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This senior citizen protection plan recognizes that treating our senior citizens with respect and dignity means protecting their housing, healthcare, and safety. It’s the first-ever senior citizen protection plan released by a candidate for governor.

Right out of law school, and up until serving in the State Senate, Dan had the honor and privilege of serving as a legal aid attorney with New Hampshire Legal Assistance for about a decade. There, Dan represented thousands of folks, including low-income families, senior citizens, and veterans. Dan helped seniors and families including during the last economic crisis, the Great Recession, including helping Granite Staters get access to health care and housing. For four years, Dan managed the Housing Justice Project at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, managing the housing work, staff, and budget. Dan continued his work for senior citizens in the State Senate, passing numerous bipartisan measures helping senior citizens, from dementia care to job training for senior citizens to prescription drug relief. …


This housing plan recognizes that affordable and workforce housing is the foundation for success for our businesses, our workers and families, and our future. It’s the first-ever housing plan released by a candidate for governor.

Right out of law school, and up until serving in the State Senate, Dan had the honor and privilege of serving as a legal aid attorney with New Hampshire Legal Assistance for about a decade. …


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Feltes for Governor Health Care Plan: “Live Free and Healthy”

Access to quality, affordable health care is on the ballot this November. From the White House to the State House, there are bold reforms we can move forward with, but only if there is an administration willing to do it. 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.

Under Governor Sununu, New Hampshire has the highest health care costs in the nation, even prior to COVID-19. COVID-19 has pushed our healthcare system to the edge, with health care workers losing their jobs, some providers going-out-of-business, and the remaining providers and workers struggling to provide care while risking their own health in the process. …


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A Voting Rights and Reform Agenda for New Hampshire

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. These issues existed well before COVID-19, but this public health crisis is shining a new light on how critical it is that we change our system and elect leaders who are dedicated to these major reforms.

For almost a decade I worked as a legal aid attorney with New Hampshire Legal Assistance. There, I represented low-middle income Granite State families, seniors, veterans, and victims of domestic violence, often up against big bureaucracy and big corporations. I also advocated at the State House, where 96% of the registered lobbyists represent a corporate interest. …


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Introduction: A Clean Energy Economy for All

Dan Feltes will make 2020 the year New Hampshire launches a new clean energy economy to generate thousands of living-wage jobs and lead the 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. Granite Staters should not have to bear the burden of any more avoidable crises that cost innocent lives. …


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Dear Fellow Granite Staters,

This public health and economic crisis we’ve endured is unlike anything we have faced before, but despite the constant turmoil over the past several months, we’ve seen the very best of New Hampshire. The frontline workers who have risked their safety to keep New Hampshire running and look out for all of us. The educators and educational staff who, without any warning, transitioned to mandated remote learning and made the best of an impossible situation, and the parents and kids who adapted as best they could. …


Erin and I wish you and your family a very happy, safe, and social distanced 4th of July.

Today, we are reminded of the promise of the words of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776, that all us are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit Happiness.

That promise was not always true for so many, and we’ve had a long rocky road in the effort to fulfill those foundational promises of freedom for everyone.

We’ve got so much work to do; to lift each other up, not tear people down, to include more people in our democracy and economy, not exclude them, and to build a future that’s bigger and brighter for everyone, especially our kids. …


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 everywhere. And it’s not enough to not be racist, we must all be actively anti-racist.

Right out of law school, I didn’t take a job as a corporate attorney, I worked as a legal aid attorney for about a decade prior to serving in the State Senate. There, I helped low-income families, seniors and veterans get access to health care, housing, and jobs, and fought against discrimination in employment and in housing, including taking on Wall Street banks foreclosing on homeowners all across New Hampshire during the last economic crisis — the Great Recession. Leading the Housing Justice Project for four years, I helped tackle housing discrimination in the rental and homeowner markets, co-authored the “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in New Hampshire”, and organized communities to battle housing practices that have a disproportionate impact on persons of color. …


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A Reform Agenda for New Hampshire

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. …


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We all share the common goal of getting New Hampshire back to work. The ability to safely earn a living and support your family is fundamental to New Hampshire. Whether you work for tips, punch a clock, or receive a salary, every job matters and plays a critical part in New Hampshire’s economy. However, COVID-19 is unlike anything we’ve seen in recent history. It’s far more deadly than the flu and far more contagious.

How New Hampshire continues to re-open the economy will answer the fundamental question of whose side are you on. What matters more: corporate profits or keeping people safe? …

About

Dan Feltes

Dan served as a legal aid lawyer helping low-income NH families, seniors and veterans for almost a decade. Now serves as the majority leader in the NH Senate.

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