Senate Democrats Denounce Hate Speech

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD – Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Senator Jay Kahn (D-Keene) issued the following statements in response to a recent public post shared by Representative Dawn Johnson from a neo-Nazi website:


“It is our job as elected officials to make New Hampshire a better, safer place for all,” said Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester). “Hate speech in any form will not be tolerated in the New Hampshire Legislature.”


Senator Jay Kahn (D-Keene) added, “This year, New Hampshire took a stand against intolerance, bigotry, antisemitism, and national, ethnic, racial, and religious hatred and discrimination through the passage of HB 1135. In a unanimous vote by the Senate, near unanimous vote in the House, and signature by the Governor alongside Holocaust survivor Kati Preston, we declared Holocaust and genocide education to be a key component to understanding the fragility of democracy, the importance of democratic principles, and the power of individual choices in preventing discrimination and genocide. Representative Johnson’s actions are in direct contrast to those values. House leadership should speak out against her comments and, along with Governor Sununu, ask her to step down from office.”


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