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Monday
Oct062014

NHDP - As Scott Brown & Republicans Make It Clear That They Will Not Defend Women’s Health

NHGOP Still Refusing to Release Anti-Choice Platform
 
Party Won't Come Clean on Personhood, Brown Decides Women’s Health Care Is Not An “Issue People Care About,” Garcia Declares Women Shouldn’t Be Able To Make Their Own Health Choices Because They’re “Emotional Roller Coasters,” and Burns Disparages Planned Parenthood

 
Manchester, NH – The NHGOP and its candidates can try, but they can no longer hide their anti-women agenda from New Hampshire voters. It’s been two weeks, and the NHGOP has continued to hide its party platform, approved on September 20th at its party convention, because it includes a 'Personhood' Amendment, which would make abortion—with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother — and many common forms of birth control illegal. Meanwhile, the NHGOP’s candidates are showing their true colors. 
 
Scott Brown declared on Fox News that equal pay and contraceptive coverage aren't “issues that people care about.” Comments from Marilinda Garcia surfaced, in which she calls women "emotional rollercoasters,
 and said that only ‘2 percent’ of women care about women's issues. And then, Republican Executive Council candidate Bob Burns told a cable access show that he thinks Planned Parenthood is "handing out birth control like candy." All in the past week. 
 
"The New Hampshire Republican Party can't hide the fact that its platform and its candidates are pushing an aggressive and radical agenda that would take basic health care decisions away from women,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown, Marilinda Garcia, Bob Burns, and the rest of the Republican ticket would roll back women's reproductive rights if they had their way.


"Despite the NHGOP’s attempts to shield its platform from the public, we know where its candidates stand: they think issues like pay equity, access to reproductive health care, and the right for women make their own choices are not a priority. If they had their way, women would lose basic freedoms, and that is wrong for New Hampshire women and men alike.” 
Friday
Sep122014

NHDP - Tea Party Extremist Marilinda Garcia Campaigns on Denying Health Coverage to Granite Staters

Refuses to Say Where She Gets Her Own Health Coverage

Granite State Voters Deserve to Know What Garcia is Hiding When it Comes to Her Own Health Care

Manchester, NH – Despite signing the Koch Brothers pledge calling to take awayhealth coverage from tens of thousands of Granite Staters, Tea Party extremist Marilinda Garcia refused to say where she received her own health care in an NHPR interview earlier this week.

While Garcia has made health care a central issue in her campaign, when asked directly about her own health coverage in a recent NHPR interview, she responded, “I… that’s my own issue.” After Garcia was given another chance to share later, she reiterated, “I don’t need to talk about that. Thank you.”

“Tea Party extremist Marilinda Garcia signed the Koch Brothers pledge calling to take away health care from tens of thousands of Granite State families, but refuses to say where she receives her own coverage,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “If Marilinda Garcia is going to make denying health coverage to hard-working Granite Staters a central part of her campaign, then voters deserve to know what she is hiding when it comes to her own health care."

See an excerpt from the interview below or the full NHPR story here:

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But when asked about her own health care coverage, Garcia demurred.

Garcia: “I… that’s my own issue.”

NHPR: “So you don’t want to say?”

Garcia: “No that’s fine, I don’t need to share everything.”

NHPR: “I bet it will come up again. Probably that’s something the media will want to know, with you making health care an issue in your campaign.”

Garcia: “My constituents talk to me so I am not here running on my own issues. I am expressing what they come up with.“

NHPR: “Is it fair to say you are not getting your health care through Obamacare, through the (federal) exchange?”

Garcia: “I don’t need to talk about that. Thank you.”

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Monday
Aug112014

Smith For US Senate - Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord 

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Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord

 
If you care about the lives of unborn babies, please plan on attending the Pro-Life Candidates Stand for Life Rally on Sunday, August 17 in the plaza outside the New Hampshire State House at 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
 
Sponsored by Women for Bob Smith, speakers include Darlene Pawlick, Educational Trust Foundation Chair for the NHRTL (New Hampshire Right To Life) organization, Senator Bob Smith, candidate for U.S. Senate, Andrew Hemingway, candidate for NH Governor, Gary Lambert, candidate for U.S. Congressional 2nd District, and, Pro-Life Advocate Karen Testerman.
 
After the shameful Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 that allowed children in the womb to be aborted, over 70 million unborn babies have died making this decision to stand as a stain on the moral fabric of America.  THEY NEED OUR HELP!
 
Senator Bob Smith has 18 years in the House and Senate and has a 100 percent voting record in support of the right to life.  If given the opportunity to once again serve the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate, he will continue that record. 
 
