The Democratic National Committee is rolling out a series of trainings for activists in the party to prepare for what is shaping up to be a difficult and consequential election year ahead. We know the kind of country the Republicans want, we have seen it in a microcosm in New Hampshire. A government which goes out of its way to make the high hats of society more comfortable while ignoring the needs of the common every day person.
We have a duty as Democrats, especially given the monumental shoulders we stand on, to beat the Republicans in November. Please consider attending one of the trainings laid out in this email, attend the North County and Lakes Region Convention, and as you’re enjoying your holiday season, consider a note of thanks for the great Democrats of the past who have advanced the cause of Democracy and Equality that we enjoy in our times.
Welcome to DISTOPIA, a New Hampshire where everything is upside down, where radical groups encouraged by Republican law makers offer bounties on public school teachers who dare teach whatever the Republican inconsistent and ever changing fever dream of what they think “Critical Race Theory” is this week, ignore the stress that the pandemic has put on working people of New Hampshire and give up all efforts to end it so we can move on; or go back to the 1950s where you can waste energy to a faretheewell with no sense of efficiency or maybe have a hand in saving the planet.
Get outraged and then get to work!
Last week the Special Committee on Redistricting held two hearings on their proposed redistricted maps for all the districts, ignoring testimonies, requests and pleas of district voters, and created the worst congressional district they possibly could, one that puts Nashua and Portsmouth in the same district and makes you drive to Mount Washington to get from one to the other.
On Friday, the Public Utilities Commission denied what would have been the state’s most ambitious triennial energy efficiency plan to date.
If this is not enough, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16 at 10 a.m., the Education Committee is hearing nongermane amendment 2021-2239h to HB 255, which prohibits Covid vaccine mandates.
We cannot stress how important it is to beat the Republicans in 2022, not just so we can put an end to their disintegration of the State of New Hampshire, but also for us to Build Back Better.
You have no doubt heard the final Republican redistricting maps have been drawn and there has been strong reaction across the State. This is pure, unadulterated gerrymandering at its worst. We have to react.
This week there will be two sessions, one on Tuesday at 10 am, and one on Wednesday at 5 pm for comments. You will be able to watch but not participate (aka testify) via youtube. You may attend in person to testify, or you can submit your testimony online, or send it to someone to read in the session.
This Sunday, November 7, @6 pm, Open Democracy will review all the maps with their FAIR MAPS mapping teams and will help anyone with their testimony for Tuesday/Wednesday. You can register here for the Sunday Zoom @ 6 pm https://www.opendemocracyaction.org/mapathonreview1107