NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 2/19

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Dear Friend,
Happy President’s Day!

This holiday is meant to honor our nation’s first President, George Washington, a man who fought to free our nation of tyranny, respected the Constitution and the limitations it placed on him, and even created many of the extra-constitutional norms that made our country the most admired democracy in the world.

President Trump has done much to disgrace the office George Washington once held, but few things are as disappointing as his reaction to the devastating Parkland shooting that left 17 children dead. His severe lack of empathy and unwillingness to push for action highlights just how much is at stake in the upcoming elections.

We are still a long way off before the 2020 presidential election, but the 2018 midterms are just around the corner. Over the next nine months, let’s remember to stay focused and work to elect a Congress that will hold our President accountable and a Governor & State House that will protect New Hampshire from Trump’s radical policies.

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org

Action Alert

 

Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!

Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!

Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.

Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!

We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions.

Let America Vote Phone Bank with Jason Kander

Join Jason Kander TOMORROW at a Let America Vote phone bank calling Governor Sununu to urge him to oppose HB 372, which would establish a modern day poll tax (and its 2018 twin, HB 1264). It’s so important that we work together to stop Republicans in the state legislature from their continuous attacks on eligible Granite Staters voting rights. If you can’t make it to Manchester you can still call from home. The event will take place tomorrow, February 20th, from 5pm – 7pm. RSVP HERE and please bring your phone and laptop!

Priority Hearings

Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, February 20th, 1:30PM / Finance / Representative’s Hall

SENATE- FINANCE- SB 313-FN, reauthorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program

Why this matters: New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program is up for reauthorization this year. After the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted down the Democrat-sponsored Medicaid Expansion plan last week, the Republican plan is now up for debate in the Senate. In 2016, the reauthorization passed by only one vote in the House of Representatives. This program benefits over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid crisis.

Birth Control Insurance Coverage

Tuesday, February 20th, 1:45PM / Commerce / Room 100, State House

SENATE – Commerce – SB 421, relative to insurance coverage for birth control

Why this matters: Democratic Senator Donna Soucy has taken the lead on this bipartisan bill that seeks to secure rights for women to access birth control without jumping through extra hoops with their insurance plans. In the face of federal attacks on women’s rights to access birth control, this bill would shore up New Hampshire women’s ability to access birth control at no cost and allow them to to receive a 12 month dissension in a single pharmacy visit.


Be sure to call your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues. If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com)

On the Floor

Urging the pardon of Jerry DeLemus

Thursday, February 22nd / House of Representatives / Floor Vote

HOUSE – HCR 11, urging the pardon of Jerry DeLemus

Why this matters: Jerry DeLemus is currently in jail after famously aiding anti-government white supremacist Cliven Bundy in a standoff against the federal government in Nevada. DeLemus is the founding member of the fringe right-wing group, Rochester 9/12, which Governor Sununu secretly met with last Summer.

Phasing out the interest and dividends tax

Thursday, February 22nd / Senate / Floor Vote

SENATE – SB 404, phasing out the tax on interest in dividends

Why this matters: This Republican-sonsored bill is just the latest example of New Hampshire Republicans only cutting taxes for those at the top. Less than one year ago, Governor Sununu signed his budget that gave a $100 million tax cut to the wealthiest 3% of corporations instead of funding workforce development or job training. Clearly, the Republicans are only looking out for their wealthy family, friends, and corporate donors.

Annulling prior marijuana arrests

Thursday, February 22nd / House of Representatives / Floor Vote

HOUSE- HB 1477, annulling arrests or convictions for possession of 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana or less

Why this matters: When the New Hampshire legislature decriminalized the possession of 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana or less last year, they declared that act acceptable in our state. It is now only right to apply this same standard to those who have been previously convicted of this crime.


To receive status updates for these bills or to learn when the House will next be in session, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com)

Legislative Review

Last week, New Hampshire Senate Republicans voted along party lines to kill a Senate Democrats’ amendment to New Hampshire’s Constitution, requiring the governor to fully fund the alcohol fund at 5%. This fund has played a vital role in New Hampshire’s fight against the opioid epidemic. Last year, Governor Sununu ignored Democratic objections and only funded the alcohol fund at 3.7%.

Senate Republicans also rejected the RESCUE Act on a party line vote. This bill was introduced last fall with the support of every single New Hampshire Senate Democrat and sought to access 10% of the $100 million Rainy Day Fund to provide additional resources in the fight the opioid epidemic, using no new fees and taxes and taking nothing away from the general fund. New Hampshire has the 3rd-highest per-capita opioid overdose death rate in America.

Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!

Manchester – February 24, 10AM – 2PM
(Puritan Conference Center – 245 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104)
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10, 10AM – 3:30PM
(Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St, Lebanon, NH 03766)
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17 10AM – 2PM
(Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St, Nashua, NH 03060)
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.

Sununu Reality Check

In his State of the State speech last Thursday, Governor Sununu consistently manipulated his record to try to create the appearance he’s doing anything other than looking out for his wealthy family, friends, donors, and corporations while in office. Read about his so-called “accomplishments” so far in office, and the reality behind them, on the Sununu Reality Check website and check out Senate Democrat Leader Jeff Woodburn’s response HERE.
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In the News

 

Good faith in Olympics and politics

  By: Senator David Watters
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Senate must remove New Hampshire from the damaging Crosscheck program

  By: Senator Bette Lasky

Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Not impressed by Gov. Chris Sununu

  By: Robert Bogardus

Union Leader: READ HERE

 

