Some legislators don’t want to hear about educational opportunities that impact thousands of NH children. That’s their choice. They can choose to ignore what often matters a great deal to families.
On New Year’s Eve we sent an email to all NH Senators and State Representatives welcoming them to the new biennium. The letter explained our believe that all children deserve an education that fits his or her needs regardless of socioeconomic status or zip code.
We also indicated we would periodically contact them on important legislation and produce a Report Card based on roll-call votes.
Five legislators unsubscribed from our mailing list; one even marked it as spam! Many legislators never respond to calls and emails when people reach out to them on important issues. However, we hope they will be attentive to their constituents over the next two years, especially on matters that impact our children’s education.
Debra Altschiller (D), Rockingham 19 email@example.com 603-686-1234
Richard Barry (R), Hillsborough 21 firstname.lastname@example.org 603-880-3731
Casey Conley (D), Strafford 13 email@example.com 207-232-1992
Amanda Gourgue (D), Strafford 25 Amanda.Gourgue@leg.state.nh.us 603-397-0505
Liz McConnell (D), Rockingham 11 Liz.McConnell@leg.state.nh.us 603-772-7484
UPDATE 1/7/19: Add another representative to the list that doesn’t want to hear from constituents.
Thomas Southworth (D), Stafford 20 Thomas.Southworth@leg.state.nh.us 603-742-4471
Another six state representatives do not have emails provided on the General Court website. This makes it harder for constituents to contact them; their phone numbers are available.
Chris Balch (D), Hillsborough 38 603-654-6433
Jennifer Bernet (D), Hillsborough 4 603-878-2044
John Callum (R), Sullivan 6 603-863-2119
Mary Griffin (R), Rockingham 7 603-432-0959
Walter Kolodziej (R), Rockingham 7 603-437-7936
Diane Langley (D), Hillsborough 8 603-669-3626
Again, we hope concerned citizens and families will make an effort to communicate with their legislators on important education issues.
Your voice matters and elected officials should be responsive and accountable to the people they represent. You can make a difference in the education of your children and thousands more around the state.