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Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association Endorses Chris Pappas for Congress

 

Manchester, NH – Today, Chris Pappas was endorsed by the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (MPPA) for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“We’ve worked with Chris for a number of years. He’s a strong, proven leader on issues of public safety and supporting policies that protect New Hampshire communities,” said MPPA President Ken Chamberlain.

“Because of Chris’s leadership, law enforcement has the resources it needs to tackle the complicated challenges in our communities. Whether it’s fighting for funds to combat the opioid crisis or ensuring we have the resources to keep our neighborhoods safe, Chris will always work to bring people together to strengthen public safety and support local law enforcement. We are proud to stand with Chris, because he always stands with us,” said Chamberlain.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association,” said Chris Pappas. “Members of law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. They are a critical partner in our efforts to build a stronger future for New Hampshire families, and I’ll always stand with them,” said Pappas.

In addition to the MPPA, Chris Pappas has earned the support of Granite State Teamsters Local 633, IBEW Local 490, IBEW Local 2320, and IATSE Local 195.

Pappas’s Local, Grassroots Support Yields Strong Fundraising Results with 83% From Granite Staters

Campaign received contributions from 99 communities across New Hampshire
with 65% of donations $100 or less

Manchester, NH – Today, Chris Pappas announced that his campaign for Congress, focused on a local, small dollar fundraising effort, raised over 83% of its contributions from Granite Staters during his first 53 days in the race.

“I am grateful for the support of so many folks from across the First District and our state,” said Pappas. “As we have said from the beginning, this campaign is grounded in the people and places of the First District. The investments made by individuals across New Hampshire is a clear indicator of the broad coalition of support that we are building.”

Pappas raised $218,999.51 and has $207,804.07 cash on-hand. 65% of the contributions are $100 or less.

“Granite Staters from every corner of the district and the state are investing in our campaign,” said Kari Thurman, Chris Pappas for Congress Campaign Manager. “After years of seeing his leadership up close, they know that Chris understands the challenges our communities face and why New Hampshire is a special place to live, work, raise a family, start a business, and build a life.”

In addition to the hundreds of early grassroots investors in this campaign, Chris Pappas has been endorsed by progressive leaders including former Executive Councilor Dudley Dudley, Councilor Andy Volinsky, Mary Rauh, Bill Duncan, and many others from around the First District.

He’s also won the support of several labor unions — Granite State Teamsters Local 633, IATSE Local 195, IBEW Local 490, and IBEW Local 2320.

IATSE local 195 Endorses Chris Pappas For Congress In NH’s 1st Congressional District

Manchester, NH – Today, IATSE Local Union 195 (New Hampshire/ Lowell, MA) endorsed Chris Pappas for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“We are proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Congress,” said Joyce Cardoza, Business Agent of IATSE Local Union 195.

“We believe that we need leaders representing our members and Granite Staters that are willing to roll up their sleeves and fight for the causes that matter. Chris Pappas is that type of leader. Time and time again, Chris has demonstrated that he is a champion for working families and an advocate for New Hampshire workers. We are proud to stand with Chris.”

“I’m so honored to receive the support of IATSE Local 195,” said Chris Pappas.

“I’m proud to be standing alongside IATSE Local 195 as we continue the fight for expanded opportunities that empower the hardworking people of the Granite State. I’m grateful for the support of IATSE Local 195 in this campaign.”

IATSE Local Union 195 represents Skilled Stagehands and Craftspeople who serve the live performances, events, and entertainment industry of NH and Lowell, MA

This is the fourth labor organization to endorse Chris Pappas.  He has won the support of Granite State Teamsters Local 633, IBEW Local 490, and IBEW Local 2320.

Two Union Endorsements In NH’s 1st Congressional District

SEIU Local 560 today announced its endorsement of NH State Representative Mark MacKenzie for Congress

“Mark MacKenzie has spent decades standing up for working families in New Hampshire and we are proud to support him for Congress,” Christopher Peck, President of the SEIU local said. “Whether as a Manchester Fire Fighter, an advocate for Medicare for all or as an elected leader, Mark has always been there on the front lines fighting for social and economic justice. As a congressman we know he will make us proud as he continues to represent New Hampshire’s working families and bring the fight for good jobs and good wages to Washington,” stated Peck.

