You Can Help Elect Edie Desmarais to the NH House

Wolfeboro has a Special Election coming up on May 23rd. We have a terrific candidate, Edie DesMarais: check her out at EdieforWolfeboro.com or visit and like her page on Facebook.  What we need to elect Edie is your help over the next few weeks. Whatever you can do will be appreciated! Spread the word!

Volunteers are very much needed: Canvass or make calls for Edie! Sign up for a shift here. Help us make history, and add a savvy, hard working Democrat to the NH House and the Carroll County Delegation! Thanks for all that you do.

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News and Upcoming Events

We had a great meeting on January 23rd with a lot of new faces wanting to know how they can stand up to the Trump and Sununu Administrations. To do that we’ve started working on Activists Workshops. The first one was on February 2nd at the Moultonborough Library and covered social media.

Our next general meeting will on Monday February 27th at the Wolfeboro Inn in Wolfeboro. The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy will be joining us. We will also hear from Edie DesMarais, our candidate in the upcoming Special Election to fill one of Wolfeboro’s NH House seats.

Starting in March we will be hosting an Activist Workshop each month at the Conway Public Library. On Saturday March 11th at 1pm Bob Gillette, formerly of Radio Free Europe, will be discussing best practices and techniques for writing a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper.

We will have more information on the topics and presenters soon but the dates for the April and May workshops are Saturday April 15th and May 13th, both at 1pm. Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on our ongoing efforts to hold the administrations in Concord and Washington accountable!

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Indivisible Carroll County, New Hampshire

Indivisible: A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda, was written by former congressional staffers. You can download the guide here. Indivisible Carroll County has a Facebook group here and a website we’re working on here: http://indivisiblenh.com/carrollcounty/.  You can subscribe to our (weekly or so) email list here: http://indivisiblenh.com/carrollcounty/subscribe/. We are working on New Hampshire issues as well as national issues. Together we will make our voices heard! Come join us.

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NH Legislative News

Wondering where to go to stay informed regarding NH legislative hearings and other issues of interest? Here are some useful links.

AFSC’s NH State House Watch

InDepthNH.org, the nonprofit watchdog news website published by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism.

NH League of Women Voters Hot Legislation page

NH Labor News

New Hampshire State Legislature Portal

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Visibility in Wolfeboro, Friday November 4th

dem1From the Wolfeboro Democrats:

How many of you remember the incredible visibility event we had only four years ago in Wolfeboro?  It’s time to do it again.

This Friday, the last one before Election Day, looks to be a quintessential beautiful fall day, one of the last long days of sunlight this year.  The Democrats of Wolfeboro and other like-minded folks from all around Southern Carroll County will be assembling at Pickering Corner once again to stand proud for our brave candidates.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Forward this info to anyone wh might be interested.

It starts at 3:30 and goes till dark.  Pickering Corner is “at the top of the hill,” where Route 28 and 109 come together.  If there’s no parking on the street, you can park at the Congregational Church on the left, heading into town.

Please bring signs if you have them – or make your own. There will be some signs available, but definitely not enough for everyone.  

See you there!

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Upcoming Local Forums

Local Forums

There are countless forums and debates going on across Carroll County over the next few weeks for NH House, Senate and County races. Below is the current schedule.

Tuesday 10/25 Gibson Center N. Conway
12:30-1:30PM
Tuesday 11/1 N Conway Grand N. Conway
5-7PM

Please come out and support your local Democrats!

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Southern Carroll County Gets Out the Vote!

Sign up here to knock on doors and make calls with us in the final (and most exciting) phase of the campaign where we turn out ALL the voters for Democrats up and down the ticket!

Update: there is now a Democratic office at 50 Bay Street in Wolfeboro. Stop by!

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Flag Day in Sandwich

The Carroll County Democratic Committee will be hosting its second annual Flag Day Picnic at the home of Dick Stuart in Sandwich on Sunday, June 12.

The picnic starts at 1 p.m.

