Call to Action: Fight for Women’s Autonomy, Voting Rights, School Safety, Medical Leave, and Equitable Taxation

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Call to Action: Fight for Women’s Autonomy, Voting Rights, School Safety, Medical Leave, and Equitable Taxation

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Make Yourself Heard in Concord!

Your state government is about to vote on the following important issues.  State legislators and the Governor need to hear from you!  See below for instructions on how you can contact them.

Paid Family and Medical Leave
Wednesday, March 21st / House of Representatives / Full VoteHOUSE – HB 628-FN, relative to establishing paid family and medical leave programWhy this matters: Last week, House Republicans added an amendment to HB 628 which destroyed the intentions and practicality of the original paid family and medical leave program. The House will be voting on this bill on Wednesday, where they will hopefully overturn this amendment and adopt the Democrat’s proposed amendment, which restores the integrity of the original plan.

Abortion Viability Ban
Wednesday, March 21st / House of Representatives / Full Vote

HOUSE – HB 1680-FN, relative to prohibiting abortions after viability

Why this matters: This bill would prohibit abortions after “viability,” an unscientific and baseless term that would effectively limit women’s access to abortions. This restriction is not only unconstitutional but dangerous. The vast majority of abortions take place before a woman is 20 weeks pregnant. When women have abortions after this period, it is because their lives or the lives of the fetus are in danger.

Voter Suppression
Wednesday, March 21st / House of Representatives / Floor VoteHOUSE – HB 1543, relative to domicile of students for voting purposesWhy this matters: HB 1543 is the most egregious of the many Republican-proposed voter suppression bills. This legislation seeks to ban domiciled college students from voting in New Hampshire outright. This is an absurd assault on the sanctity of students’ voting rights and must be opposed.

Guns in Schools
Wednesday, March 21st / Senate / Floor Vote

SENATE – SB 357, relative to safe school zones

Why this matters: Despite a party-line vote to keep Senator Martha Hennessey’s amendment from SB 357, she will have a second chance to add on her amendment, which would give schools the ability to ban schools on their campus, preceding the floor vote on this legislation. In the wake of the devastating Parkland shooting, this amendment is incredibly important to preventing mass shootings on school campuses.


Be sure to call your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues. If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com)