Rachel Goldsmith is the Executive Director for the Free State Project, a coordinated effort to generate libertarian migration to New Hampshire. She joins the Young Voices podcast to talk about the organization’s mission, their annual PorcFest event this June, raising kids in the 21st century and free-range parenting.
One teachers union could decide who wins the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary.
With 17,000 members, the New Hampshire branch of the National Education Association is a political force to be reckoned with. Its membership is equivalent to more than 5 percent of the 2008 turnout in the Democratic presidential primary. That year, the NEA endorsed President Obama, but the NEA-NH pushed for Hillary Clinton through its own recommendation process.
Clinton eventually won the New Hampshire primary by fewer than 8,000 votes — votes that may have been swayed by NEA — NH’s recommendation.
While pundits have long thought Clinton will be winner of the New Hampshire primary, recent polls suggest a closer competition than expected. Three months ago, Clinton garnered 50 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling average, with Bernie Sanders at 13 percent. Today, Clinton has dropped to 41 percent, just one point ahead of Sanders. If those margins hold until Election Day, the NEA-NH recommendation could make the difference.
Young Voices Advocate Yaël Ossowski was published by Watchdog.org writing about the effort to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire:
The dominoes are falling all across New England.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives made history last week when it became the first state Legislature to vote in favor of a bill to legalize the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.
“Polls show 60 percent of voters in the state support (the bill), and we won’t rest until that includes a majority of their state legislators,” Marijuana Policy Project legislative analyst Matt Simon said in a statement last week.