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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.

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.


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.