Today Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke of AFSC-NH immerse us in labor issues with two interviews. The first one features Viola Katusiime, Lead Organizer with the Granite State Organizing Project; and David Holt, Lead External Organizer with the State Employees Association. The second is with Rev. Gail Kinney, UCC pastor & Worker Justice Minister; and Kaya Çolakoğlu, organizer with the Student Worker Collective at Dartmouth.
SB418 provisional ballots
SB1431 'parental bill of rights'
SB200, 240, 241 redistricting
SB294, HB1476 anti bail reform
HB1266 immigration enforcement
Committees of Conference
May 26 final session
Viola and David
Viola: GSOP activities
David: SEA, SEIU LOCAL 1984
fight for $15
raise up new hampshire
min wage situation in nh
coalition of groups
$15 > $28
full time, part time, seasonal, school
Gail and Kaya
Dartmouth student workers
NLRB union election
NH Faith and Labor coalition
support among the public
Dartmouth dining &c
students' acceptance of union
carrying on post-graduation
other issues of concern to the students
May 12 Education Commission
Raise Up New Hampshire
Granite State Organizing Project
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Today's show is devoted to Waypoint, NH and Maggie Fogarty's interview with Waypoint's Advocacy Director Keith Kuenning.
final month of legislative session
concurrence, rejection, committees of conference
SB418 provisional ballots
HB1476 anti bail reform
HB1393 budget caps
HB1266 local cooperation with immigration cops
An overview of Waypoint NH and child and family issues in NH
youth services runaway/homeless
Overall status of the state's child and family well being
revamping state programs
"we've never celebrated poverty in this country"
The Office of the Child Advocate
two year election cycle - loss of continuity - Child Advocate to provide institutional continuity
it's about the kids
The Sununu Center including the lawsuits and the work to close the facility and create a new kind of care for juveniles in the criminal legal system
SB 458- This bill relates to the Sununu Youth Services Center's closure and reopening. The Juvenile Reform Project has supported the bill's transition in focus from a privatized juvenile detention system to a therapeutically supported public facility. This protects children and prevents children from being detained in facilities outside of New Hampshire with little supervision and recourse.
"Behavior is Language"
Other legislation including:
HB 1431 (the parental bill of rights)
"children have rights too"
HB 1416- Shared parenting mental health consent
HB 1345- Children's privacy in mental health
SB 457- Intensive Service Options Insurance / foster care agencies
HB 1382- Presumed Parenting Responsibility
HB 1647 and SB 431- Child Support
SB 444- Legislation relative to ACE's that aims to provide additional support to children aged 8 years and below and their families.
Biden clemency; re-entry plans
love through the walls
NH Board of Education Public Comment
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This week on State House Watch Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke of AFSC-NH interviewed two guests from Granite State Progress, Zandra Rice-Hawkins and Sarah Robinson. Their talk ranged over Commissioner Edelblut, attacks on public education, gun bills, healthcare and reproductive rights.
Senate in session this week
HB476 anti bail reform
Title 42 Amendment
Public Education stands for nationwide trend
Vouchers' segregationist roots
Voucher law utilization
Unqualified private contractors
Croydon reconsideration meeting
Democracy depends upon education
May 12 State Board public comment opportunity
HB1431 'parental so called bill of rights'
HB1393 budget caps (Croydeners' testimony)
HB1639 threat to Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Gun control policies
HB1178 state nullification of federal rules
ATF bumpstock rule
Ultrasound/fatal fetal anomalies
Post partum care
Story based testimony
Self managed abortion care
International workers' day rally
Reproductive Freedom Fund
GSP Tip Line
Guest co-hosts Lidia Yen and Steven Kidder of the NH Youth Movement interview members of the Concord School District's SRO Discipline Task Force.
