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CVA Convenes VA Reform Summit in Manchester (Monday 3/9)

Participants Include Rep. Frank Guinta, CVA Legislative Director Dan Caldwell, and Expert Panelists Discussing Veterans Independence Act on March 9


Manchester, NH – Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced it will be hosting VA Reform Summit in Manchester on Monday, March 9th, at 10:00am at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics located on the campus of Saint Anselm College.


The purpose of the local VA Reform Summit in Manchester is to discuss the veteran-centric, expert-driven set of policy proposals from CVA’s Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce, designed to dramatically improve health care delivery for veterans. The panel will discuss and analyze policy recommendations made by the CVA-led Taskforce.


CVA NH welcomes VA Reform Summit program participants:


  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Congressman Frank C. Guinta, NH Congressional District One
  • CVA Summit Panelists
    • Dan Caldwell, Concerned Veterans for America Legislative and Political Director
    • N.H. Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney (District One), Member of the Executive Council
    • N.H. State Representative Joseph Lachance (Manchester) Member of the General Court
    • JP Marzullo, Health Care Professional
    • Hon. Gary Lambert, Former State Senator (2010-2012) and Congressional Candidate (2014)

“Concerned Veterans for America is excited to be in Manchester sharing our newly-released Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce Report and the Veterans Independence Act, which proposes bold reforms to veterans’ health care in the wake of the recent VA scandal,” said Dan Caldwell, Legislative and Political Director at CVA. “Speakers will highlight key solutions identified in the Veterans Independence Act, including addressing the structure of the VHA, creating a private insurance option, and increasing transparency at the VA. The meaningful, veteran-centric proposals are the next step in reforming veterans’ health care and we look forward to this distinguished panel of experts contributing to the discussion.”


All who are concerned about the future of veterans’ health care are strongly encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about the proposals. A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ remarks. The event is open to the public and press attendance is welcome.


Visit to learn more about the taskforce, view the final report, and watch the full video from CVA’s Fixing Veterans Health Care Summit in Washington, DC.



Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c) (4) organization that advocates for policies that will

preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.


Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Arnold for Mayor 

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association announced its endorsement of former Alderman Patrick Arnold to be the next Mayor of Manchester. 

“The Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to support Patrick Arnold for Mayor of Manchester in this year’s city election,” says MPFFA President Jeff Duval. “Patrick brings passion, resolve and a forward-looking perspective to his campaign for mayor. He understands that public safety must be a top priority if Manchester is to lead the state in being the best place to live and raise a family,” Duval continued. 

“I’m honored to have Manchester fire fighters stand with us as our campaign fights for a stronger future for New Hampshire’s largest city,” says Arnold. An endorsement event will be scheduled in the coming weeks.



MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today the Arnold for Mayor campaign announced the endorsements of sitting Aldermen Ron Ludwig and Barbara Shaw. 

“Patrick brings determination, passion and vision to his campaign for mayor of Manchester,” says Ludwig. “Patrick ran a strong campaign in 2013, focusing on issues most important to working families. I’m proud to support Patrick in 2015 as he continues efforts to move our city forward,” Ludwig continued. 

Alderman Ludwig represents Ward 2 on the city’s Board of Aldermen. Alderman Shaw represents Ward 9 at city hall, and is currently serving her 8th term as a State Representative in the New Hampshire Legislature, where she represents Hillsborough County District 16.

 “I’m honored to have continued support from Alderman Ludwig and Alderman Shaw,” says Arnold. “We worked hard in 2013 to bring new leadership to Manchester, and I look forward to working even harder this year to discuss our city’s challenges and plans to meet those challenges with new leadership in the corner office at City Hall.”


Patrick Arnold is a candidate for mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. Arnold served as a Manchester Alderman from 2009 until 2014. In 2013, he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Republican incumbent. Gatsas held off Arnold’s challenge in 2013 by 943 votes. In March 2014, the Manchester Board of Aldermen unanimously confirmed Arnold’s appointment to the city’s Conduct Committee. An attorney by trade, Arnold earned his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Abigail.



MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Arnold for Mayor campaign released its first list of public supporters. The announcement comes one week after former Alderman Patrick Arnold announced his candidacy for Mayor of Manchester, along with a 24-member organizing committee of current and former elected officials, and community activists.

