Today we’re entering into the 24th day of the government shutdown. This frustrating and devastating shutdown has kept 800,000 out of a paycheck and millions from receiving the services they deserve from the government. It’s also proven that Trump and the Republicans are far more concerned with partisan victories than by actually helping their constituents.
Our delegation has been hard at work trying to reopen the government and mitigating the effects of the government shutdown on all Granite Staters and Americans.
But someone who’s been notably silent on this shutdown? Governor Chris Sununu.
Sununu seems to love talking up his close relationship with the White House, but whenever there’s a moment for him to stand up and demand Trump act in the best interests of all of us, he shies away.
That’s simply not ok. Call Governor Sununu today at 603-271-2121 to demand he call on the White House to reopen the government today! Let’s also make sure to show our support for our delegation who, as always, are fighting for our best interests.
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.
Emma Tyler is the NHDP’s new Deputy Executive Director after serving as Organizing Director for the Coordinated Campaign. She will also be the point of contact for Belknap and Carroll Counties and can be reached at email@example.com.
Erin Turmelle, following her incredibly successful run as Coordinated Campaign Director in New Hampshire, will be the point of contact for Hillsborough County and the cities of Manchester and Nashua and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slate Goodwin is now the Party’s Outreach Director after serving as a Regional Organizing Director during the Coordinated Campaign and will be the point of contact for Coos, Grafton, and Merrimack Counties and can be reached at email@example.com.
Ben Ernst is the former State Senate Campaigns Director and is the NHDP’s new Political Director. He will be the point of contact for Cheshire, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan Counties and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up until January 15, 2019 at 5PM, New Hampshire Democrats can file to run for State Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and 6 NHDP Rules Committee positions.
To run for this position, please deliver a dated statement with which office you wish to run for with your complete contact information to Amy Kennedy via email, letter, or in person. Emails should be sent to AKennedy@NHDP.org and letters should be addressed to Amy Kennedy, Executive Director, NH Democratic Party, 105 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301. Letters and emails MUST be received by the date above.
Elections will take place at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester NH on Sunday, March 9th at 10AM.
Click HERE for more information.
Minor Primary Voting
Tuesday, January 15th / Election Law Committee / Room 308, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Election Law – CACR 5, allowing 17 year olds to vote in a primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election
Why this matters: Currently, 21 states allow 17 year olds to vote if they will be 18 by the general election. Our democracy only works when people participate and wherever possible we should encourage young eligible voters to get involved. 17 year olds should be allowed to have a say in which candidates they will be supporting in the general election.
Withdrawal from the Voter Crosscheck Program
Tuesday, January 15th, 11AM / Election Law Committee / Room 308, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Election Law – HB 315, ending New Hampshire’s participation in the Crosscheck program
Why this matters: This legislation intends to end New Hampshire’s involvement in the Crosscheck Program, founded by voter fraud conspiracy theorist, former Kansas Secretary of State, and failed Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach. This program’s purpose is to identify individuals registered in two different states, but in reality the program has a 99% false positive rate.
Annulling Marijuana Convictions
Tuesday, January 15th, 2:30PM / Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee / Room 204, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Criminal Justice and Public Safety – HB 399-FN, relative to annulment of arrests or convictions for possession of 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana, or less
Why this matters: Two years ago, New Hampshire decriminalized possession of a 3/4 ounce or less of marijuana. This legislation seeks to expunge the records of those previously arrested or convicted for this now-decriminalized act. This is a common-sense step to ensure those who’ve been previously affected by this law, no longer have to be penalized for it.
Establishing a FITN Commission
Thursday, January 17th, 1:30PM / Election Law Committee / Room 308, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Election Law – HB 452, establishing a commission on the First in the Nation Presidential Primary
Why this matters: New Hampshire’s status as the First in the Nation Presidential Primary state is incredibly important. This bill would establish a commission that would work to ensure New Hampshire maintains this status as the FITN state for years to come.
35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast – Hollis
On MLK Day on Monday, January 21st, celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with keynote speaker, Rev. Eric Jackson and Youth Speaker, Jamila- Ashanti Scales.
The breakfast is at Alpine Gove Banquet Facility in Hollis, from 8:30AM-11:30AM. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children and students. Children four and under can enter for free. Tickets at the door are $40.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration – Manchester
On MLK Day on Monday, January 21st, the NH Martin Luther King Coalition is sponsoring this annual event at the Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester to celebrate the continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.
The event starts at 2PM with a social hour, followed by a 2 hour celebration and awards ceremony beginning at 3PM. More details will be provided closer to the event.
Town meeting day is just a few short months away! At the beginning of each year Granite Staters vote on important local elected officials such as Selectman, Supervisors of the Checklist, Moderators, etc. These non partisan elections don’t get the attention that they deserve, and many positions go unopposed. If Democrats are not recruited to run for these positions, they cannot win! It us up to us to make sure we are recruiting Democrats to run for each and every position. In 2018 we elected over 600 Democrats to these critical offices. Let’s keep it going!
April Town Meeting – 4/9/19
Filing Period: February 20 – March 1, 2019
November Municipal Elections – 11/5/19
Filing Period: Varies by City
If you are interested in filing for office or have any questions about Town Meeting Day please reach out to our Political Department at email@example.com.
Here’s to even more Democratic victories in 2019, 2020 and beyond!
President Trump’s State of the Union will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 9PM. And while his speech will definitely be filled with frustrating lies and his radical agenda, we hope you’ll join us by having some fun with it…
NHDP staff have compiled a State of the Union Watch Party in a Box to help Democratic committees and activists hold their own events! We have sample invitations, agendas, Trump bingo cards, and other planned activities to help make the event fun and memorable.
If you’re interested in getting these supplies, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set you up with everything you need!
The NDCC website is maintained by the following volunteers:
Rich Green – Webmaster. Software Project Manager by trade.
Jan Schmidt – Technical consultant and former webmaster. Web Designer by trade.
Michael Pedersen – Caretaker of the calendar and NDCC First Vice-Chair
Cat Tanguay – Web Assistant
The Nashua Telegraph considers the following to be the top 10 candidates so far:
Kamala Harris (CA)
Beto O’Rourke (TX)
Elizabeth Warren (MA)
Joe Biden (DE)
Cory Booker (NJ)
Bernie Sanders (VT)
Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
Sherrod Brown (OH)
Julian Castro (TX)
John Delaney (MD)
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/
Nashua Democratic City Committee
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Nashua NH 03061