Last week I had the honor of participating in the first Caucus of the new Democratic House majority. As I walked into Representatives Hall, it was striking to see the hundreds of other Democratic State Representatives and State Representatives-elect eager to get to work and represent their constituents. It was an incredible, concrete proof of what we accomplished on November 6th.
Together we took back the State House, State Senate, and Executive Council. Together we took back Congress. And together we elected the most diverse group of people to represent the state than ever before.
The work wasn’t easy, but it paid off, and for that we all deserve some time to celebrate and relax.
Today’s edition will be the final Grassroots Newsletter of 2018. We’ll resume as usual starting next year with updates on the state legislature’s activity and ways for you to get involved. But for now, take some time to catch up on sleep, spend time with your friends and family, and get ready for the new year.
Thank you again for everything you did this year to elect Democrats – your efforts made all the difference.
Please continue to use this newsletter as a tool for your local committee meetings or as a supplement to your own newsletter.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
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While this is not a Democratic issue, it is a city issue that impacts everyone.
The Mohawk Tannery on Fairmont St in Nashua operated until 1984, tanning hides for leather. It is an EPA Superfund cleanup site contaminated by barium, arsenic and carcinogenic dioxin.
A local developer is interested in converting these 40 acres into multifunctional housing and commercial uses along the parkway.
The community concern has been around how the cleanup is being proposed. The EPA and the developer are proposing that the contaminated lagoons be capped. Many in the community believe that removing the contaminated soil is a far better option, but is also much more expensive.
No decisions have been made. If you would like to know more, use the link below.
Bridges has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Nashua area since 1977. In addition to supporting women and families as they transition out of abusive relationships and households, they run a crisis line that relies heavily on volunteers to both field calls and accompany victims to the hospital to help provide resources and information about Bridges Services.
To learn more about how you can make an impact–– go to http://bridgesnh.org/