#Farmington Local Candidates Meet & Greet Social, August 11th, 4-6PM- Go & Meet Anne Grassie

Great news! Local Dem candidates will be at a Farmington Democrats Meet & Greet  Social on August 11th, from 4-6PM. The event will be hosted at the Farmington House of Pizza lower level event room. You can get the address and directions here. We will have a variety of appetizers and there will be a cash bar open for the event. This brings a great service to us as voters and as a community as it is one of the few chances to hear local candidates before voting day. 
Manny Krasner will be available to speak as will Sylvia Arcouette. Both are running for the two New Hampshire State Representative seats for the Farmington community. This is Manny's first run for this position, but he is no stranger to the political landscape. Manny has been an attorney in Farmington since 1976, and served as assistant Strafford County Attorney from 1978 - 1981, and also as Farmington Town Moderator. Manny believes in finding practical solutions to our real problems. Sylvia almost had the position last term, falling short by just 25 votes! Sylvia currently serves on the Farmington Budget Committee and would like to bring more economic, educational, and recreational  opportunities for the families of Farmington. Online Manny can be found at Krasner 4 State Representative. Sylvia can be found online at Sylvia Arcouette on Twitter. Both will have more information and avenues to contact them online soon.

Anne Grassie, of Rochester, running for our New Hampshire  Senate seat, will also be attending and speaking to our guests. Anne is a grandmother of 18 grandchildren and has over three decades’ experience in public service and childcare work. Anne has spent a lifetime working hard to better the lives of children and families in New Hampshire. Anne knows that strong families are the cornerstone of strong communities, and will fight for workforce development, child care access, and education in order to keep our community strong. Anne can be found online on Facebook @AnneGrassieforNH and on Twitter @AnneGrassie.
Also invited is candidate for Executive Council District 2, incumbent Andru Volinsky. Andru believes that the strengthening of our democracy resides in strong public schools, treating healthcare as a human right, protecting our environment and fighting climate change, and reducing the income inequality in our state by providing fair wages. Andru can be found online at www.volinskynh.com.
All candidates will be available for questions and will make brief statements.  The atmosphere will be relaxed and conducive to folks arriving and departing at any time between the 2 hours of the event.  The Farmington Democrats will provide a variety of appetizers for those in attendance, and there will be a cash bar available. We hope that this event will allow Farmington voters to meet their candidates, find out what they are all about, and what they would like to accomplish if elected.  It is one of the few chances residents have to hear from their local candidates before election day in November.
Mark your calendars for the date and plan to join us for a fun evening catching up with each other and learning new things about all our candidates!

2018 #Strafford County #Democrats #Picnic, August 12th, #Rollinsford Park

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 at Rollinsford Park across from the American Legion at 551 Foundry St.. Rollinsford. $20 per ticket if bought in advance $ 10 per ticket for students and volunteers $25 at the door ticket purchases $45 Family Tickets for families with children 12 yrs. & over Free for Children under 12 years old

Sponsor the picnic for just $125 or whatever you want to donate. Sponsorships of $125.00 or more includes 2 tickets. You may sponsor for both picnic and fall events and pay $200, this will include 2 tickets for each event, (not 4 for either).

 Sponsors will be posted on our appreciation board at the picnic, be posted on the Strafford County Democratic Committee website (with your approval). 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 straffordcountydemocrats@gmail.com.

 The money raised after expenses from our event will go to supporting local Democrats. 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 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!

The preferred payment method is by check. They can be mailed to; Strafford County Democratic Committee, PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821. The last date to mail checks would be Monday, August, 6th. Please include your name, address, email address or phone number, occupation, and employer address with your payment.

You can also buy tickets using a credit card via ActBlue. Tickets via ActBlue will be available until Friday, August 10th. Tickets will be sold at the gate depending on availability.