Sununu forgets about North Country constituents

  By: Sue Ford
Berlin Daily Sun: READ HERE

Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 2/12

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** ———————————————————— Dear Friend, This coming Thursday, February 15th at 10:00AM, Governor Sununu will deliver his annual State of the State address to the New Hampshire House and Senate. In his speech, Sununu will likely continue his pattern of spouting empty rhetoric and making useless promises, while completely ignoring the fact that his leadership led New Hampshire to lose jobs for the first time since the Recession.
In 2017, New Hampshire was one of only two states in the entire country that lost jobs. This job loss came after Sununu passed a budget that included an $100 million tax cut for the wealthiest 3% of corporations at the expense of funding workforce development or job training.
During his speech, help us hold Sununu accountable. Follow, share, and retweet @NHDems and @SununuRealityCheck, who will be fact-checking Sununu’s claims live. Let’s make sure Sununu can’t hide from the real impact he’s had on our state. Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,
Sue Ford Sarah Guggenheimer NHDP Grassroots Chair Communications Associate, Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader NHDP sueford06@gmail.com (mailto:sueford06@gmail.com) sguggenheimer@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
Nick Taylor Erin Turmelle Director, House and Senate Democrats Political Director, NHDP ntaylor@nhdp.org (mailto:ntaylor@nhdp.org) eturmelle@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
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** Table of Contents ————————————————————
** * Action Alert * On the Floor * Priority Hearings * Legislative Review * Upcoming Events * Social Media Buzz * In the News * Get Involved
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** Action Alert ————————————————————
Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!
Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!
Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.
Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!
We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=50aaa5abe9&e=a40ec310b1) to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions. ————————————————————
** On the Floor ———————————————————— The RESCUE Act
Thursday, February 15th / Senate / Floor Vote
SENATE – SB 542, allocating funds from the Rainy Day Fund to the opioid epidemic
Why this matters: Senate Democrats introduced this legislation that would allocate 10% of the $100 million Rainy Day Fund to fight the opioid crisis. In the face of President Trump and Governor Sununu’s failure to deliver on their promises, this legislation would help those suffering from Substance Use Disorder by providing additional funding for treatment and recovery centers, hospitals, and our first responders.
Fully Fund the Alcohol Fund
Thursday, February 15th / Senate / Floor Vote
SENATE – CACR 21, constitutionally require a 5% fully funded alcohol fund
Why this matters: New Hampshire has the third highest overdose death rate in the entire country, and yet Governor Sununu failed to fully fund the alcohol fund in last year’s budget. This bill would make it a constitutional requirement to provide full funding for the alcohol fund, ensuring that our government devotes its full capacity towards combatting this crisis.
Withdrawal from the Voter Crosscheck Program
Thursday, February 15th / Senate / Floor Vote
SENATE – SB 439, relative to repealing the authority to share voter information or data with other states
Why this matters: This bill seeks to end New Hampshire’s involvement in the faulty Crosscheck Program, founded by voter fraud conspiracy theorist and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and established in New Hampshire by Secretary of State Bill Gardner. This program’s stated purpose is to work with states to find voters registered in multiple states. However, this crosscheck program has leaked people’s voter information, has a 99% false positive rate, and even Kobach’s state of Kansas has decided not to use the program any longer. Instead of relying on this faulty program, New Hampshire should instead adopt a more reliable program like ERIC, which safely guards voter files and makes sure election results are fair and accurate.
Presidential Tax Returns
Thursday, February 15th / SENATE / Floor Vote
SENATE – SB 362, requiring Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates to release their tax returns
Why this matters: This Democrat-sponsored bill would require all candidates for President and Vice President to release their federal income taxes. As the First in the Nation primary state, New Hampshire has always taken the election of presidential candidates seriously. With this bill, Granite Staters would continue this tradition by requiring candidates to be transparent and to allow voters to see and understand the financial ties and obligations of anyone running for President.
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** Priority Hearings ———————————————————— Transgender Civil Rights
Tuesday, February 13th, 10:00AM / Judiciary / Representative’s Hall
HOUSE – Judiciary – HB 1319, prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity
Why this matters: After hundreds of activists attended the preliminary hearing two weeks ago to support HB 1319, which seeks to ban transgender discrimination, the final hearing will be held this Tuesday so those who weren’t able to present testimony have a second chance to do so. This is the second bill in two years that seeks to preventing transgender discrimination. Last year, Republicans tabled this bill, keeping it from even coming up for a vote. Governor Sununu’s sole response was that he had “no personal opinion” on the matter. Now, this Democrat-supported legislation has another chance to pass, which would secure transgender civil rights under the law.
Commuter Rail
Tuesday, February 13th, 10:00AM / Public Works and Highways / Room 201, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Public Works and Highways – HB 2018, relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program
Why this matters: The Public Works and Highways committee will have a final public hearing on HB 2018, which will decide the fate of commuter rail, at 10:00AM before transitioning to a work session at 11:00AM. After reversing his prior opposition to commuter rail in an attempt to woo Amazon, Governor Sununu included a study for the train system in New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation improvement program. Now that his bid failed, he’s once more abandoned his support, saying it’s up to the legislature. This plan will be debated at this meeting where the Committee will ultimately decide whether to include the rail study in the final proposal.
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Be sure to call (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=3d17045f3f&e=a40ec310b1) your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues. If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) ————————————————————
** Legislative Review ————————————————————
Last Thursday, Democrats in the New Hampshire House led the effort to pass a ban on conversion therapy. The measure, HB 587, passed 179-171 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=ee7d736a44&e=a40ec310b1) with Democrats voting unanimously in support of the ban while 171 Republicans (90% of all Republicans voting on the bill) voted to continue the abusive practice. This vote brings us one step closer to ensuring that the state recognizes children for who they are rather than discouraging them from embracing their identity. HB 587 now heads to the House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs.
The House of Representatives also voted last week to move forward with HB 628, which would establish a Paid Family and Medical Leave program in the state of New Hampshire. This bill aims to provide families with the opportunity to seek medical treatment for themselves and their families without fear of losing their jobs. It now heads to the House Finance Committee for further hearings.
Finally, on Thursday the Republican-controlled New Hampshire House voted to send HB 1811 to Interim Study, effectively killing the House proposal to reauthorize the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, the state’s version of Medicaid Expansion. This result is disappointing but we’re hopeful the State Legislature will come to a bipartisan agreement on an issue that affects more than 50,000 Granite Staters and serves as a crucial tool to combat the opioid crisis. ————————————————————
** Upcoming Events ———————————————————— This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit! Rockingham County- February 17, 9AM – 12PM (Exeter Inn, Daniel Webster Room – 90 Front St, Exeter NH 03833 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=095bacba65&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=286fccb610&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP
Manchester – February 24, 10AM – 2PM (Puritan Conference Center – 245 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=eed0b1c671&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=ca362cae9a&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM (Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=829132a933&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=05f1b1b27d&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=14d71fe287&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Nashua – March 17 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=e9a00e318c&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Sullivan County – April 14 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=73ea1c0137&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Merrimack County – April 21 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=e73422bcbb&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP
Locations and times to follow. ———————————————————— Sununu Reality Check nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=e25db9ff68&e=a40ec310b1
It’s been 226 days (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=9d74aa355d&e=a40ec310b1) since New Hampshire state employees had a contract. On Day 1, Governor Sununu gave himself a $22,000 raise. Just last week, he gave a $6,000 raise to Frank Edelblut, the unqualified Department of Education Commissioner. Contact Governor Sununu and tell him come to the table and invest in his workforce: nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=4c0f7f20f2&e=a40ec310b1 . ————————————————————
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** In the News ————————————————————
** Protecting transgender citizens strengthens New Hampshire ———————————————————— By: Doug Marino (Stratham) Seacoast Online: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=013437d7ba&e=a40ec310b1)
** Please support HB 587 ———————————————————— By: Zachary Koehler (Dover) Foster’s Daily Democrat: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-mana

