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For Immediate Release
December 30, 2020

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2021 Outdoor Inaugural Ceremony Cancelled Amid Ongoing Public Safety Concerns

Concord, NH — Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that the 2021 outdoor Inaugural Ceremony has been cancelled amid ongoing public safety concerns.

“My first responsibility is ensuring the safety of my family and our citizens” said Governor Chris Sununu. “For weeks, armed protesters have increasingly become more aggressive, targeting my family, protesting outside my private residence, and trespassing on my property — an outdoor public ceremony simply brings too much risk. We do not make this decision lightly but it is the right thing to do.”

In consultation with Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, Senate President Chuck Morse, and acting-House Speaker Sherm Packard, Governor Sununu and the Executive Council will be sworn-in during a small ceremony to be attended by leaders of both houses of the legislature, and to be virtually attended by all other members, on January 7, 2021.

The Governor will deliver his inaugural address live at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 7. More details will be made public in the coming days.