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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Trump & GOP Want #SocialSecurity & #Medicare Cut-We Should Expand Both

"Social Security gives millions of Americans dignity. For more than 80 years, it has paid out every benefit on time and without delay. At a time of great economic anxiety, that is a record we should all be proud of. And we should all stand against politicians who favor shrinking it."

 "Whenever Republican leaders talk about how concerned they are about the deficit and why we need to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to fix it, remember the truth: the Trump tax giveaway to the rich and large corporations will add nearly $2 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Our job: do everything we can to stop them from destroying the programs that working people rely on to pay for their egregious tax breaks." Senator Bernie Sanders

McConnell eyes cuts to Medicare, Social Security


 40% of American middle class face poverty by the time they reach age 65: Study

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: Our illustrious president said that Medicare for all "can't be afforded." Mr. President, it's your disastrous efforts to take health care away from millions of Americans that can't be afforded.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Political Help For The Digital Age-Apps & Sites That Help You Track & Organize

By Kyle Leach October 2018

Everyone who knows me knows how much I think we need to be involved in the political realm, as it ties in with everything else in existence. Every decision is political in some way, from the point you are a tiny clump of cells to long after our deaths, whether you like that thought or not. Not voting or not being an active citizen is an abdication of your responsibility to yourself, those you love, to our town, and to the Republic.

Voting is a big part of civic participation, but knowing what decisions are being made, and by what people, is just as important. Being able to see what is spin and what is true is equally necessary in the world today. It is not simple. Nothing in life worth doing is easy.

Now that we are in the digital age it is a little less complicated to pull those threads together and make decisions based on what you are able to find out. I’ve included several apps and sites below to help with various parts of your civic responsibility. They focus mainly on voting and tracking of elected national figures and national decision making, but the bulk of your responsibility is not at the national level. Your participation and votes make even more impact at the state and local level.
To start you off , the first step is getting information for local level civic engagement. The following are places to get information on a hyper local level, Farmington.

The Town of Farmington has a newly designed website, which is mobile friendly. That’s a big improvement over the old website, considering most people access the online world via their phones. I’ve provided a direct link for the town departments, town boards, and finally the town clerk. The School Board information is bundled at the SAU 61 site, which is mobile enabled as well.

Farmington provides access to official meetings on the Farmington Community TV 26 channel. You can also view archived previous meetings online. The Board of Selectmen, Budget Committee, Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Trustees of the Trust Fund, and other meetings are available at the link below. The School Board meetings and deliberative session archives can viewed at the FSDTV 25 YouTube channel.

Access and Track Boards and Voting Records on the Town Sites
Farmington NH Department Page:
Farmington NH Boards Page:
Farmington NH Boards Page:

The next set of information will help with keeping track of what is going on in Concord at the statehouse:

Access & Track Bills & Voting Records - NH General Court Site
Find Your NH Representatives:
Find Your NH Senator:
Find Your Executive Councilor:
NH General Court Website:
NH House of Representatives:

If all of this seems daunting or overwhelming it should. None of us was born with this knowledge or skill set. It all has to be learned, honed, retooled, and refined. If you don’t already use these tools on a regular basis the learning curve can be steep. That is all on you. Start now. Ask questions. Go to board meetings or e-mail them when you feel passionate about something. Most importantly don’t be afraid to be disappointed, to fail, or to be wrong sometimes. That’s all of us at some point. It’s going to happen. Often.

Citizen engagement and voter turn out are at abysmal lows, especially when you compare them to the highs of the twentieth century. When the United States of America started the only people who could participate in society and had a vote were wealthy, white, male landowners.  That’s it. That’s the limited vision we had then. A very small group of people deciding the fate of everyone, without representation.

By the time I was born, in the last half of the twentieth century, many, long and hard fights had been waged pulling down barriers to voting, expanding the ability to participate in government and granting the right to vote to all women, every race, and even more young people. Most of that happened in a single century, the time of a single person’s life.

Please vote on November 6th. Please vote in every election. Please come to each town meeting in March. Please come to each school deliberative session. The people you are waiting for to bring forth new ideas, to speak up, “clean up the downtown,” “fix things,” “change boards,” or “vote them out,” are you.

 Democracy Works Turbo Vote

TurboVote is an application that makes voting easy.We make it easy to register and request absentee ballots. We help you remember everything (about voting, at least).

The Sunlight Foundation's Congress App

 Keep on top of Congress.