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 2/5

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** ———————————————————— Dear Friend, Last week, President Trump continued to push (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=1e6fa8a93b&e=a40ec310b1) his baseless voter fraud conspiracy, this time expanding his theory that he lost in New Hampshire because of voter fraud to include accusations of bused in voters from Massachusetts AND Connecticut.
Governor Sununu, whopropagated a voter fraud conspiracy (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=ce527bcb6f&e=a40ec310b1) himself, and the New Hampshire Republicans will almost definitely use Trump’s comments as fuel to their growing fire on their voter suppression efforts, which already resulted in SB 3 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=25e85bfe15&e=a40ec310b1) .
This year, New Hampshire Republicans have introduced three bills that would suppress the student vote: HB 372 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=249c7e0d46&e=a40ec310b1) and HB 1264, which both function as modern day poll taxes, and HB 1543, which would deny the right of college students to vote outright.
These attacks on our voting rights are an assault on our democracy and in the coming months we must all work together to make sure they don’t pass. Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,
Sue Ford Sarah Guggenheimer NHDP Grassroots Chair Communications Associate, Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader NHDP sueford06@gmail.com (mailto:sueford06@gmail.com) sguggenheimer@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
Nick Taylor Erin Turmelle Director, House and Senate Democrats Political Director, NHDP ntaylor@nhdp.org (mailto:ntaylor@nhdp.org) eturmelle@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
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** Table of Contents ————————————————————
** * Action Alert * On the Floor * Priority Hearings * Upcoming Events * Social Media Buzz * In the News * Get Involved
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** Action Alert ————————————————————
Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!
Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!
Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.
Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!
We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=66b8a7594e&e=a40ec310b1) to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions. ————————————————————
** On the Floor ———————————————————— Gay Conversion Therapy Ban
Wednesday, February 7th / House of Representatives / Floor Vote
HOUSE – HB 587, relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation
Why this matters: Weeks ago, Republican Speaker Gene Chandler cast two tie-breaking votes to continue the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors. On Wednesday, the legislature has another chance to ban this archaic and destructive practice.
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Wednesday, February 7th / House of Representatives / Floor Vote
HOUSE – HB 628-FN, relative to a family and medical leave insurance program
Why this matters: This legislation would bring paid family and medical leave to New Hampshire. HB 628 seeks to provide families with the opportunity to seek medical treatment for themselves and their families without fear of losing their jobs.
Medicaid Expansion
Wednesday, February 7th / House of Representatives / Floor Vote
HOUSE – HB 1811-FN-A, relative to Medicaid Expansion reauthorization
Why this matters: New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program is up for reauthorization this year. In 2016, the reauthorization passed by only one vote in the House of Representatives. This program benefits over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid crisis.
Condemning Hate Crimes
Wednesday, February 7th / House of Representatives / Floor Vote
HOUSE – HCR 13, relative to condemning hate crimes and any other form of racism in New Hampshire
Why this matters: In the wake of a New Hampshire resident playing a leading role in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and an attempted lynching of a biracial child in Claremont, this concurrent resolution would send a message that there is no place for racism or hate crimes in our state.
———————————————————— These bills are all scheduled for votes on Wednesday, February 7th. However, the Legislature may delay some of these votes to Thursday, February 8th.
To receive status updates for these bills or to learn when the House will next be in session, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) ————————————————————
** Priority Hearings ———————————————————— Marcy’s Law
Tuesday, February 6th, 9:00AM / Judiciary / Room 101, Legislative Office Building
SENATE – CACR22, relating to rights for crime victims
Why this matters: This proposed amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution would allow survivors to be notified of all court proceedings involving their offender, giving them a chance to attend or participate. The amendment has received bipartisan support, with Democrats making a huge push to give victims the rights they deserve.
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** Upcoming Events ———————————————————— This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Cheshire County – February 10, 10AM – 2PM (49 Community Way, Keene, NH, 03431 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=39840eeac9&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=2a2ffcd545&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Rockingham County- February 17, 9AM – 12PM (Exeter Inn, Daniel Webster Room – 90 Front St, Exeter NH 03833 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=487c83a53a&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=14143e5d71&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP
Manchester – February 24 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=99ac9e2743&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM (Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=3e2777e3a3&e=a40ec310b1) ) Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=b820c10c4c&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=84be5fec37&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Nashua – March 17 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=d010021cb6&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Sullivan County – April 14 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=c3c65defbc&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP Merrimack County – April 21 Click HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=d0883ae429&e=a40ec310b1) to RSVP
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Despite his supposed “zero tolerance” policy on sexual misconduct, Governor Sununu has been silent about the members of his own party who have been accused of serial sexual assault and harassment. The New Hampshire Democratic Party has called on Sununu to condemn the behavior of three Republican elected officials with ties to the New Hampshire governor, but Sununu has deflected, ignored or refused all requests.
We put a clock up on the Sununu Reality Check website (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=2248d1a133&e=a40ec310b1) tracking the days that Governor Sununu has remained silent on three major cases of sexual misconduct: RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn, State Rep. Eric Schleien, and President Trump.
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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 1/29

 

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Dear Friend,
YOU (yes, we mean you) should run for office!

This year the NHDP is working with Town and County Committees to recruit and elect Democrats to run for local office and the Filing Deadline for Town Meeting Day is this Friday, February 2nd.In 2017, we proved that every district can be competitive. Let’s keep the momentum going in 2018 by electing an incredible slate of Democrats when elections take place on March 13th.

If you’re interested in running for office, know someone who might be a good candidate, or want to volunteer, click HERE. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Turmelle at eturmelle@nhdp.org

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org

Action Alert

Transgender Civil Liberties RallyBefore the Judiciary Hearing on the transgender civil rights bill, HB 1319, join our partners at a rally and press conference on the steps of the Legislative Office Building this Wednesday!

Let’s show our elected officials the overwhelming support that exists for this bill to protect transgender people from discrimination.

The event will start at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 31st at the Legislative Office Building in New Hampshire. To RSVP or learn more click HERE.

Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!

Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!

Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.

Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!

We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions.

Priority Hearings

Presidential Tax ReturnsTuesday, January 30th, 11:15AM / Election Law / Room 308, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Election Law – HB 1433, requiring Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates to release their tax returns

Why this matters: This Democrat-sponsored bill would require all candidates for President and Vice President to release their federal income taxes. As the First in the Nation State, Granite Staters have always taken the election of presidential candidates seriously. With this bill, New Hampshire would continue this tradition by requiring candidates to be transparent and to allow voters to see and understand the financial ties and obligations of anyone running for President.

The RESCUE Act

Tuesday, January 30th, 1:15PM / Finance / Room 103, State House

SENATE – Finance – HB 542, allocating monies from the Rainy Day Fund to the opioid epidemic

Why this matters: Senate Democrats introduced this legislation that would allocate 10% of the $100 million Rainy Day Fund to fight the opioid crisis. In the face of President Trump and Governor Sununu’s failure to deliver on their promises, this legislation would help those suffering from Substance Use Disorder by providing additional funding for treatment and recovery centers, hospitals, and our first responders.

Fully Fund the Alcohol Fund

Tuesday, January 30th, 1:00PM / Judiciary / Room 103, State House

SENATE – Judiciary – CACR 21, constitutionally require a 5% fully funded alcohol fund

Why this matters: New Hampshire has the third highest overdose death rate in the entire country, and yet Governor Sununu failed to fully fund the alcohol fund in last year’s budget. This bill would make it a constitutional requirement to provide full funding for the alcohol fund, ensuring that our government devotes its full capacity towards combatting this crisis.

