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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Another Successful Tri-Town Dems Honors Dinner-Photos & Video & Written Recap



We had brilliant weather for the evening of the dinner. The honorees and most guests arrived pretty early this year, but we were ready early, so we were really able to keep everyone happy throughout the evening. Along with our robust selection of delicious, homemade food, we had a special treat in store for all our guests, live music from the newly reestablished Farmington Community Band. This was the band's first public performance and they didn't disappoint. I think our team efforts left everyone attending feeling great. We loved that Carol Shea Porter took time out of her busy schedule for us to present the award to each honoree and add wonderful sentiments about each honoree and the importance of being involved in your community. It was an absolute joy honoring Manny Krasner, the Three Ponds Protective Association, and the New Durham Recreation Commission. Each exemplifies how a sense of community and teamwork can indeed change the world, even if it is just a small section of it. If you didn't get a chance to attend, watch the video below to hear each honoree speak. I really appreciate all the planning, prep, and hard work everyone put into the event. I hope we'll see even more of you next year! Kyle Leach-Chair Tri Town Democratic Committee.



 













 



 
 


 

 








 

SCDC Gubernatorial Forum Wednesday, June 22, 9 PM, The McConnell Center

The Dover Democratic Committee and The Strafford County Democratic Committee are planning a Gubernatorial Forum for the three Democratic candidates for Governor on June 22, at the McConnell Center (61 Locust St.) in Dover,

We are hoping to have many voters from around the county and beyond attending the forum and it will be a great opportunity to identify, and hopefully engage, new members for our town committees.

We also are looking for questions from people around the County for the candidates to answer. You can submit questions directly Questions4GovernorsForum@comcast.net.

Please have questions submitted no later than June 10th. Submissions should include: The question, name of questioner, email address, phone number (in case clarification of question is needed), community of the questioner (i.e. city or town). .

We cannot guarantee the question will be asked as written because we expect there will be some duplication on certain themes. We plan, however, to give credit to the question writer if possible.

The NH gubernatorial race has been identified as one of the most competitive in the country, but many voters know little about the Democratic candidates and what the differences among them might be. Please join with us to make this a successful educational event. We look forward to working with you.

Wednesday, June 22 at 9 PM - 12 AM
The McConnell Center
32 Saint Thomas St, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016 NH Progressive Summit Saturday June 25th Southern New Hampshire University In Manchester





From GSP:


We are excited to announce that the 2016 NH Progressive Summit will be Saturday, June 25th at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester!

Co-hosted by Granite State Progress and the NH Citizens Alliance for Action, along with many other sponsoring organizations, this annual event provides space for new and existing activists to come together and hear from inspiring 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 “Investing in Our Future.” This year’s theme is “Standing on the Brink.” Our state and country are at a critical juncture, and the decisions we make in the near future will have lasting implications for the legacy we leave behind us. 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 2016 NH Progressive Summit will confront the diverging paths forward and what we can do.

The 2016 NH Progressive Summit will be a jam-packed, action-oriented, day-long event, with workshops and fabulous speakers – you won’t want to miss it! Registration is $25 per participant for a full day or $15 for a half day in advance or $35 at the door, with a limited number of scholarships available.


More information will be available shortly. In the meantime, visit the NH Progressive Summit website to learn more about past summits, or to get registered. See you there!

In progress,
Zandra, Tim C., Tim, and the rest of the Granite State Progress team

2016 NHDP State Convention Saturday, June 18th 2016 Bedford High School-Doors Open 8am




Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, June 18, 2016
from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Bedford High School 47 Nashua Road Bedford, NH 03110


Event Details

The NHDP State Convention will be held on Saturday, June 18th at Bedford High School.

Doors will open at 8AM and the Convention program is scheduled to begin promptly at 9:30AM.
In the morning we will hear from our leaders and conduct Party business, we will then transition to trainings and workshops in the afternoon.

Due to the Convention Hall size, at this time Registration is only open to Delegates.

