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.

September Newsletter Highlights

Old Home Day in Review

A photo cutout board for kids – a huge shout out to Maureen Chretien for making a new cutout for us this year. Well done, Maureen!!!

“An I can start voting” sticker for kids. We wrote in the year that the future voter can start voting. There was  a chart in the booth, so no one had to do those calculations in their head.


Temporary patriotic tattoo giveaways



Home-made “kickin’ sarsaparilla” grassroots root beer – We sold for $2.00 each or $two for $5.00 


Steve Marchand
at Hollis Dems’ September Meeting
Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30PM

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26th, and Steve Marchand, gubernatorial candidate for 2018, will be our guest speaker. As usual, we’ll meet at the Lawrence Barn at 6:30 with some delicious food thanks to Markoh’s on Main.


October Fundraiser

On Tuesday, October 24th, the Hollis Democrats will be sponsoring our annual Dollar$ for Dems Harvest Potluck at the Lawrence Barn at 6:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Andru Volinsky, NH Executive Councilor representing NH District 2.
Please bring a potluck dish to share. Suggested donation is $20.00 per person – please make checks payable to “Hollis Democrats” and include “Fall Fundraiser” on the memo line, and if you want to mail them in ahead of time, you can send them to Hollis Democrats, Attn: Fall Fundraiser, P.O. Box 1204, Hollis, NH, 03049.



 Hollis Democrats Gear for Sale

 We’ve expanded the product options and colors, and we’re even offering hooded sweatshirts, ¾ sleeve baseball shirts, tote bags and expanded color options now. Go to https://inktothepeople.com/t-shirts-for-hollis-nh-democrats  to order. Each order raises a few dollars for the Hollis Dems, so please support this effort.
The campaign will expire on October 30th, so get your order in soon!

Hillsborough County Democratic Committee’s Grassroots Conference

The Hillsborough County Democratic Committee Grassroots Conference will take place in Amherst at the Souhegan High School on 412 Boston Post Road on Saturday, October 28th. Online registration will soon be available on the Hillsborough County Democratic website (http://hillsboroughdems.org/). Here is the preliminary agenda: Grassroots Conference Flyer

June Newsletter Highlights

From Resistance to Power

Anthony Procik from Rights and Democracy New Hampshire joined the Hollis Democrats’ May meeting to lead a discussion on “building power at the local level.” RADNH supports progressive candidates across the state and often partners with other groups to hold our elected leaders accountable, fight back against big money influence, and promote environmental justice and equal rights for all.
To learn more or get involved please visit www.RADNH.org.

Tell Governor Sununu to Join the U.S. Climate Alliance

President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement and Governor Sununu still has not joined the US Climate Alliance, a coalition of governors formed to keep working on carbon reduction in their states and meet the goal that the U.S. agreed to. 14 states have joined have joined so far. See US Climate Alliance   Please write to Governor Sununu and ask him to join the US Climate Alliance. HERE

Judy’s Soapbox

Judy-sm Did you know that plastic film – plastic wrap, grocery bags, bread bags, produce bags, Ziplock® bags, cereal box liners, plastic shipping envelopes – is recyclable?

Allie Campbell, a recent HBHS graduate, is – in her own words – “on a mission to inspire sustainability and environmental awareness in the world.” And what a great job she’s been doing!

Last December, Allie started a plastic film recycling program in collaboration with the director of waste management in Hollis, and in that time, she has collected over one ton of plastic film for recycling at the Hollis Transfer Station!

Please help spread the word about this amazing project, and if you are willing to volunteer a couple hours a month to help bring the collected plastic film from the transfer station to the recycling drop-off at Hannaford in Nashua, please email Laura Bianco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A few tips for plastic film recycling:

DO recycle retail, newspaper, dry cleaning, bread and produce bags and other plastic bags labeled #2 and #4.
DO recycle zip close food storage bags, plastic cereal box liners, plastic shipping envelopes, plastic packaging from paper towels, water bottles, etc.
DO make sure recyclables are clean and dry.
DO remove any receipts or other items from plastic bags.

 NH Democratic Party Launches Resistance Summer Program

The NH Resistance Summer program will be dedicated to building relationships and taking action with new and existing activists across the state, executing an ambitious training program to master new skills, and holding Governor Sununu and his Republican legislature accountable for their actions. We are hiring staff to organize in every county and every community.

We don't have time to waste to ensure that we secure majorities in the House, Senate, Executive Council and we take back the Governor's seat in 2018. Details on activities in our area are coming soon. Sign up today and spread the word to be part of the Resistance!

Hillsborough County Democratic Committee Elects Officers

The 2017 HCDC Caucus was held Saturday June 5th in Wilton, NH. Chairman Ray Buckley spoke to the crowded room, addressing New Hampshire’s successes, which include an all Democratic, all female delegation at the federal level. Chairman Buckley also discussed the work and opportunities that lie ahead at the state and local level.

A well-qualified field of candidates shared their thoughts on how to build on past efforts, as well as how we move forward as a political party to insure social, economic, and environmental justice for New Hampshire.
Committee Members

Chairman: Roger Lessard
Co-Chair: Matthew Hale
Secretary: William Gould
Treasurer: Karen Day

At Large Members

Gwen Whitbeck
Julie Radhakrishnan
Kermit Williams
Kim Kojak
Trudy Morgan
Martin Goulet
Laura Lynch

Peoples Climate posterWilton Peace Action is coordinating bus transportation to the 350.org People's Climate Mobilization, in Washington, DC, 29-April-2017. This is a march about Climate, Justice and Jobs. At the end of Trump's first 100 days in office, the event is intended to a unifying gathering to stand up for communities and climate. The capital march route and gathering locations are still being finalized.

We are looking to fill a 55 person chartered bus leaving from Milford, NH on the night of 28-April, arriving Washington, DC the morning of 29-April, where the march will assemble around 11 am. The bus will depart Washington, the evening of 29-April and return to Milford in the early morning hours of 30-April. We are still negotiating the rates, however the all-in-cost will not exceed $90 per person.

If people in your organization are able to attend this event and wish to sign up for our bus, please contact Charles Denton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When we have 50 confirmed passengers for bus, Charles will come back to you with the final cost and schedule details. Charter buses are being reserved quickly, so early action/commitments are important if we are to secure transportation to the event. 350.org is also planning on chartering buses from Concord, NH. Details on their buses available later in March.

Tentatively, a bus schedule from Milford looks as follows:

Depart Milford, NH 28-April 9:00pm
Arrive Washington, DC 29-April 8:00am

Depart Washington, DC 29-April 7:00pm
Arrive Milford, NH 30-April 4:00am