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New Hampshire

House Speaker Jasper and Representative Baldasaro opposed efforts to impose fiscal restraints on federal government

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Last week, by a vote of 211-80, the New Hampshire House defeated a motion to take the Convention of States Article V Resolution (SCR4) off the table, thus refusing to allow it to be debated on its merits.  

In an unprecedented display of bias against SCR4, House Speaker Shawn Jasper reminded the representatives that in 2012 the New Hampshire Legislature passed an Article V application for a Balanced Budget Amendment (HCR40).  He stated that in his opinion, SCR4 was therefore redundant. Speaker Jasper’s interference effectively doomed the motion to remove SCR4 from the table.

Listen to Speaker Jasper's statement at the 1:14 minute mark: Click image above to watch video.

Also leading the charge against imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government was Representative Al Baldasaro (R- Rockingham), who stated in his “Parliamentary Inquiry” that the language of SCR4 was “a duplication” of the Balanced Budget Amendment language in the 2012 application.  

The statements of both Speaker Jasper and Rep. Baldasaro were completely wrong. HCR40 would only allow for a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment. And while that is certainly a good idea, if unaccompanied by limits on spending and taxation—which SCR 4 would have allowed--it could simply allow the federal government to raise taxes in order to balance the budget.  A balanced budget amendment, by itself, is not good enough. 

Another problem potentially facing the BBA effort is the different wording among the approximate twenty-eight active Article V applications that have been passed over the past four decades. The variety among the applications could create a problem in aggregation and may result in a court battle that could take years to resolve. 

The Convention of States Project’s SCR4, on the other hand, provides the states with ability meaningful opportunity to truly curtail the fiscal insanity taking place in Washington D.C.. Unfortunately, the actions of House Speaker Jasper and Representative Baldasaro, have prevented the representatives of the people of New Hampshire from holding an open and honest debate on the issue. 

In closing, we would like to recognize the heroic efforts of Rep. Eric Eastman (R-Hillsborough) and Rep. Kris Roberts (D-Cheshire), who both fought to have SCR4 removed off the table in order to be debated on the floor. These two representatives are leaders in liberty and we thank them for their willingness to support our effort to restore fiscal sanity to our nation. Please reach out to them and thank them for their efforts on behalf of SCR4. 

Representatives who voted NO (leave SCR4 on the table)

 


Party

County

District

Vote

 

