State House "Lobby Day" Wednesday, October 12th

Please join SEA members and other concerned
        New Hampshire residents at the State House this

                                Wednesday, October 12th.  

We are meeting at 9:00 am at the American Votes Office (4 Park Street, across from the State House in Concord) -- or, just come to the State House when you can! 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brian Hawkins at 271-3411 x120 or

State House "Lobby Day"  

Wednesday, October 12th

Speaker William O'Brien has scheduled another special session of the House for this Wednesday, October 12th starting at 10:00 am. All major Presidential candidates, including President Obama, have been invited to briefly address the House during this session. We understand that five of the lowest tier Republican candidates have agreed to do so.

The House is expected to vote on five bills, including HB 654, which would reduce employers' contributions to the NH Retirement System by $4 million -- because employees are now contributing more from our paychecks. (which by the way has been identified by Neal Kurk and others as unconstitutional) As the Committee Minority Report says: "The bill takes more money from the NHRS at a time when this Legislature’s stated objective has been to reduce the $4-plus billion unfunded liability created in the 1990’s. The minority believes that this bill would continue the practice of 'kicking the can down the road' by irresponsibly spending money stolen from the NHRS, and leaving the system deeper in debt."

The House may vote on whether to override Governor Lynch's veto of HB 474 (the so-called "Right to Work" bill) -- or three other vetoes. We strongly urge anyone who is able to attend to please do so wearing their red clothing in solidarity.

For more information on HB 474, visit State Rep. Bob Perry's site and read his October 11th post.