NHGOP PRESS

Where Does Dan Stand?

For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2020
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

CONCORD - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement demanding an answer of Dan Feltes regarding Andru Volinsky's racism:

“Dan Feltes owes the people of New Hampshire an answer. Does he stand with Andru Volinsky who obstructed Eddie Edwards for over 100 days, or does he stand with community activists in Manchester’s Black Lives Matter organization who called Volinsky out for racism?”

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BACKGROUND:

Manchester Black Lives Matter calling out Andru Volinsky for his racism:

Dan Feltes calling Ryan Terrell unqualified earlier this month. Ryan Terrell was rejected by Democrat Executive Councilors led by Andru Volinsky, who used racist language such as "tokenism" during the confirmation vote:

Pelosi's Comments Should Be Condemned.

For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2020
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

CONCORD - Yesterday in a radio interview House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the outrageous claim that Senate Republicans were "trying to get away with murder, actually -- the murder of George Floyd." NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement demanding New Hampshire’s Federal Delegation condemn these absurd and disgusting comments:

“Senate Republicans are pursuing sensible legislation being crafted by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), yet Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to disgustingly label these efforts at policing reform as akin to the terrible murder of George Floyd. There’s no place in our politics for this despicable and degrading commentary, and I am calling on Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Ann Kuster, and Chris Pappas to immediately condemn Pelosi’s comments. Unfortunately, we know that the members of our Federal Delegation would rather hide from Pelosi than condemn her outrageous comments."

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BACKGROUND:

Diverse and qualified candidates should be celebrated, not divisively dismissed

For Immediate Release:
June 23, 2020
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

CONCORD - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement after Eddie Edwards withdrew his nomination to serve as Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification. After the mistreatment of Ryan Terrell, the Democrat Executive Council's treatment of African-American nominees cannot go unnoticed:

“The Democrats on the Executive Council, led by Andru Volinsky, have once again disappointed the people of New Hampshire by failing to hold a public hearing for Eddie Edwards’ nomination as the Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification. In an era where the nomination of diverse and qualified candidates should be celebrated, Democrats like Andru Volinsky, Debra Pignatelli, and Mike Cryans ought to be ashamed of themselves for dismissing the qualified nominations of candidates of color as “tokenism” for no reason other than for their own political agenda.”

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BACKGROUND:

Letter from Eddie Edwards to Governor Chris Sununu withdrawing his name for consideration after the Democrat Executive Council refused to schedule a hearing

"I'm not sure if there has ever been a better example of structural political racism. This is text book discrimination; delaying, redefining, denying, moving the goal post or using a different set of standards."

https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/documents/eddie-edwards.pdf

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Union Leader: Council rejects nomination of black businessman for state ed board

Rogers Johnson, chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion and president of the Seacoast chapter of the NAACP, called the council’s vote “tone deaf.”

“For me it is really disheartening of a person of any race, creed, color or age to want to serve New Hampshire citizens and to be met with personal feedback on my character,” Terrell said.

“I am saddened by the fact that my wanting to be on the board has translated into a conversation about race.”

https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/state/council-rejects-nomination-of-black-businessman-for-state-ed-board/article_b730d8ca-0c30-55c6-9e07-8b6ff5439e52.html