2024 New Hampshire AFL-CIO Candidate Questionnaire/Survey Information

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Every election cycle, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO endorses candidates up and down the ballot who are dedicated to the betterment of workers and their families. These endorsements are then sent to our entire membership throughout the Granite State. There are more than 100,000 eligible voters in union households in the state of New Hampshire. If you are interested in seeking the endorsement of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, please fill out and submit the questionnaire below.

Once a questionnaire has been submitted we will present it to the New Hampshire AFL-CIO’s Legislative Committee, who will select the candidates for endorsement, and recommend this endorsement to the entirety of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Executive Council. If the Executive Council votes to approve the Legislative Committee’s recommendation for endorsement, the candidate will be informed of their endorsement by our organization immediately.

We thank you for your engagement in the democratic process and look forward to your response. Together, we look forward to a successful election that will advance the issues most important to union families – jobs, healthcare, and economic security. 

The deadline for submissions is July 31st, 2024

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Congratulations to our 2023 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Awards winners!

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Congratulations to the winners of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO 2023 Linda Horan scholarships!

Everyone at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO wishes to offer our hearty congratulations to the winners of this year’s Linda Horan scholarship Awards! this year we took a slightly different approach because of the uniform quality of the  essays that were submitted.

 Our winners in order this year are:

 First place – Kathryn Craig of Manchester, who was awarded $2,500

 Second place – Alec Darrow of Nashua, who was awarded $1,500

 and third place – Sierra Chabot of Campton, who was awarded $1,000.

Additionally, the scholarship committee chose to award $500 each to the following applicants because of the excellence of their submissions. So congratulations also go out to Claire Reynolds of Nashua, Carolyn Foreman of Manchester, and Andrew Sockey of Amherst. The excellent work that all of these applicants put into their essays and the insight and passion they brought to them inspires confidence in the future of the labor movement and the working families that it supports. Thanks again to all of our applicants and congratulations to our winners and runners-up!

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The 2023 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Awards!

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We are pleased to announce that to help with the constantly increasing costs of higher education, the NH AFL-CIO will this year award a minimum of three scholarship awards: the first for $1500, second for $1000 and third for $750 for the 2023-2024 school year. We may be able, if we raise additional funds, to offer more scholarships.

For the last several years, we’ve commemorated our Sister Linda Horan, longtime IBEW member and former Chair of the Scholarship Committee who lost her hard-fought battle with cancer in early 2016 by conducting the scholarship in her name. The scholarship program was a labor of love for Linda, who was always committed to “leaving the ladder down” for the next generation. It is our hope to honor Linda’s passionate advocacy for workers again this year by making it a banner year for the Linda Horan Scholarship Program. We can only do that with your help!

We are asking at this time for any financial assistance that your local is able to provide to help us maintain our successful AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Program and maximize the amount of scholarship aid we can offer. Through the generosity of our affiliates, we were able to offer a record amount of assistance last year and we hope to help even more students in their quest for higher education this fall.

We hope you will also encourage your members to contribute to the Linda Horan Scholarship Program and that you will share with them the enclosed contribution form. Making a tax-deductible contribution to help fund the Scholarship Program is a great way for us all to lead by example and to leave the ladder down for others to follow. In the words of labor’s great friend, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, “Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.”

Most importantly, please help to get the word out to your members about the scholarship program so that they are aware of this great benefit available to members and their families. It pays to belong!

Enclosed you will find the contribution forms, the scholarship application, and the announcement (this includes the 2023 essay topic and the rules).

Winners are selected based on essays that are submitted on a topic selected by the Scholarship Committee. Essays are judged on understanding, writing style, content, and the significance of Labor Unions. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the experiences of their families and communities which will provide an opportunity for students to discuss unions with their parents and for members to think about what their union means to them.

Returning to our pre-COVID tradition of announcing the scholarship recipients at our Labor Day Breakfast, we will invite the winners to join us and be honored at the breakfast on the morning of September 4th at the Doubletree in Manchester.

This year the deadline for receipt of applications and essays is Friday, July 28, 2023, at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced on or before August 18, 2023.

We thank you in advance for your help and support in making this a special year to honor Sister Linda and carry on her passion for many years ahead. If you have questions, please contact us at 603-623-7302.

Scholarship Announcement & Rules

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Fund Contribution Form 

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How to make your voice heard in Concord!

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You can sign in to support or oppose any House or Senate bill! Just follow the directions below!

