NH Democratic Platform Committee Seeks Input

Democratic Party Platform Hearing Set for Dover 
The NH Democratic Party platform committee is visiting towns and cities around the state for ideas from Democrats as to what should be in the platform to be adopted at the New Hampshire Democratic party State Convention on June 2.  
What: New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform Hearing

Where: Organizing for America Headquarters, 660  Central Avenue, Dover, NH.

When:   Tuesday, April 17, at 7:00 pm.

Why:  To hear platform suggestions from Seacoast area Democrats. 

To see the current party platform, visit the NH Democratic Party Platform page.

There will be a brief meeting of the Strafford County Democratic Committee prior to the platform hearing from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.

"The committee is charged with building a document that finds the common ground among party members to show the many reasons Democrats, Independents, and Republicans should support the Democratic vision for moving New Hampshire forward in 2012,” said Carol Appel, SCDC Vice Chairperson.  “In our travels around the state, the platform committee works to ensure the 2012 platform is a statement of our principles and a direct appeal to the citizens of New Hampshire,” Appel said.  “We have seen first-hand the outrageous attacks the O’Brien-led Tea Party legislature has made on education, on the rights of students in our county to vote where they live, on funding for our schools and colleges, on women’s rights to make decisions about their bodies, on marriage equality, and on workers right to organize.  This is our chance to articulate the principles that respect the rights of New Hampshire citizens.”  

The April 17 meeting is open to all NH Democrats, not only those from Strafford county. Platform committee members attending will include Cinde Warmington, co-chair; Dorothy Solomon, NHDP vice chair; Beth Mason of Durham; and Joan Jacobs of Portsmouth.
The state platform addresses state and local issues.  To address topics on national issues, the route is through the resolution process. The state party will accept proposals separately for such resolutions. 
To see the current party platform, visit the NH Democratic Party Platform page.


Dear Democratic friends:

Good news for grassroots democracy: the 2012 NH Democratic Platform Committee is coming to Dover on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. to hear platform suggestions from area Democrats. As our county’s representative on the committee, I extend a personal invitation to you to attend this important local hearing, which will take place at 660 Central Ave. in Dover, the Obama for America headquarters. The platform hearing will immediately follow a brief meeting of the Strafford County Democratic Committee, which we also hope you will attend. That meeting will start at 6.30 p.m.

The NH Democratic Party platform committee is visiting towns and cities around the state for input from Democrats as to what should be in the platform to be adopted at the June 2 state convention. The committee is charged with building a document that finds the common ground among us and helps make the case for why Democrats, Independents, and Republicans -- our neighbors and friends -- should support the Democratic vision for moving New Hampshire forward in 2012. In our travels around the state, the platform committee works to ensure the 2012 platform is a statement of our principles and a direct appeal to the citizens of New Hampshire.

The April 17 meeting is open to all NH Democrats; you don’t have to live in Dover to attend and offer an opinion.

The state platform addresses state and local issues. To address topics on national issues, the route is through the resolution process. The state party will accept proposals separately for such resolutions.

At the platform committee hearing on April 17 you will have the opportunity not only to help build the strongest platform possible but also to meet like-minded citizens who care deeply about New Hampshire and want to help the state do better.

I look forward to seeing you at this excellent opportunity to exchange ideas about what we stand for as well to rally for victories in the November elections and to defeat the horrific Bill O’Brien agenda. We have seen first-hand the outrageous attacks the O’Brien-led Tea Party legislature has made on education, on the rights of students in our county to vote where they live, on funding for our schools and colleges, on women’s rights to make decisions about their bodies, on marriage equality, and on workers right to organize. You can help articulate our 2012 winning message.

Sincerely,

Carole S. Appel
Vice chair, Strafford County Democratic Committee
Treasurer, Dover Democratic Committee