“…this movement is so incredibly important. The way we win, and we will, is important. How we react, how we speak, how we reach out…it matters. How we love matters. Love well.”

~~~Abby Johnson (Facebook, @abbyjohnsonprolife)

photos-abby-2 from her site
Abby Johnson (photo: abbyjohnson.org)

For anyone planning to attend the Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, August 5, here are some particulars for those who haven’t been to the State House before.

State House, Concord NH
State House, Concord NH

The Executive Council will meet at 10 a.m. on August 5. Item number 18 on their 100+ item agenda is a family planning contract that includes funds for three abortion providers, with the largest dollar amount going to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire Action Fund is planning a pre-meeting rally and is expected to have a large crowd of supporters at the meeting. Arrive early if you want to find parking and maybe even a seat.

The Executive Council chambers are on the second floor of the State House in Concord, 107 N. Main Street. The closest exit off of I-93 is #14 – BUT if you go online for directions or a map, be aware that there is construction on Main Street in front of the State House, and access to Main Street could be limited. Allow plenty of time.

Parking is often challenging near the State House. See the City of Concord’s parking information to locate parking garages. There is on-street parking with a two-hour limit; in the garages you can park longer. Bring a debit card for parking kiosks. Read the kiosk carefully to see if you’re at a location where you need to leave your receipt on your car’s dashboard.

Placards not mounted to sticks or posts are allowed in the State House. You will probably not be able to bring them into the Council chamber. Pro-life buttons, stickers and t-shirts are fine.

For more on the Councilors and the contract, see the most recent Leaven newsletter and recent posts on the blog.

Mentioned on WSMN 1590 AM, “We Hold These Truths,” 4/30/15

My thanks to Karen Testerman who invited me to be her guest host. Here are links to the organizations and projects I discussed with guest Jane Cormier of New Hampshire Right to Life.

New Hampshire Right to Life Committee

Information about NHRTL Open House, Saturday , May 2FOIA case appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Piccola Opera

Also on the air: information about Cornerstone Policy Research banquet, May 12 in Manchester


Thanks to WSMN guests Musgrave & Rago

As promised during We Hold These Truths on 1590 WSMN Nashua, 3/5/15, here’s contact information for the groups I featured on the broadcast. Thanks to Marilyn Musgrave of SBA List and Kathleen Lauer-Rago of Network for Educational Opportunity for their participation in the show.

Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List
Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List
Kathleen Lauer-Rago, Network for Educational Opportunity
Kathleen Lauer-Rago, Network for Educational Opportunity

SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST   www.sba-list.org

CHARLOTTE LOZIER INSTITUTE    www.lozierinstitute.org

WOMEN SPEAK OUT PAC   www.womenspeakoutpac.com

NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY  www.networkforeducation.org

3/17/14:For live coverage of today’s committee hearing on Connecticut’s assisted-suicide bill, I’m live-tweeting @leaven4theloaf. Others may be doing so as well; look for hash tag #noPASct on Twitter.