Friday, October 31, 2008

County Attorney Thomas' Opponent Soft on DUI Offenders; Thinks the Web Isn't for Shaming Drunk Drivers

Nelson Wants to Get Rid of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ DUI Website
Just One of Many Thomas Tough-on-Crime Policies Nelson Would Roll Back
PHOENIX, AZ – October 31, 2005 – Maricopa County Attorney candidate Tim Nelson has made a lot of promises this campaign season. Interestingly, they all seem to be a promise to change Andrew Thomas’ tough-on-crime policies. Joining his long list of Thomas policies that he wants to see done away with: a website that features DUI offenders.

Nelson’s list of changes also include reducing the amount of death penalty cases the County Attorney’s Office would seek; cutting more plea deals with criminal defense lawyers; and rolling back the prosecution of illegal immigrants.

“My opponent seems to think that shaming criminals is somehow a bad thing,” said Thomas. “I think it’s a deterrent to drunk driving. I also think that the death penalty is a deterrent. It would appear that’s another place we don’t see eye-to-eye.”

The website features the mug shots, blood alcohol level, fines and jail time doled out to people convicted of DUI in several cities in Maricopa County.

“I consider to be more than a deterrent by scaring people that they’ll be shamed if they are caught drunk-driving,” Thomas continued. “It is also very educational. To see in black and white what people are being fined and sentenced to makes one think twice before getting behind the wheel. I’m truly puzzled why my opponent wants to do away with a public service like this.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with Andrew Thomas, please contact Jason Rose or Jim Sharpe.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last county attorney debate with Andrew Thomas & Tim Nelson - Sun. morning on Channel 12's Squareoff

Watch the final county attorney debate between Andrew Thomas and Tim Nelson this Sunday at 8am on Channel 12.

Goldwater Institute: Is Arizona creating an Illiterocracy?

by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D.

In Idiocracy, Luke Wilson plays an average Joe shot 500 years into the future where he awakens to find himself a relative super-genius. Over time, America becomes increasingly ignorant, to the point that people can barely speak a sentence. Occasionally, the film's absurd premise forces itself to mind.

I've written about Arizona's lowering of AIMS cut scores in order to game school accountability. The AIMS test has four levels of achievement: Below Standard, Approaches Standard, Meets Standard, and Exceeds Standard. The "Meets" category is where cut scores have been lowered.

Let's take a look at the more stable category of "Exceeds Standard." Figure 1 below tracks the progress of Tucson Unified School District students who will graduate in 2012. These are the percentages of students in that class who "Exceeded Standards" on the Reading AIMS when they were in third and sixth grade.

For those without an abacus on hand, that's an 88 percent decline in the percentage of children scoring at the advanced level between third and sixth grade. Sadly, the numbers aren't better on a statewide basis, declining from 21 to 4 percent.

Attendance in a typical Arizona public school seems injurious to the ability to exceed reading expectations at each grade level, at least according to the state's own standards and measures.

As the legislature convenes in January, improving education must be a priority. The Goldwater Institute will be releasing 100 Ideas which will include many solutions to our educational challenges. To pre-order a copy, call (602) 462-5000.

Dr. Matthew Ladner is vice president of research at the Goldwater Institute.

CAP: Hugh Hewitt & Sen. Kyl discuss the election results Nov. 11

In just five days, the voting will be finished and then what? How will the election results - good and bad - affect your family in the coming days and months? Don't turn to the media for the answers, turn to the experts!

Hewitt Invitation

Special invitation from Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt will break down the national results in his intelligent, no nonsense style. Hewitt is recognized across the country as a key political and social commentator. He is a high-profile conservative voice in the "new media" - talk radio and blogs - helping to bring transparency to the media environment. You can read his blog and listen to his podcasts at or listen to him live weekdays on KKNT 960 AM from 4 to 6 p.m.
TPWebLogoWe are excited to announce that also speaking that night will be our own United States Senator Jon Kyl! Sen. Kyl now holds the second highest Republican leadership position in the U.S. Senate and was named as one of the top ten Senators by Time magazine. A longtime friend of the family and of The Center for Arizona Policy, Sen. Kyl will bring his perspective on what's ahead on federal issues.

And of course, the evening would not be complete without Cathi Herrod sharing her heart about the policy scene here in Arizona. Cathi has been standing for traditional family values in the Arizona policy arena for over two decades. She'll give the insider story of this year's marriage amendment and a look ahead to 2009 and beyond. This insider analysis is not to be missed!

