The New Hampshire Democratic Party is proud to announce that it will kick off its 2012 Platform Committee listening tour in Mont Vernon, the hometown of Speaker Bill O'Brien.
By holding the first event in Mont Vernon, Democrats will do what Speaker O'Brien has consistently failed to do, which is to solicit input from the public as to what New Hampshire's values really are. Members of the Platform Committee will come to Mont Vernon on March 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Daland Library.
One of the most telling signs of New Hampshire's rejection of the Speaker's leadership was the "special election heard round the state" on May 17th of last year when Jennifer Daler beat the Speaker's hand picked candidate in his own, heavily Republican, district. This result shows that Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike want a new direction in Concord
Any Democrat is welcome to come to the forum to offer their insight into what should be in the party's platform. Every two years, members of the committee take input from the public to put together a platform that represents a unified statement of Democratic ideals and values, that is then presented to the State Democratic Convention for approval. This year's convention will be held on June 2, in Manchester.
This year will be the biggest and best roadshow in years. In addition to Mont Vernon, the committee is planning on holding forums in Concord, Dover, Hampton, Hanover, Keene, Laconia, Manchester and Tamworth. This year's committee will be co-chaired by Manchester Alderman Patrick Arnold, and attorneys Jay Surdukowski and Cinde Warmington.
Other members of the committee are current State Reps Jeff Goley, David Pierce, and Cindy Rosenwald, Carroll County Comissioner Dorothy Soloman, former State Senator Kathleen Sgambati, former State Rep Melanie Levesque, Carole Appel, Benjamin Siracusa Hillman, Joan Jacobs, Pam Jorgensen, Donald Manning, Beth Mason, Sayak Mukherjee, and Ken Roos.
Daland Library is located 5 North Main St in Mont Vernon. We look forward to seeing you there.