Tag: State House

ICYMI: Tennessee Educator Fired in Anti-CRT Backlash, Symbol of What’s to Come Under Sununu’s Ban on Truthful Teaching

Picture of teacher Matthew Hawn

The news from Tennessee is deeply troubling. Sununu and his Republican majorities in the State House have already emboldened white nationalists and other far right actors to disrupt local school board meetings and target educators for providing students with age-appropriate curriculum regarding our nation’s history and present. Every student deserves to learn about our country’s history, good and bad, and to engage in conversations about our future.

Reproductive Freedom Fund of NH, Granite Staters, Handmaid Coalition Denounce Sununu’s Outrageous Abortion Ban in “Our Bodies, Our Access” Demonstration at State House

The Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire, Granite State Progress, Kent Street Coalition, the NH Handmaid Coalition, and other supporters of reproductive rights hosted a “Our Bodies, Our Access: Stop Sununu’s Abortion Ban” demonstration and press conference to denounce Governor Chris Sununu’s outrageous and cruel abortion ban in the state budget.

Granite State Progress Congratulates Rep-Elect Muriel Hall and Celebrates Strong Ballot Box Rejection of Hatred and Division

Voters send strong message in election where language of HB 544 played prominent role on campaign trail

Broad Coalition Condemns White Supremacy Protection Act In State Budget

Amendment is yet another attempt to whitewash American history and limit important conversations on systemic racism and sexism

Statement on NH Senate Public Hearing on Arizona-Styled “License to Discriminate” Bill

HB 542 originally blocked the Governor from imposing a ban or limit on in-person gatherings at places of worship during public health or other states of emergency but was amended in the House to also include a provision giving businesses and employees a license to discriminate against others, particularly LGBT families.

NH People’s Budget Campaign Demands the Senate Deliver a Better Budget During Rally and Public Hearing Testimony

State Rep. Maria Perez holds Economic Justice Pillar sign

Working together, advocates for economic, racial, disability, education, and housing justice uplift united vision for a strong, healthy, and equitable New Hampshire

ROUNDUP: Doctors, Business Industry, Faith Leaders, Professors, Elected Officials, Racial Justice Advocates Oppose HB 544 Language

Medical professionals, business leaders, faith communities, professors, state and local officials, and racial justice leaders are opposed to the inclusion of the White Supremacy Protection Act (also known as HB 544) in the state budget. This bill language would prevent New Hampshire from acknowledging and addressing systemic racism and sexism, creating more barriers to a healthy, safe, and equitable New Hampshire.

Racial Justice Supporters Condemn White Supremacy Protection Act Hate Rally in Concord (HB 544 & State Budget)

Rep. Keith Ammon (R-Free State) and Rep. Daryl Abbas (R-Salem) gathered with hate activists for a so-called Rally Against Anti-Racism at the State House in support of the White Supremacy Protection Act (also known as HB 544) in the state’s budget. Statements from members of the coalition in opposition.

On Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, NH Republicans Hold Public Hearing to Roll Back Worker Protections

ALERT: On Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, NH Republicans Hold Public Hearing to Roll Back Worker Protections

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is a sad reminder of what happens when we do not have strong unions to advocate for safe working conditions. Particularly now, in the middle of a public health pandemic and when unions are at the front line protecting workers from egregious examples of exploitation, we do not need bills that undermine workers’ rights.

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