It’s Time to Re-Open NH

New Hampshire’s “stay at home order” was issued on March 16th. Over two months later, we continue to face serious restrictions that limit our ability to earn a living, that restrain our freedom of assembly, and that restrict our right to worship as we see fit. The continuation of this state of emergency not only inflicts harm in its own right; it makes a mockery of our state’s “Live Free or Die” motto.

At the time of the original emergency order, public health officials expressed grave concerns about the capacity of our hospitals to cope with a wave of COVID-19 patients. We were called upon to stay home to “flatten the curve”. Since the predicted spike in cases did not materialize, we ought to re-examine the case for continued restrictions.

As part of that calculus, we must consider the harm done by continued restrictions. This not only includes job losses, business failures, and economic stability; but also profound human costs, including depression, suicide, stress, drug overdose, and domestic abuse. Many people have delayed medical procedures, resulting in missed diagnoses and untreated conditions. The trade-off is not simply between lives and economic vitality; it is a trade-off of lives versus lives. The impact has been devastating and it has to end.

On the other side of the equation, we should reevaluate the purported benefits of government-imposed restrictions. Every day, we hear about government edicts that seem arbitrary and nonsensical.  Even guidelines that seem rational may, in fact, be counterproductive. It is worth noting, for example, that remaining home-bound does not necessarily protect us; 66% of COVID cases in New York were “staying at home”.

In New Hampshire over 75% of COVID-related fatalities took place in long-term care settings.  13% were under 70, 5% were under 60, and most had other serious health risks. We ought to be focusing our attention on protecting those who are truly vulnerable.

Nothing in life is entirely safe.  Our government’s primary responsibility is to protect our rights. The “stay at home” order tramples on our rights, beginning with our First Amendment right of free association.

A vaccine is many months, if not years, away.  The only way to avoid subsequent waves of this virus bringing more deaths and future economically disastrous economic shutdowns is to achieve “herd immunity”.  By reopening quickly, while protecting our vulnerable population, enough of our citizens will develop immunity, while suffering mostly minor or no symptoms, so that the virus will die out because it has no susceptible person to infect. This not only preserves our economic well-being; it saves lives.

We regret every life lost, but the number of sick and dead do not justify the harm to the NH citizens resulting from this “stay-at-home” order.

The time is long overdue for the safe re-opening of the State of New Hampshire.  The people have shown by their willingness to cooperate and to share the burdens of this pandemic that they can behave responsibly, re-open safely, and end this economic devastation.

We applaud the recognition that New Hampshire needs to re-open, but it needs to happen NOW.  Armed with good information, free people can intelligently evaluate and minimize their risks.  Vulnerable people need to protect themselves, and places like senior homes need to continue appropriate precautions, but the rest of New Hampshire has to open for business, not just for jobs and income, but to save people’s lives and our children’s future.

Thursday April 30th: Coronavirus Policy Briefing

The 603 Alliance team has been busy for the past month, holding a series of online candidate training events. Our efforts to win back the NH House of Representatives with Constitutional Conservatives began on March 26, 2020 with an online training session attended by about 80 people.  Subsequent sessions continued weekly, each session proving additional information.  Republican candidates, and people considering becoming Republican candidates, who wish to attend should email us at to request our candidate survey.

Our training sessions aim to address all the questions candidates have and offer helpful tips and contacts for running their campaigns.  Topics have included the requirements for being candidate, running a campaign, raising funds, organizing volunteers, contacting and influencing voters, and time requirements as a State Representative.  Our last training session answered many questions that candidates submitted.

We’ve been blessed with having several experts supplement our 603 Alliance board members in these sessions.   We thank NH GOP Vice-Chair Pam Tucker, former State Representative JR Hoell, internet expert Jon DiPietro, first time State Representative Tony Lekas, and former House Speaker Bill O’Brien for their valuable contributions to our training sessions.

Our next online session on April 30 at 6 PM will provide information to help candidates address questions about the coronavirus, including New Hampshire’s and the Federal Government’s response to it.  This session is open to all NH GOP State Rep candidates.

Any registered Republican may attend this session.  However, you must register in advance, and attendance is limited.

More Online Sessions for Candidates

For the past 3 weeks, the 603 Alliance has been holding online sessions for prospective State Rep candidates.  We have covered the basics responsibilities of State Reps and did two sessions to talk about things that candidates can do now to get a start on their campaigns.

On Thursday, April 16th from 6-7 PM we will have another online session.  This one will cover fundraising.  To participate, candidates must complete a survey.

On Thursday, April 23rd we will begin with a special guest, and the rest of the session will be dedicated to answering your questions.

For more information e-mail


Thursday 4/2: Online Candidate Training Session

On Thursday, April 2nd, the 603 Alliance will be holding our next online event for GOP State Rep Candidates:

Things you can do at home to prepare your campaign (PART 1)

Any registered Republican may attend.  However, you must register in advance, and attendance is limited.Our session this past Thursday was very well attended and we received positive feedback from participants.  Contact us if you are interested in viewing the recording of Thursday’s session.

Prospective candidates will learn what they can do now to prepare for a successful campaign.

This meeting will last approximately 1 hour, and will include a Q&A session at the end.

We will also be holding sessions on Tuesday April 7th and Thursday April 16th.   Candidates who wish to participate in these future sessions (April 7th and later) should contact the 603 Alliance to request a candidate survey.

Thursday 3/26: Online Info Session for Prospective State Rep Candidates

On Thursday, March 26th, the 603 Alliance will be holding an online presentation for prospective State Rep Candidates.  GOP Town Chairs or others who are engaged in recruiting candidates are also encouraged to attend.

Any registered Republican may attend.  However, you must register in advance, and attendance is limited.Prospective candidates will learn what it takes to run for office and what it’s like to serve as a State Rep.  They will also hear about the 603 Alliance training and support programs that will be available to Republican candidates in New Hampshire.

Town chairs or others who are recruiting candidates will find out how the 603 Alliance can support their efforts.

This meeting will last approximately 1 hour, and will include a Q&A session at the end.

603 Alliance to Hold Virtual Training Sessions

As a result of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, the 603 Alliance will be shifting our near-term candidate training to online.

If you are considering a run for State Representative, State Senate, or other office, please contact us at

Please note that completion of the 603 Alliance 2020 Candidate Survey will be required.  We strive to work with candidates who fully support the principles embodied in the US and New Hampshire Constitutions, and our survey is intended to gauge candidates’ level of commitment to those principles.

There is no cost for candidates to attend 603 Alliance training sessions.

Correction to Union Leader Statement on the 603 Alliance

In an article dated March 10th in the Union Leader, it was incorrectly reported that the 603 Alliance had issued an endorsement in the Hooksett special election primary.  In fact, the 603 Alliance did not make any endorsement in that race.  We have contacted the writer and requested that she correct the record.

The article also states that GraniteGrok had endorsed Axelman in the primary, which is also incorrect, according to Skip Murphy of


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