Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Hampshire Call to Action: Oppose Gov. Hassan's budget bill (HB 2) which would enact a massive, unjustifiable tax on vapor products

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has proposed a massive tax on vapor products and a hike in the tax on smokeless tobacco products.  If the Governor's budget bill -- HB 2 -- is enacted, "nicotine vapor products" (all devices and nicotine-containing cartridges and liquids) and smokeless tobacco products would be subject to an enormous tax of 73.94% of wholesale price.

  1. Please take a moment to send an email and make phone calls to your legislators and committee members.
    1. Oppose Gov. Hassan’s harmful vapor tax - Send an Email
    2. Call your Representative and Senator and ask them to oppose Gov. Hassan's vapor and smokeless taxes - Make a Call

  1. There are THREE public hearings that vapers and business owners can attend and speak out at.  These include:

Thursday, March 5th
4:00 PM
Legislative Office Building
- Room 210-211
33 North State Street
Concord, NH
Monday, March 9th
6:00 PM
Kennet High School Auditorium
409 Eagles Way
North Conway, NH
Monday, March 9th
5:00 PM
Derry Town Hall
14 Manning Street
Derry, NH

For help developing your testimony please see our talking points for taxes here

(Writing Tip #1) If you have a lot to say, please craft your email in a separate word doc and then copy/paste it into the field provided.  If you take too long, they system will time out and you will lose your work.

(Writing Tip #2) Although we've provided a prewritten email with compelling talking points, we would strongly encourage you to edit the email because personalized communications to legislators are far more persuasive than form letters.  At a minimum, PLEASE INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY (just a few sentences) in the text of your email.

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