Urgent — Tell Cryans to vote “NO” on MacDonald

1. Cryans/Nomination — Urgent
2. Debates
3. White Mountains Pride Booth at the Festival

One

I just got off the phone with Executive Councilor Mike Cryans who represents about 270,000 NH residents (including most/all towns here in Carroll County). In short: I sent an email some days ago and left a message both yesterday and today. I was very glad that just a few minutes ago he was finally able to be in touch. I made that contact with Mr. Cryans because so many in Carroll County asked me about what they can do — what we can do — as it relates to the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the Superior Court and the vote to be taken by Mr. Cryans and his four colleagues. Will they vote for Mr. MacDonald or not. Mr. Cryans was not able to be clear with me what his intentions are. I have to admit, I was not thrilled with the way Mr. Cryans was with me on the phone. And I think it’s fair to say that he could tell. I was disappointed on many levels.

The idea of Mr. MacDonald leading the court is NOT a good one if you are someone who has concerns about a woman’s right to choose or if you are someone who has concerns about voters’ rights here in the Granite State or if you are someone who has concerns about the way powerful lobbies (think big pharma and big business) seem to win over the average individual.

Mr. Cryans needs to hear from folks by tomorrow, June 26th, to let him know that we do not think Mr. MacDonald is a good fit for the court here in New Hampshire! You can send an email to: Mike or you can make a call to his Concord office: 603 271 3632.

Here’s an article from the Valley News that might help you think a bit about your email or call to Mr. Cryans: Article on MacDonald

Two

Please pay attention to the debates on WED and THURS. As candidates come here, we want to know the best questions to ask them. On WED, there will be a group gathering at Hobbs Tavern. Give a yell to Knute

Three

 

Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at White Mountains Pride festival on Saturday, June 29th (10AM – 4PM). We need a few volunteers to be there. We’ll be serving lemonade, engaging in conversation, and being present as important advocates and allies on whom LGBTQ persons depend. If you can help for an hour or two, be in touch with: Leeann

Thanks for paying attention. Thanks for helping. It matters.

Let me know what’s happening for you and I’ll try to spread the word.
Be good.
Knute

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Ten Things To Know — June 22

1. It was a great event! The UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes opened its doors last week for an event offered by Jerry Knirk and the Greater Ossipee DEMs that focussed on Women’s Reproductive Rights. More than 70 participated in that incredibly worthwhile event. Good job, Carroll County DEMs, for paying attention to important issues!

2. Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at the White Mountains Pride Festival on June 29 in North Conway. If you are willing to be a booth worker on that day for a couple of hours, you’ll want to be connected with LeeAnn Stevens who is doing a fantastic job getting things together for the event. The DEMs will be ready with lemonade for anyone who wants it!

3. June 26: The Greater Ossipee DEMs is teaming up with the Cory Booker campaign and hosting a Debate Watch party at Hobbs on June 26th. As is the case with every town committee and every regional group here in the county, teaming up in ways such as this is simply for the purpose of helping to gather and does not in any way suggest an endorsement of or particular support for a candidate. The Booker campaign (one of many campaigns that understand the value of this kind of special partnership) is eagerly wanting to help build the party here in Carroll County. Come to the Debate Watch party on June 26th. It’ll be great! RSVP HERE

4. June 27: There is talk that a (at least one) town committee is putting together a Debate Watch party for the 27th. Be ready for more info when it becomes available.

5. July 4: Iron Mountain DEMs is calling everyone together to march in the July 4th parade in Bartlett! You are welcome to join them! Contact Mary Orsino to learn more. The Tri Town DEMs is calling on everyone to march together in the July 4th parade in Moultonborough. The DEMs are always sharing positive messages of hope at the annual parade. Join in! Contact Bonnie Chehames to learn more. The Conway DEMs will march in the Conway Parade and the town chair is Ellin Leonard. She’s awesome. Are you a Democrat in Conway? We need you in the parade! There is also a large and well attended July 4th parade in Wolfeboro. Join the Wolfeboro Democrats at that parade if you are able – more info will be posted at WolfeboroDemocrats.org.

6. CANCELED — July 4: UPDATE 6/28: John Delaney has CANCELED his visit to Wolfeboro on July 4th.

7. Amy Klobuchar is coming to the county on Sunday, July 7th. As the details become known, we’ll be sharing that info on the webpage and the Facebook page. 

8. Is there a topic of interest, an issue, that you would like to tackle as a county? Connect with your town committee or your regional group and get something organized. We at the county level can help figure that out, too. 

9. July 8th: A gathering of all town chairs and regional group leaders in Tamworth at 6:30 pm. We are going to do some thinking and some working together. We are a stronger party throughout the county when we are staying in tune. Staying in tune does not happen by accident. It takes a bit of effort. Together, we can have an important impact on the county’s future.

10. Lastly, there are lots of presidential candidates coming to New Hampshire. The county leaders have determined that the good and clear and fair thing is to do the following — share info whenever a candidate is visiting someplace in this particular county. We don’t share when someone is visiting Laconia or Concord or Portsmouth or Berlin or Keene. That said, there are lots of DEMs in Carroll County who are *really* interested in such things! With that being the case, the county will share the link to the website of the New Hampshire Democratic Party which has all of that kind of info — and it’s (mostly) up to date! See about candidates visiting New Hampshire by visiting:Presidential Campaigns

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Ten Things to Know June 6th

Happy June! Happy Pride!

