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Friday, June 23, 2017

Save The Date-SCDC Picnic- Sunday, July 23rd, 12 - 3PM

The Strafford County Democratic Committee will once again be holding our Annual Picnic to raise funds for our efforts to elect Democratic candidates in Strafford County. Please join us for food and solidarity and to meet and hear from our local candidates. 

Date: Sunday, July 23,2017 Time: 12:00 -- 3:00 PM Place: Miller Farm 51 Miller Road New Durham, NH See the event on Facebook

Tickets are only $20 per person prepaid $25 at the gate, $10 for Students and for children 12 and older and $45 for a family.

 The money raised after expenses from our event will help pay for our mailings to all Strafford County Democrats and undeclared voters, as well as on voter registration efforts, handouts, and local candidate support via the City and Town Committees. This is going to be a great opportunity to catch up with old Democratic friends and meet new ones. 

Mingle and meet while enjoying delicious locally sourced burgers and hot dogs, homemade salads and desserts. Catch up with what other county Democrats are doing and get to hear firsthand where your candidates stand on the issues. 

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available!

 You can count on every cent of our net proceeds going to elect Strafford County Democratic Candidates! Every election is important but this election could be the pivotal event determining where our country goes and what values are represented. We'll also be having 50/50 raffles so make sure you bring cash and make sure you get your tickets early!
Sponsor the picnic for just $125 or whatever you want to donate. Sponsors will be posted on our appreciation board at the picnic, be posted on the Strafford County Democratic Committee website (with your approval). Sponsorships over $125 include 2 tickets. 

We are also offering a Seasonal Sponsorship for $300 or more which will get you tickets to all three upcoming events. If you know of anyone that you think would be a sponsor please let us know! Or, If you are interested in sponsoring the event but have questions please contact us at scdc@straffordcountydemocrats.org. 

 The preferred payment method is by check. They can be mailed to; Strafford County Democratic Committee, PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821. 

You can also buy tickets using a credit card via ActBlue at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/picnicscdc2017 Ticket Sales will not be accepted online or thru the mail after July 19th. Tickets will be sold at the gate depending on availability.  

Email any questions to scdc@straffordcountydemocrats.org.

Tri-Town Dems Meeting-July13, 6:30 PM Emma Ramsey Center, Milton

Our next Tri-Town Dems meeting will be July13th at  6:30 PM at the Emma Ramsey Center in Milton. Please note the change in time from our regular meeting time of 7PM to 6:30PM. We may have a few guests, TBD. The agenda should be ready the beginning on next week.next week. See you soon!

Remembering Nancy Johnson

Nancy K. Johnson, age 67, of Farmington Road in Milton, N.H., died quietly at home, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born July 7, 1949 in Paterson, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Doris I. (DuPree) and Harry K. Johnson. Nancy was a resident of Milton for many years.

She graduated from W.T. Woodson High School in Annandale, Va., and received her undergraduate and Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Memphis. Although she never finished her Ph.D., she did the course work at the University of Connecticut.

Nancy had a number of jobs in banking and insurance. She had her own lobbying firm. She enjoyed politics and working with her clients.

She had been active with the Town of Milton, serving on the Planning Board, the ZBA, Economic Development Committee, a Cemetery Trustee and a Library Trustee. She served in the New Hampshire House of Representative for eight years.

Nancy was also a lover of animals, both domestic and wildlife. She encouraged all wildlife to come to her yard, including deer, turkeys, mallards and groundhogs.

Survived by her three cats and best friends, Jack, Harry and Summer. Predeceased by her parents and her brother Bruce C. Johnson. SERVICES: As per her request, there will be no services.

Nancy encourages friends to make a donation in her memory to the Humane Society of the United States or the American Lung Association . Cremation care by Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, N.H., to express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TriTown Democrats Meeting, New Durham Library, June 8th

Just a quick reminder that the Tri Town Democrats will be meeting at the New Durham Library at 7pm on Thursday, June 8th. Tentative agenda below.  

Call to Order

Guest Speaker

Secretary's Report
Treasurer's Report
Digital and Social Media Report

Old Business:

Scheduling Upcoming Guest Speakers
Strafford County Committee
New Durham Day/Farmington Hay Day/Milton Pride Day

New Business:

Milton Vote Reimburse/ Milton All Call
Rochester Team Building
Strafford County Dems
Survey Results
NHDP Convention
Farmington Economic Development

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Save The Date- NHDP MidTerm Convention-Saturday Sept 16th

Please save the date for the 2017 NHDP Midterm Convention on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
According to the NHDP Constitution, Chapter 8 Amending the Constitution:
A. Any registered New Hampshire Democrat may submit amendments to the Constitution in writing to the Rules Committee, at least ninety (90) days prior to the Midterm Convention or the State Convention if a Midterm Convention was not held in the previous odd-numbered year. Any and all amendments must be submitted to the Rules Committee for its recommendation to the Party.
To review the NHDP Constitution, please click here.
To submit changes to the Rules Committee, please email those proposed amendments to rulescommittee@nhdp.org no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday June 18.
More details to come, including trainings offered, location, timing, etc- check back the NHDP website for more information as it becomes available.

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.