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Hiring Democratic Campaign Canvasing Interns

Interns must be selected before August 17, so apply soon. September 6 – November 8, 2022

Two Positions at $2,500 for average of 15 hr./week

OR One Position at $5,000 for 30 hr./week

 

Description: Primarily door-to-door canvasing (sometimes alone) in Plymouth and surrounding towns, organizing and training canvassers, coordinating activities with other canvassing operations, and limited social media activities.  Must be available to work up to 8 hours every Saturday and Sunday. Weekday hours are flexible and would be primarily late afternoon.

Required: At least 18 years old and reliable car with insurance.  Passion for Democratic values and good social skills for connecting with all types of people of all ages.

Preferred Experience: Canvassing, and organizing or participating in activities to support candidates or social causes. Current or past connections to the Plymouth area.

Employment terms: Interns will be employees of, and paid a stipend by, the Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) which will provide training.  Interns will report to Rep. Sallie Fellows, candidate for House of Representatives Grafton County District 8 (Plymouth, Holderness and Ashland).  The work of interns will be an in-kind contribution to her campaign.

To apply: Provide relevant experience, brief employment history and education, and details of misdemeanor or felony charges. Include contact information for 2 references that can speak to your skills related to this job.  Explain how you will manage your time if you are employed, a student or have other commitments, and if there are specific dates when you would not be available.  Email to Fellows4NH@myfairpoint.net

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April 7, 2021

HB 544 Divisive Thought

House floor speech

 

I was selected as one of two people to speak against this bill.  My speech:

Slavery was abolished 150 years ago, but does anyone here doubt that racism is still, alive and well in this country and in this state. 

In 2020 we saw many examples of racism, Amard Arbery, the jogger shot dead when he stopped for a moment to check out the progress at a home under construction.  I’ve done that before.  Would those men have shot me?

The Black teen in a New York hotel attacked by a woman who had lost her iphone.  If I had been there with an iphone, would she have attacked me?

 

And the newest trend in racial violence, attacking Asian Americans who are just walking down the street.  What will be next?  Who will be next?

If passing a law would eliminate racism, I would vote for it.  But no law can cure the problem of racism. 

The only way to cure racism and other forms of bias, is for everyone to learn more about the different forms it can take, why it exists, and to appreciate what it feels like to be on the receiving end. 

What we need is more education and dialog about racism, not less. We need to encourage, not stifle, teaching about racism at all educational levels.   It should be woven through the curriculum in ways that are age appropriate.  And I trust our teachers to do that.

Everyone deserves to feel safe, to be treated with dignity, and to have equal access to a quality education, job opportunities, housing, loans, and business mentorships. For this to come about we need to talk about racism.

I urge you to remove HB 544 from HB2 for two reasons.  One.  It places unconstitutional restrictions on our first amendment right of free speech.   And two. Unless we can talk about how our behaviors and policies impact minorities, racism will continue.  By banning discussion about racism, this section actually protects racism.   

Let’s make it clear, New Hampshire condemns racism and sexism. 

Endorsements

June 2022

Moms Demand Action

Gun Sense Candidate

 

Based on my record of working to make schools gun-free zones and supporting other gun safety legislation, I have received the Moms Demand Action Candidate recognition award.

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September 2020

NH Stonewall Democrats Endorsement

 

I am honored to be endorsed by those who work for rights and equal treatment of the LGBT community.  In so doing they fight all forms of bias.

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Thanks to all who voted for me.