NH Council of Churches - Policy Alert: Death Penalty Hearing May 18

Action Alert: 

Death Penalty Expansion

Senate Hearing

Wed. May 18 1:30 PM

Senate Judiciary Committee

Room 305-307 

Legislative Office Building

HB 147 would expand New Hampshire's death penalty to include murders committed during a home invasion.

 

HB 147 has been scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee (click for members) on WEDNESDAY, May 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Room 305-307 of the LOB. 

 

Your Action Needed:

·      Get the word out. Get the word out asap to anyone who can attend to oppose this bill. Share this email. 

·      Attend the hearing May 18.  It is important for people to just show up and sign in to show opposition. 

·      Testify. If you are willing to testify, or know of someone else who would be willing to testify, please contact Katherine Cooper, NHCADP executive director.

·      Call your Senator (see below for contacts). Tell him or her that this bill is overly broad and unnecessary. The Attorney General says this bill will add to the number of Capital Murder cases brought in NH at a time when law enforcement resources are scarce. Funding for police and prosecution are being cut. The Courts are suffering.  Now is not the time to expand the Death Penalty, an expensive, ineffective government program.  NH can't afford it.

 

·      Central messages should be about the fiscal irresponsibility of this bill,

·      the harm the DP causes to victim family members and other co-victims, and

·      the fact that the Study Commission agreed expansion is not in NH's best interests.

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For more info, contact Katherine Cooper, Executive Director, NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at kcooper@nodeathpenaltynh.org, 603-674-4885 or see www.nodeathpenaltynh.org

 

Now is not the time to expand 

the Death Penalty.

NH can't afford it.

 

NH State Senators

Who is your senator?  Find out here

 

District

Name and Address

Contact Information

01

John Gallus

292 Prospect Street

Berlin, NH  03570

(H) (603)752-1066

(O) (603)271-3077

 

02

Jeanie Forrester

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 105-A

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2104

 

03

Jeb Bradley

630 South Main St.

Wolfeboro, NH  03894

(H) (603)387-2365

(O) (603)271-2106

 

04

James Forsythe

Legislative Office Building

33 North State Street, Room 5

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-3096

05

Matthew Houde

PO Box 66

Meriden, NH  03770

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2118

 

06

Fenton Groen

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 107

Concord, NH  03301

(H) (603)817-9352

(O) (603)271-3045

07

Andy Sanborn

Legislative Office Building

33 North State Street, Room 5

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-3073

08

Bob Odell

PO Box 23

Lempster, NH  03605-0023

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-6733

 

09

Raymond White

PO Box 10487

Bedford, NH  03110-0487

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-3569

 

10

Molly Kelly

89 Colonial Drive

Keene, NH  03431

(H) (603)357-5118

(O) (603)271-2166

 

11

Peter Bragdon

PO Box 488

Milford, NH  03055

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-8472

 

12

Jim Luther

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 105-A

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2246

 

13

Gary Lambert

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 107

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2735

 

14

Sharon Carson

19 Tokanel Road

Londonderry, NH  03053

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2674

 

15

Sylvia Larsen

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 120

Concord, NH  03301-2528

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-2675

 

16

David Boutin

1465 Hooksett Road #80

Hooksett, NH  03106

(H) (603)203-5391

(O) (603)271-2709

 

17

John Barnes, Jr.

PO Box 362

Raymond, NH  03077

(H) (603)895-9352

(O) (603)271-6931

 

18

Tom De Blois

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 105-A

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-7803

 

19

Jim Rausch

65 Gulf Road

Derry, NH  03038

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-8630

 

20

Lou D'Allesandro

332 St. James Avenue

Manchester, NH  03102

(H) (603)669-3494

(O) (603)271-2600

 

21

Amanda Merrill

8 Meadow Road

Durham, NH  03824

(H) (603)868-2491

(O) (603)271-8567

 

22

Chuck Morse

State House

107 North Main Street, Room 105

Concord, NH  03301

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-4980

 

23

Russell Prescott

8 Farm Road

Kingston, NH  03848

(H) (603)642-4243

(O) (603)271-3074

 

24

Nancy Stiles

1 Hayden Circle

Hampton, NH  03842-1165

(H) None Specified

(O) (603)271-6933