Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NH Stonewall Dems expand

From the New Hampshire Democratic Party newsletter:

Co-Chairs Allard and Morrison Announce Reorganization and Expansion

CONCORD- New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats co-chairs Gail Morrison of Sanbornton and Ed Allard of Laconia are pleased to announce the reorganization and expansion of the NH chapter of the Stonewall Democrats.

"In such an important and historic time, it is essential that the voices of the LGBT community are heard in Concord and across the entire state," said Co-Chair Ed Allard. "The NH Stonewall Democrats will work to make sure that our voices are heard."

The NH Stonewall Democrats will establish five regional groups and are looking for people across the state to act as regional coordinators responsible for helping develop a membership base, organizing regional political and social activities, acting as liaisons to and from the state organization, and to serve on the state steering committee.

Stonewall Democrats are politically active members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community and their allies in NH. The group is designed to advocate for LGBT rights, issues, and concerns within the Democratic Party, before the legislature, and in their local communities. It also promotes an increasing LGBT participation in all elective and appointive areas of government by:

actively participating in Democratic party events and activities

identifying LGBT and LGBT-supportive candidates and assisting their campaigns and their efforts once elected.

promoting all candidates' and officeholders' awareness of, education on, and support for, issues of concern to the LGBT community.

working cooperatively with other LGBT organizations within the state, and with the national Stonewall Democratic organization.

participating in our towns and cities and providing social networking and gatherings for LGBT Democrats and our supporters.

NH Stonewall Democrats also welcome anyone who wants to be a member of this politically active, grassroots-based statewide organization. If interested, please contact Ed Allard or Gail Morrison at stonewallnh@gmail.com.