Email any questions to straffordcountydemocrats@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/events/496064904183549/

#SteveMarchand W/ Milton, Farmington, NewDurham Aug 9th

Join Steve Marchand with the Tri-Town (Farmington, Milton, and New Durham) at the Emma Ramsey Center in Milton August 9th, at 7pm. Meet Steve and bring your questions!
30 Charles St, Milton, NH 03851-4669, United States   

Strafford Blueberry Festival & Bake-off -Saturday, August 4th 2-4pm

 If you’ve got a favorite blueberry recipe or just love to eat blueberries, you won’t want to miss the second annual Blueberry Festival and Bake-off on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2-4 p.m. at the historic Waldron Store in Bow Lake Village, Strafford. Admission is $8, with no additional charge to enter the bake-off competition. Tickets and contest rules are available at www.strafforddems.org. Once in the door, you can sample blueberry goodies to your heart’s content — and vote on your favorite. Prizes will be awarded for winning contestants, including a youth category. Please note that contest voting will close at 3:30 p.m. In addition to judging the region’s finest blueberry cooks, participants can purchase home-baked blueberry pies, muffins, and quarts of fresh-picked berries to take home. Adding to the fun, local craft vendors will be on hand to showcase their wares. Be sure to enter the raffle to win one of several specialty gift baskets. This year’s festival will also provide a great chance to talk to many state and federal candidates running for a spot on the Democratic ticket this fall. Come meet them in person and share your concerns over a piece of blueberry pie. The festival is sponsored by the Strafford Town Democrats and is open to the entire community. The event is on, rain or shine. The festival venue, the century-old Waldron Store, is located at 492 Province Road in Strafford, adjacent to the Bow Lake Baptist Church. Learn more about the fascinating history of this building at http://strafhist.weebly.com/waldron-store.html.

Building A #Progressive Movement: Conversation With @NinaTurner & @AndruVolinsky

Saturday, June 30 at 10 AM - 12 PM Join Nina Turner & Andru H. Volinsky at Keene State College for an exciting conversation about how to build the progressive movement in 2018 and beyond! Tickets are $15, $20 day of - get them now! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ninaturnercoffee Nina Turner will be visiting the state for 3 big events around NH starting in the morning in Keene for this coffee and conversation with Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky then onto St Anselm's College in Manchester for a CD-1 forum from 12-3 and then an evening program in Plymouth, NH (details announced soon). Recommended parking is at the Madison St lot (GPS 24 Madison St) off of Winchester St  https://www.facebook.com/events/169496383902768/

Families Belong Together—Attend a June 30 Event!

Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families, and putting them in horrific detention centers. But we won't allow it to continue. On June 30, we're rallying in Washington D.C. and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics.   

Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together. 


Over 10,000 migrant children are now in US government custody at 100 shelters in 14 states

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Prominent Conservatives Call On Trump To Stop Separating Migrant Familes

  Donald Trump says US will not be a 'migrant camp' Migrant girl separated from family had to get diapers changed by other detained kids: report  

Deputy accused of sexually assaulting girl, 4, threatening to have mother deported if she spoke up Scanning immigrants' old fingerprints, U.S. threatens to strip thousands of citizenship   

 The unspeakable cruelty of Trump’s child-migrant camps   

The United States’ Long History Of Separating Families Of Color   

Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families

Moose Mountain Area Dems Daylilies & #Democrats -Saturday, July 21st

 Daylilies & Democrats
Saturday, July 21 at 4 PM - 7 PM
195 Governor's Rd, Brookfield, NH 03872-7322, United States Each year Martha Pike opens her home and gardens to Democrats from throughout Carroll County and beyond. Join local, state and federal candidates and enjoy an afternoon in Martha's beautiful gardens!  https://www.facebook.com/events/632043627143682/

Rochester #NH #Pride (and DANCE Party!)-Sat, Aug 25 1 - 10 PM

​The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBTQ+ community (and those who love them) to Hanson Street, in downtown Rochester, for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 1-4pm. Celebratory remarks and a DANCE PARTY will take place afterward at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center. Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) community. This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts ​and the National Endowment for the Arts.) www.rochestermfa.org/pride

June 23th-2018 New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention

Join fellow Democrats at the 2018 NHDP State Convention!
Saturday, June 23rd Cooperative Middle School 100 Academic Way, Stratham, NH 03885

Register Here!

