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Says should be a wake-up call to Hodes and Shea-Porter

Washington D.C. - It was reported today that unemployment in the United States has jumped to 10.2%, the first time unemployment has reached levels above 10% in 26 years (see report via MarketWatch HERE).  Commenting on this development and how the economic "stimulus package" has done nothing to spur job growth, Cornerstone Policy Research Director, Kevin Smith, said the following:

"Hopefully this sobering news will be a wake-up call to Congressmen Hodes and Shea-Porter that the only thing the ill-conceived stimulus package did was saddle New Hampshire families with "defunct debt" that will need to be repaid at some point through more taxes.  How either of them could be considering spending even more money by voting for the proposed Pelosi health care package is simply irresponsible."


Cornerstone Policy Research is a non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the preservation of strong families, limited government and free markets.



Concord event is one of many happening across the state and the country to build support for health insurance reform


Concord, NH- Organizing for America (OFA) will join with Change that Works to hold a public gathering in support of health insurance reform at the State House in Concord on Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 PM. Those in attendance will hear from Representative Carol Shea-Porter, State Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley, area residents and medical professionals on the urgent need for Congress to pass health insurance reform.

Saturday’s event comes the day that the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on health insurance reform legislation. Since the summer, support for reform has been growing and we're closer than ever to making it a reality. At its core, the President’s reform will achieve three goals that are critical to all Americans— it will provide stability and security to those who have insurance, more quality, affordable choices to those who don't and it will reign in the skyrocketing cost of health care for families, businesses and government.

Organizing for America is a project of the Democratic National Committee committed to building on and strengthening the historic grassroots network created during the campaign to elect President Obama. Since June 6th, OFA has held nearly 20,000 events in all 50 states and every congressional district in support of President Obama's plan for health insurance reform.

Change That Works is a grassroots organization that energizes Americans in support of a broad progressive agenda. Concentrated in 12 states that are key to federal legislative outcomes, Change That Works is a vehicle for committed individuals to act on their progressive values through collective action and advocacy.

Organizing for America & Change That Works Event in Support of Health Insurance Reform



Representative Carol Shea-Porter

State Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley

Timothy Arsenault, Organizing for America

John Thyng, Change That Works

Peggo Hodes, Wife of Congressman Paul Hodes


New Hampshire State House
107 N. Main St.
Concord, NH 03301


Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 PM



DSCC - UNION LEADER: Ayotte denies any concern about national GOP decision

Ayotte denies any concern about national GOP decision

Union Leader

By Joe Markman

November 6, 2009 <>

WASHINGTON - An announcement by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that it will not give money or support to the Senate campaign of Kelly Ayotte or any other Republican Senate candidate running in a primary contest in 2010 makes no difference to the campaign, according to an Ayotte spokesman.

NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told ABC News that endorsements are "overrated," considering their potential for negativity and that his committee "will not spend money in a contested primary. There's no incentive for us to weigh in."

As both parties scrambled yesterday to react to Cornyn's statement, they disagreed sharply over the impact of his words.[…]

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NRLC - Ellsworth abortion move "sparks furious backlash" -- Indiana paper

Evansville, Indiana, Courier-Press

November 6, 2009

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Article Highlights

  • An amendment by Rep. Brad Ellsworth to the health care reform bill has sparked a furious backlash among national, state and local anti-abortion groups


"None of us really objected to the Ellsworth language. In fact, we think he did a good job." -- Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and chairwoman of the House Rules Committee

Health care amendment centers on use of federal funds

By Thomas B. Langhorne

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eighth District U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., might have expected that his amendment to the health care reform bill, which he says will ensure no federal funds are used to provide elective abortions, would be opposed by Planned Parenthood.

The abortion rights group weighed in with a statement of opposition on Tuesday.

But the Ellsworth amendment, which House leaders have said they may incorporate into the bill, also has sparked a furious backlash among national, state and local anti-abortion groups who typically support Ellsworth.[…]

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Environment and Public Works Committee passes bill with strong solar provisions

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today released the following statement on Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passage of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733):

“Chairman Boxer and Senator Kerry should be commended for their leadership in moving clean energy legislation forward in the Senate. According to recent independent polling, 92 percent of the American public supports developing and using clean, reliable solar energy. This bill would send a clear signal to the market that emitting carbon has a price and that clean, renewable energy such as solar carries a premium.

“We look forward to working with the Senate to continue making improvements to this legislation that will help restore America as the world leader in solar energy.”


For More Information:

Solar Energy Industries Association side-by-side comparison of Senate and House energy and climate legislation -

About SEIA:

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.  Learn more at 

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