SEIU local 560 represents over 500 Dartmouth College workers in Hanover, New Hampshire.

IBEW Local Union 490 endorsed Chris Pappas for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. 

“We are proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Congress,” said Denis Beaudoin, Business Manager of IBEW Local Union 490.

“Chris Pappas has been a tireless champion for working families throughout his time in public service. We always know we can count on him to do the right thing for New Hampshire, whether it’s supporting infrastructure investments or renewable energy projects. Chris has the record, the leadership qualities, and the vision to be a strong, trusted advocate for New Hampshire workers and our economic future. We proudly stand with him.”

“I’m so honored to receive the backing of IBEW Local 490,” said Chris Pappas.

“This is a critical moment for the nation and for New Hampshire, and I’m proud to be standing alongside IBEW 490 as we continue the fight to expand opportunity and invest in America’s future. I am grounded in the people and places of this state, and I’m grateful for the support of IBEW Local 490 in this campaign.”

IBEW Local Union 490 represents workers in the electrical construction, maintenance, and telecommunications industry.

Small Business Owner Chris Pappas Officially Kicks Off Campaign for Congress  

“I want to live in a country where your journey, your struggle, and your hard work can take you where you want to go.”

Manchester – Today, Chris Pappas, joined by grassroots leaders from across the state, officially launched his campaign for Congress.  At the event, Chris discussed the important challenges Granite Staters face – that our economy and democracy are tilted toward special interests and those at the top. Chris vowed to be steadfast champion of the people, communities, and Main Street businesses that make New Hampshire the best state to call home.

“I am running for Congress because I want to live in a country where your journey, your struggle, and your hard work can take you where you want to go,” said Chris Pappas. “We have to make success attainable again for everyone who works hard in life and plays by the rules. We have to make the American Dream—the one that built the middle class and created opportunity for generations–-a realistic possibility for every man, woman, and child in this country. But instead of making progress on the challenges we face today, our political system is failing us. Our country is divided, and leaders have not summoned the courage to relate to one another and find common ground on issues that directly impact us all.  Big money has poisoned our democracy and weakened the voices of regular people.  And Washington is increasingly slanted toward corporations and special interests at the expense of the rest of us.”

Chris also discussed his plan to focus on the issues that affect Granite Staters’ everyday lives, including creating jobs, addressing the opioid crisis, making health care more accessible and affordable, investing in roads and bridges, taking care of our veterans, and promoting a clean energy future.

Grassroots leaders also discussed why Chris is uniquely qualified to represent the people of New Hampshire:

Josh Bourdon, Derry Town Council Chairman: “My wife and I are proud to support Chris Pappas for Congress because he’s a man of integrity, a talented entrepreneur, extremely smart, respectful, personable, and one of the most important things for me is work ethic.  I’m convinced that Chris will work his heart out day in and day out for as long as his feet are on the earth.” 

Stefany Shaheen, Portsmouth Business Owner: “I’m proud to endorse Chris Pappas. We’re here to stand with Chris because he’s always stood up for us.”

Marjorie Smith, Durham State Representative: “I know that when Chris makes a decision, he does so with integrity, intelligence, decency, and an awareness of the people he represents.  There’s no one that will represent the citizens of the 1st District better than Chris Pappas.”

Andrew Hosmer, Laconia Community and Business Leader: “Chris has demonstrated the ability to work with others, to find solutions, and to make the Granite State the best place to work, live, and raise a family.” 

“To be sure, changing Washington and making progress for the people of New Hampshire won’t be easy,” said Pappas. “The good news is, I have never been one to shy away from hard or even unglamorous work, and I am ready to step up and serve you.”

IBEW Local 2320 Endorses Chris Pappas For Congress

Manchester, NH – Garnering his second union endorsement Chris Pappas announced that IBEW Local 2320 has endorsed  his run for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“IBEW Local Union 2320 is proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Congress,” said Business Manager Steve Soule.

