Citizens Report: Shea-Porter the 'Great Pretender,' thank you Chris Sununu, and more...

Rep. Shea-Porter continues to hide from her constituency: Her "town hall meeting" was a farce

Last Saturday morning, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was scheduled to host what she called a "town hall meeting" in Dover at Maple Suites Senior Living Community. Sadly though,the event was anything but a public forum. Instead, it wasa scripted, tightly-controlled event where she made sure to avoid those who might disagree with her. 


In response, Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement on Saturday afternoon:

"While we were hopeful this morning that Rep. Carol Shea-Porter would finally be hosting her first town hall meeting, today's event was no public forum. In order to attend the event, individuals were told they needed to pre-register themselves and the questions they planned on asking. At the meeting itself, video cameras were not allowed inside. This is disheartening both for transparency purposes and for anyone who couldn't attend the event especially considering the dangerous driving conditions caused by today's bad weather. Furthermore, those protesting outside were forced to leave the premises because it was against the 'corporate policies' of the venue her meeting was held at.

"Granite Staters deserve a representative who cares about the opinions of all her constituents and allows for real town hall meetings where all views can be expressed. Once again, we still wait to hear form Rep. Carol Shea-Porter on when she will actually hold her first real town hall meeting. Granite Staters deserve better."


The follow-up from our experience at Rep. Shea-Porter's town hall meeting was covered by the New Hampshire Journal, which you can read by clicking HERE, and by blogger Kimberly Morin, which you can read by clicking HERE. 

The Great Pretender

While video cameras were banned from Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's town hall, we were able to document that this was certainly not a real forum, but rather a 'pretend' meeting. We used this footage to create a web video titled, The Great Pretender.

Click HERE to watch the web video. Please share it with your friends and family via email and social media.

Are they missing? Demand that Senator Shaheen, Rep. Shea-Porter, and Rep. Kuster hold town hall meetings

We at Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire are committed to standing up for Granite State values, which is why we, like you, are not willing to accept the fact that Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Rep. Annie Kuster are hiding from their constituents because of Obamacare.

You can help demand a town hall meeting by sharing THIS image on your Facebook wall or Tweeting it to your followers.

In addition, we encourage you to call their New Hampshire offices as well:

Senator Jeanne Shaheen: 603-647-7500

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter: 603-641-9536

Rep. Annie Kuster: 603-226-1002

A lone voice on the Executive Council is willing to ask the tough questions

On Friday, the Union Leader published an editorial describing a $1.2 million renewable energy grant for a solar project in Peterborough under consideration by the Executive Council. 
While we currently have four sitting Executive Councilors, only one, Chris Sununu, was willing to ask tough questions despite criticism he received from Governor Hassan. Per her comments during the meeting, she instead believes that it is the Executive Council's job to "support" those asking for state money instead of looking out for the taxpayer. As the Union Leader asserts, the Governor couldn't be more wrong.
Click HERE to read the Union Leader's full editorial.

Thank you Councilor Sununu for fighting for taxpayers. Shame on Governor Hassan and her liberal allies on the Executive Council who instead believe it is their job to "rubber-stamp these renewable energy contracts that the people are funding involuntarily."


Laugh of the week    
Here's some humor for your Friday afternoon. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!