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NH DHHS - NH Foster Youth Convene For Independent Living Conference

“Mapping Our Future P.A.Y.S. (Preparing All Youth For Success)”

Concord, NH – More than 150 youth will gather tomorrow, Thursday, August 12 for the 6th Annual Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Teen Conference. The daylong conference is designed for youth ages 14 – 20 currently in or adopted from State care. There will be a number of workshops geared toward providing these youth with helpful information on topics such as obtaining employment, navigating the college admissions process and self advocacy. There will also be an opportunity for youth to network, and learn about resources to assist them as they transition from out-of-home placement to adulthood. Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Mary Ann Cooney and DCYF Director Maggie Bishop will speak at the Conference. The keynote address will be an improvisational performance called “Gorilla Theater.”

There will be a talent show and an awards ceremony honoring youth and adults for their positive impact on youth in foster care.

The conference begins at 8:00 AM in the Sweeney Hall auditorium at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) in Concord.

EVENT: 6th Annual DCYF Teen Conference
Mapping Our Future P.A.Y.S. (Preparing All Youth For Success)”

WHEN: Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:00 AM

WHERE: New Hampshire Technical Institute
Concord, New Hampshire

For more information, please call 603-271-4051


NRSC - Will Paul Hodes Denounce Harry Reid's Racist Rhetoric Against Hispanic Americans?

WASHINGTON – Embattled U.S. Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) has eagerly helped U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ram the Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending agenda through Congress, driving our national debt past $13 trillion while failing to create much-needed jobs. But thus far, Hodes has failed to denounce Reid’s recent racist statements questioning how “anyone with Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”

“Paul Hodes needs to explain immediately: Does he agree with Harry Reid’s racist rhetoric against Hispanic Americans, or will he fully denounce this inappropriate and condescending commentary? This election is about issues, and there’s no place in this debate for intolerant, racist rhetoric from Harry Reid. Paul Hodes either agrees with Reid’s prejudiced comments, or he does not, but he can’t have it both ways,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Press Secretary Amber Marchand.

Notably, Hodes has called Reid a “great leader,” and the pair have repeatedly raised campaign cash together, even sneaking off to Canada last month to raise money from trial lawyers.  Hodes has accepted at least $10,000 from Reid’s Political Action Committee (PAC).

Background Information:

Reid Brought Hodes To The Senate Democrats’ Luncheon In The Spring Of 2009. “So it was perhaps not surprising to see the leading Democratic candidate, Representative Paul W. Hodes, pop in to the Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon today. He was a familiar face, slightly out of place – or 18 months early in the view of optimistic Democrats. A spokesman for Mr. Hodes, Mark Bergman, said that the congressman had been invited to the luncheon by the majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.” (David M. Herszenhorn, “Blue Hampshire On Democrats’ Lunch Menu,” The Caucus Blog On The New York Times,, Posted 5/19/09)

2008:Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., Sent Us [The Union Leader] A Prepared Statement Calling Reid A ‘Great Leader In The Senate . . . .’” (John DiStaso, “McCain, Lynch Extend Hand Of Friendship Across Party Lines,” The [Manchester, NH] Union Leader, 6/15/08)

Reid Was Announced As The “Special Guest” For A Hodes Fundraiser In June Of 2009. “Rep. Paul Hodes (D) is getting an assist with fundraising for his Senate campaign from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Reid will be the special guest at a June 3 event for Hodes, who is the only announced candidate - Democrat or Republican - for retiring Sen. Judd Gregg's (R) seat. . . . Tickets for the event start at $5,000 per political action committee and $2,400 per individual, with decreasing levels of financial support.” (Shira Toeplitz, “Reid To Headline Event For Hodes’ Senate Bid,” Roll Call, 5/26/2009)

Hodes Went To Vancouver, Canada To Fundraise Along With Harry Reid. “Hodes went to Vancouver, Canada, to raise money for his campaign last weekend. He wasn’t alone. A few hundred of his fellow trial lawyers were with him, as well as about a dozen other Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate. . . . Proceeds from the event were shared among 12 candidates, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid getting 20 percent . . . .” (John DiStaso, “‘Granite State Debates’ To Be Held In Sept., Oct.”The [Manchester, NH] Union Leader, 7/15/10)

