Kicking off our "Honoring Our Veterans" tour, the Brown campaign unveiled our veterans policy and rolled out a new television ad. Scott made several stops to discuss his plans to make sure that our veterans get the care that they deserve and can find good-paying jobs when they come home.
As the summer rolls on, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved on the campaign and you can scroll down and see our bulletin board for a full list of activities. From phone-banking and door-knocking to parade marching and sign-making, come out and help Scott. This campaign will be won in a true grassroots manner: handshake by handshake, voter by voter, phone call by phone call, door by door, and Scott needs your help to make this happen.
Also, we're kicking off a new section of the Around Town email today where we spotlight our volunteer of the week. Scroll down to check out this week's winner.
See below for more on the news of the week and be sure to follow the campaign on Social Media to get updates in real time.
"Respect" On the same day that Scott began his statewide "Honoring Our Veterans" tour across New Hampshire, the campaign released a new ad. "Respect" highlights Scott's commitment to our veterans and his determination to make sure they are taken care of after serving our country.
Scott himself recently retired as a Colonel from the Army National Guard after 35 years of service, and was honored at a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Scott also released a policy paper about his plans to help veterans in New Hampshire and across America, including increasing VA accountability and permanently reauthorizating the Hire A Hero Act, that gives tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.
"They Served Our Country, They Should Be Taken Care Of First" There was an awesome moment at Scott's town hall meeting at the Merrimack VFW. A young man, Sam, received a round of applause for saying that those who served our country, "should be taken care of first!" I encourage you to watch the video.
Honoring Our Veterans Tour
Scott was all over the state this week on his "Honoring Our Veterans" tour. He toured Harbor Homes in Nashua to learn more about the Veterans FIRST program, Liberty House in Manchester, to get more information about transitional programs that support our veterans, hosted a roundtable at the New Hampshire Veterans home and held a town hall meeting at the Merrimack VFW.
Volunteer of the Week: Scott Logsdon
Our Volunteer of the Week is Windham resident Scott Logsdon. An Army Veteran, Scott has been involved with the campaign since the start and has been a huge help in the office and around the state. Here's why Brown is his candidate:
Scott Makes The Rounds With NH Editorial Boards
Over the past 10 days, Scott met with many of our newspapers, sharing his views on the key issues and highlighting what his priorities will be in the U.S. Senate. Check out excerpts of the articles written.
New Hampshire Union Leader:"Brown has focused on Shaheen, calling her a rubber stamp for President Obama by voting with him 99 percent of the time."
Nashua Telegraph: "'I am not a rubber stamp; I am not like Shaheen,' Brown said."
Portsmouth Herald: "He also pointed to the fact that he was the Senate's most bipartisan senator"
Conway Daily Sun: "By contrast, he says he is a problem-solver who can work with others to correct what he says is the misguided direction of this country while serving New Hampshire."
Brown Campaign Announces Over 100 North Country & Lakes Region Supporters
Our grassroots support continues to grow across New Hampshire. This week, we rolled out a list of over 100 individuals in the North Country and parts of the Lakes Region, including elected officials and activists who are backing the Brown campaign. Take a look at the list.
Campaign Bulletin Board Tomorrow, Scott will be marching in a parade in Swanzey and then Sunday, he will march in Hillsborough. We'd love for you to come join us and march with him. If you're interested, come by to the parade starting points - we'll have plenty of t-shirts, signs and other fun gear. Here are the details:
Swanzey Old Home Day Parade Saturday, July 19th Line Up Time: 9:00 AM Parade Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Location: Talbot Hill Road, Swanzey
Hillsborough Balloon Festival Parade Sunday, July 20th Line Up Time: 11:30 AM Parade Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Location: Hillsboro-Deering School Complex 78 School Street, Hillsborough
Every Monday through Thursday night we have phone banking at Campaign Headquarters from 5:30-8:00.
We are at 379 Elm Street in Manchester and would love to see you here.
We are also continuing are theme nights at Campaign HQ this week and these are a great time to come to our office and get involved.
Veterans Night July 21st 5:30 - 8:00 PM Swing by to have a slice of pizza, hit the phones, make signs, hear a campaign update and help out at the office
Women for Brown July 22nd 11:00 - 1:00 PM Stop by during your lunch break to catch up with the campaign staff and lend a hand at HQ
Pizza and Calls for Scott July 22nd 5:30 - 8:30 PM Join us to enjoy Scott's favorite food--pizza! Then get ready to roll up your sleeves and help our team around the office.