Monday, April 20, 2015
Evicted And Abandoned


“It’s like when a woman goes in for labor, and the baby comes out dead,” she said. “That’s how it felt to me.” Bimbo Omowole Osobe

Read more
Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner


Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner

Farmington, New Hampshire  - February 15, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, are hosting therir second annual TriTown Honors Dinner on May 2, 2015.  The gala event will begin at 6:00 PM on May 2, 2015 in the Farmington Recreation Center, 531 Main Street.

Last year, the TriTown Democratic Committee decided to host a TriTown Honors Dinner in order to spotlight some of the amazing folks who live in our communities  The honorees dedicate their energies and efforts to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise families.  The first honorees of the awards were Ron Chagnon of Farmington and Leo Lessard of Milton.  Both men served our communities well by holding local, county and state offices.  After the success of that first dinner, the committee decided to make the TriTown Honors Dinner an annual event that would recognize a member of each community for the good work that individual has done to enrich the quality of life in our towns and surrounding communities.  While the TriTown committee represents a loose organization of three Democratic Town Committees, the TriTown Dinner is a non-political event, and the honorees are selected for their philanthropic work and community service, not for their political affiliation.  Everyone is welcome and invited to attend the dinner.  The buffet meal will include, vegetarian lasagna, baked chicken breast, and roast beef, with scalloped potatoes, and side vegetable choices.  Salad and dessert are included.  

The honors for this second annual event will go to three very deserving and well known community members.  The Farmington Committee selected Dottie Bean to receive the second Honors Award for Farmington.   The Milton Committee selected to honor Victor Joos for his contributions and the New Durham Committee will honor Cathy Allyn for her continuous work to support the New Durham community.

Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person, with the bring a friend cost of two for $45.00. You can reserve your tickets online at http://goo.gl/forms/9ewKIHZZWZ, or by sending your reservation check to TriTown Honors Dinner,  PO Box 637,  Farmington, NH 03835.   Please include your email address, the number of tickets you want to reserve, and your choice of sponsorship, if applicable. Indicate whether you will mail a check or pay at the door. We will email you a confirmation and tell you your ticket number. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.  The committee asks that your reserve your tickets by April 17th, but they will continue to accept reservations afterward.

Special Donor sponsorships for the event are also available.   Sponsorships must be ordered in advance by the April 17th deadline in order to accommodate printing of the program. There are three levels of  optional event sponsorship:
Name/Logo in the program: add $5.00
Name/Logo in the program and also posted on the website event page: add $10.00
Name/Logo in the program, on the website event page, and in the credits of the event video: add $15.00

The TriTown Democratic Committee is the representative body for all registered Democrats in the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham,  NH, all of whom make up its membership.  The TriTown Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Our online and local presence not only provides political, economic, and social information for the citizens of the three towns, but also encourages progressive movements in these areas at all levels of government.  Through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision, we seek to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham.  We firmly believe that equity of opportunity can only be achieved through progressive change that will advance our society towards shared values that promote understanding, education, acceptance, and equality.

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
Farmington Democratic Committee


Read more
Join The Conversation-Wed. 4-22-15 5:30-7pm Rochester Public Library


From NH Citizens Alliance:

NH Citizens Alliance is launching our second round of Community Conversations on the subject of NH's Budget featuring budget expert Jeff McLynch of NH Fiscal Policy Institute.

Up Coming Community Conversation : more towns to be confirmed soon!

Wednesday 4/22/15 5:30-7pm Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St. Rochester, upstairs meeting room

We want to hear from you! What are your concerns? What action can you take? Go to this link to let us know you are coming: http://goo.gl/forms/Nnv0EUilU8

To set the stage and provide some critical background information, Jeff McLynch of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute will do a short presentation and be available to join the conversation. Jeff is very knowledgeable of the complexities of the NH Budget and the budget process so is an invaluable addition to the conversation, being able to answer many questions that we, as the general public, probably do not know.

We respectfully request that you pre-register for the event by going to this link: http://goo.gl/forms/Nnv0EUilU8

The budget process for NH is underway. The Governor has proposed her budget. The NH House of Representatives has proposed their budget that most believe to be irresponsible to the people of NH. The budget process has now crossed over to the NH Senate. It is important that Granite Staters have some knowledge of this process, of the proposed cuts and know what action they may be able to take during this critical part of the cycle.

A petition was presented to the House on 4/1/15 with over 800 signatures. It is not too late to add your name: Petition Text: We call on members of the state House & Senate to pass a responsible, balanced budget that protects taxpayers without sacrificing the essential programs and services New Hampshire families and communities depend on for our health, safety, and quality of life.

