Citizens For A Strong NH - Weekly E-Newsletter


Hiding: Rep. Kuster Announces Her First... No, Not A Town Hall ... A Photo Contest


As Congress heads towards its August recess, now is typically the time of year when Members of Congress should be announcing their Town Hall meeting schedule. However, instead of alerting the public of her 'first-ever' Town Hall meeting, on Tuesday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her 'first-ever' "What Does Your Granite State Look Like" photo contest. 


Remember, Congresswoman Kuster's office has not hosted a single Town Hall meeting during her first term in Congress.


Also, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released an e-newsletter this week. While she did reference the upcoming August recess in it, she did not mention a Town Hall meeting schedule.  While Congresswoman Shea-Porter used to frequently attend Town Hall meetings held by former Congressman Jeb Bradley (NH-01), she has made every effort to hide from her constituents during her current term in Congress. At her 'public' events, her staff has untruthfully used Military Veterans as an excuse to ban video cameras and has held forums at private facilities so those who disagree with her can be removed from the venues.


It is important to note that Senator Jeanne Shaheen hasn't held a Town Hall meeting in years either.  At this point, our state's senior senator has no public forums announced for the upcoming August recess.


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement in response:


"It is pretty pitiful that residents of New Hampshire's Second Congressional District have been given the opportunity to contribute pictures to Congresswoman Kuster's 'first-ever' photo contest before they ever had a chance to attend her 'first-ever' Town Hall meeting. As we head into the August recess, Congresswoman Kuster and Congresswoman Shea-Porter know it is their duty, as New Hampshire's representatives to Congress, to announce public forums in order to discuss the important issues with their constituents. Sadly though, both seem to be headed more towards winter hibernation than summer meetings with those whom they were elected to represent. 


"Granite Staters deserves to know what Congresswoman Kuster, Congresswoman Shea-Porter, and Senator Shaheen are hiding from them. Why are they going out of their way to avoid having a public discussion with their constituents? On behalf of New Hampshire residents who are awaiting a response, once again, we demand answers."

Opinion: Where is Senator Shaheen's Gas Price Outrage Now?
On Monday, Michael Biundo, one of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's general consultants, had an opinion piece published in the Union Leader titled, Where is Senator Shaheen's Gas Price Outrage Now?

In the op'ed, Biundo calls out Senator Shaheen for her hypocrisy on high gas prices. In 2008, she was quick to criticize former Senator John Sununu for Granite Staters having to spend around $4 per gallon for gas. Considering New Hampshire residents are currently paying around the same amount after six years of her being in Washington, it is fair to discuss how little she has done to address rising costs at the pump.

You can read the full opinion piece by clicking HERE. After reading it, be sure to give Senator Shaheen a call at 202-224-2841 and ask her about this important issue.
Grassroots: More Phone Banks!

If you're a frequent reader of our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you know that we don't just stop at words - we take action for liberty.

This Thursday, we had another successful weekly phone bank. We extend a special thank you to our incredibly hardworking volunteers for all of their help. 

To learn more about our phone banks or other other opportunities to help with our grassroots activism for smaller government, please email

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