybody who wants can look over the new document before we vote on whether to accept it during Monday's meeting.

(Obviously the attached document is not here, but you can email me if you would like a copy of the proposal.)

3) We will be having a very engaging and important speaker in Mr. Frank Antenori

I previously sent out a short bio on Frank. He is running for the State House of Representatives in LD30. He is running as a traditional candidate, so if anybody would like to donate to his campaign, you can do so at Monday's meeting. If you would like to know more about Frank and his campaign, you can visit his campaign website @

4) Delelopment of our Fundraising Campaign & Conservative Scholarship Program

We will also begin our discussion of our developing fundraising campaign & Conservative scholarship program for young conservatives who are soon planning on heading to college.

5) Video making initiative from the YRNF


If you are planning on attending the meeting and have still not contacted me, please do so ASAP.
Also, if you will be unable to attend the meeting but have anything that you would like me to share at the meeting, please get that info to me ASAP.

There are two more days to vote on our blog question of who you think would be the best choice as a running mate for John McCain. Just go to to vote. I will announce the winner at the meeting.

Thank you for all of your patience with me and support.


Tyler Clinton Mott
Pima County Young Republicans

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Bit of Humor About a Problem That's Not So Funny

I work at a financial institution which will remain unnamed and our mortgage banker sent me this hilarious picture which was supposedly from a real fake ID.

All I can say is that if you are an illegal alien and you are trying to get a fake ID be sure that no matter how much you love your girlfriend or wife that you don't use a picture with the both of you on for the actual fake ID.

YR Leadership Conference Registration Deadline & Video Submissions

Wil Westholm, our YR State Chair, wanted me to pass on these two important items:


I know this is really late notice if anybody would like to attend, but the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) is pleased to invite you to the 2008 YR Leadership Conference (YRLC), "R GENERATION", in Washington, D.C. from April 30-May 4. There will be numerous national Republican leaders speaking at this conference and special private tours of the White House are being offered.

The early registration deadline for this is APRIL 11.
If you are interested in attending this conference, please visit order to register. This will be a very exciting conference and training seminar to attend during this very exciting election year.



Anybody who has skills in film or vodeo making, we want you to be involved in our nationwide YR initiative to make short video segments explaining why you are Republicans. The YRNF will use some of these videos at the upcoming YRLC in DC. Please submit your video by April 12 if possible if you want your video to be played at the YRLC. This video submission campaign is meant to use social networking and video to reach out to young voters.

This from Karen Sautter and our very own Wil Westholm who are leading this video campaign:

Recognizing that young people will be key in the upcoming election, we developed a concept called "This is my Party" that features YRs in videos talking about why they are proud to be Republican. We believe that young voters will identify with our Party if we make it clear what we stand for and allow that message to resonate. But we need YRs to take ownership of this campaign and make videos of themselves to communicate our message.



Thursday, April 3, 2008

Frank Antenori to Speak at our next YR Meeting

It is with great pleasure that I announce FRANK ANTENORI, Candidate for District 30 of the Arizona House of Representatives, as the speaker at the next meeting of the Pima County Young Republicans.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, our next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14 @ Shogun Sushi on the northeast corner of Oracle and River Rds.
Here's a short bio on Frank:

Frank Antenori is a retired, twenty year veteran of the U.S. Army, with the last sixteen of those years serving in the Special Forces. He’s a Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars. Frank has first hand combat experience in counter terrorism and unconventional warfare as well as experience in peacekeeping and security operations that include border security and counter drug operations. His civilian experience includes 10 years as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and a Bachelor’s degree in health science with an emphasis toward pre-med. Frank is currently employed by Raytheon as a Program Manager where he oversees the development of hybrid and robotic vehicles.
Frank is a lifelong Republican and currently serves as the District Secretary and Precinct Committeeman for Legislative District 30. Frank is a member of numerous veteran’s and civic groups and is currently the Vice President of the Pima County Library Advisory Board.
Frank Antenori is an internationally published author of the acclaimed book, “Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War.”
He’s been happily married to his wife Lesley for 15 years and has two sons, Frank and Brodie ages 13 and 12.
This will be Frank’s second time running for public office. He was a candidate in 2006 for the US House of Representatives running for the House seat left open in CD8 with the retirement of Jim Kolbe.
Since, Frank is running a traditional campaign; he needs and would gladly accept any generous campaign contributions. Anybody interested can make a donation to his campaign at our next meeting. The maximum contribution for a State Legislature primary campaign is $390.00 per individual. A married couple may contribute up to $780.00. An additional contribution for the same amounts may be made again for the general election.
If you would like to know more about Frank Antenori’s campaign for LD30 or to donate online to his campaign, please visit his website at

*Disclaimer* The Pima County Young Republican Club does not endorse any candidates before they are nominated. No candidate or candidate committee is responsible for the content of this blog.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Upcoming events from the College Republicans

Firstly, John McCain is coming to ARIZONA! He'll be speaking from the steps of the old courthouse in Prescott on SATURDAY. Should run from 10am-11:15am. A few of us will be leaving from Old Main at 6am in order to get up there in time. BE THERE!

Secondly, after the success of last week's roadside rally we will be doing it again! This Friday from 4-6pm we will rally at the corner of Campbell and Speedway by Boston Market. It was alot of fun last week and we got a positive response from the members and commuters. We will have signs but you can bring your own.

Thirdly, the Bee for Congress campaign would like to invite the CRs to a "Women for Bee" event at the Manning House on Friday 11th. Gentlemen are welcome too! Best of all, it's free to attend!

Featuring: Sandy Froman, Campaign Co-Chair
Special Guest: Christine Olson National Committeewoman, Pennsylvania
And More…
Friday, April 11, 2008 ~ 10:00am
The Manning House
450 W. Paseo Redondo
Tucson 85701
Refreshments Provided
Please RSVP by April 5 to Barbara Bathen 520-979-8667

Our next meeting is a week from today at 7pm in the Copper Room. We will be electing our State Board for next year.