Town of Strafford Democratic Committee
We are a local grassroots organization in Strafford, NH working to elect Democrats in all levels of government.
Our next meeting is Tuesday May 2, 7:00 PM, Hill Library, Strafford.
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our April meeting which was a forum on health care and health insurance. Our guest speaker was healthcare policy expert Patrick Carrol who answered questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," which has now been in place for seven years, and the impact of changes being considered by Congress.
He explained that thanks to the Affordable Care Act New Hampshire’s uninsured rate (people going without health insurance) is as low as it has ever been. The law has stabilized the individual market as it was intended to do. In New Hampshire alone, at least 42,000 people signed up the first year. A bi-partisan effort is needed to improve the current law, which is helping so many in New Hampshire and across the country, and maintain critical programs like Medicaid, Expanded Medicaid and Medicare.
Our local Democratic State Rep Candidates
"People often say with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future...' If we mean to keep control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics." -- Martha Gellhorn (1908 -1998) American novelist, travel writer and journalist