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Let's honor Women's Equality Day by voting in this election

To The Daily Sun,

It always amazes me that when my grandmothers were young women, they weren't allowed to vote because they were women. Women's Equality Day is a reminder of the amount of organizing and the numbers of people it took to reverse public opinion and secure for women the right to vote. It took almost a hundred years. Many early supporters weren't even around to see their goal achieved in 1920.

As we continue working toward progress for women and families, we need to bring that same mentality for the upcoming November election by talking to and rallying our friends, families, and neighbors to go vote. We can't afford to sit on the sidelines. The stakes are just too high.

We've already seen the destruction that Bill O'Brien and the Tea Party super-majority wrought on New Hampshire women and families when voters didn't turn out during the 2010 election.

It took the Democratic majority in the House to restore the minimum wage and to pass the N.H. Paycheck Fairness Act that ensures that women receive equal pay for equal work. As a candidate for the N.H. House, I want to make sure this progress stands.

Let's honor Women's Equality Day this week as a call to action for women to get involved in this election.

We know that when New Hampshire women organize, our state moves forward.

Nancy Frost


Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:56

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Raymond Howard is excellent choice to represent our three towns

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is to support one of the candidates for the Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton N.H. House seat. His name is Raymond Howard.

Ray is a born and bred native of New Hampshire. He has been a contractor, and self-employed, for over 34 years. Hard work and frugality are nothing new to this guy. He knows exactly what it takes to pay bills, including taxes. He brings that Granite State common sense with him to the Alton Planning Board, where he regularly applies it in defense of the local taxpayer. As a contractor, he has a keen eye for the details in everything.

For more than 17 years, Ray has been active in the Boy Scouts. This great organization offers valuable contributions for molding young men's characters, and Ray has been a part of that.

If you want a candidate that is fiscally responsible, a defender of the U.S. and N.H. Constitutions, and a supporter of local control, may I offer to you the candidacy of Raymond Howard.

I believe he is the best choice to represent us in Concord.

Don Walker


Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:53

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Chong must believe voters are as naive as some of her students

To The Daily Sun,

Lynn Chong recently wrote two letters to the editor describing herself as an independent voter. I don't doubt that she's registered as one, but if she is an independent Obama is a right-wing conservative.

She suggests that people vote for Jim Rubens in the Republican primary. She has one reason for doing this and that is because the polls are showing Scott Brown breathing down Shaheen's neck (I mean that literally) and she's trying to push the voters to Jim Rubens as he is way behind Shaheen in the polls. This is a ploy that the Democrats use to try to sway the results of a Republican primary so that their nominee will face the least resistance.

This is one of the drawbacks to allowing people to vote R or D in the primary but switch back to independent for the general election. There's no question in my mind of who Ms. Chong will vote for in the general election, it will be everybody with a D in front of their name.

I have to remind her that this idea can work both ways and the situation could be reversed in the future. She must believe the voters of New Hampshire are as naive as some of the students at Plymouth State where she performs her left-wing indoctrination.

Dave Schwotzer

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:46

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Why do young adults feel government should pay for college?

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to the two students that wrote in and think that the government should pay for their college education. To quote Lauren Bacall's famous line: "The World doesn't owe you a (damn) Thing". I hope you came to that conclusion on your own, and not what you learned or learning at PMHS.

I started working when I was 12 years old cleaning houses, picking fruit. I've worked most of my adult life and am still working part-time. I remember sitting in science class and the teachers remarked how my white blouse reflected the heat as the darker sweaters and blouses kept the heat in. He didn't know how lucky I was to have a new white blouse let alone a dark colored one. Young adults don't seem to want to rake blueberries or pick fruit apples, or such. I've lived on strawberry shakes and grilled cheese sandwiches and never felt like the government owed me a thing. Why is it that the young adults feel they should help pay for the education? Students are getting grants now to help their tuition, as well as living expenses and are not paying anything toward bringing the total down. Parents are taking loans to pay for the tuition, which is essentially the same as a home mortgage. 

The government gave cell phones to certain areas now they are contemplating giving free internet services. If they feel the need for such services let them set priorities. 

There are individuals in the area with no income and no emergency telephones and the government aren't providing them with phones?

If you work for it and pay for it one may appreciate it more. 

Dorothye S. Wentworth 


Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:43

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Equal pay for women is on the mid-term elections ballot this year

To The Daily Sun,

This week we celebrate Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that secured women's right to vote.

What better time to talk about the stakes for New Hampshire women and their families this upcoming November than now, because elections mean choices, and it's crucial for New Hampshire women to know the stakes so that we don't cede the progress being made.

For example, New Hampshire Democrats worked to pass Paycheck Fairness Act legislation in New Hampshire to promote equal pay for women, and implemented Medicaid Expansion to provide health coverage for nearly 50,000 working Granite Staters.

As we continue working toward progress for women and families, we need to bring that same mentality for the upcoming November election by turning out our friends, families and neighbors. We cannot sit on the sidelines as many did for the 2010 mid-term election.

Our right to vote was only achieved by extraordinary efforts — and we must not waste that.

Judy Wallick


(Candidate for NH House of Representatives, Grafton District 9, representing Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Alexandria & Grafton)

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:41

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