DD in Action !
The Dover Democratic Committee (DDC) is a group of registered Democrats in Dover, NH who work hard to recruit and elect candidates for Dover's state representative seats and participate in programs and events that help the city and its residents
For more information Contact the Dover Democratic Committee Executive Team
The Dover Democrats are now selling Jeremy Zilber's books "Why Mommy Is A Democrat" and "Why Daddy Is A Democrat". The books are beautifully illustrated by Yuliya Fursova and they are great to read to your kids and your grandkids. All proceeds will go to support Dover democratic candidates. Please call Bill Dudley at (603) 749-3899. He will be happy to deliver for no charge in Dover.
DDC April Program
2012 was a great year for growing the Dover Democratic Committee and we continue working to get more residents involved in our organization and our city. In order to learn more about what issues are important to our younger constituency, we are hosting a Young Democrats Panel for our April meeting. This panel of young people from our area who have been active in Democratic politics will address how and why they got involved in political activities, what they have done or are doing in their communities currently, and what might encourage other young Dems to get involved.
The meeting is scheduled for 7pm on April 18 with a dinner hour beginning at 6pm at Strafford Farms Restaurant, 58 New Rochester Road, Dover. For more information, please contact the DDC. Come join us !
DDC Annual FDR Dinner is a Hit
Wendy Alley, Chair
Our Dover Democrats FDR dinner was a fantastic success!! 95+ people attended. I was so proud of our committee and other Democratic activists who worked so hard on all the details of the dinner. Great food, great conversation, special awards, gift basket give away, two cakes, etc. etc. Our guest speakers were inspiring: NHDP Chair Raymond Buckley, Speaker of the NH House Terie Norelli, and NH Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern. See pics on the photos page and a slideshow at the Strafford County website!
Come to Dover's annual FDR dinner on March 23
Carole Appel, FDR Dinner Chair
Niles center is located on Union St. off Court St., just south of downtown Dover. The dinner will include a magnificent salad, home-cooked spaghetti and meatballs, and delectable desserts.
Proceeds from the FDR dinner will go toward electing all of the Democratic candidates – Federal, state, and local -- on the Dover ballot in 2014, with particular attention paid to helping our state representative candidates.
Let us know now whether you are coming – respond to firstname.lastname@example.org or 749-3899. You’ll have a wonderful time meeting your friends from around this area, celebrating the victories of the last election, and hearing from our special guest speakers (names to be announced soon).
Dover Democrats Elect Officers
Approximately 25 members of the Dover Democratic Committee met on Saturday, February 16 to elect city Democratic officers for 2013-14, and party delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic Party's 2013 Midterm and 2014 State Convention. The officers and at-large delegates elected have a vote at the annual conventions to approve the party platform and other actions.
Officers elected at the caucus were Wendy Alley, chair; Kristine Baber, vice chair; Bill Dudley, secretary; and Carole Appel, treasurer. Also elected were eight at-large delegates: Debbie Bodell, Len DiSesa, Caroline French, Midge Kelley, Freddye Ross, Tom Southworth, Debbie Thibodeaux, and Susan Wright.
The Committee approved revisions to the current by-laws, and discussed how to keep the momentum going in the wake of the results of the 2012 elections, where responsible leaders were returned to office at all levels of New Hampshire government.
During the caucus Saturday, the Committee members agreed to invite guest speakers to address relevant issues affecting the Dover community. This will help ensure that the Dover Democratic Committee uses the political process to help improve the lives of the people who live in Dover. Upcoming programs may include NH State Representatives, Young Democrats, Dover City Council members, Dover social agencies, and members of Congress.
The next major event on the calendar will be the Saturday, March
23 sixth annual FDR home-cooked spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. at the Niles Park
Community Center, Union Street off
Court, commemorating the 80th anniversary
of the inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Tickets are
$15 per adult, and $5 per child. RSVP is requested at (603)749-3899 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Dover Residents Volunteer for Presidents Day of Service
As part of the inaugural weekend this year, President Obama declared January 19, 2013 as a National Day of Service. 26 volunteers came out to paint and clean at the new Families in Transition house in Dover. Once again, people in Dover and surrounding towns have shown we care about our community and are ready to roll up our sleeves (and even get a little paint on those sleeves). Although we made huge progress, there was so much work to do, volunteers have come out on additional days to help complete the work and ensure the house is ready for the FIT Grand Opening on February 6, 2013.
End 68 Hours of Hunger
On the 3rd Thursday of each month during the school year, volunteers from the Dover Democrats head over to a storage facility in Somersworth, follow a winding conga line through shelves of donated food, put a weekend’s worth of that food into backpacks and deliver them to the schools of Dover. These activities are part of our participation in the End 68 Hours Of Hunger program.
Sadly, a number of our Dover school children don’t have enough food at home. This program is meant to help provide food for those children during the time between the free lunch at school on Fridays through the free breakfast at school on Mondays. Owing to the growing need, the program has expanded to other towns in NH.
I’ve been very honored to be a part of this program during this school year and plan to continue. The program is always looking for more volunteers and sponsors to donate food and money and volunteer. According to the website, except for donations that are specifically targeted for other expenses, “100% of the donated funds received purchases food for these children. All efforts are voluntary! No one gets paid!”
If you are interested in helping this wonderful program and finding out more information, please visit their website at http://end68hoursofhunger.org/