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The 2023 NHDP Midterm Convention is on Saturday, September 30! 

General information: 

The 2023 NHDP Midterm Convention will be held at Bedford High School.

Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Rd, Bedford, NH 03110

Click Here for Directions

Doors open at 8am

Convention Program will start at 9am

Afternoon trainings will be offered at 1pm.

Lunch
Lunch will be provided by the NH House Dems. There is a suggested
$15 contribution but it is not required. If you'd like to help the House Dems cover the cost of lunch please select that ticket option below as well.

Afternoon Training Session
Starting at 1:00 PM and continuing until 4:00 PM at Bedford High School.
Questions? Email
convention@nhdp.org

To request a sponsored ticket, email convention@nhdp.org

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Convention Delegate Tickets

We can't wait to come together with you all to celebrate the success of New Hampshire Democrats over the last year and to prepare for an election cycle that we are poised to win at every level of the ballot. From the Upper Valley to the Seacoast, from Pittsburg to Pelham, the grassroots energy we're seeing is remarkable.
 

Presale Delegate Tickets are $20

Delegate Tickets at the door will be $30

 

Convention Guest Tickets

Presale Guest Tickets are $30

Guest Tickets at the door will be $40

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Voting for the 2023 State Convention vote will begin September 20th at 12:00 PM EST and will conclude September 30th at 2:00 PM EST. Voting will open at the call to convention that is to be sent out 10 days prior to the Convention according to NHDP Constitution, Chapter 2 subsection F Item 1. Only ballots received during that period will be counted. Paper ballots must be returned to the NHDP office by September, 29th 2023, at 5:00 PM EST or at the designated Ballot box at the State Mid-Term Convention on September, 30th 2023 by 2:00 PM EST. No proxy voting is permitted in the State Mid-Term Convention.

Delegates received their voting instructions via the Official Call to Convention email sent on September 20th, 2023. If you are a delegate and have not recieved your voting information, please email ballot@nhdp.org.

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The NHDP Rules Committee has worked to adapt the convention rules to allow for any delegate to be able to vote, without making in person attendance required. We would like to thank the Rules Committee for their work:

Chair - Ryan Mahoney
NHDP Legal Counsel - William Christie
Hon. David Cote
Hon. Mindi Messmer
Carlos Cardona
Hon Sue Ford
Hon. Jackie Weatherspoon


If you are a Delegate, you will be voting on the Convention Rules for this year’s convention. You can find the rules here:

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Two years ago, the 2021 NHDP Midterm Convention approved many significant changes to the NHDP Constitution. Given the scope of the changes made just two years ago, it was not surprising that the scope and volume of the proposed changes that the Rules Committee received and considered during this year’s process were both significantly less. 

On March 11, 2023, the State Committee elected the following members to the Rules Committee: Carlos Cardona, Hon. David Cote, Hon. Sue Ford, Ryan Mahoney, Hon. Mindi Messmer, and Hon. Jackie Weatherspoon. Also, on that day, the NHDP elected Attorney Bill Christie as NHDP Legal Counsel, becoming an automatic member of the Rules Committee. On March 28, 2023, the committee members met for their organizational meeting and elected Ryan Mahoney as chair of the committee for the term. Subsequently, they set up a public hearing and a schedule of work sessions throughout the summer. 
 
The deadline for submission was July 2, 2023 (90 days from Midterm Convention per the NHDP Constitution). NH Democrats submitted a total of 12 suggested amendments for the committee to review. The public hearing was held virtually on July 31, 2023. The Rules Committee met three additional times in open session following the public hearing to carefully review each offered change and submitted the proposed amendment to NHDP Chairman Buckley on August 31, 2023.

We thank the Rules Committee for their tireless work:

Chair - Ryan Mahoney
NHDP Legal Counsel - William Christie
Hon. David Cote
Hon. Mindi Messmer
Carlos Cardona
Hon Sue Ford
Hon. Jackie Weatherspoon


If you are a Delegate, you will be voting on the Proposed Constitutional Changes presented by the Rules Committee. You can find a Summary of the changes here:

A full redlined document is available by request, email convention@nhdp.org

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In a step towards empowering Democrats for a triumphant 2024 election cycle, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is excited to announce the introduction of a robust training program as part of the afternoon segment of the 2023 NHDP Convention.

