What is the League currently doing? What issues is the LWVNH focusing on this year? What has the LWVNH accomplished in the past? Tips for effective citizen advocacy.
Expanded Gambling The League continues to track gambling expansion legislation and to testify, either in the name of the League or through our coalitions, against expansion of gambling in NH.
Incarceration The League is tracking legislation related to our study of women incarcerated in NH. We attend bi-monthly meetings of the Interagency Council on Women Incarcerated in NH. We also observe meetings of the committee recently established to study the availability of services in the community to offenders released on parole.
New Hampshire Prison Privatization Proposed The League opposes the large-scale privatization of prisons in NH for which bids are being evaluated (fall 2012). We are represented at coalition meetings opposed to privatization. We urge members to contact the governor and their Executive Councilors to express opposition to privately run prisons. League board members are available to speak to groups in the community interested in learning more about incarceration, alternatives to incarceration, and privatization of prisons.
Alternative Sentencing Members of the League's study committee on incarceration testified in support of establishing more drug courts (alternative courts) in NH. That legislation passed (spring 2012) and we urge the counties to establish drug courts, which are both more successful than incarceration in solving addiction problems in the long run and save money over incarceration costs for drug offenses.
Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling (603) 643-6059 (603) 359-3300 c Learn more at: http://www.NoSlots.com
Granite State Priorities (formerly The Granite State Fair Tax Coalition) P.O. Box 3431 Concord NH 03302 603-986-7696. To learn more go to http://www.nhfairtax.org
Coalition for Open Democracy 4 Park St Concord NH 03301 Learn more at: http://www.coalitionforopendemocracy.org/
NHCAN New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network 2 Delta Drive, Concord NH 03301 Learn more at : http://www.childrennh.org/web/nhcan.html