Press Releases

 

Thursday
Mar192009

Shea-Porter Announces $485,000 in Funding for Senior Nutrition  

Funding part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that New Hampshire will receive $485,000 for senior nutrition assistance. The funding is distributed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

“Our nation’s economic crisis is hurting New Hampshire seniors,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter.

 

“This funding will help ensure our seniors receive proper nutrition and will contribute to their health and well-being.”

 

Thursday
Mar192009

VP Biden Announces Release of Nearly $500,000 in ARRP Funding to Support Senior Nutrition Programs in NH

Approximately 14 million meals to be provided nationwide through Recovery Act, Funding Will Support Community Programs Struggling to Serve Seniors

 

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services will award $485,000 in Recovery Act funding to provide meals to low-income seniors in New Hampshire. The funding is expected to provide nearly 14 million meals nationwide.

 

“Across the country, older Americans depend on senior centers and home delivery programs for regular, healthy meals. Today, more senior citizens are in need, but the programs they depend on are on the brink of reducing their services or closing down,” said Vice President Biden. “The Recovery Act will help ensure older Americans are not forced to choose between paying bills and buying food.”

 

Nationwide, the Recovery Act provides $65 million for congregate nutrition services provided at senior centers and other community sites, $32 million for home delivered nutrition services delivered to frail elders at home and $3 million for Native American nutrition programs. The funding will be awarded to 56 states and territories and 246 tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. States will award the funds to organizations that provide nutrition services in their communities. Funding for nutrition programs for seniors in the Older Americans Act was initially authored and championed by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

 

The Recovery Act funding comes as budget constraints have forced states and tribes to limit community-based services and critical Older Americans Act related services, including home-delivered meals. Across the country, organizations that serve senior citizens have scaled back services and limited the number of meals served per week.

 

The economic downturn has also made it difficult for many seniors to afford the right foods to keep themselves healthy and active. Additionally, many seniors may be too impaired to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Without regular nutritious meals, the health of many older Americans declines; they become more susceptible to illness; their ability to manage their chronic diseases is reduced, and they may lose their ability to remain at home, independent in their community.

 

For more information about senior nutrition programs and to see a state-by-state breakdown of funding for senior nutrition programs, visit www.hhs.gov.

 

The activities described in this release are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). To track the progress of HHS activities funded through the ARRA, visit www.hhs.gov/recovery. To trackall federal funds provided through the ARRA, visit www.recovery.gov.

 

Wednesday
Mar182009

Jeb Bradley For State Senate - It's Official 

Dear Friends,

 

Today I announced that I am running for the District 3 State Senate seat. I'm running because I believe now more than ever, the budgeting decisions we make today will affect our way of life.

 

I have lived in the Lakes Region for most of my life and have always enjoyed our beautiful lakes and mountains. Raising taxes, like rooms and meals tax, will harm the tourism industry -- the lifeblood of small businesses in the Lakes Region and Mt. Washington Valley.

 

Our friends and families are struggling - many have lost their jobs and can't afford to pay their bills. While New Hampshire citizens have tightened their belts and made painful decisions, state government spending grew by 17%. Now with the faltering economy and shrinking revenues, our state must make difficult budget decisions.

 

We can't shift costs from the state to property taxpayers. Rather it is time to reduce unnecessary spending by prioritizing the services and programs necessary for our friends in need, while making sure we don't keep raising spending to levels we can't afford. Creating jobs in New Hampshire and getting people back to work means not raising taxes on businesses and means no sales or income tax...ever!

 

On April 21st, there will be a special election for the District 3 Senate seat. The Democrats want to win so that they can increase their majority in the Senate. We need to show them this isn't going to happen and that struggling families don't want more state spending and more taxes.

 

We don't have much time, so please join my team today. We need your contributions (click here), and we need LOTS of volunteers. Help us today by signing up (click here) to phone bank, to walk door to door, and to get a lawn sign.

 

And as always, many thanks for your help!

 

Jeb Bradley

Wednesday
Mar182009

C4L - Responds to Missouri Report 

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Maybe you've heard, or maybe not, butthe Missouri State Police think you might be a security threat.

Why?Because you support Ron Paul and the Campaign for Liberty.Also, because maybe you own guns, oppose abortion or homeschool.