The ‘Afternoon Core Curriculum,’ curated by Caitlin Rollo and Shana Potvin, promises to be an invigorating series of training sessions focusing on key aspects that will form the cornerstone of the campaign strategy for the upcoming election season.

The afternoon curriculum is split into four significant parts, each designed to build a robust foundation for the 2024 elections:

  1. Where are your votes in 2024?

  2. Organizing our Messaging

  3. Building a Strategic Plan

  4. Organizing to Win

 

Delegates and attendees are invited to be part of these dynamic sessions that not only aim to foster intelligent discussion but also to cultivate a roadmap to victory in 2024. The sessions will delve deeply into data analytics, effective messaging strategies, comprehensive strategic planning, and result-oriented organizing principles.

The training sessions are scheduled to commence at 1:00 PM and will continue until 4:00 PM at Bedford High School, promising an afternoon brimming with knowledge exchange and strategic discourse. The NHDP invites all attendees to stick around for these essential conversations, which are poised to shape the blueprint for the forthcoming election cycle.

Be sure to
RSVP when buying your tickets!

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We are proud to announce the amazing Democrats from all corners of the state who are serving as leadership for this convention. These Democratic activists and elected officials are the ones organizing their communities and making sure Democrats win up and down the ballot and we thank them for all their work! 

2023 Convention Leadership
Co-Chairs                            Rep. Ben Ming, Hollis
                                             Rep. Catherine Rombeau, Bedford
Secretary                            Jordan Applewhite, Sugar Hill Democratic Chair
Treasurer                            Rep. Charlotte DiLorenzo, Newmarket
Sgt At Arms                        Rep. Jared Sullivan, Bethlehem
Parliamentarian                 Bill Christie, NHDP Legal Counsel, Concord


2023 Credentials Committee
Credentials Chair              Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, NHDP 1st Vice Chair, Portsmouth
Credentials Members       Shanika Amarakoon, Portsmouth Democratic Chair
                                            Matthew Brown, Merrimack High School Democrats 
                                            KR Epstein. NHYD VP-Pol Affairs, Manchester
                                            Quinn Allred, NHCD VP, Hanover
                                            Robbie Warach, Dover City Councilor
                                            Dante Castellano, NH HSD VC, Nashua


Convention Host Committee 
Co-Chairs                           B
ev Cotton, Hillsborough Co-Chair, Weare
                                            Katy Cutshall, Hillsborough Co-Chair, Bedford


Afternoon Training Sessions Committee
Co-Chairs                          Hon. Caitlin Rollo, NHDP Treasurer, Hopkinton
                                           Shana Potvin, Bedford Co-Chair
Committee Members       Rep. Alissandra Murray, Manchester At-Large Mbr.
                                           Lisa DeMio, Rockingham At-Large Mbr.


Honorary Convention Co-Chairs
Belknap                             Johnna Davis
Carroll                               Hon. Ed Butler
Coös                                  Rep. Henry Noel
Cheshire                            Mohamad Saleh
Grafton                              Ann Garland
Merrimack                        Kris Mueller
Manchester                      Hon. Joshua Query
Nashua                             Ald. Derek Thibault
Rockingham                     Mat Stover
Strafford                           Walter King
Sullivan                            Ellis Robinson


NHDP Officers
State Chair                     Hon. Raymond Buckley, Manchester
1st Vice Chair                Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, Portsmouth
2nd Vice Chair               Maura Sullivan, Newmarket
Secretary                       Maitri Chittidi, Manchester
Treasurer                       Hon. Caitlin Rollo, Hopkinton
Legal Counsel                Bill Christie, Concord
DNC Mbr                         Bill Shaheeen, Madbury
DNC Mbr                         Sen. Donna Soucy, Manchester
DNC At-large                  Joanne Dowdell, Portsmouth

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The New Hampshire Democratic Party strives to make all of our events and meetings accessible to all who wish to attend. Reasonable requests will be fulfilled as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To provide necessary accommodations please email convention@nhdp.org no later than September 25th, 2023 by 5:00 PM EST.

Questions? Email convention@nhdp.org, or call us at 603-225-6899.​​

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