Obama Stops in Windham, Rochester Confirmed

He will speak about middle-class economic security.

The campaign for President Barack Obama released details this afternoon on two appearances scheduled for Windham and Rochester.

Obama will start this Saturday in the Windham High School gymnasium, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. and the event taking place at 2 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public, with tickets required to enter.

Those tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m., you can visit one of the following locations to pick up tickets:

Concord OFA Office
Portsmouth OFA Office
Nashua OFA Office
Lebanon OFA Office
Keene OFA Office
Exeter OFA Office
Salem OFA Office
Manchester OFA Office
Claremont OFA Office
Peterborough OFA Office
Plymouth OFA Office
Hampton OFA Office
Milford OFA Office

Windham High School assistant principal Bob Dawson said that three representatives from the Obama campaign “literally walked in the front door” and proposed a visit from the President.

Dawson called the WHS gymnasium the “perfect” place for an event such as this, comparing the visit to that of Gov. John Lynch for the Class of 2012 graduation in June.

"This is graduation times 100,” Dawson said. "It’s the most incredible, positive PR we’ve had.”

He added that recent appearances from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul at the school likely made the location a good campaign draw.

Windham Democratic Town Chair Kristi St. Laurent called the visit "fantastic," saying that it's great that the town now has a facility available to provide an opportunity for campaign appearances.

"I think he's recognizing the significant voter base in Southern New Hampshire," she said.

St. Laurent has already contacted all of the members of her committee to provide ticket information.

According to Windham School District Business Administrator Adam Steel, the campaign will be charged for custodial overtime and utility charges of $20 per hour.

"The campaign will be paying for those charges directly," he said.

Information on arrangements between the campaign and the town's police and fire departments is not yet available.

The second campaign stop in Rochester will take place at Rochester Commons, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the event taking place at 4:35 p.m. Ticket distribution will take place starting at the same time at the following OFA offices:

Rochester OFA Office
Concord OFA Office
Portsmouth OFA Office
Dover OFA Office
Laconia OFA Office
Exeter OFA Office
Conway OFA Office
Berlin OFA Office
Littleton OFA Office
Hampton OFA Office
Portland, Maine OFA Office

A press release issued Thursday morning says President Obama will discuss "middle-class economic security" during his two New Hampshire stops.

"The President will discuss the choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create more middle-class jobs and pay down the debt," the release reads. "The President believes the only way to build an economy meant to last is to build it from the middle out, not the top down. He will highlight his plan to restore middle-class security by paying down our debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share and still invests in the things we need to create jobs and grow our economy over the long term, like education, energy, innovation, and infrastructure."

