Voting rights are at risk in New Hampshire

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As stated in the NH Center for Justice & Equity Policy Platform, “Policy happens for people who participate,” so making it as easy as possible for people to exercise their voting rights is critical. Making voting more accessible, whether through automatic voter registration, no-exception mail-in ballots, or language accessibility, are our policy priorities to strengthen voting rights in New Hampshire. However, the state seems to be moving in the opposite direction as a bill tightening voter identification requirements is headed to the Governor’s desk.

‘NH deserves a working-class governor’ says Jon Kiper, a restaurateur vying for Democratic gubernatorial nomination

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Jon Kiper is the maverick and the long shot in a race paced by former Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and sitting Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington. Unlike Craig and Warmington, who have both taken the pledge to veto a sales or income tax, Kiper has shunned it. “I’m not proposing a broad-based tax,” he said, “but I’m not taking the pledge because it’s stupid.”

Homelessness: At the intersection of law enforcement and housing, Ruais sees progress

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Six months on the job as mayor, Ruais says there’s progress – last Tuesday the Board of Aldermen banned camping in the city and transferred half a million dollars to the police department to provide “hot spot patrols” in problem areas. Those two things will begin to move the needle, says Ruais.