On Jan. 8, HB1279 was introduced to stop state-level compliance with the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA in New Hampshire (learn about it here). It was passed through the house and has since been referred to the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee.
STATUS: HB1279 is slated to be heard by the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee on Apr. 24. If it passes through that committee, the full senate will have the opportunity to concur with the house’s decision and send the bill to Gov. Hassan’s desk to be signed into law.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where in New Hampshire you live, take these actions today.
1. Call the Committee Chair, Russell Prescott. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB1279. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Comment below or contact us at http://ask.tenthamendmentcenter.com with any information you get.
4. SHARE this information widely. By facebook, twitter, email, and more.
5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB1279. It is essential to protect NH residents from the horrors of federal kidnapping. Passing HB1279 is the first step toward making that happen.