Legislature

Getting Involved in the Process

Legislative process may seem a bit daunting, but our government was designed to include public participation as an important factor. There is legislation happening that may impact your organization or the population that you serve.
 

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Sample Testimony

This is a sample of written testimony.

Communicating with Your Congressional Delegation

Regularly communicating with your members of Congress is key to any federal advocacy effort. This document outlines some need-to-knows.

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Developing Your Advocacy Game Plan

Jumping into advocacy for your issue means setting up a game plan with strategic prioritization and expertise. It is also important to set up the organizational infrastructure for advocacy engagement. This document outlines key steps in developing your advocacy game plan.

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How a Bill Becomes a NH Law

If you're not someone who's livelihood is related to the state legislature, the process of how a bill becomes a law in NH may seem daunting. This simplifies it.

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How a Bill Becomes a NH Law - Helpful Terms and Abbreviations

Use this document as your glossary in navigating the legislative world.

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How to Testify at a NH Hearing

These tips can help make testifying in a hearing seem less daunting.

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Legislative Strategy Plan - Single Bill

Use this sample strategy plan for a specific piece of legislation.

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Sample Advocacy Evaluation Tool

An important part of building ongoing advocacy capacity is to identify and measure advocacy effectiveness. Advocacy, however, requires a different approach than might be used to evaluate other kinds of work such as direct services. Use this tool to capture what you accomplished as well as what might have been missed.

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Step-by-Step Graphic Illustration of the NH Legislative Process

This is an abbreviated version of a graphic that illustrates the NH legislative process

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Step-by-Step Graphic Illustration of the NH Legislative Process - Full

This graphic illustration of the NH legislative process provides a good visual of the complexity of the system.

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