Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SCDC Winter Social-Wednesday December 16th, 5-7



Save The Date! The SCDC Winter Social will be held Wednesday December 16 at the Governor's Inn, Rochester from 5 to 7PM.  There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres.



TriTown Democrats Meeting Reminder: Dec 10th 7 PM New Durham Library


TriTown Democrats Meeting Reminder: Dec 10th 7 PM New Durham Library Guest Speaker-Kat Rogers the Regional Organizing Director for Hillary 4 NH will be speaking with us.


Tri-Town Democrats Agenda-Thursday Dec 10th


Call to Order

Guest Speaker-Kat Rogers the regional organizing director for Hillary 4 NH

Secretary Report

Treasurer Report

Digital and Social Media Report


Old Business:

Honors Dinner Committee

Letter Writing Committee



New Business:


Other Business & Events


Co-sponsored by Occupy Seacoast
Friday, December 11, and/or Saturday, December 12, at 7:00 PM in the Farmington Town Hall (Recreation Department), for the Farmington Town Player's Christmas Spectacular.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Admission is $8, but will be reduced to $5 if you bring a new toy to donate to the Farmington Fire Department's Holiday Toy Drive.

Please join Dover Dems Friday Dec 11th 6-9 for our 2015 Holiday Potluck, featuring our Executive Councilor and gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern. Please bring your favorite entrée, salad, or dessert to share, and RSVP to Walter King (genedocwk@gmail.com) and let us know how many attend and what you will bring. Farmwood Village Clubhouse, 13 Brookmoor Road, Dover NH

The SCDC Winter Social will be held Wednesday December 16 at the Governor's Inn, Rochester from 5 to 7PM. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. No entrance fee. Donations accepted.

Black Lives Matter!Occupy New Hampshire SeacoastTuesday, December 22at 5:30pm - 6:30pm Market Square Portsmouth, NH


 
Adjourn

No Hate! No Fear! No War! Dec 10th Be A Voice For Peace! Be A Voice For Justice!


Donald Trump will speak in Portsmouth this Thursday evening.
Stand up against hateful rhetoric.
Be a voice of support to immigrants, refugees, Muslims and people of color in our community.
Be a voice for peace. Be a voice for justice. 

 https://www.facebook.com/events/535306683301675/

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 250 Market St., Portsmouth NH
WHEN: 4:30 PM Thursday, December 10

Join us in affirming the following messages:

BLACK LIVES MATTER --- WE WELCOME REFUGEES

ISLAM IS PEACE --- HATE DOES NOT GROW ON GRANITE

Co-sponsored by Occupy Seacoast

Dover Democratic Committee Holiday Potluck Dinner December 11th, 6-9 PM


Dover Democratic Committee Holiday Potluck Dinner Dec 11th, 6-9PM
 Farmwood Village Clubhouse, 13 Brookmoor Road, Dover NH

Please join us for our 2015 Holiday Potluck, featuring our Executive Councilor and gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern. Please bring your favorite entrée, salad, or dessert to share, and RSVP to Walter King (genedocwk@gmail.com) and let us know how many attend and what you will bring.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SCDC Meeting Wed, November 18th At 7pm, Durham Public Library

SCDC members in all Strafford County are invited to attend a meeting of the Strafford County Democratic Committee to be held on Wed, November 18th at 7:00 pm at the Durham Public Library
They will be electing a new member-at-large for the SCDC Executive Committee and discussing the selection process for delegates to attend upcoming National Democratic Party Convention
This is an important meeting, so please come and encourage others to join you.

 You are invited to attend a meeting
of the
Strafford County Democratic Committee
to be held on
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
at 7:00 pm
at the Durham Public Library
We will be electing a new member-at-large
for the SCDC Executive Committee
and discussing the selection
process for delegates to attend
upcoming
National Democratic Party Convention
     This is an important meeting, so please come
and encourage others to join you.

Tri Town Democrats Meeting Thursday, November 12th At 7PM Emma Ramsey Center, Milton


Hi folks,
It's time for our November meeting!  The Tri Town Democrats will meet on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 PM at the Emma Ramsey Center in Milton.  We will have a guest from the Martin O'Malley Campaign, Sam Taylor. 
Attached are the draft minutes from our October Meeting. 

