Grassroots Newsletter 6/1

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Dear Friend,

June 1st marked the beginning of Pride Month! This month is dedicated to reflecting on and celebrating LGBTQIA history. With New Hampshire Republicans’ refusal to even consider adding marriage equality to their party platform just last month, it is more important than ever for Democrats to show our support for the LGBTQIA community.

This past weekend, Granite Staters kicked off Pride Month in Concord with an incredible Pride celebration. PortsmouthNashua, and Claremont will also be having events in the coming weeks and we hope to see you there!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Emma Tyler                                                             Erin Turmelle
Organizing Director, NHDP                                     Coordinated Campaign Director, NHDP
etyler@nhdp.org                                                     eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alerts

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.

NHDP CD1 Democratic Candidates Forum

On Thursday, the New Hampshire Democratic Party will host their first Democratic Candidates Forum in Conway where voters will get the chance to hear from each Democratic Candidate directly.

The event will take place on Thursday at 6pm at the Kennett Middle School Library in Conway.

Join the NH Coordinated Campaign!

The Coordinated Campaign is ramping up as we work to bring Democratic control back to the State House, Senate, Executive Council, and governorship and keep control of both congressional seats but we need your help!

We’re looking for excited and engaged Democrats to apply to be Organizers and Fellows for the Coordinated Campaign.

If you or anyone you know is interested in applying or learning more about either position, fill out this Organizer Application Form or this Fellow Application Form to get involved!

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 NH Attorney General’s office revealed the results of a lengthy investigation that revealed there to be little evidence of possible voter fraud in the state.

Remember- Governor Sununu’s lie about Massachusetts voters coming by bus to vote in New Hampshire was used to justify the passage of HB 1264, the poll tax bill. While Sununu initially said he “hated” HB 1264 (formerly HB 372), he changed his mind when it passed, sending it to the supreme court for an opinion and saying “it would be hard not to sign it” if found constitutional.

Help us hold Governor Sununu accountable- call his office at (603) 271-2121 at ask him to veto HB 1264.

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

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In the News

 

Voting bill sends wrong message to young people
By: Sally Hatch
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

There’s no excuse left not to veto HB 1264
By: Sam and Julie Osherson
Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

Support our youth, not guns
By: Diane Stradling
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

GOP election fraud

  By: Jane Weslake
Concord Monitor: 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.

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Grassroots Newsletter 5/29

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Dear Friend,

The Coordinated Campaign is ramping up as we work to bring Democratic control back to the State House, Senate, Executive Council, and governorship and keep control of both congressional seats but we need your help!

We’re looking for excited and engaged Democrats to apply to be Organizers and Fellows for the Coordinated Campaign.

If you or anyone you know is interested in applying or learning more about either position, fill out this Organizer Application Form or this Fellow Application Form to get involved!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Emma Tyler                                                             Erin Turmelle
Organizing Director, NHDP                                     Coordinated Campaign Director, NHDP
etyler@nhdp.org                                                     eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alerts

Pizza & Politics: Urge the Governor to Veto HB 1264

After, Governor Sununu asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the voter restriction bill HB 1264 he said it would be “hard not to sign” if the Supreme Court said it was constitutional. HB 1264 is Republicans’ last ditch effort to pass voter restriction legislation this session.

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.

RSVP HERE

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.

Sununu Signing Update

Keep an eye on this section in the coming months as we update you on the bills Sununu either signs or vetoes.
HB 1264, the Voter Restriction Bill

This week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court will continue to seek opinions regarding the voter restriction bill, HB 1264. Despite saying he “hates” this legislation, Sununu hinted he’ll reverse his decision if the Supreme Court declares it constitutional, saying “it would be hard not to sign.”

ACTION: We must keep the pressure up on Sununu so if you can’t attend Tuesday’s phonebank, call Sununu (603) 271-2121 and tell him to veto this bill, regardless of the Court’s decision.

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 New Hampshire Legislature wrapped up their session by voting on a number of bills that went through the committee of conference process. One of those bills was the 10-year transportation plan, to which Governor Sununu asked the legislature to put a commuter rail study, only to demand it be removed a week later when he learned that New Hampshire didn’t have a shot at Amazon’s second headquarters.

Since Chris Sununu refuses to count himself among the 75% of Granite Staters, including 70% of Republicans, who support extending commuter rail service, it’s clear that we will need to elect a new governor if we want to see progress in the state of New Hampshire.

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

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In the News

 

We must break this cycle of deadly mass shootings in America
By: State Sen. Martha Hennessey
Valley News: READ HERE

Don’t block the people’s right to vote
By: Ruth Sanchez
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

NHGOP split on LGBTQ rights
By: Kathy Sullivan
Union Leader: 
READ HERE

Gov. Sununu is wrong about guns and school safety

  By: Diane Stradling
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Don’t use court as cover on voting bill
By: Zib Corell
Concord Monitor: 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.

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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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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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.

RSVP HERE

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 (SununuRealityCheck.com) 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: 
READ HERE

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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Grassroots Newsletter 5/14

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Dear Friend,

Over the weekend, the New Hampshire Republican Party held their convention that was closed to the press. While there, the few people that showed up voted down a proposed platform change that would have supported marriage equality. Instead the Republican Party has decided to keep their anti-equality position in their 2018 platform.

It’s hard to believe that three years after marriage equality became legalized throughout the country, Governor Sununu’s party is still working to move us backwards, promoting their hateful and discriminatory opinions in their party platform.

