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Many Disabled Veterans Denied VA Educational Benefits

Many Disabled=Are you a disabled veteran who would love the opportunity to become "rehabilitated" utilizing the infamous VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program? If the answer is "yes", let's hope you fair better than the majority of disabled veterans who are being denied the educational benefits that is being "supposedly" offered by the program.

Many veterans who are discharged from active duty, and are diagnosed with a service-connected disability typically learn about VA Vocational Rehabilitation from a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

However, learning about the program does not necessarily mean that the VA will provide the necessary benefits that have been promised to disabled veterans

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WFI Launches Petition Drive Against Becker Recess Appointment 

Workforce Fairness Institute Launches Petition Drive Against Becker Recess Appointment

Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2010) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today launched a national petition drive in an effort to send a message to President Barack Obama that he should not proceed with a recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), particularly in light of the bipartisan vote against this extreme and activist nominee:

 “The bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate against Craig Becker sent a message that our nation’s top job creators – small businesses – come before union bosses and their job-killing policies,” said Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute. “While there are certainly instances where a recess appointment is appropriate, the appointment of Craig Becker is not one of them. President Obama should understand that a recess appointment of Becker to the National Labor Relations Board would be a complete contradiction to the jobs message he delivered during the State of the Union address and serve as a slap in the face to courageous Senators, including members of his own Party, who opposed this nomination.” 

To view the Workforce Fairness Institute’s petition, click here <> .


The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit: .




NH DHHS - State Seeking Nominations for Senior Volunteer Awards

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces the nomination process is underway for the Joseph D. Vaughan Awards. The Vaughan Awards are an annual effort recognizing outstanding leadership and initiative among New Hampshire senior volunteers.

This year’s awards are a joint effort between EngAGING NH and New Hampshire’s State Committee on Aging (SCOA). The two organizations are currently accepting nominations. A committee will then review all the nominations and select one senior or one couple from each county to be honored.

“There are so many valuable services that senior volunteers provide to communities all over our State” said Vaughan Award Coordinator Roger Vachon. “EngAGING NH and SCOA are proud to be able to honor the hard work these volunteers do to help improve the lives of others.”

Some of the valuable services past Vaughan Award recipients have provided include delivering meals to the homebound, volunteering at hospitals, adult day programs and home health agencies, visiting residents of nursing facilities, working with medication assistance programs, providing transportation, and helping to organize or enhance community resources.

The Vaughan Awards were initiated in 1962 in memory of Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator and an advocate on behalf of the elderly. Vaughan was instrumental in creating a state agency dedicated to the well being of senior citizens.

To be eligible for consideration, nominees must be: An individual or couple residing in New Hampshire; must be over the age of 60; must have shown outstanding leadership or demonstrated meritorious achievement, as a volunteer, on behalf of the older citizens of New Hampshire. Nominations must be received no later than March 20, 2010. For more information contact Roger Vachon, Vaughan Award Coordinator at

Award recipients will be invited to participate in a ceremony honoring their accomplishments. The ceremony is scheduled for May 13, at the Statehouse in Concord.


Ayotte For US Senate - In Case You Missed It This Week...2/11/2010 

9th Poll In A Row Shows Ayotte With Strong Lead Over Hodes

This week, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center released the new WMUR Granite State poll that shows Kelly Ayotte leading Hodes 41% to 33%. The survey of 444 likely voters was conducted January 27th – February 3rd and has a margin of error of +/- 4.7%.

National Journal -Ayotte Still Strongest GOPer Against Hodes

No state swung harder towards Dems than NH over the last 2 cycles. But now, that pendulum could be swinging the other way, according to a new survey… Of the candidates, Ayotte has the highest favorable rating, at 38%-12%, while Hodes sports much higher unfavorable ratings, at 32%-27%... she is doing much better among her base of GOPers (73%-3%) than Hodes is among his Dem base (62%-16%).

Politics Daily - Hodes Can't Gain Ground on Ayotte in New Hampshire Senate Race

New Hampshire's Republican Attorney General Kelly Ayotte continues to be the strongest GOP candidate against Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes, leading him 41 percent to 33 percent… Hodes leads the three other GOP hopefuls.

Ayotte Airs Second Ad of Campaign

Radio ad discusses the need to Treat Terrorists as Terrorists

The radio ad radio entitled “Safe” began airing statewide this week.

To listen to the new ad, please visit our website

On The Campaign Trail

This evening, Kelly will speak in Nashua at the Women Inspiring Women event and tomorrow she will attend the Rockingham County Lincoln Day Dinner in Windham.

On Saturday, Kelly will join Representative David Boutin and many of his supporters, as they go door to door speaking with voters, to ensure there will be a strong Republican turnout for the Special Election for State Senate on Tuesday. To find out how you can help, visit our website.

Later Saturday evening Kelly will address the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee Lincoln Reagan Dinner in Plymouth. On Sunday, Kelly will participate in the “Just Desserts” candidate forum in Exeter sponsored by the Tri-Town Republican Committee.

Share with Kelly the reasons you support her campaign for Senate and the issues that are most important to you. We want to hear from you!


CHQ - Who does the left fear most?

Here's my tweet for today:
@Richard Viguerie    Know who the left fear the most? It's who bears the brunt of their daily attacks - Rush L, Glenn B, Sarah P, Tea Partiers, Fox News.

Founders would cheer Virginia's anti-Obamacare bill
Washington Examiner (Ken Cuccinelli) - "People are figuring out the way to stop abuses of power which seem to be crippling our economy and eating away our liberty, is by using the Constitution against those who violate it. Leadership in this approach must come from the states."

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Tea party groups attempt to transform passions into practicality with PACs 
Daily Caller - "When organizers of the Ensuring Liberty PAC announced their plans at the Nashville [Tea Party] convention to raise $10 million dollars for targeted congressional races, they made sure to stress that their candidates know how to run a decent campaign."

RNC Chairman Steele Faces GOP Insurgents in Nebraska
Nebraska Watchdog - "Several top members of the Nebraska Republican Party appear more and more at odds with the man in charge of the national GOP."
In Virginia, conservative grassroots group pushes to cut state payroll
Capitol News Service (Richmond, Virginia) - Americans for Prosperity, a leading conservative grassroots group, is leading an effort in Virginia to pressure legislators to cut the state payroll and employee salaries.

Poll:  GOP gains reflect a lack of faith in the incumbent political class
Newsmax - Though the polls show Republicans gaining at the expense of the Democrats, it's not necessarily a sign that voters have a newfound belief that the GOP is more competent - it's largely an indication that Americans have little faith in the incumbent political class and are perhaps ready to make another wholesale change. 
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