Abbott, Michael

Democrat

Cheshire

01

Nay

Abel, Richard

Democrat

Grafton

13

Nay

Abrami, Patrick

Republican

Rockingham

19

Nay

Adams, Christopher

Republican

Hillsborough

26

Nay

Almy, Susan

Democrat

Grafton

13

Nay

Ames, Richard

Democrat

Cheshire

09

Nay

Ammon, Keith

Republican

Hillsborough

40

Nay

Azarian, Gary

Republican

Rockingham

08

Nay

Baber, William

Democrat

Strafford

14

Nay

Backus, Robert

Democrat

Hillsborough

19

Nay

Baldasaro, Alfred

Republican

Rockingham

05

Nay

Barry, Richard

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Nay

Bartlett, Christy

Democrat

Merrimack

19

Nay

Bates, David

Republican

Rockingham

07

Nay

Beaulieu, Jane

Democrat

Hillsborough

45

Nay

Belanger, James

Republican

Hillsborough

27

Nay

Bennett, Travis

Democrat

Grafton

08

Nay

Berch, Paul

Democrat

Cheshire

01

Nay

Berrien, Skip

Democrat

Rockingham

18

Nay

Berube, Roger

Democrat

Strafford

18

Nay

Biggie, Barbara

Republican

Hillsborough

23

Nay

Bixby, Peter

Democrat

Strafford

17

Nay

Boehm, Ralph

Republican

Hillsborough

20

Nay

Borden, David

Democrat

Rockingham

24

Nay

Bordenet, John

Democrat

Cheshire

05

Nay

Bouldin, Amanda

Democrat

Hillsborough

12

Nay

Bradley, Paula

Democrat

Merrimack

18

Nay

Brewster, Michael

Republican

Merrimack

21

Nay

Brown, Duane

Republican

Grafton

16

Nay

Brown, Pamela

Democrat

Hillsborough

31

Nay

Buco, Thomas

Democrat

Carroll

02

Nay

Burton, Wayne

Democrat

Strafford

06

Nay

Cahill, Michael

Democrat

Rockingham

17

Nay

Cali-Pitts, Jacqueline

Democrat

Rockingham

30

Nay

Cardon, G. Thomas

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Carson, Clyde

Democrat

Merrimack

07

Nay

Chandler, Gene

Republican

Carroll

01

Nay

Chase, Cynthia

Democrat

Cheshire

08

Nay

Chase, Francis

Republican

Rockingham

20

Nay

Cheney, Catherine

Republican

Strafford

17

Nay

Chirichiello, Brian

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Christensen, Chris

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Nay

Christiansen, Lars

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Nay

Christie, Andrew

Republican

Rockingham

37

Nay

Cilley, Jacalyn

Democrat

Strafford

04

Nay

Coffey, James

Republican

Hillsborough

25

Nay

Cook, Allen

Republican

Rockingham

11

Nay

Cordelli, Glenn

Republican

Carroll

04

Nay

Cote, David

Democrat

Hillsborough

31

Nay

Crawford, Karel

Republican

Carroll

04

Nay

Cushing, Robert

Democrat

Rockingham

21

Nay

Devine, James

Republican

Rockingham

04

Nay

DiFranco, Debbie

Democrat

Rockingham

27

Nay

Doucette, Fred

Republican

Rockingham

08

Nay

Dumais, Russell

Republican

Belknap

02

Nay

Eaton, Daniel

Democrat

Cheshire

03

Nay

Edgar, Michael

Democrat

Rockingham

21

Nay

Emerick, J. Tracy

Republican

Rockingham

21

Nay

Estevez, Eric

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Nay

Ferreira, Elizabeth

Republican

Hillsborough

28

Nay

Fields, Dennis

Republican

Belknap

04

Nay

Flanagan, Jack

Republican

Hillsborough

26

Nay

Flanders, Donald

Republican

Belknap

03

Nay

Ford, Susan

Democrat

Grafton

03

Nay

Forest, Armand

Democrat

Hillsborough

18

Nay

Fothergill, John

Republican

Coos

01

Nay

Francese, Paula

Democrat

Rockingham

18

Nay

Fraser, Valerie

Republican

Belknap

01

Nay

Frazer, June

Democrat

Merrimack

13

Nay

Freitas, Mary

Democrat

Hillsborough

14

Nay

Froburg, Alethea

Democrat

Coos

03

Nay

Fromuth, Bart

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Nay

Gagne, Larry

Republican

Hillsborough

13

Nay

Gagnon, Raymond

Democrat

Sullivan

05

Nay

Gannon, William

Republican

Rockingham

04

Nay

Gargasz, Carolyn

Republican

Hillsborough

27

Nay

Gile, Mary

Democrat

Merrimack

27

Nay

Gionet, Edmond

Republican

Grafton

05

Nay

Gordon, Pamela

Democrat

Rockingham

29

Nay

Gottling, Suzanne

Democrat

Sullivan

02

Nay

Gould, Linda

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Nay

Graham, Robert

Republican

Strafford

01

Nay

Gray, James

Republican

Strafford

08

Nay

Griffin, Barbara

Republican

Hillsborough

06

Nay

Griffin, Mary

Republican

Rockingham

07

Nay

Guerette, C. Lee

Democrat

Hillsborough

33

Nay

Haefner, Robert

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Nay

Hansberry, Daniel

Democrat

Hillsborough

35

Nay

Hansen, Peter

Republican

Hillsborough

22

Nay

Harvey, Suzanne

Democrat

Hillsborough

29

Nay

Hatch, William

Democrat

Coos

06

Nay

Heath, Mary

Democrat

Hillsborough

14

Nay

Heffron, Frank

Democrat

Rockingham

18

Nay

Henle, Paul

Democrat

Merrimack

12

Nay

Hennessey, Erin

Republican

Grafton

01

Nay

Hennessey, Martha

Democrat

Grafton

12

Nay

Herbert, Christopher

Democrat

Hillsborough

43

Nay

Higgins, Patricia

Democrat

Grafton

12

Nay

Hinch, Richard

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Nay

Hirsch, Geoffrey

Democrat

Merrimack

06

Nay

Hodgdon, Bruce

Republican

Rockingham

01

Nay

Hoelzel, Kathleen

Republican

Rockingham

03

Nay

Hogan, Edith

Republican

Hillsborough

34

Nay

Hopper, Gary

Republican

Hillsborough

02

Nay

Horrigan, Timothy

Democrat

Strafford

06

Nay