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IJ: Arizona Supreme Court to Decide Future Of Scholarships for Special Needs and Foster Children

From the Institute for Justice

The educational futures of hundreds of special needs and foster children are now before the Arizona Supreme Court, as the court today agreed to decide the constitutionality of state scholarship programs that help those children attend the public or private school of their parents’ choice. The court granted petitions for review seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that had struck down the scholarships.

“This provides a ray of hope for the hundreds of children relying on these scholarships for a quality education,” said Tim Keller, executive director of the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter, which represents families using the scholarships and is defending the programs in court. “The lower court got it wrong on both the law and the facts when it struck down Arizona’s innovative school choice programs, and now the Arizona Supreme Court has a chance to set the record straight. The court and the Arizona Constitution have always looked favorably upon school choice programs.”

Signed into law in 2006 by Gov. Janet Napolitano, the Scholarships for Pupils with Disabilities Program and the Displaced Pupils Grant Program served nearly 300 children during the 2007-08 academic year. The Arizona Education Association, the ACLU of Arizona and the People for the American Way, among others, challenged the programs in January 2007.

“Thanks to the choice that these scholarships gave me, Lexie is a different little girl,” said IJ client and mom Andrea Weck. Thanks to a scholarship, Andrea’s daughter Lexie, diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy and mild mental retardation, has thrived at the Chrysalis Academy. “Lexie has learned to communicate with me and her sisters through sign language, and thanks to the daily speech therapy she receives at Chrysalis, this year we expect her to speak for the very first time.”

Andrea enrolled Lexie in the Chrysalis Academy after officials at her public school admitted they did not know how to meet her educational needs. Without the scholarship, Andrea, a single mother with two other girls, would not be able to afford the tuition. About half of the students enrolled at Chyrsalis rely on the scholarships, while most of the other students also have their private school tuition paid with state funds through a separate program. In that program, public school officials—not parents—decide whether a school like Chrysalis is best for a child. Teachers’ unions and other school choice opponents have only challenged the scholarship program that enables parents to choose a school.

Indeed, school choice is nothing new to Arizona. Even before Arizona adopted the scholarships for special needs and foster children, the state already operated at least six separate educational aid programs for students in public, private and religious schools—just like the challenged programs. And two of them support children in foster care and students with disabilities.

“Public school officials place students in private schools every day and use public funds to pay the tuition at those private schools,” explained Keller. “Parents like Andrea just want to be able to exercise the same educational choices for their children that are already available to government bureaucrats.”

In June 2007, the Maricopa County Superior Court upheld the scholarship programs, but earlier this year the Arizona Court of Appeals overturned that ruling. The appellate court found the scholarships in violation of the Arizona Constitution’s prohibition on funding “in aid of” private schools.

However, the Arizona Supreme Court has long held that programs are not “in aid of” churches or private schools so long as those institutions are not the “primary beneficiary.” And, in the landmark case Kotterman v. Killian, the court upheld a school choice program and said in no uncertain terms that families and students primarily benefit from educational aid programs, not schools.

“As the Arizona Supreme Court has long held, educational aid programs are ‘in aid of’ parents and children, not schools,” Keller explained. “Food stamps don’t ‘aid’ grocery stores, they help people buy food—just as these scholarships help parents buy an education suited to their children’s needs.”

“In Arizona and across the nation, school choice is delivering on the promise of a quality education,” said Chip Mellor, IJ’s president and general counsel. “The Arizona Supreme Court has a prime opportunity to vindicate that promise and put to rest the shameful legal campaign of school choice opponents.”

The Supreme Court ordered parties in the case to file supplemental briefing and also ordered the Clerk of the Court to set a date for oral argument.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who is Bob Lord?

This website, Lord of the Lies, exposes him, and the fact that he has zero experience or qualifications to be running for Congress. Bob, why don't you start out in the legislature or something and get some real experience first.

Even liberal AZ Republic comes out against deceptive Prop. 202 which would gut employer sanctions

Although it's been dishonestly named "Stop Illegal Hiring," and is funded by wealthy business interests - who are more interested in continuing to hire illegal immigrants, it may not pass now that even the liberal Arizona Republic has denounced it:
It goes too far. It would raise the bar for filing a complaint, ruling out anonymous tips. It would set much higher standards for proving that an employer knowingly hired illegal immigrants. Opponents argue persuasively it would be virtually impossible for any employer to be prosecuted under the law. Meanwhile, employers wouldn't have to use E-Verify to check the status of new hires, but could choose a toothless alternative.

