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Wednesday
Sep102014

EMILY’s List Congratulates Democrats Great Victories in Uncontested Races!

EMILY’s List Congratulates Jeanne Shaheen On Advancing To The General Election For U.S. Senate In New Hampshire

Proven Leader Key To Holding Senate Majority

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on advancing to the general election to continue serving New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate.

 

“The U.S. Senate needs Jeanne Shaheen’s continued leadership on addressing gender discrimination in pay, protecting women from violence, and expanding economic opportunity for families across the country,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She has established an extraordinary record of service to New Hampshire, while Scott Brown struggles to remember his voting record – and even what state he’s running to represent. The EMILY’s List community of over three million members is proud to stand with Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Carol Shea-Porter On Advancing Through The Primary For New Hampshire’s First Congressional District

First Woman To Represent New Hampshire in Congress Poised To Serve Fourth Term

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Rep. Carol Shea-Porter on advancing to the general election to continue representing New Hampshire’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

“Carol Shea-Porter made history as the first woman to represent her state in Congress, where she has been a fierce advocate for education, investment in job-creating infrastructure projects, and access to healthcare,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She fights tirelessly for New Hampshire women and families who just want a fair shot, and helping her win reelection to continue her work is critical. The EMILY’s List community of over three million members is proud to stand with Carol Shea-Porter as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Annie Kuster On Advancing Through The Primary For New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District

First Woman To Represent District Poised To Serve Second Term

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Rep. Annie Kuster on advancing to the general election to continue representing New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

“Annie Kuster is a champion for education and healthcare who fights to break through the gridlock in Congress for New Hampshire families that just want a fair shot,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She broke a glass ceiling to become the first woman to represent her district in the House, and the EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is excited to stand with Annie Kuster and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Maggie Hassan On Advancing Through The Primary For Governor of New Hampshire

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Gov. Maggie Hassan on advancing to the general election to continue serving as Governor of New Hampshire.

 

“Maggie Hassan is an outstanding governor who has secured a bipartisan budget with a surplus and worked to expand economic opportunity for all New Hampshire families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Helping reelect Maggie is absolutely critical – she is the only Democratic woman governor in our country, and proof why we need more women in executive leadership positions. The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is thrilled to stand with Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

 

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run, and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. During the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of our growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.

Thursday
Jun122014

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark to kick off re-election campaign with events in three towns 

Clark will join supporters in Portsmouth, Newmarket, and Durham 

(PORTSMOUTH, NH) Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-District 21) will kick-off her 2014 re-election campaign with events in Portsmouth, Newmarket, and Durham. 

Thursday, June 12th

Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth:
10:30am

Newmarket Park (121 Main St): 12:00 noon

Durham train station: 1:30pm

Refreshments will be provided

 

Wednesday
Jun112014

Rockingham Co Atty Candidate Joe Plaia to file campaign with Secretary of State 

Joe Plaia makes Rockingham County Attorney’s Race official

The 2012 Democratic nominee will file for County Attorney

(PORTSMOUTH, NH) Joe Plaia will make his campaign official Wednesday afternoon by filing paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office. His campaign, which has already seen him electrifying voters from Salem to Portsmouth, kicked off in April with 30 supporters joining him at the Rockingham Co. Courthouse in Brentwood. Plaia, the 2012 Democratic nominee, earned over 60,000 votes in the 2012 in his first campaign for elected office.

 

Who:              Joe Plaia and supporters

 

What:             Plaia’s files paperwork for Rockingham County Attorney run

When:            Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

 

Time:              3:00 pm

 

Where:          New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office, State House, Room 204, 107 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

 

Saturday
May242014

NHDP - Granite State Democrats Complete Successful Statewide Series of Grassroots Summits 

Over 500 Total People Turned Out for 12 Summits Across State

 
Concord, NH-- The New Hampshire Democratic Party completed its statewide grassroots training program with it's 12th and final summit last night in Meredith. Each summit united volunteers, activists, and community members dedicated to electing strong, Democratic leaders this coming November. Over the past two months, Democrats from all ten counties, Manchester and Nashua met to partake in training sessions ranging from persuasive neighbor-to-neighbor communication strategies, tactics to maximize a social media presence, and effective fundraising methods.

