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Saturday
May032014

Watchdog.org - Secret leftist billionaires club 

 

 

 

Taking a look inside the secret leftist billionaires club
This weekend, a shadowy leftist group named Democracy Alliance will meet in Chicago to figure out a way to thwart conservative rivals.

Wedding crasher: County curbs private business
Call off the wedding. Spotsylvania County has imposed “special use permit” restrictions on a couple that’s been hosting marriages for years — effectively nullifying future nuptials at a once-thriving business.

Labor nonprofit avoids IRS scrutiny while failing to disclose years of lobbying activity
The Restaurant Opportunities Center United decried lobbying at Washington D.C. protest on Monday, while only recently amending its IRS statements to disclose their own lobbying activities.

Pro-gun group leads revolt, OK House overrides governor’s veto
The state House of Representatives on Wednesday voted, 87-3, to enact a pro-gun measure — one of the 15 House bills Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed Tuesday.

DOJ probe into WI School Choice ‘another massive power grab’ by feds
More than a year after the U.S. Department of Justice began shoving its nose into Wisconsin’s School Choice program, the federal agency’s “ongoing investigation” continues without any apparent end.

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Saturday
May032014

Citizens Report: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 

State Senate defeats State House's Sales Tax on Paint

On Thursday, the New Hampshire State Senate took up House Bill 1570. This legislation, which was passed by the State House in March by a vote of 161-142, would have created a sales tax on paint ranging from 35 cents per pint to $1.60 on anything over a gallon. 

 
Thankfully, the State Senate defeated the amendment proposed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a bipartisan vote of 16-7. The State Senate then moved a motion declaring the bill inexpedient to legislate, which passed with a voice vote.
 
In recent days, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire had been reaching out to and encouraging residents to contact their State Senator to tell him or her to oppose House Bill 1570.
 
Like most Granite Staters, we are baffled that our legislators in Concord are even discussing preposterous bills such as a sales tax on paint. However, we do commend the State Senate for putting the brakes on yet another tax and spend policy endorsed by the liberal majority in the State House.
 
Our elected officials should be focused on implementing policies that lower taxes and increase economic opportunities for all Granite Staters. Instead, some in Concord are constantly trying to find new ways to take more money from them. New Hampshire residents and small businesses deserve better, which is why our organization will continue to fight terrible pieces of legislation such as House Bill 1570 at every turn.
 
 
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire discovers K Street fundraiser titled: "DC for Jeanne Shaheen."

 

Earlier in the week, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire uncovered information that on June 17th, Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be attending a fundraiser at a K Street lobbying firm in Washington DC. 

 

In a blatant continuation of her decision to trade New Hampshire independence for Washington allegiances, the title of the fundraiser on the ActBlue website is actually "DC for Jeanne Shaheen."

 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has voted 99% of the time with President Obama despite her 2008 promise to be a 'strong independent voice' for the Granite State. Unfortunately, it has become all too clear that when Governor Shaheen became Senator Shaheen, she forgot about New Hampshire.  While we aren't surprised, we are truly stunned at her blatant betrayal of New Hampshire by attending a fundraiser titled 'DC for Jeanne Shaheen.' 

Granite Staters deserve representatives who care about reflecting their values on Capitol Hill, not the other way around. This fundraiser on K Street is just another example of how Jeanne Shaheen is not that senator.
 
 

Back in July of 2008, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley was quoted in a Concord Monitor article saying "the voters of New Hampshire expect their public officials to be open and available to the public." 

 

Almost six years later, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) have been anything but "open and available" with their constituents. If anything, they have been the most hidden and isolated representatives our state has ever seen.

 

The web video we released this week titled, What Are They Hiding? is just a fraction of the clips our organization has collected over the last year displaying the true disregard these individuals have for those whom they are supposed to represent.
 
As New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley correctly asserted in 2008, Granite Staters have always expected their elected officials to be accessible. However, a lot has changed over the years. Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster have certainly not made themselves available to hear what New Hampshire residents think about the important issues. While they are quick to hold fundraisers and attend partisan functions, not one has hosted a real town hall meeting in years. In fact, some of the aforementioned elected officials have never hosted a single one. That's just wrong.
 
While these four 'representatives' might be quick to ignore our request, we hope they will at least consider listening to Mr. Buckley's plea for them to be available and open with their constituents. Until they do, with so much effort being put into avoiding Granite Staters, it begs us to ask the question: What are they hiding?
 
