Letters

Lisa Nash Has My Full Support!

To the editor: 

     I always vote, and it’s certainly more satisfying when I’m whole-heartedly enthusiastic about a candidate.  Lisa Nash is such a candidate!  

      As an independent voter, I look for candidates like Lisa Nash.  Lisa is committed to doing the hard work to find win-win solutions to difficult problems.  Lisa is not partisan; she will work effectively with people on the other side of any given matter.  Lisa has a lot of experience and involvement within the local community, and she will think critically about the issues in order to make wise decisions about policies that will affect our children, our livelihoods, our health, our environment and our community.  

      I know Lisa, and she is running for the right reasons.  She is committed to good government and will take her role and responsibility to represent her constituents seriously.  She will listen.  She will work hard.  She will engage in civil discourse and will welcome critical debate.  Lisa has been recognized for distinguished voluntary public service and has lived in the district for 21 years where she has raised her four children.  Lisa is not beholden to special interests or to the establishment; she knows what it means to represent the people.  I fully support Lisa Nash, and I hope you will join me in voting for her for State Representative, District 41.

 

Thank you,

Tiani X. Coleman

Amherst 

Vote November 3rd

To the editor:

      Choosing your next representative(s) to the NH House will determine the direction of our state for the next 2 years and its future forever. It’s your choice in which direction NH will turn – left to more government and taxes or Right to less intrusions on - your income, your choices, and your ideals for a better NH.

The voting records of the candidates are fact, clear and indisputable. This last term Amherst State House members voted For: HB 560- banning both paper and plastic shopping bags. HB 712- creating an income tax-IN NH! HB 2- increasing taxes on businesses large and small during this dire time, HB1- increasing state spending by 13%, and SB 271- insuring the costs for municipal and school building projects to be more costly than necessary. The facts show the direction chosen by the incumbents. It is up to you our voters to decide in which direction you wish our great state to proceed. 

The link below will allow you to verify both the voting records by name of the incumbents AND also the records of past house members running this term seeking to redirect the course of NH, http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/past/memberlegislation.aspx

 

Peter T. Hansen

Amherst

Taste for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

To the editor:

      Dear friends, we are delighted to share the great news that Taste for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis 2020 was a huge success! We organized our first Taste for a Cure 14 years ago and in that time we have raised over $1.2million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which has helped support research and get us closer to a cure for CF. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi, resulting in respiratory infections, inability to digest food properly and other issues. Even though life expectancy has increased there is still no cure.

       This year’s event was quite different, we changed from an in-person event, to an amazing online auction and event on October 1st. We raised over $60,000! It could not have happened without the amazing support of so many people. Firstly, I am so very grateful for our amazing Taste committee Lisa Brochu, Denise Jacobs, Shannon Kolb, Michele Llyod, Kathy MacPhee, Sharon Noel, and Joellen Redmond for their creativity, flexibility and willingness to change plans frequently. We had to make a lot of changes over the summer but the tireless work by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern New England Chapter ensured that Taste ‘20 happened! Thanks to our sponsors who supported us despite a very different event. A huge thank-you to the local restaurants and businesses who donated auction items, we know what a rough year this has been, so truly appreciate your generosity. Thank-you to everyone who bought tickets, bid on auction items, and made donations, every $ counts. I want to give a special mention to Porter Dodge for his continued participation in and support of Taste. 

      I don’t have any photos to share of the event so please know that Rosie, Callie and everyone who has CF or has a family member or friend with CF are eternally grateful. New drugs that have been approved by the FDA this past year has helped improve the quality of life for many people living with CF, we are so hopeful that we are getting nearer to a cure! I have often said it takes a village and honestly, it took a village to ensure that Taste 20 happened, thank-you. And mark your calendars for Taste ’21 on November 4th 2021!

 

Paula Garvey,

Amherst 

Economic Growth

To the editor:

      If you are an undecided voter and are about to vote, you might consider the following:   If we look at the average economic growth per year under several Presidents, the economic growth per year for Democrats was 4.4 percent and for Republicans 2.5 percent.    

