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Jeff DeWit

“Go and Vote” Jeff DeWit for Arizona State Treasurer

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ARIZONA STATE TREASURER CANDIDATE JEFF DEWIT RESPONSE
TO AZGOP CHAIRMAN ROBERT GRAHAM ASKING CAMPAIGNS FOR POSITIVE MESSAGING

 

August 20, 2014 - Phoenix - Recently AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham issued a statement asking candidates for positive messaging that builds the Republican Party.

In response, Jeff DeWit, CEO/Investment Professional and Arizona State Treasurer candidate, has introduced his family friendly, upbeat, positive campaign video titled “Go and Vote” which can be found on Jeff DeWit’s YouTube Channel here - http://youtu.be/ToUE8zT8Tno – or through the News section on JeffDeWit.com.

“Too many negative messages are flooding the airwaves,” said DeWit.  “I hope this sets an example of a different way to encourage Arizonans to vote.  Our goal is that this will bring smiles and goodwill to Arizona voters, while showing that there is a better way to get our message out.”

Jeff’s wife, Marina stated, “Anyone who knows Jeff knows that he is very serious about being Arizona’s next State Treasurer and understands the responsibilities of the office. But what many don’t know about him is his great sense of humor, love for his family, friends and the Great State of Arizona. We hope all who view this video will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

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About Jeff DeWit: Jeff is a successful CEO/Investment Professional with over 21 years of financial experience. For more information about Jeff DeWit or his campaign for State Treasurer, please visit www.JeffDeWit.com. You can also follow campaign updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeffDeWitAZ or on Twitter at @JeffDeWitAZ.

Governor Mike Huckabee Endorses Wendy Rogers in AZ-09

Wendy Rogers

Wendy Rogers picks up big endorsement from Governor Mike Huckabee. Rogers will “serve her nation again”

Tempe AZ – Add another big name to the growing list of endorsements. Today, Wendy Rogers picked up the endorsement of U.S. presidential candidate, Governor Mike Huckabee.

“Today, I am thrilled to endorse retired Lt Col Wendy Rogers for the United States Congress. Wendy Rogers has demonstrated a life of leadership and service to her country, which superbly qualify her to serve once again” said Governor Huckabee. “As one of the Air Force’s first 100 women pilots, as well as a current small business owner, mother and a grandmother; Wendy Rogers knows what it takes to lead to get things done, while upholding the finest of America’s values. Arizona’s 9th district voters have a well-timed opportunity to send the very best and brightest to Congress, by sending Lt Col Rogers to serve her nation again” said Governor Huckabee.

“Governor Huckabee honors me beyond words with his endorsement. I have always admired him for his clear-headed defense of our precious American values of life and freedom. His support lends us wonderful gravitas, because he is so respected and admired” said Wendy Rogers.

A 5th-generation military officer, Lt Col Wendy Rogers (ret) spent her career serving her country as one of the first 100 women pilots in the Air Force. For the past 17 years, she and her husband have met payroll as job creators in their own business, have raised two children, and now have two grandchildren.

Arizona Law Enforcement Supports Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin

The support for Andy Tobin’s Congressional Campaign within the Arizona law enforcement community has tremendous support and continues to gain momentum.

Four Sheriffs from Arizona’s First Congressional District have announced their endorsement of Tobin, citing his proven leadership in fighting to secure the border and supporting policies to keep Arizonans safe. 

Sheriffs Allred, Sheahan, Richards and Mascher join Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who endorsed the campaign in October. Additionally, Tobin’s congressional campaign received endorsements from The Arizona Police Association and The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association.
 
“I am pleased to join my fellow sheriffs in supporting Andy Tobin for Congress,” said Graham County Sheriff P.J. Allred. “It’s important to have a proven fighter for rural Arizona law enforcement in Washington. That is why I am endorsing him for United States Congress in my district.”
 
“Andy Tobin has been a leader in Arizona State government for years,” said Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan. “I am fully supporting Andy in his bid to become a member of the United States Congress. Andy Tobin will bring that energetic leadership to congress that is presently lacking, especially in the 1st Congressional District of Arizona. Andy will make an excellent congressman.”
 
“I have known Speaker Tobin for many years,” said Retired Coconino County Sheriff Joe Richards (1960-2004). “As Sheriff of Coconino County for more than 40 years, I am very familiar with the concerns and needs of rural Arizonans. I have followed Andy’s entire legislative career, and I am wholeheartedly convinced that he will faithfully represent the needs of Coconino County residents and all rural Arizonans in Washington. It is for these reasons that I am endorsing Andy Tobin for Congress.”
 
