Please help us send a message that there is no room for hate in New Hampshire
We look forward to honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend. Dr. King was committed to non-violence and ending discrimination in our country. Now more than ever, it is important for Americans to honor Dr. King and his sacrifice by voicing their rejection of hate-speech, violence, and discrimination. We are better than this. We must speak out.
Hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise nationally and sadly, right here in New Hampshire. The violent, lynching attack on a bi-racial 8-year old boy in Claremont, New Hampshire was one of the most horrifying and troubling events in our state’s history. This troubled me greatly. It also troubled many other good people in our state legislature. So, I authored a resolution, HCR13, condemning hate crimes and any other form of racism in New Hampshire. It also rejects religious or ethnic bias, sexual or gender discrimination, as well as discrimination based on age, disability, marriage or familial status. Furthermore, it condemns incitements to violence or targeting a minority contrary to the law.
The hearing for this resolution will be held before the House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 10 AM in room 204 at the Legislative Office Building at 33 North State Street in Concord, New Hampshire. Please come to the hearing, speak out, or just sign in support of the resolution. If you can’t make it but wish for your voice to be heard, email or call committee members.
Enough is enough. Please help us send a message that there is no room for hate in New Hampshire. This has to stop.