Citizens Report: Weekly Newsletter

A visibility rally at Sen. Shaheen's Nashua Office calling on her to apologize

As reported by the Union Leader, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire held a visibility rally outside of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office on Main Street in Nashua on Wednesday. The protest was to highlight her missed mandatory meeting on filibuster changes in order to attend a New York fundraiser.

In addition to the
Union Leader, the Nashua Telegraph covered our protest as well.  
An op-ed for Fosters Daily Democrat: "Shame on Senator Jeanne Shaheen"

Also this week, Fosters Daily Democrat ran an op-ed by Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire titled "Shame on Senator Jeanne Shaheen." Like our visibility rally, the op-ed focused on our senior senator's missed mandatory vote last week in order to attend a New York fundraiser benefiting her political career.   

You can read the full op-ed by clicking here.

Editorial pages unleash on Senator Shaheen

"So now we know where U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was last Monday during a mandatory Senate meeting on changing the chamber's rules regarding the filibuster. Her office admitted on Friday that she skipped the meeting to attend her own campaign's fundraiser in New York City. Priorities, priorities." - Union Leader 7/21
"We have been hesitant to provide much if any editorial comment on Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's decision to skip a mandatory Senate meeting in order to attend a recent New York City fundraiser. But there appears to be a disturbing pattern emerging which is reminiscent of her last term in office as New Hampshire's governor - one in which she lost interest in the job." - Fosters Daily Democrat 7/24

"While her colleagues were discussing how to navigate the legislative gridlock caused by abuse of the filibuster process, Shaheen instead chose to attend an event in New York City to raise money for her expected re-election bid. In one sense, we're glad she decided to keep her fundraiser obligation. Perhaps now, at least, we can end the charade by which politicians try to pretend that they can't be bought and sold." - Nashua Telegraph 7/24


Make your voices heard against Medicaid expansion

Discussions between members of the Medicaid expansion panel in Concord are just starting to heat up as the October 1st deadline rapidly approaches. The next four weeks will be very busy for the panel and the public. On August 6th and 13th at 1:00 pm, both national and state level experts on Medicaid expansion will be giving their insights on how this costly law could affect New Hampshire.

In addition, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire encourages you to make every effort to attend an August 27th meeting at 1:00 pm in Concord. This meeting is the only chance the public will be able to make their voices heard and fight back against Medicaid expansion.