Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards

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14th Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards

This event celebrates the First Amendment and a New Hampshire individual or organization nominated by the public for going above and beyond in 2016 in exemplifying First Amendment freedoms.

The 2016 Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award is a joint award, being shared by two citizen activists who spoke out for open government.

The recipients are Timberlane Regional School Board member Donna Green of Sandown and the late David Pearl of Hooksett.

Inspired by the classic play “Our Town: A Play in Three Acts,” this year’s theme is: “Our School: The First Amendment in Five Acts.”

In addition to honoring our First Amendment Award recipients, the event will highlight the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment through the words of notable New Hampshire media and religious leaders and citizen activists. The presentation will demonstrate how freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and the right to petition the government are important to everyone.

Freedom of Religion:- Rev. Jerome Day, former journalist, now pastor of St. Raphael Parish and instructor at St. Anselm College.

Free Speech: Jack Heath, talk show host, WGIR.

Free Press: Joseph McQuaid, publisher, NH Union Leader and Sunday News.

Freedom of Assembly: Arnie Alpert, director American Friends Service Committee and organizer of many non-violent protests or public education events. 

Freedom to Petition the Government: AnnMarie Morse, who persuaded the state and Congress to enact Michelle's Law changing college student insurance coverage after her daughter, Michelle, was told she would lose coverage unless she continued as a full-time student while battling cancer.

 Proceeds benefit the non-profit Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, where media and business professionals from around New Hampshire teach free classes and low-cost workshops on the First Amendment, writing, photography, social media and other communications topics.

Visit www.loebschool.org or call 627-0005 for sponsor information.

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Tickets: $100 VIP (VIP Liberty reception and awards event), $75 Premium (Free press reception and awards event, $50 General admission (awards event)

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80 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101



Presenting Sponsor: People’s United Bank

Liberty Reception:

Free Press Reception: Amoskeag Beverages

First Amendment:

"Our School" Sponsor: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Award Video:TD Charitable Foundation
Ticket: AT&T
Program: McLane Middleton
Hospitality:The Common Man
Quill & Ink: Catholic Medical Center,Eastern Bank,Joseph and Signe McQuaid,Silvertech
Follower of the School:BAE, Café Services,Lincoln Financial Group
Patriot:Citizens Bank, Dartmouth-Hitchcock,Elliot Health System, Fidelity Investments, Daniel and Carol Hughes, MCPHS University,Sean and Kirsten Mahoney, NH Healthy Families,Stebbins Commercial Properties, Inc.
Five Freedoms:Cross Insurance,St. Mary’s Bank
Friend of the School:AARP, Business and Industry Association, Cross Insurance, Howe, Riley & Howe, NH Union Leader,Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

Media Partners: WGIR, WMUR TV,The NH Union Leader