Sonia Prince August 19, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Understatement Atlant, don't waste your breath on the guy who hides behind a dumb name. Name goes with the level of maturity. Over 3800 showed up in Rochester. Jealousy is the key part of his conversations. Say dumb things, then you have to eat your words; I hate when that happens. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120818/NEWS0605/120819652&source=RSS
Sonia Prince August 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Why thank you, I AM the best on the phone and have gained thousands of votes for the President which is how I helped him win in 2008; unfortunately for you, it will happen again. Simply explaining to you "death panel". Some politicians have to win re-election. If YOU understood that some politicians have very Republican states, they have to go to the middle and some are under pressure to do just that to win re-election. Is it a great thing to do, no; but the alternative of letting Mitt Romney win because of one topic is understandable even if I don't particularly like it. It's not a perfect system, but I realize that happens and for now, it's the system we have to work with.
T Rex August 19, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Obama gets Frosty Welcome in NH "Arriving in the Granite State on Saturday, President Obama was on the receiving end of the ire of New Hampshire small business owners, still angry over his “you didn’t build that” comment. " "In Windham, on the way to a scheduled speech at Windham High School, the President’s motorcade passed by a local small business with Romney supporters and a “We Did Build It!” sign." "Another local Manchester business, positioned directly in front of the Manchester airport entrance, put up a sign “We Built This Mr. President”" http://nhjournal.com/2012/08/19/president-obama-gets-frosty-welcome-in-nh/ How come not one Obamabot mentioned this.
Sonia Prince August 19, 2012 at 07:11 PM
So what you are saying Timothy is that no teacher, parent or role model helped you along the way to help build your business. Did you build the internet? Last I checked, most businesses use computers, calculators, etc...did you build that too? You obviously didn't hear the whole speech...just like corporations who pay zero taxes like GE, yet they use our tax payer money to move their products on our ta paid roads and use our tax paid firefighters and police. Here's the speech, open your ears very big. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=192oEC5TX_Q
Sonia Prince August 19, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Republicans and Sarah Palin sure know how to sell sound bites, and you are just one of the millions who fell for it.....should be "you didn't FALL for that!" instead of build that.....if people took the time to realize these GOP fools sell sound bites, paid for by the billions of Koch brothers and ALEC donations, you'd know better to fact check before you speak or actually listen to the speech.
Ron Wells August 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
BO has Joe Biden and Harry Reid for his sound bites. How come whenever Democrats on Meet the Press are asked a question about where Harry got his information they all side step it and talk about something else
Joe August 20, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Sonia, sorry you find the five points "vague". They are really straight forward and simple. Allow me to ask of you.. 1. Please provide a case where "legislating the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity" resulted in a lasting successful outcome for all. 2. Please provide a case that proves wrong the statement "what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving." 3. Please tell me how this is not true, "The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else." 4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. Please tell me how you can multiply wealth by dividing it. 5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation. Can you spell "Greece?" Fair? Define what constitutes fair to you. Allow me to ask, are you paying your fair share?
Hardy Har Har Har August 20, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Obama Sees Dead People Gaffe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6Gx1KrvTw
Sonia Prince August 20, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Joe, avoiding "You haven't mentioned what you would do with the handicaped, mentally ill, disabled veterans, do you want to put them all in jail or pretend they don't exist? As for the "legislating the wealthy out of prosperity", please tell me how paying a little bit of taxes will lead them "out" of prosperity? You crack me up!
Hardy Har Har Har August 20, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Barack Obama Gaffe - Cambridge Police http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEWRTP-lpE8
Hardy Har Har Har August 20, 2012 at 09:54 AM
Obama gets 'corpsman' wrong Gaffe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DO388jsf8&feature=fvwrel
Hardy Har Har Har August 20, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Obama Gaffe: Says His Health Care Plan Will Bring More "Inefficiencies" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z16iVri3Kzk
Joe August 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Sonia, Avoiding, by no means. There is nothing in the five truths that even remotely implies that we skirt our responsibility to look after those who truly need assistance. Are you going to address the questions I've ask you or should we bring this dialog to a close?
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM
What will IPAB do ? Beginning with fiscal 2015, if Medicare is projected to grow too quickly, IPAB will make binding recommendations to reduce spending. Those recommendations will be sent to Capitol Hill at the beginning of the year, and if Congress doesn't like them, it must pass alternative cuts -- of the same size -- by August. A supermajority of the Senate (at least two-thirds of those present) can also vote to amend the IPAB recommendations. If Congress fails to act, the secretary of health and human services is required to implement the cuts. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2011/may/09/ipab-faq.aspx
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM
What if Medicare's projected spending doesn't exceed the targets? In that case, the board isn't required to make the recommendations. And in fact, the Congressional Budget Office last year said that is likely to be the situation for almost a decade. CBO is expecting Medicare spending to remain below the threshold that requires action. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2011/may/09/ipab-faq.aspx
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Of course I think we would be remiss to note, Romney/Ryan would put the cheapening of health care on Corporate CEO's to do. Would you want Mitt Romney deciding what health care you should get?
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:06 PM
They certainly don't want to see their payments lowered.
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
They didn't mention the guy with the sign? Obviously you have exposed some type of media conspiracy. But wait, is that a link you provided to a "news article" where they mention your guy with the sign........ So what was your complaint?
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Currently both Harry Reid AND Mitt Romney are making unsubstantiated claims about Romney's taxes, only its Mitt Romney who has a record about lying about them.
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM
As your link explains, any cost savings measures that are recommended by the IPAB will have to be approved by Congress.
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Tell us about Romney's DEATH PANELS
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Why does Romney support them?
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Your white hood is showing.
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Why did Bush make us pay $4.19? He must hate America.
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Your upset that the President added 983 billion to a deficit while we fought though a recession? Would you have raised taxes during that time to pay down the debt? What would Republicans said about that?
Super Fun Size August 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Your argument is getting tougher to make now that your candidate plans to cuts more out of seniors entitlements than President Barack Obama does.
Ruth Wolf August 27, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Hello, this is my opinion so if you wish to call me names, it's ok, but my mother was a type 2 diabetic on insulin. After years of being diabetic she began to have problems. She lost her balance and shattered her hip, A couple years later she had colon problems due to scar tissue from radiation treatments for cancer that she had yeara earlier, The doctor had to take a large amount of her colon out which left her to deal with colostomy bags. Then at a regular check up, the doctor saw a spot on her lungs and he wanted to do lung surgery. My mother said no, she was 78 yrs old and didn't want to go through any more surgeries. The doctor honored her wishes after they talked it over. The doctor had already sent in paper work to medicare and her insurance company and both approved the surgery but they honored what she wanted and didn't have the surgery, That is what I hope the new health care the President has formed will still have. I have read everything I could on the President's plan. Here is the question I have and can't as of yet find an answer. On Mr. Romney;s plan, he says we can stay on the present system if we want. We choose an insurance company to handle our medicare and they will be investing the voucher. He is going to deregulate the banking system and I think the insurance companies also? If we choose a company and they make the wrong choices and go under like the banks did, do we lose our medical? What are our safeguards to keep that from happening.
Nikki Arguin August 27, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Ruth, I hope no one calls you names, you have been through enough already. As I understand it, people on Medicare now under the Romney plan, won't have their plans changed, they are grandfathered into the old plan. To answer your second part of your question, I don't know. It's a very, very valid point. Here are pros and cons of the Ryan Plan on AARP http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-06-2012/medicare-proposals-pros-and-cons.html With the ACA or Obamacare, your costs will come down... with the closing of the doughnut holes, not being charged for preventative care, etc. Here is their info on the ACA http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-06-2012/supreme-court-upholds-affordable-care-act.html I wish you comfort for you and your mother.
Sonia Prince August 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Ruth, I'm so sorry about what happened. Romney has not answered those details about his plan. The one thing I worry about is that seniors do not want to spend their time "shopping around" with the vouchers to private companies; not to mention fight with them when they don't pay what they are supposed to, as they very often do. Just recently, I had to fight to get my children's immunizations covered (they said "oops" but I found out other co-workers had the same thing happen and the insurance companies hoped we wouldn't notice and pay. I also worry that the vouchers will stay the same as the cost of living rises every year, and that seniors will now have to pay 68% out of pocket at private company prices.


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