Democracy for New Hampshire joins DFA, Paul Hodes for Activist Training 1/27-28

Democracy for New Hampshire joins Democracy for America to Conduct Activist Training January 27-28, Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH) to Host Reception for Activists Following Day of Training on Saturday.

(Concord – January 26th, 2007) This weekend will see activists from all over New Hampshire coming together to share ideas and sharpen their skills with national organizers from Democracy for America and their local allies Democracy for New Hampshire. Congressman Paul Hodes will host a reception in Manchester at the Puritan Back Room after the activists' day of training and share updates of his work so far in the 110th Congress as well as discuss the impact of the grassroots on political campaigns and the policy process - a topic of particular interest to DFNH members.

Presidential candidates have already begun campaigning in New Hampshire and the DFA/DFNH training plans to prepare activists to become assets to candidates they support and help them win in New Hampshire and across the country. Experienced campaign professionals will also cover practical strategies and tactics including communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, legislative issue advocacy, and building a sustainable grassroots movement.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007 9:00 AM

Venue: Center for Service and Citizenship

2500 N. River Road , Southern New Hampshire University Student Center

Manchester

An additional component of the training is a special track for legislators on Sunday afternoon, January 28th. These sessions will include:

- Modes of Communication for a Legislative District

- Constituent Contact and Service

- Making the most of the Legislative Session

- Preparing for the Next Campaign

- Building An Incumbency Action Plan

For Democracy for New Hampshire, this collaboration with DFA represents another step in their efforts to work with groups that share their values. Groups that Democracy for New Hampshire has worked with in the last two years include: AmericaVotes, America Coming Together, Women Making a Difference, NH for Healthcare, Election Defense Alliance, University of New Hampshire, Accountability Coalition, New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, Granite State Fair Tax Coalition PrioritiesNH, Progressive States Network, Public Action for Clean Elections, Black Box Voting, and the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

For more information, contact Karen Liot Hill, political director of Democracy for New Hampshire at 603-252-2542 or at kliot@democracyfornewhampshire.com.

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About Democracy for New Hampshire: Democracy for New Hampshire (DFNH) is a grassroots organization that was established in the spring of 2004. DFNH is a state Political Action Committee registered with the New Hampshire Department of State. Democracy for New Hampshire is a nonpartisan big tent organization that promotes grassroots community involvement in the democratic process in New Hampshire. DFNH works to protect the foundations of our democracy and the integrity of our political process and supports fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates who speak honestly about policy choices.