March 25, 2022 – Update from State Rep Jeff Greeson

March 25, 2022 – Update from State Rep Jeff Greeson

The House was in session for three days the week of March 12, 2022 – it was grueling!  In the end, we got a lot of good things accomplished, and I am delighted to rattle off some of those victories.

1) We voted to repeal HB-1165 – the Granite State Family Leave Plan – by a vote of 172-164.  This was the program that got stuffed into the budget trailer bill last year that would provide a tax-payer paid-for benefit to the 11,000 state employees at a cost that is still unknown.

2) We passed (179-153) HB-1337, relative to the duration of time a person can draw unemployment benefits.  This bill ties the maximum duration for drawing unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate.  This would encourage people to get back into the workforce quicker and thereby also help reduce businesses unemployment insurance costs.

3) We passed HB-1194 (183-146) to make it more difficult for municipalities to override tax caps.  This bill would require a 2/3 majority instead of a simple majority.

4) We also passed HB-1667 (205-127) to expand the definition of a veteran to include National Guardsmen and Reservists for the purposes of obtaining veterans tax credits.

5) We voted to protect NH residents who work remotely for out-of-state companies from having to pay taxes on their income by passing HB-1221 (177-141).

6) We passed HB-1459 (167-145) to begin establishing the proper mechanism for the recycling of solar panels.

7) We defeated multiple efforts to eliminate or gut Education Freedom Accounts – HB-1669, HB-1672, HB-1683).  I think the key take-away is that Democrats HATE the idea of parents being able to make choices regarding their children’s education.

8) We passed several bills that regard parents’ rights.  HB-1434 (availability of curricula materials), HB-1431 (Parents Bill of Rights), HB-1280 (vaccine freedom), and many others.

9) We passed several bills related to professional licensing.  HB-1171 exempts certain niche beauty services from license requirements; HB-1330 relative to the board of registration of medical technicians; HB-1560 relative to non-resident licensure by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics.   These are all designed to help people get going in their chosen professions.  These unnecessary licensing requirements have proven to be great hindrances to the job market for many people.

10) We passed HB-1022 (183-159) permitting pharmacists to dispense Ivermectin via a standing order.

11) We passed HB-1439 so people will not be left alone to die in hospitals.

12) We passed several other bills related to medical freedom.

13) We passed a repeal of the “buffer zone law”.

14) And one of the most important victories – despite a ferocious attempt to completely repeal of dismantle the Fetal Life Protection Act, we passed on a voice vote to pass HB-1673 with an amendment that keeps the Act in place and clarifies the language pertaining to the ultrasound provision.

General Don Bolduc interviewed in The New Yorker

General Bolduc was recently featured in an interview in The New Yorker magazine.

Across the country, candidates who support Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election are running for office, promising to replace fellow-Republicans who went along with certifying last year’s results. Republicans are favored to take back both houses of Congress in 2022 and tighten their grip on state houses, raising urgent questions about whether the Party, which largely proved unwilling to support Donald Trump’s push to overturn the election last year, might be more amenable to doing so in 2024.

One of those candidates is Don Bolduc, a retired Army general and the only Republican who has declared his candidacy for next year’s U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire against the Democratic incumbent, Maggie Hassan… Read more by clicking on one of these links.

Here is the link to the New Yorker website

And, here is a link to a pdf of the article.

NOTE: PARC does not endorse any candidate until the general election. We don’t take sides in primaries. But, we do want people to be informed on the candidates which is why we publish this.

 

 

Dessert with Friends Meeting Dates – All meetings start at 7:00 PM at the American Legion hall in Ashland, NH

All meetings start at 7:00 PM at the American Legion hall in Ashland, NH – Come early to mingle and chat with like-minded patriots.

Here’s a list of upcoming meetings.  Put them in your book now!

October 14, 2021 First in a series “How to talk to a liberal”  this one on climate change.  Presentation and workshop by PARC Board member and meteorologist, Bob Hatcher.

