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Ban outside money to make Ayotte/Hassan race about us

To The Daily Sun,

There's been a lot of talk already in the U.S. Senate race — about what's best for New Hampshire, who has served our state better, and what the other person has or hasn't done. Unfortunately, a lot of that talk hasn't come from the candidates, it's come from people who live in Washington, D.C., and have a lot of money to spend on making sure elections turn out the way they want.

One of our candidates is trying to cut through that noise. Kelly Ayotte has held nearly 50 town halls since being elected in 2010, and she is always out and about in the state meeting people, answering their questions, and explaining what she's doing for us.

And another candidate is just talking about it.

Governor Hassan, you say that Washington is rigged for "special interests" and doesn't represent the people of New Hampshire. Well, I might agree with you there, but you need to practice what you preach. Join with Senator Ayotte and call for a ban on outside spending so we can hear directly from you in this race. It might mean you have to hold a few town halls.

But what it will really mean is that this election will be about us — not about Washington. Kelly believes in New Hampshire and is willing to run on her record. Are you?

Matt Kozsan
Laconia

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Come to Concord Thurs. and advocate for local self-governance

To The Daily Sun,

The House Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolution 14 (CACR 14), the NH Community Rights Amendment, will be considered at a hearing by the House Legislative Administration Committee in Concord on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Legislative Offices Building (LOB), Room 303.

You are invited to attend the hearing with New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) participants from across the state of New Hampshire to show support for the people's right of local community self-government. The right to protect our health, safety and welfare by enacting local laws that empower people and their local governments to prohibit business activities that would violate those rights.

Northern Pass, Industrial Wind and Kinder Morgan Pipeline communities that find themselves being used as for-profit resource colonies against their will are not likely to have any other remedy under existing law to prohibit the contamination of their air, water and soil, destruction of their local aesthetics and economies, or devastation of their natural resources. Without a constitutionally-recognized right of local community self-government, we are left at the mercy of pre-emption, and the interests of corporations and other business entities intent on exploiting our communities.

Please join NHCRN in standing up, and speaking out for our Right of Local Community Self-Government through this constitutional process. We will meet in the lobby of the Legislative Offices Building (LOB) in Concord at 8:30 a.m. There will be scripts for talking points for folks that want to help. Come ready to engage your House Representatives.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact NHCRN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is a monumental moment for community rights in New Hampshire and having you there will help move CACR 14 to the next stage.

Michelle Sanborn

NHCRN Coordinator​

Alexandria

 

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