Hull, Robert

Republican

Grafton

09

Nay

Hunt, John

Republican

Cheshire

11

Nay

Ingbretson, Paul

Republican

Grafton

15

Nay

Introne, Robert

Republican

Rockingham

05

Nay

Jack, Martin

Democrat

Hillsborough

36

Nay

Jones, Laura

Republican

Strafford

24

Nay

Kaczynski, Thomas

Republican

Strafford

22

Nay

Kaen, Naida

Democrat

Strafford

05

Nay

Kappler, Lawrence

Republican

Rockingham

03

Nay

Karrick, David

Democrat

Merrimack

25

Nay

Katsakiores, Phyllis

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Kenison, Linda

Democrat

Merrimack

15

Nay

Knowles, Robert

Republican

Strafford

12

Nay

Kolodziej, Walter

Republican

Rockingham

07

Nay

Kotowski, Frank

Republican

Merrimack

24

Nay

Kuch, Bill

Republican

Merrimack

23

Nay

Kurk, Neal

Republican

Hillsborough

02

Nay

Ladd, Rick

Republican

Grafton

04

Nay

LeBrun, Donald

Republican

Hillsborough

32

Nay

Ley, Douglas

Democrat

Cheshire

09

Nay

Long, Patrick

Democrat

Hillsborough

10

Nay

Luneau, David

Democrat

Merrimack

10

Nay

MacKay, James

Democrat

Merrimack

14

Nay

Maes, Kevin

Democrat

Grafton

06

Nay

Major, Norman

Republican

Rockingham

14

Nay

Mangipudi, Latha

Democrat

Hillsborough

35

Nay

Manley, Jonathan

Democrat

Hillsborough

03

Nay

Manning, John

Republican

Rockingham

08

Nay

Marple, Richard

Republican

Merrimack

24

Nay

Martin, John

Republican

Merrimack

23

Nay

Matthews, Carolyn

Republican

Rockingham

03

Nay

McBeath, Rebecca

Democrat

Rockingham

26

Nay

McClarren, Donald

Republican

Hillsborough

29

Nay

McConkey, Mark

Republican

Carroll

03

Nay

McConnell, James

Republican

Cheshire

12

Nay

McGuire, Carol

Republican

Merrimack

29

Nay

Milz, David

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Moffett, Howard

Democrat

Merrimack

09

Nay

Moynihan, Wayne

Democrat

Coos

02

Nay

Mullen, John

Republican

Strafford

01

Nay

Myler, Mel

Democrat

Merrimack

10

Nay

Nelson, Bill

Republican

Carroll

05

Nay

Nordgren, Sharon

Democrat

Grafton

12

Nay

Notter, Jeanine

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Nay

O'Brien, Michael

Democrat

Hillsborough

36

Nay

Ohm, Bill

Republican

Hillsborough

36

Nay

Osborne, Jason

Republican

Rockingham

04

Nay

Oxenham, Lee

Democrat

Sullivan

01

Nay

Packard, Sherman

Republican

Rockingham

05

Nay

Palmer, Barry

Republican

Hillsborough

32

Nay

Parison, James

Republican

Hillsborough

25

Nay

Parkhurst, Henry

Democrat

Cheshire

13

Nay

Peckham, Michele

Republican

Rockingham

22

Nay

Pellegrino, Anthony

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Nay

Peterson, Ken

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Nay

Pierce, David

Republican

Hillsborough

06

Nay

Piper, Wendy

Democrat

Grafton

10

Nay

Porter, Marjorie

Democrat

Hillsborough

01

Nay

Potucek, John

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Ratzki, Mario

Democrat

Merrimack

01

Nay

Rice, Chip

Democrat

Merrimack

27

Nay

Rice, Frederick

Republican

Rockingham

21

Nay

Robertson, Timothy

Democrat

Cheshire

06

Nay

Rogers, Katherine

Democrat

Merrimack

28

Nay

Rollo, Deanna

Democrat

Strafford

18

Nay

Rowe, Robert

Republican

Hillsborough

22

Nay

Sad, Tara

Democrat

Cheshire

01

Nay

Saunderson, George

Democrat

Merrimack

09

Nay

Schmidt, Peter

Democrat

Strafford

19

Nay

Schmidt, Stephen

Republican

Carroll

06

Nay

Schuett, Dianne

Democrat

Merrimack

20

Nay

Shattuck, Gilman

Democrat

Hillsborough

01

Nay

Shaw, Barbara

Democrat

Hillsborough

16

Nay

Sherman, Thomas

Democrat

Rockingham

24

Nay

Shurtleff, Stephen

Democrat

Merrimack

11

Nay

Simpson, Alexis

Democrat

Rockingham

18

Nay

Smith, Marjorie

Democrat

Strafford

06

Nay

Smith, Suzanne

Democrat

Grafton

08

Nay

Snow, Kendall

Democrat

Hillsborough

42

Nay

Soucy, Timothy

Democrat

Hillsborough

34

Nay

Souza, Kathleen

Republican

Hillsborough

43

Nay

Spanos, Peter

Republican

Belknap

03

Nay

Sykes, George

Democrat

Grafton

13

Nay

Sylvia, Michael

Republican

Belknap

06

Nay

Sytek, John

Republican

Rockingham

08

Nay

Tatro, Bruce

Democrat

Cheshire

15

Nay

Tholl, John

Republican

Coos

05

Nay

Thomas, Douglas

Republican

Rockingham

05

Nay

Ticehurst, Susan

Democrat

Carroll

03

Nay

Treleaven, Susan

Democrat

Strafford

17

Nay

Turcotte, Leonard

Republican

Strafford

04

Nay

Twombly, Timothy

Republican

Hillsborough

34

Nay

Umberger, Karen

Republican

Carroll

02

Nay

Verschueren, James

Democrat

Strafford

13

Nay

Wall, Janet

Democrat

Strafford

06

Nay

Walsh, Robert

Democrat

Hillsborough

11

Nay

Walsh, Thomas

Republican

Merrimack

24

Nay

Ward, Gerald

Democrat

Rockingham

28

Nay

Webb, James

Republican

Rockingham

06

Nay

Weber, Lucy

Democrat

Cheshire

01

Nay

Weyler, Kenneth

Republican

Rockingham

13

Nay

Wheeler, Deborah

Democrat

Merrimack

03

Nay

Williams, Kermit

Democrat

Hillsborough

04

Nay

Woitkun, Steven

Republican

Rockingham

33

Nay

Woodbury, David

Democrat

Hillsborough

05

Nay

Wuelper, Kurt

Republican

Strafford

03

Nay

 Representatives that voted Yes (remove SCR4 from table to debate) 

 


Party

County

District

Vote

 

