Campton Forward Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, July 17th
@ Mad River Coffee Roasters
Dick Osborne here, running for Grafton 7 NH Rep
Candidate Introduction - Mike
Q: Have you read the 5th assessment of the IPP?All said no
It is a condensed version of the climate change assessment in 2014. Each section has a summary for policy makers. Climate change is the most important issue. If we don’t deal with this, none of us will matter. Will you pledge to read it - All said yes.
Q: What specific measures will you take to deal with problem of climate change?
Q: Kids in our society in NH are caught in a monetary problem - early years, financing is not important. Don’t hear a huge cry … what are you thoughts about a better financing system for education in NH?
Q: What to do with kids when not in school? Trying to bridge the gap between working parents and afterschool/between school
Q: Higher Ed - Statement about which option you favor - Debt free or first two years free.
Q: [missed the question here]
Lobbyist - people who’s job it is to lobby? Big companies?
Mark - i’ve lobbied for working families. I sponsored some of the bills Mindi has
Question from Dave: Minimum wage - I employ full time folks and start at $12-$15, $5/hr in tips. Have 3 high school students learning the ropes and at $15/hr, that’s 16,000/year, that crushes me. I have 12 employees. I can’t pay a high schooler $15/hr to wash dishes. To move every one of them up is crushing. It seems like an ed base question. This wage for this degree. Thoughts?
Q: Should we have single payer, universal health care? Should it pay for abortion?
Q: What is one specific action you would take to reach out to the minority party to find common ground?
Q: Contingent of Dems wanting nothing to do with compromise, working with republicans, etc. What do you say to the party that is angry, not wanting to compromise, looking for blood, etc?
Q: If you get into Congress, if we od become majority, what do you see as being his impeachable offenses that he has committed? Would you push for impeachment? What terms?
Next Meeting (Aug) - 14th, 6:30pm, same place