Alert: Contact Senate Judiciary Members

Help expand housing fairness

Contact Senate Judiciary Committee members 
this week


HB1409, to prohibit discrimination against rental assistance voucher-holders and domestic violence survivors, was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Housing Action NH joined with several of our members, allies, landlords and others to urge the Committee to recommend the bill Ought to Pass as Amended*.

This Committee will make its recommendation very soon on HB1409, and it's important they recommend passage - it sends a strong signal to other Senators about how to act when it comes to the Senate floor for vote.
 
We need your help this week!
 
If you live -- or your agency operates -- in/near Manchester, Nashua, Rochester or Londonderry:

Your Senator is likely a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and your contact is critical. Please call or email your Senator on the Committee and ask him or her to recommend HB 1409 Ought to Pass as Amended.  

If you live/operate outside these areas: 

Your contact is just as important. Please contact Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sharon Carson, and consider cc'ing all committee members.

Committee members and contacts are: 
 
Sharon Carson (Chair)
Represents Auburn, Hudson and Londonderry
434-2489 or 271-1403
Sharon.Carson@leg.state.nh.us

Bette Lasky (Vice Chair)
Represents Nashua Wards 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9
888-5557 or 271-4151
Bette.Lasky@leg.state.nh.us

Sam Cataldo
Represents Alton, Barnstead, Farmington, Gilmanton, New Durham and Rochester
859-1089 or 271-4063
casac@worldpath.net

David Boutin
Represents Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett and Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 12
203-5391 or 271-3092
dboutin1465@comcast.net

Donna Soucy
Represents Litchfield and Manchester Wards 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 
271-4151
donna.soucy@leg.state.nh.us
 
*An amendment introduced in Committee exempts small landlords with up to 20 units from this legislation, unless they employ a property manager. For information about what HB1409 does and a list of frequently asked questions, click here

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In case you missed it, here are a couple recent news and opinion pieces about the bill:

Support housing opportunity for veterans
By Mary Morin and Dan Feltes
Concord Monitor
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/11668913-95/my-turn-support-housing-opportunity-for-veterans

NH Senate panel hears tweaks to renter anti-discrimination bill
By Bob Sanders
NH Business Review
http://www.nhbr.com/NH-Senate-panel-hears-tweaks-to-renter-anti-discrimination-bill/

N.H. Senate committee hears testimony on housing discrimination bill
By Kathleen Ronayne
Concord Monitor
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/11684531-95/nh-senate-committee-hears-testimony-on-housing discrimination-bill

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