Thanks to those who attended the covention last Saturday. I think we can all agree it was one of the best conventions yet. Thanks to Joyce Weston and Deb Nelson for setting up the Grafton County Dems booth, it looked terrific.
If you were able to make the afternoon workshops, please take the time to fill out the workshop survey.Your feedback will help the team know what worked and didn’t work, so we can continue to learn and improve together as Democratic activists.
If you haven’t taken advantage of our flexible CONVERSATION CANVASSING training schedule, now is the time!
Fall is here, summer heat (and rain?) are behind us. Grab a partner, watch our video series on your own time, sign up for our one-hour Zoom workshop, then hit the doors. You can ‘leaf peep’ while you canvass! Join our CCNH team here: http://www.conversationcanvassing24.org/
The next CCNH workshops are below. Registration closes the day before the workshop. Tuesday, October 17@ 7pm Monday,November 6@ 7pm Tuesday, November 14@7 pm
Deb Nelson, Chair, Hanover/Lyme Dems If you were not able to join us on September 23, you missed a wonderful gathering. It was actually hard to get folks into the tent with all the food as there was such delight in conversation, and clusters of people chatting all along the driveway.
A veritable who’s-who of NH Democrats were present with Senator Hassan and Congressman Pappas joining in with both candidates for Governor: Cinde Warmington and Joyce Craig. We had former State Senators Martha Fuller Clark and Deb Reynolds who each drove well over an hour to be present. Deb even arrived early and helped with food preparation. House Democratic Caucus Leader Matt Wilhelm and Deputy Leader Alexis Simpson were there as were many House Representatives.
We are still tallying checks received as well as donations made to ActBlue, so if you would still like to make a contribution please feel welcome to do so. You can go to this special page on our ActBlue site to make a donation: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/80th-birthday# or if you would prefer to write a check, make it out to the Hanover Town Democrats and send it to Treb Allen – Treasurer, 8 Hovey Lane, Hanover 03755.
Thank you Deb, thank you Hanover/Lyme Dems and thanks to all the guests who made it a success!!!
The Grafton and Coös County Democratic Committees and Northern Grafton Democrats sponsored a strategy session on unseating extreme Republican state Senator Carrie Gendreau last month. The hybrid session on zoom and at the Littleton Senior Center featured Steve Marchand, founder of the progressive advocacy group Move the Goalposts providing analysis of the 2022 campaign and its implications for 2024. The three dozen people who attended either in person or online heard how winnable this seat can be for Democrats next year, especially with Gendreau’s recent homophobic remarks regarding public art in Littleton.
Coös Democratic Chair Henry Noel noted there will be two special House elections with the resignations of Troy Merner, a Republican now under investigation for falsely continuing to sit in District 1 for months after he moved out of the district, and William Hatch, a Democrat from Gorham who resigned for health reasons. These represent a real organizing opportunity for Democrats to claim a House majority as well as preparing for the Senate elections in 2024.