 
 
Another successful phone bank!
On Thursday evening, our organization hosted yet another one of our weekly phone banks in our Manchester office. Thanks to everyone who came by to help discuss the important issues with New Hampshire residents.

If you would like to join us next Thursday evening, please email Matt@StrongNH.com or John@StrongNH.com to sign-up for a shift. 
 
 
A sold-out fundraiser in Rye with Senator Ted Cruz
On Sunday, we were honored to have Texas Senator Ted Cruz as our guest at a fundraiser in Rye. The sold-out dinner was a great success and we greatly appreciated the generous donations we received from so many Granite Staters who support our efforts.

We also wantto thank our hosts, Dr. Joseph Tarta and his wife Paula, as well as Diane Bitter, for their help in making the event such a big success!
 
 
Laugh of the week    
 
Some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!  
 
Friday
May022014

Guinta For Congress - On the Trail with Team Guinta!

From Frank's Desk

Team Guinta supporter Captain Warner Lund, USN, Ret., sat down to discuss his reasons for supporting us this year. Thank you, Warner, for your service to our country and your continued efforts on our behalf! Click the image below to see the video.

April ended for us where March began, with a strong list of endorsements from around the District. Candidates ignore the grassroots at their own peril, which is why we will continue to build a team capable of unseating Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter this fall. Please take a look at the release!

We traveled up to Plymouth State University to meet with the College Republican Chapter late last week. These great leaders of the future are committed to protecting the values we hold dear in New Hampshire.
I also had the distinct pleasure of speaking to the House Republican Alliance’s candidate training session. New Hampshire believes deeply in public service, and we honor those that voluntarily give their precious time to serve us in Concord.

We continued making the rounds to the colleges in and around this District with a stop at St. Anselm College to speak at the last meeting of the year for the College Republican Chapter. We discussed my background and where I stood on many issues like my opposition to the vastly expanded NSA wiretapping. It is always great to share ideas with young people who are learning how our country governs and conducts business.

This weekend is the annual NHGOP Meeting, hope to see you there!

Best,
Frank Guinta
Candidate for Congress 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
May022014

AFPNH - Free trip to Dallas 

Please join us this Saturday as we go door-to-door for economic freedom in Manchester. We will meet at 10AM at our Manchester office located at 340 Granite Street. 

Everyone who helps out will receive a free AFP t-shirt...but that's not all.

This is only the beginning of our 2014 door-to-door efforts.

Every Saturday for the next 60 days we will be hosting door-to-door activities around the state and the volunteer who completes the most surveys in that time will receive free airfare, lodging, and tickets to our Defending the American Dream Summit, which will be held in Dallas this August 29-30. 


I hope you can join us as we promote economic freedom across the Granite State.   I look forward to seeing you this weekend and hopefully in Dallas this August!

Live Free or Die,

Greg Moore
State Director
Americans for Prosperity - New Hampshire
Friday
May022014

Heritage- Premiering Tuesday, Nationwide Movie Event Jumpstarts New Conversation on Family 

The Heritage Foundation

Looking around at our culture, we have to wonder: how did we get here?

We’ve seen dramatic shifts—the decline of commitment to marriage, "anything goes" sexuality celebrated, and fatherlessness continuing to rise. Does our culture know the real purpose of family anymore?

That’s why the new film Irreplaceable jumpstarts a new conversation. Watch the movie trailer now >>

Opening May 6 in over 700 theaters, this nationwide film event from Focus on the Family seeks to uncover what we’ve forgotten: What is family? What's happened? And what do we do about it?

The feedback from early screenings has been ecstatic. Super Bowl-winning Coach Tony Dungy raves, “Irreplaceable is a very thought-provoking film that looks at the core issues affecting our families today.” See if it’s playing near you >>

Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Senator, says of the film:

“Like our heritage of freedom, we cannot take the family for granted. Irreplaceable reminds us why we must continue to cherish the unique value of a married mom and dad for a child and for all of society.
The love that we first experience in the family is the foundation for loving our neighbors, and that can ultimately extend to America as a whole. Mark your calendar for this May 6 event in a theater near you.”

Join us for an enlightening and inspiring journey with Irreplaceable, on the big screen for one night only. Some theaters are near sell-out, get movie tickets today >>

 

Spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family – or sharing the movie trailer with them online.

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