The NHDP has worked closely with Town and County Committees to recruit and elect Democrats to run for local office, but now we need YOU to head to the polls and cast your ballot!
Secretary of State Bill Gardner has signaled that the elections will move forward despite the snow storm. That means we can’t let inclement weather keep us from electing an incredible slate of Democrats.
Last year proved that every district can be competitive. Let’s keep this momentum going by having a successful Town Meeting Day tomorrow!
On the Floor
House of Representatives / Full Vote
HOUSE – HB 2018, relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program
Why this matters: Last week, New Hampshire Republicans removed commuter rail from this 10 year proposal despite its overwhelming popularity. They will vote on the final bill this week where there is the chance a last minute amendment will be added to include rail in the proposal.
Abortion Viability Ban
House of Representatives / Full Vote
HOUSE – HB 1680-FN, relative to prohibiting abortions after viability
Why this matters: This bill would prohibit abortions after “viability,” an unscientific and baseless term that would effectively limit women’s access to abortions. This restriction is not only unconstitutional but dangerous. The vast majority of abortions take place before a woman is 20 weeks pregnant. When women have abortions after this period, it is because their lives or the lives of the fetus are in danger.
Urging the pardon of Jerry DeLemus
House of Representatives / Floor Vote
HOUSE – HCR 11, urging the pardon of Jerry DeLemus
Why this matters: Jerry DeLemus is currently in jail after famously aiding anti-government white supremacist Cliven Bundy in a standoff against the federal government in Nevada. DeLemus is the founding member of the fringe right-wing group, Rochester 9/12, which Governor Sununu secretly met with last Summer.
Online Voter Registration
House of Representatives / Floor Votes
House – HB 1772, permitting online voter registration
Why this matters: Amidst a sea of New Hampshire Republican attempts to restrict the voting rights of Granite Staters, this Democrat-sponosred bill would allow eligible voters to register to vote online. 38 states currently allow for online voter registration, a process that streamlines and simplifies voter registration.
Guns in Schools
Tuesday, March 13th, 10:00AM / Education / Representatives Hall, State House
SENATE- EDUCATION – SB 357, relative to safe school zones
Why this matters: During this hearing, the Senate Education committee will be hearing testimony on Democratic State Senator Martha Hennessey’s amendment that would give schools the ability to ban schools on their campus. In the wake of the devastating Parkland shooting, this amendment is incredibly important in preventing mass shootings on school campuses.
Also last week, Democrats in the New Hampshire House carried through a transgender rights bill that was tabled at the hands of Republicans a year earlier. This is an outstanding step in the pursuit of equal protection for transgender Granite Staters. Thank you to everyone who came forward to create the groundswell of activism and enthusiasm for these basic protections and human rights. HB 1319 now heads to the Senate.
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.
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 2018. We 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!
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Bridges has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Nashua area since 1977. In addition to supporting women and families as they transition out of abusive relationships and households, they run a crisis line that relies heavily on volunteers to both field calls and accompany victims to the hospital to help provide resources and information about Bridges Services.
To learn more about how you can make an impact–– go to http://bridgesnh.org/
Welcome to America’s safest city according to WalletHub, a financial website. 182 cities were analyzed in the December study.
AND Nashua was just voted the 34th safest city to retire in the US by Security Choice analysts (out of 495 metropolitan areas). No other NH city was listed in the top 100. Factor weighting (Nashua’s rating = 80.53):