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603 Alliance urges passage of HB2

There has been a great deal of debate in recent weeks about the state budget.  This is not just about spending; there are some key provisions in House Bill 2 (HB2) that we have spent years fighting for. Today, the 603 Alliance has issued the following statement in support of the budget.  We urge you to reach out to your State Representatives (click here to find out who your reps are) and urge them to vote FOR the budget on Thursday.

603 Alliance urges passage of HB2

On Thursday, members of the New Hampshire House will vote up or down on House Bill 2, the budget rider bill that contains provisions enacting school choice, restrictions on public funding of critical race theory in New Hampshire schools, a ban on late-term abortions, and meaningful tax cuts.  While the final version of the bill does not contain everything we could wish for, it undoubtedly delivers some historic wins for life, liberty, and limited government.

It is profoundly disappointing that one critically important element is missing; the budget bill lacks any meaningful reform of New Hampshire’s Emergency Orders statute. That law provides that the Governor may unilaterally declare a state of emergency, issue enforceable executive orders, and (according to a 2020 NH Superior Court ruling) can even limit or suspend Constitutional rights.  While reasonable people may disagree as to whether our current Governor went too far in exercising the powers granted to him under the Emergency Orders statute, it is indisputable that the law as currently written (and as interpreted by the NH Superior Court) presents a significant threat to liberty.

The question before us is whether or not our lack of satisfaction with regard to emergency orders ought to prevent us from accepting historic wins for life, education choice, lower taxes, and the prevention of indoctrination in our schools.  A small number of Republican legislators has the power to defeat this bill.  We agree with their goals, and we applaud legislators who take a strong stance in defense of liberty; but we ought not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

There is much to be gained by passing HB2.  A vote against the budget is a vote against school choice.  It’s a rejection of tax cuts, it gives ideologues a free pass to preach identity politics to our children, and it is a lost opportunity to save lives.

If HB2 fails, New Hampshire will be forced to live under a continuing resolution. That will require a two-thirds vote of the House, which will inevitably mean handing power to the Democrats. For freedom-oriented legislators, there are powerful implications in casting a “no” vote. If the budget fails, we lose everything. If it passes, we will have achieved a great deal.

For liberty-loving members of the NH House, it’s time to collect our winnings and celebrate.  While we would strongly prefer to see meaningful reforms to the Emergency Powers statute, the 603 Alliance Board of Directors supports the passage of HB2 and urges legislators to vote in favor of this budget.

SAVE THE DATE: Activist Conference & Mike Lindell Dinner (July 24)

Mark the date on your calendar: on July 24th, the 603 Alliance will be hosting an all-day conference for right-of-center activists in New Hampshire.  We’ll be inviting other grassroots groups from around the state to join us for a day of networking, educational sessions, and great speakers. Come join us and get involved with taking back our state and our country!

We’ll also be holding an evening fundraising dinner, featuring Mike Lindell,  the Pillow Guy!

Mike Lindell is best known as the inventor and CEO of MyPillow, but his influence doesn’t stop there. He is now well known as an author, executive producer, crusader, and genuine Patriot dedicated to preserving election integrity in the United States.

Since the 2020 election, Mike Lindell has devoted his efforts to exposing the terrible injustices which occurred. His documentary “Absolute Proof” has already been viewed over 150 million times, and he recently released even more compelling evidence through “Scientific Proof,” a follow-up documentary with additional facts proving the 2020 election was the biggest cyber crime in world history.

Mike Lindell is a dedicated Christian who participates in many philanthropic causes. His amazing online platform the Lindell Recovery Network helps struggling addicts find hope, restoration, and the love of Jesus.

STAY TUNED:  We’re working through the final details with the venue, and we expect tickets to go on sale sometime this week!




URGENT: TAKE ACTION to STOP Unconstitutional Judges

Last year, a NH Superior Court judge ruled that “the Governor may suspend or limit Constitutional rights during a state of emergency.” (To read the full court decision, click here.)  It’s disturbing that any judge would issue a legal decision like that, – but what’s even more disturbing is that the person who devised the argument has now been nominated to be a judge on the NH Superior Court!

