WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Republicans began holding House committee hearings on an anti-trans bill that would attack LGBTQ+ youth in the state. The legislation they’re considering is so extreme that it has been endorsed by a local white supremacy group. Democrats are down just three seats in the chamber, a historically low margin, and have the opportunity to stop this extremist legislation in its tracks by taking back control of the chamber this year.
“New Hampshire Republicans are the latest GOP majority to attack LGBTQ+ children and try to restrict the freedom of their constituents,” said interim DLCC President Heather Williams. “Despite their razor thin margin, the New Hampshire GOP has fallen further and further down the hole of MAGA extremism and continues to alienate Granite Staters from across the political spectrum. The DLCC and state Democrats are laser focused on winning the majority this year so that we can put an end to anti-trans attacks and get to work making sure everyone in the Granite State has the opportunity to thrive, free from GOP government overreach.”
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.