The Strafford Town Democratic Committee works to elect Democrats at all levels of government. We meet at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday. Our meetings are currently taking place via Zoom to keep everyone safe.
Quick link to information on voting in Strafford.
Committee Chair Bob Perry urges everyone to have a plan for voting. Read more here.
Join us for a special election night virtual drop-in Zoom session on Tuesday, November 3 starting at 9:00 PM.
Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. Note the change from our standard first-Tuesday format.
For a link to online meetings, or to contact the committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democratic Candidates Work for NH
New postings from Chairman Bob Perry: Your election pledge; Urgent Congressional delegation letter to the US Postal Service; Report from the Women's March in Portsmouth. Read the Chairman's Corner.
Read Bob's tribute to Civil Rights icon John Lewis on our Social Justice page.
How will Granite Staters vote this fall in the presence of a novel pandemic? See "NH Voter Rights Under Attack."
Gerrymandering hurts! Why we need independent redistricting.
Take Action Today!
2020 is the most important election of our lifetimes. Please get involved to help elect Joe Biden for President and support state and local Democrats. All hands on deck!
Contact Jake Dupont, Field Organizer for the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign: email@example.com or (215) 696-0272.
Local Democrats Need Your Support
Be sure to vote blue all the way down the ballot:
State Rep Candidate Heath Howard recently spoke at a Youth for Biden: NH Virtual Bus Tour with Senator Gillibrand. View the event, including Heath's speech.
Another Great Raffle!
Be a good neighbor and support the "Pumpkins and Politics" raffle hosted by the New Durham Democrats this month. Buy tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pumpkins. Great prizes include a corn hole lawn game set, $100 gift card to Hannaford, a full cord of wood, and more.
The US Mail Is Not for Sale!
At our September meeting, Janice Kelble, the legislative and political grassroots coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union, gave us with an inside look at how the Trump Administration is actively working to keep the US Postal Service from carrying out its mission. Critical mail sorting equipment has been taken out of service, hours and staff reduced, and much more. All for the stated purpose of undermining public confidence in voting by mail in the upcoming election.
October Update: New Hampshire's all-Democratic Congressional delegation sent a letter to the US Postmaster General urging the US Postal Service to do all it can in the days leading up to Election Day to ensure timely delivery of completed ballots. Read the letter.
Bicentennial in Strafford
Our two Democratic candidates for House District #3, Heath Howard of Strafford and Jeffrey Allard of New Durham, join supporters in front of the Strafford Historical Society's Waldron Store in August. The town's 200th anniversary observances were scaled down because of the pandemic. Strafford Democrats thank all who participated in the celebration parade - local police and fire departments, and a number of drivers of vintage automobiles, including classic muscle cars of the 1960s. We also salute the many hours devoted to the celebration of our town's anniversary by JoAnn Brown. A scaled-up version of our anniversary is planned for next year.
Learning about Open Democracy
Our June meeting featured Olivia Zink, Executive Director of Open Democracy. This grassroots organization is working in New Hampshire to create an open, accountable, and trusted democratic government free from the corrupting influence of big-money politics. In the age of COVID-19, they are working to ease restrictions on absentee voting and assure opportunities for voter registration. Watch Olivia's presentation on Youtube.
Black Lives Matter
School Funding & Property Taxes 101 Presented in Strafford
In March our committee hosted a School Funding & Property Tax presentation by Attorney Andru Volinsky, who is currently serving as a member of NH Executive Council. Mr. Volinsky was the lead attorney in the landmark Claremont school funding case. He is talking to people throughout the state with the goal of informing New Hampshire citizens about the current school funding system and the inequities it imposes on students, property taxpayers, and the economies of many local communities. Watch the full presentation here.