Here’s the background: NH Solicitor General Daniel Will wrote the Binford Objection.  In that document, he was making a case (on behalf of the executive branch) that Constitutional rights may be suspended.  That ultimately persuaded the NH Superior Court to render that anti-Constitutional decision.  Recently Daniel Will was nominated by Governor Sununu to sit on that same court, making the NH Superior Court an even bigger Constitutional threat.

For a COMPLETE ANALYSIS of Daniel Will’s hearing including his deceptive response to legitimate concerns about his anti-Constitutional stance, click here.

We must prevent Daniel Will from being approved to join the Superior Court, where he could potentially sit for decades, further trashing our Constitutional rights.  The Executive Council will vote this Wednesday on his nomination, so they need to hear from you TODAY (TUESDAY).

Please call and e-mail all five of the executive councilors and tell them we need our judges defending the constitution, not undermining it. Ask them to say “no” to Dan Will’s nomination and urge the governor to find nominees that respect our rights.

603 Alliance at CPAC 2021

By Diane Bitter

Undoubtedly, most of you watched the amazing speakers on the stage at the 2021 convention of the Conservative Political Action Committee.  We hope that your experience at home was as exhilarating to you as it was to us in person!  Each dynamic speaker was welcomed with cheers and prolonged applause.

To name a few of our favorites speakers:  Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Jr., James O’Keefe, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Gov. Kristi Noam, Pete Hegseth, Gov. Scott Walker, Mike Pompeo, Charlie Kirk, Tom Fitton, Don Bongino, and many more . . .  (see our extended list at the bottom of this report).

By far, the MOST exciting speaker of the event was President Donald J. Trump!  The former President’s hour-plus speech was the crowning touch to this fantastic experience.  Especially because he told us all the things we hoped to hear, including hints about a re-run.

Of course, the tributes to Rush Limbaugh were emotional and heartfelt.  Rush’s numerous accomplishments were acknowledged by many, including President Trump.

We invite you to check out the CPAC archives for specifics about each of the speeches delivered during these 5 days in Orlando.  To shift gears now, here are a few insights into what happened “on the ground.”

The 2021 convention was very different from past years.  Due to the restrictions caused by the corona virus, the Gaylord Convention Center in MD, just outside of D.C., where CPAC’s annual convention is usually held, was closed.  An alternate location was secured in Orlando, FL, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  As a result, the size of the event was restricted to a smaller number and the main ballroom could not hold all of the attendees.  The guideline for social distancing further prohibited the seating, and a large number of attendees were assigned to “overflow” rooms, where they viewed the activity on the main stage via projection screens.

The first order of business was to get our official badges, and then line up for the daily “temperature screening” before being given permission to enter the convention areas.  Masks were also required at all times.  Thankfully, NO incidents of covid-19 occurred during the 5 days of the convention, which cheated the media of the opportunity to criticize CPAC for organizing this huge operation.  In addition to the spacing in the meeting rooms, many events were held outside – another plus of holding the event in Florida.

On our first day, attempting to locate anything to eat in this huge hotel proved extremely challenging.  Of course, we discovered that the cause of this problem was that the hotel had been on shut-down until only a few days prior to opening up for our event.

We quickly got over this problem and found other solutions.  On the whole, the entire experience was one of exhilaration and uplifting optimism.  Being surrounded 24/7 with like-minded, enthusiastic conservatives was a welcome experience.  The attendees ranged from all over the US and everyone was friendly and cooperative.

On the second night in Orlando we joined forces with RNC Committeeman, Chris Ager, and Sandy Geisler to host a reception for New Hampshire’s CPAC attendees.  We entertained 25+ people at that gathering.  Some of the attendees included some new friends, such as several RNC Committee members from other states.

