The Carroll County Democratic Committee will host an open forum with Michael Cryans, the Democratic candidate for the District One Executive Council Seat, on Thursday, January 16, 2014, gathering at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30 pm, at the Runnells Hall, Runnells Hall Road (off 16 behind the post office) in the Village of Chocorua, Tamworth, NH. Mike will be discussing his background and experience that he will bring to the position, his priorities in seeking the seat, and what the Executive Council does for New Hampshire. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. Attendees are invited to and welcome to bring dinner for themselves or to share prior to the presentation. Questions please call Chris Meier at 603-356-5439.
Please join us for a Reception And Public Meet and Greet with Michael Cryans
Democratic Candidate for Executive Council District One
Hosted by the
Carroll County Democrats and
Charles Greenhalgh and Tina Craig
Danielle Richey Santuccio
Gino and Beth Funicella
(host committee still in formation)
At The Met Coffee House
2680 White Mountain Highway, North Conway
Monday, December 16, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Supporter Reception
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Public Meet and Greet
Come join Michael Cryans on December 16th for a special reception before he meets with local residents to listen to our interests and concerns, and to discuss his campaign for the New Hampshire Executive Council.
Suggested Contribution for Pre-Meet and Greet Fundraiser
Host – $100, Sponsor – $75, Friend – $50, $25, $10
You may donate directly at:
Please RSVP to Chris Meier at
(603) 356-5439 or email@example.com
If you require accommodations to attend this event,
please contact Chris.
Open sign up was held at McGrath’s Tavern in North Conway, Wednesday evening, December 4, at 6PM. Erik Corbett hosted the Drinking Liberally event at the same time and place, to accommodate those who are interested in signing up for health coverage, and who are interested in some Liberal conversation.
The Carroll County Democratic Committee will host its bi-monthly General Meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Nursing Home, 93 Water Village Road, Ossipee, NH. After a general business meeting, we will be hosting a presentation by Mary Morin of the Veteran’s Administration to provide an overview of what the Agency does, an overview of veterans issues/concerns in the state, and an overview of state and federal benefits for veterans and their families. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
Carroll County Democrats to Sponsor Affordable Care Act Forum, 9/24/13 at 7 pm, Sunny Villa Restaurant, Ossipee
The Carroll County Democratic Committee will host an open forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation in New Hampshire on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Sunny Villa Restaurant, at 1020 Route 16 in Ossipee. The presentation will be led by Alex Feldvebel, Deputy Commissioner at the NH Insurance Department, and will be followed by a question and answer session. The forum is designed for employers, employees, and anyone else interested in the requirements and benefits of the ACA. Attendees are welcome and invited to gather for social hour and dinner at 5:30 p.m. before the presentation.
Friday, September 27, 2013
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH 03104
Maggie Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire
Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator, New Hampshire
Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List
Tiffany Eddy, Former WMUR-TV News Anchor and Founder of FocusFirst Communications
To learn more about Madam President, click here.
Many of you joined us on Thursday September 5th at the Russell Colbath House on the Kancamagus Highway for our 2nd Annual Lobsterbake! Good Tail Lobster of Glen prepared a traditional New England lobsterbake complete with 1lb lobsters, corn on the cob, steamers and potatoes all cooked on a bed of seaweed. Got photos? Send them in and we’ll put them up.
Daylilies and Democrats, the annual Moose Mountain Area Democrats event, was held on Saturday, July 20th in Brookfield, NH. The daylilies were at their best and the weather cooperated. As always, Nancy Long and her crew provided outstanding food for everyone to enjoy. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with food, drink, the set up and clean up. Without their support we would never be able to host such a successful event.
Our special guest, US Representative Carol Shea-Porter, gave the attendees an update on the activities in the U.S. Congress. She visited with the guests, answering their questions and listening to their comments.
Moose Mountain Area Democrats presented her with a special gift. With the help of the Patriot Daylily Society and Martha Pike, a daylily was named in honor Representative Shea-Porter’s mother, Peggy Shea. The Peggy Shea daylily is a beautiful purple, fringed with white and a yellow throat.
Other speakers included, Letiza Ortiz and Sanford Leavenworth who read a letter from Senator Jeanne Shaheen thanking us for holding the event and highlighting some important legislation she has worked on. Chris Meir, the newly elected chairperson for Carroll County Democrats introduced himself to the group. Robin Gordon, the Carroll County District Attorney, updated everyone on the court activities for Carroll County. Dick Desroches, a member of the Wakefield Planning Board, informed the guests about what is happening on the planning board. Former NH State Representative, Larry Brown of Milton, reminded all of us – Democrat, Republican, or Independent – to give special attention to our local candidates and be sure to support them ourselves in order to prevent outside, anonymous money from controlling our election outcomes.
Curt and Janet Carr, unable to attend, were honored with a tribute given by Jerry Dyer, and a gift from Martha Pike of a specially chosen daylily to plant as a reminder of their faithful support of Moose Mountain Area Democrats and the Democratic Party. They will move to Massachusetts to be nearer their family, and will be missed by us here in Carroll County. We send our best wishes to them in their new home.
Deborah Fournier’s authoritative report on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.) drew nearly 60 to the April 29 meeting of Carroll County Democrats at the Wolfeboro Inn. Fournier, an analyst with the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, described the significant events and choices required to realize the most significant parts of the act*. Among the many “take aways” from the presentation were:
implementation of the A.C.A. in N.H. will not burden the state budget and is likely to help balance it;
Republican resistance to accepting a million dollar grant is blocking help for N.H. citizens to understand and choose among the health insurance options available via the A.C.A.;
the A.C.A. increases access to health care through health insurance subsidies for those with relatively low income, but if New Hampshire does not agree to expand Medicaid, individuals with incomes below the federal poverty level – the poorest among us – will receive no direct benefit from the act and their access to health care will not be improved.
*The slides from Deb Fournier’s presentation can be seen here: ACA-NH.4_29_13