ADVOCACY ALERT: Take a few minutes to let the NH House Finance Committee know that you support the Developmental Services budget!

The House Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the state budget (HB 1 & HB 2) via Zoom on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. Members of the public may attend using the following link:

To join the webinar:


Make Your Voice Heard
Budget Finance Committee Hearing
Tuesday, March 16, 1 p.m.
Submit your comments and support by 8:00 a.m. that day.

In this unique year with remote testimony for budgets, we don't quite know what to expect, including how long the hearing will go for, the number of people who plan to testify, etc. What we do know is that it is still critically important to find ways to ensure the developmental services budget is fully funded. Here's how you can help.

Three Action Steps for Tuesday’s Hearing - How to Make an Impact:

1 - Sign in to indicate your support the Developmental Services Budget before 8:00 a.m. on 3/16/2021:
Visit the NH general court website
Click on the date of March 16th
Select House Finance Committee
Select HB 1
I am: a member of the public
I’m Representing: Families in Developmental Services
Click "I support this bill"

2 - Email written testimony to the Division III Finance Committee:
Subject line of email: Fully Fund Developmental Services
Address the email to Chairman Edwards of Division III Finance Committee
Keep the testimony short!
Include talking points of fully funding developmental services budget and supporting the direct support workforce.
Click here for a sample testimony letter template.

3 - Testify remotely:
Contact Marylouise Alther (603-313-8693) for tips on testifying and signing in.

Take a few minutes to let the House Finance Committee know that you support the Developmental Services budget.

Questions? Please call or text Marylouise Alther at 603-313-8693.

Go to NH Gen Court Website

Helpful resources (also see right column):

Carrie & Karen Video Training Series: Demystifying Legislative Engagement
How to Locate a Bill & Submit Testimony

PIC (Parent Information Center) Family Engagement Video
8 Ways to Take Your Family Engagements Effort to the Next Level


Please note: Monadnock Developmental Services, as the Region V Area Agency, is non-partisan, and does not support or endorse any political party or legislator. CSNI (Community Support Network Inc.) is the association for New Hampshire's 10 area agencies and provides advocacy and legislative support.