NH Council of Churches - Policy Alert: Rally For NH Thursday 3/31

Rally For New Hampshire     

Thursday, March 31    

12 noon - 1 pm  

Statehouse Lawn  

Raise Your Voice for A Moral State Budget!


The NH House is expected to vote on the state budget next Thursday, March 31. The cuts proposed bring NH back to 2004 spending levels. This is particularly harsh as continuing economic difficulties result in more individuals and families turning to public services for survival and hope of returning to self-sufficiency.


This is not the NH Way. And it doesn't have to be this way in one of the wealthiest states in the nation.


NH CARES has organized this opportunity for NH to speak out against devastating cuts, and send a message to the NH Senate that they need to start over with this budget as soon as they get it from the House.


Please make plans to attend -- and spread the word about this important rally. Please include a notice (sample below) in this weekend's bulletins or pass along email.  


Bus transportation, parking and other details are available on the NH CARES website or the Rally for New Hampshire event Facebook page, linked here.  


If you will attend or know a group who will, please email Laurel@nhchurches.org so we can help organizers estimate expected crowd size for parking and other matters.  


Sample Bulletin Blurb:

Rally for NH: March 31, noon - 1 pm, NH Statehouse, 107 N. Main St., Concord. Please speak up for those who cannot! The NH House is expected to pass a budget on March 31 that will make devastating cuts. These will affect all of us, but most especially our most vulnerable neighbors. As church members know well, churches are always ready to partner with government and other entities at all levels to help meet needs in our community. But churches can't replace government. Please attend and share news of this rally with others. For information about transportation, parking and other details, see www.nhcares.net.

Thank you for your continued vigilance and dedication to economic justice in New Hampshire.