For years, Democrats have fought for marriage equality and have welcomed everybody and anybody into our party. With this vote, Republicans have, once again, gone out of their way to show why they are the party of the past and we are the party of the future.

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alerts

Protest Betsy DeVos in New Hampshire

Governor Chris Sununu is in lockstep with the Trump Administration’s attacks on public education. The latest evidence: Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is coming to New Hampshire on Monday night for a closed-door New Hampshire GOP fundraiser.

With the Republican’s last minute decision to close the event to the press, our partners put together planned demonstrations to object to this lack of transparency. We hope you can join us, supporting this cause and taking a visible stand to protect our schools and our children. Please protest DeVos’s visit by heading to Atkinson Country Club from 4:30 to 6:00 pm TODAY. Bring your own sign or use one of ours. RSVP to let us know you are coming. Thank you!

Pizza & Politics: Urge the Governor to Veto HB 1264 and HB 372

Last week, the House voted on party lines to send the voter suppression bill, HB 1264 to the Governor at the same time as its twin, HB 372 heads to Committee of Conference. Before the Governor has a chance to sign either bill into law, join our partners and jump on the phones to urge Sununu to veto HB 1264 and its twin HB 372.

These twin pieces of legislation are designed by the GOP to disenfranchise young eligible voters. While initially saying he “hates” HB 372, Sununu has refused to commit to veto either piece of legislation. Let’s keep up the pressure and tell Sununu to do the right thing!

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

RSVP HERE.

Committees of Conference

The State House has finished voting on new legislation this Session. House and Senate members will now meet in Committees of Conference to resolve discrepancies between House and Senate versions of the same bill. They will then have a final vote on May 23rd. Committees will not be accepting testimonials.

Restricting Voting Rights

Tuesday, May 14th / Committee of Conference

HB 372making it harder for eligible young voters by establishing a modern-day poll tax

Why this matters: HB 1264 and HB 372, are twin bills that are designed to disenfranchise young eligible voters by instituting a modern-day poll tax. Last week, the House voted to send HB 1264 to the Governor’s desk. He has continued to refuse to take a concrete position on this bill. In the meantime, HB 372 will now head to Committee of Conference.

Take Action: Call Governor Sununu (603) 271-2121 and urge him to commit to veto both HB 372 and its twin HB 1264.

Commuter Rail

Monday, May 14th/ Committee of Conference

HB 2018relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program

Why this matters: After Democrats worked steadily to include commuter rail in New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation program, Senate Republicans employed anti-Democratic tricks to remove rail once more from the plan. This Committee of Conference is the last chance for rail to be added to the program this session. Governor Sununu’s has flipped, flopped, flipped, flopped, and flipped on rail over the past few years even though it has overwhelming public approval.

Legislative Review

On Thursday, House Democrats defeated Governor Sununu’s top legislative priority when they were joined by several Republican State Representatives to non-concur and kill HB 1636, the zombie school voucher program that Sununu and the Republican-led Senate snuck into an unrelated bill at the last minute. The program, originally titled SB 193, was rejected twice by the Republican-led House just last week. A Reaching Higher NH study showed that the bill would have stolen $266 million from public schools. The bill was panned as unconstitutional by experts and several editorial boards. This vote marks the third time in two weeks, Sununu’s own party rejected his top legislative priority of the session.

Also on Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate voted 16-6 to concur on a 5-year reauthorization of Medicaid Expansion, a program that insures more than 52,000 Granite Staters and serves as a key tool to fight the opioid crisis. Every present Senate Democrat voted yes, with 6 of 13 Senate Republicans voting against the bipartisan proposal. Democrats in this state have made the program successful, popular, and politically impossible to oppose, which is why even longtime critics like Governor Sununu have been forced to relent, giving people the health care coverage they deserve

This week Republicans also continued their fight to disenfranchise young eligible voters when the State House passed the voter suppression bill, HB 1264, sending it to the Governor’s desk to sign or veto. Governor Sununu has refused to commit to support or oppose either HB 1264 or its twin HB 372 for months even though he’s said he “hated” HB 372 and opposed HB 1264 as written. After the vote, Sununu released a statement saying he would seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court before he made up his mind, a right he alone does not have. But if he truly opposed the bill, there could be no real reason to get the court’s opinion. Clearly, Sununu is looking for any reason to support this 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

 

After the House vote to send the voter restriction bill HB 1264 to the Governor’s desk, there seems no better time to look back on Sununu’s conspiratorial record on voter fraud.

Even though he once paid lip service to the idea of opposing laws that would suppress the vote, Sununu’s evasive language has done little to assure New Hampshire residents that he would actually veto any voter suppression law that the legislature sends him. Sununu’s recent comments suggest that he is trying to maneuver politically in an attempt to avoid taking blame for distorting the democratic process while giving Republicans an electoral advantage.

To read more about his faulty record click HERE.

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

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Committee to Elect House Democrats 2018 Auction

 

The 2018 midterms will be here before we know it and our fundraising will have a direct impact on our success regaining the majority in the House of Representatives.

Help us win in November by donating items to be put up for auction. Past items have included: gift certificates, paintings, jewelry, access to vacation homes, or tickets to events. The auction will run from May 10th – 20th with all proceeds going directly to our campaign efforts!

Contact Patty Lovejoy at pjlovejoy@comcast.net with your auction items today!

