We couldn’t be there in person for those strong and determined high schoolers from Parkland, Florida that had us crying with them in sorrow, but then, acting on their grief, had us cheering. Let’s stand with them next week.
On Tuesday, March 6th during the House session, there will be a motion made on the Floor to suspend House Rules. The motion will be made by Representative Stephen Shurtleff and Representative Lee Oxenham.
They will be attempting to allow a bill to be drafted to prohibit the sale or possession of bump stocks (multiburst trigger activator) in NH and to prohibit the sale of all firearms to anyone under the age of 21 years.
The motion will require a 2/3rds vote to Suspend the Rules, to allow the late drafting, introduction, referral to committee and reporting from the committee – all in one motion.
IF they’re able to suspend the Rules, the bill can then be immediately drafted and available the next day, Wednesday, March 7th for a House vote. The bill will only need a majority vote to pass.
As you can see, the big push will be the required 2/3rds vote to allow the suspension of House Rules.
The Huddle can help with this unique opportunity by calling as many reps as we can. If you can call and/ or email let’s focus on Rockingham County.
These Republicans are moderates, they have supported Women’s Issues and voted against HB 1542, Gun carry on College and HS campuses:
Call and thank them, then go for the ask*:
Mary Allen (603)382-5665 no email
John Janigian (603)770-8230 John.Janigian@leg.state.nh.us
Phyllis Katsakkiores (603)434-9587 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Manning (603)339-9775 email@example.com
Betsy McKinney 603)432-5232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles McMahon (603)432-8877 email@example.com
David Milz (603)437-0030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Willis (603)434-9093 email@example.com
*Ask them to support the Suspension of Rules. Ask them to vote with good New Hampshire common sense to prohibit sales and possession of bump stocks and to prohibit the sale of all firearms to anyone under 21 years old.
These Republicans voted against HB 1542, Gun carry on College and HS campuses:
Call and thank them for their vote on HB 1542, then go for the ask*:
Patrick Abrami (603)772-3489 firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Barnes (603)475-5335 email@example.com
Philip Bean (603)502-7755 firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Bove (603)434-3092 Martin.Bove@leg.state.nh.us
Patricia Dowling (603)432-8080 Phone: (603)432-8080 email@example.com
Robert Elliot (603)893-0402 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Emerick (603)926-8316 email@example.com
Robert Fesh (603)434-1550 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Lundgren (603)432-3499 Qtipnh@aol.com
Norman Major 603)382-5429 email@example.com
Carolyn Matthews (603)244-2027 Carolyn.Matthews@leg.state.nh.us
Jim Nasser (603)793-6679 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Nigrello (603)394-7591 email@example.com
Sherman Packard (603)432-3391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Pearson 603)571-0205 email@example.com
Bob Rimol (603)434-0910 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Sapareto (603)894-708 email@example.com
Douglas Thomas (603)490-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Tripp (603)434-4674 email@example.com
James Webb (603)845-3454 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Welch (603)642-4402 email@example.com
Ken Weyler (603)642-3518 firstname.lastname@example.org
We owe it to those kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and to our own sweet children, thanks for your help,
Mary Ann and Christine
PS Thanks to Sally Fodero for helping compile these names!