The 2019 New Hampshire legislative session will begin on January 2, less than two weeks away. It actually began when the reps were sworn in a few weeks ago, but the real fun begins in January. Get your communications toolkit ready. One important item to include: the state General Court web site (“General Court” is the formal name for our legislature, reps and senators alike). Head over to http://gencourt.state.nh.us.
Bookmark it. Study it. Find your reps on it. Make a note of their street addresses and email addresses and phone numbers. Poke around the General Court web site at your leisure and make yourself at home.
The web site for the New Hampshire Executive Council has not yet been updated with the winners of November’s election. Watch for the new names and contact information in January.
If you haven’t already done so, meet your state representatives and senator and executive councilor. Watch for them at local events, and introduce yourself. Let them get to know you. Make sure they know you’re a neighbor and you’re paying attention to what they do in office.
Make note of Governor Sununu’s office phone number: 603-271-2121.
I predicted a year ago that the New Hampshire House would lose 20 pro-life votes in the 2018 election. I was right about the election, and the losses were compounded by representatives who chose not to run again. (New Hampshire legislators are paid $100 per year, so making a living must take priority eventually.) All the more reason to keep handy the contact information for your newly-elected representatives. They might not be used to hearing from pro-life constituents. Prepare to expand their horizons.