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NHDP Statement: By voting down minimum wage, GOP is not doing right by NH workers

Concord, N.H. – This afternoon, the House voted down HB115, legislation that would have created a statewide minimum wage of $9.50 in 2018 and $12 by 2019. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: “Thanks to former Governor, now-Senator Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. With this great progress, […]

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NHDP Statement: Speaker Jasper & Governor Sununu defeated transgender rights in their own ways

Concord, N.H. – This morning, the House voted to table HB478 by a 187-179 vote. This bill would have outlawed discrimination against transgender people. The bill was supported and sponsored by members of both parties. Governor Sununu was asked for his position on the bill, to which he replied that he has “no personal opinion.” NHDP Chair […]

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Statement: Republicans should focus on children, not political pet projects

 Concord, N.H. – In today’s Concord Monitor, Republican Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper commented on the surprising lack of priority the state legislature was giving to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families by saying “this session has been going along at just an incredible pace, so there hasn’t been a lot of time for anybody.” Senate […]

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DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison to make New Hampshire his first public appearance in new role

Concord, N.H. – Newly elected DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will make New Hampshire his first first public appearance in his new role when he attends the Democratic Party’s state committee meeting on March 25th. Ellison will speak on the future of the Democratic Party and usher in a new session of the New Hampshire Democrats, including […]

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