Immediate Action Needed

from Andru Volinsky:

There’s a lot going on in Concord this week.

Tomorrow [Thursday the 27th], the Executive Council will have a hearing at 10:00 AM on the Governor’s nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice. My colleages and I take public comment into account during confirmation hearings. Please share your thoughts and attend the hearing if you’re in Concord.

Note to Carroll County Dems: we are in Exec Councilor Michael Cryans’ district. From Knute Ogren:

Yesterday, I sent an email to many about the important matter of contacting Mike Cryans to ensure that he hears our voice that he ought to vote against Gordon MacDonald. Our court in New Hampshire cannot have MacDonald, a man who is not in favor of a woman’s right to choose … not in favor of ensuring the right to vote for NH … not in favor of holding big business accountable. I heard from many of you that you sent Mr. Cryans and email. Learn more at:

Thank you.

If you haven’t sent that email, it’s not too late. Here’s Mr. Cryans’ email address:

And now back to the message from Andru Volinsky:

On Thursday, the House and Senate will vote on the compromise budget and send it to the Governor’s desk. It’s far from a perfect budget. Just like every budget we’ve had for decades, it does not adequately fund public education, but it does help the most desperate schools and does establish a commission that will examine what New Hampshire’s constitutional obligation to fund an adequate education really means (hint: more than $3600 per kid).

I hope the Governor signs the budget. He has hinted that he won’t.

If you support this budget, please call the Governor’s office at 271-2121 and let him know. Better yet, please be at the State House lawn at 9:00AM on Thursday, June 27 for a rally to support education funding at the budget.

We’re already starting to change the conversation about the education funding crisis in New Hampshire. A commission is a big step towards having an honest conversation about solutions.

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Recent and Upcoming Events

COMING UP: JOIN US at Wolfeboro’s 4th of July Parade! One of the largest and best viewed parades in New Hampshire, July 4th, 10 am-12pm.

UPDATE,as of June 28th: Candidate John Delaney has CANCELED his BBQ here on the Fourth before the fireworks.

Jay Knower speaking 6/17 to WboroDems

Jay Knower speaking 6/17 to WboroDems.

Monday, June 17:  Wolfeboro Dems meeting was held, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, NH.

We had several guests: Jay Knower of Plymouth is exploring a run for Governor. And Hailie Sweeney is a staff person in NH for presidential candidate Julian Castro. Hearing them in no way implies endorsement, simply open-minded interest in hearing from candidates. Jeffrey Eide from the Bernie Sanders campaign also joined us.

And we did some brainstorming about the Fourth of July Parade.

Candidate John Delaney has CANCELED his BBQ here on the Fourth before the fireworks.

Our Monday, May 20th monthly meeting featured Janice Spinney, chair and founder of the Mount Washington Valley (MWV) Supports Recovery Coalition. Janice spoke on the topic of addiction issues faced by families and the recovery process.

Janice is a registered pharmacist with a wide range of pharmacy experience. Her own family experience with SUD (Substance Use Disorder) has led her to be a voice for awareness and recovery in her community.

MWV Supports Recovery Coalition is a grassroots recovery organization with trained staff providing a wide resource for awareness, treatment and prevention programs in the Mt. Washington Valley.

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Paid family and medical leave: Make Gov. Sununu Reconsider

Both the NH House and NH Senate have passed a Paid Family Leave project in Senate Bill #1 (SB1). Now it goes to the Governor, who has indicated he is not inclined to sign it.

Here’s what you can do: Read the attached info sheet and send a postcard to Governor Sununu, 107 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301. Urge him to sign the bill!

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Presidential Primary visits email list

A semi-regular list of presidential primary events in NH this week open to the public: If you know someone who might want to receive these emails, they can sign up here: 
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