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Policy Research Shop Testimony: March 12, 2009

PRS students Michael Fields, Brian Freeman, and Raymond Rodriguez meet with Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan and Rep. Jane Clemons, Chairman of the Committee on Election Law

Rep. David Pierce introduces PRS students Brian Freeman, Raymond Rodriguez, and Michael Fields prior to their testimony on Voter Suppression before the committee

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Policy Research Shop Students Testify Before the Committee on Election Law and the New Hampshire Legislature

On Thursday, March 12th, three Policy Research Shop students, Brian Freeman, Michael Fields, and Raymond Rodriquez testified in the New Hampshire Legislature at the request of Rep. David Pierce. The testimony provided an overview of the students' policy report, "Voter Suppression: New Hampshire's Response to a National Problem." Rep. Pierce serves as the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Election Law wherein he has sponsored several pieces of legislation to increase criminal penalties for those convicted of voter suppression activities in New Hampshire. The students were welcomed in the capitol by a bipartisan gathering of about 25 legislators, including the Deputy Secretary of State. This testimony represents the first of several scheduled events for this academic year.

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