Take Action to Help Override the Veto of the Workplace Bullying Bill

Two Ways to Take Action: Call Your Representative and Be at the State House on Wednesday

While the Senate failed to override the veto of the juvenile justice bill, the House is still set to meet Wednesday to consider overriding Gov. Hassan’s veto of several other bills, most notably HB 591, the member-driven anti-workplace bullying bill.

The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Council convened an emergency meeting last month in response to the governor’s vetoes of HB 591 and SB 391, and councilors decided to ask all members to help in the campaign to override the vetoes. If you haven’t done so already, you’re asked to reach out to your state representatives to ask them to override the veto of HB 591. Even if you you’ve already talked to your legislators about HB 591, it’s recommended that you call them again because they’re being actively lobbied to sustain the veto. You can find your information on your your representative(s) here. You can find information about HB 591, including talking points, at this link.

We also need members to meet at the State House on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. to greet lawmakers and present them information about why these bills are vital to all state workers and the citizens of New Hampshire. Remember that these are your representatives, and they want to hear from you. You’re full members of your community and your voice matters on important public policy issues.

HB 591, just like SB 391, received bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature, and it answers a real problem that affects your colleagues every day. We need to – and can – start fixing that problem right now with your help.

If you can be there to help override the veto on HB 591 on Sept. 17, you’re asked to email Stephen Ekerberg at sekerberg@seiu1984.org.

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