Rally in Concord – Support Medicaid Expansion and Transgender rights

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Rally in Concord – Support Medicaid Expansion and Transgender rights

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Rally to Reauthorize Medicaid Expansion

Join fellow citizens from across New Hampshire on May 2nd to tell lawmakers that they must reauthorize this critical program. Medicaid Expansion (SB 313) provides coverage for over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic.

Show the New Hampshire legislature how important the reauthorization of this program is by joining members of the NHDP and partner organizations rallying to protect Medicaid!

The event will take place on the State House Lawn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8 am.

RSVP HERE.

Sign Holding in Support of HB 1319

Join fellow citizens from across New Hampshire on May 2nd to show the strength of the transgender equality movement and encourage the Senate to vote to protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination. We’ll be meeting outside the Senate chambers to support HB 1319, before it’s vote on Wednesday.

The event will take place at the NH Senate Chambers, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:30 am.

RSVP HERE.


Votes happening on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Voter Suppression

Senate / Full Vote

SENATE – HB 1264suppressing college voters by establishing a modern-day poll tax

Why this matters: After 2016 election, New Hampshire became the first state in the post-Trump era to pass voter suppression legislation with SB 3. Now they’re back again with HB 1264 and HB 372, twin bills that would force legal voters to complete costly and time-consuming procedures to comply with overly burdensome residency requirements. This is a bill designed to disenfranchise legal voters because they tend to vote Democratic.

School Vouchers

House / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 193-FNcreating a school voucher program

Why this matters: On Wednesday, the House is set to vote on the House Finance Committee’s recommendation to send this unconstitutional school voucher bill to Interim Study, effectively killing the bill. SB 193 would divert millions from public schools to unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools. This has been one of Gov. Sununu’s biggest legislative priorities, which is why we need to keep up the pressure to save our public schools.

Medicaid Expansion

House / Full Vote

HOUSE – SB 313-FNreauthorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program

Why this matters: The House is set to vote to reauthorize New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion after the House Finance Committee approved the proposal. The Expansion covers more than 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid epidemic. It is incredibly important that this program is reauthorized in a way that ensures not one person loses their insurance.

Transgender Civil Liberties

Senate / Full Vote

SENATE- HB 1319, banning discrimination based on someone’s gender identity

Why this matters: The Senate will vote on HB 1319 on Wednesday after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on party  lines in opposition to the bill. HB 1319 would guarantee transgender Granite Staters have the civil liberties and protections they deserve. After this bill was tabled last year, Gov. Sununu said he had “no opinion” on the matter, it is crucial that this bill passes overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support.

Take ActionHold signs outside the Senate Chamber before the vote. See above for details.

Commuter Rail

Senate / Full Vote

SENATE- HB 2018, New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation improvement program

Why this matters: Last week, New Hampshire Senate Republicans once again removed commuter rail from our state’s 10-year transportation program. Before the final Senate vote, there is a chance for the full Senate body to add commuter rail back onto the plan, moving Granite Staters one step closer to finally having commuter rail.


Please note: The House and Senate sessions both begin on Wednesday and continue through Thursday. These bills are all slated to receive a vote on Wednesday, but could be pushed to Thursday if debates about various bills run long.