Catching Up with Annie
Standing Up Against Hate
Washington, D.C., November 2, 2018
Standing Up Against Hate
My heart breaks for the lives lost and the families and loved ones of those killed in the unthinkable act of violence that occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue last Saturday. This barbaric attack against the Jewish community is an affront to our core values as Americans. My thoughts remain with those wounded and the brave law enforcement officers who responded to this tragedy. This is a time for all of us to come together as Americans to stand up against the forces of hate and bigotry. We cannot allow violence and hate to become normalized and must focus on what unites us all; love for peace, respect, and inclusion.
Getting the Healthcare You Need
Despite numerous attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal and weaken the Affordable Care Act, it remains the law of the land. If you need health insurance or wish to change your current plan, please take advantage of the 2019 Open Enrollment period, which lasts from now until December 15th. To view different coverage options and pick the plan that works best for you and your family, visit www.healthcare.gov.
Joining Forces to Combat the Opioid Crisis
On Friday, I joined with Senators Shaheen and Hassan, along with Congresswoman Shea-Porter and members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, to applaud the award of $2.95 million to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office in support of partnerships between Massachusetts and New Hampshire law enforcement to investigate and interdict narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl. Drug trafficking knows no borders, which is why partnerships across state lines are so important to keeping drugs off our streets. This award is a vote of confidence in our law enforcement, who do such a tremendous job protecting our communities and need all the help they can get as they fight on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues and do everything I can to secure resources and provide tools to those who are fighting to end this epidemic.
As your Representative, my most important job is supporting Granite Staters when they need help with federal agencies. I was contacted by Deb Black of Grafton, who had an issue regarding a payment to the Social Security Administration (SSA). My staff worked with the SSA and helped resolve Debbie’s situation. If my office may be of assistance with a problem you are experiencing, please reach out to my staff at 603-226-1002 so we can learn how we may help.
It is more important than ever to be involved in our democratic process and make your voice heard. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of my offices. Thank you for everything you do to make New Hampshire such a special place to call home. Enjoy your weekend!