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In the News

 

Defeat of voucher plan is a win for the state
By: Rep. Mel Myler
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Broadband bill is big for communities
By: Sen. Jay Kahn
Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

House should reject D.C.-style politics
By: Sen. Dan Feltes
Concord Monitor: 
READ HERE

Remember who voted for vouchers

  By: Susan Seidner
Union Leader: READ HERE

GOP tax cuts law makes things worse
By: Barbara Hull Richardson
Keene Sentinel: 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.

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Grassroots Newsletter 5/7

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Dear Friend,

Late Thursday night, Republicans in the NH Senate revived Governor Sununu’s school voucher bill, SB 193, by adding the language of the bill as an amendment to HB 1636.

In doing so, Senate Republicans effectively ignored TWO bipartisan House votes that rejected this unconstitutional voucher bill and prevented Sununu and the Republican Party from stealing $141.1 million from school districts over the next decade.

HB 1636 now heads to the House where Sununu will have another chance to pass his voucher bill, when they vote on Thursday, May 10th.

We cannot let HB 1636 pass. Before the vote, call your State Rep. today and urge them to oppose HB 1636 (find your State Rep. by clicking HERE). Be vocal and stay active so that we can kill Sununu’s disastrous bill once and for all!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alert

Tell Sununu to VETO HB 1264 and HB 372

This past week, the State Senate voted to pass HB 1264 – targeting young eligible voters by trying to implement a modern day poll tax. With this vote, they moved twin bills HB1264 and HB372 closer to Governor Sununu’s desk.

As Chris Sununu and his Republican colleagues make it harder to vote for eligible Granite Staters, NH Democrats will continue to stand up for everyone’s right to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

Add your name to the petition below to make your voice heard!

SIGN THIS PETITION NOW!

Pizza & Politics: Last Call to Stop HB 1264 and HB 372

Before the House votes on the voter suppression bill HB 1264 on Thursday, join our partners and jump on the phones to urge Sununu to veto HB 1264 and its twin HB 372.

These twin pieces of legislation are designed by the GOP to disenfranchise young eligible voters. While initially saying he “hates” HB 372, Sununu has refused to commit to veto either piece of legislation. Let’s keep up the pressure and tell Sununu to do the right thing on Tuesday!

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

RSVP HERE.

On the Floor

Restricting Voting Rights

Thursday, May 10th / House / Full Vote

HOUSE – HB 1264making it harder for eligible young voters by establishing a modern-day poll tax

Why this matters: HB 1264 and HB 372, are twin bills that are designed to disenfranchise young eligible voters by instituting a modern-day poll tax. Last week, the Senate voted on party lines in favor of HB 1264. It now heads to the House for concurrence where it will either be passed and sent to the Governor’s desk, passed and sent to Committee of Conference, or killed.

Take Action: Call your State Representatives and tell them to oppose HB 1264 and sign THIS PETITION to urge Sununu to veto these bills.

School Vouchers

Thursday, May 10th/ House / Full Vote

HOUSE – HB 1636creating a school voucher program

Why this matters: On Thursday, the Senate added the language of Sununu’s failed SB 193 as an amendment to HB 1636. It now heads back to the House for a THIRD vote. This voucher language would divert millions from public schools to unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools. It has been one of Sununu’s biggest legislative priorities, which is why we need to keep up the pressure to save our public schools.

Take Action: Call your State Representative to urge them to oppose HB 1636.

Legislative Review

 

In last week’s session, New Hampshire Democrats defeated several of Governor Sununu’s biggest legislative priorities and were able to continue to push through legislation that will help all of New Hampshire.

To start off, New Hampshire House Democrats voted to reauthorize Medicaid Expansion for the next five years, continuing crucial health insurance coverage for more than 50,000 Granite Staters. While the bill passed on a voice vote, the majority of Republican House members voted against reauthorization earlier in the process. Medicaid Expansion reauthorization, SB 313, has a final vote in the Senate before it heads to the Governor’s desk.

Last Wednesday, New Hampshire Democrats carried the transgender rights bill, HB 1319 across the finish line, with every Democrat in both chambers voting to move the bill forward.  This vote marked a day of celebration in New Hampshire’s LGBTQIA community and across the state as transgender equality is now codified in state law.

Republicans continued to move forward with their efforts to restrict voting rights for eligible Granite Staters last week, when the New Hampshire Senate passed the voter suppression bill HB 1264 on party-lines, sending it back to the House for further consideration. This bill and its identical twin HB 372 both seek to create modern-day poll taxes that would specifically target young eligible voters in New Hampshire, making it harder for them to vote.

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

 

After Governor Sununu’s school voucher bill failed to pass the House twice, he maneuvered to attach it as an amendment on an unrelated bill in a last ditch effort to upend the public education system in New Hampshire against the will of the state’s representatives.

Don’t let him.

Click this link to find your state representative. Call them and tell them you don’t want Sununu’s school vouchers to pass: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

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

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Committee to Elect House Democrats 2018 Auction

 

The 2018 midterms will be here before we know it and our fundraising will have a direct impact on our success regaining the majority in the House of Representatives.

Help us win in November by donating items to be put up for auction. Past items have included: gift certificates, paintings, jewelry, access to vacation homes, or tickets to events. The auction will run from May 10th – 20th with all proceeds going directly to our campaign efforts!

Contact Patty Lovejoy at pjlovejoy@comcast.net with your auction items today!