Abortion Viability Ban

Wednesday, January 31st, 10:00AM / Judiciary / Room 208, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Judiciary – HB 1680-FN, relative to prohibiting abortions after viability

Why this matters: This bill would prohibit abortions after “viability,” an unscientific and baseless term that would effectively limit women’s access to abortions. This restriction is not only unconstitutional but dangerous. The vast majority of abortions take place before a woman is 20 weeks pregnant. When women have abortions after this period, it is often because their lives are in danger or the fetus’ life is in danger. This bill is life-threatening for women and is perfectly in line with a Republican-controlled legislature that has worked to restrict women’s rights and access to care.

Commuter Rail

Wednesday, January 31st, 1:00PM / Public Works and Highways / Room 201, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Public Works and Highways – HB 2018, relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program

Why this matters: In a failed attempt to woo Amazon, Governor Sununu reversed his prior opposition to commuter rail by including a study for the train system in New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation improvement program. This plan will be debated at this meeting where the Committee will ultimately decide whether to include the rail study in the final proposal.

Transgender Civil Rights

Wednesday, January 31st, 1:00PM / Judiciary / Room 208, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Judiciary – HB 1319, prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity

Why this matters: This is the second bill in two years that seeks to preventing transgender discrimination. Last year, Republicans forcibly tabled this bill, keeping it from even coming up for a vote. Governor Sununu’s sole response was that he had “no personal opinion” on the matter. Now, this Democrat-supported legislation has another chance to pass, which would secure transgender civil rights under the law.

 


Be sure to call your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues.

If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.

Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by this Thursday, February 1st.

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.

Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) – February 3, 9AM – 12PM
(Plymouth Senior Center – 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264)

Click HERE to RSVP

Cheshire County – February 10, 10AM – 2PM
(49 Community Way, Keene, NH, 03431)
Click HERE to RSVP

Rockingham County– February 17, 9AM – 12PM
(Exeter Inn, Daniel Webster Room – 90 Front St, Exeter NH 03833)

Click HERE to RSVP

Manchester – February 24
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.

Sununu Reality Check

Check out Sununu Reality Check, a project we designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.

If everyone knows what Sununu’s real record is, we can make him a 1-term governor. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and check out and share our website (SununuRealityCheck.com) to stay updated and spread the word.

Social Media Buzz

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In the News

 

The time has come for state to tackle workforce development

  By: Sen. Dan Feltes and Bobby Segal
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

SB 193 Backers Must Explain

  By: Wayne Gersen (Etna)

Valley News: READ HERE

NH college students have every right to vote

  By: Gary Patton (Hampton)

Seacoast Online: READ HERE

 

Why Amazon said no to New Hampshire

  By: Larry Welkowitz
Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!Our mailing address is:

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 1/22

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Dear Friend,

This weekend over a thousand people participated in Women’s Marches across New Hampshire. Commemorating the one year anniversary of the original Women’s March, Granite Staters came out in spades to show Republicans that we will not stay silent as they work to implement their radical and dangerous agenda.

The attendance at these rallies was a testament to the sheer energy and excitement that has overtaken New Hampshire. It’s that same energy that led our party to 8 special election wins in 2017, and it’s what will help New Hampshire Democrats take back the State Legislature, Executive Council, and Governorship this November.

Check out some incredible pictures from the marches across New Hampshire in the Social Media section of our newsletter!

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org

Town Meeting Day

This year the NHDP is working with Town and County Committees to recruit and elect Democrats to run for local office. 2017 proved that every district can be competitive. Change starts at the local level. To run for office or help in your community, sign up below!

Filing Deadline: THIS WEDNESDAY, January 24th – February 2nd

Election Day: March 13th

Sign up to get involved here: https://goo.gl/forms/EeCfeSLn2DLA7D5W2

If you have questions – reach out to Erin Turmelle at eturmelle@nhdp.org

Action Alert

Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!

Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!

Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.

Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!

We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions.

Priority Hearings

School Vouchers

Tuesday, January 23rd, 1:00PM / Finance II, Division Work Session / Room 209, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Finance II – SB 193, relative to establishing school vouchers

Why this matters: Following the House vote to move forward with SB 193, the Finance Committee will convene to discuss the fiscal impact in a work session that is open to the public but will not accept testimonials. SB 193 is a school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, which banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender. This bill would also harm disabled students since private schools are not required to be ADA compliant.

Gender Confirmation Surgery for Minors

Tuesday, January 23rd, 1:15PM / Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs / Room 205, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs – HB 1532, prohibiting gender reassignment surgery for minors

Why this matters: This Republican-sponsored bill is a blatant attempt to infringe on the rights of transgender people. It is completely unacceptable that legislators would try and prevent anyone from undergoing a procedure to confirm their gender identity because of their age. This bill is, unfortunately, perfectly in line with the New Hampshire Republican Party that forcibly tabled a transgender civil rights bill last year.

 


Be sure to call your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues.

If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.

Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.

If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018. 

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.

Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) – February 3, 9AM – 12PM
(Plymouth Senior Center – 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264)
Click HERE to RSVP

Cheshire County – February 10, 10AM – 2PM
(49 Community Way, Keene, NH, 03431)
Click HERE to RSVP

Rockingham County– February 17, 9AM – 12PM
(Exeter Inn, Daniel Webster Room – 90 Front St, Exeter NH 03833)
Click HERE to RSVP

Manchester – February 24
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.

Sununu Reality Check

Check out Sununu Reality Check, a project we designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.

If everyone knows what Sununu’s real record is, we can make him a 1-term governor. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and check out and share our website (SununuRealityCheck.com) to stay updated and spread the word.

Social Media Buzz

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In the News

 

Keep America Great

  By: Terry Irwin (Concord)

Concord Monitor: READ HERE

Opposing SB 193

  By: Megan M. Kilar (Concord)

Union Leader: READ HERE

N.H. bill would undermine schools

  By: Claude Lemoi (Canaan)

Valley News: READ HERE

Mar-a-Lago protected from Trump’s offshore drilling rule

  By: Fred Egan
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 1/15

 

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Dear Friend,

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Today marks the birthday of a man who never stopped fighting to bring equality and justice to all Americans regardless of their race or gender. As we reflect on his contributions to the Civil Rights movements, let’s honor Dr. King by dedicating today towards bettering our communities.

Across the states there are events recognizing and celebrating organizations that draw their motivation from Dr. King’s preachings. To find an event near you, please click HERE.

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org

Action Alert

Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!

Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.

Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!

We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions.