* Find your representatives, see how they vote
* See what bills are coming up for a vote next
* Search for bills and votes you should know about
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of just about everything

Notes for those interested in permissions or analytics:

* The app makes phone calls only when you tap the "Call" button for a member of Congress.
* We collect anonymous app usage statistics by default. To opt out: from the main screen, tap the menu on the top right, tap Settings, then uncheck "Allow Analytics".

This app is proudly open source:


Votespotter App

VoteSpotter is a mobile app that connects you to your representatives.

Get alerts when they vote, then tell them what you think. It's never been easier to make your voice heard.




Countable App -Your government, made simple.

Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!



OutVote App

Friends don't let friends not vote.

Outvote is an app for getting your friends to vote. Outvote exists because your friends don't vote. Most of them want to, but they don't. They get busy. It's hard to make time. Friends that get reminders are twice as likely to vote. Outvote makes it easy to remind your friends to register and vote.

 The Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. This site contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities

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Avoiding Global Disaster-Only 12 Years Left To Mitigate Climate Catastrophe

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

 “It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now.This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilises people and dents the mood of complacency.”

Debra Roberts, a co-chair of the working group on impacts


North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew

'One of Most Disturbing Articles I Have Ever Read' Scientist Says of Study Detailing Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'

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Pints & Progress- Rochester RAD Meet up Public · Hosted by Rights & Democracy NH

Pints & Progress- Rochester RAD Meet up Public · Hosted by Rights & Democracy NH

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5 PM – 7 PM

Revolution TapRoom & Grill

From Rights & Democracy NH: We're hosting a meet up in Rochester to bring folks together to build relationships around the issues we care about, drink delicious beverages of your choice and order snacks if you'd like. We want to hear about what concerns folks in the community and we'd also love to tell you about our new house party initiative, as well as some of our other statewide campaigns we'll be working on through the next legislative session. Feel free to join us and bring a friend on Friday Oct 26th from 5-7pm at the Revolution TapRoom & Grill. Questions? Contact:

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
A Message from Manny Krasner for #NH State Representative #FarmingtonNH 2018 Campaign #NHPolitics

Please Vote for Manny on November 6th!

Manny Krasner:
I grew up in Manchester, NH. I want to know what you want to see from your representative in Concord.  If you have a question as to where I stand on an issue, or if you have a concern, please send me an email at:

When I go to Concord, I will work with anyone who has ideas on how to provide relief to the property tax payer, help end the opioid epidemic, and address the other real problems we all face. I will put my community’s needs FIRST.

Practical Solutions to Real Problems
  • Property Tax Relief
  • State Must Pay Its Fair Share
  • Help for Working Families
  • Addiction and Mental Health Services
  • Health Care

Harvard University, BA 1969
Rutgers Law School, JD 1976

Work History
Maintenance, Brookshire Knitting Mills
5th Grade Teacher, Rochester, NH
Lawyer, 1976 - 2018
Krasner Law Office, 1978 -1980
Nute & Krasner, 1979 - 1982
Assistant Strafford County Attorney, 1978 - 1981
Attorney, 1978 - 1981
Krasner Law Office 1982 - 2017
Coolidge Law Firm, 2017 - present

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A Message from Sylvia Arcouette for #NH State Representative #FarmingtonNH 2018 #NHPolitics

Please vote for Sylvia on November 6th!

Sylvia Arcouette:
Hello, my name is Sylvia Arcouette.  I am running for State Representative because I want to help make this wonderful State of New Hampshire more prosperous, and would like to create more opportunities for the families that live in Farmington.  Our community  is growing and I would like to help put it at the top of the list for quality education, successful business environment, and healthy recreational activities that support conservation and sustainability.

Who is Sylvia?
• 51 year resident of Farmington
• Wife, mother, grandmother, great
• Retired parent/child mediation coordinator,
Strafford County Human Services
• Vice Chair, Farmington Budget Committee
• Vice President, Farmington Historical
• Active member and past president,
Farmington Woman's Club
• Recovery Coach, Farmington Responds
What does Sylvia do?
My hobbies consist of quilting and embroidery and riding motorcycle with my husband Ronald. We have traveled cross country two times and will continue to do so for as long as our bodies will allow us.

What does Sylvia want? 
• Supportive business environment.
• Quality education for our children.
• Increase family recreational opportunities.
• Support conservation and sustainability.
• End the opioid crisis in Farmington and
New Hampshire.
• Stay connected with the citizens of Farmington.

Contact Sylvia                                      
49 Hancock Street, Farmington, NH 03835

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Vision. Action. Community.

The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.