NHDP Grassroots Newsletter – 12/5

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** ———————————————————— Dear Friend,
This winter and upcoming spring, the NHDP staff are 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’ve already had two successful events in Carroll and Belknap County and we cannot wait to visit you in your home county soon! 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. 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.
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=61f442bdd3&e=a40ec310b1) . ————————————————————
Upcoming Events!
We are proud to have in New Hampshire our African American, Latino, Stonewall, Young Democrats, Labor, AAPI, Disability, Veterans and Military Families, Women, and Senior caucuses. The goal of these caucuses is to establish long standing constituency groups in NH that fight for representation and shared values. They are an opportunity to bring more voters into the New Hampshire Democratic Party structure and communicate with voters in our constituency. We want to recruit and elect officials in NH that represent the Democratic voters that make up the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
Next week we have two events with the Women’s Caucus and the Veterans and Military Families Caucus. These are open to all registered Democrats. Please help us spread the word!
Women’s Caucus Social Wednesday December 6th at 6:00 PM Rep. Mary Jane Wallner’s home 24 Samuel Dr, Concord, NH 03301 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=49f4768824&e=a40ec310b1) RSVP to Erin Turmelle at eturmelle@nhdp.org (mailto:eturmelle@nhdp.org)
Veterans and Military Families Caucus Social Kickoff Thursday December 7th at 5:30 PM LaCarreta Restaurant 44 Nashua Road, Londonderry, NH 03053 (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=b07c5eb296&e=a40ec310b1) RSVP to Tammy Siekmann at tamsiekmann@gmail.com (mailto:tamsiekmann@gmail.com) or 603-785-1999 (tel:(603)%20785-1999) by December 5th
For more information regarding our Constituency Caucuses please reach out to Deputy Political Director Donald Stokes at dstokes@nhdp.org (mailto:dstokes@nhdp.org) . ————————————————————
ACTION ALERT! Massachusetts Special Election for Sue Chalifoux Zephir
Our friends in Massachusetts need your help TONIGHT- can you do one hour of calls to voters in the final hours of election day to remind them to vote NOW?
HubDialer Log in: www.hubdialer.com/agent Campaign ID: 011162 Passcode: 201701
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Information about Sue: Background One Pager (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=23f6086f76&e=a40ec310b1) www.Sue4Senate.com (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=8edc9468e8&e=a40ec310b1) ————————————————————
Sununu Reality Check (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=92fd96c12b&e=a40ec310b1)
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=89c7f6e5a7&e=a40ec310b1) , like us on Facebook (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=72b2bb992f&e=a40ec310b1) , and check out and share our website (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=a5cb9eb09b&e=a40ec310b1) (SununuRealityCheck.com (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=01030ada49&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=0673696b83&e=a40ec310b1) Legislative Review (#Legislative Review) 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 giveaway to the rich ———————————————————— By: Mike Bradley (Hillsborough)
Concord Monitor: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=ae48bb6fa6&e=a40ec310b1)
** To the Editor: Rushing the tax bill ———————————————————— By: Michael Frandzel (Portsmouth)
Foster’s: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=b634a50c99&e=a40ec310b1)
** Call to oppose GOP tax plan ———————————————————— By: David Blair (Harrisville)
Sentinel Source: READ HERE (neapolitan?id=550215)
** Net neutrality should be preserved ———————————————————— By: Max Estevao (Milton Mills)
Union Leader: READ HERE (nhdp.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87754acc3a59e6e54932b1260&id=eb2932e8db&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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