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In the News

 

Sununu’s worst week yet
By: Ray Buckley
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Waiting to hear from the governor
By: Susan Dromey Heeter
Foster’s Daily Democrat: 
READ HERE

Tell lawmakers to defeat SB 193

  By: Janet Ward
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Protect taxpayers, students, schools: send SB 193 for study
By: Editorial
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Senate must pass HB 1319
By: Douglas Marino
Foster’s Daily Democrat: READ HERE

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Grassroots Newsletter 4/30

 

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Dear Friend,

Last week proved to be the worst week in Governor Sununu’s time in office, dashing his hopes for a successful second legislative session.

He abandoned a key campaign promise to support paid family and medical leave, letting this highly popular initiative fail on party-lines after he signaled his opposition. Then, the House Finance Committee rejected his school voucher bill SB 193, which will head to the House for a full vote this week. And Republicans and Democrats defied Sununu’s threat of veto to overwhelmingly pass a repeal of the death penalty.

The week culminated in the release of a UNH poll that showed 80% of Granite Staters still haven’t decided who to vote for in the gubernatorial election and that his support among Independents dropped by 8 points.

New Hampshire’s uncertainty about Sununu is a testament to the hard work Democrats around the state have put in to oppose his dangerous agenda and reveal him to be the photo-op governor he is. Let’s keep up this organization and engagement in the coming months to make him a 1-term governor!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alert

Pizza & Politics: Last Call to Stop HB 1264 and HB 372Before the Senate votes on the voter suppression bill HB 1264 on Tuesday, join our partners to jump on the phones and urge Sununu to veto HB 1264 and its twin HB 372.

These twin pieces of legislation are designed by the GOP to suppress the student and others vote. While initially saying he “hates” HB 372, he’s refused to commit to veto either piece of legislation. Let’s keep up the pressure and tell Sununu to do the right thing on Tuesday!

The event will take place on Tuesday, 5pm-7pm, at 8 Carpenter St in Manchester. If you can’t attend the event but still want to make calls, click HERE and to RSVP click HERE.

Rally to Reauthorize Medicaid Expansion

Join partners on May 2nd to tell lawmakers that they must reauthorize this critical program. Medicaid Expansion provides coverage for over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic.

Show the New Hampshire legislature how important the reauthorization of this program is by joining our partners rallying to protect Medicaid!

The event will take place on the State House Lawn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8 am.

RSVP HERE.

Sign Holding in Support of HB 1319

Join partners on May 2nd to show the strength of the transgender  equality movement and encourage the Senate to vote to protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination. They’ll be meeting outside the Senate chambers to support HB 1319, before it’s vote on Wednesday.

The event will take place on the NH Senate Chambers, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:30 am.

RSVP HERE.

On the Floor

Voter Suppression

Wednesday, May 2nd / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 1264suppressing college voters by establishing a modern-day poll tax

Why this matters: After 2016 election, New Hampshire became the first state in the post-Trump era to pass voter suppression legislation with SB 3. Now they’re back again with HB 1264 and HB 372, twin bills that would force legal voters to complete costly and time-consuming procedures to comply with overly burdensome residency requirements. This is a bill designed to disenfranchise legal voters because they tend to vote Democratic.

Take Action: Participate in the Pizza & Politics phone bank Tuesday night! See the “Action Alert” section for more details.

School Vouchers

Wednesday, May 2nd / House / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 193-FNcreating a school voucher program

Why this matters: On Wednesday, the House is set to vote on the House Finance Committee’s recommendation to send this unconstitutional school voucher bill to Interim Study, effectively killing the bill. SB 193 would divert millions from public schools to unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools. This has been one of Sununu’s biggest legislative priorities, which is why we need to keep up the pressure to save our public schools.

Take Action: Call your State Representative to urge them to vote for the SB 193 Interim Study.

Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, May 2nd / House / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 313-FN, reauthorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program

Why this matters: The House is set to vote to reauthorize New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion after the House Finance Committee approved the proposal. The Expansion covers more than 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic. It is incredibly important that this program is reauthorized in a way that ensures not one person loses their insurance.

Transgender Civil Liberties

Wednesday, May 2nd / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE- HB 1319, banning discrimination based on someone’s gender identity

Why this matters: The Senate will vote on HB 1319 on Wednesday after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on party  lines in opposition to the bill. HB 1319 would guarantee transgender Granite Staters have the civil liberties and protections they deserve. After this bill was tabled last year and Sununu said he had “no opinion” on the matter, it is crucial that this bill passes overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support.

Take Action: Hold signs outside the Senate Chamber before the vote. See the “Action Alert” section for details.

Commuter Rail

Wednesday, May 2nd / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE- HB 2018, New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation improvement program

Why this matters: Last week, New Hampshire Republicans once again removed commuter rail from our state’s 10-year transportation program. Before the final Senate vote, there is a chance for the full Senate body to add commuter rail back onto the plan, moving Granite Staters one step closer to finally having commuter rail after Sununu has flipped, flopped, flipped, flopped and flipped back again on the issue.


Please note: The House and Senate sessions both begin on Wednesday and continue through Thursday. These bills are all slated to receive a vote on Wednesday, but could be pushed to Thursday if debates about various bills run long.

