Help us keep NH voters and poll workers safe by voting by absentee!

Thousands of voters may not vote this fall due to COVID-19.   Our job is to make sure they know that they can vote by absentee ballot, recenly allowed by New Hampshire's Secretary of State and Attorney General by citing "concern with COVID-19" as a "disability" on the absentee application. 

IF YOU WANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE

Go to OpenDemocracyNH.org/absentee

IF YOU WANT HELP OTHERS VOTE BY ABSENTEE

Join our Regional Democracy Team briefings each week, and take simple actions that we help you to do.  And you get an "Ask Me About Absentee" button!

IF YOU WANT TO SHARE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

We've created graphics, videos, and posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email, and posters to hang in town

What can be more patriotic than helping other Granite Staters vote?

If you have any questions, please call Brian Beihl at 603-620-8300

 

                                  

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2020 Granny D Week Activities

Granny D Week Actions & Events Jan. 21 - 28

Twenty years ago, a 90-year-old New Hampshire woman walked into Washington, DC after an epic 14-month, 3,200 mile walk from California to sound the alarm on corruption in our Democracy.   

This coming week, you can honor Granny D's love for our country by taking action yourself and attending one or more events around the state.  Remember that Granny D said, "Democracy isn't something we have; it's something we DO!"

 

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Democracy Milestones this Week: Citizens United Anniversary, a Funeral for Democracy, and a Celebration of a NH Campaign Finance Reformer Named Granny D

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact Deputy Director Brian Beihl at 603-620-8300.
Event Dates:

"Funeral for Democracy" 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 21 

Granny D Day Luncheon, noon, Thursday, January 23.   (Reporters welcome to join us for lunch)

 Democracy Milestones this Week: Citizens United Anniversary, a Funeral for Democracy, and a Celebration of a NH Campaign Finance Reformer Named Granny D

CONCORD--With money in the 2020 Presidential and New Hampshire's gubernatorial races expected to reach all time highs, a New Hampshire campaign finance group is commemorating two American democracy milestones next week, one good, the 110th birthday of Doris "Granny D" Haddock, and one not so good, the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  

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Hear the candidates' positions during their Democracy Town Hall Series events

Open Democracy Action and our partner Equal Citizens have hosted numerous Democracy Town Hall Series events this election cycle to get candidates on the record for their positions on Democracy reform.  See our YouTube Channel to watch these moderated discussions.    

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Upcoming Democracy Town Hall Series Events

Join Open Democracy Action and Equal Citizen for the largest Democracy Town Hall Series event so far.    Senator Bernie Sanders will discuss his plans for overturning Citizens United, the future of the Electoral College, how citizen-funded elections would work on the federal level and other important Democracy reforms.  

Saturday, December 28, Concord  - 6 p.m.`

Info & RSVP at our co-host Equal Citizen

Doors to inside waiting area open 4:30 p.m.   Doors to the auditorium open 5:00.


       

 

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NH Democracy Legislation Scorecard

How did YOUR reps vote on Democracy in the 2019 Session of the Legislature? 

Open Democracy Action's 2019 NH Democracy Legislative Scorecard has been posted to the ODA website and it has been distributed to our members via email and social media.

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The good news is that 145 NH State Representatives had 100% scores on the roll call legislation, representing 36% of the legislature. The bad news is that 142 members have a 0% score.  To find out how your state reps, senator and govenor scored, visit the 2019 NH Democracy Legislative Scorecard page. Knowledge is POWER!

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Democracy Town Hall Series

More information or RSVP for Marianne Williamson on Nov. 2 in Rochester.

Click through the RSVP links to see more information about the events, and register to hear the positions from these candidates on campaign finance reform & Big Money politics.

 

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Milford Labor Day Parade Pictures, Sept. 2, 2019

A dozen Open Democracy Action volunteers marched and did some street theater in the 2019 Milford, NH Labor Day Parade.  This year, our acting troop highlighted our current system of campaign bribery, and our proposed solution here in New Hampshire, HB 304, the Voter-Owned Elections Act, which uses small donations and $25 "Voter Dollars" certificates for registered voters to give to the candidates of their choice.  

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This Veto Must Not Stand

There have been six Democracy bills vetoed by Governor Sununu in the 2019 term of the NH legislature, chief among them, HB 706, the independent redistricting commission.

A veto override effort is underway, and we need every voter's help on this.  Will you do your part?  

Go Here to find out what you can do to convince your legislators to override.  You got it this far, but Big Money forces convinced the Governor to veto it.   We need to convince the legislators that they need to make it right. 

 

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Spotlight on New Hampshire

"All around the country, the public is becoming increasingly disenchanted with special interests dominating our democracy. Reform is brewing in New Hampshire, where, in 2019, legislators will introduce a 'Voter Dollars' bill to create a voluntary public funding system for state elections.

"The bill, drafted with bipartisan support, would give each registered voter four $25 certificates that they can contribute to participating candidates of their choice—similar to a program implemented in Seattle in 2017 and others being considered around the country, including in Albuquerque. Participating candidates would agree to only accept small donations and refuse money from lobbyists, businesses, and labor unions. This would give voters greater voice in government and provide candidates with an alternate path to power, allowing them to succeed without relying on wealthy private networks, corporate support, or out-of-state influence.

"Why is a system like this needed in New Hampshire? MapLight dove into the state’s campaign finance landscape to answer this question."

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