Just when you thought that the attacks
on working people couldn’t get any worse, another Republican has come along to prove that point wrong. Meet New Hampshire Republican State Representative J.R. Hoell, who has filed a bill to repeal lunch breaks
for people in New Hampshire. Seriously? No lunch breaks?
As Pat Garofalo at Think Progress
"The bill’s sponsor, state representative J.R. Hoell, argued that companies failing to provide lunch breaks would be shamed over social media, thus rendering the law unnecessary. ‘If they are not letting people have lunch, they could put it out though the news media, though social media
. I don’t think that abusive behavior would continue, the way communications are today,’ he said."
We don't know why Rep. Hoell's has a lack of respect for hard-working people, but he is right about the power of social media stopping “abusive” behavior like his bill.
That's why we're asking people to text LUNCH to 69866.
We need to show lawmakers all across the country that there isn't an appetite for laws like this because if this bill passes in NH, it won't be long before other Republicans file the same bill in other states.
Text LUNCH to 69866 and then share it on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the left.