The Late Congressman John Lewis shed his blood crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Fight for Black voters and Voters of Color to participate in America’s electoral Process and the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The voting rights of America’s Voters of Color and Youth Voters are under attack nationally by state legislators introducing and passing laws to suppress their participation in elections. Meanwhile, big business and billionaires are able to spend unlimited amounts of funding to buy our elections.
Join us as we talk on May 8, 2-4 pm, Henry Law Park, Dover, in the name of John Lewis as part of 100 events across the nation to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), D.C. Statehood and address the filibuster to do so.
Together, we can build a better nation and a stronger democracy.
Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters/NH - NH Youth Movement - 350NH - Rights & Democracy - BLM Seacoast
Masks and distancing are encouraged!
We welcome other nonpartisan organizations to co-sponsor this event. Please reach out to MK if your organization is interested.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 53 rsvpsOnline via Zoom
Open Democracy, Kent Street Coalition, and Granite State Progress are hosting a "Map-a-Thon" on Tuesday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about the software and the process, and begin having input on fair maps.
We're assembling a team of citizens called Live Free, Map Fair who want to create fair maps to show the NH public what fair maps ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE! Called the Live Free, Map Fair project, we need both technical and policy volunteers to hash out our fair maps, then get them into the hands of policy members and the press.
After the Map-a-Thon, and seeing first-hand how the process is done, you can:
- Volunteer as a technical member of the Live Free, Map Fair Team using your knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, geography, GIS software and other tech tools to help draw our maps, or
- Volunteer as a policy member of the Live Free, Map Fair Team helping to identify communities of interest, conduct a Community of Interest Survey, and negotiate some of the compromises and challenges we'll face due to geography, communities of interest, and other factors.
Our maps will be distributed to legislators, town officials, the press, and to the Special Committee on Redistricting itself to draw a comparison with the unfortunately less-than-fair maps we expect from the Special Committee on Redistricting.
Be a part of the process that will change New Hampshire's voting maps for the better! Sign up for the Map-a-Thon below!
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 07:00 PMOnline via Zoom
Please join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 pm Eastern time for a webinar with former Senator Melanie Levesque and Attorney Bradford Cook, who will talk about pandemic related changes to NH voting, and voting related bills introduced in the 2021 legislature. Hosted by James Rousmaniere, former editor of the Keene Sentinel.
Hosted by the Jonathan Daniels Center for Social Responsibility and cosponsored by Open Democracy and the League of Women Voters-NH.
Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 14 rsvpsOnline via Zoom
Please join us for the fourth installment of our Open Democracy Book Club on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7 pm Eastern time. The book that has been chosen is "The Politics of Joy (and Sacrifice): The Fearless Walks and Historic Talks of Doris "Granny D" Haddock", a compilation of inspiring speeches given by Doris.
The speeches were compiled by members of the Granny D Legacy Committee and edited by author Dennis Burke, who traveled with Doris and co-authored several books with her. Dennis will join us for discussion during the first half hour of the event.
Information on purchasing the book:
You can purchase the Politics of Joy directly from Open Democracy for $20 by clicking here.
It's also available from local bookstores.
Toadstool Bookstores for $24.95
Gibson's Bookstore for $24.95
Water Street Bookstore for $24.95
Publisher: L'Enfant Press - Dennis M. Burke
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2020
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvpJaneway Farm, Webster
SAVE THE DATE!
June 11, 2021 will be the date for our Annual Meeting. Betsy Janeway has graciously offered her property in Webster, NH to us for the meeting. The committee is working on details and we will post here as they become finalized.
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 02:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE for our 2021 Seacoast Walk for Independence From Big Money Politics!
The Seacoast Walk Planning Committee will begin making plans for our annual walk very soon, but we want to make sure it is on your calendar for Saturday, July 10, 2021.
Our speaker will be Renaldo Pearson, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of External Affairs for RepresentUs, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives, independents, and progressives to pass anti-corruption laws across the country. He recently walked over 700-miles and 1.5-million steps (culminating with a sit-in and his arrest on the Capitol steps) to break the silence on the emergency that is our broken and corrupt democracy.