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Be part of N.H.’s cvic spring

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Democracy is not a spectator sport, and its time many more Granite Staters engage to get our democracy functioning better. All residents should binge watch Civics Slam! with David Alcox, brought to you by the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (search Civics Slam at ...

Humanity – HB138-FN

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HB138-FN, allowing prisoners serving life sentences to be eligible for parole after 25 years, is currently before the New Hampshire House for an April 9 vote. This bill is by no means a get-out-of-jail-free card. It merely provides an opportunity for select individuals to be heard, to plead ...

Increasing cases

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COVID is increasing in New Hampshire’s college towns. For example, Durham recently reported 164 active COVID cases, 155 of them students (Fosters, 3/25/2021). Students live, shop and work in their communities, alongside the adult population, many remaining for summer jobs. COVID spreads ...

The best investment

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Education Freedom Accounts, or school choice, is the civil rights issue of our generation. There are currently two Bills that have been submitted this year that offer parents choice in education. SB130, the EFA bill was approved 3-2. The Committee also voted to amend the Bill so that state ...

A gag rule

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Are you concerned about the effects of global warming? In New Hampshire, carbon pollution in the air increases asthma and health costs. Extreme weather brings floods and drought, threatening our homes, roads and bridges, and our farmers’ crops. We look to our government to help find ...

Another epidemic

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A year ago, I wondered whether someone close to me would die of COVID-19. I heard of friends of friends taken by this disease, but no one close. And then, last September, a beloved uncle died in the ambulance on his way to the hospital. We face another public health epidemic: gun violence. ...

Vote against H.R.1/S.1

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Fortunately for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Washington Democrat officeholders, there is no criminal “Truth in Labelling” Law that applies to legislation ... or they would be in jail. The “For the People Act” title is a total misrepresentation; it would destroy our ...

President Biden cares

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People said that President Joe Biden would live his religion. He is doing that. Jesus said, “What you do to the least of your brethren is what you do to Me.” President Biden cares about people trying to escape poverty, violence, prostitution and murder. There is no easy solution to the ...

Raise the Wage Act

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The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the poverty wage of $7.25 per hour for 11 years. Unlike every other New England state, which has raised its minimum wage, our New Hampshire legislators have refused to honor the majority bi-partisan support for doing so. This cruel state ...

A Trump guy?

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I recently heard Gov. Chris Sununu will run for the U.S. Senate. That’s too bad. Gov. Sununu vetoed more than 60 bills, most of which were nonpartisan. Of particular concern is gerrymandering, whereby politicians choose their voters rather than voters choosing their representatives. The ...

Be part of N.H.’s civic spring

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Democracy is not a spectator sport and its time many more Granite Staters engage to get our democracy functioning better. All residents should binge watch Civics Slam! with David Alcox, brought to you by the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (search Civics Slam at ...

Who rules?

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Who holds the reins of government? Are we the people well-read and self-determining to understand what our elected representatives of this democratic republic are doing? NO, most people do not even know the names of their “representatives” nor do they know what’s really going on, and ...

Remember when?

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Remember when Nashua was a small city of less than 40,000? Remember when your mom and my mom and your sisters and my sisters could walk down sidewalks on Main Street on Christmas Eve, and knew 80% of all the people they met, and ... do so after dark while feeling absolutely safe and happy in ...

Moving all these vaccines

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The steps our state government is taking are necessary for us to finally end this pandemic. We are so close, and our government must do what it can to bring us to the finish line. President Biden has encouraged states to ensure full vaccine eligibility beginning on May 1. Just a few more weeks ...

Are special interests running things?

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We’ve seen many similar bills that attempt to ‘urbanize’ rural towns in New Hampshire by favoring high-density construction over single-family homes. These bills should be sent to the trash bin. At HB 341’s hearing, two out-of-state lobbyists were allowed to testify in favor; one ...

Vote for Wendy Thomas

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To all Merrimack Democrats: You have another chance. There’s another chance to send Wendy Thomas back to Concord. Wendy is running in the April 13 special election for the open NH House seat, with a platform to fight for the environmental health of Merrimack, adequately fund public schools, ...

Elect planning boards

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HB 341 was recommended “Inexpedient to Legislate” (ITL) by a vote of 10-9. Write to the full House asking them to vote YES on ITL of HB 341: nhhouse@leg.state.nh.us We’ve seen many similar bills that attempt to ‘urbanize’ rural towns in NH by favoring high-density construction ...

Children’s mental health

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Children’s mental illness is just that, an illness, and like any other illness children can acquire, we need to make sure they have proper care. Prior to the pandemic, 12.6% of New Hampshire youth have a behavioral health and/or developmental disorder and more than half have needed some type ...

Oppose SB 130

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In the last week of February, overwhelmed with negative citizen reaction, the House Education Committee had to table HB 20, which would have taken taxpayer funds from public schools and given them to private or parochial school students. .Apparently hoping to circumvent negative public ...

Protect state park system

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New Hampshire HB 177 prohibits new landfills from being located within two miles of a state park. The damage that will be done if this bill does not pass is immeasurable. Passage of HB 177 would protect our state parks in ways no current regulation does. This has become an urgent issue. I ...