 Another study that went back to 1947 showed a Standard and Poor’s 500 growth rate of 10.8 percent for Democrats and 5.6 percent for Republicans.   They noted that cutting taxes reduced the growth rate.    

 

Patrick M. Eggleston 

Amherst  

We Need a Change

To the editor:

      This year is a year unlike any other. We are being faced with new challenges and decisions every day. But one of the most important decisions we make every four years is coming up faster than we think: the presidential election. This year we need a strong candidate who will make the hard decisions and will give this country a push in the right direction.  That person is the Democratic nominee: former Vice President Joe Biden. Americans all around the country are supporting him because this country needs change. We need a leader who will actually acknowledge the issue of climate change, someone who will focus on trying to help people who have COVID-19 and need help supporting their families and each other in this hard time, not someone who is bored with the virus and has said, he will hold China “fully accountable” for the spread of the virus. Climate change and this pandemic need to be attacked head on by someone who cares, someone like Joe Biden.

      Voters, we should support Biden because his goal is to attack climate change and extinguish it. Biden is dedicated to picking up after Trump’s mess. He wants to support finding new unique ways of creating energy. Biden plans to establish a system that doesn’t revolve around fossil fuels, so that we can stay healthy and our earth can be salvaged.

      Additionally, Biden is the ideal presidential candidate because of his dedication to protecting this country from COVID-19. He is planning to fund finding a vaccine, but at the same time working to keep us safe and healthy. He supports the people who are trying to find new and different ways to get tested and to produce more PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). We need Biden to come and pull America out of this downward spiral to keep us safe and protected.

      Joe Biden is the person we need because he will help us get through this pandemic and stand up to climate change. He will fund new ways to create energy and make this country a Net Zero emissions country. He will help protect us against this virus by supporting the production of more PPE with federal funds and working on a vaccine. And even though Trump made progress on battling the virus, we need someone who will bring new and different ideas to the table. So, go out and vote for Biden on Tuesday, November 3. Vote for the candidate who cares about the wellbeing of this country and this earth. We need change. We need Biden.

 

Sincerely,

Marina Tower

Amherst

Vote For Biden

To the editor:

      Joe Biden, one of the U.S. presidential candidates, has had this happen to him. In 1972, he lost his first wife and one year old daughter in a car crash. Then in 2015, his 46 year old son died of brain cancer. Even though this was difficult to go through, he was able to recover. Right now, the U.S. is broken and needs help being put back together. The next U.S. president should be Joe Biden because he can help our country, he has government experience, and he supports equality for LGBTQ+ and people of color.

      His experience will help the U.S. negotiate and bring peace if it is in a disagreement with other countries. Biden was also the 47th vice president of the U.S. for eight years. From these roles, he knows the government inside and out. Biden’s opponent, Donald Trump, has only the past four years as president as U.S. government experience. The U.S. needs a president who knows what they are doing. Joe Biden has always thought of how things can be improved, while keeping every individual in mind.

      Joe Biden believes in LGBTQ+ equality and race equality, as well. Joe Biden supports equality for sexuality and ethnicity. In the U.S., people from the LGBTQ+ community and or people of color are not treated fairly and Trump does not help. Joe Biden is a man who supports every person, and for this he should be the next U.S. president. 

         Some people may argue that Joe Biden did not do well with the U.S. military and will not be able to handle the whole country. People may not agree with Joe Biden’s decisions and think that he was not helpful towards the country. However, at the same time a letter endorsing Joe Biden was supported by 489 national security experts, including 22 four-star officers. The people who work or have worked to protect and serve the country support Biden. If Joe Biden wasn’t to be trusted then almost 500 national security experts would not want him to be the next president.

      Joe Biden should be the next U.S. president for his government experience and support of equality. So, go out and vote Joe Biden this 2020 election. Use the website vote.org to help with any voting needs. If you aren’t eligible to vote, tell friends and family who can. Inform people about how Joe Biden should be the next U.S. president.

 

Sincerely, 

Rileigh Lutrus

Amherst

NOVEMBER 2020

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