Alert! The Rules Around Absentee Voting are Reverting to their Pre-COVID Status.

The Secretary of State David Scanlan has cleared up the confusion surrounding voting absentee in the 2022 elections. “The voting process in 2022 is the same as it was in 2018,” Scanlan said. “It’s as if the COVID pandemic never happened. Scanlan said that absentee ballots were not available for voters who were worried about catching COVID-19 at the polls, unless they have a medical condition that puts them at high risk from the coronavirus. 

Read the full article in the August 19 New Hampshire Bulletin

A Message from Josh

If you watched the Vote-O-Rama last weekend for the Inflation Reduction Act, you likely felt both relieved by its passage, and frustrated by the things that weren’t in there. I know I was. While this is an historic and important piece of legislation, it pales in comparison to what it once was. Things like vision and dental coverage for seniors, the Insulin Price Control, Free Community College, and taxes on the wealthy were all, at one point or another, negotiated away.

I chose the above examples specifically out of the many good things in this bill that were lost, because they are all things we can do right here in the State of New Hampshire with a Democratic majority and a Democratic governor. We can pass two years of free community college if we send Heather Baldwin, Corrine Morse, Craig Tomlinson, Tommy Hoyt, Tim Egan, Linda Massimilla, Jerry Stringham, Jordan Applewhite, Jared Sullivan, Carolyn Lobban, Catherine Mulholland, Taylor Largmann, and the rest of our Democratic candidates to the New Hampshire House this fall.

We can make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes and reign in corporate greed if we elect Bill Marsh, Edith Tucker, Kate Miller, Richard Lobban, and Sue Prentiss to the New Hampshire Senate this fall.We can expand vision care for Medicaid and cap insulin prices if we elect Tom Sherman the next governor of the State of New Hampshire.

Incumbent reps will be submitting these as pieces of legislation to be considered in the next term. Whoever gets elected this fall will be tasked with passing or defeating these bills. It’s up to us to make sure the right people get elected.

The last two years of Reactionary Republican Rule in Concord has taught us that nobody is coming to save us. There is no referee, no teacher, no unbiased decider of what’s fair and what’s not. The only people who can save us are ourselves.

You’re getting pounded with asks for donations by every senator, congressperson, PAC, and party in America right now. I wouldn’t be asking you if it wasn’t important, but I would ask you to sit down for a moment, consider not only all the damage being done by the Republicans in Concord and Washington, and hear me out — Hope.

Think about the great things that the slate of Democrats above could do for the State of New Hampshire and its residents if they got elected. Think about the safe and well-funded schools, the cleaner climate, the minimum wage increase, the affordable housing, the dignity for all people.

If you contribute to the Grafton County Democratic Committee, your money will go straight into our targeted races to make whatever you hoped for a reality in the next legislative session. We have already spent thousands of dollars to elect Democrats, but we still need your help to win in November.
Please consider.
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Representative Joshua Adjutant (D – Enfield)
Vice Chair, Grafton County Dems

Q&A with District 2 Executive Council Candidates

Many people do not realize that the Executive Council (5 members) votes on all state contracts over $10,000 and on all of the Governor’s appointments. Think judges, the Commissioner of Education….This past session, the Republican majority turned down $27 million in federal dollars (our taxes) to help with vaccinating NH families. They also refused to fund several health clinics despite knowing the clinics do not provide abortion services. The District has recently been gerrymandered, and most of Grafton County will now be in District 2 which is currently the only District represented by a Democrat: Cinde Warmington. On September 13, you have to choose between Mike Cryans, Cinde Warmington, and Brad Todd if you vote in the Democratic primary. 

On July 25, the Upper Valley Democrats hosted the two main candidates (note: Brad Todd does not have any contact information) and recorded that session. You can watch each Q&A segment, and decide who you prefer. Each segment is approximately 4 1/2 minutes long. Please share with your friends.

QUESTION 1 Reproductive Rights

QUESTION 2  Education

QUESTION 3 Mental Health

QUESTION 4  Housing

QUESTION 5 – Energy


QUESTION 7- Gubernatorial Appointments

QUESTION 8  – Best candidate?