All local New Hampshire House and county candidates have been invited, and gubernatorial candidates Mark Connolly, Steve Marchand and Colin Van Ostern are expected, as well as congressional candidates Shawn O’Connor and Carol Shea-Porter.

“Last year’s event was a great success with presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee, now gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern and congressional candidates Shawn O’Connor and Carol Shea-Porter attending,” said County Democratic Chair Erik Corbett.

“We even had a Republican tracker try to sneak in to film and twist our candidates words, so we must be doing something right,” he continued.

“We are looking forward to hearing how they will lead New Hampshire and America forward from our legislative and gubernatorial candidates this year. With the GOP openly rallying around a xenophobic bigot, we have an incredible opportunity to achieve lasting progress for Carroll County, New Hampshire and the United States.”

The Flag Day Picnic will be held at 677 Squam Lake Road.

The Carroll County Democrats will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, and guests are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert if they choose.

A $25 contribution is suggested but not required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1061253970612889/

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2016 Elections Heating Up

We’ve had both Democratic candidates for Governor at our last 2 monthly meetings and will see more of them over the Summer.  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 19th at 6pm at the Sunny Villa restaurant on Rt 16 in Ossipee.  The NH Democratic Party Platform Committee will be in attendance to discuss the party platform and listen to input from you about what should be part of the 2016 NH Democratic Platform.

We are also very excited to have a few new faces expressing an interest in running for office in the Fall.  If anyone is interested in exploring a run please contact Erik Corbett at erik.corbett79@gmail.com or 978-771-2675.  We have 15 NH House seats to find candidates to vie for, a NH Senate seat, 2 County Commissioner seats and various other County offices.  Typically Democrats do well in Presidential Election years and with the strong Democratic ticket and lackluster Republican candidates this will be a very exciting election season.

Finally, save the date of Sunday June 12th for our 2nd Annual Flag Day Picnic at Dick Stuarts house on the shores of Squam Lake in Sandwich.  Last Summers event was a great success with a Presidential candidate, a gubernatorial candidate, both Congressional candidates and countless local candidates all in attendance.  We’ll have more information about day as it gets closer.

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2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Elections

2016 Democratic National Convention

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, July 25th-28th, 2016.

Any registered New Hampshire Democrat (or person under the age of 18 who will be 18 on or before Nov. 8th, 2016) can register to run to be a Delegate for your Presidential candidate.

A total of 32 Delegates and 2 At-Large Alternate Delegates will be going to the national convention from New Hampshire. The entire NHDP Delegate Selection Plan is available HERE.

Press Kit

There are different levels at which you can run:

16 District-Level Delegates

The District-Level Delegates will be elected at a caucus of your candidate and his/her supporters on January 30th, 2016 in each of New Hampshire’s Congressional Districts. A total of 8 will be elected from each Congressional District, split evenly between men and women (4 men & 4 women from each District).

District-Level Delegate Filing Period: January 18th, – January 22nd, 2016

3 Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates

The second level is “Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official Delegate”, these typically include elected officials and Party leaders. We will elect 3 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

PLEO Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

5 At-Large Delegates

The third level is At-Large Delegate. We will elect 5 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

At-Large Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

2 At-Large Alternate Delegates

The last level is At-Large Alternates, we will elect 2 At-Large Alternates on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

At-Large Alternate Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

Per DNC rules the entire delegation must be split evenly between men and women.

The NHDP and the candidate’s also must ensure that the delegation is diverse in its representation of historically underrepresented groups (LGBT, Youth, Hispanic/Latino, African American, Disabled, Native American, AAPI).

NHDP Delegation as of 9/13/15:

Automatic Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates

  • NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley
  • NHDP Vice Chair Martha Fuller Clark
  • DNC Committeewoman Kathy Sullivan
  • DNC Committeeman William Shaheen
  • DNC Member At-Large Joanne Dowdell
  • Governor Maggie Hassan
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • Congresswoman Annie Kuster

16 District-Level Delegates (Elected 1/30/16)

3 PLEO Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

5 At-Large Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

2 At-Large Alternate Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

For more information on the Delegate Selection process please email Sean Doyle at sdoyle@nhdp.org

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