The Senate finally released its rumored bill to attack voting rights, SB 3, and it’s as bad as we expected – right down to creating a poll tax to vote by requiring you to register your car in New Hampshire and sending police to your door if you don’t return verification paperwork within 10 days. (We wonder if all those Republican Senators with overdue tax bills would be okay with the same process for their late paperwork?) This bill is nothing more than a thinly veiled and poorly worded attack on voting rights, during the same session that politicians turned down opportunities to strengthen voter participation. Granite State Progress and the Campaign for Voting Rights coalition need your help to defeat it.
Senate Election Law Public Hearing on SB 3
Tuesday March 7th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Legislative Office Building (LOB) – Room 102, 33 N. State St, Concord
Please attend the public hearing if you are able and sign in as opposed or “con” on the bill. We want to send a clear message: Voters from across the state are engaged and will hold NH elected leaders accountable for rolling back voting rights. Granite State Progress will follow up later this week with additional actions, including calling or emailing elected officials, once an expected amendment to the bill has been formally introduced during tomorrow’s hearing.
Or let us know right now if you can join one of the ongoing phonebanks calling constituents in the districts of key legislators and “patching” them through to speak to their legislator. Happening every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in March, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, from the comfort of your own home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.