April 25


From The Chairman's Desk

Democrats are getting the job done for the people of New Hampshire. Plain and simple. Our party's leaders understand and appreciate the values that matter to Granite Staters.

That's why two key pieces of Democratic legislation are on their way to Governor Hassan. One bill will invest in our infrastructure to ensure that New Hampshire has some of the best roads and bridges possible, which is crucial to growing a more vibrant and stronger economy.

The second bill, the Paycheck Fairness Act, will help to ensure Granite State workers have the resources they need to make sure they are earning a fair and equal wage.

In 2012, we saw voters overwhelming reject Bill O'Brien's rogue Tea Party legislature and their out of touch ideologies that placed politics over people.

Thanks to all your hard hard during the last election, our state and country is heading in the right direction. That is why we all must work tirelessly over the coming months leading into November and election day.

It is our job to make sure voters know that democrats will fight for the priorities that will strengthen the Granite State and it's hard working families.

I know what you are capable of, what we are all capable of, and what we can all accomplish come election day. Let's not let a single day go to waste from now till November!

Enjoy your weekend!


@NHDems Weekly #NHPolitics Handles To Watch

@UNHDems: An exciting and growing chapter at our largest state university. Follow for political commentary and upcoming on campus events.

@wallstin:  Brian Wallstin, Digital Journalist for NHPR, provides thought provoking insight on NH Political News and minute to minute updates of what's happening online in New Hampshire.


@rcdcnh: Support County Democrat organizations by following them on Twitter and Facebook. In fact, Rockingham has a great County Summit coming up this weekend!



Save the Date!
Salem Democrats' Fran Brennan Memorial Scholarship Breakfast
Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 a.m.
Tabernacle Lutheran Church
Zion Hill Rd, Salem
Rockingham County Democratic Summit
Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 a.m.
Epping Elementary School
17 Prospect St, Epping
Sullivan County Democratic Summit
Saturday, April 26th, 12:00 p.m.
Grantham Town Hall
300 NH Route 10, Grantham
Northwood Democrats Meeting
Monday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Northwood Community Center
135 Main St, Northwood Narrows
Londonderry Democrats Meeting
Monday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m.
Londonderry Town Offices
268 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry
Coos County Democratic Summit & Platform Committee Hearing
Thursday, May 1st, 6:00 p.m.
Randolph Town Hall
Durand Rd, Randolph
Hudson Democrats Meeting
Thursday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m.
George H. and Ella M. Memorial Library
194 Derry Rd, Hudson
Strafford County Democratic Summit
Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 a.m.
Dover Public Library
73 Locust St, Dover
Cheshire County Democrats' Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m.
Sovereign Best Western Ballroom
401 Winchester St, Keene
Rockingham County Democrats' Clambake
Sunday, May 4th, 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Elks Club
500 Jones Ave, Portsmouth
Cheshire County Democrats Meeting
Tuesday, May 6th, 6:0 p.m.
Southwest Community Services Conference Room
63 Community Way, Keene
Hillsborough County Towns Democrats Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 6th, 7:00 p.m.
Wadleigh Library
49 Nashua St, Milford
Bedford Democrats Meeting
Wednesday, May 7th, 10:00 a.m.
Bedford Library, McAllaster Room
3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford
Carroll County Democratic Summit & Platform Committee Hearing
Thursday, May 8th, 5:30 p.m.
Sunny Villa Restaurant
1020 NH 16, Ossipee
Manchester City Democratic Summit
Saturday, May 10th, 10:00 a.m.
Manchester City Library Auditorium
405 Pine St, Manchester
Cheshire County Democratic Summit
Saturday, May 10th, 1:00 p.m.
Southwest Community Services Conference Room
49 Community Way, Keene

Featured Letter
To The Editor

Not Buying It
To the editor: In response to your recent editorial, I don’t buy that former Congressman Guinta has shed his extremist views.
Frank Guinta is a Tea Partier who wants to turn Medicare into a voucher program, forcing seniors to pay more for health insurance.
He said that he hoped his children would never know what the words “Social Security” meant.
He said a woman should never have an abortion, even to save her life. 
He voted to allow the government to spy on us, even on our library records.
He helped write the Ryan budget, and even said he was proud of it, and his votes closed Head Start programs, cut Meals on Wheels, decimated funding for cancer research, and failed to fund bridge and infrastructure programs that would create jobs here in New Hampshire.
Extreme right-winger Frank Guinta ranked the 31st most conservative out of 435 members in the 112th Congress. It’s great that Frank Guinta has lost weight, but he definitely can’t lose his Tea Party record.
Herb Moyer

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With 65% of the vote, you thought that Walt Havenstein's opposition to Medicaid Expansion was his most radical position.

It's official, with the ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee officially declared earlier this week, spring has sprung in New Hampshire.  And Jeanne Shaheen spent another week working hard for the people of the Granite State.  This week started with Earth Day, and Jeanne stopped in Durham and Concord to discuss the impact of climate change on New Hampshire's environment. Our nature beauty is one of our greatest resources, and we must commit to preserving it for generations.  
She also renewed her call on Congress to pass the Military Justice Improvement Act and end sexual assault in our military.  You can learn more and call on Congress to act by click HERE
Ready to get on board?  Sign up to volunteer on the campaign HERE.

Upcoming Events:
Upper Valley Organizing Meeting
Saturday, May 3rd
12:00pm - 1:30pm
EBAs, 5 Allen Street Hanover, NH
Claremont Organizing Meeting
Saturday, May 3rd
2:00-3:30PM Common Man Function Room
21 Water Street, Claremont

Please stay tuned and keep in touch with our campaign by visiting our new website www.jeanneshaheen.org and following along on the campaign trail on Twitter and Facebook.
Emphasizing the need to strengthen the economic security of New Hampshire’s working families, Governor Maggie Hassan this week submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of HB 1403, legislation that will restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.
“Truly accelerating our economic growth will only be possible when working families and individuals are confident in their own financial circumstances and able to purchase more goods and services,” Governor Hassan wrote. “By restoring and increasing this important protection, we can improve the economic security of thousands of Granite Staters.”
Also this week, Governor Hassan released the following statement on the House’s bipartisan vote to pass the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act:
"Eliminating the pay gap between women and men will strengthen the financial security of working families and help them make ends meet while boosting our state's economy. I thank Senator Larsen, Speaker Norelli and legislators from both parties for making this legislation a priority. I look forward to signing the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act into law and reaffirming the basic principle that an equal day’s work deserves an equal day’s pay.”