Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in hearing from Democratic Candidate for President,
Senator Michael Bennet.
As part of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire's ongoing efforts to engage citizens in discussions about Foreign Policy, the Council has extended invitations to all Presidential Campaigns to discuss their policies in regards to international relations. New Hampshire plays a special role in vetting the candidates and the citizens of the state need to understand all aspects of different campaign platforms. This is your opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Senator Michael Bennet about the issues he will focus on as President and where he sees the US's role in the world.
Date: Sunday January 19th, 2020
Event Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Location: Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH
About Senator Bennet
"Senator Michael Bennet is running for president to build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government. He has demonstrated an ambitious vision for the future and the strength and experience to beat Trump in 2020.
Michael represents the State of Colorado in the Senate, but he has not spent a lifetime in politics. He turned around failing businesses in the private sector and improved outcomes for kids as superintendent of the Denver Public Schools. He’s relentlessly focused on building opportunity for the next generation. He’s viewed as a thoughtful and pragmatic voice and has won historically tough elections without compromising on his beliefs, core values, or positions on difficult issues. He lives in Denver with his wife, Susan Daggett, and their three daughters: Caroline, Halina, and Anne.
Michael has more experience winning tough races than anyone else running for president. He won elections in 2010 and 2016 — both difficult cycles for Democrats — in a state that is a third Republican, a third Independent, and a third Democrat. In 2010, he prevailed in a general election that saw Democrats lose races up and down the ballot as the Tea Party wave swept America. During that race, Michael said he would be willing to lose his seat over voting for the Affordable Care Act; rather than shy away from the issue, he held town halls in Colorado’s most conservative counties, defending his progressive position. In 2016, Michael won in areas of Colorado that Trump won, including Pueblo County, which he carried by nearly 10 percentage points. He won reelection with more votes than anyone in Colorado history.
Build economic opportunity: America calls itself the land of opportunity, but it doesn’t feel that way today. Wages are stagnant, costs are rising, and economic inequality in our country is only growing worse. To drive economic opportunity, Michael will work to ensure that when the economy grows, incomes for everyone grow. In the meantime, he will take immediate steps to increase wages and lower the costs of a middle-class life. And as a former school superintendent, he will recommit our country to delivering a quality education for every American.
Restore integrity to government: Corruption and dysfunction in Washington not only destroy the American people’s trust in government but also prevent us from making critical decisions for our future. Michael believes we need to restore trust in our government by dismantling pay-to-play politics, increasing transparency, and reinvigorating the democratic process. Michael will ban members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists and overturn Citizens United to get unlimited dark money out of politics. He also will protect the right to vote, ensure the security of our elections, and reduce extreme partisanship in our electoral process — starting with his plan to make partisan gerrymandering illegal."
Please Note: The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. The Council has reached out to all Presidential Campaigns to offer them the opportunity to speak on their foreign policy platform. These events do not constitute any type of endorsement of any candidates, platform, or policy by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, its partners, sponsors or members. These events are designed to provide a platform of discussion for the voters to learn more about the different candidates.