Abramson, Max

Republican

Rockingham

20

Yea

Aldrich, Glen

Republican

Belknap

02

Yea

Alicea, Caroletta

Democrat

Merrimack

08

Yea

Avellani, Lino

Republican

Carroll

05

Yea

Balcom, John

Republican

Hillsborough

21

Yea

Barnes, Arthur

Republican

Rockingham

08

Yea

Bickford, David

Republican

Strafford

03

Yea

Brown, Rebecca

Democrat

Grafton

02

Yea

Burt, John

Republican

Hillsborough

39

Yea

Byron, Frank

Republican

Hillsborough

20

Yea

Christie, Rick

Republican

Hillsborough

06

Yea

Cloutier, John

Democrat

Sullivan

10

Yea

Cohen, Alan

Democrat

Hillsborough

30

Yea

Converse, Larry

Democrat

Sullivan

04

Yea

Danielson, David

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Yea

Darrow, Stephen

Republican

Grafton

17

Yea

DeLemus, Susan

Republican

Strafford

11

Yea

Duarte, Joe

Republican

Rockingham

02

Yea

Eastman, Eric

Republican

Hillsborough

28

Yea

Edwards, Elizabeth

Democrat

Hillsborough

11

Yea

French, Barbara

Democrat

Merrimack

06

Yea

French, Harold

Republican

Merrimack

02

Yea

Gallagher, Brian

Republican

Belknap

04

Yea

Gonzalez, Carlos

Republican

Hillsborough

45

Yea

Gordon, Richard

Republican

Rockingham

35

Yea

Gorman, Mary

Democrat

Hillsborough

31

Yea

Green, Dennis

Republican

Rockingham

13

Yea

Grenier, James

Republican

Sullivan

07

Yea

Groen, Warren

Republican

Strafford

10

Yea

Guthrie, Joseph

Republican

Rockingham

13

Yea

Hannon, Joseph

Republican

Strafford

25

Yea

Harris, Jeffrey

Republican

Rockingham

09

Yea

Horn, Werner

Republican

Merrimack

02

Yea

Howard, Raymond

Republican

Belknap

08

Yea

Irwin, Virginia

Democrat

Sullivan

09

Yea

Itse, Daniel

Republican

Rockingham

10

Yea

Johnsen, Gladys

Democrat

Cheshire

07

Yea

Johnson, Eric

Republican

Grafton

07

Yea

Laware, Thomas

Republican

Sullivan

08

Yea

Leeman, Don

Republican

Strafford

23

Yea

Leishman, Peter

Democrat

Hillsborough

24

Yea

Long, Douglas

Republican

Merrimack

04

Yea

Lovejoy, Patricia

Democrat

Rockingham

36

Yea

Mann, John

Democrat

Cheshire

02

Yea

Marston, Dick

Republican

Hillsborough

19

Yea

Massimilla, Linda

Democrat

Grafton

01

Yea

McCarthy, Frank

Republican

Carroll

02

Yea

McCarthy, Peggy

Republican

Hillsborough

29

Yea

McGuire, Dan

Republican

Merrimack

21

Yea

McLean, Mark

Republican

Hillsborough

15

Yea

Murotake, David

Republican

Hillsborough

32

Yea

Murphy, Keith

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Yea

Ober, Lynne

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Yea

Ober, Russell

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Yea

Pantelakos, Laura

Democrat

Rockingham

25

Yea

Patten, Dick

Democrat

Merrimack

17

Yea

Pearson, William

Democrat

Cheshire

04

Yea

Phillips, Larry

Democrat

Cheshire

16

Yea

Proulx, Mark

Republican

Hillsborough

44

Yea

Prudhomme-O'Brien, Katherine

Republican

Rockingham

06

Yea

Rideout, Leon

Republican

Coos

07

Yea

Roberts, Carol

Democrat

Hillsborough

04

Yea

Roberts, Kris

Democrat

Cheshire

16

Yea

Rollins, Skip

Republican

Sullivan

06

Yea

Rouillard, Claire

Republican

Hillsborough

06

Yea

Schroadter, Adam

Republican

Rockingham

17

Yea

Scontsas, Lisa

Republican

Hillsborough

30

Yea

Seaworth, Brian

Republican

Merrimack

20

Yea

Shepardson, Marjorie

Democrat

Cheshire

10

Yea

Simmons, Tammy

Republican

Hillsborough

17

Yea

Southworth, Thomas

Democrat

Strafford

20

Yea

Sullivan, Daniel

Democrat

Hillsborough

42

Yea

Sullivan, Victoria

Republican

Hillsborough

16

Yea

Theberge, Robert

Democrat

Coos

03

Yea

Tilton, Benjamin

Democrat

Cheshire

12

Yea

Tilton, Franklin

Republican

Belknap

03

Yea

True, Chris

Republican

Rockingham

04

Yea

Ulery, Jordan

Republican

Hillsborough

37

Yea

Wolf, Terry

Republican

Hillsborough

07

Yea

Zaricki, Nick

Republican

Hillsborough

06

Yea

 


URGENT REQUEST! We are going for it tomorrow and need your help!

CALL TO ACTION IN THE NEXT 8 HOURS NEEDED!

