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TheCanKicksBack - "Seal the Deal" 

New web video encourages leaders to “Seal the Deal” on Fiscal Cliff


The Can Kicks Back today released a new web video, "Seal the Deal," which tells the story of the fiscal cliff negotiations through a college house party, as part of an ongoing effort to reach and engage young Americans on the issue of our growing national debt.
The last video from the non-partisan, Millennial-led organization featured former Senator and fiscal commission co-chair Alan Simpson dancing Gangnam Style and received over 170,000 views on YouTube.

"Seal the Deal" features Debbie Debtor and Cliff Diver at a house party in Georgetown, DC. Not unlike the situation between President Obama and Speaker Boehner, the party just keeps getting in the way of their mutual advances. They both want it to happen, but can they seal the deal in time?
The video is part of a larger initiative to encourage supporters to call their members of Congress and urge a bipartisan agreement that not only averts the fiscal cliff but also provides a down payment on the larger fiscal canyon that lies ahead.
Earlier this week, The Can Kicks Back held a media tele-conference to discuss how going over the fiscal cliff would impact young Americans. An audio recording is available.


TheCanKicksBack - Young Americans & Fiscal Cliff Tele-Conference 

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Media Alert

Press Teleconference to Hear Young Americans’ Concerns About Fiscal Cliff

When:  Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET

What: The co-founders of The Can Kicks Back, which recently released the wildly popular video of former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) dancing “Gangnam Style,” will detail the ways in which young Americans would be affected by Congress going over the fiscal cliff.

Why: Young Americans have the most to lose if we go over the fiscal cliff, as a new recession would make it harder for them to find a job, finance an education and invest in the future. With over 60 chapters in 25 states, The Can Kicks Back is mobilizing young Americans to pressure Congress for a long-term solution. 
Details: On the call, college students and young professionals will share their personal stories about how the current economy is affecting them and why going over the cliff would negatively impact their lives. Relevant data and polling will be shared. Reporters can be put in touch with these young leaders for follow-up interviews.
Contact: Max Marcucci: or 301-848-2234.
About: The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) is a non-partisan, Millennial-driven campaign to fix the national debt and reclaim our American Dream. TCKB is the Millennial outreach partner of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. More info:


Young Americans for Romney Kick Off

Last night, more than 50 students and young professionals packed into the Bedford Victory office for the kickoff event of the Young Americans for Romney coalition. State Representatives Marilinda Garcia and Adam Schroadter fired up the crowd with a pep talk before the group made thousands of voter contact calls and knocked on doors throughout the county. Across the 8 Victory offices in the state, more coalitions will also be rolling out in the coming weeks to help propel Mitt Romney and the GOP ticket to success in the Granite State.

Students are entering an uncertain job market as seen with the youth unemployment rate nationally for people ages 16-24 is at 16.5%. Young Americans deserve better prospects and opportunities to succeed in this country, and President Obama has failed to provide stability for job creators and job seekers.

“I’m very excited to be here for the kickoff of the Young Americans for Romney. It’s energizing to see this many students and especially young professionals involved, because this election is going to come down to the economy. As President Obama has left our generation with tremendous levels unemployment, debt, and dire job prospects coming out of college, we need true leadership to turn this economy around. Governor Romney is the best choice for getting this young group onto promising career paths. As a business owner, I have seen firsthand how the regulations from Washington have stifled growth, and how they have forced businesses to deal with red tape, robbing them of valuable time and resources that could have been used to hire new employees,” Adam Schroadter, Small Business owner and State Representative

“It’s exciting to see this much enthusiastic youth involvement in a presidential election here in New Hampshire. For young people to be making phone calls in the office rather than having fun at the beach, it is a really good indicator that they see the importance and urgency of this election. They clearly understand the negative impact Obama’s decisions have had on this country and this state. I and all of the young people here are going to do our best to change the current occupant of the White House for our sake,” Marilinda Garcia, State Representative


Bass to Tour Girls Inc. of Greater Nashua

NASHUA, NH – On Monday, January 31, 2011, at 4:45 p.m., Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) will visit Girls Inc. of Greater Nashua and tour the facility with Cathy Duffy Cullity, CEO of Girls Inc. of New Hampshire.  Girls Inc. of Greater Nashua is located at 27 Burke Street in Nashua.  Members of the media are welcome to participate in the tour.

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire is a member-based organization for girls ages 6 to 18 dedicated to developing the confidence, intelligence and leadership abilities of girls.  Girls Inc. offers programs, education, and mentoring at regional centers across the state.  Over 9,000 girls are served annually through after-school programs and enrichment programs in over 100 schools and regional summer camps throughout New Hampshire and Portland, Maine.


Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02)

Tour Girls Inc. of Greater Nashua

27 Burke Street

Nashua, NH

Monday, January 31, 2011

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.


NH DHHS Announces Dramatic Drop in Tobacco Sales to Youth

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) announces today that tobacco sales to youth are at their lowest level ever recorded in New Hampshire. According to a recent tobacco compliance check survey, sales dropped to 8.6% in 2010 a decline from 14% in 2009.

“This is great news for New Hampshire children and their parents,” said BDAS Director Joseph Harding. “We know that when kids use tobacco it harms their development and increases their risk of using alcohol and other drugs. These results show what can be accomplished by building partnerships that address issues affecting the health and safety of our youth and communities.”

As part of this year’s SYNAR tobacco compliance check, 392 tobacco retailers across the State were surveyed. SYNAR is a federally mandated effort aimed at reducing tobacco sales to youth. The results of the checks were well under the federal SYNAR requirement of 20%.

BDAS partners with the NH Division of Liquor Enforcement (DLE) to conduct and report on the results of the compliance checks. “We are charged with licensing tobacco at retail establishments and the enforcement of tobacco laws,” said DLE Director Eddie Edwards, “we also provide education for merchants to help them comply with the laws. The results of this year’s compliance checks are partially the results of the work our field agents do every day, and the work of our youth volunteers who help conduct the compliance checks. They are also due to the cooperation of the many tobacco retailers who understand the importance of complying with youth tobacco access laws.”

“We’d like to thank our partners for their efforts,” said BDAS’ SYNAR coordinator Rob O’Hannan, “including the Division of Liquor Enforcement, the NH Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and the NH National Guard. We will continue to explore ways to work together to help New Hampshire further decrease the risks associated with tobacco use.