“Our campaign is proud to have early support from such a diverse group of supporters,” said Arnold. “In addition to our campaign’s 2015 organizing committee, today’s list includes more than sixty people who have joined our efforts to bring new leadership and a new vision to our city,” Arnold continued.

Patrick Arnold served as a Manchester Alderman from 2009 until 2014. In 2013, he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Republican incumbent. Gatsas held off Arnold’s challenge in 2013 by 943 votes. In March 2014, the Manchester Board of Aldermen unanimously confirmed Arnold’s appointment to the city’s Conduct Committee. An attorney by trade, Arnold earned his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Abigail.

Public Supporters – Round 1

Armand Forest, State Representative and former Alderman
Bill Stelling, activist
Tim Smith, State Representative
Tracey Degges, community advocate
Bernard Garrity, Manchester Water Works Commissioner
Keith McCrea, activist
Richard Komi, former State Representative
Jeremy Dobson, State Representative
June Panagopoulos, activist
Marjorie Curran, activist

Melissa Amato                                                           

Edward Bailey                                                            

Patty Brennan

Ryan Cashin


Paul Caterina

Anne Cavanaugh

Rachel Ciechon

Jacqueline Coffin

Paula Collin

John Connarn




Donald Croteau

Ryan Curran

Renée Duval

Joel Elber, Manchester TV host

Gina Ferretti

Elenore Freedman

Alena & Jean Gregoire

Lorraine Gosselin

Gary & Heidi Hamer

Garry Haworth, activist

Kimberlee Hebert

Constance Hendry

Brian High

Amanda Johnson

Chuck Kalantzis, business owner

Louis Kammer

Eileen Kelley



Zane Knoy

Chris Mansfield

Helene & Yves Marquis

Nicole Marquis

Rebecca McLaughlin

Nora Mendel

Carlos Monzon


Pamela Murphy

Heather Pelletier

Gloria Pilotte, ward moderator

Constance Price

Kristen Robert

Leon Rousselle

John Rumfelt & Becky Barry Rumfelt

Tim Sawyer

Maria Silva

Nancy Skowronek Brome

Robert Sternberg

Renée Thibeault

Don “T” Tibbetts, former educator

Tony Turner

Brandon Vesci

Peter Wallner

Jack Walsh

Daniel Waszkowski

Jim Webber

Peter White, Manchester TV host





Arnold for Mayor – 2015 Organizing Committee


George Bruno, former U.S. Ambassador and NH Democratic Party Chairman


Kathy Staub, at-large School Board member


Bob Bossie, former State Senator and Alderman


Kathy Kelley Arnold, former at-large School Board member


Peter Sullivan, former Alderman and State Representative


Jean Jeudy, State Representative


Bill Clayton, former State Representative


Amy Bradley, School Board member


Chris Herbert, State Representative and former School Board member


John O'Keefe, business owner


Remi Francoeur, former Republican activist


Mary Sysyn, former Alderman


Paul Cote


Carl “CJ” Hebert, veterans advocate and activist


Carol Williams, former State Representative and Manchester Transit Authority Commissioner


Maurice Pilotte, former State Representative


Dr. David George, college professor and activist


Jon Hopwood, writer and activist


Dan Bergeron, former School Board member


Steve Dolman, former Alderman and School Board member


Katie Desrochers, School Board member


Roger Beauchamp, former School Board member and State Representative


Shelly Pratte


Ron Boisvert, State Representative


Manchester Arts Commission - City Hall Display by Friends of Art Manchester

The Manchester Arts Commission (M|A|C), in conjunction with Friends of Art Manchester is presenting an art exhibit on display at City Hall on Elm Street in Manchester. The exhibit is on display through May and June as part of M|A|C's "Art on the Wall in City Hall" gallery.


Friends of Art Manchester is a non-profit organization working with community youth, institutions, educators, artists and patrons of the arts that support the creation, installation, preservation and protection of public art in Manchester. The following artists from the Manchester area are exhibiting works in their preferred medium: Linda Feinberg, acrylic; Tom Wright, photography; John Mitchell, photographs; Judy Gelinas, acrylic; Stephanie Bogalis, acrylic; Deb Funk, acrylic; Shannon Patel-Bourassa, photography; Paul Davidson, acrylic; Carolina Chauvette, acrylic; and Bea Bearden, acrylic.


The public is encouraged to visit anytime during City Hall business hours to view these works.