We know that the PATRIOT Act was on the shelf, ready to go to give Washington more control over the populace. It just needed an ulterior motive to propel it into the law books.
On Wednesday, State Senators Bragdon, Forrester, Morse, and Odell voted to pull Medicaid expansion from the state budget, sacrificing billions in federal dollars and hundreds of jobs. But the it’s not over yet! Please read below about upcoming events where you can help fight back. Even if you can’t make it, please sign the petition.
It appears that these Senators are willing to leave 22,300 more hardworking Granite Staters uninsured for the sake of party politics. They claim that accepting the federal funds is a “gamble” even though they know D.C. has always kept its Medicaid promises, especially during recessions. They also know that New Hampshire can decide to opt-out of Medicaid expansion later, unlike the programs they keep falsely comparing it to. Denying or even delaying Medicaid expansion will hurt the health of Granite Staters.
NH Citizens Alliance is gathering Medicaid expansion supporters for a rally outside Senate President Bragdon’s $100-per-person fundraiser. Senator Bragdon’s vote on this is especially troublesome because he wouldn’t make time to meet with constituents to discuss Medicaid expansion before his vote, despite multiple requests. There will be plenty of signs, but feel free to bring your own! Be sure to invite your Facebook friends.
Where: Sidewalk outside O Steak and Seafood, 11 South Main St., Concord
When: Wednesday, May 29, 4-5pm
Please sign up for a phone bank! You’ll be able to grab a slice of pizza and call fellow progressives in target State Senate districts and patch them through to their Senators to ask them to support Medicaid expansion. Stop in for an hour or stay for the evening.
Where: 3rd floor, 4 Park Street, Concord
When: Wednesday, May 29, 5:15-8:30pm (right after the rally) and Wednesday, June 5, 5-8:30pm
Please come to the press conference on Medicaid expansion hosted by NH Voices for Health. Hear stories from people who will be impacted by Medicaid expansion’s benefits for NH’s families, communities, and businesses, and show you care! Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Where: Legislative Office Building (LOB), 33 North State Street, Concord
When: Tuesday, June 4, 11am
Hope to see you next week!
Don’t forget to sign the petition!
I just returned from Davenport, Iowa where I was a member of a panel of four Registers of Deeds that spoke to the audience of 200 other Registers from across the country. MERS VP Mr. William Hultman presented his defense of the system first, we offered the rebuttal. I have been vocal on the issue of MERS since my first letter to the public in September of 2011. I will post the details of my points on my website and Facebook pages.
The point of this post today is the link that all of the issues that drive me can be reduced to. And that is the fact that the pace of the corporate take-over of our country is unprecedented, and must be stopped. You see, I have spent most of my life educating people on Monsanto, and a good chunk of my free time over the last 3 years educating folks on Northern Pass and Hydro Quebec. What I have gathered from these thousands of conversations is that we as a people are finally waking up.
What Washington saw this week in front of the Dept. of Justice was a protest of the banking industry and the fraudulent foreclosures with the facilitation that MERS brought to the table. Our citizens, many of them grandmothers, are joining blockades of evictions, putting their bodies between sheriffs and the homeowners about to be evicted.
What we will see this Saturday during the Millions against Monsanto March across the globe at2:00pm will be the union of Christians and Pagans who both believe that our scientists are over stepping boundaries with certain GMO practices and the patenting of life.
What we will see this weekend is the gathering of veterans of all wars coming together with their families to pay the long overdue respect for their service in the Vietnam War. When these veterans come together, discussion of Monsanto and the damage inflicted by its product Agent Orange will be discussed.
What we will see going forward will be the fight against Keystone. What I am asking is for you to pick what you care about and step out.
Get out there.
This summer can and will be the summer of the American protest. All of you underemployed, unemployed and college students with no path forward, pick an issue and DO something. The old hippies are getting tired, we need the reinforcements.
As I said to my 3 little boys after the Bush v Gore decision, “Where are the American people? Why aren’t they in the streets?” My answer to my own question…. “We have not yet bottomed out.” And now 13 years later, I do believe that we have hit the bottom and hopefully the tipping point.
So America, on Memorial Day, June 9th in Concord, Saturday May 25th in Concord, 4th of July and every other day in between, I beg you to do something peaceful to add your voice to the conversation.
I have been waiting for you!
Kelley Monahan Orford, New Hampshire
Register of Deeds Grafton County/Organic Farmer
Stephen Colbert makes the argument that the AUMF ought to be strengthened, not repealed. Stephen is a commedian.
This is the actual resolution, a svelte 60-words of eternal war-justifying deliciousness. Here we go.
Be it resolved…
That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
New Hampshire does not have the highest cost of living in the 50 United States; however, our cost of living is not cheap by any means. For those who work in low wage jobs, the cost of living adds immense pain on their wallets. Right now, New Hampshire uses the … Continue reading →