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Hillary has worked to improve lives of LGBT people across the globe

To The Daily Sun,

I was so glad to see that the Human Rights Council has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Tremendous progress has been made in the past decade for the LGBT community. Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed, and people can now marry whomever they love anywhere in America.

But we still have more work to do. We need to tackle the epidemic of bullying against LGBT children in schools. We need to secure national anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans once and for all. And with a Republican Party that promises to undo much of this progress knocking on the door of the White House, it is imperative that Democrats keep the presidency in 2016.

In Hillary Clinton, we have a candidate who, as Secretary of State, sent the entire world a message that "gay rights are human rights" and worked to improve the standing of LGBT people across the globe. I echo the Human Rights Council statement that she has laid out the "most robust and ambitious LGBT plan any candidate for president has ever laid out," and I know she will make LGBT rights a central pillar of her presidency.

Meg O'Gara
Plymouth

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Ayotte's words & actions have remained remarkably consistent

To The Daily Sun,

During the course of an election year, candidates running for office often say and do things that they normally wouldn't. This can be especially true when re-election is involved. As informed voters, the trick is to determine who will best follow through with campaign promises once elected.

I believe Kelly Ayotte is different. Her words and actions have remained remarkably consistent when contrasted with her early days as a candidate. During the last five years, her commitment to New Hampshire has never wavered, nor has her willingness to take positions not always in her best political interest. When Kelly stated she wouldn't support the closing of Guantanamo for national security reasons, she meant what she said. When her opposition to the cost and bloat of the Affordable Care Act was articulated, she struck a blow against big government.

To protect our state's fiscally conservative heritage and to ensure that failed liberal policies remain on the dustbin of past broken promises to our state, I urge all of you to join me in proudly returning Kelly Ayotte to Washington. We have never had a better or easier choice, and the stakes will never be higher than they are in 2016.

State Rep. Peter J. Spanos
District 3, Finance Committee

Laconia


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