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.

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.

New Durham Democratic Committee Get Together

Friday evening, May 5th, the New Durham Democratic Committee had a get together at Rich Leonard's beautiful Miller Farm. We celebrated Cinco De Mayo with great Mexican food and drink and about 40 local Democrats. We were very fortunate to have Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter join us. Carol gave us all inspiration and hope for the future ! 

Steve Marchand, who has thrown his hat into the ring for governor in 2018, also spoke about why he is running for governor.

We invited folks there to join our committee and are very happy that many of those attending did just that. It was a cold, rainy night outside, but inside it was warm and cozy and everyone engaged in discussing the future of our democracy.

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.