Town Meeting Day

This year the NHDP is working with Town and County Committees to recruit and elect Democrats to run for local office. 2017 proved that every district can be competitive. Change starts at the local level. To run for office or help in your community, sign up below!Filing Deadline: January 24th – February 2nd

Election Day: March 13th

Sign up to get involved here: https://goo.gl/forms/EeCfeSLn2DLA7D5W2

If you have questions – reach out to Erin Turmelle at eturmelle@nhdp.org

Priority Hearings

Medicaid Expansion reauthorization

Tuesday, January 16th, 2:15 PM / Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs / Room 205, Legislative Office Building

House – Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs – HB 1811, relative to Medicaid Expansion reauthorization

Why this matters: New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program is up for reauthorization this year. In 2016, the reauthorization passed by only one vote in the House of Representatives. This program benefits over 50,000 Granite Staters and has proven to be one of our best tools fighting the opioid crisis.

Child Marriage

Tuesday, January 16th, 10:00 AM / Children and Family Law / Room 206, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Children and Family Law – HB 1287, relative to the age at which persons may marry

Why this matters: Last year, a Democrat-sponsored bill to raise the legal marriage age from 13 for girls and 14 for boys was derailed thanks to Republican opposition. The bill is once again up for consideration as House Democrats work to end the antiquated and harmful practice of child marriage.

School Vouchers

Tuesday, January 16th, 1:30 PM / Finance / Room 210, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Finance – SB 193, relative to establishing school vouchers

Why this matters: Following the Republican-controlled House vote to pass SB193, the legislation will now be considered in the House Finance Committee. This bill would establish a school voucher program that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, that banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender.

Paid Family Leave

Tuesday, January 16th, 11:00 AM / Commerce and Consumer Affairs / Room 302, Legislative Office Building

HOUSE – Commerce and Consumer Affairs – HB 628, relative to a family and medical leave insurance program

Why this matters: This legislation would bring paid family and medical leave to New Hampshire. HB 628 seeks to provide families with the opportunity to seek medical treatment for themselves and their families without fear of losing their jobs.

 


Be sure to call your State Representative and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opinions on these important issues.

If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.

Legislative Review

Last week, Republican Gene Chandler defined his new speakership by breaking two ties to single-handedly continue the abusive practice of conversion therapy on minors in New Hampshire. In upholding conversion therapy, New Hampshire Republicans are telling children that who they are isn’t good enough. Last week’s votes sadly codify that sentiment.

The New Hampshire House Democrats led a bipartisan vote against New Hampshire’s withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 9-state pact to reduce carbon emissions by setting regional standards on Tuesday. This vote to uphold RGGI is a loud rejection of Governor Sununu’s direction on environmental policy. Thanks to New Hampshire House Democrats, this state will continue along the path of clean energy & robust efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018. 

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.

Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Coos County – January 20, 10AM – 2PM
(Gorham Town Hall – 20 Park St #2, Gorham, NH 03581)

Click HERE to RSVP

Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) – February 3, 9AM – 12PM
(Plymouth Senior Center – 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264)

Click HERE to RSVP

Cheshire County – February 10, 10AM – 2PM
(49 Community Way, Keene, NH, 03431)
Click HERE to RSVP

Rockingham County– February 17, 9AM – 12PM
(Exeter Inn, Daniel Webster Room – 90 Front St, Exeter NH 03833)

Click HERE to RSVP

Manchester – February 24
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25, 1PM – 5PM
(Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047)
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.

Sununu Reality Check
Check out Sununu Reality Check, a project we designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.

If everyone knows what Sununu’s real record is, we can make him a 1-term governor. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and check out and share our website (SununuRealityCheck.com) to stay updated and spread the word.

Social Media Buzz

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In the News

 

Stop the dismantling of NH public schools

  By: Rep. Mary Heath (Manchester)

Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Religious beliefs and your tax dollars

  By: Ronna Wise (Contoocook)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE

 

Tax cuts for the rich

  By: Allan MacDonald

Union Leader: READ HERE

Robin Hood in reverse

  By: Milt Lauenstein
Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 1/8

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Dear Friend,

January 5th marked one year since Governor Sununu’s inauguration. Since taking office, Sununu has worked steadily to line the pockets of his family, friends, donors, and corporations while leaving working families to fend for themselves. In honor of his anniversary, here’s a list of Sununu’s greatest accomplishments since taking office:

 Gave himself a $22,000 pay raise on Day 1
 Gave $100 million in corporate tax cuts for the wealthiest 3% of corporations
 Failed to fully fund the Alcohol Fund
 Signed the concealed carry bill, as his first legislative “victory”
 Signed the voter suppression bill, SB 3
 Denied state workers a contract
 Nominated New Hampshire’s own Betsy DeVos with Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut
 Benefitted from then-Governor Hassan’s economic growth

Let’s make sure 2018 is the last year that Sununu can implement his radical and dangerous agenda by electing Democrats and winning back the Governorship, Executive Council, and State House.

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org


Action Alert

Volunteer for Phil Spagnuolo for State Rep!

Help us kick off 2018 with another Special Election win by volunteering for Phil Spagnuolo in Laconia!

Phil Spagnuolo has been involved in Laconia’s community since moving there in 1979 with his family. He is a founding member of Navigating Recovery, working as part of the grassroots community group since March 2016, and has been a full time Recovery Support Worker since January 2017. Phil is passionate about being an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorder and uses his own journey of recovery to help others.

Election day is February 27th and we need YOUR help to get out the vote!

We’re canvassing every Saturday at 10 am at 345 South Main St., Laconia. Click HERE to sign up to help out by knocking doors or making calls. Email McKenzie St. Germain at mstgermain@nhdp.org with any questions.


Town Meeting Day

This year the NHDP is working with Town and County Committees to recruit and elect Democrats to run for local office. 2017 proved that every district can be competitive. Change starts at the local level. To run for office or help in your community, sign up below!

Filing Deadline: January 24th – February 2nd

Election Day: March 13th

Sign up to get involved here: https://goo.gl/forms/EeCfeSLn2DLA7D5W2

If you have questions – reach out to Erin Turmelle at eturmelle@nhdp.org


On the Floor

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Tuesday, January 9th / Science Technology and Energy / House Vote

HOUSE – HB 592, relative to repealing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Why this matters: New Hampshire is one of 9 states that belongs to RGGI. Within this partnership, each state has pledged to cut pollution by 30% by 2030. Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, Sununu supported the decision, going so far as to question the role carbon plays in climate change. He also refused to join the US Climate Alliance. If New Hampshire repeals RGGI, this will be one more instance of state Republicans refusing to acknowledge and combat climate change.

Banning Conversion Therapy

Tuesday, January 9th / Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs / House Vote

HOUSE – HB 587, relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation

Why this matters: Last year, this bill that would ban gay conversion therapy for minors was retained in committee after it passed in the Senate. In the past two years, Republicans in the State House have blocked three bills that are fundamental to human rights: they retained the conversion therapy ban, voted down a bill that would have raised the marriage age from 13, and tabled a transgender rights bill.

If you’d like to attend a hearing or get updates on when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.


Legislative Review

Last week, the Republican-led House of Representative passed SB 193, a school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, that banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender. This bill would also harm disabled students as private schools are not required to be ADA compliant or have special needs teachers. SB 193 will go in front of the House Finance Committee next week.

