Upcoming events

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM · $15.00 USD · 82 rsvps

    Democracy in Action

    Please join us on Saturday, November 17 for the 2018 Democracy in Action Conference at NHTI-Concord's Community College from 10am to 3pm in the Beverly Grappone Hall.   The College is located at 31 College Drive, Concord, NH and Grappone Hall is located at the edge of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center parking lot.   Please note that you cannot park in the Discovery Center Parking lot.  Most anywhere else on campus is fine.

    Registration will begin at 9:30 (We'll have coffee!) Open Democracy Executive Director Olivia Zink and radio host Arnie Arnesen will open the conference with welcome remarks.  

    Our keynote speaker will be Nick Nyhart, formerly of Every Voice Center, a national non-profit dedicated to restoring balance to our political system.

    Issues Workshops for the morning:

    The 28th Amendment.  Led by Eric Benevides, Wolf-Pac; Ben Gubits, American Promise and Rep. Ellen Read. 

    Voter Dollars: Public Funding of Elections. Led by Rick Bourdon & Olivia Zink, Open Democracy; Nick Nyhart, Every Voice Center.

    Gerrymandering and Voter Rights.  Led by Kyri Claflin, Kent St. Coalition; Attorney Paul Twomey and Liz Wester, America Votes.

    Bag lunch will be provided.  Please email doreen@opendemocracy.me if you have dietary issues, i.e. gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.

    Skills Workshops for the afternoon:

    Bird-Dog the Candidates. Led by Melissa Bernardin, LEAD-NH and Olivia Zink, Open Democracy.

    Advocacy for Regular People: Getting Our Voices Heard at the State House. Led by Liz Tantarelli, League of Women Voters-NH and Steve Varnum, Open Democracy Action.

    Social Media to Support Reform: Educating and Inspiring Others to Support Reform. Led by Zandra Rice Hawkins, Granite State Progress; Matt Murray, NH Labor News; Manuela Ekowo and Spencer Olson, ReThink Media. 

    Regional Team Action Planning will take place after the workshops.

    Cost is $15 per person, RSVP today!

    The conference is cosponsored by: League of Women Voters-NH, American Promise, Wolf-Pac NH, NH Peace Action, Open Democracy Action, ReThink Media, Kent Street Coalition and WNHN-FM.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Film: Dark Money Hanover

    DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a front-line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).


    Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy. There will be a discussion of the film.

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Manchester Public Library in Manchester, NH

    Film: Dark Money

    DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a front-line in 

    the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

    Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy.   

    Olivia Zink, Open Democracy Executive Director, will lead an audience discussion and Q&A after the film.

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