State Budget

6th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones St (HKonJ6)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join THOUSANDS who will be Marching for Justice.

 

Forward Together Not One Step Back:
We must stand for Freedom and defend Democracy
We will not be deafeated or divided
We shall pursue Liberty and Justice for all
We the People shall not be moved

 

If you believe, you need to MARCH WITH US, STAND WITH US and ORGANIZE WITH US!

Begin Assembling at Shaw University at 9:30. March begins at 10:30.

Agencies and Advocates Call for Restoration of Funds to "Unemployed Parents"

In a letter delivered this morning to members of the House-Senate budget conference committee,  thirty-four New Hampshire advocacy and human service organizations called for restoration of funds for the Unemployed Parents (UP) Program, which provides direct assistance and employment training to more than 250 families in which both parents are unemployed or under-employed.

Faith Spurs Advocacy for Humane Budget at NH State House

Rev. John Gregory Davis called on “Passover Prophets and Resurrection Resisters” to bring a message of social justice to the New Hampshire State House at the United Church of Christ New Hampshire Conference’s second Advocacy Day, April 19, starting at South Congregational Church in Concord.  After Rev. Gregory-Davis’ comments, orientation about current legislative developments, and a workshop on advocacy skills led by the AFSC’s Arnie Alpert, a few dozen UCC members and friends set off for the State House, four blocks away.

Mary Westfall and Sen. O'Dell

Mary Westfall tells Bob O'Dell to vote against "Right to Work"

With the Rev. Jean O'Bresky looking on, Rev. Mary Westfall talks to Sen. Bob O'Dell about the state budget and anti-union legislation coming before the State Senate. 

Senate Budget Hearing

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Senate Finance Committee will take testimony on the state budget from 2 to 4 PM and again from 6 to 8 PM.  The hearing will be either in State House Room 103 or in Representatives Hall.

Legislative Advocacy Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

The United Church of Christ New Hampshire Conference invites members of New Hampshire faith communities to join them for a Day of Advocacy at the legislature.  The program will begin with worship, orientiation, and training (led by AFSC's Arnie Alpert), followed by a visit to the State House.  Issues include the state budget, death penalty, taxes, predatory lending, workers' rights, and more.  Bring a bag lunch or plan to purchase your lunch at the State House.   "We must continue to soften 'pharaoh's' hard heart."

Invitation to Participate: Interfaith Voices for a Humane Budget

invitation to participate in the State House vigils sponsored by Interfaith Voices for a Humane Budget.

Rally for New Hampshire

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:00pm

The NH House will vote March 31 on a proposed budget that slashes essential services, removes essential elements of the social safety net, and strips rights from public sector workers.  This rally will call on the State Senate to scrap the House budget and start over.  

More information on message, parking, and program is available at http://www.nhcares.net/wordpress/

Shelter is a Matter of Life and Death

“Shelters are a matter of life and death for homeless people in New Hampshire,” Maggie Fogarty told the NH House Finance Committee today at a hearing full of heart-wrenching stories about the devastating effects of budget cuts being contemplated by the state legislature.

For hours on end New Hampshire residents provided testimony to the Committee about the need for services for people with mental illness and physical disabilities, and also called for adequate funding for other services vital to a dignified life.

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