Like so many, we are reeling from the news of the past two weeks. As a community, RAD is comprised of many people who are all too familiar with the pain and terror of gun violence and racism in our country.
The five courageous activists – including RAD staff and leaders – who were arrested at the New Hampshire State House in summer 2021 protesting Governor Sununu’s deeply harmful budget, spoke truth to power as they entered their pleas in court on May 13th.
This last week was a tough one, with the House Legislature passing bad bills including HB 1266, an anti-sanctuary bill, HB 1476, undoing bail reform, and HB 1393, relating to school district budget caps. The New Hampshire Legislature also decided to pass a resolution in support of Israel, even though they should not be taking on international issues. This resolution will now go to the Senate.
2022 Legislative Update, Week of February 14thThis past week saw some hopeful developments, as well as some difficult losses, as both the House and Senate met to cast floor votes on priority legislation. Important progress was made on expanding access to healthcare.
We hope you are not losing the passion to keep doing your part – your voice matters! We keep hearing from elected officials that the most effective way to influence the legislative process is to talk to your legislator.
With the onslaught of negative bills, we are glad to share that this week there are some really good bills you can support to advance immigrant rights, healthcare access, fair wages, and racial justice.
January is a special month at Rights & Democracy, one full of assessment and preparation. In each state, we’re at a moment of opportunity.
We are in the final days of the Senate’s budgeting process and this may be our last opportunity to influence them and fix the education funding crisis. No one plays a bigger role in drafting the budget than Senate leadership so it’s essential that they hear from us.
A recent report by the Rights & Democracy Education Fund — “New Hampshire Together: Voices from the Granite State”* — found strong, shared agreement across the state around the major issues facing our families and communities.
Stand up for New Hampshire’s public schools that are increasingly under attack!