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Great News!  The representative that made the motion to put SCR4 on the table is now supporting taking it off to receive a debate on the floor based upon it's merits!  It is URGENT that you help us in our hour of need as this is going down to the wire!

PLEASE TAKE THESE TWO ACTIONS WITHIN THE NEXT 8 HOURS:

1. Review the two email messages below and choose one to send to all the NH representatives.  DO NOT ADD ANY NAME TO THE INTRODUCTION BECAUSE THE MESSAGE WILL BE SENT TO ALL REPRESENTATIVES.

Please make sure to add your name and address to let them know you are from New Hampshire and also a constituent. Hit the "send now" button to send your email 

2. LOOK UP MY REPRESENTATIVES and call them within the next 8 Hours to tell them nicely you want them to vote to take SCR4 off the table and to vote to pass it completely in the House tomorrow. 

 

EMAIL ONE:

 

Representative,

SCR4 deserves a fair hearing on it's merits and needs to be removed off the table and debated on the House Floor. Although NH passed a Balanced Budget Amendment resolution, that is not enough! We need to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government such as limits on taxing, spending, and debt. 

A BBA without other limiting amendments could allow the federal government to simply RAISE TAXES to balance the budget. Please support removing SCR4 off the table and support it's passage.

 

Sincerely,

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EMAIL TWO:

 

Representative, 

  • SCR4 passed 3-0 by the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee.
  • SCR4 passed 15-9 by the Senate.
  • SCR4 passed 11-5 by the House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee. 

Please do the right thing and vote to remove SCR4 off the table to allow an open debate of the issue and support passing SCR4. 

Thank you!

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If you are able to come to the State House in the morning to talk to legislators as they enter the chamber to let them know you want them to vote to take SCR4 off the table and also to pass it, we'd really appreciate it!  

Come on New Hampshire Convention of States Supporters!  This is our last opportunity to pass it this year and we are going for it!

Thank you for your support!

 

Ken Quinn

Regional Director

(207) 713-8700 

 

 


This is Our Last Chance New Hampshire! Urgent Call to Action!

We need your help right away. Don’t let your New Hampshire Representatives avoid debating and voting on the only real solution to our runaway federal government just because they were sleepy!

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Late Wednesday night, just as we were about to get our House vote on the Convention of States resolution, SCR4, one Representative moved to table it. That motion passed—we believe due to the lateness of the hour—and consequently our resolution did not receive a substantive debate and vote.

We can bring SCR4 back to the table—but we need your help to get enough votes to do it.

TWO STEP ACTION PLAN:

1. Please contact your own Representatives right now, and ask for his/her commitment to support a motion to give SCR 4 a substantive hearing and vote (remove from the table). Just click here to find your Representative and his/her contact information.

2. Then, please take just a moment to contact Rita, our National Legislative Strategist, at rdunaway@cosaction.com, and let her know whether your Representative made the commitment.

We need every Convention of States supporter now in New Hampshire to answer the call!  Please follow the instructions above and don't stop until you have spoken to your state representatives and heard from them whether or not they will vote to "remove it from the table" to give it a fair hearing based on the merits of the resolution.  We need a 2/3s vote and reporting back to us is critical.  Time Is Running Out!

Don't forget to report back to Rita Dunaway at the email address above.

Thank you for taking 10 minutes right now to save our Republic and guarantee liberty for future generations of Americans.

Ken Quinn
Regional Director
(207) 713-8700
kquinn@cosaction.com


Call Your NH Representatives in the Next 24 Hours to Support SCR4!!!

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION!  The New Hampshire House is voting on the Convention of States Application (SCR4) this Wednesday and it is critical that your state representatives hear from you in the next 24 hours!!!

We need your support to help make New Hampshire the 8th state to pass our Article V application and be part of history. Please click LOOK UP MY REPRESENTATIVES to find their phone numbers and email addresses by selecting your town. Make sure to call them and nicely ask them to vote in favor of SCR4 and when sending an email put in the subject line "Support SCR4!", "YES on SCR4!", or "Pass SCR4!" with a short message asking them to pass our resolution.  Please add your name and address to your email message so that they know it is coming from someone living in New Hampshire.

Convention of States Sign Rally at the New Hampshire State House on Wednesday, May 11th at 8:30AM!

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It all comes down to this!  The New Hampshire House is voting on our Convention of States Resolution SCR4 on Wednesday, May 11th and we are going to hold a sign rally at the steps of the State House to show all the arriving representatives that we want them to pass SCR4!  We will be meeting at 8:30AM at the front of the State House at 25 Capitol St, Concord, NH to hold signs in support of SCR4 (signs will be provided).

Please plan for about one hour for the rally.

We need as many Convention of States supporters as possible to show that the citizens of New Hampshire want to pass our Article V application!

Please arrive early as it will take time to find a parking spot.  There are several parking garages in the area and parking meters on the side streets.

A number of you have already replied to let us know you are coming. Thank you!  If you haven't done so, please do so now!

Let us know you plan on attending by clicking I PLAN ON ATTENDING SIGN RALLY 

 

Thank you for your support!

Ken Quinn

Regional Director

kquinn@coasaction.com

(207) 713-8700


Convention of States Sign Rally at the NH State House on Wednesday, May 11th at 8:30AM!