Agenda
Call to Order
Secretary's Report
Treasurer's Report
Digital and Social Media Report 
Old Business
  • Honors Dinner Committee
  • Letter Writing Committee
New Business
  • SCDC Meeting
  • Elections
  • Other Business
 Adjournment

Upcoming Events
  • November 18th 6:30 PM · Plymouth Senior Center 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264 by Jackie for NH:  Rep. Jackie Cilley to address Plymouth Area Democrats about her efforts to raise New Hampshire's wage floor
  • Important Strafford County Democratic Committee meeting on November 18th, at 7:00PM, at the Durham Public Library.  The 2 primary agenda items are the election of a 11th EC member and the presentation by NHDP on the Delegate selection process for the Democratic National Convention,  in Philadelphia next year.  Both are important so please attend and encourage your committee members to as well.
  • Black Lives Matter Vigil! November 20th Fri 6 PM · Market Square Portsmouth, NH:  The message of the vigil is that we no longer accept the systematic abuse of people of color, and that the militarized police forces racial profiling, and pattern of excessive force by police are unacceptable, as is all institutionalized inequality.Please join us, get involved and show that humanity is better than this and that there will be change.Presented by Occupy NH Seacoast. Occupy NH Seacoast is a local group working to promote social and economic equality worldwide.
Next Meeting
Our next scheduled meeting will be on December 10, at 7:00 PM at the New Durham Library in New Durham.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Save The Date! Strafford County Democratic Committee Fall Fundraiser, Oct 4th 6-9


The Fall Fundraiser for the Strafford County Democratic Committee is scheduled to be hosted at the Governors Inn in Rochester. Please mark your calendars, Speakers are still to be determined but it should be a great evening!

In Addition to speakers we will also be raising funds by auctioning off Gift baskets which will be provided by each Town Committee.

If you know of anyone that would like to Sponsor the event or to buy a full or half page advertisement in the Program please contact us here.




78 Wakefield St, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867

Sunday, August 16, 2015

NHDP State Convention September 19th At The Verizon Arena




NHDP State Convention

Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

On September 19th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester our presidential candidates have been invited to join Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, along with other state and national Democratic stars at our Convention! The convention is scheduled to be held from 9-2. Registration for the 2015 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention is now open for delegates. E-mails and notifications are going out now.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

TriTown Dems To Host Bill Duncan From NH Board Of Education Sept 10th


TriTown Democrats to Host Bill Duncan from the New Hampshire State Board of Education on September 10, 2015.


New Durham, New Hampshire  - August 24, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, is proud to host Bill Duncan, member of the NH State Board of Education, to give a talk on the state of Education in New Hampshire.  The event will take place at 7:00 PM on September 10 at the New Durham Library, 2 Old Bay Rd, New Durham.


The State Board of Education (SBE) is a seven-member body whose members serve without pay except for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.  Members cannot be technical educators or professionally engaged in school work. Members are appointed by the governor and executive council.  Five are selected, one each, from the five executive councilor districts and two are selected from the public at large. Except when appointed to fill the unexpired term of a previous member, members serve for a five-year term and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The Board must hold at least six regular meetings a year.


Bill Duncan is a retired technology entrepreneur and the founder of Advancing New Hampshire Public Education (www.anhpe.org), dedicated to advocating for public education in the State. Born in Boston, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in Vietnam as an advisor to the Vietnamese Navy before starting a business and nonprofit career.  He founded, and for 12 years led, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, a leading economic development organization creating jobs and housing for low-income families in Central Appalachia. In that role, he organized 100 Eastern Kentucky banks to provide subsidized financing housing for low-income families in Central Appalachia and founded Forward in the Fifth, the first education advocacy organization dedicated to building common ground among parents, administrators and teachers in hard-pressed mountain schools. Mr. Duncan moved to New Hampshire in 1986 and resides in New Castle.


