A petition to place a resolution on the March 2016 Warrant at the Town Meeting was signed by 18 or more registered voters. The resolution PASSED!


Final suggested language for the resolution was:

Article 16. To see if the Town will urge that the next President and Congress fight big money politics and restore government of, by and for the people by championing the We The People agenda:

1) Ban Super PACs and overturn Citizens United.

2) Expose secret donors and require full transparancy.

3) Ban bribes from big-money lobbyists and government contractors.

4) Establish small-donor, citizen-funded elections.

5) End gerrymandering and modernize voter registration.

6) Close loopholes and enforce campaign finance laws.

That the New Hampshire State legislature support concrete legislation to enact the We the people agenda. The record of the vote approving this article shall be transmitted by written notice from the selectmen to the NH congressional delegation and to Effingham's state legislators, and to the President of the United States informing them of the instructions from their constituents within 30 days of the vote. This article is petitioned by Arthur Surette and others. This requires a majority vote.