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Convention of States Sign Rally at the New Hampshire State House on Wednesday, May 11th at 8:30AM!

It all comes down to this!  The New Hampshire House is voting on our Convention of States Resolution SCR4 on Wednesday, May 11th and we are going to hold a sign rally at the steps of the State House to show all the arriving representatives that we want them to pass SCR4!  We will be meeting at 8:30AM at the front of the State House at 25 Capitol St, Concord, NH to hold signs in support of SCR4 (signs will be provided).

Please plan for about one hour for the rally.


We need as many Convention of States supporters as possible to show that the citizens of New Hampshire want to pass our Article V application!


Please arrive early as it will take time to find a parking spot.  There are several parking garages in the area and parking meters on the side streets.

Please let us know you plan on attending by clicking I PLAN ON ATTENDING SIGN RALLY 

Le't make New Hampshire state number 8!!!

Thank you!

Ken Quinn
Regional Director
(207) 713-8700
kquinn@cosaction.com


SCR4 Passed the House State-Federal Relations Committee by a Vote of 11-5!

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Great news!  The Convention of States Application (SCR4) passed the House State-Federal Relations and Veteran Affairs Committee by a vote of 11-5! We are only one vote away from being the 7th state to call for a Convention for this purpose.

Call your state representatives and ask them to vote YES on SCR4 today!  Look up my State Legislators

Here are the votes by the members of the House State-Federal Relations and Veteran Affairs Committee:

PLEASE CALL AND EMAIL THE MEMBERS THAT VOTED YES AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

 

Representative Telephone Email Vote
       
Chairman - Russell Ober (603) 883-9654 russell.ober@leg.state.nh.us YES
       
Vice-Chair - Phillip Straight (603) 424-2043 phil.straight@leg.state.nh.us YES
       
Clerk - Robert Theberge (603) 752-5672 robert.theberge@leg.state.nh.us YES
       
Anne Priestley (603) 893-1214 kpanne@gmail.com N/A
       
David Lundgren (603) 432-3499 Qtipnh@aol.com YES
       
Richard Marple (603) 627-1837 Dick.Marple@leg.state.nh.us NO
       
Peggy McCarthy  (603) 598-4966 Mccarthy.Peggy@gmail.com YES
       
Timothy Smith (603) 657-0324 Tim.Smith@leg.state.nh.us NO
       
Amanda Bouldin (972) 834-7302 Amanda.Bouldin@leg.state.nh.us N/A
       
Alfred Baldasaro (603) 425-6997 Al.Baldasaro@leg.state.nh.us NO
       
Skip Rollins (603) 863-6340 skip@lavalleys.com YES
       
Frank McCarthy (603) 356-9160 serendipity922@gmail.com YES
       
Kris Roberts (603) 352-1105 kriseroberts@icloud.com YES
       
Thomas Katsiantonis (603) 627-9652 thomaskatsiantonis@gmail.com N/A
       
Elizabeth Edwards (603) 703-6926 ecomstockedwards@gmail.com N/A
       
Lars Christiansen (603) 889-0481 lars@taybre.net NO
       
Phyllis Katsakiores (603) 434-9587 pkatsakiores@comcast.net NO
       
Eric Eastman (603) 879-0009 eric.eastman@leg.state.nh.us YES
       
Linda Massimilla (603) 444-5270 Linda.Massimilla@leg.state.nh.us YES
       
Efstathia Booras (603) 886-5886 Efstathia.Booras@leg.state.nh.us N/A

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 


We Need COS Petitions Signed in These NH Districts!

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We need Convention of States Petitions signed in the districts that are highlighted in the yellow and pink areas in the map below.  If you live in any of these districts or know people that live in them can you do us a big favor and have them sign our online petition which only takes about 15 seconds?

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Convention of States Online Petition

Here is a PDF listing all of the House Districts in New Hampshire

List of Towns and Wards

List of Districts we need petitions in:

District District Number
Coos 2
Coos 4
Belknap 5
Belknap 6
Belknap 7
Carroll 1
Carroll 3
Carroll 4
Cheshire 4
Cheshire 5
Cheshire 14
Cheshire 15
Grafton 1
Grafton 2
Grafton 15
Grafton 16
Grafton 17
Hillsborough 11
Hillsborough 12
Hillsborough 13
Hillsborough 14
Hillsborough 16
Hillsborough 19
Hillsborough 38
Hillsborough 39
Hillsborough 40
Hillsborough 41
Hillsborough 42
Merrimack 1
Merrimack 3
Merrimack 7
Merrimack 8
Merrimack 9
Merrimack 12
Merrimack 13
Merrimack 14
Merrimack 15
Merrimack 16
Merrimack 17
Merrimack 18
Merrimack 19
Merrimack 21
Merrimack 22
Rockingham 13
Rockingham 15
Rockingham 16
Rockingham 26
Rockingham 27
Rockingham 29
Rockingham 32
Rockingham 33
Rockingham 36
Rockingham 37
Strafford 7
Strafford 8
Strafford 11
Strafford 12
Strafford 13
Strafford 14
Strafford 15
Strafford 16
Strafford 17
Strafford 23
Strafford 25
Sullivan 2
Sullivan 4
Sullivan 6
Sullivan 7
Sullivan 8

Thank you!


