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Thursday
Apr162015

SATURDAY - April 18 - Lowell, MA to Nashua, NH - WALK FOR DEMOCRACY 

‘PAUL REVERE’ TO LEAD 15-MILE PATRIOTS’ DAY WALK TO LARGEST GATHERING OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES,  PROTESTING BIG MONEY CORRUPTION

On Saturday, April 18th, the New Hampshire Rebellion will celebrate Patriots’ Day with a 15-mile Walk for Democracy, led by “Paul Revere” on horseback, from Lowell, MA to the largest gathering of 2016 presidential candidates yet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH.

Launched with a ringing of the historic Paul Revere bell in Lowell, the nonpartisan Patriots’ Day walk will “alert citizens about the threat of big money to our representative government,” according to organizer Xanni Brown of the NH Rebellion. By walking in the footsteps of Paul Revere on the 240th anniversary of his famous ride, walkers hope to “sound the alarm through the countryside and declare their independence from special interests by demanding the candidates support campaign finance reform,” Brown said.

Visuals:

  • The 8:30 AM kick-off ceremony will include ringing of the 900-pound Paul Revere bell

  • Signs, street theater and rally at Nashua City Hall from 1:00 pm to 1:30 PM

  • “Paul Revere” impersonator on horseback will lead the walk from Nashua City Hall to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

  • As walkers arrive at the Crowne Plaza around 2:30 pm, they will be greeted by the Stamp Stampede’s “Amazing Amend-O-Matic StampMobile” and ‘Paul Revere’ will seek to deliver the message to the candidates

Walk Schedule:

8:15 AM - Walkers arrive at Pawtucket Congregational Church (15 Mammoth Road, Lowell, MA) for registration and kickoff; ceremony to include ringing of the Church’s Paul Revere bell

9:00 AM - Walkers depart the church for Nashua City Hall

12:30 PM – Gather at Nashua City Hall (229 Main Street, Nashua, NH) for a short rally; other walkers will join in for the final walk to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

1:30 PM - All walkers leave Nashua City Hall for the Crowne Plaza Hotel

2:30 PM - Arrive at the Crowne Plaza (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH) to deliver our message to the presidential candidates

To date, 19 announced or prospective Republican presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit at the Crowne Plaza.  Some observers expect $5 billion to be spent on this presidential election.  

The Patriots' Day walk is the latest in a series of audacious citizen walks organized by the NH Rebellion to protest systemic corruption of money in politics, totaling more than 27,000 miles since 2014. This past January, despite frigid weather, more than 500 Rebellion walkers came from the four corners of New Hampshire and converged in Concord at a State House rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.  

In addition to Walking the Talk across the Granite State, NH Rebellion is challenging every presidential candidate to present comprehensive solutions to money in politics during the New Hampshire Primary. Hundreds of citizen activists of all political stripes have already signed up to Ask the Question of the candidates wherever they go.

Part of the NH-based Coalition for Open Democracy, NH Rebellion works with numerous nonpartisan reform organization including the Stamp Stampede, founded by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s. More than 60 small businesses in the Granite State have joined the Stamp Stampede by hosting “Stamping Stations” where their customers can legally stamp anti-corruption messages on their money and learn more about the issue of #MoneyInPolitics.  

In addition, nearly 1,000 people in New Hampshire have their own stamps to beautify their bucks with messages like “Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians.”  Each stamped dollar bill is seen by about 875 people as it circulates through the local economy.  The Stamp Stampede plans to stamp 10% of the currency circulating in New Hampshire, to bring attention to the problem and make it an issue in the presidential campaign.  

At the grassroots level, there is broad bipartisan support for overturning Citizens United and ending the influence of special interests. Four out of five New Hampshire Republicans think Congress is more interested in special interests than its constituents.  More than two-thirds of New Hampshire voters support a Constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United.  

So far, 68 of the state’s cities and towns have passed measures calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.  

The New Hampshire Legislature is considering two measures about Citizens United.  Last month, the House passed a bipartisan measure calling for a Constitutional Convention to combat the corrupting influence of money in politics, and the Senate unanimously passed a similar bill stating the need for a Constitutional amendment and setting up a study committee to examine various proposals.  So far, 16 other states have called for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

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Thursday
Apr162015

CEI Today: Suing Google, green cronyism, Obama fiduciary rule, the SEIU, and more

Thursday, April 16, 2015
In the News Today

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION SUING GOOGLE - WAYNE CREWS

 

Forbes: European Commission Still Searching For Google Monopoly

Antitrust is one of America’s worst exports, but one adopted with relish by the European Commission (EC) as exemplified in newly announced formal charges against Google Inc. Antitrust is predatory corporate welfare policy. Firms do get large and powerful, but never as large and powerful as governments that collude with rent-seeking firms to forcibly channel customers to the latter.  > Read more
 

GREEN CRONYISM - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Washington Free Beacon: Steyer Nonprofit Owns Stake in Green Energy Investment Firm
 

“It’s like a closed loop of cronyism,” said William Yeatman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute specializing in energy and environmental policy.
 