“As a law enforcement professional, I believe Andy Tobin understands the challenges we face daily and supports our objectives,” said Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher. “Andy Tobin has been a consistent advocate for the law enforcement issues faced in Arizona. I am pleased to endorse his campaign.”
 
“Andy has a proven record of fighting to enforce the law and protect Arizonans from illegal drug cartels and human smuggling,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. “We need more people in Washington who have stood tall against illegal immigration and understand its negative effects not only on Arizona but the entire country. As the Sheriff of Pinal County, I see the consequences of the federal government’s refusal to secure our border everyday. I’m confident that Andy Tobin is the only person in this race with the experience, record and the commitment to public safety and border security. That’s why I am endorsing Speaker Tobin for U.S. Congress.”

“Like most Americans, law enforcement and all public safety personnel hold a special place in my heart,” said Speaker Andy Tobin. “My father is a 22 year veteran of the New York City Police Department. I carry the values he instilled in my siblings and myself with me to this day. To have the support of Sheriffs Allred, Babeu, Mascher, Richards and Sheahan will go a long way toward securing our borders and serving rural Arizonans. My sincerest thanks to these great Sheriffs and to all public safety professionals for their daily sacrifice.”

Andy Tobin has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to Arizonians which has earned him the respect and endorsement of our community at large.  We can count on him to represent us in Congress with consistent conservative values and conviction.  

Attorney General Scott Pruitt In Town to Support Mark Brnovich

Attorney General Scott Pruitt Coming to Town to Support Republican Candidate Mark Brnovich

What: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a leading national conservative voice and the current chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, is coming to town to support the campaign of Mark Brnovich, Republican candidate for Attorney General. Other leading conservative elected officials will join Pruitt and Brnovich at the conference, including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:30 am
Where: Arizona House of Representatives, House Lawn (1700 West Washington, Phoenix)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt currently serves as the chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). In 2012, Pruitt became the first Attorney General to sue the DHS on the same grounds as the plaintiffs in the recently decided Halbig case. The National Review Online referred to the Halbig case as “Obamacare’s Biggest Legal Threat.” Pruitt will join Mark Brnovich and other leading conservative Arizona elected officials on the House lawn to discuss why he is supporting Mark Brnovich for Attorney General over Mark’s primary opponent, Tom Horne.

Toby Farmer Promises to Donate Legislative Salary to Teachers

Toby Farmer Teachers

Today, Buckeye small business owner and Republican candidate for Senate District 13 Toby Farmer promised to donate the proceeds of his entire legislative salary to teachers during his first term if he is elected in the November 2014 election.

Farmer, who has long stated that he is running for office because he believes in public service, has also been a strong proponent of business owners giving back to the community.

“As the son of two public school teachers, I know what these teachers go through,” said Farmer. “They’re underpaid, underappreciated, and it seems like they are receiving less support from the legislature every year.”

“We’ve got teachers spending money out of their own pockets on school supplies,” said Farmer. “The fact that the state is even considering a pay raise for legislators while teachers struggle is unconscionable.”

Farmer announced that he would donate the entire proceeds of his yearly salary to teachers in his district in both Yuma and Maricopa counties every year of his first two-year term if elected by voters this November. Arizona legislators are paid $24,000 per year.

While the exact process has not been determined yet, Farmer noted that the nomination process would require community, student, and parent involvement from constituents in the district.

“We have all been impacted by teachers in our lives and I know looking back, I wish I could say “thank you” to all of them,” said Farmer. “I want to be a conservative and compassionate voice for the education community at the legislature. This is one small way I can show my commitment to the real heroes in our community.”

Scott Smith: His multimillion-dollar foreclosures, settled class action lawsuits, unpaid tax liens

What Scott Smith doesn’t want you to find out…

S-Files

2 multimillion-dollar foreclosures, 2 settled class action lawsuits, $78,000 in unpaid tax liens

PHOENIX (August 4) – Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith wants to make business records an issue in the Arizona governor’s race, but refuses to address questions about his business background. Today, The S Files looks into his record as a homebuilder, including two multimillion-dollar foreclosures and two settled class action lawsuits.

