Town of Strafford Democratic Committee
We are a local grassroots organization in Strafford, NH, working to elect Democrats in all levels of government. We are aligned with the NH Democratic Party. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month 7 pm at the Hill Library in Strafford.
At the April meeting, State Rep. Bob Perry, reported the NH Senate passage of Medicaid Expansion. All 11 Democratic Senators voted to support it as well as seven Republicans. Shortly thereafter, the NH House of Representatives voted to approve Medicaid expansion. NH now joins dozens of other states that have accepted full reimbursement from the Federal government to provide healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. It is estimated that 50,000 hard working low income adults will now have access to health care, many for the first time.
Will be joined by NH House Speaker Terie Norelli and NH Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen
MANCHESTER, NH – On Friday, March 21, Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), along with NH Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen and NH House Speaker Terie Norelli, will host a summit on the economic issues facing women and their families in New Hampshire.
The summit will feature a panel discussion on paycheck fairness, work-life balance, and quality, affordable child care. It will be moderated by MaryAnn Manoogian, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Business Advancement at SNHU, and will be followed by a Q&A session.
In July, Congresswomen DeLauro and Shea-Porter, along with their Democratic colleagues, launched When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families. The initiative addresses the need for women to get equal pay for equal work. It promotes work and family balance, and it recognizes that expanded educational opportunities, increased job training, and investments in women entrepreneurs are all essential for women’s economic success.
Minority Leader Larsen has led the charge for paycheck fairness in New Hampshire. She championed passage of the Paycheck Equity Act, which recently passed the New Hampshire State Senate and will help women stand up for equal pay in the workplace. On average, women in New Hampshire still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.
Speaker Norelli recently oversaw passage of House Bill 1403, which implements a minimum wage of $8.25 per hour for 2015 and $9.00 for 2016, with automatic annual adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index. According to the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, in the Granite State, 59 percent of minimum wage workers are women.
MODERATOR: MaryAnn Manoogian, Executive Director of the Center For Women's Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University
WHEN: Friday, March 21, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Light lunch will be served
WHERE: Manchester Community College 1066 Front Street Manchester, NH
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St. Patrick's Day Dinner a Big Success
A Democratic Friend Remembered: NH State Rep. Jim Cyr
of the Strafford Democratic Committee. His carpentry skills are evident in many improvements at the Bow Lake Grange Hall.Jim’s can-do attitude and willingness to contribute to his community are greatly missed.
First in the Nation All Female Delegation!
She is joined in the delegation by three Democrats, newly elected Rep. Annie Kuster, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter who was re-elected to a seat she held from 2006-2010, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen who was the first female Governor in NH. Senator Ayotte, a Republican, was elected to the senate in 2010.
Local Candidates Successful November 6!
Locally, NH Rep. Bob Perry of Evans Mountain Road in Strafford was re-elected to his fourth term in the New Hampshire Legislature representing the towns of Strafford and New Durham. The Strafford Town Democrats thank him for running and for continuing to do an excellent job representing the interests of the people of Strafford at the State House in Concord.
Kudos also goes out to Strafford Resident Dennis Vachon for his election as Strafford County Register of Deeds. He will be an asset to the county and town in his new county post.
Strafford Democratic Gov Debate a Huge Success
Thanks to all who attended and committee members who baked and made delicious hors d'eourves for the event.
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Defending NH Public Education
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seek." President Barack Obama
"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