Speak of New Hampshire, and most Americans will think immediately of two things: 1) The earliest genuine primary of the presidential election season, and 2) Rock. New Hampshire is the Granite State, which some might interpret as a sign of inflexibility, but we choose to see as a symbol of the foundational role New Hampshire has played in the expansion of democracy in the history of the United States of America.
New Hampshire's official motto is: Live Free or Die. Ever since I visited New Hampshire as a child and bought a t-shirt with this slogan, I wondered whether this statement was intended as a promise or as a threat. This basic disagreement runs throughout New Hampshire politics, so that times the state has been a reactionary hideout, electing ridiculous politicians like Kelly Ayotte. On the contrary, New Hampshire Republican operatives have been up to all kinds of dirty tricks over the last few years, including efforts to jam the phone lines used by progressives on Election Day.
Even as reactionary forces gain strength on the national scene, New Hampshire is the home to many good people willing to keep up the struggle for liberty, fairness, and a more decent future for America. Of course, in a state as politically active as New Hampshire, we can't hope to find all the progressive groups that exist in the state on our own. We have found a good core of liberal organizations to place on this directory, but we'd like to expand our list to include even more. If you know of any progressive information resources, organizations or candidates in New Hampshire that we don't have listed here, let us know and we will consider adding links to them through this growing directory.
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