Press Coverage

Sen. Perkins Kwoka: Hate is not welcome anywhere in New Hampshire

(SeacoastOnline.com)

Aug 21, 2022 - This is just one of the ways white supremacy reveals itself in the violence taking place in our state. Racism exists here and it is up to each... Read More


Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, Becky Whitley & Sue Prentiss: Women and kids hostages in culture war

(UnionLeader.com)

June 28, 2022 - AS MOTHERS, there is nothing we wouldn't do for our children. Securing their safety, their happiness, and their future has always been our... Read More


Opinion: Climate change is our generation’s make-or-break moment

(ConcordMonitor.com)

June 25, 2022 - IN THE 1960s, America brought together the best scientists and engineers to engage in the “space race.” Half a century later, when a global pandemic struck, we supported scientists to develop safe, effective vaccines in record time, saving lives here and around the globe... Read More


Will NH, Maine see abortion patients from out of state? Providers are 'committed' to help

(SeacoastOnline.com)

June 24, 2022 - Pregnant women started coming to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont seeking abortions, even before Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to abortion providers.... Read More


CNN: As Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, Democratic candidates prioritize abortion rights in 2022

(NHDP.org)

April 18, 2022 - In case you missed it, CNN released an article covering the national attacks on our reproductive rights and pro-choice candidates from across the country. The article highlighted State Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, a fierce advocate for reproductive rights here in New Hampshire... Read More


As Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, Democratic candidates prioritize abortion rights in 2022

(CNN.com)

April 18, 2022 - States across the country are rolling back access to abortion, and the fate of Roe v. Wade is up in the air – two factors that Democrats believe could elevate the issue of abortion rights this midterm cycle to a level not reached in recent memory... Read More


Sununu’s redistricting proposal for congressional districts raises concerns for some

(NewHampshireBulletin.com)

March 28, 2022 - Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu released a map with his idea of how the state’s two congressional districts should look for the next 10 years – a more competitive proposal than the Republican-backed version he has repeatedly vowed to veto... Read More


Republican Senators Pass New Unvetted Redistricting Map for Executive Council

(InDepthNH.org)

March 24, 2022 - CONCORD – Republican Senators passed an amended bill for redistricting the state’s Executive Council that wasn’t vetted in the public hearing process, angering Democrats... Read More


Controversial congressional redistricting map moves ahead

(Yahoo.com)

March 7, 2022 - CONCORD — A controversial House-passed map that would make the state's two congressional districts more partisan-leaning took a step closer to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has raised objections to it... Read More


Citizens ask Senate to change maps

(ConcordMonitor.com)

February 4, 2022 - Citizens and advocates are pushing the New Hampshire Senate to change redistricting maps they say are gerrymandered – and they’re now wielding Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent comments on the maps to make their case... Read More


Commentary: The fight of our generation

(SeacoastOnline.com)

January 17, 2022 - We are in the midst of a history defining moment. Our American democracy, the greatest democracy in the world, is cracking... Read More


More battles loom in New Hampshire redistricting process

(WMUR.com)

November 17, 2021 - CONCORD, N.H. — A showdown over redistricting could be looming for Gov. Chris Sununu as lawmakers consider new congressional maps that critics call gerrymandered... Read More


'Grave consequences': Democratic legislators gather in Portsmouth to slam NH abortion ban

(SeacoastOnline.com)

July 1, 2021 - PORTSMOUTH — Thirty-one and a half weeks pregnant herself, State Sen. Rebecca Perkins-Kwoka, D-Portsmouth, spoke vehemently Thursday morning in opposition to New Hampshire’s recently enacted abortion ban, which lawmakers inserted into the state’s budget and Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law Friday, June 25... Read More


Sens. Becky Whitley and Rebecca Perkins Kwoka: Budget isn't for legislating abortion

(UnionLeader.com)

June 23, 2021 - — OVER OUR objections, the Republican majority in the state Senate passed a draconian budget that includes a cruel abortion ban, which is extreme in its lack of exceptions. This anti-woman, anti-family policy will only serve to harm Granite Staters in intensely complex circumstances, and criminalize doctors for providing compassionate care... Read More