“Chris Pappas has been a friend and advocate for our members throughout his time in public service.  He’s someone we can trust to tirelessly fight for New Hampshire’s working families.  Washington needs more members of Congress with the values and community outlook that Chris possesses.  We enthusiastically support him in this race.”

“It’s an honor to have the support of Local 2320 in my race for Congress,” Chris Pappas said.

“Whether it’s investing in infrastructure or expanding middle class opportunity, I am committed to taking steps in Congress that will help build a brighter future for New Hampshire.  I am grounded in the people and places of this state, and I want to ensure that working families have a voice in Washington.  I am very thankful for the support of IBEW Local 2320 in this campaign.”

Local IBEW 2320 represents highly trained, professional women and men in all corners of New Hampshire.  The union is comprised of a talented group of individuals in many differing fields including Administrative Specialists, Automotive Mechanics, Building Equipment Mechanics, Circuit Design Specialists, CDL A & CDL B Truck Drivers, Community College Professors, Customer Service, Equipment Installation Technicians, Facility Design & Inventory Specialists, Fiber Splice Technicians, HVAC Technicians, Information Technology Specialists, Line Construction, Payroll Processing, Power Distribution Technicians, Security Officers, Stock Room Attendants, and Workers in the Nuclear Industry.

Pappas was recently endorsed by the Teamsters Union local 633.

National Federation Of Independent Business Endorses Chris Pappas For Executive Council

Manchester – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB-NH), the state’s largest small business advocacy organization, today endorsed Executive Councilor Chris Pappas for re-election. 

“The National Federation of Independent Business and its 1500+ members in New Hampshire are proud to endorse Councilor Chris Pappas for Executive Council in the fourth district,” said NFIB New Hampshire state director, Bruce Berke.

“As a public servant and a local business owner, employing hundreds of Granite State residents, Chris Pappas understands how to find practical solutions that spur economic innovation and job growth across our state. Chris is well-known for working across the aisle to deliver results for the people of New Hampshire — and his business experience, keen grasp of economic policy, and his commitment to hardworking families make him the best prepared candidate to tackle the challenges we face across New Hampshire.”

“I welcome the support of NFIB. As a business owner and an Executive Councilor, I’ve consistently fought for practical, bipartisan solutions that support New Hampshire’s business community and strengthen our economic future,” said Executive Councilor Chris Pappas.

“We’ve made great progress improving the state’s infrastructure, making government more user-friendly, and expanding access to life-saving health care. But there’s still more work to do, and I hope to continue fighting for working families, building a stronger economy, and delivering real results for the people of New Hampshire.”

Chris Pappas is running for re-election to the Executive Council in District 4 on November 8th. To find out more visit chrispappas.org.

Planned Parenthood Votes Makes Six Figure Investment in New Hampshire’s Down Ballot Races

pappas-vanostern-ppnhafCONCORD, NH— Today, Planned Parenthood Votes went up with a robust, six-figure ad buy that targets the Governor’s race and Executive Council races in New Hampshire. The digital buy includes both video and social ads that highlight candidates records on women’s health and on Planned Parenthood.

The digital ads focus on Democratic Governor candidate Colin Van Ostern and Executive Councilor candidates Chris Pappas and Dan Weeks, and their strong records of protecting women’s access to health care in New Hampshire and their support for Planned Parenthood health centers. They also highlight how dangerous Republican Governor Candidate Chris Sununu, and Executive Councilor candidates Joe Kelly Levasseur, and David Wheeler are for Granite State women. These candidates have all voted to block access to birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers.

“Over the past two years, women’s health has been under attack in New Hampshire. Nearly 20 legislative proposals were aimed at restricting access for women’s reproductive health and the state’s Executive Council voted to defund Planned Parenthood health centers for over ten months –– with the GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Sununu casting the deciding vote to defund in 2015. With so many extreme candidates running, Planned Parenthood Votes has made a historic investment in New Hampshire, in order to inform voters about what’s at stake for women’s health,” said Victoria Bonney, Communications Manager for Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund.

