Farm to Fork Fundraiser Dinner

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This is the big fundraiser as we count down the days to November 6th. Please join us to support the Hollis Dems and our local candidates.

Join the Hollis Democrats on Tuesday, August 28th for a Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser with introductory remarks by our own Peggy Gilmour. We'll also hear from our local candidates, a message from gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly and keynote speaker Steve Marchand. And there may be a few surprises as well...

Chef MarkohFeaturing locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Markoh, of Lucia Tavola and Markoh's on Main in Ayer, MA, will be preparing a menu including:

  • Soup: Watermelon gazpacho (vegan, gluten-free, diary-free)
  • Appetizer: Fried ravioli (vegetarian)
  • Salad: Marinated heirloom salad with leafy greens (vegan, gluten-free, diary-free)
  • Entree: Granite-pressed chicken breast with creamy polenta and maque choux (gluten-free)
  • Entree: Pasta primavera (vegan, dairy-free)
  • Side: Sautéed summer squash (vegan, dairy-free)
  • Dessert: Rum Balls with duck-egg crème Aglaise and maple syrup (vegetarian)
  • Dessert: Fried dough with maple syrup and powdered sugar (vegan, dairy free)

Note: When you purchase your tickets there will be a place to enter dietary restrictions.

Suggestion donation is $18.

We are offering various sponsorship levels:

Bronze: $50 - includes two tickets and a selection of local, handmade goodies.

Silver: $100 - includes two tickets, a selection of local, handmade goodies and one custom-made pie

Gold: $250 - includes 4 tickets, a selection of local, handmade goodies, one custom-made pie

Platinum: $500 - includes 6 tickets, a selection of local, handmade goodies and two custom-made pies.

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We don't want cost to be a prohibitive factor to joining us for the evening; if the suggested donation is not feasible, please consider a donation of $5 or whatever you can afford to help defray the cost of the food. All are welcome!

Proceeds to benefit the Hollis, NH Democrats and local Democratic election efforts.

NOTE: This event does not infer an endorsement or favorability of any kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in competitive primary contests.

July 2018 Meeting: Wordsmithing 101

Go-Vote-graphic-300x155Roughly 100 days prior to the November elections, the Hollis Democrats will be hosting our Get Out the Vote Kickoff with Dr. Frederic Schaffer, Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst.  Dr. Schaffer has worked as an election specialist in Iraq and Haiti, and his publications include Democracy in Translation: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture, Elections for Sale: The Causes and Consequences of Vote Buying, and The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform.

Republican politicians now typically speak of “death tax” rather than estate tax and “personalizing” social security rather than privatizing it. Phrases like “death tax” and “personalizing social security” have been carefully manufactured in word labs using Madison Avenue techniques. Join us on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:30pm at the Lawrence Barn to learn how partisan wordsmiths craft language to persuade you, how you can identify it, and what questions to ask when you hear it. As usual, we’ll start with a Chat & Chow social with the program commencing at 7:00pm. We’ll wind down the evening with any candidate updates.

New Candidates!

Michelle St. John is running for State Rep in District 27 (Hollis) and Steve Spratt is running for County Commissioner for Hillsborough District 3. Thank you, Michelle and Steve, for stepping up to represent us!

Message from Michelle St. John

Michelle St. JohnGiving back to my community is important to me. Whether it is for the town of Hollis, neighboring communities, or the state of New Hampshire, I want to be your voice. But first, I’ll listen. Your concerns are my concerns. I will do my best to seek solutions to address those most important to our community.

What is important to me?

Education, the environment, infrastructure—these are the issues most important to me. Stopping the trend to downshift state taxes to local property taxes, meeting the needs of our youngest and oldest residents, and veterans are also very important to me. But more importantly, what matters to you?

I’m a communicator by trade, having worked in the communication field for close to 30 years. As your state rep, I will be transparent, ask probing questions to get to the heart of the issues and will take a proactive approach to find workable solutions.



It’s time for a fresh perspective. Let’s move forward together, for us, our families, neighbors, and fellow citizens across our great state. Together we can make a difference. Please reach out, I’m here to listen. 

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Unpacking the Free State Project

Unpacking the Free State Project

Join the Hollis Dems at the Lawrence Barn for Unpacking the Free State Project with Victoria Parmele at our meeting on Tuesday, June 26th

We’ll also be joined by Steve Spratt, candidate for County Commissioner for Hillsborough District 3. 

Chat and Chow Social begins at 6:30 pm and our program will begin at 7:00 pm.