This week, we discuss how Democrats, led by Lou D’Allesandro, tabled $46 MILLION bucks in federal grant money for NH charter schools out of… Why? What could possibly motivate them to do such a thing? Watch to find out what we think, and repeat after me: “My Education, my choice!”
Another day, another election passed. Unfortunately, I was not one of the 9 out of 37 people elected to the Manchester School Charter Commission, but THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me! I deeply appreciate your support and know my time will come. Since the future of the Commission itself seems doubtful due to filing date irregularities in an exceptionally poorly drafted bill that only had one sponsor, Pat Long, I will hopefully get another chance to contribute later. I will be keeping a close eye on the legal situation, and will keep you posted. Have a great, state-free day! 😀
BREAKING NEWS: School Charter Commission Legal Dramas for Nov 5th Manchester Ballot (It’s on again!)
Tomorrow, at the polls, you were supposed to receive two ballots, one for general city stuff like voting for Victoria Sullivan for Mayor, and a special ballot for the 9-person School Charter Commission, as I explained a few weeks ago in this video.
BUT then, this morning, the whole shady School Charter Commission election went up in the air after a judge ruled the City failed to follow the clear language of the RSA and its own rules, and so the City would either have to reprint all the ballots by 6AM tomorrow to include the petitioner’s name (the Honorable State Representative Mark Warden) OR they will have to write another law to hold the election at a different future time. You can read more about the background of the case and the initial outcome in this article “Mayor Craig loses” or at the Union Leader. My Facebook post from this morning:
Well, tomorrow’s elections just got all kinds of more interesting! In a nutshell, the City broke its own rules when Pat Long managed to create this very shady “School Charter Commission” (which I’m running for and ask for your vote if the ballot is available tomorrow) and State Representative Mark Warden filed a lawsuit to call them out on a procedural point relating to when one could register as a candidate for the commission, and the City, having not followed their own rules, then argued, “Well, oops, yeah, but, like, yanno, it’s SO HARD for us to follow our own rules,” and the judge, thankfully, said, “Umm, look guys, that’s not how governing is supposed to work…”
NOW, as of 4:13PM this afternoon, I have learned that the Supreme Court of New Hampshire issued a stay pending further judicial review. This means the School Charter Commission Election WILL be held tomorrow as scheduled. Fancy that… guess if you know the right people, you can get the plain language of the law to mean whatever you want… In any event, please now DO vote for me, and the candidates recommended on LibertyBallot.com. Vote like your freedom depends on it!
In today’s episode, we welcome Victoria Sullivan for Mayor to the Manch Talk studio. Victoria discusses her mayoral race, her vision for Manchester, and she publicly commits to de-encrypting the MPD scanners if elected. As a strong proponent of open government and police accountability, for me, that’s spectacular news, and she gets my vote! Remember, remember, the Fifth of November is election day. Check out LibertyBallot.com for recommendations on the bestest candidates statewide, and finally, I ask for your vote for Manchester School Charter Commission. See you at the polls!
From the City Election Guide: “Carla Gericke is a lawyer, writer, and community leader. She serves on several local non-profit boards, co-hosts Manch Talk and the Told You So podcast, and speaks nationally on issues relating to Big Government. Carla has been appeared on WMUR, CNN, Fox, BBC, and been featured in GQ, the Economist, the New York Times, and elsewhere, and was named a ‘Remarkable Woman’ in 2014 by NH Magazine. Carla lives with her husband of 25 years and their rescued dog in West Manchester. She is seeking a seat on the school charter commission. Carla is willing to work with anyone, and believes more choices result in happier people. She wants you to be happy, and asks for your vote.”
On this week’s Manch Talk, we are joined by Ward 11 School Board candidate, Brittany Le Clear Ping. She’s a GREAT option, so take a gander!
This week, we discuss the upcoming Manchester city elections, the school charter commission, who is running (me! and I ask for your vote), what this commission might entail (it’s not clear, but things seem fishy), why good education is important, and more!