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Huddle Update – Including Dan Innis’ Voting Record

We have a lot to be worried about and a lot to do.  Sorry for the length and frequency of this spurt of emails  but they are so important.

Our legislature is in full swing next week.  There are a number of bills that really demand our attention.  We met with Mindi Messmer,  at our  Wednesday night Huddle meeting.  She filled us in on the legislative agenda and it looks particularly harsh for women, school, and gender issues next week.

Please look for a series of emails from us that outline bills that need calls made before next Tuesday.  To support our web site, I have to send them out as individual emails.  Of course you can call your reps or write about any, or all of them, at one time.  Mindi suggested that we send emails to all House Reps,  nhhouse@leg.state.nh.us (REMOVE MARY ANN’S NAME AND ADD YOURS)  not just our local reps.  Mindi is getting blanketed in emails from anti-abortion advocates from other districts.   Copy and paste emails just don’t work.  They are immediately deleted.  If you have a personal story to relate, that is the most effective.

  1. One of our newest members, suggested we call Fox Keim –  re: firearms at Kittery Trading Post  888-587-6246.    She called after being inspired by the students in Florida and Dick’s Sporting Goods’ announcement that they were no longer going to sell semi automatic assault-style rifles.
  2. Dan Innis (R) is our State Senator for Rye, New Castle, Stratham, and  Greenland.  He has been voting a strictly Republican Party line, but in addition, he is sponsoring bills that do not reflect a progressive, community centered agenda.  Even people who’s eyes glaze over at the mention of politics might be interested in this list.
    • Gun Violence – sponsors & votes against common sense gun safety legislation.  He sports a 86% approval rating from the NRA.
    • Voting Rights – sponsors & supports voter suppression bills
    • Women’s Rights – sponsor of Fetal Personhood bill, supports restricting access to abortion, against gun safety legislation (in an average month 50 women are shot to death by intimate partners in the US, women are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than in other high-income countries)
    • Education – supports legislation that undermines NH’s high quality public education
    • Income Disparity – votes against measures aimed at slowing the growing divide
    • Public Health – voting against public health initiatives

Dan Innis’ Voting Record to date:

  • Gun Violence –SB 12 – 1/19/17:   Repeals the License Requirement for Carrying a Concealed Pistol or Revolver (19 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA, SponsorSB 492 – 2/1/18 :   Prohibiting bump stocks in NH (like the ones used in the deadly Las Vegas shooting) (0 Republican sponsors / 13 Democrat) – AGAINSTVoting Rights –SB 3 – 3/30/17: Establishes New Voter Eligibility Requirements(13 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA, Sponsor

    HB 372 – 1/3/18: Amends definition of Residency for Voting Purposes (making it harder for students to vote, a poll tax)

    (1 Republican sponsor / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA

    SB 362 – 2/15/18: Requiring disclosure of Federal income tax returns by presidential and vice-presidential candidates

    (0 Republican sponsors / 11 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 439 – 2/15/18: Repealing the authority to share voter information or data with other states (NH is currently participating in the Crosscheck program run by Trump election commission sham leader Kris Kobach)

    (0 Republican sponsors / 11 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 115 – 2/23/17: Limiting political contributions made by limited liability companies

    (1 Republican sponsors / 9 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 194 – 3/9/17: Authorizing online registration for voting

    (0 Republican sponsors / 7 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 107 – 3/30/17: Establishing an independent redistricting commission

    (0 Republican sponsors / 10 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    Women’s Rights –

    SB 66 – 6/8/17:   Including a Fetus in the Definition of “another” for purposes of certain criminal offenses (11 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat sponsors – voted YEA, Sponsor

    SB 102 – 2/23/17:   Relative to eligibility of school district employees for Family and Medical Leave Act (0 Republican sponsors / 5 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    HB 103 – 4/17/17: Requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education (makes it more difficult for young people to obtain critical health information)

    (5 Republican sponsors / 1 Democrat) – voted YEA

    Educaton –

    SB 193 – 1/3/18:   School Voucher bill – Establishes Education Freedom Savings Accounts for Students (2 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA

    SB 44 – 7/20/17:   Prohibiting the state from requiring implementation of common core standards and relative to the amendment or approval of academic standards

    (11 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA, Sponsor

    Income Disparity –

    SB 11 – 1/19/17: Prohibits Collective Bargaining Agreements That Require Employees to Join a Labor Union (18 Republican sponsors / 0 Democrat) – voted YEA, Sponsor

    SB 83 – 3/16/17:   Establishes a state minimum wage

    (0 Republican sponsors / 9 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 554 – 2/15/18:   Establishes a state minimum wage

    (0 Republican sponsors / 11 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

     Public Health –

    CACR 21 – 2/15/18:   House Constitutional Amendment – Providing that a portion of liquor commission revenue shall be used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

    (0 Republican sponsors / 7 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

    SB 542 – 2/15/18:   Using funds in the revenue stabilization reserve account for public health emergencies (like the opioid crisis) (0 Republican sponsors / 11 Democrat) – voted to KILL the BILL

 

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