Video: On Gas Prices: One Shaheen Commercial; Two Broken Promises
Six years ago this week, on July 23, 2008, Jeanne Shaheen released a "plan" tolower gas prices. This "plan" was referenced in an August 4, 2008 Union Leader editorial. She also promised to not take any financial contributions from "Big Oil." This was all in tandem with incessant finger pointing at former U.S. Senator John Sununu, where she blamed the former senator for what Granite Staters were paying at the pump, which was around $4.00 a gallon.
Considering the anniversary of Jeanne Shaheen's "plan," we focused this week on her failure to keep both of the aforementioned promises. With gas prices approaching $4.00 a gallon in some parts of our state and Senator Shaheen's decision toattend a fundraiserat the home of David Leiter (an Exxon Mobile lobbyist), she has two broken pledges to address with New Hampshire residents.
Granite Staters expect more from their senior senator. While they are suffering at the gas pump, Senator Shaheen is advocating for an increase in the federal Gas Tax and opposing legislation such as the popular Keystone Pipeline. That certainly isn't a solution New Hampshire supports. Jeanne Shaheen was quite vocal about this issue in 2008, but has done nothing to address it six years later. That's a shame and her constituents deserve better.
Opinion: Rep. Annie Kuster is Killing New Hampshire's Town Hall Tradition
On Monday, our spokesman, Derek Dufresne, had an opinion piece published in the NHJournal.com titled, Rep. Kuster is Killing NH's Town Hall Tradition.
The premise of the op'ed was around the fact that Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hasn't held a single Town Hall meeting during her first term in Congress. If she can get away without having to hold one public forum, what is going to stop other elected officials from not hosting them, too?
You can read the full opinion piece by clicking HERE. After reading it, be sure to give Congresswoman Kuster a call at 603-226-1002 and tell her to stop hiding, and finally hold her first Town Hall meeting.
Grassroots: Sticky Notes and Phone Banks!
Here at Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, we are always working hard to advance the belief that a smaller, more effective government, results in a stronger New Hampshire. The best way to accomplish that goal? Through grassroots activism.
That's why we had another successful phone bank in our Manchester office on Thursday evening where we contacted Granite Staters and discussed some of the most important issues facing our state. We also got in our new order of sticky notes to help remind New Hampshire residents who they can blame for higher gas prices, which you can read about on our Facebook page.
To learn more about our phone banks, sticky notes, or other other opportunities to help with our grassroots activism, please email Matt@StrongNH.com.