New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion is up for reauthorization this year. This program benefits thousands of Granite Staters but still faces steep Republican opposition. In 2016, thanks to then-Governor Hassan’s leadership, the program was renewed, but Sununu’s support for this program has wavered. The bill will be up for review at the House Health and Human Services Committee next week.


Be sure to call your State Representative today and Governor Sununu’s office (603-271-2121) directly, to register your opposition to both of these bills.

If you’d like to attend one of these hearings or find out when the next session will take place, email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.


Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.

If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018. 

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.


Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Coos County – January 20, 10AM – 2PM
(Gorham Town Hall – 20 Park St #2, Gorham, NH 03581)
Click HERE to RSVP

Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) – February 3, 9AM – 12PM
(Plymouth Senior Center – 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264)

Click HERE to RSVP

Cheshire County – February 10
Click HERE to RSVP

Rockingham County– February 18
Click HERE to RSVP

Manchester – February 24
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.


Sununu Reality Check

Check out Sununu Reality Check, a project we designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.

If everyone knows what Sununu’s real record is, we can make him a 1-term governor. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and check out and share our website (SununuRealityCheck.com) to stay updated and spread the word.


Social Media Buzz

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In the News

 

Tell lawmakers to oppose voter suppression bills

  By: Sharon Rousmaniere (Roxbury)

Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

Separate church and state

  By: Alfrieda J. Englund (Munsonville)
Union Leader: READ HERE

 

Strengthen RGGI for our health and economy

  By: Carrie Becker (North Hampton)

Seacoast Online: READ HERE

Oppose SB 193

  By: Kori Boeckeler (Bow)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE


Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!

Our mailing address is:

NHDP Grassroots Chair

105 North State St

Concord, New Hampshire 03301

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 1/2

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a joyful and relaxing holiday break and are coming into the new year energized and ready to take action. To kick off the year, celebrate all of the incredible Democrats you helped elect in 2017 by attending your city’s inauguration! Dates and details are included below; we look forward to seeing you all there.

January 2: PortsmouthRochester, Manchester, Dover
January 3: Claremont
January 7: Nashua
January 8: LaconiaConcord
January 11: Somersworth
January 15: Berlin

This week also marks the beginning of this year’s legislative session. Over the coming months, we’ll keep you updated on key votes and hearings and let you know how to make a difference and stop Governor Sununu and the Republican Party’s radical and dangerous agenda.

Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.  

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,

Sue Ford                                                                  Sarah Guggenheimer
NHDP Grassroots Chair                                           Communications Associate,
Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader                      NHDP
sueford06@gmail.com                                             sguggenheimer@nhdp.org

Nick Taylor                                                                 Erin Turmelle
Director, House and Senate Democrats                    Political Director, NHDP
ntaylor@nhdp.org                                                      eturmelle@nhdp.org

 

 

Action Alert

Tell the Senate to vote NO on HB372!

Last month, Republicans passed an amendment to HB 372 along party lines in the Senate Election Law Committee. This bill would enact a de facto poll tax in New Hampshire by requiring voters to declare residency and acquire a license upon registering to vote. This is a BLATANT attack on students’ legal right to vote in New Hampshire, an effort clearly designed to help Republicans win elections they know they can’t win on a level playing field.

We must fight back!

TAKE ACTION by joining your fellow Granite Staters to protest this bill and urge the State Senate to vote NO on HB 372. Let Governor Sununu and the Republican Party know that we won’t tolerate any attempts to disenfranchise voters.

Join us and our partners at the protest TOMORROW (January 3rd), at 9:15 AM at the State House

SIGN UP HERE TO TAKE ACTION

Also make your voice heard by joining our FINAL phone bank before the vote. These calls can be done in a group or at your home. Training is available to those that need it!

We will be making calls TONIGHT (January 2nd from 5pm to 7pm)!

SIGN UP HERE TO MAKE CALLS

Priority Hearings
Voter Suppression

Wednesday, January 3rd, 10:00AM / Full Vote / Senate Chamber

SENATE – HB 372, relative to domiciled registrants voting rights

Why this matters: On November 28th, an amendment to HB 372, authored by Republican Senators Regina Birdsell and Jim Gray, passed the Senate Election Law Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote. The bill would redefine “domicile” status for voting purposes, effectively forcing registrants to declare residency upon registering to vote, chilling the right to vote for college students in New Hampshire. By forcing students to declare residency, this bill would act as a de facto poll tax, moving the goal posts on students who are legally allowed to vote in New Hampshire.

School Vouchers

Thursday, January 4th, 10:00AM / Full Vote / House Chamber

HOUSE – SB 193, relative to establishing school vouchers

Why this matters: SB 193 is a school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, that banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender. This bill would also harm disabled students as private schools are not required to be ADA compliant or have special needs teachers.

If you’d like to attend one of these hearings, feel free to email Sue Ford (sueford06@gmail.com) for more information.


Platform Committee 

The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.

If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018. 

If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE.


Upcoming Events

This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and RSVP to join us at your county summit!
Strafford County – January 6, 10AM – 2PM
(Durham Public Library – 49 Madbury Rd, Durham, NH 03824)
Click HERE to RSVP
Coos County – January 20, 10AM – 2PM
(Gorham Town Hall – 20 Park St #2, Gorham, NH 03581)
Click HERE to RSVP

Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) – February 3, 9AM – 12PM
(Plymouth Senior Center – 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH 03264)

Click HERE to RSVP

Cheshire County – February 10
Click HERE to RSVP

Rockingham County– February 18
Click HERE to RSVP

Manchester – February 24
Click HERE to RSVP

Hillsborough County – February 25
Click HERE to RSVP
Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) – March 10
Click HERE to RSVP
Nashua – March 17
Click HERE to RSVP
Sullivan County – April 14
Click HERE to RSVP
Merrimack County – April 21
Click HERE to RSVP
Locations and times to follow.


Sununu Reality Check

Check out Sununu Reality Check, a project we designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.

If everyone knows what Sununu’s real record is, we can make him a 1-term governor. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and check out and share our website (SununuRealityCheck.com) to stay updated and spread the word.


Social Media Buzz

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State Democrats in the News

 

Dems offer bill to address opioid crisis

  By: Senator Jay Kahn (Keene)

Keene Sentinel: READ HERE

Help with the Opioid Crisis Needed

  By: Senator Martha Hennessy (Hanover)

Valley News: READ HERE

Special education students will lose with voucher program

  By: Jacquelyn Silvani (Newfields)
Seacoast Online: READ HERE


Get Involved

We are going to need all hands-on-deck in 2018.  If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  There are many ways to help out!  You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.

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As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!

