Despite the damp weather, another excellent crowd attended today's Veto Overturn Rally at Pinetree Power-Bethlehem. Several N.H. legislators attended, in addition to more than 100 loggers, foresters, sawmill operators, landowners, and others associated with the industry.
Momentum is building -- the message has been consistent at every rally: Gov. Sununu's vetoes of Senate bills 365 and 446 are misguided, misinformed, will do irreparable damage to the state's economy as well as to dozens of small rural communities in N.H. and hundreds of families and working people. These irresponsible vetoes must be overturned.
Two more local rallies -- at MiltonCAT in Londonderry on Aug. 23 and at Monadnock Paper in Bennington on Aug. 30 -- will be held before the big statewide rally to be held Sept. 6 on the State House plaza in Concord.
If you haven't already, please call the NHTOA office to receive your Veto Overturn Tool Kit, which includes a petition to overturn the vetoes. Signed petitions will be delivered to the legislature at the Sept. 6 rally.
Also, call your state representative and senator to remind them of the importance of keeping SB 365 and SB 446. Without these bills becoming law the health of N.H. forests, wildlife, recreation, tree farming, local economies, and the state economy are all at considerable risk.