Walt Havenstein’s Campaign Full Of Controversy And Has A Record of Failed Leadership
The battle lines for the corner office are now official. Walt Havenstein was overwhelmingly selected as the GOP candidate for Governor of New Hampshire. Lets start with a few facts about Walt: Walt is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and served in the US Marines and Marine Corp reserves for a combined 28 years. Walt was the CEO of BAE System, a government defense contractor. Walt was also CEO of Science Applications International … Continue reading
WMUR TV Fabricates A Story Promoting Scott Brown, Attacking Billy Shaheen
Say goodbye to news coverage with integrity on WMUR TV. Many NHLN readers already think WMUR TV has been biased toward Republican candidates and causes for years – but they have reached a new low. This past weekend, WMUR TV decided to try to gain some ratings points by completely misrepresenting a quote from Senate candidate Scott Brown. Instead of just bending the facts to make a mediocre story more appealing, WMUR completely twisted them … Continue reading
Garcia’s Party Line Opposition To The ACA Leaves Unanswered Questions About Her Health Insurance
Marilinda Garcia, the Republican candidate for Congress in the Second District, says she’s adamantly opposed to the Affordable Care Act. But how is she getting her healthcare? Garcia seemed to be stumped when a NHPR reporter question her about her own healthcare. He asked if she got healthcare through the Affordable Care Act exchange. Garcia: “I… that’s my own issue.” NHPR: “So you don’t want to say?” Garcia: “No that’s fine, I don’t need to … Continue reading
Sen. Shaheen Explains How She Is Working To Protect NH Jobs From Outsourcers Like Scott Brown
Ever since Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown announced that he was selling his house in Massachusetts and moving to his second house in New Hampshire, I knew he had big plans to run for the US Senate again. I never liked Senator Brown when he was elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts, and I like him even less as he attempts to carpetbag his way into a Senate seat from New Hampshire. He is a … Continue reading
How And Why Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter Has Dedicated Her Life To Helping People (VIDEO)
“The America dream is slipping away from the middle class,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter at the annual New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast. “Carol made the commitment to helping people” said Paul O’Connor, President of the Metal Trades Council at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, in his introduction of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. There is no better advocate for working families in New Hampshire than Congresswoman Shea-Porter. She has stood up against right-wing attacks on Medicare, Medicaid … Continue reading
Will Senator Sanders Run? After This Speech, I Hope So!
There is a war out there and whether you know it or not, you are a part of it. This is a war between a few ultra-wealthy families and the rest of us living here in America. These ultra-wealthy 1%’ers have been buying elections and forcing policy changes that weaken our labor laws, weaken environmental protections, and most importantly take money from hard working Americans and put it into the pockets of Wall Street hedge … Continue reading
LABOR DAY 2014– An American Holiday We Should Celebrate by Raising the Minimum Wage (Not Wall Street Profits)
Labor Day isn’t just “the end of summer.” What many Americans forget: Labor Day honors the sacrifices and accomplishments of our Labor Movement. Yep, that’s right. Here in America, we have a national holiday honoring the Labor Movement. Just like Presidents Day, Veterans Day and Christmas Day. (But I betcha Fox News won’t be covering “the war on Labor Day.”) Facts: Without labor unions, we would not have child labor laws. Or a 40-hour work … Continue reading
Nashua Locals Hold “A Vigil for Tolerance, Acceptance and Welcoming”
This week, I had the privilege of helping to organize and attend a great event in Nashua. The vigil was to show support for all of the refugees and immigrants coming to New Hampshire and many of our southern states. Over the past few months, a group led by Jerry Delemus and the “912 project” have been traveling around our state, opposing immigration reform and using the thousands of child refugees as a backdrop to … Continue reading
The Government Is The Largest Creator Of Low-Wage Jobs
The federal government spends over $500 billion dollars on government contractors alone. For spending all this money, the federal government is “the largest creator of low wages jobs” said Joseph Geevarghes, Deputy Director of Change to Win, a labor coalition and strategic organizing center.
Watch Scott Brown Dance Around The Minimum Wage Yet Again
Janice Kelble, an APWU member and resident of Franklin, asked Brown where he stands on raising the minimum wage. “Speaking of struggling working Americans, what’s your position on increasing the federal minimum wage after all these years?” she asked.
Organize The South To Change A Nation
“The only way to win economic justice in America is to organize the South,” according to MaryBe McMillian, Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina AFL-CIO.
But I don’t see any of that money headed back to public pension systems.