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Saturday
Nov012014

Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Protest visibilities, suing the IRS, and more

 

Suing the IRS: Release your correspondences with Shaheen and Shea-Porter

 

On Thursday, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) filed a federal lawsuit in New Hampshire against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of our organization, claiming the IRS is unlawfully delaying the release of records between the IRS and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) who demanded the IRS investigate conservative organizations for engaging in "political activities." 

The lawsuit requests the federal court to order the IRS to release the records. Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law & Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


 
The full release, as well as a quote from Jay Sekulow, can be seen HERE


You can also read more about it in stores in the National Review, Breitbart, and the NHJournal.

 

 
 

Holding Them Accountable: Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter, and Kuster are still hiding

Our amazing volunteers continued to hold Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster accountable for hiding from their constituents at protests all around the state this week.

 

Granite Staters deserve to have elected officials who are open, honest, and transparent. These four individuals have been anything but accessible to their constituents. Until they stop hiding, Granite Staters will continue to highlight their deplorable constituent services and their refusal to meet with New Hampshire taxpayers.


        

 

        

 

        
  

 

 
 

Microsite: WhyAreTheyHiding.com

Remember, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has put together an excellent, single location, for you to learn more about why Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Kuster are hiding from their constituents.

If you haven't visited WhyAreTheyHiding.com,  please be sure to do so. If you've already looked through it, help inform others by sharing it with your friends and family.
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Day


Saturday
Nov012014

Citizens For A Strong NH -Fed up with the IRS? 

 

 

Fellow Granite Stater,

I'm fed up...

I've had enough...

I'm sick and 
tired of politicians and D.C. bureaucrats hiding and thinking they have special rights and privileges.

You're aware that the IRS has been targeting conservative groups, but did you know Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter actually called on the IRS to give greater scrutiny into conservative organizations? 

Why? Because Shaheen and Shea-Porter want to stop us from highlighting their failed records.
In response, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire took action. We've been waiting - patiently - for a response from the IRS on our official request for any and all communications between their office and Shaheen's and Shea-Porter's offices. 

Granite Staters deserve to know what roll their elected officials played in the IRS scandal.

For months, the IRS has been stalling and delaying as they surpass deadline after deadline with their failure to respond.

We won't be patient and wait any longer.

That's why, yesterday, with the help of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), we launched a lawsuit against the IRS to ensure they hand over the appropriate documents.

Granite Staters deserve to know the truth. We're going to fight to uncover it. But we need your help.

Please consider helping us fight this battle by clicking HERE and donating $50, $100, $500, or even $1,000 to Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's efforts.

Best,


Mike Biundo
General Consultant
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire

P.S. Remember, we need your help to fight for more victories. Please click here and contribute what you can to our effort.


Tuesday
Oct212014

ALG files FOIL request to NY state AG on wage prosecution release 

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Oct. 20, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a suit against a franchise restaurant operator alleging under-payment of employee wages issuing a release announcing the prosecution on October 16, which included a statement from union organizing activist Kendall Fells of the organization Fast Food Forward.   Americans for Limited Government filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the state Attorney Generals' office on October 20, 2014, seeking communications between the Office and Fells who was quoted in the political campaign style release. Nathan Mehrens, president of Americans for Limited Government, announced the FOIL request stating:

 

 "The New York State Attorney General's inclusion of union organizing activist Kendall Fells of the organization Fast Food Forward in a press release announcing a lawsuit for alleged under-payment of employee wages raises the question of whether the action is advocacy or law enforcement.

 

"If Fells was part of the AG's investigative team and privy to legal actions before they became public, this taints the investigation with the stench of labor union organizing politics.

 

"To discover whether the relationship between Fells and the New York AG's office tarnishes the activities of that office, Americans for Limited Government has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request asking for all records of communication between any officer or employee in the Office of the Attorney General and Kendall Fells regarding the Attorney General's suit specific to the prosecution encompassed by the New York state AG's press release, as well as their communications regarding any other subject.

 

"The people of New York have the right to assume that the law is being prosecuted evenly, and that undue political influences are not tarnishing its prosecution.

 

"Unfortunately, the press release issued by the state's Attorney General announcing a lawsuit and including an advocacy group's comment lead a reasonable person to believe that there was collusion which may not have been lawful or ethical.  It is our hope that the FOIL request will erase any questions in this matter."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-files-foil-request-to-ny-state-ag-on-wage-prosecution-release/

 

Attachments:

 

"A.G. Schneiderman Sues Papa John's Franchisee For Underpaying More Than 400 Delivery Workers; Seeking More Than $2 Million," Oct. 16, 2014 at http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-sues-papa-johns-franchisee-underpaying-more-400-delivery-workers

 

Freedom of Information Law Request to NYS Attorney General's Office, Americans for Limited Government, Oct. 20, 2014 at http://algfoiafiles.com/images/9/9e/NY_FOIL_Request_Atty_Gen_Kendall_Fells_10.20.14.pdf

 

Information page on FOIL request, Oct. 20, 2014 at http://algfoiafiles.com/index.php?title=Communications_with_Fast_Food_Forward 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Tuesday
Oct212014

ALG's Daily Grind - Why the end of QE produced lower interest rates 

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Oct. 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Why the end of QE produced lower interest rates
Interest rates are down year over year, yet the Fed has been tapering its bond purchases the whole time.

Cartoon: Ebola czar to the rescue
Obama appoints a czar to combat the outbreak.

ALG files FOIL request to NY state AG on wage prosecution release
ALG's Mehrens: "The New York State Attorney General's inclusion of union organizing activist Kendall Fells of the organization Fast Food Forward in a press release announcing a lawsuit for alleged under-payment of employee wages raises the question of whether the action is advocacy or law enforcement."

Powerline.com: Government case implodes as its former lawyers allege fraud against Holder DOJ
Sierra Pacific Industries. based on DOJ disclosures from former attorneys there: "The United States presented false evidence to the Defendants and the Court [and] advanced arguments to the Court premised on that false evidence or for which material evidence had been withheld."

Wednesday
Oct152014

Daily Signal - Sharyl Attkisson Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's Former Chief of Staff No Stranger to Allegations of Withholding Public Documents 

The Daily Signal

 

October 15, 2014

Morning Bell

Hillary Clinton's Former Chief of Staff No Stranger to Allegations of Withholding Public Documents

A career public servant speaks exclusively to The Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson about her encounters with a former Clinton White House lawyer who would later become Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department -- and a key figure under scrutiny for overseeing a Benghazi document review.

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Hey, Defense Department: Focus on ISIS, Not Climate Change

Daily Policy Focus: As world leaders remain locked in on the threat of ISIS, the U.S. Department of Defense laid out its plan to fight a different battle.

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Why Is Obama Hitting GOP for Not Caring About Hispanics When His Actions Show He Doesn't Care?

President Obama has once again warned Republicans that they will be committing political "suicide" if they do not legalize millions of illegal immigrants.

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