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Wednesday
Aug272014

NHDP - Granite State Forward Hosts Events Across the State in Honor of Women's Equality Day 

The New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign, Granite State Forward, will host women-to-women phone banks and organizing events across the state this week in honor of Women's Equality Day. Over the course of the past two months, hundreds of women have volunteered and taken action to reach out to tens of thousands of their friends and neighbors to talk about what's at stake this election.
 
While Women’s Equality Day commemorates the day the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, it is also a reminder that in the year 2014, there is still much work to be done toward achieving full equality for women.
 
“While Republicans down the ballot have sought to block equal pay for equal work, limit women’s access to contraception and allow employers to stand between women and their doctors, our female leaders at the top of the ticket have been fierce advocates for New Hampshire women and families,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “This week, Women’s Equality Day is a call for action because when New Hampshire women organize, our state moves forward.”
 
For more details on the events, including those that will be open to members of the media, please contact Julie McClain at jmcclain@nhdp.org.
Sunday
Aug172014

Smith For US Senate - TODAY: Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord 

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Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord

 
If you care about the lives of unborn babies, please plan on attending the Pro-Life Candidates Stand for Life Rally TODAY Sunday, August 17 in the plaza outside the New Hampshire State House at 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
 
Sponsored by Women for Bob Smith, speakers include Darlene Pawlick, Educational Trust Foundation Chair for the NHRTL (New Hampshire Right To Life) organization, Senator Bob Smith, candidate for U.S. Senate, Andrew Hemingway, candidate for NH Governor, Gary Lambert, candidate for U.S. Congressional 2nd District, and, Pro-Life Advocate Karen Testerman.
 
After the shameful Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 that allowed children in the womb to be aborted, over 70 million unborn babies have died making this decision to stand as a stain on the moral fabric of America.  THEY NEED OUR HELP!
 
Senator Bob Smith has 18 years in the House and Senate and has a 100 percent voting record in support of the right to life.  If given the opportunity to once again serve the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate, he will continue that record. 
 
Plan to stand with candidates who will represent the unborn in your government on Sunday, August 17 at 2pm in Concord
 
“PLEASE HELP MY CAMPAIGN AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LIFE TODAY BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE CONTRIBUTION.  THANK YOU.”  Senator Bob
 
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Monday
Aug112014

Smith For US Senate - Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord 

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Women for Bob Smith Pro-Life Rally in Concord

 
If you care about the lives of unborn babies, please plan on attending the Pro-Life Candidates Stand for Life Rally on Sunday, August 17 in the plaza outside the New Hampshire State House at 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
 
Sponsored by Women for Bob Smith, speakers include Darlene Pawlick, Educational Trust Foundation Chair for the NHRTL (New Hampshire Right To Life) organization, Senator Bob Smith, candidate for U.S. Senate, Andrew Hemingway, candidate for NH Governor, Gary Lambert, candidate for U.S. Congressional 2nd District, and, Pro-Life Advocate Karen Testerman.
 
After the shameful Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 that allowed children in the womb to be aborted, over 70 million unborn babies have died making this decision to stand as a stain on the moral fabric of America.  THEY NEED OUR HELP!
 
Senator Bob Smith has 18 years in the House and Senate and has a 100 percent voting record in support of the right to life.  If given the opportunity to once again serve the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate, he will continue that record. 
 
Plan to stand with candidates who will represent the unborn in your government on Sunday, August 17 at 2pm in Concord
 
“PLEASE HELP MY CAMPAIGN AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LIFE TODAY BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE CONTRIBUTION.  THANK YOU.”  Senator Bob
 
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Friday
Jul252014

Fiorina to Honor Granite State GOP Women 

“Women represent 53% of the electorate and our points of view are every bit as diverse as men’s.”  

 

CONCORD***Carly Fiorina, founder of the Unlocking Potential Project, will host a breakfast in honor of New Hampshire’s elected Republican women leaders at the Grappone Courtyard Marriott in Concord on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM.  

 

A pioneering businesswoman, Carly Fiorina shattered the corporate glass ceiling in 1999 by becoming the first female CEO of a Fortune 20 company, Hewlett-Packard. In 2004, Fiorina was recognized as #10 on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is a former Senate candidate, breast cancer survivor and a loving wife and mother. She remains active in business and through her non-profit and public policy work, she is focused on building a stronger America.  

 

“New Hampshire is a national trendsetter for electing women to high public office, especially so many great Republican women leaders who serve the public in so many important ways,” said Fiorina. “I look forward to launching the UP project in New Hampshire to help give women in the Granite State a real voice for change. Women represent 53% of the electorate and our points of view are every bit as diverse as men’s.”  

 

The mission of the Unlocking Potential (UP) Project is to engage women with new messages and new messengers. The UP Project is putting boots on the ground, primarily made up of women, to engage voters on key issues and talk with them about the need to support conservative candidates. 

 

The breakfast is free to the public and open to the press. 

 

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“Former business executive and 2010 candidate for the U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina will bring her ‘Unlocking Potential’ project to New Hampshire on Thursday, July 24. … Fiorina will appear at a free morning grassroots event at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord with Republican state Sens. Jeanie Forrester, Sharon Carson and Nancy Stiles.” (John DiStaso, “Fiorina Coming to NH,” NHJournal.com, July 18, 2014.)    

 

“In the 2012 election cycle, Democrats rallied around a Republican ‘war on women’ narrative that often went without effective pushback from the GOP and arguably – combined with a far more sophisticated ground game – handed them control of the Senate, if not the White House. … But on Monday, former Hewlett Packard CEO and 2010 California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina will launch a new super PAC to focus on both issues, Breitbart News has learned. … The UP Project, which stands for ‘Unlocking Potential,’ will seek to help Republicans win back the Senate by directly confronting Democrats and their ‘war on women’ narrative.” (Tony Lee, “Carly Fiorina Goes Head-to-Head With the Dems’ ‘War on Women’ Attack in New PAC,” Breitbart.com, June 29, 2014.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Women's Defense League Of NH - New Women's 2nd Amendment Organization in NH 

 

 

July 21, 2014

 

The Women's Defense League of New Hampshire is pleased to announce their launch in the Granite State. The League provides women opportunities to learn practical self-defense skills and defends Second Amendment rights.

The League was created by the former leadership of the Second Amendment Sisters - NH Chapter. The founders of the Women's Defense League are Margot Keyes, Susan Olsen, Kate Muller, Melissa Creem, Michelle Levell, Kimberly Morin, Alicia Lekas, Tiffany Bowers, Debra Grumbach, Malissa Day, Melissa Sargent, Lisa Sleeper, Lucinda Boutin, Iris Altilio, Donna Schmidt, Sandra Williams, Robin Navarro, and Margot Ashcraft.

The Board of Directors includes Susan Olsen-Chairwoman, Margot Keyes-President, Michelle Levell-Vice President, Debra Grumbach-Treasurer, and Iris Altilio-Secretary.

President Margot Keyes, said, "We created the Women's Defense League of New Hampshire to better serve the women in our New Hampshire Second Amendment community. We are very excited to continue the same activities that we've supported in the past, and to grow and enhance services to our membership."

The League's website is www.womensdefenseleaguenh.com. They may also be found on Facebook at Womens Defense League of NH and Twitter @WDLNH.