A legislative tool kit

Over at Leaven for the Loaf, I concentrate on what’s going on at the State House in Concord. Before each biennium, I offer a tool kit of sorts for people who want to communicate with legislators and track legislation. I’ve just posted the kit for 2023-24. For my New Hampshire neighbors, I humbly offer the information. For readers from other areas, you might be interested in how we do things in a state where we have 424 state legislators for just shy of a million and a half residents.

You live in New Hampshire, you’re pro-life, and you want your legislators to get the message. Here are the nuts-and-bolts of getting that job done with the help of the General Court website, which covers the state House and Senate.

No other voters in the nation are closer to their elected representatives than those of us in New Hampshire. Twenty-four senators, and 400 state representatives: you probably already know at least one of them for your town. If you don’t, it’s likely a simple matter to meet one. Take advantage of that. 

Big change in 2023, reflecting the fact that the House is split 201-198: Most House committees are evenly split, with eight to ten members from each party. I expect some interesting outcomes.

By the way, I usually write “reps” rather than representatives. That does not reflect any disrespect for the position of a House member. It’s a matter of efficiency, not flippancy. When I’m flippant, you’ll know it.

If this information looks familiar, you’ve already got the tools. Let sharpen them.

Read the rest of the post at Leaven for the Loaf.