Rebecca Perkins Kwoka Offers a Hand to Struggling Small Business

(podcasts.apple.com)

June 17, 2021 -- During Pride Month, host Ryan Coonerty talks with Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, the first openly LGBTQ+ woman to be elected to New Hampshire's state senate, about her work to ensure small businesses aren't left out of pandemic recovery and how she brings new perspectives and voices to the table as a member of the LGBTQ community... Read More


Protesters Gather at State House Opposed to Abortion Language in Budget Bill

(InDepthNH.org)

June 16, 2021 -- CONCORD – A dozen “Handmaids” protested at the New Hampshire State House Wednesday to join with other people opposed to the addition of anti-abortion language in the proposed biennial budget... Read More


'Intrusion of state': Sen. Perkins Kwoka assails abortion limits in NH's $13.5B budget

(SeacoastOnline.com))

June 3, 2021 -- CONCORD — The Republican-led New Hampshire Senate was on track Thursday to approve a $13.5 billion two-year state budget after rejecting attempts by Democrats to remove both proposed business tax cuts and abortion restrictions... Read More


Dropping mandates, hiking for stress, opening stadiums: News from around our 50 states

(USATODAY.com)

March 3, 2021 -- New businesses that opened just in time to be slammed by the coronavirus pandemic would be eligible for more help under a bill before a state Senate committee Tuesday. The state distributed more than $400 million in federal funding through its Main Street Relief Fund for small businesses, but only those that were established before May 26, 2019, were eligible. “This cut out a large segment of new small businesses which fill new needs in our communities and create the most new jobs at a time when they were really struggling,” said Sen. Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, D-Portsmouth... Read More


NH bill would help new businesses hit by coronavirus

(wcax.com)

March 2, 2021 -- CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New businesses that opened just in time to be slammed by the coronavirus pandemic would be eligible for more help under a bill before a Senate committee Tuesday... Read More


Loudon speedway vaccination site to open this weekend

(ConcordMonitor.com)

March 2, 2021 -- The state of New Hampshire is planning to open a mass vaccination site by appointment only for this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The goal: 10,000 people... Read More


Seacoast new businesses hope NH bill will bring COVID relief funds

(SeacoastOnline.com)

March 2, 2021 -- CONCORD — New businesses that opened just in time to be slammed by the coronavirus pandemic would be eligible for more help under a bill before a Senate committee Tuesday... Read More


Bill requires lactation spaces

(ConcordMonitor.com)

February 4, 2021 -- The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday for a bill to require New Hampshire companies to allow new mothers to pump breast milk at work, moving forward a protection that has been years in the works... Read More


Opinion/Perkins Kwoka, Sherman: Our democracy is too important

(SeacoastOnline.com)

Jan 30, 2021 -- NH Senators Rebecca Perkins Kwoka and Tom Sherman —Our state is about to enter into a process which will decide if voters will pick their politicians or if politicians will pick their voters.By drawing a fair and impartial map based on people and not politics, based on representation and not partisan power, we can help heal and unite our country... Read More


Our Turn: New Hampshire must stand up for working mothers

(ConcordMonitor.com)

Jan 25, 2021 -- NH Senators Rebecca Perkins Kwoka and Becky Whitley —Working and having a family has never been so difficult. Stagnant incomes and outdated workplace practices continue to pit being a parent against having a career. Unfortunately, we have also seen that the global pandemic has disproportionately impacted working mothers and women of color in New Hampshire and across the country. We need to do more to support working families... Read More


NH senator: Grocery workers, teachers should get COVID vaccine priority

(SeacoastOnline.com)

Jan 20, 2021 -- PORTSMOUTH — State Sen. Rebecca Perkins Kwoka penned a letter this week to Gov. Chris Sununu asking that teachers, grocery store employees and individuals with Type I diabetes be moved up into Phase 1B of the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan... Read More


Rebecca Perkins Kwoka becomes first openly LGBTQ+ woman elected to NH Senate

(SeacoastOnline.com)

Nov 3, 2020 -- PORTSMOUTH — Democrat Rebecca Perkins Kwoka won the Senate District 21 race over Republican Sue Polidura becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ woman elected to New Hampshire Senate... Read More