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

Tell Cataldo -Support SEA Workers Aug 18th Rochester Library


Tell Sam Cataldo -Support SEA Workers- Tues Aug 18th Rochester Library 5-6PM

You are invited to meet with NH Senator Sam Cataldo (NH Senate District 6, comprising Alton, Barnstead, Farmington, Gilmanton, New Durham and Rochester) to discuss with him the funding of the Executive Branch contract. Currently, the contract has not been funded in the budget proposals put forward by the NH Legislature. Without funding, the contract negotiated in good faith by SEA members and the Office of the Governor cannot be put into effect, potentially delaying any cost of living adjustments and other contractual gains.

Senator Cataldo needs to hear from his constituents. You are being invited because your voice is important to this conversation and you live in Senator Cataldo's district. Please plan to attend – have a conversation with Senator Cataldo and help us to persuade him to fund SEA contracts.

Details

What: Meeting with Senator Cataldo regarding the funding of the State Employees’ contract (Executive Branch, although Judicial Branch employees should understand that the COLA adjustment and health benefits are part of the Judicial Branch contract as well.)

Where: Rochester Public Library, Community Room, 65 South Main Street
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with your senator and to let him know how you feel about the state budget and the funding for SEA contracts. We believe that if Senator Cataldo hears from you next Tuesday it will make a significant impact on his decision.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Strafford County Democratic Picnic-August 9th, 1-4, Rollinsford



The new flyer 4 the annual @SCDCNHDems Aug 9th picnic in Rollinsford. Share & spread the word! http://on.fb.me/1Jh2WQH
 
It's time again for the annual Strafford County Picnic. This year we are being hosted by Ken and Salme Perry at 380 Rollins Rd., Rollinsford on Sunday, August 9th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
NH's First in the Nation Primary status has NH humming with activity! We're already being inundated with presidential candidates and the Democratic candidates for president have all been invited! We've also invited the top of the NH Ticket and of course we can count on our local politicians, candidates and characters to be there!

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 organic 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.

You can count on every cent of the 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!

Tickets are only $20 per person, $15 for Students and $5 for kids under 12.

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

You can also pay online at: https://secure.actblue.com/…/2015straffordcountydemocraticp…

Sponsor the picnic for just $100 or whatever you would like to donate. Sponsors will be posted on our appreciation board at the picnic, be posted on the Strafford County Democratic Committee website and sent to our email list. Sponsorships over $100 include 2 tickets. If you know of anyone that you think would be a sponsor please let us know!

Attendance is limited to the first 250 so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Ticket Sales will not be accepted online or thru the mail after August 1. Tickets will be sold at the gate depending on availability.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Save The Date- Next Tri-Town Democrats Meeting-Aug 13th, 7PM


TriTown Democrats to Host Representatives from Bernie 2016 and O’Malley for President Campaigns at August 13 Meeting

Farmington, New Hampshire  - July 20, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, will be hosting Alex Cronheim, from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign (https://berniesanders.com/) and John Tackeff from Martin O’Malley’s presidential Campaign (https://martinomalley.com/) at their August 13 Meeting.   As always, the public is invited to attend, meet the representatives from the presidential candidate campaigns, and ask any questions they might have.  The event will take place at 7:00 PM on August 13 at the Emma Ramsey Center, 424 White Mountain Highway, Milton.

Alex Cronheim is the NH Congressional District 1 representative from Bernie 2016, the official presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  He is a New Hampshire native from Portsmouth and attended the University of Chicago after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy.

John Tackeff is the Regional Field Director for O'Malley for President, the official campaign of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.  He is from Rye Beach, but spent time in Fairfax, Virginia.  He has been associated with the Democratic Parties of Virginia and New Hampshire in the past.

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. For more information about the Farmington Democratic Committee, visit www.FarmingtonNHDems.org.  For more information about the Milton Democratic Committee, visit www.MiltonNHDemocrats.org.  For more information about the New Durham Democratic Committee, visit www.NewDurhamDemocrats.org.

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
TriTown Democratic Committee
FarmingtonNHDemocrats@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Moose Mountain Area Dems Event-Sat July 18th, 4-7


Moose Mountain Area Democrats

Daylilies & Democrats 
 July 18th, 4-7 PM
195 Governor's Road
Brookefield, NH
Buffet - Beverages - Blooms 
$10 donation. Donations help to fund Moose Mountain Dems Project
A great opportunity to meet and talk with independent thinkers. 
 
