Ten Things to Know — 11/16/21

One (Tonight — NOV 16)

Tonight, November 16, in Moultonborough — the Tri Town DEMs will host an event that highlights what is happening with the Free Staters here in NH. Guest speaker is Zandra Rice Hawkins. As DEMs are working to hold on to normalcy, GOP “centrists” like Karen Umberger (Conway) and Mark McConkey (Freedom) are enabling the “No Government Is Good Government” lousiness. Mr. Sununu himself has lamented that his fellow Republicans are falling prey to the conspiracy theories and misinformation coming from the Free Staters and others. Learn more about tonight’s event at the Moultonborough Library which starts at 7 PM by clicking: HERE.


Mike Cryans to Greater Ossipee DEMs

November 22 on Zoom — The Greater Ossipee DEMs 
will welcome Mike Cryans as folks in Carroll County wonder about the power of the Executive Council and the recent weirdness involving councilor Joe Kenney having voted to reject the $27M in federal Covid funds making NH the only state in the country to go without. Thankfully, the Governor and reasonable ones coaxed and dragged Mr. Kenney back to the table where he was strong-armed into accepting $22M. Mr. Cryans is a former executive councilor and will share with us and answer questions. To learn more and to request the Zoom link, click HERE.


Representative Bill Marsh
, from the southern floterial House district in our County which includes Brookfield, Effingham, Ossipee, Wakefield, Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro. He has been active in various efforts and discussions since that change.  We’re looking forward to working with him as he represents us from this side of the aisle in the coming legislative year. Check out a Huffington Post interview with Bill by clicking HERE.


Local elected officials and grassroots activists have been doing great work.  On the day for the National Women’s March, the Tri-Town Dems had a great visibility demonstration in Center Harbor … a challenging LTE (letter to the editor) from Knute Ogren HERE …  Representative Anita Burroughs wonders about the “Free State Project: Follow the Money!” … and Representative Jerry Knirk has been writing a number of great editorials, too, like this THIS important one on Covid and the GOP’s bad policy.


Redistricting — And we’re all anxious to see what happens with the new redistricting maps!  It looks like the Republican majority of the Committee will push through a very gerrymandered district to make it much more difficult for Congressman Pappas to win another term.  And our local State representative districts are, in most instances, going to be much different.  Ellen Farnum, Town Chair from Tamworth, has been leading a small group of locals to try to give regular feedback and input on the maps.  You can see here the proposed maps from the Democratic/Minority and the Republican/Majority Committee members.


The Senate Seat
 — Chris Sununu is not going to run for the Senate against Maggie Hassan!  He will instead seek another term as our Governor – which, of course, we are going to deny him!!!  Yes, he’s a strong candidate but did you see CCDC Executive Committee Member Leonard Witt’s article in the Laconia SUN?  The LTE makes a good case for why we can win, with a good candidate, in this next Gubernatorial race! Hassan’s campaign office made this statement after Sunono’s announcement: “Senator Hassan won her last race by 1,017 votes, and we know that no matter who emerges as the Republican nominee this is going to be a hard-fought race. The Senator has shown that she can work across the aisle to get results for Granite Staters — and that is why she has a record of winning tough races. Our campaign is ready for the challenge ahead.”


Can you add 3/three/tres/trois/drei/tin … names to our Carroll County Democrats list? Please?! This newsletter is going out to just over 800 Democrats in our county.  There were 16,649 Democratic votes for Biden in the 2020 election.  You, or those friends you’re going to add to the list, can sign up here.


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We’re fired up & working hard to return our state to a Democratic majority; to make it clear to the Free Staters that we’re going to resist their impact on our communities; to undo the damage of the Trump era; and to return our politics to one of respect for each other.

Thanks for paying attention.
Let me know what you’re thinking!

Ed Butler
CC DEMs chairperson




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