“Scott Smith and his campaign keep underscoring that he ‘pays his debts’ and ‘keeps his promises,’ but, with two multimillion-dollar foreclosures, two settled class action lawsuits and $78,000 in outstanding tax liens, his record shows that couldn’t be further from the truth,” said Melissa DeLaney, spokesperson for the Ducey campaign. “If his plan to “Build a Better Arizona” is anything like his background as a homebuilder, it’s bound to be equally as defective. Arizona voters deserve better.”

SOLCITO LANE INVESTORS LLC
In January 2010, a $4.2 million note was called by a bank with regards to the development of a property by Solcito Lane Investors LLC. Scott Smith is co-owner of Solcito Lane Investors and he personally guaranteed the loan. The property sold at auction in April 2010 for $3.5 million – resulting in a $700,000 loss to the lender.

GW INVESTORS I, LLC
In May 2009, a $5.54 million note was called by a bank with regards to the development of properties by GW Investors I, LLC. Scott Smith again personally guaranteed the loan. The property sold at auction for $2.5 million, resulting in a $3 million loss to the lender.

2 CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS

Scott Smith’s homebuilding company, Great Western Homes, settled two class action lawsuits with residents of Stonegate Estates, located in Mesa.Both cases were eventually settled but, curiously, no details on the settlements are available.

The plaintiffs claimed that Great Western Homes’ poor building standards led to:

  • Defective architectural building resulting in water intrusion through several sources, including:
    • Defectively constructed stucco exterior
    • Roofs with defective installation
    • Windows with defective installation
    • Defectively planned, designed and constructed grading and drainage systems, and block wall failure

Resulting in:

  • Defective architectural elements resulting in water intrusion and damage
  • Defective grading and draining systems resulting in cracking, deterioration and weakening of building components.

Arizona Family Project – 2014 Friend of the Family Award Winners

Arizona Family Project

Arizona Family Project is pleased to announce its 2014 Friend of the Family Award Winners!

Given every year since 2003, the Friend of the Family award is given to State Legislators who have demonstrated, through their voting record and personal action, a strong commitment to strengthening Arizona’s families and to promoting pro-family values and ideals.

Their hard work on behalf of Arizona families is very much appreciated and we hope they will continue their good work in 2015 and beyond.

Congratulations to the winners and we thank them for their continued service to the families of Arizona!

ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Nancy Barto
Andy Biggs
Judy Burges
Chester Crandell
David Farnsworth
Gail Griffin
Al Melvin
Rick Murphy
Don Shooter
Kelli Ward
Steve Yarbrough
KimberlyYee

ARIZONA STATE HOUSE

John Allen
Brenda Barton
Sonny Borrelli
Karen Fann
Eddie Farnsworth
Tom Forese
David Gowan
Rick Gray
John Kavanagh
Debbie Lesko
David Livingston
Phil Lovas
Javan Mesnard
Darin Mitchell
Steve Montenegro
Justin Olson
Warren Petersen
Justin Pierce
Carl Seel
Steve Smith
David Stevens
Bob Thorpe
Andy Tobin
Kelly Townsend

The Arizona Family Project is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness of pro-family issues and increasing participation by Arizonans in advocating for and advancing pro-family positions. Visit them online at AZFamilyProject.org.

Arizona Conservative Club: Our Final 2014 Endorsement…

Early ballots are going out all over Arizona today, so without further delay, we would like to introduce you to our second and final endorsement of the 2014 cycle!

Jill Norgaard (LD18 House)

Jill Norgaard

Jill Norgaard

This is an open seat race, in a relatively safe Republican district, which means the primary will likely determine the occupant of the seat. Currently, it is represented by Representatives Bob Robson and Jeff Dial, and Senator John McComish, who have aggravated the base by shifting to the left on a host of issues, most importantly the ObamaCare Expansion vote in 2013.  They also walked away from budget negotiations until their demands for more spending were met in 2014.  McComish decided not to stick around for a primary challenge and is bailing out for a JP race, while Jeff Dial is going to try to go over to the State Senate and take his place.  That leaves Robson and an open seat on the House side.

When you meet with Norgaard you are impressed by her overall presentation and ideology.  Norgaard entered the race when she expected to run against Dial and Robson, and she was not intimidated at their financial advantage or by the outside groups that promised to weigh in on their behalf.  She has an engineering background and she is logical and sequential as you might expect.  She is very conservative across an entire range of issues, but her style of presentation reflects the common sense upon which conservative solutions are based more than the emotions that often drive them.  Jill Norgaard will be an excellent spokesperson for our conservative principles.