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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 12/19

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** ———————————————————— Dear Friend,
What an AMAZING year for Democrats!
Thoughout 2017, Democrats won eight out of ten special elections, flipping four seats from RED to BLUE. Thank you to everyone who ran for state and local office this year! We would like to extend a special thank you to Rep. Edie DesMarais (D-Wolfeboro), Rep. Kris Shultz (D-Concord), Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester), Rep. Charlie St. Clair (D-Laconia), Rep. Kari Lerner (D-Chester), Rep. Casey Connelly (D-Dover), Rep. Brian Sullivan (D-Grantham) and Rep. Erika Connors (D-Manchester) for their incredible campaigns.
On Tuesday, November 7th, NH Democrats made HISTORY by electing Joyce Craig as the first female mayor in Manchester! In doing so, she defeated 4-term incumbent Republican Mayor Ted Gatsas, ending a 12-year run of Republican mayors in New Hampshire’s largest city.
Also on municipal election day, Democrats won 245 local seats including 110 Democratic women across the state. Shoshanna Kelly and Gloria Timmons became the first ever women of color elected to citywide office in Nashua. Linda Harriott-Gathright joined Shoshanna becoming the first two African-American women elected to Nashua’s Board of Aldermen. Gerri Cannon became the first ever transgender elected official in Somersworth history. Jeremy Hutchinson became the first ever LGBT elected official in the history of Rochester. Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard, New Hampshire’s first ever openly gay mayor, was re-elected to his third term. Paul Grenier was elected to an unprecedented fifth term as Mayor of Berlin. Jim Bouley was elected to a historic sixth term as Mayor of Concord!
In 2017, thousands of people across New Hampshire were engaged and we could not be more thankful to you for all of your hard work. We knocked over 140,600 doors and made over 47,100 phone calls between special elections, municipal elections and voter outreach efforts.
These victories are just the beginning of the amazing things we can accomplish when we turn out Democratic voters across the state. Our plan is to to organize and recruit strong candidates in every town and in every election! We are excited about what we will do together across the state in 2018. We can’t wait to see you all in the New Year! Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,
Sue Ford Erin Cotton NHDP Grassroots Chair North Country Coordinator, Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader NHDP sueford06@gmail.com (mailto:sueford06@gmail.com) ecotton@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
Nick Taylor Erin Turmelle Director, House and Senate Democrats Political Director, NHDP ntaylor@nhdp.org (mailto:ntaylor@nhdp.org) eturmelle@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
———————————————————— Table of Contents I. Social Media Buzz (#Social Media Buzz) II. II. State Democrats in the News (#State Democrats in the News) III. Get Involved! (#Get Involved!)
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Congrats and good luck to both Erin and Donald on their new adventures!
We are excited, albeit sad, to announce the departure of two of our incredible team members next week. Erin Cotton, our North Country Coordinator, and Donald Stokes, our Deputy Political Director, are taking the next steps in their careers – Erin is joining Congresswoman Annie Kuster’s confessional staff and Donald will be in Mayor Joyce Craig’s office at Manchester City Hall. We couldn’t be happier for them. Erin and Donald have done an incredible job for our Party and for Democrats across the state. Please join us in thanking them for their invaluable contributions to our work.
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Hi all,
I am writing to you this afternoon to inform you that this will be my last Grassroots Newsletter as I transition over to the Office of Congresswoman Annie Kuster. I have enjoyed connecting with Democrats across the state and supporting so many important efforts and actions. I am so excited to see all that we accomplish in 2018!
Please reach out to NHDP Political Director, Erin Turmelle, eturmelle@nhdp.org, with questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Erin Cotton North Country Coordinator, NHDP ————————————————————
ACTION ALERT!
Tell the Senate to vote NO on HB372!
Last week, Republicans passed an amendment to HB 372 along party lines in the Senate Election Law Committee. This bill would enact a de facto poll tax in New Hampshire by requiring voters to declare residency and acquire a license upon registering to vote. This is a BLATANT attack on students’ legal right to vote in New Hampshire, an effort clearly designed to help Republicans win elections they know they can’t win on a level playing field.
We must fight back!
TAKE ACTION by joining our upcoming phone banks to let the state Senate know to vote NO on HB 372. These calls can be done in a group or at your home. Training is available to those that need it!
We will making calls on the following times:
Tuesday, December 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday, December 21st from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday, December 28th from 5 pm to 7 pm Friday, December 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, January 2nd from 5 pm to 7 pm
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Platform Committee
The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.
If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018.
If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=7011a99193&e=a40ec310b1) . ————————————————————
Upcoming Events!
This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and join us at your county summit!
Strafford 1/6 at 10AM – 2PM Durham Public Library – 49 Madbury Rd, Durham, NH 03824
Coos 1/20 Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) 2/3 Cheshire 2/10 Rockingham 2/17​​ Manchester 2/24 Hillsborough 2/25 Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) 3/10 Nashua 3/17 Sullivan 4/14 Merrimack 4/21
Locations and times to follow. ————————————————————
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Last month, we launched Sununu Reality Check, a project designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.
With an incredibly successful 2017 coming to a close, I know we can make Sununu a 1-term governor but that means making sure everyone knows what his real record is. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=2b35edc789&e=a40ec310b1) , like us on Facebook (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=3ac4ec5b1c&e=a40ec310b1) , and check out and share our website (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=e317722d77&e=a40ec310b1) (SununuRealityCheck.com (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=a00baff310&e=a40ec310b1) ) to stay updated and spread the word.
If this email was forwarded to you and you’d like to sign up for our weekly newsletter please click the button below. Sign-Up (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=662525eb1b&e=a40ec310b1) Legislative Review (#Legislative Review) SB 193 is a school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, that banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender. This bill would also harm disabled students as private schools are not required to be ADA compliant or have special needs teachers. SB 193 will now go the floor of the House in January for a vote.
On November 28th, an amendment to House Bill 372, authored by Republican Senators Regina Birdsell and Jim Gray, passed the Senate Election Law Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote. The bill would redefine “domicile” status for voting purposes, effectively forcing registrants to declare residency upon registering to vote, chilling the right to vote for college students in New Hampshire. By forcing students to declare residency, this bill would act as a de facto poll tax, moving the goal posts on students who are legally allowed to vote in New Hampshire.
** Social Media Buzz (#Social Media Buzz) ————————————————————
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** State Democrats in the News (#News) ————————————————————
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** My Turn: The opioid crisis is New Hampshire’s ‘rainy day’ ———————————————————— By: Senator Dan Feltes (Concord)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=a8ba84d146&e=a40ec310b1)

** Amendment Renews Debate over N.H. Voting Laws ———————————————————— Panelist: Senator Donna Soucy (Manchester)
The Exchange: LISTEN HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=076478fbef&e=a40ec310b1)
** Letter: Blatant voter suppression ———————————————————— By: Wayne Fuller (Concord)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=0f3687ac67&e=a40ec310b1)
** To the Editor: ACA deadline Dec. 15 ———————————————————— By: Roger Goun (Brentwood)
Foster’s: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=fbca343224&e=a40ec310b1)
** End of net neutrality dangerous to democracy ———————————————————— By: Don Cavallaro (Rye)
Seacoast Online: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=66cf8e8351&e=a40ec310b1)
** Letter: Why not strengthen public schools? ———————————————————— By: Mary Wilke (Concord)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=0e95acd647&e=a40ec310b1)
GET INVOLVED! (#Involvement)
We are going to need all hands-on-deck for 2017-2018. If you’d like to get involved, please let us know. There are many ways to help out! You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.
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============================================================ Copyright © 2017 NHDP Grassroots Chair, All rights reserved. As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!
Our mailing address is: NHDP Grassroots Chair 105 North State St Concord, New Hampshire 03301 USA
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NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 12/12