Goldwater Institute: Manufacturing an economic recovery

By Byron Schlomach, Ph.D.

A few weeks ago, I pointed out that Arizona's economy has been disproportionately fueled by the construction industry. In 2006, the proportion of Arizona's total economic output from construction stood at 7.4 percent, 50 percent higher than the U.S. proportion of 4.8 percent. I attributed this to the relatively high commercial property taxes assessed at a rate twice as high as that of residential property.

Interestingly, manufacturing contributed more to Arizona's total economic output, 8.1 percent, in 2006 than construction did. But at 11.8 percent, the share of U.S. output from manufacturing is almost 50 percent higher than Arizona's.

From 2001 to 2005, Arizona's value-added from manufacturing actually fell. In fact, ours was the worst performance of all 50 states over that period. While most of our regional competitors (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Idaho) were increasing their manufacturing sectors, New Mexico by 200 percent, Arizona's decreased 16 percent. This is all the more evidence that our tax structure is determining our fate.

Arizona is at a crossroads. If we choose to get government spending at all levels under control and then rationalize our tax system by making it more lucrative to open a business, we can avoid becoming the biggest bedroom community in the nation. It's worth rising to the challenge.

Byron Schlomach, Ph.D, is director of economic policy at the Goldwater Institute.

Learn more:

Goldwater Institute: Punishing economic growth through taxes

Goldwater Institute: Corporate Tax Reform: How to Woo Business Without Spending a Dime

State Science & Technology Institute: Value-Added Manufacturing by State, 2001-2005

Dear Fellow Business Owners

Dear Fellow Business Owners,

As a business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama, will be our next President, and that my taxes and fees will go up in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the customer will have to see an increase in my fees to them of about, 8%. I will also have to lay off 6 of my employees. This really bothered me as I believe we are family, here and did'nt know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru the parking lot and found, 8 Obama bumper stickers on my employees cars. I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.

I can't think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.

I am sending this letter to all Business owners that I know.


JOOA Corp.

Society of Statesmen meeting Oct. 30 - speaker Andy Biggs

The next Society of Statesmen forum will be this coming Thursday October 30th. Our guest speaker will be state representative Andy Biggs. Here is a brief biography.

Representative Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 20 years. He is married to Cindy and they have six children.

Andy is a retired attorney. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. He has a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies from BYU, and a JD degree from the U of A. He received a MA from ASU in Political Science and is currently working on a PhD in International Relations at ASU.

Representative Biggs is serving in the State House of Representatives representing Legislative District 22. He is Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Natural Resources and Public Safety Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. In addition, he serves on numerous subcommittees and working groups.

Andy was once again named the #1 friend of the taxpayer by the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a friend of Liberty.

Where : The Farnsworth home.
525 E. PALO VERDE ST. Gilbert, AZ 85296
When 7:30p.m. October 30th
Admission is free.

Goldwater Institute: Solving the initiative quandary through reform

By Nick Dranias

Is the ballot initiative process fundamentally at war with the foundation of American government? Unfortunately, the short answer is yes-unless the initiative process is reformed to limit government power.

Our country is premised on the idea that government is meant to secure liberty. And the framers of the U.S. Constitution saw direct democracy as a tremendous threat to liberty because it concentrates power in momentary majorities. This viewpoint reflected a deep understanding of direct democracy's sordid past, from the death of Socrates at the hands of the Athenians, to the teachings of Polybius, who observed more than two thousand years ago that direct democracy naturally leads to tyranny once the majority realizes its power to spread the wealth.

There is a clear clash in philosophy between Arizona's unbridled initiative process and that of the Constitutional Republic envisioned by our country's framers. But this clash can be reconciled.

If the ballot initiative process were reformed to be a means of diffusing and checking-rather than expanding-government power, it would become a valuable corollary to the doctrines of federalism and separation of powers. The initiative process would join those two time-tested institutional restraints on the corrupting influence of political power. Together, all three doctrines would become a much more powerful bulwark against those who would seek to advance their narrow interests through government force.

Nick Dranias is the constitutional policy director at the Goldwater Institute.