Even, and I'm serious, because you support the U.S. Constitution.

I know, it's ridiculous...and probably steams you a bit.

But here at Campaign for Liberty we are going to give this foolishness the treatment it deserves.More on that in a moment.Let me give you a bit more background.

As you may be aware by now, the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) recently released a report titled, "The Modern Militia Movement" to over one thousand Missouri law enforcement officers.

What is the Missouri Information Analysis Center?According to its website, "MIAC is the mechanism to collect incident reports of suspicious activities to be evaluated and analyzed in an effort to identify potential trends or patterns of terrorist or criminal operations within the state of Missouri.MIAC will also function as a vehicle for two-way communication between federal, state and local law enforcement community within our region."

 

The MIAC warned officers that violent militia members are "usually" supporters of presidential candidates like Ron Paul and are also known for opposition to things like the Federal Reserve and the income tax.

The "study" was undoubtably written by some university liberal who knows nothing of the hundreds of thousands of Missourians who share our values.I can only imagine how many hundreds of thousands of Missouri tax dollars funded this.

Both Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty champion principles of freedom, peace, and prosperity.We believe that the Founder's vision for America can be reclaimed through education and peaceful activism.It is a common practice of elitist intellectuals and backroom bureaucrats to attempt to crowd everyone into groups and stick labels on them, especially when it involves those who support a Constitutionally-limited government.

Anthony Gregory, editor-in-chief at Campaign for Liberty,has postedan excellent new articleon our site concerning government broad-brush fear campaigns.

It is important that we respond in the right way when faced with such a government labeling, and the proper way is to go straight to the top in Missouri.

The way to fight thugs and ignorant people in authority is not to cower or rage, but to proudly proclaim who you are and what you believe.

That's why I urge you to sign our Citizen's Petition here today.

Our petition spells out in no uncertain terms who we are and what we believe.And it reminds those in charge of enforcing Missouri's laws that we are citizen activists who will not be intimidated nor embarassed into silence.

Simply owning a gun does not make you a threat.It means you are a free citizen.

Supporting our Constitution does not make you worthy of a watchlist, it makes you a Patriot.

So please, sign our Citizen's Petition today.Be sure to stay tuned for more information on how we plan to respond to the MIAC.

Finally, I want to ask you a final favor.If you can, please join us next week as we gather in St. Louis for the first Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference and show the people of Missouri what Campaign for Liberty truly stands for and represents.

We will be hosting a free event on Friday Night with Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano that is open to the public, and the conference will be highlighted by grassroots training on Saturday, March 28.

Learning how to properly mobilize in order to implement liberty-based legislation is absolutely critical to our success as a movement, and our Regional Conference will provide you with the tools you need as we move forward.

For more information on our Conference, check out our Regional Conference page.For special travel and hotel information, click here.

Liberty is never free, and demands vigilance.

I look forward to seeing you in St. Louis for an exciting weekend of celebration and training!

In Liberty,

 

John Tate
President, Campaign for Liberty

P.S. And don't forget to fill out our Citizen's Petition, which we will deliver to the Missouri Governor and Attorney General

Wednesday
Mar182009

NetRight Daily: Schumer, Meltdowns and Outrage!

Schumer: Give the Money to the Taxpayers!: Well my my, Senator Schumer, if you want the money back, then why did you give it to AIG in the first place? Was this money not given to them by you and the rest of Congress? Why are you so upset that they used the taxpayers money that you stole? Will you be doing a tax return or will you keep the money in Congress? My guess is that you will keep it.

 

Why the Meltdown Should Not Have Been a Surprise: Peter Schiff gave the Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture at the Austrian Scholars Conference this past weekend and his speech is well worth listening to.

 

The Real AIG Outrage: President Obama joined yesterday in the clamor of outrage at AIG for paying some $165 million in contractually obligated employee bonuses. He and the rest of the political class thus neatly deflected attention from the larger outrage, which is the five-month Beltway cover-up over who benefited most from the AIG bailout.

 

Breaking Up the Feudal System: If one would understand the dire threat of socialism today, one must first fathom the horror of slavery. And to do that requires at least a passing knowledge of its progenitor, serfdom. So let us begin...

 

Today's cartoon comes from this week's Capitol South!

 

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