Citizens For A Strong NH - Weekly E-Newsletter


Web Video: "Jack in the Box"


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire launched a new web advertisement this week titled, "Jack in the Box." The commercial focuses on Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and her husband's business interests, profiting from her vote for the wasteful $787 billion stimulus program. 

The video also sheds light on her refusal to discuss it. Senator Shaheen's husband, Bill Shaheen, is a former US attorney and a partner in one of the most politically connected law firms in New Hampshire.  Shaheen has been heavily criticized in recent months with regards to her husband's firm's "stimulus opportunities team."

Click HERE to watch the video and be sure to share it with your fellow Granite Staters. You can also read NHJournal's coverage of the story by clicking HERE.

In addition to the new web video, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire also launched a microsite this week. is an offshoot of our main website, It highlights web videos, articles, and press releases that show Senator Shaheen's refusal to meet with her constituents or discuss the important issues facing Granite Staters.  Click HERE to visit the website and be sure to share it on social media and email it to your friends.
No Town Halls: Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster still refuse to host meetings
It's August recess, which is the month when Members of Congress are home from Washington and typically hold Town Hall meetings to discuss their work with their constituents. Sadly though, Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen, Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congresswoman Kuster (NH-02) refuse to hold any.

After months of us criticizing our elected officials for hiding from us, WMUR reported on the lack of Town Hall meetings this week and other news outlets are noticing as well.  Be assured that we will continue to call on these four to host a public forum with Granite Staters like you, but there is a way you can help encourage them to do so, too.

Last week, we told you that Congresswoman Annie Kuster announced a "What Does Your Granite State Look Like" photo contest. We found the concept quite absurd, but considering her lack of public forums with her constituents, it makes sense why she doesn't know what New Hampshire looks like. Thus, in response, we are letting Congresswoman Kuster know that Granite Staters want to know what she looks like. If you are a resident of New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, we are asking you to send us photos of your town's Town Hall building.  Later this month, we will compile all of the photos and deliver them to Congresswoman Kuster's office with the hope of encouraging her to come out of hiding, talk to her fellow Granite Staters, and finally host her first Town Hall meeting.

Submit your photos of your Town Hall in NH-02 by emailing them to

Volunteers: The backbone of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire

Citizens for A Strong New Hampshire's volunteers are the best. On Wednesday evening, we had another great phone bank at our Manchester headquarters.  As always, we thank them for their dedication!

If you want to play an important roll in fighting for a stronger New Hampshire with lower taxes, less spending, and smaller government, please email today and find out how you can volunteer. Even if you can't make it into our office, you can always help with writing letters to the editor of your local newspapers or participating in other grassroots opportunities in your community.

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