Sununu Reality Check

The voter suppression bills, HB 372 and HB 1264, are making moves in the state house this week. HB 1264 is heading to the Senate floor with a 3-2 ought-to-pass recommendation from the Senate Election Law Committee. HB 372 is heading to a committee of conference after passing both chambers.While Governor Sununu’s spokesman has said he “has serious concerns with both House Bill 372 and House Bill 1264, and does not support either bill in their current form,” it’s notable that Sununu still has not pledged to veto either bill.

Watch the video below and on Twitter:

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

Check out the NHDP Store

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Committee to Elect House Democrats 2018 Auction

 

The 2018 midterms will be here before we know it and our fundraising will have a direct impact on our success regaining the majority in the House of Representatives.

Help us win in November by donating items to be put up for auction. Past items have included: gift certificates, paintings, jewelry, access to vacation homes, or tickets to events. The auction will run from May 10th – 20th with all proceeds going directly to our campaign efforts!

Contact Patty Lovejoy at pjlovejoy@comcast.net with your auction items today!

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In the News

 

SB 193 lacks accountability
By: Maureen Prohl
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Voucher bill will hurt poor school districts
By: David Blair
Keene Sentinel: 
READ HERE

Support Transgender Rights

  By: Nancy Brennan
Union Leader: READ HERE

More reasons to support commuter rail study
By: Dan Peacock
Union Leader: READ HERE

Get Involved

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Grassroots Newsletter 4/23

 

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Dear Friend,

Last Friday marked one year since Governor Sununu released his report detailing the progress on his 100 businesses in 100 days initiative. Since then he’s refused to name any of the 127 businesses he claimed to meet with and also admitted that none of the businesses made “hard commitments.”

One year later, we still haven’t seen any businesses commit to New Hampshire. That’s why we filed a right to know request to see if Sununu will finally fill us in on his progress to goal on a key campaign promise.

New Hampshire is tired of seeing Sununu make the speeches, take the photos, enjoy the good headlines, and do no substantive work to actually help bring new businesses to New Hampshire. On countless issues, from Right to Work to full day kindergarten to the budget to school vouchers, Sununu’s inability to lead, for better or worse, is resulting in broken promises.

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alert

Rally to Reauthorize Medicaid ExpansionJoin partners on May 2nd to tell lawmakers that they must reauthorize this critical program. Medicaid Expansion provides coverage for over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic.

Show the New Hampshire legislature how important the reauthorization of this program is by joining our partners rallying to protect Medicaid!

The event will take place on the State House Lawn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8 am.

Priority Hearings

Transgender Civil Liberties

Tuesday, April 24th, 3:45PM / Judiciary / Room 103, State House

SENATE- HB 1319, banning discrimination based on someone’s gender identity

Why this matters: On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee will be voting on this bill that would guarantee transgender people have the civil liberties and protections they deserve. After this bill was tabled last year and Sununu said he had “no opinion” on the matter, it is crucial that this bill passes overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support.

School Vouchers

Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00AM / Finance / Room 210-211, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Finance – SB 193-FN, creating a school voucher program

Why this matters: On Wednesday, the House Finance Committee will be voting on this unconstitutional bill that would establish a school voucher program, diverting millions from public schools to unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools. The overwhelming activism opposing this bill has weakened its chances of passing but we need to stay as vocal as possible over the next two days to stop one of Sununu’s main priorities.

Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00AM / Finance / Room 210-211, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – SB 313-FN, reauthorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program

Why this matters: The House Finance Committee will also be voting on SB 313 this Wednesday. New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion covers over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic. It is incredibly important that this program is reauthorized in a way the ensures not one person loses their insurance.

Each of these bills are in Executive Sessions. That means that the committees will be voting on the bill and that they will NOT be accepting testimony.

On the Floor

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Thursday, April 24th / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 628-FNcreating a paid family and medical leave program

Why this matters: After stating that he supported paid family and medical leave on his campaign, in the past few days Sununu has gone back on his support, giving Republicans in the Senate license to kill this bill. HB 628 seeks to create a financially solvent opt-out program that would let employees take up to 6 weeks off in case they or their loved ones become sick.

Death Benefit for School Employees

Thursday, April 24th / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 1415-FN-Acreating a death benefit for school employees killed in the line of duty

Why this matters: After New Hampshire Republicans have repeatedly refused to pass legislation that would improve New Hampshire’s F-rated gun safety laws, they should at least support this bill that would provide a death benefit in the tragic case that a teacher loses their life at work. Unfortunately, despite Sununu’s stated commitment to “school safety” it seems that he is, as ever, unwilling to do anything to part with his NRA A-rating.

Sununu Reality Check

Sununu’s regressive energy plan no surprise given his record

Since Governor Chris Sununu released his 10-year State Energy Strategy last week, it’s worth reviewing his history on energy and environmental issues.

Sununu has denied climate change, defended President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, refused to join the bipartisan US Climate Alliance, considered withdrawing New Hampshire from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, voted against renewable energy projects as an Executive Councilor, gone back and forth and back and forth on studying commuter rail, and lied about signing a law to subsidize renewable energy.

Read more about Sununu’s record on energy and environmental issues HERE.


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

Check out the NHDP Store

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Committee to Elect House Democrats 2018 Auction

 

The 2018 midterms will be here before we know it and our fundraising will have a direct impact on our success regaining the majority in the House of Representatives.

Help us win in November by donating items to be put up for auction. Past items have included: gift certificates, paintings, jewelry, access to vacation homes, or tickets to events. The auction will run from May 10th – 20th with all proceeds going directly to our campaign efforts!

