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Six years ago, I was honored to serve on a bipartisan committee with then-Executive Councilor Chris Sununu and other New Hampshire leaders. Our mission was to tackle the growing opportunity gap so that every child could have a fair chance to succeed. Although our work was far from complete, I found the future governor to be engaged and open-minded, more focused on evidence than ideology. He reminded me of leading New Hampshire Republicans with whom I worked during my career in government reform, including the late Sen. Warren Rudman and Gov. Walter Peterson.

Then he ran for higher office in the party of Donald Trump. …


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Children and staff pose in front of a solar array for the Manchester Boys & Girls Club (ReVision Energy)

I recently sat down with the Board of a local nonprofit that works with low-income kids here in Southern New Hampshire. The topic was solar. The goal was cutting costs and carbon pollution on behalf of the children they serve.

The Board members wanted to know why my company, an employee-owned Benefit Corporation that brings solar to schools and nonprofits, was proposing to put panels on only half their spacious roof. …


Today is Independence Day. Like many a Fourth of July gone by, my family and I will be celebrating with burgers and dogs and a side of democracy, as we remember the timeless Declaration of our Founding Fathers that “all men are created equal” and that governments derive “their just power from the consent of the governed.”

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But something is different this year. Besides the cancellation of most fireworks and parades on account of the pandemic, America is in the midst of a deeper reckoning with racism that shakes the very foundations of “equality” and “consent” so many of us take for granted. …

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Daniel Weeks

Husband, Father, Citizen / Co-Owner & Director at ReVision Energy / Chair of Open Democracy. SDG

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