Saturday, January 7, 2017

President Obama To Give Farewell Address Tuesday Jan 10th


“America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We The People.’ ‘We Shall Overcome.’ ‘Yes, We Can.’” President Obama

 

President Obama's message on his Farewell Address:

 

In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.

On Tuesday, January 10, I'll go home to Chicago to say my grateful farewell to you, even if you can't be there in person.

I'm just beginning to write my remarks. But I'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here.

Since 2009, we've faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger. That's because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding—our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.

So I hope you'll join me one last time.

Because, for me, it's always been about you.
President Barack Obama

 

Call To Action: Right To Work (For Less) Hearing On Tues Jan 10th


Hi folks,

The New Hampshire Senate will be holding a hearing on so called "Right to Work' on Tuesday, January 10, at 1:00 PM at Representatives Hall at the State House in Concord.  We need you to show up and bring a friend with you, if you can.  We all know that "Right to Work" is the preferred method to destroy unions in this country. This is wrong for businesses and wrong for New Hampshire workers and their families.  The Senate is trying to ram this bill through which explains the short notice and lack of fanfare or advertising about it.  They believe with short notice, they will not get many people to the hearing and thus not hear the will of New Hampshire workers. Even if you can only come to the State House for a few minutes, your voice could make a difference.  Please attend in person, sign in, in opposition of Senate Bill 11-FN.  If you cannot attend, please write your senator, representatives, executive council member, and the Governor, and let them know that you do not support "Right to Work" legislation, as it only destroys workers' rights and favors opposition of Corporate bosses.  These kinds of bills are drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization funded by the Koch Brothers.

SB 11-FN text  http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/lsr_search/billText.aspx?id=141&type=3
This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.

Senate Calendar for the Week of January 5  http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/calendars_journals/calendars/2017/sc%205.pdf

Note: the Calendar on the Senate Calendar Page (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/calendars_journals/default.html) is labelled "No.05, January 05, 2016".  It could be a mistake, or it could be a ploy to trick folks into thinking it was last year's calendar. 
Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for Everyone   http://wrongforeveryone.org/more-facts-on-right-to-work/

Thursday, January 5, 2017

TriTown Dems Meeting Thursday, January 12th 7PM



Hi folks,
Happy New Year!  Hope you had a safe and happy holiday season.
Just a reminder that the TriTown Dems will be meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM at the Emma Ramsey Center in Milton.  Our guest speaker will be David Holt from Occupy Seacoast & the Strafford County Dem Committee.  He will be speaking about activism and how to stay active in the current political climate.

We've also confirmed that our February 9th, speaker will be Olivia Zink, from Open Democracy, who will be talking to us about voter rights and campaign finance reform.

Hope to see you there.

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