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.
Rights & Democracy stands in solidarity with Dartmouth student workers who are seeking to unionize. We believe that to truly advocate for students’ rights and fair wages, students should be able to have a recognized union. This current effort is closely aligned with our vision for a society where all people earn a livable wage, and our work for a more truly democratic and just society.
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.
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.