Plan to stand with candidates who will represent the unborn in your government on Sunday, August 17 at 2pm in Concord
 
“PLEASE HELP MY CAMPAIGN AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LIFE TODAY BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE CONTRIBUTION.  THANK YOU.”  Senator Bob
 
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Friday
Aug082014

NHDP - NEW VIDEO: Moments After Embracing Tea Party Extremist Rick Perry, Failed CEO Walt Havenstein Disparages Granite State Businesses at Dover GOP Event 

Manchester, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party released footage of failed CEO Walt Havenstein disparaging New Hampshire businesses at a Dover GOP event, just moments after embracing Tea Party extremist Governor Rick Perry.

Walt’s disparaging remarks about New Hampshire businesses came while criticizing Governor Hassan's Trade Mission to Turkey, saying, "You don't need to go halfway around the world to do that. Especially if you don't have anything to sell." 

“It’s troubling to see a candidate running to lead our state denigrate the ability of our businesses to export to emerging markets,” said Dawn Wivell, founder and former director of the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center. “Such remarks not only insult New Hampshire’s business community, they reflect a lack of understanding of how we can keep moving our economy forward."

Walt's comments belittle the state’s growing aerospace and defense sectors, and the many goods and services New Hampshire companies have to offer to the region, the country and the world. 
 
“Walt is relying on cheap attack lines and trashing New Hampshire's economy to avoid talking about his own record driving SAIC into the ground, as his failed strategy cost the company thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “The fact that Walt is willing to disparage New Hampshire businesses in a lame attempt to score political points underscores that he would be the wrong choice for Granite State businesses and would take New Hampshire's economy in the wrong direction.”
 
During the same event, Walt also suggested "We need someone to be like Rick Perry" in order to promote the state. But by seeking to emulate ultra-conservative Rick Perry, who has said it's "nonsense" to focus on equal pay for women and has a record of actively fighting against LGBT civil rights, Walt once again proved how out-of-touch he is with New Hampshire voters. 
 
Havenstein may not remember that Rick Perry received a whopping 0.7% of the vote in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary, considering he was still working for SAIC and living in Maryland at the time.

“Only someone from Maryland could think comparing himself to Rick Perry, with his history of fighting against equal rights for women and LGBT citizens, would appeal to New Hampshire voters,” continued New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing.
 
Click here to watch the video. 

 
Tuesday
Jul222014

NHDP - MEMO: NH Students And Parents Can't Trust Brown's Costly Record On Student Loans

To: Interested Parties
From: Ray Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject: NH Students & Parents Can't Trust Brown's Costly Record On Student Loans


New Hampshire students and their parents can't rely on Scott Brown’s costly record on student loans. Just like with increasing the minimum wage, or providing New Hampshire women with access to coverage for basic health services, Scott Brown is refusing to give people in New Hampshire straight answers on college affordability.  


Scott Brown voted to cut Pell Grants, ignoring the 21,000 New Hampshire students who depended on them.  He voted twice to allow student loan rates to double.  New Hampshire students and their parents deserve answers from Brown. 
 

Brown would rather hide in the bathroom than talk about how to reduce student loan debt.  New Hampshire students are struggling under a mountain of debt, with the average student owing $33,000 after graduation.

It is a sharp contrast to Jeanne Shaheen, a former teacher, who as our governor and our Senator has worked to make a difference for students and their parents.  She expanded public kindergarten to tens of thousands of New Hampshire students and put in place a tax free tuition savings plan to help families save for their children's education as Governor.  In the Senate, she is leading the charge on a commonsense proposal to let students's refinance their debt just like a mortgage or car loan.


Brown Voted to Slash Pell Grants for New Hampshire Students
 
In 2011, Brown sided with the corporate special interests that fund his campaign instead of the more than 21,000 New Hampshire students who depended on Pell grants to afford the cost of college. Rather than ask billionaires to pay their fair share or close loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas, Brown tried to slash Pell grants by more than $700 per student. He even doubled-down on his costly approach and told WRKO radio, “I agree with the cuts that we made, I mean, I voted for it.”
 
Brown Refuses To Give An Answer to Senator Shaheen’s Bank on Students Act

Now Scott Brown is dodging questions about Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Bank on Students Act that would let graduates refinance their student loans just like a mortgage or car loan.   The Concord Monitor reported that, "When asked, Brown’s campaign did not say how Brown would have voted on the legislation."  Scott Brown is in this race for Scott Brown.  He would rather allow this crisis to remain unsolved than support Jeanne Shaheen's commonsense proposal.