“Steyer’s political giving fuels policies that enrich his friends, while at the same time it also bolsters the resources used by advocacy groups that lobby for these same policies,” Yeatman said. > Read more

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU


Fiduciary rule elicits mixed reactions
 

The new Department of Labor fiduciary rule, which Obama officials have said will mandate that brokers and others only give investment guidance that serves savers’ “best interest,” will likely resemble Obamacare for your IRA and 401(k). Though the full regulation still has not been publicly released, there are troubling indications of paternalism from the previous Department of Labor rule withdrawn in 2011 and the Obama administration’s own talking points. > Read more

 

> Interview John Berlau 
 






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Wednesday
Apr152015

CEI Today: African-American banks, honeybee extinction?, EPA Clean Power Plan, and more 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
In the News Today

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BANKS - CARRIE SHEFFIELD

 

Forbes: How 'Progressive' Policy Weakens African-American Banks
 
The Washington Post and other outlets have highlighted the decline of banks owned by African-Americans, however coverage hasn’t connected that trend with post-recession Dodd-Frank regulations that accelerate the decline of community banks. > Read more
 

HONEYBEES & EXTINCTION? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Honeybees are Not Headed for Extinction

In my recently released paper, I point out many misconceptions circulating regarding recent challenges to honeybee hive health. Today, I came across another example of the confusion about this issue in a letter to the editor in a Canadian newspaper. The title says it all:  “Honeybees Headed for Extinction.” I agree with the author’s conclusion that planting certain flowers around farms to give the bees a more diverse diet is a good idea—and I do that myself.  However, honeybees are not going extinct.
 > Read more 

 

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 

EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Investigating the Constitutionality of EPA’s Clean Power Plan
 

In a new working paper, energy policy expert William Yeatman explores "the constitutionality of the Clean Power Plan against a backdrop of how the rule would be implemented in the real world. Specifically, I address the constitutionality of EPA’s range of statutory options to effectuate the Clean Power Plan in a State that refuses to comply with the rule." > Read more






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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Wednesday
Apr152015

Invitation: Governor Christie in New Hampshire 

You're Invited to the "Tell It Like It Is" Town Hall Series with Honorary Chairman Governor Chris Christie

Town Hall Meeting in Londonderry
DATE: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
TIME: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
*Doors open at 11:00AM, town hall meeting starts at 12:00PM
LOCATION: Londonderry Lions Club, 256 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
Located at the corner of Mammoth and Pillsbury Road

Town Hall Meeting in Exeter
DATE: Friday, April 17th, 2015
TIME: 5:45PM - 7:15PM
*Doors open at 5:00PM, town hall meeting starts at 5:45PM (post-raffle)
LOCATION: Shooters Sports Pub, 6 Columbus Ave, Exeter, NH 03833

We encourage you to invite friends, family and other residents to be part of this open, public forum.

Please note that seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so please RSVP so we can make accommodations for all attendees. We encourage you to arrive early to ensure seating.

 
Wednesday
Apr152015

DNC - New Poll Shows New Jersey’s Pitiful Confidence In Chris Christie  

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New poll: Less than quarter of constituents think he'll be good fit for president

 

Disapproval rating at an all-time high

 

Historically bad ExxonMobil deal for New Jersey taxpayers

  

Struggling with New Jersey courts

 

Losing Hispanic support

 

CHRISTIE RESPONSE? GET ME OUT OF NEW JERSEY! JUST IN TIME FOR A POSSIBLE BRIDGEGATE INDICTMENT

 

 

“We know that Chris Christie doesn’t like explaining himself to his constituents or the press. But after the rough few days he’s had, we can’t really blame him. Chris Christie got some pretty bad news this morning: new polling shows that under one quarter of his constituents feel he’d be a good president. This comes after a Rutgers-Eagleton poll last week showed that his disapproval numbers are the highest they have ever been since he was elected as governor of New Jersey. In fact, over half of registered voters (54 percent) in New Jersey said they disapproved of Chris Christie’s job performance. That poll shows that people in his own party are running for the exits, too. Christie’s approval rating among Republicans declined by 10 percent, while his disapproval rating increased by 11 percent. That’s not good news for Chris Christie, but it’s also not surprising.” –Kaylie Hanson, DNC spokesperson

 

Here’s what has been happening in New Jersey:

 

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  • ·         CONSTITUENTS WONDER IF CHRISTIE IS READY FOR PRIME TIME:

 

  • ·         FUMBLING HIS WAY TO THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT BY CALLING HIS OWN LEGISLATION UNCONSTITUTIONAL

 

  • ·         FOR THE SECOND TIME, NEW JERSEY COURT BLOCKS CHRIS CHRISTIE’S ATTEMPT TO RAID NEW JERSEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUDGET

 

  • ·         LOSING HISPANIC SUPPORT ON THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE:

 

“He is sending a strong and damaging message to the Latino community in New Jersey and across the nation… he is willing to walk away from his campaign promise to work in collaboration to fix the broken immigration system.”

 

Despite his desperation to win over Republicans outside of New Jersey, they’re rejecting him in a big way.

It’s been a rough few weeks for Chris Christie. So what’s his solution to solve his problems at home? Pack up and leave, of course!

 

Chris Christie will be holed up in New Hampshire this week, begging New Hampshire Republicans to come around on him. Then, he’ll travel to Washington DC to test out his foreign policy chops while New Jersey suffers.

 

Perfect time to get out of town…just in time for a possible Bridgegate indictment or two…

 

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