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NH Dem Mindi Messmer speaks at Women's March in Portsmouth NH after rival male candidate tries to get her off program.
Rep. Renny Cushing delivering parliamentary inquiry on tabling motion for my Anti-Hate Resolution (HCR13). "Hate has no place in the granite state." The motion was killed and the Resolution was passed.
Representatives John Cloutier of Claremont and Latha Mangipudi of Nashua speak in support of my Anti-Hate Resolution, HCR13, about their experiences with hate in New Hampshire.
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.
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 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
The problem is that we think there are about 4,700 of these PFAS chemicals potentially on the market right now. There has been little to no safety testing on almost all of them – except four. And what we know about those four is very concerning.
PORTSMOUTH - A state legislative committee is set to vote Thursday on water quality standards for PFAS chemicals that are substantially lower than the ones set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
CONCORD — Leading environmentalists vow to keep the pressure on as state regulators this week begin crafting enforceable drinking water standards for perfluoroalkyl or PFAS in drinking water.
Former state lawmaker Mindi Messmer has been a leader in the campaign to convince the Legislature to pass a new law (SB 309, passed in 2018), calling on the Department of Environmental Services to create standards that are “protective of prenatal and early childhood exposure.
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.