ICYMI: Jeanne Shaheen’s “track record speaks for itself”
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October 31, 2020
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ICYMI – Former State Senator Bette Lasky highlighted how Senator Jeanne Shaheen has made a difference for Nashua in today’s Nashua Telegraph, delivering millions of federal dollars to expand affordable housing and local infrastructure, and helping to combat veterans’ homelessness. During the pandemic, Shaheen has secured COVID relief for Nashua’s schools, health care providers, and small businesses and continues to advocate for the next round of aid for New Hampshire.
“As we face an unprecedented pandemic and the crushing economic impacts that come with it, Nashua needs fighters at every level of government to help our city not only bounce back, but reach new heights,” wrote Bette Lasky. “ When I served in the State Senate, we worked to improve the lives of our residents each day, and we always had a strong partner in our U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Today, Jeanne is still working hard for the people of Nashua.”
Nashua Telegraph: We need to re-elect U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Nashua is an amazing city with thoughtful, kind and hardworking people. Even in the face of adversity, we pick ourselves and each other up and we rebuild to be stronger than we were before. That is the reason I’m so proud to live in and have served our city, and it is the reason I believe so firmly that we need congressional representation that is as strong as the people of Nashua. We must ensure our voices are heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C., where federal decisions are being made.
As we face an unprecedented pandemic and the crushing economic impacts that come with it, Nashua needs fighters at every level of government to help our city not only bounce back, but reach new heights. When I served in the State Senate, we worked to improve the lives of our residents each day, and we always had a strong partner in our U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Today, Jeanne is still working hard for the people of Nashua.
As our state’s governor and now in the Senate, Jeanne Shaheen has advocated for Nashua at every turn and delivered real results. She helped secure funding to Nashua’s Harbor Homes to renovate their facilities and to continue serving hundreds of veterans at risk for homelessness in our city. Senator Shaheen brought millions of dollars in federal grants to our state and region to help expand affordable housing opportunities and community development efforts, prioritizing our residents’ need to have a roof over their head and a place to call home. She has bolstered our efforts to combat substance use disorders by bringing a tenfold increase in funding to our state and supporting Nashua’s drug court treatment programs that give people a chance to recover and start over, and she’s supported new infrastructure projects like refurbishing Nashua Airport and bringing $1 million in federal grants to our city for new hybrid buses.
Senator Shaheen’s track record speaks for itself, and as the coronavirus has overtaken our daily lives, Jeanne Shaheen has become an even stronger advocate for Nashua. When Republicans tried to ram through a coronavirus package without any education aid funding, Senator Shaheen demanded more and negotiated a better deal for New Hampshire, bringing millions to our state for public education and e-learning. She is leading efforts in Congress to obtain additional aid for schools and economic relief for families during the pandemic, and she continues pushing back against bills that provide $0 in state and municipal aid for New Hampshire and $0 in relief for hospitals and health care workers. She helped write the Paycheck Protection Program that has delivered more than $2.5 billion to our state’s small businesses and helped keep over 200,000 Granite Staters on payroll, and she is working to ensure that the next coronavirus response legislation includes more funding for testing and contact tracing to help prioritize safety and get our economy back to what it once was.
Throughout the pandemic and beyond, Senator Shaheen always stands up for Granite Staters’ health care. She’s been on the front lines in the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from Republican attacks, she has worked to reduce prescription drug and health care costs, and she is standing up for our health and safety in the Senate. Her opponent, on the other hand, denies that pre-existing conditions even exist to justify his support for repealing the Affordable Care Act entirely. Overturning the ACA would gut health protections for 572,000 people across our state with pre-existing conditions during a pandemic. That includes the thousands of Granite Staters who have survived COVID-19, which will count as a pre-existing condition. It is more important than ever that we have a health champion fighting for us in the Senate against these attacks on our care.
It’s clear that we can rely on Sen. Shaheen to not only listen to the real challenges facing our community, but to deliver results. The voices of our Gate City must be heard in our nation’s capital, and Jeanne Shaheen is working across the aisle to deliver real results for us. We need to re-elect her this fall.
Bette Lasky is a former state senator representing District 13 and served as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. She is proud to call Nashua home.