Learn more:

Goldwater Institute: Ballot initiative analysis

East Valley Tribune:Three measures can roll back impact of government Polybius Polybius and the Founding Fathers: the separation of powers

Monday, October 27, 2008


In the wake of the bombshell news that Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties in California overcharged the state by $5,213,645.92, American Life League's STOP Planned Parenthood project is calling on the attorneys general of all 50 states to investigate Planned Parenthood for fraud.

We have made it easy for you to make this request of your state's attorney general. Hopefully, if 50 attorneys general receive enormous amounts of e-mail, they will understand that citizens want to make sure that Planned Parenthood is not committing fraud in their state. And then hopefully, investigations will begin.

Go to to e-mail your attorney general now!

We've to stop this fraud epidemic! Planned Parenthood is stealing our tax dollars and raking in money hand over fist while we stand by.

Make no mistake, Planned Parenthood is cheating us out of millions and using it to kill more preborn babies, sexualize our kids and spread their message of death.

Please use our quick and easy web form to e-mail your attorney general now. Don't let Planned Parenthood steal anymore of your money for their already bloated sex and abortion trade.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

STOPP: Write a Letter to your Attorney General

AZ Right to Life: Obama on abortion

Dear Friends of Life,

Every year in January we remember that dark day when Roe v Wade was decided and millions of unborn children were stripped of their basic human rights. However, since that decision pro-lifers have made important gains in the legislative arena to protect unborn children:
  • 35 states have passed laws requiring minors to obtain the consent of either their parents or a judge before having an abortion. (Source)
  • 33 States have passed laws requiring women obtaining an abortion to receive medically accurate, unbiased information about both abortion and their unborn child before they have an abortion. (Source)
  • In April of 2007 the United States Supreme Court upheld the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban which outlawed this gruesome procedure in all 50 states.
  • Through the Hyde Amendment and Mexico City Policy millions of dollars have been withheld from being used to pay for abortions.

In fact, Michael J. New, a professor at the University of Alabama published a 2007 study showing that these laws were directly responsible for the nearly 20% decline in abortions since the early 1990's. But what if with the stroke of a pen it could all be undone?

Watch the chilling video below and see the promise Barack Obama has made to the pro-abortion lobby to pass the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act." The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is the abortion lobby's secret weapon in the event that pro-lifers overturn Roe v Wade because it would codify an unlimited right to abortion in federal law. Specifically:

  • FOCA would invalidate laws requiring parents to consent to minors having abortions, laws that require doctors to provide patients with informed consent and a 24 hour waiting period, laws banning partial birth abortion, and anything else that supposedly "interferes" with a woman's right to obtain an abortion.
  • FOCA would require both the government to publicly fund abortions with your tax dollars because FOCA states that government cannot "discriminate" against abortion in their publicly funded programs. This could increase the abortion rate by 10, 20, or 30% each year.

Obama at Planned Parenthood

Click here to view Obama's promise to the abortion lobby

This is why it is crucial that we must keep pro-abortion politicians like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi from controlling the executive and legislative branches and subsequently passing the "Freedom of Choice Act." Tell your friends and family about Obama's pro-abortion extremism before it's too late!

CAP: Alarmed by the polls? Don't be!

Thursday, October 23, 2008
In this issue:
1) Alarmed by the Polls? Don't Be!
2) Join Us for Dinner with Hugh Hewitt
3) Tomorrow: Last Day to Request Early Ballots

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1) Alarmed by the Polls? Don't Be!

Even with early balloting, not a single vote will be counted until November 4th. That means no one knows what the outcome of the election will be - whether it's at the state or federal level. Campaigns are spending thousands and even millions of dollars on polling, sometimes with the express purpose of convincing people that the race is over and they shouldn't bother voting. It can be tough not to be psyched out by these mind games.

First, don't forget Who is in control. Psalm 47:8 reminds us: "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne." God doesn't fall off the throne when a new poll is released. As we are bombarded by information about which candidates are projected to win or how certain groups are voting, let's take time to pray instead of becoming anxious. Join us on November 2 at the Solemn Prayer Assemblies in Phoenix, Tucson, or Flagstaff.

Second, take action. Volunteer to make phone calls or walk neighborhoods for Prop 102 or for a legislative candidate. And, whether you're encouraged or discouraged by the polls you read about in the media, it is still imperative that you vote. Treat your vote as if it will decide the election. If you give up and start thinking your vote doesn't matter, you are throwing away your opportunity to have a voice in our government. As the saying goes, bad leaders are elected by good people who don't vote. Remember, Prop 102 could be decided by a handful of votes, and key races for the Arizona Senate and House may well depend on 10, 20, or 50 votes.

