Belknap County Hearing for the Special Committee on Redistricting

The Special Committee on Redistricting has set the dates for the "public listening sessions."  

THIS DATE NOW CONFIRMED!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 6pm at BELKNAP MILL, 25 Beacon St. E, Laconia, NH 03246

We intend on turning out folks in force and sending a long and loud message that with the short notice for meetings, the lack of a schedule, and the refusal to use Zoom for interactive citizen input, the process is NOT open & transparent. 

There will be options for inside & outside participation, and there will be something for everyone to do, whether they are in-county or out, and to fit your level of COVID concern. Once you  RSVP, you will be automatically directed to a volunteer sign-up page with several options to help.

Prepare Testimony & Recruit Attendees for Your County Hearing -- With hearings in the next few weeks, we're asking you to prepare testimony to give at your county's hearing, and get others prepared to participate. One of the helpful members of the committee has suggested that our testimony should be as specific as possible:

  • How my town didn't get it's own House district.  Why not?   Isn't that a violation of the NH Constitution?
  • My town is districted with another town with which we have nothing in common
  • Our high school is a multi-town connection, yet we're not in a district together. 
  • What's with the crazy connection with our town and a town on the other side of the mountain?
  • I'm in a floterial with multiple towns we have nothing in common with.   And doesn't that rep have more power than a rep just representing one or two towns? 
ELIGIBLE TOWNS WITHOUT OWN HOUSE DISTRICTS IN 2011
      1
         
Town County 2010 Population   Passed NH Resolution for Fair Nonpartisan Redistricting?
Alton Belknap 5,250 SB2 Passed 556-197
Gilford Belknap 7,126 Town meeting Passed 409-157
Gilmanton Belknap 3,777 SB2 Passed 435-125
Meredith Belknap 6,241 Town meeting Passed
Tilton Belknap 3,567 Town meeting Passed 20-13

Here are some additional talking points from the Fair Maps Coalition:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oxc28keB8Wco62WbRYDn6YT2FsI_J1PD/view

THANKS for helping!  Together we'll get pressure on the Special Committee on Redistricting for a fair, nonpartisan & transparent mapping process!

 

WHEN
October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9pm
WHERE
Belknap Mill
25 Beacon St E

Laconia, NH 03246
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Brian Beihl · · 603-620-8300
32 RSVPS
olivia zink Linda Terwilliger Don House Jay Newton Lew Henry Jane Westlake Claudia Ferber Sandra Mucci Susan Mangers Stephen Tessler Lucinda Hope Stephanie Vuolo Reva Tankle Catharine Farkas Brian Beihl Ruth Larson Steve Merrill Doreen Desmarais

Who's RSVPing

olivia zink
Linda Terwilliger
Don House
Jay Newton
Lew Henry
Jane Westlake
Claudia Ferber
Sandra Mucci
Susan Mangers
Stephen Tessler
Lucinda Hope
Stephanie Vuolo
Reva Tankle
Catharine Farkas
Brian Beihl
Ruth Larson
Steve Merrill
Doreen Desmarais

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