This week Maggie and Grace from American Friends' Service Committee's New Hamphsire Program interview New Future's Kate Frey, about the state budget process and priorities, and Louise Spencer from the Kent St. Coalition about the legislative process and how, and why people can become part of that process. The two featured musical breaks are Abba's "Money Money Money" and Janelle Monáe's "Turntables".
For the February 15 edition the 350NH crew returns with a focus on local food systems and the confluence of agriculture and solar power. You'll hear Jennifer Dube, Peg Breault, Carolyn Nevin, Alyssa Riley, and Joe Feole of 350NH, Mike Zimmer of Bluewave Solar, Hannah Flanders of the Kearsarge Food Hub, and Senator Rebecca Whitley of the NH State Senate.
Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke from the American Friends' Service Committee, New Hampshire Program interview two New Hampshire activists on immigration issues: Asma Elhuni, a Libyan-American from the Upper Valley, and Bruno Soares, a native of Brazil, now of Nashua. They also talk with their AFSC colleague Adriana Jasso from the San Diego, California border region.
Just some of the topics are:
HB20 - defunding public schools
HB328 - driver's licensing and privacy
HB587 - whether citizenship is conflated with driving
HB266 - prohibiting sanctuary cities, allowing local police to assist Immigration agents.
HB579 - checkpoints
The California Values Act (SB 54)
Secure Communities 287G>>>deportations
Emmett Soldati's debut appearance on State House Watch features guests City Counselors Palana Belken and Crystal Paradis talking about citizen participation in government.
What is it like to testify at the legislature....in person vs. remote.....
SB61 right to work
affirmative gender care
HB68 child abuse bill
HB198 school sports
"Coffee with the Counselor"
Accessibility is both improved and lost with virtual governing.
Structures of advocacy: state vs. local.
Keep zoom as an option in future.... and email ....