Five Things for May 2021

May 3: There was a great Zoom event for those who were elected to an officer position in the towns of Carroll County. We’ll be doing this again!

May 9: Mother’s Day. Buy a card. Make a call. Remember those for whom the day is difficult for any number of reasons.

May 10: A forum and fundraiser for DEMs in NH with special guests Emily Cain of “EMILY’s List” and NH State Senator Martha Fuller Clark focussed on *Protecting Reproductive Rights” here in NH and beyond. $25 Ticket

May 24: The biennial County Caucus on Zoom (7 PM) … electing leaders for the upcoming 2 years. We need all DEMs from Carroll County to participate. Zoom Link

May 31: Get ready for Pride Month which begins on June 1!

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“Protecting Reproductive Rights” with Emily Cain of EMILY’s List. May 10, Zoom

As a way of staying grounded in some of the most important issues of the day, the “Committee to Elect House Democrats” is hosting an event featuring Emily Cain (of EMILY’s List) which will help New Hampshire DEMs think deeply about what’s at stake in the fight to protect reproductive rights. The Zoom event — just one hour in length — will be May 10 at 7 PM and has a cost of just $25. Funds raised will be used in a new effort to offer broader support of House candidates in 2022.

The Committee to Elect House Democrats (CEHD) has a new leader and his vision for how DEMs can do better in 2022 is vitally important. Rep. Matt Wilhelm, together with others throughout the state — including our own Anita Burroughs — will be transforming how local candidates receive support and encouragement. We lost in 2020. But we’ll win in 2022 because we learned our lesson.

Consider purchasing a $25 ticket to the May 10th event. If you can’t attend, but want to participate in the effort to ensure a better 2022 for our House Candidates, you can use the link to make a one-time donation to CEHD. Here’s the ticket/donation link: MAY 10 EVENT

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The Carroll County Caucus

May 24 at 7 PM — Zoom.

Executive Committee will make an effort to share a slate of officers — but only so that we can be sure there is a team ready to go. Nominations will be received during the session and can be received leading up to the event, too, by clicking HERE.

Do you think you know someone who would be a great county DEMs leader? Do you think YOU would be a good county DEMs leader? Talk with your fellow DEMs in your circle. Is there someone you know who would be a good fit?

There are six positions. They are: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, At-Large Delegate 1, & At-Large Delegate 2. The NHDP has shared a list of officer responsibilities that they would like everyone to know — it is HERE.

During the last two years, leaders have tried to lead with clarity, transparency, and fairness. Let’s work together so that we can all move ahead with care. The hope is that the next leadership team can continue the work — but to do that work even better!

To get the Zoom link for the Carroll County Caucus, click HERE. The folks at the NHDP are hosting the Zoom event.

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Hassan Team Members to Carroll

On March 16th, Senator Hassan will be represented by her staff at the meeting of the Carroll County DEMs. For folks who are already planning to attend the meeting to welcome Former Speaker Steve Shurtleff, this will be easy! But the Hassan Team will be with us starting at 6:45 PM. This event is for registered Carroll County DEMs and for Carroll County voters who are left-leaning Independents.

Why has the Hassan Team been invited? Senator Shaheen and Senator Hassan were two of the US Senators who ended up being an obstacle for increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. We wanted her and her team to have the opportunity to hear our feedback. As has always been the case, when Carroll County DEMs reached out to Senator Hassan’s team, we get a response immediately. In fact, it’s only due to a scheduling issue that Senator Hassan herself is not able to be with us. But her staff members will be! Come and listen!

The March 16 meeting agenda:

6:30 PM — The Executive Committee will briefly meet.

6:45 PM — People in the Zoom Waiting Room will enter for the time with the Hassan Team.

7:05 PM — For those arrive *only* for the Shurtleff segment, they will be welcomed in for the meeting.

Get the link for the event — remember, you will arrive at 6:45 PM for Hassan — by contacting KNUTE.

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Steve Shurtleff to Carroll County!

