NH Update: One Month Out
This week Scott Brown again showed his true colors: he doesn’t think equal pay and access to healthcare are “issues that people care about.” Jeanne Shaheen couldn’t disagree more. In fact, all week Senator Shaheen has been criss-crossing New Hampshire to talk with women and families about just those issues. Take a look at our week-in-review below, then sign up to help us make the most of the last month of our campaign.
A Senator New Hampshire Women Can Trust
In the same week that Jeanne Shaheen was endorsed by both NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC and the National Association of Women Business Owners, Team Shaheen kicked off the “A Senator New Hampshire Women Can Trust Tour,” criss-crossing the state and talking about issues important to New Hampshire women like healthcare and fair pay.
On Monday, Senator Shaheen was endorsed by NARAL at an event in Manchester, where former 13-term Republican State Representative Liz Hager and NARAL New Hampshire Executive Chair Laura Thibault discussed how Jeanne Shaheen has worked on a bipartisan basis to protect women’s reproductive healthcare rights. Hager cited her work with Shaheen on bipartisan legislation ensuring insurance coverage for contraception as just one example of Shaheen’s record of standing up for New Hampshire women.
On Tuesday, Jeanne Shaheen visited New England Porch Rockers, a manufacturer of hand-woven rocking chairs and porch furniture in Laconia. At New England Porch Rockers, Senator Shaheen met with owner Jeanne Compton and small business owner Donna Gaudet-Hosmer to talk about women’s economic issues.
Then on Wednesday, Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli met with voters at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, an independent women-owned bookstore in Portsmouth featuring books by local New England authors. After speaking on the important role women play in strengthening our economy, Senator Shaheen answered questions and listened to stories from Portsmouth voters on topics ranging from experiences of pay discrimination to energy efficiency intiatives for small business owners.
Today Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and lifelong activist for women’s healthcare, joined Shaheen on the campaign trail to rally supporters in Concord and discuss the importance of protecting women’s healthcare rights. They also participated in a round table discussion in Nashua with State Senator Bette Lasky and State Senator Peggy Gilmour to further discuss important issues that are at stake this November.
Students for Shaheen
On Saturday, Jeanne Shaheen was on campus at UNH in Durham rallying students who are organizing to win in November. Shaheen discussed her plan to make college more affordable before concluding with a Q&A with students.
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Scott Brown’s Hypocrisy
This week the truth about Scott Brown’s hypocritical rhetoric came to light. Despite unfairly attacking Jeanne Shaheen’s position on security issues and misrepresenting her attendance record, Brown himself missed every border security he was eligible to attend while he was in the Senate. Brown is refusing to explain his absences, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he said one thing and did another. That’s the type of hypocrisy that’s characterized his whole career, just like when he called himself “pro-choice” yet repeatedly voted to restrict women’s reproductive freedom. If Scott Brown can’t even be honest when it comes to an issue he has campaigned on for months, how can we trust anything else he says?
2014 New Hampshire Energy Summit
On Monday, Jeanne Shaheen spoke at the 2014 New Hampshire Energy Summit, discussing her work in New Hampshire to restructure the electric industry and her efforts to pass bipartisan legislation to increase energy efficiency. The Shaheen-Portman bill will create 200,000 jobs, save the consumer $16 billion a year, and cut pollution equivalent to taking 22 million cars off the road. Senator Shaheen also noted that it’s not right for New Hampshire businesses and families to subsidize big oil companies — an industry Scott Brown has repeatedly voted to allow major tax breaks.
Chili and Chat
On Saturday, Jeanne Shaheen was joined by a standing room only crowd in Manchester as she served up chili with the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. It was great to see so many supporters ready to work hard every day from now until November 4th to re-election Senator Shaheen.
This weekend marks one month to Election Day, and it’s more important than ever to have you on our team. We need you to help us make the most of the last 31 days until November 4th by making calls, knocking on doors, and talking to your fellow Granite Staters about the important issues at stake in this election. We’re in the final stretch and it’s time to get out there and win.
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