Press Releases



Americans for Job Security Releases Card Check Advertisement Nationally



Washington, D.C.- Americans for Job Security released an advertisement today on attempts by some to get rid of the Secret Ballot in union organizing elections.


“The right to a secret ballot is a fundamental American tradition and it is unfortunate that some in Washington believe it is a right they deserve but that American workers do not,” said Stephen DeMaura President of Americans for Job Security.


The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is a piece of legislation which would strip the American worker of their right to a secret ballot in organization elections. Favored by Union executives at the expense of individual workers the legislation deprives employees of fundamental workers rights and opens the workplace to coercion. The EFCA poses a serious threat to one of the fundamentals of our democracy as well as small businesses across the country.


“Small businesses are the engine of our economy and in a time when thousands are losing their jobs it hardly seems appropriate to further burden them in favor of well healed Union executives,” DeMaura added.


The advertisement will be running on cable and network television nationally.


For more information on Americans for Job Security visit our website at


The advertisement can also be found at



Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's Public Schedule (November 22-30, 2008)

Monday, November 24, 2008

5:30 p.m. – St. Mary’s Bank Centennial Reception; America’s Credit Union Museum; 418-420 Notre Dame Ave.; Manchester


7:00 p.m. – Special meeting of the Board of School Committee, 286 Commercial St., Manchester


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

7:30 a.m. – 15th Annual New Horizons Thanksgiving Breakfast; Radisson Hotel at the Center of New Hampshire; 700 Elm St.; Manchester


10:00 a.m. – Toys for Tots toy drop-off; Mall of New Hampshire; 1500 South Willow St.; Manchester


7:00 p.m. – Regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester


Thursday, November 27, 2008 (THANKSGIVING – CITY OFFICES CLOSED)


Friday, November 28, 2008

6:00 p.m. – Christmas tree lighting; Massabesic Traffic Circle; Manchester


Please contact Mark Laliberte at (603) 624-6500 or for more information about any of these events.



DHHS Commissioner and Staff Join Governor to Celebrate New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families and Adoption Awareness Month

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will honor New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families during a celebration at the Statehouse on Monday, November 24, 2008. The event will celebrate the 173 adoptions finalized in the State between October 2007 and September 2008. Governor John Lynch, DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas, and Division for Children, Youth and Families Director Maggie Bishop will be speaking at the celebration. This will also be an opportunity to hear from an Adoptive parent.


EVENT: DHHS Celebrates New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families


WHEN: 1 PM, Monday, November 24


LOCATION: NH State House


Governor and Council Chambers


107 North Main St – Concord, NH


What is in the Chowder this WEEK?

The Week in Rewind
Hillary is back (sort of)

Lynch makes cuts - but his hands are tied to really control spending

No one's shopping

Unemployment up everywhere - except New Hampshire

Is infrastructure the answer?

Gas ischeaper - where are the smiles?


The Interview

Mass decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana. Could New Hampshire be next?



All this and more, Sunday @ 11a.m.on Political Chowder


Political Chowder with host Arnie Arnesen

Tune in Sunday, November23 from 11 to Noon EST on MyTV (WZMY-TV – Comcast 18 or Comcast 6 and Dish and DirecTV ). Political Chowder re-airs during the week on 40 public access stations, serving over 89 cities and towns across NH. Check local listings for times and dates.

Part One

Jackie Cilley, NH State

Sherm Packard, NH State Representative

Jeff Feingold, Editor, NHBR

Part Two

Michael Cutler, Mass Bar Assoc. Drug Policy Task Force


go to for access to a google video of the program
(all shows are archived)



D. Arnie Arnesen Exec. Producer and Host
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NH Cancer Plan Eliminated by Gov.'s budget cuts: ACS reacts

Funding for the New Hampshire Cancer Plan
Completely Eliminated by Governor Lynch

Today, Governor Lynch announced cuts to the state budget, which include all of the remaining $750,000 for the New Hampshire Cancer Plan’s funding for FY09. The funds that had been left for the Cancer Plan were scheduled to provide colorectal and breast cancer screenings, as well as provide resources to support smokers who want to quit. The Cancer Plan funding had already been cut twice before last February and June.

“In these difficult economic times when New Hampshire citizens are losing jobs and health insurance, it is more critical than ever that we work to support those in need of medical care by providing these lifesaving screenings,” said Peter Ames, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at the American Cancer Society. “Unfortunately, these cuts will leave many New Hampshire citizens unscreened and at risk.”

“I can hardly believe that Governor Lynch has cut funds for cancer screenings again,” stated Joan Porter, a colon cancer survivor from Manchester. “A colonoscopy caught my colon cancer, and that's why I'm still here. The governor's decision means that even fewer people will have the same chance I had to fight cancer.”

The Cancer Plan funds primary prevention, cancer screening, and early detection programs that are designed to make a measurable difference in the health of New Hampshire citizens. Tobacco use, the leading cause of death and disease in New Hampshire, can be significantly reduced through effective prevention programs. Breast cancer and colon cancer can be successfully treated when caught in the early stages. The $6 million appropriation for the Cancer Plan would have enabled 1,500 New Hampshire women to be screened for breast and cervical cancer and 900 New Hampshire men and women to be screened for colon cancer over the next two years.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 7,030 New Hampshire residents will be diagnosed with cancer in 2008, and 2,640 residents will die of cancer this year.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit


Peter Davies
State Director of Communications
American Cancer Society