SENATE: 

Members of the public may attend/view/sign in in opposition/support (but not testify) using  the following links:  

To view/attend the hearing online (YouTube): Click here and select relevant “Committee”

Here is the information/instructions for those that wish to sign up and testify: 

  1. To sign in to register your position on a bill and/or submit testimony, use this  link: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/schedule/dailyschedule.aspx
  2. Select the relevant date and committee for the hearing by clicking on it in the Meeting  Schedule Calendar (make sure you are on the right week!). 
  3. After clicking the link, scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click the button that says  “Remote Sign In.”  
  4. After clicking “Remote Sign In,” on the next webpage, select the date of the hearing on the  calendar, by clicking on the relevant date. 
  5. In the dropbox below “Select the Committee,” select the relevant committee. 
  6. In the dropbox below “Choose the Bill,” select the appropriate time and bill number 
  7. Select the appropriate option for the “I am” dropbox (likely “Member of the Public”). 
  8. Fill in the content box under “I’m Representing” with the business, organization, or group  you are representing. If you are representing yourself only, write “myself.” 
  9. Under the “Indicate Your Position on this Bill,” check the circle stating your position on the  bill. 
  10. After filling in all of the appropriate dropboxes, click “Submit.” 
  11. After clicking submit, you will be brought to the next page, where you will fill in the content  boxes with your first and last name, as well as your town, state, and email address. 12. Press “Continue.” 
  12. If you wish to speak during the hearing to present your testimony, you will need to attend in  person at the State House, but you upload your testimony if you cannot attend. 14. If you wish to submit testimony on the bill, email the relevant committee and upload the  testimony file from your computer (if you need assistance in this, we are happy to help). 15. Once you have reviewed that the information that you have entered is accurate, click the  checkbox that confirms that the information which you provided is true, and click  “Continue.”

 

HOUSE: 

Members of the public may attend/view/sign in in opposition/support (but not testify) using  the following links:  

To view/attend the hearing online (YouTube): Click here and select relevant “Committee”

Here is the information/instructions for those that wish to sign in in opposition/support: 

  1. To sign in to register your position on a bill and/or submit testimony, use this  link: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/schedule/dailyschedule.aspx 
  2. Select the relevant date and committee for the hearing by clicking on it in the Meeting  Schedule Calendar (make sure you are on the right week!) 
  3. After clicking the link, scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click the button that says  “Remote Sign In.”  
  4. After clicking “Remote Sign In,” on the next webpage, fill in the content boxes with your  first and last name, as well as your town, state, and email address. 
  5. Select the date of the hearing on the calendar, by clicking on the relevant date (in this case,  February 3rd
  6. In the dropbox below “Select the Committee,” select relevant committee. 
  7. In the dropbox below “Choose the Bill,” select the appropriate time and bill number 
  8. Select the appropriate option for the “I am” dropbox (likely “Member of the Public”) 
  9. Fill in the content box under “I’m Representing” with the business, organization, or group  you are representing. If you are representing yourself only, write “myself.” 
  10. Under the “Indicate Your Position on this Bill,” check the circle stating your position. 26. If you wish to speak during the hearing to present your testimony, you will need to attend in  person at the State House, but you upload your testimony if you cannot attend. 27. If you wish to submit testimony on the bill, click the “Choose File” button to upload the  testimony file from your computer. 
  11. Once you have reviewed that the information that you have entered is accurate, click the  “Submit” button at the bottom of the webpage.
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Our 2022 Endorsed Candidates

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Thanks to our Executive Council, Legislative Committee, and those who attended the 2022 NH AFL-CIO Legislative Conference on Saturday for helping to build a bipartisan, pro-labor slate that will help us build our power and influence in Concord.

How to register

Where to vote

Who the candidates are where you live

Tom ShermanGovernor
Maggie HassanUS SENATE
Chris PappasUS HOUSE1
Ann McLane KusterUS HOUSE2
Dana S. HilliardEXECUTIVE COUNCIL1
Cinde WarmingtonEXECUTIVE COUNCIL2
Katherine HarakeEXECUTIVE COUNCIL3
Kevin J. CavanaughEXECUTIVE COUNCIL4
Shoshanna KellyEXECUTIVE COUNCIL5
Edith TuckerSTATE SENATE1
Kate MillerSTATE SENATE2
Bill MarshSTATE SENATE3
David H. WattersSTATE SENATE4
Suzanne M. PrentissSTATE SENATE5
Ruth LarsonSTATE SENATE6
Richard A. Lobban, Jr.STATE SENATE`7
Charlene Marcotte LovettSTATE SENATE8
Matthew McLaughlinSTATE SENATE9
Donovan FentonSTATE SENATE10
Shannon E. ChandleySTATE SENATE11
Melanie LevesqueSTATE SENATE12
Cindy RosenwaldSTATE SENATE13
Becky WhitleySTATE SENATE15
June TriscianiSTATE SENATE16
Christine M. TappanSTATE SENATE17
Donna M. SoucySTATE SENATE18
Lou D’AllesandroSTATE SENATE20
Rebecca Perkins KwokaSTATE SENATE21
Wayne HaubnerSTATE SENATE22
Brenda OldakSTATE SENATE23
Debra AltschillerSTATE SENATE24
Sean KavanaghSTATE REP.BELKNAP1
Sheryl AndersonSTATE REP.BELKNAP3
Eric HoffmanSTATE REP.BELKNAP5
David O. HuotSTATE REP.BELKNAP5
Charlie St. ClairSTATE REP.BELKNAP5
Lisa A. DiMartinoSTATE REP.BELKNAP6
Stephen L. CopithorneSTATE REP.BELKNAP7
William J. O’NeilSTATE REP.BELKNAP7
Tom BucoSTATE REP.CARROLL1
Stephen L. WoodcockSTATE REP.CARROLL1
Anita BurroughsSTATE REP.CARROLL2
Chris McAleerSTATE REP.CARROLL2
Max GehringSTATE REP.CARROLL4
Knute OgrenSTATE REP.CARROLL4
Patricia PustellSTATE REP.CARROLL5
Bobbi BoudmanSTATE REP.CARROLL7
Jerry KnirkSTATE REP.CARROLL8
Sandra RingelsteinSTATE REP.CARROLL8
Dru FoxSTATE REP.CHESHIRE2
Lucy McVitty WeberSTATE REP.CHESHIRE5
Michael D. AbbottSTATE REP.CHESHIRE6
Cathryn A. HarveySTATE REP.CHESHIRE6
Lucius ParshallSTATE REP.CHESHIRE8
Daniel Adams EatonSTATE REP.CHESHIRE9
Barry FaulknerSTATE REP.CHESHIRE10
Richard AmesSTATE REP.CHESHIRE13
Hannah BissexSTATE REP.CHESHIRE14
Renee MonteilSTATE REP.CHESHIRE15
Amanda Elizabeth TollSTATE REP.CHESHIRE15
Joe SchapiroSTATE REP.CHESHIRE16
Jeffrey C. DicklerSTATE REP.CHESHIRE18
John W. McCarthySTATE REP.CHESHIRE18
Troy MernerSTATE REP.COOS1
Corinne E. CascaddenSTATE REP.COOS5
Henry NoelSTATE REP.COOS5
William A. HatchSTATE REP.COOS6
Eamon KelleySTATE REP.COOS7
Jordan ApplewhiteSTATE REP.GRAFTON1
Timothy T. EganSTATE REP.GRAFTON1
Linda MassimillaSTATE REP.GRAFTON1
Craig TomlinsonSTATE REP.GRAFTON6
Tommy HoytSTATE REP.GRAFTON7
Bill BoltonSTATE REP.GRAFTON8
Sallie FellowsSTATE REP.GRAFTON8
Peter LovettSTATE REP.GRAFTON8
Catherine MulhollandSTATE REP.GRAFTON11
Mary A. Hakken-PhillipsSTATE REP.GRAFTON12
Russell MuirheadSTATE REP.GRAFTON12
James M. MurphySTATE REP.GRAFTON12
Sharon NordgrenSTATE REP.GRAFTON12
Laurel StavisSTATE REP.GRAFTON13
George SykesSTATE REP.GRAFTON14
Thomas CormenSTATE REP.GRAFTON15
Joshua AdjutantSTATE REP.GRAFTON16
Susan W. AlmySTATE REP.GRAFTON17
Carolyn Fluehr-LobbanSTATE REP.GRAFTON18
John K. FitzgeraldSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH2
Shana PotvinSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH2
Catherine A. RombeauSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH2
David E. CoteSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH3
Fred DavisSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH3
Raymond NewmanSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH4
Sue NewmanSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH4
Michael McCarthySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH4
Heather RaymondSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH5
Sherry DutzySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH6
Carry SpierSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH6
Suzanne E. VailSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH6
Alicia GreggSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH7
Louis C. JurisSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH7
Catherine SofikitisSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH7
Efstathia C. BoorasSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH8
Christal LloydSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH8
Frances Nutter-UphamSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH8
William DolanSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH9
Allison Nutting-WongSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH9
Michael PedersenSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH9
Linda Harriott-GathrightSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH10
Marty JackSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH10
Michael B. O’Brien, Sr.STATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH10
William DarbySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH11
Latha MangipudiSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH11
Laura Damphousse TelerskiSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH11
Nancy MurphySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH12
Rosemarie RungSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH12
Wendy E.N. ThomasSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH12
Barbara A. BlueSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH13
Steve KatsosSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH13
John KnowlesSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH13
Alejandro UrrutiaSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH13
Mahendra BakshiSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH14
Joe Stanieich-BurkeSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH14
Brandon LemaySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH15
Holly HillhouseSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH16
Maxine MosleySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH16
Linda DiSilvestroSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH17
David John PreeceSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH17
Jessica GrillSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH18
Juliet L. SmithSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH18
Jane BeaulieuSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH19
Heidi HamerSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH19
Alissandra MurraySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH20
Jeff GoleySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH21
Christine SeibertSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH21
Patricia CornellSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH22
Nicole LeapleySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH22
Jean JeudySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH23
Pat LongSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH23
Donald J. BouchardSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH24
Chris HerbertSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH24
Amanda BouldinSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH25
Kathy StaubSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH25
