NHLA Policy Discussion
On Saturday, May 8th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, the NHLA will hold a special meeting to give all members an opportunity to express their support or objection to the NHLA’s long-standing, informal policy of “Don’t Touch” issues. The criteria for each issue’s inclusion on an official “Don’t Touch” policy list are that valid, principled-based, pro-liberty positions can be made on both sides of the issue. This event will be held at Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester, N.H. Details of the event are listed below.
The NHLA Board of Directors elections are coming up next week. There are two positions that expire April 30. Nominations are now being accepted, and will be accepted until April 16. The election will run April 17–30. See the upcoming monthly newsletter for more details.
Membership Director. This position is responsible for maintaining the membership database, surveying membership feedback, and increasing membership.
Current Director Michelle Levell does not plan to run for re-election.
Keith Ammon has been nominated and has accepted the nomination.
Treasurer. This position is charged with financial accounting of the organization, as well as filing financial reports, and recordkeeping at fund-raising events.
Current Treasurer Steve Villee has been nominated, and accepted, to run for re-election.
As a follow-up to former NH state Rep. Don Gorman's session of 2/6, NHLA members Rep. Joel Winters and Rep. Carol McGuire lead phase 2, on the 'nuts-'n'-bolts' of running a political campaign, on how to get elected, for the NH Liberty Alliance on 4/3/2010. The next session will be held Saturday, May 1st, at 1:00 PM in Murphy's Taproom in Manchester. Details coming soon. Thanks to "Biker" Bill Alleman for the videos and writeup!
NHLA Policy Discussion
Last month, the House voted on legislation that was aimed at amending the NH Constitution regarding marriage. Although the Board was inclined to include our objection to this bill on the weekly Gold Standard, it was argued by some members that we should remain silent on this legislation since the NHLA had not taken a position on the issue in the past.
On Saturday, May 8th, the Board will be holding a special meeting to give members an opportunity to express their support or objection to the NHLA’s long-standing, informal policy of “don’t touch” issues (marriage, immigration, beginning of life, end of life). Location and format of this event will be announced in the next newsletter.
All NHLA members are welcome to attend to observe and/or provide open or written testimony. After comments have been collected, the Board will review the information and consider a formal policy.
Any member who wishes to offer input and suggestions on this matter should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5th.
The NHLA Meet the Reps event on March 16th in Concord was a huge success. There were 20 state legislators in attendance, along with 20 other members and guests. The food was great, the conversations lively, and everyone had a fabulous time. The event netted over $230 in PAC money to support pro-liberty candidates running this November.
Thank you to all who attended and supported this event.
The NHLA is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, one of the most exciting annual liberty-themed conferences in the country. Taking place March 18- 21, 2010 in Nashua, NH, the forum features a stellar roster of speakers, including keynote speaker Judge Andrew Napolitano. The theme of this year's forum is Liberty in Action, which is “a perfect fit for the NHLA”, said Chair Mark Warden.
What: Meet The Reps Event
When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:00 PM
Where: The Draft Bar, 67 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301 [ Map ]
The NH Liberty Alliance is sponsoring a Meet The Reps event on Tuesday, March 16th from 3-5:00 PM at The Draft Restaurant in Concord.
This is a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with some pro-liberty representatives and conduct meaningful conversation on the topics you care most about. This informal event will have appetizers provided by the NHLA, a 50/50 raffle, and merchandise for sale.
Admission is only $8 (only $5 for Full or Lifetime NHLA Members)
If you would like to attend, please email Mark at email@example.com.
What a Great way to meet and converse with your elected officials and candidates. November is closer that you think and opportunities like this are far and few between. Please mark this date on your Calendar and do all you can to join us.
CACR29, relating to parental rights, would provide that the state shall not abridge the responsibility of parents for the health, education, and welfare of their children.
HB1343, sponsored by liberty stalwarts Reps. Itse, Ingbretson, and Comerford, would establish a joint committee on the constitutionality of acts, orders, laws, statutes, regulations, and rules of the government of the United States of America in order to protect state sovereignty.
HB1580, relative to home schooling. The freedom-supporting homeschoolers are planning a rally this morning to support this bill. We're trying to get a big crowd to put big pressure on the House, like we did in January.
The Legislative Administration Committee has suddenly scheduled a public hearing for HB1693 for Monday, March 8th at 2pm in the Legislative Office Building in room 208.
HB1693 is a late-filed bill by Rep. Chandler to strip the Facilities Committee of the power to control firearms, knives, and other tools of self-defense within the State House complex; it also repeals the unconstitutional ban put into effect on December 21st of last year.
It is vital that the community and NHLA members come to this hearing to support the bill and self-defense freedom in New Hampshire. If you can not be there in person, please write a personal and polite note to the members of the Legislative Administration Committee today!
State Senate Victory
The board is proud to announce that NHLA-endorsed Rep. David Boutin won the February 16th special election for State Senate. We extend our congratulations to Senator Boutin on his victory and look forward to working with him.
This victory may indicate that the electorate is dissatisfied with tax-and-spend legislators. The NHLA Political Action Committee will play a part in advancing liberty in this year’s elections. You can help by donating to our PAC Fund http://www.nhliberty.org/donate, so that in November, we can celebrate victories by more pro-liberty candidates.
Thanks to BikerBill for the video, and this writeup! -Ed.
Former NH State Representative, inaugural NHLA Political Director, and 2000 candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, Don Gorman leads a NH Liberty Alliance training session for potential candidates and supporters, at Murphy's Taproom, Manchester, NH, 2/6/2010.