Catching Up with Annie

My Opportunity and Justice for All Agenda

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Dear Friend, Addressing Injustice Our nation has a long, painful history of racial inequality and injustice that touches nearly every aspect of our society. From health disparities and a lack of access to affordable housing to police brutality and disproportionate numbers of Black Americans killed at the hands of law enforcement -- injustice is pervasive throughout our communities, and we must wo...

Stay Safe: We are all in this together

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Dear Friend, My number one obligation representing you in Congress is to do everything in my power to keep you and your family safe. For the past four months since the first positive COVID-19 test in New Hampshire on March 2, 2020, I have focused my attention on keeping you safe from this deadly virus and from the risk of an economic collapse from this unprecedented public health crisis. Looking f...

The Right Side of History

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Dear Friend, This week I am thinking about what it means to be an American and to strive for “the pursuit of happiness, with liberty and justice for all.” On Monday, I joined Governor Sununu and General Mikolaities for the somber interment at the NH Veterans Cemetery of NH National Guard Specialist Pamela Usanase, 21, of Concord, who tragically drowned in the Merrimack River on May 30. I was moved...

Long-Overdue Conversations

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Dear Friend, This past weekend, I took part in vigils organized by passionate young people in Nashua and Concord to honor George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The tragic killings of Floyd and Taylor have sparked long-overdue conversations about police brutality and systemic racism in our nation. It is in every American’s best interest to ensure our nation’s police officers are held to the highest stan...

Protecting the Rights of All Americans

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Dear Friend, Like so many of you, my heart breaks for the death of George Floyd, his family and loved ones, and the Minneapolis community. America is crying out in pain and frustration over the profound loss of over 100,000 lives from COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. Black Americans face an equally deadly virus in the racism and bias of their daily lives, culminati...

An Enormous Loss

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Dear Friend, Our hearts are heavy as the COVID-19 death toll in the United States surpassed 100,000 this week. Each life lost is tragic and we mourn with the families and loved ones of those who have died from complications due to COVID-19. As we grieve this enormous loss, we must continue to do everything we can to save lives. In addition to physical distancing and frequent handwashing, wearing a...

A Time to Reflect and Remember

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Dear Friend, As we look forward to the long weekend, let us also remember that Monday is a somber day. Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the brave and selfless individuals who gave their lives in service to our country. To the families and friends of those who lost their lives, we express our profound sorrow, but also gratitude for the incredible sacrifices you and your loved one have...

Support During the Ongoing Pandemic

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Dear Friend, Supporting Granite Staters During the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic I am in Washington to vote on another coronavirus relief bill as part of our continued efforts to mitigate the health and economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The HEROES Act includes many important policies that I outlined and advocated for in my ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ -- these provisions include: Com...

Navigating Our New Normal

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Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe we’ve been living in this new normal - some of us sheltering in place and working/studying from home, while essential workers bravely continue through this pandemic - for nearly two months now. These are trying times, but I continue to be inspired by the resiliency, compassion and spirit of Granite Staters. Our first responders, health care workers and all who are...

A Roadmap to Recovery

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Dear Friend, I hope you are staying healthy - both physically and emotionally - during this difficult time. The past few weeks have been challenging, but the spirit, generosity and resiliency of Granite Staters has been so inspiring and is an important reminder that when times get tough, our state gets together and can weather any storm. I am so grateful to our first responders, health care worker...