Registration and Coffee: 8 am
Coffee and Light Refreshments Sponsored by:
Congressman John Delaney
Convention begins promptly at 9 am
At Convention, you'll hear from our Congressional Delegation, our candidates for the First Congressional District, our candidates for Governor, plus get updates from the Executive Council, State Senate and State House, review the NHDP Platform, and vote on Resolutions.
How do I know if I'm a delegate?
You are a delegate if:
You were elected in spring of 2017 by your town or ward caucus as a delegate.
You were elected in spring of 2017 as a chair, vice-chair, secretary, or treasurer of your town or ward committee.
You were a Democratic nominee for office in 2016.
You are a Member of the NHDP State Committee.

June 30th-Rights & Democracy NH Candidate Forum CD 1 Candidates

Nina Turner is coming to town! If you've never seen her speak before, you're in for a treat. She will give the opening speech at an event we're calling the Progress & Congress Candidate Forum. Please RSVP to join : radnh.org/progress_congress Rights & Democracy NH is thrilled to announce that we are hosting a candidate forum for congressional candidates in CD 1, and Nina Turner of Our Revolution will be our special guest speaker at the event! Hope to see you there!

Voting On All Warrant Articles March 13th 8am to 7pm

Voting on all warrant articles will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 8am to 7pm, in the New Durham School gymnasium, located at 7 Old Bay Road in New Durham, NH, where there will be voting by official ballot for the election of Town Officers and all Warrant Articles with any amendments as made at the Deliberative Session.

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Also, the New Durham Democratic Committee will be having a meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 7pm, at Miller Farm. Bring a snack to share and and issues or ideas you would like to discuss.

NH General Court Main- 2018 Legislative Calendars-Bill & Roll Call Searches

Here are the updated links for the often used items on the NH general Court website to follow legislation or legislators in 2018, that some of you asked for. We provided the main link, calendar and journal list links, roll call vote search, and the advanced bill search link.

NH General Court Website Home NH House Calendars and Journals   State of NH Senate Calendars & Journals NH House & Senate Roll Call Search   New Hampshire General Court Advanced Bill Status Search

National 'Medicare For All' Town Hall With Digital Outlets-Jan 23rd 7PM

 "The United States is the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people, but amazingly there has not been one network town hall to discuss why our system lags so far behind every other industrialized country." U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders  

 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: For the first time in American history we will be holding a nationally televised town meeting on Medicare for all.  The United States is the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people, but amazingly there has not been one network town hall to discuss why our system lags so far behind every other industrialized country.  We are going outside the traditional media to change that, to talk about the real issues affecting the American people.
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Read the Common Dreams Article

Read the Washington Post Article

AFSC-NH Program NH State House Watch

The NH House and Senate convened last week and started the session for the year. One of the best ways to keep up with the flurry of bills coming up is to keep an eye on the AFSC-NH Program State House Watch posts that come out each week. We are linking to their Facebook home and two of the their first posts for the year below. AFSC-NH Program on Facebook

Upcoming Meeting Dates-Schedule Of Speakers

Happy New Year!  This is a reminder that the Tri-Town Democrats will meet in Milton at the Emma Ramsey Center this coming Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 PM.  Our guests will be two of the candidates for NH Congressional District #1, the seat currently held by Carol Shea-Porter.   Candidates Mindi Messmer and Terence O'Rourke will each have 15 minutes to address us and then open for questions.
  • Thursday January 11, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton.  Guests will be Congressional Candidates Mindi Messmer and Terence O'Rourke.
  • Thursday February 8, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton with Congressional Candidates Lincoln Soldati and Chris Pappas.
  • Thursday March 8, 2018: TriTown Democrats Meeting at New Durham Library in New Durham with Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky (District #2).
  •   Thursday April 12, 2018:TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton with Congressional Candidates Mark MacKenzie and Deaglan McEachern
  •  Thursday, May 10th, 2018:TriTown Democrats Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center in Milton with Congressional Candidate Maura Sullivan. 7PM