Grassroots Newsletter 5/21


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Dear Friend,

This Wednesday May 23rd, the State House and Senate will be casting their final votes on the bills that came from Committee of Conference.

After Wednesday, it will be up to the Governor to either sign or veto the bills that have been passed by the State Legislature. We’ll keep you updated on the Governor’s progress as he makes his way through several key bills, including the voter restriction bill HB 1264, which Sununu has still refrained from committing to veto.

In the coming months, we will shift this newsletter’s focus towards the incredibly important elections in November. We’ll continue to hold Sununu accountable for his actions, update you on volunteer efforts across the state, and let you know how you can help elect Democrats up and down the ticket!

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP                                  

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP                                         

Table of Contents

Action Alerts

Pizza & Politics: Urge the Governor to Veto HB 1264Last week, Governor Sununu asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the voter restriction bill HB 1264 and said it would be “hard not to sign” the bill if the Supreme Court said it was constitutional. With the Committee of Conference inability to move forward with HB 1264’s twin, HB 372, last week, this bill is the last attempt for Republicans to disenfranchise young eligible voters.

Join us to urge Governor Sununu veto this restrictive and undemocratic bill tomorrow!

The phone bank will take place on Tuesday5pm-7pm, at 8 Carpenter St in Manchester. Please bring your own laptop and headphones.


Filing Day Rally with Annie Kuster

Join Team Kuster at the State House on June 12th for a Filing Day Rally with Annie! Gather with fellow supporters to cheer on Annie as she files to run for a fourth term in Congress.

The event will begin at 9 am at the State House in Concord on June 12th. To RSVP click HERE.

Legislative Review

Last week, thanks to the efforts of Democratic Senator Donna Soucy, the voter restriction bill HB 372 was killed in Committee of Conference. That leaves its twin HB 1264 as the only remaining voter restriction bill with the potential to become law. Governor Sununu has said in the past that he opposed HB 1264 as written but refrained from committing to veto the legislation.Now he has asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court for an advisory opinion before he makes up his mind, saying it’d be “hard not to sign” if the Court declares the bill Constitutional. If Sununu truly opposed the bill, there would be no real reason to get the court’s opinion. We must keep up the pressure, calling Sununu and urging him to veto this undemocratic bill.

Supporter Housing


The NHDP is gearing up for our 2018 Coordinated Campaign! We are bringing on staff and volunteers to support our Town and County committees to turn out the vote in November. We need your help finding places for them to stay. Whether it is for a week or through election day – any little bit helps. Please fill out THIS FORM if you are able to house a volunteer or staff member.


Sununu Reality Check

Last week, the NHGOP refused to consider replacing their support for “traditional marriage” in their party platform with support for marriage equality.

In an effort to avoid expressing an opinion on this, Governor Sununu did another verbal back bend and refused to acknowledge his influence as the de facto leader of the state Republican party, passing the buck this time to NHGOP chair Jeannie Forrester and saying he doesn’t “get involved in platform issues.”

Follow Sununu Reality Check on TwitterFacebook, and check out our website ( to get updates on how we’re holding Sununu accountable.

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In the News


We won’t help Sununu dodge decision on voter suppression bill
By: Executive Councilors Chris Pappas and Andru Volinsky
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Gov. Sununu passes the buck on voting rights
By: Tyler Goodwin
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Defending students’ rights: Sununu should back up his words on voting-rights bills aimed at college students
By: Editorial
Keene Sentinel: 

Millennial Council members urge governor to veto voting bills

  By: Katelyn Kwoka, Josh Bushueff, and Kara LaSalle
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

I give Gov. Sununu an F on student safety
By: John Shea
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.SIGN UP HERE

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