Van Ostern and Chris Pappas ad (Watch here)

“Don’t Trust Chris Sununu” ad, Watch here

Dan Weeks for Executive Council, Watch here

The 2016 election cycle marks the largest investment Planned Parenthood Votes has ever made in New Hampshire. In the face of attacks on women’s health care access at the state and federal levels, Planned Parenthood Votes has honed in on New Hampshire as one of only six states to receive millions of dollars to support candidates up and down the ballot who will safeguard health care access for the women and families served by Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Votes has already gone up with TV ad buys twice in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, including a $1.7M joint ad buy with Emily’s List Women Vote!. The ad, titled “Wrong,” details how both Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump want to defund Planned Parenthood and oppose access to safe, legal abortion.

With just days left until the general election on November 8, the United We Can coalition — a partnership of Planned Parenthood Votes, SEIU and NextGen –– plans to knock on 200,000 doors in New Hampshire to inform voters about what’s at stake for women’s health care access and grow support for endorsed candidates.

Additional ads running: 

Joe Kelly Levasseur:  Wrong for New Hampshire

David Wheeler: Too Extreme for New Hampshire

Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund Announces Endorsements In NH Executive Council Races

Planned_Parenthood_logo.svgAdvocacy Arm of State’s Largest Women’s Health Organization Cites Critical Role Executive Council Plays in Health and Safety of all Granite Staters 

CONCORD—With New Hampshire’s Executive Council playing an essential role in decisions that impact the health and safety of all Granite Staters, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF) PAC today endorsed five candidates for executive council who will safeguard health care access for women and low-income families and support judicial and commissioner candidates who are also committed to women’s health. These candidates include: 

  • Mike Cryans, Candidate for Executive Councilor, District 1
  • Andru Volinsky, Candidate for Executive Councilor, District 2
  • Beth Roth, Candidate for Executive Councilor, District 3
  • Chris Pappas, Incumbent Executive Councilor, District 4
  • Dan Weeks, Candidate for Executive Councilor, District 5

“In the past two years, votes taken by the Executive Council have influenced the health of more than 60,000 Granite Staters who rely on expanded Medicaid and Planned Parenthood health centers for their care. With so many recent threats to health care access, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC has endorsed five candidates whose statements and actions demonstrate that they will not put politics before the health of New Hampshire’s women and families,” said Jennifer Frizzell, Chair of Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC.

The New Hampshire Executive Council is a five-member body whose responsibilities include reviewing and approving contracts, confirming the appointments of judges and commissioners, and working closely with the Governor to oversee the affairs of the state. In recent years, some anti-women’s health members of the Executive Council have voted to reject contracts awarding state and federal funds for preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers in New Hampshire –risking patient access to critical services such as cancer screenings, breast exams and birth control. Given the significant impact decisions made by NH’s Executive Council have on women’s health care access, Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund PAC has evaluated each of the candidate’s positions on women’s health care access and support for funding Planned Parenthood health centers, conducted interviews and endorsed candidates who will protect women’s health.

 

Granite State Teamsters Endorse Chris Pappas

Teamsters LogoManchester – Today, the Granite State Teamsters, Local 633, endorsed Manchester business owner and Executive Councilor Chris Pappas for a third term.

“We’re proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Executive Council,” said David Laughton, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 633. 

“Over his previous two terms, Chris has consistently fought for working families. His record demonstrates a desire to focus on issues instead of ideology – and he has brought people together to find practical solutions that expanded economic security and opportunity for working families across the Granite State,” continued Laughton. 

“Chris Pappas is the only candidate in this race who will continue to move New Hampshire forward towards a future where every hard working family has a chance to succeed.” 

“It’s an honor to receive the endorsement of Teamsters Local 633,” said Executive Councilor Chris Pappas.  

“We’ve made great progress in building a brighter future for New Hampshire – like modernizing the state’s transportation system, improving our infrastructure, and expanding access to life-saving health care. But working men and women across our state know there’s still more work to do – that’s why I’m proud to have their support as we continue the fight to build the future working families deserve.”

Teamsters Local 633 includes thousands of members working for Anheuser-Busch breweries, soft drink production and delivery, beer distribution, bakeries, laundry facilities, power plants, municipalities, public works, airport maintenance, sheriffs, police departments, librarians, school principals and race track employees.

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