"Over the course of 12 summits, over 500 New Hampshire grassroots Democrats showed their enthusiasm for the reelection of Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen, Congresswomen Shea-Porter and Kuster and our entire Democratic team. There are less than six months until Election Day, and New Hampshire Democrats are highly energized and organized. At every summit, this was clear: Granite State Democrats won't let a single day go to waste," said State Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. "We are making sure we continue to have the best grassroots team to spread our message across the state and get out the vote in November."


At each summit, the trainings, discussions, and presentations were led by staff representatives from the State Party's communications, political, and finance offices. Attendees of each summit were provided with materials and contact information to ensure all local grassroots organizations have access to the resources they need to build and develop winning campaigns.

Tuesday
May132014

NH GOP - Chairman Jennifer Horn: War on Women is a Democratic Myth 

 

This weekend, NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn published an op-ed in the Concord Monitor that set the record straight on the war that Republicans are fighting in New Hampshire - we're fighting to replace elected officials who aren't working for the Granite State.

Concord Monitor: My Turn: Republicans's war on women is a Democratic myth

By Jennifer Horn

 

In 2012, President Obama won re-election in part by driving a false narrative that Republicans are waging a war on women. It seems that not much has changed in the Democrats' political playbooks in these last two years, because Democrats nationwide and especially right here in New Hampshire are once again claiming that Republicans are at odds with women.

 

No one can blame Democrats for trying to repeat past success. But here's the problem - 2014 is not 2012. Democrats have broken their promises time and time again, and this year Granite State residents are ready to make a change and vote Republicans into office.

 

One stark contrast between 2012 and 2014? Obamacare. In 2012, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was still promising New Hampshire residents that if they liked their doctor, they could keep their doctor. But in 2014, we know that's not the case. Obamacare is now a disastrous reality for the Granite State, due largely to Shaheen's deciding vote for the law.

 

Because of Shaheen, many New Hampshire residents have lost access to their family doctor, the person who they have trusted to take care of their family for years. Because of Shaheen, many New Hampshire residents have seen their hours reduced at work because their employer can no longer afford to keep them on staff full time due to the regulations required of employers by Obamacare. Because of Shaheen, 22,000 Granite State families have received health insurance cancellation letters because their plans no longer fit the requirements of Obamacare, and their employers can no longer afford to provide the kind of insurance plans that meet Obamacare mandates. Plans that in many cases have coverage requirements that many people simply don't need or want.

 

Shaheen alone is not responsible for the failures and burdens of Obamacare. While she was the deciding vote for the legislation in 2009, her colleagues in the House of Representatives, Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster also share the blame. We all want affordable, accessible health care coverage, but New Hampshire families simply cannot afford the cost of this failed policy and Reps. Shea-Porter and Kuster have turned a deaf ear to the people they are supposed to represent, refusing to even hold town halls to answer the questions of families who have lost their coverage altogether.

 

Granite State families are, unfortunately, facing many economic difficulties today in addition to the burdensome cost of Obamacare. Economic stagnation leaves us with 38,000 unemployed neighbors, a gallon of milk at $3.65, gas at over $3.50 a gallon and the only answer offered by our governor is more government spending, which always leads to the same outcome: higher taxes for all.

 

Recently Gov. Maggie Hassan led the charge in passing an increase in the gas tax and will sign it into law. This law means one thing for all of us - less money in our pockets.

 

Under the leadership of Hassan our state's Rainy Day Fund has dwindled to perilously low levels and our credit rating has been lowered from "stable" to "negative." The answer is not more taxes and more spending, it is reduced government spending, tax cuts, balanced budgets and sensible contributions to our Rainy Day Fund.

 

In a country where women start more small businesses than men, and women make the majority of consumer purchase decisions and the majority of health care decisions for their families, it is hard to make the argument that a party that fights for limited, efficient government, lower taxes and free- market health insurance reform is somehow against women. These are the principles that, when translated into policy, lift up the entire community and protect the America of unlimited opportunity that we all hold so dear.

 

It's easy to understand how and why New Hampshire Democrats are pursing this narrative - many of the elected officials we are working to replace this year are indeed women. But here's the truth: We are fighting to elect Republicans to office who will bring about real change that will make the lives to New Hampshire residents better. That Shaheen, Shea-Porter, Kuster and Hassan are women is a non sequitur. They could just as easily be men - our argument would be the same. They aren't working for New Hampshire, and it's time for them to go.

 

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