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NH Economic Development Program

Whether our political subdivisions ought to be in the business of promoting business is questionable. Well, at least, Republicans have long asserted that government should stay out of business, even as they rely almost exclusively on the currency our federal government provides. I guess what they mean is that they want to use it, but […]

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Raise the Wage Campaign–Constituent Meeting with Sen. Boutin

New Hampshire’s minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living for more than 30 years, and is currently stalled at $7.25 an hour – or less than $300 a week for full-time workers. It’s time for New Hampshire to address the plight of 76,000 Granite State workers and raise the minimum wage. The NH House of Representatives already passed HB 1403; it’s important that Senators hear from you about public support for the bill. Here are two important opportunities to speak directly to Senators:

This event is being coordinated by the Raise the Wage New Hampshire Coalition. RSVP to Caitlin at (603) 225-2471 or caitlin@granitestateprogress.org.

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Sometimes too late is just in time.

Errol Morris, the documentary director who just came out with “The Unknown Known,” a documentary about and featuring Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense during the invasion and destruction of Iraq, took time out to promote getting out the vote with a documentary entitled, “11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?” Released in October of 2012, it […]

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“Spiritual Response to the Death Penalty”–panel discussion

New Hampshire is one of 32 states that allow the death penalty. The NH State Legislature is currently considering a bill, HB1170 FN, which would repeal the death penalty. Supporters of the repeal, including some of the state’s key religious leaders, have raised concerns about the morality and fairness of the death penalty, as well as its cost and ineffectiveness as a deterrent. Opponents of the repeal say that the state has considered the death penalty very rarely, and only for a small number of very serious crimes.
Panelists include:
Rev. Walter Everett, retired pastor of the United Methodist Church in Hartford, Conn., an ardent advocate of the anti-death penalty movement who serves on the boards of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and the Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty.
Rev. Marcel I. Martel, associate pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Exeter and Saint Mary Parish, Newmarket. Rev. Daniel Ferry, a retired Episcopal priest and a member of the NH Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty.

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AFCS-NH Holds “Let Freedom Ring” Celebration At NH State House

Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington Governor Hassan to join community reading of the “I Have a Dream” speech CONCORD—On August 28 at 3 pm on the State House lawn, community members will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a reading of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  A group of 24 readers will represent the “rich diversity of our New Hampshire community,” explained Maggie Fogarty, of the American Friends Service Committee, one of the groups organizing the event.  Readers include people with disabilities, youth, immigrants, clergy, African-Americans, as well … Continue reading

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