If you have any questions please email convention@nhdp.org or call 225-6899

Amendments To New 2016 Draft NHDP Platform Must Be Submitted Before May 23rd 2016


Amendments To New 2016 Draft Platform Must Be Submitted Before May 23rd 2016

Democrats who wish to submit an amendment to the draft Platform must do so after May 16, 2016 and before May 23, 2016. Any proposed amendment must be received at NHDP Headquarters no later than 5:00 PM by fax, email (convention@nhdp.org), delivery or surface mail on May 23, 2016.
 


2016 Platform


2016 NHDP Platform Committee

Please email Rich Harrington rharrington@nhdp.org with any Platform Committee questions.
2016 DRAFT PLATFORM AVAILABLE HERE 

For our copy of current Platform it is available HERE.

Sat May 21st Tri Town Dems Honor Manny Krasner, Milton Three Ponds Association, & New Durham Recreation Commission


Third Annual TriTown Democrats Honors Dinner Announcement

Farmington, New Hampshire  - May 1, 2016 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, is proud to announce they will hold their third annual TriTown Democrats Honors Dinner on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The gala event will begin at 6:00 PM at the Farmington Town Hall, 531 Main Street, in Farmington.  The honorees for this annual event are selected by the individual town committees and are awarded to community members or organizations who have made significant contributions to the betterment of their communities. 

This year, the Farmington Committee selected Manny Krasner to receive the Farmington Honor. The Milton Committee selected to honor the Three Ponds Protective Association for their contributions to the Community of Milton, and the New Durham Committee will honor the New Durham Recreation Commission for their continuous work for the citizens of the Town of New Durham.

While the TriTown committee represents a loose organization of three Democratic Town Committees, the TriTown Honors Dinner is a non-political event, and the honorees are selected for their philanthropic work and community service, not for their political affiliation. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend the dinner. The buffet meal will include, vegetarian, meat, and gluten free lasagnas, chicken marsala, and pot roast, with scalloped potatoes, and side vegetable choices. Salad and dessert are included.

Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person, with the bring a friend cost of two tickets for $45.00. You can reserve your tickets online at https://goo.gl/OH3C7I, Please include your email address, the number of tickets you want to reserve, and your choice of sponsorship, if applicable. We will email you a confirmation and tell you your ticket number. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door. 

Additional sponsorship donations are being accepted. You can have your name or organization logo listed in the program for an additional donation of $10.00 or more.

The TriTown Democratic Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Their activities provide political, economic, and social information for the citizens of the three towns, but also encourages progressive movements in these areas at all levels of government.  Through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision, the group seeks to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham.  

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
TriTown Democratic Committee

Directions:

Coming from Rochester on Route 11. Once close to Farmington there is a traffic light on Route 11 at an Irving station on the right. Take the right onto Route 153. Route 153 is Main Street. Follow 153 for 2 miles to the downtown. Go straight thru downtown. (Takes 10 seconds) Last store on right is Cumberland Farms. Next building on right is Krasner Law Office. Then the Old Farmington Courthouse, then the Recreation Center/Old Town Hall. There is street parking and also a parking lot to the right of the Recreation Center/Old Town Hall(you must drive to the back to get to this parking). Come up the front stairs of the Old Town Hall building(they face Main Street), through the front doors, and continue forward. 
 
Coming from Alton on Route 11. Once close to Farmington there is a traffic light on Route 11 at an Irving station on the left. Take the left  onto Route 153. Route 153 is Main Street. Follow 153 for 2 miles to the downtown. Go straight thru downtown. (Takes 10 seconds) Last store on right is Cumberland Farms. Next building on right is Krasner Law Office. Then the Old Farmington Courthouse, then the Recreation Center/Old Town Hall. There is street parking and also a parking lot to the right of the Recreation Center/Old Town Hall(you must drive to the back to get to this parking). Come up the front stairs of the Old Town Hall building(they face Main Street), through the front doors, and continue forward.

FYI-Google maps, Mapquest, and GPS often send people to the wrong location, as they all use old Farmington Main Street addresses before Farmington had enhanced 911.