Michael Farris Testifies on Behalf of SCR4 at Public Hearing Yesterday

 

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We had a great day yesterday at the State Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on SCR4! Pictured above is Michael Farris providing expert testimony in regards to our resolution and the Article V convention process.  

THANK YOU to everyone that came to the hearing and to those of you that wanted to come but were unable to attend! It was standing room only and most of the attendees were Convention of States supporters!  We are one step closer to passing SCR4 in New Hampshire and it is more important than ever for you to call the committee members below to ask them to vote "Ought to Pass." The committee will be voting on SCR4 next Thursday April 21st and we need you to make calls to the members listed below.  The opposition is pushing back very hard and we must continue to push back harder! 

IMPORTANT!

The State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee will be voting on SCR4 next Thursday and we need you to call all the committee members to urge them to vote "Ought to Pass."

Below is a suggested script to help you make your call and if you live in the district of any of these members please tell them you are a constituent.  Look up my legislator

The phone numbers and email addresses of the committee members are listed below.

Here are your Talking Points:

Call and say:  "I would like to speak with [Representative (last name. (If they are not available, try to schedule a time for you to speak with them directly. You can say the following whether you are speaking to the legislator directly or to their assistants).

If you live in their district:  "I am a constituent in your District and I am calling you today to let you know that I support the Convention of States Project and I want to know your position on the COS Resolution SCR4. Can the constituents in your district count on you to vote “Ought to Pass” on the Convention of States Resolution?"

If you don't live in their district:  "I am from New Hampshire and I am calling you today to let you know that I support the Convention of States Project and I want to know your position on the COS Resolution SCR4. Can I count on you to vote “Ought to Pass” on the Convention of States Resolution?"

If they answer "Yes, I support the Convention of States", Respond:  "Thank you.  I appreciate hearing that you are willing to stand with us and rein in the federal government through the only Constitutional solution that we have".

If they answer "No, I do not support the Convention of States project", Respond:  "I would like to know why you will not support the only constitutional solution we have to rein in our out of control federal government. I would much rather have you and my state legislature make the decisions for this state, than some far away DC bureaucrat in the federal government, and this is the only constitutional solution we have to do that."

Then Ask them: "What would it take for you to change your position on this issue?" (Please Stick to this question, “What will it take to change your position on the Convention of States resolution?” until you are able to get a definitive answer).

Whatever answer is given to the question above, Respond:  "Great, I will have the Convention of States volunteers in this district, or the national COS team get back with you to address your questions. Do you prefer they get back to you via phone or email? What is the best email or phone number to reach you to do that?" 

If they answer "I need more information", Respond:  "So, if I can get you more information that addresses your concerns, you would consider voting yes for the Convention of States resolution?"

If your Legislator says "YES", Respond:  "Great, I will have the Convention of States volunteers in this district, or the national COS team get back with you to address your questions. Do you prefer they get back to you via phone or email? What is the best email or phone number to reach you to do that?"

NEXT STEPS: Send an email to: kquinn@cosaction.com and put the Legislators name in the subject line. In the body of the email state:

1.) Your name and contact info.

2.) Your state and legislator's name.

3.) Summary of your conversation with your legislators position.

4.) Your legislators preferred method of follow up and contact info.

That’s it! Of course, it’s always best to use your own words and explain it however you feel most comfortable. We’ve provided this outline as a guide. Don’t feel like you have to follow it verbatim.

Thank you!

 

Representative Telephone Email District
       
Chairman - Russell Ober (603) 883-9654 russell.ober@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 37
       
Vice-Chair - Phillip Straight (603) 424-2043 phil.straight@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 21
       
Clerk - Robert Theberge (603) 752-5672 robert.theberge@leg.state.nh.us Coos- District 03
       
Anne Priestley (603) 893-1214 kpanne@gmail.com Rockingham- District 08
       
David Lundgren (603) 432-3499 Qtipnh@aol.com Rockingham- District 05
       
Richard Marple (603) 627-1837 Dick.Marple@leg.state.nh.us Merrimack- District 24
       
Peggy McCarthy  (603) 598-4966 Mccarthy.Peggy@gmail.com Hillsborough- District 29
       
Timothy Smith (603) 657-0324 Tim.Smith@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 17
       
Amanda Bouldin (972) 834-7302 Amanda.Bouldin@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 12
       
Alfred Baldasaro (603) 425-6997 Al.Baldasaro@leg.state.nh.us Rockingham- District 05
       
Skip Rollins (603) 863-6340 skip@lavalleys.com Sullivan- District 06
       
Frank McCarthy (603) 356-9160 serendipity922@gmail.com Carroll- District 02
       
Kris Roberts (603) 352-1105 kriseroberts@icloud.com Cheshire- District 16
       
Thomas Katsiantonis (603) 627-9652 thomaskatsiantonis@gmail.com Hillsborough- District 15
       
Elizabeth Edwards (603) 703-6926 ecomstockedwards@gmail.com Hillsborough- District 11
       
Lars Christiansen (603) 889-0481 lars@taybre.net Hillsborough- District 37
       
Phyllis Katsakiores (603) 434-9587 pkatsakiores@comcast.net Rockingham- District 06
       
Eric Eastman (603) 879-0009 eric.eastman@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 28
       
Linda Massimilla (603) 444-5270 Linda.Massimilla@leg.state.nh.us Grafton- District 01
       
Efstathia Booras (603) 886-5886 Efstathia.Booras@leg.state.nh.us Hillsborough- District 33




Public Hearing on Convention of States Application SCR4 on Thursday, April 14th!