Contact Patty Lovejoy at pjlovejoy@comcast.net with your auction items today!

Social Media

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In the News

 

NH should pass HB 628, family medical leave
By: Jon Morgan
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Public money, private education is a bad mix
By: Jan Schaffer
Concord Monitor: 
READ HERE

End transgender discrimination

  By: Molly Grover
Union Leader: READ HERE

The GOP track record on education
  By: Dennis Jakubowski
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Shut out of hearing
By: Claudia Damon
Union Leader: READ HERE

Get Involved

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Grassroots Newsletter 4/16

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Dear Friend,

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 2018 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Dinner on Saturday!

Voting rights champion and 2020 potential presidential candidate Jason Kander joined Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, and Congresswoman Kuster to rally the sold-out crowd and get New Hampshire Democrats excited and ready for the 2018 midterms (Congresswoman Shea-Porter was sick and could not attend).

The incredible energy at the event proved once more that Democrats are dedicated and willing to put in the work to regain control of the State House, Executive Council, and Governorship while maintaining control of the both congressional seats this November.

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

 

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Action Alert

Protest Secretary Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump’s visit to New Hampshire!

Tomorrow, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump are coming to New Hampshire to hold a Town Hall about President Trump’s tax reform plan, which is slated to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit.

Join us tomorrow to protest Trump and Sununu’s decisions to put corporations over people. We’ll be meeting outside the Derry Opera House TOMORROW, at 11:30 AM.

RSVP HERE

Rally to Reauthorize Medicaid Expansion

Join partners on May 2nd to tell lawmakers that they must reauthorize this critical program. Medicaid Expansion provides coverage for over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic.

Show the New Hampshire legislature how important the reauthorization of this program is by joining our partners rallying to protect Medicaid!

The event will take place on the State House Lawn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8 am.

Priority Hearings

Transgender Civil Liberties

Monday, April 16th, 1:30PM / Judiciary / Room 100, State House

SENATE – Judiciary – HB 1319, prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity

Why this matters: This is the second bill in two years that seeks to prevent transgender discrimination. Last year, Republicans tabled this bill, keeping it from even coming up for a vote. Governor Sununu’s sole response was that he had “no personal opinion” on the matter. Now, this legislation with bipartisan support has another chance to pass, which would secure transgendercivil rights under the law.

Supplementing the Medicaid enhancement tax

Tuesday, April 17th, 11:00AM / Finance / Room 210-211, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – SB 590-FN-A, this amendment would establish a de facto income tax in New Hampshire

Why this matters: Republican Neal Kurk introduced this amendment that will create a de facto income tax in the state of New Hampshire by modifying the Medicaid enhancement tax. This flies in the face of the Live Free or Die creed that the state legislature has long honored. Kurk’s amendment is unnecessary and a betrayal to the people of New Hampshire.

On the Floor

Ban on Conversion Therapy

Thursday, April 19th / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 587-FN, banning conversion therapy

Why this matters: With this bill, New Hampshire has a chance to finally ban the terrible and ineffective practice of conversion therapy for minors. Conversion therapy has been proven to increase rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among LGBTQIA teens. It is far past time for conversion therapy to end in the state of New Hampshire.

Annulling Marijuana Convictions

Thursday, April 19th / Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 1477-FN, relative to annulment of arrests or convictions for possession of 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana, or less

Why this matters: After passing the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate will now vote on this bill, which would expunge prior arrests or convictions for possession of a 3/4 ounce of marijuana or less. After the state legislature decriminalized possession of a 3/4 ounce of less of marijuana last year, this is an opportunity to apply this law equally among all Granite Staters.

Platform Committee

We need your help. Over the next few months, the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform Committee will travel around the State to hear from you on the content of our 2018 Platform. We are charged with building a Platform that finds the common ground among us, and helps make the case for why Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – our friends and neighbors – should support the Democratic vision for moving New Hampshire forward. The Platform is a statement of our principles and a direct appeal people of New Hampshire.

In an effort to hear from as many democrats as possible, the Committee has scheduled hearings across the state, the final meeting will take place in Coos County.

April 20 at 5:30pm, Hope Recovery Center, 823 Main St, Berlin, NH (Coos)

Here is the current NHDP Party Platform for your review. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments to platform@nhdp.org.

County Summits

This spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!

Merrimack County – April 21, 10AM – 2PM
(New Hampshire Democratic Party – 105 N State St, Concord, NH 03301)
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – April 22, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House – 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP

Sununu Reality Check

Sununu has a history of conspiratorial thinking on voter fraud

From his assertion that Massachusetts residents were traveling to New Hampshire in buses to vote illegally to his support for legislation designed to suppress the votes of college students in New Hampshire, Governor Chris Sununu has a history of taking radical positions on voter fraud.

Read about Sununu’s history of voter suppression on Sununu Reality Check.


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

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In the News

 

Sununu raise shows need for Equal Pay Day
By: Senators Hennessey, Fuller Clark, Lasky, and Soucy
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

House should kill school voucher bill
By: Alfrieda J. Englund
Keene Sentinel: 
READ HERE

Choice is good; hurting public schools is not

  By: George Saunderson
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Let us vote
  By: Matthew Magann
The Dartmouth: READ HERE

It’s called voter suppression
By: Kathy Spielman
Foster’s Daily Democrat: 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.

