This week, the NH House voted 217-112 that the NH Community Rights Amendment, CACR19, be inexpedient-to-legislate (ITL), blocking it from going to the Senate and blocking Granite State voters' democratic, constitutional right to decide if they want to reform our state government to protect people, planet, & principles over profit.
New Hampshire House Denies Granite-Staters' Vote
on Proposed Constitutional Amendment
WATCH 30 MIN. CACR19 NH HOUSE DEBATE
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POSITIVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM CACR19'S JOURNEY
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their roll call vote on CACR19.
Yea votes supporting ITL were against CACR19 and denied the people the legitimate democratic process to vote on a matter that directly affects our health, safety, and welfare.
Nay votes against ITL were supporting CACR19 and empowered the people's right to decide whether or not they wanted to protect people, places, and principle over profit.
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CACR19 Sentiments From NH Citizen
LTEs & Letters to Reps
We, the people, far outnumber “them”, the corporations. While individuals may not have the financial clout of corporations, we have the right to our health, well being, and safety--none of which are possible without clean air and water, healthy, productive agricultural soils, scenic beauty, and other assets increasingly threatened by overreaching wealthy corporations. The NH Community Rights Amendment will empower our communities with local governing authority to preserve these immeasurable assets while maintaining all of our existing fundamental rights, including the right to bear arms.
This bill is not a taking, but a giving back.
Jeanne Sable -- Fitzwilliam, NH
Throughout recorded human history there has been an ongoing struggle between the rulers and the ruled. The rulers have been the wealthy, powerful elite, and the ruled have been the working classes and the poor. The American Revolution was a time when the ruled rose up to take control of their destiny from the King of England and his wealthy patrons. It is time for We the People to rise again. The New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment is working to revitalize our democracy by empowering every city and town with the right of local control.
Peter White -- Nottingham, NH
Since 2014, I have witnessed how decisions are made in Concord that protect individual, special, and an unresponsive system's interests while ignoring facts and uncomfortable truths and disrespecting ordinary citizens, our rights, and even other legislators who serve on the same committee--all to "win" a political point at any cost. A more mature democracy deals with honest differences honestly. Trust and mutual respect are essential so people can work together for the common good. Concord isn't the model for us to emulate at the local level. No question, democratic decision making at the local level CAN be messy. It crosses political divides and strengthens communities; we learn to listen to those "different" voices, stop undermining each other, and make the best decision we can for now, knowing future reality may mean we need to change it. That's what our earliest citizens did in ratifying the 1784 constitution and what we need to do today in adapting to the corporate and big money interests that now polarize and dominate our politics.
Deborah Sumner -- Jaffrey, NH