NH Grassroots Newsletter

Byrich green

NH Grassroots Newsletter

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE NEWSLETTER
FEATURING THE SUMMARY AND ANYTHING SPECIFIC TO THE NASHUA AREA.

 Dear Friend,

On Friday, Governor Sununu said he “hated” HB 372, a Republican-driven disenfranchisement bill that would force voters to declare residency upon registration, effectively a poll tax that would discourage legally eligible young voters from participating in democracy.

Thanks to immense public pressure, Sununu is being backed into opposing this bill, but until HB 372 is pulled or vetoed, we must continue to remind Governor Sununu and Republican legislators that this bill is a blatant attack on students’ legal right to vote in New Hampshire.

TAKE ACTION by joining our upcoming phone banks to let the state Senate know to vote NO on HB 372. These calls can be done in a group or at your home. Training is available to those that want it!

PHONE BANKING STARTS TONIGHT!
We will making calls on the following times:

Tuesday, December 12th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Thursday, December 14th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, December 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Thursday, December 21st from 5 pm to 7 pm
Thursday, December 28th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Friday, December 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, January 2nd from 5 pm to 7 pm

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                                                                   Erin Cotton
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Operations Director, NHDP
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                       ecotton@nhdp.org
sueford06@gmail.com

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

 Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.

If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018.

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.

On November 28th, an amendment to House Bill 372, authored by Republican Senators Regina Birdsell and Jim Gray, passed the Senate Election Law Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote. The bill would redefine “domicile” status for voting purposes, effectively forcing registrants to declare residency upon registering to vote, chilling the right to vote for college students in New Hampshire. By forcing students to declare residency, this bill would act as a de facto poll tax, moving the goal posts on students who are legally allowed to vote in New Hampshire.

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