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Grassroots Newsletter 4/9

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Dear Friend,

On Saturday, April 14th voting rights champion and potential 2020 presidential candidate Jason Kander will join Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Kuster at the NHDP’s annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner!

Be sure to buy your ticket today to celebrate 2017’s hard-won victories and shift our focus to the task ahead: turning New Hampshire blue in 2018!

You can purchase a ticket by clicking HERE and if you can’t attend or have already bought your ticket, please consider sponsoring a Young Democrat so they can attend the event as well!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

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Action Alert

Show Up for Voting Rights!

Join our partners this Tuesday to protest the voter suppression bill, HB 1264, before its first hearing in the Senate. This bill would have a chilling effect on the rights of eligible New Hampshire voters by creating a modern-day poll tax.

Help fight back by heading to the New Hampshire Legislative Office Building at 9:00 AM tomorrow to show Senate Republicans that we will not sit quietly while they disenfranchise legal voters.

For more event details and to RSVP click HERE

Student Forum on Gun Violence

Students from the Exeter area are co-producing a panel discussion about gun violence in our communities that will take place this Friday, April 13th.

This panel shows that young people are continuing to stand up and express their concerns about the many ways that gun violence impacts children and families in schools, public spaces, in domestic violence situations in police encounters, and in suicides.

The event will take place at Exeter Town Hall (10 Front St), on Friday April 13th from 7pm to 8:30 pm. Register for the event HERE.

Priority Hearings

Voter Suppression

Tuesday, April 10th, 10:00AM / Election Law and Internal Affairs/ Room 102, Legislative Office Building

SENATE – Election Law and Internal Affairs – HB 1264, establishing a modern-day poll tax

Why this matters: HB 1264 is HB 372’s twin. It is a glorified poll tax that would force domiciled residents and legal voters to pay fees in order to comply with this legislation. This is just the latest in a series of attempts by New Hampshire Republicans to disenfranchise legal voters.

Ban on Conversion Therapy

Tuesday, April 10th, 1:45PM / Health and Human Services / Room 101, Legislative Office Building

SENATE – HB 587-FN, banning conversion therapy

Why this matters: With this bill, New Hampshire has a chance to finally ban the terrible and ineffective practice of conversion therapy for minors. Conversion therapy has been proven to increase rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among LGBTQIA teens. It is far past time for conversion therapy to end in the state of New Hampshire.

Commuter Rail

Tuesday, April 10th, 1:30PM / Transportation / Room 103, Legislative Office Building

SENATE – Transportation – HB 2018, the state’s 10-year transportation improvement program

Why this matters: Thanks to Democrats, the House of Representatives included in the state’s 10-year transportation improvement program a plan to bring commuter rail to New Hampshire. This happened despite Governor Sununu’s on-again off-again opposition to rail. Commuter rail, which has overwhelming public approval, now heads to the Senate for further deliberations.

Birth Control Insurance Coverage

Wednesday, April 11th, 10:00AM / Commerce and Consumer Affairs / Room 302, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Commerce and Consumer Affairs – SB 421, insurance coverage for birth control

Why this matters: Democratic Senator Donna Soucy has taken the lead on this bipartisan bill that seeks to secure rights for women to access birth control without jumping through extra hoops with their insurance plans. In the face of federal attacks on women’s rights to access birth control, this bill would shore up New Hampshire women’s ability to receive birth control easily and at no cost.

Platform Committee

We need your help. Over the next few months, the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform Committee will travel around the State to hear from you on the content of our 2018 Platform. We are charged with building a Platform that finds the common ground among us, and helps make the case for why Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – our friends and neighbors – should support the Democratic vision for moving New Hampshire forward. The Platform is a statement of our principles and a direct appeal people of New Hampshire.

In an effort to hear from as many democrats as possible, the Committee has scheduled hearings across the state.

April 9 at 7pm, Daniel Webster Room, Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter (Rockingham)
April 11 at 6pm, Laconia Public Library, 695 N Main St, Laconia, NH (Belknap)
April 14 at 10am, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St, Manchester, NH
April 20 at 5:30pm, Hope Recovery Center, 823 Main St, Berlin, NH (Coos)

Here is the current NHDP Party Platform for your review. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments to platform@nhdp.org.

County Summits

This spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!

Merrimack County – April 21, 10AM – 2PM
(New Hampshire Democratic Party – 105 N State St, Concord, NH 03301)
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – April 22, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House – 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP

Sununu Reality Check

Over the past month, Sununu Reality Check played “Sununu Madness,” a game to decide Governor Sununu’s worst failure of leadership in his time in office. The competition came down to the $22,000 pay raise Sununu gave himself on his first day in office and the now 283 days that he has let state employees work without a contract.

Since these failures of leadership are two sides of the same coin, it was difficult to decide which is worse. That’s why we invited you to help us choose by voting in the polls posted by Sununu Reality Check on Twitter. The final poll is now complete, and the worst of Governor Sununu’s leadership failures is his refusal to give state workers a fair contract for the last 283 days.

Read more about Sununu Madness on SununuRealityCheck.com


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

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In the News

 

College students vote here because laws affect them
By: Mary Wilke
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

SB 193 would really hurt
By: Diana Sack
Laconia Daily Sun: 
READ HERE

Kudos to young marchers

  By: Sally E. Quinn
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

The right to bear arms is not absolute
  By: Leo Sandy
Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

Private school vouchers bleed public education
By: Kenneth Cohen
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.