HB1266 local immigration enforcement
full house + senate voting this week
SB240, SB241 apportionment
HB103 dental benefit
Lidia Yen, Steven Kidder, Change for Concord
Barry Lawrence & Elizabeth Lahey
SRO Discipline Task Force
meeting students' particular needs
recognition of disability
definition of 'discipline'
in school and out of school suspensions,
unintentional perceived discipline
safe to thrive, safe to fail
SRO's in schools
-increased student/law enforcement contact
-unintended consequences re: student success
-class aspect along with bipoc aspect
properly resource our schools
support and growth vs. discipline and punishment
safety coaches, de-escalation + support
outcome of the Task Force
title 42 expulsion
This week's State House Watch Radio features New Hampshire Youth Movement's Deputy Political Director Erika Perez and Codirector of Communications Eva Ford. Their guest for part 1 of the show is Josie Pinto, Executive Director of the Reproduction Freedom Fund of NH. Then, listen to a discussion between Erika and Eva about The New Hampshire Youth Movement.
Some of the topics you'll hear discussed today are:
Reproductive Freedom Fund of NH:
Access to abortion care act
6 week Texas style ban
Type C abortion vs. ultrasound mandate
501c4 could do more of advocacy & election work
Preparing for Roe v. Wade falling
Fatal fetal anomaly storytellers
One staff + volunteers
Sustaining the urgency
Ongoing funding need
Social media contacts
NH Youth Movement:
Advocacy and communications
Obstacles to participation
Ways of communicating with legislators
Social media action
Break it down to it's values
Methods of bill tracking
HB238 'gay panic defense'
HB1609 backing off some abortion restrictions
Earth Day actions
HB1393 education cap
HB579 immigration checkpoints
HB1266 local immigration enforcement
HB1080 reproductive care access
HB1609 abortion limits
HB238 gender identity panic defense
SB240 NH Senate redistricting
SB241 NH Executive Council redistricting
New Hampshire House
New Hampshire Senate
In this week's radio edition of AFSC's State House Watch, Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke talk with Louise Spencer, co-founder of the Kent Street Coalition, and then after a musical break, Liz Canada from Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund.
Here are the topics they discuss:
intro Louise & Kent St.
this year's issue list
writ large, attack on democracy
elevation of individual rights vs. public welfare
SB418 voter affadavit
four elements of proof
SB3 on steriods
Kent Street Happenings
603 271 2121 Gov. Sununu
May 5 deadline for legislative action
communities of activists
intro Liz Canada - planned parenthood
abortion issue likely to go back to the states
abortion ban added to NH HB2, budget bill last year
repeal, exception attempts this session
HB1609 relative to exceptions to abortion ban, amended
SB 399, HB 1673 re:ultrasound, as amended similar to HB1609
hearings coming up soon
HB1080 rights of conscience bill to deny access
HB1625 patient safety zone law re:clinic invasions
bills that have made it through crossover require even more attention
HB1431 'parental bill of rights' oppose
SB294 Bail Reform
SB400 affordable housing
AFSC's Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke conduct an extended interview with Elissa Margolin, Director, Housing Action NH about affordable housing issues in New Hampshire.
-HB52 congressional districts
-SB241 exec. council districts
-HB50 NH house districts
-SB240 senate districts
-HB1609 abortion/fatal fetal anomalies
-SB426 SB453 SB420 education
-Reaching Higher NH
Housing Action NH - coalition of housing organizations
-affordable housing shortage
-"housing cost burden"
-covid rental assistance - Cares Act funds
-administrative infrastructure challenges
-housing trust funds, ARPA funds
-role of Joint Fiscal and Executive Council
-affordability provisions for new projects
-SB 400-FN, relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development.
-HB 1307, modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.
-SB 210, a bill which, in its original form, would have devastated an essential segment of affordable housing in the state, was amended to remove the troublesome provision and was passed in the Senate.