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** ———————————————————— Dear Friend,
On Friday, Governor Sununu said he “hated” HB 372, a Republican-driven disenfranchisement bill that would force voters to declare residency upon registration, effectively a poll tax that would discourage legally eligible young voters from participating in democracy.
Thanks to immense public pressure, Sununu is being backed into opposing this bill, but until HB 372 is pulled or vetoed, we must continue to remind Governor Sununu and Republican legislators that this bill is a blatant attack on students’ legal right to vote in New Hampshire.
See the video below: nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=f074bcc0dd&e=a40ec310b1 WATCH HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=5fdba2f731&e=a40ec310b1)
TAKE ACTION by joining our upcoming phone banks to let the state Senate know to vote NO on HB 372. These calls can be done in a group or at your home. Training is available to those that want it!
PHONE BANKING STARTS TONIGHT! We will making calls on the following times:
Tuesday, December 12th from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday, December 14th from 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, December 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday, December 21st from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday, December 28th from 5 pm to 7 pm Friday, December 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, January 2nd from 5 pm to 7 pm
SIGN UP TO TAKE ACTION HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=149793ccf0&e=a40ec310b1) Please continue to use this regular newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own regular newsletter.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Best,
Sue Ford Erin Cotton NHDP Grassroots Chair North Country Coordinator, Fmr. House Democratic Floor Leader NHDP sueford06@gmail.com (mailto:sueford06@gmail.com) ecotton@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
Nick Taylor Erin Turmelle Director, House and Senate Democrats Political Director, NHDP ntaylor@nhdp.org (mailto:ntaylor@nhdp.org) eturmelle@nhdp.org (mailto:ecotton@nhdp.org)
———————————————————— Table of Contents I. Social Media Buzz (#Social Media Buzz) II. II. State Democrats in the News (#State Democrats in the News) III. Get Involved! (#Get Involved!)
———————————————————— Platform Committee
The NHDP Platform Committee will prepare and propose the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform for 2018-2019 to the State Convention. Committee members will travel the state to hold over a dozen public hearings with the Party membership prior to preparation of the proposed Platform. There will be multiple work sessions that all members must attend as well. Please keep in mind that with this position comes real dedication and time commitment.
If you would like to apply for a position on the Platform Committee, please email Amy Kennedy at akennedy@nhdp.org along with your resume and topics of interest by February 1st, 2018.
If you would like more information on the Platform Committee, please refer to the NHDP Constitution HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=e66dbd8ac3&e=a40ec310b1) . ————————————————————
Upcoming Events!
This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff is hitting the road for thirteen County Summits that will be packed with trainings and discussions relevant to strategic planning for 2018 elections! With more than 50% of statewide local committee officers being new members this year we are traveling the state to provide the training and organizing skills that will lay the foundation for success in 2018. We have the momentum, we are fine tuning our skills, and we are building our capacity in every town and county. Please add the following dates to your calendar and join us at your county summit!
Strafford 1/6 Coos 1/20 Grafton (Plymouth Area/Northern Grafton) 2/3 Cheshire 2/10 Rockingham 2/17​​ Manchester 2/24 Hillsborough 2/25 Grafton (Upper Valley/Mascoma) 3/10 Nashua 3/17 Merrimack (TBD) Sullivan 4/14
Locations and times to follow. ————————————————————
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Last month, we launched Sununu Reality Check, a project designed to hold Governor Sununu accountable for his out-of-touch policies that favor his family, friends and corporate special interests when he should be fighting for working families. We’re tired of his phony bipartisan doublespeak and his ‘aw shucks’ act, so we’re saying enough is enough. We’re focusing on five key issues: education, the economy, health care, the environment and ethics.
With an incredibly successful 2017 coming to a close, I know we can make Sununu a 1-term governor but that means making sure everyone knows what his real record is. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=130edb349b&e=a40ec310b1) , like us on Facebook (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=397e1eac63&e=a40ec310b1) , and check out and share our website (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=30fd171b39&e=a40ec310b1) (SununuRealityCheck.com (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=f1880b3e3e&e=a40ec310b1) ) to stay updated and spread the word.
If this email was forwarded to you and you’d like to sign up for our weekly newsletter please click the button below. Sign-Up (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=9c097f3824&e=a40ec310b1) Legislative Review (#Legislative Review) SB 193 is a school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools, sending the money instead to places like the Tri-City Christian Academy, that banned a student who was on track to be valedictorian because he was transgender. This bill would also harm disabled students as private schools are not required to be ADA compliant or have special needs teachers. SB 193 will now go the floor of the House in January for a vote.
On November 28th, an amendment to House Bill 372, authored by Republican Senators Regina Birdsell and Jim Gray, passed the Senate Election Law Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote. The bill would redefine “domicile” status for voting purposes, effectively forcing registrants to declare residency upon registering to vote, chilling the right to vote for college students in New Hampshire. By forcing students to declare residency, this bill would act as a de facto poll tax, moving the goal posts on students who are legally allowed to vote in New Hampshire.
** Social Media Buzz (#Social Media Buzz) ————————————————————
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** State Democrats in the News (#News) ————————————————————
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** Letter: A bad bill for voter participation ———————————————————— By: Kyri Claflin (Concord)
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** To the Editor: We need more than a catch phrase ———————————————————— By: Kelly Renstrom (Hampton)
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** There’s still time to defeat terrible tax bill ———————————————————— By: Joan Jacobs (Portsmouth)
Seacoast Online: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=b3b0de32b9&e=a40ec310b1)

** GOP sells out ordinary Americans for giveaway to the rich ———————————————————— By: Christopher Cole (Portsmouth)
Seacoast Online: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=0bc0a70298&e=a40ec310b1)
GET INVOLVED! (#Involvement)
We are going to need all hands-on-deck for 2017-2018. If you’d like to get involved, please let us know. There are many ways to help out! You can volunteer to write letters to your local paper, call your local representatives, testify at hearings, or share posts on social media.
SIGN UP HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=ce616750a9&e=a40ec310b1)
============================================================ Copyright © 2017 NHDP Grassroots Chair, All rights reserved. As we enter the 2018 legislative session, we will need all hands-on-deck to push back on the Republican leadership who have already made it clear that they will focus on restricting voting access, pushing through corporate tax cuts and other priorities that the people of New Hampshire do not want. My job over the next year as the NHDP Grassroots Chair will be to keep local Democrats informed and engaged during the 2018 legislative session, and I need your help!
Our mailing address is: NHDP Grassroots Chair 105 North State St Concord, New Hampshire 03301 USA
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