Call Penny for more info 603-522-3713
 or e-mail moosemtdems@yahoo.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tri-Town Dems Hosting Jeff McLynch From NH Fiscal Policy Institute-Thursday, July 9th,7PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  


TriTown Democrats to Host Jeff McLynch from the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute on July 9, 2015.


Farmington, New Hampshire  - June 22, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, is proud to host Jeff McLynch, the executive director from the NH Fiscal Policy Institute, to give a talk on the NH State Budget process.  The event will take place at 7:00 PM on July 9 at the Emma Ramsey Center, 424 White Mountain Highway, Milton.


The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.  Their emphasis is on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Institute, based in Concord, produces regular reports on the fiscal and economic challenges facing New Hampshire and serves as a resource to anyone interested in meeting those challenges in a fair and sound fashion.  NHFPI aims to illustrate recent budget trends, highlight future challenges, and examine the ways in which the New Hampshire budget is used to educate the state’s children, ensure access to health care, promote public safety, maintain public structures, and achieve other critical public priorities.   In its efforts to promote equitable, responsible, and sustainable fiscal and economic policies, NHFPI collaborates with two national networks of state-level policy research organizations, the State Priorities Partnership (SPP) and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).  


Jeff McLynch. the NHFPI Executive Director, manages the organization’s daily operations and oversees its research, communications, and outreach efforts. He previously served as the State Policy Director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, where he helped coordinate its efforts to provide policymakers and the public with accurate and timely information on tax systems across the U.S. Jeff also served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University.


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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Calling All Dems! Dover Democrats Announces Pot Luck Picnic, June 16th



The Dover Democrats

invite you to attend a Potluck Picnic

at Caroline French's home,

23 Boston Harbor Road, Dover, NH

at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


Bring food to share

(and something to drink).
Prepare to have fun!!!
Visit the Dover Dems at: https://www.facebook.com/doverdemocrats

Strafford County Democratic Committee Biennial Caucus-June 17th, 7pm



Calling All Democrats!

If you are a Strafford County resident and a registered Democrat,
we invite you to join us at the
Durham Public Library (upstairs conference room)
on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
for our biennial caucus to elect the
Executive Committee of the

Strafford Democrats Hosting 1st Annual Flag Day Picnic-June 14th

We have also provided more information below for convenience in ordering tickets and a link to the Kitz Farm website.  When we visited there today to install a sign announcing this event on the 14th, George Kitz was cutting his fields for hay production.  One of the most beautiful locations in town and maybe beyond.  You can decide by clicking on the link.  

Our own Chaz Proulz will provide the musical entertainment, including a song he wrote years ago about Guinta's $355,000.00 legal problem.  Chaz will likely be joined by two additional musicians to accompany him.

Hope the additional information below is helpful and you will support this - hopefully - first annual Flag Day Picnic.  
Visit the Kitz farm at:

For ordering tickets through Act Blue:

Vsit the Strafford Dems at:

NH Progressive Summit 2015-June 27th, Hennicker, NH



2015 NH Progressive Summit

Saturday, June 27th

New England College in Henniker, NH

 Click to Register

Granite State progressives proudly stand together to advance the American values of equal opportunity and mutual responsibility, effective government, and the hope for a stronger, better future for all of us. 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 “Building the Progressive Movement.” This year, the theme is “Investing in Our Future.” What are the steps we can take today to create a better future for all Granite Staters tomorrow? How do we organize for short-term success while communicating broader progressive values for the long-term? 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 2015 NH Progressive Summit will highlight the investments we can make today to build a better future.



 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Climate Change On The Agenda For Tri-Town Democrats June 11th Meeting


Climate Change on the Agenda for TriTown Democrats

The New Durham Democratic Committee will host the June 11th meeting of the TriTown Democrats at the New Durham Public Library. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a presentation by David Hughes, Seacoast Field Director for NextGen Climate NH. NextGen Climate NH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to fighting climate change and promoting renewable energy and sustainability in New Hampshire. He will speak about what the organization is trying to accomplish this election season, including helping voters to take political action by writing letters to the editor and asking candidates tough questions about climate change.

