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Thursday
Jul312014

Hemingway For Governor - HEMINGWAY ONLY GOVERNOR CANDIDATE TO SHOW UP TO SIGN TAX PLEDGE 

Walt Havenstein finds these pledges “puffery” --remember?

Manchester, NH –NH Republican Primary Candidate Andrew Hemingway proudly stood before former Governor Meldrim Thomson’s family, lawmakers and candidates at an American’s for Prosperity (AFP) event today, to speak and sign a pledge to uphold certain principals.  The 2014 AFP-NH Pledge lists five principals that candidates are asked to support and every state office-seeker registered with the Secretary of State’s Office was invited to sign the pledge and appear at the event. 

Governor Thomson’s son, Tom Thomson, presented the pledge to the crowd and noted his father’s work to promote such promises to maintain the NH Advantage.

Missing from the event?  Republican primary opponent Walt Havenstein, who previously referred to Governor Thomson’s no sales/income tax pledge as “puffery.” See the video of Walt Havenstein’s “puffery” remark HERE!

“Maybe my opponent finds these core principals ‘puffery,’ or maybe he feels he had something better to do, but with no candidate and no representative from his campaign present it tells me these promises aren’t a priority for Mr. Havenstein,” Hemingway said.

While Governor Hassan was also invited, she too was not in attendance.

“Clearly Governor Hassan wouldn’t have shown, there isn’t one tenet in the pledge she agrees with.  Governor Hassan’s team spent the past several days attacking me for agreeing to cut taxes, oppose Obamacare, reduce Government and uphold the Constitution,” said Hemingway. “If these are the things she is opposed to, I think the people will weigh-in strongly in November.”

In signing the 2014 AFP-NH Pledge, candidates vow, if elected, to:

1) Cut Taxes and Fees and Oppose any Tax Increase

2) Cut Spending and the Size of Government

3) Pass a Right to Work law in New Hampshire

4) Oppose all forms of Obamacare in New Hampshire, including Medicaid expansion

5) Uphold both the New Hampshire and United States Constitution

Wednesday
Jul302014

AFPNH - Breakfast is on us Thursday 

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In honor of the anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous free-market economists in American history, Dr. Milton Friedman, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice will be hosting a free breakfast this Thursday, July 31 at 7:30AM at Murphy's Diner in Manchester.  


But please RSVP ASAP because space is limited!

CLICK HERE to register now.

The event starts at 7:30AM and will end by 8:30AM so people can get to work.  It will take place at Murphy's Diner (operated by Rep. Keith Murphy), located at 494 Elm St. in Manchester (right next to the Tap Room).

Guest speakers will include leaders of the education choice movement, including Kate Baker from the Network for Education Opportunity, as well as parents of children who will talk about the impact of school choice in their lives.

But please RSVP ASAP because space is limited!


I hope to see you there!

Live Free or Die,

Greg Moore, 
State Director 
AFP Foundation New Hampshire
Saturday
Jul122014

AFPNH - Is there such a thing as a free lunch?!

Dr. Milton Friedman famously said, "There's no such thing as a free lunch."


But there is a free breakfast for you...if you register for our Legacy of Freedom Breakfast.

In honor of the anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous free-market economists in American history, Dr. Milton Friedman, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice will be hosting a free breakfast on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30AM at Murphy's Diner in Manchester.  

But please RSVP ASAP because space is limited!


The event starts at 7:30AM and will end by 8:30AM so people can get to work.  It will take place at Murphy's Diner (operated by Rep. Keith Murphy), located at 494 Elm St. in Manchester (right next to the Tap Room).

Remember, space is limited!


I hope to see you there!

Live Free or Die,

Greg Moore, 
State Director 
AFP Foundation New Hampshire

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Friday
Jun272014

AFPNH - How does your legislator rank? 

 

Today our sister organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire (AFPF-NH), released its 2014 New Hampshire Legislative Scorecard ranking New Hampshire House and Senate members on their votes in support of or in opposition to economic freedom.   This should be a handy tool to determine if your elected leaders are supporting the critical steps to growing the economy or if they are instead reinforcing a bigger government that undermines entrepreneurship.

Click here to view the score card now.

The House members were scored against 15 votes from the 278 recorded roll calls there, while Senators were ranked for 9 votes cast among the 99 roll calls at that body.  

In the House, 21 members received an A+ ranking (called a "Protector of Prosperity"), while another 84 received an A grade ("Advocate of Prosperity"), including 57 members who scored 100%, but who missed one or more key votes.  These are leaders in enhancing the New Hampshire Advantage and should be applauded.

There were 220 House members who received an F ranking ("Opponent of Prosperity").  These individuals are taking the state down a path of economic futility that will make us less competitive.

In the Senate, 1 member received an A+ grade and another also scored 100%, while 13 received an F ranking.

I encourage you to view the score card and then contact your legislators thank them for their support for economic freedom or to tell them that they need to work to improve their commitment to growing job and opportunity in the state.  Their contact information is located within the score card or can be found by clicking here.

Economic freedom is critical to our state and our ability have a thriving economy.  Thank you for all you do to promote economic freedom in the Granite State.

Live Free or Die,


Greg Moore
State Director
Americans for Prosperity - New Hampshire
Friday
Jun202014

AFPNH - Got mead? 

Join us as we go door-to-door for economic freedom this Saturday and you'll receive a free ticket to our group tour of the Moonlight Meadery located in Londonderry on Saturday night!


Everyone who volunteers for more than 2 hours will get a free ticket to the tour and tasting at the Meadery. Food will also be provided to all volunteers.

Go here to RSVP and learn more!

Plan to meet us at our office in Manchester located at 340 Granite Street on Saturday.  We will knock doors from 10 am-4pm and then have dinner and the Meadery Tour beginning at 5PM.

I hope you can join us on Saturday as we spread our message of economic freedom to more friends and neighbors and then support a local business and sample their products to end the day.

Look forward to seeing you,


Ross Connolly
Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire