In the House vote, we came within a single vote of reaching the two-thirds super-majority required for a veto override. Among the 52 representatives not present or not voting, were many of our supporters, enough to get us to the magic number. No doubt you also heard that Gov. Sununu vowed again to veto the bill. Therefore, our strategy is two-fold at this moment:
1) Pressure Gov. Sununu to respect the will of our duly-elected representatives in the House and Senate, and either sign or allow SB 593 to pass into law. The most effective way to do this will be to call his office at 603-271-2121 and leave a message to that effect. Please mention that you are a New Hampshire resident. Alternatively, you can email him using this online form.
A second tactic related to this strategy is to continue sending in letters to the editor of your local and state newspapers to emphasize the level of public support for repeal that continues to exist and encouraign the Governor to sign the bill. Even if you have already sent a letter, we are now in new territory with both the Senate and House having passed the bill, and with Gov. Sununu’s newly repeated public statement about his opposition. You may use our form here: Write a Letter to the Editor.
The third tactic is to direct your tweets on this issue to him, just include @GovChrisSununu in your tweeting.
A fourth tactic is EJUSA’s online petition. This can be signed by anyone around the country, so it should not substitute for New Hampshire residents reaching out with calls, letters, and emails.
2) We want to shore up support in the House by having you send a thank you letter to your representatives if they voted in favor of SB 593. Here is the list of the representatives who voted for the bill: SB593 Yea Votes. If you’re not sure who your representatives are, you can look them up on this page. Again, you may use our online form to write to your legislator.