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MEMO: NH GOP Forges Alliance with National Hate Group Mom’s for Liberty

OVERVIEW: With all the national coverage surrounding Mom's for Liberty, it is important to highlight the extent to which the New Hampshire Republican Party this week has solidified its support for the extremist hate group and explore their ties in the state.

The NH GOP's decision to fully back the group doubles-down on a years-long losing strategy by statewide Republicans that has resulted in multiple major electoral and legislative defeats on the back of a bitterly conservative education agenda.

The scandal-plagued group, which has made headlines both locally and nationally for its extreme conduct and vocal backing of hate speech — is best known for pushing anti-LGBTQ+ and racist book bans. In June the organization was labeled an “extremist group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Mom’s For Liberty has deep connections to extremist groups nationally — and locally to the Free State Project

Mom’s For Liberty have made Adolf Hitler a central figure in their campaign

Mom’s For Liberty has offered cash bounties on New Hampshire teachers

  • In 2021, the group offered cash bounties on New Hampshire teachers prompting national attention for the New Hampshire branch. The bounties were offered to those found in violation of the NH GOP’s “divisive concepts” legislation, which creates penalties around teachers found in violation of a Republican-passed law which bars discussions of race and gender in New Hampshire classrooms.

  • Even Republican Governor Chris Sununu condemned Mom’s For Liberty following the announcement of the bounty program, saying through a spokesman: “The Governor condemns the tweet referencing ‘bounties’ and any sort of financial incentive is wholly inappropriate and has no place.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS: By solidifying their relationship with Mom’s for Liberty, statewide Republican leaders have signaled they have no intention of moving away from their bitterly conservative strategy on education, despite mounting losses at the ballot box and at the State House. NH GOP leaders are moving in lock-step with national Republican priorities of demonizing the LGBTQ+ community, banning books, and promoting racist rhetoric and policy, and, in so doing, moving away from the priorities of everyday Granite Staters.


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