NH House Bills to Expand Deadly, Racist Stand Your Ground Law to Be Heard Feb. 5th – On What Should Be Trayvon Martin’s 26th Birthday

Stand Your Ground laws – otherwise known as “Kill at Will” – do nothing more than justify murder. As millions of Americans demand solutions to violence and racial injustice, these bills double down on the same white vigilantism that led to the murders of Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery. The bills are scheduled for a public hearing on what should be Trayvon Martin’s 26th birthday.

GSP Testimony on NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee Gordon MacDonald

Testimony on NH Supreme Court Chief Justice NomineeGordon MacDonaldExecutive Council, January 21, 2021 My name is Zandra Rice Hawkins and I am the Executive Director of Granite State Progress, an advocacy organization working on issues of immediate state… Read More

ICYMI: Governor Chris Sununu Compares Racial Justice Protests to DC Insurrection, Calls Both “Extremism” in NHPR Interview

Sununu: “They are both completely inappropriate and appalling” CONCORD, NH — In a NHPR Morning Edition interview just days before MLK Jr Day, Republican Governor Chris Sununu called some racial justice protests last summer a form of extremism… Read More

Granite State Progress Launches New Website ComplictChrisSununu.com

New website details examples of Gov. Chris Sununu’s long history of coddling white nationalism, violent rhetoric, and extremist movements CONCORD, NH — Granite State Progress released a new website today, www.complicitchrissununu.com, that details examples of Gov. Chris Sununu’s long… Read More

One Day After Insurgents Storm Nation’s Capitol, Governor Chris Sununu Questions Election Integrity of Other States During Inaugural Speech (Video)

CONCORD, NH — One day after insurgents stormed the nation’s capitol in an attempted coup, Republican Governor Chris Sununu questioned the election integrity of other states during his inaugural speech and downplayed the responsibility of those rioting in DC…. Read More

Sununu Urgently Needs to Increase Response to Child Care During Coronavirus Public Health Crisis

Viability of New Hampshire child care centers and the ability for front line workers across the state to go to work is in serious jeopardy without urgent, strong leadership from the top CONCORD, NH – Governor Chris Sununu… Read More

NH Senate and House Pass Package of Gun Violence Prevention Bills, Next Stop Governor’s Desk

CONCORD, NH – Today the NH Senate and House passed the final piece of legislation in a package of gun safety bills headed for the Governor’s desk. HB 109 requires background checks for firearms sales and completely closes… Read More

GSP Testimony on NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee Gordon MacDonald Raises Questions Around SB 193 Reversal, Affordable Care Act, Reproductive Rights

Concord, NH – Today Granite State Progress testified before the Executive Council during the confirmation hearing for NH Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee Gordon MacDonald. Key highlights from Granite State Progress testimony include: MacDonald lacks judicial experience and… Read More

As a Candidate in 2016, Chris Sununu Promised Voters He’d Support Universal Background Checks, Now Threatens to Side With Corporate Gun Lobby Over Granite Staters

Governor Sununu threatens to veto legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers Concord, NH –At a final debate as a Gubernatorial candidate in 2016, Chris Sununu promised voters he’d support universal… Read More

Statement on House Criminal Justice Committee Passage of HB 109, Closing Background Checks Loopholes to Keep Guns Out of Hands of Dangerous Felons, Domestic Abusers, and Other Prohibited Persons

CONCORD, NH – Today the NH House Criminal Justice Committee passed HB 109, closing background checks loopholes, by a vote of 10-9. Statements from the prime sponsor and advocates: “The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIS) has… Read More