Published: 12/3/2021 7:00:58 AM
Modified: 12/3/2021 7:00:25 AM
As a registered nurse and frontline worker, I have experienced first-hand the importance of remote access to the legislature. Remote access has been essential in my life, allowing me to participate and testify in key healthcare legislation simply by logging online, without impacting the nursing workforce by taking time off to travel to Concord.
During this time of crisis staffing for nursing, not allowing remote participation would be a significant barrier for me and other frontline workers. New Hampshire residents who work and live outside of a reasonable drive from Concord deserve to have their voices heard while maintaining the physical and civic health of Granite Staters to reduce the risk of illness due to COVID-19. As a resident of New Hampshire who works and lives away from Concord, I urge reinstating remote participation in the legislative process by allowing remote testimony at the State House in 2022 for all public hearings and workgroups.