As a legal aid attorney and as Senate Majority Leader, Dan led the charge for quality, affordable health care, paid family and medical leave insurance, clean energy, common-sense gun safety, and worked to expand opportunity for all Granite Staters. Dan has accomplished a lot, including working with members of both parties on major legislative initiatives.
Dan has the record and vision to lead us through a real COVID-19 relief and recovery into the next decade. With Dan as Governor, we’ll tackle the critical issues facing our state and make sure that every Granite Stater has the opportunity to be successful, ensuring relief and recovery that works for working families without a sales or income tax. Over his three terms in the state Senate, Dan has gained a reputation as one of the most prolific legislators in the State House with nearly half (44%) of all legislation he’s filed signed into law. Dan doesn’t just talk about these critical issues — he works hard to get real results for real people.
At the end of each section below you’ll find a sampling of relevant legislation that Dan has sponsored throughout his time in the Senate.
Moving New Hampshire Forward:
Dan’s Green Jobs, Green Future plan will create a new clean energy economy, generate thousands of living-wage jobs, and lead the economic recovery after COVID-19. This clean energy economy will follow the leading science on climate and embrace proven technologies to help keep our children, forests, farms, seacoast, and businesses safe from the climate crisis. During his time in office, Chris Sununu has steadfastly resisted the unequivocal science of climate change, as reflected in his statements and more than a dozen vetoes of bipartisan climate and clean energy legislation. As governor, Dan will act swiftly to declare New Hampshire’s clean-tech economy open for business by implementing five common-sense measures, including creating a “2030 Commission with dedicated resources and robust youth, BIPOC, and building trades representation tasked with developing a plan for how to achieve 100% clean energy by 2030, empowering local distributed generation, investing in offshore wind, removing red tape, and modernizing the grid.
Dan released his “Live Free and Learn Safe” blueprint for back to school plan on July 22 to address the key issues facing our public schools in a substantive, specific manner. The “Live Free and Learn Safe” plan provides specific funding mechanisms and actions that can be taken. This is the type of guidance a Feltes administration would produce. While no plan is perfect, the “Live Free and Learn Safe” plan provides a comprehensive approach to reopening schools that prioritizes safety and support for local school districts, while maintaining the latitude for individual districts to tailor the plan to their specific situation.
Dan released his “People’s Plan“; a reform agenda to increase transparency and limit the influence of money in politics. Real change comes from the grassroots, from our communities; and when the voices of those left out and left behind are finally heard. But, right now, our democracy is broken. It’s not just Washington, DC, it’s right here in New Hampshire too. The wealthy and well-connected have the power and everyday people, those without lobbyists or Governor’s cell-phone number, are left behind. It is more critical than ever that we change our system and elect leaders who are dedicated to major reforms.
As Governor, Dan has committed to creating an Office of Racial Equity within the Governor’s office to identify and combat systemic racism. You can read his full plan to address racial justice here. Whether subtle or overt, caught on tape or not, every day our Black brothers and sisters face words, actions, and policies that rob them of the American dream. Chris Sununu says systemic racism doesn’t exist in New Hampshire. He’s wrong. It exists. And it’s not enough to not be racist, we must all be actively anti-racist.
As a legal aid attorney, Dan helped thousands of folks combat housing discrimination, advanced affordable and workforce housing, and represented people facing foreclosure from big Wall Street banks. The advancement of affordable and workforce housing means less homelessness, new jobs in construction and modification of housing, and places to live for workers who can meet business needs throughout New Hampshire. Read Dan’s housing plan here.
Access to health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. But for far too many Granite Staters the proper care is out of reach. Like Trump, Chris Sununu supported the federal legislative effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would rip health care from thousands of Granite Staters. During a co-occuring public health and economic crises, it is more important than ever that we protect and increase access to health care in New Hampshire. Read Dan’s Health Care plan here.
Protecting Our Seniors
Throughout this public health crisis, our seniors, especially those living at long-term health care facilities, have been among the hardest hit. We must treat our seniors with respect and dignity including protecting their housing, health care, and safety. Read Dan’s Senior Citizen Protection Plan here.
On the Issues
Dan has received numerous Legislator of the Year awards for bipartisan leadership on many critical issues, including from the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy for his work advancing paid family and medical leave insurance, from Early Learning NH for his work on full-day kindergarten, from Ski NH for his work promoting tourism and the ski industry, from New Hampshire Council on Development Disabilities and from Community Bridges for his work helping persons with disabilities, from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association and from Housing Action NH for his work expanding affordable and workforce housing, from the NH ACLU for his work on criminal justice reform, and from New Futures and from the National Association of Social Workers for his work on both mental health parity and combatting the opioid public health epidemic.
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