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Grassroots Newsletter 4/2

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Dear Friend,

Last week, NHPR published an article outlining how New Hampshire Republicans lie about voter fraud to justify bills that seek to suppress the vote.

These lies began in New Hampshire with Governor Sununu’s claim that Democrats bus in voters from Massachusetts, which President Trump used to justify his sham Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, and culminated in the passing of SB 3 last year.

This year, Republicans are working to pass even more restrictive, undemocratic voter suppression legislation with bills like HB 372 and HB 1264, which would establish a modern day poll tax. And while at first, Sununu said he “hated” HB 372 he’s walked back that statement and has refused to commit to vetoing either bill should they reach his desk.

Let’s make sure to continue to speak up and defend the rights of legal voters in New Hampshire. We cannot let the Republican assaults on our democracy stand!

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.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                          Deputy Communications Director,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                     NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                            sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                              Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                 Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                   eturmelle@nhdp.org

 

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Priority Hearings

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Thursday, April 5th, 2:30PM / Finance / Room 103, State House

SENATE – Finance – HB 628-FN, relative to establishing paid family and medical leave program

Why this matters: Late last month, House Democrats led the way rejecting a Sununu-approved amendment to HB 628-FN that would have destroyed the program. Instead they passed a clean version of the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill, moving it onto the Senate. This week the Finance Committee will begin deliberations on establishing a Paid Family and Medical Leave program so that people can seek treatment they need without fear of losing their jobs.

Guns in Schools

Tuesday, April 3rd, 10:00AM / House of Representatives / Education / Room 207, LOB

SENATE – SB 357, relative to safe school zones

Why this matters: After a party-line vote in the Senate to reject Senator Martha Hennessey’s amendment that would give schools the ability to ban guns on their campus, the House will now take up this legislation in the Education Committee. In the wake of the devastating Parkland shooting, the amendment would play an incredibly important role preventing mass shootings on school campuses.

On the Floor

Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, April 5th / House of Representatives / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 313-FN, reauthorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program

Why this matters: Last week, the Department of Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs voted unanimously to move forward with this reauthorization. Democrats have and will continue to work hard to guarantee that none of the 50,000 Granite Staters who currently rely on this program will lose their insurance.

Recovery Friendly Workplace

Thursday, April 5th / House of Representatives / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 563, establishing Sununu’s tax credit to encourage businesses to join the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative

Why this matters: After holding a press conference lauding his Recovery Friendly Workplace, Sununu failed to put in the real work necessary to establish the program. His bill to create a tax credit for businesses that comply with the program was unanimously recommended to be sent to Interim Study.

Platform Committee

We need your help. Over the next few months, the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform Committee will travel around the State to hear from you on the content of our 2018 Platform. We are charged with building a Platform that finds the common ground among us, and helps make the case for why Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – our friends and neighbors – should support the Democratic vision for moving New Hampshire forward. The Platform is a statement of our principles and a direct appeal people of New Hampshire.

In an effort to hear from as many democrats as possible, the Committee has scheduled hearings across the state.

April 2 at 7pm, Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua (Hillsborough)
April 3 at 6pm, 49 Community Way, Keene (Cheshire)
April 7 at 10am, Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton (Northern Grafton)
April 7 at 6pm, Chinburg Mill, 431 Central Ave., Dover (Strafford)
April 9 at 7pm, Daniel Webster Room, Exeter Inn, 90 Front St., Exeter (Rockingham)
April 11 at 6pm, Laconia Public Library, 695 N Main St, Laconia, NH (Belknap)
April 14 at 10am, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St, Manchester, NH
April 27 at 5:30pm, Hope Recovery Center, 823 Main St, Berlin, NH (Coos)

Here is the current NHDP Party Platform for your review. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments to platform@nhdp.org.

County Summits

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!

Sullivan County – April 7, 10AM – 2PM
(Grantham Town Hall, 300 NH-10, Grantham, NH 03753)
Click HERE to RSVP

Merrimack County – April 21, 10AM – 2PM
(New Hampshire Democratic Party – 105 N State St, Concord, NH 03301)
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – April 22, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House – 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP

Sununu Reality Check

Sununu Madness, our bracket competition to decide Governor Sununu’s worst leadership failure so far, has now come down to just two options. The championship round features two examples of the unprincipled decision-making that has defined Governor Sununu’s term in office:

Since these failures of leadership are two sides of the same coin, it’s difficult to decide which is worse. That’s why we’re inviting you to help us choose. Vote in the polls posted by Sununu Reality Check on Facebook and @SununuReality on Twitter.


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

2018 McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner!

On April 14th, Jason Kander will be joining Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Kuster at our annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner!

Join us as we celebrate the hard fought victories of 2017, and look forward to the work of turning New Hampshire BLUE in 2018!

The 2018 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 14.

Buy your tickets HERE!

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In the News

 

N.H. School Boards Association urges rejection of SB 193
By: Barrett Christina
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

NRA-backed lawmakers stopped caring about constituents long ago 
By: Edward Engler
Laconia Daily Sun: 
READ HERE

NH should cherish, not punish out-of-state college students

  By: Kathy Spielman
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

The students give us a voice
  By: Char Osterlund
Valley News: READ HERE

Vote to protect your children and grandchildren
By: Stuart Wisong
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.

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