Letter: French will work for all
Join us in supporting Barbara French of Henniker, Democratic candidate for state representative in Merrimack County District 6.
French understands that government works best when it treats all of its citizens with respect, compassion and equality. After two years of watching the Republican-led insanity of Speaker Bill O’Brien, we’ve seen women’s reproductive rights and access to medical services curtailed, drastic funding cuts for our public universities and support programs that help those in need of mental or physical health services, and workers rights imperiled. We’ve also seen onerous and unnecessary voter ID laws passed with the sole goal of preventing people from voting.
Due to her experience as a nurse, educator and past state representative from 1992-2010, French understands the need for quality health care and education for all New Hampshire residents. She understands that health-care rights must not be restricted by age, gender or pre-existing conditions and will fight to protect Medicaid and Medicare.
She also understands that for the state to thrive in the future, we must demand more education, not less. She will support public kindergarten and adequate funding of public and higher education.
French recognizes that government has an essential role to play in all our lives. The issue is not “small” versus “big” government, but whether or not government works best to provide for the common welfare of its citizens. French will work tirelessly on behalf of all citizens, not just the privileged few.
STEVEN and CHERI WHITE