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The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Visit

Thank you again for your continued support, and we hope to hear from or see you soon!

Evelyn Johnson
Executive Director


Friends, Supporters, Staff and Volunteers

We are delighted to note that, in addition to all of our other great news, an important anniversary in the life of Foothills Animal Rescue is coming up! Victoria Cowper, CAWA, our esteemed Executive Director, joined us in April 2014.  We could not be more pleased with the knowledge, efficiency and professionalism Victoria has helped bring to Foothills Animal Rescue. 
We and the cats and dogs hope that you will join us in congratulating her for helping us continue to achieve our mission of saving lives.  This is an exciting time for our organization, and we appreciate your continuing dedication and support.

And Don't Forget- Adopt, Get Involved, Donate and Attend Our Events! We could not do what we do without you!


Jean Griffin-Keene, Chairman
Holly Pagliaro-Bergman, Immediate Past Chair
Kathy Szur, Vice Chairman
Michael Watkins, Treasurer
Dr. Nick Text, Secretary
Jerome L. Klinger, D.V.M., Director
Tina Woods, Director
Jordan McGrath, Director


Does this raise your alert level?

After more than six years of the flawed "presidency" and foreign and domestic policies of Barack Hussein Obama we find the world in flames and our nation crumbling before our very eyes. Barack Obama along with his Gestapo at the Dept. of Justice and a complicit mainstream media continually stir the flames of race and class warfare, attack religion (other than Islam) while continually and relentlessly attacking our freedoms and rights under the U.S. Constitution.

This administration has America more concerned about gay rights and where they can buy their wedding cakes and providing "rights" and benefits to illegals than about the very real threats of Islamic terrorism, a nuclear Iran and the frightful state of readiness of our military.

Is this really the America that you want?

Isn't it time we all do whatever we can do to fight this criminally insane administration however and whenever we are able?

We need to wake up, stand up, refuse to be silenced, refuse to be intimidated as we Americans stand together.

Tom Carbone
Cave Creek


Tolerance is not a one-way street

Tolerance is not a one-way street.

If gays in Indiana are entitled to their strongly-held convictions, why aren't Christians? Here's a note to liberals who have trouble reading: religious freedom is explicitly protected in the Constitution. Homosexual rights are not.

What some of these gays really want is a law that says what they do is not immoral, not disgusting, and they are not going to hell. Suppressing moral criticism of homosexuality and forcing its social acceptance—that's what this hoopla is about. In reality, a Christian forced to compromise his religious beliefs has no choice in the matter, but a gay couple looking for a service can GO ELSEWHERE.

I spoke with Sean Hannity last Tuesday about Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If we're going to extend social tolerance to homosexuality and transsexuality, how about a little tolerance for Christians who are just trying to live by their code of beliefs? Watch the full interview:

We also learned this week that Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all of the emails on her private server, possibly AFTER she received the demand for her records. Something very incriminating must have been in those emails! Having served on the Watergate investigation, Hillary should know what happens when deceitful people try to conceal evidence.

Here's my suggestion to Hillary: private emails are for people who want to remain in private life. Maybe you should think about it!

The Obama team is now trying a weird tactic with GOP Senators to get Loretta Lynch confirmed: "what could be worse than Holder?" Click here to contact your senator today and tell them that a vote for Lynch is totally unacceptable.

Contact Your Senator.


Dinesh D'Souza


Silent No More Awareness Campaign

With talk in the news that Hillary Clinton may run for President of the U.S., it's time to squash a misconception that she is "pro-woman."  You see, the slogan, "pro-woman" is deceptive.  It would suggest that Hillary Clinton is in favor of those things that would help women, but let's look into a huge part of what being "pro-woman" is sadly about.  Being "pro-woman" translates into being "pro-abortion."  So with this conniving language used by the left, one may believe that abortion must be good for women.  But why don't we go directly to the source and find out if this is true or not.  Let's hear from members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), who've actually been through abortion. "I want women who are suffering to know that they can be healed.  I want them to know the train wreck of thoughts, disjointed feelings, and the years of depression are normal after abortion.  I want them to know they are not the crazy ones," said Ann Marie, member of SNMAC. Shelly said, "Abortion did not end my pain.  It began it."  "As I lay there and listened to the vacuum cleaner suction out my baby, not only did the baby die, but a part of me died that day also, said SNMAC-member, Jennifer.  To read more testimonies like these, please go to

Is there any wonder, after hearing these testimonies, that there are so many depressed women who are on anti-depressants?  Members of SNMAC publicly speak out on the trauma abortion has caused them, but what about those "pro-woman" candidates?  How can they possibly support abortion as a "right" when abortion has spiritually and emotionally devastated so many women worldwide?  How do they get away with it?  The liberal mainstream media, that's how! Go to to learn how you can be healed if you, or someone you know, is suffering from a past abortion!

