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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SCDC Meeting Wednesday, May 17th Rollins House, Governor's Inn



To All from the Strafford County Democratic Committee EC:

On Wednesday, May 17, the SCDC will meet at the Rollins House at the Governor's Inn on Wakefield Street in Rochester, New Hampshire at 6:30pm. A SCDC EC meeting will be held just before the regular meeting(6pm). At the regular meeting we will be discussing the specifics of the coordinated campaign with Erin Turmelle and ask that any of you who participated attend with your comments and questions about how we can be more effective in the future. We also hope to hear from Harman as to his plans for canvassing this coming year.

We will be staffing our standing committees and committees for upcoming events. You need not be a member of the SCDC EC to participate in these committees.

Finally, we will schedule a workshop to discuss how we can capitalize on the results of our recent survey to set the direction of our committee during the next two years.

We look forward to seeing you there.


SCDC May 2017 Caucus Written Recap & Photos

On Saturday the SCDC had their caucus for electing officers to the county committee for the upcoming cycle. It was well attended and was conducted very efficiently. It was wonderful to connect with so many local, progressive activists. Several members including myself, were not interested in running for another term. I've served several times over the years and though I think it is a very important time to be on the SCDC, I don't have the time to put toward this year's very ambitious response to the challenges we face in Strafford County. We need people who can make that commitment and pull everything together.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NH Progressive Summit-Embracing The New Wave-Sat June 17th

This annual event provides space for new and existing activists to come together and hear from inspiring keynote speakers, as we collectively learn, train, and mobilize for the many issue and electoral challenges and opportunities we face together. Last year’s NH Progressive Summit theme was “Standing on the Brink.” This year’s theme is “Embracing the New Wave.” It's time for a new, bold, progressive vision and community. We'll learn from past experiences and embrace the new opportunities in front of us to build a stronger, more united, more articulate progressive community and world. Whether it’s advancing pro-active legislation at the state and federal level, guarding against conservative rhetoric, or challenging corporate political corruption of our legislative and electoral process – the 2017 NH Progressive Summit will provide context and action to move forward together.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SCDC Meeting Wed April 26th-SCDC Caucus Saturday May 13th



From the SCDC EC:

Please join us for a meeting of the SCDC on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the large upstairs room at the Durham Public Library at 6:30 pm.  At that time we are hoping to have Amy Kennedy, new NHDP Chair and other NHDP officials present to answer any questions you may have about the NHDP in the upcoming year.
Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the Strafford County Caucus to be held Room 323, McConnell Center, Dover on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 Recap Earth Day Rallies & Protests-March 4 Science


Earth Day observance and the March 4 Science were so far above the predictable, hum drum festivities and protests that mark this very important day each year, we though it very important to leave a blog record of the events of the day. It seems being a a part of an era that openly diminishes human rights, education, science, and the environment, has finally knocked many more people out of their self oriented, dumbed- down, consumerist sleep walk. Below are some of the best stories, signs, videos, and links from the day. May each Earth Day after this bring forward even more perspective, self evaluation, opportunities for learning, and a greater appreciation for education, science, our planet, and the flora and fauna that inhabit this diverse, complex, interdependent biosphere floating through space.




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Hundreds join Occupy NH Seacoast’s March for Science




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dover Dems Celebrate 10th Annual Franklin And Eleanor Dinner, April 22nd




10th Annual Franklin & Eleanor Dinner

Please join us for this special 10th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 6 PM at the Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Rd. in Dover. Keynote speakers will be Devon Chaffee, Executive Director, ACLU-NH and Jennifer Frizzell, VP of Policy-NH, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

All proceeds from the dinner directly support Democratic candidates and activities of the Dover Democratic Committee--an all-volunteer organization.

Our greatly expanded silent auction will tempt you with items such as a Languedoc-inspired, French dinner; a narrated, historic tour of the Cochecho River; a custom tile backsplash; half-day, fly-fishing for two; a sailboat cruise on the Maine coast; original art; Wayne Newland photographs; a beginner's harp lesson; wine basket; gift cards of all types; and many more unique items. Bring cash or your checkbook for items offered at the silent auction.

Dinner includes a variety of entrees and side dishes as well as intriguing appetizers and decadent desserts. Cash bar. Dinner Tickets, $30 per person. Sponsorships, $100. Admission for one person is included with each sponsorship. New this year: Table Sponsorships, $500, include tickets for 8 and reserved seating. Table Sponsorships are a prime opportunity for you or your business to express additional support for the work being done to uphold our Democratic values.

This dinner sold out last year! Buy your tickets now, and enjoy a stimulating evening among like-minded friends and neighbors. For further information please email: jd.verschueren@gmail.com.


SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE-Saturday, April 22nd March for Science- Portsmouth NH



SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE

The March for Science is an international movement, led by organizers distributed around the globe. This movement is taking place because of the simultaneous realization by thousands of people who value science in their lives that staying silent is no longer an option. There are marches being planned across the United States and internationally - here in Portsmouth, we will rally to support the March for Science at our statehouse in Concord and the marchers across the globe.

The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS. JOIN US IN PORTSMOUTH!



TriTown Dems Meeting Thurs April 13th, 6:30PM Emma Ramsey Center-Speaker: Cindy Perkins, Fight for $15 NH



A reminder to you that the TriTown Democrats will have their April Meeting on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30 PM in the Emma Ramsey Center in Milton. Our speaker is the wonderful Cindy
Perkins from Fight for $15 NH. Among many other items, we will have our Tri-Town Committee elections. See you soon!