Mary FreitasSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH26
William PolittSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH28
Kermit R. WilliamsSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH32
Peter R. LeishmanSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH33
Jonah WheelerSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH33
Daniel LeClercSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH34
Daniel T. VeilleuxSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH34
Kat McGheeSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH35
Ben MingSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH35
Megan A. MurraySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH37
Cynthia KoutroubasSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH38
Timothy T. WyattSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH38
Benjamin BaroodySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH39
Joshua QuerySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH39
Damond T. FordSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH40
Mark S. MackenzieSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH40
Trinidad TellezSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH40
Matthew B. WilhelmSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH40
Amy BradleySTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH41
Jacqueline ChretienSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH41
Mary HeathSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH41
Richard BackusSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH42
Brian E. PaquetteSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH42
Karen RoachSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH42
Maria Elizabeth PerezSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH43
Peter PetrignoSTATE REP.HILLSBOROUGH43
Lorrie CareySTATE REP.MERRIMACK1
Scott A. BurnsSTATE REP.MERRIMACK3
Ruth HeathSTATE REP.MERRIMACK4
Ellen ScarponiSTATE REP.MERRIMACK4
Lorna CarlisleSTATE REP.MERRIMACK5
Ken WellsSTATE REP.MERRIMACK5
Tom SchambergSTATE REP.MERRIMACK6
Karen E. EbelSTATE REP.MERRIMACK7
Gregory M. SargentSTATE REP.MERRIMACK7
Tony CaplanSTATE REP.MERRIMACK8
Angela BrennanSTATE REP.MERRIMACK9
Muriel HallSTATE REP.MERRIMACK9
David LuneauSTATE REP.MERRIMACK9
Mel MylerSTATE REP.MERRIMACK9
Madalasa GurungSTATE REP.MERRIMACK10
Kathleen M. MartinsSTATE REP.MERRIMACK10
Alan J. TurcotteSTATE REP.MERRIMACK11
Maurice ReganSTATE REP.MERRIMACK12
Dianne E. SchuettSTATE REP.MERRIMACK12
Sally Hoskinson KellySTATE REP.MERRIMACK13
Daniel L. SchrothSTATE REP.MERRIMACK13
Beth RousseauSTATE REP.MERRIMACK14
Steve ShurtleffSTATE REP.MERRIMACK15
Connie Boyles LaneSTATE REP.MERRIMACK16
Beth RichardsSTATE REP.MERRIMACK17
Jim MacKaySTATE REP.MERRIMACK18
Mary Jane WallnerSTATE REP.MERRIMACK19
Eric GallagerSTATE REP.MERRIMACK20
Timothy SoucySTATE REP.MERRIMACK21
David A. NesbittSTATE REP.MERRIMACK26
Dennis DavisSTATE REP.MERRIMACK27
Mary E. FrambachSTATE REP.MERRIMACK27
Art EllisonSTATE REP.MERRIMACK28
Kris SchultzSTATE REP.MERRIMACK29
Rebecca McWilliamsSTATE REP.MERRIMACK30
Keith McGuiganSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM1
Hal RafterSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM1
William TappanSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM1
Jocelyn A. MessierSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM2
Keely PowerSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM2
Jacqueline WoodSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM2
Jane W. Van ZandtSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM3
Mark ValloneSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM5
Michael CahillSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM10
Charlotte DiLorenzoSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM10
Ellen ReadSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM10
Julie D. GilmanSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM11
Gaby GrossmanSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM11
Mark PaigeSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM11
Trisha TiddSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM14
Ted CombesSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM16
Michela HitesSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM16
Alex KilleySTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM16
Tammy Marie SiekmannSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM16
Kristi St. LaurentSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM17
Joe PaceSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM19
Kate MurraySTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM22
Jim MaggioreSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM23
Jaci GroteSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM24
Dennis MalloySTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM24
Neil MisraSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM25
Bonnie WrightSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM25
Joan L. HambletSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM26
Gerald W.R. WardSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM27
Rebecca McBeathSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM28
Mike EdgarSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM29
Chris MunsSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM29
Charlotte ListerSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM31
William E. ThomasSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM31
Alexis SimpsonSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM33
Elizabeth KostaSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM36
David MeuseSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM37
Erica R. de VriesSTATE REP.ROCKINGHAM40
Emmanuel KrasnerSTATE REP.STRAFFORD1
Pamela J. HubbardSTATE REP.STRAFFORD2
Heath HowardSTATE REP.STRAFFORD4
Cassandra LevesqueSTATE REP.STRAFFORD4
Matthew D. TowneSTATE REP.STRAFFORD4
Patricia TurnerSTATE REP.STRAFFORD5
Chuck GrassieSTATE REP.STRAFFORD8
Nevin DexterSTATE REP.STRAFFORD9
Timothy HorriganSTATE REP.STRAFFORD10
Cam KenneySTATE REP.STRAFFORD10
Marjorie SmithSTATE REP.STRAFFORD10
Loren SeligSTATE REP.STRAFFORD10
Janet G. WallSTATE REP.STRAFFORD11
Thomas SouthworthSTATE REP.STRAFFORD11
Gerri CannonSTATE REP.STRAFFORD12
Cecilia RichSTATE REP.STRAFFORD12
Kenneth VincentSTATE REP.STRAFFORD12
Peter BixbySTATE REP.STRAFFORD13
Peter B. SchmidtSTATE REP.STRAFFORD14
Jackie CilleySTATE REP.STRAFFORD18
Jerry MinihanSTATE REP.STRAFFORD19
Allan HowlandSTATE REP.STRAFFORD20
Susan TreleavenSTATE REP.STRAFFORD21
Brian SullivanSTATE REP.SULLIVAN1
Virginia O’Brien IrwinSTATE REP.SULLIVAN3
Bruce L. CraginSTATE REP.SULLIVAN4
Linda TannerSTATE REP.SULLIVAN5
John R. CloutierSTATE REP.SULLIVAN6
Gary MerchantSTATE REP.SULLIVAN6
Andrew S. O’HearneSTATE REP.SULLIVAN6
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Register Now for our 2022 Legislative Conference!

