Thursday, July 30, 2015
Video-Photos Recap-Barnstead, Bernie, 3500 Events Around The US, And Me By Kyle Leach

More than 100,000 people had RSVPed to participate in 3,500 parties in houses, living rooms and coffee shops and any other place they could find by the time I registered for one of the local events. The campaign said last night it is the biggest online organizing event of the 2016 campaign so far. That's grass roots; that's very 21st century.

We were able go to the Bernie organizing event in Barnstead yesterday evening. There were about fifty to sixty people at that event. The opening speakers were wonderful. Bernie's speech via video was short, but very inspiring. You can see a version of it above. I'm not going to spend time going over his philosophy; it has stayed the same over his lifetime. Not many of the other candidates can pass that test. His record of decades of activism and public service mirror his current campaign platform for president and you can find that on his website.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Strafford County Democratic Picnic-August 9th, 1-4, Rollinsford

The new flyer 4 the annual @SCDCNHDems Aug 9th picnic in Rollinsford. Share & spread the word!
It's time again for the annual Strafford County Picnic. This year we are being hosted by Ken and Salme Perry at 380 Rollins Rd., Rollinsford on Sunday, August 9th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
NH's First in the Nation Primary status has NH humming with activity! We're already being inundated with presidential candidates and the Democratic candidates for president have all been invited! We've also invited the top of the NH Ticket and of course we can count on our local politicians, candidates and characters to be there!

This is going to be a great opportunity to catch up with old democratic friends and meet new ones. Mingle and meet while enjoying delicious locally sourced organic burgers and hot dogs, homemade salads and desserts. Catch up with what other county Democrats are doing and get to hear firsthand where your candidates stand on the issues.

You can count on every cent of the proceeds going to elect Strafford County Democratic Candidates! Every election is important but this election could be the pivotal event determining where our country goes and what values are represented.

We'll also be having 50/50 raffles so make sure you bring cash and make sure you get your tickets early!

Tickets are only $20 per person, $15 for Students and $5 for kids under 12.

The preferred payment methods is by check which can be mailed to; Strafford County Democratic Committee, PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821.

You can also pay online at:…/2015straffordcountydemocraticp…

Sponsor the picnic for just $100 or whatever you would like to donate. Sponsors will be posted on our appreciation board at the picnic, be posted on the Strafford County Democratic Committee website and sent to our email list. Sponsorships over $100 include 2 tickets. If you know of anyone that you think would be a sponsor please let us know!

Attendance is limited to the first 250 so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Ticket Sales will not be accepted online or thru the mail after August 1. Tickets will be sold at the gate depending on availability.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
 Moose Mountain Area Democrats Daylilies & Democrats Recap And Photos

This past weekend Moose Mountain Area Democrats hosted their annual Daylilies & Democrats
get together in Brookefield. The weather that day was wet and dreary for most of the day, which hampered turnout, but everything seemed to clear up once the event was to start and the sun actually came out later on. The Daylilies are a dreamlike firework show that would dazzle just about anyone, but the real stars of the event are the people who attend each year. There is a lovely buffet and more delicious, food than you could ever eat. The Hilary, Bernie, and O'Malley campaigns were there and each only spoke briefly, which was fine. Two other speakers that were great crowd pleasers were the always energetic Carol Shea Porter and the witty John R. White. Both kept their addresses short and to the point. If you missed the event this year, don't fret, it is held around the same time each year, so plan ahead and save the space on your 2016 calendar. I hope you enjoy the photos!
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Monday, July 20, 2015
Viktor Kerney-Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter And The Liberal Audacity

"What we did was exactly what Netroots is all about. We were shouting because we are tired of being silent. We are tired of dying. We have lost too many lives due the police. We have seen how they lie and murder us without a second thought. We had to speak out because if we didn't, would anyone care?" Viktor Kerney
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Save The Date- Next Tri-Town Democrats Meeting-Aug 13th, 7PM

TriTown Democrats to Host Representatives from Bernie 2016 and O’Malley for President Campaigns at August 13 Meeting

Farmington, New Hampshire  - July 20, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, will be hosting Alex Cronheim, from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign ( and John Tackeff from Martin O’Malley’s presidential Campaign ( at their August 13 Meeting.   As always, the public is invited to attend, meet the representatives from the presidential candidate campaigns, and ask any questions they might have.  The event will take place at 7:00 PM on August 13 at the Emma Ramsey Center, 424 White Mountain Highway, Milton.

