Tuesday, November 8, 2016
How You Can Help Support Standing Rock

I am a settler on this land but have spent the past couple of years supporting indigenous battles against new oil pipelines. These are the front lines of the struggle to end the desecration of Mother Earth, the catastrophes of climate change, and the ongoing genocidal occupation of Indigenous lands that makes that all possible.

Across the continent, Big Oil is pushing a massive new network of oil and gas infrastructure, retooling in a desperate attempt to extract the dirtiest fuels on the planet and squeeze the last few drops of profit out of an era that clearly needs to end. Without exception, these projects threaten tribal lands, and without exception, they face bold Indigenous resistance.

A historic new chapter in this story is now unfolding on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Thousands of people from hundreds of tribes and First Nations have gathered in solidarity to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. I am one of the organizers helping to leverage resources and coordinate the campaign, and every day I hear from allies across the continent asking how to support the movement.

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Tri Town Dems Meeting Thursday Nov 10th

Our next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 PM in the Emma Ramsey Center, Milton, NH. There will not be a guest speaker. The meeting is open and all are welcome to attend. We'll go over election results, talk about local upcoming events, make plans for the rest of 2016, and firm up some plans for 2017. See you there!
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SCDC Website Launch-Like, Share, Vist Often

From SCDC:

"We are truly a grassroots organization, and we know how to make a little go a long way! That said, Strafford County is a uniquely important voting ground within the state, and New Hampshire is a key state in national elections. Because of this, every little bit matters. Donations and support can literally make a world of difference."  How you can help »

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Election Day-Good Turnout-Don't Forget To Vote

Time to choose! Turnout has been high today at the Old Town Hall. There are lines at the polls, so be prepared for that. Poll workers are working very quickly and efficiently, so inconvenience is at a minimum. The polls opened at eight and will close tonight at seven. Please if you have not already, vote today. Plenty of time left.

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Monday, November 7, 2016
SCDC Fall Social At The Governors Inn- Sunday, Oct 9th At 5- 7:30 PM

Fall is here and with the upcoming elections New Hampshire is bustling with political activity. Our first in the Nation and battleground State status makes us the center of attention and gives NH residents the privilege of being able to affect the outcome of the upcoming Presidential Elections.

The Fall Social for the Strafford County Democratic Committee is scheduled to be hosted at the Governors Inn in Rochester. October 9th at 5:30 PM. Please mark your calendars.

The Keynote Speaker will be Congressman Michael Capuano, MA 7th District! We are looking forward to a night of great speakers and a chance to catch up with your democratic colleagues in the county. You can see Congressman Michael Capuano's history at http://capuano.house.gov/.

There will be hearty hors d'oeuvres from the kitchen of the Governors Inn.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and NHDP staffers, $5 under 12, infants free.

If you know of anyone that would like to Sponsor the event or to buy a full or half page advertisement in the Program please contact us here.

Sponsorships are $100.

A full page ad is only $200 and $100 for a half page ad in the program.

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 via ActBlue at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/fallsocial2016

Please indicate all names of Attendees or if it is a sponsorship how you want the name to appear.

Thank you.
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Granite State Progress Releases List of 30+ Free State Project Candidates Running for State Legislature

Free State Project members running for political office often hide or deny their FSP affiliation.
Granite State Progress’ Free State Project Watch exposes those connections.

Concord, NH – Today Granite State Progress is releasing a list of more than 30 Free State Project members running for the New Hampshire state legislature, including two State Senate candidates and dozens of House candidates.

“Granite State Progress has been tracking the Free State Project and its influence since 2008, paying particular attention to Free Stater activity in elections and legislation,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress. “Free State Project members running for political office often hide or deny their FSP affiliation from voters and downplay their extreme beliefs when asked. To challenge this, Granite State Progress researches and compiles a list of Free State Project candidates running for office so voters know about the extreme affiliation of those candidates.”

New Hampshire’s role started more than a decade ago when the ultra-extreme Free State Project voted on a state to move 20,000 libertarians to with the stated purpose to take over state government and dismantle it, and New Hampshire was the unlucky recipient of that vote. The Free State Project seeks to create a libertarian “utopia” void of public infrastructure and common laws, and to use their numbers to dramatically change New Hampshire. The Free State Project even threatens to secede from the rest of the country once it meets its initial goals:

"Once we’ve taken over the state government, we can slash state and local budgets, which make up a sizeable proportion of the tax and regulatory burden we face every day. Furthermore, we can eliminate substantial federal interference by refusing to take highway funds and the strings attached to them. Once we’ve accomplished these things, we can bargain with the national government over reducing the role of the national government in our state. We can use the threat of secession as leverage to do this." - Announcement:The Free State Project by Founder Jason Sorens

To date, the Free State Project has recruited more than 20,000 people to sign the pledge to move to New Hampshire, hitting their goal to “Trigger the Move" – all those who signed up are supposed to start moving once the agreed upon goal was met. More than 2,015 people have already moved.

“Free State Project members sign a pledge to move to New Hampshire and work to change the way of life in our state. They do not move here for a job, or for family, or even because they like what New Hampshire has to offer. Instead, they move here because a political group they are affiliated with voted on a state to move to and take over, and New Hampshire is the unlucky recipient of that vote,” Rice Hawkins said. “It is not surprising that so many Free Staters run for public office. Free State Project members uproot their families and move to New Hampshire purely to enact a political agenda, and running for office only further helps them reach that goal. Local communities who have dealt with them first-hand know how extreme their ideology can be, and that’s why we’ve seen push back from both Republicans and Democrats to expose them.”
The Free State Project candidate list is part of the Free State Project Watch of Granite State Progress, and can be found online at https://freestateprojectwatch.org/. The website includes the candidate list as well as individual candidate profiles.

Granite State Progress released similar candidate lists in 2012 and 2014. Members of the media and public are encouraged to ask FSP candidates whether they disclose their Free State Project affiliation in campaign materials and if not, why.

Granite State Progress is a progressive advocacy organization that addresses issues of immediate state and local concern. Granite State Progress works as a communications hub for the progressive community to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems.

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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.