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Your local should have received official notice via US Mail notifying you of our meeting time, location (online), and the number of delegates your local is entitled to. Please use that information to register using the link below.

Brothers & Sisters:  

Pursuant to the AFL-CIO Constitution and the Constitution of the New Hampshire State Fed, the Executive Council of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO has scheduled our biennial Legislative Conference for 10:00 am September 24th, 2022. We are currently planning on conducting this event via ZOOM with the sign-in information to be provided to you in the week prior to the conference. 

Your local should have received official notice via US Mail notifying you of our meeting time, location (online), and the number of delegates your local is entitled to. Please use that information to register using the link below. Votes may be apportioned or cast as a block with one delegate in attendance casting all an affiliate’s votes. Each local union may apportion their votes among delegates or one delegate may cast a bloc vote. 

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2022 NH AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, YOU MUST REGISTER AT BEFORE 5:00PM ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2022 here.

The Legislative Conference will review endorsement recommendations from the NH AFL-CIO’s Legislative Committee and make final determinations on those and any other possible endorsements. Please feel free to contact us at communications@nhaflcio.org with any questions or concerns you have.

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2022 ZOOM Labor Day Breakfast

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Brothers & Sisters: 
We are going Digital again this year due of concerns expressed by a number of our members. We will be sending out information about our revised plan and apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us at with any questions. Communications@nhaflcio.org.