Cut and paste this link to sign the petition! http://goo.gl/forms/7X07QO9xcf

Cut and paste this link to RSVP to the Rochester Community Conversation. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITZFFdAeCXRZfwHKB3qqgbvLP37rqaCCSHZLnvs59wg/viewform?c=0&w=1
Read more
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tri-Town Dems Meeting, Thursday, April 9th 7PM



Tri-Town Dems Meeting
 Thursday, April 9th 7PM
Emma Ramsey Center

Local Dems don't forget about our meeting tomorrow. We have much to discuss. The Tri-Dem election will happen, we'll work on honing the final details of the May Honors Dinner, and our other local advocacy plans will be discussed.
Read more
Monday, April 6, 2015
President Obama Explains US Diplomacy

WikimediaCommons


President Explains The 'Obama Doctrine,' Defends Iran Deal

“We are powerful enough to be able to test these propositions without putting ourselves at risk. And that’s the thing ... people don’t seem to understand,” President Barack Obama


Read more
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Organizers/Donations Needed-SCDC Yard Sale-Saturday May 9th, 10-2

Dear Strafford County Democrat: 
1. Please find a large cardboard box, one that is sturdy and will hold a lot of things.
2. As you go around your house, your shed, your barn, your garage  etc., put things in the box that are interesting, in good condition and useful to someone.... but not you. 
3. Specifically these things can be new, elderly or antique. They can be tools, dishes, collectible items, jewelry, fancy hats, kitchen appliances and utensils, books, office supplies etc.
4. Think about putting small pieces of furniture like small tables, interesting chairs, lamps (floor and table), paintings and prints, picture frames, art, umbrella stands, fancy flower pots, lacy linens next to the box which is getting quite full by now. 
5. On or about May 1, bring what you have collected, old snowshoes, useful athletic equipment, lawn furniture to 23 Boston Harbor Rd., Dover Point NH to Caroline French's house, the site of the yard sale. This yard sale will benefit the Strafford County Democratic Committee — their projects, our candidates and your goals.
Come back and spend a few hours helping Caroline sort and price things May 1-8. PLEASE join the yard sale committee as a lead organizer…email Caroline below. If you have any sheets of old computer labels, please bring them for price stickers. 
Things not to bring: 
  • Leftovers from your own yard sale
  • Things that are broken and beyond repair
  • Clothes, except for shoes that are almost new and things like leather aviator jackets. New straw hats that you bought and thought you liked but don't would also work. The same goes for small luggage, purses, baskets and the like.
Then on Saturday, May 9, come back and help us run the best new  yard sale ever in Strafford County. We will have a grill and hotdogs. Sign on to bring chips, ice cream sandwiches and peanuts in the shell. This sale will run from 10 to 2 and a rope will be across the end of the driveway and there will be no early birds no matter what.
  • We also need worker bees after the sale at 2pm to help clean up and haul away. Our goal is to make enough money to help elect Democrats throughout all Strafford County in 2016!

Thanks ahead of time for helping to make this important fundraiser and recycling event successful.
Strafford County Democratic Committee Ex Com, 
Ann, Susan, Lorraine, Bill, Dennis, Paul, Gene, Mike, Elise, Caroline
Read more
VISIBILITY FOR A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET-Today, April 1st 9:30, Concord

WHAT: VISIBILITY FOR A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET

WHEN:  TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 1, 2015  9:30AM

WHERE: STATE HOUSE - 2nd Floor; Outside of Representatives Hall


NH Citizens Alliance for Action


Protect NH Communities


Right-wing activists in the New Hampshire House and Senate want to pay for generous corporate tax cuts by slashing health and safety programs that protect Granite State communities. The proposed cuts are politically-motivated and far exceed the moderate cost reductions needed to balance the state's biennial budget. The deepest cuts would hurt the sick, the elderly, and the homeless, but it gets worse: the latest plan would force the Department of Transportation to lay-off nearly half of the workforce that plows our highways and maintains our aging roads and bridges.

Why? It's not because these reckless politicians care about creating jobs or reviving the “New Hampshire Advantage.” It's not because they value New Hampshire families and communities. No: these hard-core ideologues are trying to score political points with their tea-party supporters and the shady special interest groups they hope will fund their next election campaign. And they are willing to gut critical health and safety programs and downshift costs onto homeowners and towns to make it happen.

Please take action to STOP the reckless and unnecessary budget cuts proposed by the New Hampshire House and Senate by adding your name to our petition and contact your reps if you have not already done so.

Who Are My Legislators? Here's an easy way to find out.
Read more

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.