Please join me in welcoming another scientist to our Brand New Congress family. Mindi and I have a lot in common. We are both environmental scientists, activists and mothers. And we are running for environmental justice for our children.
Mindi Messmer represents the new wave of progressive politics this state requires. As a scientist and activist, she became the voice of grieving New Hampshire seacoast families whose children were dying from rare cancers.
The time has come for bold progressive leadership. I am endorsing the only candidate in this race with a proven record of major legislative accomplishment and decades of fierce advocacy for science and protecting the environment and public health. It is time for State Representative Mindi Messmer to take her scientific background to Congress and take on a reckless Administration that is hell-bent on destroying decades of common-sense health, safety, and environmental regulations.
Democratic 1st District U.S. House candidate Mindi Messmer was endorsed Wednesday by Brand New Congress, a political action committee formed by former staffers and supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
We have wonderfully accomplished women in our Legislature.
One of my freshman colleagues, Rep. Mindi Mesmer, from Rye, has declared her candidacy for Carol Shea Porter’s seat. Mesmer is an accomplished geologist with expertise in environmental toxins. She uncovered a rare pediatric cancer cluster at the Seacoast and has lead the work on understanding the PFOA water contamination in the Seacoast area. She advocates for legislation to protect drinking water, with three of her bills passed and signed into law during her first year. We are lucky that she was able to follow her passion and make such important contributions. Now we need to get her elected to Congress to continue to fight for policy based on good science.
"I endorse Mindi Messmer, because I have seen her in action. I have had the honor of serving with her on several committees and have worked with her on several actions. She passionately works on a multitude of issues, with fierce determination, and is not afraid to cross party lines to get it done. I have never seen someone attack issues like Mindi does. She is a fighter. Her scientific background, and research skills, are an added bonus. New Hampshire and the US needs people like her."
“Just spend one minute with Mindi and you will understand. Or listen to her at a meeting, making a presentation. Sure, Mindi is a scientist and she knows her stuff...but her message - what she cares about - are the things we care about. She cares about giving kids a healthy environment and a great education and the decent healthcare they deserve; she cares about protecting senior citizens. Her message is delivered with profound empathy. Yeah, she's smarter than most, she knows the issues better than most...but, unlike most politicians, she never condescends. And, boy, when she discovers that our kids are in harm's way...watch out! She will raise hell on earth...and goodness knows, we could use a few more hell-raisers in Congress...I believe Mindi and I believe in her. She's my choice. Take a hard look at her. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. An amazing person who will protect what we care about. She's the one.”
"I endorse Mindi Messmer because she has effectively impacted lasting change on the Seacoast and throughout the State of NH in regard to both our environmental and personal health through her tireless advocacy as well as her three thoughtful pieces legislation that were signed in to law in her first year serving as State Representative at the NH Statehouse. Mindi is the voice of the people and we need more of that!"
"I have recently moved to New Hampshire. I am an environmental scientist by schooling and work in the water infrastructure sector. In researching water quality issues before our move in order to protect my wife's health, I found a wealth of information provided by Mindi Messmer. I started regularly following her posts in social media. She is a true champion of the people and very committed to helping the community. I have been extremely impressed by her as a person, a scientist, and a tireless advocate for the people. How lucky New Hampshire is to have such a statesperson in public service. How lucky the whole country will be if we can send Mindi Messmer to Congress!