So, don't lose heart, don't grow weary, and don't give up.

2) Join Us for Dinner with Hugh Hewitt

You see him on CNN and Fox News; you listen to him on the radio and read his books. Now, don't miss this opportunity to hear Hugh Hewitt in person at our fall dinner event, "The Election Is Over - Now What?" on Tuesday, November 11, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Hugh will be giving his take on the national elections, while I share my heart about the policy scene here in Arizona. You don't want to miss this insider analysis of the 2008 election and its impact on your family! Visit for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

3) Tomorrow: Last Day to Request Early Ballots

If you'd like to take advantage of the convenience of early balloting, you need to request your early ballot by tomorrow, October 24. You can request an early ballot by contacting your county recorder. Once you receive your ballot, check out for information on where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you. Then, vote right away (make sure you vote YES on Prop 102), and send your ballot in.

Goldwater Institute: Americans' right to organize and speak about politics needs renewed protection

By Brad Smith

Most Americans probably assume they can gather with friends and neighbors to say whatever they want about politics to whoever is willing to listen. They presume that the First Amendment protects their right to get together and buy yard signs, publish newsletters, or pay for radio or tv ads urging people to vote for or against a candidate -- and to do so free of government interference..

Unfortunately, most Americans would be wrong. Today, when Americans band together and spend even small amounts of money to advocate the election or defeat of a candidate, they must submit to government regulation and limits on the funds they can raise. Because of these campaign finance laws, the presumption in favor of free speech rooted in the First Amendment has largely given way to a presumption of regulation.

The case of shows how far the pendulum has swung away from constitutionally protected political expression. is an independent group of citizens spending their own money on their own speech. It does not accept corporate or union contributions, makes no donations to politicians or parties and does not coordinate its activities with them. Yet federal campaign finance laws still require this group to register with the federal government, meet extensive reporting requirements, and limit the size of contributions they can accept to an amount so small that meaningful participation becomes nearly impossible.

This past February,, represented by the Center for Competitive Politics and the Institute for Justice, sued the Federal Election Commission to have these restraints struck down under the First Amendment. v. FEC challenges the constitutionality of applying the Federal Election Campaign Act's requirements for political committees, including individual contribution limits, biennial aggregate contribution limits and burdensome registration and reporting requirements, on groups like and its supporters. The case will be heard by the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the coming months.

Brad Smith is a former Federal Election Commissioner, current Center for Competitive Politics Chairman, and a Goldwater Institute Senior Fellow. Smith is also an attorney for and will discuss the case in Scottsdale this Friday at a Federalist Society Breakfast, details and registration available here.

Learn more: Promoting the First Amendment

Institute for Justice: v. Federal Election Commission

Goldwater Institute: Opponents of Prop 101 won't let the truth get in their way

by Clint Bolick

In a year in which numerous state ballot initiatives have been criticized as deceptive, at least one measure--Proposition 101, the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act--is exactly what it purports to be: a constitutional insurance policy against socialized medicine.

The initiative forbids the state from limiting health insurance choices or forcing people to join an insurance plan, and guarantees the right of people to pay directly for lawful medical services. It changes nothing about current health care policies or practices, but would prevent future coercive schemes.

But opponents have resorted to brazen mis-truths. Bearing a photo of Gov. Janet Napolitano and "with major funding from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and University Physicians Healthcare," an opposition mailer and website raise objections that have no factual grounding, contending that the initiative:

· "Makes health insurance so expensive, employers will be unable to provide coverage for their employees." This is absolutely false. In fact, the initiative does not affect the cost of insurance coverage at all, and by preserving competition it should reduce future cost increases.

· "Jeopardizes Arizona's Medicare and Medicaid programs." That assertion is based on a legal opinion procured with taxpayer dollars by the state's Medicaid program that found if a court distorted the initiative's language and intent, it "might" affect that program. That assertion has been thoroughly discredited by the distinguished law firm Snell & Wilmer and others.

· "Will increase health care costs to Arizona taxpayers by $2 billion." That number is picked out of thin air. The actual cost is zero, though if the initiative forestalls a government-run health insurance system, it likely will save billions of taxpayer dollars.

