Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Ciccio joins the team, No-Show Shaheen, and more...


Welcome: Mike Ciccio joins the CSNH team


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire added to its growing team this week with the announcement of conservative staffer Michael Ciccio as the organization's new Director of Field Operations.


Ciccio previously worked on several campaigns, including most recently as Field Director on the Hemingway for Governor Campaign. He also served as a Field Representative for the Republican State Committee, Sen. Jeb Bradley's Congressional Campaign, and Sen. Bob Clegg's Congressional Campaign. Additionally, he was a Legislative Aide in the New Hampshire Senate.


We are extremely excited to welcome Michael Ciccio to the Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire team. He will play an important role in our ongoing fight for lower taxes, less spending, and a smaller government in Concord and on Capitol Hill.


If you are interested in volunteering for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, please email him at

Missing: No-Show Shaheen

On Thursday, the Boston Herald reported that Senator Jeanne Shaheen had "skipped out on nearly half of the public hearings held by the [Senate Foreign Relations Committee] over the last two years, including one where counterterrorism officials warned of the emerging ISIS danger." 


The paper went on to specifically state that, "Shaheen missed an April 11, 2013, hearing on U.S. policy toward Syria in which a top U.S. Treasury official in charge of terrorist financing told Senate committee members that a new terrorist group, ISIS, had sprung up, 'underscoring the danger this group poses for Syria and the world."


Also according to the Boston Herald, "the panel has held 30 full committee hearings in this congressional session, according to committee records, and Shaheen was not listed as being there at 11 hearings in which a report was issued. In three other hearings in which reports weren't released, Shaheen did not appear to show up either, according to committee video and transcripts. In the 2011-2012 congressional session, Shaheen appeared to miss nine of 30 committee hearings, for a total of 23 over the last four years, according to records."

You can read the full article HERE.

Really?: No meetings, but still making $174k per year
This was another week without Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster hosting a single Town Hall meeting with their constituents. 

Despite their refusal to meet with New Hampshire residents, both congresswomen still get paid $174,000 per year (plus benefits). As taxpayers who pay their salaries, it is their responsibility to discuss their votes with Granite Staters like you.  

Can you imagine getting paid if you refused to meet with your boss? We didn't think so.

Social Media: Memes of the week
With our Facebook page's following approaching 5,000, we continue to use social media as an important tool to educate Granite Staters about their elected officials and the important issues.

This week, two of our most popular memes referenced two absurd statements made by our radical Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster. 

Click HERE to view the meme on Carol Shea-Porter and HERE to view the meme on Annie Kuster. You can help spread the word about their out-of-touch views by "sharing" the memes with your friends, too. 

Phones: Calling Granite Staters

This Thursday, we had another successful phone bank in our Manchester office, with other Granite Staters using our "call from home" program. 

If you are interested in learning more about our weekly phone banks, and how you can help, please email for more information. 
Editorial Cartoon of the Week