NH Women's Rally A Success
The morning began with a casual meeting at the True Brew Barista coffee shop with hot chocolate and coffee, sponsored by the NH Democratic Party. Senator Hassan and Representatives Kuster and Pappas spoke briefly to the gathering.
The New Hampshire Women's Rally was held in Concord, with a stage set up in front of the State House. Organizations tabling at the archway enjoyed the sound of spontaneous applause and cheering as the crowd listened to one speaker after another, raising their signs. Messaging ranged from equality to women's health, LGBTQ rights, voting, social justice and environmental concerns. Speakers included representatives from organizations, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congressman Chris Pappas.
Visitors to the ECHO Action table expressed concern over continued fossil fuel use and the Northern Pass project. Students from Concord High School expressed concerns about climate change and NH's energy choices.
The rally ended at 2pm, allowing ralliers exposed to the 20º temperatures to head home and thaw out, having been energized by the company of others who share their desire to create positive change in the Granite State and nationwide.