HANOVER, N.H. - This Sunday, don't be surprised if you see more young faces than usual in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District. More than 150 college democrat activists are "invading" your neighborhood - but they come in peace.
The College Democrats of New Hampshire (CDNH), Dartmouth College Democrats, New Hampshire Young Democrats and the Students for a New American Politics (SNAP) PAC are hosting college students from all over the Northeast on Sunday, October 22 for "Democracy Day," a public event and canvass they created to engage college students in politics and campaign for local democratic candidates. Democracy Day coincides with the College Democrats of America "Campaign Invasions" that will be taking place all over the United States this weekend.
"We created Democracy Day to get New Hampshire's college students fired up and involved in state politics," says Adam Patinkin of Dartmouth College, president of CDNH. "We are thrilled to have so many out-of-state college democrats come to our state and help us make a difference in these elections. We've never done anything like this before - but the response we've gotten locally and regionally has been great."
CDNH expects around 150 college students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Vermont to join students from Dartmouth College, the University of New Hampshire (Durham and Manchester campuses), St. Anselm's College, Plymouth State University, and Franklin Pierce College.
Democracy Day kicks off at 9:30AM on Sunday at Dartmouth College with breakfast, followed by a 10:30AM rally for student involvement in the political process, which boasts prominent candidates and speakers including second district democratic Congressional candidate Paul Hodes, State Senator Peter Burling, State Senate candidate Deb Reynolds, Tufts college student and New Hampshire State Representative Scott Merrick (D-Lancaster), and Alexander Lee, candidate for Register of Probate in Merrimack County. Following the rally, students leave Dartmouth's campus to participate in a Campaign Invasion of the NH-02 district. Canvass sites include Henniker, Keene, Concord, Claremont and Plymouth, as well as Enfield and Canaan communities.
For more information on this event and the agenda for October 22, please contact 603-738-9599.
For more information about the College Democrats of America and Campus Invasions, visit www.collegedems.com
The New Hampshire College Democrats (NHCD) is the official college outreach arm of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. The New Hampshire Young Democrats (NHYD) is an inclusive, statewide organization of 18-36 year olds that exists to excite, engage and involve young people in New Hampshire's political community; mentor, recruit and empower a new generation of New Hampshire leaders; advance progressive ideals and values; and elect young Democrats. www.nhyoungdemocrats.com