With Juneteenth this past weekend and Pride activities all month, we’ve been busy – and there’s more coming, as we turn out in solidarity, celebrate movement wins that have gotten us this far, and keep agitating for a just, liberatory future.
Can you believe that the legislative year is over? What a year it has been! We thank you for your testimonies, for the numerous opinion letters written to local newspapers, and for signing up to support and oppose so many priority bills. That is true people power!
This week alone, 14 Senate bills and 34 House bills were negotiated in Committees of Conference. If these committees do not reach an agreement before next Thursday’s session, then the bills will die.
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.
Thanks to everyone who has been testifying and reaching out to legislators, we saw a number of positive outcomes last week in the NH Senate.
Last week, a RAD-supported healthcare bill PASSED in the House! In the coming week, THREE priority healthcare bills will be heard, in the House Health and Senate Health Committees.
Following the start of the New Hampshire legislative session, this is our first weekly legislative update of 2022. With last year’s assaults on public education, reproductive rights, racial justice and more, we are preparing for some challenging fights ahead, and we can’t do it without you!
President Trump recently nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the US Supreme Court. We must not let this happen.
Barrett has a conservative voting record and has openly criticized the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade. If appointed, she poses a serious threat to the healthcare and reproductive rights that Justice Ginsburg did so much to advance, and that generations of organizers and activists have fought so hard for.