Nashua Democratic City (NDCC) Minutes

Thursday 9/8/2022

7:12 p.m.– 8:47 p.m.

Call to order by chairman Mike Pedersen at 7:12 p.m.

Mike Pedersen announced ground rules and everyone did intros.

Naomi and Bekah from the Coordinated Campaign spoke about getting volunteers. Most are from Massachusetts we need to get people in the community out.

Max Webber from Voting Protection presented.

  • Hot Line – 6034668683 7 days a week
  • 5 Key things
    • Voter Protection Team
    • The Big Lie
    • Fight Back
    • Resources
    • Questions
  • Absentee Ballots went back to previous rules – preCovid
  • Why does Voter Protection Matter
  • 3 Threats
    • Voter Integrity Group
    • Removal of Voting Machines
    • Voter Suppression Bills
  • They need help
    • Phonebank
    • Answer calls
    • Poll observer

Bill Bordy delivered the treasurer’s report.

The Fundraising Gala on 10/6 was discussed by Laura Telerski. We have until the last week of September to buy tickets.

Reminder Saturday at 4:00 Tom Sherman Meet and Greet at Sherry Dutzy’s house.

Olivia Martin talked about using the DVCC list.

Derek Thibeault went over city happenings at City Hall.

Joann St. John went over plans to protest the Asphalt Manufacturing plant before the planning board in Ward 7.

Motion to adjourn at 8:47PM


Nashua Democratic City (NDCC) Minutes

Thursday 7/14/2022

7:04 p.m.– 8:18 p.m. (Zoom)

Call to order by chairman Mike Pedersen at 7:04 p.m.

Naomi Gewirtzman and Bekah Meigs from Organize NH’s Coordinated Campaign spoke. They are at our Main St. office and will be out canvassing. More info below:



Naomi Gewirtzman– Field Organizer

phone: 267-642-6293


60 Main St Unit 240

Campaign Literature was discussed.

The Summer Cookout is set for Saturday with around 100 people signed up.

Bill Bordy went over the Treasurer’s Report.

Derek Thibeault discussed the state of the city.

  • BOE and BOA both have an opening. Both will be taking letters of intent. The BOA is for Ward 7.
  • Sue Newman asked about the Daniel Webster Property – Derek would look into it.
  • Elm St property discussed
  • City Budget passed
  • Meeting for Candidates to Speak for the BOE position scheduled for 7/20
  • Former Alderman Fred Teeboom is suing the city over the spending cap

Sherry Dutzy mentioned Ward 3 candidates will host a meeting greet with Dr Tom Sherman on Sept 10 at 4:00 PM.

We plan on reconvening in 2 weeks to discuss compensation for Asma Ackbar and to discuss Walk Cards and Candidate Buy ins.

We discussed an idea Dave Lisle had about candidate forums at hotels with speakers, but most people though cost, logistics and cutting into the gala made this infeasible.

The Gala has no date yet but the committee is working on it.

Motion to adjourn at 8:18PM

Nashua Democratic City (NDCC) Minutes

Thursday 6/9/2022

7:00 p.m.– 8:05 p.m. (Zoom)

Call to order by chairman Mike Pedersen at 7:05 p.m.


Senator Cindy Rosenwald spoke about getting all 27 state rep seats filled, both state senate seats (Rosenwald, Melanie Levesque) and Executive Councilor (Shoshanna Kelly)

Important Dates

6/17 Friday the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Fundraising Dinner

6/11 Saturday 1:00 Library Hill Students walk for gun safety – 10AM they would canvas first.

6/21 Silver Knights Fundraiser

6/25 Candidate Training State House

6/25 Nashua Pride Parade – We will have an info booth

7/16 Fundraising Picnic – Laura Telerski’s House


Asma Ackbar has offered to do the photography and the literature for the elections. Some discussion on buy-ins and fundraising.

Laura Telerski confirmed 373 candidates for state rep across the state.

Derek Thibeault spoke about the importance of these elections and the work we will need to do to win.

Ward 1 candidates were filing on Friday at 10:30 at City Hall. Maggie Hassan was also filing at 10:30 at the state house in Concord.

Nikki Arguin said we would need sponsors for the BBQ.

Adjourned 8:05 AM.