This week's SHW host is Emmett Soldati. Emmett interviews Granite State Progress'
Digital Engagement Organizer Leah Cohen about tracking activities at the State House, and Somersworth City Councilor Crystal Paradis about responding to adverse childhood experiences.
Leah Cohen, @leahcohen603, digital engagement organizer, Granite State Progress
distillation of legislative content
HB544 race discussion omnibus budget trailer bill
weaponizing gavel privileges
SB154 gun violence
HB233 "born alive"
HB625 abortion regulation
Crystal Paradis, Somersworth City Councilor (and Daisy)
ACERT Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team
public safety component
investing in prevention
This week's State House Watch with AFSC's Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke is the journalism edition, with veteran State House Watcher Garry Rayno of InDepthNH, and Ethan DeWitt of the new publication New Hampshire Bulletin.
Some of the topics discussed are:
"States News Room";
how does news impact peoples' lives;
emergency room warehousing of children with mental health needs;
state budget is focus of tension between governer and some house repubicans;
HB544 divisive concepts bill vs. implicit bias training;
CleanEnergyNH funding crisis;
tax cuts vs. investments;
the nature of the current legislative session;
thin Republican majority;
use of the pandemic to attempt to keep democrats at home;
democrats' court suit ... ADA .... legislative immunity;
public access via remote access;
republic vs. participatory democracy;
culture wars expressed through budget process;
divisive concepts prohibition;
abortion funding services seperation;
difficult to advocate for basic human needs;
back of budget HHS cuts;
Secure Psych Unit & Sununu Youth Center;
government data collection, E911;
Jennifer Dube and her 350NH team host this week's State House Watch.
Earth Day/Clean Water Act Lookback
Today's focus is on clean air and water.
Interview with Jon Swan: Forest Lake
Conservation Law Foundation suit against DES
HB177... re:siting a landfill next to a state park.
Local Earth Day Events
songs: Big Yellow Taxi, by Counting Crows
Don't Go Neaar the Water, by Johnny Cash
Today the American Friends' Service Committee's Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke explore the world of legislative advocacy with youth activists Lidia Yen, AFSC's Grassroots Organizer Intern and Trysten McClain, racial justice activist from Plymouth, NH.
If you're unfamiliar, you may be confused, as was your producer, by the term "bipoc", which stands for 'black, indigenous, people of color'.
Change for Concord
NH budget bills:
the gag rule re:reproductive medical care
HB544...'divisive concepts bill' discussion of race etc, a bill + a budget amendment
NH People's Budget
SB61 right to work for less
HB198 .... gender/sports
HB155 ... indigenous peoples' day
Concord High School Resource Officer
HB266 ... anti sanctuary cities bill
HB587 citizen markers on drivers' licenses
HB328 driver licenses for undocumented
HB112 impact of deportation study