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Apr122014

Citizens Report: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

Fighting against a hike in New Hampshire's Gas Tax

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire testified before the New Hampshire House's joint Public Works and Transportation's public hearing earlier this week in opposition to Senate Bill 367, a proposal to increase the Gas Tax by 23% to 22 cents per gallon.

 

You can click HERE to watch video of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's Executive Director Matthew Murphy's testimony on Tuesday.

 

You can also read about our efforts to stop the Gas Tax in the Associated Press, the Union Leader, and the Nashua Telegraph.

If you are a frequent reader of our e-newsletter, you know we have been working to defeat this proposal for months.  We recognize the negative impact it will have on Granite State families and small businesses. It has not been easy considering a majority of liberals like Governor Maggie Hassan and many in the New Hampshire Senate and House are strong supporters of a hike in the Gas Tax. However, we will not give up. 

 
 
New Radio Ad: "Shaheen Said..."

As reported by WMUR, our organization went up on the air on Tuesday with a radio advertisement focusing on Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The ad uses audio from a recent Senator Shaheen tele-town hall. In that conference call, she continued her support for the new law and said that "we are beginning to see some positive results" from it.

 

Considering she cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and votes with the President 99% of the time, we aren't too surprised Senator Jeanne Shaheen still stands by the law even as it crumbles. However, her misguided and delusional belief that Granite Staters are seeing 'positive results' from a failing Obamacare would be laughable if it didn't have such serious consequences. 

 

Click HERE to listen to our new radio advertisement.

 

From 22,000 Granite Staters being kicked-off their original healthcare plans to countless more who are facing a lack of hospital access, New Hampshire is hurting because of Senator Shaheen's vote for Obamacare. Our state's senior senator would do herself well to have an honest conversation with her constituents about how badly the failing law is hurting them and their families. Our advertisement continues to pressure Senator Shaheen to finally have that dialogue.

 
 

Sen. Rand Paul to join Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire for a fundraiser in Manchester
As reported by WMUR Political Scoop's James Pindell, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will join Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire for an intimate, private fundraiser with key activists involved with our organization on Saturday in Manchester, NH. 

In addition, CNN reported a couple of weeks ago that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will also join Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire on April 27th for a sold-out fundraiser in Rye, NH.

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is honored to have Senator Rand Paul and Senator Ted Cruz join us for two important events where we can discuss each of their efforts to advocate for limited government, lower taxes, and less spending on Capitol Hill. 

For over a year, our organization has been fighting Obamacare and advocating for fiscally conservative policies that limit government, lower spending, and cut taxes to grow our economy. We look forward to hearing how Senator Paul's and Senator Cruz's fight for liberty has impacted those of us in the Granite State and what we can do to replicate those efforts in Concord and in Washington, D.C.
 
 
The Sen. Shaheen of 2008 vs. the Sen. Shaheen of 2014

This week, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released a web video focusing on then Senator-elect Jeanne Shaheen's comments in November of 2008 where she said that Granite Staters want a U.S. Senator who will be a "strongindependent voice." She went on to say, "I am going to be that senator" and continued by promising that she would "never hesitate to disagree with... the president to do what's right for New Hampshire."
 
The web video explains how Senator Shaheen has voted 99% of the time with President Barack Obama on issues ranging from the failed stimulus to Obamacare. It also encourages Granite Staters to contact our state's senior senator and ask her to stand with New Hampshire on the issues that matter, not President Obama.
 
 
Almost six years ago, Senator Jeanne Shaheen promised New Hampshire she would be a 'strong independent voice.' Ironically though, whether it was on Obamacare, a failed stimulus, higher taxes, or more spending, Senator Jeanne Shaheen sided with President Obama and leadership in Washington instead of her constituents.

Senator Shaheen was right. Granite Staters do want a U.S. Senator who promises to reflect their voice. Sadly though, when she went to Washington, she replaced that pledge to New Hampshire with one to President Obama. We encourage Granite Staters to call Senator Jeanne Shaheen and remind her that she is supposed to represent their family's values, not those of the residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The release of our web video was covered by GraniteGrok.com and NHJournal.com
 
 
 
Your contributions keep us going!
It's because of the support we get from Granite Staters like you that we are able to focus on the issues you care about every day. With your contributions, we are able to work hard at holding our elected officials accountable.  However, without your donations, we wouldn't be able to keep our office staffed, our web videos produced, or radio and TV commercials on the air.
 
Whether it is $25, $50, $100, $500 or more, if you are able to contribute financialy to our efforts, we would greatly appreciate it.

 
 
Laugh of the week    
 
Some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!  
 

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