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Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's Public Schedule (Dec. 5-13, 2009) 

Mayor Frank Guinta’s public schedule (Dec. 5-13, 2009)


Saturday, December 5, 2009

4:00 p.m. – Spirit of the Season Christmas Parade; Elm Street; Manchester

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

8:00 a.m. – Sixth Annual Big Brother Big Sister Annual Breakfast; Radisson Hotel at the Center of New Hampshire; 700 Elm St.; Manchester

12:30 p.m. – Mayor’s Senior Luncheon; Radisson Hotel at the Center of New Hampshire; 700 Elm St.; Manchester

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

5:30 p.m. – NHIA building ribbon cutting; 88 Lowell St.; Manchester

Thursday, December 10, 2009

10:30 a.m. – Easter Seals residence ribbon cutting; 9 Mammoth Road; Manchester

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




Concord, NH – David Boutin will officially file as a candidate for the upcoming special election for State Senate District 16.

WHAT:     David Boutin officially filing as a candidate for State Senate District 16

WHEN:     11:30am Monday, December 7, 2009

WHERE: Secretary of State’s office, State House, 107 North Main Street, Concord NH.




National Ballot Initiative Newsletter 

The National Initiative for Democracy Newsletter

Ross Levin discovered that If you become a fan of Chase Community Giving, you can vote for 20 charities to receive $25,000.  The Democracy Foundation is on that list - so please register and vote for us.  $25,000 would do wonders for us; we would be able to try out paper ballots and get a lot of funding for the planned documentary. We need to get into the top 100 to win funding, so every vote counts.

Here is the link to Chase Community Giving on Facebook:

Speaking of money, last month we had a moneybomb to promote and raise funds for our new film project. So far, we have raised $1533 from 54 people. This is short of our target of $10,000, but it is a large step in the right direction. Donors, thank you very much!

On Nov 10th, the moneybomb announcement went out to 18815 people in the monthly newsletter. However, we only had 2856 visitors to total during all of November. That means that as many as 16000 of you receiving this newsletter have not even peeked at Please take a look!

Last but not least, a section has been added to our website providing an analysis of public consultation and placing NI4D within that context.



Karen Testerman Announces Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee - "Friends of Karen Testerman"

Concord, NH - Karen Testerman, founder and former Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, radio host, columnist and author, announced today the formation of an exploratory committee, "Friends of Karen Testerman," through which she will prepare for a 2010 run for governor.  Testerman issued the following statement.

 “During the past several months, I have been consulting with friends and supporters throughout the state about the erosion of our freedoms.  Our state motto of 'Live Free or Die' is crumbling under the lack of integrity, out of control spending and a lack of principled leadership in the current administration.  As the founder and former Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, I understand the value of the grassroots effort and I know that one person can make a difference.  I understand that your word is your bond. 

 “NH was founded on the belief that everyone should be free.  We should have the freedom to succeed.  We should have the freedom to fail.  We should not be forced to allow government to be our nanny who tramples on our freedoms with forced dependency.

 “As I meet with the people in our communities, they talk about how they are hurting because they have lost their jobs, or their tax bill is horrendous.  I hear our seniors talk about leaving this state because of the heavy taxes on interest and dividends as well as their property.  I hear about students who cannot find jobs.  But we in NH are creative and innovative.  Small business attests to this, but we must stop burdening them with increased taxes and regulations.

 “Today, I will step forward to explore a run for governor of this great state.  With the help of the people of NH we can restore the Prosperity, Principles and Values upon which this state was founded.”


News from the NHGOP 

Mark Your Calendars!

There is never a slow time at the New Hampshire Republican Party! Lest you were worried, we have three upcoming special elections in the next two months! Rockingham District 8 and Sullivan District 2 have primary elections next Tuesday and then it's on to the general election which will take place on January 12, 2010. Rockingham District 8 encompasses the towns of Hampstead, Plaistow, and Kingston and has a Republican primary so do not forget to get out and vote next Tuesday, December 8th! Sullivan District 2 is made up of the towns of Washington, Goshen, Newport, Croydon, and Springfield. There is no Republican primary next week in Sullivan.

For those of you who live in the towns of Dunbarton, Bow, Hooksett, Candia, and Manchester Wards 1, 2, and 12 you have a special election for State Senate District 16 -- the old seat of Manchester's next Mayor, Ted Gatsas! The primary for SD-16 will be on January 12, 2010 and the general election will be held February 16, 2010.

Carol Shea-Porter's Afghanistan Flip-Flop

Carol Shea-Porter has, for years, advocated withdrawing troops from Iraq and redeploying them to Afghanistan. Now the time has come to do just that and Shea-Porter announced that she is "inclined" to drop her long held support for a troop surge in Afghanistan.

“During her 2006 and 2008 campaigns Congresswoman Shea-Porter repeatedly stated that we must redeploy troops to Afghanistan to win the war and destroy the terrorists that threaten our national security. Now she says that she’s ‘inclined’ to oppose the very same war strategy that she once championed,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “This is just another indication that in her three years in Congress, Carol Shea-Porter has evolved into a double-talking, finger-in-the-wind, Washington politician.”

Click her to watch a web video highlighting Carol Shea-Porter's flip-flop on the war in Afghanistan.

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