HB 1423 is our most recent proposed public funding of elections "Voter-Owned Elections" bill. We apologize for the short notice, but we were just notified of the hearing, this Wednesday, January 19, 10:45 in the NH House Election Law committee. We're asking for public testimony on the bill, either in writing or in-person, by Tuesday night, January 18.
Learn about the Honest Elections "Voter-Owned Elections" model
Open Democracy Action has some excellent materials on public funding of elections, particularly on the Voter Dollars model. See our ODA Voter Dollars web page for the basics, then go deeper by downloading the fact sheet and the PDF we give to legislators
HB 1423 Talking Points
We have some talking points specific to this version of the bill, which can be found here.
Tutorial on Public Funding, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 2 - 3 pm
We know you'll have questions about the Honest Elections "Voter Dollars" bill, so we've set up a Zoom for this Tuesday with
Topic: Public Funding tutorial
Time: Jan 18, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting by Video
Meeting ID: 893 9861 0477 Passcode: 536049
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Check out what others have already written and to see the format for your testimony. (For inspiration only - please don't copy)
Submitting Testimony to the Committee
The committee uses this group email [email protected] which includes all the members of the committee and the committee's administrative assistant. The committee requires testimony to be in PDF format, which ODA administrator Doreen Desmarais can assist with. When you submit your testimony, please CC Doreen so we can make paper copies to submit at the hearing, and put it into our testimony files to help other write testimony in the future.
Quick Action: Register Your "Remote Sign in" support for HB 1423
The NH House & Senate now allow "remote sign in" to express your support or opposition to bills. This is not as powerful as a phone call, a letter or giving testimony, but legislators will be informed as to the number of voters signing to support or oppose a bill.
Go here to our new Legislative Action page for specific instructions on how to do this quick action, then scroll down that page to the January 19 House Election Law hearing info, then find HB 1423 and click on the "thumbs up" icon. Remember that the hearing will be on Wednesday, January 19 in House Election Law.
Thank You for taking action on HB 1423 and helping us get Big Money special interests out of our elections!
Questions? Contact Brian Beihl, Deputy Director.