Notes from the Chair

June 2018

Greetings to all Nashua area Democrats.  And so our 2018 mid term campaign begins.  It is both exciting and critically important—it is one of the most, if not the most, important elections in recent decades.  This election is vitally important on the national level, of course, because the make up of Congress will determine our very Constitutional system of government, that is, our system of checks and balances.  It is also tremendously important on the state level, as we have seen how damaging and dangerous it is with a Republican state legislature and a Republican Governor.

Our campaign here in Nashua will help determine the outcome of both the U.S. Congressional seat and the make up of the State House in Concord—Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor’s Office.  As the second largest city in New Hampshire-and second largest in all of northern New England-the ward by ward outcome in Nashua looms exceptionally large when determining whether we can turn New Hampshire blue.  The campaign plan is in place, and we need your help.

Campaign goals:  We must reelect Annie Kuster to Congress; if not, there is little chance for Democrats to take back the House of Representatives.  We must return Debora Pignatelli as Executive Councilor; to do so she will need a very large margin in Nashua. We must elect both of our state senators by driving the Democratic vote totals very high in all wards.  And we must capture as many of the State Representative seats as possible; that is, capture most of the 10 seats currently held by Republicans (it is now 17 to 10 in our favor).   Filing will be taking place June 6 through 15, and we have a terrific slate of candidates.

What can you do to counter and stop the Republican agenda?  Please volunteer and donate!  We will need many volunteers to make calls and knock doors; and we will need resources.  The most important thing in the short run is to go to and click on the “Donate” button.  If we all give just a little each month we will have enough resources to implement a proven campaign plan, just as we did last November in the Municipal Elections.

Do you DEM??? That is, do you donate every month? We need funds for equipment, signs and literature for our great candidates.  And just a small gift—whatever you can give—each month would be extremely helpful.  It’s easy:  go to the NDCC Website at and click the Donate button–monthly.  Or you can simply send a check.

We are determined to turn Nashua Blue for 2018, and beyond!  And with your help we can do just that.  Everyone is fired up and anxious to do something to counter the ridiculous news coming out of Washington daily.  This campaign is literally about protecting our Democracy!  And you have a part in it!

Please join in!  Don’t forget our next NDCC monthly meeting is coming up on June 11, 7:00 p.m. (followed by July 9) at the Nashua Public Library.  Let’s get to work!

Thank you for all you do,

Representative Skip Cleaver

Chair, Nashua Democratic City Committee