Governor Sununu’s Handpicked Education Commissioner Still Engaging in Partisan Politics, Keynote Speaker at Meeting to “Further the Right’s Agenda Within the State”

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut is keynote speaker at “Right of Center” political strategy meeting in September; public has a right to know if Edelblut has been participating all along – and whether any other members of Governor Sununu’s… Read More

NH Republican State Rep Pitre Says Money Spent on “Black Children and Latinos” Could Close SB 193 Funding Gap

Vote record shows Pitre is no stranger to targeting racial minorities Concord, NH – Republican State Rep. Joseph Pitre (R-Farmington) put his racism on display at the State House today, stating during a funding discussion on SB 193… Read More

Constituents to Host Health Care Band-Aid Visibility on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 PM In Advance of Governor Sununu’s Scheduled Remarks in Portsmouth

Media Advisory for Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 PM Media Contact: Zandra Rice Hawkins, (603) 225-2471 or zandra@granitestateprogress.org *** PHOTO DESKS: PHOTO OPP *** Health care advocates will host a visibility and action to call on Governor Chris… Read More

Granite State Progress, Action Together New Hampshire Statements on Rep. Fisher Resignation

Fisher finally resigns under threat of legal action for lying under oath; just minutes after NH GOP votes to provide political cover for Fisher’s promotion of rape culture Concord, NH – Granite State Progress and Action Together New… Read More

GSP Testimony on NH Commissioner of Administrative Services Nominee Charlie Arlinghaus

Testimony on NH Commissioner of Administrative Services Nominee Charlie Arlinghaus Executive Council, May 10, 2017 My name is Zandra Rice Hawkins and I am the Executive Director of Granite State Progress, a multi-issue advocacy organization working on issues… Read More

Granite State Progress Testimony on Rep. Robert Fisher, Red Pill Creator – and Some Amazing Tweets

Granite State Progress submitted the following written testimony to the House Legislative Administration Committee today, which heard overwhelming public support for the NH House to take action on Rep. Fisher. Only one person spoke in defense of Rep…. Read More

Granite State Progress Statement on NH GOP Providing Political Cover for Rape Apologist Rep. Fisher

Concord, NH – The NH House voted today to have the Legislative Administration committee review online comments made by Republican State Rep. Robert Fisher (R-Laconia), creator of the online forum “Red Pill” which supports the degradation of women… Read More

Granite State Progress Applauds NH Senate Education Committee for Rejecting Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s Blank Check Request

Governor Sununu’s Education Commissioner Edelblut requested broad new authority to make unilateral decisions impacting the future of education in New Hampshire Concord, NH – The NH State Senate Education Committee voted 3-2 today to reject an amendment requested… Read More

Granite State Progress Announces Plan to Meet with 100 Businesses in 100 Days

Following lead of Governor Chris Sununu, progressive advocacy group will meet with 100 businesses over the next 100 days then release a report supporting pet projects with no credible evidence to back it up Concord, NH – Granite… Read More

Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 4th – Local Businesses to Offer Women a Discount to Highlight Wage Gap

In collaboration with the Stand With Women campaign of Granite State Progress & Education Fund and NH Citizens Alliance, local businesses across New Hampshire will mark this year’s Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 4th by providing a… Read More