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Sunday
Apr132014

DNC - Where Rand Paul really stands on privacy

As Rand Paul continues to attack Democrats on the issue of privacy in an attempt to win back young voters that rejected the GOP in 2012 – let’s take a look on where he actually stands on some of the major privacy issues of the day.

Allowing women to make their own private medical decisions without government intrusion?

Nope. Paul continues to support putting legislators between a woman and her doctor by opposing Roe v. Wade.

Paul has even sponsored personhood legislation that jeopardizes common forms of birth control and has been rejected by voters in states like Mississippi.

How about without her boss’s intrusion?

No again. Paul sponsored the Blunt Amendment to allow bosses to reject birth control coverage.

And allowing all Americans to live the life of their choosing without government interference, including marrying who they love?

False. Rand Paul wouldn't support legislation making gay marriage legal for every American, no matter where they live. 

On privacy – Rand is continuing the GOP’s time honored “do as I say, not as I do” tactic. But at the end of the day, his positions on some of the most basic privacy issues are out of step with the majority of Americans.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Cryans For Executive Council #1 - Planned Parenthood Under Attack 

Dear Friend,

Here we go again: the Republican Party has nominated an ideologue who opposes women’s access to health care as their standard bearer in the Executive Council special election. They picked radical former State Senator Joe Kenney - who has voted to defund Planned Parenthood.


We have seen this movie before, and we know how it ends. 

When anti-choice Republicans held sway on the Executive Council in 2011, they voted to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. 15,000 NH residents were denied access to critical health services like mammograms, cancer screenings, and birth control because the Council put ideology ahead of common sense.
Please join me in standing up for women's health by making a contribution to Mike Cryans right now.  

While you and I think the Executive Council should be advocating for a  stronger economy, Joe Kenney and Republicans see it as another avenue to put the government between women and their doctors. 

Don't let the Tea Party do it again.  Donate $25 right now and help defeat Joe Kenney and his radical opposition to access to women’s health care.

New Hampshire can't afford Joe Kenney's extreme Tea Party ideology on the Executive Council.
 
With your help we won’t.

Thank you,
Kathy Sullivan
Sunday
Jan262014

Cornerstone: Abortion, Gambling, and ObamaCare.Help Us Defend Our State

Cornerstone Action

Dear Friend of Cornerstone,

Bills harboring abortion and furthering the expansion of Medicaid (ObamaCare), as well as gambling, threaten the family values we strive to protect. It is the responsibility of the citizens of New Hampshire to weigh in on these issues, to ensure that our legislature knows where its constituents stand. Here is some information on these issues and what YOU can do to have an effect on the outcome.

 
Medicaid Expansion
On Saturday, January 25 in Bedford, Senator Samborn will be hosting an event to help us stop Medicaid expansion/ObamaCare.
Even better – Senator Rand Paul will be joining us via Skype!
Stop ObamaCare Town Hall and Training Session 
Saturday, January 25 at 4 PM Eastern 
Manchester Country Club 
180 South River Road 
Bedford, NH 03110 
RSVP here
The ObamaCare expansion will wreck New Hampshire’s finances, force an income or general sales tax on Granite State citizens, and make ObamaCare a reality.
But you can help stop ObamaCare. The Republican majority in the Senate can kill the bill and protect you from the health care takeover. This training session will teach you how to win.
RSVP to join Rand Paul and Andy Samborn to Stop the ObamaCare expansion!

 
Expanded Gambling
Gambling is a high priority issue in New Hampshire’s legislative agenda for this year. Governor Hassan has a glaring 75 million dollar hole in the budget, which she plans to fill with a massive casino in Salem New Hampshire. It is clear what harmful effects gambling can have on an individual and a family. However, there are far more dangers to New Hampshire families than simply the addiction to gambling. These dangers can be seen here on the coalition’s web page. I encourage you to peruse the site and see how detrimental the casino will be for families here in New Hampshire.
I also implore you to get involved, you can make an immeasurable difference in this fight! Click on this link to find your legislator. Email Brian Beihl with your legislator’s name. He will provide you with subject matter to effectively approach your representatives and help us keep the casino out of New Hampshire!

Brian Beihl,
Field Organizer, Casino Free NH
620-8300, brianbeihl@casinofreenh.org.
 
 
 
Battle for Life
The abortion reporting statistics bill, mentioned in our last update, has moved into subcommittee. The hearing had a lot of support and we as an organization plan to be even more active in the subcommittee, keep us in your prayers as we approach the upcoming hearing.
 
This upcoming week we will be working against a proposed buffer-zone bill SB319-FN. This bill,

 

     “Provides certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities. The bill establishes a civil fine and authorizes the attorney general or county attorney to seek injunctive relief in certain circumstances.” (SB 319)


With this provision, the parameters outside Planned Parenthood facilities will be extended to keep out those who fight for life. We need your support in numbers on this one. The more people we have in person at the state house for this hearing the greater the impact. This is an infringement on our 1st amendment rights, and a direct attack on those who fight for the lives of the unborn.
Come join us and lift our team up in your prayers on,

  Tuesday January, 28th
  9:55 Am
  Room 100, Legislative Office Building
  33 N State St, Concord, NH 03301
 
 
 
 
Thank you for all of your support and prayers for the Cornerstone team, please come and join us in our fight for New Hampshire families!

