Family Friendly Legislation

HB 628  Establishes a System of Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance.

HB 628 Establishes a System of Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance.

Our Family Friendly Legislation desk wants us to support to this bill.  This is a bill we have been working on since last year.  They need our need help now!  Here are two things to do.  Most importantly call Dan Innis,  we were at meeting that we swore that this […]

HB 628 – Family Leave and Dan Innis meeting

HB 628 – Family Leave and Dan Innis meeting

Hi,  Here are two things we can do to support families in New Hampshire. Please call Dan Innis  603-271-3077  and ask him to vote yes.  Here are the facts, remember personalizing it makes the request stronger. New Hampshire needs a strong workforce to keep our economy growing. Caregiving duties are one […]

HB 628  Paid Family and Medical Leave –   time to call again

HB 628 Paid Family and Medical Leave – time to call again

This bill provides an insurance pool for paid family and medical leave for NH families.   NH Women’s Foundation emailed and asked for our help. We made calls about this bill last year.  It was retained in committee.  The good news is the bill has been revived.  Here’s what you can […]

Family Friendly Economist Speaking at 3S

Family Friendly Economist Speaking at 3S

SPEAKER Heather Boushey is the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a think tank founded to accelerate cutting-edge analysis into whether and how structural changes in the U.S. economy, particularly related to economic inequality, affect economic growth.  She is the author of Finding Time: […]

Notes from Seacoast Huddle Meeting – April 19

Notes from Seacoast Huddle Meeting – April 19

The Huddle has been making calls about legislation since February 10th.  We invited 3 speakers to talk about how legislation is affecting their organizations.  Christine opened our meeting by reading a few passages from, On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century  by Timothy Snyder.   A good read for us […]

SB 7 – Food Stamp Eligibility – Call Reps to Oppose

Senate Bill # 7 What it does: It changes financial eligibility for Food stamps, making it harder to receive them.  It is modeled on a national effort by conservatives to cut back on assistance. Support/Oppose: Oppose Why? Food stamps are a federal program (no state $ needed) and vitally important to the low […]

SB 83  Increase Minimum Wage

SB 83 Increase Minimum Wage

A full-time minimum wage worker in New Hampshire makes only $7.25 per hour—or roughly $14,500 per year—and it is hurting Granite State families. Seven in 10 minimum wage workers in New Hampshire are women. Nearly 60,000 family households in New Hampshire are headed by women, but about 24% of those […]

SB 7  Toughening Food Stamp Eligibility

SB 7 Toughening Food Stamp Eligibility

Senate Bill # 7 What it does: It changes financial eligibility for Food stamps, making it harder to receive them.  It is modeled on a national effort by conservatives to cut back on assistance. Support/Oppose: Oppose Why? Food stamps are a federal program (no state $ needed) and vitally important to the low […]

HB – 413 Contributions to Retirement System

HB – 413 Contributions to Retirement System

RETIREMENT FUNDING A bill from Hampton Rep.  Renny Cushing FYI:  For decades, New Hampshire paid 35% of the retirement costs to towns for teachers, police, officers and firefighters.  In 2011, the Bill O’Brien legislature cut that 35% to 0%, downshifting the costs onto local committees.  When Republican legislators claim they […]