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A Note From Your New Hampshire Democratic Party:
We know that so many members of our Granite State community have been personally impacted by COVID-19. Our hearts and best wishes go out to everyone who is sick or at-risk, those who are caring for loved ones, and those who are struggling to make ends meet. And our deepest gratitude goes out to everyone on the frontlines of this crisis — health care workers, first responders, grocery store clerks, social workers, community leaders, and more. If you're looking to contribute to Granite State organizations in need during this crisis, we've put together a list to help you get started.
The NHDP headquarters are closed to the public until further notice. We highly discourage any in-person local or county committee gatherings of any kind at this time. Please help us flatten the curve by remaining home, and safe.
There’s no doubt that these are challenging times, but people across the state are stepping up to do their part — and we couldn't be more proud to call ourselves Granite Staters. We want you to know that we’re still here, we’re still fighting for Granite State workers, for families, and for you. -NHDP Staff
Resources From Our Federal Delegation
Throughout this public health crisis, Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, and Congressman Pappas have been working tirelessly to ensure that small businesses, working families, and medical professionals are getting the support they need. They've also worked hard to keep us up to date on the federal coronavirus response. For assistance with federal resources, including information about small business assistance and the CARES Act, click on the buttons below:
Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Thanks to the hard work of our Sen. Shaheen, Sen. Hassan, Rep. Kuster, and Rep. Pappas, New Hampshire received a huge influx of federal funding under the the CARES Act, which includes at least $1.25 billion set aside for New Hampshire. Democrats made sure COVID-19 relief prioritized support for our health care system, small businesses, workers, and families.
Our federal delegation continues to work across the aisle and secure federal resources to help our state combat this crisis. They recently passed a new relief package with $484 billion in additional funding that will help small businesses stay afloat, provide emergency funding for New Hampshire health care providers, and increase testing capacity across the state.
Granite State Leaders Are Still Hard At Work
Our Democratic New Hampshire State Senators, Representatives, and Executive Councilors are still meeting remotely and working to ensure our communities and small businesses have the resources and support they need during this pandemic. On April 10, Senate President Donna Soucy, House Speaker Steve Shurtleff, Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, and Rep. Mary Jane Wallner held the first remote legislative meeting to accept the $1.25 billion in federal stimulus funds for New Hampshire.
Since then, Governor Sununu made the decision to go around the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, and funnel the $1.25 billion in federal relief funds into an unaccountable slush fund that only he controls. Our legislative leaders went to court to demand Sununu follow the New Hampshire Constitution and allow the legislature to do their constitutionally-mandated job: to provide oversight over how these taxpayer dollars are spent and ensure federal funds are distributed fairly, equitably, and quickly. The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee is experienced at deciding where funds should go during emergencies like this one, and is the fastest vehicle for getting communities across the state the funding they need. Unfortunately, this week, the Judge dismissed the lawsuit against Chris Sununu’s unconstitutional power grab. Read the Joint Statement from our Democratic legislative leaders on the court's ruling here.
Nevertheless, our Democratic legislators are committed to doing everything they can to ensure that these vital funds can be promptly delivered to the agencies, organizations, and individuals who need them most. Thank you to all of the state and local leaders who are working to help connect their constituents to resources and keep us informed.
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