June 5, 2012
This Saturday was a tipping point in our campaign. Jackie proudly told the audience that she won’t take an antiquated pledge that is hurting our state because she truly believes that we must engage in a conversation about how we fund our priorities to rebuild our economy and our infrastructure. The crowd on hand and the press since then has certainly taken notice!
The Union Leader had this to say about Jackie’s speech:
Shortly after one of Cilley's primary opponents, former state Sen. Maggie Hassan, reiterated her pledge to veto any broad-based income or sales tax, to mild applause from the 600 or so in the auditorium at Manchester Memorial High School, Cilley received a huge roar after reiterating her pledge not to take "the Pledge."
“We do not use outhouses anymore. We do not use horses and buggies anymore. We do not light kerosene lamps anymore, and it is time for pledge politics to come to an end,” Cilley said. “We need an honest conversation about how we're going to fund our priorities, and we can't do it on wishful thinking.”
You can see the full article from the Union Leader HERE.
Since that article came out, we have seen others like this one in the Examiner.
The bottom line is this – We have the message and the candidate to win in September and November, but we can’t do it alone.
P.S. If you missed the convention, I hope you will take a minute to watch the speech and then share it with your friends.