Wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars another Neely hallmark
Remember the infamous WISH List? The acronym stands for Women In Senate and House. Its mission — as stated in this fundraising letter to “WISH friends” — is to “provide strategic advice, training, and financial support to hundreds of outstanding pro-choice Republican women candidates.”
Then- city council candidate Peggy Neely won their support.
Once it was exposed to the GOP grassroots that the party leadership was endorsing an organization directly opposed to the pro-life plank in the Republican Platform, the Arizona chapter of WISH mysteriously disappeared in 2008. Republican activists exerted pressure, causing the hierarchy to withdraw its support.
As we wrote when noting its disappearance, the group preferred the more sanitized designation of “pro-choice” to “pro-abortion.” After all, who can be opposed to “choice?”
Former District 2 Phoenix City Councilwoman Peggy Neely, 52, is now running for mayor, benignly describing herself as a “soccer mom.” Don’t be fooled. She is a career politician irrevocably tied to extreme liberal elements while cloaking herself as a Republican. Neely has the words, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, emblazoned across the top of her campaign signs. But Phoenix residents recall all too well when the jobs she was seeking to ensure were those of illegal laborers who had entered our country in violation of the law. Her steadfast support of the Macehualli Day Labor Center and its radical activist founder, Salvador Reza, along with her numerous other deceptions, should not be rewarded with your vote. Neely supported the $97.4 million subsidy for the CityNorth development, resulting in a lawsuit by the Goldwater Institute.
The backlash to her support of gifting $120,000 in taxpayer dollars to Reza’s center was so great that opponents of Neely’s actions initiated a recall election against her. That support also led voters in 2004 to overwhelmingly pass Proposition 200. The law bans illegal aliens from receiving some public benefits and requires voters to show proof of citizenship.