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New Hampshire AFL-CIO 2022 Candidate Questionnaires

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New Hampshire working families depend on their elected representation to advocate for their needs and fight for their futures. Every election cycle, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO endorses candidates up and down the ballot that are dedicated to the betterment of workers and their families. These endorsements are then sent to our entire membership throughout the Granite State.  There are more than 100,000 eligible voters in union households in the state of New Hampshire. 

Below you will find links to our candidate questionnaires for both the New Hampshire Legislature and the New Hampshire Executive Council.  If the New Hampshire AFL-CIO  votes to approve a candidate’s endorsement, the candidate will be informed of their endorsement by our organization immediately. The deadline for submissions of candidate questionnaires is Friday, August 26th at 5:00 PM.

We thank you for your engagement in the democratic process and look forward to your response. Together, we look forward to a successful election that will advance the issues most important to union families – jobs, healthcare, and economic security.

Click here to fill out the New Hampshire Legislator Candidate Questionnaire (candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives and New Hampshire Senate)

Click here to fill out the New Hampshire Executive Council Candidate Questionnaire

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Congratulations to our 2022 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship recipients!

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We’re proud to recognize these gifted students and to help support their educational journey!
  • 1st Place ($2,500)-    Abigail Elliot, will be a sophomore at Lesley University.  Parent is a member of AFT #1044.
  • 2nd Place ($2,000)-   Kathryn Craig will be a freshman at Babson College. Grandparent is a member of IBEW #490
  • 3rd Place ($1,500)-    Eileen Barrett will be a sophomore at Boston University. Parent is a member of AFT #2433
  • 4th Place ($1,000)-    Alysse Cleasby will be a senior at Bates College. Parent is a member of AFGE # 948.
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The 2022 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Awards

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We are pleased to announce that to help with the constantly increasing costs of higher education, the NH AFL-CIO will this year award a minimum of three scholarship awards: the first for $1500, second for $1000 and third for $750 for the 2022-2023 school year. Additional scholarships may be awarded, subject to funds raised.

The Executive Council of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO named our scholarship program in honor of Sister Linda Horan, longtime IBEW member and former Chair of the Scholarship Committee, who lost her hard-fought battle with cancer in early 2016. The scholarship program was a labor of love for Linda, who was always committed to “leaving the ladder down” for the next generation. It is our hope to honor Linda’s passionate advocacy for workers again this year by making it a banner year for the Linda Horan Scholarship Program. We can only do that with your help!

We are asking at this time for any financial assistance that your local is able to provide to help us maintain our successful AFL-CIO scholarship essay program and maximize the amount of scholarship aid we can offer. Through the generosity of our affiliates, we were able to offer a record amount of assistance last year and we hope to help even more students in their quest for higher education this fall.

We hope you will also encourage your members to contribute to the Linda Horan Scholarship Program and that you will share with them the enclosed contribution form. Making a tax-deductible contribution to help fund the Scholarship Program is a great way for us all to lead by example and to leave the ladder down for others to follow. In the words of labor’s great friend, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, “Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.”

Most importantly, please help to get the word out to your members about the scholarship program so that they are aware of this great benefit available to members and their families. It pays to belong!

Enclosed you will find the contribution forms, the scholarship application, and the announcement (this includes the 2022 essay topic and the rules).

Winners are selected based on essays that are submitted on a topic selected by the Scholarship Committee. Essays are judged on understanding, writing style, content and significance to Labor Unions. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the experiences of their families and communities which will provide an opportunity for students to discuss unions with their parents and for members to think about what their union means to them.

In keeping with our tradition, scholarship winners will be honored at our Labor Day Breakfast, which will be held at St. George’s Cathedral in Manchester on September 5th. Winners and their families will be invited to attend as our guests.

This year the deadline for receipt of applications and essays is Monday, June 20, 2022, at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced on or before July 25, 2022.

We thank you in advance for your help and support in making this a special year to honor Sister Linda and carry on her passion for many years ahead.

If you have questions, please contact us at 603-623-7302. Rules and applications will also be made available on the NH AFL-CIO website.

Thank you!

In Solidarity,

2022 Scholarship Committee:

Glenn Brackett, NH AFL-CIO President
Janice Kelble, Deb Howes, James Lemay, Rachel Horan, Mike Smith, Kevin Longtin, Dave Spechuilli, Bobby Jones

Both local and individual contributions to the scholarship fund can be sent to:

NH AFL-CIO EAP Services
Linda Horan Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 801
Enfield, NH 03748

*NH EAP Services is a charitable tax-exempt organization, so contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

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