Jan. 24

Dear Friends,

This week voters went to the polls for the Special Election Primary for the District 1 Executive Council seat. Democrats rallied behind our nominee, Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans.

The Republicans nominated the Tea Party's favorite candidate, Former State Senator Joe Kenney.

You may remember Joe Kenney as the GOP nominee for Governor in 2008. Kenney's widely radical agenda was soundly rejected by the voters in 2008 when we re-elected Governor Lynch overwhelmingly.

Now the Republicans want to bring him back and his radical agenda to the Executive Council. It is imperative that we do everything we can to support our Democratic nominee Mike Cryans.

The Executive Council holds significant influence on state contracts and appointments. We all remember what happened in 2011 when Republicans on the Executive Council blocked Planned Parenthood's funding.

We have to work hard everyday from now until March 11th to ensure that Democrat Mike Cryans is elected as our next Executive Councilor from District 1.

Take action today by supporting Mike's campaign HERE.

Thank you,


Photo of the Week:

Senator Shaheen at Portsmouth Pro Musica honoring our armed forces service members.
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Save the Date!

Tuesday, January 28th

Merrimack County Democrats Meeting

State of the Union Address
For additional information please visitWH.GOV/SOTU

Tuesday, February 4th

Cheshire County Democrats Meeting
Southwest Community Services Conference Room
63 Community Way, Keene
6PM - 7PM

Thursday, February 6th

Coos County Democrats
6PM - 7PM

Hudson Democrats
George H. and Ella M. Memorial Library
194 Derry Road
7PM - 8PM

Saturday, February 8th

NHDP State Committee Meeting
Belknap Mill, Laconia
10AM - 12PM

Tuesday, March 11th

Executive Council District 1 Special Election!

Meet Mike Cryans!

Mike is driving all over District 1 every day meeting voters, if you want to see if Mike is coming to your hometown please check the MikeCryans.org calendar.

Click HERE to view the calendar.

Update from Senator Shaheen

“Shaheen tours veteran-owned business, highlights company's expansion supported by critical SBA lending program”

January 21, 2014

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Monument Construction this afternoon in Nashua to tour the company's facility and showcase their efforts to hire New Hampshire veterans. The headquarters is currently undergoing construction that was supported by a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan available to select businesses to help them expand and create jobs.

“We owe it to our veterans to support them in every possible way, and one of most important things we can do is to make sure our veterans have good paying jobs when they return home,” Shaheen said. “Monument Construction is setting a great example by helping our veterans find meaningful work.” 

Monument Construction, LLC is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that works with multiple federal agencies – including the Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) – on construction and renovation projects. As a SDVOSB, the SBA recognizes Monument Construction for exclusive competition for certain contracting awards which can help grow their business. Monument Construction’s current renovation and expansion projects are supported by the SBA 504 lending program, which helps small businesses get access to long-term credit so they can expand their business, and in turn, drive economic growth and job creation.

“The renovations at Monument Construction were made possible because of an SBA-backed loan, which is helping finance Monument’s expanding operations and supporting jobs for New Hampshire veterans,” Shaheen added. “Bolstering economic opportunities for our veterans must be part of a larger promise our country makes to everyone who has served in uniform.”

Shaheen has made supporting small businesses in New Hampshire a priority of hers in the Senate. Last year, the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passed Shaheen’s bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the SBA 504 refinance program, which supported nearly 500 loans for a total of $144 million dollars in New Hampshire in FY 2013 alone. Shaheen also helped craft the landmark Small Business Jobs Act which provides unprecedented support for small businesses. The bill cut taxes by billions for small businesses and made it easier for small companies to expand into overseas markets. Shaheen has also championed the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Press Release available HERE.

January 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day:

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. invigorated this country through his fights for social and economic justice and equality for all Americans.  Since my childhood where I witnessed segregation firsthand, the principle that discrimination has no place in our country has stayed close to my heart. In fact, one of my proudest days as Governor was signing into law the bill making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a state holiday.

“However, I also understand that we have yet to fully achieve Dr. King’s dream. While it’s true that because of his efforts it is no longer acceptable as a matter of law to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or ethnicity, it’s also an unfortunate reality that all Americans still do not enjoy equal protections under the law because of their sexual orientation or that social mobility is slowly grinding to a halt.

“The best way to honor Dr. King’s legacy is to recommit ourselves to his dream of a country of equal opportunity for all Americans. Our work is not complete, but I remain confident that if we work together, we will one day truly achieve his vision for our country.”

News from Governor Hassan

Emphasizing the need to address pay equity between women and men in order to boost economic growth and support working families, Governor Maggie Hassan submitted a letter this week to the Senate Commerce Committee in support of SB 207 - the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014 - legislation sponsored by Senator Sylvia Larsen that updates state law to eliminate loopholes, increase transparency in wages, and ensure that all workers have the appropriate tools and resources to help them earn a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation.

“Today, well over half of the women in our state are either the primary or co-breadwinners in their families,” Governor Hassan wrote. “And yet, on average, women in New Hampshire earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn in comparable jobs. This disparity makes it more difficult for New Hampshire families to achieve financial prosperity and save for the future. It also puts further strain on our state budget and hurts our local businesses by taking money out of the pockets of consumers.

“The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014 will strengthen New Hampshire’s economic future and improve the financial security of working families by providing the tools and protections needed to ensure equal paychecks for all Granite Staters.”

Also this week, Governor Hassan announced that HomeHelpNH, the state’s foreclosure counseling initiative, assisted over 800 at-risk homeowners in the first year of the program.
“Thanks to HomeHelpNH, hundreds of New Hampshire’s middle class families have received expert counseling to achieve the best possible outcome given their housing and financial situations,” the Governor said. “By remaining committed to providing our citizens with the tools and resources they need, we can continue to strengthen the health of our housing market, communities and economy.”
And Governor Hassan also helped announce the launch of the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Team, the first New Hampshire organization to lead rescue efforts  for stranded, injured or diseased seals, whales, porpoises and dolphins on New Hampshire’s coast. 
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