-resident owned coop model manufactured homes
Supporting Community Loan Fund
National Housing Trust Fund
-SB 217 - Tenant protection bill that impacts eviction processes and notices
-federal policy advocacy
-National Housing Trust Fund
-HB 1476 anti-bail reform public hearing
-SB 418 voter affidavits
Following a quick wrap up of last week's legislative highlights and lowlights with Maggie and Grace, this week's guest interviewer is SEA President Rich Gulla and his guest is Senator Tom Sherman, District 24.
respect for teaching profession
weaponizing disgruntled parents
state budget process
bill to eliminate coop school districts
legnth of legislative term
pay of legislators
running for office all the time
strategic planning on two year cycle?
state contracting practices
programs for autistic
programs for preschool
how to keep next generation
cost of post secondary education
state employees pay standards
state aid subsidises businesses that pay low wages
quality of state employees
seeing employees, constituents as people
children, elderly, mental health
legislature funding or not
agencies failing to implement
HHS employees caP
substance use programs
censorship in public sphere, education
response to covid
shout out to no coal no gas group
This week's SHW is hosted by guest interviewers Lidia Yen and Steven Kidder from Change For Concord. They talk with Catherine Corkery and Jerry Curran of the Sierra Club, and Rob Werner, State Director of the League of Conservation Voters. The show is introduced by AFSC's Maggie Fogarty.
safety in public parks
wildlife as protected community members
explore, enjoy, protect
social justice arena
pollution/climate does not respect boundaries
hb571 rec vehicles on ice
motorcycles on Hoit Rd. marsh
question of jurisdiction
SB424 landfill gas - to - energy
composting organic waste
Rob Werner, LCV
SB440 offshore wind
SB270 Community Solar
SB261 and others; net metering expansion
HB1250 PUC to account for climate change
triennial energy efficiency agreement
commission for offshore wind and port development
state procurement targets
upcoming LCV webinars
federal monies coming to NH DoT
Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke of AFSC-NH speak with Kate Frey of New Futures about public health issues in the New Hampshire legislature.
State House Watch offers our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Renny Cushing.
Maggie and Grace's show introduction:
Earned Income and ChildTax Credit/Federal Budget
Driver License bills
HB1266 Sanctuary Cities
HB1393 School budget caps
HB1250 Electric Rates/Climate Impacts
Town& School Meeting Day
Mill Pond Dam
Kate Frey interview:
public health infrastructure
visibility of public health
vaccinations & mandates
cuts across multiple committees
HB1035 , HB1210 general vaccine opt-out
conscience added to medical and religious exemptions
HB1606 vaccine registry
SB288 child care centers
SB374 post-infection vaccination
HB1181 abortion restriction
HB1447 facial recognition
Legislature this week:
HB1651 Gender Reassignment
Regular Calendar - HB1216, HB1254 Housing Appeals Board
HB579 immigration checkpoints Hearing
Love Knows no Borders workshop
Notes from New Futures:
New Futures Campaign for a Healthy NH and petition to show lawmakers how many Granite Staters support a Healthy NH.
1035 (NF OPPOSES): This legislation would allow families to opt out of school vaccine requirements based on a conscientious exemption, thus opening the door for many more families to send their children to school unvaccinated and at risk for spreading mumps, polio, hepatitis, measles and many other deadly diseases. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
HB 1210 (NF OPPOSES): This bill would require any public or private employer or post-secondary institution that receives public funds to grant requests for a conscientious exemption to employers and students for all vaccines. Contact House Labor Committee.
HB 1606 (NF OPPOSES): This bills weakens NH’s vaccine registry, a critical tool in increasing vaccination rates and combatting infectious disease, by forcing individuals to opt-in to the program rather than allowing them to opt-out, as is the case under current law. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 288 (NF OPPOSES): SB 288 would prohibit schools or child care agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations - which unnecessarily and adversely impacts the childcare market in NH and potentially limiting both access for families and narrowing the market for providers. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 374 (NF OPPOSES): This bills would prohibit a person from requiring that an individual who had COVID-19 or who is under the age of 18 receive a vaccination against the virus as a condition for employment, education, or access to businesses or entities open to the public. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.