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Sunday
Sep142014

Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Less in Your Wallet and Amending the 1st Amendment 

 

Grassroots: "Less in Your Wallet" campaign

 

On Tuesday, we were busy with our "Less in Your Wallet" campaign. Outside polling locations throughout the state, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's volunteers were busy leaving wallets on the ground with messages inside.  The purpose was to remind Granite Staters that because of Governor Maggie Hassan's and Jeanne Shaheen's liberal tax and spend policies, they have less in their wallets and pocketbooks. 

The response has been great and many New Hampshire residents emailed us and posted photos of the wallets on Twitter and Facebook. 
 
 
First Amendment: Shaheen wants to amend it
The Senate advanced a controversial Democratic bill this week to amend the Constitution so Congress would have the authority to regulate political speech by corporations and other groups, an idea many have called a dangerous plan to weaken the First Amendment.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen not only voted for it, but she actually co-sponsored the legislation. 


Once again, we were incredibly disappointed in Senator Shaheen's actions to try and pass a bill simply to protect her career and limit one of the cornerstones of the vision our Founding Fathers had for this nation. 

The New Hampshire Union Leader was also critical of our senator's actions in their editorial page. On Tuesday, they said,
"Jeanne Shaheen wants you to shut up already. She believes passionately that the First Amendment is too broad. It has to be rewritten to give government the authority to limit the speech of citizens." We couldn't agree more with the Union Leader's comments.

You can read their full editorial by clicking HERE.

 
 
Letters: Granite Staters being critical of their representatives in their newspapers
 
Letters to the editor of your local newspapers can be a very effective way of amplifying your thoughts about your elected officials' records. The following are just a few quotes from the many letters that have been published in papers around the state lately. If you are interested in submitting a letter to the editor, please contact Matt@StrongNH.com and he will be happy to help you through the process.

 

"Jeanne Shaheen "knows this disaster of a law is hurting millions of families. It is time for her to do her job, join with a majority of her constituents and finally work to repeal it immediately." - Kimberly, Brentwood
 

"I, a taxpayer, have not received a single invitation to attend a town-hall meeting with Congresswoman Shea-Porter to discuss problems and concerns I have. Not one." - Randy, East Wakefield

 

"The truth is that Washington special interests and party leaders have changed Carol. She's become an extremist liberal elite who refuses to meet with her constituents at a New Hampshire town hall, but will go to Napa Valley California to wine and dine at fund-raisers with Nancy Pelosi and billionaires." - Lino, Sanbornton

"Sorry Congresswoman Kuster, but you can't fool us. We know you have voted lock step with President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, which is exactly why you refuse to hold a single Town Hall meeting with your constituents." - Bill, New Ipswich
 
 
Editorial Cartoon of the Week    
 
 
Sunday
Sep142014

Watchdog - Transparently bad: U.S. whistleblowers feel blowback  

Wednesday
Sep102014

ALG to Congress: No lame duck budget, no Ex-Im rider 

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Sept. 9, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to reject any continuing resolution that extends into the lame duck period before the new Congress is sworn in, and to reject any temporary reauthorization of the $27 billion a year Export Import Bank:

 

"Senate Democrats have lost their right to have any say at all on next year's spending. They want to push the spending bill until after the November elections, and before the holidays when nobody's looking. Why would the House let them do that? That's not representation, it's deception to prevent voters from knowing before November where members stand on the critical fiscal issues facing the nation.

 

"Congress should reject any continuing resolution that extends into the lame duck period before the new Congress is sworn in. The American people deserve better than this. The U.S. Senate has not brought a single appropriations bill to the floor all year long. In the meantime, the House has passed 7 spending bills, including 215 spending amendments. The only continuing resolution that should be considered is one that extends into February or March.

 

"As for the Export Import Bank, House leaders had promised they were prepared to allow the bank's reauthorization to lapse later this month. After all, the bank has almost no impact on the nation's $2 trillion a year export industry. Yet, at the behest of the very few special interests that benefit from the bank, now leaders say they are prepared to pass a supposed 'temporary' Ex-Im reauthorization. The plan is to push the issue until after the elections, so that members can come back later and do a full five year deal on Ex-Im when voters can't do a thing about it. What a cynical joke. The authorization should just be allowed to lapse."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-to-congress-no-lame-duck-budget-no-ex-im-rider/

 

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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.

Wednesday
Sep102014

Club for Growth PAC Congratulates Marilinda Garcia 

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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “On to November – Marilinda Garcia fights for New Hampshire taxpayers while Congresswoman Kuster walks in lock-step with President Obama and the far left.”

 

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC issued the following statement in response to news that Marilinda Garcia has won the Republican Primary for Congress in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. Club members donated nearly $115,000 which was bundled directly to Marilinda’s campaign by the Club for Growth PAC. The separate entity Club for Growth spent nearly $500,000 on TV ads advocating for Garcia’s election, while the Club’s Super-PAC, Club for Growth Action, spent about $50,000 on mail pieces boosting her campaign.

 

“On to November – Marilinda Garcia fights for New Hampshire taxpayers while Congresswoman Kuster walks in lock-step with President Obama and the far left,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Congresswoman Kuster is an extreme liberal who blindly allies herself with President Obama on nearly every issue, which is exactly why New Hampshire voters will replace her with taxpayer hero Marilinda Garcia this November.”

 

The Club for Growth is the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, and education. 

The Club’s website can be found at http://www.clubforgrowth.org/

Saturday
Sep062014

Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Union intimidation and our amazing volunteers 

 

Web Video: Shaheen's Union Intimidation

 

On August 29th, Senator Jeanne Shaheen was at an event on the seacoast where she was receiving an endorsement from a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard union. 

 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen still hasn't held a single public Town Hall meeting in over 735 days. Thus, on behalf of the Granite Staters she refuses to meet with, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire waited outside of the event to ask her why she is so unwilling to meet with her constituents. As any resident of our great state can attest, the Town Hall meeting is an important part of our proud political tradition and heritage.

 

However, before one of our organization's video trackers could even pose Senator Shaheen a question, one of her union supporters, who just finished endorsing her, aggressively approached our tracker, pushed him, and repeatedly tried to take his video camera out of his hand. 

 

The event transpired with Jeanne Shaheen only feet away, but not once did she or her staff intervene or tell her union supporter to stop.

 

Video of the altercation can be viewed HERE.

 

 
 
Volunteers: Door-Knocking, Phone Banking, and More
Here at Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, we have some of the best volunteers! This week, concerned Granite Staters like you helped with multiple phone banks and door-knocking activities. Others took to their computers and wrote letters to the editor of their local newspapers. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We want to express a special thank you to everyone who took time out of their week to help fight for the values we all believe in.

If you are interested in volunteering for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, please email John@StrongNH.com.
 
 
Follow Us: Facebook and Twitter
 

With new Granite Staters signing up for our e-newsletter every week, we want to remind our new subscribers to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Our Facebook page can be found HERE and our Twitter handle is @4StrongNH.  If you're already following us on social media, you can help us spread our message even further by suggesting our pages to your friends and family. 

 
 
Editorial Cartoon of the Week