The businesses that are using false arguments to oppose Prop. 101 surely deserve whatever mandates may come their way if socialized medicine becomes a reality. The rest of us, however, face a struggle to preserve freedom over our health care decisions--freedom that Prop. 101 would protect.

Clint Bolick is the director of the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

Learn more:

Goldwater Institute: Response to Andy Gordon's Memorandum Regarding the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

Ballotpedia: Prop 101

YouTube: Arguments for Proposition 101

AZ Right to Life Special Election Edition of Life Times

Dear Friend of Life,

Below are two key items you should be aware of when you are talking to others about life issues and the upcoming election. You should also visit the Arizona Right to Life PAC endorsements on our website to see which Arizona politicians believe in the sanctity of innocent human life and tell your friends and family to take the time to vote on November 4th.
This election will represent a turning point in the pro-life movement and your vote will decide the fate of countless unborn children for generations. Make your vote their voice in less than two weeks!
In This Issue
Help Get Out The Pro-life Vote!
Harry Mitchell Sells Out to Pro-Abortion Lobby
Bella Star Promotes Pro-life Election Message
Upcoming Events!
Help Get Out The Pro-life Vote!
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Arizona Right to Life has pro-life voting endorsements for congressional districts three and five that need to be distributed the week before the general election. Pro-abortion forces want these congressional seats badly so it is everyone's responsibility to organize pro-lifers in these districts to get out in force and vote! We have pro-life flyers and endorsements at our office for individuals who would like to pass them out. If you are interested please email us at or call our office at 602-285-0063.
Harry Mitchell Sells Out to Pro-Abortion Lobby
The common media image of Harry Mitchell is one of a kindly Tempe high school teacher and mayor who climbed the ranks of the Democratic Party to become Arizona's CD 5 representative in 2006. Now he is peddling that image again to reclaim his seat this November, but recent campaign documents show who Harry Mitchell is really indebted to.

According to Mitchell's October 21st, 2008 campaign filing reports the representative received $5,000 from NARAL, the largest pro-abortion political action committee in the country. NARAL is an advocate for abortion on demand without any restrictions that is funded by the government. They glowingly write of Rep. Mitchell:

"Representative Mitchell is fully pro-choice and received a 100% rating from NARAL in 2007. . . Congressman Mitchell also believes that every person has a fundamental right to decide when and whether to have children, and supports a woman's right to choose."

"Representative Mitchell is being challenged by anti-choice Maricopa County Treasurer Dave Schweikert who was endorsed by the Arizona Right to Life. "

If Harry Mitchell doesn't support the rights of the weakest and most vulnerable in society, then can we trust him to protect our rights when special interests come knocking on his D.C. office door?

Bella Star Promotes Pro-life Election Message

Bella Movie PosterAccording to, Eduardo Verastegui, producer and lead actor of the 2007 American film Bella, met with Senator John McCain on October 17 in Miami, where they discussed the human rights at stake in this presidential election. Now Verastegui is using his star power - and more - to help McCain and Governor Sarah Palin win the votes of Latinos. Verastegui said, "I am endorsing Sen. McCain for president because of his commitments to end abortion, protect traditional marriage and fix immigration law." On Gov. Palin's leadership, he said, "I love her. She's a great role model for women."

Arizona Right to Life commends Eduardo's service to the pro-life community that stands in stark contrast to the pro-abortion elite who dominate Hollywood. We also encourage everyone to view Eduardo's online message about the Presidential election campaign:
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Thank you for taking the time to read this important election update. If you want these and many other important pro-life projects to continue, will you consider donating at least $5 to our organization through a check or an online donation through the link below. If everyone who recieved this newsletter gave $5 we could greatly advance our educational and legislative goals during the end of this pivotal election year.
Arizona Right to Life
3700 N 24th St, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
If you would like to learn more about our mission or events please email us at or call our office at 602-285-0063.
Once again, thank you for your time and your commitment to being a "Friend of Life."

Newsletter Editor: Trent Horn

Upcoming Events!
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Upcoming Local
Pro-life Events
November 1st - Arizona Right to Life Moves into Our New Office:
As of November 1st, 2008, AZRTL will be located at 3333 N. 44th St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85018. If you would like to volunteer on that Saturday to help us organize our new office please email us at or call our office at 602-285-0063 (this will still be the office number at the our new location).
Save the Date: Arizona Right to Life Gala Benefit Dinner
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 7, 2009 for the Arizona Right to Life Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale.

If you would like your pro-life events posted in our monthly newsletter, email us at