Allow me to nudge you over to ellenkolb.com for a link to a podcast I recorded this Ash Wednesday as a guest on The Catholic Current. Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J. wanted to know what was going on with New Hampshire legislation. Did I have some answers for him…!
From New Hampshire Right to Life: Friday, October 6 (coming right up!) is the deadline for purchasing tickets to NHRTL’s annual banquet, being held on October 12. More information is on their web site.
I’ll miss the event since I have to be up early the next morning for a crack-of-dawn flight to D.C. to cover the Values Voter conference. I’ve enjoyed past NHRTL banquets. They feature good company, interesting conversation, and thought-provoking speakers. This year’s speaker is Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of Silent No More.
“…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)
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.
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.