Former Speaker of the House here in New Hampshire, Steve Shurtleff, will be our guest on a March 16th Zoom meeting beginning at 7 PM. He will be in the fun seat with our great segment: “Ask Me Anything About NH Politics.” Our last guest, Andru Volinsky, was fantastic. Numerous people followed up with emails and messages: “I’ve never learned so much in such a short time.” Well … let’s keep learning.

To be part of the Zoom event on March 16 at 7 PM, simply send a message to KNUTE. This event is for Carroll County DEMs and Carroll County left-leaning Independents. Your email request for the Zoom link will be official confirmation that you fit into one of those categories. Thanks in advance!

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Volinsky to Visit with CC DEMs!

Carroll County DEMs will be meeting on Tuesday, FEB 23 at 7 PM on Zoom. Among the things on the evening’s short agenda — “Ask Me Anything About NH Politics” with Andru Volinsky. Mr. Volinsky is a former Executive Councilor (a colleague of our dear Mike Cryans) and made a valiant run for Governor of New Hampshire. During these strange times in NH politics — and as the New Hampshire Democratic Party gets its ducks in a row for the 2022 cycle — it’s important for us to listen and learn. To join the meeting on Tuesday, simply reach out to KNUTE for the Zoom link. Be sure to include “FEB 23” in the subject.

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2021 Town Caucuses

Each town’s registered Democrats gather every other year for the particular purpose of choosing its leaders. Leaders help keep everyone together and on track. They plan education events. They support candidates. It can be a very challenging job with lots of moving parts or it can be a pretty easy job — it all depends on what each leadership team has in mind!

Madison — JAN 26 at 7:30 PM — COMPLETE … Congrats to Peg, Kevin, Bruce, Annie, and Donna who will be serving the Madison DEMs through 2023.

Bartlett, Hart’s Location, & Jackson — FEB 8 at 6:30 PM

Effingham, Freedom, & Ossipee — FEB 9 at 7 PM

Conway, Eaton, & Hales Location— FEB 16 at 5:45 PM

Brookfield & Wakefield — FEB 17 at 5:30 Tamworth — FEB 17 at 6 PM

Moultonborough & Tuftonboro – FEB 18 @ 6:30 PM

Wolfeboro — FEB 22 @ 7 PMSandwich — March 11 @ 7 PM

Sandwich — March 11 @ 7 PM

Albany and Chatham will be listed here when their Town Caucus event is scheduled.

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Congratulations to Ed Butler!

Ed Butler of Hart’s Location

Ed Butler was elected to serve as an At Large Member of the Carroll County DEMs through Spring of 2021. Butler will complete the term of LeeAnn Stevens who recently moved away from the county. Later this Spring, the whole county will gather again for a County Caucus during which they will choose their leaders for the 2021-2023 term.

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CC DEMs Will Vote For At-Large Member

On Friday, January 29th, the Carroll County Democrats will have a meeting on Zoom to elect an *at-large* member to the county’s leadership team. LeeAnn Stevens has moved out of the county. Her work for the CC DEMs during the last 18 months has been very important. She was a valued voice for transparency and fairness.

The Zoom meeting to fill the *at-large* position will happen on January 29 at 1 PM. The term ends this Spring when the county caucus will take place to choose the whole leadership team for service through Spring of 2023.

This county caucus is just one of the important meetings DEMs are having all throughout the county in the many weeks to come. Every town will be undergoing a Town Caucus to choose DEM leadership at the local level. All registered DEMs are invited to participate in their Town Caucus. All caucuses have been or soon will be planned and the dates are being spread throughout the local community. IN the coming days, the CC DEMs will have a listing of all the dates.

To participate in the county caucus to fill LeeAnn’s position through later this Spring, please contact CC DEMs chairperson KNUTE. He will email the Zoom link to all those who request it shortly before the meeting begins. Only those who personally request the link can attend. Only those who are registered DEMs here in Carroll County are permitted to vote.

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