The Ballrooms, Radio Row, and the Hub (vendors) were crowded and very busy, and we probably missed several of our “old” NH friends on our first day there; however, know that NH was well-represented at CPAC 2021.

We were, of course, eager to re-connect with many CPAC “regulars” — and were very pleased to engage Senator Ted Cruz (big hugs all around), James O’Keefe from Project Veritas, Nick Adams from Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, Trevor Loudon, author of “The Enemies Within” and the film by the same title, Corey Lewandowski, Dave Bosse, and many others.  During our group dinner one night, Trevor told us about his new book coming out in April in which he discloses some insights about V.P. Kamala Harris.  Can’t wait to read that!

Between speakers, and while the stage was being “reset” with mics and stools and podiums, etc., we saw amazing ads produced by various conservative groups.  Noteworthy was one by a Japanese author and film-maker whose basic message was to promote Liberty!  Another was a clip from the event that CPAC held in Korea, where there is a very active CPAC organization.

Radio Row was in full swing all day, every day  – with interviews constantly in production.  All of the major networks were represented, taking up the entire space in the lobby the length of the main ballroom, with two rows of media booths.

The “Hub” – the huge space where the vendors set up their displays to promote their agenda and messages, was a long trek from the meeting rooms, so they didn’t have as many visitors as in past years.   However, Fran picked up a bunch of “goodies” there and also did a bit of shopping.

As always, a poll was taken during the convention, with the results announced at the end of the final day.  No doubt you heard what the media’s report on this poll; but, as usual, they “twisted” the results.  So don’t pay any attention to their report.  Take it from us – the CPAC attendees were in full support of Donald Trump for the GOP nominee for President in the 2024 General Election.

And speaking of the media, after the convention, obviously searching for something negative to say, they reported that the stage design on the main stage was a nazi symbol of some sort.  This was a surprise to all of us who were there!  No one noticed this or made a reference!  To do so was an extreme stretch of the imagination.  It was a stunning set design and not in any way a reference to naziism.

To continue the list of our favorite speakers, from above:  Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Mike Lee, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. David Nunez, KT McFarland, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Pam Bondi, Dan Bongino, Dana Loesch, Jason Chaffetz, and many, many, more . . .

In conclusion, we came away sleep-deprived, but greatly enhanced with new friends, new ideas, and renewed enthusiasm and commitment.  We urge you to attend next year and find out for yourselves.


Fran Wendleboe and Diane Bitter

Board of Directors, The 603 Alliance

Webinar Replay: Critical Race Theory in NH

On Thursday, March 25th, the 603 Alliance hosted a webinar on Critical Race Theory.

Dr. Karlyn Borysenko  gave us an overview of what CRT says and provided examples from around the United States, including some cases in New Hampshire. State Rep. Keith Ammon reviewed House Bill 544,  which aims to prevent CRT from being propagated in taxpayer-funded schools and government agencies.  Lily Tang Williams described her youth in China, growing up in the shadow of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and described parallels with current trends in the United States.

To learn what you can do to TAKE ACTION and help us get HB544 passed in New Hampshire, check out the video of the webinar below.  We strongly encourage you to share it with friends.

Here is a link to Rep. Bob Lynn’s memo on the constitutionality of HB544.  Rep. Lynn is the former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court.

If you’d like to help get HB544 passed, please consider doing the following:

  1. Call or e-mail your STATE REPRESENTATIVES.  Politely ask them to support the state budget with HB544 as part of the budget. (Be sure to let them know that you live in their district!)  Also ask them to support revisions to “Emergency Powers” (HB433) and forgiveness of COVID fines (HB63) as part of the budget
  2. Call or e-mail GOVERNOR SUNUNU.  Ask him to support HB544 which will end taxpayer funding of divisive identity politics
  3. Call or e-mail your STATE SENATORS. Ask them to support HB544 as part of the budget & to oppose public funding of divisive identity politics. Also ask them to support revisions to “Emergency Powers” (HB433 and HB63) as part of the budget
  4. SPREAD THE WORD!!!  Share this information with your friends.