Friday, March 30, 2012
March For Trayvon Martin-Saturday March 31st

 
There will be a march for Trayvon Martin tomorrow, Saturday March 31st, at Veteran's Park on Elm St, in Manchester at 2:00pm. 
 
Woullard Lett will speak following the march.  Woullard is a longtime advocate for racial and social justice in New Hampshire, and is the 2011 recipient of the Martin Luther King Award. 
 
Here's the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/330808610302308/
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
NH House Rejects Bill Requiring 24-Hour Waiting For Abortions


Update: Pared abortion bill passes. Only 24-hour wait for procedure kept.
 http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/320318/pared-abortion-bill-passes?CSAuthResp=1333024116%3An5vq1oo4rfv01u9k73r05rgr33%3ACSUserId|CSGroupId%3Aapproved%3A3EDC4BA9DDEE1B43AEC88FBF2296F2FD&CSUserId=94&CSGroupId=1

The House voted, 190-161, to table the measure. If no action is taken by the end of Thursday, it will take a two-thirds vote to do anything more with it.

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Please Contact Your State Representatives-Tell Them To Sustain The Veto Of  HB 592


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HB 592, the redistricting plan for House districts, was vetoed because:
  • it violates the constitutional principle for equal representation and local representation;
  • it is inconsistent in its treatment of similarly situated towns and wards, and
  • it unnecessarily changes the boundaries of existing districts
Already, the entire Manchester delegation of state representatives – Democrats and Republicans – has publicly vowed to oppose the proposed plan, and several other communities have signaled similar opposition to the plan. We’re asking you to take a minute TODAY to call or email your state representatives and urge them to sustain the Governor’s veto.
The House could take up the veto vote as early as Thursday of this week, and the vote will be very, very close. We are additionally concerned that Speaker O’Brien and his extreme leadership team may try to unconstitutionally move redistricting through a House Concurrent Order, bypassing the legislative process and public input altogether.


Speaker O’Brien and his extreme leadership team have done everything in their power to draw lines based on political gain instead of communities of interest. They held shoddy, last-minute public input sessions and actively prevented the public and other members of the House from being able to use redistricting software developed at the taxpayer’s expense until Granite State Progress exposed it.

Thank you to all of our members who have been working so diligently on redistricting these past several months; from the nearly 1,000 Granite State Progress members who signed the redistricting petition, to those who testified at meetings or helped circulate the videos exposing various redistricting shenanigans. We’re almost there … please make this important phone call and send an email today.


In Progress,

Zandra, Caitlin, Tim and the rest of the Granite State Progress team



We know that many state representatives are feeling pressure from House Leadership to support this bad redistricting plan. In addition to your email, please consider making a quick phone call to your legislator with a similar message:
"Hi, my name is _____________ and I live in your district. As a constituent, I request that you vote to sustain the veto on

HB 592.
HB 592, the redistricting plan for House districts, was vetoed because:

  • it violates the constitutional principle for equal representation and local representation;
  • it is inconsistent in its treatment of similarly situated towns and wards, and
  • it unnecessarily changes the boundaries of existing districts
Several legislators – Democrats and Republicans – have vowed to oppose the House redistricting plan. I urge to join them and insist that the House review other existing proposals and select one that ensures communities receive the representation they are due.

I additionally encourage you to ensure that the House uses the established legislative procedure for redistricting and does not pull any further shenanigans to pass a bad bill. Thank you."

You can find contact information for your legislator here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx
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Farmington, NH Looking For A New Police Chief


FARMINGTON POLICE CHIEF

The Town of Farmington, NH is seeking a Police Chief. Present Chief is retiring after 27 years of service. The Chief leads a department of 13 fulltime officers represented by a Union. There is presently a CBA in place through March 2014. Farmington is located in Southeastern NH and is close to the neighboring cities of Rochester, Dover and Somersworth. The Town has approximately 6,500 residents with a land area of 37 Square miles. Parts of the Town are rural while others are suburban or urban. The Town is seeking a Chief who would be quite involved with the life of the community. Governance is by a 5 member Board of Selectmen elected for overlapping three year terms and an appointed Town Administrator. An Associates Degree or its’ equivalent is required as well as ten years progressively responsible police experience with, at least 5 in a command position. The current salary range for the position is $ 51,625 to $ 77,417. Farmington is an equal opportunity employer. Resume and Cover letter to farmingtonta at metrocast.net .

Deadline: April 23, 2012
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What OWS Should Do Now: Out Of Parks, Into The Mainstream


Occupy Wall Street's 6-Month Anniversary Observed By Leftists, Crashed By Protestors 

Occupy Wall Street May Actually Be Changing Wall Street Firms
"We Are the 99 Percent" -- The Unlikely Journey of a Revolutionary Slogan 
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Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012

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.