There are two other candidates in the race:  John King, another conservative who entered the race relatively late, and David Pheanis, who describes himself as a moderate in line with Robson and Dial.  Conservatives have every reason to resist the idea of another Robson or Dial and this race is a chance to elect a conservative and move the district to the right.  In an ideal world, Norgaard and King would both prevail, but Robson’s name ID and $100,000 war chest suggests there may only be one seat likely to be gained here.  Norgaard is our best chance to capture a seat for conservatives.

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

We would invite you to visit Jill’s website at http://jillnorgaard2014.com.  If you like what you read, we encourage you to click on Jill’s DONATE button and make a contribution.

As always, larger contributions are better, but we can still make a large statement by making a large number of contributions, even if they are individually small.  Jill is helped more by 500 contributions of $20 than by 20 contributions of $500, even though the math suggests otherwise.  Towards that end, if you like what you read and see about Jill Norgaard, GIVE SOMETHING!  The amount you give matters, but Jill needs to know that the conservative movement is supporting her, so please give something.

If you have any questions for Jill, her email address is on the right hand side of each page of her website.

FINALLY…

Spread the word!  Harness the power of email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and help to spread news of this endorsement to your conservative friends.  They can join our group at www.ArizonaConservativeClub.com or on Facebook.

Christine Jones’ Record of Donations Reveals Support for Liberal Democrats

Conservatives across Arizona are catching on quickly that Christine Jones is not who she says she is and her political donations expose her as anything but an “unapologetic conservative.”

While at GoDaddy making her millions and planning a run for Arizona Governor, she served as legal counsel. That meant she saw everything that came in and out the door including political action committee donations. What is revealing is that she gave $5,700 to Democrats, including one she lobbied over GoDaddy business matters.

Then there is the $30,000 in personal wealth she gave to the GoDaddy political action committee which went to liberal Democrats and their PAC’s. What is most disturbing is that this self-proclaimed “unapologetic conservative” as legal counsel said absolutely nothing to protest a chunk of her $30K going to unapologetic liberals and their PACs. One would think that senior legal counsel would have protested. She doth not.

Republican voters need to know that they won’t get an unapologetic conservative if they vote for Christine Jones. We followed the money and we hope you will too.

Here’s the recent press release from the Ducey campaign regarding the unapoligetically-exposed Christine Jones:

An ‘Unapologetic Conservative?’

PHOENIX (July 28, 2014) – Lawyer-lobbyist Christine Jones famously calls herself an “unapologetic conservative,” but her background says otherwise.

During the 2008-2012 election cycles, Jones donated nearly $6,000 to Democrat candidates running for Congress. She also gave $30,000 to the GoDaddy PAC, which in turn donated more than $81,000 to 23 Democratic Senate and House candidates over the same time frame.

“Apparently, it’s not enough for lawyer-lobbyist Christine Jones to mislead voters on her resume and border security plan, she’s also deceiving them about her so-called ‘conservative’ credentials,” said Melissa DeLaney, spokesperson for the Ducey campaign. “Christine Jones has donated thousands of dollars to liberal Democrats and she still calls herself ‘unapologetic?’ It would be laughable if it weren’t so alarming. If she doesn’t apologize to true conservatives for her lies and deliberate attempts to mislead Arizona voters, then I guess she really is a phony.”

PHONY JONES IN HER OWN WORDS & ACTIONS

Calls herself an “unapologetic conservative”

“I’m an unapologetic conservative, and that’s the way I’ll lead”

But Jones directly donated $5,700 to three Democrats running for congress:

Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senate (North Dakota) — $2,300 net

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors from crossing state lines for abortion
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security
  • Voted NO on reducing federal overall spending by $40B
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence

Rick Boucher, U.S. House (Virginia) – $2,400

  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • Voted YES on cap & trade (American Clean Energy & Security Act)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide

Mary Kim Titla, U.S. House (Arizona) — $1,000​

And gave $30,000 to the GoDaddy PAC, which in turn donated to 23 liberal Democrats, including:

Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate (Vermont) — $6,500 (2011 and 2007-2010)

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs’ effectiveness
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border.

