Thanks to all who attended our March meeting this past Saturday at Joey’s Diner. We heard from many elected officials, some candidates, and the leadership of one of New Hampshire’s top conservative activist groups. Here are the highlights:
We discussed the gas tax increase which passed the House yesterday. Here’s the story which includes a link to the roll call vote. I am pleased to report that ALL of Amherst’s Republican Representatives voted NAY. Care to guess how Democrat Shannon Chandley voted?
HCRC Report: County Republican Chair Ray Chadwick reminded us that the HCRC Lincoln-Reagan dinner is coming up March 23rd. Get your tickets here.
Ray also mentioned the new and improved Grassroots Givers program for the NHGOP. It’s an easy way to support our State Party organization and help Jennifer build an election winning operation for 2014 and beyond. Please join TODAY.
SVRW Report: The next meeting of the Souhegan Valley Republican Women is Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:00 am
They will meet at the Amherst Town Library to hear from Representative Peter Hansen on Bills before the House, specifically the proposed repeal of the “Stand your Ground” Law. He has mentioned that there is a lack of women standing in favor of the law as written and would like to encourage us to get involved in protecting our basic right to defend ourselves when threatened. Also speaking: Sam Cohen, President of Pro-Gun NH who will answer all our questions about gun ownership.
And mark your calendars for the NHFRW Annual Lilac Luncheon coming up on May 20th.
We then turned our attention to local issues and heard from candidates for the Amherst Board of Selectmen: Dwight Brew and John D’Angelo.
The other candidates not in attendance are Reed Panasiti and Marilyn Peterman. Marilyn provided a statement which is attached.
Our unofficial Chairman of the Amherst Independent Caucus, John Bachman, has a very interesting column in the Nashua Telegraph about our Selectman’s race. Give it a read.
We have another opportunity to pick up a seat in the NH House. A special election in Manchester is coming up March 19th. Let’s do all we can to send Republican Win Hutchinson back to Concord to fight for limited government, low taxes, and a strong NH economy. We need phone calls and door knocks. Please contact Jake Avery at the NHGOP to get a call list to use to make calls from home. Let’s win with Win.
Our guest speaker was Corey Lewandowski who is now Regional Director for Americans for Prosperity. Corey sent the following note and asked me to pass it along:
Thank you for allowing me to attend your recent meeting. I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss legislative and political issues in New Hampshire and around the country with you and share a little bit about our activities and events at Americans for Prosperity-NH.
If you are interested in learning more about AFP-NH, I encourage you to visit our website where you can read our press releases, learn about upcoming events or join our chapter.
By becoming an AFP-NH member, you will receive our weekly email updates as well as legislative action alerts and invitations to events.
Thank you again for allowing me to speak at your meeting. I hope you will consider joining AFP-NH. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to Joy or myself at your convenience.
Corey R. Lewandowski
Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire
Thanks Corey Lewandowski and Greg Moore for joining us Saturday and bringing us up to date with what AFP New Hampshire is up to.
Please join is for our next meeting, April 6th, when our guest speaker will be Neil Levesque, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library at Saint Anselm College. In the meantime, keep writing those letters to the editor. See you in April!
– Mark Vincent
– Area 3 Vice Chairman, New Hampshire Republican State Committee
– Treasurer, Hillsborough County Republican Committee
– Chairman, Amherst Republican Town Committee