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Gary Johnson Returns to New Hampshire to Discuss Recent Policy Issues

In Deficit, Drug reform, Economy, Events, Gary Johnson, GOP, Health care, Our America, Taxes on March 26, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

A press release from Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative today:

March 24, 2010, Concord, NH —Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, will be attending several events in New Hampshire from March 29th through April 2nd, where he will discuss lowering taxes, the failure of the war on drugs, reducing our deficits, and the impact of the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill. Fresh off the heels of productive visits to Washington, DC, Michigan, Orange County and Missouri, Johnson will attend events in Concord, Manchester and Boston next week.Governor Johnson has garnered national press and media attention since the launch of OUR America in early December, including a recent appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, where he discussed health care as well as arguments for marijuana legalization. “I’m extremely encouraged by the number of individuals I’ve met since launching OUR America that are looking for a common-sense approach to governing and public policy,” stated Johnson.  “Everyday people from all across the country are realizing enough is enough with politics as usual. It is time to put people before politics.” Johnson further added, “The new health care reform legislation is bad for America. I look forward to discussing these and other critical issues with the citizens of New England.”

Governor Johnson will be available for media interviews during his visit to New Hampshire and Boston.  A detailed schedule of his visit is attached; press and media representative, as well as the public, are welcome to attend.

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About OUR America: The OUR America Initiative is a national issue based advocacy committee. Key issues include: Solving the Economic Crisis and Creating Jobs; Lowering the Federal Deficit; Civil Liberties; Fighting the War on Drugs; Immigration Policy; and Taxes.  Additional information regarding the committee’s position on these issues can be found at www.ouramericainitiative.com.

About Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson:  Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.

As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing.  He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit and cut the rate of growth in state government by 50%.  While in office, Johnson vetoed 750 bills in his promise to not increase taxes and cut the cost of government. Mr. Johnson is an entrepreneur who grew a company from one employee to over 1000 employees at the time he took the office of Governor in 1994.

To schedule an interview with Governor Gary Johnson, please contact Sue Winchester at 801-303-7924 or via email at media@ouramericainitiative.com.

New England Schedule

Monday, March 29th

7:00pm – 9:00pm New Hampshire Institute of Politics Speech: Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH

Tuesday, March 30th

12:15pm – 1:15pm : American Constitution Society Speech: Franklin Pierce Law Center, Franklin 2 White Street North, Concord, NH

6:00pm – 8:30pm : University of New Hampshire Speech, sponsored by YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) and NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws): Memorial Union Building, UNH campus, 83 Main Street, Durham, NH

Wednesday, March 31st

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Suffolk University Speech, sponsored by NORML: Room 403, Donahue Building at 41 Temple St., Boston, MA

Thursday, April 1st8:00am – 10:00am: Politics and Eggs Event: Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH

5:30pm – 8:30pm: Grafton County Lincoln Day Dinner: Indian Head Resort, Exit 33 off I-93, Lincoln, NH.

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