Jay Rockefeller, U.S. Senate (West Virginia) — $2,000

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Rated 93% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record

Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senate (New York) — $1,000

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”
  • Voted NO on limiting immigrant benefits & controlling borders more tightly

Bart Stupak, U.S. House (Michigan) — $6,500 (2010 and 2008)

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, U.S. House (Florida) — $2,000 (2012 and 2008)

  • Current Chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on Keystone Pipeline
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance

John Dingell, U.S. House (Michigan) — $2,000

  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on Keystone Pipeline
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border

Ed Markey, U.S. House (Massachusetts) — $2,000

  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood
  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border

John Conyers, U.S. House (Michigan) — $1,000

  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • Voted YES on Obamacare
  • Voted NO on Keystone Pipeline
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border

Hilda Solis, U.S. House (California) — $1,000

  • Recommended by EMILY’S List of pro-choice women
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border

Arizona Conservative Club Makes First 2014 Endorsement

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(REPRINTED FROM PRESS RELEASE TO CLUB MEMBERS – July 27th, 2014)

2012 was our first cycle, and with everyone getting used to the concept of how our group worked we chose to endorse in just one race.  We endorsed Darin Mitchell as a challenger to incumbent, and uber-liberal, Russ Jones.  Jones was the incumbent, Jones had the money, Jones had a geographic base, and Jones had the outside establishment groups.  It turns out that our guy had the message and our guy got the votes!  Since then, Darin Mitchell has not disappointed in the Legislature.  He has been the #1 or #2 ranked conservative on most scorecards, including AFP and Goldwater Institute.  We would have done well just electing an average conservative instead of Russ Jones, but we hit a home run with Darin.

So the bar is set pretty high for 2014.  We plan on getting involved in two races this cycle and want to introduce you to our first endorsed candidate.
 

Steve Smith (LD11 Senate)

SSmith CCEC

This is an open seat race, in a safe Republican district, which means the primary will likely the occupant of the seat.  Currently, it is represented by conservative Al Melvin, who ran for Governor until earlier this year.  Melvin is supporting State Representative Steve Smith in this race and he is doing so for the same reasons we are.  Steve Smith exploded onto the political scene in 2010 when he upset Rebecca Rios in a lean-Democrat district.  Rios and her father (Pete) had represented the district for more than two decades and Smith’s victory was the upset of the year.  In 2012, the Democrat majority on the redistricting commission drew Smith into the same district as Melvin.  Smith deferred to Melvin’s seniority and ran as a team with Melvin and Adam Kwasman. Smith is now running for the open Senate seat and is being opposed by self-described moderate Scott Bartle, who admits he was recruited by State Senator Steve Pierce.  This race is the #1 battleground for control of the State Senate by the conservative and moderate factions, and it may play a deciding role in whether the Senate President remains Andy Biggs or if Steve Pierce can get his hands on the gavel again.  That alone would make the race a top race, but let’s look at Smith’s record and you’ll see why he deserves the support.

Steve Smith is the #1 ranked conservative legislator in the entire Legislature.  When your goal is to protect the conservative legislature, defending the most conservative legislator in the entire body is a no-brainer. Steve Smith has a 100% pro-life, pro-school choice, pro-taxpayer, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-Constitution, pro-border security voting record.  He has been named Champion of the Taxpayer, Guardian of Small Business, and he wrote the bill to allow for the collection of private funds for the construction of a border fence.  He has a pile of great endorsements including Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Senate President Russell Pearce.  Smith is the real deal.

His opponent supports Common Core, is the District President of a “C” graded school district, and he supports the ObamaCare Expansion, its $2.8 Billion price tag, and the higher taxes it comes with.  He is soft on social issues as well and opposed Arizona’s efforts to protect religious liberties for cases like Hobby Lobby.

Ordinarily, an incumbent like Smith would be expected to largely look after himself, because he has a fundraising base, name ID, etc.  In this case though, the special interest lobbyists are filling Bartle’s coffers and Bartle is already the top legislative recipient of outside spending.  Smith will likely be outspent by at least a 3-1 margin, so our contributions will make a genuine difference in the outcome of this race.

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

We would invite you to visit Steve’s website HERE.   If you like what you read, we encourage you to click on Steve’s DONATE button and make a contribution.

Larger contributions are better, but we can still make a large statement by making a large number of contributions, even if they are individually small.  Steve is helped more by 500 contributions of $20 than by 20 contributions of $500, even though the math suggests otherwise.  Towards that end, if you like what you read and see about Steve Smith, GIVE SOMETHING! The amount you give matters, but Steve deserves to know that the conservative movement is supporting him, so please give something.

If you have any questions for Steve, use the Contact tab on his website.

FINALLY…

Spread the word!  Harness the power of email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and help to spread news of this endorsement to your conservative friends.  They can join our group at our website HERE or on Facebook.