Update from State Rep Beth Folsom

Update: June 9,2021


I am responding after two hard fought days trying to get good pieces of legislation passed. None of us are perfect and I have made my share of freshman mistakes.  We lost some key battles due to some extremely weak Republicans.  Those are the ones you should be focusing on.

Have you participated in hearings this year?  Have you sent notes of encouragement when a legislator votes according to our constitution?   Have you started recruiting strong constitutional candidates yet?   Are you recruiting, training, and raising funds yet?   Have you paid the costs of sending legislators to the ALEC conference?  Or Wallbuilders Pro-Family Legislative conference?  Here’s an easier one, how about mowing their lawn, splitting wood, or helping them get their gardens planted? We are not all wealthy, young, and healthy but still often give 40 plus hours a week on legislative work for a whopping 100 bucks a year.

Spend some time building up the slightly imperfect legislators or you will loose them and end up with democrats instead.

My final word, PRAY for these hard working legislators. Pray without ceasing!

God bless, Beth


Here’s how the state Democrats voted in the first quarter of 2021

How Democrats voted – through April 9, 2021.
97% AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1) 97% AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2) 100% FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the Retirement Board. (HB274) 98% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614) 99% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)

99% AGAINST giving parents more information about students’ assessments. (HB194) 98% AGAINST expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools. (HB388) 96% AGAINST requiring students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire to pass the US civics naturalization test. (HB319) 100% AGAINST requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students. (HB278)

96% AGAINST permitting self-defense within a vehicle. (HB197) 97% AGAINST requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation. (HB307) 85% AGAINST allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. (HB334) 97% AGAINST strengthening the right to keep and bear arms. (CACR8) 93% AGAINST stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime. (HB196) 97% AGAINST clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct. (HB195)

99% AGAINST improving voter checklists to remove people who have moved or died. (HB285) 100% AGAINST requiring the same level of identity for absentee ballot requests as all other voting. (HB292)

99% AGAINST requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature for the taking of property in a declared emergency. (HB402) 97% AGAINST guaranteeing free exercise of religion even during a state of emergency. (HB542) 97% AGAINST protecting religious services as essential services that may not be unduly burdened. (HB440)

98% FOR presuming the defendant is guilty until proven innocent. (HB246) 97% AGAINST allowing school nurses to have associate (community college) degrees rather than bachelor’s degrees. (HB349) 91% AGAINST prohibiting municipalities from requiring a license for children to operate a lemonade stand. (HB183) 91% AGAINST allowing after market window tinting to the same degree as can be ordered on new vehicles. (HB224) 100% FOR spending public funds for abortions. (HB2-1068) 91% AGAINST requiring that any baby born alive shall not be killed just because it was unwanted. (HB233) 98% AGAINST prohibiting abortions after 24 weeks. (HB625)

Republicans on the other hand for all of these votes, more than 90% – in most cases 97% –  voted completely opposite our “liberal friends” who are astoundingly out of touch!