Friday
Jan242014

NHDP - ICYMI: The sleeper issue that could help Democrats in 2014 

Key Point:  "This [Medicaid Expansion] presents the GOP with two interconnected problems.  First, it undermines part of the party's "repeal" crusade, since nixing ObamaCare would mean ending a popular policy that has already extended benefits to millions of Americans, many of them previously uninsured... On another level, the GOP may have shot itself in the foot by broadly opposing Medicaid expansion at the state level from the get-go."


  The Week: The sleeper issue that could help Democrats in 2014


The midterm elections are starting to look a lot less favorable to the GOP
http://theweek.com/article/index/255337/the-sleeper-issue-that-could-help-democrats-in-2014
By Jon Terbush

The GOP has made opposition to ObamaCare a central pillar of its 2014 campaign strategy. And even though the health care law has begun to turn around, that may not be such a bad idea given lingering public skepticism over the law.

However, there is one crucial piece of ObamaCare that may well become a big winner for Democrats by the end of the year: The dramatic expansion of Medicaid.

Unlike the overall law, the expansion of Medicaid is actually quite popular with voters of all political stripes. Even in the Deep South, more than six in ten support expanding Medicaid, according to one survey last year; conservatives split almost evenly on the issue.

This presents the GOP with two interconnected problems.

First, it undermines part of the party's "repeal" crusade, since nixing ObamaCare would mean ending a popular policy that has already extended benefits to millions of Americans, many of them previously uninsured.

In red West Virginia, some 75,000 people have already enrolled in Medicaid, far higher than expected, according to The New York Times. As a result, the number of uninsured people in the state has plummeted by about a third.

>From the Times:


Waitresses, fast food workers, security guards, and cleaners described feeling intense relief that they are now protected from the punishing medical bills that have punched holes in their family budgets. They spoke in interviews of reclaiming the dignity they had lost over years of being turned away from doctors' offices because they did not have insurance. [New York Times]

That's a perfect 2014 Democratic ad campaign right there: People are happy now that they're covered by Medicaid, and Republicans want to take it away.

Though voters are generally leery of ObamaCare as a whole, they like the Medicaid expansion because they support the idea of extending coverage to the needy. As the Washington Post's Greg Sargent notes, this gives Democratic candidates in red states some wiggle room.

They are not embracing ObamaCare. But they oppose repeal, and they are standing behind the general goal of expanding coverage to those who can't afford it. This is true of Michelle Nunn in Georgia (where 57 percent support the Medicaid expansion) and Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, who wants the law fixed and supports making coverage available to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, rather than throwing "the baby out with the bathwater."

None of these Dems were in Congress to vote for ObamaCare, so they are free not to embrace the law overall while supporting a part that's providing more and more coverage and security to people who lacked it. [Washington Post]

On another level, the GOP may have shot itself in the foot by broadly opposing Medicaid expansion at the state level from the get-go.

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, states are able to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. So even though the federal government will cover 100 percent of the added costs for the next three years, and 90 percent of the costs after that, 24 mostly GOP-controlled states have decided not to participate.

Virginia, under then-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), is one of the states that opted out. However, McDonnell's would-be GOP successor, Ken Cuccinelli, lost last November's gubernatorial election after vowing to continue that policy. While Cuccinelli was a uniquely terrible candidate who lost for a host of reasons, it's likely that his position on Medicaid played a role, too. A recent Roanoke poll of Virginia voters shows that only one-quarter think Medicaid should not be expanded.

The refusal of some states to expand Medicaid has left an estimated eight million people with no access to affordable health care, all of whom would otherwise have been eligible under the program. Republicans have almost gone out of their way in fulfilling the Democrats' caricature of the GOP as a heartless "party of no."

Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that several GOP-led states are already beginning to reconsider accepting the expansion after all.

If Republicans continue to staunchly oppose the Medicaid expansion on principle, they'll be rejecting a widely popular policy and effectively advocating to push people off their new health care coverage. As we saw last year with Obama's broken "you can keep it" promise, stripping people of their existing health insurance doesn't go over so well.

Thursday
Jan232014

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark to R eceive “Champion of Choice” Award from NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire 

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Pro-choice leaders will confer award during dinner at Capitol Center for the Arts

(Concord) – Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) will be honored by New Hampshire’s pro-choice community tonight at a celebration marking the anniversary of the landmark case Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion throughout the US.

WHO:              Sen. Martha Fuller Clark and NARAL Pro- Choice NH

WHAT:            Presentation of the 2014 Champion of Choice award

WHEN:            5:00-7:30PM   January 22nd, 2014

WHERE:          Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, New Hampshire

 

For more info: https://www.prochoicenh.org/get-involved/ticketorder-roevwade.shtml