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NH Legislative Update: A big advance for Medicaid dental coverage!

We have some incredible news: early this morning, HB103, establishing a dental benefit under NH Medicaid, passed the Committee of Conference!...
May 16, 2022
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RAD Staff, Leaders Speak Truth to Power in NH Court Hearing

The five courageous activists - including RAD staff and leaders - who were arrested at the New Hampshire State House in summer 2021 protesting Governor Sununu’s deeply harmful budget, spoke truth to power as they entered their pleas in court...
May 13, 2022
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RAD Responds to Sununu’s Failure to Deliver on Housing

A bill that would have enabled the distribution of $100 million in federal funds to increase the availability of affordable housing in New Hampshire recently stalled in the House. Rights & Democracy's Housing for All Committee responds to the impact...
May 10, 2022
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May movement wins and turning rage into action.

Spring at Rights & Democracy has been off to a moving start. In our calls, conversations, and meetings across the state, there is a palpable sense of energy and renewal....
May 6, 2022
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How will you take action this week?

Last week was full of movement and community, and we are entering Monday with our energy high. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than calling on elected leaders to take action now for a livable planet for us all?...
April 25, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of April 25th

Last week, we were happy to see more positive outcomes for RAD priority bills! These included a Senate vote to pass TWO RAD-supported bills related to healthcare and criminal justice reform....
April 25, 2022
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Will you join RAD this Earth Day?

As we enter mid-April, it's starting to really feel like Spring. The warmer weather is bringing us fresh energy, and we have a lot of exciting events on the horizon!...
April 18, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of April 18th

Thanks to everyone who has been testifying and reaching out to legislators, we saw a number of positive outcomes last week in the NH Senate....
April 18, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of April 11th

Last week, a RAD-supported healthcare bill PASSED in the House! In the coming week, THREE priority healthcare bills will be heard, in the House Health and Senate Health Committees....
April 11, 2022
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Presence and power

March was a huge month for Rights & Democracy, one of immense presence and power.  Two weeks ago, I was in DC to stand alongside 10 powerful RAD leaders and Black women-led progressive organizations from across the country in support...
April 6, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of April 4th

Last week, a RAD-supported healthcare access bill PASSED in the House! This week, two priority healthcare bills will be heard, in the House Health and House Finance Committees. Read on to learn how to take action!...
April 4, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of March 28th

This week, two RAD-supported healthcare access bills made huge advancements in the Senate and House! See Highlights from Last Week below for more information. In the coming week, two priority healthcare bills will be heard, one in the Senate Health Committee and one...
March 27, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of March 21st

This last week was a tough one, with the House Legislature passing bad bills including HB 1266, an anti-sanctuary bill, HB 1476, undoing bail reform, and HB 1393, relating to school district budget caps. The New Hampshire Legislature also decided...
March 19, 2022
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Our story continues.

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March 8, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of March 7th

Thank you for taking the time each week to contact committee members and your legislators. By doing your part, you are making a real difference for housing, healthcare, racial justice, and more in the Granite State....
March 7, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of February 28th

This week brought positive and negative developments, as bills came up for floor votes in the Senate on Thursday....
February 28, 2022
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Rights & Democracy Welcomes New Executive Director: Kiah Morris

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is entering a new phase with the announcement of its next executive director, Kiah Morris. Kiah steps into the role after serving for nearly two years as the organization’s Vermont Movement Politics Director....
February 25, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of February 21st

2022 Legislative Update, Week of February 14thThis past week saw some hopeful developments, as well as some difficult losses, as both the House and Senate met to cast floor votes on priority legislation. Important progress was made on expanding access...
February 18, 2022
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2022 Legislative Update, Week of February 14th

Thank you to everyone who supported online, through letters or in person last week when the House heard testimony on key bills to repeal divisive concepts. You can read about the hearing here. They did not vote on a recommendation for...
February 14, 2022