Jimmy Tingle, a Nun, Jedi Knights, “Candidates Scorecard” and More!
NH Rebellion Events Bring Visibility to
#FightBigMoney Movement Before NH Primary
In an election season when 87% of Americans agree that our campaign finance system needs to be reformed, the grassroots group NH Rebellion is hosting a series of events about the issue during the final days before the New Hampshire presidential primary.
For the past year, activists have questioned presidential candidates hundreds of times about the problem of donor influence, demanding they support the six bipartisan solutions in its “We the People” Pledge to #FightBigMoney. A full review of candidates’ statements, including videos taken at Town Hall forums, can be found at www.questionR.us.
All events will have the group’s characteristic visuals, and a cross-partisan group of New Hampshire voters available for interviews.
- Wednesday, January 20 – 6:00 pm – Aldermanic Chambers in Manchester City Hall
“Faithful Democracy” Symposium featuring Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK/Nuns on the Bus. Sponsored by the Franciscan Action Network, Open Democracy, the American Friends Service Committee, NETWORK and the Center for Earth Ethics. Speakers include: Sr. Campbell; Patrick Carolan, Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network; Karenna Gore, Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary; Arnie Alpert, Co-director of American Friends Service Committee’s NH Program; Rev. Eric Jackson, Pastor of Smith Memorial Congregational Church, UCC (Hillsborough, NH); and Dan Weeks, Executive Director of Open Democracy (Crossway Christian Church, Nashua).
- Thursday, January 21 – 10:00 am – Lobby of Legislative Office Building, Concord
Press Conference marking the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
NH Rebellion will release its “Candidates Scorecard” contrasting the presidential candidates’ support for the various reform proposals. Speakers include: former NH Sen. Jim Rubens (Republican) and past President of the NH Charitable Foundation Lew Feldstein (Democrat). The NH Rebellion will be joined by members of the US Rebel Alliance, a national group which is harnessing the cultural energy surrounding the release of the new Star Wars movie “to fight for our Republic by helping to loosen big money’s tightly-held grip over politics.”
- Thursday, January 21 – various times – various locations
Jedi actions at presidential candidate events
NH Rebellion activists and members of the US Rebel Alliance take the fight to the presidential candidates, wherever they are.
- Thursday, January 21 – 5:00 pm – Chunky’s Theater, Nashua
Special Free Screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with special guests
Activists gather for short program sponsored by NH Rebellion and US Rebel Alliance, followed by the movie.
- Friday February 5 through Sunday, February 7 – Veterans Park, Manchester
“We the People Convention” in a huge heated tent across the street from the Radisson Hotel
Eclectic program will include political comedian/humorist Jimmy Tingle; a NH Rebellion Walk to the Republican Debate; presidential candidates; journalist Hedrick Smith; spiritual teacher and NYTimes bestselling author Marianne Williamson; conservative political consultant John Pudner; Congressman John Sarbanes; former candidate for Governor of New York Zephyr Teachout; former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig; Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founder Ben Cohen; retired Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court John Broderick; and others. FULL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AT http://www.nhrebellion.org/convention Convention press credentials available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-807-8294.
The cross-partisan NH Rebellion is best known for its distinctive “Walks” across the Granite State, through all kinds of weather, to draw attention to the problem of money in politics. To date, more than 2,000 members have collectively walked 30,000 miles – inspired by the legendary “Granny D,” who walked across America between 1999 and 2000 to raise support for the campaign finance efforts of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Russ Feingold.