There is a lot to know.

 

1. June 11th — The Tri-Town DEMs (Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Sandwich) will meet at the Moultonborough Library. The special guest of the day will be State Senator Dan Feltes. The time of the meeting is 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seriously! The Greater Ossipee DEMs hosted Sen. Feltes a few months back. He is a great public servant. Spread the word! Learn more by contacting: chehames@gmail.com

Senator Dan Feltes

2. June 13th — The Greater Ossipee DEMs will welcome candidate Andrew Yang to an event at Hobbs Tavern in West Ossipee. This event will begin at 6:30 pm on the second floor. Please come early and grab a bite or beverage downstairs or consider staying later for a bite or beverage downstairs. During the 60-75 minute event upstairs, there will be refreshing water. All are welcome to attend. Learn more by contacting: knute4nh@yahoo.com

Candidate Andrew Yang

3. Women’s Right to Choose. On June 17th, the Greater Ossipee DEMs and Rep. Jerry Knirk will be hosting an event in hopes of gathering folks from all over the county at 7 PM. . From Jerry: “I would like to announce an event at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope on Monday June 17 at 7 PM.  There will be a panel and community discussion of the medical, societal and personal implications of the recent laws passed in Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia to restrict abortion. How do we respond and move forward as Democrats to meet this challenge? The inter-generational panel will include a retired Ob-gyn and women of different ages.This event will allow us to wonder together about the implications of the news out of Alabama and elsewhere regarding a woman’s right to choose.” This is an RSVP event and due to space limitations, only the first 100 people will have a spot. Rep. Jerry Knirk will serve as event Moderator. To reserve your space at the event, contact knute4nh@yahoo.com

4. The Executive Committee met on May 28th at Hobbs Tavern. What a great time for the leaders of the Carroll County DEMs. There’s a lot to be done in the months ahead. Our next meeting in on June 17th. We will meet at 6 PM just before the education event sponsored by the Greater Ossipee DEMs. To find out about the meeting’s details, contact knute4nh@yahoo.com

5. June 18 — The Moose Mountain Area DEMs are gearing up for their big July event (Democrats in the Wakefield Villages on July 27) and there will be a meeting on June 18th to get preparations underway. The Moose Mountain Area DEMs is glad to have all DEMs from all over hang out and learn and help. But if you live in Wakefield or Brookfield or Effingham or Ossipee — you are especially welcome! Learn more by contacting: anniemrobbins@gmail.com

6. June 20th — The Iron Mountain DEMs (Harts Location, Bartlett, & Jackson) will meet with Reps Anita Burroughs and Ed Butler for a chance to learn and understand what’s going on both here at the county level and in Concord — including the ins and outs of the state budget. Old Jackson Library at 6:30 PM. All are welcome! Learn more by contacting: maryanneorsino@gmail.com

7. The Valley DEMs enjoyed a great event on June 2 at Runnell’s Hall. Ellin Leonard, chair of the Conway DEMs led a wonderful team for the Ham and Bean supper with all kinds of treats! There’s always something brewing in the center of the county. Learn more about the Valley DEMs: Valley DEMs on Facebook and to learn more about the Conway DEMs contact the town chair, Ellin Leonard: ellinleonard@gmail.com

8. The Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at the first ever White Mountains Pride Festival. Check out the Pride website here: PRIDE The festival is June 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM. If you are someone who would like to help us be present with our LGBTQ friends and to exude welcome and unity — you’re welcome to join the booth team! We are serving up some refreshing lemonade and we’ll need some lemon squeezers! Feel free to contact the team leaders (and Carroll County Executive Committee member at large) LeeAnn: leeanntmlp@gmail.com

9. There will be a meeting of the Town Chairs presently scheduled for July 8th in the center portion of the county. Each of the 19 towns has a town chair and this will be an opportunity for us to learn and to strategize. We are very glad that the town chair of Wolfeboro, Blair Moffett, has agreed to lead a presentation on what Wolfeboro did in the months leading up to the election of Wolfeboro’s first DEM state representative in over 100 years! If you are a town chair (or a leader of a regional group in Carroll County), you’re going to want to come to this event! More info to come!

10. Lastly, there are lots of presidential candidates coming to New Hampshire. The county leaders have determined that the good and clear and fair thing is to do the following — share info whenever a candidate is visiting someplace in this particular county. We don’t share when someone is visiting Laconia or Concord or Portsmouth or Berlin or Keene. That said, there are lots of DEMs in Carroll County who are *really* interested in such things! With that being the case, the county will share the link to the website of the New Hampshire Democratic Party which has all of that kind of info — and it’s (mostly) up to date! See about candidates visiting New Hampshire by visiting: https://www.nhdp.org/events

Then Things for June 6th!

There you have it!

Let me know if you have info that you want shared in an upcoming *Ten Things To Know* message. knute4nh@yahoo.com

Be good.

 

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