April 14th, 2021
The Attorney Generals office replied to our request for investigation into non-compliance for failure to turn over the public records request. The office representative said the "Arizona's public records law does not give the Attorney General enforcement/investigative authority over an alleged denial of access to public records. Instead, it is the superior court that has jurisdiction to hear these claims".
We will be looking into this further. This was not "alleged", it was fact, they refused to turn over public records. we requested. If the Attorney General is not holding these officials accountable, who is?
March 22, 2021
We have emailed the Arizona Attorney Generals office and requested AG Mark Brnovich file a formal "non-compliance" charge on Governor Ducey, Cara Christ, AZDHS, Phoenix Mayor and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. We use the "freedom of information" AZ Public Records Requests, which is within our rights as residents of Arizona, to view public records of these individuals. We asked for information about Covid data, PCR tests and more. We recieved nothing we requested, so we are asking the AG to make the individuals adhere to the request and their public responsibilities, or press formal charges.
March 20, 2021
We have come to the point of raising enough funding for the retainer requested by the firm of Wilenchik and Bartness to launch the lawsuit with the assistance of new donors. We reached out to Wilenchik and Bartness to tell them we are ready to launch the lawsuit against the state of emergency, and they have informed us they are now representing Governor Ducey in an "unrelated" suit, so they cannot represent us as that would be a conflict.
We are now reaching out to other firms to select the best fit firm to take the case and end the Arizona state of emergency. We will set aside the current funds raised as we work to find another firm to take the case.
We thank several radio shows and podcasts that have invited us on the air to get the word out to Arizona and beyond what we are working to accomplish! Here's what is upcoming:
Hear Arizona Stands Up! live on Central City Radio at 6:30pm March 9th with podcast host Jim Bunner on https://www.centralcityradio.com/
Find out more at: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=118060289600581&ref=content_filter
Radio show with national conservative radio host Chauncey Brown in Washington DC on March 11, 2021.
The Chauncey Show-Episode 63 Meet Julie Wentz Founder of Arizona Stands Up. Julie Wentz founded the 501(c) 4 non-profit organization consisting of patriots and leaders standing against the current unlawful government-imposed state of emergency/executive orders, closure of businesses and mask mandates due to Covid-19 restrictions. Join national political commentator and host of The Chauncey Show Chauncey I. Brown III for in depth discussion with Julie how her organization is combating unlawful mandates in Arizona. Click on link to tune-in live:
JANUARY 9, 2021
Arizona Stands Up! supporters:
There are times when individuals work for the good of the people, then there are others who try to bring them down. As we gain momentum and visibility in the public eye, we are aware that this may happen, and it has.
We have been notified by emails and phone calls that there are individual(s) who are deliberately bad-mouthing our efforts and distributing statements that are libelous/defamatory. We know who these individual(s) are and are discussing legal actions with an attorney. They are stating that “we said” we are part of their “lawsuit” and that we lied about gathering documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Never have we said, nor wanted to be, a part of this other individual(s) “lawsuit”, and we have in fact, been submitting requests for information. Why this would arise, we do not know, other than people can sometimes be just ugly.
We have stated our goal from the beginning, which was to raise funding towards a lawsuit against the state of emergency, which includes the shutdown/mask mandates, on behalf of Arizona residents. We have diligently been researching and reaching out with collaboration to be ready to launch when we have the funding. Part of our research is using our rights under the Freedom of Information Act, to gather information from public state entities, which by law is available to the public. In Arizona they call it a Public Records request. We have submitted multiple public records requests and received none of the specific information we requested. We have this right as Americans to request this information under FOIA. (A sample is available upon request by sending an email request through the Contact Us page. *Please note that we have redacted personal information to protect the identity of the person who submits the requests*)
It is very important to the founding team, that truth is paramount, and we have kept that at the forefront. Anyone who has called to speak with us about anything that has gone on since the inception of our cause, we have spoken truthfully with. We have shared updates on our website and kept our supporters and volunteers updated with information via emails and social media, and the monies raised to date are visible on the funding platform, Fundly.com.
If you happen to come across any derogatory information that the individual(s) are spreading about our efforts, whether in writing or verbal, please let us know. It is unacceptable that anyone would deliberately hurt the efforts of those working to impact the state population in a positive way.
Founders of Arizona Stands Up!
Arizona Stands Up! Articles of Incorporation- Nonprofit submitted documents have been approved and accepted as filed.
Arizona Stands Up! is an official 501(c)4 entity.
With the removal of our legal team, based on their decision to represent Ducey on a "separate lawsuit", we are currently in conversations with several firms to find a strong team to continue legal action, advocating for Arizonans.
Our litigation fund is growing with over $9,000. Big donors are still needed. Arizona Stands Up! volunteers to ask businesses for their support as we are fighting to keep them open.
We will be initiating litigation with the law firm of Wilenchik and Bartness. They will be representing the suit once we have raised the funds for the retainer and signed on the plaintiffs. The faster we can raise the funding for this lawsuit, the quicker we can engage the process.
Launch meeting of volunteers to organize the "assemblies" across the state. 'P.A."s" and "GAMRO" will be launching week of December 14th across Phoenix and the East Valley, as well as Prescott. Brochure and handouts launched. Volunteers meet at strategic places to handout brochures.
NOVEMBER 2020:Partnership commences with "Citizens For Free Speech" and the "AntiMaskers Club" to combine volunteer bases to launch the "Peaceful Assemblies" and "The Great American Mask Off" events.
OCTOBER 2020:We the People of Arizona have the right to stand up on our God given freedoms and constitutional rights. We will be creating peaceful assemblies to bring awareness to the truth about the mask mandates and shutdown.
“We have had multiple questions regarding our movement and another similar group working under the name Arizona Stands United who are essentially duplicating what we are working to accomplish. We are in no way, shape or form associated with the group Arizona Stands United. We began our efforts to launch litigation against the state of emergency before the Arizona Stands United group and at one point, considered joining efforts, but due to issues and discord with the group, we quickly severed ties and have stayed true to our course."
Any questions, please reach out to us through our "Contact Us" page on our websi