Press Releases

 

Tuesday
Jun232009

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Issues Statement Following Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act 

Washington, DC– Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its decision, in an 8 to 1 ruling, to uphold a central provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The provision seeks to prevent discriminatory voting changes by requiring all or parts of 16 states to get approval from the Department of Justice before changing the way elections are conducted.

 

“The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to protect the franchise. We are delighted that the Supreme Court, one short of a unanimous decision, declined the invitation to strike down the law. The Voting Rights Act opened the polls to millions of black Americans in the mid 1960s, and today the law retains its historic importance for protecting minority rights.

 

“It is evident, however, that attacks on the law will not stop, nor can we expect an end to the tactics of voter suppression and intimidation that the law was designed to prevent. Democrats remain as vigilant as ever in our efforts to protect and facilitate access to the ballot, and to ensure that no American is ever denied or deterred from the right to vote.”

 

Sunday
Jun212009

Statement from President Obama on Agreement to Bring Down Drug Prices for America's Seniors 

"I am pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between Senator Max Baucus and the nation’s pharmaceutical companies that will bring down health care costs and reduce the price of prescription drugs for millions of America’s seniors. As part of the health reform legislation that I expect Congress to enact this year, pharmaceutical companies will extend discounts on prescription drugs to millions of seniors who currently are subjected to crushing out-of-pocket expenses when the yearly amounts they pay for medication fall within the “doughnut hole” any payments by seniors not covered by Medicare that fall between $2700 and $6153.75 per year. The existence of this gap in coverage has been a continuing injustice that has placed a great burden on many seniors. This deal will provide significant relief from that burden for millions of American seniors.

"The agreement by pharmaceutical companies to contribute to the health reform effort comes on the heels of the landmark pledge many health industry leaders made to me last month, when they offered to do their part to reduce health spending $2 trillion over the next decade. We are at a turning point in America’s journey toward health care reform. Key sectors of the health care industry acknowledge what American families and businesses already know - that the status quo is no longer sustainable. The agreement reached today to lower prescription drug costs for seniors will be an important part of the legislation I expect to sign into law in October. I want to commend House chairmen Henry Waxman, George Miller and Charles Rangel for addressing this issue in the health reform legislation they unveiled this week. This is a tangible example of the type of reform that will lower costs while assuring quality health care for every American."

Saturday
Jun202009

Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's Public Schedule (June 20-28, 2009) 

Saturday, June 20, 2009 (HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DAY)

All events at the Verizon Wireless Arena; 555 Elm St.; Manchester

9:30 a.m. – Manchester Central High School;

2:00 p.m. – Manchester West High School;

6:30 p.m. – Manchester Memorial High School

 

Monday, June 22, 2009

6:30 p.m. – Amateur Chef Series; Z Food and Drink; 860 Elm St.; Manchester

9:00 p.m. - Special meeting of the Board of School Committee; 286 Commercial St.; Manchester (Mayor will join in progress)

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

6:00 p.m. – Retired teacher ceremony; Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester

7:30 p.m. – Special meeting of the Board of School Committee; 286 Commercial St.; Manchester

 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

4:00 p.m. – National Arts Program Award Ceremony; Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester

6:00 p.m. – Best of New Hampshire; Verizon Wireless Arena; 555 Elm St.; Manchester

 

Saturday, June 27, 2009

4:00 p.m. – Moore Center Garden Party; Brady-Sullivan Tower; 1750 Elm St.; Manchester

 

Please contactNick Vantine at (603) 624-6500 ornvantine@manchesternh.gov for more information about any of these events.

 

Saturday
Jun202009

GMFRW - Women's Group to Hold BBQ Social Featuring Manchester GOP Chair 

The Greater Manchester Federated Republican Women (GMFRW) is pleased to announce our club social and BBQ to be held on Monday, June 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 54 Walnut Street in Manchester. MRC Chair Will Infantine will speak briefly about what the City Committee activities, including candidate recruitment for the upcoming municipal elections.

In addition, we will be presenting updated details regarding our club’s first-ever hike-a-thon, dubbed “Peak Performance” – a hike-a-thon to raise awareness for teens and children impacted by foster care and adoption in New Hampshire – which is targeted to occur on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Final details are actively being locked in, including the participation of a well established, qualified non-profit that will enable donor contributions to be tax-deductible and distributed for use for teens and children in care. We have several participants already committed to participating in the hike, including former U.S. Congressman and current NH Senator Jeb Bradley, retired Executive Director of NH Housing Finance Authority and former Chair of the Goffstown-Weare GOP Claira Monier, event co-founder Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien, and Alan Cail and a few of his co-workers.

Both events are open to members and non-members of the GMFRW, a group of men and women dedicated to encouraging the involvement of women in the political process, including encouraging their education and involvement in public office, grass-roots activism, and participation on political campaigns.

The BBQ is $5.00 per person donation and includes dinner. Other donations will be accepted, and checks can be made payable to the GMFRW. The event is being held at the corner of Lowell and Walnut Streets, at the PBVM Ukrainian Catholic Church using the Walnut Street entrance, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Kathy Cusson-Cail at gmfrw2008@earthlink.net.

Saturday
Jun202009

CHQ - Sarah Gives Us Hope 

Sarah Palin Proves Social Conservatives Can Defeat Liberal Bullies
Human Events - Though standing up to liberal Hollywood and TV bullies seems like an impossible task, Sarah Palin's stand against David Letterman should give all social conservatives hope that they can do so...and win. [Find the Story at News From The Front]

 

Daily Lickskillet: Read today's Lickskillet comic here to find out if Maggie Dill is fair game.

Articles in News From The Front:

'Conservative' and 'Republican' no Longer Synonymous

The Politics of the REAL ID Revival Bill

VIDEO: Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine (1961)

NSA Surveillance Accidentally Snared Bill Clinton's E-mail

Too Big to Fail, or Succeed