• Citizen Action Against Gerrymandering

    PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE: NHTI - Concord's Community College. Same time: 1-5 pm.

    The right to vote is among the most fundamental of our constitutional rights. However, partisan gerrymandering has created an electoral system that allows politicians to choose their voters, rather than voters choosing their politicians. Both Republican and Democratic legislators have engaged in gerrymandering, drawing lines that effectively give more weight to the voters of one party than the other. As a result, our system no longer operates according to the principle of “one person, one vote,” and our state legislatures and Congress do not fairly and honestly represent the electorate. It is time to restore one person, one vote in our state. The New Hampshire legislature will once again draw district lines in 2021. New Hampshire’s voters must demand that candidates running for the legislature in 2018 and 2020 commit to support fair, non-partisan redistricting. 

    The sponsors are pleased to announce a forum for New Hampshire citizens to learn about action they can take to restore honest districting in this state. The afternoon begins with a keynote speech by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Or.), an advocate for independent, citizen-led redistricting. The program includes panels addressing national and state redistricting issues, featuring political, legal, and historical perspectives. The program will conclude with a panel focused on political organization and action as we head into the 2018 election season.

    Sponsors: Capital Coalition, Open Democracy, New Hampshire Progress Alliance, America Votes New Hampshire, Granite State Progress.

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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  • Inclusivity and Intersectionality in the Pro-Democracy Movement.

    Free Speech for People and Move to Amend are hosting a coming together of activists and organizers within the Pro-Democracy Movement (Amendment Movement) to discuss the importance of approaching this work with an intersectional analysis. 

    The goal of these webinars is to give activists who are involved in passing the 28th amendment, or who are involved more broadly in democracy reform, tools to make our movement more intersectional and inclusive by focusing on connecting with, learning from, supporting and building with communities marginalized by systems of oppression. These are some general tips, not at all inclusive of all the tools that exist for this purpose. The individuals on this call all have insight to intersectional and anti-oppression based organizing and have created content to approach issues with this lens. 

    Click HERE to register for the March 25, 1 pm webinar and for more information.

    Click HERE to register for the March 29, 5 pm webinar and for more information.

    Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    Online Webinar
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  • A Conversation About the State of Our Democracy

    This event is free and open to the public

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH
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