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Updated: Congressional candidate Mindi Messmer re-invited to speak at Portsmouth Women’s March

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. —Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Mindi Messmer is now invited to speak at two rallies on Saturday -- in Portsmouth and Concord.

Messmer told WMUR at mid-day Saturday that following WMUR's report on her being disinvited from the Portsmouth Women's March (the report can be seen below), the march organizers "came back and changed their minds" and re-invited her.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Many women inspired by last year’s massive marches have sought higher office, such as Mindi Messmer, a 54-year-old environmental scientist from Rye, New Hampshire.

Messmer was a state legislator when she attended the 2017 march in her state capital of Portsmouth. She’s now a candidate for the seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a fellow Democrat.

“Last year was really empowering and uplifting at a time when we women feel we are being assaulted on a daily basis,” she said.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Panel requests cost estimate for Coakley treatment system

CONCORD -- The Commission on the Seacoast Cancer Cluster Investigation took three key votes Friday morning concerning the Coakley landfill Superfund cleanup site.

State Rep, Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, said the bipartisan commission passed a motion to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to report back to it on how much it would cost to either install a pump-and-treat system to remove dangerous chemicals from the landfill or to “mine the landfill.”

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Kimberly Sychterz
Panel requests cost for Coakley treatment system

CONCORD -- The Commission on the Seacoast Cancer Cluster Investigation took three key votes Friday morning concerning the Coakley landfill Superfund cleanup site.

State Rep, Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, said the bipartisan commission passed a motion to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to report back to it on how much it would cost to either install a pump-and-treat system to remove dangerous chemicals from the landfill or to “mine the landfill.”

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Kimberly Sychterz
We need to mandate insurance coverage of PANDAS/PANS

In my circles, PANDAS are not cute bears from China, and PANS are not simple kitchen equipment used to cook eggs and pancakes on weekend mornings. I only wish they were, but unfortunately in my circles PANDAS/PANS is a grave illness that can suddenly take over a child and devastate a family physically, emotionally, and financially. In my circles, PANDAS is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus and PANS is Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. 

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Kimberly Sychterz
Supporters speak up for single payer health care bill in New Hampshire

Many who testified said they want a system now. Some legislators mentioned personal experiences. Rep. Kristina Schultz, D-Concord, brought up her three hospitalizations to treat a tumor while uninsured in 2004, which forced her to declare bankruptcy. Rep. Mindi Messmer, a candidate for Congressional District 1, brought up her background running a business, and the financial struggles she said came with not being able to afford health insurance to attract employees. 

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Kimberly Sychterz
DES: Bill To Lower Arsenic Limit In N.H. Drinking Water Isn't Feasible

Legislators are considering sharply lowering how much arsenic New Hampshire allows in drinking water – but regulators said in a committee hearing Wednesday it'd be easier said than done. Right now, New Hampshire uses the federal arsenic limit of 10 parts per billion in drinking water. Rep. Mindi Messmer, a Rye Democrat, says that’s driving the state's high rates of bladder cancer.

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Kimberly Sychterz