A couple weeks ago the Yes on Prop 107! Campaign (end “affirmative action”) in Arizona had someone attend a National Organization for Women (NOW) meeting because the opposition group to 107, Protect Arizona’s Freedom which is led by ultra-left state representative Kyrsten Sinema, was presenting their plan of attack at the meeting.
The PAF representative, Sarah Luna, told the group that they were working on a plan with opponents of other Arizona initiatives to run a “Vote No on Everything” campaign.
Because of this, it was not all that surprising that Arizona started to see “Vote No on All Ballot Propositions” signs popping up.
What was surprising, however, was the headline, “Save our Constitution” and that the group sponsoring the signs is the so-called “Arizona Taxpayers Association at 2600 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ.”
The disclaimer jumped out at me because it was written in larger font than what is typical for a required campaign finance law disclaimer.
First, Propositions 106 (healthcare freedom), 107 (End Affirmative action), 113 (Save the Secret Ballot), all typically enjoy support from taxpayer and tea party organizations.
Second, finding information on this so-called “Arizona Taxpayers Association” was difficult at first because the address that is printed on the signs has one digit wrong.
There is actually an Arizona Taxpayer Association at 2800 (not 2600) N. Central Phoenix, AZ. This organization was founded by two individuals who push the extreme left agenda.
Bob Grossfeld is one of the founders – he also started the left’s internet news source, “The Arizona Guardian.” Jim McLaughlin is the other individual listed – he is the President of Arizona’s UFCW Local 99. (Note: that UFCW Local 99′s logo is printed on the signs)
Jim McLaughlin tells his union membership to be careful believing advertisers, little do they know that they should actually be careful of what their president says:http://www.ufcw99.com/president.htm
Also, you’ll note that 2800 N Central Phoenix houses labor law attorneys, a newly formed Arizona Hospital and Healthcare group, and former Democrat party chairmen – Jim Pederson and Sam Coppersmith.
Finally, after searching the Arizona Secretary of State’s campaign finance database an organization named “Arizona Taxpayers Association” cannot be found which makes the disclaimer on the sign utterly useless. Because a statement of organization and campaign finance reports have not been filed, concerned citizens (and average voters) cannot visit the Secretary of State’s website and see who has organized and is funding this group. The organization has filed paperwork instead as an independent expenditure committee.
Liberals have proven once again that they will say and do anything to push forward their radical Obama Agenda.
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