Tickets are on sale for our 8th annual dinner to be held on Sunday, July 10th at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester. Larry Lepard, investment manager and early Ron Paul supporter, will be the keynote speaker.
Larry Lepard lives and works in the Boston area where he runs Equity Management Associates (www.ema2.com), an investment partnership that focuses on selecting equities based upon their risk/reward characteristics. He has been a professional investor for 30 years. Larry became involved with the liberty movement through Ron Paul Forums (www.ronpaulforums.com) and he led the community effort which created two advertisements to support the 2008 Presidential candidacy of Ron Paul. The first was a full page advertisement in USA Today promoting Dr. Paul, helping him gain exposure and raise money. The second was a full page advertisement that ran in The New York Times,which was a narrative explaining why supporting Dr. Paul was so important in the 2008 election.
As is tradition, we will be announcing the Legislator of the Year, Activist of the Year, and release the 2011 Legislative Report Card.
A VIP reception will be held from 5-6pm, with proceeds going to the NHLA Political Action Committee which helps fund pro-liberty candidates running for state office.
|When:||Sunday, July 10th 6-8pm|
|Where:||Chateau Restaurant, 201 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH|
|Cost:||$40 for paid NHLA members, $10 for VIP reception|
|$25 for legislators, no charge for VIP reception|
|$45 for everyone else, $12 for VIP reception|
|How:||Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.nhliberty.org/dinner2011/|
Come join the NHLA at this year’s Porcupine Freedom Festival being held on June 20-26 at Roger’s Campground and Motel in beautiful Lancaster, NH. Many new and exciting things are scheduled for this one week event. The code to get a 20% discount on Porcfest registration and swag is "NHLA". For more information, go to http://porcfest.com.
The NHLA will be giving a presentation on how to advance liberty in New Hampshire by working within the state legislative system. The presentation, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to 1:00PM on Friday at the Free Keene Pavilion. The NHLA will also be taking part in a group discussion with the Second Amendment Sisters, LPNH, and NH Common Sense at 11:00AM on Friday at the Free Keene Pavilion.
GENERAL Election - Strafford County District 3 (Barrington, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Strafford) for State Representative. The general election date is on August 9, 2011. The NHLA has endorsed Honey V. Puterbaugh for State Representative. Please visit her website http://honeyputerbaugh.com if you'd like to volunteer in her campaign.
PRIMARY Election - Rockingham County District 14 (Hampton Falls, Kensington, Seabrook, South Hampton) for State Representative. The primary election date is July 5, 2011. The general election date is on August 9, 2011. In the Republican Primary, both Max Abramson and Lou Gargiulo have qualified for the NHLA's endorsement, with survey scores of 94% and 88%, respectively.
GENERAL Election - Hillsborough County District 3 (Greenville, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Sharon) for State Representative. The general election date is September 20, 2011. The NHLA is waiting on the completion of candidate surveys before making endorsements.
Endorsements are based on candidate surveys and/or Liberty Rating scores from previous House incumbency voting records if available.
For the second time in less than a year the Weare, NH police department has leveled felony wiretapping charges against an individual audio recording during a traffic stop. Audio recording of public officials is prohibited only when public officials have an expectation of privacy. RSA 570:A1 defines oral communication as “any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation.“ By this definition, one can certainly not expect their conversation on the side of a public road to be private. Back in March of 2010, the victims of Weare PD's statute abuse were Carla Gericke and William Rodriguez. Charges were later dropped, even though both wanted their cases to go to trial to prove their innocence and set legal precedence. In July of 2010, Bill Alleman was pulled over for a traffic stop and audio recorded the stop. Charges for felony wiretapping were made in Febuary of 2011, just after William testified at the public hearing of the NHLA supported HB145. HB145, in its original form, was a bill that would explicitly allow audio and video taping of public officials while performing their duties. Many view audio and video taping as a critical tool in government accountability. The NH Republican party has even made it a part of their party platform to hold public officials accountable. In order to further this effort, the NHLA has contributed $100 toward the fund created for Bill Alleman's legal defense.
The NHLA website has been updated to enable reoccurring monthly donations to be made to the NHLA Political Action Committee. PAC funds will go toward NHLA endorsed candidates for state office. Endorsements are based on candidate surveys and/or Liberty Rating scores from previous House incumbency voting records if available. The goal of a monthly donation is to start early in building up funds to support pro-liberty candidates come election time. Please visit http://www.nhliberty.org/campaign-fund to help the NHLA make an even bigger impact on future elections.
The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy has put together a searchable database of nearly 750,000 state transactions covering all dollars spent by state agencies in 2009. Records for 2010 and 2011 are currently being collected. The information has been gathered via “Right to Know” requests to the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services. This resource can be found at http://nhopengov.org.
The Board is piloting a new program to help activists be more informed with what’s happening at the State House. The NHLA Activist Alert system is an opt-in email messenger designed to alert members about important legislation that needs attention. Members would be asked to call your Representatives, or attend the public hearing to give testimony, or write letters to the editor, or whatever is required to help ensure that certain bills are passed or killed. This system is a great way to stay informed, get more involved and helps coordinate members to be a more powerful positive influence in the area of public policy for the future of N.H.
If you are interested in receiving activist alerts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. (Important notice: When making public statements, we ask that you do so only as a concerned private citizen and never on the behalf of the NHLA.)
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Jim Dodson of Liberty Books in Concord (75 Allison Street) hosts NHLA’s monthly Board meetings. Please visit this treasure-filled store for books on history, economics, and politics, as well as an unrivaled collection of graphic novels and comic books. You may also visit Jim on the web at http://www.libertybooksnh.net/.
The July Board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 30th starting at 6:30 pm at Liberty Books on 75 Allison Street in Concord. All members are welcome. Hope to see you there.
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