Action of the Week - A Simple But Powerful Action You Can Take
Questions / Comments / Corrections, contact Brian Beihl, Deputy Director
- Updated May 18, 2021 -
This week's Action:
Wednesday, May 19, at 9:30, NH Election Law hears testimony on a surprise, non-germane amendment to SB 89. This amendment tries to prevent the use of election rules in the federal H.R. 1 / S. 1 For the People Act for state and county elections.
Given the refusal of the NH Legislature to pass sensible bills which allow every voter to be heard, we think that the provisions of H.R. 1 / S. 1 For the People Act are huge steps forward, and support the implementation nationally and here in NH.
Here is your action:
Please sign in to oppose this SB 89 amendment via the House Calendar! http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/remotetestimony/default.aspx
- Select “Wed. May 19th”
- Select “House Election law”
- Select “SB 89 amendment 2021-1445h ”
- Select “I oppose this bill”
- Then complete the address information
If you want to speak against the amendment: Under testimony, select “Testimony is for non-germane amendment.”
9:30 a.m. SB 89 Amendment Public Hearing on non-germane amendment #2021-1445h to SB 89.. The amendment adds a part VI to the bill which would not allow NH to follow the For the People Act rules, if it passes, for county or state elections. A similar amendment was defeated in Texas last week, suggesting that this may be a coordinated national effort to neutralize H.R. 1 / S. 1. Should it pass, Open Democracy Action would oppose SB 89. The NH Senate would have to “concur” on SB 89 after such an amendment. Open Democracy Action opposes this amendment
Thank you for taking this simple action!
Brian Beihl, Deputy Director, Open Democracy Action
If you did this action and want to do more, consider joining an Open Democracy Team. Our six regional teams are briefed each week for an hour and given 1-3 actions each week, but with more learning and strategy involved. Actions include writing letters to legislators, letters to the editor, working with your local election officials on issues, calling your state reps and senators, and fun actions like this signs, walks, parades and festivals. You can choose your level of commitment, but you'll be a smarter, more engaged, more powerful citizen as a result! Check it out