Liberty Dinner Recap
The 2010 NHLA Liberty Dinner at The Chateau Restaurant in Manchester, N.H. was a huge success. There were approximately 150 people in attendance between the VIP Reception and the dinner.
This year’s Legislator of the Year award went to Rep. Carol McGuire of Epsom. Her unwavering support and continuous push for more liberty, demonstrated by her impeccable voting and attendance record, earned her the highest score and this most prestigious award. Congratulations! The runner-up was Rep. Calvin Pratt of Goffstown.
Along with presenting the award, we unveiled NHLA’s 2010 Liberty Rating. To see how lawmakers scored on this year’s liberty report card, visit http://www.nhliberty.org/2010_liberty_rating. Please share this with your friends and encourage them to use it as a voter’s guide.
The NHLA needs your help! We have sent surveys to every candidate running for positions in the New Hampshire State House and Senate. Countless hours were spent tallying the results and deciding which candidates to endorse and support. There are many good candidates running. We will send contributions to approximately 140 of the best (out of 785 candidates).
Thanks to the good folks at Hippo Press for the nice write-up in this week's paper!
Liberty Alliance sees uptick
A minor error has been discovered in the 2010 Liberty Rating, in the Five-Year Honor Roll. Both Andy Renzullo and Lynne Ober have grades of A in the Liberty Rating, but in the Five-Year Honor Roll, their grades for 2010 are listed incorrectly as A-. The grades for both should be listed as A for 2010. Only the Five-Year Honor Roll is affected.
Thanks to Jon Maltz for pointing this out. Our sincere apologies to Representatives Renzullo and Ober.
This is the seventh annual Liberty Rating issued by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Bills have been carefully selected for inclusion which clearly demonstrate the level of respect our elected representatives show for our individual rights and liberties.
We’d like to congratulate our Legislator of the Year, Carol McGuire, and our Activist of the Year, Matt Simon, for their tireless efforts to promote and enhance liberty in the State of New Hampshire.
Thanks and Congratulations to Carol McGuire, Legislator of the Year, Matt Simon, Activist of the Year, and to all who helped make this event a tremendous success!
This year’s Liberty Dinner will be held on Sunday, July 11 at The Chateau Restaurant, 201 Hanover Street, Manchester, N.H. (map)
We will be presenting the Legislator of the Year and Activist of the Year awards, as well as unveiling our annual Liberty Rating legislative scorecard. There will be a silent auction fund-raiser, and more.
Dinner is from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and the keynote speaker will be Harvard economist and author Jeffrey Miron. Miron is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. His area of expertise is the economics of libertarianism, and has recently published a book entitled “Libertarianism from A to Z.” To learn more, visit his website at http://jeffreymiron.com/.
The VIP Reception will be from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to chat with some of our liberty loving Reps, while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar.
This year’s Liberty Dinner will be held on Sunday, July 11 at The Chateau Restaurant, 201 Hanover Street, Manchester, N.H. (map).
NHLA “Don’t Touch” Policy
In May 2010, the NHLA Board of Directors sat with members to hear thoughts and concerns regarding the informal “Don’t Touch Issues” policy. There were over 30 people in attendance with many having traveled great distances to be heard. The level of respect and professionalism displayed was impressive.
Feedback on this matter was also solicited via email input from the membership for 2½ months. Over 35 members wrote in expressing their thoughts, all of which were reviewed by the Board. Many of those who were unable to attend the meeting had their comments read aloud by a Board member. The Board would like to thank all of the members who took time to provide input on this matter.
After reviewing all of the comments offered by members and spending a great deal of time deliberating, the Board has come to the conclusion that taking the pro-liberty position on pending legislation where a controversial topic might be involved is in line with our mission statement of “A non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire.” By stating the pro-liberty position clearly and consistently, even on issues that may be uncomfortable to some (as demonstrated with medical marijuana), the NHLA will stand as a beacon for the principled reduction of government and for the growth of freedom in New Hampshire.
The Board elections have closed and we’re pleased to announce that Steve Villee will be returning as our Treasurer, and Keith Ammon has been elected as our new Membership Director.