Quotes taken from Silent No More Awareness Campaign brochure


Michael Rachiele
Prairie Village, Kansas


American Lands Council

From their website at American Lands Council:

The federal government made a promise to transfer title to the public lands. It honored the promise with all states east of Colorado even though many of those states were as much as 90 percent controlled by the federal government for decades. They were successful in compelling congress to transfer their lands. At statehood, the federal government promised all newly created States that it would transfer title to our public lands. The promise of the federal government to “extinguish title” (transfer title) to the public lands is the same to all newly created states – both east and West of Colorado -. The U.S. Supreme Court refers to these statehood contracts (Enabling Acts) as “trusts,” “solemn compacts,” and “bi-lateral agreements” to be performed “in a timely fashion.

For nearly 200 years, Congress recognized its duty to disposed of the public lands. It wasn’t until 1976 that Congress passed the Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA) unilaterally declaring that it was their new “policy to retain these lands in federal ownership.” However, in 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously declared that Congress doesn’t have the authority to unilaterally change “the uniquely sovereign character” of a state’s admission into the Union, particularly “where virtually all of a state’s public lands are a stake.” Hawaii v. OHA.

John McConnell
Cave Creek


Tell Mike Pence: Don't gut religious liberty!

Governor Mike Pence needs to hear from you right now. On the eve of Good Friday, Big Business is pressuring Indiana to take the silver over religious freedom.

The "fix" being forced through by legislative leaders actually guts Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and empowers the government to impose punishing fines on people for following their beliefs about marriage.

Tell Governor Pence not to sacrifice religious freedom. Call his office at (317) 232-4567 or send him an email. Tell him to veto SB 50.

Religious freedom should not be held hostage by Big Business. Big Business is now putting Indiana's religious freedom in a worse place than before RFRA was signed into law. Gutting RFRA in this manner would put people of faith in the crosshairs of government discrimination as never before. Far from being a "clarification," this would gut religious freedom in Indiana. Religious freedom doesn't need a "fix."

This proposal would force religious businesses and even nonprofits deemed "not religious enough" to participate in wedding ceremonies contrary to their owners' beliefs. If the government punishes people for living their faith, there are no limits to what government can control.

Please call Governor Pence now and ask him to stop this from spreading further. Urge him to protect people like florist Barronelle Stutzman, bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, and wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin by vetoing this "fix."

Now is the time for leaders to refuse Big Business' enticements to sacrifice the fundamental right of people to live their lives according to their beliefs. They should stand on the side of freedom and with all Americans – not with Big Business and the intolerant left who want to use the government to punish people for freely living according to their beliefs.

Standing (Ephesians 6:13),

Tony Perkins


Obama tells the truth

President Obama gave an amazing interview to the Huffington Post on March 20th. (Disclaimer: I knew Arianna Huffington when she was a conservative, and I did not like her then either.) Largely ignored by the legacy media, the interview is amazing in the insights it gives into the President's mindset, including what he views as his major accomplishments and how he views the next two years.

Obama brags that in the first two years of his Administration, "We advanced more progressive legislation than anybody in 50 years." He strengthens that assertion by saying, "It was larger by a significant margin than the New Deal in real dollars…"

During the Obama Administration, the federal government has spent a larger percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) than at any time since the height of World War II. In order to understand the magnitude of that statistic, it is important to realize that 16.1 million people served in the military during the Second World War. So the President is proud of that fact that he is spending as large a part of the GDP as at any time since we had 16.1 million people in the military.

On the domestic front, the President stated that "the Affordable Care Act… is working better than even I thought it was going to work." This is really an astounding statement considering the fact that the health care law is widely viewed as a disaster. Next he will be saying Bowe Bergdahl is an even bigger military hero than he originally thought.

Aside from the lies he used to promote Obamacare, he expected it to be a bigger disaster than it turned out to be? That is the only conclusion one can draw from that statement.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Obamacare will destroy two million jobs by 2017. Did Obama expect four million jobs to be destroyed?

According to the same source, 31 million nonelderly residents of the United States are likely to be without health insurance in 2024, roughly one out of every nine such residents. Did Obama expect 62 million would be without medical insurance due to his plan?

Again, according to the CBO, between 6 million and 7 million fewer people will have employment-based insurance coverage each year from 2016 through 2024 than would be the case in the absence of the ACA. Again, ACA is working better than even Obama expected.

And, of course, costs are skyrocketing, but apparently not as much as Obama had expected.

Looking toward the future, Obama states he will work with Republicans; but if they are not willing to do as he wishes, "we will do it administratively…" In the next paragraph, he says he will impose his will "by hook or by crook…"

The definition of "by hook or by crook" is, "by any means necessary, by fair means or foul."
This is the best takeaway of the interview, in that it is an apt description of the Obama Administration in its entirety, stated by the man himself.

Don Todd
Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government


Stop state Obamacare funding

NOW is the time to take action to STOP unfunded ObamaCare mandates in Arizona! We need your help!

HB 2643, sponsored by Rep. Justin Olson (Mesa) would prohibit Arizona's government from using our taxpayer dollars or government employees to enforce, administer or cooperate with Obamacare!  A floor vote will happen this week!

Bills that protect taxpayers and health care freedom are difficult to get through the Senate, so contact your senator today to make sure he or she is on board!

Thanks to YOU as an activist, for standing up against ObamaCare and defending free-market policies in Arizona!

For Liberty & Prosperity,

Krystal Slivinski
Arizona Policy Director
Americans for Prosperity