Citizens Report: Town hall meeting, opinion pieces, and Medicaid expansion

Remember to join us tomorrow (Saturday) at Rep. Shea-Porter's Town Hall meeting 

At the beginning of this week's e-newsletter, we just wanted to remind you of tomorrow's (Saturday, Jan. 11th) visibility protest at Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's first town hall meeting in years.  We will be highlighting her continued support for failed liberal policies such as Obamacare, higher taxes, more spending, cap-and-trade, restrictions on our 2nd Amendment rights, and much more.

We hope you can join us tomorrow at 9am first for a visibility event outside the Maple Suites Senior Center (30 Holiday Drive, Dover). Then, we encourage you to attend her town hall meeting at 10am to ask her the tough questions that still need answers, such as why she hasn't apologized for repeating what Politifact has dubbed "The Lie of the Year" - the false claim that we could keep our own health insurance under the implementation of Obamacare.

Rep. Shea-Porter has said that you must RSVP to Maple Suites (603) 742-8820 if you want to attend the town hall itself, so we encourage you to call the facility prior if you plan on attending the meeting as well.

If you have any questions, please email or


As rare as a Bill Belichick smile...


This week, one of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's General Consultants, Mike Biundo, had an opinion piece placed in the Union Leader and in Fosters Daily Democrat highlighting the rarity of a Rep. Carol Shea-Porter town hall meeting:

In the Union Leader...

A smile from Bill Belichick ... a New Hampshire winter without snow ... a visit to Chez Vachon without hearing French Canadian spoken at a nearby table. ... We Granite Staters all know each of these situations is certainly possible, but very unlikely. Something we might even call "a rarity."   


Here in New Hampshire, we are all about to be treated to another rarity. This time, it comes in the form of a town hall meeting with 1st District U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. However, unlike any of the aforementioned occurrences, a Shea-Porter town hall meeting, or her attendance at them, wasn't always as uncommon as a Big Foot sighting on Elm Street in Manchester.

Click HERE to read the rest of the piece in the Union Leader.

In Fosters Daily Democrat...

Halley's Comet returns to the Earth's vicinity about every 75 years. The phrase once in a Blue Moon is used commonly to describe a second full moon in a single solar calendar month, which happens about every two to three years. We all get an extra day to enjoy in February during Leap Year, this of course happens once every four years. These things are the epitome of the definition of a rarity.

Here in New Hampshire, we are all about to be treated to another rarity. This time, it comes in the form of a town-hall meeting with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. However, unlike the aforementioned occurrences, a Shea-Porter town hall, or her attendance at them, wasn't always such a rare occurrence.


Click HERE to read the rest of the piece in Fosters Daily Democrat. 



Potomac fever hits the Merrimack River as House liberals pass New Hampshire's extension of Obamacare 


On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House, under the 'leadership' of Speaker Norelli, passed Medicaid expansion with a vote of 186-155. On behalf of you, the taxpayer, we have pledged to fight this incredible expansion of state spending at every turn. As always, we will keep you updated as to any development on this legislation, or related efforts to expand Medicaid.

In reaction to the vote, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire spokesman, Derek Dufresne, released the following statement:  

"Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, tax-and-spend liberals in the New Hampshire house voted today to expand the largest entitlement program in the state. In addition, their actions would forever link the Granite State to the disastrous failures we are already seeing in Obamacare.


"Medicaid expansion is a financial boondoggle for the state and has the potential of exposing taxpayers to millions of dollars in new spending and higher taxes. Governor Hassan and her followers in Concord have been peddling this expansion as free money that will be fully funded by the federal government. We are told by her to 'trust' that the federal government will deliver on its promises despite the fact that time after time, they never come through. Granite Staters can be assured that Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire will continue to fight Medicaid expansion as this bill is nothing more than a state-based expansion of Obamacare that will drive New Hampshire into financial ruin."


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