Anyone interested in learning about the impacts of climate change on New Hampshire’s ecosystems and economy is encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tri-Town Dems Meeting- Thursday May 14th 7PM


Tri-Town Dems Meeting
 Thursday, May 14th 7PM
Emma Ramsey Center 

Local Dems don't forget about our meeting tomorrow. We have much to discuss. We have a speaker, the Tri-Dem election will happen, we'll discuss the success of the May Honors Dinner, and start to think about other local advocacy plans.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2015 Tri Town Dems Honors Dinner Videos And Photos


The Tri Town Dems 2015 Honors Dinner was a great success, once again. The following are the pre-recorded videos we played at the dinner. Each honoree spoke about their community & community service in general terms. We have longer versions of the videos that we will release in a couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy the videos and the important sentiments each honoree imparted. Following the videos are the photos we've collected so far.








Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Photo by Susann Foster Brown

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tri Town Dems Honors Dinner Tonight-Program, Sponsors, Info





Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner

Farmington, New Hampshire  - February 15, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, are hosting their second annual TriTown Honors Dinner on May 2, 2015.  The gala event will begin at 6:00 PM on May 2, 2015 in the Farmington Recreation Center, 531 Main Street.


Last year, the TriTown Democratic Committee decided to host a TriTown Honors Dinner in order to spotlight some of the amazing folks who live in our communities  The honorees dedicate their energies and efforts to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise families.  The first honorees of the awards were Ron Chagnon of Farmington and Leo Lessard of Milton.  Both men served our communities well by holding local, county and state offices.  After the success of that first dinner, the committee decided to make the TriTown Honors Dinner an annual event that would recognize a member of each community for the good work that individual has done to enrich the quality of life in our towns and surrounding communities.  While the TriTown committee represents a loose organization of three Democratic Town Committees, the TriTown 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 lasagna, baked chicken breast, and roast beef, with scalloped potatoes, and side vegetable choices.  Salad and dessert are included.  


The honors for this second annual event will go to three very deserving and well known community members.  The Farmington Committee selected Dottie Bean to receive the second Honors Award for Farmington.   The Milton Committee selected to honor Victor Joos for his contributions and the New Durham Committee will honor Cathy Allyn for her continuous work to support the New Durham community.


Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person, with the bring a friend cost of two for $45.00. You can reserve your tickets online at http://goo.gl/forms/9ewKIHZZWZ, or by sending your reservation check to TriTown Honors Dinner,  PO Box 637,  Farmington, NH 03835.   Please include your email address, the number of tickets you want to reserve, and your choice of sponsorship, if applicable. Indicate whether you will mail a check or pay at the door. We will email you a confirmation and tell you your ticket number. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.  The committee asks that your reserve your tickets by April 17th, but they will continue to accept reservations afterward.


Special Donor sponsorships for the event are also available.   Sponsorships must be ordered in advance by the April 17th deadline in order to accommodate printing of the program. There are three levels of  optional event sponsorship:
Name/Logo in the program: add $5.00
Name/Logo in the program and also posted on the website event page: add $10.00
Name/Logo in the program, on the website event page, and in the credits of the event video: add $15.00

The TriTown Democratic Committee is the representative body for all registered Democrats in the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham,  NH, all of whom make up its membership.  The TriTown Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Our online and local presence not only provides 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, we seek to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham.  We firmly believe that equity of opportunity can only be achieved through progressive change that will advance our society towards shared values that promote understanding, education, acceptance, and equality.


Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
Farmington Democratic Committee


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Organizers/Donations Needed-SCDC Yard Sale-Saturday May 9th, 10-2

