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Thursday
Apr032014

NHDP - Koch Brothers, Big Oil, & Wall Street Special Interests Succeed in Getting Their Buddy Scott Brown to Run For Senate in NH

Koch Brothers, Big Oil, & Wall Street Special Interests Succeed in Getting Their Buddy Scott Brown to Run For Senate in NH
 
Brown Still Refusing to Keep Third Party Special Interest Money Out of Race by Signing People’s Pledge
 
Three Weeks After He Launched a Short-Lived and Gaffe-Plagued “Exploratory Committee” and Tour of NH—Brown Decides He Knows Enough About NH Families to Run for Senate
 
Concord, NH—This morning, a mere three weeks after launching a short-lived and gaffe-plagued “exploratory committee” and tour of New Hampshire to “learn” about New Hampshire families, three and a half months after moving to the Granite State, and three months since the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove started pouring money into negative ads benefiting him, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has announced that he will run for Senate in New Hampshire.
 
“Scott Brown is for Scott Brown. He moved to New Hampshire and aligned himself with the third party special interest groups trying to buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat. Then he embarked on a relentlessly negative statewide tour, in which he avoided answering questions about the People’s Pledge, bashed the Affordable Care Act, only to be told by a fellow Republican that it was a ‘financial lifesaver,’ and then told a reporter that he probably did not have the best credentials 'cause, you know, whatever,’” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “What we know is that Scott Brown has a record of protecting Big Oil tax breaks and Wall Street special interests—the same special interests that have already poured over $1.5 million into this race to defeat a candidate who is actually fighting for New Hampshire families—Jeanne Shaheen. He offers no plans or solutions, only the same negative and nasty Republican attacks.”
 
Buckley added, “Today’s announcement is no surprise—Scott Brown is working with the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove to get elected in New Hampshire so that he can do their bidding again in the United States Senate. Well, Granite Staters know and deserve better. We know who puts our interests first, and that is the woman who raised her family in New Hampshire, taught in our schools, served three terms as Governor, and is now working for us in Washington, and that is Jeanne Shaheen.”
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Wednesday
Apr022014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Kicks Off "Excellence Through Charter Schools" Tour 

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ubens wrote the law that established charter schools in NH

 

Jim Rubens started his "Excellence Through Charter Schools" tour on Monday with a visit to New Hampshire's largest charter school, the Academy of Science and Design (ASD).  Rubens wrote the law in 1995 that established charter schools in the state.  For years, ASD has earned the top NECAP scores in New Hampshire.

 

With 450 students and projected growth in the years ahead, ASD serves grades 6-12 in a 70,000 square feet facility.  The majority of students are from Nashua and Merrimack with the rest being served from 39 districts.

 

Following a tour of the growing facility, Rubens meet with several students for a panel discussion which focused on the importance of charter schools.  During the session, Rubens told the students:

 

"Charter schools provide more flexibility within the public school system.  For parents with different viewpoints, students with different needs and students with different interests in life have a place within the public school system.  The federal government should not be messing very much with local and state school systems.  Every ten years, there's a new school reform fad coming out from the federal government.  Charter schools attempt to address the problem of public schools failing to serve the needs of student and the country.  This is a bottom-up approach from the public, parents, students and the community.  There are 22 charter schools in the state, they are great experiments and show how they provide excellence while working within budgets that are already stressing property taxpayers.  It's a sharp contrast from the one-size-fits-all approach from Washington."

 

Upcoming "Excellence Through Charter Schools" tours:

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:30am

9:30am   Pace Charter School

               Suncook Business Park

               65 Pinewood Rd., Allenstown

Noon-1pm   Next Charter School

                    5 Hood Rd., Derry

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 –

9:30am   The Birches Academy of Academics & Art

               419 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Salem

12:30pm   StrongFoundations Charter School

                 715 Riverwood Dr., Pembroke

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

   Polaris Charter School

   100 Coolidge Ave., Manchester

 

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30am

   Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy

   40 Hampshire Circle, Dover

 

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:30pm

   Surry Charter School

   449 Route 12A, Surry

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:45am

   North Country Charter Academy

   4 Mayberry Lane, Lancaster

 

School officials at each location welcome and encourage media to attend. 

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Jim Rubens with students who participated in a panel discussion on the importance of charter schools at the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua - March 31, 2014

Wednesday
Apr022014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Rallies Supporters of 2nd Amendment

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Rubens Holds Successful Meeting with Young African Political Leaders

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At a forum held today at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in Manchester, Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate spoke with 10 young, aspiring leaders from a variety of African nations about political reform, campaigning and effective governance.

As part of the hour-long conference, Rubens spoke about his style of campaigning, one of bold ideas and solutions.  Following the session, Rubens noted, “I am honored to be invited once again by U.S. Department of State to talk with the smartest and most politically sophisticated leaders from ex-African nations who are dealing with the some of the same problems and who have a strong appetite for solutions, just like Americans with our shared concerns about our respective nations’ challenges.”

The event held at Southern NH University was titled, "Young African Leaders:  Democracy in Action, State and Local Government - A Regional Project" and is part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.  These youth leaders are financial managers, media personalities, community advocacy activists, lawyers and party activists from places like Rwanda, Kebbi State, Botswana and Malawi.     

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Monday
Mar312014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Begins "Excellence Through Charter Schools" Tour

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Rubens wrote the law that established charter schools in NH

Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will begin a tour on Monday of charter schools throughout the state beginning in Nashua.  As state senator, Rubens brought forward a bold idea and wrote and lead passage of New Hampshire's charter school law.

Before embarking on the tour, Rubens said, "Entrepreneurial and educational excellence are key characteristics that describe the charter school system in NH. An idea that was  once considered bold, these institutions now represent what are some of the top-testing schools in NH.  They save taxpayers money and help create jobs.  I saw that first-hand when I visited the Robert Frost Charter School in North Conway a couple weeks ago.  There, they actually lowered special education costs."

The first stop on the tour will be at the Academy for Science and Design.  This will be a two-hour event that will include a welcome and tour of the school, panel discussion with students and lunch with the student panelists.

Following is the "Excellence Through Charter Schools" tour schedule:

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:00am

   Academy for Science and Design

   486 Amherst St., Nashua

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:30am

   Pace Charter School

   Suncook Business Park

   65 Pinewood Rd., Allenstown

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:30am

   The Birches Academy of Academics & Art

   419 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Salem

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

   Polaris Charter School

   100 Coolidge Ave., Manchester

 

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30am

   Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy

   40 Hampshire Circle, Dover

 

School officials at each location welcome and encourage media to attend.   

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Jim Rubens with the staff of the Robert Frost Charter School in North Conway on

March 20, 2014