Alex Cronheim is the NH Congressional District 1 representative from Bernie 2016, the official presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  He is a New Hampshire native from Portsmouth and attended the University of Chicago after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy.

John Tackeff is the Regional Field Director for O'Malley for President, the official campaign of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.  He is from Rye Beach, but spent time in Fairfax, Virginia.  He has been associated with the Democratic Parties of Virginia and New Hampshire in the past.

The TriTown Democratic Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Their activities provide 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, the group seeks to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham. For more information about the Farmington Democratic Committee, visit  For more information about the Milton Democratic Committee, visit  For more information about the New Durham Democratic Committee, visit

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
TriTown Democratic Committee
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Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change - Brad Holland

All creative people need to see this.

Submit your letter here!

Sample letters from other artists:

Illustrators’ Partnership Blog:

IPA Artists Alert

To sign-up for IPA Artists Alert

Copyright Office page where comments must be submitted online:

4 articles written about this:

Trojan Horse: Orphan Works and the War on Authors
by Brad Holland

Orphan Works Legislation—A Bad Deal for Artists
by Bruce Lehman, Esq.

Perfect and Strengthen Your Copyrights
by Cynthia Turner

Artists’ Rights are Human Rights
By Chris Castle
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When Schools Serve Pizza and Corn Dogs for Lunch, These Companies Make Bank

"Of 106 ads for unhealthful meat and dairy products, 23 were full-page ads for Domino’s or Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza. Pizza is the number-two source of calories for children and adolescents ages 2-18, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is also the second-leading source of saturated fat and the third-leading source of sodium.
A Domino’s ad in one issue of the magazine even urges "Help us take a slice out of cancer," despite the fact that a daily serving of pepperoni or other processed meat is linked to colorectal cancer risk. Similarly, women who consume the most red meat during childhood are at higher risk for developing breast cancer." Physicians Committee reviewing ads targeting the School Nutrition Association

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
CDC Report Shows Large Spikes In Heroin Abuse And Deaths

The CDC suggestions to curb heroin use:

— Address the strongest risk factor for heroin addiction: addiction to prescription opioid painkillers.
— Increase access to substance abuse treatment services, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), for opioid addiction.
— Expand access to and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
— Ensure that people have access to integrated prevention services, including access to sterile injection equipment from a reliable source, as allowed by local policy.
— Help local jurisdictions to put these effective practices to work in communities where drug addiction is common.

"For a hundred years now we've been singing war songs about addicts. I think all along we should have been singing love songs to them. Because the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection." Johann Hari

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Moose Mountain Area Dems Event-Sat July 18th, 4-7

Moose Mountain Area Democrats
Daylilies & Democrats
 July 18th, 4-7 PM
195 Governor's Road
Brookefield, NH
Buffet - Beverages - Blooms 
$10 donation. Donations help to fund Moose Mountain Dems Project
A great opportunity to meet and talk with independent thinkers. 
Call Penny for more info 603-522-3713
 or e-mail
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress

“I’m a firm believer that our Congress is full of good men and women who felt the pain on June 17 of the murders of the Emanuel nine, but they haven’t allowed that pain to translate into doing something about it,. They have not allowed that pain to translate into passing H.R. 1217, which we all know is going to benefit our nation.” Pastor Thomas Dixon,  community activist in SC

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Koch-Backed Group Calls For No More National Parks

From the National Park Service "About Us" page:

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.

We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun."

Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need—and welcome—your help and support.

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Randy And Phillip's Story From RaiseAChild.US 'The Let Love Define Family' Series

"One of the first things we talked about was having a family. We had both pretty much given up on the idea of kids because we were around 30 and still unattached but, after we were together for a while, we began talking seriously about adopting." Randy Noble

Randy And Phillip's Story From RaiseAChild.US 'The Let Love Define Family' Series

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