January NH Liberty Alliance Newsletter
Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00 PM: Effective Testimony
When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, Feb 2nd
Where: Reagan Network Office, 134 N. Main St., Concord [ Map ]
Why: Increase your effectiveness!
Meet up with some other NHLA members on Saturday afternoon to try your hand at testifying in a safe and friendly environment. Take a look at the bills coming up for public hearings on 2/5, pick one and write up your testimony. Be prepared to take questions and be given constructive criticism for improving your testimony. Feel free to take the anti-liberty side for some fun and games!
Tuesday, February 5th: Lots of Interesting Bills in Public Hearing
When: 9:30 AM, Tuesday, Feb 5th
Where: State House cafeteria, Concord [ Map ]
Why: The North American Union. Local control of education. Guns in the State House. Unfunded Federal mandates. Lobbyists. Redress of Grievances.
See anything in the list above that you feel strongly about? Maybe... more than one?!
If so, come join us! We'll meet in the State House cafeteria at 9:30 AM sharp, and will be at various hearings throughout the day, signing Blue Sheets to register support or opposition. If you plan to speak on a particular bill, it would be ideal to practice up at the Saturday training session (above). Note: while it is not against the law, please do not bring weapons into the State House if you will be with the NHLA.
Blow is a sample of some of the bills; the full list is here.
* 10:00 AM, LOB 207 CACR29 : relating to education. Providing that the recognition of local control of education in the New Hampshire constitution is reestablished.
* 10:30 AM, LOB 104 HB1354 : relative to security in the state house and legislative office building.
* 11:30 AM, LOB 303 HR23 : declaring a supra-national government such as a North American union unconstitutional.
* 1:00 PM, LOB 303 CACR25 : relating to state participation in federal programs. Providing that the state shall not participate in unfunded and partially funded federally mandated programs.
* 1:45 PM, LOB 104 HB1392-FN : relative to prohibited activities of lobbyists.
* 2:00 PM, LOB 208 HB1543-FN : relative to the citizens petition for redress of grievances by the legislature.
Upcoming April NHLA Board Elections
Two NHLA board seats are up for election in April. The positions of Treasurer and Membership Director. Please begin to consider yourself or someone else for these two positions. Nominees must be a member of the NHLA.
Attributes favorable to the position of the treasurer include the ability to keep and maintain accurate financial records and produce monthly financial reports, as well as keeping bank records for the NHLA account. You must also be able and willing to perform the necessary financial reporting for the NHLA and its PAC.
Attributes favorable to the position of membership director include the ability to keep and maintain membership information such as total member numbers, expirations, etc; a willingness and desire to reach out and actively recruit new members; and the ability to produce and distribute membership cards and expiration notices.
Submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
We Need YOU in the State House!
2008 is an especially important year for liberty in NH. With the change in party majorities, we've also seen a change in liberty friendly representation. From the 2006 Liberty Rating, 7% of the reps were graded F or below. Compare that to the 2007 Liberty rating where 24% of the reps were graded F or below. That is a staggering 324% increase in liberty unfriendly representation.
Helping to combat this expansive erosion of freedom are individuals and organizations that are working hard to find liberty lovers to run for State House.
One of the most simple and effective methods for securing liberty is to oust the career politicians and get liberty minded patriots elected to office.
If you can't run, help us find good people who can. With all of us running or assisting with campaigns by donating to a liberty friendly candidate or helping with a few hours of our time handing out pamphlets, we will make a difference.
Upcoming are numerous training sessions to help candidates and their support staff learn how to be most effective. Details will follow as plans are finalized. Get trained and run, or help someone else run – after all, it's your liberty that needs to be protected. If you or someone you know is planning to run for office this year, please contact Dan Itse for information, resources and assistance: email@example.com
The 2008 NHLA Liberty Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 12. Mark your calendars now! The tentative location is the Holiday Inn in Concord. We will be honoring the Legislator of the Year, Liberty Activist of the Year and we are looking for an entertaining and educational speaker to round out a great night of good food and conversation with our fellow liberty lovers, including many State Representatives. There will be discounts for early registration (coming soon!) and we encourage you to get 9 of your best liberty friends together to save money on the discounted per person rate for tables of 10!
For more information, contact Dawn Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bumper Sticker Contest
Congratulations to Neil Rowland for being the creator of the winning submission! Bumper stickers are $2.00 each. To purchase, contact Carol McGuire at email@example.com . We look forward to seeing your work on the bumpers of liberty lover's vehicles across the state!