Our community has lost another young life to cancer. This is another loss to rhabdomyosarcoma identified in the Seacoast pediatric cancer cluster. The double cancer cluster in the Seacoast area consists of higher than expected rates of rhabdomyosarcoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma but also almost three times the expected rate for brain and central nervous system cancers in our children. This child is a member of our community. I have a son about the same age.Read More
CONCORD, N.H. —
A New Hampshire state representative is asking the attorney general's office to investigate after her name, picture and personal information was posted to a white nationalist website.
Rep. Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, said her information was posted to the New Hampshire site, along with about 20 other legislators. Messmer, who is running for Congress in the 1st Congressional District, sponsored legislation earlier this year condemning hate crimes and racism.
GREENLAND -- State Rep. Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, is questioning the conclusion reached by a Coakley Landfill Group consultant that PFAS found in Berry’s Brook is coming from above the landfill cap and not the landfill itself.
Messmer based her comments Tuesday on the diverse content in the Superfund landfill’s waste, “the seasonal variation in contamination levels and the fact that deep bedrock groundwater beneath the landfill is highly contaminated with PFAS.”Read More
I received a call at approximately 1:15 pm today, August 3, 2018, from Senator Shaheen stating that she would be endorsing another candidate in the Democratic primary. It is unfortunate that the establishment party thinks it’s necessary to get involved in the middle of a democratic primary process. It seems that the party has not learned anything from 2016 which resulted in Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. This signals that the party thinks their insider candidate is not capable of winning on his own merits. His legislative record shows he never initiated a bill in four years and cosponsored two which were not passed.Read More
I am deeply concerned about the comments made by the Department of Education Director Anthony Schinella relating to efforts to bring diversity to New Hampshire.Read More
On the same day that I get to Congress to represent NH CD-1, I will immediately sign up to join the newly formed House Medicare for All Caucus lead by Democratic Reps. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Debbie Dingell (Mich.) and Keith Ellison. Medicare for All is a program that works now and needs to allow access so that to everyone. This is a central commitment of my campaign. There are already 122 House Representatives signed on as co-sponsors of Rep. Ellison's H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.Read More
This week, Congressional candidate Mindi Messmer was endorsed by the “Seacoast Huddle” an issue-based advocacy group started by Mary Ann Driscoll and Christine Collins. Below is their endorsement letter.Read More
By Jeff McMenemy firstname.lastname@example.org Posted at 7:38 PM Updated at 7:38 PM PORTSMOUTH -- The state’s congressional delegation is calling for the Trump administration to find out what is making New Hampshire children sick in light of a recent report indicating the state has the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country.Read More
HENNESSEY ENDORSES MESSMER. State Sen. Martha Hennessey has endorsed state Rep. Mindi Messmer for the 1st District U.S. House seat, calling the Rye lawmaker “a dynamic, exciting candidate.”
Although Hennessey, who lives in Hanover, is a resident of the state’s 2nd Congressional District, her endorsement provides Messmer with significant support from a high-ranking progressive female elected state official.Read More
As reported by Politico earlier this month and after almost 6 months of suppression, the ATSDR was able to release results of important health studies in a report today that concludes EPA’s drinking water advisory for perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water is inadequate to protect people from cancer and other chronic health diseases.Read More
State Rep. Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, said levels for other PFAS compounds found at high levels in Well 6 should warrant keeping the well offline. Asked if she would drink Aquarion’s water, she replied, “I would not.”Read More
THERE ARE JUST over 5,000 people in Rye, New Hampshire. So when Mindi Messmer heard that four of them — all children — had developed an exceedingly rare cancer, she knew something was gravely wrong. Messmer, who had worked as an environmental consultant for 30 years, called Tom Sherman, who was her representative in the state legislature, to discuss what she feared was an environmental crisis.Read More
A study that American officials fought to keep hidden has been made public, and it shows current levels set for firefighting foam chemicals found in water supplies may be way too high. US government officials had dubbed the draft report from the US Centers for Disease Control a 'public relations nightmare', but was forced to publish it yesterday. It says the chemicals, in a group known as P-FASS, could be a threat to human health at levels 7 to 10 times lower than the current guidelines used in the US, and in New Zealand. New Hampshire state lawmaker Mindi Messmer, an enviromental scientist who's now running for Congress on a clean-water platform, told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington the New Zealand levels are far too high.Read More
During hearings for a bill in the New Hampshire legislature, Christine Jameson from Hampton, New Hampshire gave heartbreaking testimony. She recounted that her 33-year-old firefighter husband Kyle died from what doctors say is a work-related cancer, T-Cell prolymphocytic leukemia. He also left behind a 2.5-year-old child.Read More
“While it is likely that the car wash is responsible for some PFAS contamination, it is not responsible for other Aquarion wells that are contaminated in North Hampton,” said Messmer.Read More
GREENLAND -- Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Administrator Alexandra Dunn met with community members Monday to listen to their concerns about the threats posed by the nearby Coakley landfill.Read More
GREENLAND — Perfluorinated chemicals are no longer just a matter of emerging concern, according to an official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“It is now a top priority issue for the U.S. EPA,” Region 1 Administrator Alexandra Dunn said during a news conference at Coakley Landfill, where residents are concerned about perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in surface and drinking water.
CONWAY — Democrat Mindi Messmer cares about people and the environment and believes the two are intertwined. The first-term state representative from Rye believes she’s the candidate who can best reach across the aisle in Washington, D.C., to make the country a better and safer place — it’s why she’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District.Read More
Rep. Mindi Messmer sat down with NH1.com on Monday to talk about why she’s running for Congress in the 1st District.
Messmer, a Democrat and scientist, wants to address worker’s rights and LGBTQ and environmental issues. She’s a known advocate for water protection, chronic disease and cancer prevention.
“Those issues actually extend to national issues,” she said. “Especially with regard to climate change and drinking water protection. Those are huge national and international issues now as we face climate change across the world.”Read More
PORTSMOUTH -- The New Hampshire congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, sent a letter to the heads of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Health and Human Services demanding they immediately release a draft health study that concludes PFAS chemicals can harm human health at levels far lower than the EPA has acknowledged.Read More