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PORTSMOUTH, NH: Today, NH Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, announced in a 40-page document that he has filed a lawsuits against 8 manufacturers of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS or PFCs) including 3M, DuPont, Chemours, Chemguard, Tyco Fire Products, Buckeye Fire Equipment, Kidde-Fenwal, and National Foam, Inc. on behalf of NH communities facing drinking water contamination at a press conference this morning in Concord.
A bill that would sharply lower the state's drinking water limit on arsenic has passed the state Senate.
As the Trump Administration pushes to remove references to climate change from an international statement on Arctic policy, and Governor Sununu stands with the Trump decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, the effects of climate change are already obvious, measurable, and are impacting the current and future livelihood of fisherman and the entire food chain.
Communities across New Hampshire are getting hammered by part of Donald Trump’s tax reform, just as they are struggling to do the right thing on the water crisis.
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on HB455 relative to the repeal of the death penalty. The bill passed the House floor on a veto-proof majority vote! About 50 people helped out as it moved through the House using our tool. On Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 AM in Room 100 of the State House, the committee will vote on the bill. Be there to listen to the debate if you can.
HB494, relative to removal or containment of contaminants from the Coakley Landfill passed the House Floor on a whopping vote of 230-98 after the full House kept the Imminent Threat declaration in the bill. Over 100 emails were sent to House members about this bill. Thank you all for raising your voice about this important environmental issue – our work is not done we have to now focus on the Senate. Click here to use our tool that makes it super easy to send all NH Senators a message to support this bill.
Activity is under full swing at the State House again. Your day-to-day life is directly impacted by what happens in Concord so it's good to keep apprised of what your state representatives and senators are doing on your behalf and support and communicate with them as much as you can.
Join me in declaring a Climate Emergency. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), levels of carbon dioxide, CO2, in the Earth’s atmosphere have reached the highest levels seen in 800,000 years. Levels of other global warming gases (methane and nitrous oxide) were the highest on record. In addition, 2017 was one of the hottest years on record since the 1800’s.
September 13 will be “Veto Day” when legislators have one final chance to override vetoes from the governor on bills previously passed by the legislature. These votes will close a critical chapter in my public service only two days after a new chapter hopefully begins with my selection on September 11 as your Democratic nominee for Congress.
I am so proud to have been a part of a legislative session in New Hampshire that has accomplished some major positive steps relating to gender identity and sexual orientation.
History will look back upon the tragedy of Parkland as the tipping point for real change. My heart goes out to everyone who felt the tragedy.
I thank Mom’s Demand Action for the honor of being recognized as the Gun Sense Candidate of Distinction
I joined more than 2,500 people to watch many courageous students who spoke out at the March for Our Lives Rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire yesterday. I am so proud of the students who were so powerful and exhibited courage and strength yesterday. They give us all hope for the future leadership of this country. Students - please know how to vote in November and overcome any obstacles that are put up to make it harder for you to do so. It is so very important.
This week an amazing thing happened in the New Hampshire State House. Representatives John Cloutier of Claremont and Latha Mangipudi of Nashua in support of my Anti-Hate Resolution, HCR13 about their experiences with hate in New Hampshire. The testimony was moving and I believe the passage of the Resolution is healing. The Resolution passed the House floor on a wide margin of 234 to 69.
The New Hampshire House has sent a statement to the world that we condemn hate crimes and any other form of conduct that constitutes racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination based on disability, age, marital or familial status, sexuality or gender discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus contrary to law. View bill: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/billText.aspx?sy=2018&id=1168&txtFormat=pdf&v=current
Hope you had a great weekend! We were really busy in the North Country and on the Seacoast meeting and hearing from voters about what is important to them. If we didn't get to see you we hope to soon!
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