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603 Alliance Initiative 18 Fundraiser A Huge Success

On November 9th a large crowd joined us for dinner to support New Hampshire’s small-government legislative future through Initiative 18. Keynote speaker Steve Bannon spoke for 45 minutes, covering a range of issues including voter fraud, fake news, and the “Russia collusion” hoax.

The event was a rousing success. The protestors were out in force and the event got a good deal of coverage in the national press. Thanks to all who attended.

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603 Alliance at the CNHT Picnic

On Saturday, July 8th, members of the 603 Alliance were present at the annual Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers Picnic.  We  got an opportunity to hear from Hal Shurtleff of Camp Constitution, Representative John Burt, and CD1 Congressional Candidates Andy Sanborn & Eddie Edwards.  Fran Wendelboe of the 603 Alliance took the stage to discuss “Initiative 18” – a plan for recruiting and supporting candidates for State Representative in the upcoming elections.  Thanks to everyone at CNHT and the volunteers who made this event a success.

Inaugural Gala Raises Nearly $5000 for Veterans

On Friday, January 20th, the 603 Alliance hosted “New Hampshire’s Own Presidential Inaugural Gala” in Concord, NH. Jeff Chidester was our Master of Ceremonies, and music was provided by the B-Street Bombers. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks, and dancing as they watched live updates from the celebrations in Washington, DC.

WMUR was on the scene to cover the event. Watch the video and read the WMUR article here. Alan Glassman was on hand as our photographer, and has posted the full album of event photos on Facebook.

This event raised nearly $5000 for the Liberty House Veterans , which provides a safe, supportive, housing community for American veterans transitioning out of homelessness.

URGENT Call to Action: Support Frank Edelblut for Commissioner of Education

Frank Edelblut has been nominated by Governor Sununu to be New Hampshire’s next Commissioner of Education. Frank is a strong proponent of good government and a staunch school choice advocate. He will provide a much-needed change and set a positive direction at the state’s Department of Education. But your help is needed to make sure his nomination is approved.

Next Tuesday is the nomination hearing, and the Executive Council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday. The unions are making an all-out push to block the approval of this nomination. If we don’t make our voices heard, Frank’s appointment to this critically important position may be at risk.

TAKE ACTION TODAY (please consider taking all of the following actions):

  1. Call the Executive Council office at 603-271-3632 and register your SUPPORT for Frank Edelblut’s nomination as Commissioner of Education. (Many people have reported getting a “mailbox is full” message”. If this happens, please wait a while and try again.
  2. Send an e-mail to simply stating that you support Frank Edleblut’s nomination. Click the email address to send an e-mail, and be sure to add your name and town of residence to the e-mail.
  3. Contact your Executive Councilor directly. Click here to find out who your Executive Councilor is and how to contact them.
  4. If possible, attend the hearing next Tuesday at 1 PM at the State House to show your support.

Saturday: Army/Navy Game Fundraiser

libertyhouselogoOn Saturday, December 10th, friends of the Liberty House Veterans Transitional House will host a gathering of patriots to watch the annual ARMY-NAVY football game.  The event will start at 2:30PM, and will take place at Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester.   This 2nd annual gathering will serve as a fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to The Liberty House – which provides a safe, supportive, housing community for American veterans transitioning out of homelessness.  For more information and to reserve tickets, visit Eventbrite.  To make a donation directly to Liberty House, visit their donation page.


Trevor Loudon Visits NH: Movie Premiere “The Enemies Within”

Enemies Within PosterOn Friday, September 16th, the 603 Alliance will host renowned author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon for the New Hampshire premiere showing of his new movie The Enemies Within.

The Enemies Within is based on Trevor Loudon’s book of the same name.  In it, Mr. Loudon exposes the radical anti-American connections of many  of the people in our government and explores the implications of their efforts to gut our military and to destroy the economic prosperity needed to sustain America’s leadership role in the world.

After the movie presentation, Trevor Loudon will give a short presentation and will take questions from the audience.  A cash bar will also be open for the duration of event.

Join the 603 Alliance at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua (2 Somerset Pkwy, Nashua, NH) at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 16th.  Tickets are $10 per person, with proceeds to benefit the 603 Alliance.  Cash payment will be accepted at the door, or tickets can be purchased online via credit card using the following link.  (RSVP is not required but is appreciated!)

To BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW or to RSVP, click here.

For more information, e-mail or contact Event Manager, Di Lothrop at 603-864-9287.

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Five Days in Cleveland

Several members of the 603 Alliance served as alternate delegates to the GOP Convention in July.  603 Alliance co‑founder Diane Bitter offers her personal recollections of attending the convention in Cleveland:

On our way to Cleveland, the “buzz” was — this is going to be historic.  Was it?  Yes, it was!2016-07-22 04 44 35

How so?  The atmosphere was electric.  The energy level was so high that it was palpable.   It was well-organized, professional, and planned to precision.  The speakers were selected purposefully — they made us laugh, but they also made us cry.

What was NOT there?

Violence:  There was none.  In that massive hall with all of those different points of view, with thousands of Republicans from all over the nation, the respect for each other was powerfully evident.  Opinions were strong, but civility prevailed.

Everyone was given a voice and we all expressed our approval or rejection — in keeping with our principles.  But EACH voice was respected.

Dissension:  Those with different points of view were given an opportunity to voice their principles, but in the end, all united for the common good.

What impressions will I always keep with me from this Convention?

  1. The SECURITY.  A feeling of total security was with us the entire time.  The many police officers who patrolled the area were so reassuring.  Although it was a bother to have to go through the many levels of the security necessary to enter the convention hall, the friendly, warm way in which each officer handled his job was a joy to us.  We thanked them often — sometimes with our loud applause as they rode by.
  2. The extreme friendliness of the people of Cleveland. They welcomed us and urged us to enjoy their city.  They genuinely made us feel at home.  (Especially the uber drivers.)
  3. The Delegates, Alternates, and Guests at the Convention. Without fail, everyone I met — many for the first time — was open and positive and upbeat.  Tired as we were, there was always a spirit of camaraderie among the attendees.  Everyone was ready to lend a hand when needed or to stop for a brief chat.  Exchanging stories AND pins with delegates from different states was a favorite activity.  And, of course, the opportunity to connect with friends from past lives in other parts of this great nation was a big plus.
  4. The Candidates. All of them!  The losers and the winners.  Men and women of great integrity and principle.  We are very blessed to be among such principled, like-minded Republicans.  May we be blessed enough to see our leaders sworn into office in November and to witness the rejuvenation of America.

The 2016 RNC Convention is one that I will always remember and I am so happy that I was able to attend to experience this new wave of national spirit.  It gave me a fresh insight into the future and I look forward to the 2016 election with courage and high expectations.

– Diane Bitter