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ICYMI: Concord Monitor: On the Trail: NH Democrats Getting Early Start On 2022

By Paul Steinhauser


Key Excerpts:


Aiming to reelect U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, and hoping to regain the governorship and state legislative majorities in next year’s elections, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is getting a head start on building its 2022 ground game.


The state party this week is launching OrganizeNH, their 2022 coordinated campaign that will focus on organizing communities across New Hampshire. The state party, which on Friday shared their announcement first with the Monitor, said their coordinated campaign launch is their earliest in history.


The party highlighted that OrganizeNH will serve as their hub for grassroots organizing and voter engagement in next year’s elections, and will include what they describe as a “sweeping training program to empower local volunteers.” It is being launched in partnership with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is the re-election arm of Senate Democrats.


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Longtime NHDP chair Ray Buckley told the Monitor that the state party is “starting earlier than ever to build a grassroots-driven, volunteer-led organizing team.”


Buckley predicted that the organizing effort “will help re-elect Senator Hassan, Rep. Kuster, and Rep. Pappas, elect a Democratic governor, and flip the State House. OrganizeNH will work with communities across New Hampshire to turn the State House blue and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”


The state party, as part of their roll out, said they’ve also made their earliest hires ever of a coordinated campaign director and a voter protection director.


Andrea Nemecek, who was a key member of the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2018 and 2020 cycles when they flipped two Senate seats, is coming on board as coordinated campaign director.


Nemecek stressed in a statement that “the stakes for New Hampshire families couldn’t be higher this year, and that is why we are starting early to protect the rights of every eligible voter and to organize communities from Pelham to Pittsburg to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”


Emma Mintz, who previously worked for the Georgia Democratic Party leading up to the January twin Senate runoff elections, which the Democrats swept, will serve as voter protection director. Mintz also organized in New Hampshire for Sen. Elizabeth Warren during her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


Read more at ConcordMonitor.com