Hodes Received At Least $10,000 From Reid’s “Searchlight Leadership Fund” PAC. (The Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 8/11/10)

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Shea-Porter - ICYMI: Medicare Part D 'donut hole' checks coming to NH 

In case you missed it, I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Associated Press.  Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) provided $250 rebate checks for seniors who fall into the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”  Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter led this effort in the House.  For more information on Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s efforts on this issue, please click here.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Medicare Part D 'donut hole' checks coming to NH
Associated Press
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Health Department says it has mailed out the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks to help cover the so-called Medicare "donut hole."
The Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap begins once total drug expenses reach $2,510 and ends at $5,726. Recipients must cover all of their prescription costs in between.
The health department said Tuesday that more than 2,700 Medicare beneficiaries in New Hampshire have received cost relief to date.
The agency said additional people covered by Medicare will receive their checks automatically in the mail when they reach the donut hole. There is no requirement to sign up.


AFP - Obama attacks you -- AFP by name

Want to know the difference you are making with Americans for Prosperity?

President Obama, his poll numbers down in the dumps because of his big government agenda, is now making shrill, desperate attacks on Americans for Prosperity and our 1,200,000 AFP grassroots activists across the nation - folks like you.

Here's what the President said:

Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country.  And they don't have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are.  You don't know if it's a foreign-controlled corporation.  You don't know if it's a big oil company, or a big bank.  You don't know if it's an insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it's good for their bottom line, even if it's not good for the American people.

The President and his friends on the Left are back to accusing you and me of being front groups for "foreign-controlled corporations" or for "big banks" or a "big oil company" - the President personally denigrates the integrity of over 1,200,000 Americans just because he's angry that we're taking an effective stand against his liberal policies.

How sad.  How outrageous.

Across the nation, literally thousands of our fellow Americans are turning out for our November is Coming bus tour events and grassroots training sessions.  I was in Michigan earlier this week and across Pennsylvania last week.  The atmosphere is electric. CLICK HERE for pictures of these events and our upcoming schedule.

The President is right about one thing - Americans for Prosperity is running ads across the nation urging Americans to call their member of Congress to tell him or her that they better stop supporting big government legislation like the health care takeover, cap-and-tax, and yet more big bloated spending.  CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF THESE ADS.

President Obama can continue his attacks but that won't change the fact that November is Coming.  Commit today to doing your part to make sure our fellow Americans send a powerful message to our fellow citizens and to Congress on behalf of freedom and prosperity.  You can knock on doors, call citizens, become a neighborhood leader and so much more.  CLICK HERE to sign up for our November is Coming efforts.

Take heart -- the President is attacking us by name.  He knows, and the Left knows, we are making a crucial difference.  

Tell us your story about your grassroots activism by clicking here. We'll share the stories and let Obama and the Left know you're not "big oil" or "big banks".

Let's keep fighting because much lies ahead.



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SEIA and GTM Research Partner for Comprehensive U.S. Solar Market Analysis


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Greentech Media (GTM) Research today announced a partnership to collect and publish data and analysis on solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), and solar heating and cooling (SHC) markets in the United States.

SEIA and GTM Research will release quarterly and year-end reports covering upstream and downstream solar markets with an emphasis on installations, component costs and domestic manufacturing for each solar technology.

"As a rapidly growing industry, it is vital for solar companies to have high quality, reliable data that highlights market trends and emerging sectors," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "Our collaboration with GTM Research will greatly help SEIA in our effort to expand the U.S. solar market in the coming years and to meet our goal of installing more than 10 gigawatts of solar annually by 2015. That's enough to power 2 million new households each year."

The partnership's first report will be published in October 2010. GTM Research will collect primary installation, capacity, cost and manufacturing data directly from solar energy companies via sector-specific surveys to provide an accurate historical and forecasted outlook on the industry.

"We are excited to partner with SEIA to track the U.S. solar market on a state-by-state basis and offer members of the industry an unprecedented level of detail on the market's status, opportunities, and outlook," said Shayle Kann, Managing Director of Solar Research at GTM Research.