Maryellen Martin, Manchester, NH – At the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention, Saturday, in spite of every possible roadblock thrown in her path by party leaders to prevent it, Rep. Betty Hall’s Resolution to Commence Impeachment Procedures was adopted.
The message sent by the people is the first step of this Constitutional Procedure – BEGIN INVESTIGATIONS NOW to determine if there is sufficient cause/evidence to hold our current elected leaders in Washington responsible.
The Governor came and went, Howard Dean came and went, the same for the Congressional candidates and state politicos during a long stint in a packed gymnasium on a glorious spring weekend day which began at 8:30 am. In the very last minutes of the convention, about 4:00 pm, the Democratic party leaders let the vote for the Hall Impeachment Resolution and the town of Newbury Accountability Resolution take place.
Representative Betty Hall gave 2 of her 3 allotted minutes to the only speaker who was merely a citizen delegate. She was the people’s one lone grassroots speaker, who was not a leadership pick or an official.
Her name is Nan; imagine her lone, quiet voice finally getting a chance to say something after all the “notables”. She spoke, and even sang her support, and the room erupted!
Betty Hall’s impeachment resolution asking for the support of the Democratic Party of NH passed. The people’s voice was finally heard!
Unlike the rest of the day, it was an unscripted, spontaneous expression of celebration, standing and cheering in support of Rep. Hall’s resolution to begin investigations and, at the very least, lay out the facts.
The delegates heard what they wanted to hear and with their vote confirmed, they want truth and accountability from our government!
Above the heads of the speakers was a huge banner that read: HOPE LEADERSHIP VICTORY. The peoples’ delegates proclaimed all three.
The People Get It.
Written by Maryellen Martin, Nashua, former Rep., 603 888-3396
Betty Hall, NH Rep from Brookline, 603 672-8712
18 Old Milford Rd
Brookline, NH 03033
603 672 8712
May 20 update
Representative Betty Hall will make a motion to remove HR24 from the table on Wednesday, May 21, 2008: Concord, New Hampshire – State House Session: Today, New Hampshire is the state known for the first Primary, a “Live Free or Die” attitude and most importantly the Right of Revolution under Article 10 of the State Constitution – now braves the option to ask State Legislators to consider the New Hampshire tradition of full and open debate – on HR24 – asking for investigations to begin for impeachment proceedings in the US Congress, NOW!
On Wednesday, May 21, HR24 will change slightly with an amendment to apply the peoples wishes to include Checks and Balances in government and Accountability from our leaders. HR24 will be more simple and direct to reflect how the Constitution calls for the voice of the People to be heard.
That is why we support HR24, because HR24 supports our leaders oath of office as called for in the Constitution.
Phone: (603) 225-6899
Fax: (603) 225-6797
Now, at this time, the Democratic Leadership is in a position to fully support Rep. Hall’s impeachment effort due to the Party’s obligation to promote the results in a statewide effort, as the People of the Democratic party passed Rep Hall’s resolution at this weekend’s State Convention, calling for impeachment investigation to begin.
What we can do, today:
To make sure we get Democratic leadership support, contact the NHDP office and confirm Party support for Rep Hall’s Resolution to commence Impeachment procedures in the US Congress. Passage at the party level also produced the following responsibility of the NH Democratic Party:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this resolution with the original authorizing signature of the Secretary of State and of the New Hampshire State Democratic Party be sent to the Office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and that copies of the signed resolution be sent to each member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives and to each member of the New Hampshire State Legislature.
Please, politely, ask for Party support. Think about letting the Party know – your plan to run for office? – to be a NH Representative? and how we rely on the Party to reflect the Voice of the People, as the Constitution tells us.
And print, sign and gather signatures for our Petition for Redress of Grievance, throughout the State. See Attached PDF. Date and mail back to address at bottom of page.
As we all pull together, we can help pass HR24 at the State House, go over the top and experience carrying the resolution to Washington, DC, for investigations to begin with the blessing of the People of New Hampshire . . . . . and our progressive attitude of “Live Free and Never Give Up” and especially our “Right of Revolution”.
We expect Truth and Accountability in government.
Thanks to All, for your unending support. HR24 deserves the traditional full debate. Our Country deserves a full debate.
Hope to see everybody at the State House in Concord on Wednesday, May 21. Approx, time between 10:00 am and 2:00 – not much later because there is an Ice Cream Social planned for the afternoon.