New Hampshire Columbus Day Update

Mar 17, 2024 824

BY: Mike Daigle, President of The Friends of Italian Americans

Good news on the legislative front! The N.H. House Executive Departments & Administrative Committee voted H.B. 1335, the bill to eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday, “Inexpedient to Legislate” by a 14 to 1 vote. The Committee is recommending to the full N.H. House of Representatives that the bill be voted down.

Friends of Italian Americans had nine speakers testifying against the bill, including Senator Lou D'Allesandro and Representative Susan Porcelli. The only person speaking in favor of passage was one of the bill’s two sponsors. We will still monitor this bill as it goes to the full House to make certain it is voted down.

Thank you to all Friends members who testified or went online to register your opposition to the bill. Your voices were heard!

SOURCE: Friends of Italian Americans

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