From GSP-Vote Today-Tell Your NH House Legislators To Support HB 1589- Support Expanded Background Checks In New Hampshire

In the last few weeks, Granite State Progress members and allies have really stepped up to demonstrate the wide-spread support for background checks in New Hampshire.

We are making progress. But we need your help before the big House vote today.

Despite all your hard work, there are still a number of swing representatives who could go either way on the vote tomorrow. We need your help to continue to push for criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales. Please help in one of these three ways:

1. Send an email to all State Representatives.

If you haven’t already, send an email calling for expanded background checks.

2. Call your elected officials and ask them to support HB 1589.

Contact information here. Please report all responses back to Granite State Progress.

3. Join us for a Citizen Lobby Day tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th.

Tomorrow is the big day when the full House votes on HB 1589. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have public safety advocates visible in the House to encourage legislators to stand with us.

Citizen Lobby Day for HB 1589, Background Checks
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 * 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Granite State Progress, 4 Park Street, Suite 300, Concord next to the State House to check-in & get fact sheets, prep materials, and stickers before heading over.

The vote could take place at any time during these hours (or possibly even later). If you cannot come for the whole time, then come for as much as you can, with an emphasis on earlier in the day. Granite State Progress will post on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages when the vote is taken for those who want to check before coming to Concord. RSVP to Caitlin Rollo at

Background checks work and they save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and other prohibited persons. That’s why 89% of Granite Staters – including NRA members and gun owners – support expanding background checks.

Please take action now to encourage the New Hampshire House to support HB 1589.