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The Time is NOW New Hampshire! The House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, April 14th at 10:00AM in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in room 303 in regards to the Convention of States Application SCR4. 

We need as many people as possible to attend this hearing to show support for SCR4! The committee may be voting immediately after the hearing so it is extremely important that we show up in large numbers to demonstrate that the people of New Hampshire want to limit the power of the federal government.

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Constitutional expert, Michael Farris is planning to testify on behalf of SCR4, so let's have a great turnout to show him support!

We need people there wearing Convention of States buttons to show the committee members that you want them to vote “Ought to Pass” on SCR4. Please, Please, Please, follow the instructions below to help us to victory in New Hampshire! 

Please take the following actions! 

  1. Review and choose which email message you would like to send to the committee members. These are only templates and you can change them or write your own personal message. The important thing is that you send an email letting them know you want them to vote “Ought to Pass” on SCR4.  Hit the "send now" button to send your message to the members.

  2. Let us know if you plan to attend the hearing to show your support by clicking either the “I will attend” send now button at the bottom of this message. IMPORTANT: Please provide us with your name, address, and phone number if you are planning to attend so we can connect with you prior to the committee hearing. 

When the email message opens it will be addressed to all the committee members, so please do not add anyone's name to your introduction.  It is important that you add your name and address at the end of the message so the committee member know that they are receiving an email from someone in New Hampshire.

Email One 

Representative, 

We need New Hampshire to join other states in our country to use their authority under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to bring responsibility back to our nation. This can only be done by proposing amendments that will provide the necessary checks needed between the state governments and the federal government. This committee passed this application last year by a vote of 12-0. Please vote in favor of it again for the sake of children's future. 

Sincerely,

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Email Two 

Representative, 

In 2015 this committee voted 12-0 in favor of this resolution and we need you again to hold firm by voting Ought to Pass on SCR4. Please do not give into the fear tactics of those that do not understand this process and who want to maintain the status quo. We need leaders to arise among our states to take a stand against our overreaching federal government and restore the balance of power back to the states. Please vote Ought to Pass on SCR4. 

Thank you,

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 Email Three 

Representative, 

We cannot sustain the course our nation is on and we are depending on the states to rein in the power of Washington D.C. Yes, the New Hampshire legislature has the authority under Article V to join other states and hold a meeting to propose amendments that will stop the over-spending that is taking place in our federal government. Congress will never limit their power, but you can by supporting SCR4!

This committee voted 12-0 in favor of this resolution last year and I ask you to remain firm and vote Ought to Pass on SCR4 once again. 

Best regards,

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IMPORTANT!  Don't forget to please let us know if you plan to attend the hearing.

 

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Thank you very much for your support!  Let's make New Hampshire the 7th state to pass the Convention of States Article V application and become part of history!

 

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New Hampshire Senate Passes SCR4!

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We did it! The Convention of States Project application, SCR4 was passed by the New Hampshire Senate today by a vote of 15-9! This was only possible because so many of you stood up, showed up, and spoke up. Thank you! Now, please take a few moments to thank the legislators who voted in favor of restoring meaningful limitations on federal power: 

VOTED YES

Sen. Jeff Woodburn (603) 271-3207 jeff.woodburn@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Jeanie Forrester (603) 271-4980 jeanie.forrester@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Jeb Bradley (603) 271-2106 jeb.bradley@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Andrew Hosmer (603) 271-8631 andrew.hosmer@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Gerald Little (603) 271-4151 jerry.little@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Andy Sanborn (603) 271-2609 andy.sanborn@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Gary Daniels (603) 271-2609 gary.daniels@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Sharon Carson (603) 271-1403 sharon.carson@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. David Boutin (603) 271-3092 david.boutin@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. John Reagan (603) 271-4063 john.reagan111@gmail.com

Sen. Donna Soucy (603) 271-3207 donna.soucy@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Regina Birdsell (603) 271-4151 regina.birdsell@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Chuck Morse (603) 271-8472 chuck.morse@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Russell Prescott (603) 271-3074 represcott@represcott.com

Sen. Nancy Stiles (603) 271-3093 nancy.stiles@leg.state.nh.us

 

VOTED NO

Sen. David Watters (603) 271-8631 david.watters@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. David Pierce (603) 271-3067 david.pierce@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Sam Cataldo (603) 271-4063 sam.cataldo@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Molly Kelly (603) 271-3207 molly.kelly@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Kevin Avard (603) 271-4151 kevin.avard@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Bette Lasky (603) 271-3091 bette.lasky@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Dan Feltes (603) 271-3067 dan.feltes@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Lou D'Allesandro (603) 271-2117 dalas@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (603) 271-3076 martha.fullerclark@leg.state.nh.us