We are happy to announce that our keynote speaker for the Grover Cleveland Dinner to benefit the Carroll County Democrats will be Gary Hirshberg, co-founder, chairman and former 30-year “CE-Yo” of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm. He is a nationally known, charismatic speaker and we are thrilled he will be here. Mark your calendars for October 12th at Attitash Grand Summit, more info to follow.
The Tri-Town Democrats (Moultonborough, Tuftonboro & Sandwich) are hosting a forum on the NH Economy on June 29th at the Moultonborough Public Library at 6:30PM. Join them, State Senator Jeb Bradley, former Senator Andrew Hosmer and Greg Bird of the NH Center for Public Policy Studies for a non-partisan discussion of the issues facing our state.
Wolfeboro had a Special Election on May 23rd. We now have a terrific new NH State Rep, Edie DesMarais: check her out at EdieforWolfeboro.com or visit and like her page on Facebook. You helped us make history, and added a savvy, hard working Democrat to the NH House and the Carroll County Delegation! Thanks for all that you do.
Join us on June 10th around 1pm for our annual Flag Day Picnic at Dick and Ruth Stuart’s house on Squam Lake, 677 Squam Lake Rd Sandwich. We began this event to try and rally support in the Lakes Region for Democrats a few years ago and after Edie DesMarais‘ historic win in the Wolfeboro Special Election are convinced that we can win in every district. It will take time, and some money, from all of us though. So come hang out at the lake, enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, hear from Steve Marchand, State Senator Dan Feltes and Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky as well as our 4 Democratic State Representatives from Carroll County and make a suggested contribution of $25.
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!
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.
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
From 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!
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
Tuesday 11/1 N Conway Grand N. Conway
Please come out and support your local Democrats!
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!