STRAFFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATS SCHEDULE PLATFORM HEARING, VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION IN DOVER APRIL 30

STRAFFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 247
Dover NH 03821

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2006
CONTACT:
Carole Appel, 749-7344
carole.appel@comcast.net
Tim Ashwell, 868-3775
durhamnhdems@comcast.net

COUNTY DEMOCRATS SCHEDULE PLATFORM HEARING, VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION IN
DOVER APRIL 30

DOVER – Strafford County Democrats will kick off the 2006 political season
Sun., April 30 at 1 pm at the Veterans Building, 156 Back River Rd., Dover
with an intensive campaign volunteer training session and a public hearing
on the 2006 state party platform.

Strafford County voters led the way in 2004 as New Hampshire backed the
Kerry-Edwards team and elected John Lynch governor. The Keep NH Blue
training session at 1 pm will focus on what it will take to win in 2006.
Representatives from the local, state and national Democratic party will
outline the current political environment, teach activists about party
building tools including the voter file and discuss the steps volunteers can
take to build a Democratic majority. Involved Democrats will discuss what
does and doesn’t work in their neighborhoods and develop the skills needed
to organize grass roots support, recruit volunteers and win elections.

     Immediately following the training session, the Strafford County Democratic
Committee will convene for a brief business meeting, followed at 3:15 by a
public hearing by the New Hampshire Democratic Party Platform Committee. The
committee is gathering information from Democrats throughout New Hampshire
as it drafts a platform highlighting the party’s priorities for the future
that will be submitted to the Democratic State Convention in June for
approval. Platform committee members will discuss planks in previous party
platforms and invite proposals for points that should be made in the
platform for the 2006 election. The April 30 public hearing will be the
fourth in a series held across the state.

Strafford County Democratic chair Carole Appel of Dover said, "April 30 will
be a big day for local Democrats who are interested in learning more about
how the Democratic party works in New Hampshire and how their concerns can
be reflected in the state party's platform. This will be a great opportunity
to learn how to be an effective grass roots organizer and an appreciated
volunteer. We hope that everyone who
wants to help guide us to victory in November will attend."