Strafford County Dem Events

Pumpkins & Politics Raffle!

Join the New Durham Democratic Committee for some election season fun, raise money for a worthy cause, and be entered to win some wonderful prizes!

TICKET PRICING: $10 each or 3 for $25
BUY TICKETS BY MAIL: New Durham Democratic Committee
PO Box 99, New Durham, NH 03855
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3/22 Spring Fundraiser Postponement

Out of an abundance of caution, due to uncertainly related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Strafford County Democratic Committee has decided to postpone our spring fundraiser, which had been scheduled for March 22nd at the Rollinsford American Legion. We want to be proactive and take sensible measures to limit the potential spread of this highly infectious virus, keeping in mind in particular those with underlying medical conditions.

You can find safe and reliable information regarding the coronavirus at these websites: and

We may be postponing our spring fundraiser, but we can’t postpone our work to elect Democrats down and up the ticket that will expand access to healthcare, strengthen protections like paid family leave, and adequately fund public research universities.

Help us make a difference.

We are truly a grassroots organization, and we know how to make a little go a long way! That said, Strafford County is a uniquely important voting ground within the state, and New Hampshire is a key state in national elections. Because of this, every little bit MATTERS. Donations and support can literally make a world of difference.

Please consider making a secure online donation through our ActBlue account.


Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate at our winter social!

DATE: Friday, January 17, 2020
TIME: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
LOCATION: The Rolland House, Governor’s Inn
78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH
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Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and good friends!
No charge. (Donations are always appreciated!)

PAST EVENT: People vs the Politicians, An evening with Hedrick Smith

On February 5, 2019, SCDC hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith at the Dover Public Library. Mr. Smith served for many years as Washington and Moscow bureau chief of the New York Times. He has produced award-winning documentaries for PBS and Frontline, and has written many books, including The Power Game: How Washington Works and Who Stole the American Dream?

Read more about Hedrick Smith on the SCDC Facebook event page.

This event took place on February 5, 2019
TIME: 7:00 – 8:15 pm  (doors at 6:30)
LOCATION: Dover Public Library (in the large meeting room)
73 Locust Street, Dover, NH

PAST EVENT: Leo Lessard Memorial Blood Drive

Celebrate life and make a difference by giving blood. Leo was the recipient of multiple transfusions through the spring and summer of 2017, giving him more time to enjoy life and to spend time with his loved ones.

Please help other families get this precious time with their loved one. An hour of your day can give months or years of precious time to a family.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Leo was always giving back to his community and to the people around him. He gave back not only with his lifelong dedication to helping others through politics but also with his genuine kindness and concern for everyone around him – he was never too tired or busy to help someone in need. Leo’s time here would have been lessened had it not been for the blood transfusions he received. He was able to continue to contribute to his community as well as spend time doing the things he loved, such as boating on Milton Three Ponds in his antique Chris-Craft boat and spending time with his loved ones.

Leo’s family is extremely grateful for the extra time they had with him. Because of the generosity of blood donors, they had another Fathers Day, birthday and many days spent together enjoying each other’s company. Please help other families get this precious time with their loved one. An hour of your day can give months or years of precious time to a family.

The need for blood doesn’t end when our event does. You can give any time! Click the button to find a Red Cross blood drive near you!