Dear Strafford County Democrat: 
1. Please find a large cardboard box, one that is sturdy and will hold a lot of things.
2. As you go around your house, your shed, your barn, your garage  etc., put things in the box that are interesting, in good condition and useful to someone.... but not you. 
3. Specifically these things can be new, elderly or antique. They can be tools, dishes, collectible items, jewelry, fancy hats, kitchen appliances and utensils, books, office supplies etc.
4. Think about putting small pieces of furniture like small tables, interesting chairs, lamps (floor and table), paintings and prints, picture frames, art, umbrella stands, fancy flower pots, lacy linens next to the box which is getting quite full by now. 
5. On or about May 1, bring what you have collected, old snowshoes, useful athletic equipment, lawn furniture to 23 Boston Harbor Rd., Dover Point NH to Caroline French's house, the site of the yard sale. This yard sale will benefit the Strafford County Democratic Committee — their projects, our candidates and your goals.
Come back and spend a few hours helping Caroline sort and price things May 1-8. PLEASE join the yard sale committee as a lead organizer…email Caroline below. If you have any sheets of old computer labels, please bring them for price stickers. 
Things not to bring: 
  • Leftovers from your own yard sale
  • Things that are broken and beyond repair
  • Clothes, except for shoes that are almost new and things like leather aviator jackets. New straw hats that you bought and thought you liked but don't would also work. The same goes for small luggage, purses, baskets and the like.
Then on Saturday, May 9, come back and help us run the best new  yard sale ever in Strafford County. We will have a grill and hotdogs. Sign on to bring chips, ice cream sandwiches and peanuts in the shell. This sale will run from 10 to 2 and a rope will be across the end of the driveway and there will be no early birds no matter what.
  • We also need worker bees after the sale at 2pm to help clean up and haul away. Our goal is to make enough money to help elect Democrats throughout all Strafford County in 2016!

Thanks ahead of time for helping to make this important fundraiser and recycling event successful.
Strafford County Democratic Committee Ex Com, 
Ann, Susan, Lorraine, Bill, Dennis, Paul, Gene, Mike, Elise, Caroline

Join The Conversation-Thursday 4-9-15 5:30-7pm Rochester Public Library


From NH Citizens Alliance:

NH Citizens Alliance is launching our second round of Community Conversations on the subject of NH's Budget featuring budget expert Jeff McLynch of NH Fiscal Policy Institute.

Up Coming Community Conversation : more towns to be confirmed soon!

Thursday 4/9/15 5:30-7pm Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St. Rochester, upstairs meeting room

We want to hear from you! What are your concerns? What action can you take? Go to this link to let us know you are coming: http://goo.gl/forms/Nnv0EUilU8

To set the stage and provide some critical background information, Jeff McLynch of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute will do a short presentation and be available to join the conversation. Jeff is very knowledgeable of the complexities of the NH Budget and the budget process so is an invaluable addition to the conversation, being able to answer many questions that we, as the general public, probably do not know.

We respectfully request that you pre-register for the event by going to this link: http://goo.gl/forms/Nnv0EUilU8

The budget process for NH is underway. The Governor has proposed her budget. The NH House of Representatives has proposed their budget that most believe to be irresponsible to the people of NH. The budget process has now crossed over to the NH Senate. It is important that Granite Staters have some knowledge of this process, of the proposed cuts and know what action they may be able to take during this critical part of the cycle.

A petition was presented to the House on 4/1/15 with over 800 signatures. It is not too late to add your name: Petition Text: We call on members of the state House & Senate to pass a responsible, balanced budget that protects taxpayers without sacrificing the essential programs and services New Hampshire families and communities depend on for our health, safety, and quality of life.

Cut and paste this link to sign the petition! http://goo.gl/forms/7X07QO9xcf

Cut and paste this link to RSVP to the Rochester Community Conversation. http://goo.gl/forms/Nnv0EUilU8

SCDC Countywide Meeting-April 15th, 7PM, Rochester Community Center




COUNTYWIDE MEETING

4/15/15 AT 7PM, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY CENTER
150 WAKEFIELD ST. (ON THE LEFT AFTER SPAULDING HS)
 

Join us on Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm at the Rochester Community Center for a special countywide meeting of the Strafford County Democratic Committee.  We will be holding an election for one open seat on the Executive Committee which was vacated this winter.  This position will only be until our biennial June Caucus when all seats on the Executive Committee will be up for re-election. 

We will also discuss city/town caucuses and upcoming events in the county. We hope to see you on the 15th!

If you have any questions regarding this open position, please contact the Executive Committee Chair at ann_wright@comcast.net.

Tri-Town Dems Meeting, Thursday, April 9th 7PM



Tri-Town Dems Meeting
 Thursday, April 9th 7PM
Emma Ramsey Center

Local Dems don't forget about our meeting tomorrow. We have much to discuss. The Tri-Dem election will happen, we'll work on honing the final details of the May Honors Dinner, and our other local advocacy plans will be discussed.

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