Senate Republicans Reject the Very Concept of Live Free or Die

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

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


CONCORD – Today, Senate Republicans pushed forward a series of partisan policies inserted into the state budget that create a dangerous system of government overreach while underfunding essential services.


After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Deputy Senate Democratic Leader Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statements:


“New Hampshire prides itself on being a place that respects an individual’s right to privacy and a place where we respect and trust our neighbors,” stated Deputy Senate Democratic Leader Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua). “Today, Senate Republicans made it clear that they do not respect a person’s right to privacy when they voted against a woman’s right to have an abortion. They proved that they do not respect or trust their neighbors when they passed an anti-American gag rule banning discussions on what they consider to be divisive concepts. The budget passed today by Senate Republicans came with one real message, they are looking out for the wealthy, the extreme, the fearful, and themselves, whether or not it hurts the rest of the Granite State.”


Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) added, “This is the Live Free or Die state. Where an individual has the right to live their life, free from the oppression of government overreach. Today Senate Republicans turned their back on that motto. Granite Staters have raised their voices in opposition to the policies pushed forward by Senate Republicans today. Despite the public outcry against the extremist culture promoted by this budget, Senate Republicans turned a blind eye, ignored their constituents, and moved forward with a plan that will harm Granite Staters for generations to come.”


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