Manchester, NH – For several days, citizens of New Hampshire have been requesting Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter do as her colleagues have done, and hold a Town Meeting to discuss the proposed Shea-Porter backed Health Care plan. Unfortunately, the Congresswoman has refused to meet with voters face to face and allow for an open discussion of the issue. In the absence of Congresswoman Shea-Porter, Manchester Mayor and 1st District Congressional Candidate Frank Guinta will host a Town Hall on Health Care, to give citizens the opportunity to ask questions, and express support and/or opposition for the proposal currently before Congress.


"In my travels across the district talking to voters, it is obvious that they are looking to be heard on the issues; that they are looking to have their views represented.


“It is unthinkable, that an elected leader who herself is famous for her attendance and outspoken opposition at her predecessors’ town halls, would simply refuse to allow the same opportunity to her constituents, “said Guinta. “We have the right to present our views and discuss this option before it is thrust upon us with no say. I am not a member of Congress, so will not be able to implement the wishes of our New Hampshire citizens this year. However, I will take all information garnered from this Town Hall and deliver it to Congresswoman Shea-Porter on our behalf.”


WHAT: Health Care Town Hall, hosted by Frank Guinta

Frank Guinta and a panel of industry experts will take questions and hear comments from NH citizens.


WHERE: Exeter Town Hall

10 Front Street

Exeter, NH


WHEN: 6:00PM

August 31, 2009



All details are subject to change. For more information, please contact Alicia Preston at email or phone number listed above.