Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Hollis Democrats

Do you know which of the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates you're going to vote for in the September primary? Candidates Colin Van Ostern, Mark Connolly, and Steve Marchand have been invited to address the Hollis Democrats on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at the Lawrence Barn. Pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m.

Interested candidates for Democratic offices who are registered as "Undeclared" have until May 31st to switch their affiliation with the Hollis Town Clerk in order to be eligible to run for Democratic office. The dates for filing for open offices this year are June 1 through June 10, 2016. Candidates for state representative may file at the Town Clerk's office. All other State and County seats must be filed in Concord. For details: http://sos.nh.gov/2016ElecInfo.aspx
See the Hollis Democrats May newsletter for information on the Free State Project.

Grassroots Organizing Conference

High Mowing School

Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

It's time to get serious about this election season!
Before you know it it will be November! We offer sessions to help teach and support Democrats who would like to brush up on some of these topics, learn something new, or would like to discuss ideas or ask questions.

  • Using Votebuilder and Social Media
  • Building Your Committee
  • Running for Office
  • Fundraising

Keynote Speaker: Steve Shurtleff, Democratic Minority Leader of the NH House of Representatives

Endnote Speaker: Dean Spilliotes, Southern NH University civic scholar and political analyst often heard on NHPR

Tickets ($12) include a delicious hot brunch, fantastic scenery and two great speakers!

To get tickets:


Location: High Mowing School, 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH

Dems Meeting

Daniel Weeks of Open Democracy Speaks About Campaign Finance Reform

Open  Democracy is leading the New Hampshire movement to strengthen democracy and stop the corrupting influence of special interest money in politics.  Executive Director Daniel Weeks is the guest speaker of the Hollis Democrats on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Held at the Lawrence Barn, pizza and beverages will be available starting at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact 465-2517


Hollis Conservation Commission's
Roadside Cleanup - Saturday, May 16

Roadside Cleanup 2015A Hollis Democrats crew helped beautify our town by picking up a  truckload of litter on Saturday morning.

Hollis Dems 2014 Meeting Schedule

New Meeting Days and Locations

Hollis Democrats monthly meetings have been changed to the fourth Tuesday of each month (except November and December 2014, due to holidays). We're meeting in both the Lawrence Barn, and in the case of prior conflicts, at the Hollis Library.

We’re excited about our new meeting space!  Please mark your calendars!

May Hollis Dems Meeting: Apportionment

The Hollis Democrats will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 27, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Lawrence Barn.  The featured speaker will be Bill Matthews, who was recently named by the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board as a citizen representative to the newly formed Apportionment Committee.  Apportionment concerns the division of the tax load between the two towns in the Cooperative School District.

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Hollis Hosts Hassan


Governor Maggie Hassan

Thursday, May 22nd, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Come support Governor Hassan, Hollis style  May 22nd offers up a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely home reception where you can meet and talk with Governor Maggie Hassan.  Please look out for the invitation or use the link below to make a donation to this re-election fundraiser, so we can show Maggie that Hollis supports her leadership!

Donation may be made online by clicking:: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/maggiehollis

Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Ride/Walk

The Hollis Democrats will be fielding a team to participate in the Seventh Annual Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Bike Ride and Walk on Saturday May 10, 2014.  The ride starts and ends at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis; registration is from 8 am to 10 am.

Natural Gas Pipeline to Run Through Hollis

 by Mary Fokas

Tennessee Gas, a subsidiary of Kinder-Morgan plans to build a natural gas pipeline that will run through Hollis, NH. This pipeline is an offshoot of the Northeast Pipeline Expansion project that is intended to bring natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields in New York State to New England. The main pipeline will run from NY to Dracut, MA with several offshoots meant to serve customers along the way. One such proposed offshoot would traverse Hollis, through lands belonging to the town of Hollis, the conservation lands of Beaver Brook Association, as well as lands belonging to residential homeowners. This pipeline would not provide natural gas service to Hollis customers. The pipeline is meant as a lateral connector that ends somewhere in Merrimack, near South Merrimack Road and PC Connection on Route 101-A.