CACR19's Executive Session Is Now
Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 9:00 AM
Rm 301 Legislative Offices Building:
33 N. State, Concord, NH, 03301
At this session, the House Municipal & County Government committee will vote on how to recommend CACR19 to the full NH House.
PLEASE ATTEND to show the M&CG committee that We the People of the Granite State care very much about amending our state constitution to
Protect People, Principles, and
Places above Profit.
SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
The Community Rights Movement to the New Hampshire House: Let the People Decide What’s Best
CACR19's Tuesday, Feb. 27th
executive session at 9:00 AM
CACR19 needs majority support in the full 20-member
House Municipal & County Government committee.
This means at least 11 members have to believe it is time to elevate people and nature above corporation and profit!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL
HOUSE M&CG COMMITTEE MEMBERS
URGE THEM TO RECOMMEND THAT CACR19 OUGHT-TO-PASS
NOTICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO ARE STILL UNCERTAIN!!!
Jane Beaulieu: Manchester, Hillsborough 45 (603) 626-1260
James Belanger: Hollis, Hillsborough 27 (603) 465-2301
John Bordenet: Keene, Cheshire 05 (603) 352-0680
Clyde Carson: Warner, Merrimack 07 (603) 456-2562 Supports
Francis Chase: Seabrook, Rockingham 20 (603) 944-0830 Uncertain
Debra DeSimone: Atkinson, Rockingham 14 (603) 362-4314 Uncertain
Francis Gauthier: Claremont, Sullivan 03 (603) 543-7382 Opposes
Julie Gilman: Exeter, Rockingham 18 (603) 580-1393 Supports
Timothy Josephson: Canaan, Grafton 11 (603) 523-2023
Carolyn Matthews: Raymond, Rockingham 03 (603) 244-2027
Frank McCarthy: Conway, Carroll 02 (603) 356-9160
Mark McLean: Manchester, Hillsborough 44 (603) 668-0076 Opposes
David Meader: Keene, Cheshire 06 (603) 357-1340
Vincent Migliore: Bridgewater, Grafton 09 (603) 744-5800 Supports
Steven Rand: Plymouth, Grafton (603) 236-6587
Franklin Sterling: Jaffrey, Cheshire 14 (603) 532-8284
Brian Stone: Northwood, Rockingham 01 (603) 724-1404 Opposes
Bruce Tatro: Swanzey, Cheshire 15 (603) 352-3904
Susan Treleaven: Dover, Strafford 17(603) 749-2347 Supports
Tripp Richard: Derry, Rockingham 06 (603) 434-4674
Sample message: "Hello, my name is _________, and I am reaching out to you in support of CACR19 from the town of _________. I want to know that local majority voices matter, and CACR19 provides this assurance without limiting already established rights. I support the people of New Hampshire having the recognized, secured, and protected authority to protect the well-being of their municipalities and of the natural environments on which they depend. I urge you to vote ought-to-pass on CACR19.
Remember to leave your name & number!
IF A REPRESENTATIVE ASKS A QUESTION AND YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUT AN ANSWER, PLEASE ASK IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO THEM ON IT -- THEN EMAIL THE QUESTION TO NHCRN FOR A RESPONSE THAT YOU CAN THEN SHARE WITH THE COMMITTEE MEMBER.
FAQ on CACR19
WHAT CACR19 WOULD ACTUALLY DO
If passed with 3/5 majority in the NH House & Senate, and if passed by 2/3 majority vote by the people, CACR19 would become Article 40 of our NH Bill of Rights.
It would codify that the individual citizens of NH have the recognized constitutional right to pass local laws in their town, municipality, city and county to protect both their human communities and the natural ecosystems on which their survival depends, including in the face of corporate harm--so long as locally-made laws would not infringe on real persons' existing rights under state and federal law.
Because rights are not gifted by any constitution but recognized and enumerated within them, CACR19 is purposefully not a proposed law but a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to specifically enumerate the individual right to local self-government within NH’s State Constitution in the same way freed slaves' equal rights were recognized within the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, because laws enacted under this amendment would include protection of natural ecosystems (think air, water, soil) on which NH citizens depend, CACR19 mentions Rights of Nature. Precedent for Rights of Nature is growing in the U.S. and around the world as evidenced by scholarship, changing law, legal cases, and the International Center for the Rights of Nature.