November 11, 2021 Mark Alliegro NH State Rep District 7. New Hampshire bills: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Past meetings

September 9, 2021 Panel discussion on the Convention of States

June 10, 2021 General Don Bolduc – candidate for US Senate and PARC Board of Directors elections

May 13, 2021  Pam Tucker, Vice Chair, NH Republican Party

April 8, 2021 Frank Edelblut, NH Commissioner of Educations

March 18, 2021 Inaugural Dessert with Friends

 

Critical Race Theory – Why you should be outraged and what you can do about it.

If you don’t subscribe to Imprimus, from Hillsdale College you are missing an enormous opportunity to keep yourself informed.  (To subscribe and read the full editorial, click this link.)

This month’s editorial is on Critical Race Theory, What it is and how to fight it.  Here are some excerpts, but I encourage you to read the entire article.

CRT is a descendent of Marxism.  Classic Marxism poised the “Haves” (i.e. Capitalists) against the “Have Nots” (i.e. the workers.  Since that concept didn’t work in America because of our culture of entrepreneurship, the left subsititued “The Oppressed” for the “Have Not” and the “Oppressors” for the “Haves”.  This is the concept of identity politics pitting blacks versus whites, men against women, gays versus straights, etc.  By their definition, if you were not part of an oppressed class, you were an oppressor.  Here are three examples of how this is being taught in schools:

  1. In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”
  2. in Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” based on the idea that straight, white, english-speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and “covert white supremacy”
  3. In Philadelphia, an elementary school forced fifth graders to celebrate “Black Communism” and simulate a Black Power rally to free 1960s radical Angela Davis from prison.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 77 percent of conservatives are afraid to share their political beliefs publicly.  This has to stop.  We can’t live in fear.  Choose courage.  Get engaged.

It’s easy to stop a lone dissenter; it’s much harder to stop 10, 20 or 100 who stand up for American principles.  PARC is putting together a team of people who will write letters to politicians and Letters to the Editor of newspapers.  To be put on that list, send an email to secretary@plymoutharearepublians.or.

 

May 13, 2021 meeting. Pam Tucker will speak on the state of the GOP in NH

Last month’s session with Commissioner of Education, Mr. Frank Edelblut was almost a sell-out. We are gaining momemtum with every meeting. Don’t be shut out to hear about the future of the GOP in New Hampshire.

For our event THIS THURSDAY, May 13 we’re lucky to have TWO speakers!

Our main speaker for this Dessert With Friends event will be Ms. Pam Tucker, the current Vice Chair of the NH Republican Party.

Pam Tucker

Pam will speak to the current state of the NHGOP, its vision for 2022 and the plan to get more conservatives elected. Pam is an activist involved in identifying and recruiting future leaders for New Hampshire. One of Pam’s greatest passions is identifying and developing women to become leaders of change for the future.

 
 

In addition, State Rep Mark Alliegro, of Campton.

Mark Alliegro

Mark Alliegro will update us on how the NH House is reacting to Critical Race Theory. Mark’s committee held hearings on HB 544 and has first-hand knowledge. (That’s the bill addressing CRT teaching in our schools, workplaces).

 
 

Dessert With Friends is a monthly gathering of like-minded conservative Americans who stand for liberty and the Constitution. We serve coffee, decaf, soda, cookies, cakes at the Ashland American Legion **.

If all politics are local, you can’t get any more local than this! Have your questions ready, leave better-informed than when you arrived. PARC is working hard to Keep New Hampshire Great and continues our string of interesting and relevant speakers.

Speakers will begin at 7.00 PM and we’ll finish up by 8.00 PM, but come early to register, chat, and network with old friends and other like-minded people.

PARC Members: $5.00 Non Member: $10.00*** Space is limited so please RSVP!

You can become a member either on our website and save $5.00 by clicking the button below, or print out the member application HERE and bring it with you.

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** Directions to the American Legion

*** An admission fee goes toward the cost of your delicious dessert!

 

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