Jun 23, 2020
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Tell Senate leaders this decision is unacceptable, and express your disappointment to your state senator!
Sadly, it has become apparent that N.H. Senate leaders intend to use COVID-19 as an excuse to avoid voting on the legalization bill. HB 1648 passed the House earlier this year in an overwhelming 236-112 vote, but last week the Senate tabled it without giving it a public hearing or a vote.
This is outrageous. However, it's possible that the Senate could change course and bring the bill to a vote if enough people express their anger and disappointment. Now is the time to call or email these Senate leaders and urge them to change their minds:
Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester)
Office Phone: 603-271-2111
Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord)
Office Phone: 603-271-3042
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Morse (R-Salem)
Office Phone: 603-271-3207
These senators’ office phones will be answered by staff members who likely agree with our position (or the calls will go to voice mail), so please be respectful and polite when you call!
After you call or email the leaders of the N.H. Senate, please email your own state senator and express your frustration with this decision!
Although it appears unlikely that the Senate will change course and pass HB 1648, we can take some solace in the fact that this is an election year. Gov. Sununu and all 24 senators will face re-election in November, so we have a great opportunity in November to replace elected officials who refuse to support ending cannabis prohibition.
After you contact Senate leaders and email your senator, please share this message with your family and friends.