Rights Brigade Flexes Activism Muscle


Over the last week, the Rights Brigade pulled off a wide variety of activism operations across the state, in cooperation with three different organizations.

First, Rights Brigade activists participated in a get-out-the-vote push in Hampton, working in conjunction with the New Hampshire branch of Americans for Prosperity. In total, 5-9 (depending on if kids count) activists assisted AFP staff and volunteer a total of 5-7 times (in two of those instances two separate teams went out), for a total of 9-13 activist participation instances. Activists knocked on 573 doors and made 179 calls. AFP-NH as a whole, which included 5 full-time staff and 7 part-time staff (and plenty of other volunteers recruited by staff), knocked on 3,221 doors and made 11,215 calls. Meaning, the Rights Brigade did almost 20% of the overall door knocking effort, projecting AFP’s field director who handled all RB volunteers to second place in the entire nation for the week. [Read more…]

NHLA Gold Standard Activism – Concord (3/9/16)


Today I assisted the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance in distributing the Gold Standard, their weekly legislative recommendations, to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

The Gold Standard for this week was quite comprehensive, a massive 19 pages long. The star of the show was HB1696, which would extend and expand Medicaid, a massive entitlement program. Reps are warned that voted for this bill would heavily weigh in the NHLA’s legislative scorecard.

The hall was absolutely packed with lobbyists and activists, mostly those supporting the Medicaid expansion bill. This included the religious pro-government group I affectionately refer to as the Church of the States singing songs about healthcare being a universal right and praying for more taxation.

I joined NHLA volunteers Lisa McGunnigle and Will Anderson in distributing the massive Gold Standard. Between the three of us, we covered both entrances very well. Towards the end of the selection, I also distributed some remaining Gold Standard copies to University of New Hampshire students who were present on a tour. Hopefully it will serve to counterbalance some of the crazy things they’re sure to be learning in school.

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